Former Cannon airman killed in Afghanistan

USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles was killed when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device while on a four-vehicle patrol checking on a local school on March 15 in Afghanistan. He was deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Freedom New Mexico

An airman previously assigned to Cannon Air Force Base was killed Sunday in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device while on patrol.

Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles, 24, was a fire truck mechanic assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron.

The patrol Bowles was with was checking on a local school when his vehicle was destroyed by the IED, according to an Air Force press release.

Bowles’ first duty assignment was at Cannon Air Force Base. He arrived at Elmendorf AFB in July 2007 and was assigned to the Vehicle Management Flight.