Two Delaware National Guard generals, a retired state command chief and several dozen military members to participate in Saturday run/walk in honor of Airman killed in action in Iraq

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Delaware Air National Guard
Headquarters, 166th Airlift Wing
2600 Spruance Drive
New Castle, DE 19720-1615 

Contact: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
Public Affairs Specialist, 166th Airlift Wing
Cell 302-593-2126, or office 302-323-3369
Release No. 2007-08-002 [corrected Release No.]
August 10, 2007


NEW CASTLE, Delaware -- Two Delaware National Guard general officers and a retired state command chief will be participants in the Old New Castle Run being held this Saturday morning, Aug. 11, in Old New Castle, Delaware. This year the organizers from St. Peter the Apostle Church have established the Elizabeth A. Loncki Scholarship Fund in memory of Elizabeth, who graduated from St. Peter Catholic School.

Senior Airman Elizabeth A. Loncki, Tech. Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner, and Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller Jr. were explosive ordnance disposal Airmen serving in Iraq and were killed defusing a car bomb when it detonated Jan. 7. They were deployed from the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Brig. Gen. Terry Wiley, the Assistant Adjutant General for Army and a Middletown resident, and Brig. Gen. Hugh Broomall, the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and a Newark resident, will participate in the walk. Then, to help the parish present some awards Gen. Broomall will be joined by retired Delaware Air National Guard State Command Chief Dan Young, a New Castle resident.

"We are proud to participate in this athletic event to benefit the scholarship fund created to honor Senior Airman Elizabeth Loncki, a fallen American troop," said Brig. Gen. Hugh Broomall. "We are here as a measure of respect, to honor the memory of Airman Loncki and to show support for her family."

Other military members will participate in the run/walk events, including 20 Airmen from the Delaware Air National Guard, a couple teams of soldiers from the Delaware Army National Guard, and Airmen from Dover Air Force Base. Many dozens of Airmen, Soldiers, and other service members came in uniform to the funeral of Senior Airman Elizabeth Loncki in Old New Castle in January.

The race web site is

Check-in and on-site registration: 7:00 AM - at the finish area, St. Peter Church - 5th & Harmony Streets

Start Times:

8:00 AM - 1 Mile Run/walk

8:30 AM - 5 Mile Run Start

10:00 AM - 2 Mile Walk

10:00 AM - 5 Mile Awards

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