Airman who died at Keesler Air Force Base identified

By STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Published: August 22, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. — First Lt. Sonagnon Dabli died at Keesler Air Force Base Tuesday morning, according to the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Office.

The death occurred at 8:45 a.m. and an investigation into the circumstances is still in progress, an Air Force statement said. Dabli, a 29-year-old originally from Benin, Africa, was a bioenvironmental engineer assigned to the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron. He entered the U.S. Air Force in January.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Dabli,” said Col. Lance C. Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, in the statement. “Sonagnon was relatively new to Keesler and the Air Force, but his infectious personality was known to whomever he met and he was a treasured member of the 81st Training Wing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

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