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.  These are the Fathers, Sons, Brothers and Husbands who gave their life for what they believed in.

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 and in my opinion, all flags, should be flown at half staff till they ALL come home.  


KIA States this week:  MS, OH, MD, VA, CO, NC, WA, CA, MA, FL

  • Army Pfc. Patricia L. Horne

    Army Pfc. Patricia L. Horne - Died August 24, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Greenwood, Miss.; assigned to 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Died Aug. 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes.

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  • Army Sgt. Louis Torres

    Army Sgt. Louis Torres - Died August 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Oberlin, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Died Aug. 22, in San Antonio of wounds suffered Aug. 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, casued by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Coater B. Debose

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Coater B. Debose - Died August 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 55, of State Line, Miss.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment, 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, Camp Shelby, Miss.; Died Aug. 19 in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds casued by small-arms fire.

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  • Army Sgt. David V. Williams

    Army Sgt. David V. Williams - Died August 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 24, of Frederick, Md.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Died Aug. 18 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes.

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  • Marine Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes

    Marine Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes - Died August 17, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 36, of Lynch Station, Va.; assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Died Aug. 17 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrel L. Enos, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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  • Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrel L. Enos

    Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrel L. Enos - Died August 17, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Died Aug. 17 in Farah province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Marine Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes, 36, of Lynch Station, Va.

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  • Army Spc. James A. Justice

    Army Spc. James A. Justice - Died August 17, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Grover, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; Died Aug. 17 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries suffered Aug. 14 that were caused by small-arms fire in Wardak province, Afghanistan.

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  • Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson

    Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit in San Diego; died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.

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  • Army Pfc. Michael R. DeMarsico II

    Army Pfc. Michael R. DeMarsico II - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of North Adams, Mass.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Died Aug. 16 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex

    Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.

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  • Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks

    Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of Edgewater, Md.; assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit; Died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.

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  • Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby

    Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.

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  • Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N.A. Krause

    Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N.A. Krause - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.; and Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  • Army Sgt. Luis A. OliverGalbreath

    Army Sgt. Luis A. OliverGalbreath - Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.; and Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.

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