Memorial fund for pilot’s family established

By CNJ Staff

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed Nov. 27 in Iraq. Maj. Gilbert’s wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native.

Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales.

Donations for the non-profit memorial fund also are being raised in Arizona, where the pilot was stationed at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix. The jet he was flying was from a Cannon Air Force Base squadron.