FALLEN  BRAVES
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 forserving 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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June 29, 2008


                                                    Army Sgt. James M. Treber     
24, of Imperial Beach, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 29 in Khosrow-E Sofla, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled into a canal. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales and Master Sgt. Shawn E. Simmons.


                                           Army Master Sgt. Shawn E. Simmons
39, of Ashland, Mass.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 29 in Khosrow-E Sofla, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled into a canal. Also killed were Sgt. James M. Treber and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales.


                                     Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales
32, of Naranjito, Puerto Rico.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 29 in Khosrow-E Sofla, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled into a canal. Also killed were Master Sgt. Shawn E. Simmons and Sgt. James M. Treber.


June 27, 2008

                                            Army Staff Sgt. Travis K. Hunsberger       
24, of Goshen, Ind.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died on June 27 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while on combat patrol near Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.


June 26, 2008

                                              Marine Staff Sgt. Edgar A. Heredia
28, of Houston; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command; died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


                                                              Army Spc. Mark C. Palmateer
38, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.; died from wounds sustained June 26 near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, when his convoy encountered improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Matthew L. Hilton and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph A. McKay.


                                                     Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph A. McKay
51, of Brooklyn, N.Y., assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.; died from wounds sustained June 26 near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, when his convoy encountered improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Matthew L. Hilton and Spc. Mark C. Palmateer.


                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew L. Hilton
37, of Livonia, Mich.; assigned to the 425th Infantry Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, Selfridge, Mich.; died from wounds sustained June 26 near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, when his convoy encountered improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Joseph A. McKay and Spc. Mark C. Palmateer.


June 25, 2008

                                      Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland  
25, of Labelle, Fla.; assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 25 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.


June 24, 2008

                                                 Army Spc. Ryan J. Connolly   
24, of Vacaville, Calif.; assigned to 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany; died June 24 in Khogyani, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine.


June 21, 2008

                                                         Army Lt. Col. James J. Walton
41, of Rockville, Md.; assigned to a Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed were Spc. Anthony L. Mangano, Sgt. Nelson D. Ramirez Rodriguez and Sgt. Andrew Seabrooks.


                                                Army Spc. Anthony L. Mangano
36, of Greenlawn, N.Y.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.; died June 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.


                                                  Army Sgt. Andrew Seabrooks
36, of Queens, N.Y.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.; died June 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.


                                          Army Sgt. Nelson D. Rodriguez Ramirez
22, of Revere, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.; died June 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.


June 20, 2008

                                              Navy Hospitalman Dustin K. Burnett    
19, of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; assigned to First Marine Division Detachment, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.


                                                Marine Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza
24, of San Antonio, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


June 19, 2008

                                          Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew F. Whitacre
21, of Bryant, Ind.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 19 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Capt. Eric D. Terhune.


                                                   Marine Capt. Eric D. Terhune
34, of Lexington, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 19 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Andrew F. Whitacre.


June 18, 2008

                         Navy Construction Mechanic 1st Class Ross L. Toles III    
37, of Davison, Mich.; assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in Afghanistan; died June 18 as a result of wounds sustained from an enemy rocket attack in northern Paktika province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Hospitalman Marc A. Retmier.


                                                         Navy Hospitalman Marc A. Retmier
19, of Hemet, Calif.; assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in Afghanistan; died June 18 as a result of wounds sustained from an enemy rocket attack in northern Paktika province, Afghanistan.


June 14, 2008


                                Marine Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington
20, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass, Pfc. Dawid Pietrek and Pfc. Michael Robert Patton.


                                                   Marine Pfc. Dawid Pietrek
24, of Bensenville, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass and Pfc. Michael Robert Patton.


                                           Marine Pfc. Michael Robert Patton
19, of Fenton, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass and Pfc. Dawid Pietrek.


                                       Marine Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass
22, of Richmond, Ind.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, Pfc. Dawid Pietrek and Pfc. Michael Robert Patton.


June 05, 2008


                                     Army Chief Warrant Officer James Carter  
42, of Montgomery, Ala.; assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died June 5 at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the Kiowa helicopter he was in went down during a test flight. Also killed was Pfc. Andre D. McNair Jr.


                                                             Army Spc. Andre D. McNair Jr.
20, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died June 5 at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the Kiowa helicopter he was in went down during a test flight.

June 03, 2008

                                                    Army Maj. Scott A. Hagerty  
41, of Stillwater, Okla.; assigned to the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion, Pasadena, Texas; died June 3 in Zormat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


                                                   Army Pfc. Derek D. Holland           
20, of Wind Gap, Pa.; assigned to the 228th Brigade Support Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Bethlehem, Pa.; died June 3 in Zormat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


May 31, 2008

                                                    Army Spc. James M. Finley       
21, of Lebanon, Mo.; assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany; died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pvt. Andrew J. Shields.


                                                   Army Pvt. Andrew J. Shields
19, of Battleground, Wash., died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamerg, Germany. Also killed was Spc. James M. Finley.


May 29, 2008


                                               Army Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez
27, of Los Angeles; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 29 in Shewan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he encountered small-arms fire while conducting combat operations.


May 28, 2008

                                                             Army Pfc. Chad M. Trimble
29, of West Covina, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 28 near Gardez, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


May 26, 2008

                                              Army Spc. Christopher Gathercole
21, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 26 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire during combat operations.


                                                  Army Spc. Justin L. Buxbaum
23, of South Portland, Maine; assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood Texas; died May 26 in Kushamond, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.

May 25, 2008

                                                  Army Spc. David L. Leimbach    
38, of Taylors, S.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry, South Carolina Army National Guard, Fountain Inn, S.C., and attached to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard; died May 25 near Bala Baluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled


May 20, 2008

                                                     Navy Lt. Jeffrey A. Ammon
37, of Orem, Utah; assigned to the Commander Navy Region Northwest, Bangor, Wash., and was serving in Afghanistan as a member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Ghazni; died May 20 in Aband District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.


                                                 Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo
35, of Pittston, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Williamsport, Pa.; died May 20 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


May 19, 2008

                                                  Marine Cpl. William J. Cooper
22, of Eupora, Miss.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 19 near Garmsir, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.

May 18, 2008

                                               Army Master Sgt. Davy N. Weaver       
39, of Barnesville, Ga.; assigned to the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Macon Ga.; died May 18 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


May 11, 2008


                                                   Army Pvt. Matthew W. Brown
20, of Zelienople, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 11 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.


May 09, 2008

                                                    Army Sgt. Isaac Palomarez     
26, of Loveland, Colo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 9 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his patrol encountered an improvised explosive device and came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.


                                                       Army Pfc. Ara T. Deysie
18, of Parker, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 9 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit came under rocket-propelled grenade fire.


May 07, 2008

                                                   Army Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett      
22, of Greenup, Ky.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 7 in Sabari District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts.


                                               Army Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts
25, of Farmington, N.M.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 7 in Sabari District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett.


April 29, 2008

                                   Air Force Senior Airman Jonathan A. V. Yelner   
24, of Lafayette, La.; assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.; died April 29 near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


                                         Army Sgt. 1st Class David L. McDowell     
30, of Ramona, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 29 in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.


April 15, 2008

                                                         Marine 1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante
35, of Athens, Ga.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 15 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. Also killed was Marine Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks.


                                                                 Marine Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks
24, of Rogers, Ark.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 15 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. Also killed was Marine 1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante.


April 03, 2008

                                                         Army Sgt. Nicholas A. Robertson
27, of Old Town, Maine; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 3 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District, Afghanistan.


March 21, 2008


                                                  Air Force Tech Sgt. William H. Jefferson Jr.
34, of Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; died March 21 near Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


                                                            Army Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr.
38, of Holmdel, N.J.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 21 in Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


March 19, 2008

                                                               Army Pfc. Antione V. Robinson
20, of Detroit; assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 19 in Nawa, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the vehicle he was repairing collapsed.


March 14, 2008

                                                       Army Sgt. 1st Class Collin J. Bowen
38, of Millersville, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard, Towson, Md.; died March 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained Jan. 2 in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


March 08, 2008

                                                                 Army Sgt. Gabriel Guzman
25, of Hornbrook, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 8 in Orgun E, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Gholam Haydar Kala, Afghanistan.


March 03, 2008

                                                                     Army Cpl. Steven R. Koch
23, of Milltown, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 3 in the Sabari District of Afghanistan of wounds sustained during combat operations. Also killed was Sgt. Robert T. Rapp.


                                                                     Army Sgt. Robert T. Rapp
22, of Sonora, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 3 in the Sabari District of Afghanistan of wounds sustained during combat operations. Also killed was Cpl. Steven R. Koch.


February 05, 2008

                                                                Army Staff Sgt. Donald T. Tabb
29, of Norcross, Ga.; assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala.; died Feb. 5 in Sangin, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.


January 26, 2008

                                                          Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler
29, of Granite Falls, Minn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Waygul, Afghanistan.


                                                                Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller        
24, of Iowa City, Iowa; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 25 in Barikowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he encountered small arms fire while conducting combat operations.


January 11, 2008

                                                              Army Lt. Col. Richard J. Berrettini   
52, of Wilcox, Pa.; assigned to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Medical Detachment, Erie Clinic, Erie, Pa.; died Jan. 11 in San Antonio of wounds sustained Jan. 2 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


January 9, 2008

                                                                  Army Sgt. David J. Drakulich 
22, of Reno, Nev.; assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 9 in Chagali, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

January 07, 2008

                                                                   Army Maj. Michael L. Green
36, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany; died Jan. 7 in Laghar Juy, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. James K. Healy.


                                                                    Army Sgt. James K. Healy
25, of Hesperia, Calif.; assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Fort Knox, Ky.; died Jan. 7 at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Maj. Michael L. Green.


January 02, 2008

                                                                      Army Sgt. Shawn F. Hill   
37, of Wellford, S.C.; assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 218th Infantry Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, Rock Hill, S.C.; died Jan. 2 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


December 31, 2007

                                                                    Army Pfc. Brian L. Gorham
21, of Woodburn, Ky.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy; died Dec. 31 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds sustained Dec. 12 in Afghanistan when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


December 24, 2007


                                                  Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas D. Eischen
24, of Sanger, Calif.; assigned to the 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; died Dec. 24 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in a non-combat-related incident.


December 12, 2007


                                                                  Army Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney
25, of Matthews, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy; died Dec. 12 at Forward Operating Base Curry, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel.


                                                               Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel  
30, of Crowley, La.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy; died Dec. 12 at Forward Operating Base Curry, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney.


December 11, 2007

                                                               Army Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam
39, of Columbus, Ga.; assigned to the 54th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Lee, Va.; died Dec. 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat-related illness.


December 09, 2007

                                                               Army Cpl. Tanner J. O’Leary
23, of Eagle Butte, S.D.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Dec. 9 in Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated.


November 13, 2007

                                                                Army 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles
26, of Hot Springs, Ark.; assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Nov. 13 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.


November 12, 2007


                                                                     Army Capt. David A. Boris
30, of Pennsylvania; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Adrian E. Hike.

                                                                     Army Spc. Adrian E. Hike
26, of Callender, Iowa; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Capt. David A. Boris.


November 10, 2007

                                                                 Army Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman
23, of Parker, Kan.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Nov. 10 in Aranus, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces.


                                                                 Army Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour  
21, of Swartz Creek, Mich.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Nov. 10 in Aranus, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces.


                                                                   Army Spc. Lester G. Roque
23, of Torrance, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Nov. 10 in Aranus, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces. Also killed were 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara; Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman; Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin; and Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour.


                                                         Army Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach
25, of McKees Rocks, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany; died Nov. 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained in Tagab, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire.


November 09, 2007

                                                               Army 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara
24, of Torrance, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Nov. 9 in Aranus, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces.


                                                                Army Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin
23, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Nov. 9 in Aranus, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces.


                                                                   Marine Sgt. Phillip A. Bocks
28, of Troy, Mich.; assigned to Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif.; died Nov. 9 while conducting combat operations in Aranus, Afghanistan.


November 02, 2007

                                                          Army Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls
41, of Bremerton, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 2 in Uruzgan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire during combat operations.


October 30, 2007

                                                              Army Staff Sgt. James D. Bullard     
28, of Marion, S.C.; assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, in Marion, S.C.; died Oct. 30 in Spearwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenade fire, machine gun fire, mortars and small-arms fire during combat operations.


October 29, 2007

                                                                   Army Maj. Jeffrey R. Calero
34, of Queens Village, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Massachusetts National Guard, Springfield, Mass.; died Oct. 29 in Kajaki, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on dismounted patrol.


October 28, 2007

                                                           Army Master Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner
50, of Owensboro, Ky.; assigned to the Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, U.S. Army Reserve, Owensboro, Ky.; died Oct. 28 in Kabul, Afghanistan, from a non-combat-related illness.


October 26, 2007

                                                                 Army Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan
22, of Ontario, Ore.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Oct. 26 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained Oct. 25 at Korengal Valley, when he came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenade, machine-gun and small-arms fire during combat operations. Also killed was Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza.


                                                                  Army Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza
29, of Glendale, Ariz., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Oct. 25 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenade, machine-gun and small-arms fire during combat operations. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan.


October 23, 2007

                                                                 Army Sgt. Edward O. Philpot
38, of Latta, S.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Dillon, S.C.; died Oct. 23 in Afghanistan from a non-combat-related Humvee rollover accident.


                                                                Army Staff Sgt. Larry I. Rougle
25, of West Jordan, Utah; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Oct. 23 in Sawtalo Sar Mountain, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds when he was engaged by enemy small arms fire during combat operations.


October 06, 2007

                                                                 Army Spc. Adam D. Quinn
22, of Orange City, Fla.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Phoenix, near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


October 02, 2007
 

                                            Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mark R. Cannon
31, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Oct. 2 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.


September 29, 2007


                                                                   Army Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier
31, of Charlotte, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 29 at Firebase Wilderness, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire.


September 28, 2007

                                                                   Army Spc. Ciara M. Durkin
30, of Quincy, Mass.; assigned to the 726th Finance Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, West Newton, Mass.; died Sept. 28 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident


September 26, 2007

                                                                  Army Pfc. Mathew D. Taylor        
21, of Cameron Park, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Sept. 26 in San Antonio of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan.


September 25, 2007


                                         Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Charles Luke Milam
26, of Littleton, Colo.; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 25 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.


                                                               Army Pfc. Christopher F. Pfeifer       
21, of Spalding, Neb.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Sept. 25 in San Antonio, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire Aug. 17 near Kamu, Afghanistan.


September 23, 2007


                                                    Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Blaskowski      
27, of Levering, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Sept. 23 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire during combat operations.

September 09, 2007

                                                                  Marine Cpl. Travis M. Woods
21, of Redding, Calif.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Sept. 9 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan.


September 6, 2007

                                                                      Army Pfc. Mykel F. Miller
19, of Phoenix, died Sept. 6 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona Army National Guard Phoenix.


September 04, 2007

                                                       Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick D. Magnani      
38, of Martinez, Calif.; assigned to the 31st Medical Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy; died Sept. 4 near Bagram, Afghanistan, in a non-combat-related incident.


August 28, 2007

                                                                       Army Sgt. Cory L. Clark
25, of Plant City, Fla.; assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera and Sgt. Bryce D. Howard.


                                                                   Army Sgt. Bryce D. Howard
24, of Vancouver, Wash.; assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera and Sgt. Cory L. Clark.


                                                        Army Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera
43, of Salt Lake City; assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


August 27, 2007


                                                                 Army Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball       
38, of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.; died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar and Sgt. Jan M. Argonish.


                                                                  Army Pfc. Thomas R. Wilson
21, of Maurertown, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Aug. 27 in Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations.


                                                                   Army Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar
37, of Agana, Guam; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball and Sgt. Jan M. Argonish.


                                                                  Army Sgt. Jan M. Argonish
26, of Peckville, Pa.; assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.; died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Also killed were Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar and Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball.


August 26, 2007


                                                            Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Carnes
25, of Dayton, Ky.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carrollton, Ky.; died Aug. 26 in Orgun-e, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire in Lewanne Bazaar, Afghanistan.


August 24, 2007

                                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney
37, of Ankeny, Iowa; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division of the Iowa Army National Guard; died Aug. 24 of wounds sustained in a non-combat-related incident in Herat, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller.


                                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller      
43, of Rossford, Ohio; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Aug. 24 of wounds sustained in a non-combat-related incident in Herat, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney.


August 20, 2007

                                                                   Army Spc. George V. Libby
23, of Aberdeen, N.C., died Aug. 20 near Khowst, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.


August 12, 2007

                                                                      Army Pvt. Alan J. Austin
21, of Houston; assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12 near Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related accident.


                                                          Army Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr.
27, of Herndon, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle.


                                                              Army Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III   
31, of Farmers Branch, Texas; assigned to the 345th Psychological Operations Company, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                          Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle
31, of Madill, Okla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


August 11, 2007

                                                                    Army Pfc. Jordan E. Goode
21, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 11 in Zormont, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


August 2, 2007

                                                                  Army Sgt. Taurean T. Harris
22, of Liberty, Miss., died Aug. 2 in Kala Gush, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.


July 31, 2007

                                                                 Army 1st Lt. Benjamin J. Hall
24, of Virginia; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 31 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan.


July 27, 2007

                                                              Army Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr.
37, of Llano, Texas; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations. Also killed was Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche.


                                                             Army Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche
23, of Martinsville, Ind.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations. Also killed was Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr.


July 23, 2007

                                                                 Army Pfc. Zachary R. Endsley
21, of Spring, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died July 23 in Arghendab district, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

                                                             Army 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Jr.
37, of Dania Beach, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Travon T. Johnson, Pfc. Adam J. Davis and Pfc. Jessy S. Rogers.


                                                              Army Sgt. Travon T. Johnson
29, of Palmdale, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
 

                                                                  Army Pfc. Adam J. Davis
19, of Twin Falls, Idaho; assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                                Army Pfc. Jessy S. Rogers
20, of Copper Center, Alaska; assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


July 22, 2007


                                                               Army Pfc. Juan S. Restrepo
20, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 22 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire.


July 09, 2007


                                                         Air Force Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie
44, of Coaldale, Colo.; assigned to the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; died July 9 in Herat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during small-arms fire outside of Camp Stone.


July 06, 2007


                                                                  Army Sgt. Thomas P. McGee
23, of Hawthorne, Calif.; assigned to the 546th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died July 6 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Wazi Khwa, Afghanistan.


July 5, 2007

                                                                    Army Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle
22, of Ortonville, Mich.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy; died July 5 of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Spc. Christopher S. Honaker.


                                                            Army Spc. Christopher S. Honaker
23, of Cleveland, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy; died July 5 of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle.


June 23, 2007

                                                                   Army Capt. Darrell C. Lewis
31, of Washington, D.C.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 23 in Vashir City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire.


June 21, 2007

                                                                    Army Sgt. Dustin J. Perrott
23, of Fredericksburg, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 21, in Miri, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle


June 17, 2007

                                                                  Army Capt. Joshua E. Steele
26, of North Henderson, Ill.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson and Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen.


                                                 Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson
35, of Hillsboro, Ore.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                       Army Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen
26, of Vinton, La.; assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles, La.; died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


June 16, 2007

                                                           Army Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader, Jr.
36, of Belleville, Ill.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 16 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.


June 15, 2007

                                                               Army Master Sgt. Arthur L. Lilley
35, of Smithfield, Pa.; assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 15 in Shkin, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire.

June 6, 2007

                                                                Army Sgt. Charles E. Wyckoff Jr.
28, of Chula Vista, Calif., died June 6 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


June 5, 2007

                                                                 Army Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto
19, of Fort Campbell, Ky., died June 5 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.


June 2, 2007

                                                                     Army Spc. Jacob M. Lowell    
22, of New Lenox, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy; died June 2 near Gowardesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.


June 1, 2007

                                                                Army Sgt. Charles R. Browning         
31, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, Gilbert, Ariz.; died June 1 in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                                Marine Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson
42, of Sylacauga, Ala.; assigned to Mobilization Command, Deployment Processing Command, Marine Corps Installations East, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died June 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation.


May 30, 2007


                                            Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher M. Allgaier      
33, of Middleton, Mo.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua R. Rodgers, Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell, Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires and Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway.


                                                Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua R. Rodgers
29, of Carson City, Nev.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire.  


                                                        Army Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell
28, of Lake Toxaway, N.C.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire.


                                                               Army Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires
25, of West Jordan, Utah; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire.


                                                           Army Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway
25, of Valley, Ala.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire.


May 15, 2007

                                                           Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Whitaker
23, of Long Beach, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died in Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained in small-arms fire.


May 14, 2007

                                                               Army Maj. Larry J. Bauguess Jr.
36, of Moravian Falls, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 14 in Teri Mengel, Pakistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire.


May 08, 2007

                                                                 Army Sgt. Timothy P. Padgett
28, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 8 in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces during combat patrol operations.


May 06, 2007

                                                          Army Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr.
36, of Chicago; assigned to the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from small-arms fire. Also killed was Col. James W. Harrison Jr.


                                                              Army Col. James W. Harrison Jr.
47, of Missouri; assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire. Also killed was Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr.


May 03, 2007

                                                                   Army Pfc. Joseph G. Harris
19, of Sugar Land, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 3 at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation.


April 28, 2007

                                                                  Army Cpl. Jeremy R. Greene       
24, of Springfield, Ohio; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died April 28 at Forward Operating Base Tillman, Afghanistan, due to injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident. His death is under investigation.


April 27, 2007


                                                            Army Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas
34, of Seffner, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 27 in Herat province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.


                                                                Army Spc. Daniel F. Mehringer
20, of Morgantown, W.Va.; assigned to Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 27 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident. His death is under investigation.


April 20, 2007
   

                                                               Army Sgt. Alexander Van Aalten
21, of Monterey, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 20 in Sangin, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a land mine detonated near his unit during combat operations.


April 12, 2007

                                                               Army Staff Sgt. Casey D. Combs                              
28, of Auburn, Wash.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 12 in Miri, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations. Also killed was Sgt. David A. Stephens.


                                                                 Army Sgt. David A. Stephens
28, of Tullahoma, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 12 in Miri, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations.


April 11, 2007

                                                             Army Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez
23, of Hyattsville, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died April 11 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, while on combat patrol. The incident is under investigation.


April 07, 2007

                                                                Army Spc. Conor G. Masterson
21, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died April 7 in eastern Afghanistan of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


March 29, 2007

                                                              Army Spc. Christopher M. Wilson
24, of Bangor, Maine; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died March 29 in Korengal outpost, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from a rocket-propelled grenade explosion.


                                                                Army Sgt. Edmund W. McDonald      
25, of Casco, Maine; died March 29 in North Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered during a non-combat-related vehicle accident in North Kabul March 28. Also killed was Spc. Agustin Gutierrez.


                                                                  Army Spc. Agustin Gutierrez
19, of San Jacinto, Calif., died March 29 in North Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered during a non-combat-related vehicle accident March 28 in North Kabul. Also killed was Sgt. Edmund W. McDonald.


February 27, 2007


                                                                    Army Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo
27, of Chicago; assigned to 1st Transportation Movement Control Agency, 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; died Feb. 27 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.


February 21, 2007

                                                                   Army Pfc. Jason D. Johns
19, of Frankton, Ind.; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Feb. 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related injury.


February 19, 2007

                                                                 Army Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie
25, of Poteau, Okla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Ada, Okla.; died Feb. 19 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.


February 18, 2007


                                                        Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman
32, of Albuquerque, N.M.; was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; died Feb. 18 when the coalition CH-47 helicopter he was riding in crashed in eastern Afghanistan.


                                           Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Hershel D. McCants Jr.
33, of Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 3 John A. Quinlan, Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson, Spc. Travis R. Vaughn, Spc. Brandon D. Gordon, Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs, Pfc. Kristofer D. S. Thomas and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman.


                                                            Army Pfc. Kristofer D. S. Thomas
18, of Roseville, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


                                                                   Army Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs
20, of Edwardsville, Ill. assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


                                                             Army Spc. Brandon D. Gordon
21, of Naples, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


                                                               Army Spc. Travis R. Vaughn
26, of Reinbeck, Iowa; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


                                                             Army Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson
23, of Fort Carson, Colo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


                                                  Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 John A. Quinlan
36, of New Jersey; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter he was in crashed.


February 10, 2007

                                                                Army Sgt. Long N. Nguyen
27, of Portland, Ore.; assigned to the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, Oregon National Guard, Portland, Ore.; died Feb. 10 of a non-combat-related wound in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.


December 15, 2006


                                                         Army Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Phaneuf      
38, of Eastford, Conn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Brigade, Hartford, Conn.; died Dec. 15 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan.


November 30, 2006


                                                             Army Spc. Chris Kleinwachter
29, of Wahpeton, N.D.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.; died Nov. 30 of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan.


November 28, 2006


                                                             Army Staff Sgt. Michael A. Shank
31 of Bonham, Texas; assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany; died Nov. 28 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Logar, Afghanistan. Also killed was Spc. Jeffrey G. Roberson.


                                                                Army Cpl. Jeffrey G. Roberson
22, of Phelan, Calif.; assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany; died Nov. 28 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Logar, Afghanistan. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Michael A. Shank.


November 26, 2006


                                                             Army 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating
27, of Shapleigh, Maine; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Nov. 26 of injuries sustained when his vehicle turned over in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.


November 25, 2006

                                                                Army 2nd Lt. Scott B. Lundell   
35, of Hurricane, Utah; assigned to the I Corps Artillery, Utah National Guard, Camp Williams, Utah; died Nov. 25 of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades while on patrol during combat operations in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.


November 23, 2006

                                                              Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron
25, of Mandaree, N.D.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, North Dakota National Guard, Grand Forks, N.D.; died Nov. 23 of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades in Qarabagh, Afghanistan.


November 06, 2006

                                                       Army Sgt. 1st Class William R. Brown
30, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Nov. 6 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle in Sperwan-Gar, Afghanistan.


October 31, 2006

                                                               Army Maj. Douglas E. Sloan
40, of Evans Mills, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 31 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Sgt. Charles J. McClain and Pfc. Alex Oceguera.


                                                              Army Sgt. Charles J. McClain
26, of Fort Riley, Kan.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 31 in Asadabad, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Maj. Douglas E. Sloan and Pfc. Alex Oceguera.


                                                                   Army Pfc. Alex Oceguera
19, of San Bernardino, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 31 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan. Also killed were: Sgt. Charles J. McClain and Maj. Douglas E. Sloan.


October 30, 2006

                                                                   Army Spc. Isaiah Calloway
23, of Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died Oct. 30 from injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Marah, Afghanistan.


October 28, 2006

                                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Kyu H. Chay         
34, of Fayetteville, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 28 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol in the Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.


October 27, 2006

                                                                   Army Pvt. Michael V. Bailey
20, of Waldorf, Md.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York; died Oct. 27 from non-combat related injuries in Salerno, Afghanistan. This incident is under investigation.


October 13, 2006

                                                                   Army Spc. Jason A. Lucas
24, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.; died Oct. 13 from injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck by a suicide bomber using a vehicle-born improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


October 11, 2006


                                                      Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott W. Dyer              
38, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 11 from injuries sustained during combat operations in Banditemur, Afghanistan.


October 02, 2006

                                                               Army Spc. Angelo J. Vaccaro
23, of Deltona, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 2 from injuries sustained during combat operations in Korengal, Afghanistan.


                                                         Army Spc. Fernando D. Robinson
21, of Hawthorne, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Oct. 2 from injuries sustained when his patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades in Korengal, Afghanistan


September 15, 2006

                                                    Army Sgt. 1st Class Bernard L. Deghand   
42, of Mayetta, Kan.; assigned to the 35th Division Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, Hutchinson, Kan.; died Sept. 15 of injuries sustained in Spira, Afghanistan when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire during combat operations.


September 11, 2006


                                                                Army Sgt. Jeremy E. DePottey
26, of Ironwood, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 11 of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident in Asadabad, Afghanistan.


September 09, 2006


                                                                Army Sgt. Nathaniel B. Lindsey
38, of Troutdale, Ore.; assigned to the 41st Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard,Portland, Ore.; died Sept. 9 of injuries sustained when his Humvee encountered undetermined ordnance from enemy forces during patrol operations killed in Shajoy, Afghanistan.


                                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga
47, of Nuuli, American Samoa; assigned to the 35th Special Troops Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas City, Mo.; died Sept. 9 of injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


September 08, 2006

                                                        Army Sgt. 1st Class Merideth L. Howard
52, of Alameda, Calif.; assigned to the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Sept. 8 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul.


                                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul
43, of The Dalles, Ore.; assigned to the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Sept. 8 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. 1st Class Merideth L. Howard.


August 19, 2006 

                                                               Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson
21, of Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Robert E. Drawl Jr. and Spc. Christopher F. Sitton.


                                                                  Army Spc. Robert E. Drawl Jr.
21, of Alexandria, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson and Spc. Christopher F. Sitton.


                                                                Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton
21, of Montrose, Colo.; assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson and Spc. Robert E. Drawl Jr.


                                                      Air Force Senior Airman Adam P. Servais
23, of Onalaska, Wis.; assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; killed Aug. 19, when his vehicle came under hostile fire in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.


August 17, 2006

                                                                    Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake
34, of Portland, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug 17 of injuries sustained when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Turkalay, Afghanistan


August 16, 2006

                                                                 Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole
26, of Hiawatha, Kan.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 16 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Bermel, Afghanistan.


August 11, 2006

                                                             Army Spc. Rogelio R. Garza, Jr.
26, of Corpus Christi, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 11 when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Afghanistan. Also killed were Pfc. Andrew R. Small and Pfc. James P. White, Jr.


                                                                    Army Pfc. Andrew R. Small         
19, of Wiscasset, Maine; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 11 when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Afghanistan.


                                                                 Army Pfc. James P. White, Jr.
19, of Huber Heights, Ohio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 11 when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Afghanistan.


August 03, 2006

                                                               Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Suplee
39, of Ocala, Fla.; assigned to the 153rd Cavalry Squadron, Ocala, Florida National Guard, Fla.; died Aug 3 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Fla., of injuries sustained on Apr 1 when his Humvee was involved in a traffic accident in Kabul, Afghanistan.


July 25, 2006

                                                                     Army Spc. Andrew Velez
22, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to the Corps Support Battalion, Theater Support Command, Fort Irwin, Calif.; died July 25 from a non-combat related injury in Sharona, Afghanistan.


July 24, 2006

                                                                 Army Sgt. David M. Hierholzer
27, of Lewisburg, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 24 of injuries sustained when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Pesch, Afghanistan.


July 21, 2006

                                                          Army 1st Sgt. Christopher C. Rafferty     
37, of Brownsville, Pa.; assigned to 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 20 of injuries sustained when his unit encountered a mortar attack during combat operations in Sharana, Afghanistan.


July 19, 2006

                                                                Army Staff Sgt. Eric Caban
28, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 19 of injuries sustained July 18 when his combat reconnaissance patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in southern Afghanistan.


July 17, 2006 

                                                       Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Chiomento
34, of Fort Dix, N.J.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; died July 17 when his patrol encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars in Khwaya Ahmad, Afghanistan.


July 16, 2006

                                                               Army Sgt. Robert P. Kassin
29, of Las Vegas, Nev.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; killed July 16 at Larzab Base, Afghanistan, when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations.


July 06, 2006

                                                                 Army Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin
31, of Dyersburg, Tenn.; assigned to the 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed July 6 when his convoy encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghran Valley, Afghanistan.


July 5, 2006

                                                       Army Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey A. McLochlin

45, of Rochester, Ind.; assigned to the 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard, Marion Ind.; killed July 5 when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms fire in Orgun-E, Afghanistan.

July 2, 2006


                                     Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William T. Flanigan
37, of Milan, Tenn.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, Jackson, Tenn.; killed July 2 when his helicopter crashed during combat operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


June 28, 2006

                                                                   Army Cpl. Aaron M. Griner
24, of Tampa, Fla., died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on June 28, of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a mine during combat operations.  Griner was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


June 25, 2006

                                                                 Army Pfc. Justin R. Davis
19, of Gaithersburg, Md., died in Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan (near Kunar Province), on June 25, 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, N.Y.


June 24, 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.


                                                      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.


June 21, 2006

                                                                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.


                                                            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.


                                                            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.


                                                         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.


June 16, 2006

                                                              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.


                                                                   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.


June 15, 2006

                                                                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.


June 14, 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.


June 13, 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.


June 12, 2006

                                                                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.


June 11, 2006

                                                                 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.


June 6, 2006

                                                                 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.


                                                                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.


June 5, 2006

                                                                     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.


May 19, 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.


May 5, 2006

                                                               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.


                                                     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.


                                                              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.


                                                                  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.


                                                       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.


                                                          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.


                                                         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.


                                                        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.


                                                                  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.


                                                              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.