Skip to comments.Names, Stories, and Pictures of the Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Posted on 03/22/2003 10:32:34 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
Names of the four US Marines who died in yesterday's helicopter crash:
Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill.
Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas
Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore, Md.
The Pentagon has just released the names of two more US Marines who were killed in Iraq. I'll post as soon as I find that.
I wonder why our President doesn't do more to commemorate the Fallen? Has he even been to a funeral? If only he would do this, wouldn't all Americans flock to him as a powerful leader?
thanks for the link. I'm in tears as rightfully so. Thank you troops past, present and future.
Army Spc. Thomas H. Byrd
21, of Cochise, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; killed Oct. 15 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. tp://www.militarycity.com/valor/1206327.html
The Son of my good friend Mike. I am indebted to your family.
A soldier from Roxbury who got his first taste of the military in the ROTC program at Madison Park High School was killed in Iraq on Monday, leaving behind a wife and two children, according to family members.
He loved the Army and serving for America, said Maria Montrand, mother of Sgt. Alberto Montrand Jr., 27.
The circumstances surrounding Montrands death remained unknown to relatives yesterday, said the dead soldiers cousin, whose name also is Alberto Montrand.
The soldier was stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C., and had recently returned from Iraq to spend time with his family.
Montrand emigrated from Cape Verde to Boston in 1996. His father had recently sat down with him to discuss his future. The son expressed a great desire to stay in the Army, said father Alberto Montrand Sr.
His cousin added, (He) had finished his first term but he re-enlisted because he felt he had a duty to serve the country.
Montrand had re-enlisted for a third time last December after being deployed in Kosovo and Afganistan.
In Iraq, he worked as a mechanic. His mother expressed shock, saying she thought he would be away from the fighting in that job.
Last night, dozens of relatives and friends offered their condolences to the family at a home in Brockton. Many of those present said Montrand is a hero not only in the Cape Verdean community but also for the country.
The soldier will be buried in North Carolina. His parents plan to fly there for his funeral.
Sorry to hear about the hero's death. Did you happen to know him?
Indeed. Thanks for adding his story.
God Bless them all and all your (Americans) sacrifices as well. Im a right wing Canadian living in a Liberal country. I was absolutely embarased when our LIBERAL government of the time wouldn't support you. At least we finally got a Conservative government again. I know that we couldn't get involved now with our commitment in Afghanistan as our forces have been drained by the past government but the Conservatives fist budget comes out on Tuesday and I expect a big increase in Military spending.
Once again, thanks for taking action when everyone else wanted to just put their head in the sand and hope it goes away. Unfortunately, I see the same thing happening in Iran.
God Bless All You Men And Women Over There from a greatful Canadian.
Lcpl. Jon Eric Bowman died Monday, October 9, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq while in service to his country.
Thank you for your service, your bravery, your sacrifice. God Bless Our Troops.
Since nothing has been added this year, I’ll post the list of KIA’s from home, the United States Territory (Commonwealth) of Puerto Rico (either born in, entered service at, buried at or with strong family ties to the island).
I hope that the American People, especially the Congress, honor their sacrifices and that of those upthread by not getting in the way and allowing our troops to continue and finish the mission. CHARLIE MIKE!
CPT Anthony Palermo, USA, KIA April 6, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq
SGT David A. Mejías, USA, KIA April 1, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq
SPC Jason Nuñez, USA, KIA March 25, 2007, Baqubah, Iraq
SGT Eduardo Santini, USA, KIA March 17, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq
SSG Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, USA, KIA Feb. 27, 2007, Baghdad, Iraq
SSG Jesus M. Montalvo, USA, KIA Oct.18, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq
LCpl Yull Estrada Rodriguez, USMC, KIA Sept. 20, 2006, Al Anbar, Iraq
SSG Irving Hernan dez, Jr., USA, KIA Jun. 12, 2006, Mosul, Iraq
SGT Jose M. Velez, USA, KIA June 9, 2006, Kirkuk, Iraq
1SG Robert Mendez, USA, KIA April 27, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq
SSG Luis M. Melendez, USAF, KIA Feb. 17, 2006, Gulf of Aden
LCpl Orville Gerena, USMC, KIA Feb. 6, 2006, Hit, Iraq
SGT Radhames Camilo-Matos, USA, KIA Jan. 7, 2006, Taji, Iraq
SGT Jason Lopez-Reyes, USA, KIA Jan. 5, 2006, Baghdad, Iraq
CWO Isaias Santos, USA, KIA Dec. 26, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq
SPC William Lopez-Feliciano, USA, KIA Dec. 22, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq
SSG Milton Rivera-Vargas, USA, KIA Dec. 8, 2005, Kirkuk, Iraq
SPC Javier A. Villanueva, USA, KIA Nov. 24, 2005, Hit, Iraq
SPC Alexis Roman-Cruz, USA, KIA Nov. 16, 2005, Balad, Iraq
PFC Antonio Mendez-Sanchez, USA, KIA Nov. 11, 2005, Kirkut, Iraq
SFC Ramon A. Acevedo, USA, KIA Oct. 26, 2005, Rustamiyah, Iraq
1LT Carlos J. Diaz, USA, KIA Aug. 23, 2005, Baqubah, Iraq
SPC Miguel Carrasquillo, USA, KIA Aug. 9, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq
PFC Emmanuel Hernan dez, USA, KIA June 8, 2005, Shkin, Afghanistan
SGT Miguel A. Ramos, USA, KIA May 31, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq
MAJ Ricardo A. Crocker-Garcia, USA, KIA May 26, 2005, Haditah, Iraq
SGT Angelo Lozada, Jr., USA, KIA Apr. 16, 2005, Ramadi, Iraq
SPC Alenia Ramirez-Gonzalez, USA, KIA Apr. 15, 2005, Tikrit, Iraq
MSG Edwin Matos-Colon, USA, KIA Apr. 6, 2005, Afghanistan
CWO David Ayala-Rodriguez, USA, KIA Apr. 6 2005, Afghanistan
SPC Francisco G. Martinez, USA, KIA March 20, 2005, Tamin, Iraq
SPC Lizbeth Robles, USA , KIA March 1, 2005, Bayji , Iraq
SGT Julio E. Negron, USA, KIA Feb. 28, 2005, Bayji, Iraq
SGT Carlos J. Gil, USA, KIA Feb. 18, 2005, Humaniyah, Iraq
SFC Pedro A. Muñoz, USA, KIA Jan. 2, 2005, Shindand, Afghanistan
SPC Jose Rivera-Serrano, USA, KIA Dec. 27, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq
SSG Henry E. Irizarry, USA, KIA Dec. 3, 2004, Taji, Iraq
SGT Carlos Camacho-Rivera, USA, KIA Nov. 5, 2004, Fallujah, Iraq
LCpl Ramon Mateo, USMC, KIA Sept. 24, 2004, Al Anbar, Iraq
SPC Michael A. Martinez, USA, KIA Sept. 8, 2004, Baqubah, Iraq
SSG Gary A. Vaillant, USA, KIA Sept. 5, 2004, Khalidiya, Iraq
SPC Jacob D. Martir, USA, KIA Aug. 18, 2004, Iraq
SGT Melvin Mora-Lopez, USA, KIA June 6, 2004, Camp Cooke, Iraq
PO3 Fernando Mendez-Aceves, USN, KIA Apr. 6, 2004, Al Anbar, Iraq
SFC Jose A. Rivera, USA, KIA Nov. 5, 2003, Mahmudiyah, Iraq
SGT Francisco Martinez, USA, Nov. 4, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq
SGT Joel Perez, USA, KIA Nov. 2, 2003, Fallujah, Iraq
SPC Frances M. Vega, USA, KIA Nov. 2, 2003, Fallujah, Iraq
SGT Juan M. Serrano, USA, KIA July 24, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq
SPC Ramon Reyes-Torres, USA, KIA July 16, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq
SPC Kelvin Feliciano-Gutierrez, USA, KIA June 28, 2003, Bagram AB, Afghanistan
SPC Richard P. Orengo, USA, KIA June 26, 2003, Najaf, Iraq
SPC Gil Mercado, USA, KIA April 13, 2003, Iraq
SGT Orlando Morales, USA, KIA March 29, 2003, Helmaud, Afghanistan
LCpl Robert M. Rodriguez, USMC, KIA March 27, 2003, Al Nasiriyah, Iraq
Thank you for your remembrance of them. Take care.
My prayers for each and every one and for their families.
my heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones during this war especially the Wroblewski family in nj mr.Wroblewski was the athletic director at my school and always fights his best to get the student athletes what they need to compete on april 6 2004 there oldest son Second Lieutenant John T. Wroblewski was killed in action in the al anbar region of iraq He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California mr.wroblewski thank you for everything you ever did for all of us at palisades park jr sr.high school i can say on behalf of me and my family our hearts are always with you
CPT Maria I. Ortiz, USA, KIA July 10, 2007, Bagdad, Iraq
First Army Nurse killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mortar attack, “Green” Zone, while attending to wounded Iraqi civilians.
Humbled by your sacrifice, Ma’am.