Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Faces of the Fallen | Afghanistan



THE SOLDIER SERIES: A SALUTE TO THE SOUL

Ever since my sister was in Iraq, nearly three years ago, I always had a habit of going to the Washington Post and checking for updates. I know it sounds strange, but when you're a million miles apart and communication is rare, you start finding new ways to yeild the information you're searching for.

As I prepare this next collection I can't help but think of those who never made it home.

I have decided to post the faces of these men, from time to time, because these are the names that should be in the news and talked about....so I hope you don't mind indulging me by allowing this blog to serve as a memorial from time to time.

Fallen Soldiers of June 2011

Operation Enduring Freedom


Photo of Spec. James L. Adair

Spec. James L. Adair
Carthage, Texas, U.S.

Photo of Sepc.  Christian  M. Adams

Sepc. Christian M. Adams
Sierra Vista, Arizona, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. Roger  L. Adams Jr.

Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr.
Jacksonville, North Carolina, U.S.

Photo of Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle

Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Photo of Pfc. Daniel J. Agami

Pfc. Daniel J. Agami
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. James C. Akin

Sgt. James C. Akin
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Photo of Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday

Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday
Donalsonville, Georgia, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander

Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander
Dale City, Virginia, U.S.

Photo of 1st Lt. Louis E. Allen

1st Lt. Louis E. Allen
Milford, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Photo of Spec.  Brian  M. Anderson

Spec. Brian M. Anderson
Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.

Photo of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson

Cpl. Andy D. Anderson
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.

Photo of Spec.  Scott  A. Andrews

Spec. Scott A. Andrews
Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.

Photo of Sgt.  John  D. Aragon

Sgt. John D. Aragon
Antioch, California, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. Roberto Arizola Jr.

Sgt. Roberto Arizola Jr.
Laredo, Texas, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr.

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr.
Carriere, Mississippi, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins

Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.

Photo of Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins

Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins
Parker, Colorado, U.S.

Photo of Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson
Cupertino, California, U.S.

Photo of Spec. David J. Babineau

Spec. David J. Babineau
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Photo of Petty Officer 2nd Class Cesar O. Baez

Petty Officer 2nd Class Cesar O. Baez
Pomona, California, U.S.

Photo of Lance Cpl. Michael  C. Bailey

Lance Cpl. Michael C. Bailey
Park Hills, Missouri, U.S.

Photo of Cpl. Riley E. Baker

Cpl. Riley E. Baker
Pacific, Missouri, U.S.

Photo of Sgt.  Juan  C. Baldeosingh

Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh
Newport, North Carolina, U.S.

Photo of Tech. Sgt. Ryan A. Balmer

Tech. Sgt. Ryan A. Balmer
Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S.

Photo of Maj.  Rocco  M. Barnes

Maj. Rocco M. Barnes
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Photo of Airman 1st Class Eric M. Barnes

Airman 1st Class Eric M. Barnes
Lorain, Ohio, U.S.

Photo of 1st Sgt.  Robert  N. Barton

1st Sgt. Robert N. Barton
Roxie, Mississippi, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt.  John  C. Beale

Staff Sgt. John C. Beale
Riverdale, Georgia, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Michael A. Bechert

Staff Sgt. Michael A. Bechert
New Castle, Indiana, U.S.

Photo of Sgt.  Christopher  R. Bell

Sgt. Christopher R. Bell
Golden, Mississippi, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt.  Nicholas  P. Bellard

Staff Sgt. Nicholas P. Bellard
El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Photo of Pfc. David J. Bentz III

Pfc. David J. Bentz III
Newfield, New Jersey, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Marvin Best

Staff Sgt. Marvin Best
Prosser, Washington, U.S.

Photo of Spec. Paul A. Beyer

Spec. Paul A. Beyer
Jamestown, North Dakota, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Mario J. Bievre

Staff Sgt. Mario J. Bievre
Glendale Heights, Illinois, U.S.

Photo of Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Birch

Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Birch
Saint Anthony, Idaho, U.S.

Photo of Spec.  Robert  L. Bittiker

Spec. Robert L. Bittiker
Jacksonville, North Carolina, U.S.

Photo of 1st Sgt.  John D. Blair

1st Sgt. John D. Blair
Calhoun, Georgia, U.S.

Photo of Staff Sgt. Richard A. Blakley

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Blakley
Plainfield, Indiana, U.S.

Photo of Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman

Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.

Photo of Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding

Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding
Manvel, Texas, U.S.

Photo of Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger Jr.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger Jr.
Poteau, Oklahoma, U.S.

Photo of Spec. Val J. Borm

Spec. Val J. Borm
Sidney, Nebraska, U.S.

Photo of Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury

Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

Photo of Sgt.  Mark  A. Bradley

Sgt. Mark A. Bradley
Cuba, New York, U.S.

Photo of 1st Lt.  Brian   N. Bradshaw

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw
Steilacoom, Washington, U.S.

Photo of Cpl. Dustin R. Brisky

Cpl. Dustin R. Brisky
Round Rock, Texas, U.S.

Photo of Maj. Sid W. Brookshire

Maj. Sid W. Brookshire
Missouri, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. William E. Brown

Sgt. William E. Brown
Phil Campbell, Alabama, U.S.

Photo of Pfc. Joshua D. Brown

Pfc. Joshua D. Brown
Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Photo of Sgt. Charles R. Browning

Sgt. Charles R. Browning
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.