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http://sofrep.com/28650/ranger-mass-cas ... anger-sky/

http://www.defense.gov/releases/release ... seid=16300

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Oct. 6, in Zhari District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., assigned to the 5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.

Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.

For more information on 1st Lt. Moreno, media may contact the Madigan Army Medical Center public affairs office at 253-968-1901.

For more information on Sgt. Hawkins and Pfc. Patterson, media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-8407 or after hours at 706-570-5091.

For more information on Sgt. Peters, media may contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command public affairs office at 703-409-3168 or 571-305-4041.

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God Bless these soldiers and their families. Our nation lost some of it's finest today.

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In a related story, due to the "shutdown," families are not getting their death benefit from the
government. Fisher House has agreed to loan the DoD the funds; to be repaid later.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/10/0 ... ation.html
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In the same incident, a very brave and dedicated Ranger from 3d Ranger Battalion has become famous for his discipline as he salutes his commander despite his wounds:


http://guardianofvalor.com/salute-seen- ... -injuries/


Thanks Ranger Vyce for bringing this to our attention.
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RIP I had the privilege and honor of meeting Pvt. at RASP graduation We all went to dinner.God bless you Warriors! Thank You for your Sacrifice.
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Obit for Ranger Patrick Hawkins:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... hawki.html

A group of us will attend his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.
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My deepest sympathy to the families, friends and fellow comrades of the soldiers who lost their lives or who were injured . I held my breath for almost 4 months while my son was deployed. I pray for all who have suffered a loss and a special thanks to God that my son was brought home from this deployment in good health. The loss has weighed very heavily on our family. If there is anything that I can do please advise. lbrnnurse
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Today I attended the funeral service for SGT Hawkins. I would guess there were several hundred
Rangers from all eras. The Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army presented the flag to the family. As usual "The Old Guard" performed with great dignity. I was proud to be part of the sad event. RLTW!

http://www.abc27.com/story/23730414/arl ... m-carlisle
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Ranger Carl Monger wrote a poem for the occasion:

http://gallantfew.blogspot.com/2013/10/ ... anger.html
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