“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

The Countries Responsibility is to Fully Fund the Agency Charged With Fulfilling the Obligations Promised to Those That Served Said Country! But those served, some veterans as well, find it easier to follow the started attacks, conservative ideology, on the agencies dedicated personal, while ignoring the many costly issues especially from our wars! Gen Shinseki had finally started addressing those issues and building the agency the Country promised but ignores and uses as a political pawn, Poser Patriotism, while addressing the Veterans issues of the present and two more long wars! Political ideologies and personal greed should never cross the doorways of Veterans Facilities nor Veterans Issues!!

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013


"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility {two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Rachel Maddow: Obama indicates beginning of end of war on terror "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway.
How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free?
Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business."
23 May 2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."


“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013


WHY? GOOD QUESTION THOSE SERVED SHOULD ANSWER!


Prior too this present Executive and Veterans Administrations and just touching on the problems:


And more disturbing in relation to even before and through the early years of the Afghanistan, quickly abandoned missions of, and Iraq occupations, this:


ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."


Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort


Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by this Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!


How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!


These present wars have yet to be paid for, rubber stamping and rapid deficits rising started before 9/11 and continued with same for the wars. But especially in the early some six years of extremely little was added to the Veterans Administration budgets by those Congresses, and since obstructed by same war rubber stampers, as to the long term results of War, DeJa-Vu all over again. Keeping the VA under budgeted causes problems and of many grow worse, which costs more to correct much more, which is the goal of those seeking to privatize Government Agencies as they attack the people of and which was created by their own incompetence and ideologies, but doing those served will!


"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln


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Honoring The Fallen Afghanistan 2006

PBS NewsHour Silent Honor Rolls




A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Afghanistan and Iraq


In Honor - In Memory



Afghanistan 2006


Lance Cpl.Billy Don Brixey Jr. 21 Ferriday, Louisiana, USA 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force 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


Petty Officer 3rd ClassJohn Thomas Fralish 30 New Kingstown, Pennsylvania, USA Navy corspman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division Killed when enemy forces opened fire on a U.S. patrol northwest of Methar Lam in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on February 6, 2006


Pfc.Matthew Lee Bertolino 20 Hampstead, New Hampshire, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Died when his vehicle was involved in a rollover during a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on February 9, 2006


Sgt.Alberto Dasilveira Montrond 27 Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Company G, Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2006


Sgt. 1st ClassChad Ayron Gonsalves 31 Turlock, California, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2006


Staff Sgt.Clinton Thomas Newman 26 Plesanton, Texas, USA 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade One of four soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb north of Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2006


Staff Sgt.Edwin Herbert Daza Chacon 38 Belleville, Illinois, USA Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group One of four soldiers killed when their Humvee struck a roadside bomb north of Deh Rawod in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on February 13, 2006


Lance Cpl.Samuel Wayne Large Jr. 21 Villa Rica, Georgia, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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


Lance Cpl.Nicholas Joseph Sovie 20 Ogdensburg, New York, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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


Staff Sgt.Luis Manuel Melendez Sanchez 33 Bayamon, Puerto Rico, U.S. 1st Communications Squadron, 1st Mission Support Group, 1st Fighter Wing One of two airmen killed along with eight Marines 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


Capt.Bryan Douglas Willard 33 Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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.Jonathan Eric McColley 23 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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.James Floyd Fordyce 22 Newton Square, Pennsylvania, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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


1st Lt.Brandon Ryan Dronet 33 Erath, Louisiana, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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.Donnie Leo Ford Levens 25 Long Beach, Mississippi, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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


Cpl.Matthieu Marcellus 31 Gainesville, Florida, USA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force 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


Senior AirmanAlecia Sabrina Good 23 Broadview Heights, Ohio, USA 92nd Communications Squadron, 92nd Air Refueling Wing One of two airmen killed along with eight Marines 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


Master Sgt.Emigdio Efrain Elizarraras 37 Pico Rivera, California, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Ground Mobility Vehicle during a reconnaissance patrol north of Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, on February 28, 2006


Cpl.Paul Davis 28 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada Company B, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment Killed when his Light Armored Vehicle collided with a civilian taxi that may have failed to yield at an intersection, causing the LAV to swerve into a ditch and roll over in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 2, 2006


Petty Officer 1st ClassLoic Le Page 30 Tahiti Commando Trépel, Commandos Marine, Force Maritime des Fusiliers Marins et Command (Commando Trépel, Marine Commandos, Maritime Force of Marines and Commando) Killed during a firefight with Taliban forces in the Maruf Valley in Maruf district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan on March 4, 2006


Master Cpl.Timothy Wilson 30 Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada Company B, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Died at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, on March 4, 2006, of injuries sustained when his Light Armored Vehicle collided with a civilian taxi that may have failed to yield at an intersection, causing the LAV to swerve into a ditch and roll over in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 2, 2006


Staff Sgt.Joseph Randall Ray 29 Asheville, North Carolina, USA 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, on March 12, 2006


Sgt.Kevin Donodell Akins 29 Burnsville, North Carolina, USA Company A, 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, on March 12, 2006


Sgt.Anton Jesean Hiett 25 Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA Headquarters Company, 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, on March 12, 2006


Spc.Joshua Lee Hill 24 Fairmount, Indiana, USA Company A, 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, on March 12, 2006


Lance Cpl.Nicholas Robert Anderson 21 Sauk City, Wisconsin, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force Died when his Humvee accidentally rolled over in the Torkham district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on March 13, 2006


Cpl.Mark Cridge 25 United Kingdom 7 Signal Regiment, Royal Corp of Signals Died at Camp Bastion near Lashkar Gah in the southern province of Helmand, Afghanistan, on March 22, 2006. British authorites said initial inquiries into his death did not indicate hostile action.


Sgt. 1st ClassChristopher Lee Robinson 36 Brandon, Mississippi, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Mississippi Army National Guard Killed when he was fatally struck by enemy small-arms fire during a combat patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 25, 2006


Lance Cpl.Peter Edward Craddock 31 United Kingdom Support Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Died in a traffic accident in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 27, 2006


Master Sgt.John Thomas Stone 52 Norwich, Vermont, USA 15th Civil Support Team, Vermont Army National Guard Killed along with a Canadian soldier when Taliban insurgents attacked a forward operating base with mortars, rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire in northern Helmand province in Afghanistan on March 28, 2006


Pvt.Robert Costall 22 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Company C, 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - rank is PTE Killed along with a U.S. soldier when Taliban insurgents attacked a forward operating base in the Sangin River Valley with mortars, rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire in northern Helmand province in Afghanistan on March 28, 2006


Capt.Clayton Lee Adamkavicius 43 Fairdale, Kentucky, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Kentucky Army National Guard Died of injuries sustained when he came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan, on April 21, 2006


BombardierMyles Stanley John Mansell 25 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment One of four Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their armored G Wagon vehicle traveling in a convoy near Gumbad, Afghanistan, approximately 45 miles (75 km) north of Kandahar, on April 22, 2006


Cpl.Matthew David James Dinning 23 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada 2 Military Police Platoon, attached to 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters One of four Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their armored G Wagon vehicle traveling in a convoy near Gumbad, Afghanistan, approximately 45 miles (75 km) north of Kandahar, on April 22, 2006


Cpl.Randy Payne 32 Gananoque, Ontario, Canada 1 Garrison Military Police Company, Detachment Wainwright, assigned to Close Protection Team, Regional Command South Commander Died en route to the hospital at the coalition air base in Kandahar of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near their armored G Wagon vehicle traveling in a convoy near Gumbad, Afghanistan, approximately 45 miles (75 km) north of Kandahar, on April 22, 2006


Lt.William Turner 45 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Land Force Western Area Headquarters One of four Canadian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their armored G Wagon vehicle traveling in a convoy near Gumbad, Afghanistan, approximately 45 miles (75 km) north of Kandahar, on April 22, 2006


Spc.Justin Lee O'Donohoe 27 San Diego, California, USA A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Chief Warrant Officer 2Christopher Brian Donaldson 28 Effingham, Illinois, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Lt.Manuel Fiorito 27 Verona, Italy 2nd Alpine Regiment One of two Italian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near two Italian military vehicles that were traveling to help Afghan police hurt in another attack about 10 miles south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Sgt.John Cripe Griffith 33 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Company E, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Chief Warrant Officer 3Eric William Totten 34 Dallas, Texas, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Pfc.Brian Michael Moquin Jr. 19 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Warrant Officer Luca Polsinelli 28 Sora, Italy 9th Alpine Regiment One of two Italian soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near two Italian military vehicles that were traveling to help Afghan police hurt in another attack about 10 miles south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Staff Sgt.Christopher Thomas Howick 34 Hamburg, New York, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Lt. Col.Joseph James Fenty Jr. 41 Florida, USA A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Spc.David Nelson Timmons Jr. 23 Lewisville, North Carolina, USA A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Sgt.Bryan Allen Brewster 24 Fontana, California, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


Sgt.Jeffery Scott Wiekamp 23 Utopia, Texas, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division One of 10 soldiers killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations east of Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on May 5, 2006


SapperKamel Elward 22 Pyrénées Atlantiques, France 17e Régiment du Génie Parachutiste (17th Parachute Engineer Regiment) Fatally wounded in a blast during a de-mining operation north of Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan on May 16, 2006


Capt.Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard 26 Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Killed during a firefight with Taliban insurgents approximately 15 miles (24 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 17, 2006


Staff Sgt.Christian Longsworth 26 Newark, New Jersey, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Died of wounds sustained when his convoy came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on May 19, 2006


Warrant OfficerJoel Gazeau 36 Pradines, France 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine (1st Marine Parachute Infantry Regiment) One of two French Special Forces soldiers killed in a firefight with Taliban forces near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 20, 2006


Cpl.David Poulain 36 Halluin, France 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine (1st Marine Parachute Infantry Regiment) One of two French Special Forces soldiers killed in a firefight with Taliban forces near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 20, 2006


Cpl.Derek Anthony Stanley 20 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Company B, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of a non-combat related cause at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 5, 2006


Cpl.Curtis Robert Mehrer 21 Bismarck, North Dakota, USA Battery A, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, North Dakota National Guard One of two soldiers killed when their Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2006


Sgt.Travis Allen Van Zoest 21 Bismarck, North Dakota, USA Battery A, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, North Dakota Army National Guard One of two soldiers killed when their Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2006


Cpl.Bernard Paul Corpuz 28 Watsonville, California, USA Company B, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Died of wounds sustained when his convoy came under small arms fire and a homemade bomb detonated during combat operations in Ghanzi, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2006


Capt.Jim Philippson 29 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England 7 Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery Killed when a British Army mobile patrol was engaged in a firefight against suspected Taliban forces in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2006


Lt. Col.Charles Earl Munier 50 Wheatland, Wyoming, USA Training Site Command, Wyoming Army National Guard Died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on June 12, 2006, from a non-combat related cause which occured in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 5, 2006


Sgt.Russell Meade Durgin 23 Henniker, New Hampshire, USA Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Killed when his unit took small-arms fire in the Korengal Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 13, 2006


Sgt.Roger Pina Pena Jr. 29 San Antonio, Texas, USA Company B, Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Killed when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Musa Qaleh, Afghanistan, on June 14, 2006


Capt.Patrick Daniel Damon 41 Falmouth, Maine, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 240th Engineer Group, Maine Army National Guard Died from a non-combat related cause in Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 15, 2006


1st Lt.Forrest Pinkerton Ewens 25 Gig Harbor, Washington, USA Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when their all-terrain vehicle struck a roadside bomb during combat operations in the Pech River Valley of Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 16, 2006


Sgt.Ian Thomas Sanchez 26 Staten Island, New York, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when their all-terrain vehicle struck a roadside bomb during combat operations in the Pech River Valley of Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 16, 2006


2nd Lt.Ionel Gheorghita Dragusanu 38 Topraisar, Romania Batalionul 341 Infanterie (341st Infantry Battalion) Killed when his armored personnel carrier, returning to base after a patrol mission, struck a roadside bomb near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 20, 2006


Pfc.Brian Jay Bradbury 22 St. Joseph, Missouri, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Killed when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations near Naray, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. Another soldier died while trying to evacuate him.


Sgt. 1st ClassJared Christopher Monti 30 Raynham, Massachusetts, USA C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Monti was killed during his third attempt to rescue Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury, who was badly wounded and exposed to enemy fire, during a firefight in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. Monti was awarded the Medal of Honor for trying to rescue Bradbury, who died of his wounds.


Staff Sgt.Heathe Nathanniel Craig 28 Severn, Maryland, USA 159th Medical Evacuation Company, 421st Medical Battalion Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hoist malfunctioned while attempting to evacuate Pfc. Brian Bradbury during combat operations near Naray, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006. Bradbury also died of his wounds.


Staff Sgt.Patrick Lee Lybert 28 Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when they encountered enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades during combat operations in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006


Master Sgt.Thomas Donald Maholic 38 Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Killed when he was fatally struck by enemy small arms fire during a cordon and search mission near Ghecko, Afghanistan, on June 24, 2006


Staff Sgt.Joseph Frederick Fuerst III 26 Tampa, Florida, USA Headquarters Company, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Florida Army National Guard Died when his Humvee came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on June 24, 2006


Pfc.Justin Ray Davis 19 Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Died when he came in contact with indirect fire while on patrol during combat operations in Korengal Outpost near Kunar province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2006. The circumstances of the soldier’s death are under investigation as a possible friendly-fire incident.


Capt.David Patton 38 Aghadowey, Northern Ireland Special Reconnaissance Regiment One of two British soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed in the Sangin valley of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 27, 2006.


Sgt.Paul Bartlett 35 Poole, England Special Boat Service One of two British soldiers killed when their patrol was ambushed in the Sangin valley of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 27, 2006.


Cpl.Aaron Matthew Griner 24 Tampa, Florida, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Killed when his vehicle struck a mine during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2006


Lance Cpl.Jabron Hashmi 24 Birmingham, England Intelligence Corps, attached to the Royal Signals One of two British soldiers killed in a Taliban attack on the British base in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on July 1, 2006


Cpl.Peter Thorpe 27 Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England Royal Signals One of two British soldiers killed in a Taliban attack on the British July 2 2006


Lt. Col.Carlo Liguori 41 Sabaudia, Italy Civil-Military Cooperation Team, Italian Army Died of a heart attack in Herat, Afghanistan on July 2, 2006


Chief Warrant Officer 3William Timothy Flanigan 37 Milan, Tennessee, USA R Troop, 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard Killed when his AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashed shortly after take off from Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan on July 2, 2006


Pvt.Damien Raymond Jackson 19 South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Killed in a firefight with Taliban forces that occurred during a security patrol to clear a helicopter landing site at Sangin in central Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2006


Sgt. Maj.Jeffrey Allen McLochlin 45 Rochester, Indiana, USA Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard Killed when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during a patrol in Orgun-e in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2006


Pfc.Kevin Finch Edgin 31 Dyersburg, Tennessee, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Killed when his convoy encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghran Valley, Afghanistan, on July 6, 2006


Pvt.Jorge Arnaldo Hernandez-Seminario 26 Peru Bandera Paracaidista (Paratrooper Brigade) Killed when an anti-tank mine was remotely detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Farah province in western Afghanistan, on July 8, 2006


Cpl.Anthony Joseph Boneca 21 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, Canadian Army Reserve Killed in a firefight with Taliban fighters 15 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2006


Sgt.Robert Paul Kassin 29 Clovis, New Mexico, USA Company C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died at Larzab Base, Afghanistan, on July 16, 2006, when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations


Staff Sgt.Robert Joseph Chiomento II 34 Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Killed when his patrol encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars in Khwaya Ahmad, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2006


Staff Sgt.Eric Caban 28 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Died on July 19, 2006, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his combat reconnaissance patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations on July 18


1st Sgt.Christopher Conrad Rafferty 37 Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA Company C, 37th Engineer Battalion Died on July 21, 2006 as a result of shrapnel wounds suffered on July 20 while he was coordinating a response to a mortar and possible rocket-propelled grenade attack in Sharana, Afghanistan.


Cpl.Francisco Gomez 44 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of two Canadian soldiers killed when a suicide car bomber rammed their Bison troop carrier as their military convoy was returning to their base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2006


Cpl.Jason Patrick Warren 29 Montreal, Canada The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada One of two Canadian soldiers killed when a suicide car bomber rammed their Bison troop carrier as their military convoy was returning to their base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2006


Sgt.David Michael Hierholzer 27 Lewisburg, Tennessee, USA Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries sustained when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Pech, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2006


Spc.Andrew Velez 22 Lubbock, Texas, USA Corps Support Battalion, Theater Support Command Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Sharona, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2006. His brother, Spc. Jose A. Velez, was killed in Iraq in November 2004.


Lt. Col.Jan van Twist 47 Netherlands Royal Dutch Army One of two Dutch servicemen killed when a civilian MI-8 helicopter crashed in rugged mountain terrain in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on July 26, 2006


Sgt.Bart van Boxtel 29 Netherlands 11 Infanteriebataljon, 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade (11th Infantry Battalion, 11 Airmobile Brigade) One of two Dutch servicemen killed when a civilian MI-8 helicopter crashed in rugged mountain terrain in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on July 26, 2006


2nd Lt.Ralph Johnson 24 Windsor, England Household Cavalry Regiment One of three British soldiers killed when a British vehicle patrol was attacked by Taliban insurgents with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2006


Capt.Alex Eida 29 Surrey, England 7 Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery One of three British soldiers killed when a British vehicle patrol was attacked by Taliban insurgents with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2006


Lance Cpl.Ross Nicholls 27 London, England Household Cavalry Regiment One of three British soldiers killed when a British vehicle patrol was attacked by Taliban insurgents with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 1, 2006


Sgt.Vaughn Ingram 35 Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of three Canadian soldiers killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack that occurred near the village of Pashmul, 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2006


Sgt. 1st ClassDaniel Adrian Suplee 39 Ocala, Florida, USA E Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, Florida Army National Guard Died August 3, 2006, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, of injuries sustained when his Humvee was involved in a traffic accident in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 1, 2006


Cpl.Bryce Jeffrey Keller 27 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of three Canadian soldiers killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack that occurred near the village of Pashmul, 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2006


Cpl.Christopher Jonathan Reid 34 Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Killed when his Light Armored Vehicle hit a roadside bomb near the village of Pashmul, 15 miles (25 km) south of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2006


Pvt.Kevin Dallaire 22 Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of three Canadian soldiers killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack that occurred near the village of Pashmul, 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2006


Master Cpl.Raymond Arndt 31 Edson, Alberta, Canada The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Killed when his G Wagon (Gelaendenwagen) light utility vehicle was involved in an accident with a civilian truck about 21 miles (35 km) southeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 5, 2006


Pvt.Andew Barrie Cutts 19 Mansfield, England 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps Killed in action in Musa Qualeh in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2006


Master Cpl.Jeffrey Scott Walsh 33 Shilo, Manitoba, Canada 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Killed in a weapons-related accident during routine operations on Highway 1, about 12.4 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 9, 2006


Pvt.Leigh Reeves 25 Leicester, England Headquarters, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Support Battalion, Royal Logistic Corps Killed in a road traffic accident at Camp Souter, Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 9, 2006


Pfc.Andrew Richard Small 19 Wiscasset, Maine, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Small was part of a 22-man patrol that was ambushed by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2006. Small deliberately exposed himself to enemy fire so he could provide suppressive fire to allow a wounded comrade to drag himself to safety. A rocket-propelled grenade then hit his position, killing two soldiers and wounding Small, who continued to return fire despite his wounds so his squad could move out of the kill zone. Afterward, when his patrol leader found his body, Small was out of ammunition but oriented toward the enemy with his weapon in hand. For his sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest military honor for valor.


Cpl.Rogelio Rolando Garza Jr. 26 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when their platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2006


Pfc.James Paul White Jr. 19 Huber Heights, Ohio, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when their platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations in Nangalam, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2006


Cpl.Andrew James Eykelenboom 23 Comox, British Columbia, Canada 1 Field Ambulance Killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a re-supply convoy in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on August 11, 2006


Lance Cpl.Sean Tansey 26 Newcastle, England D Squadron, The Life Guards, Household Cavalry Regiment Killed in a non-hostile accident involving a British military vehicle undergoing routine maintenance at a UK military base in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 12, 2006


Senior AirmanAdam Peter Servais 23 Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 720th Special Tactics Group Killed when his vehicle came under hostile fire in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2006


Cpl.Jeremiah Scott Cole 26 Hiawatha, Kansas, USA Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Bermel, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2006


Pvt. Enlisted Grade 2Joseph Robert Blake 34 Portland, Oregon, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries suffered when his platoon encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Asadabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2006


Spc.Robert Eugene Drawl Jr. 21 Alexandria, Virginia, USA 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2006


Sgt.Wakkuna Almira Jackson 21 Jacksonville, Florida, USA Company C, 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2006


Cpl.Christopher Franklin Sitton 21 Montrose, Colorado, USA 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2006


Cpl.Bryan James Budd 29 Ripon, North Yorkshire, England Company A, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Budd was killed while leading an assault on a Taliban position in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2006. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest military honor for gallantry.


Cpl.David Braun 27 Raymore, Saskatchewan, Canada Company A, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Killed when a suicide car bomb exploded near his Light Armored Vehicle while traveling in a Canadian resupply convoy in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on August 22, 2006


Sgt. Maj.Frederic Pare 34 Larmor Plage, France Commandos Marine, Force Maritime des Fusiliers Marins et Command (Marine Commandos, Maritime Force of Marines and Commandos) One of two French commandos killed when a roadside bomb exploded during a combat patrol in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province on August 25, 2006


Cpl.Sebastien Planelles 28 France Commando Parachutiste de l'Air N° 10 (Commandos Parachute Air No. 10, French Special Operations Forces) One of two French commandos killed when a roadside bomb exploded during a combat patrol in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on August 25, 2006


Lance Cpl.Jonathan Peter Hetherington 22 South Wales 14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) Died following an early morning attack by Taliban forces on the platoon house in Musa Qaleh in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on August 27, 2006


Capt.Michael Donkervoort 29 Veghel, Netherlands 313 Squadron, Royal Dutch Air Force Killed when his F-16 fighter jet accidentally crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2006


RangerAnare Draiva 27 Fiji 1st Battalion, 1 Royal Irish Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade Killed when Taliban insurgents attacked British soldiers in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on September 1, 2006


Flight Sgt.Gary Wayne Andrews 48 Tankerton, Kent, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Lt.Leigh Anthony Mitchelmore 28 Bournemouth, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Lt.Steven Johnson 38 Collingham, Notts, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Cpl.Oliver Simon Dicketts 27 Wadhurst, East Sussex, England Parachute Regiment One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Sgt.Stephen Beattie 42 Dundee, Scotland 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Sgt.Gary Paul Quilliam 42 Manchester, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Sgt.Adrian Davies 49 Amersham, Bucks, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Sgt.John Joseph Langton 29 Liverpool, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Sgt.Benjamin James Knight 25 Bridgewater, Somerset, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Lt.Steven Swarbrick 28 Liverpool, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Lt.Allan James Squires 39 Clatterbridge, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Lt.Gareth Rodney Nicholas 40 Redruth, Cornwall, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Flight Sgt.Gerard Martin Bell 48 Ely, Cambridgeshire, England 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


MarineJoseph David Windall 22 Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England Royal Marines One of 14 British servicemen killed when a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance aircraft accidentally crashed about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 2, 2006


Warrant OfficerRichard Francis Nolan 39 Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of four Canadian soldiers killed during an assault on Taliban fighters in Panjwayi district, 16 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 3, 2006


Sgt.Shane Stachnik 30 Waskatenau, Alberta, Canada 2 Combat Engineer Regiment One of four Canadian soldiers killed during an assault on Taliban fighters in the Panjwayi district, 16 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 3, 2006


Warrant OfficerFrank Robert Mellish 38 Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of four Canadian soldiers killed during an assault on Taliban fighters in the Panjwayi district, 16 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 3, 2006


Pvt.William Jonathan James Cushley 21 Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of four Canadian soldiers killed during an assault on Taliban fighters in Panjwayi district 16 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 3, 2006


Pvt.Mark Anthony Graham 33 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Killed when Canadian soldiers were mistakenly strafed by two U.S. A-10 "Warthog" ground attack planes providing close air support in Panjwayi district nine miles (15 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 4, 2006


Pvt.Craig O'Donnell 24 Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Company B, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland Killed along with four Afghan civilians when a suicide car bomb exploded near a NATO convoy on Kabul-Jalalabad road in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 4, 2006


Lance Cpl.Luke McCulloch 21 Cape Town, South Africa 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment Killed during a firefight with Taliban forces in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on September 6, 2006


Lance Cpl.Paul Muirhead 29 Bearley, Warwickshire, England 1 Royal Irish Regiment Died on September 6, 2006, from wounds sustained during a Taliban attack on a British base at Musa Qala in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on September 1, 2006. Another soldier died in the same attack.


Sgt. 1st ClassMichael Tauae Fuga 47 Nuuli, American Samoa, U.S. 35th Special Troops Battalion, 110th Combat Support Brigade, Missouri Army National Guard Killed when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 9, 2006


Cpl.Mark William Wright 27 Edinburgh, Scotland 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Killed when a routine patrol encountered an unmarked minefield in the region of Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on September 6, 2006


Sgt. 1st ClassMerideth Leigh Howard 52 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve One of two soldiers killed when a car bomb exploded near their Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2006


Staff Sgt.Robert Joseph Paul 43 The Dalles, Oregon, USA 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve One of two soldiers killed when a car bomb exploded near their Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2006


Staff Sgt.Nathaniel Bradley Lindsey 38 Troutdale, Oregon, USA Headquarters Company, 205th Regional Corps Advisory Group, 41st Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard Died of injuries sustained when his Humvee encountered undetermined ordnance from enemy forces during patrol operations in Shajoy, Afghanistan, on September 9, 2006


Sgt.Jeremy Edward DePottey 26 Ironwood, Michigan, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident in Asadabad, Afghanistan, on September 11, 2006. The incident is under investigation.


Master Sgt.Bernard Lee Deghand 42 Mayetta, Kansas, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Field Artillery Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard Died of injuries suffered when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire during combat operations in Spira, Afghanistan, on September 15, 2006


Pvt.David Byers 22 Espanola, Ontario, Canada 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of four soldiers killed when a suicide bomber, travelling on a bicycle, detonated his bomb near Canadian troops on foot patrol in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on September 18, 2006


Cpl.Keith Morley 30 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of four soldiers killed when a suicide bomber, travelling on a bicycle, detonated his bomb near Canadian troops on foot patrol in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on September 18, 2006


Cpl.Glen Arnold 32 McKerrow, Ontario, Canada 2 Field Ambulance One of four soldiers killed when a suicide bomber, travelling on a bicycle, detonated his bomb near Canadian troops on foot patrol in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on September 18, 2006


Cpl.Shane Keating 30 Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, Canada 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry One of four soldiers killed when a suicide bomber, travelling on a bicycle, detonated his bomb near Canadian troops on foot patrol in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on September 18, 2006


Cpl. Maj.Giuseppe Orlando 28 Palermo, Italy 22 Compagnia, 2 Reggimento Alpini, (22nd Company, 2nd Alpine Regiment) Died when his Puma armored vehicle accidentally overturned on a steep incline while on patrol in Chahar Asyab district, roughly 8 miles (13 km) south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 20, 2006


Cpl. Maj.Giorgio Langella 31 Diano Marina Imperia, Italy 21 Compagnia, 2 Reggimento Alpini, (21st Company, 2nd Alpine Regiment) Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his three-vehicle convoy near Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 26, 2006


Pvt.Josh Klukie 23 Shuniah, Ontario, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Killed when a roadside bomb detonated during a foot patrol in Panjwayi district, about 15 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 29, 2006


Cpl. Maj.Vincenzo Cardella 23 Saint Prisco, Caserta, Italy 22nd Company, 2nd Alpine Company, Italian Army Died on September 30, 2006, in a military hospital in Rome, Italy, of wounds received when a roadside bomb exploded near his three-vehicle convoy near Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 26. Another Italian soldier also died in the attack.


Cpl.Fernando Daniel Robinson 21 Hawthorne, California, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Killed when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in the Pech district near Asadabad in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2006


Cpl.Angelo Joseph Vaccaro 23 Deltona, Florida, USA Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Vaccaro, a medic, was killed when he ran into intense hostile fire to provide aid to several wounded soldiers during a firefight in the Korengal Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on October 2, 2006. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded his second Silver Star, the nation's third-highest military honor for valor.


Sgt.Craig Paul Gillam 40 Southbranch, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Royal Canadian Dragoons One of two Canadian soldiers killed when ISAF forces clearing a route of mines and roadside bombs were attacked with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in Panjwayi district, about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2006


Cpl.Robert Thomas James Mitchell 32 Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada Royal Canadian Dragoons One of two Canadian soldiers killed when ISAF forces clearing a route of mines and roadside bombs were attacked with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Panjwayi, about 12 miles (20 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 3, 2006


TrooperMark Andrew Wilson 39 London, Ontario, Canada Royal Canadian Dragoons Killed when his RG-31 armored vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the Panjwayi district, roughly 15 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 7, 2006


Chief Warrant Officer 2Scott William Dyer 38 Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA Company B, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Died of injuries suffered during combat operations in Banditemur, Afghanistan, on October 11, 2006


Sgt.Sietze Dijkstra Unavailable Netherlands Royal Dutch Army Died after apparently shooting himself at Camp Holland in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on October 11, 2006


Cpl.Jason Allen Lucas 24 Columbus, Ohio, USA Company A, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck by a suicide car bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 13, 2006


Pvt.Blake Neil Williamson 23 Kemptville, Ontario, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their unit was ambushed near the new Panjwayi development road in Panjwayi district, 15 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 14, 2006


Sgt.Darcy Scott Tedford 32 Earltown, Nova Scotia, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their unit was ambushed near the new Panjwayi development road in Panjwayi district, 15 miles (25 km) west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on October 14, 2006


MarineGary Wright 22 Glasgow, Scotland Reconnaissance Troop, 45 Commando, Royal Marines Killed when a suicide bomber threw himself in front of his vehicle while on patrol in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 19, 2006


Capt.Jesus de la Pescua Belaustegui 46 Spain Died of a heart attack in Herat, Afghanistan, on October 24, 2006


Pvt. Enlisted Grade 2Michael Vincent Bailey 20 Waldorf, Maryland, USA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Mountain Division Died of non-combat related injuries in Salerno, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2006


Staff Sgt.Kyu Hyuk Chay 34 Astoria, New York, USA Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on October 28, 2006


Cpl.Isaiah Calloway 23 Jacksonville, Florida, USA 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany. Died of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Marah, Afghanistan, on October 30, 2006


Sgt.Charles John McClain 26 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2006. Two other soldiers also were killed.


Pfc.Alex Oceguera 19 San Bernardino, California, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2006


Maj.Douglas Emory Sloan 40 Duluth, Minnesota, USA Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2006


Sgt. 1st ClassWilliam Russell Brown 30 White Settlement, Texas, USA 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee in Sperwan Ghar in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on November 6, 2006


Cpl.Nathan Joel Goodiron 25 Mandaree, North Dakota, USA Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, North Dakota Army National Guard Killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle he was driving during a combat patrol in Qarabagh, Afghanistan, on November 23, 2006


2nd Lt.Scott Blanchard Lundell 35 West Valley City, Utah, USA Headquarters Battery, I Corps Artillery, Utah Army National Guard Died from injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while on patrol in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on November 25, 2006


Capt.Benjamin David Keating 27 Shapleigh, Maine, USA 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries received when the vehicle he was riding in rolled down a sharp embankment near Kamdesh in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, on November 26, 2006


Chief Warrant OfficerAlbert Storm 36 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their Bison Light Armored Vehicle was attacked by a suicide car bomber on Highway 4 between Kandahar Airfield and Kandahar, Afghanistan, on November 27, 2006


Chief Warrant OfficerRobert Girouard 46 Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment One of two Canadian soldiers killed when their Bison Light Armored Vehicle was attacked by a suicide car bomber on Highway 4 between Kandahar Airfield and Kandahar, Afghanistan, on November 27, 2006


Staff Sgt.Michael Allen Shank 31 Bonham, Texas, USA 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Logar, Afghanistan, on November 28, 2006


Cpl.Jeffrey Gordon Roberson 22 Phelan, California, USA 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Logar, Afghanistan, on November 28, 2006


Cpl.Chris Kleinwachter 29 Wahpeton, North Dakota, USA 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, North Dakota Army National Guard Died of injuries suffered when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on November 30, 2006


MarineJonathan Wigley 21 Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England 1 Troop, Zulu Company, 45 Commando, Royal Marines Died of injuries sustained when a U.S. F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet mistakenly strafed his unit's position during an operation on the outskirts of Garmsir in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on December 5, 2006


Marine Richard J. Watson 23 Caterham, Surrey, England 4 Troop, Company K, 42 Commando, Royal Marines Caterham Killed by small-arms fire when a British patrol was attacked by Taliban fighters near Now Zad district in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on December 12, 2006


Staff Sgt.Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II 38 Eastford, Connecticut, USA Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Mehtar Lam, Laghman province, Afghanistan, on December 15, 2006


Sgt.Christian Kopp Unavailable Germany Panzeraufklärungsbataillon 3 (Artillery Reconnaissance Battalion 3) Died in an accidental explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 17, 2006


Lance BombardierJames Dwyer 22 South Africa 7 Battery, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery Killed when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine during a patrol in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on December 27, 2006