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 have the freedom I emjoy. New videos have been added this week and if you have a video you would like to see on this post next week please bring it to my attention. You have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Army Pfc. Nathan T. Davis

    Army Pfc. Nathan T. Davis - Died June 9, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Yucaipa, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died June 9 in Tore Obeh, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore

    Army Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore - Died June 10, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of New Windsor, Ill.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died June 10 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire.

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  • Spc. Trevor A. Pinnick

    Spc. Trevor A. Pinnick - Died June 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died June 12 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Barett W. McNabb

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Barett W. McNabb - Died June 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 33, of Chino Valley, Ariz.; assigned to 562nd Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died June 12 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an enemy improvised explosive device.

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  • Marine Cpl. Taylor J. Baune

    Marine Cpl. Taylor J. Baune - Died June 13, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Andover, Minn.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 13 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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  • Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly

    Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly - Died June 14, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Flint, Mich., died June 14 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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  • Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti

    Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti - Died June 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of San Diego, Calif., died June 15 in Spedar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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