Air Force Capt Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas. Died October 2, 2015, supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Assigned to 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when the C-130 Super Hercules aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The cause of the crash is under investigation.