***KOWALL PHOTO ADVISORY*** Kowall honors service of Air Force Capt. Andrew Becker

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, on Thursday paid tribute to the life and service of U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew Becker, who died on March 14 when his U-28 aircraft crashed during a training exercise in New Mexico.

Kowall and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed Becker’s parents Gary and Stacey Becker, Novi Fire Captain Mark Theisen and Novi Police Officer Bob Manar for the memorial statement during Senate session.

During his service, Becker participated in six overseas deployments with the 34th Special Operations Squadron in support of counterterrorism operations.

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