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Marine Cpl Barton Humlhanz

Marine Cpl Barton Humlhanz

KIA August 26, 2004 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24, 24th MEU, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina While conducting security combat operations in Babil Province, Cpl Barton Humlhanz’s unit was hit by an improvised explosive device detonation. After being medevac’d to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, he died of shrapnel wounds […]

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Army SSG Matthew Pucino

Army SSG Matthew Pucino

KIA November 23, 2009 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Maryland National Guard On November 23, 2009, while completing a combat patrol mission near Pashay Kala, Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device hit the vehicle SSG Matthew Pucino was riding in, taking his life. SSG Pucino was a Special Forces […]

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Army SGT Steve Morin, Jr.

Army SGT Steve Morin, Jr.

KIA September 28, 2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 11th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard After completing a security detail to escort soldiers returning from R&R, SGT Morin was killed when an IED hit and overturned the Humvee he was riding in back to base west of Umm Qasr, Iraq. SGT Morin […]

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Air Force SSgt Forrest Sibley

Air Force SSgt Forrest Sibley

KIA August 26, 2015 Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, N.C. While conducting combat operations near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, SSgt Forrest Sibley was fatally wounded during an ambush at a vehicle checkpoint. As a result of the attack, fellow Combat Controller Capt. Matthew D. Roland was also killed. Growing up, Forrest couldn’t […]

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Army CWO2 Michael Duskin

Army CWO2 Michael Duskin

KIA October 23, 2012 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin was killed October 23, 2012 in Chak district, Wardak province, Afghanistan after encountering small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol. During the fire fight that took his life, CWO2 Duskin rushed forward to […]

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Navy SO2 (SEAL) Joseph

Navy SO2 (SEAL) Joseph “Clark” Schwedler

KIA April 5, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to an East Coast based SEAL Team,Virginia Beach, Virginia On April 5, 2007 while on an assault mission of a home occupied with terrorists involved in the recent takedown of a Marine Medivac helicopter, Schwedler took enemy fire and was killed in action. Two other SEALS were injured during […]

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Navy Lt. Matthew Shubzda

Navy Lt. Matthew Shubzda

Died October 18, 2002 Lemoore Naval Air Station Assigned to VFA-4, Strike Fighter, Squadron 41, Nas Lemoore, CA During a routine training mission off the coast of Big Sur, LT Matthew Shubzda was killed when two F-18 Super Hornets from the “Black Aces” squadron collided mid-flight. Lt Matthew “Shooby” Shubzda and seven others were engaged in […]

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Army SSG Kevin Pape

Army SSG Kevin Pape

KIA November 16, 2010 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 21stBattalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia Army SSG Kevin Pape died November 16, 2010 of wounds suffered during a heavy firefight in which insurgents attacked the squad he was leading with small arms fire. SSG Pape was born February 5, 1980, and graduated from Concordia Lutheran […]

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Army PFC Christopher Horns

Army PFC Christopher Horns

KIA October 22, 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Army PFC Christopher Horns died October 22, 2011, of injuries sustained when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Also killed were 1LT Ashley White and SFC Krisoffer Demeij. PFC Horns was […]

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Army SSG Robert Miller

Army SSG Robert Miller

KIA January 25, 2008 Operation Enduring Freedom Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group(Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Army SSG Robert Miller called for his team to fall back amidst heavy fire but continued forward to protect them. As he advanced forward, he sustained injuries while continuing to provide life saving cover to his team.  […]

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