Chesterfield roads named for fallen Army soldiers

Chesterfield roads named for fallen Army soldiers
Source: NBC12
Source: NBC12

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield named roads at Manchester High School in memory of two fallen soldiers on Friday.

Staff Sgt. Darryl Demetrial Booker and Sgt. Forrest Dane Cauthorn were both Manchester High School graduates.

Booker, 37, died in Iraq on Jan. 20, 2007 when the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was in crashed. The group he was with was supporting Operation Iraq Freedom at the time of the crash. Booker was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard.

Cauthorn, 22, died in Iraq on April 5, 2007, from wounds suffered when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms and grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

"We are proud to name these roads in honor of these two heroes from our own community," said Steve Elswick, member of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. "It is a fitting memorial to both of them, their love of their country and commitment to their military service."

Staff Sgt. Booker is survived by his wife, Jeanne, daughter, Derica, four stepchildren, and his mother, Maria Loney.

Sgt. Cauthorn is survived by his father, Forrest W. "Billy" Cauthorn, two uncles, an aunt, a niece and a nephew.

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