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December 18, 2014

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Nellis airman dies from injuries in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Beyond the Sun

A third Nellis Air Force Base airman has died as a result of injuries suffered June 9 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Capt. David A. Wisniewski, 31, of Moville, Iowa, died Friday from wounds suffered June 9 in a helicopter crash near Forward Operating Base Jackson. Wisniewski was assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis.

Two Nellis airmen died last month as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. They were 1st Lt. Joel C. Gentz, 25, of Grass Lake, Mich., and Staff Sgt. David C. Smith, 26, of Eight Mile, Ala.

Two airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona also were killed.