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Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Fankhauser Among Those Who Died For You Last Week – Week 17 [VIDEOS]

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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.  Sometimes names are added after I post this so you can check back during the week for names that have been added.


 
 
 
 

Army Capt. Michael C. Braden - Died April 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 31, of Lock Haven, Pa.; assigned to the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died April 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan.

 
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Army Sgt. Chris J. Workman - Died April 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 33, of Boise, Idaho; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; died April 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray and Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer.

 
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Army Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray - Died April 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Waipahu, Hawaii; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; died April 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson, Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer and Sgt. Chris J. Workman.

 
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Army Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer - Died April 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Pekin, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; died April 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray and Sgt. Chris J. Workman.

 
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Army Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas S. Johnson - Died April 19, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; died April 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Don C. Viray, Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer and Sgt. Chris J. Workman.

 
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Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh - Died April 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of Cobb, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 22 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 
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Army Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf - Died April 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 22 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 
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Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Fankhauser - Died April 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 30, of Mason, Texas; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died April 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

 
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