2000-Present

E-4 SrA (R) Chad Chase

By | 2015-11-10T20:02:07+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Air Force|

Chad was in the USAF from 97 to 04,  He served as a cable dawg and a TACP.  Chad was stationed at Kelly AFB, TX and FT Stewart AIN, GA, and was deployed multiple times to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia and Camp Doha, Kuwait and was part of the initial invasion to Iraq [...]

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Robert Wi. Briggs

By | 2015-11-10T19:28:11+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Robert W. Briggs Iowa National Guard 224th Combat Engineers Co. C. Mt. Pleasant IA.  He enlisted September 1991 and was medically retired December 2008. Bobby was a 21 Echo and 12 Bravo. He was deployed to Iraq in 2011.  His unit was responsible for route clearing and security among many other missions. He was severely [...]

SSG (R) Chess Johnson

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 November 10th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Chess Johnson joined the Army right out of high school fast tracked his way from Private to SSG. On his second tour of duty to Iraq a sniper would change his world forever. Chess received catastrophic injuries. He was initially told he would never have control of his motor functions or communicate effectively. What the medical [...]

SSgt. Kenneth J. Wilburn

By | 2015-11-10T17:05:42+00:00 November 10th, 2015|2000-Present, Air Force|

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Kenneth Jason Wilburn, age 30, of Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, GA, passed away unexpectedly at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, on Monday, January 12, 2009. Staff Sgt. Wilburn was born in Union, July 28, 1978 and was a graduate of Union High School.Sgt. Wilburn is survived by [...]

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SFC Matthew I. Leggett

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Matt was an active duty Airborne Cavalry Scout who was killed in action on August 20, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Matt was within 1 week of redeploying back to the states, and within 9 months of retiring after 21 years! He was my little brother! My story is about my younger brother, SFC Matthew I. [...]

Jason Sellars

By | 2015-10-30T01:09:07+00:00 October 30th, 2015|2000-Present, Marines|

I met Jason through my time at Higher Ground (HG) - Military Program. Jason applied for HG in 2009 and we spent 2 years developing a friendship until he was finally able to join a program in 2011. Jason is a fiercely loyal friend. He is one of the few people I know who would drop [...]

Mickey Zaun

By | 2015-10-28T18:04:41+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Mickey E. Zaun, 27, was a chemical operations specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at Fort Bragg N.C. Zaun died Jan. 28, 2005, from injuries sustained during a collision between two armored vehicles in the vicinity of Mosul, Iraq. A native of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Zaun [...]

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Timothy Shea

By | 2015-10-28T17:59:51+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22, was an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed in action on Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom after an Improvised Explosive Device detonated near his vehicle. A native of Sonoma, Calif., Shea was born [...]

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Kevin Morehead

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 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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Obediah “OB” Kolath

By | 2015-10-28T17:54:39+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath died Aug. 28, 2005, from wounds received during combat operations on Aug. 25, 2005, in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born Dec. 1, 1972, in Jefferson City, Mo., and graduated from Skyline High School in Urban, Mo. in 1991. He entered the [...]

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Ivica Jerak

By | 2015-10-28T17:47:42+00:00 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 | 2015-10-28T17:43:14+00:00 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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Richard Herrema

By | 2015-10-28T17:39:56+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Herrema was killed in combat during operations April 25, 2006, in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born March 28, 1979, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and graduated from Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Mich. He first entered the U. S. Army as an [...]

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George “Andy” Fernandez

By | 2015-11-09T18:53:48+00:00 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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Trevor Diesing

By | 2015-10-28T17:30:50+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor John Diesing died Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born May 16, 1975 in Red Wing, Minn. He entered the U.S. Army as an infantryman May 24, 1993, and after completion of initial entry training, was assigned [...]

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Lance Cornett

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Lance S. Cornett, 33, a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in action Feb. 3, 2006, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cornett died from injuries sustained while engaging the enemy during a firefight in the [...]

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William Bennett

By | 2015-10-28T17:21:34+00:00 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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Joseph Andres

By | 2015-11-09T18:13:55+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34, a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in action on Dec. 24, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq. A native of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Andres graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, [...]

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Jefferson “Donnie” Davis

By | 2015-11-09T18:55:51+00:00 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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Daniel H. Petithory

By | 2015-10-28T17:02:19+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Dan was the funniest man I have ever known.  A greater friend no man has ever known. His smile and his stories will forever be missed.  Until we meet again in Valhalla Brother!SFC Daniel H. Petithory, 32, was a Communications Sergeant assigned to ODA 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He [...]

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Brian Cody Prosser

By | 2015-10-28T16:54:38+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

SSG Brian C. Prosser, 28, was a Military Intelligence Sergeant assigned to the Military Intelligence Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom. Cody, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in California on July 17, 1973. He graduated from Maricopa High [...]

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Severin W. Summers

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class III died while conducting combat operations in the Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2009, while serving as a Special Forces Engineer with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered at Jackson, Miss. Summers, 43, was killed when a command wired improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while deployed to [...]

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Ben Stevenson

By | 2015-10-28T16:41:02+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson was born in Albany, New York on February 7th, 1975. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman on June 10th, 1993. After completing Initial Entry Training and Basic Airborne School, Stevenson was assigned to Delta Company, 325th Infantry Battalion Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served for three years [...]

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Christopher Speer

By | 2015-10-28T16:35:36+00:00 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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Forrest B. Sibley

By | 2015-10-28T15:20:01+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Air Force|

Our beloved son, brother, and patriot, Forrest Brent Sibley, lost his life in the service of God and country on August 26, 2015 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was deployed with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron USAF, on his fourth deployment. He completed Combat Control School at Pope Army Airfield, Combat Dive School, Airborne, Military [...]

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Gregory Bishop

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 27th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

All Warrior Network Partner · Los Angeles, California A digital entertainment destination for fans of the warrior genre. MUSA Military Entertainment Consulting CMO/Partner · Torrance, California We're more than military technical advisors. We're military entertainment consultants who provide strategic, tactical and modern military consulting services to the film, television, gaming, advertising and technology industries. Musa: - bridges the gap [...]

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Scott Stephens

By | 2015-12-08T16:26:20+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Navy|

Scott Stephens is currently serving in the Navy.  He is a close friend from high school who joined shortly after graduation.  He just came back from deployment and I am proud and honored to know him.  Thank you for your service Scott.

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Charlie Moehlenbrock

By | 2015-12-08T17:09:23+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Charlie Moehlenbrock is currently serving as a Major in the Army.  His wife and three kids are supportive of him as he has been deployed multiple times -- missing most of his youngest son's milestones of growing up.  He plans on making the Army a career.  I am honored to know him and his family. [...]

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Jose Barbosa

By | 2015-12-08T17:11:37+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Jose Barbosa - Serves his country in the Army as an MP.  His hard work and dedication is inspiring.  We are blessed to know him and his family as he continues to serve our country with honor.

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Eric Bowerman

By | 2015-12-09T14:24:22+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Eric Bowerman is currently serving in the Army as an officer.  He and his wife are good friends, have had a baby, and he was deployed for 12 months missing his new family.  Many thanks to Eric and his little family for your dedication and your family's support.  He plans to make the Army a [...]

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Hector Estrada

By | 2015-12-09T14:27:04+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Hector Estrada is a good friend who just enlisted to Army National Guard and has come back from basic training.  He has chosen to serve his country and make the National Guard a career.  Many thanks to Hector and many soldiers who choose to serve our country when our nation goes through periods of crisis.

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John Paul

By | 2015-12-09T14:33:01+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

John Paul is serving in the Army and is currently deployed. He and his wife have become good friends.  Our prayers are going out to you as you are serving your country overseas.  Wishing you a safe return.

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Maria Famoso

By | 2015-12-09T14:35:09+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Maria Famoso is serving in the Army, currently deployed.  Prayers to her and her family and wishing you a safe return.  Thank you for your service Maria.

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Eric Ellis

By | 2015-12-09T14:37:19+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Eric EllisBranch: ArmyWith a family of four. Still serving his country.Eric worked with my husband and is currently stationed at Fort Hood.  I am grateful to know him and his family.

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David Wilson

By | 2015-12-09T14:39:34+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

David Wilson is currently serving in the Army.  Although I do not know him very well, I am close with his wife.  He is soon to get orders to be deployed.  My heart and prayers go out to all who are going overseas and will be away from their families.  Your service is greatly appreciated, David.

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Adam Arredondo

By | 2015-12-09T14:46:34+00:00 October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Adam Arredondo served in the Army.Combat Veteran with a family of five.  Served 8 years and deployed multiple times.  He was medically retired.  Now he is going to school and working full-time.  Wishing you the best of luck for your future, Adam.  Thank you for your service.

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Christopher Adams

By | 2015-12-09T14:58:40+00:00 October 26th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. Christopher Adams served in the U.S. Army for 7 years.  He was deployed 18 months and then again for 12 months.  He is now a combat veteran going to school full-time and working.  I'm proud to be his wife and thankful for his commitment to our country.  We are currently connected with Combat Veterans to [...]

Tom Minor

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 26th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

 Executive Officer Fox Company 51st IN (LRS)(ABN), HHBN, XVIII ABN Corps,US Army Platoon Leader C CO (LRS) 519TH MI BN 525TH BfSB,Executive Officer D CO 2 2/505 PIR 3rd BCT 82nd ABN,Platoon Leader D CO 2/505 PIR 3rd BCT 82nd  

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Douglas Hamilton Kinard Jr

By | 2015-10-25T23:39:34+00:00 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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MSgt Burke

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|2000-Present, Air Force|

Matthew Burke is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He sustained combat injuries during a search and rescue while under attack. Matthew continued serving throughout his recovery and became the Safety Superintendent for an Electronic Combat Group encompassing over 2,000 personnel and $1.5B in assets. He achieved a Black Belt in [...]

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