Hero Stories for Iowa

Robert F. Baldwin

Lt. Col. Robert F. Baldwin, 39, of Muscatine, Iowa, died in a helicopter crash September 21, 2010, during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Baldwin was assigned to brigade headquarters, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. </d

Tags: Army , Memorials , Iowa , OEF

David A. Wisniewski

Capt. David A. Wisniewski, 31, of Moville, Iowa, died July 2, 2010, of wounds sustained June 9 in a helicopter crash near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan. Capt. Wisniewski was assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. </d

Tags: Air Force , Memorials , Iowa , OEF

Sgt Kevin Allan Gilbertson

Born: November 4, 1982 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Died: August 31, 2007 in Landstuhl, Germany Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa was a graduate of Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and was known as an upbeat, rabble-rousing, ball of fire nicknamed Gilmoe. He joined the Army right out of high school in hopes of [.


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

Tags: Army , DOD Releases , Iowa , OIF