Posted: May 22, 2013 11:27 AM MDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2016 08:51 PM MDT
Five Fort Bliss soldiers killed with an IED in Afghanistan on May 4, 2013 were remembered in a special memorial on May 22. The soldiers honored: 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum, Staff Sgt. Francis Gene Phillips IV, Spc. Kevin Cardoza, Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott and Spc. Thomas Paige Murach. According to Maj. Joseph Buccino, the soldiers were in the Maiwand District in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province working a mounted patrol when their vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device. All Soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, which deployed from Fort Bliss in December 2012.