Six TF No Slack Soldiers remembered
By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:25
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers held a memorial service for six fallen U.S. Soldiers from Task Force No Slack at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan April 9.
The U.S. Army Soldiers, all from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, died during combat operations in Barawolo Kalay and Sarowbay in Kunar Province's Marawara District March 29.
The deceased included: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, from Hialeah, Fla.; Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski, from Moosup, Conn.; Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, from Cleburne, Texas; Spc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, from Glendale, Ariz.; Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, from Pleasanton, Calif.; and Pfc. Jeremy P. Faulkner, from Griffin, Ga.
Task Force No Slack commander, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joel B. Vowell, a native of Birmingham, Ala., said the Soldiers' sacrifices were not in vain.
"Our enemy had grown too large, too bold, too capable to ignore any longer," said Vowell. "Task Force No Slack met that challenge and we destroyed and killed over 130 insurgent fighters and wounded scores of others in our biggest battle since Vietnam."
The operation lasted more than a week and exemplified the type of strength these Soldiers are best remembered for, said Vowell.
"Strength matters here and always has," Vowell added. "The strength of our Soldiers and our leaders has no better example than these six heroes depicted before you."
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