WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu April 12, 2012
Famous Actor to Help Dedicate Memorial at Hardin County Post
Kevin Costner will be at Fort Knox this weekend for the unveiling of a memorial honoring soldiers under the 11th Aviation Command and subordinate units. The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise says Costner will speak at the memorial Saturday morning and will dedicate a song, "The Angels Came Down," that he wrote in honor of those who have lost family members in war.
Capt. Malisa Hamper, a public affairs officer with the command, said the soldiers being honored are Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Carter of Centennial, Colo.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols of Hays, Kan.; Staff Sgt. Patrick Hamburger of Lincoln, Neb.; Sgt. Alexander Bennett of Tacoma, Wash.; and Spc. Spencer Duncan of Olathe, Kan. They died with 25 other service members in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last year.
The 11th Aviation Command is an Army Reserve headquarters unit stationed at Fort Knox.