2016honorees

Army 1LT. Leevi K. Barnard

Army 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard Died May 21, 2009 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Mount Airy, N.C.; assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fayetteville, N.C.; died May 21 near Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Maj. Jason E. George and Read more…

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Marines Capt. Jesse Melton, III

Marine Capt. Jesse Melton III Died September 9, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of Randallstown, Md.; assigned to Headquarters Battery, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Sept. 9 in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was 1st Lt. Nicholas Read more…

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2016honorees

Army CPL. Jonathan R. Ayers

Army Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers Died July 13, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 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 Read more…

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Army CPT. Gregory T. Dalessio

Remembering the Life and Memory of… Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio ​Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S. Age: 30 years old Died: June 23, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Army, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Birth: Nov. 6, 1977 Cherry Hill Camden County New Read more…

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Army CPL. Aaron D. Gautier

Army Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier Died May 17, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Hampton, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 17 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol came in contact with Read more…

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Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy

Michael P Murphy Specialty: Navy SEAL BUD/S Class: 235 SEAL Service: (TBD) Rank: Lieutenant Age: 29 Home: Patchogue, New York Assigned: SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Died: June 28, 2005 Operation: Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) Details: Murphy was the leader of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance unit that secretly Read more…

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Army PVT. Landon S. Giles

Army Pvt. Landon S. Giles Died February 26, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Indiana, Pa.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed Feb. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol in Abertha, Read more…

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Army SPC. Robert T. Benson

Army Spc. Robert T. Benson Died November 4, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 20, of Spokane, Wash.; assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany; died Nov. 4 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad. Spc. Robert T. Benson enjoyed Read more…

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Army PFC. Rachel K. Bosveld

Army Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld Died October 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Waupun, Wis.; assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany; killed Oct. 26 during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Wisconsin soldier dies in Read more…

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Marines PFC. James W. Cawley

Marine Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley Died March 29, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 41, of Roy, Utah; assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, in Salt Lake City, Utah; killed in action in Iraq. Salt Lake City police detective hailed as ‘one of Read more…

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