Jesse M Balthaser

COLUMBUS, OH, US U.S. Marine Corps SGT, 3D CEB, (I MEF FWD), 3D MAR DIV, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 09/04/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Sergeant Jesse Michael Balthaser was killed in Afghanistan. Being a Marine was his goal which he fulfilled after graduating high school. “He was a smart kid, but he was more of a hands […]

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Martin R Apolinar

GLENDALE, AZ, US U.S. Army SFC, CO C, 3RD BN, 3RD SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, FORT BRAGG, NC 05/29/2011, WARDAK PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN We first met Martin 14 years ago.  My daughter Elisa was having a big 15th birthday celebration and Martin was going to be her cousin’s dance partner.  This is where this beautiful story begins.  […]

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Michael C Anderson

OSHKOSH, WI, US U.S. Navy PO2, NMCB FOURTEEN, JACKSONVILLE, FL 05/02/2004, AR RAMADI, IRAQ Naval Petty Officer Anderson was assigned to a Seabee unit out of Jacksonville Naval Air Station, that was charged with carrying out humanitarian aid including water treatment, sewage treatment, and re-establishing electricity. Brandi Anderson’s father Michael Charles Anderson was killed in […]

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Nicanor Amper

SAN JOSE, CA, US U.S. Army SGT, TROOP A, 6TH SQUADRON, 4TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, 3BCT, FORT KNOX, KY 07/05/2011, SHEMAL DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN “As a man he loved life. He loved his country, he loved his family, and he loved his men and made sure that they were safe.” said Nicanor Amper III, the soldier’s father. […]

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Bryan A Burgess

CLEBURNE, TX, US U.S. Army SSG, CO C, 2ND BN, 327TH INF RGT, 1ST BDE COMBAT TEAM, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 03/29/2011, BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN Staff Sergeant Burgess was a 1999 graduate of Cleburne High School where he excelled as an athlete in soccer, baseball and football, and ran track. Burgess’ “senior brags” in the CHS yearbook […]

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James A Ayube

SALEM, MA, US U.S. Army SGT, HQ AND HQ CO, 3RD SQD, 2ND STRYKER CAVALRY RGT, VILSECK, GERMANY 12/08/2010, AFGHANISTAN Sergeant Ayube is described as a caring, thoughtful person; not afraid of trying new things. James always enjoyed reading and learning. He made friends easily, chose his friends wisely. His friends were always welcome in […]

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Michael Reagan Grand Marshall of Seattle St. Patrick’s Parade

Michael Reagan has been named Grand Marshall of the Seattle St. Patrick’s day parade to be held starting at 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 17th.  The parade starts at 4th Ave at Jefferson in downtown Seattle.  Congratulations Michael!

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