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Home > UNS > 140520-01


RELEASE NUMBER: 140520-01
DATE POSTED: MAY 20, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY:  USASOC to remember fallen Soldiers

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 20, 2014) – The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will honor Special Operations Soldiers killed while supporting combat operations during the past year in a ceremony, Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the USASOC Memorial Plaza, 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.

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:

Fiscal Year 2014

Master Sgt. George Bannar
Sgt. Patrick Hawkins
Spc. Christopher Landis
Staff Sgt. Daniel Lee
Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill
Capt. Jennifer Moreno
Warrant Officer Sean Mullen
Staff Sgt. Stephen New
Sgt. 1st Class Liam Nevins
Spc. Cody Patterson
Spc. John Pelham
Sgt. Joseph Peters
Staff Sgt. Patrick Quinn
Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Skelt
Staff Sgt. Michael Simpson
Sgt. Joshua Strickland
Staff Sgt. Richard Vazquez
Staff Sgt. Alex Viola

Fiscal Year 2013

Staff Sgt. Andrew Britton-Mihalo
Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom
Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson
Sgt. Tanner Higgins
Sgt. Thomas MacPherson
Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel
Staff Sgt. Brandon Pepper
Sgt. Clinton Ruiz
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard
Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens

Note to news media:

News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the USASOC Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-6005, or email pao@soc.mil. . Please advise the number of news team members/photographers, special interview requests and if you plan on live coverage.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASOC PAO by May 21 before 2 p.m.

USASOC PAO will meet registered media at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard by 12:30 p.m., May 22 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.