12 November 2009

Remembering CPT Dave Boris and SGT Adrian Hike

“On the 12th of November we lost two great warriors. We lost a Troop Commander and his gunner, and it hurts.

"We don't mourn the loss of Dave Boris and Adrian Hike today. Instead, we thank God that these men lived, and we celebrate the fact that we were honored and privileged enough to have served with them and alongside them."

- LTC Michael Fenzel at the memorial service for CPT Dave Boris and SGT Adrian Hike of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron 91st Cavalry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, killed on 12 November, 2007 in the Bermel District of Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

A Forward Operting Base in East Paktia, Afghanistan was later named in CPT Boris' honor.

While embedded with the 1-91 Cav that year, photographer John McHugh documented their memorial service through his extraordinary photography.

Please take a moment to watch the slide show he created (with audio) here.

Rest in Peace CPT Boris and SGT Hike. We will always remember you.

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