Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

The list was last updated at 3:25 PM EST Thursday, November 2, 2006
Source: DefenseLINK, Defend America


 

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American servicemembers listed: 328

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Alabama
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 35, of Montgomery, Alabama.
Bryson died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Master Sgt. Herbert R. Claunch, 58, of Wetumpka, Alabama.
Claunch died in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after collapsing on the floor in his quarters. He was assigned to the Army National Guard, 217th Military Police Company, Prattville, Alabama. Died on April 18, 2004.
Army Sgt. Jeremy D. Foshee, 25, of Pisgah, Alabama.
Foshee was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army CW3 Mark S. O'Steen, 43, of Alabama.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on January 30, 2003.
CIA Johnny Michael Spann, 32, of Winfield, Alabama.
Spann was killed during a deadly four-day prison riot near Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. Died on November 25, 2001.
Arizona
Army Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs, 28, of Mesa, Arizona.
Hobbs died in Miam Do, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on October 14, 2004.
Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin B. Joyce, 19, of Ganado, Arizona.
Joyce died after falling into the Pech River while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on June 25, 2005.
Army Spc. Scott J. Mullen, 22, of Tucson, Arizona.
Mullen died in Makati City, The Republic of the Philippines, of injuries sustained there from a non-combat related accident on October 13, 2005. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on October 14, 2005.
Army Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross, 24, of Peoria, Arizona.
Ross died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army's 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on September 25, 2005.
Army Spc. Patrick D. Tillman, 27, of Chandler, Arizona.
Tillman died in Afghanistan when his patrol vehicle came under attack. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on April 22, 2004.
Arkansas
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, 21, of Rogers, Arkansas.
Samek died from injuries he received when an Air Force HH-60 helicopter aircraft crashed during a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Died on October 21, 2004.
Marine Lance Cpl. Steven A. Valdez, 20, of McRea, Arkansas.
Valdez died from enemy mortar fire at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on September 26, 2005.
California
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, California.
Axelson died while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located Axelson while conducting a combat search and rescue operation July 10, 2005 in Kunar province. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Declared deceased on July 10, 2005.
Marine Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft, 29, of Shasta, California.
Bancroft died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Sgt. Bryan A. Brewster, 24, of Fontana, California.
Brewster died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Victor H. Cervantes, 27, of Stockton, California.
Cervantes died in Orgun-e, Afghanistan, when he came under small arms fire while on patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 10, 2005.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, 37, of Thousand Oaks, California.
Corlew died in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on June 12, 2002.
Army Pfc. Joseph Cruz, 22, of Whittier, California.
Cruz died in Bagram, Afghanistan of non-combat related injuries sustained in an accident at Organ-E, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2005. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on October 16, 2005.
Air Force Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham, 26, of Camarillo, California.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Air Force Maj. Duane W. Dively, 43, of Rancho California, California.
Dively died in Southwest Asia, in the crash of a U-2 aircraft. Dively had completed flying a mission and was returning to his base when the crash occurred. He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California. Died on June 22, 2005.
Army Master Sgt. Emigdio E. Elizarraras, 37, of Pico Rivera, California.
Elizarraras died in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a reconnaissance mission. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on February 28, 2006.
Army Cpl. Dale E. Fracker, Jr., 23, of Apple Valley, California.
Fracker died on in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 24, 2004.
Army Sgt. Gregory M. Frampton, 37, of California.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on January 30, 2003.
Army Cpl. Billy Gomez, 25, of Perris, California.
Gomez died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on October 20, 2004 in Naka, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on October 27, 2004.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad A. Gonsalves, 31, of Turlock, California.
Gonsalves died north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on February 13, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Allen C. Johnson, 31, of Los Molinos, California.
Johnson died in Khanaqin, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on April 26, 2005.
Army Spc. Adam G. Kinser, 21, of Sacramento, California.
Kinser died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 304th Psychological Operations Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Sacramento, California. Died on January 29, 2004.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, California.
Kristensen died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Mitchell A. Lane, 34, of Lompoc, California.
Lane fell approximately 25 feet when he was conducting a fast rope infiltration into a known enemy cave complex in Afghanistan. Lane was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 29, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, 24, of Mendocino, California.
Morgan died when a Marine CH-53E crashed in a remote region 60 kilometers south of Bagram in Northern Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMH-361), the "Flying Tigers" of Marine Aircraft Group 16, Combined Task Force 58, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 19, 2002.
Army Spc. Justin L. O'Donohoe, 27, of San Diego, California.
O'Donohoe died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Pvt. Christopher L. Palmer, 22, of Sacramento, California.
Palmer died near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on August 21, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Brian C. Prosser, 28, of Frazier Park, California.
Died in Afghanista. Died on December 5, 2001.
Navy Interior Communications Electrician First Class Petty Officer Thomas E. Retzer, 30, of San Diego, California.
Retzer died of wounds received in action in Afghanistan. Died on June 25, 2003.
Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate-Handling Petty Officer 1st Class Neil C. Roberts, 32, of Woodland, California.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Army Cpl. Matthew P. Steyart, 21, of Mount Shasta, California.
Steyart died in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on November 22, 2005.
Colorado
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz, 25, of Littleton, Colorado.
Dietz died while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located Dietz while conducting a combat search and rescue operation July 4, 2005 in Kunar Province; his whereabouts had been unknown since June 28, 2005. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Declared deceased on July 4, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Falkel, 22, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Falkel died in Deh Afghan, Afghanistan, where his unit was conducting combat operations and was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 8, 2005.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, 30, of Colorado.
Romero died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 19th Special Forces Group, Pueblo, Colorado. Died on April 15, 2002.
Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton, 21, of Montrose, Colorado.
Sitton died in Kunar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Sitton was assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 19, 2006.
Connecticut
Army Sgt. Maj. Phillip R. Albert, 41, of Terryville, Connecticut.
Albert was onboard an MH-53 helicopter conducting combat operations when it crashed in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on November 23, 2003.
Army Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Connecticut.
Gilman died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on January 29, 2004.
Army Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon, 41, of Connecticut.
McMahon died in Bamian, Afghanistan, when his contract aircraft crashed. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 27, 2004.
Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Connecticut.
Reich died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Delaware
Marine Lance Cpl. Russell P. White, 19, of Dagsboro, Delaware.
White died due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Bulldog, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 20, 2004.
Florida
Army Spc. Marc A. Anderson, 30, of Brandon, Florida.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Navy SEAL CWO Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Florida.
Bourgeois was killed while conducting small unit training at a remote site near Qandahar, Afghanistan. Died on March 27, 2002.
Army Sgt. Bradley S. Crose, 22, of Orange Park, Florida.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on March 4, 2002.
Army Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, 28, of Cape Coral, Florida.
Eggers died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 29, 2004.
Army Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty, 41, of Florida.
Fenty died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Fuerst III, 26, of Tampa, Florida.
Fuerst died in Panjway District, Afghanistan, when his HMMWV came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade, Pinellas Park, Florida. Died on June 24, 2006.
Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida.
Wakkuna died in Kunar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Jackson was assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 19, 2006.
Army Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Jacoby died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, 42, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Maltz died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Mancini, 43, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mancini died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Died on January 29, 2004.
Marine Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus, 31, of Gainesville, Florida.
Marcellus died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Army CWO Timothy W. Moehling, 35, of Florida.
Moehling died in the weather-related crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Kuwait. He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on February 24, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Ronald R. Payne, Jr., 23, of Lakeland, Florida.
Payne died due to hostile action in the vicinity of Tawara, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 8, 2004.
Army Spc. Pedro Pena, 35, of Florida.
Pena died in Kuwait. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on November 7, 2002.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Schafer, 25, of Spring Hill, Florida.
Schafer died in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, when he was shot by enemy forces while on a quick reaction force mission. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on July 25, 2005.
Army CWO Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida.
Scherkenbach died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Antonio J. Sledd, 20, of Hillsborough, Florida.
Sledd died in Kuwait from wounds received in action while participating in an urban exercise as part of Exercise Eager Mace. He was assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on October 8, 2002.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Suh died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Suplee, 39, of Ocala, Florida.
Suplee died at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, of injuries sustained on April 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan, when his HMMWV was involved in a traffic accident. Suplee was assigned to the National Guard 153rd Cavalry Squadron, Ocala, Florida. Died on August 3, 2006.
Army Pfc. Brandon J. Wadman, 19, of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Wadman died in Afghanistan when his vehicle rolled over. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery, Florida National Guard, West Palm Beach, Florida. Died on May 5, 2004.
Army Sgt. Roy A. Wood, 47, of Alva, Florida.
Wood was fatally injured when the vehicle he was traveling in near Kabul, Afghanistan hit another vehicle. He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Army National Guard, based in Starke, Florida. Died on January 9, 2004.
Georgia
Army Staff Sgt. Robert S. Goodwin, 35, of Albany, Georgia.
Goodwin died in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his patrol vehicle was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on September 20, 2004.
Army Pvt. John M. Henderson, Jr., 21, of Columbus, Georgia.
Henderson died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when his vehicle left the road and went into a river. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on August 4, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large, Jr., 21, of Villa Rica, Georgia.
Large died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin, 23, of Dahlonega, Georgia.
Turpin died when he drowned in the Seychelles. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 currently deployed to the Seychelles. Died on November 20, 2005.
Hawaii
Army Spc. Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, 26, of Waipahu, Hawaii.
Fernandez died in Miam Do, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on October 14, 2004.
Illinois
Navy Machinist's Mate Fireman Apprentice Bryant L. Davis, 20, of Chicago, Illinois.
Davis fell overboard from the USS Kitty Hawk on November 7 into the Arabian Sea. Search and rescue efforts continued for more than two days. Declared deceased on November 10, 2001.
Army Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Dazachacon, 38, of Belleville, Illinois.
Dazachacon died north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on February 13, 2006.
Army CW2 Christopher B. Donaldson, 28, of Illinois.
Donaldson died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Pvt. James H. Ebbers, 19, of Bridgeview, Illinois.
Died in Djibuoti, Africa. Died on October 14, 2002.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Illinois.
Frazier died from wounds sustained in an ambush in Geresk, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class James S. Ochsner, 36, of Waukegan, Illinois.
Ochsner died in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a supply distribution mission. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on November 15, 2005.
Air Force Lt. Col. John Stein, 39, of Bardolph, Illinois.
Stein died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Navy Cmdr. Adrian B. Szwec, 43, of Chicago, Illinois.
Szwec died of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Died on April 12, 2004.
Army Pfc. Adam L. Thomas, 21, of Palos Hills, Illinois.
Thomas was on patrol in Shkin, Afghanistan when his squad was attacked. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 31, 2003.
Army Spc. Wesley R. Wells, 21, of Libertyville, Illinois.
Wells died in Naka, Afghanistan, when his observation post was fired on by anti-coalition militia forces. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on September 20, 2004.
Marine Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, 25, of Du Page, Illinois.
Winters died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. She was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Indiana
Army Spc. Curtiss A. Carter, 25, of Lafayette, Indiana.
Died in Kuwait. Died on February 27, 2002.
Army Spc. Brian M. Clemens, 19, of Kokomo, Indiana.
Clemens died as a result of a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle rollover. He was assigned to C Company, 1-293rd Infantry, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Died on February 6, 2003.
Army Capt. Michael T. Fiscus, 36, of Milford, Indiana.
Fiscus died in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Indiana. Died on March 26, 2005.
Army Master Sgt. Michael T. Hiester, 33, of Bluffton, Indiana.
Hiester died in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Indiana. Died on March 26, 2005.
Army Sgt. Joshua L. Hill, 24, of Fairmount, Indiana.
Hill died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, Asheville, North Carolina. Died on March 12, 2006.
Marine Sgt. James S. Lee, 26, of Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
Lee died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the Army CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marietta, Georgia. As part of Operation Enduring Freedom he was attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey A. McLochlin, 45, of Rochester, Indiana.
McLochlin died in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. McLochlin was assigned to the Army National Guard 152nd Infantry Regiment, Marion Indiana. Died on July 5, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana.
Muralles died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt, 23, of Charlestown, Indiana.
Profitt died of a non-combat related injury while in the Red Sea. He was assigned to the USS Deyo, home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. Died on March 17, 2003.
Army Pfc. Norman K. Snyder, 21, of Carlisle, Indiana.
Snyder died in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Indiana. Died on March 26, 2005.
Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright, 31, of Shelbyville, Indiana.
Wright died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on January 3, 2005.
Iowa
Army Spc. James C. Kearney III, 22, of Emerson, Iowa.
Kearney died in Salerno, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using rocket propelled grenades in Sharan, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, Army National Guard, Glenwood, Iowa. Died on November 1, 2004.
Kansas
Army Spc. Lisa M. Andrews, 24, of Lenexa, Kansas.
Andrews was on leave from her unit when she was struck and killed by a civilian vehicle as she was walking across U.S. Highway 69 near Overland Park, Kansas. She was assigned to the 129th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, New Century, Kansas. Died on September 26, 2003.
Army Sgt. Michael C. Barry, 29, of Overland Park, Kansas.
Barry died as a result of injuries sustained while a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle in Doha, Qatar. Barry was assigned to the 205th Medical Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas City, Missouri. Died on February 1, 2003.
Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole, 26, of Hiawatha, Kansas.
Cole died in Bermel, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Cole was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 16, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Justin. J. Galewski, 28, of Kansas.
Galewski died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, California. Died on April 15, 2002.
Army Spc. David E. Hall, 21, of Uniontown, Kansas.
Hall died in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a non-hostile accident. He was assigned to 805th Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Raleigh, North Carolina. Died on February 25, 2004.
Army Sgt. Jamie O. Maugans, 27, of Kansas.
Maugans died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, California. Died on April 15, 2002.
Kentucky
Army Capt. Clayton L. Adamkavicius, 43, of Fairdale, Kentucky.
Adamkavicius died of injuries sustained in Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan, when he came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Louisville, Kentucky. Died on April 21, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Morton, 31, of Stanton, Kentucky.
Morton died in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, when his dismounted patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 74th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on December 15, 2005.
Army Spc. Justin A. Scott, 22, of Bellevue, Kentucky.
Scott died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on January 29, 2004.
Louisiana
Army Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks, 41, of Harvey, Louisiana.
Banks died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter she was on crashed. She was assigned to the Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on April 6, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey, Jr., 21, of Ferriday, Louisiana.
Brixey died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan on January 25, 2006. During Operation Enduring Freedom, his unit was attached to 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on January 27, 2006.
Marine 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, 33, of Erath, Louisiana.
Dronet died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fontan died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Cpl. David M. Fraise, 24, of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fraise died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol. He was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on June 7, 2004.
Army Pfc. Benny S. Franklin, 19, of Hammond, Louisiana.
Franklin died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Helmand, Afghanistan, when he stepped on a landmine during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on October 7, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen, 26, of Leesville, Louisiana.
Mogensen died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 29, 2004.
Army Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23, of Slidell, Louisiana.
Parker died of non-combat related injuries at Camp AS Sayliyah, Qatar. He was assigned to the 205th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army National Guard, Slidell, Louisiana. Died on September 29, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Richard P. Schoener, 22, of Hayes, Louisiana.
Schoener died in Alishang, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on May 8, 2005.
Maine
Air Force Master Sgt. Evander E. Andrews, 36, of Solon, Maine.
Died in Northern Arabian Peninsula. Died on October 10, 2001.
Army Capt. Patrick D. Damon, 41, of Falmouth, Maine.
Damon died in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 240th Engineer Group, Augusta, Maine. Died on June 15, 2006.
Army Sgt. Nicholes D. Golding, 24, of Addison, Maine.
Golding died in Ghanzni, Afghanistan, as a result of an AT-46 (anti-tank) mine explosion. He was assigned to Company C, 2/87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on February 13, 2004.
Army Pfc. Andrew R. Small, 19, of Wiscasset, Maine.
Small died in Nangalam, Afghanistan when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 11, 2006.
Maryland
Army Staff Sgt. Damion G. Campbell, 23, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Campbell died in Khayr Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a combat patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on August 26, 2005.
Marine Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Mardela Springs, Maryland.
Cohee died when a Marine CH-53E crashed in a remote region 60 kilometers south of Bagram in Northern Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMH-361), the "Flying Tigers" of Marine Aircraft Group 16, Combined Task Force 58, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 19, 2002.
Army Staff Sgt. Heathe N. Craig, 28, of Severn, Maryland.
Craig died when his UH-60 helicopter hoist malfunctioned while attempting to evacuate Pfc. Bradbury during combat operations. He was assigned to the 159th Air Ambulance Medical Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on June 21, 2006.
Army Pfc. Justin R. Davis, 19, of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Davis died in Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan (near Kunar Province), when he came in contact with indirect fire while on patrol during combat operations. Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 25, 2006.
Army CWO Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, of Maryland.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on January 30, 2003.
Army CWO Bruce E. Price, 37, of Maryland.
Price died in Kajaki, Afghanistan, when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire ambushed his unit. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 15, 2004.
Army Sgt. 1st Class James J. Stoddard, Jr., 29, of Crofton, Maryland.
Stoddard died in Afghanistan when his vehicle accidentally rolled over. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on September 30, 2005.
Massachusetts
Army Capt. David S. Connolly, 37, of Boston, Massachusetts.
Connolly died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 1173rd Transportation Terminal Battalion, Brockton, Massachusetts. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army 1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, 25, of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Hines died in Baylough, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting security operations and came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on September 1, 2005.
Army Sgt. Michael J. Kelley, 26, of Scituate, Massachusetts.
Kelley died in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter landing zone came under enemy fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 101st Field Artillery Battalion, Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Died on June 8, 2005.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, 30, of Raynham, Massachusetts.
Monti died in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 21, 2006.
Army Sgt. Alberto D. Montrond, 27, of Suffolk, Massachusetts.
Montrond died north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on February 13, 2006.
Army Pfc. Brian M. Moquin, Jr., 19, of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Moquin died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, 19, of Haverhill, Massachusetts.
O'Neill was on patrol in Shkin, Afghanistan when he was engaged by enemy forces. He died of injuries sustained during the attack. O'Neill was assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on September 29, 2003.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, 37, of Needham, Massachusetts.
Ouellette was a U.S. Navy SEAL serving with Navy Special Warfare Group Two, Little Creek, Virginia. Died on May 29, 2004.
Army Sgt. Theodore L. Perreault, 33, of Webster, Massachusetts.
Perreault died of non-combat related injuries in Camp Bulkeley, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Died on December 23, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel H. Petithory, 32, of Cheshire, Massachusetts.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on December 5, 2001.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, 43, of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Piper died at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries sustained on June 3, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 16, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Rushforth, Jr., 35, of Middleboro, Massachusetts.
Rushforth was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Michigan
Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wayne Jackson, 40, of Glennie, Michigan.
Jackson was killed in an explosion at an open-air market outside the gate of Camp Enrile Malagutay, in Zamboanga, Philippines. He was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on October 2, 2002.
Air Force Senior Airman Jason Plite, 21, of Lansing, Michigan.
Plite died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Howard A. Walters, 33, of Port Huron, Michigan.
Walters died in an MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on November 23, 2003.
Minnesota
Army Maj. Curtis D. Feistner, 34, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Feistner was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army CWO Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota.
Goodnature died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Mississippi
Marine Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, 25, of Long Beach, Mississippi.
Levens died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Navy Engineman 1st Class Vincent Parker, 38, of Preston, Mississippi.
Died in the Persian Gulf. Died on November 18, 2001.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Robinson, 36, of Brandon, Mississippi.
Robinson died in Sangain District, Afghanistan, when his HMMWV came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Jackson, Mississippi. Died on March 25, 2006.
Missouri
Army Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury, 22, of Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Bradbury died in the vicinity of Naray, Afghanistan, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 21, 2006.
Army Spc. Richard M. Crane, 25, of Independence, Missouri.
Crane died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 325th Field Hospital, Independence, Missouri. Died on February 8, 2005.
Army Sgt. Robert G. Davis, 23, of Jackson, Missouri.
Davis died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath his HMMWV during ground assault convoy operations. He was assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Washingtron. Died on August 18, 2005.
Army Cpl. Jacob R. Fleischer, 25, of St. Louis, Missouri.
Fleischer died on in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 24, 2004.
Army Spc. Blake W. Hall, 20, of East Prairie, Missouri.
Hall died near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on August 21, 2005.
Army Spc. Christopher M. Katzenberger, 25, of St. Louis, Missouri.
Katzenberger died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 9, 2005.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. William J. Kerwood, 37, of Houston, Missouri.
Kerwood died in an MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on November 23, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Kisling, Jr., 31, of Missouri.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on January 30, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. James D. Mowris, 37, of Aurora, Missouri.
Mowris died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 805th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Died on January 29, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Charles R. Sanders, Jr., 29, of Charleston, Missouri.
Sanders died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, 31, of Joplin, Missouri.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Montana
Army 1st Lt. Joshua M. Hyland, 31, of Missoula, Montana.
Hyland died near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on August 21, 2005.
Army Ranger Pfc. Kristofor T. Stonesifer, 28, of Missoula, Montana.
Stonesifer was a passenger in a Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in Pakistan. Died on October 19, 2001.
Nebraska
Army Staff Sgt. Shane M. Koele, 25, of Wayne, Nebraska.
Koele died at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained March 15, 2005 in Shindand, Afghanistan, when a land mine exploded near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 212th Military Police Company, Kitzingen, Germany. Died on March 16, 2005.
Army Sgt. Jason T. Palmerton, 25, of Auburn, Nebraska.
Palmerton died in Qal'eh-Yegaz, Afghanistan, when he came under enemy small arms fire while conducting a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on July 23, 2005.
Nevada
Army Spc. Anthony S. Cometa, 21, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cometa died in Safwan, Kuwait, when his HMMWV rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1864th Transportation Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, Henderson, Nevada. Died on June 16, 2005.
Army Pfc. Matthew A. Commons, 21, of Boulder City, Nevada.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Army Spc. Jason A. Disney, 21, of Fallon, Nevada.
Disney died shortly after sustaining injuries when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on February 13, 2002.
Army CWO John M. Flynn, 36, of Sparks, Nevada.
Flynn died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nevada. Died on September 25, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Frith, 37, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frith was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army Sgt. John C. Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Griffith died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kassin died at Larzab Base, Afghanistan, when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations. Kassin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on July 16, 2006.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Eric Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nevada.
Patton died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army CWO John D. Smith, 32, of Nevada.
Smith died in the weather-related crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Kuwait. He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on February 24, 2003.
Army Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, 35, of Fernley, Nevada.
Stewart died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nevada. Died on September 25, 2005.
New Hampshire
Marine Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, 20, of Hampstead, New Hampshire.
Bertolino died when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a rollover while operating as part of a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on February 9, 2006.
Army Sgt. Russell M. Durgin, 23, of Henniker, New Hampshire.
Durgin died in Korengel, Afghanistan, when his unit took small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 13, 2006.
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, New Hampshire.
Healy died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Spc. William J. Tracy, 27, of New Hampshire.
Died in Kuwait. Died on February 24, 2003.
New Jersey
Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Chiomento, 34, of Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Chiomento died in Khwaya Ahmad, Afghanistan, when his patrol encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Chiomento was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on July 17, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Christian Longsworth, 26, of Newark, New Jersey.
Longsworth died in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 19, 2006.
Air Force Maj. Steven Plumhoff, 33, of Neshanic Station, New Jersey.
Plumhoff died in an MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 58th Operations Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Died on November 23, 2003.
Army Capt. Charles D. Robinson, 29, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey.
Robinson was killed at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Afghanistan when his convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised expolsive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 3, 2005.
Navy Photographer's Mate 1st Class (SEAL) David M. Tapper, 32, of Camden County, New Jersey.
Tapper died of wounds received in action in Afghanistan. Died on August 20, 2003.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Walkup, Jr., 25, of Millville, New Jersey.
Walkup died in an MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on November 23, 2003.
Army Pvt. Robert C. White III, 21, of Camden, New Jersey.
White died at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on April 23, 2005.
New Mexico
Air Force 1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, of Los Lunas, New Mexico.
Archuleta died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer, 28, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on August 7, 2002.
New York
Army Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead, 44, of Rochester, New York.
Armstead died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of a non-combat related illness identified on October 5, 2005 as he was returning from leave status and preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 16th Ordnance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Died on October 6, 2005.
Army CWO David Ayala, 24, of New York, New York.
Ayala died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Sgt. Steven Checo, 22, of New York City, New York.
Checo was killed in action when his unit came under attack from hostile forces. Checo was a member of the 504th Infantry, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on December 20, 2002.
Army Staff Sgt. Shawn M. Clemens, 28, of Allegany, New York.
Clemens died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on January 29, 2004.
Army Spc. Robert W. Defazio, 21, of West Babylon, New York.
Defazio died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 23rd Ordnance Company, Miesau, Germany. Died on April 24, 2005.
Army Sgt. Michael J. Esposito, Jr., 22, of Brentwood, New York.
Esposito died in Dehrawood, Afghanistan, when his team came under small arms fire while clearing a village. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on March 18, 2004.
Army Spc. Chad C. Fuller, 24, of Potsdam, New York.
Fuller was on patrol in Shkin, Afghanistan when his squad was attacked. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 31, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen, 37, of Queens, New York.
Germosen died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer, 21, of Hilton, New York.
Hasenauer died near Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on December 28, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Howick, 34, of Hamburg, New York.
Howick died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Navy Electrician's Mate Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes, Jr., 20, of Brooklyn, New York.
Died in the Northern Arabian Sea. Died on December 4, 2001.
Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson, 21, of Rochester, New York.
Died in the Persian Gulf. Died on November 18, 2001.
Army Staff Sgt. Anthony S. Lagman, 26, of Yonkers, New York.
Lagman died in Dehrawood, Afghanistan, when his team came under small arms fire while clearing a village. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on March 18, 2004.
Army Pvt. Giovanny Maria, 19, of New York.
Died in Uzbekistan. Died on November 29, 2001.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alec Mazur, 35, of Vernon, New York.
Mazur died in a non-combat related incident in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. He was assigned to Underwater Construction Team One (UCT-1), under operational control of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Died on March 9, 2005.
Navy Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, New York.
McGreevy died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Fabricio Moreno, 26, of Brooklyn, New York.
Moreno was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Manda Bay, Kenya. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, California. He was deployed as part of a Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa construction team. Died on October 14, 2005.
Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, New York.
Murphy died while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located Murphy while conducting a combat search and rescue operation July 4, 2005 in Kunar Province; his whereabouts had been unknown since June 28, 2005. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Declared deceased on July 4, 2005.
Army Sgt. Ian T. Sanchez, 26, of Staten Island, New York.
Sanchez died in Pech River Valley, Afghanistan, when his all terrain vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 16, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Sovie, 20, of Ogdensburg, New York.
Sovie died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Army Cpl. Sascha Struble, 20, of Philadelphia, New York.
Struble died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, 32, of Tonawanda, New York.
Tycz died in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 12, 2002.
Army Spc. Phillip L. Witkowski, 24, of Fredonia, New York.
Witkowski died in Homberg, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained on April 30, 2004 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. Died on May 1, 2004.
North Carolina
Army Sgt. Kevin D. Akins, 29, of Burnsville, North Carolina.
Akins died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, Asheville, North Carolina. Died on March 12, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity, 37, of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Dorrity was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army CWO Stanley L. Harriman, 34, of Wade, North Carolina.
Harriman was killed in action as the result of enemy fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on March 2, 2002.
Army Sgt. Anton J. Hiett, 25, of Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Hiett died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, Greenville, South Carolina. Died on March 12, 2006.
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Jallah, Jr., 49, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Jallah died due to a non-combat cause in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He was medically evacuated from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C. via Landstuhl on February 16,2004. Jallah was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on March 28, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray, 29, of Asheville, North Carolina.
Ray died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, Asheville, North Carolina. Died on March 12, 2006.
Army Spc. Michael K. Spivey, 21, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Spivey died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Spc. David N. Timmons, Jr., 23, of Lewisville, North Carolina.
Timmons died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Romanes L. Woodard, 30, of Hertford, North Carolina.
Woodard died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on April 6, 2005.
North Dakota
Army Spc. Curtis R. Mehrer, 21, of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Mehrer died in Khogyani, Afghanistan, when his HMWWV struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations. He was assigned to the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Died on June 6, 2006.
Army Sgt. Travis A. Vanzoest, 21, of Larimore, North Dakota.
Vanzoest died in Khogyani, Afghanistan, when his HMWWV struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations. He was assigned to the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Died on June 6, 2006.
Ohio
Army CW2 Jody L. Egnor, 32, of Middletown, Ohio.
Egnor was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army Sgt. Ryan D. Foraker, 31, of Logan, Ohio.
Foraker was reported missing from his unit in Guantanamo, Cuba, on September 24, 2002. Exhaustive ground, sea, and air searches were conducted in an effort to locate him but were unsuccessful. Foraker's clothes and personal effects were found near the water's edge, leading the investigating officer, absent any evidence to the contrary, to determine that Foraker had died in the waters of Guantanamo Bay. An extensive criminal investigation uncovered no reason to suspect foul play. Foraker was assigned to the 342nd Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Columbus, Ohio. Declared deceased on November 1, 2002.
Army Spc. Daniel J. Freeman, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Freeman died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio.
Goare died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Air Force Senior Airman Alecia S. Good, 23, of Broadview Heights, Ohio.
Good died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. She was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. She was assigned to the 92nd Communications Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Died on February 17, 2006.
Army Spc. Julie R. Hickey, 20, of Galloway, Ohio.
Hickey was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2004 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, of complications from a non-combat related illness. She was assigned to the Army Reserve's 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio. Died on July 4, 2004.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones, 22, of Wellston, Ohio.
Jones died of non-combat related injuries in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. He was assigned to the USS Higgins, home ported in San Diego, California. Died on October 8, 2003.
Air Force Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, 36, of Greenville, Ohio.
McDaniel was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army Sgt. Michael C. O'Neill, 22, of Mansfield, Ohio.
O'Neill died in Landstuhl, Germany, of accidental injuries sustained on November 17, 2004 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, during preparations for combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on November 21, 2004.
Army Capt. Bartt D. Owens, 31, of Middletown, Ohio.
Owens was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army Pfc. James P. White, Jr., 19, of Huber Heights, Ohio.
White died in Nangalam, Afghanistan when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 11, 2006.
Oklahoma
Army Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis, 19, of Oklahoma.
Dennis died of wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces in the vicinity of Ne Shkin, Afghanistan. Dennis was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on April 25, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. John G. Doles, 29, of Claremore, Oklahoma.
Doles died in Shah Wali, Afghanistan, during patrol operations when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy. Died on September 30, 2005.
Army Sgt. Daniel Lee Galvan, 30, of Moore, Oklahoma.
Galvan died in Salerno, Afghanistan, when the helicopter he was in developed mechanical difficulties and crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Light Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on August 12, 2004.
Army 1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister, 30, of Jenks, Oklahoma.
Meister died south of Asadabad, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas. Died on December 28, 2005.
Army Sgt. Danton K. Seitsinger, 29, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Seitsinger died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Died on January 29, 2004.
Army Cpl. Derek A. Stanley, 20, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Stanley died in Salerno, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 5, 2006.
Oregon
Army Sgt. Tane T. Baum, 30, of Pendleton, Oregon.
Baum died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Oregon. Died on September 25, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos Bay, Oregon.
Bertrand died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake, 34, of Portland, Oregon.
Blake died in Turkalay, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Blake was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 17, 2006.
Army Pfc. Joseph A. Jeffries, 21, of Beaverton, Oregon.
Jeffries died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 329th Psychological Operations Company, Portland, Oregon. Died on May 29, 2004.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Oregon.
Lucas died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump, 22, of Pendleton, Oregon.
Stump died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Oregon. Died on September 25, 2005.
Pennsylvania
Marine Pfc. James R. Dillon, Jr., 19, of Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Dillon died in Kuwait of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 13, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Troy S. Ezernack, 39, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Ezernack died in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained earlier that day when his combat patrol was attacked by enemy forces using a grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on October 9, 2005.
Marine Sgt. James F. Fordyce, 22, of Newton Square, Pennsylvania.
Fordyce died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John T. Fralish, 30, of New Kingstown, Pennsylvania.
Fralish died when enemy forces opened fire on a U.S. patrol northwest of Methar Lam in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division Detachment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Died on February 6, 2006.
Army Sgt. Christopher P. Geiger, 38, of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Geiger died of a non-combat related cause in Bagram, Afghanistan. Geiger was assigned to the 213th Area Support Group, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Died on July 9, 2003.
Army Spc. Brett M. Hershey, 23, of State College, Pennsylvania.
Hershey died in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Indiana. Died on March 26, 2005.
Army Master Sgt. Thomas D. Maholic, 38, of Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Maholic died in Ghecko, Afghanistan, when his patrol unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during a cordon and search mission. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 24, 2006.
Marine Sgt. Jonathan E. McColley, 23, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
McColley died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
Army 1st Sgt. Christopher C. Rafferty, 37, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania.
Rafferty died in Sharana, Afghanistan, as a result of shrapnel wounds suffered on July 20, while he was coordinating a response to a mortar and possible rocket-propelled grenade attack. Rafferty was assigned to 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on July 21, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Paul A. Sweeney, 32, of Lakeville, Pennsylvania.
Sweeney died of wounds sustained during an ambush near Musa, Qalax, Afghanistan. Sweeney was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on October 30, 2003.
Marine Capt. Bryan D. Willard, 33, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
Willard died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, North Carolina. Died on February 17, 2006.
South Carolina
Army Sgt. Edward R. Heselton, 23, of Easley, South Carolina.
Heselton died in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, when ordnance exploded near the vehicle he was driving as his unit performed a route clearing mission. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, Greenville, South Carolina. Died on August 11, 2005.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25, of Jefferson, South Carolina.
Hicks died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Army Sgt. Stephen C. High, 45, of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
High died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 228th Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Sgt. Michael R. Lehmiller, 23, of Anderson, South Carolina.
Lehmiller died near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on August 21, 2005.
Marine Capt. Daniel G. McCollum, 29, of Richland, South Carolina.
McCollum died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Pfc. Spence A. McNeil, 18, of Bennettsville, South Carolina.
McNeil died from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was traveling in rolled over March 3 near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was assigned to B Battery, 3-43rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died on March 8, 2003.
Army Maj. Edward J. Murphy, 36, of South Carolina.
Murphy died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on April 6, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Tony B. Olaes, 30, of Walhalla, South Carolina.
Olaes died in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his patrol vehicle was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on September 20, 2004.
Army Spc. Chrystal G. Stout, 23, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
Stout died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter she was on crashed. She was assigned to the Army National Guard's 228th Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Died on April 6, 2005.
Tennessee
Army Capt. Jeremy A. Chandler, 30, of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Chandler died in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, while he was conducting training operations at Forward Operating Base Ripley. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 11, 2005.
Army Master Sgt. Jefferson D. Davis, 39, of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on December 5, 2001.
Army Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin, 31, of Dyersburg, Tennessee.
Edgin died in Baghran Valley, Afghanistan, when his convoy encountered enemy small arms fire. Edgin was assigned to the Army's 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on July 6, 2006.
Army CW3 William T. Flanigan, 37, of Milan, Tennessee.
Flanigan died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his helicopter crashed during combat operations. Flanigan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jackson, Tennessee. Died on July 2, 2006.
Army Sgt. David M. Hierholzer, 27, of Lewisburg, Tennessee.
Hierholzer died in Pesch, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Hierholzer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on July 24, 2006.
Marine Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, 19, of Shelbyville, Tennessee.
McClenney died from hostile fire near Bari Khout, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 24, 2004.
Army Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tennessee.
Ponder died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on June 28, 2005.
Texas
Army Cpl. William M. Amundson, Jr., 21, of The Woodlands, Texas.
Amundson died in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on October 19, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Eric Caban, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Caban died in southern Afghanistan of injuries sustained when his combat reconnaissance patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations on July 18. Caban was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on July 19, 2006.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, 36, of Waco, Texas.
Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman, 31, of San Antonio, Texas.
Died in Afghanistan. Died on January 4, 2002.
Army Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, 27, of Texas.
Craig died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, California. Died on April 15, 2002.
Army Spc. Isaac E. Diaz, 26, of Rio Hondo, Texas.
Diaz died in Sharona, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle rolled over. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on December 1, 2004.
Army Pfc. Damian J. Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas.
Garza died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when his vehicle left the road and went into a river. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on August 4, 2005.
Army Spc. Rogelio R. Garza, Jr., 26, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Garza died in Nangalam, Afghanistan when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 11, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Phillip C. George, 22, of Houston, Texas.
George died from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Taleban, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on August 18, 2005.
Army Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza, 26, of Texas.
Died in Kuwait. Died on February 24, 2003.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Raymond Losano, 24, of Del Rio, Texas.
Losano was a tactical air command and control specialist assigned to the 14th Air Support Operation Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. Died on April 25, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Clinton T. Newman, 26, of San Antonio, Texas.
Newman died north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas. Died on February 13, 2006.
Army Sgt. Roger P. Pena, Jr., 29, of San Antonio, Texas.
Pena died in Musa Qulah, Afghanistan, when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 14, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John E. Taylor, 31, of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Taylor suffered a heart attack after completing physical training in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taylor was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 17, 2003.
Air Force Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29, of Dallas, Texas.
Teal died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Died on March 23, 2003.
Army Spc. Juan M. Torres, 25, of Houston, Texas.
Torres died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 453rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Houston, Texas. Died on July 12, 2004.
Army CW3 Eric W. Totten, 34, of Texas.
Totten died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Army Pfc. Steven C. Tucker, 19, of Grapevine, Texas.
Tucker died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained near Shinkay, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on May 21, 2005.
Army Spc. Andrew Velez, 22, of Lubbock, Texas.
Velez died in Sharona, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related injury. Velez was assigned to the Corps Support Battalion, Theater Support Command, Fort Irwin, California. Died on July 25, 2006.
Army 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker, 24, of Texas.
Walker died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her HMMWV during ground assault convoy operations. She was assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on August 18, 2005.
Army Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 23, of Utopia, Texas.
Wiekamp died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 5, 2006.
Utah
Army Staff Sgt. Alan L. Rogers, 49, of Kearns, Utah.
Rogers died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, West Jordan, Utah. Died on September 29, 2004.
Vermont
Army Sgt. 1st Class John T. Stone, 52, of Norwich, Vermont.
Stone died in Lashkagar, Afghanistan, as a result of enemy mortar and small arms attacks during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team, South Burlington, Vermont. Died on March 28, 2006.
Virginia
Army Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander, 27, of Dale City, Virginia.
Alexander was killed at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Afghanistan when his convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised expolsive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 3, 2005.
CIA Helge Boes, 32, of Virginia.
Killed in Afghanistan. Died on February 5, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Craig W. Cherry, 39, of Winchester, Virginia.
Cherry died in Ghazikel, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), Winchester, Virginia. Died on August 7, 2004.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Theodore Clark, Jr., 31, of Emporia, Virginia.
Clark died when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Gardez, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on August 4, 2005.
Army Cpl. Robert E. Drawl, Jr., 21, of Alexandria, Virginia.
Drawl died in Kunar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Drawl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 19, 2006.
Army CWO Travis W. Grogan, 31, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Grogan died in Bamian, Afghanistan, when his contract aircraft crashed. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 27, 2004.
Army Pfc. Kyle M. Hemauer, 21, of Manassas, Virginia.
Hemauer died in Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, Manassas, Virginia. Died on May 23, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas C. Kirven, 21, of Richmond, Virginia.
Kirven was killed as a result of enemy action in Alishang, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on May 8, 2005.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert K. McGee, 38, of Martinsville, Virginia.
McGee died in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, of non-combat related injuries. McGee was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on June 30, 2004.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Virginia.
Russell died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Army Pfc. Pendelton L. Sykes II, 25, of Chesapeake, Virginia.
Sykes died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.
Washington
Army Spc. Thomas F. Allison, 22, of Roy, Washington.
Allison was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.
Army Sgt. Jay A. Blessing, 23, of Tacoma, Washington.
Blessing died of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Asadabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on November 14, 2003.
Army 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens, 25, of Washington.
Ewens died in Pech River Valley, Afghanistan, when his all terrain vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 16, 2006.
Marine Sgt. Nathan P. Hays, 21, of Lincoln, Washington.
Hays died as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Died on January 9, 2002.
Army Spc. Harley D. R. Miller, 21, of Spokane, Washington.
Miller died in Bamian, Afghanistan, when his contract aircraft crashed. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 27, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Nixon, 24, of Saint John, Washington.
Nixon died from injuries sustained north of Lwara, Afghanistan when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on October 29, 2005.
Army CWO Clint J. Prather, 32, of Cheney, Washington.
Prather died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany. Died on April 6, 2005.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Juan M. Ridout, 36, of Maple Tree, Washington.
Ridout was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. Died on February 21, 2002.
West Virginia
Army Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley, 36, of Inwood, West Virginia.
Beasley died in Ghazikel, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), Winchester, Virginia. Died on August 7, 2004.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, of Grafton, West Virginia.
Shero died in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. She was assigned to the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on June 12, 2002.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia.
Taylor died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died on June 28, 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker, 21, of Bluefield, West Virginia.
Thacker died from hostile fire near Bari Khout, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 24, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Gene Arden Vance, Jr., 38, of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Vance was killed when his unit came under attack from hostile forces in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group, West Virginia National Guard. Died on May 19, 2002.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert F. White, 34, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
White died west of Kandahar, Afghanistan when his mounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on September 26, 2005.
Wisconsin
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson, 21, of Sauk City, Wisconsin.
Anderson died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on March 13, 2006.
Army Spc. Robert J. Cook, 24, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Cook died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on January 29, 2004.
Army Staff Sgt. Patrick L. Lybert, 28, of Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
Lybert died in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 21, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Nass, 21, of Franklin, Wisconsin.
Nass died from a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died on September 3, 2005.
Air Force Senior Airman Adam P. Servais, 23, of Onalaska, Wisconsin.
Servais died when his vehicle came under hostile fire in Uruzgan province. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on August 19, 2006.
Wyoming
Army Ranger Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds, 20, of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Edmunds was a passenger in a Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in Pakistan. Died on October 19, 2001.
Army Lt. Col. Charles E. Munier, 50, of Wheatland, Wyoming.
Munier died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related cause, which occured on June 5, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's training site in Guernsey, Wyoming. Died on June 12, 2006.
Washington, D.C.
Army Lt. Col. Paul W. Kimbrough, 44, of Washington, D.C.
Kimbrough was medically evacuated from Baghram, Afghanistan, to Incirlik, Turkey. He was taken to the 39th Medical Squadron where he remained hospitalized until his death of a non-combat related cause. Kimbrough was assigned to the 416th Engineer Command, Team 28, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on October 3, 2003.
Puerto Rico
Army Spc. Kelvin E. Feliciano-Gutierrez, 21, of Anasco, Puerto Rico.
Feliciano-Gutierrez was a .50 caliber gunner on a vehicle that was returning from patrol when it veered off the road and turned over in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. Feliciano-Gutierrez suffered fatal injuries while trapped under the vehicle. Feliciano-Gutierrez was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 28, 2003.
Army Pfc. Emmanuel Hernandez, 22, of Yauco, Puerto Rico.
Hernandez died in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter-landing zone came under enemy fire. He was assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. Died on June 8, 2005.
Army Master Sgt. Edwin A. Matoscolon, 42, of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.
Matoscolon died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on April 6, 2005.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez-Sanchez, 33, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Melendez-Sanchez died when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. He was deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He was assigned to the 1st Communications Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Died on February 17, 2006.
Army Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33, of Manati, Puerto Rico.
Morales died after being wounded when his mounted reconnaissance unit took hostile fire in Geresk, Afghanistan. He was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz, 47, of Aquada, Puerto Rico.
Munoz died in Shindand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained January 1, 2005 when his patrol encountered enemy fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on January 2, 2005.
Other Locations
Army Cpl. Bernard P. Corpuz, 28, of Watsonville, ornia.
Corpuz died in Ghanzi, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. He was assigned to the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 11, 2006.

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