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/we have the freedom we do. This weeks list is the longest to date and I hope you too will salute these brave warriors who gave their all last week! You have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Army Pfc. Vincent J. Ellis

    Army Pfc. Vincent J. Ellis - Died June 4, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Tokyo, Japan; assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died June 4, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds suffered June 1 on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, caused by improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire.

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  • Army Capt. Scott P. Pace

    Army Capt. Scott P. Pace - Died June 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 33, of Brawley, Calif.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed. Also killed was Army 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari.

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  • Army 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari

    Army 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari - Died June 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Walla Walla, Wash.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed. Also killed was Army Capt. Scott P. Pace.

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  • Army Pfc. Brandon D. Goodine

    Army Pfc. Brandon D. Goodine - Died June 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Luthersville, Ga.; assigned to 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 7 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Marine Cpl. Anthony R. Servin

    Marine Cpl. Anthony R. Servin - Died June 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 8 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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  • Navy Master Chief Logistics Specialist Richard J. Kessler Jr.

    Navy Master Chief Logistics Specialist Richard J. Kessler Jr. - Died June 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 47, of Gulfport, Fla., was found dead June 8 in his berthing compartment aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise, currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.