Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were killed March 29th after receiving small arms fire in the Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Both Soldiers were Infantrymen assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.)
Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, 29, of Cleburne, Texas. Burgess entered the Army in March 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009.
His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Burgess is survived by his wife, Tiffany R. Burgess; daughter, Makya Burgess and son, Zander Burgess, all of Fort Campbell, KY. He is also survived by his mother, Linda Pearce of Keene, Texas.
His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Feldhaus is survived by his mother, Nichol Etchells of Glendale, AZ and father, Bernard Mahaljevic of Maricopa, AZ.
A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held April 13th at 4:00pm.