Fort Benning named a new maintenance facility in honor of a fallen soldier during a ceremony Wednesday morning at Harmony Church.
The Mizener Wheel and Track Sustainment Complex was named for Pfc. Jesse Douglas Mizener, killed in action in Iraq on Jan. 7, 2004, when Logistics Base Seitz was attacked by enemy mortar fire. Mizener was deployed with the 542nd Company, 541st Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group and served as a heavy equipment mechanic.
His parents, Rebecca and James Mizener, attended the ceremony and helped unveil a plaque and cut the ribbon for the facility during the ceremony.
“We’re excited, we’re humbled, we’re honored,” Rebecca Mizener said. “There are just so many thoughts going through our mind right now.”
She spoke of her son’s pride in serving, as well as the pride she and her husband feel of Jesse’s service.
“I tell people our son was an honorable man doing an honorable job,” she said. “He was a soldier in the United States Army.”
The Mizener Wheel and Track Sustainment Complex includes eight buildings spread over 42 acres that include an 80,000-square-foot shop with a 35-ton crane capable of lifting the heaviest of the Army’s equipment.