EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - The name of a senior Air Force bomb technician killed in Iraq in 2007 will remain on a memorial wall at the Florida school that trains bomb disposal specialists for the military.
Sgt. Major Jonathan Miles Lankford's widow says members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Foundation told her earlier this month that her husband's name would be removed because he died of a heart attack rather than in combat.
She says she is pleased and relieved that his name will remain on the memorial, which pays tribute to all military bomb technicians trained at the school on Eglin Air Force Base in the Panhandle.
Lankford died of a heart attack while doing physical training during his third Iraq tour.