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 5th of February, I was notified that HHC/2-69 AR suffered the loss of a Soldier. The next of kin has been notified. The Soldier passed away to unknown causes while on leave from Iraq in Melbourne, FL. I ask you for your prayers for this Sledgehammer Soldier's family.
Rear Detachment Commander
3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, GA