Preston R Medley

BAKER, FL, US U.S. Army SGT, COMPANY D, 1ST BATTALION, 26TH INFANTRY, 3D BRIGADE, FORT HOOD, TX 10/14/2008, QAZI BANDEH, AFGHANISTAN Preston R. Medley’s love of guns may have started at his grandfather’s side, when, as a little boy, they would go hunting. His grandfather remembered how the little boy had tried to hard to […]

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Peter W Schmidt

EUREKA, CA, US U.S. Army CPL, COMPANY C, 2D BATTALION, 23D INFANTRY, 4 BCT, FORT LEWIS, WA 11/13/2007, MUKISHA, IRAQ Shiri Gradek, whose husband was a childhood friend of Peter W. Schmidt’s, said letters he sent from Iraq showed he was moved by some of the Iraqis he met, and marveled at their determination to […]

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Patrick Xavier

PEMBROKE PINES, FL, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3RD BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, I MEF FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 05/18/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN During a weekend set aside for remembering America’s fallen troops, Saturday was a time for fresh tears as the South Florida community buried a Marine who died in Afghanistan. […]

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Kurt Shea

FREDERICK, MD, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 3D BN, 10TH MAR, (I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 05/10/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN The family of Corporal Kurt S. Shea, a 21-year-old Marine from Frederick, had been planning a party for July 4 to celebrate the end of his tour in Afghanistan. Instead, on […]

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Matthias N Hanson

BUFFALO, KY, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 3D BN, 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, MEB-A FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 02/21/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN When Lance Corporal Matthias Hanson joined the Marines in 2007, he was following a long family history of military service. His father had served in the Gulf War, his stepfather in […]

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Matthew C Frantz

LAFAYETTE, NC, US U.S. Army SSG, 1132D MP CO, 95TH MP BN, 18TH MP BDE, ROCKY MOUNT, NC 04/06/2008, BAGHDAD, IRAQ Four soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee, the Army said Monday. Staff Sergeant Rickey Scott, Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan, Sergeant Clifton J. Yazzie and […]

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Kyle J Coutu

PROVIDENCE, RI, US U.S. Marine Corps PFC, 3D BN, 6TH MAR, ( RCT-7, MEB-A FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 02/18/2010, MARJEH, AFGHANISTAN The football field at Tolman High School in Pawtucket is being renamed in honor of a former player and Marine who died in Afghanistan. The Times of Pawtucket reports that the […]

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Keith R Bishop

MEDFORD, NY, US U.S. Army SSG, COMPANY B, 3D BATTALION, 7TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, FORT BRAGG, NC 20091026, DARREH-YE BUM, AFGHANISTAN Staff Sergeant Keith R. Bishop, 28, died on Oct. 26, 2009, when the helicopter he was aboard crashed while conducting a combat mission in the city of Darreh-Ye Bum, Afghanistan while serving with Company […]

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Jourdan L Grez

HARRISONBURG, VA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, B CO, DET 1, 4TH MAR DIV, ROANOKE, VA 05/11/2005, KARABILAH, IRAQ A Harrisonburg man was among four Marines killed in recent combat in Iraq, the military said Monday.  Lance Corporal Jourdan L. Grez, 24, was killed May 11, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle struck an explosive […]

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Joseph M Lewis

TERRELL, TX, US U.S. Army SPC, TROOP A, 8TH SQUADRON, 1ST CAVALRY, 2ND BCT, FORT LEWIS, WA 11/17/2009, EZQABAD, AFGHANISTAN Several hundred people gathered to honor a fallen Stryker soldier Tuesday morning at the North Fort Chapel at Fort Lewis. Specialist Joseph Michael Lewis, 26, died Nov. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when […]

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