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 and you all should be sharing this post on your FB pages weekly as a reminder to others.


  • Army Staff Sgt. Zachary H. Hargrove

    Army Staff Sgt. Zachary H. Hargrove - Died May 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 32, of Wichita, Kan.; assigned to 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 3 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of noncombat causes.

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  • Army Capt. Bruce K. Clark

    Army Capt. Bruce K. Clark - Died May 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 43, of Spencerport, N.Y.; assigned to A Company, Troop Command, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas; died May 1 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of noncombat causes.

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  • Army Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut

    Army Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut - Died April 30, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Rochester, Minn.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.;- died April 30 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from wounds caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Marine Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt

    Marine Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt - Died April 28, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 38, of Gautier, Miss.; assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died April 28 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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  • Army Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas

    Army Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas - Died April 28, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 20, of Anaheim, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an IED.

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  • Army Spc. Jason K. Edens

    Army Spc. Jason K. Edens - Died April 26, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Franklin, Tenn.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died April 26 in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 15 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston

    Army Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston Died April 26, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of Candler, N.C.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 26 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Navy Lt. Christopher Mosko and Army Sgt. Dick Lee Jr.

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  • Army Sgt. Dick A. Lee Jr.

    Army Sgt. Dick A. Lee Jr. - Died April 26, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 31, of Orange Park, Fla.; assigned to 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany; died April 26 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston and Navy Lt. Christopher Mosko.

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  • Navy Lt. Christopher E. Mosko

    Navy Lt. Christopher E. Mosko - Died April 26, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of Pittsford, N.Y.; assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan, out of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 in San Diego; died April 26 while conducting combat operations in Nawa district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston and Army Sgt. Dick Lee Jr.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo

    Army Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo - Died April 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 25, of Simi Valley, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; died April 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by small-arms fire.

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  • Army Spc. Moises J. Gonzalez

    Army Spc. Moises J. Gonzalez - Died April 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 29, Huntington, Calif.; assigned to 509th Combat Service Support Company, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died April 25 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over.

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  • Army Spc. Benjamin H. Neal

    Army Spc. Benjamin H. Neal - Died April 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Orfordville, Wis.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

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  • Army Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez

    Army Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez - Died April 24, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of West Sacramento, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died April 24 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes.

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