6/26/2012 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- June 26 - The 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team will conduct a memorial ceremony here Thursday afternoon for two brigade Soldiers killed earlier this month in Afghanistan. The ceremony will be held at Richardson's Soldier's Chapel beginning at 1 p.m.
The ceremony will honor:
· Pfc. Vincent James Ellis, 22, of Tokyo, Japan, who died Monday, June 4, 2012 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany. He had been medically evacuated to Landstuhl to be treated for wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices and small arms fire at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost Province, Afghanistan on Friday, June 1, 2012. Ellis was assigned to the brigade's 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment as a cavalry scout paratrooper since arriving in the unit in August 2011. Ellis had attended Basic Training and the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. in 2011 prior to his assignment to Alaska. This was his first deployment.
· Spc. Nathan Tyler Davis, 20, of Yucaipa, Calif., died June 9, 2012 when the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive device in Tore Obeh, Afghanistan. Davis was assigned to the brigade's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment where he was assigned as an infantry paratrooper since his arrival in Alaska in February 2011. Davis joined the Army in September 2010 and graduated from Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, and the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga. This was his first deployment.
The 3,500-Soldier 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December.