Boise & Garden City

Mountain Home airman found dead in his home

Senior Airman Derek Keysor
Senior Airman Derek Keysor

Senior Airman Derek Keysor, 27, was found dead at his residence in Mountain Home Tuesday evening, according to a Mountain Home Air Force Base press release.

It’s not yet clear how Keysor died, but his squadron leadership found him, and are mourning his loss.

“The loss of any airman is a tragedy,” said Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family and coworkers.”

Keysor was born in Manchester, Ohio and joined the Air Force in April 2012, according to a news release. Mountain Home AFB was his first duty assignment following technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Keysor had won awards for his service, including: Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service medal.