Nevada Guardsmen Set to Commemorate IHOP Victims

CARSON CITY – Soldiers and Airmen of the Nevada Guard are set to
participate in an informal memorial run/walk to commemorate the victims of
the International House of Pancakes shooting on Sept. 6, 2011. The run/walk
will start at the Carson City IHOP, 3883 S. Carson St., at 6 a.m. Shooting
survivor Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Mock will lead a pack of Guard runners and
walkers on a five-kilometer route from the restaurant to the Office of the
Adjutant General complex at 2460 Fairview Drive in Carson City. Tracy Kelly,
widow of Lt. Col. Heath Kelly, is set to greet the runners at the finish of
the route.

WHAT: 5K memorial run/walk for the victims of the Sept. 6, 2011 IHOP
WHO: Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen
WHEN: 6 a.m., Friday, September 6, dependent upon the air quality
WHERE: Parking lot next IHOP, 3883 S Carson St, Carson City
MEDIA: Welcome to attend.
For information or assistance, call Staff Sgt. Mike Getten at (775) 544-8539

On Sept. 6, 2011, Nevada Guardsmen Kelly, 35, Master Sgt. Christian
Riege, 38, and Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney, 31, were killed in a
shooting rampage conducted by Eduardo Sencion. Florence Donovan-Gunderson,
67, was also killed during the incident.

Sgt. Caitlin Kelley, 25, of Reno was shot in the foot and Mock
suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm. Seven others were injured.

Capt. Laura Boldry, the equal opportunity officer for the Nevada
Army National Guard, is one of the organizers of the event and said the
run/walk would be a fitting way to remember the three Guardsmen.

“I felt it would be a way to bring their spirits back to the Office
of the Adjutant General and home, because they didn’t make it back that
day,” Boldry said. “We will all be running to bring them home on Friday.”Kelly_Heath_LTC copy