We remember these seven heroes who gave their lives for freedoms cause and the families they left behind.
June 2014 Heroes
Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, PA,
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, MO,
Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, CA,
Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, CA,
Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, GA,
Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, OH,
Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, WA,
Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, IL,
Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, VA,
Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, NH,
Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, IA,
Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, TX
May 2014 Heroes
Pfc. Daniela Rojas, 19, of Los Angeles, CA,
Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside, CA,
Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras, 49, of Tucson, AZ,
Spc Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley, CA,
Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, CO.
April 2014 Heroes
Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, SC
Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas
Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, TX
Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, 24, of Accord, NY
There were no reported casualties in March.
February 2014 Heroes
PFC Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, KY,
SPC Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, KY.,
SPC John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, OR,
SFC Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, FL,
Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, KY,
Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, of Waseca, MN,
Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, of North Smithfield, RI,
January 2014 Heroes
Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash.,
Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Fla.,
Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, WY,
Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii,
Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Crossville, Tenn.,
Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, NC,
Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif.,
December 2013 Heroes
Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, of Fairhaven, MA,
Petty Officer 1st Class James L. Smith, 38, of Huffman, Texas,
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, OK,
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, AZ
Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, NC
Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, GA
Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, MS
Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, IN,
Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass.,
Capt. David I. Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho.
November 2013 Heroes
Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35, of Westmoreland, Kan.,
Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, 28, of Seguin, Texas,
Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, 29, of Keller, Texas, died Nov. 17, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
October 2013 Heroes
Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La.
Sgt. Lyle D. Turnbull, 31, of Norfolk, Va.
Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, 26, of Quarryville, Pa
Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio
1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif.
Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa.
Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo.
Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore
Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, Wis