Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP MOURNS LOSS OF SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN

Oct 8, 2013
Press Release

FORT BENNING, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement lamenting the deaths of 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, killed in an improvised bomb attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Hawkins and Pfc Patterson were both assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, GA.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson in Afghanistan,” said Congressman Bishop. “While their sacrifice reflects the strength, courage, and bravery of our armed forces, their personal legacy will remain for years to come. Our grateful nation's thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends, and units during this difficult time of loss."

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