1980’s

Terry W. Branham United States Army Colonel, Ret.

By | November 10th, 2015|1960's, 1970's, 1980's, Army|

Terry Branham enlisted and served 26 years active duty in the US Army and retired as a Colonel.  He served in Vietnam as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot and was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 26 clusters and the V device and the Bronze Star for Valor. Twenty years later during [...]

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Kevin Morehead

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead was a Special Forces team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. A native of Arkansas, he graduated from Little Rock’s Central High School in 1987. Morehead began his Army career in March 1989 and completed initial entry training at Fort Sam Houston, [...]

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Ivica Jerak

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak died Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born Oct. 12, 1962 in Debeljak, former Republic of Yugoslavia and graduated from the Center for Education of Personnel in Zadar, former Republic of Yugoslavia in July 1981. He entered [...]

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Kelly Hornbeck

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, a Special Forces team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colo., was a 36-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas. He died Jan. 18, 2004 in Iraq from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a combat patrol near Baghdad. Hornbeck enlisted [...]

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George “Andy” Fernandez

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

 Andy was the First USASOC KIA during Combat Operations in OIF. Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez was born in El Paso, Texas on June 7, 1966. The son of a retired Army sergeant major, he enlisted in the Army as an infantryman on Jan. 23, 1992. After completing both basic and advanced infantry training, Fernandez [...]

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William Bennett

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom on Sept. 12, 2003 near the town of Ar-Ramadi in Iraq. A native of Tennessee, Bennett was born on March 18, [...]

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Jefferson “Donnie” Davis

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Donnie Davis was among the first KIA's of the Global War on Terrorism.  He was an inspiration to his teammates and other members of the Special Forces Community.  He was the Team Sergeant everyone wanted to be like.  He inspired me and many others and I hope that we lived up to his memory.  You [...]

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Christopher Speer

By | October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer was born in Denver, Colo., on September 9, 1973 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 8, 1992. After completing basic combat training, he graduated from the Medical Specialist course and was assigned to the U.S. Army Hospital at Carlisle Barracks, Penn. In November 1994, Speer volunteered and [...]

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Steve Printz

By | October 28th, 2015|1970's, 1980's, Navy|

Steve Printz, U.S. Navy (Ret.) CaptainHe enlisted in the Naval Reserves at the age of 17 and was accepted as a Reserve Officer Candidate while attending college. His active duty career began in the U.S. Navy, Supply Corps and included diverse duties from logistics support of the 6th Fleet to overall operations responsibilities of the [...]

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Douglas Hamilton Kinard Jr

By | October 25th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Douglas H Kinard Jr joined the US Army in November of 1989, and retired in September of 2010.  He served in Iraq from July 2004 to October 2005.  On March 15, 2005, Douglas Kinard's unit was hit by an IED.  Kinard, was unconscious for 3 days at BIAP (Baghdad International Airport) in a make-shift medical [...]

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Steven Langmack

By | October 22nd, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

SFC Steven Langmack was killed in action in Iraq. He was a veteran of the 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions including in the prestigious 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment (RRD) as well as the Army Special Forces. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  SFC Steven M. Langmack is [...]

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Michael L McNulty

By | October 22nd, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

MSG Michael McNulty was killed in action in Qaim, Iraq on June 17th 2005. McNulty enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school in Elgin, Ill., in 1986. After a brief separation of service he re-enlisted in 1994 and served with the 327th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., and later in Hawaii as [...]

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Robert Horrigan

By | October 22nd, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Robert was born January 13th, 1965 in Limestone, Maine. Robert graduated in 1984 from Crockett High School in Austin, Texas. He then enlisted in the United States Army after graduation and served in 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Ga. In 1991 he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group [...]

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SFC (R) Daniel McKinney

By | October 22nd, 2015|1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Daniel Charles McKinney, Sergeant First Class (RET) from the US Army, 63, passed away on November 26, 2014 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. A decorated veteran of Viet Nam and Iraq, receiving multiple Purple Hearts, Dan served his country with pride and honor. After recovering from injuries received in a suicide bombing [...]