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Fort Riley honoring 5 dead in Afghanistan

Published on -1/9/2014, 4:17 PM

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) -- Five Fort Riley soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan are remembered by colleagues for their personalities, dedication and professionalism.

Nearly 500 people filled an Army chapel Thursday to honor the soldiers who were among six soldiers who died in December. A firing squad and bugler braved frigid temperatures to offer a 21-volley salute and play taps.

The Fort Riley soldiers who died were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, of Heavener, Okla.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, of Willow Spring, N.C.; Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, of Marietta, Ga.; and Spc. Terry K.D. Gordon, of Shubuta, Miss.

Also killed was Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, of Elkhart, Ind., who was based in Vilseck, Germany.

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