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Published April 30, 2010, 01:50 PM

Airman Killed in Training Accident Identified

The military has identified a Minot Air Force Base airman who died in a training accident.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The military has identified a Minot Air

Force Base airman who died in a training accident.

Twenty-two-year-old Richard Gallelli died early Thursday after being struck in the head by a dummy training missile during a training exercise. The Air Force is investigating.

A base spokeswoman says airmen practice loading the missiles

onto B-52 bombers and unloading them.

Gallelli had been in the Air Force for three years and three

months. The military says Minot was his first assignment. He

maintained weapons as a member of the 17th Munitions Squadron.

Gallelli was single. The Air Force did not release where he was

originally from.

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