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Wyoming Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew L. McAdams

Died January 10, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

27, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to Det 53, Operational Support Airlift Cmd, Joint Force HQ, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash. Also killed was Sgt. Drew M. Scobie.

2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan crash are identified

The Associated Press

The Defense Department today identified two soldiers who died in an aircraft crash Jan. 10 in Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew L. McAdams, 27, and Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, were killed in the crash, according to the DoD announcement.

McAdams was from Cheyenne, Wyo., and assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Scobie was from Kailua, Hawaii, and assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.

They died in a crash at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

Wyo. soldier killed in crash joined Guard as teen
The Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming soldier killed in Afghanistan loved flying so much he enlisted in the National Guard in high school and worked part-time to pay for his pilot's license.

Twenty-seven-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew McAdams was killed when a reconnaissance aircraft crashed in Afghanistan Friday.

He graduated from Cheyenne's East High School in 2004. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that he doubled up on classes so he could skip senior year and begin his flying career.

English teacher Sonja Turner remembers him as "precociously mature." He was able to fly around the country because he was a Guard member. She recalled that once he was stuck on the West Coast for days without any money.

He leaves a wife and three-month-old daughter. His mother, father and sister live in Cheyenne.

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