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January 2017 Heroes

CPO Wiliam "Ryan" Owens, 36 Peoria, IL died January 29

November 2016 Heroes

Capt. Andrew D. Byers, 30, of Rolesville, NC,
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer, 34, of Greenville, PA,
Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, KS,
Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, of Tucson, AZ,
Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, TX,
Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr., of Bowie, MD,
Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, CA,
Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, IL,
Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, VA.

October 2016 Heroes

Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, of Tacoma Park, MD, died Oct. 4
Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, IL, died Oct. 19
Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, CA, died Oct. 2

September 2016 Heroes

1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, 25, of Mill Creek, Washington,
Warrant Officer Travis R. Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas,
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Devon M. Faulkner, 24, of NC.

August 2016 Heroes

Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, 45, of Lansing, Michigan,
Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, 36, of Granite City, Illinois,
Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California.

July 2016 Hero

1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, of Miami, Florida

June 2016 Hero

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Peabody, MA.

May 2016 Heroes

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, CA,
1st Lt. David A. Bauders, of Seattle, Wash,
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah,
Airman First Class Robert James Brown, Anchorage, Alaska.

April 2016 Heroes

Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt, 22, of Glen Burnie, MD

March 2016 Heroes

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California
There were no DoD reported casualties in February

January 2016 Heroes

Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock, of Albuquerque, NM,
Maj. John D. Gerrie, 42, of Nickerson, KS,
Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, from College Station, Texas,
Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, from St. Louis, Missouri,
Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, from Florence, Alabama,
Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, from Gardners, Pennsylvania,
Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24, from Chaska, Minnesota,
Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, from Woodruff, South Carolina,
Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, from Florala, Alabama,
Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, from Spring, Texas,
Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, from Ft. Myers, Florida,
Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, from Hingham, Massachusetts,
Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, from Aumsville, Oregon.

December 2015 Heroes

Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, of Strafford, NH
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 28, of Mercedes, TX
Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, of Philadelphia, PA
Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, 30, of Statesboro, GA
Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, of Bronx, NY
Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, of Coram, NY
Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth, MN.

November 2015 Heroes

Pvt. Christopher J. Castaneda, of Fripp Island, South Carolina,
Sgt. 1st Class Toby A. Childers, 40, from Hays, KS
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen B. Cooley, 40, from Cantonment, FL
Sgt.1st Class Jason M. Smith, 35, from Destrehan, LA
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael F. Tharp, 40, from Katy, TX
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin M. Weiss, 32, of McHenry, IL and
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, of Patillas, Puerto Rico.

October 2015 Heroes

Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California,
Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas,
Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia,
Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee, WI,
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida,
Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia,
Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, of Rio Rancho, NM,
Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, MI,
Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, of Roland, OK.

September 2015 Heroes

Staff Sergeant Jonathan Lewis, 31, of Warrenton, VA,
SPC Kyle E. Gilbert, 24, of Buford, GA,
Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, of Fairfax, VA

August 2015 Heroes

Master Sgt. Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, RI,
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, KY,
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, FL.

July 2015 Heroes

Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist,25 of Grantsburg, Wis.,
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 26 of Paulding, Ohio.
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40 of Springfield, Mass.,
Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells, 21 of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, 35 of Russellville, Ark.

June 2015 Heroes

Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, 19, of Griffin, GA,
Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May, 38, of Chesterfield, MI.

May 2015 Heroes

PO3 Devon J. Doyle, 21, of Alamosa, CO,
PO3 Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, IL,
Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne, FL,
Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp, 27, Camp Lejeune, N.C.,
Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol, 26, of Warren, Mich.,
Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif,  26, of Holland, Mich.,
Staff Sgt. Trevor Blaylock, 29,
Capt. Stanford H. Shaw III, 31,
Master Sgt. Thomas A. Saunders, 33,
Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn, 33, of Queens, New York,
CWO4 David Strother, 44 of Pineville, La.

April 2015 Heroes

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, MA,
Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, CA.

December 2014 Heroes

Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, CO,
Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, 29, of Noblesville, IN,
Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37, of New York, NY,
Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22, of Mesa, AZ, died Dec. 12.

November 2014 Heroes

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31, of Bay City, MI,
Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, 48, of Nanticoke, MD,
Spc. Joseph W. Riley, 27, of Grove City, OH.

October 2014 Heroes

Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, 44, of Merriam, KS,
Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, of Memphis, IN,
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, CA,
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, CA.

September 2014 Heroes

Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, of Northborough, MA,
Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, VA,
Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, OH,
Stephen Byus, 39, of Reynoldsburg, OH,
Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, LA,

 

 

September 2010 Heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Heroes

 

Phillip was deployed with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment to Sangin Afghanistan. 

On October 13, 2010 Phillip Vinnedge was driving the lead vehicle, an MATV, on a security

patrol. Also in the vehicle were; Lcpl Victor Dew, Lcpl Joe Rodewald and Cpl Justin Cain. 

While traveling the Sangin Wadi (dry riverbed) a very large IED was remote detonated,

killing all 4 instantly.  During their 7 month deployment, 3/5 Marines had 25 men killed in

action, hundreds of casualties including many amputees. 

 

The 25 that gave their tomorrows for our todays are:

 

Lance Cpl. John Sparks, 23, of Chicago, IL

Cpl. Justin Cain, 22, of Manitowoc, WI

Lance Cpl Phillip Vinnedge, 19, of St. Charles, MO

Lance Cpl Joseph Rodewald, 21, of Albany, OR 

Lance Cpl  Victor Dew, 20, of Granite Bay, CA

Lance Cpl Alec Catherwood, 19, of Byron, IL

Lance Cpl Irvin Ceniceros, 21, of Clarksville, AR

Lance Cpl Joseph Lopez, 26, of Rosamond, CA

Lance Cpl James Boelk, 24, of Oceanside, CA

Sgt Ian Tawney, 25,of Dallas, OR

Lance Cpl Matthew J. Broehm, 22, of Flagstaff, AZ

Lance Cpl Brandon W. Pearson, 21, of Arvada, CO

Lance Cpl Randy R. Braggs, 21, of Sierra Vista, AZ

2nd Lt Robert M. Kelly, 29 of Tallahassee, FL

Lance Cpl James B. Stack, 20, of Arlington Hgts, IL

Lance Cpl Arden Joseph  Buenagua, 19, San Jose, CA

1st Lt William J.Donnelly IV, 27, of Picayune, MS

Sgt Matthew T. Abbate, 26, of Honolulu, HI

Pfc Colton W. Rusk, 20, of Orange Grove, TX

Cpl Derek A. Wyatt, 25, of Akron, OH

Sgt Jason D. Peto, 31, of Vancouver, WA

Lance Cpl Jose L. Maldonado, 21, of Mathis, TX

Lance Cpl Kenneth A. Corzine, 23, of Bethalto, IL

Cpl Tevan L. Nguyen, 21, of Hutto, TX

Sgt Jason G. Amores, 29, of Lehigh Acres, FL

Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, 
Stockton, CA - November 2016

Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30 

St. Louis, Missouri,

January 2016

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, of Patillas, Puerto Rico - November 2015

Air Force Maj Phyllis J. Pelky, 45,  Rio Rancho, New Mexico

October, 2015

Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist,25 of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, July, 2015

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22,  

Whitinsville, MA - April 2015

Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, Memphis, IN - October 2014

Airman First Class Robert James Brown, 24, Anchorage, Alaska

May 2016

Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens will be remembered for a lot of things. He was a Peoria, Illinois native, a member of the Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL Team 6, a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, a three-time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal (two of which included the “V” for Valor, signifying heroism while in combat), and an all-around nice guy.
 
Ryan first enlisted in the military in 1998 and has been “assigned to East Coast-based special warfare units since 2007,” according to PilotOnline.com.
 
Ryan Owens was killed January 29, 2017 during a raid on al-Qaida base in Yemen. 

Phillip Vinnedge, 19

October 13, 2010 -St. Charles, MO

 

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