Memorial Benefit Saturday Will Honor Combat Search and Rescue Airmen Killed in Helicopter Crash

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HONOR AIRMAN WHO made the ultimate sacrifice

Lt. Col. Timothy Hanks, middle, 308th Rescue Squadron commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Ziegler, right, 308th RQS chief enlisted manager, honor Master Sgt. William Posch, Staff Sgt. Carl Enis and the rest of the Jolly 51 crew who were killed in action in a helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, earlier this month, during a memorial ceremony March 27, 2018, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Posch and Enis were assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Image by Matthew Jurgens)

SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA – A memorial benefit to honor the seven combat search and rescue airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice when their Pave Hawk Jolly 51 helicopter crashed during an operation near Syrian border will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Skydive Sebastian, located at 400 Airport Drive in Sebastian, Florida.

The event will begin at 1 p.m.

The Pararescue Foundation will be the recipient of all the donations raised.  The Pararescue Foundation’s mission is to preserve and support the pararescue community.

They execute their mission guided by three goals:

• Relieve the physical and psychological demands of service  

• Provide tragedy, transition and education assistance 

• Honor the commitment of those who live by the motto:  

This event will feature a skydive demonstration at 2:33 p.m. by Air Sports Parachute Team.  Watch as they fly a massive 1,000 square-foot American flag, the flag of the United States Air Force and colored smoke display. 

There will be raffles and silent auctions available for everyone to participate. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site at the Zoo Bar.

For more information call 321-427-0176 or e-mail

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