Via the Fort Riley public affairs office, the family of Cpl. Durrell Bennett passes along its gratitude to all who supported them following the Spanaway soldier’s death March 29 in Baghdad. More here.
Bennett, a Bethel High School graduate, was killed in an ambush while serving with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment from Fort Riley.
In a statement, the family said it wanted “to extend special thanks to everyone for touching our hearts during the grieving process. … Your thoughtfulness meant so much during our time of grief. We want you to know your kindness means a lot.”
In particular, the family thanked By His Word Christian Center, Allen A.M.E. Methodist Church, the Department of Social and Health Services in Puyallup, the Department of Corrections in Gig Harbor, the Bethel School District, the American Red Cross, the American Legion, and other local, state and federal government agencies that helped them.