RELEASE NUMBER: 130520-01
DATE POSTED: MAY 20, 2013
MEDIA ALERT: Army Special Operations Command to remember fallen Soldiers May 23
U. S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 20, 2013) – The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will honor Special Operations Soldiers killed while supporting combat operations during the past year in a ceremony May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fallen Special Operations Soldiers Memorial Wall adjacent to the USASOC headquarters building.
USASOC commanding general Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, will add the Soldiers' names to the wall, paying tribute to them, and more than 300 Army Special Operations Forces Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the United States in the war against terrorism.
Hundreds of family members, friends and special guests of those fallen Soldiers from many hometowns across the country are expected to attend.
After the Memorial Wall is unveiled, the names of those who died during current combat operations will be read. They are (please click on name for bio):
Fiscal Year 2013
- Staff Sgt. Jeremie Border
- Staff Sgt. Andrew Britton-Mihalo
- CW2 Michael Duskin
- Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston
- Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom
- Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson
- Sgt. Tanner Higgins
- Sgt. Thomas MacPherson
- Staff Sgt. Justin Marquez
- Staff Sgt. Kashif Memon
- Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel
- Staff Sgt. Brandon Pepper
- Sgt. Clinton Ruiz
- Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard
- WO1 Joseph Schiro
- Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens
- Master Sgt. Gregory Trent
Fiscal Year 2012
- Sgt. 1st Class Martin Apolinar
- Sgt. Aaron Blasjo
- Specialist Ricardo Cerros
- Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij
- Sgt. Tyler Holtz
- Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger
- Capt. Joseph Schultz
- Master Sgt. Benjamin Stevenson
- Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Wise
Note to news media: News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the USASOC Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-6005, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASOC PAO by May 21 before 4 p.m.
Please provide the number of news team members, video/still photographers, live trucks and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Media planning live coverage during or after the program must provide that information to USASOC PAO when responding to this invitation. Special needs or interview requests should be submitted at this time as well. Media should provide after-hours contact information to include email address, so we may inform you of changes.
USASOC PAO will meet registered media at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard by 12:30 p.m., May 23. Media who are not registered, will not be granted access.The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 12:45 p.m. due to the heavy traffic associated with that time of the day. USASOC PAO will escort live trucks in that convoy. If live trucks require earlier arrival, please coordinate with USASOC PAO no later than May 22 before 4 p.m.