United States Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin was killed in Afghanistan outside the Kandahar Airfield. The thirty year old airman was married to Sonya Fannin for several years. He was a native of Morehead, Kentucky and loved camping and fishing. He graduated from Rowan County High School in 2001.
The Sgt. had been in the Air Force for twelve years and this was his third tour in Afghanistan. He was an air surveillance technician on E-3 AWACS aircraft.
His family said in a statement, " Daniel always had a smile and kind words, and had a heart of gold."