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Here is a list of those with Connecticut ties who have died serving the United States of America in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can see their pictures and read their stories at the Hartford Courant website.

2002

Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman (Windsor Locks)

2003

Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan (Enfield)

Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse (Waterford)

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr. (Norwalk)

Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton Jr. (Guilford)

Sgt. David Friedrich (Naugatuck)

Pfc. Anthony D´┐ŻAgostino (Waterbury)

Sgt. Major Philip Albert (Plymouth)

Pfc. Jeffrey Brown (Stafford)

2004

Capt. Eric Paliwoda (Farmington, West Hartford)

Sgt. Benjamin Gilman (Meriden)

Spec. Tyanna Avery-Felder (Bridgeport)

Sgt. Felix Delgreco (Simsbury)

Petty Officer Nathan Bruckenthal (Ridgefield)

Pfc. Melissa Holbart (East Haven)

Spec. Jacob Martir (Willimantic, Norwich)

Chief Warrant Officer William Brennan (Bethlehem)

Cpl. Kevin Dempsey (Monroe)

Sgt. Joseph Nolan (Waterbury, Wolcott)

Lt. Colonel Michael McMahon (West Hartford)

Staff Sgt. Henry Irizarry (Waterbury)

Spc. Robert Hoyt (Bristol)

2005

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano (West Haven)

Lance Cpl. Lawrence Philippon (West Hartford)

Lance Cpl. John Schmidt III (Brookfield)

Spec. Christopher Hoskins (Killingly)

Maj. Steve Reich (Washington)

Sgt. David Coullard (Glastonbury)

2006

Capt. Brian Letendre (New Britain)

Cpl. Steven Bixler (Suffield)

Cpl. Jordan Pierson (Milford)

Lance Cpl. Philip Johnson (Enfield)

Pfc. Nicholas Madaras (Wilton)

Capt. Jason Hamill (Salem)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Phaneuf (Eastford)

2007

Sgt. Richard Ford (East Hartford)

Pfc. Stephen Richardson (Bridgeport)

Pfc. Andre Craig Jr. (New Haven)

Special Warfare Operator Jason D. Lewis (Brookfield)

Sgt. Jason Lantieri (Killingworth)

 

First Lt. Thomas J. Brown

First Lt. Thomas J. Brown

First Lt. Thomas J. Brown, who grew up in Shelton, was killed in Iraq on Sept. 23, 2008 in Salman Pak, Iraq. He was 26.

Cpl. Christian Cotner

Cpl. Christian Cotner

Marine Cpl. Christian Cotner of Waterbury died May 30, 2008 in a non-hostile incident in Iraq's Anbar province on his first tour duty in Iraq. Details of his death were not released. He was 20 years old.

Sgt. Jason Lantieri

Sgt. Jason Lantieri

Army Sgt. Jason Lantieri of Killingworth, a member of the Alaska-based 725th Brigade Support Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division, died Oct. 10, 2007 of injuries suffered during vehicle maneuvers. He was 25.

Special Warfare Operator Jason D. Lewis

Special Warfare Operator Jason D. Lewis

Navy SEAL Jason D. Lewis, a Brookfield native and special warfare operator first class, was killed in combat July 6, 2007 in Baghdad. He was 30 years old, and left a wife and three children in Virginia.

Pfc. Andre Craig Jr.

Pfc. Andre Craig Jr.

Army Pfc. Andre Craig Jr. of New Haven was killed when a bomb exploded near the convoy on which he was serving as a gunner in Baghdad. He was 24 years old and left an infant daughter.

1st Lt. Keith Heidtman

1st Lt. Keith Heidtman

Army 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman was killed May 28, 2007 - Memorial Day - when enemy fire brought down his helicopter in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad. He was 24 years old.

Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson

Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson

Army Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson, who grew up in Bridgeport, was killed March 20, 2007 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was 22 years old, and left a wife and daughter in Kansas.

Sgt. Richard L. Ford

Sgt. Richard L. Ford

Army Sgt. Richard L. Ford, a decorated soldier from East Hartford, died Feb. 20, 2007 on his third deployment to Iraq of wounds suffered from small arms fire near Baghdad. He was 40 years old.

Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Phaneuf II

Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Phaneuf II

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Phaneuf II of Eastford died Dec. 15, 2006 when the armored vehicle he was driving struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He was 38 years old, and left a wife and three children.

Capt. Jason Hamill

Capt. Jason Hamill

Army Capt. Jason Hamill, 31, who grew up in Salem, was killed Nov. 26, 2006 with two other soldiers when a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad. He was within days of finishing his tour in Iraq.

Pfc. Nicholas A Madaras

Pfc. Nicholas A Madaras

Army Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras of Wilton, a soldier with the 4th Infantry Division, was killed by a bomb while on foot patrol in Baqouba, Iraq, on Sept. 3, 2006. He was 19 years old.

Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson

Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson

Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson of Enfield, a member of the Young Marines from the age of 11, was killed Sept. 2, 2006 by a roadside bomb near Ramadi, Iraq. He was 19 years old.

Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson

Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson

Marine Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson of Milford, 21, died Aug. 25, 2006 from hostile gunfire while on foot patrol in Fallujah. He was a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines.

Cpl. Stephen Bixler

Cpl. Stephen Bixler

Marine Cpl. Stephen Bixler, a 2003 graduate of Suffield High School, was killed May 4, 2006 while on foot patrol near Fallujah in Iraq. He was 20.

Capt. Brian S. Letendre

Capt. Brian S. Letendre

Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre, a Virginia native who lived in New Britain for 18 months, was killed in combat in Al Anbar province on May 3, 2006, on his second tour of duty in Iraq. He left a wife and 3-year-old son.

Sgt. David Coullard

Sgt. David Coullard

Marine Sgt. David Coullard, who grew up in Glastonbury, was killed Aug. 1, 2005 by small-arms fire in Haditha, Iraq, with five others in a sniper team. He was 32 years old.

Maj. Steve Reich

Maj. Steve Reich

U.S. Army Major Steve Reich, a West Point graduate and baseball standout from Washington, Conn., died June 28, 2005 with 15 others when militants shot down a helicopter in eastern Afghanistan. He was 34 years old, and had recently married.

Army Spec. Christopher Hoskins

Army Spec. Christopher Hoskins

Army Spec. Christopher Hoskins of Killingly died June 21, 2005 in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit came under small arms fire. He had recently re-enlisted. He was 21 years old.

Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III

Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III

Marine Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III of Brookfield died May 11, 2005 in an army hospital in San Antonio of combat injuries he suffered Jan. 30, 2005 in Al Anbar province in Iraq. He was 21 years old.

Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon

Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon

Marine Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon of West Hartford was killed by small arms fire May 8, 2005 in Al Anbar province in western Iraq. He was 22 years old.

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano

Army Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano was killed, along with another member of the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, by a car bomb on Jan. 17, 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. He was 33 and had been engaged to marry.

Spc. Robert Hoyt

Spc. Robert Hoyt

Army Spc. Robert Hoyt, a member of the C Company, 102nd Infantry Battalion from Bristol, was killed Dec. 11, 2004 when his armored vehicle struck a bomb in Baghdad. He was a graduate of E.O Smith High School in Storrs and has family in the Ashford area. He was 21 years old.

Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry

Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry

Army Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry of Waterbury died Dec. 3, 1004 in Taji, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. He was 38 years old.

Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon

Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon

Army Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon, who grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Conard High School, died Nov. 27, 2004 in a plane crash in the mountains near Bamiyan, Afghanistan. McMahon, 41, left a wife, also a lieutenant colonel, and three children.

Sgt. Joseph Michael Nolan

Sgt. Joseph Michael Nolan

Army Sgt. Joseph Michael Nolan, a Waterbury native and graduate of Wolcott High School, died Nov. 18 in Fallujah. He was assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas. He was 27 years old.

Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey

Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey

Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey of Monroe died Nov. 13, 2004 in an explosion in Al Anbar Province in Iraq. Dempsey, a graduate of New Canaan High School, was in the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, attached to the II Marine Expeditionary Force. He was 23.

Chief Warrant Officer William Brennan

Chief Warrant Officer William Brennan

Army Chief Warrant Officer William Brennan died Oct. 16, 2004 when the helicopter he was flying collided with another over Baghdad. He grew up in Behlehem, Conn., and leaves a wife and two daughters in Hawaii. He was 36 years old.

Spec. Jacob D. Martir

Spec. Jacob D. Martir

Army Spec. Jacob D. Martir, a native of Puerto Rico who grew up in Willimantic and Norwich, was killed Aug. 18, 2004 by small-arms fire while on patrol in a part of Baghdad known as Sadr City. He was 21 years old.

Pfc. Melissa Hobart

Pfc. Melissa Hobart

Army Private First Class Melissa Hobart, who grew up in East Haven, collapsed and died June 6, 2004 while serving guard duty in Baghdad. The cause of her death had yet to be determined. She was 22, and leaves a 3-year-old daughter.

Petty Officer Nathan B. Bruckenthal

Petty Officer Nathan B. Bruckenthal

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, who lived in Ridgefield during his teens, died April 24, 2004 in an attack near the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal. His was the first combat death for the Coast Guard since the Vietnam War. He was 24 years old.

Sgt. Felix Delgreco

Sgt. Felix Delgreco

Army Sgt. Felix Delgreco of Simsbury, a member of C Company, 102nd Infantry in Bristol, was killed April 9, 2004 while on patrol in Baghdad, when his vehicle struck an improvised bomb and was attacked with small arms. He was the first member of the Connecticut Army National Guard to die in Iraq. He was 22 years old.

Spec. Tyanna Avery-Felder

Spec. Tyanna Avery-Felder

Army Spec. Tyanna Avery-Felder died April 6, 2004, about two days after she was wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She was a cook with the Army's Stryker Brigade, based in Fort Lewis, Wash. She was raised in Bridgeport, and was the first woman from Connecticut to die in Iraq. She was 22 years old.

Sgt. Benjamin Gilman

Sgt. Benjamin Gilman

Army Sgt. Benjamin Gilman of Meriden, a combat engineer with the Army's 41st Engineering Battalion, died Jan. 29, 2004, in an accidental explosion while his unit tried to dispose of a weapons cache in Ghanzi, Afghanistan. He was 28 years old.

Capt. Eric Paliwoda

Capt. Eric Paliwoda

Army Capt. Eric Thomas Paliwoda, who grew up in Farmington and West Hartford, died Jan. 2, 2004 in a mortar attack on his base at Balad, Iraq. He commanded Company B of the 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He was 28 years old.

Pfc. Jeffrey Braun

Pfc. Jeffrey Braun

Army Pfc. Jeffrey Braun of Stafford, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, died December 11, 2003 in Baghdad. The Department of Defense said he died from a "non-hostile gunshot wound." He was 19 years old.

Sgt. Maj. Philip Albert

Sgt. Maj. Philip Albert

Army Sgt. Maj. Philip Albert, who grew up in Plymouth, died Nov. 23, 2003 a helicopter crash near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. He was stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York with the 10th Mountain Division. He was 41 years old.

Pfc. Anthony D'Agostino

Pfc. Anthony D'Agostino

Army Pfc. Anthony D'Agostino of Waterbury was one of 16 U.S. soldiers who died after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down over Iraq Nov. 2, 2003. He was a communications specialist attached to the 16th Signal Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas. He was 20 years old.

Sgt. David Travis Friedrich

Sgt. David Travis Friedrich

Army Sgt. David Travis Friedrich of Naugatuck, a member of the 325th Military Intelligence Company in Waterbury, died Sept. 20, 2003 when mortars hit a U.S. base near the Abu Ghraib prison on the western outskirts of Baghdad. He was 26 years old.

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr.

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr.

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., a counterintelligence analyst who grew up in Guilford, died in his sleep in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Aug. 20, 2003. The Army reported that he probably died of pulmonary edema. He was 37 years old.

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr.

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr.

Army Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr. of Norwalk was guarding a children's hospital in Baquouba, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, when he and two other members of the 4th Infantry Division were killed in a grenade attack on July 26, 2003. He was 24 years old.

Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse

Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse

Marine Cpl. Kemaphoon ``Ahn'' Chanawongse of Waterford was running to retrieve ammunition when he was killed by an enemy round on March 23, 2003 in a battle in Nasiriyah, Iraq. He was 22 years old.

Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan

Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan of Enfield, a Texas native based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He died March 23, 2003 in a battle in Nasiriyah, Iraq. He was 42 years old.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman

Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman

Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, a native of Windsor Locks, died in a battle with al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002, as he tried to retrive the body of another serviceman. He was 36 years old.

 

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Sgt. Maj. Phillip R. Albert41Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain DivisionTerryville, ConnecticutKilled when a MH-53M Pave Low helicopter accidentally crashed in Afghanistan on November 23, 2003

 

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Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman28Company A, 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain DivisionMeridan, ConnecticutKilled when a weapons cache prematurely exploded on January 29, 2004, in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Initially listed as missing, his remains were recovered on February 2, 2004.

 

Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon41Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry DivisionWest Hartford, ConnecticutKilled when his contract aircraft crashed in Bamian, Afghanistan, on November 27, 2004

 

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Maj. Stephen C. Reich34Company B, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation RegimentWashington Depot, ConnecticutOne of 16 U.S. troops killed when a MH-47D Chinook helicopter was shot down while trying to reinforce a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team near Asadabad, Afghanistan, in Kunar Province on June 28, 2005

 

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Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Phaneuf381st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National GuardEastford, ConnecticutKilled when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, on December 15, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse222nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine DivisionWaterford, ConnecticutKilled by Iraqi artillery fire during operations on the outskirts of Nasiriya, Iraq, on March 23, 2003

 

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Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan42Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary BrigadeEnfield, ConnecticutKilled by enemy mortar fire during combat operations near Nasiriya, Iraq, on March 23, 2003

 

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Spc. Wilfredo Perez Jr.24Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry DivisionNorwalk, ConnecticutKilled when a grenade was thrown from a window of the Iraqi civilian hospital he was guarding in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 26, 2003

 

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Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr.37Company B, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Army ReservesGuilford, ConnecticutDied in Ramadi, Iraq, after a fellow soldier tried to wake him and noticed he was not breathing on August 12, 2003

 

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Pfc. Anthony D. D'Agostino

20313th Signal Company, 16th Signal BattalionWaterbury, ConnecticutD'Agostino was onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it crashed near Falluja, Iraq, on November 2, 2003

 

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Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun19Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne DivisionStafford, ConnecticutDied of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 12, 2003

 

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Spc. Tyanna S. Felder22Headquarters Detatchment, 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry DivisionBridgeport, ConnecticutDied in Balad, Iraq, on April 7, 2004, of injuries sustained on April 4 when her convoy vehicle was hit with a roadside bomb in Mosul, Iraq

 

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Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco22Company C, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National GuardSimsbury, ConnecticutKilled when a roadside bomb and small-arms fire struck his mounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 9, 2004

 

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Spc. Jacob D. Martir-Gutierrez21Company A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry DivisionNorwich, ConnecticutKilled when his patrol came under small-arms fire in Sadr City, Iraq, on August 18, 2004

 

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Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan36Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry DivisionBethlehem, ConnecticutKilled when his OH-58D Kiowa Warrior attack helicopter apparently collided with another OH-58D helicopter and crashed in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 16, 2004

 

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Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey23Company A, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceMonroe, ConnecticutDied due to enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq, on November 13, 2004

 

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Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry38Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York Army National GuardWaterbury, ConnecticutKilled when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee while his unit was on patrol in Taji, Iraq, on December 3, 2004

 

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Spc. Robert W. Hoyt21Company C, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National GuardAshford, ConnecticutKilled when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 11, 2004

 

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Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano33Company C, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry DivisionNew Haven, ConnecticutKilled when a car bomb device detonated near his position in Ramadi, Iraq, on January 17, 2005

 

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Barbara Heald60Department of the Army civilian employee asigned to the Project and Contracting Office - FinanceStanford, ConnecticutKilled when the Republic National Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, was hit by a mortar round on January 29, 2005

 

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Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III213rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceBrookfield, ConnecticutDied on May 11, 2005, of wounds received in an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 30, 2005

 

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Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon22Company H, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceHartford, ConnecticutKilled by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations near Qaim, Iraq, on May 8, 2005

 

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Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins211st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry DivisionDanielson, ConnecticutOne of three soldiers killed when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq, on June 21, 2005

 

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Sgt. David J. Coullard32Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces ReserveGlastonbury, ConnecticutOne of six Marine sniper team members killed by enemy small-arms fire in an ambush outside Haditha, Iraq, on August 1, 2005

 

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Cpl. Stephen R. Bixler202nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceSuffield, ConnecticutKilled during combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq, on May 4, 2006

 

Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson

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1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve

Milford, Connecticut

Killed during combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 25, 2006

191st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionWilton, ConnecticutKilled when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baquba, Iraq, on September 3, 2006

 

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Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson193rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceHartford, ConnecticutKilled during combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on September 3, 2006

 

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Capt. Jason R. Hamill313rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry DivisionNew Haven, ConnecticutOne of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 26, 2006

 

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Sgt. Richard L. Ford 402nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne DivisionEast Hartford, Connecticut Died of wounds suffered during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 20, 2007

 

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Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson 221st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry DivisionBridgeport, ConnecticutOne of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 20, 2007
 

 
Pfc. Orlando E. Gonzalez215th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division

New Freedom, Pennsylvania

& Bridgeport, Connecticut

One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Baquba, Iraq, on March 25, 2007
 
 

1st Lt. Keith N. Heidtman

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242nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry DivisionNorwich, ConnecticutOne of two soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed after receiving heavy enemy fire during combat operations in Muqdadiya, Iraq, on May 28, 2007

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2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,1st Infantry Division

New Haven, Connecticut Died of wounds suffered when a homemade bomb exploded in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 25, 2007
 
 

 
 
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Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Dale Lewis30East Coast-based SEAL team, Naval Special Warfare Group Two Brookfield, Connecticut

One of three sailors killed due to enemy action during combat operations in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, on July 6, 2007

 

 

 

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Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson 221st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry DivisionBridgeport, ConnecticutOne of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 20, 2007

Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson

211st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces ReserveMilford, ConnecticutKilled during combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 25, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pvt. John M. Henderson Jr.21Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger RegimentColumbus, GeorgiaOne of two soldiers who died after their Humvee slid into the Kunar River northeast of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border on August 4, 2005

 

ACHANDLER JEREMY ALANCPT2005081130MRICHMOND HILLGAAFGHANISTAN

 

 NTURPIN EMORY JASONPO32005112023MDAHLONEGAGASEYCHELLES
Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin23Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74Dahlonega, Georgia Died when he drowned in the Seychelles on November 20, 2005

 

 MLARGE SAMUEL WAYNE JRLCPL2006021721MVILLA RICAGAGULF OF ADEN
Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large Jr.21Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd Marine Expeditionary ForceVilla Rica, GeorgiaOne of eight Marines and two airmen killed when two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden near Ras Siyyan in northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area on February 17, 2006

 

 AELAM GREGORY LOWELLSSG2007121139MCOLUMBUSGAAFGHANISTAN
Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam3954th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, 101st Airborne DivisionColumbus, Georgia Died as a result of a non-combat related illness in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on December 11, 2007. His death is under investigation.

 

 ATABB DONALD THERRONNIESSG2008020529MNORCROSSGAAFGHANISTAN
Staff Sgt. Donald T. Tabb 296th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation RegimentNorcross, GeorgiaDied of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Sangin, Afghanistan, on February 5, 2008

 

 MMERCARDANTE LUKE JOHN1STSGT2008041535MATHENSGAAFGHANISTAN
1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante35Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Athens, Georgia One of two Marines killed during combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on April 15, 2008

 

 

 

 AWEAVER DAVY NATHANIELMSG2008051839MBARNESVILLEGAAFGHANISTAN
Master Sgt. Davy N. Weaver 3948th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National GuardBarnesville, Georgia Died of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Qalat, Afghanistan, on May 18, 2008

 

 AYOUNG MITCHELL WAYNEMSG2008071339MJONESBOROGAAFGHANISTAN
Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young 391st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Jonesboro, Georgia Killed when the vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

 

 APHILLIPS MATTHEW BRITTENCPL2008071327MJASPERGAAFGHANISTAN
Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips 272nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat TeamJasper, GeorgiaOne of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

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Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers24 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat TeamSnellville, GeorgiaOne of nine soldiers killed when their outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades by enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13, 2008

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