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    • #66736
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
      Moderator

        Remembering the 1,354,664 fallen.

      • #66737
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          U.S. Military Fallen over the last 12 months.

        • #66738
          Robert
          Participant

            Lord bless them and give them rest. Thank you.

          • #66739
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              On this Memorial Day weekend let’s remember those who have fallen in Military service. Please take this opportunity to teach our children and grandchildren the true meaning of Memorial Day.



              Fallen since last Memorial Day 2016.

            • #66740
              Virgil Kane
              Participant

                Lord bless them and give them rest. Thank you.

                Amen

              • #66741
                D Close
                Moderator

                  Talked with the family tonight about this over dinner, Said prayer for the fallen. Watched President’s speech. Cleaned and stowed gear after CQBC this weekend. Too many good men and women lost; never forget…

                • #66742
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    On this Memorial Day weekend let us remember those who have fallen and teach our children and grandchildren it’s true meaning.

                    In chronological order bottom right to left.

                    Spc. Etienne J. Murphy
                    Died May 26, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge
                    Died June 10, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Sgt. William M. Bays
                    Died June 10, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Sgt. Eric M. Houck
                    Died June 10, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick
                    Died July 3, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Spc. Christopher Michael Harris
                    Died August 2, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter
                    Died August 2, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Tech. Sgt. David Board
                    Died August 2, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr.
                    Died August 13, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks
                    Died August 13, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Staff Sgt Aaron R. Butler
                    Died August 16, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Spc. Alexander W. Missildine
                    Died October 1, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Sgt. La David T. Johnson
                    Died October 4, 2017 Serving During U.S. Africa Command Operations

                    Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright
                    Died October 4, 2017 Serving During U.S. Africa Command Operations

                    Staff Sgt Jeremiah W. Johnson
                    Died October 4, 2017 Serving During U.S. Africa Command Operations

                    Staff Sgt Bryan C. Black
                    Died October 4, 2017 Serving During U.S. Africa Command Operations

                    Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims
                    Died October 27, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben
                    Died November 4, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith
                    Died November 11, 2017 Serving During Operation Spartan Shield

                    Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown
                    Died November 14, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Cpl. Todd L. McGurn
                    Died November 25, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Spc. Avadon A. Chaves
                    Died December 20, 2017 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin
                    Died January 1, 2018 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

                    Spc. Javion S. Sullivan
                    Died January 8, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Sgt. Christina M. Schoenecker
                    Died February 19, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Sgt. 1st Class Maitland D. Wilson
                    Died March 9, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Staff Sgt. Carl Enis
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Master Sgt. William Posch
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Capt. Christopher Zanetis
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Capt. Andreas O’Keeffe
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Capt. Mark Weber
                    Died March 15, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                    Master Sgt. Jonathan J Dunbar
                    Died March 30, 2018 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve

                  • #66743
                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                    Moderator

                      Donald Trump’s Memorial Day Proclamation: ‘We Revere Those Who Have Died in Noble Service’

                      On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty.

                      Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the final resting place for millions of people, including veterans from every war and conflict, many of whom died while serving our country. We remain duty bound to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and unwavering pride. The fallen — our treasured loved ones, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens — deserve nothing less from a grateful Nation.

                      We must safeguard the legacies of our service members so that our children and our grandchildren will understand the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. As a part of this effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to keep the memories of our fallen heroes from ever fading away. The National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program challenges our youth, from elementary school through college, to research and share the stories and sacrifice of their hometown veterans, who are forever honored at VA National, State, and tribal veterans cemeteries. To further ensure that our veterans’ legacies are remembered and celebrated, this program is developing an online memorialization platform that will amplify the voices of families, survivors, and Gold Star parents and spouses as they honor our beloved veterans and fallen service members.

                      Today, and every day, we revere those who have died in noble service to our country. I call upon all Americans to remember the selfless service members who have been laid to rest in flag-draped coffins and their families who have suffered the greatest loss. The sacrifices of our hallowed dead demand our Nation’s highest honor and deepest gratitude. On this day, let us also unite in prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty and independence.

                      In honor and recognition of all of our fallen heroes, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

                      NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.

                      I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

                      I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

                      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

                      DONALD J. TRUMP

                    • #66744
                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                      Moderator

                        On this Memorial Day weekend let’s remember those who have fallen in Military service. Please take this opportunity to teach our children and grandchildren the true meaning of Memorial Day.

                      • #66745
                        JohnnyMac
                        Participant

                          Specifically:

                          CPT Greg Dalessio, 2nd Bat, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division; lost June 23 2008 in Baghdad of wounds sustained by small arms fire in Salman Pak, Iraq.

                          Rest easy

                        • #66746
                          Anonymous
                          Inactive

                            Not American KIA (Nicolas was a US vet, not the rest) but friends I’m gonna take a moment for this Monday:

                            Robert Grodt (July 6, 2017, Raqqa)
                            Nicolas Warden (July 6, 2017, Raqqa)
                            Luke Rutter (July 6, 2017, Raqqa)
                            Jac Holmes (October 23, 2017, Raqqa)
                            Olivier François Jean Le Clainche (February 10, 2018, Afrin)

                            Plus two guys we lost stateside since last Memorial Day:

                            Sam Williams (December ? 2018, Baltimore)
                            Kevin Howard (May 1, 2019, Arizona)

                          • #147701
                            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                            Moderator

                            • #147707
                              First Sergeant
                              Moderator

                                SSG Robert Owen

                                MIA 23 May 1968. RT Idaho.

                                http://www.taskforceomegainc.org/o013.html

                                FILO
                                Signal Out, Can You Identify
                                Je ne regrette rien
                                In Orbe Terrum Non Visi

                              • #147756
                                Robert Henry
                                Participant

                                  Knew there was a reason I liked you 1stSargent.

                                  Hanging on a shelf in our gear room at home-

                                  May The Lord give him rest!

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                                  www.jrhenterprises.com

                                  Lost my MVT class list- been here a time or two :)
                                  Team Coyote. Rifleman Challenge- Vanguard

                                • #147763
                                  First Sergeant
                                  Moderator

                                    Knew there was a reason I liked you 1stSargent.

                                    Hanging on a shelf in our gear room at home-

                                    May The Lord give him rest!

                                    His was the first POW/MIA bracelet that I wore.

                                    FILO
                                    Signal Out, Can You Identify
                                    Je ne regrette rien
                                    In Orbe Terrum Non Visi

                                  • #147783
                                    wheelsee
                                    Participant

                                      This Memorial Day, in honor of William Jennings Bordelon (SSGT, USMC) died Nov 20, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa for which he received the Medal of Honor.

                                      citation – http://www.marinemedals.com/bordelonwilliam.htm

                                      If you dig deep, you’ll find that the military and the media got his middle name wrong (James). Why is this important to me?? SSGT Bordelon is my 3rd cousin, once removed. We are working on several things – 1) getting the “official” record corrected, including the above link (his birth certificate is accurate and his military injury record is accurate), 2) my father is working with the City of San Antonio to recognize him (he was also the 1st MOH from TX, native, in WWII), 3) correcting as many of the online references (wikipedia) as possible.

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