HomeNewsArticle Display

711th Airman remembered at memorial

Members of the 919th Special Operations Wing salute their lost Airman during the playing of Taps by Senior Airman Anthony Holochwost, of the Eglin Honor Guard, during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Members of the 919th Special Operations Wing salute their lost Airman during the playing of Taps by Senior Airman Anthony Holochwost, of the Eglin Honor Guard, during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A folded American flag is presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A folded American flag is presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Lt. Col. Christopher Stegner, from the 919th Operations Group, presents a memento to Lisa Santos and Alyssa Degeyter, the mother and sister of Senior Airman Josh Santos, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th SOS.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Lt. Col. Christopher Stegner, from the 919th Operations Group, presents a memento to Lisa Santos and Alyssa Degeyter, the mother and sister of Senior Airman Josh Santos, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th SOS. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Anthony Holochwost and members of the Eglin Honor Guard wait to present the colors and play Taps at the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Anthony Holochwost and members of the Eglin Honor Guard wait to present the colors and play Taps at the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

An American flag is folded by the Eglin Honor Guard to be presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

An American flag is folded by the Eglin Honor Guard to be presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Klausutis, the 919th Special Operations Wing command chief, fights back emotion while talking about Senior Airman Josh Santos at a memorial held for him Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Klausutis, the 919th Special Operations Wing command chief, fights back emotion while talking about Senior Airman Josh Santos at a memorial held for him Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

An American flag is folded by the Eglin Honor Guard to be presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

An American flag is folded by the Eglin Honor Guard to be presented to Senior Airman Josh Santos’ mother, Lisa, during his memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field, Fla. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt.s James Rodenberg and William Anderson, of the Eglin Honor Guard, stand at attention during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field.  Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt.s James Rodenberg and William Anderson, of the Eglin Honor Guard, stand at attention during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

The wind whips through the flags held by the Eglin honor guard during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer.  He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron.  During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

The wind whips through the flags held by the Eglin honor guard during the Senior Airman Josh Santos memorial Jan. 13 at Duke Field. Santos passed away Nov. 26 from colon cancer. He was a radio operator with the 711th Special Operations Squadron. During the memorial, it was announced the Duke Field gym would be renamed Santos Strength in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)