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  SP4 John Borm    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Bravo Company
35th Infantry Regiment
War on Terror

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 John Borm, who died in the service of his country on June 14th, 2007 in Kirkuk, Iraq. The cause of death was listed as Improvised Explosive Device. He was from Sidney, Nebraska.

The decorations earned by SP4 John Borm include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart,

Governor Heineman to attend funeral of fallen Sidney specialist
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will attend the funeral in Sidney of U.S. Army Specialist John Borm.
Sidney City Manager Gary Person says Heineman has also authorized flags to be flown at half-mast in Sidneyon Saturday to honor Borm, who was killed in Iraqon June 14th.
The funeral is at 9:00Saturday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic Church; burial is at noonin Lodgepole. Friends can pay respects at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Friday from 9:00to 8:00.
Person says Sidneywill fly its flags at half-mast beginning late Friday night through the Saturday observance. Residents are encouraged to fly flags Saturday and line the funeral procession route from the church in Sidneyto Lodgepole on Highway 30 with flags in hand to honor Borm. The procession will travel north on 14th Avenueto Highway 30 down Sidney's main street and east to the Lodgepole cemetery.

Army Specialist, John Borm, 21, Sidney
John Borm passed away on Thursday, June 14th while serving in Iraq. Survivors include his parents Larry and Lolita Borm of Sidney; one sister, Kimberly Borm of Sidney; grandmothers, Elizabeth Borm of Sidney and Arsenia Gonzaga of the Philippines; four aunts, Bev Lee of Cheyenne, Carol Pennebaker of Thornton, CO, Tita Gonzaga and Perlita Gonzaga both of the Philippines; uncle, Rodigo Gonzaga of the Philippines.
Services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23rd at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole at Noon on Saturday with full military honors. Friends may pay their respects on Friday from 9:00 to 8:00 at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund in John's name at Tier One Bank, 1028 Toledo St., Sidney, NE 69162. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

(Another Article)

By The Associated Press
Friday, Jun 15, 2007 - 09:39:02 pm CDT
SIDNEY A soldier from Sidney died in Iraq this week when a bomb exploded near the Humvee he was riding in, according to his family.

Larry Borm of Sidney said Friday afternoon that his son Val John Borm, 21, died in Iraq's Kirkuk province after the explosion.

Borm was serving as an infantryman in B Company, 2nd Battalion with the 35th Infantry. The unit is based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
The military reported Friday that three U.S. soldiers died when a bomb exploded near their vehicle Thursday during operations in Kirkuk province, in northern Iraq. Another soldier was wounded in the blast.

The military did not release the names of the soldiers killed or wounded in the explosion, so their families could be notified first.

Borm graduated from Sidney High School in 2005 and enlisted in the Army in August 2005.

Borm's father said his son enjoyed his Army service. Borm said his son liked to play computer games in his free time, and the younger Borm was also an avid paintball competitor.

Borm is survived by his father, mother Lolita and younger sister Kimberly.