Fort Benning soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Military officials say two servicemen assigned to Fort Benning in Georgia were among a group of soldiers killed during an attack in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense on Tuesday identified the soldiers with Georgia ties as 25-year-old Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins of Carlisle, Penn.; and 24-year-old Pfc. Cody J. Patterson of Philomath, Ore.

Both were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning.

Authorities say Hawkins and Patterson were among four soldiers killed Oct. 6, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

The other soldiers killed in the attack were 25-year-old 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno of San Diego, Calif.; and Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo.



More Local

Newnan Times-Herald reporter seriously injured in car wreck

Newnan Times-Herald staff reporter, Bradley Hartsell and his girlfriend, were involved in a very serious car accident last night. Hartsell r ... Read More


Coweta Board of Education

Extra state funds helps schools pay it forward

Restoration of one paid teacher day as well as a step increase for all classified employees were approved by the Coweta County Board of Educ ... Read More


State pres urges NAACP members to be game changers

Georgia State NAACP President the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson gave a rousing address at Tuesday’s meeting of the Coweta branch of the Nat ... Read More


Easter Fest a response to shooting deaths

The hail of bullets that rocked Coweta County a few weeks ago is being met with an Easter egg hunt – one that organizers hope will bri ... Read More


New produce market coming to Newnan

Newnan, Coweta County, and the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Office are partnering to bring a new farmer’s marke ... Read More

Coweta Board of Education

Classes added to some middle, high schools

Course additions at certain middle schools and high schools in Coweta County were approved Tuesday by the Coweta County Board of Education. ... Read More