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Team Shaw Airman Dies in Motorcycle Accident Identified

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Team Shaw Airman dies in motorcycle accident identified

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command at Shaw AFB, S.C., was killed in a motorcycle accident near the Sumter gate of U.S. Highway 76, the morning of Jan. 7.

Staff Sgt. Dallas R. Pauls, 31, was a radio frequency transmissions system supervisor with the 609th Air Communications Squadron. He joined the Air Force in 2006 and arrived at Shaw in 2015.

"Staff Sergeant Dallas Pauls was a charismatic and amazingly talented NCO," said Col. Stamatis Smeltz, director of communications for AFCENT. "His witty and dependable character shined through in every aspect of his life. He was a true wingman, mentor, and leader. Through his dedication and service to others, he personified what it means to be an Airman. He will be greatly missed by the men and women of the 609th Air Communications Squadron and the USAFCENT A6 Directorate."

Details are being coordinated for a memorial service on base.
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