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Duke Memorial unveiling this week

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Memorial is tribute to fallen 3/1 soldiers

By Marty Finley

A memorial dedicated to 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1 Infantry Division soldiers who have lost their lives in combat since 2001 will open to the public this week.

The Duke Memorial, situated near the 3/1 company operation facilities complex on post, opens for viewing at 3 p.m. Friday.

The memorial serves as a tribute to those of the 3/1 who have died while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. The brigade  has deployed three times since the global war on terror began and recently returned from a one-year deployment to Afghanistan.

Directions and a map to the site are available on the Fort Knews section of www.knox.army.mil. For information, contact the Duke Brigade Public Affairs office at (502) 626-8216.