Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day 2007 - Dedicated to Our Troops







I hope you'll LISTEN to this music as you read. Right-click HERE, choose "Open in New Window" and enjoy this post dedicated to all men and women who have died while serving our nation.







No soldiers choose to die
It's what they risk by being who and where they are
It's what they dare while saving someone else
Whose life means suddenly
As much to them as theirs - or more.






To honor them, why speak of duty
or the will of governments?

Think first of love
each time you tell their story.





It gives their sacrifice a name
and takes from war its glory
."



- Sam Hazo (Real Audio - right click HERE and choose "open in a new window" to hear the song while you read.)




Here is a list of troops who have sacrificed all they had on this earth for service to their country and to their fellow soldiers:




May 01, 2007
Marine Lance Cpl. Johnathan E. Kirk,
25, of Belhaven, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 1 from wounds received while conducting combat operations on April 23 in Al Anbar province, Iraq.




Army Pfc. Zachary R. Gullett,
20, of Hillsboro, Ohio; assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo.; died May 1 in Baghdad as a result of a non-combat-related incident. His death is under investigation.




May 02, 2007



Army Pfc. Katie M. Soenksen,
19, of Davenport, Iowa; assigned to the 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 2 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle.
Katie's father said, "She was on a mission. She wanted to go over there and keep [the war] on foreign soil. That was her main goal."




Army 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones,
23, of Westminster, Mass.; assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 2 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda.




Army Spc. Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda,
20, of Long Beach, Calif.; assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 2 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed was 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones.






May 03, 2007




  • Army 1st Lt. Colby J. Umbrell,
    26, of Doylestown, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 3 in Musayyib, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.






  • Army Pfc. Joseph G. Harris,
    19, of Sugar Land, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 3 at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation.






  • Army Spc. Andrew R. Weiss,
    28, of Lafayette, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 3 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.



    Army Sgt. Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta,
    25, of Sun Valley, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.





  • Army Pfc. John D. Flores,
    21, of Barrigada, Guam; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died May 3 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.





  • Army Spc. Kelly B. Grothe,
    21, of Spokane, Wash.; assigned to Company B, 321st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Hayden Lake, Idaho; died May 3 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his armored personnel carrier was struck by an improvised explosive device.





  • Army Pfc. Jerome J. Potter,
    24, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 3 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.





    May 04, 2007




  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Hamlin,
    24, of London, Ky.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 4 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.






    May 05, 2007



  • Marine Master Sgt. Kenneth N. Mack,
    42, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 5 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II.






  • Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II,
    36, of Manteca, Calif.; assigned to 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 5 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Master Sgt. Kenneth N. Mack.






  • Army Pfc. Larry I. Guyton,
    22, of Brenham, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 5 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations May 4 in Baghdad.






    May 06, 2007



  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Kiernan,
    37, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 6 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat patrol operations.






  • Army Staff Sgt. Virgil C. Martinez,
    33, of West Valley, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died May 6 in Kadhimiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire in Baghdad.






  • Army Spc. Robert J. Dixon,
    27, of Minneapolis; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 6 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.






  • Army Sgt. Sameer A.M. Rateb,
    22, of Absecon, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 6 at Forward Operating Base Summerall in Bayji, Iraq, from injuries sustained froma non-combat-related incident. His death is under investigation.





  • Army Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo,
    23, of Lodi, N.J.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander, Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel.






  • Army Sgt. Joel W. Lewis,
    28, of Sandia Park, N.M.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander, Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel.






  • Army Sgt. Jason R. Harkins,
    25, of Clarkesville, Ga.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander, Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel.






  • Army Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander,
    21, of Gretna, Neb.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel.






  • Army Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw,
    21, of San Antonio; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander and Cpl. Michael A. Pursel.






  • Army Cpl. Michael A. Pursel,
    19, of Clinton, Utah; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, Sgt. Jason R. Harkins, Sgt. Joel W. Lewis, Cpl. Matthew L. Alexander and Cpl. Anthony M. Bradshaw.






  • Army Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr.,
    36, of Chicago; assigned to the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from small-arms fire. Also killed was Col. James W. Harrison Jr.






  • Army Col. James W. Harrison Jr.,
    47, of Missouri; assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire. Also killed was Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr.
    Col. Harrison had earned a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.






    May 08, 2007




  • Army Sgt. Timothy P. Padgett,
    28, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 8 in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces during combat patrol operations.





  • Army Spc. Dan H. Nguyen,
    24, of Sugar Land, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 8 in Tahrir, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.






  • Army Sgt. Blake C. Stephens,
    25, of Pocatello, Idaho; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died May 8 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Spc. Kyle A. Little.






  • Army Spc. Kyle A. Little,
    20, of West Boylston, Mass.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died May 8 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Sgt. Blake C. Stephens.






  • Army Sgt. Maj. Bradly D. Conner,
    41, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 9 near Al-Hillah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improved explosive device detonated near his vehicle.






    May 09, 2007




  • Marine Lance Cpl. Walter K. O’Haire,
    20, of Lynn, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 9 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.






    May 10, 2007




  • Army Spc. Michael K. Frank,
    36, of Great Falls, Mont.; assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 10 of injuries sustained in Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations.
    His father said, "I’m very proud of him. He went in with a specific purpose. He knew the risks; we knew the risks. The country was at war and he said, ‘I’ve got this training. I want to go do my part.’ He joined up with the idea of going to Iraq...There is no easy way to lose a child. But there are a lot worse ways to lose a child..."





  • Army Sgt. Jason W. Vaughn,
    29, of Iuka, Miss.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 10 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.





  • Army Pfc. Roy L. Jones III,
    21, of Houston; assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died May 10 in Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire.





  • Army Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto,
    22, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire.






    May 11, 2007




  • Army Pfc. William A. Farrar Jr.,
    20, of Redlands, Calif.; assigned to the 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Darmstadt, Germany; died May 11 in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
    His father was a police captain. A police spokesman who knew the Farrar family said, "We were all real proud of him and his decision to join the armed forces and serve the country. We’ve lost a part of our law enforcement family."






  • Marine Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec,
    34, of Albuquerque, N.M.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps National Capital Region, Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va.; died May 11 while conducting combat operations in Baghdad.






    May 12, 2007




  • Army Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr.,
    40, of Lake City, Tenn.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. Also killed were Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya and Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy.






  • Army Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya,
    19, of Nashville, Mich.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr. and Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy.






  • Army Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy,
    21, of Lynchburg, Va.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr. and Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya.






    May 13, 2007



  • Army Spc. Rhys W. Klasno,
    20, of Riverside, Calif.; assigned to the 1114th Transportation Company, California National Guard, Bakersfield, Calif.; died May 13 in Hadithah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.





  • Army 1st Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich,
    27, of Walpole, Mass.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 13 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat patrol operations in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq.






    May 14, 2007



  • Marine Lance Cpl. Jeffrey D. Walker,
    21, of Macon, Ga.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 14 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.





  • Air Force Staff Sgt. John T. Self,
    29, of Pontotoc, Miss.; assigned to the 314th Security Forces Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.; died May 14 as result of enemy action near Baghdad.






  • Army Pfc. Nicholas S. Hartge,
    20, of Rome City, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died May 14 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using grenades and an improvised explosive device.





  • Army Sgt. Thomas G. Wright,
    38, of Holly, Mich., died May 14 en route to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat-related illness while serving at Balad, Iraq. Wright was assigned to the 46th Military Police Company, 210th Military Police Battalion, Kingsford, Mich.






  • Army Sgt. Allen J. Dunckley,
    25, of Yardley, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed May 14 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed was Army Sgt. Christopher N. Gonzalez.






  • Army Sgt. Christopher N. Gonzalez,
    25, of Winslow, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed May 14 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed was Army Sgt. Allen J. Dunckley.






  • Army Sgt. Anthony J. Schober,
    23, of Reno, Nev.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr., Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya and Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy.





  • Army Maj. Larry J. Bauguess Jr.,
    36, of Moravian Falls, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 14 in Teri Mengel, Pakistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire.






    May 15, 2007



  • Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Whitaker,
    23, of Long Beach, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 15 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained in small-arms fire.






    May 17, 2007




  • Army Pfc. Jonathan V. Hamm,
    20, of Baltimore; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 17 in Baghdad, of wounds sustained when his forward operating base received indirect enemy fire.






  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Jesse B. Albrecht,
    31, of Hager City, Wis.; assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 17 in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla and Spc. Coty J. Phelps.






  • Army Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla,
    23, of Stockton, Calif.; assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 17 in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Jesse B. Albrecht and Spc. Coty J. Phelps.






  • Army Spc. Coty J. Phelps,
    20, of Kingman, Ariz.; assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 17 in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla and Sgt. 1st Class Jesse B. Albrecht.






  • Army Sgt. Steven M. Packer,
    23, of Clovis, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 17 in Rushdi Mullah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his dismounted patrol encountered an improvised explosive device.






  • Army Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier,
    19, of Hampton, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 17 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device.






    May 18, 2007




  • Army Spc. Joshua G. Romero,
    19, of Crowley, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 18 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. Anselmo Martinez III and Spc. Casey W. Nash.






  • Army Sgt. Anselmo Martinez III,
    26, of Robstown, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 18 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Casey W. Nash and Spc. Joshua G. Romero.






  • Army Spc. Casey W. Nash,
    22, of Baltimore; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 18 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. Anselmo Martinez III and Spc. Joshua G. Romero.






  • Army Spc. Marquis J. McCants,
    23, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 18 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed was Sgt 1st Class Scott J. Brown.






  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott J. Brown,
    33, of Windsor, Colo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 18 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Also killed was Spc. Marquis J. McCants.






  • Army Sgt. Ryan J. Baum,
    27, of Aurora, Colo.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 18 in Karmah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.






    May 19, 2007




  • Army Sgt. Justin D. Wisniewski,
    22, of Standish, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 19 in Lutfiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.





  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore,
    28, of Alpaugh, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, Spc. David W. Behrle, Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore, Pfc. Travis F. Haslip and Pfc. Alexander R. Varela.






  • Army Sgt. Jean P. Medlin,
    27, of Pelham, Ala.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Spc. David W. Behrle, Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore, Pfc. Travis F. Haslip and Pfc. Alexander R. Varela.






  • Army Spc. David W. Behrle,
    20, of Tipton, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore, Pfc. Travis F. Haslip and Pfc. Alexander R. Varela.





  • Army Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore,
    26, of Webster, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, Spc. David W. Behrle, Pfc. Travis F. Haslip and Pfc. Alexander R. Varela.






  • Army Pfc. Travis F. Haslip,
    20, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, Spc. David W. Behrle, Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore and Pfc. Alexander R. Varela.






  • Army Pfc. Alexander R. Varela,
    19, of Fernley, Nev.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 19 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, Spc. David W. Behrle, Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore and Pfc. Travis F. Haslip.






  • Army Sgt. Jason A. Schumann,
    23, of Hawley, Minn.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; died May 19 in Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.






  • Army Cpl. Ryan D. Collins,
    20, of Vernon, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 19, in Hamiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.






    May 21, 2007



  • Army Staff Sgt. Shannon V. Weaver,
    28, Urich, Mo.; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near their vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Brian D. Ardron and Spc. Michael W. Davis.





  • Army Sgt. Brian D. Ardron,
    32, of Acworth, Ga.; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near their vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Shannon V. Weaver and Spc. Michael W. Davis.





  • Army Spc. Michael W. Davis,
    22, of San Marcos, Texas; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near their vehicle. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Shannon V. Weaver and Sgt. Brian D. Ardron.






    May 22, 2007




  • Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin D. Desilets,
    21, of Elmwood, Ill.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 22 while conducting combat operations in the Anbar province. Also killed was Cpl. Julian M. Woodall.






  • Marine Cpl. Julian M. Woodall,
    21, of Tallahassee, Fla.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 22 while conducting combat operations in the Anbar province. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Benjamin D. Desilets.






  • Army Sgt. Robert J. Montgomery Jr.,
    29, of Scottsburg, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died May 22 in Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.






  • Army Pvt. Oscar Sauceda Jr.,
    21, of Del Rio, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 22 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.



  • 3 comments:

    TomCat said...

    They are much too high a proce to pay for Bush's war for oil and conquest.

    GreenSmile said...

    I got started. Then I realized it was going to be a long read but if they can give a life, I can at least read their name.

    I am not as tough or numb as I thought...this really really got to me. It was the right thing to do for memorial day, thanks Jude.

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