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VAFB honors fallen defenders with memorial ceremony

Airmen of the 30th Security Forces Squadron here stand in formation during a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Added to the memorial are Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Airmen of the 30th Security Forces Squadron here stand in formation during a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Added to the memorial are Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Lt. Col. Glenn Rogers, 30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers a speech honoring Cpl. David H.Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis at a Memorial Ceremony held by Security Forces here on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman First Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Lt. Col. Glenn Rogers, 30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers a speech honoring Cpl. David H.Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis at a Memorial Ceremony held by Security Forces here on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. Airman First Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Lt. Col. Patrick Donley, 30th Security Forces Squadron Commander, delivers a speech at a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman 1st Class  Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Lt. Col. Patrick Donley, 30th Security Forces Squadron Commander, delivers a speech at a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard E. Chavis on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

A crowd of about 100 people listen to Lt. Col. Patrick Donley, 30th Security Forces Squadron Commander, as he delivers a speech honoring Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Chavis at a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony here on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Corporal David Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

A crowd of about 100 people listen to Lt. Col. Patrick Donley, 30th Security Forces Squadron Commander, as he delivers a speech honoring Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Chavis at a Security Forces Memorial Ceremony here on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Corporal David Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Senior Airman James Banks pins the name of Cpl. David Williams to a security forces memorial at Vandenberg on May 14.  The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Senior Airman James Banks pins the name of Cpl. David Williams to a security forces memorial at Vandenberg on May 14. The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Taps is played at a security forces memorial ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at Vandenberg on May 14.  The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE.  Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)(Released)

Taps is played at a security forces memorial ceremony to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at Vandenberg on May 14. The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Williams of Tamaqua Pennsylvania died March 4, 1951 in the line of duty while performing base security at Offut Air Force Base, NE. Airman 1st Class Chavis of Hampton, Virginia died October 14, 2006, while performing duties as a turret gunner with the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Det. 7 in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)(Released)

A Security Forces Memorial is displayed to honor two Airmen added to it,  Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis, at the a Memorial Ceremony held by Security Forces at Vandenberg on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

A Security Forces Memorial is displayed to honor two Airmen added to it, Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis, at the a Memorial Ceremony held by Security Forces at Vandenberg on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Capt. Mark Robertson, 30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers the invocation to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron on May 14.  The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Capt. Mark Robertson, 30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers the invocation to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron on May 14. The Security Forces Memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the Security Forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Capt. Mark Robertson,30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers the invocation to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg on May 14.  The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Capt. Mark Robertson,30th Space Wing head chaplain, delivers the invocation to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis at a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg on May 14. The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)

Senior Airman Donald Mace (left) and Tech. Sgt. Baltazar Ruiz (right) present arms to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis during a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg on May 14. The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)
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Senior Airman Donald Mace (left) and Tech. Sgt. Baltazar Ruiz (right) present arms to honor Cpl. David Williams, and Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis during a memorial ceremony held by the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg on May 14. The security forces memorial reflects names of fallen Airmen in the security forces career field who were killed in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Guy)