Stein 85 killed in Afghanistan
Lt. Col. John Stein
85 (printing management) died with five others in a helicopter
crash in Afghanistan on March 23.
The six were flying
in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on a mission to rescue two injured
children at the time of the crash. A career military officer,
Lt. Col. Stein was a helicopter pilot with the 41st Rescue Squadron
at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Ga.
Lt. Col. Stein grew
up in Macomb, Ill., and graduated from Macomb High School in 1981.
He completed the Army ROTC program at RIT and received his commission
the month he graduated. He served in Germany from 1986 to 1990
and subsequently was selected for an inter-service transfer to
the Air Force. He was assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., from 1990
to 1995 and later spent two years in Iceland.
He is survived by his
wife, Barbara, three children ages 17, 13 and 11, his parents,
a brother and three sisters.