Janos V Lutz

Hallandale, FL, US     U.S. Marine Corps      LCPL, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines                   01/12/2013, Davie, Florida, US Janos Victor Lutz was born on May 27, 1988 in Hallandale, Florida. Johnny’s interest in the military started early. He began shooting with his Mom at the age of 10. The events of 9/11 affected him greatly and he made […]

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Clint Kelly

Sioux City, Iowa, US  U.S. Army       SSG                 12/4/2012, Tucson , AZ Dear Michael Reagan, My son was born May 7th, 1976, a bi-centennial baby. While growing up, Clinton was the type of person who always saw the best in people. If someone needed help, he was right there willing to do or give whatever he could […]

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Amanda Older-Downing

DeRidder, Louisiana,US U.S. Army SGT, C Co, 319th MI BN, 525th Battlefield Surveillance BDE 01/22/2011, Homestead, FL Hello Mike! I feel very selfish in asking you to draw a portrait of my beautiful daughter, SGT Amanda Older-Downing. I can only imagine the back log of requests you must receive on a daily basis. However, I […]

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Edward Balli

Salinas, CA, US U.S. Army CW2, HQ AND HQ TROOP, 2ND CAVALRY REGT, VILSECK, GE 01/20/2014, FOB PASAB, Afghanistan CW2 Balli is described as an outstanding leader of Soldiers. He was highly praised by his fellow Soldiers. He was a person with a kind heart and smile. He aimed to teach and encourage those with […]

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Aaron J Blasjo

Riverside, CA, US U.S. Army SGT, GROUP SUPPORT CO, 3RD GP SPT BN, 3RD SFG (A), FORT BRAGG, NC 05/29/2011, WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan The words of SGT Aaron Joseph Blasjo’s father and uncle describe a soldier with a beautiful heart, devoted to his family, his nation with a clear vision of who he was and […]

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Hoby F Bradfield

The Woodlands, TX, US U.S. Army SPC, G TROOP, 2D SQD, 3D ARMORED CAV REG, (TF BAGHDAD), FORT CARSON, CO 07/09/2005, 228TH CSH/MOSUL, Iraq Hoby Bradfield Jr. graduated high school in 2001 in Virginia Beach, VA. Just after seeing the World Trade Center towers fall from his New Jersey home, SPC Bradfield  enlisted in the […]

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JaMel A Bryant

Belleville, IL, US U.S. Army SPC,  HHC, 40TH ENGINEER BN, 2 BCT, SMITH BARRACKS, GERMANY 09/27/2008, BAGHDAD, Iraq SPC Ja’Mel Anton Bryant will be forever remembered as a music loving person, and the type of guy who used ingenuity to remedy problems. He enlisted in the  service in 2006 to become a better man. There […]

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Jose S Crisostomo

Inarajan, GU, US U.S. Army 1SG, HQ ISAF KABUL 08/18/2009, KABUL, Afghanistan First Sergeant Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo was born August 29, 1949 in Inarajan, Guam. It was Liberation Day in Germany in 1985 when two Chamorro men shook hands for the first time. Julian Leon Guerrero Mendiola briefly met 1SG Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo. […]

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Michael R Demarsico

North Adams, MA, US U.S. Army SPC, CO C, 1ST BN, 23RD INF REGT, 3RD STRYKER BDE COMBAT TEAM, JBLM, WA 08/16/2012, PANJWA`I, Afghanistan Growing up, PFC DeMarsico was a beloved child. He was a talented athlete, played T-ball, Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. And throughout his baseball career, his father, Michael DeMarsico Sr. […]

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Jarrett P Griemel

La Porte, TX, US U.S. Army SPC, HHC, SPECIAL TROOPS BN, 4TH BCT, FORT RICHARDSON, AK 06/03/2009, FOB GARDEZ, Afghanistan SPC Jarrett Pearson Griemel graduated  with honors from La Porte High School in 2006. Jarrett was on the swim team and was active in the surf club. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army […]

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