Douglas L Eccleston

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Rank: SSgt

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Doug graduated from the Combat Control School in Class 89-1 and was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt AFB, FL until about 1991.  After a break in service, he joined Air Force Pararescue.  The actual cause of death is being investigated by the Air Force.  He drowned after performing a rescue mission while departing a tanker vessel five to ten miles southwest of Bermuda. Age 35

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On Dec. 7, 2001, Staff Sgt. Douglas L. Eccleston, pararescueman, 920th Rescue Wing, died while performing his duties rescuing a sailor off the coast of Bermuda. Due to Eccleston’s heroic actions, the sailor’s life was saved.<br />
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