Fort Campbell honors several soldiers killed in one month

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Fort Campbell has held a remembrance ceremony for soldiers killed in the Iraq war in January, a deadly month when the base lost 10 soldiers during their latest deployment.

Six soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team were honored Wednesday at the outpost on the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

Two other soldiers also killed this month were assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, a tenant unit based at Fort Campbell.

Another soldier from the 3rd Brigade died from non-combat injuries and another soldier from 2nd Brigade also died, bringing the monthly toll for the base to 10.

Division Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser said the soldiers knew that serving in Iraq was honorable.

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Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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