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Cadet 2nd Class Yung C. Chin, who was a member of the Class of 2014 and a biology major, died while on summer leave in Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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Cadet dies on summer leave

Posted 6/21/2012   Updated 6/21/2012 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 030612

6/21/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- An Academy cadet died Tuesday while on summer leave in Las Vegas.

Cadet 2nd Class Yung C. Chin, a junior, was a member of the Class of 2014 and a biology major.

"Our Air Force Academy family suffered a tragic loss this week," said Academy Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Richard Clark. "We ask everyone to please keep Yung's family, friends and wingmen in your thoughts and prayers."

The cause of death is under investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.


4/17/2015 9:09:27 PM ET
Andrew will always be remembered.
sherry Dawson, Las vegas
5/22/2014 4:41:20 PM ET
My family have the Chin family in our prayers as always. This has to be a bitter sweet time for them. As Andrew would of been graduating from the academy this month. They are such good people with hearts of gold. That we know they are so happy for the 2014 graduating classmates of Andrew's. Yet there hearts have to be breaking. We know Andrew will be right there watching over his classmates telling them to Rage On. Many will always remember C2C Yung Chern Andrew Chin.Many Blessings to all of the 2014 graduating class.
Ed Sherry Dawson, Las Vegas Nv
11/6/2013 8:59:44 AM ET
Andrew is always on my mind. Such an honorable young man that helped so many. I can't even imagine the loss his family has felt. They have managed to pull together day by day for each other. My heart will always ache for them.C2CYung Chin will always be remembered.May the Chin's Gods help them to Rage On as Andrew would want them too.
sherry dawson, las vegas nv
9/3/2013 6:56:57 PM ET
Yung Chern Andrew Chin will help all he knew to Rage On in his Honor and Memory. Dr. Chin Sue and Austin know you are forever with them Andrew. Our family holds yours in our daily prayers.
The Dawson's, Las Vegas Nevada
3/11/2013 12:18:14 PM ET
I think of Andrew often. We pray for his family daily. Chineese New Years was probably difficult as Im sure Andrew was with them and helping them get through it. He has a Birthday coming up which again will be hard on the family. Please pray for Dr. Chin Sue and Austin. Andrew you are truly missed. Shower your family with warmth give signs you are still with them in spirit and soul.May your journey you are on be as special as you.Love Ed and Sherry Dawson
sherry dawswon, las vegas nv
12/3/2012 2:18:54 PM ET
With all the Holidays back to back. We ask that all pray for The Chin family.That they have the strength to get through each one. That they continue to be able to take it one day at a time. Andrew will forever be in our hearts and the family in our prayers and thoughts.
The Dawson's, Las vegas Nevada
8/15/2012 9:49:00 AM ET
We will always remember Andrew. He will never be forgotten. Dr.Tony Chin is an excelent Doctor and cares deeply for people. There is no doubt in my mind Andrew would of been the same kind of Doctor. Our prayers are with Dr. Chin Sue and Austin.RIP Andrew.The Dawson's
Sherry Dawson, Las Vegas
7/16/2012 10:32:55 AM ET
We are truly touched by and incredibly grateful for the torrent of kind words and support offered to us by the United States Air Force Academy family. C2C Yung Chern Andrew Chin was laid to rest at the USAFA Memorial Pavilion Columbarium on July 13th 2012. We will never forget.
Dr. Tony Chin Sue Chin and Austin Chin, Las VegasNV
7/6/2012 4:54:16 PM ET
Andrew was a great young man who will always be remembered. The times his loved ones spent with him are unforgettable I will always know him as one of my closest friends. Andrew we will surely miss you.
Billy Gravley, Las VegasNV
7/3/2012 6:29:13 PM ET
It gives me hope that such fine young men as Cadet Chin choose to serve this great nation and the cause of freedom. His early passing is sad but pride in his accomplishments should never diminish. Rest in Peace Cadet Chin.
Joe Evans '76, Albuquerque
7/3/2012 4:57:07 PM ET
May the Lord via His Son Jesus Christ bless the Chin family during this time of loss.
Ronald P. Garrett, Bristow VA
6/27/2012 8:32:25 PM ET
May the Lord bring you comfort and compassion on the days to come. What a great son you have.
Pam, Franklin WI
6/27/2012 4:18:32 PM ET
R.I.P. C2C Chin. Sorry that your not able to finish your career.
Lt. Gen. D. King, Sparks Nv
6/27/2012 1:57:45 AM ET
My prayers go to you May the good Lord give your family strength at this time and bless you
clebamid, Long BeachCalifornia
6/25/2012 1:34:27 PM ET
RIP - C2C Yung ChinFrom the Corcoran Family. May God be with all of you during this time of grief.
Tim Corcoran, Houston Texas
6/24/2012 1:44:19 AM ET
I prayed for C2C Chin and his family as soon as I heard the news. My family went through a similar loss recently so I can feel the pain along with the Chins all too well. There are no words there is little relief but faith will get you through this. I will continue to pray for all of you.
Derrick Doyle, Parker CO
6/21/2012 8:37:53 PM ET
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Tony Chin and his family on the loss of their son. Dr. Chin is such a wonderful Dr and I know he was so proud of his son and his attendance at the AFA. RIP Yung Chin
Joe Barker, Las Vegas NV
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