Photo Credit: PFC Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs
A group of "Arctic Wolves" Soldiers embrace at a memorial for Staff Sgt. Solomon Sam and Sgt. John Savage at Forward Operating Base Marez Dec. 10. Solomon served as a heavy equipment operator and squad leader of 3rd Platoon 523rd "Wolverine" Battalion, Savage served two tours of duty in Mosul, his latest with the 94th Engineer Battalion. Both Soldiers lost their lives following an improvised explosive detonated outisde of FOB Marez.