Hero Stories for OIF

Todd W. Selge

Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, of Burnsville, Minnesota, died September 3, 2009, in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. Staff Sgt. Selge was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. </d

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Earl D. Werner

Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wisconsin, died August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Sgt. Werner was assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Oregon. </d

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Taylor D. Marks

Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Oregon, died August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Pvt. Marks was assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Oregon. </d

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Joseph D. Fortin

2nd Lt. Joseph D. Fortin, 22, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, died August 23, 2009, in Hussaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. 2nd Lt. Fortin was assigned to 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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William Z. Van Osdol

Spc. William Z. Van Osdol, 23, of Pinson, Alabama, died August 19, 2009, at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters. Spc. Van Osdol was assigned to the 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany. </d

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Matthew D. Hastings

Spc. Matthew D. Hastings, 23, of Claremore, Oklahoma, died August 17, 2009, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Spc. Hastings was assigned to the 582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Richard A. Walters, Jr.

Spc. Richard A. Walters, Jr., 41, of Cleveland, Ohio, died August 10, 2009, in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Spc. Walters was assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. </d

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Tags: Army , DOD Releases , Ohio , OIF

Keiffer P. Wilhelm

Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, 19, of Plymouth, Ohio, died August 4, 2009, in Maysan province, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Pvt. Wilhelm was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. </d

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Johnny R. Polk

Staff Sgt. Johnny R. Polk, 39, of Gulfport, Mississippi, died July 25, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade on July 23 in Kirkuk, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Polk 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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Herberth A. Berrios-Campos

Spc. Herberth A. Berrios-Campos, 21, of Bealeton, Virginia, died July 24, 2009, in Salman Pak, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Spc. Berrios-Campos was assigned to the 1st Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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