TSgt Joseph Lemm and SSgt Louis Bonacasa were killed in action by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan on 21 December 2015. They were members of the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Steward Air National Guard base, Newburgh, NY. Two other SF Defenders were seriously injured in the attack.
I didn’t know TSgt Lemm or SSgt Bonacasa, but they wore the same badge and beret that I do, and that’s all that matters. My thoughts and prayers are with their families during this time.