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Thread: In Memoriam

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    French Army Master Corporal Facrou Husseini Ali, of the 19th Engineer Regiment (19th RG) was killed in action when a roadside bomb exploded against his patrol vehicle near Tagab on 11th August 2011.

    The 32-year-old combat engineer deployed to Afghanistan in June 2011. He was the father of two children aged 1 and 7 years.

    With over 10 years of service, Master Corporal Husseini Ali served successively with the 19th RG in Guyana (2002), Côte d'Ivoire (2004 and 2010), Kosovo (2006 and 2008) and Polynesia (2007).

    He had been decorated several times with medals and awards during his career.

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    Charles P. Murray, Jr.
    Medal of Honor Recipient




    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Colonel Charles P. Murray, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina at age 90.

    Charles received his Medal of Honor in Salzburg, Austria, presented by Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, Commanding Gen. U.S. II Corps. on July 5, 1945.

    He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy by commanding Company C, 30th Infantry, displaying supreme courage and heroic initiative near Kaysersberg, France, on 16 December 1944, while leading a reinforced platoon into enemy territory, Murray fired from an exposed position, disorganizing the enemy ranks and forcing their withdrawal. He then moved with his patrol to secure possession of a bridge and construction of a roadblock, capturing enemy troops while sustaining injuries.

    Charles Murray is survived by his wife Anne and many other family members. Funeral services are pending. There are 84 recipients alive today.

    About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 and consists exclusively of the living recipients of our nation's highest award for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor. Those who wear this light blue ribbon and Medal around their neck are "recipients" of this prestigious award; they are not "winners." Although it is common to refer to the Medal as the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is simply named the Medal of Honor, although, as stated, the Congress did establish the Society as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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    11 August 2011

    US Army Specialist Patrick L. Lay II, from Bradenton, Florida, was killed in action on Thursday 11th August 2011 while on combat operations in Afghanistan.

    21-year-old Spc. Lay died from injuries he sustained in a bomb blast. He was an infantryman serving with the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York.

    His mother, Stefenie Hernandez, told local news: “My son gave his life for his country so we can live free and continue to have what we have,” She went on to say that “He was fun-loving. He liked to joke. He was a very, very sweet child.”

    He was engaged to Joann Steiff, also 21. They were planning to marry next year.
    Article from local paper

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    11 August 2011

    27-year-old US Army Specialist Rueben Lopez, was killed in action on Thursday 11th August 2011 when a bomb detonated beside his patrol in southern Afghanistan. He served with the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York.

    Spc. Lopez joined the Army on 10th August 2010 and was killed in action one year and one day later. Before he enlisted in the Army, Spc. Lopez, from California, was an active member of the Williams Neighborhood Church and graduated from Williams High School in 2002.

    Spc. Lopez leaves his parents Gloria and Reuben Lopez, his four sisters, Monica, Kelly, Leticia and Renee and his grandparents Margaret Del Rio, and Alex and Rita Estrada of Colusa.


    Article from local paper.

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    11 August 2011

    US Army Spc. Jameel T. Freeman was killed in action on 11th August 2011 when his patrol vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

    The 26-year-old Baltimore native is survived by his wife and two children.
    Article from the Baltimore Sun.

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    11 August 2011

    19-year-old US Navy Hospitalman Riley Gallinger-Long was killed on 11th August 2011 in Helmand province during a foot patrol with a US Marine unit in Marjah district.

    The sailor, from Cornelius, Oregon, graduated from Forest Grove High School last year. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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    Army Released July Suicide Data

    The Army released suicide data today for the month of July. Among active-duty soldiers, there were 22 potential suicides: three have been confirmed as suicide and 19 remain under investigation. For June 2011, the Army reported nine potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, three cases have been confirmed as suicide, and six cases remain under investigation.

    During July 2011, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 10 potential suicides: none have been confirmed as suicide and 10 remain under investigation. For June 2011, the Army reported five potential suicides among not-on-active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, one case has been added for a total of six cases. Four cases have been confirmed as suicide, and two cases remain under investigation.

    “Every suicide represents a tragic loss to our Army and the nation. While the high number of potential suicides in July is discouraging, we are confident our efforts aimed at increasing individuals’ resiliency, while reducing incidence of at-risk and high-risk behavior across the force, are having a positive impact,” Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, stated. “We absolutely recognize there is much work to be done and remain committed to ensuring our people are cared for and have ready access to the best possible programs and services.”


    One who could no longer deal with his demons.

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    11 August 2011

    Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y. Died Aug. 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
    Article from NBCNY

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    11 August 2011

    Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, of Stillwater, Okla., died Aug. 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
    Article from local paper.

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    French Army Lieutenant Camille Levrel, from the 152nd Infantry Regiment (152 RI) was killed in action on 14th August 2011 after being shot by enemy forces during a mission in Kapisa.

    The 36-year-old officer was married with three children. He had served the French Army for 14 years. During that time, he served in Germany, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Chad and Kosovo. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He deployed to Afghanistan on 31st May this year as part of Operation "Pamir".

    Lt. Levrel was awarded the Gold Medal of National Defense (Infantry), among other medals during his career.

    Lt. Levrel was described as being highly motivated with a serious and professional attitude.

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    Great Britain

    It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lieutenant Daniel John Clack, from 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on 12 August 2011.

    Ministry of Defence statement

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    14 August 2011


    Bataan Death March survivor Albert Brown, at age 105


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    13 August 2011

    Oklahoma Army National Guard officer, 2nd Lieutenant Joe L. Cunningham from Kingston, Oklahoma, died in Laghman province on 13th August 2011 from injuries injuries sustained in what the military call a non-combat related incident.

    27-year-old 2Lt. Cunningham served with the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment and was commissioned last year. He had previously served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard two months after the 9/11 attack.

    Lt. Col. Max Moss of the Oklahoma Army National Guard said about 2Lt. Cunningham: “After earning the rank of sergeant and demonstrating outstanding character and leadership potential, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School. He will be greatly missed by all of us in uniform that knew him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they cope with his loss,”

    2Lt. Cunningham's awards include the Iraq Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

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    12 August 2011

    US Army Master Sergeant Charles L. Price III, from Milam, Texas, was killed in action on 12th August 2011 in Kandahar province, from injuries he received when a bomb exploded by his patrol unit.

    40-year-old Master Sgt. Price served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. He joined the Army in 1989 and had served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Kosovo and Iraq. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

    Master Sgt. Price had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He had also earned the Army Commendation medal five times.

    He leaves his wife and seven children, the youngest of whom is 3.

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    14 August 2011

    US Army Sergeant Matthew A. Harmon, from Bagley, Minnesota, was killed in Paktika province when a bomb exploded during a vehicle recovery operation he was involved with.

    29-year-old Sgt. Harmon served with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, based at Grafenwoehr, Germany. He joined the Army in March 2005 and deployed to Afghanistan in July this year. He had previously served twice in Iraq.

    Sgt. Harmon leaves behind his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Danika, 8, Vincent, 5, and Elsie, 3, his parents Tom and Irene, sister Melissa, brothers Dean and Mark.


    US Army Specialist Joseph VanDreumel, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was killed in Paktika province when a bomb exploded during a vehicle recovery operation he was involved with.

    32-year-old Spc. VanDreumel, served with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, based at Grafenwoehr, Germany. He joined the Army in 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan six weeks ago.

    Spc. VanDreumel leaves behind his wife, Sarah, his 8-year old son Skyler and 10-year old daughter Angel.

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