Airmen to receive posthumous degrees

Posted June 11, 2008 2:45 p.m. EDT

— Two members of Team Bragg-Pope who were killed in action in Afghanistan in recent months will receive posthumous degrees Thursday afternoon.

Tech. Sgt. William Jefferson, a 21st Special Tactics Squadron airman, will receive a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. He was killed March 22 by an improvised explosive device near Sperwan Ghar.

Jefferson's wife, Kristy, and his 8-year-old daughter, Tyler, will accept the degree.

Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha team engineer, will receive an associate's degree in general studies from Central Texas College. He was killed May 29 by rocket-propelled grenade fire while conducting a combat patrol in southwest Farah Province.

Nunez’s fiancee, Cynthia Rivera, will accept the degree. His father, Julian Nunez, and his sons, David Nunez Jr. and Julian Nunez, also will attend the event.