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McSally Speaks at Unveiling of 20 Year Memorial for Captain Amy Svoboda

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 20:14:24-04

U.S. Rep Martha McSally spoke at an unveiling of the 20 year memorial for Air Force Captain Amy Svoboda Saturday.

This ceremony was to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of her untimely death in an A-10 crash in 1997 during a tactical training mission.

Her family and friends gathered to remember her life and unveil a memorial in her honor. 

The memorial can be seen at the Pima Air & Space Museum's Joyce M. Corrigan Women in Flight Gallery.

Amy was quickly well-respected as a pilot and officer and well-liked by so many. Her positive personality was infectious, and her dedication to excellence was a model to us all. She specifically inspired me as an example of how to be a woman warrior without losing herself in the tough environment of a fighter squadron, said Rep. McSally.Those of us who served with her continue to be inspired by her example and legacy. Generations of young girls will fly in the jet stream she forged as a pioneering aviator. Thank you Amy, for your willingness to fight for our freedoms. We will not forget the price you paid.