Hero Stories for New York

Leopold F. Damas

Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas, 26, of Floral Park, New York, died August 17, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Damas was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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James D. Argentine

Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine, 22, of Farmingdale, New York, died August 6, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Argentine was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. </d

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Jeremy S. Lasher

Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher, 27, of Oneida, New York, died July 23, 2009, of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Lasher was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Roberto A. Hernandez I

Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez I, 21, of Far Rockaway, New York, died June 2, 2009, in Paktya, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. Spc. Hernandez was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Stewart, Georgia. </d

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Justin P. Hartford

Pvt. Justin P. Hartford, 21, of Elmira, New York, died May 8, 2009, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Pvt. Hartford was assigned to the 699th Maintenance Company, Corps Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, Fort Irwin, Calif. </d

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Blaise A. Oleski

Lance Cpl. Blaise A. Oleski, 22, of Holland Patent, New York, died April 8, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Oleski was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Daniel J. Beard

Sgt. Daniel J. Beard, 24, of Buffalo, New York, died April 3, 2009, in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Sgt. Beard was assigned to the 147th Postal Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Wiesbaden, Germany. </d

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Daniel J. Geary

Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Geary, 22, of Rome, New York, died March 20, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Geary was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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Patrick A. Devoe II

Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe II, 27, of Auburn, New York, died March 8, 2009, in Kandau Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Devoe was assigned to the40th Cavalry Regiment,4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.<

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