Air Force member killed in SW Asia

DANSVILLE, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – An Air Force member and a 2009 Dansville High School grad, Alexandria Gleason Morrow, was killed in a non-combat operation in Southwest Asia Tuesday.

Alexandria’s mother spoke with News 8 Wednesday night, saying Alexandria was killed Tuesday in Jordan.

The 25-year-old was married and a mother of two young children. She describes her daughter as fun-loving, but level-headed.

Her mother says she went off to the military two days after graduating high school. Gleason Morrow told her mother that if she couldn’t fly a plane, she’d do everything she could to protect the pilots.

Lt. Kip Sumner of Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho said, “She died from injuries sustained from performing maintenance duties down-range, during non-combat operations.”   Sumner could not provide more details and said Gleason Morrow’s death remains under investigation.

Sumner said Morrow worked for the 366th Fighter Wing, but was assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.

Dansville Central School District released a statement on Thursday, following the news of her passing. That statement can be read here.

The area lost another soldier in June of 2011, when Cohocton native, Sgt. Devin Snyder, was killed in Afghanistan.