Flags lowered to honor fallen Harrison soldier

Friday, September 3, 2010
Flags flew at half-staff in memory of Private First Class Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison, who died on Aug. 29 in Nangahar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with rocket-propelled grenades. Anna Mathews / Carroll County News

Private First Class Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison, died in Afghanistan on Aug. 29 when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with rocket-propelled grenades.

He was assigned to 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Raver joined the Army in February 2008 and served as a military policeman in Fort Campbell. His awards and decorations include Meritorious Unit Citation National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and weapons qualification M4 experts. He was recently promoted to E4 Specialist -- Corporal.

Another soldier, Capt. Ellery R. Wallace, 33, of Utah, was also killed in the attack.

Raver was in Arkansas earlier in August for a two-week vacation. He left on Aug. 18 to return to Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Pvt. Kellie S. Raver, who lives at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington; his daughter, Elisha, who lives in Alpena; and his father, Charles B Raver, of Everton.

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