MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Evander Earl Andrews, squadron hat, adorns his casket at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. MSGT Andrews is Operation ENDURING FREEDOM's first reported American casualty. MSGT Andrews was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, as a heavy equipment operator. He died on October 10, 2001, in a forklift accident while building an airstrip in Aludeid, Qatar, in the Persian Gulf