Francis Dee “Piston” Imlay

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Mountain Home, ID

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Captain

Captain Francis Imlay joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps while attending Auburn University, where he was named the Distinguished Graduate. He was most recently assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron “Bold Tigers” at Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID. Imlay died of injuries received in an accident involving his F-15 aircraft near Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Dee was an amazing husband, father and Airman with a passion for defending his country. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Imlay was named the 80th Operational Support Squadron Instructor of the Year in 2008. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

Age: 31

Date of Death: March 28, 2012

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