We lost an American Hero on 15 April, 2014 SPC Kerry M.G. Danyluk, of Cuero, TX, assigned to 2-87 IN, 3BCT, 10th MTN Div, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained on 12 April in Pul-e-Alam, AFG, from small arms fire. That's how one of the reports described it. But we know it goes deeper than that. We know the hurt the Family, the Battle Buddies and his extended Friends and Family are feeling. RIP SPC Danyluk. You've made the Eternal Climb to Glory. Your watch is complete.
B Company, 2-87 IN, 3rd BCT, 10th MTN DIV
1SG Gonzo, CPT Luke H, SGT Dan B, SGT Dan W, SGT Dan K, Justin B, Josh L, Aaron H, Derek W, Jonathan Y, Chris R
Sponsors: Hackensack Elks, Bryan Cave Law
This is our third tour supporting B Company of the 2-87, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division. We took care of the Blackhawks during OEF 08-09 and a fine bunch of soldiers they were. Our contact then was SSG Eric J. Then in OEF 10-11 we supported them again, with SSG Kenneth Keith, SPC Derek McConnell and many other great Soldiers. Derek was Wounded in Action on 23 July 2011 and 20 months later Climbed to his Eternal Glory on 18 Mar 2013. We now are supporting B Co and all their platoons in Derek's honor and memory.
The men of 3rd Platoon, B Company, 2-87 IN, 3rd BCT, 10th MTN DIV wanted a 25-ft flag. Thanks to the generosity of folks like NJ Assemblyman Bob Schroeder, his Chief of Staff Lisa Yakomin and Apollo Flag's Gary Potenzone, we were able to send them one! 3rd Platoon has been fighting a lot lately, like many of our 10th MTN units. So we're glad she has Old Glory with her. We wish all our guys safe days ahead! We're thinking about you all!