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Air Force captain who died during Hawaii hike remembered as 'leader,' loyal friend

Air Force captain who died during Hawaii hike remembered as 'leader,' loyal friend
Capt. Anthony J. Polizzi collapsed Tuesday while hiking the Moanalua Valley trail on Oahu. He was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was pronounced dead, the Air Force said.

Air Force captain who died during Hawaii hike remembered as 'leader,' loyal friend The Air Force has identified the airman who died Tuesday,Dec.FACEBOOK FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Air Force has identified the airman who died Tuesday while hiking in Hawaii as Capt.The 31-year-old native of New York was assigned to the 15th Maintenance Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the Air Force said in a statement Thursday.He was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was pronounced dead, the Air Force said.

"It was an absolute honor when you asked me to commission you into the Air Force," wrote David Michael Rothzeid in a Facebook post." "You were one of the most out going [sic], funniest, and happiest people I’ve ever had the chance to get to know and call a friend," wrote friend Greg Glawatz in another Facebook post.

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