- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The western Colorado town of New Castle is planning to build a memorial to an Air Force pilot killed during a deployment to fight Islamic State extremists.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1B78RAG ) the town has formed a committee headed by Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Leland to decide what kind of memorial to have and where it will be.

Capt. William DuBois’ was killed Dec. 1 when his F-16 jet crashed before he began the combat portion of his flight in the Middle East. He was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

DuBois’ father, William “Ham” DuBois, joked that his son “terrorized the streets of New Castle” as a boy. He says he and his wife, Donna, have spoken with city leaders about the memorial.

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Information from: Post Independent, http://www.postindependent.com/

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