FALLEN  BRAVES
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OPERATION  ENDURING FREEDOM
Every name, every life, is a loss to our military, to our nation, and to the loved ones who grieve.  There is no homecoming for these families.  Yet we pray, in God's time, their reunion will come.Those we lost were last seen on duty.  Their final act on this earth was to fight a great evil, and bring liberty to others...

All of you -- all in this generation of our military -- have taken up the highest calling of history. You are defending your country,
and protecting the innocent from harm. And wherever you go, you carry a message of hope, a message that is ancient, and
evernew. In the words of the prophet Isaiah:  "To the captives, Come out, and to those in darkness, Be free.'' Thank you for
serving our country and our cause.  God bless you all, and may God continue to bless America.
                       George W. Bush
  Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces
     May 1st, 2003
from the USS Lincoln
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April 21, 2006

                          Army Capt. Clayton L. Adamkavicius
43, of Fairdale, Ky.; assigned to the 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Kentucky Army National Guard, Louisville, Ky.; died April 21 of injuries sustained from enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan.

March 28, 2006

                            Army Sgt. 1st Class John T. Stone
52, of Norwich, Vt.; assigned to the 15th Civil Support Team, Vermont Army National Guard, South Burlington, Vt.; killed March 28 as a result of enemy mortar and small arms attacks during combat operations in Lashkagar, Afghanistan.

March 25, 2006

                       Army Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Robinson
36, Brandon, Miss.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; killed when his Humvee came under enemy fire during combat operations in Sangain District, Afghanistan.

March 13, 2006

                      Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson
21, of Sauk City, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died March 13 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan.

March 12, 2006

                                Army Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray
29, of Asheville, N.C.; assigned to the 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Asheville, N.C.; killed March 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Sgt. Kevin D. Akins, Sgt. Anton J. Hiett and Spc. Joshua L. Hill.

                                      Army Sgt. Kevin D. Akins
29, of Burnsville, N.C.; assigned to the 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Asheville, N.C.; killed March 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray, Sgt. Anton J. Hiett and Spc. Joshua L. Hill.

                                      Army Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
25, of Mount Airy, N.C.; assigned to the 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Greenville, S.C.; killed March 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray, Sgt. Kevin D. Akins and Spc. Joshua L. Hill.

                                     Army Spc. Joshua L. Hill
24, of Fairmount, Ind.; assigned to the 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Asheville, N.C.; killed March 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray, Sgt. Kevin D. Akins and Sgt. Anton J. Hiett.


February 28, 2006

                       Army Master Sgt. Emigdio E. Elizarraras
37, of Pico Rivera, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Feb. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during a reconnaissance mission in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

February 13, 2006

                               Army Sgt. Alberto D. Montrond
27, of Suffolk, Mass.; assigned to Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Feb. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Chad A. Gonsalves; Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Dazachacon and Staff Sgt. Clinton T. Newman.

                          Army Staff Sgt. Clinton T. Newman
26, of San Antonio; assigned to the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio; killed Feb. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.

                         Army Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Dazachacon
38, of Belleville, Ill.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Feb. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.

                        Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad A. Gonsalves
31, of Turlock, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Feb. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan.


February 09, 2006

                             Marine Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino
20, of Hampstead, N.H.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; killed Feb. 9 when the vehicle in which he was traveling in rolled over during a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan


February 06, 2006

                    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John T. Fralish
30, of New Kingstown, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Marine Division Detachment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii; killed Feb. 6 when enemy forces opened fire on a U.S. patrol northwest of Methar Lam in Laghman province, Afghanistan.

January 27, 2006

                           Marine Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey Jr.
21, of Ferriday, La.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; attached to 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Jan. 27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained Jan. 25 when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan.

December 28, 2005

                              Army 1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister
30, of Jenks, Okla.; assigned to the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Army Reserve, San Antonio; killed Dec. 28 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat patrol operations south of Asadabad, Afghanistan.


                              Army Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer
21, of Hilton, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Dec. 28 when his Humvee accidentally rolled over during patrol operations near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

December 15, 2005

                           Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Morton
31, ofStanton, Ky., died in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan on Dec. 15, when his dismounted patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Morton was assigned to the 74th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

November 22, 2005

                               Army Spc. Matthew P. Steyart
21, of Mount Shasta,Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy; killed died Nov. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan.

November 15, 2005

                         Army Sgt. 1st Class James S. Ochsner
36, of Waukegan, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Nov. 15 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during a supply distribution mission in Orgun-E, Afghanistan.

October 29, 2005

                               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.

October 16, 2005

                              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.

October 14, 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.

                                     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.

October 9, 2005

                              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.

October 7, 2005

                                 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.

October 6, 2005

         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.

September 30, 2005

                                 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.

                    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.

September 26, 2005

                           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.

                               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.

September 25, 2005

                                     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.

                     Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

                                   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.

                                  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.

                          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.

September 3, 2005

                             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.

September 1, 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.

August 26, 2005

                          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.

August 21, 2005

                                      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.

                               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.

                              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.

                             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.

August 18, 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.

                           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

                                 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

August 11, 2005

                               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.

                                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.

August 9, 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.

August 8, 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.

August 4, 2005

                       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.

                                   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.

                           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.

July 25, 2005

                            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.

July 23, 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


June 28, 2005

                     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.

                             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.

              Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

                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.

                                      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.

                           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.

                 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.

                            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.

                        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.

                   Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. 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.

                         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.

                                   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.

                        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.

              Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

                      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.

                  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.

June 25, 2005

                             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.

June 22, 2005

                               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.

June 16, 2005

                               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.

                           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.

June 10, 2005

                     Army Sgt. First 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.

June 8, 2005

                             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.

                                   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.

June 3, 2005

                          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.

                             Army Cpt. 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.

May 23, 2005

                                  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.

May 21, 2005

                                   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.

May 8, 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.

                             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.

April 26, 2005

                          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.

April 24, 2005

                                  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.

April 23, 2005

                                  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.

April 6, 2005

                        Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

                            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.

                                 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.

                                  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.

                                     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.

                                     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.

                        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.

                                  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.

                     Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

                         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.

                                  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.

                                   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.

                                     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.

                               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.

                          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.

March 26, 2005

                                  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.

                                   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.

                           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.

                                  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.

March 16, 2005

                                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.

March 9, 2005

                       Navy Petty Officer First 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.

February 8, 2005

                                   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.

January 03, 2005

                                   Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright
31, of Shelbyville, Ind.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Jan. 3 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Asadabad, Afghanistan.

January 02, 2005

                         Army Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz
47, of Aquada, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 2 in Shindand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained Jan. 1 when his patrol encountered enemy fire.

                                                        2004

December 1, 2004

                                      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.

November 27, 2004

                                 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.

                            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.

                                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.

November 24, 2004

                                 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.

                                  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.

November 21, 2004

                                  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.

November 1, 2004

                               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.

October 27, 2004

                                      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.

October 21, 2004

                    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.

October 19, 2004

                          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.

October 14, 2004

                             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.

                              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.

September 29, 2004

                                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.

September 20, 2004

                           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.

                                 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.

                                   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.

August 12, 2004

                                   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.

August 7, 2004

                                  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.

                              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.

July 12, 2004

                                    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.

July 4, 2004

                                    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.

June 24, 2004

                            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.

                          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.

June 20, 2004

                           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.

June 7, 2004

                               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.

May 29, 2004

                                  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.

                                 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.

                          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.

                 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.

May 15, 2004

                    Army Chief Warrant Officer 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.

May 8, 2004

                              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.

May 5, 2004

                               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.

May 1, 2004

                               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.

April 22, 2004

                                 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.

April 18, 2004

                              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.

March 28, 2004

                     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.

March 18, 2004

                             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.

                          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.

February 25, 2004

                                      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.

February 13, 2004

                                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.

January 29, 2004

                           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.

                                    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.

                                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.

                                   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.

                          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.

                              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.

                                     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.

                              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.

January 9, 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.

                                                      2003

December 23, 2003

                              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.

November 23, 2003

                              Army Sgt. Major 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.

                        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.

                              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.

                      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.

                        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.

November 14, 2003

                                     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.

October 30, 2003

                         Army Staff Sergeant Paul A. Sweeney
32, of Lakeville, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died of wounds sustained during an ambush near Musa, Qalax, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

October 8, 2003

                    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.

October 3, 2003

                             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.

Sep 29, 2003

                       Army Private First Class Evan W. O'Neill
19, of Haverhill, Massachusetts assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, was killed in Shkin, Afghanistan.  O'Neill was on patrol when he was engaged by enemy forces.  He died of injuries sustained during the attack.

                                  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.

September 26, 2003

                                   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.

August 31, 2003

                                      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.

                                   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.

August 29, 2003

                          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.

August 20, 2003

                          Navy  Seal 1st Class David M. Tapper
                32, of Atco, N.J.; assigned to SEAL Team 6, San Diego, Calif.;
                   Tapper died of wounds received in action in Afghanistan.

July 9, 2003

                          Army Sergeant Christopher P. Geiger
38, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 213th Area Support Group, Allentown, Pennsylvania, died in Bagram, Afghanistan. Geiger died of a non-combat related cause while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

June 28, 2003

                        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.


June 25, 2003
                      
                Navy First Class Petty Officer Thomas E. Retzer
30, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to SEAL Team 2, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va.;  died of wounds received in action in Afghanistan.

May 17, 2003

                      Army Sergeant First Class John E. Taylor
31, of Wichita Falls, Texas, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in Kabul, Afghanistan of a heart attack after completing physical training.


April 25, 2003

                  Air Force Airman First Class Raymond Losano
24, of Del Rio, Texas, assigned to the 14th Air Support Operation Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, died of wounds while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Losano was a tactical air command and control specialist.


                                Army Private Jerod R. Dennis
19, of Oklahoma, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was KIA in the vicinity of Ne Shkin, Afghanistan. Dennis died of wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces. 
                   

March 29, 2003

                             Army Sergeant Orlando Morales
33, of Manati, Puerto Rico, was killed in action on reconnaissance patrol 70 in a town called Geresk. He leaves behind a wife and 17-month-old daughter.


                            Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier
24, of St. Charles, Ill. Frazier, a Special Forces soldier, and an airman whose name has not been released were killed by suspected former Taliban during an ambush on their reconnaissance convoy on March 29, 2003 at Geresk, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The soldiers were inspecting a school and hospital being built with American funding, a local intelligence chief said.


March 23, 2003

                             Air Force 1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta
                                             23, of Las Lunas, N.M.
                               Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks
                                               25, of Jefferson, S.C.
                            Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Maltz
                                            42 of St. Petersburg, Fla.
                              Air Force Senior Airman Jason Plite
                                              21, of Lansing, Mich.
                                  Air Force Lt. Col. John Stein
                                                39, of Bardolph, Ill.
                                 Air Force Staff Sgt. John Teal
                                               29, of Dallas, Texas
Archuleta, Hicks, Stein, and Teal of the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga, and Maltz and Plite of the 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga., were killed March 23, 2003, when their HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed 18 miles north of Ghazni, Afghanistan, during a medical evacuation mission. The crash was not the result of enemy action.

March 17, 2003

                      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.

March 13, 2003

                                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.


March 8, 2003
                                   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.

February 25, 2003

                                    Army Spc. William J. Tracy
27, of New Hampshire; assigned to B Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, Aviano Air Base, Italy; killed Feb.25, 2003, in a UH-60 Black Hawk crash in Kuwait.


February 23, 2003

                           Army Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza
26, of Texas; assigned to A Co, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, Giebelstadt, Germany; killed in a UH-60 Black Hawk crash on Feb. 23, 2003, in Kuwait
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                             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.

                                    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.


February 6, 2003

                                 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.

February 5, 2003

                                      CIA officer Helge Boes
32, of Washington, D.C. Boes, an operations officer assigned to the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, was killed Feb. 5, 2003, when a grenade detonated prematurely during a live-fire training exercise in eastern Afghanistan. He was the second CIA officer to die in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Boes joined the CIA in January 2001 after working as a private practice attorney. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and his parents, Roderich and Monika Boes of Germany.

February 1, 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.

January 30, 2003

                               Army Sgt. Gregory M. Frampton
37, of California. Frampton, a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was one of four soldiers who died when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Jan. 30, 2003, while on a training mission, 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire.


                 Army Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons
31, of Maryland. Gibbons, a member of the 106th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was one of four soldiers who died when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Jan. 30, 2003, while on a training mission, 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire.


                            Army Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Kisling Jr.
31, of Neosho, Mo. Kisling, a member of the 106th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was one of four soldiers who died when his special operations helicopter crashed on Jan. 30, 2003, while on a training mission, 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base, in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire.


                  Army Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O'Steen
43, of Ozark, Ala. O'Steen, a member of the 106th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was one of four soldiers who died when the special operations helicopter he piloted crashed on Jan. 30, 2003, while on a training mission 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire. O'Steen followed in his three brothers' footsteps when he joined the Army almost 18 years ago. He had a daughter from a previous marriage.

                                                      2002

December 21, 2002

                                      Army Sgt. Steven Checo
22, of Elizabeth, N.J. Checo, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, died in surgery at a field hospital on Dec. 21, 2002 after he was shot during a gun battle in the eastern Afghanistan town of Shkhin. An uncle said Checo moved to Elizabeth from New York with his mother and sister about three years ago to "make a better life." A neighbor said Checo has a brother who is also in the military.

October 14, 2002

                             Army Pvt. 2 James Henry Ebbers
19, of Bridgeview, Ill.; assigned to the 551st Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 14, 2002, in Djibuoti, Africa.


October 08, 2002

                            Marine Lance Cpl. Antonio J. Sledd
20, of Hillsborough, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit; killed in a terrorist attack on Oct. 8, 2002, in Kuwait.

October 02, 2002


                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Jackson
40, of Glennie, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed in a terrorist bombing on Oct. 2, 2002, in the Philippines


August 07, 2002

                  Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher James Speer
28, of Albuquerque, N.M. Speer was one of five U.S. soldiers injured in an ambush while hunting for al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan on July 27, 2002. He was moved shortly after to a hospital in Germany, where he died. Speer was based at U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

June 12, 2002

                           Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew
37, of Thousand Oaks, Calif. A member of the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Corlew was one of three troops killed June 12, 2002 when their Air Force MC130-H crashed near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.


                          Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero
31, of Grafton, W.Va. Shero, of the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing, was killed June 12, 2002 when an Air Force MC130-H crashed near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.


                             Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II
32, of Tonawanda, N.Y. Tycz, assigned to the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in the June 12, 2002 crash of an Air Force MC130-H near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.


May 19, 2002


                               Army Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr.
38, of West Virginia. Gene Arden Vance, a U.S. Special Forces sergeant, was fatally wounded when his unit came under heavy fire while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on May 19, 2002 and died while waiting to be evacuated. The 38-year-old soldier from Morgantown, W. Va., was recently married and had canceled his honeymoon plans when he was called up to serve in Afghanistan with the 19th Special Forces Unit. He is survived by his wife Lisa and a daughter.


April 15, 2002

                                   Army Staff Sgt. Brian Craig
27, of Texas. Craig was one of four soldiers killed April 15, 2002 in an explosion in Afghanistan. Craig and the other victims were killed when old Chinese-made rockets they were attempting to dismantle exploded. Craig was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.


                                   Army Staff Sgt. Justin Galewski
28, of Kansas. Galewski was killed in Afghanistan April 15, 2002 when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.


                                    Army Sgt. Jamie Maugans
27, of Kansas. Maugans was killed April 15, 2002 in Afghanistan when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.


                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Romero
30, of Colorado. Romero, of the Colorado Army National Guard, was killed April 15, 2002 in Afghanistan when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group based in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife and parents.


March 28, 2002

                  Navy Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois
35, of Talahassee, Fla. Bourgeois, a Navy SEAL, was killed after stepping on and setting off a land mine March 28, 2002 during a training mission near the U.S. base at Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, officials said. Another serviceman suffered a non-life-threatening wound.


March 4, 2002

                                   Army Sgt. Bradley S. Crose
27, of Orange Park, Fla. Crose, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Crose was a tae kwon do master who competed on a national level.


                                     Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak
31, of Joplin, Mo. Svitak, a flight engineer assigned to 2nd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Fort Campbell, Ky., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4, 2002 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. His mother recalled him saying, "If they send me over there and anything happens to me, I'm proud to die for my country." Svitak left behind a wife and two sons, ages 2 and 4.


                                  Army Spc. Marc A. Anderson
30, of Brandon, Fla. Anderson, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4, 2002 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Anderson left behind a wife and three sons.


                              Army Pfc. Matthew A. Commons
20, of Boulder City, Nev. Commons, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. His father and grandfather were U.S. Marines.


                              Army Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman
36, of Waco, Texas. Chapman was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4, 2002 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Chapman, who received two Air Force commendation medals, left behind a wife and two daughters.


                 Air Force Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham
26, of Camarillo, Calif. Cunningham, a pararescueman and combat medic with the 38th Rescue Squadron, stationed at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4, 2002 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. He left behind a wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 4.


                   Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Neil C. Roberts
32, of Woodland, Calif. Roberts was killed March 4, 2002 after falling from his helicopter during fighting near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. One of 12 children, he also left behind a wife and an 18-month-old son.


March 2, 2002
        
                Army Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman
34, of Wade, N.C. Harriman was killed March 2, 2002 in a ground attack shortly after American forces, joined by Afghan and other allied troops, began an offensive against al Qaeda fighters near the town of Gardez. The father of two children, Harriman was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C.


                      Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher M. Blaschum
33, of Port St. Joe, Fla.; assigned to Fighter Squadron 143, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.; killed when he ejected from an F-14 on a training exercise over the Mediterranean Sea.

February 22, 2002

                             Army Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity
37, of Goldsboro N.C.; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                    Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jody L. Egnor
32, of Middletown, Ohio; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation
Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                                 Army Sgt. Jeremy D. Foshee
25, of Pisgah, Ala.; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise, in the Philippines.

                           Air Force Staff Sgt. Juan M. Ridout
36, of Maple Tree, Wash.; assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, based at Kadena Air Base, Japan, killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise,  in the Philippines.

                                Army Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Frith
37, of Jamesville, Nev.; assigned to E Co, 160th SpecialOperations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                                   Army Capt. Bartt D. Owens
31, of Middletown, Ohio; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                         Army Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Rushforth Jr.
35, of Middleboro, Mass.; assigned to E Co,160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                    Air Force Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II
29, of Greeneville, Ohio; assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

                                  Army Maj. Curtis D. Feistner
34, of White Bear Lake, Minn.; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise, on Feb. 22, 2002 in the Philippines.

                                Army Spc. Thomas F. Allison
22, of Tacoma Wash.; assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.

February 13, 2002

                                   Army Spc. Jason A. Disney
21, of Fallon, Nev.; assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, bsed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed in a heavy equipment accident at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

January 20, 2002

                            Marine Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III
26, of Wicomico, Md. Cohee joined the Marine Corps Aug. 3, 1993, and was a communications navigations systems technician. Cohee died Jan. 20, 2002 aboard a CH-53E helicopter that crashed south of Kabul, Afghanistan.

                                Marine Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan
24, of Mendocino, Calif. Morgan joined the Marine Corps August 15, 1998 and was a helicopter mechanic. Morgan died Jan. 20, 2002 aboard a CH-53E helicopter that crashed south of Kabul, Afghanistan.

January 9, 2002

                             Marine Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft
29, of Shasta, Calif. The command pilot of the KC-130 plane that crashed in Pakistan on Jan. 9, 2002 Bancroft had been a Marine since 1994. His parents said he was seven years old when he decided he wanted to be a pilot.

                             Marine Capt. Daniel G. McCollum
29, of Richland, S.C. McCollum joined the Marines in 1993 and was the co-pilot of the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9, 2002.

                       Marine Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson
35, of Montgomery, Ala. Bryson had just called his mother on his birthday, to tell his mother he was thinking about her  one day before he was killed on Jan. 9, 2002, along with six other Marines when their KC-130 crashed. He joined the Marines straight out of high school in 1983.


                          Marine Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen
37, of Queens, N.Y. A 19-year-veteran of the Marines, Germosen was the loadmaster on the KC-130 that crashed Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.


                                   Marine Sgt. Nathan P. Hays
21, of Lincoln, Wash. In his hometown of Wilbur, Wash., Hayes was remembered as a football player who worked harder than many of the others on his high school team, even if he did not have as much talent as some athletes. He joined the Marines in 1999 and was the flight mechanic on the KC-130 that crashed Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.

                          Marine Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand
23, of Coos Bay, Ore. Bertrand could have been home a month ago, but volunteered for another tour of duty as flight navigator. He recently wrote his parents that he had saved enough money to buy an electric guitar. He was among the seven who died on the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.


                             Marine Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters
25, of Du Page, Ill. A radio operator who joined the Marines in 1997, she was the first U.S. servicewoman to die since the U.S.-led Afghan bombing began in early October. She was on the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9, 2002. Her high school track coach remembered her as someone who gave everything she had, even if she was in physical pain, for her team.


January 4, 2002


                    Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman
31, of San Antonio, Texas. Chapman was killed Jan. 4, 2002 by hostile, small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. Chapman, a special forces soldier who has spent more than 12 years in the military, was the first U.S. combatant killed by enemy fire.

                                                        2001

December 5, 2001
                  
                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Petithory
32, of Cheshire, Mass. One of three special forces soldiers killed Dec. 5, 2001 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was a member of the Army's 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. His brother described him as a practical joker who had always wanted to join the Army.


                                   Army Sgt. Brian C. Prosser
28, of Fraizer Park, Calif. Prosser died with Petithory and a third soldier on Dec. 5, 2001 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. They were all members of the Army's 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.


                      Army Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis
39, of Watauga, Tenn. Davis was killed with Prosser and Petithory on Dec. 5, 2001 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in Afghanistan. He was a Green Beret and former high school athlete who leaves behind a wife and three children in Clarksville, Ky.


December 4, 2001


                  Navy Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes Jr.
20, of New York City. Jakes died Dec. 4, 2001 of head injuries sustained in a fall from his bunk on the carrier USS Kitty Hawk in the Arabian Sea.


November 29, 2001

                                    Army Pvt. Giovanny Maria
19, of Camden, N.J. Maria, a 10th Mountain Division soldier, died on Nov. 29, 2001 in Uzbekistan from a gunshot wound unrelated to enemy action, according to U.S. officials.

November 25, 2001

                             CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann
32, of Winfield, Ala. Spann, a former Marine from a small town of 4,500, was questioning Taliban prisoners in a compound near the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif when they erupted in riot. He was killed on Nov. 25, 2001 on the first day of the three-day riot, making him the first American to be killed in combat in Afghanistan. U.S. officials say he died of a gunshot wound and was not tortured.

November 18, 2001

                    Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Parker
38, of Preston, Miss. Parker was lost at sea Nov. 18, 2001 when the suspicious vessel his security team had boarded sank. Parker joined the Navy after graduating from high school, and was supposed to be on his last tour of duty before his retirement from the military. He had been serving aboard the USS Peterson.


                Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson
21 of Rochester, N.Y. Johnson drowned Nov. 18, 2001 when a suspicious vessel his security team boarded in the Persian Gulf sank. The 21-year-old had been serving aboard the USS Peterson.


November 7, 2001

     Navy Machinist's Mate Fireman Apprentice Bryant L. Davis
20, of Chicago Fell overboard into the Arabian Sea from the USS Kitty Hawk on Nov. 7, 2001, and declared dead by the Defense Department on Nov. 10.


October 19. 2001


                    Army Pvt. 1st Class Kristofor T. Stonesifer
28, of Missoula, Mont. Stonesifer grew up in Pennsylvania and went on to attend the ROTC program at the University of Montana. An instructor there recalls that Stonesifer left the program early with a desire to become one of the best soldiers in the U.S. Army. He died Oct. 19, 2001 when his Black Hawk helicopter crashed upon attempting to land in Pakistan.

                                   
                                 Army Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds
20, of Cheyenne, Wyo. Edmunds, who died Oct. 19, 2001 with Stonesifer in the helicopter accident in Pakistan, was planning to make a career out of the military, according to friends and family. "He was just a happy-go-lucky guy," said John Steichen, the father of a close friend of Edmunds. Steichen told The Associated Press that Edmunds wanted to be a Ranger and "wanted to be where the action was."

October 10, 2001

                        Air Force Master Sgt. Evander Andrews
36, of Solon, Maine. He died Oct. 10, 2001 in a forklift accident while he was helping construct an airstrip in Qatar. Friends and colleagues described Andrews as an ace mechanic and cook. His widow, Judy Andrews, said her husband was devoted to his family and the Air Force