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Surviving Military Families Honor The Fallen 20 Years After Khobar Towers Bombing

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Surviving families of those killed in the Khobar Towers bombing will unite July 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., 20 years after the attack, to celebrate the lives of those lost. The 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia killed 19 U.S. Air Force personnel.
The 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony will include speeches from FBI director James Comey, one of the lead prosecutors in the 2001 criminal case, and the Medical Group Commander in Saudi Arabia in 1996, Retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, who is the former Director of the Defense Health Agency. There will be a wreath laying at the memorial as well.

Families will be available to share stories of their loved ones immediately following the ceremony’s completion at 11 a.m.

Previous ceremonies were held on June 24 at Eglin Air Force Base, from where 12 of the 19 killed were deployed to Saudi Arabia with the 33rd Fighter Wing, and on June 25 at Patrick Air Force Base, from where five of the Airmen were deployed with the 920th Rescue Wing.

WHEN:                  July 1, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE:                Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, Va.

WHO:                    Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder and surviving spouse of Army Brig. Gen. Tom Carroll

                             Marie Campbell, Director of Team TAPS and surviving spouse of Air Force Sgt. Dee Campbell, who was killed in the Khobar Towers bombing