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 for serving our country and our cause.  God bless you all, and may God continue to bless America.
                       George W. Bush
  Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces
     May 1st, 2003
from the USS Lincoln
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August 22, 2009


                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco 
29, of Somerville, N.J.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 22 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit.


                                                      Army Cpl. Darby T. Morin
25, of Victoria, Canada; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 22 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.


August 21, 2009

                                                   Army Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram
25, of Pearl, Miss.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 21 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle and his unit came under small fire from enemy


August 20, 2009

                                                   Army Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton
21, of Oak Park, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 20 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.


                                                                  Army Spc. Justin R. Pellerin
21, of Boscawen, N.H.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 20 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


August 19, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Paul E. Dumont, Jr
23, of Williamsburg, Va.; assigned to the 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Va.; died Aug. 19 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

August 18, 2009

                                           Marine Gunnery Sgt. Adam F. Benjamin
34, of Garfield Heights, Ohio; assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                               Army Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen
29, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Pfc. Morris L. Walker.


                                             Army 1st Sgt. Jose S.N. Crisostomo
59, of Injaran, Guam; assigned to International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan; died Aug. 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                                   Army Pfc. Morris L. Walker
23, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.


                                                        Army Spc. Troy O. Tom
21, of Shiprock, N.M.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Also killed was Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney.


                                                  Army Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney
20, of Litchfield, Minn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Also killed was Spc. Troy O. Tom.


August 17, 2009

                                              Marine Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas
26, of Floral Park, N.Y.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 17 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


                                                              Army Spc. Matthew D. Hastings
23, of Claremore, Okla.; assigned to the 582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 17 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


August 16, 2009

                                                   Army Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush  
22, of Middleville, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 16 in Herat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                            Army Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods Jr.
31, of Chesapeake, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Maryland National Guard, Glen Arm, Md.; died Aug. 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained when he was shot Aug. 14 while on patrol in Ghazni, Afghanistan.


August 14, 2009


                                               Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard
21, of New Portland, Maine; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay; died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


August 13, 2009

                                                             Marine Sgt. William J. Cahir  
40, of Washington D.C.; assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Washington D.C.; died Aug. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


August 12, 2009

                                                       Army Capt. John Tinsley 
28, of Tallahassee, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 12 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


August 10, 2009

                                                            Marine Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell   
21, of Perdido, Ala.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                                 Army Spc. Richard A. Walters Jr.
41, of Cleveland, Ohio; assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Aug. 10 in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


August 09, 2009

                                                    Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel  
21, of Winfield, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 9 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow and Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera.


August 08, 2009

                                                    Army Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith 
33, of Nashville, N.C.; assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 8 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat-related incident that occurred Aug. 4 at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan.


                                                             Army Spc. Matthew K.S. Swanson
20, of Lake Forest, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 8 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover July 19 in Logar Province, Afghanistan.


                                                               Marine Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera
20, of Palmdale, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 8 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow and Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel.


August 07, 2009


                                                             Marine Capt. Matthew C. Freeman
29, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 7 while supporting combat operations in Kapisa province, Afghanistan.


                                                    Army Sgt. Jerry R. Evans Jr.
23, of Eufala, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Aug. 7 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                              Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow   
23, of Naples, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 7 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera and Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel.


August 06, 2009


                                                                  Marine Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins
24, of Paris, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


                                                     Marine Cpl. Christian A. Guzman Rivera
21, of Homestead, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


                                                 Marine Lance Cpl. Travis T. Babine 
20, of San Antonio; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


                                          Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine
22, of Farmingdale, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


August 05, 2009


                              Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anthony C. Garcia
21, of Panama City, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditonary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 5 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


August 02, 2009


                                                                 Army Capt. Ronald G. Luce
27, of Fayetteville, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado and Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III.


                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado
42, of Fairfax, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Capt. Ronald G. Luce and Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III.


                                       Army Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III 
43, of Bentonia, Miss.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Capt. Ronald G. Luce and Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado.


August 01, 2009

                                                   Army Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls  
27, of West Lawn, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 1 in Mushan village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Army Pfc. Richard K. Jones and Army Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon.


                                                     Army Pfc. Richard K. Jones
21, of Roxboro, N.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 1 in Mushan village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Army Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls and Army Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon.


                                                 Army Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon
19, of Knoxville, Tenn.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 1 in Mushan village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Army Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls and Army Pfc. Richard K. Jones.


July 31, 2009

                                                                Army Spc. Alexander J. Miller
21, of Clermont, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 31 in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.


July 30, 2009

                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Posey  
22, of Knoxville, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 30 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan F. Stroud, 20, of Cashion, Okla.


                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan F. Stroud  
20, of Cashion, Okla.; assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 30 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Posey, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn.


July 29, 2009

                                     Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas M. Vose III   
38, of Concrete, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany; died July 29 in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.


                                                      Army Sgt. Gerrick D. Smith
19, of Sullivan, Ill. assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry, Illinois Army National Guard, Marion, Ill.; died July 29 in Herat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


July 25, 2009

                                                  Marine Pfc. Donald W. Vincent
26, of Gainesville, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 25 of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


July 24, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Justin D. Coleman
21, of Spring Hill, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 24 in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.


July 23, 2009

                                                                   Marine Sgt. Ryan H. Lane
25, of Pittsburgh; assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 23 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher and Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos.


                                                Marine Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos
21, of Yarmouth Port, Mass.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 23 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Ryan H. Lane and Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher.


          Navy Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andrew Scott Charpentier
21, of Great Falls, Mont.; assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; died July 23 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., from a non-combat related illness.


                                                         Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher
27, of Oneida, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 23 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Ryan H. Lane and Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos.


July 22, 2009

                                                Army Spc. Randy L.J. Neff, Jr.
22, of Blackfoot, Idaho; assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 22 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                    Army Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer
24, of Rochester, Pa.; assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 22 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


July 21, 2009

                                                 Army Spc. Raymundo P. Morales
34, of Dalton, Ga.; assigned to the 148th Brigade Support Battalion, Cedartown, Ga.; died July 21 in Methar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.


July 20, 2009

                                                 Army Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr.
24, of Garland, Texas; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 20 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, Spc. Andrew J. Roughton and Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt.


                                                Army Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot
20, of Riverdale, Ga.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 20 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., Spc. Andrew J. Roughton and Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt.


                                                 Army Spc. Andrew J. Roughton
21, of Houston; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 20 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr. and Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt.


                                                      Army Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt   
34, of Duncan, Okla.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 20 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Also killed were Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, Spc. Andrew J. Roughton and Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr.


July 19, 2009


                                                    Army Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp
21, of Rosemount, Minn.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died July 18 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds sustained July 10 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.


July 17, 2009


                                                          Air Force Capt. Thomas J. Gramith
27, of Eagan, Minn.; assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; died July 17 in an F-15E crash near Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Capt. Mark R. McDowell.


                                                  Air Force Capt. Mark R. McDowell
26, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; died July 17 in an F-15E crash near Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Capt. Thomas J. Gramith.


July 14, 2009

                                             Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi    
29, of Seffner, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 14 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.


July 13, 2009

                                                Marine Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer
33, of Zanesfield, Ohio; assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                               Marine Sgt. Michael W. Heede Jr.
22, of Delta, Pa.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died July 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                        Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rodney A. Jarvis
34, of Akron, Ohio, assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.; died July 13 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


July 12, 2009

                                                   Army Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom
27, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 12 near Barge Matal, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol using small arms and indirect fire.


July 11, 2009

                                         Marine Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores
27, of Glendale, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 11 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield.


                                            Marine Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield  
36, of Axton, Va.; assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 11 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores.


July 10, 2009

                                                  Marine Cpl. Matthew R. Lembke  
22, of Tualatin, Ore.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died July 10 of wounds sustained on June 24 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


July 09, 2009


                                                     Army Spc. Joshua R. Farris
22, of La Grange, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 9 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


July 08, 2009

                                               Marine Lance Cpl. Roger G. Hager
20, of Gibsonville, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                                Marine Master Sgt. John E. Hayes
36, of Middleburg, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                             Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Darren Ethan Tate
21, of Canyon, Texas; assigned to the USS Iwo Jima, and deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; died of pneumonia July 8 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.


                                                      Marine Sgt. Michael C. Roy
25, of North Fort Myers, Fla.; assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Nimroz province, Afghanistan.


                                                  Army Spc. Gregory J. Missman
36, of Batavia, Ohio; assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 8 at Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained elsewhere in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.


July 07, 2009

                                               Army Spc. Christopher M. Talbert   
24, of Galesburg, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Marion, Ill.; died July 7 in Shindad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


July 06, 2009

                                                Army Pfc. Nicolas H.J. Gideon
20, of Murrieta, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died July 6 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered earlier that day in Paktya, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.


                                                     Army Spc. Issac L. Johnson
24, of Columbus, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, Georgia National Guard, Rome, Ga.; died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                       Army Capt. Mark A. Garner
30, of North Carolina; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany; died July 6 in Argandab District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                  Army 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams
41, of Glenwood, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois National Guard, Dixon, Ill.; died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                          Army Sgt. Chester W. Hosford  
35, of Hastings, Minn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois National Guard, Dixon, Ill.; died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                     Army Sgt. Brock H. Chavers
25, of Bulloch, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia National Guard, Americus, Ga.; died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


     Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Tony Michael Randolph
22, of Henryetta, Okla.; assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, Sigonella, Italy, and was deployed with his platoon to Joint Task Force South conducting counter-improvised explosive device operations in support of Task Force Zabul in Afghanistan; died July 6 in an improvised explosive device attack on his convoy in northern Afghanistan.


July 04, 2009

                                                     Army Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn
20, of Aberdeen, Wash.; died July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fires; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Also killed was Pfc. Justin A. Casillas.


                                                     Army Pfc. Justin A. Casillas
19, of Dunnigan, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fires. Also killed was Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn.


July 02, 2009

                                               Marine Lance Cpl. Charles S. Sharp
20, of Adairsville, Ga.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 2 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


June 29, 2009

                                                       Army Sgt. Terry J. Lynch
22, of Shepherd, Mont.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 29 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

June 28, 2009


                                                      Army Pvt. Steven T. Drees
19, of Peshtigo, Wis; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died June 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained June 24 in Konar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.


June 26, 2009

                                                       Army Pfc. Peter K. Cross    
20, of Saginaw, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 26 at Combat Outpost Carwile, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over

June 25, 2009

                                                              Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw  
24, of Steilacoom, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died June 25 in Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


June 21, 2009

                                                    Army Sgt. Ricky D. Jones
26, of Plantersville, Ala.; assigned to the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.; died June 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by indirect fire. Also killed was Spc. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas.


                                           Army Spc. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas
27, of Germantown, Md.; assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by indirect fire. Also killed was Sgt. Ricky D. Jones.


June 20, 2009

                                                     Army 1st Sgt. John D. Blair
38, of Calhoun, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Lawrenceville, Ga.; died June 20 in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.


June 19, 2009

                                                       Army Sgt. Paul G. Smith
43, of Peoria, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, Aurora, Ill.; died June 19 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton.


                                               Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton
26, of Carlyle, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois National Guard, Marion, Ill.; died June 19 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Paul G. Smith.


June 17, 2009

                                            Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin A. Dupont    
52, of Templeton, Mass.; assigned to the 79th Troop Command, Rehoboth, Mass.; died June 17 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered March 8 in Kandau, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


June 15, 2009

                                                  Army Spc. Jonathan C. O’Neill   
22, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Stewart, Ga.; died June 15 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained June 2 in Paktya, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


June 10, 2009


                                 Marine Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson Jr.
33, of Franklin, Mo.; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died June 10 while supporting combat operations in Delaram, Afghanistan.


June 09, 2009

                                                    Army Spc. Eduardo S. Silva
25, of Greenland, Calif.; assigned to the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died June 9 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of a non-combat-related incident.


June 06, 2009

                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle
20, of Downey, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died June 6 while supporting combat operations in Now Zad, Afghanistan.


June 04, 2009

                                                    Army Maj. Rocco M. Barnes
50, of Los Angeles; a member of the Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, assigned as an individual augmentee to the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force; died June 4 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.


                                                   Army Sgt. Jeffrey W. Jordan
21, of Rome, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.; died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class John C. Beale and Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette.


                                              Army Sgt. 1st Class John C. Beale
39, of Riverdale, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.; died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed were Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette and Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan.


                                                    Army Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette
37, of Lula, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.; died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class John C. Beale and Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan.


June 03, 2009

                                                    Army Spc. Jarrett P. Griemel
20, of La Porte, Texas; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died June 3 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.


June 02, 2009

                                                Army Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez
21, of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; assigned to the 549th MP Co, 385th MP Bn, 16th MP Bde (Abn), Fort Stewart, Ga.; died June 2 in Paktya, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked with an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.


June 01, 2009

                                                      Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall  
28, of Huntsville, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden and Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson.


                                                               Army Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson
19, of Miller, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall.


                                                   Army Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden
33, of Corpus Christi, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall and Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson.


                                                Army Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur
26, of Hilo, Hawaii; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

May 31, 2009

                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew G. Reza
27, of Austin, Texas; assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.; was killed May 31 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Khandahar province, Afghanistan.


May 26, 2009

                                                    Army 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe
33, of Summers, Ark.; assigned to the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Upland, Calif.; died May 26 in Parwan, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                             Air Force Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II   
39, of Houston; assigned to the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; died May 26 in Parwan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman.


                                 Air Force Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman  
21, of Indianapolis; assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; died May 26 near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II.


May 22, 2009

                                       Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brent S. Cole
38, of Reedsville, W. Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 22 when his helicopter went down in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan.


May 20, 2009

                                               Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte
25, of St. Louis; assigned to the Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces Command, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; died May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


May 15, 2009


                                                        Army Sgt. Carlie M. Lee III   
23, of Birmingham, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 15 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez.


                                         Army Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez
25, of La Puente, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 15 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. Carlie M. Lee III.


May 10, 2009

                                                    Army Sgt. Lukasz D. Saczek
23, of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, Woodstock, Ill.; died May 10 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.

May 01, 2009

                                                 Army Staff Sgt. William D. Vile
27, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using direct fire May 1 near the village of Nishagam, Konar province, Afghanistan. Also killed were Sgt. James D. Pirtle and Spc. Ryan C. King.


                                                   Army Sgt. James D. Pirtle
21, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 1 near the village of Nishagam, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit. Also killed were Spc. Ryan C. King and Staff Sgt. William D. Vile.


                                                    Army Spc. Ryan C. King
22, of Dallas, Ga.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 1 near the village of Nishagam, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit. Also killed were Sgt. James D. Pirtle and Staff Sgt. William D. Vile.


April 15, 2009

                                                            Army Pfc. Richard A. Dewater
21, of Topeka, Kan.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died April 15, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device, while on a dismounted patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.


April 14, 2009

                                                 Army Sgt. Francisco X. Aguila
35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 14 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


April10, 2009

                                                Airman 1st Class Jacob I. Ramsey
20, of Hesperia, Calif., died April 10 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Kabul Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 712th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood, Texas


April 08, 2009

                                               Marine Lance Cpl. Blaise A. Oleski
22, of Holland Patent, N.Y.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


April 06, 2009

                                                             Army Spc. Adam M. Kuligowski
21, of Arlington, Va.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Apr. 6 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


April 04, 2009

                                               Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip A Myers
30, of Hopewell, Va.; assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom; died April 4 near Helmand province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.


March 27, 2009

                                                    Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe
35, of El Cajon, Calif.; died March 27 when an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. Also killed was Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV.


                                                 Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV  
26, of Narragansett, R.I.; died March 27 when an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.


March 22, 2009

                                                Marine Cpl. Anthony L. Williams
21, of Oxford, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 22 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette.


                                                 Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette 
28, of Manchester, N.H.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 22 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Cpl. Anthony L. Williams.


                                                       Army Pfc. Adam J. Hardt   
19, of Avondale, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died March 22, at Forward Operating Base Airborne in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


March 20, 2009

                                                   Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Geary
22, of Rome, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 20 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


March 15, 2009

                                                   Army Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta  
23, of Midlothian, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.; died March 15 in Jalabad, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Robert M. Weinger and Spc. Normal L. Cain III.


                                                                Army Sgt. Robert M. Weinger
24, of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.; died March 15 in Jalabad, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta and Spc. Normal L. Cain III.


                                                    Army Spc. Norman L. Cain III  
22, of Oregon, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.; died March 15 in Kot, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta and Sgt. Robert. M. Weinger.



March 14, 2009


                                                Marine Staff Sgt. Archie A. Taylor 
37, of Tomball, Texas.; assigned to the 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II MEF Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 14 in a non-hostile incident in Kabul province, Afghanistan.


March 08, 2009

                                                    Army Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe II    
27, of Auburn, N.Y.; assigned to 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died March 8 in Kandau Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.


March 01, 2009

                                                  Army Sgt. Simone A. Robinson
21, of Dixmoor, Ill.; assigned to the 634th Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard, Crestwood, Ill.; died March 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her security post Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan.


February 24, 2009


                                                    Army Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch
25, of Owasso, Okla.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard, Kewanee, Ill.; died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Capt. Brian M. Bunting, Sgt. Scott B. Stream and Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson.


                                                                    Army Sgt. Scott B. Stream
39, of Mattoon, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard, Effingham, Ill.; died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Capt. Brian M. Bunting, Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch and Sgt Daniel J. Thompson.


                                                   Army Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson
24, of Madison, Wis.; was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve and was assigned to the 715th Military Police Company, Florida National Guard, Melbourne, Fla.; died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Capt. Brian M. Bunting, Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch and Sgt. Scott B. Stream.


                                                     Army Capt. Brian M. Bunting      
29, of Potomac, Md.; assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.; died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch, Sgt. Scott B. Stream and Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson.


February 20, 2009


                                              Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis
28, of Aberdeen, Wash.; assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; died Feb. 20 at Oruzgan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


                                               Army Master Sgt. David L. Hurt
36, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Feb. 20, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from wounds received in Khordi, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosiv device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa.


                                                          Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa
26, of Woodridge, Ill.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Feb. 20, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces. Also killed was Master Sgt. David L. Hurt.


February 16, 2009


                                         Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Munden
35, of Mesquite, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 16 at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.


February 14, 2009


                                                Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen
24, of Tracy, Calif.; assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Iwakuni, Japan; died Feb. 14 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


February 12, 2009


                                                    Army Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small   
29, of Collegeville, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Feb. 13 at Faramuz, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and small arms fire.



                                                     Army Pfc. Jason R. Watson
19, of Many, La.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive devie detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Army Spc. Peter J. Courcy.


                                                      Army Cpl. Peter J. Courcy
22, of Frisco, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Army Pfc. Jason R. Watson.


February 08, 2009


                                                         Army Staff Sgt. Jason E. Burkholder   
27, of Elida, Ohio; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois National Guard, Marion, Ill.; died Feb. 8 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army 1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth.


                                                Army 1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth
26, of Oakland, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois National Guard, Marion, Ill.; died Feb. 8 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.


February 07, 2009

                                                Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin T. Preach
21, of Bridgewater, Mass.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died from wounds he received Jan. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


January 27, 2009

                                                 Marine Sgt. David W. Wallace III   
25, of Sharpsville, Pa.; assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson.


                                                  Marine Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson
23, of Forsyth, Mont.; assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Sgt. David W. Wallace III.


January 24, 2009
                             
                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan
25, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


January 17, 2009

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Carlos M. Robinson
33, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.; died Jan. 17 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul.


                                                     Army Sgt. Ezra Dawson
31, of Las Vegas, Nev.; was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 17 in COP Vegas, Afghanistan, when the Chinook helicopter he was in made a hard landing under combat conditions.


January 16, 2009

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Townsend  
30, of Solvang, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg , N.C.; died Jan. 16 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.


January 11, 2009


                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Bennett
23, of Clifton, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 11 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-hostile incident.


January 09, 2009

                                                 Army Cpl. Jason R. Parsons
24, of Lenoir, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died Jan. 9 in Jaldak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Maj. Brian M. Mescall and Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez.


                                             Army Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez
24, of Hammond, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.; died Jan. 9 in Jaldak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Maj. Brian M. Mescall and Spc. Jason R. Parsons.


                                                           Army Maj. Brian M. Mescall   
33, of Hopkinton, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died Jan. 9 in Jaldak, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez and Spc. Jason R. Parsons.


January 08, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Keith E. Essary   
20, of Dyersburg, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 8 in Maywand, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his dismounted patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua L. Rath.


                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Rath
22, of Decatur, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 8 in Maywand, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his dismounted patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Keith E. Essary.


January 06, 2009

                                           Marine Lance Cpl. Jessie A. Cassada
19, of Hendersonville, N.C.; was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


January 01, 2009


                                        Marine Lance Cpl. Alberto Francesconi   
21, of Bronx, N.Y.; was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 1 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


December 24, 2008


                                                 Army Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr.
42, of Phoenix, Ariz., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Dec. 24 in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his combat outpost received enemy rocket fire.


December 16, 2008

                                                Army Pvt. Colman J. Meadows III    
19, of Senoia, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Dec. 16, at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


December 01, 2008

                                                          Army Capt. Robert J. Yllescas
31, of Lincoln, Neb., died Dec. 1 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered Oct. 28 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

November 13, 2008

                                                      Army Spc. Jonnie L. Stiles
38, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; assigned to the 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, Baton Rouge, La.; died Nov. 13 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


October 31, 2008

                                                    Army Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace
27, of Dry Ridge, Ky.; assigned to the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard in Cynthiana, Ky.; died Oct. 31 in Badin Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.


October 27, 2008

                                                      Army Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco
35, of Bartlett, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.; died Oct. 27 in in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as he was preparing to enter a building. Also killed was Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey.


                                                                 Army Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey
22, of Canton, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as he was preparing to enter a building. Also killed was Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco.


                                                              Marine. 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista
32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 27 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.


October 22, 2008

                                                                    Marine Cpl. Adrian Robles
21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Lance Cpl. San Sim.


                                                       Army Spc. Deon L. Taylor  
30, of Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.; died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


                                                      Marine Lance Cpl. San Sim
23, of Santa Ana, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Cpl. Adrian Robles.


October 20, 2008

                                              Army Capt. Robert D. Lindenau
39, of Camano Island, Wash.; assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 20 in Charbagh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.


October 16, 2008

                                                   Army Sgt. John M. Penich
25, of Beach Park, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from indirect fire.


                                                           Army Sgt. Federico G. Borjas
33, of San Diego; assigned to 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve, San Diego; died Oct. 16 in Bermel District Center, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol.


October 14, 2008

                                                    Army Sgt. Preston R. Medley
23, of Baker, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 14 of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Cory J. Bertrand and Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato.


                                                                  Army Spc. Cory J. Bertrand
18, of Center, Texas, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 14 of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato and Sgt. Preston R. Medley.


                                                 Army Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato
25, of Danvers, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 14 of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Cory J. Bertrand and Sgt. Preston R. Medley.


October 13, 2008
 
                                                   Army Pfc. Scott G. Dimond
39, of Franklin, N.H.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), New Hampshire Army National Guard, Milford, N.H.; died Oct. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and his patrol was engaged in a small arms fire attack.


October 09, 2008

                                                 Marine Cpl. Jason A. Karella
20, of Anchorage, Alaska; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 9 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


October 02, 2008

                                              Army Spc. Jason E. von Zerneck
33, of Charlotte, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.; died Oct. 2 of injuries sustained from a vehicle incident in Qara Bagh Karez, Afghanistan.


September 29, 2008

                                          Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie S. Nicholas
32, of Maysel, W.Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 29 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during mounted operations. Also killed were Capt. Richard J. Cliff and Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Vasquez.


                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Vasquez
33, of Round Lake, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 29 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during mounted operations. Also killed were Capt. Richard J. Cliff and Sgt. 1st Class Jamie S. Nicholas.


                                                Army Capt. Richard G. Cliff Jr.
29, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 29 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during mounted operations. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Jamie S. Nicholas and Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Vasquez.

September 28, 2008

                                                               Army Sgt. William E. Hasenflu
38, of Bradenton, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 28 in the Jaji District, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his unit was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire.


September 20, 2008

                                                              Army Capt. Bruno G. Desolenni
32, of Crescent City, Calif.; assigned to the Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon Army National Guard; died Sept. 20 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                   Army Staff Sgt. Nathan M. Cox
32, of Walcott, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pvt. Joseph F. Gonzales.


                                                     Army Pvt. Joseph F. Gonzales
18, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Nathan M. Cox.


September 19, 2008

                                                  Marine Sgt. Jerome C. Bell Jr
29, of Auburn, N.Y.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Sept. 19 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.


September 18, 2008

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Brandon W. Farley
30, of Grand Prairie, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained Sept. 17 when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in Able Monti, Afghanistan.


September 17, 2008

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez
24, of Chicago; assigned to the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.; died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi, Capt. Bruce E. Hays and Sgt. Joshua W. Harris.


                                                              Army Sgt. Joshua W. Harris
21, of Romeoville, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Robbins, Ill.; died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi, Capt. Bruce E. Hays and Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez.


                                                               Army 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi  
26, of Newburgh, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, Capt. Bruce E. Hays and Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez.


                                                     Army Capt. Bruce E. Hays
42, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to the Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi and Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez.


September 12, 2008


                 Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator John Wayne Marcum
34, of Flushing, Mich.; assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.; died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Also killed was Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (Select) Jason Richard Freiwald.


               Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (Select) Jason Richard Freiwald  
30, of Armada, Mich.; assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.; died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Also killed was Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator John Wayne Marcum


September 11, 2008

                                                          Army Pvt. Michael W. Murdock   
22, of Chocowinity, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire.


                                   Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik
39, of Gibsonia, Pa.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained near Forward Operating Base Nagil, Afghanistan, when the aircraft he was piloting received enemy fire.


September 09, 2008

                      Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann A. Strickland
23, of Arlington, Wash.; assigned to Combat Service Support Det. 36, Iwakuni, Japan; a member of a U.S. Marine embedded Training Team deployed to Afghan Regional Security Integration Command Central; died Sept. 9 from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan.


                                                        Marine 1st Lt. Nicholas A. Madrazo
25, of Bothell, Wash.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Sept. 9 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.


                                                    Marine Capt. Jesse Melton III    
29, of Randallstown, Md.; assigned to Headquarters Battery, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Sept. 9 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was 1st Lt. Nicholas A. Madrazo.


September 06, 2008

                                                        Army Pvt. Michael R. Dinterman
18, of Littlestown, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 6 at Outpost Restrepo, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he received enemy fire while on dismounted patrol.


                                                  Army Spc. Marques I. Knight   
24, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 6 in Aliabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he received small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.


September 04, 2008

                                               Army Pvt. Vincent C. Winston Jr.
22, of St. Louis, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 4 in Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


September 02, 2008

                                       Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Rodriguez
35, of Weidman, Mich.; assigned to the K-9 unit of the 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, Ansbach, Germany; died Sept. 2 of wounds sustained in Ana Kalay, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol came under small arms fire


August 30, 2008

                           Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Joshua Harris
36,of Lexington, N.C.; temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.; died Aug. 30 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.


August 27, 2008

                                                       Army Pvt. Tan Q. Ngo
20, of Beaverton, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died Aug. 27 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.


August 22, 2008

                                               Army Staff Sgt. Brian E. Studer
28, of Ramsey, Mich.; assigned to the 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; died Aug. 22 at in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the improvised explosive device he was attempting to deactivate detonated.


August 20, 2008
                                            Army Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr.
36, of Marrero, La.; assigned to the Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-West, Herat, Afghanistan; died Aug. 20 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire.


                                               Army Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet 
26, of Rising Sun, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 20 at Combat Outpost Vegas, Afghanistan, of undetermined causes while conducting a patrol.


August 17, 2008

                                                Army Pfc. Jonathon L. Luscher
20, of Scranton, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.; died Aug. 17 at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


August 16, 2008

                                         Army Staff Sgt. Kristopher D. Rodgers
29, of Sturgis, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 16 in Korengal, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle


August 15, 2008

                                                 Army 1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile
29, of Oxford, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 15 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and then received small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire. Also killed was Pfc. Paul E. Conlon.


                                                    Army Pfc. Paul E. Conlon
21, of Somerville, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 15 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and then received small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire. Also killed was 1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile.


August 14, 2008

                                       Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez-Castaneda
19, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Cpl. Anthony G. Mihalo.


                                                        Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob J. Toves
27, of Grover Beach, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


                                                            Marine Cpl. Anthony G. Mihalo
23, of Naperville, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez-Castaneda.


August 10, 2008

                                                       Army Pvt. John A. Mattox
23, of Daingerfield, Texas; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 10 at Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.


August 08, 2008

                           Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Anthony M. Carbullido
25, of Agat, Guam; assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.; died Aug. 8, in Sangatesh, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.


August 04, 2008

                                                  Marine Capt. Garrett T. Lawton
31, of Charleston, W.Va.; assigned to Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C .; died Aug. 4 while supporting combat operations in Herat province, Afghanistan.


                                                      Army Sgt. Errol M. James
29, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died Aug. 4 at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


August 03, 2008

                                                                 Army Sgt. Jaime Gonzalez Jr.
40, of Austin, Texas; assigned to the 436th Chemical Company, Texas Army National Guard, Laredo, Texas; died Aug. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered a mine.


August 01, 2008

                                                        Army Pfc. David J. Badie
23, of Rockford, Ill.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 1 in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed were 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano, Spc. William J. Mulvihill and Pvt. Jair DeJesus Garcia.


                                               Army 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano
23, of Pennsylvania; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 1 in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. William J. Mulvihill, Pfc. David J. Badie and Pvt. Jair DeJesus Garcia.


                                                 Army Spc. William J. Mulvihill  
20, of Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 1 in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed were 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano, Pfc. David J. Badie and Pvt. Jair DeJesus Garcia.


                                                             Army Pvt. Jair DeJesus Garcia
29, of Chatsworth, Calif.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 1 in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed were 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano, Spc. William J. Mulvihill and Pfc. David J. Badie.


                                                  Army Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann
24, of Great Mills, Md.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 1, on Route Alaska, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

July 25, 2008

                                                     Army Spc. Seteria L. Brown
22, of Orlando, Fla.; assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 25 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


July 21, 2008

                                                       Marine Pfc. Ivan I. Wilson
22, of Clearlake, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died July 21 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.


July 20, 2008

                                                   Army 1st Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst
25, of Onalaska, Wis.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 20 in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.


July 17, 2008

                                                          Marine 1st Lt. Jason D. Mann
29, of Woodlynne, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 17 from a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


July 16, 2008

                                                 Army Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads
23, of Las Vegas; assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy; died July 16 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


July 13, 2008


                                             Army Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young
39, of Jonesboro, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died on July 13 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan.


                                                      Army Pfc. Sergio S. Abad
21, of Morganfield, Ky.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey and Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling.


                                                     Army Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers
24, of Snellville, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                       Army Cpl. Jason M. Bogar 
25, of Seattle; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                         Army Sgt. Israel Garcia
24, of Long Beach, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                           Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom
24, of Hawaii; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                   Army Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling
20, of Florissant, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                                    Army Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey
22, of Haw River, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                   Army Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips
27, of Jasper, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


                                                      Army Cpl. Jason D. Hovater
24, of Clinton, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan.


July 10, 2008

                                                     Army Spc. Samson A. Mora
28, of Dededo, Guam; assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam; died July 10 in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Brian S. Leon Guerrero.


                                               Army Spc. Brian S. Leon Guerrero
34, of Hagatna, Guam; assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam; died July 10 in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Samson A. Mora.


July 08, 2008

                                                                  Army Sgt. Douglas J. Bull 
29, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 8 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a mounted patrol.


July 04, 2008

                                                      Army 1st Lt. Daniel Farkas
42, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.; died July 4 of injuries sustained from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix).


July 02, 2008

                                                                Army Spc. Estell L. Turner
43, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 2 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained June 28 in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.