Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander, statement on shooting at Frankfurt Airport March 2:
"Chief (David W.) Williamson and I are deeply saddened by the senseless attack at the Frankfurt International Airport that took the lives of two USAFE Airmen and left two others fighting for their lives. Our hearts and prayers are with them, their families, friends, and comrades. We'll continue to provide comfort and support to the entire team as we deal with this terrible loss.
We'd like to thank our host nations ... from the actions of German police at the scene, to the medical professionals who are treating our wounded Airmen, to the strong expressions of sympathy and support from both Germany and the United Kingdom ... your response is a clear demonstration of our strong, enduring relationship.
This attack is a grim reminder that we must stay vigilant.
Airmen are the heartbeat of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. I assure you that your commanders take your safety and your families' safety very, very seriously.
We're incredibly proud of how USAFE Airmen and their families are responding to this tragedy. And we remain proud of who we are and what we represent. We're a strong family--we'll get through this together."
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