Another week and eight (8) more soldiers who has paid the ultimate price 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: CO-TX-OK-CA-NY

  • Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson

    Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27, with an improvised explosive device in Arian, Afghanistan.  Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash

    Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson
  • Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr.

    Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr. - Age 25 from San Diego CA. Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr. died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr. was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  Also killed was Pfc. Charles P. McClure.

    Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr. (Facebook)
  • Pfc. Charles P. McClure

    Pfc. Charles P. McClure - Age 21 from Stratford OK. died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  Pfc. Charles P. McClure was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  Also killed was Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr.

    Pfc. Charles P. McClure (U.S. Army)
  • Capt. Mark T. Voss

    Capt. Mark T. Voss - Age 27 from Colorado Springs CO. Died May 3, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft.  Capt. Mark T. Voss was assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.  Also killed was Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III.

    Cpt. Mark T. Voss (DoD)
  • Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney

    Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney - Age 27 from Palmdale CA.  Died May 3, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft.  Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney was assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.  Also killed was Capt. Mark T. Voss and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III.

    Cpt. Victoria A. Pinckney (Facebook)
  • Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III

    Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III - Age 30 from Bakersfield CA. Died May 3, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft.  Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III  was assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.  Also killed was Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney and Capt. Mark T. Voss.

    Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III (Facebook)
  • Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian

    Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian - Age 39 from Warwick NY. Killed In Action May 4 while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. This incident is under investigation. Also killed was Cpl. David M. Sonka

    Marine Corp (Facebook)
  • Cpl. David M. Sonka

    Cpl. David M. Sonka - Age 23 from Parker CO. Killed In Action May 4 while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.  Cpl. David M. Sonka was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. This incident is under investigation. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian

    Marine Corp (Facebook)