BARKSDALE AFB (KSLA) - Runners will make their way to the base to celebrate the memory of a fallen veteran.
Barksdale Air Force Base will host the 5th Annual Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell Memorial 5K on base Friday, January 18, 2019.
The event kicks off at 8:00 a.m. and the run will begin immediately following remarks from base leaders.
Bell served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tech. He was killed in an IED explosion in Afghanistan on Jan. 5, 2012.
During his career, Bell successfully completed 209 counter-IED missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was part of teams which cleared 745 miles for supply routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He earned the Bronze Star of Valor, the Air Force Combat Action Medal, both the Air Force and the Army Commendation Medals and the Purple Heart.