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Vehicle is struck by IED device killing two 101st Airborne Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were killed August 28th, when their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-terrain vehicle (MRAP-ATV) was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Babur, Afghanistan.

Killed were: Cpt. Ellery R. Wallace and Private 1st Class Bryn T. Raver.

Bryn T. Raver and Ellery R. Wallace.

Bryn T. Raver and Ellery R. Wallace.

Ellery R. Wallace

Ellery R. Wallace

Ellery R. Wallace

Cpt. Ellery R. Wallace, 33, of Salt Lake City, UT, was a Cavalry officer commanding Troop B., 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He entered the Army in August 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2009.

His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal – Valor; Valorous Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and Combat Action Badge.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Janelle L. Wallace; and children Liam, Adara, Kael and Ehlana all of Clarksville, TN; his father, Elton D. Wallace; and mother, Elaine B. Wallace, both of Elkhart, Texas.

Bryn T. Raver

Bryn T. Raver

Bryn T. Raver

Private 1st Class Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison, AR, was a military policeman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He entered the Army in February 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2008.

His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Unit Citation; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal, and weapons qualification, M4 expert.

Raver is survived by his wife, Pvt. Kellie S. Raver of Fort Lewis, WA; daughter Elisha N. Raver of Harrison AR; and  father, Charles B. Raver of Harrison, AR.

A memorial service will be held for the fallen in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell also holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held September 8th at 4:00pm.


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