The family of a Battle Creek-area airman says he was killed in an accident while helping dispose of bombs at an air base in Iraq.
He’s identified as 25-year-old Senior Airman Jimmy Hansen of the Calhoun County community of Athens.READ MORE: The Detroit Demolition Department Awarding Contracts To Detroit-Based Black Owned Businesses
Rich Hansen Jr. tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that military officials told the family his brother was killed when “something went wrong” while he helped detonate captured bombs.
It happened Wednesday at the Balad Air Base in central Iraq.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
The Pentagon hadn’t yet announced the death Wednesday night.
Jimmy Hansen was a graduate of Athens High School and enlisted in the Air Force about two years ago.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
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