James E Groves

Kettering, OH, US U.S. Army CW3, TROOP B, 3RD SQD, 17TH CAV REGT, 3RD CAB, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, 03/16/2013, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan CW3 Groves played baseball while growing up in Kettering, OH. He added football to his activities at Fairmont High School. While working at the student television station, James was assigned to interview the different […]

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Derek D Holland

Wind Gap, PA, US U.S. Army SPC, CO B, 3D BN, 103D ARMOR, WILLIAMSPORT, PA 06/03/2008, ZORMAT, Afghanistan SPC Derek Holland was a 2006 graduate of Pen Argyl High School and enlisted in the National Guard during his senior year. “He was one of the most dedicated soldiers I have known,” said 1st SGT Timothy […]

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Robert L Jones

Milwaukie, OR, US U.S. Army CPL, CO C, 40TH ENGINEER BN, 1 BCT, (I MEF), BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY 06/17/2006, AR RAMADI, Iraq One day after his Father’s Day letter arrived home, SPC Jones, a soldier from Milwaukie, became  the latest soldier with Oregon ties to die in the Middle East. Robert was 22 years old. According […]

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Cody R Legg

Escondido, CA, US U.S. Army SGT, CO A, 1ST BN, 87TH INF, 1 BCT, FORT DRUM, NY 06/04/2008, TIKRIT, Iraq Cody Legg was all Army. Since childhood all he wanted to be was a soldier. Bunnie Jacquay, Cody’s mother explained that Army was the only game for Cody and his friends. Cody grew up in […]

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Bryant J Luxmore

New Winsor, IL, US U.S. Army CPL, B CO., 1-64 AR, 2BCT 3ID, TF ARROWHEAD 06/10/2012, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan CPL Bryant  Jordan Luxmore was born on November 3, 1986 in New Windsor, Illinois. He was a keen athlete having played football and baseball, and an enthusiastic academic student. BJ graduated from Sherrard High School in 2005.  […]

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Juan P Navarro

Austin, TX, US U.S. Army SGT, CO A, 1ST BN, 23RD INF REGT , 3D SBCT, FORT LEWIS, WA 07/07/2012, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan SGT Juan Pantoja Navarro was the second youngest of 11 children. His parents immigrated to Austin from Mexico. Juan was one of just three in the family born in the US. In […]

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Benjamin H Neal

Orfordville, WI, US U.S. Army CPL, CO B, 1ST BN, 508TH PARACHUTE INF REGT, 4TH BCT,  FORT BRAGG, NC 04/25/2012, ZHARAY, Afghanistan CPL Benjamin Harold Neal graduated from Parkview High School in 2009. He was a wrestler, and a participant in the FFA and 4-H programs. Just after his HS graduation on June 16, 2009, […]

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Liam J Nevins

Denver, CO, US U.S. Army SSG, B CO 5TH BN 19TH SFG, FORT CARSON, CO 09/21/2013, GARDEZ, Afghanistan SSG Liam Jules Nevins moved as a boy with his mother and two older sisters from NH to Bristol, PA. In high school he excelled at sports, but Liam’s dream was to  be a member of the […]

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John A Reiners

Lakeland, FL, US U.S. Army SSG, CO A, 1ST BN, 12TH INF REGT, FORT CARSON, CO 02/13/2010, ZHARI PROVINCE, Afghanistan SSG John Allen Reiners graduated in 2004 from his local Haines City High School and was funeralized there. “We are all here to pay tribute to a true American hero, SSG John Reiners. It all […]

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Justin T Sanders

Watson, LA, US U.S. Army PV2, TROOP A, 2D SQD, 8TH CAVALRY, FORT HOOD, TX 08/29/2007, TAJI, Iraq PV2 Justin T. Sanders of Watson, LA was an artist recognized for his outstanding drawings. He planned to use his  artistic abilities  to become an art teacher. Justin was proficient in the martial art of Isshin-Ryu Karate […]

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