Lt. Col. John D. Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 25 from wounds received during an attack at the Interior Ministry, Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Kabul, Afghanistan. Darin was previously awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal. Posthumously, he was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and Purple Heart. His greatest achievements though are his two beloved daughters, who he especially loved more than anything. He is survived by his wife, Holly Brewer Loftis, and children, Alison and Camille, of Navarre, Fla. He is also survived by his parents: mother, Chris Janne and husband, Randall, of Paducah, Ky., father, John M. Loftis and wife, Peggy, of New Concord, Ky.; paternal grandmother, Inez Worthington of Cadiz, Ky.; and maternal grandfather, James Brooks, of Paducah, Ky., who is also a Bronze Star recipient. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Margaret Brooks; and his paternal grandfather, Ed Loftis.
Interred March 29, 2013
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