Wing mourns the loss of fallen airman
By SMSgt Jeff Rohloff, 128ARW/PA
/ Published September 24, 2009
Milwuakee -- The 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard lost one of it's long term airman in a tragic motorcycle accident on 20 September, 2009.
Master Sergeant Patrick Lalonde, 37, was driving his motorcycle home from work when an alleged drunk driver pulled out in front of him. LaLonde was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Lalonde, active duty guard, was with the wing for 18 years and worked in the base finance office as an accountant.
He was so proud of what he did. He was so willing to tell people all the time, 'this is what I do. I do it for the military. And I love doing it,'" First Lieutenant Josh Gscheidmeier said.
"Pat touched the lives of so many with his positive attitude and sense of humor," Capt. John Capra said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's family and friends." Capra said.
Master Sergeant Patrick Lalonde will be laid to rest with full military honors in his hometown of Menominee Michigan.