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Let’s Remember Those ‘Who Gave All’ [VIDEO]

I see so many people these days posting something in support of our military on a daily basis. But when a soldier pays the ultimate price and lays down his life protecting the freedom of our great country it goes largely unnoticed and that is about to change with me.  Each week I am going to post the names of those “who gave all” so we can remember them.  Every name has a link you can click to put a face to the name!  Please start the Taps video as you scroll through the names and the end video will bring goosebumps and tears as well!

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  • Lance Cpl. Osbrany. Montes De Oca, 20, of North Arlington, N.J., died Feb. 10,2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton died February 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom42, of Tupelo, Miss., assigned to 223rd Engineer Battalion, 168th Engineer Brigade, Mississippi National Guard, West Point, Miss.; died Feb. 7 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of a noncombat medical condition.
  • Army Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner died February 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom49, of Fairfax, Va.; assigned to 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Cmd, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 3 of natural causes in Kabul province, Afghanistan.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus died February 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom22, of Greenville, Miss.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Feb. 1 when he was shot by a member of the Afghan Security Forces in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • Marine Sgt. William C. Stacey died January 31, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom23, of Redding, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Jan. 31 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
  • Army 1st Lt. David A. Johnson died January 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom24, of Horicon, Wis.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regimentt, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while conducting a dismounted patrol.
  • Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Singer died January 21, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom23, of Temecula, Calif., assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Jan. 21 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
  • Marine Capt. Joshua C. Pairsh died January 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom29, of Equality, Ill.; assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Washington, D.C.; died Jan. 22 in the U.S. of a non-combat illness after returning from Afghanistan on Jan. 3.
  • Marine Capt. Daniel B. Bartle died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom27, of Ferndale, Wash.; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Marine Cpl. Joseph D. Logan died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom22, of Willis, Texas; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Marine Capt. Nathan R. McHone died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom29, of Crystal Lake, Ill.; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom25, of Colonia, N.J.; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Marine Master Sgt. Travis W. Riddick died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom40, of Centerville, Iowa; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Marine Cpl. Jesse W. Stites died January 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom23, of North Beach, Md.; assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Jan. 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the CH-53D helicopter he was riding in crashed.
  • Army Spc. Keith D. Benson died January 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom27, of Brockton, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died Jan. 18 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes.
  • Marine Cpl. Phillip D. McGeath died January 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom25, Glendale, Ariz..; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 18 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
  • Marine Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman died January 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom22, of Tulsa, Okla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Jan. 15 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Kenneth E. Cochran died January 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom20, of Wilder, Idaho; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Jan. 15 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise died January 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom34, of Little Rock, Ark.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash; died Jan. 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained Jan. 9 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.
  • Army Pfc. Neil I. Turner died January 11, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom21, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died Jan. 11, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
  • Army Pfc. Michael W. Pyron died January 10, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom30, of Hopewell, Va.; assigned to 25th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Brigade, 335th Signal Command Theater, U.S. Army Reserve, East Point, Ga.; died Jan. 10 in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a noncombat incident.
  • Army Pfc. Dustin P. Napier died January 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom20, of London, Ky., assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Jan. 8 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from enemy small-arms fire.
  • Army Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt died January 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom21, of Merrillville, Ind.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.; died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr. and Spc. Christopher A. Patterson.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger died January 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom32, of Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.; died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr., Spc. Christopher A. Patterson and Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt.
  • Army Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr. died January 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom44, of Hamlet, Ind.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.; died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, Spc. Christopher A. Patterson and Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt.
  • Army Spc. Christopher A. Patterson died January 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom20, of Aurora, Ill.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.; died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr. and Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt.
  • Army Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt died January 6, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom21, of Merrillville, Ind.; assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.; died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr. and Spc. Christopher A. Patterson.
  • Air Force Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell died January 5, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom23, of Erie, Pa.; assigned to 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; died Jan. 5 in Shir Gazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz and Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler.
  • Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz died January 5, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom34, of Traverse City, Mich.; assigned to 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.; died Jan. 5 in Shir Gazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell and Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler.
  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler died January 5, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom24, of Westminster, Md.; assigned to 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.; died Jan. 5 in Shir Gazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell and Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz.
  • Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Chad R. Regelin died January 2, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom24, of Cottonwood, Calif.; assigned to Marine Special Operations Company Bravo and was stationed at Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, San Diego; died Jan. 2 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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