Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday, January 9: Honoring Our Dead in Afghanistan

In late December, I went to iCasualties.org and learned that the United States lost 498 military personnel in and around Afghanistan this year. 

Year 
2010
Jan
30
Feb
31
Mar
26
Apr
20
May 
34
June 
60
Jul
65
Aug
55
Sep
42
Oct
50
Nov
53
Dec
32

Below are the names of the men and women we lost. This does not count the 16 Canadian dead, the 103 from the United Kingdom, the ninety-three others who died from around the world in Afghanistan. If I did not note your country, icasualties.org did. You can find your countrymen listed there.

The Americans died at an age somewhere between 18 and 45 years old. I hope you will take a minute to read through these names, listed two or three across. 

Please also remember their families, friends, and comrades who needed them. 
Please remember these men and women who are still with us, still serving. 
Remember the wounded, 
the permanently injured, and their caregivers. Their battles are not done.

I am sorry if this page takes awhile to load, but I am not hiding any of these names after a page break. They are listed from most recent death to January 1, 2010.


--Nguyen, Tevan L.--Misener, Garrett A.--Corzine, Kenneth A.--
--Crouse IV, William H.--Javier Jr., Conrado D.--
--Torbert Jr., Eric M.--Maldonado, Jose L.--Osterman, Sean A.--
--Cutsforth, Sean R.--Schmalstieg, Justin E.--Hernandez, Jose A.--
--Collins, Sean M.--McLawhorn Jr., Willie A.--Deans, Patrick D.--
--Necochea Jr., Kenneth E.--Simonetta, Derek T.--Villacis, Jorge E.--
--Goncalo, Ethan L.--Green, Stacy A.--Mixon, Kelly J.--
--Ayube II, James A.--Geary, Michael E.--Peto, Jason D.--
--Rusk, Colton W.--Wyatt, Derek A.--Aleman, Nicholas J.--
--Reeves, Jason A.--Ashlock, Vincent W.--Scott, Lucas C.--
--Thode, James E.--Abbate, Matthew--Wade, Chad S.--
--Milley, Scott F.--Jarvis, Barry E.--Oakes, Curtis A.--
--Ramsey, Matthew W.--Gassen, Jacob A.--Staggs, Austin G.--
--McLain, Buddy W.--Harris, Devon J.--Donnelly IV, William J.--
--Buenagua, Ardenjoseph A.--Middleton, William K.--Flannery, Sean M.--
--Robinson, David S.--Smith, Jason T.--Holder, Kyle M.--
--Culbreth, Justin E.--Locht, Gwendolyn A. Ortiz Rivera, Javier O.--
--Pape, Kevin M.--Senft, David P.--Ahmed, Shane H.--
--Lillard, Nathan E.--Nagorski, Scott T.--Warriner, Christian M.--
--Snow, Jesse Adam--Carroll, Jacob C.--Carver, Jacob R.--
--Rivadeneira, Juan L.--Chihuahua, Shannon--
--Fannin, Shawn D.--Bubacz, Andrew S.--
--Lutes, David C.--Bolen, Edward H.--Stack, James B.--
--Huse, Dakota R.--Kelly, Robert M.--Vargas, Anthony--
--Hutchins, Andrew--Cruttenden, Aaron B.--Kridlo, Dale J.--
--Braggs, Randy R.--Reifert, Shane M.--Paranzino, Michael F.--
--Whipple, Blake D.--Emrick, Jordan B.--McCluskey, Jason J.--
--Pearson, Brandon W.--Broehm, Matthew J.--Young, James C.--
--Harris, Todd M.--Zimmerman, James R.--Meari, Andrew N.--
--Curtis, Jonathan M.--Land, Brett W.--Solorzanovaldovinos, Diego A.--
--Maldonado, Pedro A.--Dickmyer, Adam L.--Honeycutt Jr., Terry E.--
--Kirspel Jr., Michael D.--Tanner, Phillip C.--Sadell, Charles M.--
--Dupont, Steven L.--Moffitt, Thomas A.--Pallares, Ronnie J.--
--O’Malley, Aracely Gonzalez--McAninch, Kenneth K.--Jenkins, Gerald R.--
--Jackson, Francisco R.--Cullins, Joshua J.--Villarreal Jr., Jorge--
--Tawney, Ian M.--Boelk, James D.--Catherwood, Alec E.--
--Benitez, Carlos A.--Martinez Jr., Rafael--Billingsley, Tramaine J.--
--Lopez, Joseph C.--Ceniceros, Irvin M.--Newman, Eric C.--
--Cain, Justin J.--Vinnedge, Phillip D.--Rodewald, Joseph E.--
--Dew, Victor A.--Byrd, Jordan--Johnson, Raymon L. A.--
--Powell, Matthew C.--Zaehringer III, Frank R.--Weigle, Dave J.--
--Hess, David A--Sparks, John T.--Gonzalez, Edwin--
--Sockalosky, Stephen C.--Lynch, Scott A.--Johnson, Daniel J.--
--Clark, Ryane G.--Prentler, Joseph T.--Campbell, Karl A.--
--Board, Cody A.--Pedro, Brian J.--Vogeler, Lance H.--
--Matteoni, Anthony D.--Harley Jr., Willie J.--Rabon Jr.,Luther W.--
--Jackson, Timothy M.--Officer, Justin A.--Harrison, Calvin B.--
--Forester, Mark Andrew--Fabbri, Ralph J.--Morrison, Donald Scott--
--Simpson, Mark A.--Springer II, Clinton E.--Dawson, William Brandon--
--Petree, Jaysine P. S.--Rosa, Anthony J.--Buras, Michael J.--
--McClellan, Jonah D.--Baldwin, Robert F.--Calhoun Jr., Marvin R.--
--Powell, Joshua D.--Wagstaff, Matthew G.--Miranda, Denis C.--
--Smith, Adam O.--McLendon, David B.--Looney, Brendan J.--
--Ose, Joshua S.--Vieyra, Barbara--Yates, Eric--
--Harton, Joshua A.--Carron, Paul D.--Grider, Ronald A.--
--Newman, Jaime C.--Fleming, Scott J.--Snow, Deangelo B.--
--Johnson, Timothy L.--Kramer, Aaron K.--Sanchez, Daniel R.--
--Weaver, Todd W.--Bishop, John C.--Charte, Philip G. E.--
--McMahon, Jason T.--Balthaser, Jesse M.--Carver, Ross S.--
--Montoya, Diego M.--Twigg, Joshua T.--Rodgers, Christopher B.--
--Roberts, Cody A.--Bovia, Joseph A.--Adkinson III, Vinson B.--
--Alcaraz, Raymond C.--George, Matthew Eric--Page, James A.--
--Goetz, Dale A.--Infante, Jesse--Kessler, Kevin J.--
--West, Matthew J.--Clements, Chad D.--Noziska, Mark--
--Grochowiak, Casey J.--Holley, Floyd E. C.--Wallace, Ellery R.--
--Raver, Bryn T.--Ide, James R.--Castro, Andrew J.--
--Durham, Patrick K.--Robinson, James C.--Fedder, Daniel L.--
--Coleman, Chad D.--Novak, Adam J.--Swink, James Michael--
--Shoecraft, Justin B.--Newton, Robert J.--Rodriguez, Ronald A.--
--Deluzio, Steven J.--Southworth, Tristan H.--Meletiche, Pedro A. Millet--
--Calo, Jason D.--Maldonado, Alexis V.--Schultz, Nathaniel J. A.--
--Childers, Cody S.--Wright, Christopher S.--Lugo, Martin A.--
--Thomas, Collin--Boyd, Christopher J.--Oratowski, Kevin E.--
--Roberts, Edgar N.--Farley, Derek J.--Chisholm, Benjamen G.--
--High, IV, Charles M.--Bock, Michael A.--Karch, Christopher N.--
--Saenz III, Jose L.--Greer, Kristopher D.--Cuzzupe, Paul O.--
--Rappuhn, Bradley D.--Nicol, Andrew C.--Andrade, John E.--
--Gammone III, Vincent E.--Cornelius, Kevin M.--Donahue, Max W.--
--Van Aalst, Jared N.--Stout, Kyle B.--Stansbery, Michael L.--
--Holbrook, Jason E.--Warren, Kyle R.--Martin, Shane R.--
--Howard, Abram L.--Vazquez, Frederik E.--Mora, Conrad A.--
--Lim, Daniel--Bauer, Joseph A.--Hand, Andrew--
--Newlove, Jarod--McNeley, Justin--Oquin, James J.--
--Weis, James M.--Carazo, Mario D.--Vargas, Julio--
--Piercy, Brian F.--Miller, Paul J.--Wrightsman, Joe L.--
--Eastman, Christopher L.--Bennedsen, Robert N.--Santiago, Anibal--
--Allen, Justin B.--Weikert, Matthew W.--Tilton, Jesse R.--
--Bartelt, Justus S.--Santos, Dave M.--Winters, Leston M.--
--Jarrell, John H.--Stanley, Chase--Reed, Jesse D.--
--Johnson, Matthew J.--Fisher, Zachary M.--King, Brandon M.--
--Goeke, Christopher S.--Stout, Christopher T.--Tate, Sheldon L.--
--Moon, Christopher J.--Garvin, Nathaniel D.--Antonik, Christopher J.--
--Mittler, Shaun M.--Negron, Carlos J.--Ainsworth, Jesse W.--
--Crow, Robert W.--Edgerton, Donald R.--Roads, Tyler A.--
--Dimock II, Joseph W.--Raney, Daniel G.--Simmons, Anthony W.--
--Arizmendez, Marc A.--Pridham, Michael S.--Lee, Roger--
--Fastuca, Louis R.--Cabacoy, Christopher F.  Wood, Edwin C.--
--Osborne, Jerod H.--Cooper, Keenan A.--Creighton, Andrew J.--
--Dennis, Jacob A.--McGarrah, Clayton D.--Wisniewski, David A.--
--Jefferson, David--Grady, Ryan J.--Harris Jr., Larry D.--
--Hennigan, Matthew R.--Rogers, John M.--Chapleau, Kristopher D.--
--Shaw, Eric B.--Thomas, David W.--Richards, William T.--
--Caskey, Joseph D.--Holmes, David A.--Plunk, Jared C.--
--Thompson, Blair D.--DeBoer, Daane Adam--Repkie, Robert K. L.--
--Loredo, Edwardo--Madden, Russell E.--Justesen, Anthony T.--
--Dumaw, Joshua R.--Turner, Eddie--Patino IV, Claudio--
--Cueto, Kevin A.--Looney, Andrew R.--Miller, David T.--
--Andrews, Scott A.--Serwinowski, Timothy G.--Silk, Brandon M.--
--Hunter, James P.--Park, Benjamin J.--Ortega, William--
--Cox, Nathan W.--Bailey, Michael C.--Johnson, Joseph D.--
--Hotchkin, Gunnar R.--Standfest, Jeffrey R.--Osborn, Benjamin D.--
--Anderson, Brian M.--Rodriguez, Mario--Adams, Christian M.--
--Hoover, Bryan A.--Fike, Robert J.--Brummund, Gavin R.--
--Plank, Michael G.--Flores, Michael P.--Gentz, Joel C.--
--Smith, David C.--White, Benjamin D.--Klusacek, Erick J.--
--Walters, Zachary J.--Shanfield, Derek L.--Catlett, Matthew R.--
--Jirtle, Charles S.--Barton, Robert N.--Lukeala, Joshua A.--
--Redding, Blaine E.--Rankel, John K.--Neenan, Brendan P.--
--Bury, Brandon C.--Hernandez, Derek--Marler, Donald M.--
--McGahan, Michael E.--Theinert, Joseph J.--Peney, Jonathan K.--
--Dilisio, Anthony A.--Suter, Jake W.--Leicht, Jacob C.--
--Rivera, Edwin--Barton, Christopher R.--Fingar, Jason D.--
--Barnard, Shane S.--Clark, Philip P.--Xavier Jr.,Patrick--
--Tomlinson, Joshua A.--Tieman, Richard J.--Belkofer, Thomas P.--
--Bartz, Paul R.--McHugh, John M.--Paradarodriguez, Nicholas D.--
--Anderson, Billy G.--Perkins, Adam L.--Wood, Zarian--
--Kisseloff, Denis D.--Desforges, Joshua D.--Lamar II, Donald J.--
--Johnson, Jeffery W.--May, Jr., Kenneth B.--Shea, Kurt S.--
--Brown, Jeremy L.--Comfort, Kyle A.--Davis, Joshua M.--
--Slack, Wade A.--Penny, Richard R.--Rangel, Christopher--
--Barrett, Brandon A.--Benson, Austin H. Gates--Coleman, Mark W.--
--Finniginam, Eric M.--Corma, Salvatore S.--Rivers Jr., Thomas E.--
--Kennedy, Nathan P.--Wichmann, Grant A.--Kubik, Ronald A.--
--Santora, Jason A.--Laborde, John K.--Barrett, Robert J.--
--Sigley, Randolph A.--Ingram Jr, Michael K.--Caron, Joseph T.--
--Durkin, Sean M.--Jankiewicz, Michael D.--Lackey, James B.--
--Voas, Randell D.--Hall, Jonathon D.--Borio, Roberto E. Diaz--
--Swenson, Curtis M.--World, Frank J.A.--Griffin, Tyler O.--
--Zilberman, Miroslav--Brunkhorst, Scott W.--Miller, James L.--
--Heck, Randy M.--Ross, Jacob A.--Centanni, Rick. J.--
--Cottle, Robert. J.--Wilson, Justin J.--Santos-Silva, Carlos M.--
--Brown, Adam Lee--Clarkson, Joel D.--Gilbert II, Robert L.--
--Whetten, Glen J.--Porto, Jonathan D.--Gamble, Garrett W.--
--Kropat, Jason M.--Richardson, Jonathan J.--Cook, Nicholas S.--
--Dikcis, Alan N.--Paci, Anthony A.--Olsen, Nigel K.--
--Owens, Vincent L.C.--Aragon, Carlos A.--Gelig, Ian T.D.--
--Huston, Matthew D.--Crumpler, Josiah D.--Ricketts, William S.--
--Gorra, Marcos--Hanson, Matthias N.--Ward, Eric L.
--Peak, Adam D.--Salvacion, JR Robiniol--Eckard, Christopher W.--
--Cardenaz, Michael David P.--Stultz, Gregory S.--Birchfield, Joshua H.--
--Dunn, Kielin T.--McQueary, Jeremy R.--Coutu, Kyle J.--
--Johnson, Larry M.--Yazzie, Alejandro J.--Currier, Eric D.--
--Pier, Noah M.--Estopinal, Jason H.--Turbett, Jacob H.--
--Reiners, John A.--Wittman, Jeremiah T.--Pagan, Bobby J.--
--Ray, Adam J.--Williams, Charles A.--Foxx, Dillon B.--
--Hartman, David J.--Sluss-Tiller, Matthew S.--Stets, Mark A.--
--Lovejoy, Zachary G.--Whitten, Daniel--Freeman Jr., Michael L.--
--Thompson, David J.--Decoteau, Marc Paul--Christian, Rusty H.--
--Smith, David J.--Gill, Carlos E.--Smith, Zachary D.--
--Angus, Daniel M.--Poole, Timothy J.--Kane, Jeremy M.--
--Qi, Xin--Montgomery, Thaddeus S.--Pena, Paul--
--Ginett, Adam K.--Shannon, Michael P.--Donevski, Robert--
--Hrbek, Christopher R.--Wright, Kyle J.--Beachnaw, Lucas T.--
--Merriweather, Daniel D.--Whitsitt, Geoffrey A.--Ingham, Matthew N.--
--Lowe, Jamie R.--Uzenski, Nicholas K.--Meinert, Jacob A.--
--Juarez, Mark D.--Hickman, Jason O. B.--Smith, Bradley R.--
--Dion, John P.--Lengstorf, Joshua A.--Bowman, Brian R.

11 comments:

Bob G. said...

Ann:
And it's the job of the REST of us to make sure their sacrifice never goes unnoticed nor forgotten in ANY way.

Stay safe.

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
You are very right. We so frequently don't notice, or, I think many returning veterans feel that way. They come back from an entirely different world.

Actually, I think writing this gives me quite a meditation. It gives me the time to reflect and a care for the presentation of these names--and a moment to wonder who they were and who they might have become.

Thanks for noticing and remembering.

Very truly yours,
Ann

Ann T. said...

Dear Readers,
Next week, the casualties in Iraq will be posted on Sunday.

Thanks for stopping in to note the names and perhaps meditate on them for a moment.

Sincerely,
Ann T. Hathaway

Momma Fargo said...

Ann T.,

You do such a fine job of honoring our troops and making me proud to know there are great Americans like you out there.

Lt @ squadcartheology said...

In a similar vein as words on the police memorial Washington D.C., it's not how they died, or that they died, that makes them heroes, but their willingness to serve. Thanks to them, those that come back wounded, physically or deeper, and all those that serve in that tough place in tough times.

the observer said...

Ann T:

A very sobering listing indeed. A friend of mine--I don't know him real well but I do know him more than just a FB friend--just attended the funeral of a battle bud lost this week.

Such a sacrifice--maybe it is time to consider whether or not it is truly worth it.

the Observer

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the much needed reminder Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear Momma Fargo,
Thanks for stopping by to give these men and women an acknowledgement of their service.

Hugs to you,
Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear Lt.,
My sentiments run along very similar lines, but were not as well-expressed.

Thanks for coming over and taking off your hat.

Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
It is a huge sacrifice.

Thank you for stopping by and noting their passing.

Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunk,
Thanks for coming by to look.
Ann T.