The 14th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart was held Dec. 19, according to Fort Stewart public affairs.
There, Gold Star family members, veteran’s motorcycle groups, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps members and local community members participated in the wreath-laying event, alongside family and service members.
The wreath laying was “to pay tribute to the heroic sacrifices of the soldiers that have built the proud legacy of the Marne Division through their extraordinary actions in defense of the U.S. and its national interests,” PAO said.
The event was smaller in scale this year due to safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among those honored was SFC Alwyn C. Cashe, a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier currently under consideration for his posthumously awarded Silver Star to be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.
Members of his family were present to place the wreath at the tree honoring his memory alongside Fort Stewart Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto.