Thread: In Memoriam

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    14 August 2011

    Oklahoma Army National Guard officer, 1st Lt. Damon T. Leehan, was killed in action on Sunday 14th August 2011 when his patrol vehicle struck a road mine in the Alingar district of Laghman Province.

    30-year-old 1Lt. Leehan was a platoon leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 179 Infantry Regiment, based in Edmond. He joined the National Guard in 1988 and was on his third combat tour of Afghanistan.

    1Lt. Leehan leaves his wife Audrey Leehan and two children, Emma and Ethan. The Leehans were expecting to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on 17th September.

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    16 August 2011

    Oklahoma Army National Guard Spc. Joshua M. Seals, age 21, from Porter, Oklahoma died on 16th August 2011 from a non-combat related incident in Paktia province.

    Spc. Seals was a machine gunner serving with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    This was the first deployment for Spc. Seals who joined the Guard three years ago to become a truck driver. He is the eighth Oklahoma National Guard soldier to die in Afghanistan in the past three weeks.

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    16 August 2011

    US Army Spc. Dennis G. Jensen died on 16th August 2011 in Helmand province when he was struck by steel bridge panels that fell from a forklift. The incident occurred near Camp Leatherneck.

    21-year-old Spc. Jensen, from Vermillion, South Dakota, was serving with the 153rd Engineer Battalion, 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based at Sioux Falls. He had volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as a bridge crew member.

    Spc. Jensen is survived by his mother, Christine Bestgen, father Glenn Jensen and sister Melissa Jensen.

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    18 August 2011

    US Marine Lance Corporal Travis M. Nelson was killed in action in Helmand province on 18th August 2011. The young Marine was shot by enemy forces while on patrol. He had celebrated his 19th birthday two weeks ago.

    L-Cpl. Nelson, from Pace in Florida, served with the 6th Marine Regiment based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He joined the Marines in September and was promoted to Lance Corporal in June. He had deployed to Afghanistan in March.

    L-Cpl. Nelson's awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

    He was engaged to his high school sweetheart, Madeline Cates. He leaves his parents, Scott and Becky Nelson and sister Anna.

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    19 August 2011

    US Army Private First Class Douglas Leonard Cordo, from Kingston, New York was killed in action on 19th August 2011 in Zabul, Afghanistan, when his unit was hit by a bomb blast. Pfc. Cordo died from injuries received in the attack.

    20-year-old Pfc. Cordo served with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He deployed to Afghanistan in April this year for a one year tour.

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    New Zealand

    New Zealand SAS Corporal Doug Grant, age 41, was killed in action in Kabul on Friday 19th August 2011 during an operation at the British Council buildings.

    Cpl. Grant, known as "Dougie", was evacuated by helicopter but died from gunshot wounds on the way to a military hospital at Bagram.

    Cpl. Grant, from Linton, had spent 21 years in the New Zealand Defence Force, serving with an Infantry Regiment and with Engineers before joining the Special Air Service. He had actually left the SAS so that he could spend more time with his family but had volunteered to serve in Afghanistan.

    He had served in East Timor twice, the former Yugoslavia and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

    He leaves behind his wife Tina, their seven-year-old daughter and their five-year-old son.

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    This will break your heart. The funeral for SEAL Jon Tumilson, killed in that copter crash, was held Friday. His dog, Hawkeye, guarded him one last time.


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    Australia

    26-year-old Private Matthew Lambert, serving with the Australian Townsville-based 2nd Battalion RAR, was killed in action on 22nd August 2011 when a bomb detonated beside his unit while he was conducting a night patrol north-east of Tarin Kot.

    Pvt. Lambert was born in Kogarah, New South Wales. He joined the Army in 2005 and served in East Timor in 2009 receiving a number of military honours.

    Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard, speaking about Pvt. Lambert, said: "Private Lambert's colleagues described him as a man who excelled at any task he was assigned and a soldier who was proud to serve his country. Matthew was a sniper. A tough specialist in mind and body, one of the most skilled soldiers in one of the most skilled armies in the world."

    Private Lambert is survived by his wife, parents and family.

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    Polish Army Senior Private Szymon Sitarczuk, age 28, was killed in action on 18th August 2011 in the northern part of Ghazni province. His unit was on patrol when a bomb exploded. The explosion was followed by a gun battle with enemy forces.

    Snr. Pvt. Sitarczuk served with 1st Company of Motorised Infantry of "Alfa" Combat Group. He had served in 1st Sappers Brigade since 2004. He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.

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    23 August 2011

    US 10th Mountain Division officer, 1st Lt. Timothy J. Steele, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, was killed in action on 23rd August 2011 when a bomb exploded in Kandahar province.

    The 25-year-old West Point graduate served with 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum, New York.

    1Lt Steele was commissioned in May 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan in March this year. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Medal, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Parachutists Badge and the Ranger Tab.

    1Lt Steele is survived by his wife, child, and his parents.

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    24 August 2011

    US 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Andrew R. Tobin, from Jacksonville, Illinois, was killed in action on 24th August 2011 during a contact with enemy forces involving small arms. The incident occurred in Kandahar province.

    24-year-old Sgt. Tobin deployed to Afghanistan in March this year. He previously served in the country from January to December last year. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York.

    Sgt. Tobin, who joined the army in January 2008, leaves his wife and father.
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    25 August 2011

    Alaska-based Stryker Brigade Pfc. Brandon S. Mullins, age 21, from Owensboro, Kentucky, was killed in action on 25th August 2011 when his unit struck a bomb during a patrol. Pfc. Mullins died from his injuries. The incident occurred in Kandahar province.

    Pfc. Mullins, serving with the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Wainwright, deployed to Afghanistan with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team in April this year.

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    25 August 2011

    20-year-old US Army 10th Mountain Pfc. Jesse W. Dietrich, from Texas, was killed in action on 25th August 2011 in Kandahar province, during a battle with enemy forces who attacked his unit using small arms fire.

    Pfc. Dietrich served with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York. He joined the Army in March 2009 and arrived at Fort Drum in July 2010 to join the 10th Mountain Division.

    His awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

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    27 August 2011

    US Army Military Policeman, Specialist Michael Christopher Roberts, was killed on 27th August 2011 by an insurgent bomb while conducting operations in Kandahar.

    23-year-old Spc. Roberts, from Watauga, Texas, served with the 561st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He joined the Army in November 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2011.

    His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

    Spc. Roberts is survived by his parents, David and Kathy Roberts.

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    28 August 2011

    Alaska-based US Army Specialist Douglas J. Green was killed in action in Kandahar on 28th August 2011. He died from injuries received when insurgents detonated a bomb against his unit and opened fire with small arms.

    23-year-old Spc. Green, from Sterling, Virginia, served with the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Wainwright.

    Spc. Green joined the Army in September 2007 and transferred to Alaska in March 2008 on completion of his training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He had previously deployed to Iraq from September 2008 to September 2009.

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