La. National Guard, Community honors fallen Alexandria native

Members of the Louisiana National Guard conduct a ‘changing of the guard’ ritual while guarding fallen Soldier Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother at the Alexandria Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria, La., March 26, 2015. Strother was killed along with three other Guardsmen and seven Marines in a UH-60M Black Hawk crash in the Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, Florida, March 10, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office)
Members of the Louisiana National Guard conduct a ‘changing of the guard’ ritual while guarding fallen Soldier Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother at the Alexandria Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria, La., March 26, 2015. Strother was killed along with three other Guardsmen and seven Marines in a UH-60M Black Hawk crash in the Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, Florida, March 10, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office)

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard, family, friends and the communities of Central Louisiana, came together to honor fallen Soldier Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother of Pineville, during funeral services at the Alexandria Riverfront Convention Center and Alexandria Memorial Gardens, March 26.

 

Strother and three other Louisiana Guardsmen from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment died in a training accident, March 10, along with seven Marines.

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