F/51st LRS - KIA This web site is dedicated to the memory of Col. William C. Maus, Jr. (1928 - 1998)
Then I heard the Lord Saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here I am.  Send me!" –Isaiah 6:8 (Bible verse suggested by Ted Godwin)
SFC Lance Scott Cornett—KIA 3 Feb 2006 FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service) Sgt. 1st Class Lance S. Cornett, 33, a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, N.C., was was killed in action Feb. 3, 2006.  He died from injuries sustained while engaging the enemy during a firefight in the vicinity of Ramadi. IN REMEMBRANCE OF Lance Cornett: “Lance was my Team Leader then my PSG for a few years in Fco 51st IN (LRSC). Words can not describe the amazing leader and person Lance was.”— Cansas Sadler (guestbook comment from Kentucky.com, SSG Sadler is a former member of F/51st LRS.) (note: there are more comments in the guestbook.) Tribute to SFC Cornett by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
SILENT VICTORY executive producer, Don Hall, with F51st LRS honor guard at the memorial service for Col. William C. Maus, F51st LRP C.O. in Vietnam. SSG Cornett, who is standing next to Don, was killed in action in Iraq on 3 Feb 2006. RIP.
Left: Zachariah Long Middle: Lyle Griffin Right: Michael Gleason (Photo attributions are unknown. These photos were found on multiple web sites.)
Spc Zachariah W. Long, Spc Lyle Griffin, and Spc Michael T. Gleason, Died 30 May 2003 U.S. Department of Defense News Release, June 2, 2003. Release No: 385-03 June 02, 2003   DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today that three soldiers were killed on May 30, in Mosul, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They are: Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20, of Milton, Pa., Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25, of Warren, Pa., and Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20, of Emerson, N.J. The three soldiers were traveling in a three-vehicle convoy during a storm from Mosul to Tikrit (2 HUMMVs, 1 light medium tactical vehicle).  A civilian vehicle dodged a pothole causing the HUMMVs to swerve.  There was not enough stopping distance between the vehicles causing the LMTV to swerve off the road and turn over, causing the death of three soldiers. The soldiers were assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. *** San Diego Memorial page on which these men are featured. Kyle Griffin’s name appears in the list in The State of New Jersey’s Fallen Heroes Memorial. Please contact annette@i-served.com and provide the names, photos, and information about any other men from F/51st LRS who have been KIA so they can be honored on this page.
Photo left: Don Hall, SILENT  VICTORY executive producer, in the F/51 LRS company area talking with SFC Jason Skane. They are both standing beside the F/51 KIA memorial. Photo right: a close-up of the memorial. The 12 CIBs on the left represent the 12 men KIA in F/51st LRP in Vietnam. The 3 CIBs on the right represent the men KIA from F/51st LRS. (Photos © Annette & Don Hall)
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Killed in Action
“We had the honor to meet Lance Cornett in April 1999 in Wilmington, NC, when he was an SSG with F/51st LRS. He was in charge of the honor guard detail from his unit that had been sent from Ft. Bragg for the memorial service for Col. William C. Maus., the former CO for F/51st LRP in Vietnam. We were privileged to meet fine young men like Lance Cornett who were following in the footsteps of their forefathers. God bless his family. Our prayers are with them.”  — Don and Annette Hall, executive producers of SILENT VICTORY.