Thursday, October 18, 2007

Baylor Sig Eps Honor One of Their Own

'Brothers' remember fallen soldier

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity from Baylor University in Texas found the perfect way to remember a fallen brother. It donated the Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando Memorial Fountain to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. It was officially dedicated this week.

As commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, Orlando was killed four years ago in Iraq when he tried to stop armed Iraqis while protecting a mosque. He received the Bronze Star posthumously and is credited with saving the lives of soldiers and civilians.

His fraternity brothers thought that his actions should be honored, and they donated the fountain as a way to do just that.

The Fisher House offers lodging for family members of wounded or ill soldiers recovering at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. The fountain will provide all who visit with a peaceful spot to meditate and remember an extremely brave soldier.