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Christensen Honors Fallen V.I. Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery

Oct. 12, 2007 — Delegate Donna M. Christensen joined the families of fallen V.I. National guardsmen Sgt. First Class Floyd Lake and Lt. Col. David Canegata III for ceremonies Friday at Ft. Myer, Va., and Arlington National Cemetery.
The remains of the two soldiers and their fellow guardsmen, killed in January when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Baghdad, Iraq, were interred at Arlington after a military ceremony at Ft. Myer's chapel, according to a news release from Christensen's office.
"Sgt. Lake and Lt. Col. Canegata and their comrades were buried with full military honors …," Christensen said. "After a morning ceremony in the Ft. Myers Chapel, a funeral procession led by military band proceeded to the grave site, where Blackhawk helicopters flew overhead in salute and a three-gun salute and the playing of taps took place."
Christensen presented the families with plaques of the Congressional record commending the two at a reception following the ceremonies.
"We are grateful for the service of soldiers like Sgt. Lake and Lt. Col. Canegata," she said. "I am sure that this morning's ceremonies reminded their families that the entire nation was grateful to them, as well."
The Washington Post newspaper has memorial pages for the soldiers. Click here for Canegata and here for Lake.
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Oct. 12, 2007 -- Delegate Donna M. Christensen joined the families of fallen V.I. National guardsmen Sgt. First Class Floyd Lake and Lt. Col. David Canegata III for ceremonies Friday at Ft. Myer, Va., and Arlington National Cemetery.
The remains of the two soldiers and their fellow guardsmen, killed in January when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Baghdad, Iraq, were interred at Arlington after a military ceremony at Ft. Myer's chapel, according to a news release from Christensen's office.
"Sgt. Lake and Lt. Col. Canegata and their comrades were buried with full military honors ...," Christensen said. "After a morning ceremony in the Ft. Myers Chapel, a funeral procession led by military band proceeded to the grave site, where Blackhawk helicopters flew overhead in salute and a three-gun salute and the playing of taps took place."
Christensen presented the families with plaques of the Congressional record commending the two at a reception following the ceremonies.
"We are grateful for the service of soldiers like Sgt. Lake and Lt. Col. Canegata," she said. "I am sure that this morning's ceremonies reminded their families that the entire nation was grateful to them, as well."
The Washington Post newspaper has memorial pages for the soldiers. Click here for Canegata and here for Lake.
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