Spc. Curtis A. Carter 25 Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division Lafayette, Louisiana Died of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Kuwait on February 27, 2002


Pfc. Kristian E. Parker 23 Company C, 205th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard Slidell, Louisiana Died of non-combat related injuries at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, on September 29, 2003


Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Mogensen 26 Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Leesville, Louisiana Killed along with three others when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device as they swerved to avoid another explosive device in the road while returning to their base of operations near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2004


Cpl. David M. Fraise 24 Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division New Orleans, Louisiana Killed when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 7, 2004


Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks 41 Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division Harvey, Louisiana Killed when a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter crashed in bad weather near Ghazni, Afghanistan, as it was flying back to Bagram Air Base near Kabul on April 6, 2005


Cpl. Richard P. Schoener 22 Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Hayes, Louisiana One of two Marines killed during a five-hour firefight with insurgents near the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on May 8, 2005


Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan 36 SEAL Team 10, Naval Special Warfare Group Two New Orleans, Louisiana One 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


Pfc. Benny S. Franklin 19 Company A, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Hammond, Louisiana Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan of injuries sustained earlier in Helmand, Afghanistan, when he stepped on a landmine during patrol operations on October 7, 2005.


Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey Jr. 21 Combat Service Support Group 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Ferriday, Louisiana Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on January 27, 2006, from wounds received when a roadside bomb detonated while traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan on January 25, 2006


1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet 33 Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Erath, Louisiana One 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


Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen 26 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Louisiana National Guard Vinton, Louisiana One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Panjway, Afghanistan on June 17, 2007


Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel 30 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Crowley, Louisiana One of two soldiers killed when their vehicle encountered a roadside bomb at Forward Operating Base Curry, Afghanistan, on December 12, 2007