Augusta, Georgia (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta hosted a tribute in memory of the three Georgian Army reservists who were slain in Jordan on Sunday.
A drone assault claimed the lives of Sergeant William Rivers from Carrolton, Specialist Kennedy Ladon from Waycross, and Specialist Breonna Moffette from Savannah. A veteran from our community responded to the news.
Although the Reverand came up with the idea, I felt it was fitting at this particular moment. Arthur Smith remarked, “Those young people living such long lives were so tragic.”
Members of the CSRA met at The Miles Memorial in Augusta to pay tribute to the soldiers.
“We have this freedom that many of us do not have where many of us are dying from bombs,” stated Reverend Larry Fryer. They lack the comfort and independence. Together, we must be able to avoid being shot at or wearing bulletproof vests.
We sometimes take freedom for granted, which is why remembering the fallen is so vital.
“Come out here and just think about that could have been my family, close family members,” said veteran Loretta Hairston. Being here is an honor from one bed to the next, but we regret the manner it happened and that it included a close family member. So they met to pray for the many souls killed as well as for peace.
Veteran Tyrone Hall stated: “It’s an honor for me to, you know, be a part of it, to participate in a service like this. Although there aren’t many numbers, the heart is there.
Although the service was brief, it gave the military community a chance to recognize one another. The McKinney family has a history in the military. She only traveled from Atlanta to attend the service.