SGT. JOSHUA MICHAEL HARAPKO
Hometown / City: Peoria
Date of Death: March 11, 2003
Fort Drum honors soldiers killed in Black Hawk: 14 March 2003 FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Army News Service, March 18, 2003) -- The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and surrounding community joined together to say a final farewell to 11 soldiers at a memorial service March 14 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.
The service was attended by 85 family members and more than 2,000 mourners, including U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton; Congressman John McHugh; New York Governor George Pataki; Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White; the civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for New York, Tony Keating; the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, General John M. Keane; State Senator Jim Wright, and State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava.
Members of 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment said goodbye to Captain Christopher E. Britton. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment remembered Chief Warrant 3 Kenneth L. Miller, Sergeant Lucas V. Tripp, and Specialist Barry M. Stephens. Fellow warriors from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment mourned Staff Sergeant Brian L. Pavlich, Sergeant John L. Eichenlaub Jr., Sergeant Joshua M. Harapko, Specalist Shawn A. Mayerscik, Private First Class Andrew D. Stevens, Private First Class Stryder O. Stoutenburg, and Private First Class Tommy C. Young.