Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing.
Though the incident is still under investigation, the Air Force said Tech Sgt. Peter Kraines, 33, died from injuries he sustained while performing mountain rescue techniques in Boise, Idaho
He's about to be awarded both the Silver Star and Bronze Star Medal (with combat "V") for his heroism during two separate engagements in Afghanistan.