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Honoring the Fallen
Photos and story by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA
TAG at Operation Jump Start
Family members, Soldiers and Airmen filled the Timmerman Center auditorium at Fort Dix to capacity. In front of them covered in black drapery and lined across the base of the stage were the portraits of the fallen Soldiers and the plaques dedicated to them. Behind them was an honor guard comprised of New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers.

On Nov. 15, four conference rooms at the Timmerman Center were named in honor of Staff Sgt. Frank T. Carvill, Staff Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo, Sgt. Ryan E. Doltz and Spc. Christopher M. Duffy. All four were members B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery.

“This is personal to us. We lost four members of our extended family,” observed Maj. Gen. Glen K. Rieth, The Adjutant General of New Jersey. “We are here to honor their lives and service to the nation.”

The unit deployed from McGuire Air Force Base Feb. 21, 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Six months later on June 4, Carvill and Duffy died when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. The following day, Timoteo and Doltz were killed by another IED.

Following the closing remarks, the portraits and the plaques were carried by the honor guard to the classrooms where they were installed.

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