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Trees planted on Warriors Walk for eight fallen soldiers

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Eight fallen Third Infantry Division soldiers were honored Thursday morning at a Warriors Walk tree dedication ceremony. Eight fallen Third Infantry Division soldiers were honored Thursday morning at a Warriors Walk tree dedication ceremony.
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Eight fallen Third Infantry Division soldiers were honored Thursday morning at a Warriors Walk tree dedication ceremony. 

The addition of the memorial trees for the soldiers will bring the total number of trees on Warriors Walk to 453.  The eastern red bud trees planted on Warriors Walk serve as a living monument to our soldiers who paid the ultimate price. 

These eight fallen soldiers were honored, according to a Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office news release:

Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Hunter Army Airfield 

Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass, 27, of Estherville, Iowa, died March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield. 

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson, 27, of Franklin, La., died March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield. 

Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27, of Eldersburg, Md., died March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield. 

Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo, 31, of Naples, Fla., died March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield. 

Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, 21, of Dunedin, Fla., died March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield. 

Spc. David T. Proctor, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., died March 13 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries sustained during a non-combat incident on March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. 

Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla., died March 11, in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by small arms fire  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

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