A Cheyenne man was killed while serving with the Wyoming Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
Wyoming Military Department Public Affairs Officer Deidre Forster told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that 27-year-old Andrew McAdams was killed during a nighttime mission early Friday when an MC-12 twin-turboprop reconnaissance aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense has not released any further details.
Governor Matt Mead released the following statement, “I am saddened beyond words to learn of Andrew’s death. I saw him off when he was deployed. His commitment to this great country was deep; his bravery was remarkable – the utmost. We will never be able to repay him and his family for the sacrifice they made to protect our liberty and to make the world a better place. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the McAdams’ family.”
McAdams is a 2004 graduate of Cheyenne East High School and leaves behind a wife and 3-month-old daughter. An online fundraiser has been established for the family by one of McAdam’s National Guard colleagues at gofundme.com.