Mychael A Flint

Fort Ann, NY, US       U.S. Navy       EOCN, Amphibious Construction Battalion One      3/7/2011, Camp Pendleton, USA Mychael joined the Navy 1/13/09. He was stationed in San Diego, CA after completing A-school in Missouri. Mychael was killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton, CA when the 7 ton water truck he was a passenger in lost […]

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Brenton Lane

Saraland, AL, US U.S. Navy        HM2, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division        4/16/2011, Jacksonville, NC, USA When Brenton wrote his life beliefs in his Facebook page, he stated “God puts you exactly where you’re supposed to be. He sets the path and sometimes there are detours, but in […]

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Thomas Soeurt

Prairieton, IN, US       U.S. Marine Corps      LCPL, Military Police, Camp LeJeune          10/4/2011, Jacksonville, USA “Mom, you worry too much,” Tommy Soeurt would often tell his mom. Like a typical boy, Soeurt loved his mother deeply. Growing up as the “man” of his household for much of his childhood, he was also very protective of his […]

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Ryan Iannelli

CLARKSBORO, NJ, US        U.S. Marine Corps CAPT, HMLA-269, (II MEF FWD), MAG-29, 2D MAW,  MCAS NEW RIVER, NC 09/28/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Capt. Ryan Iannelli loved baseball. The East Greenwich native played the game for the township, then for Kingsway High School, where he was captain of the team, and then in college. The love […]

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Richard Scanlon

Rhymney, Gwent, Wales, UK            British Army L/Cpl, B Squadron, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards 11/17/2011, Helmand, Afghanistan L/Cpl Richard Scanlon, 31, from Rhymney, Caerphilly, was one of two soldiers who died on Thursday in Helmand Province. He and Lt David Boyce, of Hertfordshire, from the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards died when their armoured vehicle […]

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Matthew Pritchett

Novi, MI, US  U.S. Marine Corps      LCPL, 3521 Motor T, Second Maintenance Division.          7/20/2009, Jacksonville, USA “I started screaming and falling on the floor saying, no, no, no, no! My husband had to pull the phone out of my hand,” Denise Akers said. Fresh tears filled Akers’ eyes as she sat down to talk about […]

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Lisa Head

West Yorkshire, England, UK British Army  Captain, 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps           4/19/2011, Helmand Province, Afghanistan A bomb disposal heroine was killed when she fearlessly returned to an Afghan alleyway in an attempt to save lives by defusing a Taliban device, an inquest heard yesterday. Captain Lisa Head – who told […]

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Larry Garner

Smithfield, NC, US    U.S. Army       SFC, Army Mountain Warfare School 8/8/2011, Enosburg, USA SFC Larry “Randy” Garner died unexpectedly at his home Monday morning, August 8 2011, in Enosburg VT. He was born in Smithfield, NC on January 14th 1970 to Larry and Judy Garner. SFC Garner was a highly accomplished Soldier with 18 years […]

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Kyle M Farr

Gig Harbor, WA, US  U.S. Army       PFC, Sniper    3/7/2009, Baltimore, USA She remembers that primal noise of childbirth. It’s a sound that women have no control over, and when a child passes through the birth canal with that final push, a groan, throaty and primitive, surges from the mother’s mouth. Leslie Mayne said she heard […]

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Kevin Hardin

Copperas Cove, TX, US         U.S. Army       SP4, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division     1/11/2012, Fort Hood, USA The photos are everywhere. On the walls. On end tables. In the kitchen. On the refrigerator: Kevin in basic training. Kevin in Iraq.  Kevin at Walter Reed Military Hospital.  Kevin at his wedding.  This is the […]

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