Statement by Senator Mark Pryor on Private First Class Bryn T. Raver

Senator Mark Pryor made the following statement on the death of Private First Class Bryn T. Raver from Harrison, AR, who was killed in Nangahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire. Pfc. Raver was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

 Today I join all Arkansans in mourning the loss of Private First Class Bryn T. Raver, who gave his life defending our freedom.  Pfc. Raver had a deep love for his country and his family, and was inspired to join the military by his grandfather, who served in the Korean War.  He was known as an “action person,” never hesitating to fight for what he knew was right. 

 My thoughts and prayers are with Pfc. Raver’s family and friends during this difficult time. Pfc. Raver served our nation with courage, dedication, and honor, and we will never forget his sacrifice.