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Ft. Benning compound dedicated to fallen sergeant

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The 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicated a Reconnaissance and Security Compound to the memory of Sargent 1st Class Lance Cornett by naming the area Camp Cornett on Fort Benning. 

The dedication ceremony was held Tuesday, May 3 at 9 a.m. 

Cornett was 33 when he was killed in action February 3, 2006, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

As a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., Cornett died from injuries sustained while engaging the enemy during a firefight in the vicinity of Ramadi. 

Cornett was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the Purple Heart and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. 

His military training included the Air Assault Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Sniper Course, the Sapper Leader Course, the Ranger Course, the Pathfinder Course, the Static Line Jumpmaster Course, the Basic and the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Special Forces Diving Supervisor Course and the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course. 

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