Open house set at army center named for Indiana veteran

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An open house is planned this weekend at a new army reserve training facility that was named for a Brookstone native who died in Iraq.

The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier reports ( ) that the Spc. Luke P. Frist Army Reserve Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison will host the event this Saturday. The facility opened in May.

Frist served in Iraq with the Lafayette-based 209th Quartermaster Company. He died in 2004 after he was severely burn when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device.

The 126,000-square-foot center houses classes, vehicle maintenance and storage facilities.

Frist's mother, Patti Frist, founded a Lafayette chapter of Gold Star Mothers. His father has said Frist joined the military "out of patriotism, the passion for discipline, and the comradery of being part of a team."


Information from: Journal and Courier,