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97th AMW remembers Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz

The 97th Communications Squadron begins a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Bubacz passed away when he was deployed while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 12, 2010.

The 97th Communications Squadron begins a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Bubacz passed away when he was deployed while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 12, 2010.

Maj. Marshalria Vaughans, commander of the 97th Communications Squadron, salutes during the playing of taps at a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 97th CS has held a ceremony honoring Bubacz every year since 2010, who passed away in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 97th Communications Squadron salutes during the playing of taps at a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 97th Air Mobility Wing has also honored Bubacz, who passed away in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, by adding a monument on base and naming a road after him.

The monument for Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz stands in Wings of Freedom Park Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. A ceremony to honor Bubacz is held in front of the monument every year to honor Bubacz, who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The monument for Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz stands in Wings of Freedom Park Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. A ceremony to honor Bubacz is held in front of the monument every year to honor Bubacz, who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Maj. Marshalria Vaughans, commander of the 97th Communications Squadron, salutes during the playing of taps at a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 97th CS has held a ceremony honoring Bubacz every year since 2010, who passed away in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Maj. Marshalria Vaughans, commander of the 97th Communications Squadron, salutes during the playing of taps at a ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz, Nov. 11, 2018, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 97th CS has held a ceremony honoring Bubacz every year since 2010, who passed away in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla --

On November 12, 2010, the 97th Air Mobility Wing lost a valued member of our team. Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz was assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron while at Altus Air Force Base. Bubacz was tasked to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he made the ultimate sacrifice. Every year since then, the 97th CS has held a ceremony in his honor and the 97th AMW has named a road on base after him and dedicated a monument to his memory.