Michael J Williams

Yuma, AZ, USA U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, HQSVCCO, 1ST BN, 2D MAR, 2D MEB, DET A, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC AN NASIRIYAH, IRAQ 03/23/2003 Marine Lance Corporal Michael Williams was “a big teddy bear big and strong” with strong opinions to match, his mother said after he was listed as missing in action in southern Iraq. […]

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Brian Naseman

New Bremen, Ohio, USA U.S. Army Master Sergeant, 108TH   FORWARD SUPPORT CO, Sussex,WI Taji, Iraq, 05/22/2009 Sergeant First Class Brian K. Naseman was the son of Richard and Diane (Schmitmeyer) Naseman of New Bremen, Ohio. A 1990 graduate of New Bremen High School, he attended Wright State University and The Ohio State University pursuing a […]

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Ron Gill

Inglewood, California, US United States Coast Guard PS3, Maritime Safety and Security Team Anchorage Puget Sound, US, 03/25/2007 The fast-response boats nicknamed “defenders,” which travel alongside Washington state ferries, have been among the most visible symbols of the Coast Guard’s security efforts since Sept. 11, 2001 — a day that changed the life of Ronald […]

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Kevin Rodrick

Racine, Wisconsin, US United States Marine Corps LCPL, Wisconsin National Guard Waterford, US, 08/15/2009 Kevin Rodrick wanted to join the Marines from the time he was in high school. A skin condition ruled him out and he spent years traveling and working maintenance jobs in schools. Five years ago, he persuaded the Marines to agree […]

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Kevin Shepherd

Natick, Massachusetts, US United States Army SGT, 25th Infantry Division Bethesda, US, 06/14/2009 Sergeant  Kevin L. Shepherd, Jr. graduated from Fowler High School c/o 2003.  He joined the United States Army in May 2005, where he served a heroic tour of duty in Iraq, earning a Bronze Stare “V” device (Valor) and a Purple Heart, […]

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William A Long

Conway, Arkansas, US United States Army PVT, Army’s Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program Conway, US, 06/01/2009 The day before he died, U.S. Army Pvt. William Andrew “Andy” Long floated the Buffalo River with his sister, Vanessa Rice. If he had his way, she said, the pair would have gone skydiving. “I’m so blessed to have had […]

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Tyler Peterson

New Berlin, Wisconsin, US United States Army 2LT, Aviation Flight School – Fort Rucker, Alabama Fort Rucker, US, 11/25/2008 Tyler Peterson, age 23 of New Berlin, Wisconsin died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 25, 2008. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Mary (nee Loche), as well as his brother Adam (fiancee Rhae Schneider) Majerowski of […]

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Tyler Hill

Mound, Minnesota Civilian Mount Fuji, Japan, 06/29/2007 Tyler Hill was a history buff who considered Dwight D. Eisenhower one of his biggest heroes. Tyler used to say that, because of his Type-I diabetes, he’d never get to serve in the military, but he could lend his generous hand by traveling as an ambassador of peace. […]

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Todd Brissey

Redmond, Washington, US Civilian Redmond, US, 02/21/2008 Todd Brissey, you will be forever remembered and always missed……..I got back from the Memorial Service and have such a sense of emptiness still…….the service was amazing.  The tears began early on…..in fact, I was out at my car getting the box of tissues at the first song.  […]

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Timothy R Nelson

Bellingham, Washington, US United States Marine Corps SGT, 1st Marine Regiment Bellingham, US, 07/26/2008 Timothy Ryan Nelson, age 25 of Bellingham, passed away July 26, 2008. He was born September 22, 1982 in Gales Creek, OR to Daniel & Linda Nelson. He  grew up in Spokane, WA.  He was married to Elisha Basta on August […]

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