When a soldier pays the ultimate price and lays down his or her life protecting the freedom of our great country it goes largely unnoticed.

I find it VERY sad we don't just fly our flags at half staff till we bring them all home.  Let's face it, these brave individuals die every day, every week.  So, why are we not flying our flags in them?

Here are the most recent hero's “who gave all” so let's fly those flags at 'half staff' in our hearts in their honor!

As always, you don't need my permission to re-post this tribute.


  • Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray

    Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray - Died August 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 38, of Conyers, Ga.; assigned to 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 8 in Sarkowi, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide bomb attack.

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  • Army Command Sgt. Kevin J. Griffin

    Army Command Sgt. Kevin J. Griffin - Died August 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 45, of Laramie, Wyo.; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 8 in Sarkowi, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide bomb attack.

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  • Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy

    Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy - Died August 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 35, of West Point, N.Y.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 8 in Sarkowi, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide bomb attack.

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  • Army Master Sgt. Gregory R Trent

    Army Master Sgt. Gregory R Trent - Died August 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 38, of Norton, Mass.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.;died Aug. 8 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from wounds suffered July 31 in Baktabad, Afghanistan, caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp

    Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp - Died August 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Weatherford, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 7 in Shaban district, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvsed explosive device.

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  • Army Spc. Ethan J. Martin

    Army Spc. Ethan J. Martin - Died August 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Lewiston, Idaho; assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Marine Cpl. Daniel L. Linnabary II

    Marine Cpl. Daniel L. Linnabary II - Died August 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Hubert, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 6 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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