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U.S. Representative to honor fallen captain at Pima Air & Space Museum

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Posted at 10:39 AM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 13:39:39-04

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is scheduled to speak at the Pima Air & Space Museum for the unveiling of a memorial for fallen Capt. Amy Svoboda, 20 years after her death.

The unveiling is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Women in Flight Gallery. 

Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the abrupt passing of fallen Capt. Svoboda, the first female combat pilot killed on a mission.

Capt. Svodoba served alongside Rep. McSally in the 354th Figter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. She was killed during a tactical training mission on the Barry Goldwater range.

The event at The Pima Air & Space Museum, at 6000 E Valencia Rd., is open to the public.