Memorial for fallen Bend soldier and his comrades



FORT BLISS, Texas — A memorial service is planned for this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan, including one from Bend, Oregon.

Fort Bliss officials have planned a  service for May 22 at the post chapel.

Five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised bomb damaged their vehicle. Among the victims was Spc. Brandon J. Prescott of Bend, Oregon.