Keesler Airman identified

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First Lt. Sonagnon Dabli died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, here.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Dabli,” said Col. Lance C. Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. “Sonagnon was relatively new to Keesler and the Air Force, but his infectious personality was known to whomever he met and he was a treasured member of the 81st Training Wing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Dabli, originally from Benin, Africa, was a bioenvironmental engineer assigned to the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron. He entered the U.S. Air Force Jan. 2, 2018, in San Diego, California. He was 29 years old.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death are currently ongoing.

The 81st Training Wing Public Affairs office will provide updates as they become available. Please direct questions to the 81st TRW Public Affairs office at 228-377-2833 or

Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Sonagnon A. Dabli, previously assigned to the 81st AMDS, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base Mississippi, should contact the Summary Court Officer, Lt. Col. Weilun Hsu, 81st AMDS at 228-376-0449.