Friday, April 19, 2013
Fort Bragg pays tribute to a missing unit member by keeping her memory alive.
Fort Bragg's 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion shared their hope and memories today during the Remembrance Ceremony for Spc. Kelli Bordeaux. The soldier disappeared just over one year ago, but her memory is kept alive today by family, friends and peers. At the private ceremony for unit members and family, Hangar 4 at Pope Army Airfield was filled with supporters who shared who Kelli was to them. The Battalion Commander LTC Heather Kness opened with remarks about the young soldier and her zest for life. Tearful tributes by fellow soldiers in her chain-of-command were shared by 1LT Annie Davis, Sgt. Dontae Gibson, Spc. Kaydi Owens and Spc. Marshalee Meikle. Kelli's most staunch advocate in keeping her memory alive through managing …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friends and family will gather on Friday to honor 23-year old soldier Kelli Bordeaux.
In a mystery that has perplexed the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community alike, one of their soldiers has been missing for over one year. As a show of solidarity for Spc. Kelli Bordeaux, Fort Bragg's 601st Area Support Medical Company will hold a remembrance ceremony on Friday, April 19 for her. The event will take place at 10 a.m., Hanger 4 at Pope Field, and is for unit personnel and family members only. "Our key message in hosting this event is one of hope," said Maj. Dan Reynolds, executive officer, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion. "We're doing this for members of the battalion to bring hope to the Soldiers and to make it known that Spec. Kelli Marie Bordeaux lives in our hearts," said event coordinator, 1st Lt. Annie Davis …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux disappeared nearly one year ago and officials are still searching for solid leads on the case.
Nearing the one year mark of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux's disappearance, Fort Bragg and Fayetteville officials announced Friday that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information about a 23-year-old missing soldier. Any person with information regarding this incident should contact Special Agent Martin Smith at 910-396-8777 or the Military Police desk at 910-396-0392. The payout of cash rewards to civilians, military and federal employees for information leading to a conviction is contingent upon their exceptional actions regarding the information provided, according to Ben Abel in a media release from Fort Bragg on Friday. The soldier was last seen wearing black shorts and pink top, on Friday, April 13, before going to Froggy Bottoms. She …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Nearly seven months since her sister's disappearance, Kelli's sister writes in.
This is Olivia Cox, PFC Kelli Bordeaux's sister. I am trying to get Kelli's story back out there. It has been just over SEVEN MONTHS since Kelli went missing. I am doing everything I can to keep awareness up that she is STILL MISSING and that she still needs our help but it is extremely hard to do on my own. I want to know if anyone of you would like to help me keep Kelli in the hearts, minds, and prayers of your audience. I have continued to share Kelli's story daily through the Facebook page that I am the administrator of (www.facebook.com/findkelli). I have worked with OnlyN Door Digital Billboards of Fayetteville, NC's owner, Jerry Mac to design and put Kelli's missing posters in his indoor digital billboards across Fayetteville (9 …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Another Saturday where the community gathers to search for Kelli Bordeaux.
The community is meeting again to search on Saturday for missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux who went missing on April 14. The volunteer group plans to meet at 7:30a.m. Saturday morning in the parking lot of Food Lion at 150 Andrews Road. The dedicated group of volunteers have been searching each weekend in hopes of finding some clue that will help explain her whereabouts after she was seen leaving the Froggy Bottoms club on April 13. In late April the Fayetteville Police coordinated a massive public search in the same area along Andrews Road.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Family, friends and dedicated volunteers turned out for Saturday's event.
Saturday, July 14, marked the third month since Fort Bragg's 44th Medical Command soldier, Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux disappeared.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Butterflies symbolized hope for Kelli's family and the entire community of volunteers who have been involved in the numerous Saturday searches in Fayetteville.
Around 100 supporters turned out for Saturday's Butterfly Release of Hope event at Britt HotRodz Motorcycles to honor Fort Bragg's missing soldier, Kelli Bordeaux. Oliva Cox, from Fort Stewart, Ga., shared that Kelli and Mike had butterflies released at their wedding and that when one landed on Kelli's hip that joyous day, she told her Olivia that it meant good luck. The 50 painted lady butterflies, donated by Cloverlawn Butterflies in Orlando, Fl., were released from a decorative box by Oliva, and Kelli's family released theirs from blue wrapped envelopes to signify hope wherever Kelli may be. Mike Bordeaux, Kelli's husband, was visibly emotional as he thanked the crowd of supporters, wiping away a tear as he prepared to release his …
Saturday's event brought together the community as they remain hopeful for the missing soldier.
Hundreds of supporters gathered on Saturday, July 14 to support Kelli Bordeaux's family and shared in their hope to find her.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Come out Saturday and share in the hope with Kelli's family and friends and they mark her third month that she remains missing.
On July 14 it will be three months since the 44th Medical Brigade soldier, Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux disappeared. The community has remained hopeful and organized volunteer groups that still search for Kelli Bordeaux on Saturday's in Fayetteville. Bordeaux's sister, Olivia Cox, has arranged to hold a Butterfly Release of Hope event at Britt HotRodz Motorcycles on Sycamore Dairy Drive at 10:30a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided from 9 to 10a.m. and presentations will be made to Bordeaux's family. While Cox put the event together, she has had an outpouring of support from the community. Britt HotRodz office manager, Dee James, came upon the Facebook page to raise awareness for the missing Kelli Bordeaux. She got in touch with organizers to …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Supporters of Kelli Bordeaux are not giving up hope as they continue to search the area.
A team of volunteers searched again on Saturday, June 8, for the missing Fort Bragg soldier, Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux. Volunteers met at the Food Lion on Andrews Road to comb through the thick brush near the area where Bordeaux was last seen on April 14. Bordeaux, 23, was last seen at Froggy Bottoms bar, located at 6326 Ramsey Street, before reportedly getting a ride back to her apartment complex, Meadowbrook Apartments at Kings Grant. Police believe Bordeaux left the bar with a man identified as a registered sex offender and whom she met there the week before. The Froggy Bottoms Facebook page is no longer up and the bar has been closed since the owner, Steven Cantrell, 49, of the 300 block of Lynn Avenue, was arrested on outstanding warrants. …