FORT HOOD, Texas —¬†Fort Hood officials will conduct a dignified transfer ceremony (ramp ceremony) in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 3 at the North Ramp located on Robert Gray Army Airfield.

The ramp ceremony, or fallen comrade ceremony, is a solemn event marking the journey home of a fallen U.S. service member.

Knadle died along with Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Nov.20 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground. Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division here.

Media desiring to attend the event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

On Dec. 3, a public affairs representative will meet media at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on TJ Mills Blvd. at 11:15 a.m. for an escort to the ceremony.

The original press release for Knadle and Fuchigami can be found here.