John Stein

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Bardolph, IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel John Stein was a hero who flew the HH-60G Pave Hawk for the Air Force. He served during Operation Enduring Freedom among many other engagements, and was assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base. His final flight was a rescue mission for two wounded Afghani children.

John was a caring man of strong character who believed in putting others ahead of himself. He had a firm devotion to his faith, his family, and his country.

John Stein truly lived by the motto, “These things we do, that others may live.”

Age: 39

Date of Death: March 23, 2003

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