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Military Casualties Since Barack Obama became Commander in Chief

By Peter Andrew – ConservativeAmerican.org – Leading the way Right

To honor our brave men and women in the military, we list below the names of the fallen.This is page 4 of our list. To see page one, please click hereClick here for page two, and here for page three.
 

They gave their lives to protect and preserve our freedom. We thank them, we remember them and we honor them. Unlike other lists you may see, our list includes deaths from both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as other military deaths (including those killed at Fort Hood, Texas, those who died in military training exercises and from other incidents or crashes).
 

This post identifies these wonderful souls by name, listing the heroes who sacrificed everything for you and I. Ours is the list that author and Conservative American talk radio star Mark Levin spoke of on his show and listed on his website. NOTE: ConservativeAmerican.org also hosts the controversial “Obama Death Count” (which people frequently misunderstand). One request please: Out of respect to the fallen, this post is not a place to debate the count itself and it is not a place to debate politics. If you’d like to do that, please visit the political post which explains why we are keeping count. You can do that by clicking hereThank you.

Now we offer our gratitude in prayerful thanksgiving to:

  1. Army National Guard Specialist Pernell J. Herrera, 24, New Mexico, died 12/31/2011 .
  2. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad R. Regelin, 34, California, died 1/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  3. Air Force Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell, 24, Pennsylvania, died 1/5/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  4. Air Force Technical Sergeant Matthew S. Schwartz, 23, Michigan, died 1/5/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  5. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jonathan M. Metzger, 20, Indiana, died 1/6/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  6. Army National Guard Specialist Brian J. Leonhardt, 32, Indiana, died 1/6/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  7. Army National Guard Specialist Robert J. Tauteris Jr., 21, Indiana, died 1/6/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  8. Army National Guard Specialist Christopher A. Patterson, 44, Ill, died 1/6/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  9. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler, 20, Maryland, died 1/6/2012 under enemy fire.
  10. Army Private 1st Class Dustin P. Napier, 30, Kentucky, died 1/8/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  11. Army Private 1st Class Michael W. Pyron, 21, Virginia, died 1/10/2012 .
  12. Army Private (Trooper) Neil I. Turner, 22, Washington, died 1/11/2012 due to an accident.
  13. Army Seaman Benjamin B. Wise, 27, Arkansas, died 1/15/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  14. Marine Lance Corporal Kenneth E. Cochran, 34, Idaho, died 1/15/2012 .
  15. Marine Corporal Jon-Luke Bateman, 20, Oklahoma, died 1/15/2012 under enemy fire.
  16. Marine Corporal Phillip D. McGeath, 22, Arizona, died 1/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  17. Army Specialist Keith D. Benson, 25, Massachusetts, died 1/18/2012 .
  18. Marine Master Sergeant Travis Riddick, 23, Iowa, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  19. Marine Corporal Kevin Reinhard, 40, Not reported yet, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  20. Marine Captain Daniel B. Bartle, 25, Washington, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  21. Marine Corporal Jesse W. Stites, 27, Maryland, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  22. Marine Captain Nathan R. McHone, 23, Illinois, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  23. Marine Corporal Joseph D. Logan, 29, Texas, died 1/20/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  24. Marine Corporal Christopher G. Singer, 29, California, died 1/21/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  25. Marine Captain Joshua C. Pairsh, 24, Illinois, died 1/22/2012 .
  26. Army 1st Lieutenant David A. Johnson, 23, Wisconsin, died 1/25/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  27. Marine Sergeant William C. Stacey, 22, California, died 1/31/2012 under enemy fire.
  28. Marine Lance Corporal Edward J. Dycus, 49, Mississippi, died 2/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  29. Army Brigadier General Terence J. Hildner, 42, Virginia, died 2/3/2012 .
  30. Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Billy A. Sutton, 20, Mississippi, died 2/7/2012 due to an illness.
  31. Marine Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes De Oca, 21, New Jersey, died 2/10/2012 under enemy fire.
  32. Army Private 1st Class, Cesar Cortez, 24, from Oceanside, CA died in a non-hostile incident 2/11/12 in Bahrain, Iraq.  His would be the only 2012 death related to the Iraq war and the final U.S. death in the Iraq war. Over the course of the war, from 2003-2012, a total of 4,486 brave men and women from the United States Armed Forces paid the ultimate sacrifice to provide freedom to more than 40-million citizens of Iraq.  The war put an end to the Tyranical rule of Saddam Hussein.  Army Staff Sgt. Roberto Andrade, Jr. was the last to die under the Command of President George W. Bush in the Iraq war.  There were 256 from the Iraq war who died under the Command of President Barack H. Obama.  The remaining, 4,230 died under President Bush.

    Click for YouTube video tribute to Mr. Cortez.
    Click for YouTube video tribute to Mr. Cortez.
  33. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada, 30, Arizona, died 2/14/2012 .
  34. Army Sergeant Jerry D. Reed II, 40, Arkansas, died 2/16/2012 .
  35. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Paris S. Pough, 30, Georgia, died 2/17/2012 under enemy fire.
  36. Air Force Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 28, Maryland, died 2/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  37. Air Force 1st Lieutenant Justin J. Wilkens, 26, Oregon, died 2/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  38. Air Force Captain Nicholas S. Whitlock, 26, Georgia, died 2/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  39. Air Force Captain Ryan P. Hall, 29, Colorado, died 2/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  40. Army Sergeant Allen R. McKenna Jr., 22, Oklahoma, died 2/21/2012 .
  41. Army Sergeant Joshua A. Born, 44, Florida, died 2/23/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  42. Army Corporal Timothy J. Conrad Jr., 25, Virginia, died 2/23/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  43. Army National Guard Major Robert J. Marchanti II, 19, Maryland, died 2/25/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  44. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John D. Loftis, 48, Kentucky, died 2/25/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  45. Marine Corporal Conner T. Lowry, 21, Illinois, died 3/1/2012 under enemy fire.
  46. Army Staff Sergeant Jordan L. Bear, 24, Colorado, died 3/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  47. Army Private 1st Class Payton A. Jones, 25, Texas, died 3/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  48. Army Specialist Edward J. Acosta, 30, California, died 3/5/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  49. Army Staff Sergeant Jesse J. Grindey, 21, Wisconsin, died 3/12/2012 .
  50. Army Specialist Daquane D. Rivers, 34, Florida, died 3/14/2012 .
  51. Army 2nd Lieutenant Clovis T. Ray, 27, Texas, died 3/15/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  52. Army Sergeant Jamie D. Jarboe, 29, Indiana, died 3/21/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  53. Army National Guard Specialist Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 37, Rhode Island, died 3/22/2012 .
  54. Army Sergeant Daniel J. Brown, 26, Idaho, died 3/24/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  55. Army Captain Aaron D. Istre, 27, Louisiana, died 3/24/2012 .
  56. Army Sergeant William R. Wilson III, 29, New York, died 3/26/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  57. Marine Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine, 31, New Jersey, died 3/27/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  58. Air Force Captain Francis D. Imlay, 20, California, died 3/28/2012 due to an aircraft accident.
  59. Marine Corporal Michael J. Palacio, 24, California, died 3/29/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  60. Army Specialist David W. Taylor, 23, Kentucky, died 3/29/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  61. Marine Corporal Roberto Cazarez, 25, California, died 3/30/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  62. Army Specialist James E. Dutton, 21, Oklahoma, died 3/31/2012 .
  63. Army Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. , 45, Missouri, died 4/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  64. Army Staff Sergeant Tyler J. Smith, 21, Missouri, died 4/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  65. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher L. Brown, 24, Ohio, died 4/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  66. Marine Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni, 26, , died 4/3/2012 under enemy fire.
  67. Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon, 31, Ohio, died 4/4/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  68. Army National Guard Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski, 44, Ohio, died 4/4/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  69. Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck, 36, Ohio, died 4/4/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  70. Army Specialist Antonio C. Burnside, 22, Montana, died 4/6/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  71. Navy Constructionman Trevor J. Stanley, 22, Virginia, died 4/7/2012 .
  72. Army Specialist Philip C. S. Schiller, 25, Texas, died 4/11/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  73. Marine Lance Corporal Ramon T. Kaipat, 21, Washington, died 4/11/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  74. Army Lance Corporal Abraham Tarwoe, 23, Rhode Island, died 4/12/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  75. Army Sergeant Tanner Stone Higgins, 32, Texas, died 4/14/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  76. Marine Corporal Aaron M. Faust, 31, Kentucky, died 4/15/2012 under enemy fire.
  77. Army Staff Sergeant David P. Nowaczyk, 22, Indiana, died 4/15/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  78. Army Captain Michael C. Braden, 33, Pennsylvania, died 4/18/2012 .
  79. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas S. Johnson, 22, California, died 4/19/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  80. Army Sergeant Dean R. Shaffer, 27, Illinois, died 4/19/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  81. Army Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray, 23, Hawaii, died 4/19/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  82. Army Sergeant Chris J. Workman, 25, Idaho, died 4/19/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  83. Reporter Craig Whitlock at the Washington Post adds three more to our list. From his story on July 8, 2012: “In pre-dawn darkness [on April 20th, 2012], a ­Toyota Land Cruiser skidded off a bridge in North Africa in the spring, plunging into the Niger River. When rescuers arrived, they found the bodies of three U.S. Army commandos — alongside three dead women. What the men were doing in the impoverished country of Mali, and why they were still there a month after the United States suspended military relations with its government, is at the crux of a mystery that officials have not fully explained even 10 weeks later.” Those killed included Army Capt. ­Daniel H. Utley, 33, KY…
  84. …Sgt. 1st Class Marciano E. Myrthil, 39. Utley and Myrthil were members of the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, which is based at Fort Bragg, N.C., the other man killed was…
  85. …Army Master Sgt. Trevor J. Bast, 39, MI, a communications technician with the Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir. From the Washington Post again: “The Intelligence and Security Command is a little-known and secretive branch of the Army that specializes in communications intercepts. Its personnel often work closely with the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees missions to capture or kill terrorism suspects overseas. During his two decades of service, Bast revealed little about the nature of his work to his family. “He did not tell us a lot about his life, and we respected that for security purposes,” his mother, Thelma Bast of Gaylord, Mich., said in a brief interview. “We never asked questions, and that’s the honest truth.” …Bast was in the driver’s seat and was headed south across the Martyrs Bridge. Preliminary investigative results determined that he lost control of the Land Cruiser, which broke through the bridge’s guard rail and landed in the river below. Also in the vehicle were three Moroccan women, according to the Army’s statement. Contributing factors in the accident, the Army said, were limited visibility and “a probable evasive maneuver on the part of the vehicle’s driver to avoid impacting with slower moving traffic.” The soldiers died of “blunt force trauma” when the vehicle landed upside down in the shallow river, crushing the roof, the Army said.”
  86. Marine Staff Sergeant Joseph H. Fankhauser, 22, Texas, died 4/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  87. Army 1st Lieutenant Jonathan P. Walsh, 30, Georgia, died 4/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  88. Army Private 1st Class Michael J. Metcalf, 28, Florida, died 4/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  89. Army Specialist Moises J. Gonzalez, 21, California, died 4/24/2012 due to a vehicle accident.
  90. Army Specialist Manuel J. Vasquez, 29, California, died 4/24/2012 .
  91. Marine Staff Sergeant Andrew T. Britton Mihalo, 31, California, died 4/25/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  92. Army Specialist Benjamin H. Neal, 25, Wisconsin, died 4/25/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  93. Army Specialist Jason K. Edens, 20, Tennessee, died 4/26/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  94. Navy Lieutenant Christopher E. Mosko, 22, New York, died 4/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  95. Army Staff Sergeant Dick A. Lee Jr., 28, Florida, died 4/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  96. Army Staff Sergeant Brandon F. Eggleston, 29, North Carolina, died 4/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  97. Marine Master Sergeant Scott E. Pruitt, 23, Mississippi, died 4/28/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  98. Army Private 1st Class Christian R. Sannicolas, 38, California, died 4/28/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  99. Army Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut, 43, Minnesota, died 4/29/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  100. Army Captain Bruce K. Clark, 23, New York, died 4/30/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  101. Army Specialist Junot M. L. Cochilus, 38, North Carolina, died 5/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  102. Army 2nd Lieutenant David E. Rylander, 34, Ohio, died 5/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  103. Army Master Sergeant Gregory L. Childs, 25, Arkansas, died 5/4/2012 .
  104. Army Staff Sergeant Thomas K. Fogarty, 22, California, died 5/6/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  105. Marine Sergeant John P. Huling, 30, Ohio, died 5/6/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  106. Army Private 1st Class Dustin D. Gross, 30, Kentucky, died 5/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  107. Army Specialist Chase S. Marta, 19, California, died 5/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  108. Army Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, 24, Tennessee, died 5/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  109. Marine Sergeant Wade D. Wilson, 38, Texas, died 5/11/2012 under enemy fire.
  110. Army 1st Lieutenant Alejo R. Thompson, 22, Arizona, died 5/11/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  111. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Luis Velasquez, 25, Texas, died 5/12/2012 .
  112. Army Specialist Alex Hernandez III, 35, Texas, died 5/12/2012 .
  113. Army Staff Sergeant Israel P. Nuanes, 21, New Mexico, died 5/12/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  114. Army Private 1st Class Richard L. McNulty III, 28, Missouri, died 5/13/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  115. Army Sergeant Brian L. Walker, 22, California, died 5/13/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  116. Army Sergeant Jabraun S. Knox, 20, Indiana, died 5/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  117. Army Sergeant Michael J. Knapp, 23, Kansas, died 5/18/2012 under enemy fire.
  118. Army Specialist Samuel T. Watts, 28, Illinois, died 5/19/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  119. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan J. Wilson, 27, California, died 5/20/2012 .
  120. Army 2nd Lieutenant Tobias C. Alexander, 26, Oklahoma, died 5/20/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  121. Army Captain Jesse A. Ozbat, 30, Virginia, died 5/20/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  122. Army National Guard Specialist Arronn D. Fields, 25, Indiana, died 5/21/2012 when hit by a RPG..
  123. Army 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado, 22, California, died 5/23/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  124. Army Private 1st Class Cale C. Miller, 28, Kansas, died 5/24/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  125. Marine Corporal Keaton G. Coffey, 23, Oregon, died 5/24/2012 under enemy fire.
  126. Army Staff Sergeant Roberto Loeza, 0, Texas, died 5/25/2012 under enemy fire.
  127. Army Specialist Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 23, California, died 5/26/2012 under enemy fire.
  128. Navy Hospitalman Eric D. Warren, 21, Oklahoma, died 5/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  129. Army Private 1st Class Leroy Deronde III, 26, New Jersey, died 5/27/2012 under enemy fire.
  130. Army Specialist Kedith L. Jacobs, 22, Colorado, died 5/27/2012 under enemy fire.
  131. Marine Lance Corporal Steven G. Sutton, 21, Georgia, died 5/27/2012 under enemy fire.
  132. Army Specialist Tofiga J. Tautolo, 24, California, died 5/27/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  133. Marine Sergeant Julian C. Chase, 20, Maryland, died 5/28/2012 under enemy fire.
  134. Army Chief Warrant Officer John C. Pratt, 22, Virginia, died 5/28/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  135. Army Captain John “Jay” R. Brainard III, 51, Maine, died 5/28/2012 due to a helicopter crash.
  136. Marine Lance Corporal Joshua E. Witsman, 23, Indiana, died 5/30/2012 under enemy fire.
  137. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas, 23, North Carolina, died 5/30/2012 under enemy fire.
  138. Army Corporal Nicholas H. Olivas, 26, Ohio, died 5/30/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  139. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander G. Povilaitis, 23, Georgia, died 5/31/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  140. Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Witsman, 47, Indiana, died 5/31/2012 under enemy fire.
  141. Army Specialist Gerardo Campos, 22, Florida, died 6/2/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  142. Army Private 1st Class Vincent J. Ellis, 39, Japan, died 6/4/2012 under enemy fire.
  143. Army 1st Lieutenant Mathew G. Fazzari, 20, Washington, died 6/6/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  144. Army Captain Scott P. Pace, 25, California, died 6/6/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  145. Army Private 1st Class Brandon D. Goodine, 47, Georgia, died 6/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  146. Marine Corporal Anthony R. Servin, 20, California, died 6/8/2012 under enemy fire.
  147. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., 22, Florida, died 6/8/2012 .
  148. Army Private 1st Class Nathan T. Davis, 25, California, died 6/9/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  149. Army Specialist Bryant J. Luxmore, 33, Illinois, died 6/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  150. Army Specialist Trevor A. Pinnick, 25, Illinois, died 6/12/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  151. Army Sergeant 1st Class Barett W. McNabb, 20, Arizona, died 6/12/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  152. Army Sergeant Joseph M. Lilly, 30, Michigan, died 6/14/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  153. Army Sergeant Nicholas C. Fredsti, 20, California, died 6/15/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  154. Army Private 1st Class Jarrod A. Lallier, 22, Washington, died 6/18/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  155. Army Sergeant Jose Rodriguez, 30, California, died 6/19/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  156. Army National Guard Specialist John D. Meador II, 21, South Carolina, died 6/20/2012 under enemy small arms fire, IED attack.
  157. Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas, 36, South Carolina, died 6/20/2012 under enemy small arms fire, IED attack.
  158. Army Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale died 6/20/2012. According to the Fay Observer on Feb 10, 2014, “A nine-soldier crime ring that began in Afghanistan has been tied to the 2012 shooting death of a well-respected Fort Bragg officer, according to federal court documents. Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale was shot and killed during a unit safety briefing on June 28, 2012. At the time, officials were quiet on what could have driven his killer, Army Spc. Ricky Elder, to shoot Tisdale and then turn the gun on himself… In Facebook posts, some dating just an hour before Tisdale’s death, Elder said he had been diagnosed with dementia and expressed bitterness in connection to his pending court-martial. “So one week before I was supposed to get out I was charged with these damn tools,” one post read. “So instead of a ($)20,000 severance I get to loose all the benefits and everything I’ve worked so hard for.” — Elder himself died, due to the self-inflicted wound, on 7/1/12 and is listed below on our list.
  159. Army National Guard 1st Lieutenant Ryan D. Rawl, 30, South Carolina, died 6/20/2012 under enemy small arms fire, IED attack.
  160. Marine Major Paul C. Voelke, 21, New York, died 6/22/2012 .
  161. Marine Private 1st Class Steven P. Stevens II, 36, Florida, died 6/22/2012 under enemy fire.
  162. Marine Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills III, 23, Maryland, died 6/22/2012 under enemy fire.
  163. Marine Lance Corporal Niall W. Cotisears, 32, Virginia, died 6/23/2012 under enemy fire.
  164. Marine Lance Corporal Hunter D. Hogan, 23, Indiana, died 6/23/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  165. Army Sergeant Michael J. Strachota, 29, Arkansas, died 6/24/2012 due to a vehicle accident.
  166. Army Staff Sergeant Robert A. Massarelli, 28, Ohio, died 6/24/2012 due to a vehicle accident.
  167. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Leach, 24, Michigan, died 6/26/2012 .
  168. Army Sergeant James L. Skalberg Jr., 24, Alabama, died 6/27/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  169. Army 1st Lieutenant Stephen C. Prasnicki, 25, Virginia, died 6/27/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  170. Army Not reported yet Jason White, 24, Virginia, died 6/27/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  171. Army Spc. Ricky Elder died 7/1/12 from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
  172. Army Private 1st Class Cody O. Moosman, 0, Idaho, died 7/3/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  173. Army Staff Sergeant Raul M. Guerra, 46, New Jersey, died 7/4/2012 under enemy fire.
  174. Army Not reported yet Roberto A. Rodriguez Jr., 37, North Carolina, died 7/4/2012 .
  175. Army Captain Bruce A. MacFarlane, 23, Florida, died 7/6/2012 .
  176. Army Corporal Juan P. Navarro, 22, Texas, died 7/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  177. Army Private 1st Class Trevor B. Adkins, 21, North Carolina, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  178. Army Private 1st Class Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, California, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  179. Army Private 1st Class Cameron J. Stambaugh, 21, Pennsylvania, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  180. Army Sergeant Clarence Williams III, 20, Florida, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  181. Army Specialist Erica P. Alecksen, 23, Georgia, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  182. Army Staff Sergeant Ricardo Seija, 21, Florida, died 7/8/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  183. Army Specialist Jonathan Batista, 31, New Jersey, died 7/8/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  184. Army -Sterling W. Wyatt, 25, Missouri, died 7/11/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  185. Army Sergeant Michael E. Ristau, 26, Illinois, died 7/13/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  186. Army Staff Sergeant Carl E. Hammar, 20, Arizona, died 7/14/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  187. Army Sergeant Erik N. May, 24, Kansas, died 7/14/2012 .
  188. Army National Guard Specialist Sergio E. Perez Jr., 26, Indiana, died 7/16/2012 when hit by a RPG..
  189. Army National Guard Specialist Nicholas A. Taylor, 21, Indiana, died 7/16/2012 when hit by a RPG..
  190. Army Specialist Krystal M. Fitts, 28, Texas, died 7/17/2012 under enemy fire.
  191. Army Sergeant Jose Reyes, 24, Puerto Rico, died 7/18/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  192. Army Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez, 24, Maryland, died 7/18/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  193. Army Specialist Darrion T. Hicks, 31, North Carolina, died 7/19/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  194. Marine Corporal Joshua R. Ashley, 21, California, died 7/19/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  195. Army Private 1st Class Jeffrey L. Rice, 23, Ohio, died 7/19/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  196. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky, 20, Florida, died 7/21/2012 while bravely trying to defuse an enemy IED.
  197. Army Staff Sergeant Brandon R. Pepper, 33, Pennsylvania, died 7/21/2012 under enemy fire.
  198. Army Private 1st Class Julian L. Colvin, 27, Alabama, died 7/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  199. Army Staff Sergeant Richard L. Berry, 21, Arizona, died 7/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  200. Army Specialist Justin L. Horsley, 27, Florida, died 7/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  201. Air Force Private 1st Class Brenden N. Salazar, 21, Florida, died 7/22/2012 under enemy fire.
  202. Army Sergeant Eric E. Williams, 26, California, died 7/23/2012 under enemy fire.
  203. Army Private 1st Class Adam C. Ross, 41, South Carolina, died 7/24/2012 under enemy fire.
  204. Marine Sergeant Justin M. Hansen, 19, Michigan, died 7/24/2012 under enemy fire.
  205. Army 1st Lieutenant Sean R. Jacobs, 23, California, died 7/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  206. Army Sergeant John E. Hansen, 23, Texas, died 7/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  207. Army National Guard Specialist Benjamin C. Pleitez, 38, California, died 7/27/2012 .
  208. Army Private 1st Class Theodore M. Glende, 25, New York, died 7/27/2012 under enemy fire.
  209. Army Private 1st Class Jose Oscar Belmontes, 34, California, died 7/28/2012 under enemy fire.
  210. Army Sergeant Bobby L. Estle, 28, Ohio, died 7/28/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  211. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Daniel J. Price, 22, Michigan, died 7/29/2012 under enemy fire.
  212. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan W. Gifford, 27, Florida, died 7/29/2012 under enemy fire.
  213. Army Private 1st Class Jesus J. Lopez, 37, California, died 8/1/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  214. Army 1st Lieutenant Todd W. Lambka, 22, Michigan, died 8/1/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  215. Army Specialist Kyle B. McClain, 25, Michigan, died 8/1/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  216. Marine Lance Corporal Curtis J. Duarte, 25, California, died 8/1/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  217. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew S. Sitton, 23, Florida, died 8/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  218. Army 1st Sergeant Russell R. Bell, 26, Texas, died 8/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  219. Marine Corporal Daniel L. Linnabary II, 0, North Carolina, died 8/6/2012 under enemy fire.
  220. Army Specialist Ethan J. Martin, 38, Idaho, died 8/7/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  221. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp, 22, Texas, died 8/7/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  222. Army Major Thomas E. Kennedy, 29, New York, died 8/8/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  223. Army Command Sergeant Major Kevin J. Griffin, 35, Wyoming, died 8/8/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  224. Army Major Walter D. Gray, 45, Georgia, died 8/8/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  225. Army Master Sergeant Gregory R. Trent, 38, Massachusetts, died 8/8/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  226. Marine Staff Sergeant Scott E. Dickinson, 39, California, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  227. Corporal Richard A. Rivera Jr., 29, California, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  228. Corporal Gregory T. Buckley, 20, New Jersey, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  229. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Jeschke, 21, Virginia, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  230. Marine Staff Sergeant Sky R. Mote, 31, California, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  231. Marine Captain Matthew P. Manoukian, 27, California, died 8/10/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  232. Army Staff Sergeant Eric S. Holman, 37, Pennsylvania, died 8/15/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  233. Army Private 1st Class Michael R. Demarsico II, 36, California, died 8/16/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  234. Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 20, Michigan, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  235. Army Sergeant Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 27, Puerto Rico, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  236. Sergeant Richard A. Essex, 41, California, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  237. Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 23, Maryland, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  238. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer Technici Sean P. Carson, 28, Washington, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  239. Army Chief Warrant Officer Suresh N. A. Krause, 32, California, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  240. Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hornsby, 29, Florida, died 8/16/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  241. Army Specialist James A. Justice, 24, North Carolina, died 8/17/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  242. Army Staff Sergeant Gregory T. Copes, 21, Virginia, died 8/17/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  243. Army Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Darrel L. Enos, 36, Colorado, died 8/17/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  244. Army Sergeant 1st Class Coater B. Debose, 23, Mississippi, died 8/18/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  245. Army Sergeant David V. Williams, 55, Maryland, died 8/18/2012 .
  246. Army Sergeant Louis R. Torres, 20, Ohio, died 8/22/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  247. Army Private 1st Class Patricia L. Horne, 25, Mississippi, died 8/24/2012 .
  248. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jessica M. Wing, 20, Virginia, died 8/27/2012 .
  249. Army Specialist Mabry J. Anders, 42, Oregon, died 8/27/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  250. Army Sergeant Christopher J. Birdwell, 21, Colorado, died 8/27/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  251. Army Private 1st Class Shane W. Cantu, 28, Michigan, died 8/28/2012 under enemy fire and from shrapnel injuries.
  252. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremie S. Border, 23, Texas, died 9/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  253. Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan P. Schmidt, 0, Virginia, died 9/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  254. Army Specialist Kyle R. Rookey, 21, New York, died 9/2/2012 .
  255. Military Times Pic - Click to read more about Terwiske, the 1,750th soldier to die under Obama Command.

    Military Times Pic – Click to read more about Terwiske, the 1,750th soldier to die under Obama Command.

    Marine Lance Corporal Alec R. Terwiske, 31, Indiana, died 9/3/2012 from an attack with an IED. His death marks another tragic milestone for President Barack H. Obama. Terwiske’s passing was the 1,750th military death since Mr. Obama became President.
  256. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 26, Texas, died 9/5/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  257. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 28, Texas, died 9/5/2012 under enemy fire which caused a helicopter crash.
  258. On 9/11/2012, A terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda attacked a U.S. “Diplomatic” post in Benghazi, Libya killing four brave Americans who were waiting for help that never arrived. The attack was not caused by a protest. There was no protest. The attack was not due to a video as the administration claimed for many weeks. There is at least the appearance that the true nature of this attack was covered up to protect the presidential candidacies of both Barack H. Obama in 2012 and Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. While those killed were not current members of the military, we feel we should mention them here. Killed were State Department employee Sean Smith, former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods, and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Stevens was the first U.S. diplomat killed overseas since 1979. Some reports indicate the facility in Benghazi was being used to sneak weapons to rebel fighters in Syria.

  259. Army Sergeant Kyle B. Osborn, 27, Indiana, died 9/13/2012 under enemy small arms fire, RPG.
  260. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Christopher K. Raible, 19, Pennsylvania, died 9/15/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  261. Marine Sergeant Bradley W. Atwell, 40, Indiana, died 9/15/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  262. Army Sergeant Sapuro B. Nena, 24, Hawaii, died 9/16/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  263. Army Specialist Joshua N. Nelson, 25, North Carolina, died 9/16/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  264. Army Private 1st Class Genaro Bedoy, 22, Texas, died 9/16/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  265. Army Private 1st Class Jon R. Townsend, 20, Oklahoma, died 9/16/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  266. Army Sergeant Jason M. Swindle, 23, Arkansas, died 9/20/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  267. Navy Gunners Mate 2nd Class Rashun Roberts, 29, Illinois, died 9/22/2012 because of a vehicle accident.
  268. Army Sergeant Jonathan A. Gollnitz, 39, New Jersey, died 9/26/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  269. Army Staff Sergeant Orion N. Sparks, 28, Arizona, died 9/26/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  270. Army Sergeant 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 29, Texas, died 9/28/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  271. Army Sergeant 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, 23, New Jersey, died 9/29/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  272. Army National Guard Sergeant Donna R. Johnson, 33, North Carolina, died 10/1/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  273. Army National Guard Sergeant Thomas Jefferson Butler IV, 29, North Carolina, died 10/1/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  274. Army National Guard Sergeant Jeremy F. Hardison, 25, North Carolina, died 10/1/2012 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  275. Army Sergeant 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, 31, Maine, died 10/2/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  276. Marine Sergeant Camella M. Steedley, 28, California, died 10/3/2012 .
  277. Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown, 25, Texas, died 10/4/2012 .
  278. Army Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 49, Florida, died 10/6/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  279. Army Staff Sergeant Justin C. Marquez, 27, North Carolina, died 10/6/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  280. Army Sergeant Thomas R. Macpherson, 30, California, died 10/12/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  281. Navy Comander Joel Del Mundo Tiu, 26, Philippines, died 10/12/2012 .
  282. Army Sergeant 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 20, Arizona, died 10/13/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  283. Army Specialist Brittany B. Gordon, 29, Florida, died 10/13/2012 from an attack with an IED (suicide attack).
  284. Army Sergeant Robert J. Billings, 24, Virginia, died 10/13/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  285. Army Private 1st Class Shane G. Wilson, 42, Idaho, died 10/18/2012 .
  286. Army Chief Warrant Office Michael S. Duskin, 22, Florida, died 10/23/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  287. Army Staff Sergeant Kashif M. Memon, 21, Texas, died 10/25/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  288. Army Sergeant Clinton K. Ruiz, 31, California, died 10/25/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  289. Marine Corporal Alex F. Domion, 22, New York, died 10/31/2012 .
  290. Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 27, New Jersey, died 11/1/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  291. Army Staff Sergeant Dain T. Venne, 19, New York, died 11/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  292. Army Specialist Ryan P. Jayne, 29, New York, died 11/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  293. Army Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz, 22, New York, died 11/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  294. Army Private 1st Class Brandon L. Buttry, 21, Iowa, died 11/5/2012 .
  295. Army Captain James D. Nehl, 26, Oregon, died 11/9/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  296. Army Specialist Daniel L. Carlson, 37, California, died 11/9/2012 .
  297. Army Staff Sergeant Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, California, died 11/10/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  298. Army Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz, 25, Washington, died 11/12/2012 under enemy fire.
  299. Army Staff Sergeant Rayvon Battle Jr., 23, North Carolina, died 11/13/2012 under enemy fire – and due to an explosion.
  300. Army Sergeant Channing B. Hicks, 23, South Carolina, died 11/16/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  301. Army Specialist Joseph A. Richardson, 24, Arkansas, died 11/16/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  302. Marine Lance Corporal Dale W. Means, 24, Minnesota, died 11/18/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  303. Army Specialist Zachary Shanafelt, 32, Michigan, died 11/21/2012 .
  304. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 25, California, died 11/24/2012 under enemy fire.
  305. Marine Corporal Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 26, New Jersey, died 11/26/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  306. Marine Lance Corporal Anthony J. Denier, 41, New York, died 12/2/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  307. Army National Guard Specialist Tyler J. Orgaard, 28, North Dakoda, died 12/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  308. Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class Darren M. Linde, 20, Montana, died 12/3/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  309. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 25, Pennsylvania, died 12/9/2012 under enemy fire.
  310. Army Staff Sergeant Wesley R. Williams, 26, Ohio, died 12/10/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  311. Army Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid, 37, New York, died 12/13/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  312. Army Sergeant 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 29, New York, died 12/14/2012 under enemy fire.
  313. Marine Sergent Michael J. Guillory, 39, Louisiana, died 12/14/2012 .
  314. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Nelson D. Trent, 28, Texas, died 12/14/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  315. Navy Lieutenant Leonard Robinson, 42, North Carolina, died 12/15/2012 .
  316. Navy Comander Job W. Price, 23, Pennsylvania, died 12/22/2012 .
  317. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon, 20, Texas, died 12/24/2012 under enemy small arms fire.
  318. Army Private 1st Class Markie T. Sims, 28, Florida, died 12/29/2012 from an attack with an IED.
  319. Army Sergeant Aaron X. Wittman, 25, Virginia, died 1/10/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  320. Army Sergeant David J. Chambers, 38, Virginia, died 1/16/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  321. Army Sergeant Mark H. Schoonhoven, 34, Michigan, died 1/20/2013 from an attack with an IED.

  322. While these two deaths are not “counted,” because the people killed were not active duty members of the military, their story is worth sharing. Navy Seal/Sniper Chris Kyle – 38, Midlothian, Texas – died 2/2/13. He was reportedly the deadliest sniper the U.S. ever had, credited with at least 160 kills. To his enemies, he was known as The Devil of Ramadi. From the Blaze.com: “Chris Kyle is a legend among U.S. Navy SEALs, where he earned the reputation as the most deadly sniper in all of American history. The true legacy of Chris Kyle, however, is less well known because it was shaped off the battlefield, outside of the public eye. This is the legacy of a man who made it his life’s mission to help others, giving selflessly to live up to his own personal creed of service to his fellow man. Tragically, Kyle and fellow veteran Chad Littlefield lost their lives in service to that high ideal, shot by a troubled war veteran they were trying to help.” He left behind his wife, Taya, and their two children. NBC says he wrote the book, “American Sniper” and started the charity, FITCO Cares. Along with Kyle, one of his friends and neighbors also died in the same incident. 35-year-old Chad Littlefield was trying to help the same Marine veteran.

  323. Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathan D. Davis, 43, Arizona, died 2/22/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  324. Two Navy diving experts died in a training dive on February 26th, 2013 in Aberdeen, MD. The Military Times reports a “24-year Navy veteran had “failed to ensure established diving procedures and safety requirements were adhered to, as was his duty to do” which ultimately led to the deaths of Navy Diver 1st Class (DSW) James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio,…
  325. … and Navy Diver ND2 (DSW) Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Mo.
  326. Air Force Technical Sergeant Larry D. Bunn, 22, Louisiana, died 3/7/2013 .
  327. Army Specialist Cody D. Suggs, 28, Ohio, died 3/8/2013 from an injury.
  328. Army Staff Sergeant Steven P. Blass, 31, Iowa, died 3/11/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  329. Army Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson, 27, Louisiana, died 3/11/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  330. Army Captain Sara M. Knutson, 27, Maryland, died 3/11/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  331. Army Staff Sergeant Marc A. Scialdo, 27, Florida, died 3/11/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  332. Army Specialist Zachary L. Shannon, 31, Florida, died 3/11/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  333. Army Staff Sergeant Rex L. Schad, 21, Oklahoma, died 3/11/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  334. Army Captain Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 26, Connecticut, died 3/11/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  335. Army Specialist David T. Proctor, 37, North Carolina, died 3/13/2013 .
  336. Navy Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, 26, Arizona, died 3/13/2013 under enemy fire.
  337. Army Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 23, Ohio, died 3/16/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  338. Navy Seal Team 6 member killed in accident – Navy Chief Petty Officer Brett Shadle was killed March 18, 2013 in a parachute accident. HamptonRoads.com reports Shadle was 31 years old.
  339. From KABC TV in Los Angeles: “The seven Marines killed in a mortar explosion during a training exercise in Nevada were identified Wednesday by the U.S. military. The victims ranged in age from 19 to 26. Eight other servicemen were also injured when the powerful 60 mm mortar exploded at the Hawthorne Army Depot Monday. Officials identified those who were killed as: Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa….
  340. …Marine Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla….
  341. …Marine Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn…
  342. …Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio…
  343. …Marine Lance Cpl. Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Hickory, N.C….
  344. …Marine Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md.,and…
  345. …Marine Cpl. Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill. Five of the seven killed joined the Marines in June 2010, with Wild a Marine since October 2010 and Ripperda since September 2008. The 26-year-old was scheduled to come home in May. Martino and Taylor were both engaged to marry their fiancees later this year.
  346. Army Sergeant Tristan M. Wade, 26, Indiana, died 3/22/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  347. Army Sergeant Michael C. Cable, 43, Kentucky, died 3/27/2013 when stabbed by an enemy.
  348. Army Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 29, South Carolina, died 3/29/2013 due to an illness.
  349. Air Force Captain James Michael Steel, 24, Florida, died 4/4/2013 in an aircraft crash of an F-16.
  350. Army Specialist Deflin M. Santos Jr., 34, California, died 4/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  351. Army Specialist Wilbel A. Robles-Santa, 24, Puerto Rico, died 4/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  352. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher M. Ward, 25, Tennessee, died 4/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  353. Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett M. Yoder, 20, Pennsylvania, died 4/9/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  354. Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew P. Ruffner, 26, Pennsylvania, died 4/9/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  355. Army Private 1st Class Barrett L. Austin, 32, South Carolina, died 4/21/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  356. Army 1st Lieutenant Robert J. Hess, 28, Virginia, died 4/23/2013 under enemy fire.
  357. US Army Captain Aaron R. Blanchard, 26, Washington, died 4/23/2013 under enemy fire.
  358. Air Force Staff Sergeant Daniel N. Fannin, 30, Kentucky, died 4/28/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  359. Air Force Staff Sergeant Richard A. Dickson, 30, California, died 4/28/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  360. Air Force Captain Reid K. Nishizuka, 24, Hawaii, died 4/28/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  361. Air Force Captain Brandon L. Cyr, 30, Virginia, died 4/28/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  362. Army Staff Sergeant Michael H. Simpson, 21, Texas, died 5/1/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  363. Army Specialist Trinidad Santiago Jr., 30, California, died 5/2/2013 in a vehicle accident.
  364. Army Private 1st Class Charles P. McClure, 25, Oklahoma, died 5/2/2013 in a vehicle accident.
  365. Air Force Captain Mark T. Voss, 26, Colorado, died 5/3/2013 in an aircraft crash of a KC-135.
  366. Air Force Captain Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, California, died 5/3/2013 in an aircraft crash of a KC-135.
  367. Air Force Technical Sergeant Herman Mackey III, 27, California, died 5/3/2013 in an aircraft crash of a KC-135.
  368. Marine Corporal David M. Sonka, 24, Colorado, died 5/4/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  369. Marine Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian, 23, New York, died 5/4/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  370. Army Specialist Thomas Paige Murach, 39, Idaho, died 5/4/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  371. Army Staff Sergeant Francis Gene Phillips IV, 22, New York, died 5/4/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  372. Army Specialist Brandon Joseph Prescott, 28, Oregon, died 5/4/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  373. Army Specialist Kevin Cardoza, 24, Texas, died 5/4/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  374. Army 1st Lieutenant Brandon J. Landrum, 19, Oklahoma, died 5/4/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  375. US Navy Chief Robert Michael Roy was killed stateside 5/6/13 when the vehicle he was in was hit by a drunken driver going more than 90 miles and hour. Roy’s car flipped several times. He was thrown from the vehicle and died on scene.
  376. US Army Sergeant 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 0, California, died 5/14/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  377. Army Specialist Mitchell Kirk Daehling, 29, Massachusetts, died 5/14/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  378. Army Specialist William Joseph Gilbert, 24, California, died 5/14/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  379. Army Sergeant 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, Kansas, died 5/15/2013 due to an illness.
  380. Army Specialist Dwayne W. Flores, 22, Guam, died 5/16/2013 under enemy fire – suicide car bomb.
  381. Army National Guard Sergent Eugene M. Aguon, 23, Guam, died 5/16/2013 under enemy fire – suicide car bomb.
  382. Army National Guard Specialist Christopher R. Drake, 20, Louisiana, died 5/26/2013 when hit by a RPG..
  383. Army Staff Sergeant Joe A. Nunezrodriguez, 29, California, died 5/30/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  384. Army Specialist Kyle P. Stoeckli, 21, Virginia, died 6/1/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  385. Army Specialist Ray A. Ramirez, 20, California, died 6/1/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  386. Army Private 1st Class Mariano M. Raymundo, 21, Texas, died 6/1/2013 under enemy fire – Direct attack.
  387. Army Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, Delaware, died 6/2/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  388. Army 2nd Lieutenant Justin L. Sisson, 23, Arizona, died 6/3/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  389. Army Specialist Robert A. Pierce, 20, Oklahoma, died 6/3/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  390. Army Major Jaimie E. Leonard, 39, New York, died 6/8/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  391. Army Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark, 40, New York, died 6/8/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  392. Army Staff Sergeant Jesse L. Thomas Jr., 31, Florida, died 6/10/2013 under enemy fire.
  393. Marine Lance Corporal Jared W. Brown, 20, Florida, died 6/16/2013 .
  394. Army Sergeant Justin R. Johnson, 25, Florida, died 6/19/2013 under enemy fire – Rocket fire.
  395. Army Specialist Ember M. Alt, 21, South Carolina, died 6/19/2013 under enemy fire – Rocket fire.
  396. Army Specialist Robert W. Ellis, 21, Washington, died 6/19/2013 under enemy fire – Rocket fire.
  397. Army Specialist William R. Moody, 30, Texas, died 6/19/2013 under enemy fire – Rocket fire.
  398. Army Sergeant Corey E. Garver, 25, Maine, died 6/23/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  399. Army Specialist Javier Sanchez Jr., 28, California, died 6/23/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  400. Army Sergent Justin R. Rogers, 25, New York, died 6/28/2013 .
  401. Army Specialist Hilda I. Clayton, 22, Georgia, died 7/2/2013 .
  402. Army First Sergeant Tracy L. Stapley, 44, Utah, died 7/3/2013 .
  403. Army Private Errol D.A. Milliard, 18, Alabama, died 7/4/2013 when hit by a RPG..
  404. Marine Lance Corporal Benjamin W. Tuttle, 19, Arkansas, died 7/14/2013 .
  405. Army Staff Sergeant Sonny C. Zimmerman, 25, Ohio, died 7/16/2013 when hit by a RPG..
  406. Army Specialist Anthony R. Maddox, 22, Texas, died 7/22/2013 .
  407. Army 1st Lieutenant Jonam Russell, 0, Arizona, died 7/23/2013 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  408. Army Sergent Stefan M. Smith, 24, Georgia, died 7/23/2013 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  409. Army Specialist Rob L. Nichols, 24, Colorado, died 7/23/2013 because of the actions of an enemy suicide bomber.
  410. Army Sergent Eric T. Lawson, 30, Georgia, died 7/27/2013 from an attack with an IED, small arms fire.
  411. Army Specialist Caryn E. Nouv, 29, Virginia, died 7/27/2013 from an attack with an IED, small arms fire.
  412. Army Sergent Stephen M. New, 29, Tennessee, died 7/28/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  413. Army Specialist Nicholas B. Burley, 22, California, died 7/30/2013 under enemy fire.
  414. Air Force Tech Sgt. Mark Smith, a decorated flight engineer, died in a helicopter crash August 5th, 2013, and Japan’s Ministry of Defense requested a temporary grounding of all Okinawa-based Pave Hawks, the Air Force variant of the Black Hawk.
  415. Army Specialist Nickolas S. Welch, 26, Oregon, died 8/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  416. Army Sergent Jamar A. Hicks, 22, Arkansas, died 8/11/2013 under enemy fire.
  417. Army Specialist Keith E. Grace Jr., 26, Texas, died 8/11/2013 under enemy fire.
  418. Army Staff Sergeant Octavio Herrera, 26, Idaho, died 8/11/2013 under enemy fire.
  419. Army Master Sergeant George A. Banner Jr., 37, Virginia, died 8/20/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  420. Army Specialist Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, California, died 8/23/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  421. Army Private Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, Missouri, died 8/23/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  422. Army 1st Lieutenant Jason Togi, 24, American Samoa, died 8/26/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  423. Army Staff Sergeant Michael H. Ollis, 24, New York, died 8/28/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  424. Army Sergeant 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, Arkansas, died 8/28/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  425. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua J. Bowden, 28, Georgia, died 8/31/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  426. Air Force Staff Sergeant Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, Connecticut, died 9/5/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  427. Army Staff Sergeant Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, California, died 9/13/2013 .
  428. Army Sergeant William D. Brown III, 44, North Carolina, died 9/19/2013 .
  429. Army Specialist James T. Wickliffchacin, 22, Oklahoma, died 9/20/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  430. Army Staff Sergeant Liam J. Nevins, 32, Colorado, died 9/21/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  431. Army Staff Sergeant Timothy R. McGill, 30, New Jersey, died 9/21/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  432. Army Specialist Joshua J. Strickland, 23, Georgia, died 9/21/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  433. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, Oregon, died 9/22/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  434. Navy Lieutenant Commander Landon L. Jones, 35, California, died 9/22/2013 due to a helicopter crash.
  435. Army Staff Sergeant Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, Pennsylvania, died 9/26/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  436. Army Specialist Angel L. Lopez, 27, Ohio, died 10/5/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  437. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins, 19, Wisconsin, died 10/5/2013 .
  438. Army 1st Lieutenant Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, California, died 10/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  439. Army Sergeant Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, Pennsylvania, died 10/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  440. Army Sergeant Joseph M. Peters, 24, Missouri, died 10/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  441. Army Private 1st Class Cody J. Patterson, 24, Oregon, died 10/6/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  442. Army Patrick H. Quinn, 26, Pennsylvania, died 10/13/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  443. Army Sergeant Lyle D. Turnbull, 31, Virginia, died 10/18/2013 after a medical emergency.
  444. Marine Lance Corporal Christopher O. Grant, 20, Louisiana, died 10/20/2013 from an attack with an IED.
  445. Army Sergeant 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35, Kansas, died 11/3/2013 under enemy small arms fire.
  446. Marine Lance Cpl. Manuel B. Carnero, 23, NJ, died in Japan. Military.com says, “The 23-year-old Marine was found lying in a narrow Naha city alley just after dawn on Nov. 14, 2013, his body shattered and bleeding profusely. He was still wearing the dress shirt and shoes from a date the evening before. Investigation of the off-base incident has fallen to Japanese police who say he died of blood loss — his pelvis was broken — after a high fall. But many details remain unknown, and the case appears to have gone cold…”
  447. Army Staff Sergeant Richard L. Vazquez, Texas, 28, died 11/17/2013 from an IED attack.
  448. Marine Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew R. Rodriguez, Massachusetts, 19, died 12/11/2013 under enemy fire.
  449. Army Lance Corporal Alex A. Viola, Texas, 29, died 12/11/2013 from an IED attack.
  450. Army Pfc. Austin McReynolds, 21, “was walking east on Tylertown Road [Clarksville, TN] when he was struck. He was found dead on the side of the road at about 5:10 a.m., December 14, 2013.”
  451. The New York Daily News reports, “A Marine died in a freak parachute accident [Dec 14, 2013] during a dream vacation to Australia his wife had won on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Brandon McGraw, 33, was killed in Euroa on Saturday afternoon when, on coming down for a landing, he suddenly veered left and right and slammed into the ground… The Afghan and Iraq war veteran, who’d watched his wife Cherilyn safely perform a tandem jump with an instructor seconds before, went into cardiac arrest.
  452. Army Chief Warrant Officer Joshua B. Silverman, Arizona, 35, died 12/17/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  453. Chief Warrant Officer Peter C. Bohler, North Carolina, 29, died 12/17/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  454. Army Sergeant Omar W. Forde, Georgia, 28, died 12/17/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  455. Army Sergeant 1st Cl Terry Gordon, Mississippi, 22, died 12/17/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  456. Army Specialist Jesse L. Williams, Indiana, 30, died 12/17/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  457. Navy Staff Sergeant James L. Smith, Texas, 38, died 12/17/2013.
  458. Army Sergent Randy L. Billings, Oklahoma, 34, died 12/23/2013 in a helicopter crash.
  459. Marine Captain Daniel M. Vasselian, Massachusetts, 27, died 12/27/2013 under enemy fire.
  460. Air Force Sergeant Lyon, David I. Lyon, Idaho, 28, died 1/1/2014 when an enemy coward used a car bomb to commit suicide.
  461. Marine Sergeant 1st Class Jacob M. Hess, Washington, 22, died 1/4/2014 under enemy fire.
  462. Four Air Force Airmen were killed on January 7th, 2014 when the chopper they were in crashed in a training mission in England. From the Associated Press: “The U.S. Air Force identified the victims as Capt. Christopher S. Stover,…
  463. …Air Force Capt. Sean M. Ruane, who, along with Stover, was piloting the helicopter,…
  464. …Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews,…
  465. …and Air Force Sgt Afton M. Ponce. “The Pave Hawk copter assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing was based at the Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath. It was flying low at the time of the crash. Pave Hawks — a modified version of the better-known Black Hawks — are mostly used for combat search-and-rescue missions…”
  466. On January 8th, 2014 three members of the Navy died when a Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed off of Virginia Beach. News Channel 3 of Virginia identifies those killed as “25-year-old [Navy] Petty Officer Brian Andrew Collins of Truckee, California…
  467. …and 29-year-old [Navy] Lt. J. Wesley Van Dorn of Greensboro, North Carolina.” The pilot of the helicopter also perished. He was…
  468. …39-year-old Navy Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder from Santee, California.
  469. Army soldier William K. Lacey, Florida, 38, died 1/9/2014 from a RPG attack.
  470. Army Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Crossville, Tenn., died Jan. 15, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.
  471. Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was one of two soldiers to die Jan. 10, 2014 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when the aircraft they were aboard crashed. The other soldier killed was,…
  472. …Army National Guard Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii.
  473. Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter, 31, died on January 15, 2014. USA Today reports, ” The member of an elite U.S. Army helicopter unit… was killed last week in a Blackhawk helicopter training accident in Savannah, Ga… Carpenter was piloting an MH-60 Blackhawk on Wednesday when it made a hard landing near Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.”
  474. Army Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, N.C., died Jan. 17, 2014 in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.
  475. The U.K. Daily Mail reports, Marine Private First Class “Joshua Islam, 18, died during a swim test on Monday during his first day of training Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California… Josh is survived by his father James, his mother Donna, and six siblings.
  476. Army Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., died Jan. 20, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents.
  477. The Air Force Airmen were killed in a New Mexico car crash on January 21, 2014. KTSM News reports the three killed were Airman Ryan Nicholas Loehr, 26, CO…
  478. …Airman Deshon Maurice Wartley, 21, OK…
  479. Army Spc. Glenn Allen Moore, 22, of Seminole, Fla., died from injuries in a single-vehicle accident stateside on January 22, 2014.< .li>

  480. >Marine Captain Rafael Rentas, 31, of Richlands, FL died stateside on January 31st, 2014 in a traffic mishap.
  481. Air Force Senior Airman Ignacio Arostegui, 23, died in a Feb. 3 motorcycle crash in Destin, FL
  482. From KOMO News: “The Washington State Patrol has identified a soldier who died after a van carrying 10 soldiers from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Joint Base Lewis-McChord crashed on Interstate 5 in Lakewood, Wash. The patrol says 28-year-old Reymon B. Tolentino of Niles, Ill., died at a hospital after the crash Thursday, February 6th, 2014.
  483. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Koerner, 28, Fond du Lac, WI, died in a motorcycle accident in Florida on February 8th, 2014.
  484. Army Specialist Ian Patrick Morgan, 28, died after an accidental fall at Fort Sam Houston on February 9th, 2014.
  485. Army Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, Ky., died Feb. 10, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.
  486. Army Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.
  487. From the Daily Mail online: “An army investigation is underway into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a 24-year-old soldier at his home on the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson base in Alaska. Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag, an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, was found unconscious by his wife, Jazzmine, on February 7 as he prepared for a rare night out with his colleagues. He was rushed to hospital in Anchorage where he remained in a coma until last Tuesday when the decision was taken to remove him from life support systems.”
  488. On 2/11/14, National Guard Officer Justin Robert Robey, 24, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away. The Roanoke Times reports, “Many of the details surrounding Justin Robey’s death have yet to be released as police continue to investigate the incident. It all started when they received a report that a man had fallen and suffered injuries… on Thursday, as Blacksburg was blanketed with one of the largest snowfalls to hit the region in decades. Justin Robey was unresponsive when emergency crews arrived. They tried to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful.”
  489. The Baltimore Sun reports on 2/18/14 on the death of Navy Midshipman Max Allen, 25, of Chesterfield, Va., “who was found dead after apparently crashing his SUV into College Creek as Max Allen, a senior from Virginia. Allen’s SUV was discovered in the water Sunday, after a passerby noticed part of the post-and-chain link fence along the water near Nimitz Library was missing. Officials do not know when he crashed the SUV into the water and said it could have happened as early as late Friday night [2/12/14] or early Saturday morning [2/13/14].”
  490. The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Army Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore.,…
  491. Navy Commander Alphonso Doss, 44, Pensacola, FL died stateside on 2/12/14. First Coast News is reporting his death has been ruled a homicide. “The death of a Navy Commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner’s Office made the ruling on Feb. 13. The Florida Times-Union would like to know why local cops kept the murder a secret for two weeks!
  492. NOTE: At the time this soldier was added to our list, on 2/15/14, he was the 1,950th soldier to die under the command of Barack Obama. Later, the names of more soldiers who had died earlier in areas outside the theaters of war were added to our list, moving this soldier to a higher number. – …and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  493. Navy, Nathaniel Williams, 34, Hope Mills, NC died stateside while trying to help at the scene of a traffic situation.
  494. Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian, 36, KY, died on Saturday, February 15th, 2014. Television reports in Kentucky say, “The decorated and highly recognized war hero was fatally injured in a IED attack in Afghanistan.” The Associated Press is keeping a count of soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan. According to their count, which includes only deaths in the Afghan War, Torian is the 2,173rd to die during the war. Back on August 20th, of 2010, we reported, “Army Staff Sgt. Derek J. Farley, 24, of Nassau, N.Y., died Aug. 17 [2010] at Bala Boluk, Farah, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated as he attempted to disarm it. His [Farley’s] death was the 576th in Afghanistan under the first two years of President Obama’s Command. There were 575 deaths in Afghanistan during the two terms of President Bush.” That means with Torian’s passing, there have been 1,598 deaths in the Afghan War under President Obama’s command.
  495. Air Force Senior Airman Katrina M. Jackson, 22, of Universal City, TX died 2/15/14 while on base in Alaska. The Alaska Dispatch reports, “the circumstances of her death are being investigated.”
  496. WMAY TV in North Carolina reports, “Wilmington Police say witnesses told them a fight led to a car crash… that left a Marine dead. Witnesses told us it all began with a fight at a Sigma Nu party… They say Marine Cory Lee Reese, 22, [stationed at Camp Lejeune] jumped on the hood of Jackson Ruelle Davies’s car, and Davies, 19, took off. Witnesses say Davies then lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole and tree.” – The accident happened 2/16/14.
  497. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Monica Plank, 34, of Stafford, VA died Sunday, February 16th, 2014 after being struck by a car in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports Monica, “was visiting her in-laws with her husband Chris Plank and their five children this weekend… Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley said the Planks had a disagreement at the 68 Grill, and Monica Plank decided to leave. Chris Plank was walking behind her and saw her get hit. It was too big of a shock and happened too fast for him to get a description of the vehicle, Standley said…The Planks were walking north in the northbound lanes of traffic on Main Street because the sidewalks were covered in snow in the area, up to four feet at some places.” As of 2/17/14 Police were asking for help in finding the driver who left the scene. UPDATE here.
  498. Air Force Staff Sgt. Darian Miller,38, of Marion, SC died stateside 2/18/14. The Air Force says its Office of Special Investigations is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
  499. Air Force trainee, Terron Moore, 19, IN died 2/20/14 From Texas Public Radio, “Moore was in his second week of basic training… “It was, you know, a normal training day, they were doing their physical training in the afternoon… And on completion of his run, he collapsed.”
  500. Army Private First Class James Groth, 22, died stateside on 2/21/14 during paratrooper training in North Carolina. CNN reports, “Groth enlisted in 2012. After basic combat training, he joined the 18th Fires Brigade’s 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Bragg.”
  501. Army Sgt. Scott Krumnauer, 38, of Frankenmuth, MI died 2/21/14 stateside shortly after returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was on duty at Fort Lewis in Washington state when he died unexpectedly. MLive reports, “He was sitting at… base… She [His Wife, Trish] had just begun her own tour of duty in Afghanistan as an Army sergeant herself. Hours later, Scott Krumnauer died… “We were just talking about that he was working on the car and trailer and getting them ready for when I got back,” Trish Krumnauer said… “I was supposed to call him later,” she said. “I got the call instead.”
  502. Marine Ricky Jones, 20, NY, died on 2/22/14 stateside while trying to help at the scene of a California car crash. From NBC TV in San Diego: “The U.S. Marine…killed in a chain reaction-type crash along Interstate 8 in San Diego has been identified as a former New York volunteer firefighter… officials said a woman was driving… when, for unknown reasons, she lost control, striking a nearby barrier before coming to a halt in the middle of the freeway. Shortly thereafter, officials said three other cars slammed into the Honda in a chain reaction… one… was occupied by two Marines — Jones and another man — who were headed to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD). After colliding into the wreckage, the Marines got out of their truck and walked over to the woman in the Honda to help… another oncoming vehicle approached the scene and he quickly moved out of the way by jumping over the freeway barrier…” Jones died on the scene.
  503. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Davis, 33, WV, died stateside in Alaska on 2/23/14. The Alaska Dispatch reports, “Davis’ girlfriend called 911 shortly before 6 a.m. and reported Davis wasn’t breathing. She also told police Davis was recovering from a recent back surgery. Police do not suspect foul play.”

2 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    Deaths under George W. Bush in Iraq – 4,222
    Deaths under George W. Bush in Iraq AND Afghanistan – 4,803
    Is there a reason you don’t present both sides? You are aware that President Obama’s policies regarding any war didn’t immediately take effect in January 2009 aren’t you? Or are you just another smear page. I respect other people’s opinions but I have zero respect for people that don’t live in reality. Both parties (and presidents) have sent our men & women to die needlessly in foreign countries.

    1. Hi Angie,
      Thanks for your comments. You are always welcome here even when you disagree. We actually do present both sides in our post “The Obama Death Count.” If you read it, you’ll discover that the entire point of the absurd (that’s right, we admit it) Obama Death Count is to demonstrate the absurdity of the democrat party’s “Bush Death Counts” and their efforts to use the military dead for political gain. It was wrong then, it’s wrong now. That’s why at the top of this post we ask that comments like yours be placed on the Obama Death Count post, not here on the list of names of the fallen. These pages with the names of the fallen, are only put up to offer our grateful appreciation to all of the military. You list some numbers for Bush. The democrats loved that, kept count and always updated the numbers, marking “milestones” with huge news coverage. Suddenly, with Obama it wasn’t even news for the NY Times when Obama hit 1,000 military deaths (front page news with Bush in NY Times) or when he recently passed 2,000 deaths. Of course we are aware that the President inherited two wars, he reminded us constantly. He took credit for ending the conflict in Iraq without even mentioning Bush, despite the fact it was the Bush plan, approved prior to Obama taking office, that ended the Iraq conflict. Is there a specific reality you don’t think we live in? Is there a specific thing we did that you think is a smear? Or is it just that we post the Obama Death Count. If it is that, you miss the point. We are actually agreeing with you if that is your complaint. You are 100% correct that both parties have sent men and women into war and that many of them have died.
      Again, I really appreciate your comments and the time you took to offer them. I look forward to your future critiques to keep us on our toes! Please read the entire Obama Death Count post if you have not yet done so. Thanks again,

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