Fallen Soldier Memorial Service Recognizes Seven Idahoans


Seven Idaho soldiers have fallen in the last year, and in the third-annual memorial service at the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will recite the names of all 62 fallen Idaho soliders.

The seven Idaho soliders who gave their lives in service this year are:

• Robert Dyas Jr., 21, of Nampa was killed by small-arms fire in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2011.

• Ryan Sharp, 28, died Dec. 3, 2011, in a German hospital from injuries caused by an IED blast in Afghanistan.

• Kenneth Cochran, 20, of Wilder, died on Jan. 15, during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

• Daniel Brown, 27, of Jerome, was killed March 24, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

• Chris Workman, a 33-year-old native of Rupert and recent resident of Boise, was killed April 19. Boise Weekly reported that Workman was killed "with three other soldiers when their Black Hawk helicopter, responding to a call to evacuate Afghan police officers, went down in the Gamsir District of Helmand Province. The New York Times reports that four Afghan police officers were killed and seven others wounded in a suicide attack at a police checkpoint, and that the American helicopter was flying to the scene to take the wounded to a nearby hospital."

• Cody Moosman, 24, of Preston, was killed in Afghanistan July 3, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

• Ethan J. Martin, 22, of Lewsiton, died Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his combat team encountered enemy fire.

Tuesday's service at the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial (at the Idaho Law Center) will include a special ceremony for the seven soliders.