Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 028 will honor 2009 graduate Capt. Paul Barbour at a ceremony to be held at the Prescott Campus’ Glen Doherty Security and Intelligence Building on Monday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. as well as a Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m.
While a student at Embry-Riddle, Barbour served with distinction as a member of both AFROTC Det. 028 and the Steven M. Scherp Squadron of Arnold Air Society, a service organization within the Cadet wing. Upon graduation, he secured a pilot slot and successfully completed U.S. Air Force flight training. Barbour perished in a November 2017 aircraft accident near Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, one year after becoming a flight instructor at the base. He was 32 years old.
“Paul was an outstanding husband, officer, warrior and alumnus and we want to recognize his sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s security,” said Embry-Riddle Chancellor and retired Air Force Colonel Dr. Frank Ayers. “So many of our young men and women join the nation’s military on behalf of our nation, and by honoring Capt. Barbour, we also honor their service and sacrifice as well.”
The community is welcome at both the Feb. 26 Memorial and the March 3 Run/Walk.
WHAT: Capt. Paul Barbour Memorial 5K Run/Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 3 – Registration, 8 a.m., Race 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Embry-Riddle Building 79 off Haas Boulevard (directional signs will be posted on campus)
COST: $15 in advance, $20 day of race – *All proceeds to benefit Air Force Aid Society, https://www.afas.org/
HOW: https://www.gofundme.com/CaptainBarbour5k, or sign up day of race
EVENT CONTACT: Vicki Smith, AFROTC Administrative Assistant, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.; (928) 777-3868; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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