Benefit for Fallen Airmen Saturday

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Friends and family of four Hurlburt Field airmen killed last weekend in Africa are holding a fundraiser Saturday night.

Captain Ryan Hall, Captain Nicholas Whitlock, First Lieutenant Justin Wilkens and Senior Airman Julian Scholten died Saturday when their aircraft crashed on the way home from a reconnaissance mission.

Saturday night's benefit will help off-set travel and other expenses for their families and escorts. It is being held at the Funky Blue's Shack on Highway 98 in Destin. Doors open at 5 p.m. Z-96 personality Gilligan will DJ from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Senior Songwriter Chris Atkinson will perform from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m., followed by Hotel Oscar.

The five dollar cover goes to the Warrior Foundation which has set up an account at First National Bank. Funky's is also giving twenty-percent of the drink sales to the group.

If you can't make it Saturday night, you can donate online or to the memorial fund at FNBT Bank.

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