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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
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,
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, of Patillas, Puerto Rico - November 2015
Air Force Maj Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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
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