Army Special Operations Command to remember fallen Soldiers, May 27

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Forces Soldiers killed while supporting combat operations during the past year will be honored May 27, at 2 p.m., when their names are added to the Fallen Special Operations Soldiers Memorial Wall.

The annual ceremony, hosted by Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, will be held on the Memorial Plaza.

This year's ceremony includes the unveiling of a redesigned Fallen Special Operations Soldiers Memorial Wall, now featuring a centerpiece sculpture by renowned Oregon artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

The memorial itself is in tribute of more than 255 ARSOF Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation in the war against terrorism.

From many hometowns across the country, around 450 family members, friends and special guests of those fallen Soldiers are expected to attend.

Families of about a dozen Soldiers who could not attend the 2008 and 2009 ceremonies have also been invited to attend this year's ceremony.

After the Memorial Wall is unveiled, the names those who died during current combat operations will be read. They are:

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee of Fredericksburg, Va., 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Duane A. Thornsbury of Clinton, Md., 2nd Bn., 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colo.

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop of Medford, N.Y., 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle of Baltimore, Md., 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Rusty H. Christian of Greenville, Tenn., 2nd Bn., 1st SFG (A), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson of Fairbanks, Alaska, 2nd Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke of Jacksonville, Fla., 1st Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.

Spc. Marc P. Decoteau of Waterville Valley, N.H, 6th Bn., 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado III of Longview, Texas, 2nd Bn., 20th SFG (A), Jackson, Miss.

Pfc. Eric W. Hario of Monroe, Mich., 1st Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.

Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez Chavez of Las Vegas, Nev., 3rd Bn., 160th SOAR (A), Savannah, Ga.

Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz of Ramsey, N.J., 3rd Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Fort Benning, Ga.

Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp of Minneapolis, Minn., 3rd Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Fort Benning, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco of Somerville, N.J., 2nd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr. of Julian, Calif., 2nd Bn., 20th SFG (A), Jackson, Miss.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Niall D. Lyons of Spokane, Wash., 3rd Bn., 160th SOAR (A), Savannah, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey of Peachtree, Ga., 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb of Terrell, Texas, 3rd Bn., 160th SOAR (A), Savannah, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger of San Diego, Calif., 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills of El Paso, Texas, 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael P. Montgomery of Redmond, Wash., 3rd Bn., 160th SOAR (A), Savannah, Ga.

Sgt. Nickolas A. Mueller of Little Chute, Wis., 3rd Bn., 160th SOAR (A), Savannah, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino of Boston, Mass., 2nd Bn., 20th SFG (A), Glen Arm, Md.

Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush of Middleville, Mich., 1st Bn., 4th POG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C

Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez of Ocala, Fla., 1st Bn., 75th Rgr Regt., Hunter AAF, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III of Lafayette, La., 2nd Bn., 20th SFG (A), Jackson, Miss.

Capt. David J. Thompson of Pinehurst, N.C, 3rd Bn., 3rd SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C

Capt. John Tinsley of Tallahassee, Fla., 2nd Bn., 7th SFG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas M. Vose III of Roseburg, Ore., 1st Bn., 10th SFG (A), Stuttgart, Germany

Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., 2nd Bn., 20th SFG (A), Glen Arm, Md.

Operation Enduring Freedom (Philippines)
Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III of Bethany, Okla., 3rd Bn., 1st SFG (A), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Shaw of Natchez, Miss., 3rd Bn., 1st SFG (A), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Operation Enduring Freedom (Other)
Sgt. 1st Class David J. Hartman of Merced, Calif., 96th Civil Affairs Bn., 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller of Ashland, Ky., 96th CA Bn., 95th CAB (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Mark A. Stets Jr. of California, 8th Psyop Bn., 4th POG (A), Fort Bragg, N.C.​

NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact USASOC Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-6005, or e-mail pao@soc.mil.
Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASOC PAO by May 25 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 e-mail addresses, so we may inform you of changes.

USASOC PAO will meet media at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard by noon, May 27. The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 12:15 p.m. due to the heavy traffic associated with that time of the day. USASOC PAO will also escort live trucks in that convoy. If live trucks require earlier arrival, please coordinate with USASOC PAO a day in advance of the ceremony.
 
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