Unit, family, friends gather to remember fallen VNG Soldiers 14 years later
181221-Z-RW533-0004.JPG Photo By: Mike Vrabel

ARLINGTON, Virginia - Sonja Ruhren and Christine Mason, mothers of Sgt. David A. Ruhren and Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason, address their friends and family. Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason and Sgt. David A. Ruhren, both assigned to the Fredericksburg-based 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, but were deployed with the 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, were killed in the attack in a mess tent Dec. 21, 2004, on Forward Operating Base Marez, in Mosul, Iraq. A total of 22 people were killed, including 14 U.S. troops. Dozens of others suffered serious injuries, including others deployed with the 276th.


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