Soldiers in S. Korea remember servicemember fatally shot while on leave in Nebraska
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A soldier who was killed while visiting family in Nebraska was remembered by his comrades in arms as a born champion during a memorial Thursday at a chapel on his former base.
Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore, who had survived tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was fatally shot while on leave in his hometown of Omaha before heading to a new post as a recruiter in Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Tasha, and 5-year-old son Kyle Jr.
LeFlore’s name rang out three times unanswered during a ceremonial “last roll call” during the memorial at the Freedom Chapel on Camp Humphreys. A volley of gunfire and taps finally punctured the silence.
“Sgt. LeFlore was not weak; he was strong,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Robinson, who served with LeFlore at the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion’s communication shop at the base south of Seoul.
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