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Name: Air Force Capt. Derek Argel

Age: 28

From: Lompoc, Calif.

Assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Incident: Air Force Capt. Derek Argel was killed May 30 in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in eastern Diyala province, Iraq. Also

Died: May 30, 2005


Air Force commando from Lompoc dies in Iraq crash

Associated Press

LOMPOC, Calif. — Air Force Capt. Derek Argel was so dedicated to water polo that he started showing up at high school practices as a fifth-grader.

As he grew older, his intense commitment to the military led him to enroll in the Air Force Academy and head to Iraq as a commando.

Argel, 28, died Monday in a plane crash during a training mission in the Diyala province northwest of Baghdad. Three other U.S. troops and an Iraqi pilot were also killed in the Memorial Day crash.

Argel was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron based at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The squadron’s missions were often classified and officials refused to say when he was deployed.

Argel was named most valuable player in his high school water polo league, and played the sport at the Academy, where he graduated in 2000.

“He worked exceptionally hard. He never took...

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Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on May 16, 2010
  Ar dheis DÃ go raibh a anam
 

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Derek Argel
BY Kawaierus on Aug 17, 2008
  Rest In peace. May God bve with you and bless you.
 


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Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Aug 16, 2008
  never foget thank you sir


 

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Derek Argel
BY sexygal001 on Jun 07, 2008
  Thank you so much for patriotism, love of our country and the ultimate sacrifice you have made. May your family and friends find comfort in their memories of you. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.


 

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Derek Argel
BY miyembro on May 25, 2008
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.
 


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Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jul 25, 2006
  Godspeed Capt. Argel.

Thank You.


BST
 

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Derek Argel
BY DONNYDO on Apr 20, 2006
  O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on Your departed veteran who gave his life in the service of his country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of Your Son he may share in the joy of Your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in You with Your saints forever.


I ask this through Christ our Lord.


May God give Derek's family peace in their hearts and strength to carry on.


He has proudly served his country.

Now, he proudly serves with angel's wings.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Mar 29, 2006
  Until we meet again......Love you Hubby, w
 

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Derek Argel
BY efe on Jul 14, 2005
  My deepest condolences for you and your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.


God Bless,

Ryan

978 Claeven
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jul 08, 2005
  D, we love you and miss you man! Dré
 


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Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jun 29, 2005
  No one is ever really dead until there is no one left to remember them.
 

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Derek Argel
BY acidburnny on Jun 28, 2005
  Don't think of me as gone away

My journey's just begun

Life holds so many facets

This earth is but one


Just think of me as resting

From the sorrows and the tears

In a place of warmth and comfort

Where there are no days and years


Think of how I must be wishing

That you could know today

How nothing but your sadness

Can really go away


And think of me as living

In the hearts of those I touched

For nothing loved is ever lost

And I know I was loved so much
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jun 28, 2005
  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam - The Gilligan Family
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jun 22, 2005
  Thanks for all the good times and the good memories...God bless you and your family.


Scotty
 

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Derek Argel
BY abotnevi on Jun 20, 2005
  All gave some.... but some gave all. God bless each of your Families. As long as one person holds you in their heart you will live forever.

Cindy
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Derek Argel
BY Anonymous on Jun 20, 2005
  I love you son and will always feel your loving arms around me.


Mom
 

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Derek Argel
BY luiz on Jun 20, 2005
  May his soul rest in peace.
 


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