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Ten more trees going in on Warriors Walk

Post to salute fall soldiers Thursday

POSTED: October 4, 2007 5:04 a.m.

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 10 fallen heroes with a tree dedication ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk on post.

The fallen
n Sgt. William R. Howdeshell, 37, of Norfolk, Va., Spc. Jaime Rodriguez, Jr., 19, of Oxnard, Calif. and Spc. Charles E Bilbrey Jr., 21, of Owego, N.Y., died July 26 in Saqlawiyah,  Iraq of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. The three soldiers  was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
n Staff Sgt. William D. Scates, 31, of Oklahoma City;  Sgt. Andrew W. Lancaster, 23, of Stockton, Ill.; Sgt. Scott L. Kirkpatrick, 26, of Reston, Va. and Spc. Justin O. Penrod, 24, of Mahomet, Ill., died Aug. 11 in Arab Jabour,  Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. The four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat  Team.

n Pfc. William L. Edwards, 23, of Houston, died Aug. 11 in Arab Jabour, Iraq,  from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
n Spc. Alun R. Howells, 20, of Parlin, Colo., died Aug. 13 in Baghdad from wounds suffered from enemy direct fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team)
n 1st Lt. Jonathan W. Edds, 24, of White Pigeon, Mich., died Aug. 17 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
The soldiers’ trees will bring the total number of trees on Warriors Walk to 369. These Eastern Red Bud trees planted on Warrior's Walk serve as a living monument to the great men and women of the U.S. Army, the National Guard, and the 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were immortalized by their sacrifices. 

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