An Artifact's Story: The Special Forces Crest and Combat Infantryman's Badge of Chris Falkel

As you have read here, the Honor Bell will be forged with a thousand pounds of brass. What makes it special, however, are the artifacts from Colorado's deceased service members that will be forged into it along with the molten metal. The first two artifacts donated for use in the Honor Bell are the Special Forces Crest and Combat Infantryman's Badge from Army Staff Sergeant Chris Falkel. In 2005, Falkel was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. His father, Jeff Falkel, tells the story of Chris and the artifacts here. 

 

Artifacts like Chris's are what will truly make this bell "Forged From Honor". If you have an artifact that you'd like to donate for inclusion into the Honor Bell, learn more here.