BDF Major Adran Ramirez – he was one of the four BDF airmen who lost their lives in that fateful air disaster on February 27, 2020. Posthumously, he was this week honored by the System of Cooperation among the Americas (SICOFAA). A ceremony was held at the Belize Defence Force Air Wing on Tuesday, during which the soldier received the distinguished Legion of Merit Award. The BDF says that it was given for his bravery and valuable contribution to the organisation, the Belize Defence Force and the country of Belize. Receiving this award in his honor was his wife, Alice Ramirez. The award was presented by Colonel Michael Ingersoll, Secretary-General of SICOFAA, and Deputy Director Retired Colonel Dr. Alberto Moreno. Witnessing this momentous occasion were members of the Belize Defence Force.