James M Nolen

ALVIN, TX, US U.S. Army SGT, CO C, 2ND BN, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGT, FORT BRAGG, NC 11/22/2009, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN My name is Rachel Nolen the proud widow of Army Sergeant James Michael Nolen. James was KIA in Afghanistan on November 22, 2009. He was in Charlie Company, 2/508 PIR, 4 BCT, 82nd Airborne. […]

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Molly Hightower

Port Orchard, Washington, US Civilian Friends of Orphans 1/12/2010, Haiti Friends and family of Molly Hightower gathered Saturday in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at the University of Portland to remember graduate Molly Hightower, killed in the earthquake in Haiti. At nearby Nicola’s restaurant on North Lombard, where many of Hightower’s friends worked to […]

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Mark A Mathis

Sequim, Washington, US U.S. Army SSGT, Army National Guard 6/26/2010, San Tan Valley, US It deeply saddens us to announce the passing of Staff Sergeant Mark Aaron Mathis. On June 26, 2010 Mark passed away at his home in San Tan Valley, Arizona after a three year battle with injuries and illnesses received in Afghanistan […]

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Jon Rider

Kennewick, Washington, US U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, Commander of the School of Infantry 8/9/2010, Kennewick, Washington Colonel Jon K. Rider, USMC (retired) age 70, passed away peacefully at home in Kennewick, WA on August 9, 2010, surrounded by his daughters and best friend Robin Wood (shown pictured in the portrait). Colonel Rider was born in […]

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Chad Michael

Tampa, Florida, US Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent, DEA’s Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Alpha 10/26/2009, Badghis Province, Afghanistan      There was a final farewell Thursday for a federal agent from our area killed overseas one week ago. Chad Michael, 30, grew up in central Pennsylvania and went off to join the Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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John Johnson

Seattle, Washington, US Army Air Corps Rank unknown, 448th Heavy Bombardment Group and the 714th squadron – WW2, England 01/08/2002, Washington State Johnnie was born on the 26th of June 1921 in Tremonton (Box Elder County) Utah to his father John Johnson (a Swedish immigrant to the United States when he was 15 years of […]

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Fallen Heroes on Cover of VFW Magazine

Great news! – The Fallen Heroes project is featured in the latest issue of VFW magazine.  The magazine has a subscription of approximately 1.5 million people.  Here is a link to the magazine where you can also download it…..http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=46956 The story on the project starts on page 14.  Congratulations Michael!

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Zachary D Tellier

CHARLOTTE, NC, US U.S. Army SGT, TROOP C, 4TH SQUADRON, 73D CAVALRY, FORT BRAGG, NC 09/29/2007, FIREBASE WILDERNESS, AFGHANISTAN A Manchester West High School graduate who rescued two fellow soldiers from a burning vehicle six months ago died from wounds received while on ground patrol in Afghanistan, military officials at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said […]

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Timothy Serwinowski

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3D BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 06/21/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Friends and relatives say a 21-year-old Marine from New York has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Timothy Serwinowski of North Tonawanda, near Buffalo, was serving in Marjah when […]

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Ricky Salas Jr

ROSWELL, NM, US U.S. Army PFC, COMPANY C, 2D BATTALION, 37TH ARMOR, FRIEDBERG, GERMANY 03/07/2006, MOSUL, IRAQ Ricky Salas Jr.’s mother kept in e-mail contact with her son while he was in Iraq. In those message, he confided what was in his heart. He said he saw awful things. He said he loved me, he […]

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