Senior Airman Nathan Cole Sartain

Senior Airman Nathan Cole Sartain

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, October 2, 2015

Nathan Cole Sartain

Senior Airman Nathan Sartain and Senior Airman Kcey Ruiz were killed in a plane crash while providing mobile security for a flight of U.S. Air Force personnel and military contractors at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.

The C-130 transport plane crashed 28 seconds after takeoff, killing all 11 people on board and three people on the ground.

Airman Sartain had served in the United States Air Forces Security Forces for two years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

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Rest in Peace Defender

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF

May 28, 2017

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