Service continues for Fort Bragg Gold Star households additionally within the Army

FORT BRAGG — For some Gold Star households, remembering their family members who had been killed in fight isn’t confined to 1 federal vacation a yr.  

Throughout a memorial ceremony Thursday at Fort Bragg, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, commander of the U.S. Army Particular Operations Command, instructed the gathered Gold Star households that they’ll “at all times be cherished members of the USASOC household.” 

“Nobody continues to sacrifice extra or continues to hold the heavy burden greater than the spouses, youngsters, mother and father, grandparents of our Gold Star households,” Braga stated. “Our fallen heroes cherished you, and so will we.”

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Braga stated the troopers, who had been killed throughout the previous 20 years, made a distinction on the planet and within the lives of Afghans or Iraqis.  

“It made a distinction in quite a few, scorching, dusty and obscure areas throughout a number of continents giving hope to those that had none and answering the prayers of those that by no means misplaced hope however didn’t understand how their prayers can be answered,” he stated. “As they took the combat to the enemy throughout the globe, America stays protected right now. “  

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command unveils its memorial wall with the name of the command's latest soldier to die in Afghanistan, Staff. Sgt. Ryan Knauss, during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the USASOC Memorial Plaza at Fort Bragg.

Of the 1,242 U.S. Army Particular Operations Command troopers killed in fight, 378 died throughout the latest World Struggle on Terror.  

Braga inspired Special Forces troopers within the crowd to study their names and to talk to the Gold Star households.  

Among the households stay related to the Army, with brothers or sons of the fallen troopers additionally serving.  

These are just a few of these households.

Capt. Ron Luce

Capt. Ronald Luce Jr. died Aug. 2, 2009, in Afghanistan.

Capt. Ronald G. Luce, 27, of Fayetteville, died throughout an enemy roadside bomb assault Aug. 2, 2009, in Afghanistan.  

Luce served because the particular forces staff commander for Charlie Firm, 2nd Battalion, twentieth Special Forces Group, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.  

His mom, Katherine Luce, described him as clever. He realized German in highschool, minored in French in faculty and realized Arabic on the JFK Particular Warfare Middle and Faculty.