Hero Stories for OEF

Aaron E. Fairbairn

Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn, 20, of Aberdeen, Washington, died July 4, 2009, at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fire. Pfc. Fairbairn was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. </d

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Justin A. Casillas

Pfc. Justin A. Casillas, 19, of Dunnigan, California, died July 4, 2009, at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fire. Pfc. Casillas was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. </d

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Peter K. Cross

Pfc. Peter K. Cross, 20, of Saginaw, Texas, died June 26, 2009, at Combat Outpost Carwile, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. Pfc. Cross was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. </d

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Terry J. Lynch

Sgt. Terry J. Lynch, 22, of Shepherd, Montana, died June 29, 2009, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sgt. Lynch was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. </d

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Steven T. Drees

Pvt. Steven T. Drees, 19, of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, died June 28, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained June 24 in Konar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher. Pvt. Drees was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Brian N. Bradshaw

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Washington, died June 25, 2009, in Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. 1st Lt. Bradshaw was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. </d

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Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas

Sgt. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, 27, of Germantown, Maryland, died June 21, 2009, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by indirect fire. Sgt. Munguia Rivas was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. </d

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Ricky D. Jones

Sgt. Ricky D. Jones, 26, of Plantersville, Alabama, died June 21, 2009, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by indirect fire. Sgt. Jones was assigned to the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana. </d

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Jeffrey J. Garber

Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey J. Garber, 43, of Hemingford, Nebraska, died of non-hostile causes June 20, 2009, aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea. Command Master Chief Petty Officer Garber was supporting maritime security operations in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. </d

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John D. Blair

1st Sgt. John D. Blair, 38, of Calhoun, Georgia, died June 20, 2009, in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. 1st Sgt. Blair was an Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Lawrenceville, Georgia. </d

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