Shawn M Reilly

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA          US Army     Sergeant, 181st Engineer Company, Massachusetts National Guard  10/16/2011, Louisville, KY, USA Sergeant Shawn Michael Reilly was born on May 8, 1967 in Pittsfield Massachusetts. He lost his battle to PTSD and TBI October 16, 2011. He was part of Panama Operation Just Cause parachuting with the 75th Ranger Battalion. He […]

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Steven L Talamantez

LAREDO, TX, US U.S. Army SGT, TROOP C, 3D SQD, 8TH CAVALRY, 3 BCT, FORT HOOD, TX 07/10/2011, AL AMARAH, IRAQ Sergeant Steven L Talamantez was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 5, 1977.  As a boy he participated in various sporting activities and church group Royal Rangers.   In 1993 Steven lost his older […]

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Michael J Strange

PHILADELPHIA, PA, US U.S. Navy PO1, DEVGROUP 08/06/2011, WARDAK PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa., was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. He died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. […]

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Brice M Scott

FORT BENNING, GA, US U.S. Army PFC, TROOP C, 4TH SQD, 4TH CAV REGT, 1ST HEAVY BDE CT, FORT RILEY, KS 07/31/2011, KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN “As we live our lives, we are affected by more than our own actions. Our acts affect the people who are around us, and in return, we feel the effects of […]

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Theodore B Rushing

LONGWOOD, FL, US U.S. Army PFC, CO C, 3RD SQD, 71ST CAVALRY REG, 3RD BCT, FORT DRUM, NY 11/11/2011, KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN PFC Rushing joined the Army in March 2011. He went through basic training at Ft. Benning, GA, trained at the Cavalry Scout School at Ft. Knox, KY and arrived Ft. Drum, NY in July […]

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Keith F Rudd

WINDER, GA, US U.S. Army SSG, CO C, 3D BN, 82D AVIATION REG, 82D AVIATION BDE, FORT BRAGG, NC 09/10/2011, BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN Staff Sergeant Rudd is recalled by family and friends as an outstanding individual who touched people with a generosity of spirit that left a lasting impression. He was an extraordinarily kind, honorable […]

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Tyler A Roads

BURNEY, CA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3D BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, 1ST I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 07/10/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN “He would tell me about the sky in Afghanistan, the clouds, the bright stars just shining so much. And I would look at the sky and it was comforting […]

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Rafael A Nieves Jr

ALBANY, NY, US U.S. Army PFC, CO B, 1ST BN, 506TH INF, 4 BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 07/10/2011, FOBORGUN-E HOSPITAL, AFGHANISTAN Besides his passion for serving in the Army, Specialist Nieves  was an avid Harry Potter fan and enjoyed reading and video games, he was respectful, friendly, and always had a great big smile and […]

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Ramon T Kaipat

TACOMA, WA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 1ST LAR, (I MEF FWD) 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA 04/11/2012, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Govenor Benigno R. Fitial and Lt. Govenor Eloy S. Inos of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands paid tribute to LCPL Kaipat: “In choosing this noble path in his life, LCPL Kaipat […]

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Daniel D Gurr

VERNAL, UT, US U.S. Marine Corps SGT, 3D RECON BN, (II MEF FWD), 3D MAR DIV, OKINAWA, JA 08/05/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Sergeant Gurr made it clear as a child that he intended to be a soldier as soon as he was old enough. And just a week after graduating from high school he reported […]

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