Monday, January 11, 2016

OSI Special Agent Chester McBride Killed in Action in Afghanistan

Source: Official USAF Web Sites

OSI Special Agent Staff Sergeant Chester McBride, III, was killed in action while serving at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in December 2015.

OSI Special Agent Chester McBride
(courtesy photo via Maxwell AFB web site)

SSgt McBride was one of six airmen killed when a suicide bomber attacked them. Special Agent McBride was deployed out of the Maxwell AFB OSI Detachment.

The six KIA were:

  • Special Agent Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, AFOSI, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Special Agent Michael A. Cinco, AFOSI, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX
  • Special Agent Peter W. Taub, AFOSI, Detachment 816, Ellsworth AFB, SD
  • Special Agent Chester J. McBride, AFOSI, Detachment 405, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • TSgt Joseph G. Lemm, 105th SFS, Stewart ANGB, NY
  • SSgt Louis M. Bonacasa, 105th SFS, Stewart ANGB, NY

Memorial Service 01/13/2016:
(Source: Maxwell AFB Official Web Site)

On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, there will be a memorial service in honor of Special Agent Chester McBride, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Det. 405, Maxwell AFB, who was killed in action on Dec. 21, 2015, while serving in Afghanistan.

Details on the memorial service:
    Date: Jan, 13, 2016
    Location: Polifka Auditorium, Squadron Officer School
    Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Attire: Uniform of the Day

Maxwell AFB Web Site Profile:


SSgt McBride's funeral was on January 2, 2016. Here is a link to his obituary in the Statesboro Herald:

Andrews AFB Memorial:

  • OSI Eulogizes Fallen Heroes (01/07/2016)
  • Quote from Andrews AFB story about the two SFs:

    For their ultimate sacrifice they were named Honorary OSI Special Agents by OSI senior leadership. It marked the first time active-duty Security Forces or Air National Guard brethren were bestowed that title. They will also be given a permanent tribute in the OSI Hall of Heroes.

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