Michael C Mahr

HOMOSASSA, FL, US U.S. Army PFC, 541ST ENG COMPANY, 54TH ENGINEER BATTALION, BAMBERG, GERMANY 03/22/2011, BONDOLA, AFGHANISTAN Michael will be remembered always as a loving husband, father, son and bubby. His comrades called him “”Superman”” because he was fearless. He would do anything for anyone. Michael consistently put others ahead of himself. He would always […]

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Corey Kowall

MURFREESBORO, TN, US U.S. Army SPC, COMPANY A, 2D BN, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY, 4 BCT, FORT BRAGG, NC 09/20/2009, VIPER ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN Ashley West was determined to marry the man she called her “everything.” Her boyfriend, Corey Kowall, was serving in Afghanistan as a Specialist in the Army. But first there was the deployment to […]

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Michael D Kirspel Jr

HAPATCONG, NJ, US U.S. Army SGT, BATTERY A, 3RD BN, 6TH FA (STRIKE), 1ST BCT, FORT DRUM, NY 10/27/2010, AFGHANISTAN Family and friends of Sergeant Michael Dana Kirspel spoke of a young man proud of his three tours of duty spent defending his country, but with a heart that never left home. “He would always […]

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Joe M Jackson

WHITE SWAN, WA, US U. S. Marine Corps LCPL, 1ST BN 5TH MAR (RCT-8,II MEF FWD) 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA 04/24/2011, BASTION, AFGHANISTAN Thank you for your service to your country and thank you for giving your life for my freedom. May your soul fly with the eagles. Beth J. M. Jackson was […]

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Matthew J Deyoung

TALENT, OR, US U. S. Marine Corps SGT, 2D RECON BN, (1ST MAR DIV, I MEF FWD), CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 02/18/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN In the words of Tracie DeYoung,  Tuesday February 22, 2011: Matthew…..I love you. I miss you. I am so proud of you and the wonderful man you have become. The young […]

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Sirlou C Cuaresma

CHICAGO, IL, US U.S. Army SGT, 68TH ENGINEER COMPANY, FORT HOOD, TX 06/21/2006, BAGHDAD, IRAQ These words were written in memory of my fiancee Sirlou C. Cuaresma. He passed away June 21,2006…and will be missed by his loved ones who love him soo much. Sirlou was the type of person to give the shirt off […]

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William J Callahan

SOUTH EASTON, MA, US U. S. Marine Corps SSGT, EOD CO, 8TH ESB, 2D MLG, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 04/28/2007, AR RAMADI, IRAQ The Sons of the American Legion of Hanson, MA erected a flag at the home of William’s mother, a tribute to the first person from Hanson killed in Iraq. John Gurry, the post […]

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Raphael R Arruda

OGDEN, UT, US U.S. Army CPL, 744TH ENGINEER COMPANY, 54TH ENGINEER BN, 18TH ENG BDE, OGDEN, UT. 07/16/2011, BAR KUNAR DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN The family of Corporal Raphael Arruda made it clear they wanted those attending his funeral, his family, friends and all who came to honor this man, to remember how  he lived. Arruda thrived […]

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Colton W Rusk

ORANGE GROVE, TX, US U. S. Marine Corps PFC, 3D BN 5TH MAR, (RCT-2, I MEF FWD), 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA 12/06/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Private First Class Rusk attended Orange Grove High School where he excelled in Varsity Sports.  Not only did he succeed on the playing field, he was also honored […]

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William C Downer

US U.S. Army LTC, 3d Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Battalion 7/19/2011, Gig Harbor, US Lieutenant Colonel William C. Downer was born in New York City, NY on May 25, 1969 and began his military service when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in August 1991 from The Citadel.  Lieutenant Colonel Downer’s military […]

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