Friday, October 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the news that Kevin Mason, a native of Altavista, was killed in a C-130 military transport plane crash on Thursday at an air base in eastern Afghanistan:
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the fatal military plane crash in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of six servicemen and five civilians, including Altavista native Kevin Mason. I am grateful for Mr. Mason's years of service in the U.S. Air Force and his continued service in defending our nation. He was a beloved member of the Altavista and Campbell County communities, and his memory will long be treasured. We are forever grateful for his service and for the sacrifice he has made in the name of freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mason family and with all of the families who lost loved ones in this terrible incident."