Soldiers remembered at Field of Honor Memorial
POSTED: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 2:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:16pm
Fort Bliss, TX (KTSM) — Fort Bliss is confirming three Fort Bliss Soldiers died in Afghanistan.
The names of 13 soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan were added to the Field of Honor Memorial at Fort Bliss. It's a monument at Fort Bliss to soldiers killed overseas since 9/11.
On this day, 13 new names were added.
"We appreciate the service and sacrfice of our soldiers but also of our families," said Major General Dana Pittard.
Trina Garcia and Andy Gonzalez lost a loved one this year, Israel P. Nuanes.
"He was a good boy," said grandmother Garcia. "I never had any problems with him".
They're here from Tuscon, Arizona. Families come from across the country to pay tribute to those they loved.
"They're all fighting for our freedom and we just gotta honor them and be behind them a hundred percent," Gonzalez said.
The soldiers who died in the past year in Afghanistan are:
SPC Jason K. Edens
SSG Israel P. Nuanes
PFC Leroy Deronde III
SGT James L Skalberg Jr.
SPC Alejandro J. Pardo
SSG Ricardo Seija
SPC Cameron J. Stambaugh
CPT Bruce K. Clark
SSG Roberto Loeza Jr.
SPC Kedith L. Jacobs Jr.
SPC Trevor B. Adkins
SPC Clarence Williams III
SPC Erica P. Aleckson