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Thread: In Memoriam

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    4 August 2011

    Oklahoma National Guard Sergeant Anthony Del Mar Peterson, from Chelsea, Oklahoma, was killed in action on 4th August 2011 during a battle with enemy forces in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He was wounded by small arms fire and died from his injuries.

    Sgt. Peterson, age 24, was serving with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. This was his third operational tour in Afghanistan.

    "Oklahoma has lost another brave son," Major General Myles Deering, Oklahoma's adjutant general, said on Friday. "Sergeant Peterson was an exceptional soldier who worked tirelessly to protect the values that we as Americans hold close to our hearts."

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    4 August 2011

    Alabama National Guard officer, Captain Waid C. Ramsey, was killed in action on 4th August 2011 in Paktika province during a contact with enemy forces who attacked his patrol with small arms fire.

    41-year-old Capt. Ramsey, from Red Bay, Alabama, deployed to Afghanistan in November 2010 with the Guard's 20th Special Forces Group of Birmingham. He is the second soldier from the 20th Special Forces Group to die in combat in Afghanistan in the last two years.

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    5 August 2011

    A US Marine Corps press officer has confirmed that 21-year-old Marine Sergeant Daniel D. Gurr was shot and killed in action by enemy forces during a patrol in Sangin district on Friday 5th August 2011.

    Sgt. Gurr, from Vernal, Utah, served with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), based at Okinawa, Japan.

    He graduated from Uinta High School in 2008 and joined the Marine Corps shortly afterwards. He was single.


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    5 August 2011

    10th Mountain Specialist Mark J. Downer was killed in action in Kandahar on 5th August 2011 when enemy forces fired a rocket-propelled grenade at his unit. He died from injuries received from the blast.

    23-year-old Spc. Downer, from Warner Robins, Georgia, was a combat medic serving with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York. He joined the Army in December 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in March this year.

    Spc. Downer leaves his parents and a child.

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    5 August 2011

    US Army Specialist Jinsu Lee died in Kunar province on 5th August 2011. The military are investigating the circumstances of his death.

    Spc. Lee, age 34, from Chatsworth, California, was a Unit Supply Specialist serving with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

    His service awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with Star, Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Overseas Service Ribbon.

    Spc. Lee joined the Army in August 2009 and this was his first overseas deployment. He leaves his wife and three daughters.

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    And so it begins -

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    6 August 2011

    US Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael Strange, a Philadelphia-area native, was one of the US troops killed in Afghanistan on 6th August 2011 when a Chinook helicopter he was in was reportedly shot down by enemy forces, killing all on board.

    The 25-year-old joined the Navy in 2004 after graduating from High School, and embarked on the career of his dreams. His family told news reporters this was his third combat deployment to Afghanistan.


    Fron the Daily Sentinel, Colorado -

    If someone was sad, Michael Strange tried to make them smile. He loved snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, running, and shooting guns on the range.

    "He loved his friends, his family, his country; he loved making people laugh. He was one of a kind," Strange's brother, Charles Strange III, said outside the family's Philadelphia home, where American flags were planted throughout the neighborhood.

    Strange, 25, decided to join the military when he was still in high school, and had been in the Navy for about six years, first stationed in Hawaii and for the last two in Virginia Beach, where he became a SEAL about two years ago, his mother, Elizabeth Strange, told The Associated Press.

    But he always told his family not to worry.

    "He wasn't supposed to die this young. He was supposed to be safe," Elizabeth Strange said. "And he told me that, and I believed him. I shouldn't have believed him because I know better. He would say, 'Mom, don't be ridiculous and worry so much. I'm safe.'"

    Charles Strange said his brother loved the SEALS, especially "the competitiveness, getting in shape and running and swimming and all of that."

    He also had two sisters and recently became an uncle. The family last saw him in June, when he came for a weeklong visit for his birthday, his mother said. He was supposed to be back for Thanksgiving.

    "It was going to be such a good time," his mother said.

    His grandmother Bernice Strange remembered him as a young man who loved cheesesteaks and the Philadelphia Eagles and always brought her flowers.

    "He was a wonderful grandson to have," she said Monday night. "God truly blessed me with him."
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    6 August 2011

    US Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn was killed in action on 6th August 2011 when the Chinook helicopter he was in was reportedly shot down by enemy forces and crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, killing all on board.

    He was based in Virginia Beach and had served in Guam, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Aaron Vaughn's grandmother, Geneva Vaughn of Union City, Tennessee, said on Saturday that her grandson, a Tennessee native, had returned to combat just two weeks after his 2-month-old daughter was born this summer.

    He leaves behind his wife, Kimberly, and two children, 2-year-old son Reagan and 2-month-old daughter Chamberlyn.

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    US Navy SEAL Tommy Ratzlaff, age 34, from Arkansas was one of the Special Forces troops killed on 6th August 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, killing all on board.

    Local news stations are reporting that Ratzlaff leaves behind a pregnant wife and two young sons.

    He joined the US Navy in 1995 after graduating from high school and started training in the SEAL program the following year.

    Ratzlaff’s family told local news that they’re "proud of him and his accomplishments," adding "he would have been grateful for all the support he’s getting. He died defending everyone he loved."
    From the Daily Sentinel, Colorado -
    Thomas Ratzlaff wanted to be a Navy SEAL ever since he was a young boy growing up in Green Forest, Ark.

    "He did what he loved and died defending those he loved and those who loved him," his nephew, Jeff Adams, said as he read a statement from the family.

    When Ratzlaff visited his hometown in northwest Arkansas, his late father would bring him by the log cabin restaurant where he ordered an egg, sausage and wheat toast every morning.

    "The whole town was proud of him," said Loree Blackburn, who runs that restaurant.

    Now, the community of 2,700 remembers Ratzlaff with flags flying at half-staff.

    Ratzlaff, 34, would have been grateful for the outpouring of support for his family, his nephew said. But he "would want the focus to remain on the cause for which he made the sacrifice, not the sacrifice itself."

    He had two sons and a wife expecting their third child — a girl — in November. He also leaves behind a sister and mother.

    "As a Navy SEAL team member, my uncle was trained to keep a low profile and to do his job," Adams said.
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    Nebraska Army Air Guardsman Sergeant Patrick Hamburger was killed on 6th August 2011 in the Chinook helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan. The 30-year-old father had only been in Afghanistan for about a week before the incident.


    Sgt. Hamburger's stepfather, DeLayne Peck, told local news that his stepson had joined the Air Guard when he was 18, and that he planned to propose to the mother of his 2-year-old daughter when he returned from Afghanistan.
    From the Daily Sentinel, Colorado -
    Patrick Hamburger planned to propose to his girlfriend, but had a job to do first: a mission in Afghanistan.

    The 30-year-old sergeant from Grand Island, Neb., joined the Nebraska National Guard when he was a senior at Lincoln Southeast High School, but this was his first deployment, his brother Chris Hamburger told The Associated Press.

    "He didn't have to go, and he wanted to go because his group was getting deployed. He wanted to be there for them. That's him for you," Chris Hamburger said, adding that Patrick always looked out for his two younger brothers and friends.

    He was also the kind of guy who helped his girlfriend raise her 13-year-old daughter from another relationship, as well as the couple's own 2-year-old daughter, and planned to propose marriage when he got home, Chris Hamburger said.

    Patrick Hamburger had been in Afghanistan less than two weeks and had arrived at Forward Operating Base Shank a few days before climbing aboard the helicopter to rush to the aid of an Army Ranger unit under fire from insurgents.

    "It doesn't come as a total surprise that he was trying to help people and that's how it all ended up happening," Chris Hamburger said.
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    French Foreign Legion Corporal Kisan Bahadur Thapa was one of two French Legionnaires killed in action on 7th August 2011 in a battle with enemy forces near the Tagab Valley, Kapisa. He served with 2nd Parachute Regiment Etranger (REP), based at Calvi, Corsica.

    Cpl. Thapa joined the Foreign Legion in March 2008 and was assigned to the 2nd REP after his initial training with the 4th Foreign Regiment of Castelnaudary. He was promoted to Legionnaire 1st Class in November 2008, and promoted to Corporal in May this year. He previously served in New Caledonia and Afghanistan.

    Described by his superiors as "thorough, calm, a good comrade, and remaining calm and cool in the face of adversity," Cpl. Thapa was destined for further promotion. He held the Bronze Medal of National Defence with staples "Foreign Legion" and "Mission of external assistance," the French commemorative medal with clasp "Afghanistan" and the NATO Medal.

    Aged 30, Cpl. Thapa was married with a baby boy.



    French Foreign Legionnaire 1st Class Gerhardus Jansen was one of two French Legionnaires killed in action on 7th August 2011 in a battle with enemy forces near the Tagab Valley, Kapisa. He served with 2nd Parachute Regiment Etranger (REP), based at Calvi, Corsica. He joined the 2nd REP in August 2008.

    In January 2009, he was promoted to Legionnaire 1st Class. After a mission in Djibouti, Jansen deployed to Afghanistan.

    The 24-year-old was awarded the Bronze Medal of National Defence clip "Foreign Legion" and "Mission of external assistance," the French Commemorative Medal clasp "Afghanistan" and the NATO Medal.

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    US Navy SEAL, Jason Workman, age 33 from Utah was one of the US troops killed on 6th August 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province. Married with a young son, he had been a Navy SEAL for eight years.
    Article from his local paper.

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    35-year-old US Navy SEAL Matt Mills was killed in action on 6th August 2011 when the Chinook helicopter he was in, crashed in Wardak province. The father of three, from Texas, leaves his wife Keri and their one-year-old son. He also leaves a 13-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son from a previous marriage.

    Chief Petty Officer Mills had been in the Navy for almost 14 years and had served on USS Kinkaid. He joined the Navy SEALs around 10 years ago. He had deployed many times to Iraq and Afghanistan prior to this tour.
    Local article about CPO Mills.

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    Soldier Missing in Action from WWII Identified

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being buried with full military honors.

    Army Pfc. William F. Stehlin of Dayton, Ky., will be buried on Aug. 11 in Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 20, 1944, Stehlin, as part of the 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, went missing near Süggerath while his unit conducted a largely successful offensive to capture towns in Western Germany. In 1951, after an extensive search, his remains were determined unrecoverable by U.S. Army Graves Registration personnel.

    In 2009, a German citizen digging in a wooded area near Süggerath, discovered a grave with the remains of two individuals, military-related equipment and identification tags.

    Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command laboratory also used dental comparisons in the identification of the remains. The other individual, Pfc. Edward L. O’Toole, was identified and buried on July 15 in San Bruno, Calif.

    Today, more than 73,000 are unaccounted-for from the conflict.

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    6 August 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. Daniel J. Patron, 26, of Canton, Ohio, died Aug. 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Article from hometown paper.


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    7 August 2011

    US Marine Sergeant Adan Gonzales Jr was killed in action during combat operations in Helmand province on 7th August 2011.

    The 28-year-old, from Bakersfield, California served with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton, California.

    Sgt. Gonzales Jr had served in the US Marine Corps for five years. He leaves his wife Catalina and their three children - two daughters ages five and three and a one-year-old son.

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