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Thread: In Memoriam

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    Canadian Army Master Corporal Francis Roy, from Rimouski, Quebec, died on 25th June 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from what military officials described as "non-combat related wounds".

    MCpl. Roy was serving with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) and a former member of the Royal 22e Regiment.

    MCpl. Roy, a logistician specializing in transport movements, volunteered to join CSOR in 2007. The Canadian Task Force Kandahar commander, Brigadier-General Dean Milner described MCpl. Roy as "an avid fisherman and runner, with a passion for old cars."

    The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

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    Spanish Infantry Sergeant Manuel Argudin Perrino was one of two troops killed in action on 26th June when a roadside bomb exploded beside the armoured reconnaissance patrol he was with.

    The incident happened some 20km from the northern Afghanistan town of Qala-i-Naw.

    Three other Spanish soldiers were injured in the blast and evacuated by helicopter to Bala Murghab military hospital.

    All of the troops belonged to the 9th Infantry Regiment based in Fuerteventura.

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    Spanish Infantry soldier Niyireth Pineda Marin was one of two troops killed in action on 26th June when a roadside bomb exploded beside the armoured reconnaissance patrol she was with.

    The incident happened some 20km from the northern Afghanistan town of Qala-i-Naw.

    Three other Spanish soldiers were injured in the blast and evacuated by helicopter to Bala Murghab military hospital.

    All of the troops belonged to the 9th Infantry Regiment based in Fuerteventura.

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    25 June 2011

    25-year-old US Marine Sergeant Marlon E. Myrie died in Helmand province on 25th June 2011 while conducting combat operations.

    Sgt. Myrie, from Oakland Park, Florida, served with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

    He joined the Marines in 2004 and served two tours of duty in Iraq (2005 and 2007). He deployed to Afghanistan in January this year.

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    26 June 2011

    US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Ralph E. Pate Jr., age 29, from Mullins, S.C., died on 26th June 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    He was assigned to 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Gunnery Sgt. Pate joined the Marines in 1998, served four tours of duty in Iraq and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011. He holds a Bronze Star Medal among other awards and decorations.

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    26 June 2011

    US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville, from Harvey, Louisiana, was killed in action on 26th June 2011 when a bomb exploded in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province. He was 33 years old.

    He was assigned to the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    Tech. Sgt. Douville had been in the USAF since 1997. He was a bomb-disposal technician who his former EOD instructors described as having "a quiet presence."

    Married for 14 years, he leaves his wife LaShana, son Daniel Jr., and daughters Jadelynn and Ayjah.

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    26 June 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

    Spc. Matthew R. Gallagher, 22, of North Falmouth, Mass., died June 26 in Wasit province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

    The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

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    26 June 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.

    They died June 26, in Diyala province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Russell J. Proctor, 25, of Oroville, Calif.; and

    Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson, 20, of Tulsa, Okla.

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    26 June 2011

    US Army Specialist Kevin J. Hilaman, from Albany, California, was killed in action on 26th June 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, during a battle with enemy forces who attacked his unit with small arms fire.

    Spc. Hilaman, age 28, served with the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Hawaii.
    Last edited by Grace; 06-29-2011 at 06:28 PM.

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    25 June 2011

    US Army First Lieutenant Dimitri A. Del Castillo was killed in action on 25th June 2011 in Kunar, Afghanistan during an engagement with enemy forces who attacked his unit with small arms fire.

    1Lt. Del Castillo, age 24, served with the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

    He was engaged to Katie Pulliam, a fellow graduate of the Military Academy at West Point. They planned to marry in May 2012 in Tampa, where 1Lt. Del Castillo's parents live.

    His body arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on Monday 27th June.
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    25 June 2011

    US Army Staff Sergeant Nigel D. Kelly, age 26, from Menifee, California, was killed in action on 25th June 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, during a battle with enemy forces who attacked his unit with small arms fire.

    SSgt. Kelly served with the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
    Last edited by Grace; 06-29-2011 at 06:31 PM.

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    27 June 2011

    US Marine Corporal Michael C. Nolen died in Helmand province on 27th June 2011 while on combat operations in the area.

    The 22-year-old Marine, from Spring Valley, Wisconsin, served with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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    28 June 2011

    23-year-old US Parachute Regiment Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, from Avondale, Arizona, was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on 28th June 2011 from injuries sustained when a bomb detonated beside his combat unit.

    SSgt. Stacy served in the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He had previously served in Iraq in 2006 and 2008.

    He holds a Bronze Star and Purple Heart among other awards he has received since joining the Army in 2005

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    28 June 2011


    20-year-old US Marine Lance Cpl. John F. Farias, from New Braunfels, Texas, died on 28th June 2011 in Helmand province while conducting combat operations.

    L-Cpl. Farias serving in the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, California.

    He joined the Marines in August 2009 and this was his first combat deployment.

    He was awarded a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

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    22-year-old US Marine Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, from Sinton, Texas, died on 28th June 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    L-Cpl. Goyet was a mortar operator serving in the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Twentynine Palms, California.

    L-Cpl. Goyet joined the Marines in February 2008. This tour was his third deployment in three years. He was due to leave the Marines in February but volunteered to go to Afghanistan out of loyalty to friends who died there.

    He holds a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
    Last edited by Grace; 07-01-2011 at 01:12 PM.

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