Minot Airman dies while on leave
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airman 1st Class Todd Blue, 20, died while on leave, visiting with family in Wytheville, Va., Sept. 10. Airman Blue was a response force member assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)
Minot Airman dies while on leave



Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs

9/12/2007 - MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- An Airman from Minot Air Force Base died while on leave, visiting with family in Wytheville, Va., Sept. 10. 

Airman 1st Class Todd Blue, 20, was a response force member assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron. 

"Airman Blue was a motivated Airman who always had a smile on his face," said Lt. Col. John Worley, 5th SFS commander. "He constantly stepped up to help out his fellow Airmen and was a vital presence in squadron sports and volunteer programs. He will be sorely missed by every member of the 5th SFS." 

Airman Blue is a native of Virginia. He enlisted in the Air Force in March 2006 and was assigned to Minot Air Force Base in August 2006. 

The incident is under investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.