Douglas L Cordo

KINGSTON, NY, US U.S. Army PFC, CO B, 1ST BN, 24TH INF RGT, 1 SBCT, FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK 08/19/2011, SHAH JOY, AFGHANISTAN Douglas Cordo, Private First Class Cordo’s father explained that his son was a natural leader and had wanted to join the military as a child. Private First Class Cordo’s mother Tracy Karson said […]

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Peter J Clore

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3D BN 2D MAR, (RCT-8, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 05/28/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Clore was a certified Explosives Detector Dog Handler, a position that put him ahead of his unit while on patrol. Peter was a person not afraid to […]

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John P Castro

ANDREWS, TX, US U.S. Army SGT, CO D, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 4TH BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 04/22/2011, FOB SHARANA, AFGHANISTAN The 101st Airborne Division’s “Currahee” 4th BCT from Fort Campbell, KY., gathered at FOB Sharana, Afghanistan to pay tribute to Sergeant John Paul Castro. Sergeant Castro’s platoon leader and two of his fellow […]

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Emilio J Campo

MADELIA, MN, US U.S. Army SPC, HQ AND HQ BATTERY, 1ST BN, 7TH FIELD ARTILLERY, 2 HBCT, FORT RILEY, KS 06/06/2011, BAGHDAD, IRAQ Specialist Campo, a 20 year old medic from Madelia, MN. joined the Army to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. Marcella Rivera, SPC. Campo’s cousin added that he wanted a career […]

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Jordan M Byrd

GRANTSVILLE, UT, US U.S. Army SPC, CO A, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 4TH BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 10/13/2010, YAHYA KHEYL, AFGHANISTAN Specialist Byrd enjoyed life to the fullest and approached each day with a large smile and a thumbs up attitude, which was contagious. He was one to bring his best to any situation […]

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Joshua T Byers

LAS VEGAS, NV, US U.S. Army CPT, HHT 2ND BN 3RD ARMORED CAVALRY RGT, FORT CARSON, CO 80913 07/23/2003, MOSUL, IRAQ The following is a poem written by Captain Byers. It expresses in his own words his thoughts and describes the man he became. “Dare To Dream” – by Cadet Joshua T. Byers, USMA ’96 […]

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Mikayla A Bragg

LONGVIEW, WA, US U.S. Army SPC, CO A, 201ST BDE SUPPORT BN, 3RD BDE COMBAT TEAM, FORT KNOX, KY 12/21/2011, FOB SALERNO, AFGHANISTAN Mikayla Bragg joined the Army to earn money to pay for college and she hoped to go into a field helping people or animals, Amber Bragg said, adding “She’s always been a […]

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Mark A Bradley

CUBA, NY, US U.S. Marine Corps SGT, 3D BN 2D MAR, (RCT-8, II MEF FWD),  2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 06/16/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Please, as you go about your daily routines, remember this young American hero who did so much in his short time in life and pray for his wife, left behind […]

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Daniel B Bartle

FERNDALE, WA, US U.S. Marine Corps CAPT, HMH-363, MAG-24, (2D MAW, II MEF FWD) 1ST MAW, KANEOHE BAY, HI 01/19/2012, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Captain Bartle’s strong work ethic, love of laughter, and humility made him adored and admired by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Daniel enjoyed traveling, snowboarding, kite surfing, power […]

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Jason N Barfield

ASHFORD, AL, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3D CEB, (II MEF FWD), 3D MAR DIV, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 10/24/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Jason Barfield leaves behind his parents, six brothers and sisters and friends and family members who will forever remember his wonderful smile. “He was one of the most well-loved guys you’d ever […]

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