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Active duty service member dies at Keesler

Photo courtesy of Keesler Air Force Base.

An active duty military member from Keesler Air Force base died Tuesday, Aug. 21st at 8:45 a.m. First Lt. Sonagnon Dabli was originally from Benin, Africa and served at Keesler as a bioenvironmental engineer assigned to the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Dabli,” said Col. Lance C. Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. “Sonagnon was relatively new to Keesler and the Air Force, but his infectious personality was known to whomever he met and he was a treasured member of the 81st Training Wing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Dabli entered the U.S. Air Force Jan. 2, 2018, in San Diego, California. He was 29 years old. Officials at Keesler AFB said the investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death are currently ongoing.

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