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. The videos are very special today; the first from Mason Douglas and the other is by Jason Meadows so please take a few minutes to watch them and you have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Army Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox

    Army Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox - Died May 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; assigned to 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died May 18 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by indirect fire. Also killed was Army Sgt. Michael J. Knapp.

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  • Army Sgt. Michael J. Knapp

    Army Sgt. Michael J. Knapp - Died May 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of Overland Park, Kan.; assigned to 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died May 18 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by indirect fire. Also killed was Army Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox.

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  • Army Spc. Samuel T. Watts

    Army Spc. Samuel T. Watts - Died May 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Wheaton, Ill.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 19 in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 25 in Zharay, Afghanistan, when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

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  • Navy Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ryan J. Wilson

    Navy Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ryan J. Wilson - Died May 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 26, of Shasta, Calif.; assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters, Manama, Bahrain; died May 20 in Manama of complications associated with a medical condition.

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  • Army Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat

    Army Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat - Died May 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of, Prince George, Va.; assigned to 168th Brigade Support Battalion, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.; died May 20 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army 2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander.

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  • Army 2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander

    Army 2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander - Died May 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to 168th Brigade Support Battalion, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.; died May 20 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat.

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  • Army Spc. Arronn D. Fields

    Army Spc. Arronn D. Fields - Died May 21, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Terre Haute, Ind.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis; died May 21 in Qal-ah-ye Mirza Jal, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by rocket-propelled grenades.

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  • Army 2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado

    Army 2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado - Died May 23, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of San Jose, Calif.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died May 23 in Zharay, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with an improvised explosive device.

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