Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

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  • By Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing hosted retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Hester and retired Tech. Sgt. Paul Cartter during a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at here, Oct. 14. A plaque was dedicated to the three Air Commandos who died in the Jan. 9, 1984, 44 Alpha crash during Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks. The 20th Special Operations Squadron played a key role out of Hurlburt Field in OPBAT as part of Vice President George H.W. Bush’s south Florida Drug Enforcement Task Force.