Hero Stories for OIF

Omar M. Albrak

Spc. Omar M. Albrak, 21, of Chicago, Illinois, died May 9, 2009, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Spc. Albrak was an Individual Ready Reserve soldier assigned to the Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq. </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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Randy S. Agno

Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno, 29, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died May 8, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, of wounds sustained April 27 from a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Olsen in Samarra, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Agno was assigned to the 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. </d

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Shawn D. Sykes

Spc. Shawn D. Sykes, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, died May 7, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered from an accident that occurred May 5 at Combat Outpost Crazy Horse, Iraq. Spc. Sykes was assigned to 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Jake R. Velloza

Spc. Jake R. Velloza, 22, of Inverness, California, died from wounds sustained after he was shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq, on May 2, 2009. Spc. Velloza was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Jeremiah P. McCleery

Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery, 24, of Portola, California, died from wounds sustained after he was shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq, on May 2, 2009. Spc. McCleery was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Mark A. Wojciechowski

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 30, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Wojciechowski was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. </d

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Tyler J. Trahan

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler J. Trahan, 22, of East Freetown, Massachusetts, died on April 30, 2009, while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Petty Office 2nd Class Trahan was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Twelve in Norfolk, Virginia, and was deployed with an East Coast based Navy SEAL team. </d

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Leroy O. Webster

Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died April 25, 2009, near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol. Staff Sgt. Webster was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Benjamin Moore, Jr.

Command Sgt. Major Benjamin Moore, Jr., 43, of Waycross, Georgia, died April 24, 2009, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. Command Sgt. Major Moore was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. </d

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