Airmen and family members with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and the 31st Rescue Squadron conducted a five-mile memorial ruck march in honor of two fallen pararescuemen.
United States Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean Barton, from the 320th STS, and Tech. Sgt. Peter Kraines, from the 24th Special Operations Wing, died from injuries sustained in training incidents in 2014 and 2019, respectively.
The memorial ruck featured a pair of 200-lb. litters and several 50-lb. water cans, totaling 800 lbs., in addition to loaded ruck packs worn by Airmen.
“We do these memorial rucks and memorial workouts to remember the fallen and their families and to educate others who may not have known them to learn about those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien, a pararescueman with the 320th STS. “We get together, do these workouts, and we share the sweat and camaraderie in memory of our brothers.”
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