AAFB released name of teen hiking victim
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Andersen Air Force Base has released the name of a 13-year-old girl who died on Sunday following an accident in a recreation area on the Yigo base. Erynn Hayward is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Gary Hayard, commander of the the 644th Combat Communications Squadron.
The family has asked for privacy during this time of mourning, but LtCol Hayward released a statement thanking the community for the outpouring of support and prayers since Erynn's tragic accident, writing, "Our grief is deep, but the messages of support we have received have helped ease the burden. Erynn was bright, loving and intelligent. She would want us to remember her and celebrate her life, and we will."
A rosary for Erynn is being said nightly in Chapel One on AAFB until next Tuesday, January 25.
36th Wing Commander Brigadier General John Doucette likewise sent his condolences, saying the Hayward family remains in their thoughts and prayers.