Richard D Costelow

Morrisville, PA, USA U.S. Navy CPO, DDG 67 USS Cole 10/12/2000, Aden, Yemen In a speech by Richard’s wife Sharla after his death in a Chief Petty Officer commissioning ceremony for CPO Robert Graham: “I am standing here today because I was once married to a man who knew what the words Honor, Courage and […]

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Jason Hanson

FORKS, WA, US U.S. Marine Corps      PFC, D CO, 3D LAR BN, (RCT-7, I MEF FWD), 1ST MAR DIV, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA  07/29/2006, RAWAH, IRAQ A young Marine whose life was saved by a protective vest last spring and survived three car accidents in Iraq has died in subsequent combat, his family has been told. […]

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Abraham G Twitchell

YELM, WA, US U.S. Marine Corps      SSGT, CSSG-1, (CLB-7, 1ST MLG, I MEF FWD), MCAGCC, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 04/02/2006,  ASR URANIUM, IRAQ As a proud boy, he liked to say his name was Abraham Lincoln George Washington Twitchell. That boy grew up to become a proud Marine. Family and friends described Staff Sergeant Abraham George […]

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Buddy Mclain

MEXICO, ME, US U.S. Army PFC, TROOP B, 1ST SQ, 61ST CAV REGT, 4 BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 11/29/2010, PACHIR WA AGAM DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN Private First Class Buddy Wendall McLain was a Cavalry Scout, who joined the Army in May 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in October 2009.  Private First Class McLain was among […]

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Thad Montgomery

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT, US U.S. Army SSG, CO B, 2ND BN, 12TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 4 BCT, FORT CARSON, COLORADO 1/20/2010, KORENGAL OP, AFGHANISTAN Debra Hays didn’t find it unusual for her son, Staff Sergeant Thaddeus S. Montgomery II, to be assigned to a remote outpost in Afghanistan. She did not expect him to die there. […]

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Horst G Moore

SAN ANTONIO, TX, US U.S. Army MAJ, HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION, FORT LEWIS, WA 98433 11/9/2004, MOSUL, IRAQ The Army and the Air Force came together to grieve the loss of two men who served together and died together in Iraq.  Army Major Gary Moore and Air Force Master Sergeant Steven Auchman were […]

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Nathan L Wyrick

ENUMCLAW, WA, US U.S. Army SSG, CO A, 1ST BN, 32ND INFANTRY REGT, 3 IBCT, FORT DRUM, NY 10/10/2011, AHMAD KHAN, AFGHANISTAN Army Staff Sergeant Nathan L. Wyrick died on October 10, 2011 of combat-related injuries during combat operations in Ahmad Khan, Afghanistan.   He and his unit were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was part […]

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Terry C Wright

SCIO, OH, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 1ST BN 6TH MAR (II MEF FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 09/21/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Marine Lance Corporal Terry C. Wright died on September 21, 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd […]

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Joshua S Wilfong

WALKER, WV, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 2D CEB, 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (ATTACHED TO 1ST MAR DIV) 04/30/2004, AL ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ Marine Corporal Joshua S. Wilfong died on April 30, 2004 during combat operations near Fallujah, in Anbar Province, Iraq.  He and his unit were serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.   He […]

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Joseph C Whitehead

AXIS, AL, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 2D CEB, (1ST CEB, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 01/17/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Marine Corporal Joseph C. Whitehead died January 17, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp […]

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