4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Memorial Dedication

BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ashley Walker, wife of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, and Brian Walker's sister Candy Walker watch as the memorial for fallen soldiers in unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Charles Thomas holds his head during memorial dedication for his fallen soldier son SFC Matthew Thomas and 13 others. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Yetzelise Melendez and her daughter Valeria Hammar at the memorial to Hammar's father SSG Carl Hammer and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ashley Walker, wife of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, holds her niece Payton Miller as she reaches out to touch her uncles name on the memorial for fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Yetzelise Melendez and her daughter Valeria Hammar at the memorial to Hammar's father SSG Carl Hammer and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paulette Marcy transfers a kiss to the memorial for her grandson, Corporal Ethan Martin and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Sister of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, Candy Walker touches her brothers name on the memorial for fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins and his wife Yolanda Goins at the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins gives a tribute during the memorial dedication for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Charles Thomas holds his wife Marsha Thomas' hand and a program during memorial dedication for his fallen soldier son SFC Matthew Thomas and 13 others. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Command Sergeant Major Terry Gardner and Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins unveil the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Command Sergeant Major Terry Gardner and Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins unveil the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paulette Marcy and family members photograph the memorial for her grandson, Corporal Ethan Martin and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ashley Walker, wife of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, and Brian Walker's sister Candy Walker watch as the memorial for fallen soldiers in unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Charles Thomas holds his head during memorial dedication for his fallen soldier son SFC Matthew Thomas and 13 others. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Yetzelise Melendez and her daughter Valeria Hammar at the memorial to Hammar's father SSG Carl Hammer and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Ashley Walker, wife of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, holds her niece Payton Miller as she reaches out to touch her uncles name on the memorial for fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Yetzelise Melendez and her daughter Valeria Hammar at the memorial to Hammar's father SSG Carl Hammer and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paulette Marcy transfers a kiss to the memorial for her grandson, Corporal Ethan Martin and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Sister of fallen soldier SGT Brian Walker, Candy Walker touches her brothers name on the memorial for fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins and his wife Yolanda Goins at the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins gives a tribute during the memorial dedication for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Charles Thomas holds his wife Marsha Thomas' hand and a program during memorial dedication for his fallen soldier son SFC Matthew Thomas and 13 others. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Command Sergeant Major Terry Gardner and Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins unveil the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Command Sergeant Major Terry Gardner and Brigade commander Col. Morris Goins unveil the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paulette Marcy and family members photograph the memorial for her grandson, Corporal Ethan Martin and 13 other fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
Bob Hallinen
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Fellow soldiers, family and friends view the memorial for 14 fallen soldiers after it was unveiled. The 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Combat Team held a memorial dedication ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Friday, November 16, 2012. The memorial honors wounded soldiers and 14 paratroopers who lost there lives. The brigade recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 121116
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