Delaware Military History


Senior Airman
Elizabeth A. Loncki

Birth:         Oct. 14, 1983
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death:         Jan. 7, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Air Force Senior Airman Loncki was assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air
Force Base, Utah. Loncki was killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. The bomb
exploded in the town of Al Mahmudiyah. A car appeared in front of a compound gate and the
explosives team was sent to check it out. As they approached the vehicle, the bomb was
remotely detonated. Liz was a 2001 graduate of Padua Academy in Wilmington, Delaware
where she played volleyball and was honored as one of her class' most valuable athletes. She
briefly attended the University of Arizona before enlisting in the Air Force in March 2003. Liz
chose to join the military because she wanted to contribute to the country. She graduated
from Eglin AFB/Naval Tech Explosive Ordinance Disposal School in February 2004 and
deployed to Iraq on September 27, 2006. Driven by a competitive spirit, she was a 5-foot-5
dynamo who would do 51 "real" push-ups to her father's 50, played volleyball, basketball and
softball. She enjoyed rock music and swimming. Liz last spoke to her family on Christmas
and was due home in 20 days. For Christmas, her dad got her a pen that delivers an electric
shock to users. She used it on her commander and was probably the only person who could
get away with it because of her sweet smile and disposition.

Burial:
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Bear
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Plot: Section 2J, Row K, Site 26