It's hard not to think of the families that will be forever linked together by death. As you read these posts, you will see those who died together; some from the same states, and how these families now have to deal with their ultimate sacrifice. If you don't know who Larry Eckhardt is, please watch both video's in today's post. What an amazing human being and the one thing he and I both have in common is that there isn't a week that goes by that we don't honor our fallen warriors and I am honored to be able to say that.

KIA States last week: CA-NC-FL-TX

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard - Died October 13, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 29, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 13 in Khanabad district, Afghanistan, from wounds caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Army Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson

    Army Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson - Died October 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 26, of Long Beach, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Oct. 12 in Andar district, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Navy Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu

    Navy Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu - Died October 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 48, of Manila, the Philippines; assigned to Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain; died Oct. 12 as a result of non-combat injuries.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez

    Army Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez - Died October 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Aberdeen, N.C.; assigned to 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 6 in Chak district, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire. Also killed was Army Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 27, of Coral Springs, Fla.

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  • Army Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro

    Army Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro - Died October 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Coral Springs, Fla.; assigned to 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 6 in Chak district, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown

    Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown - Died October 4, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of Dallas, Texas; assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, Lemoore, Calif.; died Aug. 4 from a non-combat illness in Rota, Spain.

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