Families, Friends and Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the loss of two Paratroopers from the Brigade during combat operations.
I ask you to respect the official Department of Defense notification process, a process which may take a few days. If you receive any information about these combat operations, either factual or speculative, I ask you to refrain from sharing it for the sake of the Paratroopers’ loved ones.
When appropriate, further information will be shared through the Army’s and the Brigade’s official information channels.
As you read this, Rear Detachment leaders are gathering resources and will make them available to the Paratroopers’ loved ones to help them in this most difficult time. The expertise of every staff member of this brigade and in the 82nd Airborne Division will be utilized to ensure the Families of the fallen are taken care of.
As we move forward together, I ask for your thoughts and prayers for the Families affected and for the Paratroopers of their unit who are still deployed.
Art Sellers, COL, IN, Commanding