Airman involved in fatal highway accident identified
By 319th AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 03, 2018
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Senior Airman David L. Pharaoh, 23, an Airman assigned to the 319th Security Forces Squadron, was killed in a vehicle accident October 1, 2018.
“This tragedy is felt throughout our defender family,” said Maj. Schneider Rislin, 319 SFS commander. “David was an exceptional Airman since day one of his arrival. He was selected for the security forces travel team charged with protecting military assets at Cavalier Air Station, as well as performing duties on Grand Forks AFB. Our hearts are with his family and those grieving among us, as he was loved and respected by many -- especially his comrades in Charlie Flight.”
The accident occurred as Pharaoh was driving to work westbound on U.S. Highway 2. His vehicle collided with a semitrailer just before 9 p.m., five miles outside the city of Grand Forks. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Pharaoh, an Atascocita, Texas, native, joined the Air Force April 7, 2015, completed training as an internal security response team member and entry controller, and arrived at Grand Forks AFB in November of the same year.
Pharaoh earned an Air Force Achievement Medal for an overseas deployment in 2017.
Further media questions may be directed to 319 ABW Public Affairs by emailing 319ABW.PA@us.af.mil or calling (701) 747-5023.
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