Governor Beshear Recognizes Sacrifice of Four Fort Campbell Soldiers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of four Fort Campbell soldiers who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the Department of Defense, the following soldiers died April 16, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an Afghan National Army soldier attacked them with multiple grenades. They were assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
* Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins, 36, of Sandusky, Ohio
* Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor, 39, of Columbus, Ga.
* Sgt. Linda L. Pierre, 28, Immokalee, Fla.
* Spc. Joseph B. Cemper, 21, Warrensburg, Mo.