Fallen Soldiers

2014

 

Updated 01/07/15

 


 

 

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                    CT Dawson
                    January, 2002

                     

 


 


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2014

 

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DOD Release December 14, 2014

Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22

Mesa, Arizona.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37

New York, New York

2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Dec. 12, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked
their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 04, 2014

Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, 29

Noblesville, Indiana

3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

 

Died Dec. 3, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire while
conducting a clearing operation.

 

 

DOD Release December 02, 2014

Capt. William H. DuBois, 30

New Castle, Colorado

77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

 

Died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East.

 

 

DOD Release November 26, 2014

Spc. Joseph W. Riley, 27

Grove City, Ohio

1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, 48

Nanticoke, Maryland

Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York.

 

Died Nov. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their
vehicle with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 15, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31

Bay City, Michigan

3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Nov. 14, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small arms fire while
on dismounted combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 28, 2014

Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21

Memphis, Indiana

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

 

Lost at sea Oct. 1 while conducting flight operations in the North Arabian Gulf.
He was initially classified as a non-global war on terrorism casualty.

 

 

DOD Release October 26, 2014

Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49

Oceanside, California

Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command.

 

Died Oct. 24, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base.

The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release October 24, 2014

Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19

Riverside, California

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, California.

 

Died Oct. 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release October 03, 2014

Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, 44

Merriam, Kansas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Oct. 1, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Camp As Sayliyah.
The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release October 02, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30

DeRidder, Louisiana

2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

 

Died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained when the
enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 17, 2014

Stephen Byus, 39

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Member of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio, working as a supply specialist, and assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan while deployed.

Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41

Columbus, Ohio

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Sept. 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

 

Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28

Suffolk, Virginia

2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

 

Died Sept. 15, in Herat province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 05, 2014

Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28

Northborough, Massachusetts

1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 24, 2014

Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26

Eureka, Calif.

1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 22, in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 21, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39

Ruskin, Florida

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.

 

 

DOD Release August 13, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35

Houston, Texas

1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 12, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 6, 2014

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, 55

Schenectady, N.Y.

Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan.

 

Died Aug. 5, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 4, 2014

Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr.

Lumber Bridge, North Carolina

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died Aug. 3, in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident while
on patrol that occurred in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 28 , 2014

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman

Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23

Parma, Ohio

 

Died as a result of a non-hostile incident June 19 aboard USS James E. Williams (DDG-95)
while the ship was underway in the Red Sea.

 

 

DOD Release July 25, 2014

Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20

Kenosha, Wisconsin

1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas,
from an illness sustained in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30

Hickman, Neb.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19

Visalia, Calif.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died July 24, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the
enemy attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release June 26, 2014

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23

New Braunfels, Texas

1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

 

Died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 23, 2014

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34

Stafford, Virginia

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

 

Died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19

Peterborough, New Hampshire

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

 

Died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

 

Died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 14, 2014

Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22

Sprague, Washington;

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25

Beaver, Ohio;

18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28

Butler, Georgia;

1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24

Pasadena, California;

1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Pvt. Aaron S. Toppen, 19

Mokena, Illinois.

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

 

They died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation.

 

 

DOD Release June 10, 2014

Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34

Merced, California

710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

 

Died June 9, in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 6, 2014

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20

Hillsboro, Missouri

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

 

Died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 3, 2014

Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died June 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms.

 

 

DOD Release May 30, 2014

Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21

Thornton, Colorado

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

 

Died May 28, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained as a result of an aircraft accident.

 

 

DOD Release May 19, 2014

Spec. Adrian M. Perkins, 19

Pine Valley, California

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

 

Died May 17, in Amman, Jordan, from a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release May 15, 2014

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras, 49

Tucson, Arizona

2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died May 13, in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered
on May 6, in Harat Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release May12, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33

Oceanside, California

Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died May 11, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 5, 2014

Pfc. Daniela Rojas, 19

Los Angeles, California

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

 

Died May 3, in Homburg, Germany, due to a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release April 30, 2014

Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20

Trenton, Texas

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York. 

 

Died April 28 in Baraki Barak District, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces
attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 

Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, 24

Accord, New York

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York. 

 

Died April 28, in Nejrab District, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when
enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release April 17, 2014

Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27

Cuero, Texas

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

 

Died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained April 12 when
enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 2, 2014

Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27

West Columbia, S.C.

3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

Died April 1, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release March 3, 2014

Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20

Waseca, Minn.

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

 

Died Feb. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52

North Smithfield, R.I.

157th Operations Support Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. 

 

Died Feb. 28, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release February 18, 2014

Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36

Paducah, Ky.

2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

 

Died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  

 

 

DOD Release February 14, 2014

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22

Portland, Ore.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41

York, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.  

 

 

DOD Release February 13, 2014

Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27

Independence, Ky.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

 Died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his
dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.  

 

 

DOD Release February11, 2014

Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21

Van Lear, Ky.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

 

 Died Feb. 10, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat
related incident currently under investigation.  

 

 

DOD Release January 22, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42

Monterey, Calif.

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe, Vilseck, Germany.

 

 Died Jan. 20, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds from small arms fire
when he was attacked by insurgents.

  

 

DOD Release January 18, 2014

Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, 22

Cary, N.C.

1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

 Died Jan. 17, in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat
related incident currently under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release January 16, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27

Cheyenne, Wyo.

Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.  

Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25

Kailua, Hawaii

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.

 

 Died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained
when the aircraft they were aboard crashed.  The incident is under investigation.

 

 Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28

Crossville, Tenn.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 Died Jan. 15, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release January 5, 2014

Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38

Laurel Hill, Fla.

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

 

 Died Jan. 4, 2014, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy
attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades. 

 

 

DOD Release January 2, 2014

Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22

Spokane, Wash.

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

 

 Died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  

  

 

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