Tree ceremony to honor soldiers

Four Fort Benning soldiers will be among eight 3rd Infantry Division troops to be posthumously honored Thursday in a tree dedication ceremony at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

Three of that group, all member of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, were killed last October when enemy forces engaged their unit with small arms fire and improvised explosive devices at Salman Pak, Iraq.

They were Sgt. Daniel McCall, 24, of Pace, Fla.; Spc. Rush M. Jenkins, 22, of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Pfc. Cody M. Carver, 19, of Haskell, Okla., died Oct. 30 of wounds suffered, Pfc. Dwane A. Covert, 20, of Tonawanda, N.Y., died Nov. 3, in Al-Sahra, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Fort Benning's 104th Transportation Company, 13th Corps Support Sustainment Battalion.

Four soldiers from Fort Stewart will also be honored.

The addition of a memorial Eastern Red Bud tree for each of these fallen soldiers will bring the total number of trees on Warriors Walk to 381.