Hero Stories for Memorials

Jesse M. Balthaser

Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, died September 4, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Balthasar was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. </d

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Tags: Marines , Memorials , OEF , Ohio

Ross S. Carver

Lance Cpl. Ross S. Carver, 21, of Rocky Point, North Carolina, died September 3, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Carver was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Joshua T. Twigg

Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Twigg, 21, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, died September 2, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Twigg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Diego M. Montoya

Pfc. Diego M. Montoya, 20, of San Antonio, Texas, died September 2, 2010, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. Pfc. Montoya was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Tags: Army , Memorials , OEF , Texas

Christopher B. Rodgers

Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Rodgers, 20, of Griffin, Georgia, died September 1, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Rodgers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Cody A. Roberts

Lance Cpl. Cody A. Roberts, 22, of Boise, Idaho, died August 31, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Roberts was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Tags: Marines , Memorials , Idaho , OEF

James A. Page

Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Florida, died August 31, 2010, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Page was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. </d

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Tags: Army , Memorials , Florida , OEF

Matthew E. George

Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Gransboro, North Carolina, died August 31, 2010, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Pfc. George was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. </d

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Joseph A. Bovia

Sgt. Joseph A. Bovia, 24, of Kenner, Louisiana, died August 31, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Bovia was assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. </d

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Raymond C. Alcaraz

Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, California, died August 31, 2010, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Sgt. Alcaraz was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. </d

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