Regional
8:17 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Memorial Service Set For Five Fort Bliss Soldiers

A memorial service will be held this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.

Officials at Fort Bliss say a service has been scheduled May 22 at the post chapel.

The five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised bomb damaged their vehicle.

The victims were 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum of Lawton, Okla.; Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV of Meridian, N.Y.; Spc. Kevin Cardoza of Mercedes, Texas; Spc. Thomas P. Murach of Meridian, Idaho; and Spc. Brandon J. Prescott of Bend, Ore.

All were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.