Memorial Set At Fort Bliss For Lawton Soldier, 4 Others


Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 2:08 pm
By: News 9


A memorial service will be held this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.

Officials at Fort Bliss say a service has been scheduled May 22 at the post chapel.

The five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised bomb damaged their vehicle.

5/6/2013 Related Story: Lawton Soldier Among 5 Killed By IED Attack In Afghanistan

The victims were 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum of Lawton, Okla.; Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV of Meridian, N.Y.; Spc. Kevin Cardoza of Mercedes, Texas; Spc. Thomas P. Murach of Meridian, Idaho; and Spc. Brandon J. Prescott of Bend, Ore.

All were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.