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TAPSTuneTrumpet Call-CBS2020/05/22 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/#xBagpipes (this instrument evokes soulful feelings while playing Taps)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tveUnZe7WAMeaningTaps 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 ForcesContext Applied HereOn 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 agentsDuring:•combat duty overseas•stateside assistance activities•police work•state or federal agent work•private contractor workers who were working for US safety related interestsIt 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 homicidesHistoryDon’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 comhttps://www.funeralhelpcenter.com/the-origin-and-meaning-of-tapsWritten 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 oneIn 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
2007•Andy Bacevich Jr. Mass.o05 /13/ 2007, 27oArmy, 1st Cav. Div.oIraq - Salah Ad Din Province - IEDoson of Boston Univ. Prof2006•Alan R. Blohm, AK o12/31/2006•Clifton Yazzie o01/19/2006 o101st Airborne, IED 2006-2007 Marines - IraqAnbar, 1st & 3rd Divisions•Adkins, Dustin TNo12/03/2006•Aguirre, Anthony TXo02/26/2007•Alonzo, Joshua TXo11/22/2006•Aguilar Jr, Andres TXo04/02/2006 oNear Al AsadoRollover•Booth, Joshua VAo10/17/2006• Brown, Donald S. NJo10/25/2006•Brown, Timothy W. CAo11/14/2006•Chaires, Daniel FLo10/25/2006, Age 20okilled in combat •Chamoreun, James GAo09/28/2006, 20oIraq-Asad•Clark, Matthew W. Missourio12/14/2006, Age 22oCombat Injuries, also killed was Luke Yepsen• Conte, Matthew FLo02/01/2007oNavy, hospital corpsman•Christoff, David OHo05/22/2006•Conboy, Adam PAo5/12/2006, •Davenport, James R. o11/22/2006•Davis III, Edward IL o04/28/2006•Dominguez, Jose Marin• Estrella, Michael CAo06/14/2006 Age 20oKilled by sniper•Gonzalez, Christopher N AZo05/15/2007, 25•Gonzalez, Mario •Hardy, Brandy •Leusink, William •Lueken, Eric•Elliott, Terry oAir Force, Marine landing•Evans, Kermit MSo12/08/2006•Miller, Ryan •Morris, Daniel •Lea, Mi •Parcell, Jennifer•Riviere, Christopher •Sandvick Monroeo10/8/2006, Age 20•Scholl, Michael NEo11/14/2006, Age 21oHaditha - IED•Scott, Jeremy •Scherer,Christopher G. NYo07/24/2007•Stephen, Morris •Sticklen, Joshua C. VAo12/3/2006, Age 24ohelicopter crash on Lake Qadisiyah•Warner, Heath OHo11/22/2006, 19obomb Haqlaniyah •West, Jeromy CAo11/25/2006, 20oStruck by sniper2007-2008 Army - IraqTask Force Marne 1 & 23rd Infantry Division•Burress, Richard B.o01/19/2008oOp. ThunderboltoRte. Shelby - IED•Carver, Cody M.o01/2007oSneak Attack KarbalaoAlso Chism, Falter,•Freeman, Fritz•Chism, Johnathano01/2007oSneak Attack Karbala•Also Carver, Falter,Freeman, Fritz•Jenkins, Rush M.o10/31/2007oIED NW of Salman PakoAlso McCall, Millican•McCall, Daniel L.o10/31/2007oIED NW of Salman PakoAlso Jenkins, Millican•Millican, Jonathano10/31/2007oIED NW of Salman PakoAlso McCall, Jenkins•Falter, Shawno01/2007oSneak Attack KarbalaoAlso Carver, Falter,Freeman, Fritz•Freeman, Brian So01/2007oSneak Attack Karbala oAlso Carver, Falter•Fritz, Jacob N.o01/2007oAlso Carver, Falter•Hicks, Glenn D.o04/28/2007oSalman Pak•Ornsby-Adkins Jay, D.H. o04/28/2007oSalman Pak•Spencer, Cole E.o04/28/2007oSalman Pak2005•Lyle Cambridgeo07/23/2005 oIED near Humvee•Marcelino R. Corniel<, CAo12/31/2005•Hines, Derek S. o9/1/2005 25oAfghanistan•Jonathan R. Pfender, IN o12/30/2005•Shawn Christopher Dostie ME o12/30/20052005-2006 Army - IraqTriangle of Death•Avery, Garrison C. TN, NE o2/10/2006 Age 23oIED near HMMWV•Babineau, David , Mass.o6/18/2006 25o101st Airb-502ndoSmall arms fire at checkpt 6/16/2006, Menchaca and Tucker abducted. DUSTWUN -later found dead•Biggers, Ethan . OHo2/24/2007 Age 22o101st Airborne, 502ndoShot 03/2005, Coma •Britt, Benjamin. TXo12/22/2005 Age 24o101st Airborne, 502ndoIED, w/ Lopez-Felic.•Bustamante, Marlon . NYo2/01/2006, Age 25o101st Airborne, 502ndoIED, w/Avery, Viglienz.•Casica,Kenith VAo12/10/2005 Age 32oTCP2 - surprise pistol (9 mm) shooting of both Casica and Nelson by local male who’d been friendly before•Fegler, Jason VAo11/4/2005 Age 24osee Info Fegler•Hunter,Matthew VAo01/2006 Age 31oArmy, 101st, 5012nd oIED- dismounted patrol•Kubik, Brian TXo8/05/2006 Age 20•Lopez-Feliciano, William oPuerto Rico, Age 33•Tyler MacKenzie, COo11/2/2005 Age 20oIED•Mason, Johnnie TXo12/19/2005 Age 32oIED •Menchaca, Kristian TXo06/19/2006 Age 23oencountered 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 MissourioAge 22•Nelson, Travis L. ALo12/10/2005 Age 41oArmyu 101st Airborne oIraq-Baghdad- enemy small arms fire, killed with Casica•Owens, Anthony Chad SCo02/01/2006 Age 21oIraq-Baghdadogrenades and small armsoArmy 101st Airb.-502(Triangle of Deathcont. below)2003 Army•Lori Ann Piestewa o03/23/2003 okilled in an ambush near Nasiriyah, Iraq•Rey D. Cuervo, TXo12/28/2003 Age 24oIED hit his vehicleoIraq•Ernesto M. Blanco, TXo12/28/2003 Age 28oIED hit his vehicleoIraq•Michael J. Sutter, ILo12/26/2003 Age 28oIEDoIraq•Charles G. Haight, ALoIED-convoy struck
LIGHTS OUTIn 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 America. 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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MEMORIALRoss McGinnis 12/04/2006, PA Joseph Ellis 02/07/2007, OHLouis Bonacasa 12/21/2015, NY Michael A. Monsoor, 09/26/2006Army, Iraq: Charlie Co. 26th Infantry, 19 Marines-Anbar 15th Exped Unit, 40Air Natl Guard, Afghanistan, 31 Navy Seal, Iraq-Ramadi, 25Grenade, took force, saved lives Suicide bomb, took impact, saved livesSuicide bomb, took force, saved livesGrenade, took impact, saved lives
-------------------------------------------------------------------------PRAYERMay 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 FUNDSConboymoved to Past Memorial Funds - but kept here because PF thinks what it was attempting is on the mark (a good idea).The Ben Hines FoundationStaff 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=4c5d6227c49511ec81a35b5f362a8bd9Derek Hines Fundhttps://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 Foundationhttps://pattillmanfoundation.org/?msclkid=5495c172c49611ecbf292c3bed326c83The 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.SUPPORTTaps GroupTragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) Is …www.taps.orgNov 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.htmlMEMORIALSOperation Iraqi Freedom Memorialhttps://warmemorialcenter.org/operation-iraqi-freedom-memorial/?msclkid=bb15bd2cc49c11ecb5e8c01ebb907a28PAST 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=00cfc8c6c30611eca0d8d42239d78e0aLance Corporal Adam C. Conboy AUGUST 09,1984- MAY 12, 2006Our 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 disbandsBy Carrie Hagen for Newsworks || MAY 10, 2013Mary 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 STATEMENTOur 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 dropsItems 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, UToMarines, Age 31 •Johanny Rosariopichardo, Mass.oMarines, Age 25 •Nicole Gee, CAoMarines, Age 23 •Hunter Lopez, CAoMarines, Age 22•Daegan Page, NEoMarines, Age 23 •Humberto Sanchez, INoMarine, Age 22•David L. Espinoza, TX oMarines, Age 20•Jared Schmitz, MissourioMarines, Age 20•Rylee McCollum, WY oMarines, Age 20•James David Connell Jr•Ryan C. Knauss, TNoArmy, Age 23•Maxton W. Soviak, OHoNavy Hospitalman, Age 22•Kareem M. NikouioMarines, Age 20•Dylan R. Merola, CAoMarines, Age 202020•Henry Mayfield Jr, o01/05/20, Hazel CrestoKenya al-Shabab attack•Moises A. Navas, MDo03/08/2020oMarine-tunnel clearing death•Diego P. Pongo, CAo03/08/2020oMarine-tunnel clearing death•Brodie Gillon, UK o03/11/2020 •Marshal Roberts, OK o03//11/2020 •Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias• o03 11, 20202019•Cameron A Meddock, TX o01/17/2019•Joshua Z Beale, VA o01/22/2019•Will D Lindsay, COo03/22/2019•Joseph P. Collette, OH o03/2019,•Robert A. Hendriks, NY 04/08/2019•Benjamin S. Hines, PAo04/08/2019oAfghanistan-Parwan-VBIED•James C Johnston, NYo06/27/2019, 24oAfghanistan-Uruzgan Provoexplosive ordnance disp spec. •Miguel Holmes, GAo05/06/2019oArmy-Afghanistan•Christopher Slutman, NYo04/08/2019oMarines-Afghanistan-IED•Micheal B. Riley born in Germanyo06/25/2019oAfghanistan-small arms fireo10th Special Force Grp Airborne•Elliott J Robbins, UTo07/01/2019 non-combatoAfghanistan-Helmand Prov•James Sartor, TXo07/13/209oAfghanistan-Faryab ProvoSpecial Forces Grp Airborne•Michael Nance, ILo07/29/2019, Age 24oAfghanistan-Kandahar Prov.•Brandon Kreischer, OHo07/29/2019, Age 20oAfghanistan-Kandahar Prov.•Luis F. Deleon-Figueroo08/22/2019, Age 31oAfghanistan-Faryab Prov.•Jose Gonzalezo08/21/2019, Age 35oAfghanistan-Faryab Prov.oSpecial Forces•Dustin Ardo08/29/2019oAfghanistan-Zabul Prov.o1st Special Forces Grp•Ellis Ortizo09/06/2019, Age 34oAfghanistan-KabuloParatrooper•Jeremy Griffin, TNo09/17/2019, 40oAfghanistanoGreen Beret•Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., HIo11/20/2019, Age 25oAfghanistan-Army pilot, crash•David C. Knadle, TXo11/20/2019, Age 33oAfghanistan - helicopter crashoChief Warrant Officer•Michael J. Goble, FLo12/22/2019, Age 33oAfghanistan-Kunduz roadside bomboSpecial Forces•Scott Wirtz, 01/2019oFormer Navy Seal, Syria was civilian at time of suicide bomb2018•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, WAo2018 Age 35oNiger Ambush w/ 3 others•Jeremiah Johnson, OHoAge 39•La David Johnson, FLo2018oNiger Ambush•Dustin M. Wright, GAo2018 Age 29oNigher Ambush2017•Alexander W. Missildine, TX o10/01/2017•Aaron Butler, UTo2017•Weston C. Lee o04/29/2017, GAoIraq, IED blast, 82nd Airborne•William "Ryan" Owens, o01/29/2017, ILoUS Central CommandoYemen, Al-Qaeda attack2016•Charles Keating IVo05/13/2016, Age 31oNavy SealoIraq-Tel Askuf-Kurdish areaoKilled by gunfire in hellish fight2015•Louis Bonacasao12/21/2015oAfghanistan, Suicide bomb-motorcycle, took impact, saved lives2014•Wyatt Martin 12/12/14oArmy Afghanistan1st Cav Divo22, IED, Engineer2011•David HIckman, NC o11/14/2011oArmy, 82nd Airborne•Dustin Vincent, TX o11/03/201`1, Age 25oArmy, 1st Infantry Div.oEnemy small arms fire•Adrian G. Mills, GA o09/29/2011, Age 23oIraq indir fire 27th MP•Travis M. Nelson, FLo08/18/2011, Age 19o2nd Marine Div Afghanistan - Helmand Prov-shot and killed2010•Gregory Stultz o20102009•Aaron S. Aamot, WA o11/5/20092008•Yale, Jonathano04/22/2008oIraq-Ramadi-VBIEDoStood ground w/ Haerter•Haerter, Jordan o04/22/2008oIraq-Ramadi-like VBIEDoStood ground with Yale•Charles P. Gaffney Jr. o12/24/2008oArmy-101st Airborne Div., enemy rocket fireoAfghanistan - Orgun-ENavy Seals, Navy, Naval Medical Center Deaths2017•Ryan Owenso01/29/2017, Age 36oNavy SealoYemen•Kyle Millikeno2017, Age 38oNavy SealoYemen2009• 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 outdeath came unexpectedly after reconstruction surgery to eye socket three years later2006•Marc Alan Leeo2006/08/02, OR, COoSeal Team 3, OIF, RamadioIraq, gunshot wound•Nicolas Wilsono02/12/2006, Age 25, NYoIED, Al Anbar Province, OIFoExplosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3•Michael A. Monsooro09/29/2006, Age 25oSeal Team 3, OIF, Ramadio pulled wounded teammate to safety under hostile enemy fire.-Med. Honor 5/9/2006oA Lemon Grove VFA is named in his honor.oSaved Others, Med. of Honor 2005•Robert Douglas Macrumo09/12/2005oUSS Princeton2004•Pablito P. Brioneso12/28/2004, Age 22oNaval Medical Center2003•Thomas Mullen Adamso2003/03/22, CAoAge 27, Air Exchange Officer to the Royal Navy 849 SquadoHelicopter collisions w/ 6 others-illed in a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter crash over the Persian Gulf•Michael Vann Johnsono03/25/2003, Age 25oNaval Medical Center•David John Morenoo07/17/2003oNaval Medical Center•Bryan Black, WAo2018 Age 35oNiger Ambush w/ 3 others
2003 Navy Seals•Nathan H. HardyoAge 29oIraqoSmall arms fire•Extortion 17o30 American military servicemen and a U.S. military dog were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter – call sign Extortion 17 – was shot down o08/06/2011oAfghanistan mountainsoExtortion 17 tragedy-downed helicopter by RPGsosource-https://www.navysealmuseum.org/extortion17othe 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, UToAge 32•Jesse D. Pittman, CAoAge 27oNaval Special Warfare unit•Nicholas P. Spehar, Minn.oAge 24oNaval Special Warfare unit
2003 Navy Seals•Jeremiah Johnson, OHoAge 39•La David Johnson, FLo2018oNiger Ambush•Dustin M. Wright, GAo2018 Age 29oNigher Ambush•Charles Keating IVo05/13/2016, Age 31oNavy SealoIraq-Tel Askuf-Kurdish area near Irbil, part of QRF rescue team sent in to help trapped American military advisersoKilled by gunfire in gruesome fight with ISIS•Michael E. KochoAge 29oIraqoSmall arms fire
2005-2006 Triangle Death-Army - Iraq, cont.•Russell, Blake H. TXo07/22/2006, Age 35odied of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache•Smith, Benjamin WIo11/2/2005, Age 21oArmy, 101 Airb-502o bomb blast with two other American troops•Tucker, Thomas ORoest 6/19/2005 Age 25oArmy 101 Airb-502oHis unit came under enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations, and he was taken by enemy forces.•Viglienzone, Caesar CA-HIo2/1/2006 Age 21oIED neaer Humvee•Waits, Waits, Mich.o04/13/2006 Age 23oArmy 101 airb -502oIED 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 deadBiggers, 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, WABustamante, 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 *HHardy, Nathan H. Age 29 Iraq Small arms fire, Navy Seals, 2003Hunter, Matthew Triangle of Death-Iraq-2005-2006; VA; 01/2006 Age 31; Army, 101st, 5012nd; IED- dismounted patrol*I*JJohnson, Jeremiah, Ohio, Age 39, Navy Seals, 2003,La David Johnson, FL; 2018; Niger Ambush, Navy Seals, 2003*KKeating 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 RPGsKoch, Michael E., Age 29, Iraq, Small arms fireKubik, Brian Triangle of Death-Iraq; TX; 8/05/2006 Age 20LLopez-Feliciano, William; Triangle of Death-Iraq; Puerto Rico, Age 33; Tyler MacKenzie, CO; 11/2/2005 Age 20: IEDMMcGinnis, Ross McGinnis 12/04/2006, PAMason, 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 22NNelson, Travis L. Triangle of Death-Iraq; AL; 12/10/2005 Age 41; Army 101st Airborne; Iraq-Baghdad- enemy small arms fire, killed with CasicaOOwens, Anthony Chad Triangle of Death-Iraq; SC; 02/01/2006 Age 21; Iraq-Baghdad; grenades and small arms; Army 101st Airb.-502PQRSTUVWWaits, Waits, Mich.; 04/13/2006 Age 23; Army 101 airb -502; IED near HumveeWright, Dustin M. GA 2018 Age 29 Nigher Ambush Navy Seals, 2003,X-Y-ZRESOURCEShttps://thefallen.militarytimes.com/https://www.findagrave.com/https://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/electronic-records.htmlhttps://www.defense.gov/casualty.pdfVarious bookson Iraq - see Iraq/Bookshopeunseen.com/stories-of-hope/fallen-classmate-first-lieutenant-derek-s-hines/