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TAPS Tune Trumpet Call-CBS 2020/05/22 Veteran trumpet and bugle players discuss the power of playing "Taps" [which] is a uniquely American melody that inspires both hope and sorrow in its listeners. As Memorial Day approaches, Steve Hartman spoke with veteran trumpet and bugle players to discuss the enchantment behind the tune on this week's "On the Road." https://www.cbsnews.com/video/veteran-trumpet-and- bugle-players-discuss-the-power-of-playing-taps/#x Bagpipes (this instrument evokes soulful feelings while playing Taps) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tveUnZe7WA Meaning Taps usually refers to the following: " Taps " is a bugle call played at 2100 hrs (9 pm at night in normal or standard time) during flag ceremonies and at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces Context Applied Here On this website Taps applies to military and/or civilian deaths in this context: People who died on assignment in duties or on the job; combat veterans, National Guards persons, police, federal agents During: combat duty overseas stateside assistance activities police work state or federal agent work private contractor workers who were working for US safety related interests It also applies to: victims of police abuses, which resulted in deaths (like women who were targeted, emotionally challenged) victims of military personnel abuses which resulted in deaths victims of child abuse homicides History Don’t take on faith any one story of Taps origins, but here is a version: History of the Melody Taps “,…the haunting melody of this tune evokes the honor, dignity and esteem our nation and its citizens feel these fallen warriors have earned.” Funeral Help Center dot com https://www.funeralhelpcenter.com/the-origin-and- meaning-of-taps Written by a Civil War Union general, Daniel Butterfield, played and reworked with and by young bugler named Norton - general replaced existing regulation tune with this one In July 1862, during the U.S. Civil War, Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield summoned his brigade’s bugler, 22-year- old Oliver Wilcox Norton, to his camp tent in Harrison’s Landing, Virginia, following a particularly brutal and bloody battle. Butterfield disliked the formality of the existing “to extinguish lights” bugle call and asked Norton to play the notes Butterfield had “written in pencil on the back of an envelope.” After reworking the tune — “Lengthening some notes and shortening others, but retaining the melody as he first gave it to me,” according to Norton later — the Union general felt satisfied with the result and instructed his bugler to substitute the new version for the existing regulation bugle call henceforth. According to Norton three decades later (August 1898), after he played this new version of “Taps,” other buglers from surrounding Union camps heard the melody and asked for copies of the tune. Gradually, as other commanding officers authorized the use of this new version, “Taps” as we know it today spread throughout the U.S. military. https://www.funeralhelpcenter.com/the-origin-and- meaning-of- taps/#:~:text=The%20Origin%20and%20Meaning%20of%20% E2%80%9CTaps%E2%80%9D%201%20New,the%20U.S.%20...% 203%20Lyrics%20for%20%E2%80%9CTaps%E2%80%9D.%20
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2007 Andy Bacevich Jr. Mass. o 05 /13/ 2007, 27 o Army, 1st Cav. Div. o Iraq - Salah Ad Din Province - IED o son of Boston Univ. Prof 2006 Alan R. Blohm, AK o 12/31/2006 Clifton Yazzie o 01/19/2006 o 101st Airborne, IED 2006-2007 Marines - Iraq Anbar, 1st & 3rd Divisions Adkins, Dustin TN o 12/03/2006 Aguirre, Anthony TX o 02/26/2007 Alonzo, Joshua TX o 11/22/2006 Aguilar Jr, Andres TX o 04/02/2006 o Near Al Asad o Rollover Booth, Joshua VA o 10/17/2006 Brown, Donald S. NJ o 10/25/2006 Brown, Timothy W. CA o 11/14/2006 Chaires, Daniel FL o 10/25/2006, Age 20 o killed in combat Chamoreun, James GA o 09/28/2006, 20 o Iraq-Asad Clark, Matthew W. Missouri o 12/14/2006, Age 22 o Combat Injuries, also killed was Luke Yepsen Conte, Matthew FL o 02/01/2007 o Navy, hospital corpsman Christoff, David OH o 05/22/2006 Conboy, Adam PA o 5/12/2006, Davenport, James R. o 11/22/2006 Davis III, Edward IL o 04/28/2006 Dominguez, Jose Marin Estrella, Michael CA o 06/14/2006 Age 20 o Killed by sniper Gonzalez, Christopher N AZ o 05/15/2007, 25 Gonzalez, Mario Hardy, Brandy Leusink, William Lueken, Eric Elliott, Terry o Air Force, Marine landing Evans, Kermit MS o 12/08/2006 Miller, Ryan Morris, Daniel Lea, Mi Parcell, Jennifer Riviere, Christopher Sandvick Monroe o 10/8/2006, Age 20 Scholl, Michael NE o 11/14/2006, Age 21 o Haditha - IED Scott, Jeremy Scherer,Christopher G. NY o 07/24/2007 Stephen, Morris Sticklen, Joshua C. VA o 12/3/2006, Age 24 o helicopter crash on Lake Qadisiyah Warner, Heath OH o 11/22/2006, 19 o bomb Haqlaniyah West, Jeromy CA o 11/25/2006, 20 o Struck by sniper 2007-2008 Army - Iraq Task Force Marne 1 & 2 3rd Infantry Division Burress, Richard B. o 01/19/2008 o Op. Thunderbolt o Rte. Shelby - IED Carver, Cody M. o 01/2007 o Sneak Attack Karbala o Also Chism, Falter, Freeman, Fritz Chism, Johnathan o 01/2007 o Sneak Attack Karbala Also Carver, Falter, Freeman, Fritz Jenkins, Rush M. o 10/31/2007 o IED NW of Salman Pak o Also McCall, Millican McCall, Daniel L. o 10/31/2007 o IED NW of Salman Pak o Also Jenkins, Millican Millican, Jonathan o 10/31/2007 o IED NW of Salman Pak o Also McCall, Jenkins Falter, Shawn o 01/2007 o Sneak Attack Karbala o Also Carver, Falter, Freeman, Fritz Freeman, Brian S o 01/2007 o Sneak Attack Karbala o Also Carver, Falter Fritz, Jacob N. o 01/2007 o Also Carver, Falter Hicks, Glenn D. o 04/28/2007 o Salman Pak Ornsby-Adkins Jay, D.H. o 04/28/2007 o Salman Pak Spencer, Cole E. o 04/28/2007 o Salman Pak 2005 Lyle Cambridge o 07/23/2005 o IED near Humvee Marcelino R. Corniel<, CA o 12/31/2005 Hines, Derek S. o 9/1/2005 25 o Afghanistan Jonathan R. Pfender, IN o 12/30/2005 Shawn Christopher Dostie ME o 12/30/2005 2005-2006 Army - Iraq Triangle of Death Avery, Garrison C. TN, NE o 2/10/2006 Age 23 o IED near HMMWV Babineau, David , Mass. o 6/18/2006 25 o 101st Airb-502nd o Small arms fire at checkpt 6/16/2006, Menchaca and Tucker abducted. DUSTWUN -later found dead Biggers, Ethan . OH o 2/24/2007 Age 22 o 101st Airborne, 502nd o Shot 03/2005, Coma Britt, Benjamin. TX o 12/22/2005 Age 24 o 101st Airborne, 502nd o IED, w/ Lopez-Felic. Bustamante, Marlon . NY o 2/01/2006, Age 25 o 101st Airborne, 502nd o IED, w/Avery, Viglienz. Casica,Kenith VA o 12/10/2005 Age 32 o TCP2 - surprise pistol (9 mm) shooting of both Casica and Nelson by local male who’d been friendly before Fegler, Jason VA o 11/4/2005 Age 24 o see Info Fegler Hunter,Matthew VA o 01/2006 Age 31 o Army, 101st, 5012nd o IED- dismounted patrol Kubik, Brian TX o 8/05/2006 Age 20 Lopez-Feliciano, William o Puerto Rico, Age 33 Tyler MacKenzie, CO o 11/2/2005 Age 20 o IED Mason, Johnnie TX o 12/19/2005 Age 32 o IED Menchaca, Kristian TX o 06/19/2006 Age 23 o encountered enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations. Kristian and another soldier, PFC Thomas Tucker, were taken by enemy forces and another soldier was killed. Their bodies were recovered 3 days later. Munger, Joshua Missouri o Age 22 Nelson, Travis L. AL o 12/10/2005 Age 41 o Armyu 101st Airborne o Iraq-Baghdad- enemy small arms fire, killed with Casica Owens, Anthony Chad SC o 02/01/2006 Age 21 o Iraq-Baghdad o grenades and small arms o Army 101st Airb.-502 (Triangle of Death cont. below) 2003 Army Lori Ann Piestewa o 03/23/2003 o killed in an ambush near Nasiriyah, Iraq Rey D. Cuervo, TX o 12/28/2003 Age 24 o IED hit his vehicle o Iraq Ernesto M. Blanco, TX o 12/28/2003 Age 28 o IED hit his vehicle o Iraq Michael J. Sutter, IL o 12/26/2003 Age 28 o IED o Iraq Charles G. Haight, AL o IED-convoy struck
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LIGHTS OUT In many ways this website is a memorial to the pains and struggles of the American people which ended in the ultimate sacrifice which often included a tragic death. The ethos, sense of commemoration, and interchange between life and death is marked from routine to the great unknown. That is, the order of regular drill followed by descent into sleep during life, as well as the much more dramatic transition when the body expires, all relate powerfully to the story of our lives - the ticking of the clock, then the great expulsion into the unknown. But there are also human relationships which add meaning and provide a sense of companionship, enjoyment or interest. They often teach us something, provide insight, add context and perspective, or expand our horizons. ------------------------- Most of the memorials here are linked to combat related deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and other parts of the Middle East or Africa. For over two decades, this has largely been a quiet war of suffering and attrition for many of our military people and their families, as well as a number of governmental civilian and defense contractor employees. It is important to never discount or forget any American or allied person’s struggles, pain and death, regardless of era or combat zone. For example, you see on this website brief article clips commemorative of a sampling of American combat veterans who were in various Iraqi, Afghanistan or other war zones, as well as police officers killed on duty. The music of Taps is an important call to the soul reminding of these intricate connections. The point is, many of the American people have suffered. Let us give the American people their due. Crying parents, grandparents, spouses, significant others, children and grandchildren when loved ones don’t come home. The ongoing ache of what could have been. The hole that is left in our lives. The missing of the companionship, sound of the voice, particular personality. The sense of the wasted quality of a person, knowing that person’s real worth, like the adult life just getting started, or the years of gathered education and experience for the older ones, both snuffed out in a moment. Let us learn from our mistakes and build on our strengths. Let us encourage a more nurturing Amer ica. Let’s give Americans opportunities and benefits which will positively acknowledge the efforts to date. Let us provide words and actions which respect and honor us, not tear us down, and which will improve and secure a better future.
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MEMORIAL Ross McGinnis 12/04/2006, PA Joseph Ellis 02/07/2007, OH Louis Bonacasa 12/21/2015, NY Michael A. Monsoor, 09/26/2006 Army, Iraq: Charlie Co. 26th Infantry, 19 Marines-Anbar 15th Exped Unit, 40 Air Natl Guard, Afghanistan, 31 Navy Seal, Iraq-Ramadi, 25 Grenade, took force, saved lives Suicide bomb, took impact, saved lives Suicide bomb, took force, saved lives Grenade, took impact, saved lives
------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRAYER May a Higher Power be present here as love, healing, and wisdom for these and all Americans killed in combat zones across time and space. Such prayer is respectfully submitted in such a way to honor each individual’s belief system in these matters. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEMORIAL FUNDS Conboy moved to Past Memorial Funds - but kept here because PF thinks what it was attempting is on the mark (a good idea). The Ben Hines Foundation Staff Sergeant Benjamin S. Hines, 31, originally from York, Pennsylvania, was killed in action on April 8th, 2019 while conducting combat operations in Parwan Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. With this foundation, we strive to do just that and to support those who share Ben’s passions of: Family, Patriotism, Faith, and Education. Help us keep Ben’s legacy alive… https://thebenhinesfoundation.org/about- 3/?msclkid=4c5d6227c49511ec81a35b5f362a8bd9 Derek Hines Fund https://derekhinesfund.com/about-the-soldiers-assistance-fund/ The 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance fund intends to provide financial assistance for Massachusetts’ soldiers, and their families, who have incurred serious, career ending, and life altering injuries while on active duty. Pat Tillman Foundation https://pattillmanfoundation.org/?msclkid=5495c172c49611ecbf 292c3bed326c83 The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses, empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities and a diverse, global community of high- performing mentors and peers. These scholars are making an impact as they lead through action in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities. With your help, we empower: Active duty service members Veterans Military spouses Thanks to you, Tillman Scholars are making an impact in the United States and around the world. SUPPORT Taps Group Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) Is … www.taps.org Nov 30, 2021 · The Impact TAPS Made in 2020. TAPS provides an array of programs, comfort, and resources for the families of the fallen. As the world faced a global pandemic, TAPS opened our hearts and 27 years of knowledge to share resources and tools with the world. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/politics/us-military-deadly- accidents/index.html MEMORIALS Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial https://warmemorialcenter.org/operation-iraqi-freedom- memorial/?msclkid=bb15bd2cc49c11ecb5e8c01ebb907a28 PAST MEMORIAL FUNDS [Note from PF 2022/5/2: Seems promising, like a good template, like a good way to go--Adam Conboy Memorial Fund and Operation Bedding - moved to Past Memorials - as far as I can tell, this was a strong source of assistance for soldiers, but sadly fizzled for lack of funding - if anyone has other information of its activity, please let Police Factor know https://adamconboymemorialfund.blogspot.com/?msclkid=00c fc8c6c30611eca0d8d42239d78e0a Lance Corporal Adam C. Conboy AUGUST 09,1984- MAY 12, 2006 Our mission is to send some of the comforts of home to those who so diligently watch over and protect us. 7 years after soldier’s death, Operation Bedding disbands By Carrie Hagen for Newsworks || MAY 10, 2013 Mary Conboy’s children aren’t the only ones she’ll be receiving cards from this Mother’s Day weekend. Since 2007, soldiers across America have shown their support for the Roxborough mother of seven on the holiday that also commemorates her oldest son’s death. Her son, Adam Conboy, died while serving as a Marine lance corporal in Iraq in 2006. He passed away two days before Mother’s Day. To honor her son’s memory, Conboy quickly founded Operation Bedding, a nonprofit organization that has sent more than 12,000 packages of blankets, socks, pillows, snacks and more to service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past seven years. This year, due to a lack of financial donations, the organization was forced to shut down. MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to enhance the quality of life to all military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan by sending the comforts of home to their remote locations. Our items of comfort include but are not limited to pillows, sheets, socks, snacks and other daily necessities.. Operation Bedding, founded in 2006, has sent nearly 10,000 boxes of supplies overseas. We are funded solely through the efforts and generosity of private citizens and corporate giving. In addition, we are 501(c)3 and are tax deductible. SUPPLIES WE NEED * socks, * foot powder, * bug spray, * wash cloths, * baby wipes * shaving cream, * razors, * tooth brushes, * toothpaste * packets of tuna (no cans), * slim jims, * power bars * moisture lotion, * hard candy, * gum, * sheets (new - twin only) * beef jerky, * eye drops Items may be dropped of at: The Review Newspaper 6220 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19128 [Note from PF on 2022/5/2: this might no longer be current] https://adamconboymemorialfund.blogspot.com/
2021/08/26 Afghanistan Kabul Airport Suicide Bombing Darin T. Hoover, UT o Marines, Age 31 Johanny Rosariopichardo, Mass. o Marines, Age 25 Nicole Gee, CA o Marines, Age 23 Hunter Lopez, CA o Marines, Age 22 Daegan Page, NE o Marines, Age 23 Humberto Sanchez, IN o Marine, Age 22 David L. Espinoza, TX o Marines, Age 20 Jared Schmitz, Missouri o Marines, Age 20 Rylee McCollum, WY o Marines, Age 20 James David Connell Jr Ryan C. Knauss, TN o Army, Age 23 Maxton W. Soviak, OH o Navy Hospitalman, Age 22 Kareem M. Nikoui o Marines, Age 20 Dylan R. Merola, CA o Marines, Age 20 2020 Henry Mayfield Jr, o 01/05/20, Hazel Crest o Kenya al-Shabab attack Moises A. Navas, MD o 03/08/2020 o Marine-tunnel clearing death Diego P. Pongo, CA o 03/08/2020 o Marine-tunnel clearing death Brodie Gillon, UK o 03/11/2020 Marshal Roberts, OK o 03//11/2020 Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias• o 03 11, 2020 2019 Cameron A Meddock, TX o 01/17/2019 Joshua Z Beale, VA o 01/22/2019 Will D Lindsay, CO o 03/22/2019 Joseph P. Collette, OH o 03/2019, Robert A. Hendriks, NY 04/08/2019 Benjamin S. Hines, PA o 04/08/2019 o Afghanistan-Parwan-VBIED James C Johnston, NY o 06/27/2019, 24 o Afghanistan-Uruzgan Prov o explosive ordnance disp spec. Miguel Holmes, GA o 05/06/2019 o Army-Afghanistan Christopher Slutman, NY o 04/08/2019 o Marines-Afghanistan-IED Micheal B. Riley born in Germany o 06/25/2019 o Afghanistan-small arms fire o 10th Special Force Grp Airborne Elliott J Robbins, UT o 07/01/2019 non-combat o Afghanistan-Helmand Prov James Sartor, TX o 07/13/209 o Afghanistan-Faryab Prov o Special Forces Grp Airborne Michael Nance, IL o 07/29/2019, Age 24 o Afghanistan-Kandahar Prov. Brandon Kreischer, OH o 07/29/2019, Age 20 o Afghanistan-Kandahar Prov. Luis F. Deleon-Figuero o 08/22/2019, Age 31 o Afghanistan-Faryab Prov. Jose Gonzalez o 08/21/2019, Age 35 o Afghanistan-Faryab Prov. o Special Forces Dustin Ard o 08/29/2019 o Afghanistan-Zabul Prov. o 1st Special Forces Grp Ellis Ortiz o 09/06/2019, Age 34 o Afghanistan-Kabul o Paratrooper Jeremy Griffin, TN o 09/17/2019, 40 o Afghanistan o Green Beret Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., HI o 11/20/2019, Age 25 o Afghanistan-Army pilot, crash David C. Knadle, TX o 11/20/2019, Age 33 o Afghanistan - helicopter crash o Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Goble, FL o 12/22/2019, Age 33 o Afghanistan-Kunduz roadside bomb o Special Forces Scott Wirtz, 01/2019 o Former Navy Seal, Syria was civilian at time of suicide bomb 2018 Jonathan Dunbar Army, Delta Force in Syria Friendly fire, Grenade accidentally went off-British Army Sgt. Matt Tonroe, a member of Britain's elite Special Air Service Regiment Bryan Black, WA o 2018 Age 35 o Niger Ambush w/ 3 others Jeremiah Johnson, OH o Age 39 La David Johnson, FL o 2018 o Niger Ambush Dustin M. Wright, GA o 2018 Age 29 o Nigher Ambush 2017 Alexander W. Missildine, TX o 10/01/2017 Aaron Butler, UT o 2017 Weston C. Lee o 04/29/2017, GA o Iraq, IED blast, 82nd Airborne William "Ryan" Owens, o 01/29/2017, IL o US Central Command o Yemen, Al-Qaeda attack 2016 Charles Keating IV o 05/13/2016, Age 31 o Navy Seal o Iraq-Tel Askuf-Kurdish area o Killed by gunfire in hellish fight 2015 Louis Bonacasa o 12/21/2015 o Afghanistan, Suicide bomb- motorcycle, took impact, saved lives 2014 Wyatt Martin 12/12/14 o Army Afghanistan1st Cav Div o 22, IED, Engineer 2011 David HIckman, NC o 11/14/2011 o Army, 82nd Airborne Dustin Vincent, TX o 11/03/201`1, Age 25 o Army, 1st Infantry Div. o Enemy small arms fire Adrian G. Mills, GA o 09/29/2011, Age 23 o Iraq indir fire 27th MP Travis M. Nelson, FL o 08/18/2011, Age 19 o 2nd Marine Div Afghanistan - Helmand Prov-shot and killed 2010 Gregory Stultz o 2010 2009 Aaron S. Aamot, WA o 11/5/2009 2008 Yale, Jonathan o 04/22/2008 o Iraq-Ramadi-VBIED o Stood ground w/ Haerter Haerter, Jordan o 04/22/2008 o Iraq-Ramadi-like VBIED o Stood ground with Yale Charles P. Gaffney Jr. o 12/24/2008 o Army-101st Airborne Div., enemy rocket fire o Afghanistan - Orgun-E Navy Seals, Navy, Naval Medical Center Deaths 2017 Ryan Owens o 01/29/2017, Age 36 o Navy Seal o Yemen Kyle Milliken o 2017, Age 38 o Navy Seal o Yemen 2009 Ryan "Biggles" Job 2009/09/24 WA, AZ, Age 28 Seal Team 3, OIF injury injury gunshot to weapon which sent splinters to head, esp. eyes, on 2006/08/02, Iraq Marc Lee died shortly after Job sustained injury-apparently while providing cover fire for him to be medevac’d out death came unexpectedly after reconstruction surgery to eye socket three years later 2006 Marc Alan Lee o 2006/08/02, OR, CO o Seal Team 3, OIF, Ramadi o Iraq, gunshot wound Nicolas Wilson o 02/12/2006, Age 25, NY o IED, Al Anbar Province, OIF o Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 Michael A. Monsoor o 09/29/2006, Age 25 o Seal Team 3, OIF, Ramadi o pulled wounded teammate to safety under hostile enemy fire.-Med. Honor 5/9/2006 o A Lemon Grove VFA is named in his honor. o Saved Others, Med. of Honor 2005 Robert Douglas Macrum o 09/12/2005 o USS Princeton 2004 Pablito P. Briones o 12/28/2004, Age 22 o Naval Medical Center 2003 Thomas Mullen Adams o 2003/03/22, CA o Age 27, Air Exchange Officer to the Royal Navy 849 Squad o Helicopter collisions w/ 6 others-illed in a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter crash over the Persian Gulf Michael Vann Johnson o 03/25/2003, Age 25 o Naval Medical Center David John Moreno o 07/17/2003 o Naval Medical Center Bryan Black, WA o 2018 Age 35 o Niger Ambush w/ 3 others
IN THIS SECTION Lights Out Taps o Tune Trumpet-CBS Bagpipe-Youtube o Meaning, Context o History Prayer Memorial Funds o Conboy-Past? Support - ie, Taps Articles Taps-1b (Select Topics, Names Resources for Memorial
2003 Navy Seals Nathan H. Hardy o Age 29 o Iraq o Small arms fire Extortion 17 o 30 American military servicemen and a U.S. military dog were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter – call sign Extortion 17 – was shot down o 08/06/2011 o Afghanistan mountains o Extortion 17 tragedy-downed helicopter by RPGs o source- https://www.navysealmuseum.or g/extortion17 o the information below applies to the following: Jonas B. Kelsall
Navy or Navy Seals Louis J. Langlais Thomas A. Ratzlaff Kraig M. Vickers Brian R. Bill John W. Faas Kevin A. Houston Matthew D. Mason Stephen M. Mills Nicholas H. Null Robert J. Reeves, LA Heath M. Robinson, Mich. Darrik C. Benson, CA Christopher G. Campbell, NC Jared W. Day, UT John Douangdara, NE Michael J. Strange, PA Jon T. Tumilson, Iowa )Aaron C. Vaughn, FL Jason R. Workman, UT o Age 32 Jesse D. Pittman, CA o Age 27 o Naval Special Warfare unit Nicholas P. Spehar, Minn. o Age 24 o Naval Special Warfare unit
2003 Navy Seals Jeremiah Johnson, OH o Age 39 La David Johnson, FL o 2018 o Niger Ambush Dustin M. Wright, GA o 2018 Age 29 o Nigher Ambush Charles Keating IV o 05/13/2016, Age 31 o Navy Seal o Iraq-Tel Askuf-Kurdish area near Irbil, part of QRF rescue team sent in to help trapped American military advisers o Killed by gunfire in gruesome fight with ISIS Michael E. Koch o Age 29 o Iraq o Small arms fire
2005-2006 Triangle Death- Army - Iraq, cont. Russell, Blake H. TX o 07/22/2006, Age 35 o died of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache Smith, Benjamin WI o 11/2/2005, Age 21 o Army, 101 Airb-502 o bomb blast with two other American troops Tucker, Thomas OR o est 6/19/2005 Age 25 o Army 101 Airb-502 o His unit came under enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations, and he was taken by enemy forces. Viglienzone, Caesar CA-HI o 2/1/2006 Age 21 o IED neaer Humvee Waits, Waits, Mich. o 04/13/2006 Age 23 o Army 101 airb -502 o IED near Humvee
Alpha Order *A* Avery, Garrison C. Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; TN, NE; 2/10/2006 Age 23; IED near HMMWV *B* Babineau, David Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; Mass.; 6/18/2006 Age 25; 101st Airborne-502nd; Attack by small arms fire at checkpoint on 06/16/2006, Menchaca and Tucker abducted DUSTWUN later found dead Biggers, Ethan Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; OH; 2/24/2007 Age 22; 101st Airborne, 502nd; Shot 03/2005, Coma Britt, Benjamin Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; TX 12/22/2005 Age 24; 101st Airborne, 502nd; IED, killed w/ Lopez-Felic. Bryan Black, WA Bustamante, Marlon . NY; 2/01/2006, Age 25; 101st Airborne, 502nd; IED, killed w/Avery, Viglienz. *C* Casica, Kenith Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; VA; 12/10/2005 Age 32;TCP2 - surprise pistol (9 mm) shooting of both Casica and Nelson by local male who’d been friendly before *D* *E* *F* Fegler, Jason Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; VA; 11/4/2005 Age 24; see Info Fegler *G *H Hardy, Nathan H. Age 29 Iraq Small arms fire, Navy Seals, 2003 Hunter, Matthew Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; VA; 01/2006 Age 31; Army, 101st, 5012nd; IED- dismounted patrol *I *J Johnson, Jeremiah, Ohio, Age 39, Navy Seals, 2003, La David Johnson, FL; 2018; Niger Ambush, Navy Seals, 2003 *K Keating IV, Charles, 05/13/2016, Age 31, Iraq-Tel Askuf-Kurdish area near Irbil, part of QRF rescue team sent in to help trapped American military advisers, Killed by gunfire in gruesome fight with ISIS Navy Seals, 2003, Kelsall, Jonas B., 2003 Navy Seals, 08/06/2011 Afghan mtns, Extortion 17 tragedy helicopter downed by RPGs Koch, Michael E., Age 29, Iraq, Small arms fire Kubik, Brian Triangle of Death-Iraq; TX; 8/05/2006 Age 20 L Lopez-Feliciano, William; Triangle of Death-Iraq; Puerto Rico, Age 33; Tyler MacKenzie, CO; 11/2/2005 Age 20: IED M McGinnis, Ross McGinnis 12/04/2006, PA Mason, Johnnie Triangle of Death-Iraq; TX; 12/19/2005 Age 32; IED Menchaca, Kristian Triangle of Death-Iraq; TX; 06/19/2006 Age 23; encountered enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations. Kristian and another soldier, PFC Thomas Tucker, were taken by enemy forces and another soldier was killed. Their bodies were recovered 3 days later. Munger, Joshua Triangle of Death-Iraq; Missouri; Age 22 N Nelson, Travis L. Triangle of Death-Iraq; AL; 12/10/2005 Age 41; Army 101st Airborne; Iraq-Baghdad- enemy small arms fire, killed with Casica O Owens, Anthony Chad Triangle of Death-Iraq; SC; 02/01/2006 Age 21; Iraq-Baghdad; grenades and small arms; Army 101st Airb.-502 P Q R S T U V W Waits, Waits, Mich.; 04/13/2006 Age 23; Army 101 airb -502; IED near Humvee Wright, Dustin M. GA 2018 Age 29 Nigher Ambush Navy Seals, 2003, X-Y-Z RESOURCES https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/ https://www.findagrave.com/ https://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/electronic-records.html https://www.defense.gov/casualty.pdf Various bookson Iraq - see Iraq/Books hopeunseen.com/stories-of-hope/fallen-classmate-first-lieutenant-derek-s-hines/