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POSTED: July 5, 2007 5:02 a.m.
FORT STEWART — The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 10 fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk on post. Those to be honored include:
• Pfc. Nicholas E. Riehl, 21, of Shiocton, Wis., who died April 27 in Fallujah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during a combat patrol. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
• Spc. Eddie D. Tamez, 21, of Galveston, Texas, died April 27 in Fallujah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team
• Pfc. David A. Kirkpatrick, 20, of Upland, Ind., died April 27 in Fallujah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
• Sgt. Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24, of College Station, Texas, died April 28 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. He_was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
• Pfc. Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins, 21, of Ione, Calif., died April 28 in Salman_Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
• Pvt. Cole E. Spencer, 21, of Gays, Ill., died April 28 in Salman Pak of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
• Sgt. Blake C. Stephens, 25, of Pocatello, Idaho, died May 8 in Salman Pak of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
• Spc. Kyle A. Little, 20, of West Boylston, Mass., died May 8 in Salman Pak of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
• Sgt. Allen J. Dunckley, 25, of Yardley, Pa., died May 14 in Salman Pak of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Benning.
• Sgt. Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25, of Winslow, Ariz., died May 14 in Salman Pak of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Benning.
The soldiers’ trees will bring the total number of trees on Warriors Walk to 336.
 

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