Memorial Service Held For Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Pilot Killed

A North Carolina church will hold a memorial service for a fighter pilot killed in Afghanistan.

Captain Mark McDowell died when his F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in eastern Afghanistan in July.

A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Belmont.

McDowell was assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour
Johnson Air Force Base.

The squadron's F-15E Strike Eagle jets and about 300 personnel, including air and ground crews, deployed from the Goldsboro base in April for a four-month tour of duty.

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