Hickam Dedicates Facility to Fallen Airman

At Hickam AFB, Hawaii, on June 7 airmen dedicated the 15th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility in memory of SrA. William Newman, who was killed in Iraq in June 2007 when an improvised explosive device he was recovering detonated. The 23-year-old Newman was an EOD specialist and on his 98th combat mission when he was mortally wounded near the village of Mishan, Iraq. “Will is a hero to all of us, not just for his sacrifice, but also for the lives he saved,” said Col David Maharrey Jr., commander of the 15th CES. Newman’s wife, Soyong, and other family attended the ceremony at Hickam. (Hickam report by MSgt. Robert Burgess)