Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Second Velvet Hammer - Fallen Soldier

A velvet hammer is sent when there is a loss in the the brigade. Peace be with the family of our fallen Soldier. God bless our troops!

On the 22nd of November, I was notified that B/1-10 FA has suffered the loss of a Soldier and the next of kin has been notified. The Soldier lost his life due to hostile action in Numaniyah, Iraq. I ask you for your prayers for this Sledgehammer Soldier and his family.

3rd Brigade soldier killed in Iraq
BY LILY GORDON - lgordon@ledger-enquirer.com

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Fort Benning soldier in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Briand T. Williams, 25, of Sparks, Ga., died Sunday in Numaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The 3rd HBCT deployed to Iraq in October.

Williams was promoted to staff sergeant about two weeks ago, according to Fort Benning public affairs

1 comment:

Jill Schmidt said...

I came across your site while creating a lesson for my fourth grade covering the Declaration of Independence. I feel it imposrtant to help my students understand that the fight for independence continues today through the work of our soldiers. Would you be willing to correspond with our class through email about your son's and your families' sacrifice for our country? If so, please email me at your convenience at jill.schmidt@walton.k12.ga.us
As a mother and teacher, I thank you for all your son and your family has done for us. With warmest regards, Jill Schmidt Fourth Grade Teacher
Bay Creek Elementary School
Loganville, GA 30052