Fort Drum Remembers Fallen Soldiers

Fort Drum Remembers Fallen Soldiers

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More than 300 Fort Drum soldiers who died serving our country were remembered Tuesday.

Nearly 40 Gold Star Families, current Fort Drum soldiers and community members honored those fallen soldiers at the annual Remembrance Ceremony on post.

Among those being recognized was Specialist Alexander Missildine from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk. He died last October from injuries he sustained when an explosive device detonated near his convoy in Iraq.

This was Gordon Dibler's 10th year attending the ceremony. His stepson, Specialist Byron Fouty, was killed in 2007 after being captured by enemy forces in Iraq.

"Just to be where's been and to reconnect with the other Gold Star families, we've seen each other every year and it's nice to be able to see them and let them know we're thinking of them too," said Dibler.

Former 10th Mountain Division Commander Major General Jeffery Bannister passed away last month and was also honored during the ceremony.

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