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Press Release: Fort Gordon Airman found dead


Tech. Sgt. Michael Clardy, an Airman assigned to the 31st Intelligence Squadron (31st IS), passed away while on duty Nov. 15 at approximately 7:30 p.m. in his work center.

The 34-year-old Airman was a mission manager. He served in the Air Force since Sept. 24, 2004.

“This is truly a tragic time for each member of our squadron, having to say goodbye to a beloved colleague,” said Lt. Col. Andy Freeman, 31st IS commander. “This certainly weighs heavily on all of us, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow Airmen during this terrible time.”

The 31st IS is subordinate to the 480th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Va. It is administratively supported by the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C.

This incident remains under investigation, though no foul play is suspected. Direct questions to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2015.