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/we have the freedom we do. This should be the most shared piece of the week, every week, so let's not forget to let others know so our soldiers don't die in vain but can look down knowing we all think they are the hero's that they are!  You have full authority to share this weekly post anywhere you like.


  • Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson

    Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson - Died May 11, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Normangee, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died May 11 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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  • Army 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson

    Army 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson - Died May 11, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Yuma, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died May 11 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire. A memorial service is being held for the Fort Carson soldier from Arizona who was killed in Afghanistan.

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  • Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jorge Luis Velasquez

    Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jorge Luis Velasquez - Died May 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 35, of Houston; assigned to Commander, Task Force 56 in Bahrain; died of injuries sustained in a fall from a balcony in Manama, Bahrain.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes

    Army Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes - Died May 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 38, of Las Cruces, N.M.; assigned to 741st Ordnance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas, part of the 84th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group; died May 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Spc. Alex Hernandez III

    Army Spc. Alex Hernandez III - Died May 12, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Round Rock, Texas; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; found dead in his room May 12 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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  • Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker

    Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker - Died May 13, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; assigned to 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died May 13, in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III.

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  • Army Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III

    Army Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III - Died May 13, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Rolla, Mo.; assigned to 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died May 13, in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker.

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