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; until now. Every week I post names of those “who gave all” so I can pay my respects and remember why I have the freedom I emjoy. New videos have been added this week and if you have a video you would like to see on this post next week please bring it to my attention. You have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Army Spc. John D. Meador II

    Army Spc. John D. Meador II - Died June 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 36, of Columbia, S.C.; assigned to 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.; died June 20 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl and Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas.

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  • Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl

    Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl - Died June 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Lexington, S.C.; assigned to 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.; died June 20 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Spc. John D. Meador II and Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas.

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  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas - Died June 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; assigned to 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.; died June 20 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Spc. John D. Meador II and Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl.

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  • Army Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier

    Army Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier - Died June 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Spokane, Wash.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 18 in Zharay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when individuals in Afghan police uniforms turned their weapons against his unit.

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