Another week and another 5 more soldiers lost since last Monday's post.  These warriors have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Please remember, "Freedom" isn't free at all; someone has to pay for it. Please make it a point this week to go out of your way and thank a soldier.  It's a good habit to get into!

KIA States last week: PA-CA-FL-Puerto Rico

  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward

    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward - Died April 6, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

    24, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died April 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a car bombing in Zabul, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa and Spc. Delfin M. Santos Jr.

    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward
  • Army Spc. Delfin M. Santos

    Army Spc. Delfin M. Santos- Died April 6, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 24, of San Jose, Calif.; assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; Died April 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a car bombing in Zabul, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa and Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward.

    Army Spc. Delfin M. Santos
  • Army Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa

    Army Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa - Died April 6, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Juncos, Puerto Rico; assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; Died April 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a car bombing in Zabul, Afghanistan. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward and Spc. Delfin M. Santos Jr.

    Army Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa
  • Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner

    Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner - Age 34 from Tafford, PA. Killed In Action on April 9, in Pachir Wa Agam District, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.  Also killed was Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder.

    Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner
  • Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder

    Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder - Age 29 from Mohnton, Pa.. Killed In Action on April 9, in Pachir Wa Agam District, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.  Also killed was Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner.

    Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder
  • The Final Taps