Andrew J Kilpela

FOWERVILLE, MI, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 2D CEB, RCT-8, 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 06/10/2005, SAQLAWIYAH, IRAQ Lance Corporal Kilpela joined the Marine Corps to prove he could get through boot camp. His father, Michael Kilpela, reflected on his frustration when he thought his son didn’t plan for the future, but his perspective […]

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Adam D Jones

GERMANTOWN, OH, US U.S. Marine Corps CPL, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-8, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 04/27/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN People in Germantown remember Corporal Jones as a quiet neighborhood kid loyal to  his friends. Corporal Jones graduated in 2000 from  Valley View High School. “He was a couple years […]

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Larry M Johnson

SCRANTON, PA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 2D CEB, (RCP3, MEB-A FWD) 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 02/18/2010, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Larry Johnson was killed in Afghanistan. He was 19 years young. Larry is remembered as a proud Marine and a good natured, friendly person with a close-knit family. Lance Corporal Johnson joined […]

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Christopher D Horton

COLLINSVILLE, OK, US U.S. Army SPC, HHC, 1ST BN, 279TH INF RGT, 45TH INF BDE COMBAT TEAM 09/09/2011, ZORMAT DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN Specialist Horton was born on October 1, 1984 in Tulsa, OK. to David and Cherie Horton. He has a brother, Nicholas, and a sister, Tenley. He is married to Jane Horton. The two met […]

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Scott D Harper

WINSTON, GA, US U.S. Marine Corps LCPL, 1ST BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-8, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 10/13/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN Lance Corporal Harper graduated from Douglas County’s Alexander High School in 2008. Around Alexander High, everybody knew “Boots”, said Chad Jenkins, a friend . He was “that guy. You know, […]

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Patrick D Hamburger

LINCOLN, NE, US U.S. Army SSG, CO B, 2ND BN, 135TH AVIATION RGT (GS AVIATION BN), GRAND ISLAND, NE 08/06/2011, COP SAYED ABAD, AFGHANISTAN Staff Sergeant Patrick Hamburger, 30, of Grand Island, NE. was one of 30 Americans killed in a Chinook helicopter crash. He had only been in country for a short period of […]

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Richard Landers

Orcutt, CA, USA U.S. Army PFC, 3rd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry 05/02/1968, Binh Thuan Province, South Vietnam The month of May 1968 began with an attack on LZ Betty.  On May 2 , 1968 Viet Cong forces launched a ground attack from the coastal side of the base.  Members of the LRRP Platoon manning the […]

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Marshall A Westbrook

Farmington, NM, USA U.S. Army SGT, 126th Military Police Company (III Corps) 10/01/2005, Baghdad, Iraq Before Marshall A. Westbrook was deployed to Iraq, he installed a new door on his family’s home. It was the start of many home improvement projects he wanted to get done. Recently, about 20 community volunteers from at least eight […]

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Kenneth Westbrook

Shiprock, NM, USA U.S. Army SFC, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry, Fort Riley, KS 10/07/2009, Washington, USA Army Sergeant First Class Kenneth W. Westbrook was looking forward to retiring from the military in November, a long-cherished milestone that would allow him to spend more time with his wife and three sons. Then came the […]

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Kelly B Grothe

SPOKANE, WA, US U.S. Army CPL, CO B, 321ST ENGINEER BN, HAYDEN LAKE, ID 05/03/2007, AR RAMADI, IRAQ Corporal Grothe was a combat engineer whose main job was to clear routes to maintain mobility for the rest of the Army, according to Lieutenant Wade Winegardner,  a spokesman for Corporal Grothe’s unit. In a deadly start […]

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