Fort Bliss Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
POSTED: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 5:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 12:49am
EL PASO- Fort Bliss released today the identities of the three men killed in East Afghanistan on December 3rd.
Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., 35 of Oxnard California, Spc. Ryan M. Lunley, 21 of Lakeland, Florida and Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, of Springville, California died after their unit was attacked by enemy forces with an explosive device. They were all part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Each of the three men were married and one had a child.
A Fort Bliss restaurant favorite down the street, El Zarape, heard the unfortunate news. A waitress, Victoria Martinez said, "It saddens me that just to know that we're in the holidays where everybody is united with their family and knowing that people are dying for our country."
She says that Fort Bliss soldiers are regulars at the restaurant and a major part of the El Paso Community.
A memorial service date has not yet been released.