August 04, 2017

Manchin Statement on the Passing of West Virginia National Guard Airman in Kuwait

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the passing of Barboursville native West Virginia Air National Guard Tech Sgt. David Board, who died in Kuwait in a non-combat-related incident.

“Gayle and I are heartbroken after hearing of the passing of Tech Sgt. David Board. We join all West Virginians in praying for David’s family and friends in the wake of this devastating tragedy. The United States and West Virginia have lost a courageous airman who served with integrity and his service will never be forgotten. Today we are reminded of the risks our service members face while overseas protecting the United States every day. During this difficult time, we ask that all West Virginians join us in keeping David’s loved ones in our thoughts.”