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On October 7, 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom began. In 2009 the following U.S. Service Members are among those who have paid the ultimate price in the defense of our country. I also ask you to remember those who have given their lives from the coalition countries whose sacrifice surely saved American lives.






December 31, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Anton R. Phillips, Inglewood, CA


December 28, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino, Waterbury, CT


December 26, 2009

Army Spc. Jason M. Johnston, Albion, NY


December 25, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, San Francisco, CA


December 22, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Omar G. Roebuck, Moreno Valley, CA


December 20, 2009

Marine Pfc. Serge Kropov, Hawley, PA


December 18, 2009

Army Sgt. Albert D. Ware, Chicago, IL


December 15, 2009

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony C. Campbell, Jr., Florence, KY


December 7, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Hansen, Panama City, FL


December 5, 2009

Army Sgt. Elijah J. Rao, Lake Oswego, OR


December 1, 2009

Army Sgt. Kenneth R. Nichols, Jr., Chrisman, IL

Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Taylor, Jacksonville, FL


November 28, 2009

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge, Sutherlin, OR


November 23, 2009

Army Sgt. Jason A. McLeod,Crystal Lake, IL

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, Cockeysville, MD


November 22, 2009

Army Sgt. James M. Nolen,Alvin, TX

Army Pfc. Marcus A. Tynes, Moreno Valley, CA


November 20, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, Kansas City, MO


November 19, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. John J. Cleaver, Marysville, WA

Army Sgt. Daniel A. Frazier, Saint Joseph, MI


November 17, 2009

Army Spc. Joseph M. Lewis, Terrell, TX


November 13, 2009

Army Spc. Christopher J. Coffland, Baltimore, MD

Marine Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Hefner, Hico, TX


November 10, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Justin J. Swanson, Anaheim, CA


November 7, 2009

Marine Sgt. Charles I. Cartwright, Union Bridge, MD


November 5, 2009

Army Spc. Aaron S. Aamot, Custer, WA

Army Spc. Gary L. Gooch, Jr., Ocala, FL


November 4, 2009

Army Spc. Julian L. Berisford, Benwood, WV

Army Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, Richmond, VA

Army Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman, Plymouth, MA


October 31, 2009

Marine Sgt. Cesar B. Ruiz, San Antonio, TX


October 28, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Cody R. Stanley, Rosanky, TX


October 27, 2009

Army Pfc. Brian R. Bates, Jr., Gretna, LA

Army Spc. Robert K. Charlton, Malden, MO

Army Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, Alamo, TX

Army Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez, South Ozone Park, NY

Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, Terre Haute, IN

Army Sgt. Issac B. Jackson, Plattsburg, MO

Army Spc. Jared D. Stanker, Evergreen Park, IL

Army Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, Vancouver, WA

Army Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson, Broussard, LA


October 26, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop, Medford, NY

Army Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez Chavez, Reno, NV

Marine Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, Anchorage, AK

Marine Capt. Eric A. Jones, Westchester, NY

Army Chief Warrant Officer Niall Lyons, Spokane, WA

Army Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb, Terrell, TX

Army Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger, San Diego, CA

Marine Capt. David S. Mitchell, Loveland, OH

Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael P. Montgomery, Savannah, GA

Army Sgt. Nikolas A. Mueller, Little Chute, WI

Marine Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen, North Attleboro, MA


October 25, 2009

Army Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Army Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf, Hawthorne, CA


October 24, 2009

Army Pfc. Devin J. Michel, Stockton, IL


October 23, 2009

Army Pfc. Kimble A. Han, Lehi, UT

Army Spc. Eric N. Lembke, Tampa, FL


October 21, 2009

Army Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, Lockeford, CA


October 20, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. David R. Baker, Painesville, OH


October 18, 2009

Army Spc. Michael A. Dahl, Jr., Moreno Valley, CA


October 16, 2009

Army Spc. Anthony G. Green, Matthews, NC

Army Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, Rantoul, IL

Army Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats, Fredericksburg, TX


October 15, 2009

Army Spc. Jesus O. Flores, Jr., La Mirada, CA

Army Spc. Daniel C. Lawson, Deerfield Beach, FL

Army Staff Sgt. Glen H. Stivison, Jr., Blairsville, PA

Army Pfc. Brandon M. Styer, Lancaster, PA


October 10, 2009

Army Spc. George W. Cauley, Walker, MN

Marine Lance Cpl. Alfonso Ochoa, Jr., Armona, CA


October 9, 2009

Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, Bovey, MN


October 4, 2009

Army Spc. Kevin O. Hill, Brooklyn, NY


October 3, 2009

Army Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, Tucson, AZ

Army Spec. Christopher T. Griffin, Kincheloe, MI

Army Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, Applegate, CA

Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, South Portland, ME

Army Spec. Stephen L. Mace, Lovettsville, VA

Army Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, Savannah, GA

Army Sgt. Thomas D. Rabjohn, Litchfield Park, AZ

Army Spec. Michael P. Scusa, Villas, NJ

Army Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson, Reno, NV


October 2, 2009

Army Sgt. Ryan C. Adams, Rhinelander, WI

Army Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver, Medford, MA

Army Pfc. Alan H. Newton, Jr., Asheboro, NC

Army Spc. Brandon A. Owens, Memphis, TN


October 1, 2009

Army Spc. Russell S. Hercules, Jr., Murfreesboro, TN

Army Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, Satellite Beach, FL


September 29, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Shaw, Markham, IL

Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III,Bethany, OK


September 26, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan L. Chrobot, Frederick, MD

Army Spc. Kevin J. Graham, Benton, KY


September 24, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, Yonkers, NY

Army Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, Columbus, OH

Army Sgt. Edward B. Smith, Homestead, FL

Army Spc. Joseph V. White, Bellevue, WA


September 21, 2009

Army Pfc. William L. Meredith, Virginia Beach, VA


September 20, 2009

Army Spc. Corey J. Kowall,Murfreesboro, TN

Army Spc. Damon G. Winkleman, Lakeville, OH


September 19, 2009

Army Sgt. David A. Davis, Dalhart, TX


September 17, 2009

Army Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe, Niskayuna, N.Y


September 16, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, Glen Burnie, MD

Army Sgt. Robert D. Gordon II, River Falls, AL

Army Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, Peachtree City, GA

Army Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, El Paso, TX


September 15, 2009

Army Spc. Demetrius L. Void, Orangeburg, SC


September 14, 2009

Army Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, Carlisle, PA

Army 1st Lt. David T. Wright II, Moore, OK


September 12, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen, Rochester NY

Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Berky, Melrose, FL

Army Spc. Daniel L. Cox, Parsons, KS

Air Force Tech Sgt. James R Hornbarger, Castle Rock, WA

Army Sgt. Tyler A. Juden, Winfield, KS


September 11, 2009

Army Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek, DeKalb, IL


September 10, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes, Gaffney, SC

Army 1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, Jonesboro, AR


September 8, 2009

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson, Jr., Columbus, GA

Marine 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA

Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, Roswell, GA


September 6, 2009

Army Sgt. Randy M. Haney, Orlando, FL

Army Staff Sgt. Michael C. Murphrey, Snyder, TX


September 5, 2009

Army Sgt. Youvert Loney, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Marine Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, Bastrop, TX


September 4, 2009

Army 2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews, Dallas, TX


September 3, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar, Jr., San Antonio, TX

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione, Howell, MI


August 31, 2009

Army Pfc. Jordan M. Brochu, Cumberland, ME

Marine Lance Cpl. David R. Hall, Elyria, OH

Army Spc. Tyler R. Walshe, Shasta, CA

Army Spc. Jonathan D. Welch, Yorba Linda, CA


August 29, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke, Orlando, FL

Army Pfc. Eric W. Hario, Monroe, MI


August 28, 2009

Army Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III, Columbia, SC


August 27, 2009

Army Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes, Hammond, LA


August 26, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss, Murray, UT

Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, San Clemente, CA


August 25, 2009

Army Capt. John L. Hallett III, Concord, CA

Army Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, Mesa, AZ

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer, Trenton, MO

Army Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, Federal Way, WA


August 22, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco, Somerville, NJ


August 21, 2009

Army Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram, Pearl, MS


August 20, 2009

Army Spc. Justin R. Pellerin, Boscawen, NH

Army Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton, Oak Park, CA


August 19, 2009

Army Spc. Paul E. Dumont, Jr., Williamsburg, VA

Army Pfc. William Z. Vanosdol, Pinson, AL


August 18, 2009

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Adam F. Benjamin, Garfield, OH

Army Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen, San Antonio, TX

Army 1st Sgt. Jose S.N. Crisostomo, Inarajan, Guam

Army Spec. Troy Orion Tom, Shiprock, NM

Army Pfc. Morris L. Walker, Chapel Hill, NC

Army Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, Litchfield, MN


August 17, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas, Floral Park, NY


August 16, 2009

Army Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush, Middleville, MI

Army Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods, Jr., Chesapeake, VA


August 14, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, New Portland, ME


August 13, 2009

Marine Sgt. William J. Cahir, Washington DC


August 12, 2009

Army Capt. John Tinsley, Tallahassee, FL


August 10, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell, Perdido, AL


August 9, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel, Winfield, MO


August 8, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera, Palmdale, CA

Army Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith, Nashville, NC

Army Spc. Matthew K.S. Swanson, Lake Forest, CA


August 7, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow, Naples, FL

Army Sgt. Jerry R. Evans, Jr., Eufaula, AL

Marine Capt. Matthew C. Freeman, Richmond Hill, GA


August 6, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine, Farmingdale, NY

Marine Lance Cpl. Travis T. Babine, San Antonio, TX

Marine Cpl. Christian A. Guzman Rivera, Homestead, FL

Marine Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins, Paris, TX


August 5, 2009

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony C. Garcia, Tyndall, FL


August 1, 2009

Army Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, Knoxville, TN

Army Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado, Fairfax, VA

Army Pfc. Richard K. Jones, Person, NC

Army Capt. Ronald G. Luce, Jr., Fayetteville, NC

Army Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III, Bentonia, MS

Army Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls, West Lawn, PA


July 31, 2009

Army Spc. Alexander J. Miller, Clermont, FL


July 30, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Posey, Knoxville, TN

Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan F. Stroud, Cashion, OK


July 29, 2009

Army Pvt. Gerrick D. Smith, Sullivan, IL

Army Chief Warrant Officer Douglas M. Vose III, Concrete, WA


July 25, 2009

Marine Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, Gainesville, FL


July 24, 2009

Army Spc. Justin D. Coleman, Weeki Wachee, FL


July 23, 2009

Navy Airman Andrew Scott Charpentier, Great Falls, MT

Marine Sgt. Ryan H. Lane, Pittsburgh, PA

Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher, Oneida, NY

Marine Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos, Yarmouth Port, MA


July 22, 2009

Army Spc. Randy L.J. Neff, Jr., Blackfoot, ID

Army Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, Rochester, PA


July 21, 2009

Army Spc. Raymundo P. Morales, Dalton, GA


July 20, 2009

Army Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, Riverdale, GA

Army Sgt. Gregory Owens, Jr., Garland, TX

Army Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, Duncan, OK

Army Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, Houston, TX


July 18, 2009

Army Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, Rosemount, MN


July 17, 2009

Air Force Capt. Thomas J. Gramith, Eagan, MN

Air Force Capt. Mark R. McDowell, Colorado Springs, CO


July 14, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi, Seffner, FL


July 13, 2009

Marine Sgt. Michael W. Heede, Jr., Delta, PA

Marine Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer, Zanesfield, OH


July 12, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom, Flagstaff, AZ


July 11, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, Glendale, CA

Marine Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield, Axton, VA


July 10, 2009

Marine Cpl. Matthew R. Lembke, Tualatin, OR


July 9, 2009

Army Spc. Joshua R. Farris, La Grange, TX

Army SPC Gregory James Missman, Batavia, OH


July 8, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Roger Gary Michael Hager, Gibsonville, NC

Marine MSgt. John Eric Hayes, Middleburg, FL

Marine Sgt. Michael C. Roy, North Fort Myers, FL

Navy AN Darren Ethan Tate, Canyon, TX


July 7, 2009

Army Spc. Christopher M. Talbert, Galesburg, IL


July 6, 2009

Army Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, Bulloch, GA

Army Pfc. Nicolas H. J. Gideon, Murrieta, CA

Army Capt. Mark A. Garner, NC

Army Spc. Chester W. Hosford, Hastings, MN

Army Spc. Issac L. Johnson, Columbus, GA

Navy Petty Officer Second Class Tony Michael Randolph, Henryetta, OK

Army 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, Glenwood, IL


July 4, 2009

Army Pfc. Justin A. Casillas, Dunnigan, CA

Army Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn, Aberdeen, WA


July 2, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Charles S. Sharp, Adairsville, GA


June 29, 2009

Army Sgt. Terry J. Lynch, Shepherd, MT


June 28, 2009

Army Pfc. Steven T. Drees, Peshtigo, WI


June 26, 2009

Army Pfc. Peter K. Cross,Saginaw, TX


June 25, 2009

Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, Steilacoom, WA


June 21, 2009

Army Sgt. Ricky D. Jones, Plantersville, AL

Army Sgt. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, Germantown, MD


June 20, 2009

Army 1st Sgt. John D. Blair, Calhoun, GA

Navy Command Master Chief Jeffrey J. Garber, Hemingford, NE


June 19, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton, Carlyle, IL

Army Sgt. Paul G. Smith, Peoria, IL


June 17, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin A. Dupont, Templeton, MA


June 15, 2009

Army Spc. Jonathan C. O’Neill, Zephyrhills, FL


June 10, 2009

Marine Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson, Jr., Franklin, MO


June 9, 2009

Army Spc. Eduardo S. Silva, Greenfield, CA


June 6, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, Downey, CA


June 4, 2009

Army Maj. Rocco M. Barnes, Los Angeles, CA

Army Staff Sgt. John C. Beale, Riverdale, GA

Army Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, Lula, GA

Army Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan, Rome, GA


June 3, 2009

Army Spc. Jarrett P. Griemel, La Porte, TX


June 2, 2009

Army Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez II, Far Rockaway, NY


June 1, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall, Huntsville, AL

Army Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur, Hilo, HA

Army Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden, Corpus Christi, TX

Army Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson, Miller, MO


May 31, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Gregory Reza, Austin, TX


May 26, 2009

Air Force Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, Indianapolis, IN

Army 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe, Summers, AR

Air Force Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II, Houston, TX


May 22, 2009

Army Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, Reedsville, WV


May 20, 2009

Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, St. Louis, MO


May 15, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez, La Puente, CA

Army Sgt. Carlie M. Lee III, Birmingham, AL


May 9, 2009

Army Spc. Lukasz D. Saczek, Lake in the Hills, IL


May 1, 2009

Army Spec. Ryan C. King, Dallas, GA

Army Sgt. James D. Pirtle, Colorado Springs, CO

Army Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, Philadelphia, PA


April 15, 2009

Army Pfc. Richard A. Dewater, Topeka, KS


April 14, 2009

Army Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, Bayamon, Puerto Rico


April 10, 2009

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob I. Ramsey, Hesperia, CA


April 8, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Blaise A. Oleski, Holland Patent, NY


April 6, 2009

Army Spc. Adam M. Kuligowski, Arlington, VA


April 4, 2009

Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip A Myers, Hopewell, VA


March 27, 2009

Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe, El Cajon, CA

Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, Narragansett, RI


March 22, 2009

Army Pfc. Adam J. Hardt, Avondale, AZ

Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette, Manchester, NH

Marine Cpl. Anthony L. Williams, Oxford, PA


March 20, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Geary, Rome, NY


March 15, 2009

Army Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta, Midlothian, IL

Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles, Tucson, AZ

Army Spc. Norman L. Cain III, Oregon, IL

Army Sgt. Robert M. Weinger, Round Lake Beach, IL


March 14, 2009

Marine Staff Sgt. Archie A. Taylor, Tomball, TX


March 8, 2009

Army Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe II, Auburn, NY


March 1, 2009

Army Sgt. Simone A. Robinson, Dixmoor, IL


February 24, 2009

Army Capt. Brian M. Bunting, Potomac, MD

Army Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch, Owasso OK

Army Sgt. Scott B. Stream, Mattoon, IL

Army Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson, Madison, WI


February 20, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa, Woodridge, IL

Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, Aberdeen, WA

Army Master Sgt. David L. Hurt, Tucson, AZ


February 16, 2009

Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Munden, Mesquite, TX


February 14, 2009

Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen, Tracy, CA


February 13, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small, Collegeville, PA


February 10, 2009

Army Spc. Peter J. Courcy, 22, Frisco, Texas

Army Pfc. Jason R. Watson, 19, Many, La.


February 8, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Jason E. Burkholder, Elida, OH

Army 1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth, Oakland, IL


February 7, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin T. Preach, Bridgewater, MA


January 30, 2009

Army CW4 Milton E. Suggs, Lockport, LA


January 27, 2009

Marine Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson, Forsyth, MT

Marine Sgt. David W. Wallace III, Sharpsville, PA


January 24, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan, Brooklyn, NY


January 17, 2009

Army Spc. Ezra Dawson, Las Vegas, NV

Army Staff Sgt. Carlo M. Robinson, Lawton, OK


January 16, 2009

Army Staff SSgt. Joshua R. Townsend, Solvang, CA


January 11, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Bennett, Clifton, VA


January 9, 2009

Army Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez, Hammond, IN

Army Maj. Brian M. Mescall, Hopkinton, MA

Army Cpl. Jason R. Parsons, Lenoir, NC


January 8, 2009

Army Spc. Keith E. Essary, Dyersburg, TN

Army Sgt. Joshua L. Rath, Decatur, AL


January 6, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Jessie A. Cassada, Hendersonville, NC


January 1, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Alberto Francesconi, Bronx, NY