Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno laid to rest at funeral service

Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbird #1, Commander/Leader, presents an American flag to the family of Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, Thunderbird #4, Slot Pilot at a funeral service held April 15 at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif. Along with leading 130 personnel, Walsh is also the leader of the Thunderbird Delta formation, in which Del Bagno flew the slot pilot position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephanie Englar)

Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno’s Memorial Service & Funeral Information

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On Wednesday, the Thunderbirds commemorated the amazing life of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, at a Thunderbird Memorial service on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cajun will be laid to rest during a public funeral service at … Continue reading

Statement from Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader

Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, preforms preflight checks in his F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2018. Del Bagno was killed when his aircraft crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range during a practice aerial demonstration on April 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

  Hello everybody. I wanted take a moment to provide you all an update here at the Thunderbirds. As you likely know, last Wednesday Thunderbird Four, Major Stephen Del Bagno, callsign: Cajun, was killed when his aircraft crashed during a … Continue reading

Thunderbirds Pilot Identified

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April 5, 2018 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Slot Pilot Thunderbird 4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, … Continue reading

Trip 1 – Melbourne, Florida

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