Memorial service planned for Ft. Riley soldiers

By: wibw.com, Topeka Email
By: wibw.com, Topeka Email

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FT. RILEY, Kan Fort Riley will hold a special memorial ceremony to honor the five fallen 'Big Red One' soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan last month.

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, at 11 a.m. at Fort Riley's Morris Hill Chapel. The memorial is designed to give fellow Soldiers and their families a chance to honor their fallen brethren and recognize their sacrifice.

The soldiers, listed below, along with Staff Sgt Jesse Williams of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany were killed on December 17 when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.

Those Soldiers to be honored at the memorial ceremony are:

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, Oklahoma, of Company B, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, Arizona, of Co. B, 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley

Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, Marietta, Ga., of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, Willow Spring, N.C., of Co. B, 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley

Spc. Terry K.D. Gordon, 22, Shubuta, Miss., of Company E, 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley, Kan.


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