1st Lt. Justin James Wilkens
Born: February 7, 1986
Died: February 18, 2012 in Djibouti
1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens, 26, of Bend, Oregon was assigned to the 34th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He died February 18 when his U-28 aircraft was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. He entered the Air Force in 2009, receiving his commission through the Air Force Academy. 1st Lieutenant Wilkiens was a combat systems officer serving his third deployment. He had been assigned to the 34th SOS at Hurlburt Field since April 2011 and had more than 400 combat hours. Also killed were: Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, 29, of Newnan, Ga., and Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, of Upper Marlboro, Md. Burial is at Pilot Butte Cemetery. Justin also has a memorial marker at ANC – Sec 60 Site 10124
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