Instead of going nuts over the celebrities who have passed recently, we should take a moment to honor our troops.

Just 3 who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the past week.

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw
Hometown: Steilacoom, Washington, U.S.

Age: 24 years old
Died: June 25, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Incident: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle.
Spec. Casey L. Hills
Hometown: Salem, Illinois, U.S.

Age: 23 years old
Died: June 24, 2009 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Unit: Army, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Incident: Killed during a vehicle roll-over.
Sgt. Ricky D. Jones
Hometown: Plantersville, Alabama, U.S.

Age: 26 years old
Died: June 21, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Unit: Army, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

Incident: Killed when their unit was attacked by indirect fire.