Posted: May 3, 2011 8:54 AM by Monica Gouty, News First 5
Updated: May 3, 2011 9:22 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force officer from Washington state who was one of nine Americans shot and killed by an Afghan military pilot will be buried at the Air Force Academy.
Forty-four-year-old Maj. Philip Ambard taught French and Spanish at the school.
Officials say services for him will be held Thursday at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. Burial will follow at the Academy Cemetery.
Ambard, of Edmonds, Wash., was killed April 27 at the Kabul airport. The Defense Department says eight U.S. service personnel and an American civilian contractor were killed when the Afghan
pilot opened fire. They had been training the Afghan air force. Ambard was an assistant professor at the academy outside Colorado Springs.