Hero Stories for fallen military

Kyle R. Van De Giesen

Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen, 29, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, died October 26, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Capt. Van De Giesen was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California. </d

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David S. Mitchell

Capt. David S. Mitchell, 30, of Loveland, Ohio, died October 26, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Mitchell was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California. </d

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Eduviges G. Wolf

Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf, 24, of Hawthorne, California, died October 25, 2009, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade. Sgt. Wolf was assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Brandon K. Steffey

Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23, of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, died October 25, 2009, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Spc. Steffey was assigned to the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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Devin J. Michel

Pfc. Devin J. Michel, 19, of Stockton, Illinois, died October 24, 2009, in Zhari province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Michel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Gulf Region Division cases colors as first division to leave Iraq in drawdown

When Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre and Command Sgt. Maj. Mitch Prater cased the colors of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division in a ceremony at the majestic Al Faw Palace on Oct. 23, 2009, it was not just the end of a unit. The ceremony marked the end of reconstruction efforts under combat operations and the beginning of reconstruction under stability operatio

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Eric N. Lembke

Spc. Eric N. Lembke, 25, of Tampa, Florida, died October 23, 2009, in Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Spc. Lembke was assigned to the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Remembering Robert Hammett, US Army, OIF

Robert Hammett, US ARMY, OIF CW3 Robert Hammett, KIA 6/24/08. He was a true professional and a great friend.  Rob, you will truly be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing you. from Michael Gil

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Remembering 9/11

rhumb-lines-n%e2%80%a6ber-05-2008.pdf This year September 11th (Patriots Day) is a special time for remembering our fallen brothers and sisters.  For those who may not know, I served at Ground Zero during the first few days of the search and rescue efforts, so being here in Iraq working to help put an end to terrorist insurgent activity is a very surreal feeling. A military newsletter is attached for all to enjoy. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. The personal sacrifices that ...

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Missourians Supporting Missouri's Combat Wounded Veterans

Missourians Supporting Missouri's Combat Wounded Veterans The mission of the M1 for Vets Project of the Owensville Gun Club is to perpetuate the recognition of our combat wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan for their sacrifices in the War on Terror. The project was initiated by John J O'Shea of North Carolina as a vehicle of recognition for a combat wounded friend of his two sons, both active duty Marines. The first rifle was presented in December 2005. Since then over 150 rifles have be...

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