Fallen Soldiers

2013

 

Updated 12/31/13

 


 

 

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DOD Release December 28, 2013

Capt. David I. Lyon, 28

Sandpoint, Idaho

21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

 

Died Dec. 27, 2013, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised
explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release December 24, 2013

Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27

Abington, Mass.

1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release December 19, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34

Heavener, Okla.,

3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29

Willow Spring, N.C.

3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28

Marietta, Ga.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22

Shubuta, Miss.

1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35

Scottsdale, Ariz.

3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30

Elkhart, Ind.

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash.
The incident is pending investigation.

 

 

DOD Release December 17, 2013

Petty Officer 1st Class James L. Smith, 38

Huffman, Texas

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28, Shreveport, La.

 

Died Dec. 11, in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release December 12, 2013

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19

Fairhaven, Mass.

1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Dec. 11, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 18, 2013

Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, 29

Keller, Texas

3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Died Nov. 17, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an
improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release November 4, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35

Westmoreland, Kan.

6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Nov. 3, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces
attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 21, 2013

Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20

Richwood, La.

1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October19, 2013

Sgt. Lyle D. Turnbull, 31

Norfolk, Va.

62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 18, in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a medical emergency. The cause of his death is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release October 14, 2013

Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, 26

Quarryville, Pa.

3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 13, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy
attacked his base with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 9, 2013

Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27

Parma, Ohio

201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

 

Died Oct. 5, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
his unit with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 8, 2013

Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25

Carlisle, Pa.

3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25

San Diego, Calif.

Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24

Philomath, Ore.

3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24

Springfield, Mo.

5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died Oct. 6, in Zhari District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces
attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 7, 2013

Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr., 19

Milwaukee, Wis.

Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 5 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

This incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release September 27, 2013

Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31

Milton, Pa.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Sept. 26, in Paktya Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 24, 2013

Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, 30

Ramsey, N.J.

2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Middletown, R.I.

Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, 32

Denver, Colo.

5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Watkins, Colo.

Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, 23

Woodstock, Ga.

Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 

Died Sept. 21, at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their unit with small arms fire while conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, 32

Aurora, Ore.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

 

Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35

Lompoc, Calif.

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

 

Died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea.

 

 

DOD Release September 22, 2013

Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, 22

Edmond, Okla.

6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Sept. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained
when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in
Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan on Aug. 12.

 

 

DOD Release September 21, 2013

Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44

Franklin, N.C.

94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.

 

Died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident.
The soldier's death is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release September 17, 2013

Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, 43

Indianapolis, Ind.

190th Transportation Battalion, 38th Sustainment Brigade, Franklin, Ind.

 

Died Sept. 13, in Kabul, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release September 14, 2013

Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24

Fontana, Calif.

1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas

 

Died Sept. 13, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds suffered
during a non-combat related incident on April 21, 2013, in Maiwand, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 6, 2013

Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22

New Fairfield, Conn.

105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

 

Died Sept. 5, 2013, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small
arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28

Villa Rica, Ga.

242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Aug. 31, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit
with small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 30, 2013

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24

Staten Island, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his
unit with an improvised explosive device, small arms and indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 29, 2013

1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24

Pago Pago, American Samoa

2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 26, in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34

Rosston, Ark.

307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 28, in Farah Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents
attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 25, 2013

Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23

Santa Maria, Calif.

2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20

Humphreys, Mo.

2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

 

Died Aug. 23 in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit
with an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release August 21, 2013

Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37

Orange, Va.

3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 20, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in
Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release August 20, 2013

1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29

Helena, Ala.

4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 18, in Fort Bliss, Texas, from a non-combat related illness diagnosed on
March 24, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

 

 

DOD Release August 12, 2013

Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26

Baytown, Texas.

4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26

Caldwell, Idaho

4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, 22

Little Rock, Ark.

4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Aug. 11, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 7, 2013

Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, 26

Mill City, Ore.

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Aug. 6, in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained July 23, when enemy forces attacked his unit
with an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 31, 2013

Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22

Red Bluff, Calif.

6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 30, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces
attacked his unit with indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release July30, 2013

Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29

Bartlett, Tenn.

2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

 

Died July 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by
small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 29, 2013

Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, 30

Stockbridge, Ga.

10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Spc. Caryn E. Nouv, 29

Newport News, Va.

10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

 

Died July 27, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their vehicle with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

 

 

DOD Release July 25, 2013

Spc. Rob L. Nichols, 24

Colorado Springs, Colo.

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

1st Lt. Jonam Russell, 25

Cornville, Ariz.

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, 24

Glennville, Ga.

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 23, in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release July 23, 2013

Spc. Anthony R. Maddox, 22

Port Arthur, Texas

10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 

Died July 22, in Landstuhl, Germany, of a non-combat related incident that occurred in Andar,
Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release July 17, 2013

Staff Sgt. Sonny C. Zimmerman, 25

Waynesfield, Ohio

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

 

DOD Release July 16, 2013

Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle, 19

Gentry, Ark.

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

 

Died July 14 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center following a medical evacuation from the aircraft
carrier the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a scheduled port visit in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
This incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release July 5, 2013

Pvt. Errol D.A. Milliard, 18

Birmingham, Ala.

2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

 

Died July 4 in Farah province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his
unit with a rocket propelled grenade while on dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release July 4, 2013

1st Sgt. Tracy L. Stapley, 44

Clearfield, Utah

308th Medical Logistics Company, Saint George, Utah.

 

Died July 3, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, in a non-combat related incident.
The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release July 3, 2013

Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22

Augusta, Ga.

55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

 

Died July 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident that occurred in
Qaraghahi, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release June 29, 2013

Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, 25

Barton, N.Y.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation

 

 

DOD Release June 25, 2013

Sgt. Corey E. Garver, 26

Topsham, Maine

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 23rd, in Zormat, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked
his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release June 24, 2013

Spc. Javier Sanchez Jr., 28

Greenfield, Calif.

Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 23, in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with
an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release June 20, 2013

Spc. Ember M. Alt, 21

Beech Island, S.C.

68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21

Kennewick, Wash.

68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25

Hobe Sound, Fla,

10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va.

Spc. William R. Moody, 30

Burleson, Texas

68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died June 18, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 17, 2013

Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20

Youngstown, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died June 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 12, 2013

Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, 40

Evans Mills, N.Y.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard, 39

Warrick, N.Y.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 8, in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from small arms fire received
at Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Thomas Jr., 31

Pensacola, Fla.

39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kleber Kaserne, Germany.

 

Died June 10, in Helmand, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release June 4, 2013

Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39

Dover, Del.

2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 2, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit
with an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30

Austin, Texas

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died June 1, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked
his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Spc. Robert A. Pierce, 20

Panama, Okla.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, 23

Phoenix, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 3, in Tsamkani, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked
by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

 

 

 

DOD Release June 3, 2013

Spc. Ray A. Ramirez, 20

Sacramento, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died June 1, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was
attacked by an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli, 21

Moseley, Va.

1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died June 1, in Maiwand, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was
attacked by an improvised explosive device.

 

Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo, 21

Houston, Texas

210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 1, in Sharan, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release May 31, 2013

Staff Sgt. Joe A. Nunezrodriguez, 29

Pasadena, Texas

68th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died May 30, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an
Improvised Explosive Device.

 

 

DOD Release May 28, 2013

Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20

Tickfaw, La.

1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, Reserve, La.

 

Died May 26, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was
attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

 

DOD Release May 17, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33

Oakley, Kan.

603rd Military Police Company, 530th Military Police Battalion, 300th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Belton, Mo.

 

Died May 15, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after drowning while attempting to cross a body of water during
combat operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29

Hesperia, Calif.

766th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24

Dalton, Mass.

3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Pfc. Cody J. Towse, 21

Elk Ridge, Utah

3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died May 14, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 6, 2013

Spc. Kevin Cardoza, 19

Mercedes, Texas

1st Battalion, 36thInfantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

1stLt. Brandon J. Landrum, 26

Lawton, Okla.

1st Battalion, 36thInfantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Spc. Thomas P. Murach, 22

Meridian, Idaho

1st Battalion, 36thInfantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, 28

Meridian, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 36thInfantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Spc. Brandon J. Prescott, 24

Bend, Ore.

1st Battalion, 36thInfantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team, 1stArmored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died May 4, in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their vehicle was attacked

by an enemy improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, 39

Warwick, N.Y.

2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. David M. Sonka, 23

Parker, Colo.

2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died May 4, while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.
This incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release May 5, 2013

Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30

Bakersfield, Calif.

93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27

Palmdale, Calif.

93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27

Colorado Springs, Colo.

93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

Died May 3, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft.

 

 

DOD Release May 3, 2013

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30

San Antonio, Texas

4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 

Died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27,
with an improvised explosive device in Arian, Afghanistan.

 

Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21

Stratford, Okla.

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25

San Diego, Calif.

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

 

 

DOD Release April 28, 2013

Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28

Woodbridge, Va.

906th Air Refueling Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, 24

Rancho Cordova, Calif.

306th Intelligence Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30

Morehead, Ky.

552nd Operations Support Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, 30

Kailua, Hawaii

427th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

 

Died April 27, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no
enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.

 

 

DOD Release April 26, 2013

Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, 32

Selah, Wash.

2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, 26

Fairfax, Va.

2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died April 23, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release April 22, 2013

Pfc. Barrett L. Austin, 20

Easley, S.C.

4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died April 21 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by an
enemy improvised explosive device in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, April 17.

 

 

DOD Release April 15, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner, 34

Tafford, Pa.

1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder, 26

Mohnton, Pa.

1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

 

Died April 9, in Pachir Wa Agam District, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 9, 2013

Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa, 25

Juncos, Puerto Rico

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Delfin M. Santos Jr., 24

San Jose, Calif.

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, 24

Oak Ridge, Tenn.,

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died April 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their unit in Zabul, Afghanistan with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 5, 2013

Capt. James Michael Steel, 29

Tampa, Fla.

77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

 

Died April 3 in the crash of an F-16 near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 1, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43

Summerville, S.C.

603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died March 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release March 28, 2013

Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26

Philpot, Ky.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died March 27, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces
in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release March 24, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31

Hayward, Calif.

4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 

 Died March 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered from
small arms fire March 18 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23

Indianapolis, Ind.

573rd Clearance Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

 

Died March 22 in Qarah Bagh District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 17, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37

Kettering, Ohio

3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

  

Died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

This incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release March 16, 2013

Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass, 27

Estherville, Iowa

4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson, 27

Franklin, La.

4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27

Eldersburg, Md.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo, 31

Naples, Fla.

603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, 21

Dunedin, Fla.

4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

 Died March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release March 14, 2013

Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, 31

Peoria, Ariz.

West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.

 

Died March 13 in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of combat-related injuries sustained on March 10
while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan.  

 

Spc. David T. Proctor, 26

Greensboro, N.C.

2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died March 13, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries
sustained during a non-combat incident on March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release March 13, 2013

Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28

South Miami, Fla.

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26

Edmond, Okla.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died March 11, in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when they were attacked by small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release March 11, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Larry D. Bunn, 43

Bossier City, La.

307th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

 

 Died March 7 as a result of a non-combat incident at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia.

 

 

DOD Release March 8, 2013

Spc. Cody D. Suggs, 22

West Alexandria, Ohio

1487th Transportation Company (Piqua, Ohio), which is part of the 371st Sustainment Brigade (Springfield, Ohio).

 

Died March 7 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat incident
that remains under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release February 25, 2013

Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34

Kayenta, Ariz.

Headquarters Battalion, 32nd Georgian Liaison Team, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Feb. 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release January 23, 2013

 Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38

Plainwell, Mich.

32nd Transportation Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Jan. 20, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device on Dec. 15, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan.  

 

 

DOD Release January 17, 2013

 Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25

Hampton, Va.

1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 

 Died Jan. 16, in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he
encountered an enemy improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol.  

 

 

DOD Release January 11, 2013

 Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28

Chester, Va.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

  

 Died Jan. 10, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained
when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.  

 

 

 

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