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 should be the most shared piece of the week, every week, so let's not forget to let others know so our soldiers don't die in vain but can look down knowing we all think they are the hero's that they are!  You have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Army Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs

    Army Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs - Died May 4, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 38, Warren, Ark., assigned to-the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.; died May 4 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of a noncombat illness.

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  • Marine Sgt. John P. Huling

    Marine Sgt. John P. Huling - Died May 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of West Chester, Ohio; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died May 6 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of gunshots fired by someone wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Fogarty

    Army Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Fogarty - Died May 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Alameda, Calif.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died May 6 in Ahmad Khel, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie

    Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie - Died May 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Clarksville, Tenn.; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 7 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Spc. Chase S. Marta and Army Pfc. Dustin D. Gross.

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  • Army Spc. Chase S. Marta

    Army Spc. Chase S. Marta - Died May 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 24, of Chico, Calif.; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 7 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie and Army Pfc. Dustin D. Gross.

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  • Army Pfc. Dustin D. Gross

    Army Pfc. Dustin D. Gross - Died May 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 19, of Jeffersonville, Ky.; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 7 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie and Army Spc. Chase S. Marta.

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