It's Monday. For me that means it's time to stop for a few minutes and acknowledge those who sacrificed their lives last week for this great country. New York is enduring the biggest loss of the week but my thoughts go out to all the families. These are MY hero's and hopefully yours as well. Don't forget Veterans Day is coming up Sunday and Journey 4 Justice will again be riding in the Loveland parade. Anyone is welcome to ride in our entry.

KIA States last week: NY-NJ-TX-CA

  • Army Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz

    Army Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz - Died October 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Murrieta, Calif.; assigned to the 9th Military Information Support Bn (Abn), 8th Military Information Support Gp (Abn), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died of wounds suffered Oct. 25 when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Kashif M. Mermon

    Army Staff Sgt. Kashif M. Mermon - Died October 25, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 31, of Houston; assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Bn (Abn), 95th Civil Affairs Bde (Abn), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died of wounds suffered Oct. 25 when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

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  • Marine Cpl. Alex Domio

    Marine Cpl. Alex Domion - Died October 31, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom/ Age 21, of Richfield Springs, N.Y., assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Oct. 31 as a result of a non-combat incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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  • Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor

    Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor - Died November 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Gillette, N.J., assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va.; died Nov. 1 of a gunshot wound while supporting stability operations in Zabul, Afghanistan.

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne

    Army Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne - Died November 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 29, of Port Henry, N.Y., assigned to 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.; died Nov. 3 of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. Spc. Ryan P. Jayne and Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz were also killed in the incident.

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  • Army Spc. Ryan P. Jayne

    Army Spc. Ryan P. Jayne - Died November 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 22, of Campbell, N.Y., assigned to 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.; died Nov. 3 of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne and Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz were also killed in the incident.

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  • Army Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz

    Army Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz - Died November 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Alden, N.Y., assigned to 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.; died Nov. 3 of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne and Spc. Ryan P. Jayne were also killed in the incident.

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