Hero Stories for October 2010

David A. Hess

Spc. David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Florida, died October 10, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Spc. Hess was assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. </d

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David A. Hess

Spc. David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Florida, died October 10, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Spc. Hess was assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.<

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Tags: Army , Florida , OEF

John T. Sparks

Lance Cpl. John T. Sparks, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, died October 8, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Sparks was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.<

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Tags: Marines , Illinois , OEF

John T. Sparks

Lance Cpl. John T. Sparks, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, died October 8, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Sparks was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. </d

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Tags: Marines , Illinois , OEF

John T. Sparks

Lance Cpl. John T. Sparks, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, died October 8, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Sparks was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.<

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Tags: Marines , Illinois , OEF

Cinnabon Partners with Operation Gratitude to Send "Hugs from Home" Holiday Care Packages to Troops!

More than 150,000 troops will be deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq this holiday season. In thanks for their service, Cinnabon is raising money for Operation Gratitude to send "Hugs from Home" care packages to our nation's heroes. From October 1 through 31, Guests can support Operation Gratitude by making donations at participating Cinnabon bakeries. For every $1.00 they contribute, Guests will receive a $1.00 "Cinnabuck" valid on their next visit. Individuals can also use the Twitter hashtag #...

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Edwin Gonzalez

Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Florida, died October 8, 2010, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Hospital Corpsman Gonzalez was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.<

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Tags: Navy , Florida , OEF

Edwin Gonzalez

Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Florida, died October 8, 2010, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Hospital Corpsman Gonzalez was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Edwin Gonzalez

Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Florida, died October 8, 2010, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Hospital Corpsman Gonzalez was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.<

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Tags: Navy , Florida , OEF

My Hero. CPL Steven R. Koch.

I did not personally know Steven but I know his mother. His story is like so many others but unlike them at the same time. On September 11, 2001 he watched in horror with the rest of the world as the towers fell, his brother worked near the towers. He was relieved to find out that his brother was just fine. He made a promise to join the US Army and kept his word, he joined and became a paratrooper. He served with the 82nd Airborne and was sent to Afghanistan. Seven years after 9/11 his family...

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