Hero Stories for fallen military soldier

Elijah J. Rao

Sgt. Elijah J. Rao, 26, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, died December 5, 2009, in Nuristan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Sgt. Rao was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Those we have lost... Iraq and Afghanistan

We upload names from the DOD every week. Sgt James M Dorsey    Beardstown, IL    Army     2/8/09    I    M Spc Christopher P Sweet    Kahului, HI    Army     2/6/09    I    M Sgt Darrell L Fernandez    Truth or Consequences, NM    Army     1/31/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G Kelley     Cameron, MO    Army     1/26/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M Tillery    Beaverton, OR    Army     1/26/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H Todd    Colville, WA    Army     1/...

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David M. Mudge

Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge, 22, of Sutherlin, Oregon, died November 28, 2009, in a non-hostile accident aboard USS Rentz while in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. Petty Officer 3rd Class Mudge was assigned to the USS Rentz with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group based in San Diego, California. </d

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Michael A. Rogers

Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, died November 27, 2009, at Forward Operating Base Hammer, east of Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Pfc Rogers was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. </d

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Marcus A. Tynes

Pfc. Marcus A. Tynes, 19, of Moreno Valley, California, died November 22, 2009, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Tynes was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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Daniel A. Frazier

Sgt. Daniel A. Frazier, 25, of Saint Joseph, Michigan, died November 19, 2009, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide car-bomber attacked his unit. Sgt. Frazier was assigned to the 782d Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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Fort Hood slayings prompt full Pentagon review

WASHINGTON – Worried that the Army may have missed red flags about the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood massacre, the Pentagon will likely launch an inquiry into how all the military services keep watch on other volatile soldiers hidden in their ranks, officials said Tuesday. The probe, still in the planning stages, would be a broad examination ranging beyond the specific case of Army psychiatrist Dr. Nidal Malik Hasan, officials said. The inquiry, they said, could look at personnel policies ...

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My Hero. SPC Miguel Carrasquillo.

Miguel was born in New York, Died August 9, 2005 in Baghdad Iraq. U.S. Army SPC Miguel Carrasquillo, 25 from Chicago, Il was in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehic

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Ryan L. Zorn

Staff Sgt. Ryan L. Zorn, 35, of Upton, Wyoming, died November 16, 2009, in Tal Afar, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. Sgaff Sgt. Zorn was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. </d

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Shawn P. Hefner

Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Hefner, 22, of Hico, Texas, died November 13, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Hefner was assigned to 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d

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