WRANGB honors fallen soldier and family
By Staff Sgt Londsay Roe, 137 ARW Public Affairs
/ Published October 25, 2011
September, 2011 -- Hundreds of Airmen and Soldiers lined the streets of Will Rogers Air National Guard Base to honor a fallen Oklahoma Army soldier, whose dignified transfer was performed August 7, 2011.
2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Vinita, Okla.
In addition the supporters, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder lining the quarter mile route on base, the motorcade included over 50 Patriot Guard Riders and Guard Dogs on motorcycles, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Vets and Patriots of Oklahoma.
"I am extremely proud of all the members of the Oklahoma Air and Army National Guard for the very professional and well executed honoring of Lt. Ewy and his family," said Lt. Col. Aaron Wardlaw, 137th Air Refueling Wing Chief of Safety.
Ewy died from wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Janak Kheyl, Afghanistan.