Annual 5k honors Colorado airman killed in action

In honor of Capt. William H. DuBois, killed December 2014.

BOULDER - There is a race Sunday in honor of an airman from Colorado killed while fighting in the Middle East.

Capt. William H. DuBois, 30, was killed Dec. 1, 2014 while serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. An investigation revealed he did not realize he was descending until the last second before impact.

He had just married his wife Ashley before he deployed.

Capt. DuBois went to Rifle High School and studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was also a member of the Air Force ROTC.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 105 is hosting a race in honor of Capt. DuBois on Sunday, April 23. Registration and check in starts at 9 a.m. on the east side of the Duane Physics Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The race is qualifier for the BolderBoulder 10K.

All proceeds go to Pyro's Wings Memorial Scholarship fund. It helps current Detachment 105 Cadets gain flight experience to boost their chances of earning their own Air Force pilot slot and carrying on Capt. DuBois' legacy.

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