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A Soldier from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) visits the 1st Cavalry Division's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial March 31. Construction on the memorial is in the final stages, with the dedication set for April 4. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Office

FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division will commemorate the sacrifice and service of its members during a dedication ceremony of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial April 4 at 10 a.m. outside the division headquarters.

Located on the east end of the division parade field, the memorial honors all troops who have participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom under the First Team. Of note, 168 names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice are etched into polished, black granite panels. These panels are from the same mountain in India used for the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Featured speakers will include the 1st Cavalry Division's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, Jr., the Multinational Corps-Iraq commanding general (and former First Team commander) Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli and members of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, who coordinated fund-raising efforts for the memorial.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Master Sgt. Dave Larsen (phone 254-287-0104, or e-mail Dalena.kanouse@hood.army.mil) to confirm their attendance.

Television stations planning to bring in satellite/live trucks are asked to meet public affairs representatives at Fort Hood's Clarke Road Gate at 6 a.m. on April 4. All other media members should meet PAO representatives at the Visitor's Control Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. April 4.


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Date Taken:03.31.2006

Date Posted:03.31.2006 16:10

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

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