The brave airman who died after falling from a C-130 over the Gulf of Mexico has been identified as Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, whom his squadron commander described as "a man with deep-rooted beliefs who dedicated himself to God, our freedoms, peace, and his family."

Condiff was a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing. He went missing no Nov. 5 after landing in the water about four miles south of Hurlburt Field, Florida, during a training jump.

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Tech Sgt. Peter Kraines (U.S. Air Force photo)

An Air Force special tactics pararescueman with the 24th Special Operations Wing has died in a training accident in Idaho, the Air Force announced on Thursday.

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Air Force Technical Sgt. Cam Kelsch may need to get new uniform trousers in order to fit his enormous brass balls, since 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.

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