Hero Stories for Army

Richard A. Dewater

Pfc. Richard A. Dewater, 21, of Topeka, Kansas, died April 15, 2009, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. Pfc. Dewater was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Tags: Army , DOD Releases , Kansas , OIF

Francisco X. Aguila

Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died April 14, 2009, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Cpl. Aguila was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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Raul Moncada

Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, of Madera, California, died April 13, 2009, near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sgt. Moncada was assigned to the 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. </d

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Michael J. Anaya

Cpl. Michael J. Anaya, 23, of Crestview, Florida, died April 12, 2009, in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Cpl. Anaya was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. </d

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Gary L. Woods, Jr.

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods, Jr., 24, of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, died April 10, 2009, when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Woods was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Jason G. Pautsch

Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa, died April 10, 2009, when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Cpl. Pautsch was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Tags: Army , DOD Releases , Iowa , OIF

Christopher D. Loza

Sgt. Christopher D. Loza, 24, of Abilene, Texas, died April 10, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of a non-combat related illness after becoming ill March 17 in Radwaniyah, Iraq. Sgt. Loza was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Waco, Texas. </d

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Tags: Army , DOD Releases , OIF , Texas

Bryan E. Hall

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, California, died April 10, 2009, when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Hall was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Bryce E. Gautier

Pfc. Bryce E. Gautier, 22, of Cypress, California, died April 10, 2009, when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Pfc. Gautier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Edward W. Forrest, Jr.

Sgt. Edward W. Forrest, Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Missouri, died April 10, 2009, when hi military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Sgt. Forrest was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. </d

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