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RELEASE NUMBER: 130520-02
DATE POSTED: MAY 20, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: US Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) to remember fallen Soldiers, May 22

USASOC Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 20, 2013) – The U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) will honor Special Forces Soldiers killed while supporting combat operations during the past year with a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

USASFC(A) deputy commanding general, Col. Randall M. Zeegers, will read the Soldiers' names to, paying tribute to them and more than 200 Army Special Forces Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the United States in the war against terrorism.

Memorial Ceremony: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Fallen Special Operations Soldiers Memorial Wall adjacent to the USASOC headquarters building.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASFC PAO by May 21, before 4 p.m.  News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the USASFC Public Affairs Office at (910) 908-3947.

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 USASFC 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.

USASFC PAO will meet registered media at Stryker Gold Course on Bragg Boulevard by 7:30 a.m., May 22. Media who are not registered, will not be granted access. The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 7:45 a.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 USASFC PAO no later than May 21 before 4 p.m.