"Remember the Fallen" 5K in Gurr's Memory

It’s been nearly 5 years since local hero, Sgt. Daniel Gurr, was fatally shot while on patrol in Afghanistan and the community is invited to remember his sacrifice as well as all fallen soldiers at a 5K event on Friday, August 5th, the 5 -year anniversary of Gurr’s death. The event will be a nighttime 5K followed by a candlelight vigil at the Vernal Cemetery, which Daniel’s mother Tracy Bede(Bee-Dee) says will be especially meaningful because most of Sgt. Gurr’s battalion is planning to travel to Vernal to attend. “This 5K run is not just to remember Daniel but every soldier that has paid the ultimate sacrifice.Thirteen soldiers that actually served with Daniel will be coming out,” shares Tracy. “Many of these soldiers are just out of the service and can’t believe the support our community gives to military families. They are amazed at how a small town has such a huge American heart. Most of these soldiers are from big cities where they just don’t have that kind of support.” The “Remember the Fallen” 5K walk/run will be held at Uintah High School on August 5th at 8pm. Get registered at www.raceentry.com.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.