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Army Special Ops remembers fallen soldiers

Posted May 22, 2014 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2014 7:08 p.m. EDT

— The Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg on Thursday honored the quiet warriors who have been killed in the past year of war.

The command that oversees the Green Berets and other units held a ceremony next to the command's headquarters building to remember 28 soldiers who died in war. They include at least one woman, Capt. Jennifer Moreno.

The commanding general of Special Operations will pay tribute to the men, whose names will be added to a memorial wall. Family members, friends and guests with ties to those fallen soldiers are expected to attend.

The names of the fallen are:

Fiscal Year 2014

  • Master Sgt. George Bannar
  • Sgt. Patrick Hawkins
  • Spc. Christopher Landis
  • Staff Sgt. Daniel Lee
  • Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill
  • Capt. Jennifer Moreno
  • Warrant Officer Sean Mullen
  • Staff Sgt. Stephen New
  • Sgt. 1st Class Liam Nevins
  • Spc. Cody Patterson
  • Spc. John Pelham
  • Sgt. Joseph Peters
  • Staff Sgt. Patrick Quinn
  • Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Skelt
  • Staff Sgt. Michael Simpson
  • Sgt. Joshua Strickland
  • Staff Sgt. Richard Vazquez
  • Staff Sgt. Alex Viola

Fiscal Year 2013

  • Staff Sgt. Andrew Britton-Mihalo
  • Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom
  • Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson
  • Sgt. Tanner Higgins
  • Sgt. Thomas MacPherson
  • Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel
  • Staff Sgt. Brandon Pepper
  • Sgt. Clinton Ruiz
  • Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard
  • Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens