FORT CARSON, Colo. " The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross is used to show honor and respect for the fallen. Started during the American Civil War as a means of identifying the bodies on the battleground before they were removed, today, it is a means of showing respect for the fallen among the still living members of the troop and as a private ceremony among those still living as a means to mourn. A memorial placed at Founder's Field honored Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, senior enlisted leader, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Maj. Thomas Kennedy, fire support officer, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div.; and Air Force Maj. Walter "D.G." Gray, air liaison officer, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, during a memorial ceremony held Aug. 23, 2012.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan Thome, 4th Inf. Div. PAO)