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Chaplain’s Corner



The Chaplain's name is unknown


I am troubled, because I am honored to represent my country wherever I am sent. I am honored as a Chaplain to provide religious support wherever God leads me. To me, being a service member, representing God and Country, is the best thing I can imagine. I would assume my Coalition force comrades feel the same about their commitments.

Then I read these news blurbs again and my 53-year-old memory goes back to Vietnam – and the treatment veterans received. Does this dissuade me from serving God and Country? No, what we are doing here in Iraq, helping this nation attain freedom is noble and right! Everything that is good and right comes with a price tag! Nothing good and lasting is ever free! If it were, we would not want it.

No, I just have to remember the words of Ezekiel the prophet, “The word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see, but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people!’”  (Ezekiel 12:1-2)



Chaplain and Soldier

Chaplains must walk a line different from the ordinary officer's. Chaplains 

should never forget that they are responsible to two professions, to two chains of command, a line commander and the church that ordained them. The chaplain is
and must be a tightrope walker, aware constantly of balancing the needs of the
individual, the church, and the military. Chaplains are soldiers, but unarmed.
Although they go where their troops go, they are in a different category. For

example, if captured and sent to a prisoner-of- war camp, they will be "detained
persons," not "prisoners of war." The laws of war recognize that chaplains, like
doctors, have different responsibilities from those of combat troops. The laws of

war provide for the continuation of their work even under prison conditions.

Walking the chaplain's tightrope is, though not without difficulties, well within
human powers. Many men and women have, I believe, done it remarkably well.
Certainly, I have never regretted my dual vocation as chaplain and soldier.

Source Unknown



To Our Indiana Heroes
Of The War On Terror













This is my memorial
to all the

Indiana members
of the Armed Forces
who gave their lives
in the war on terror and
the attack on the Pentagon










They are listed
no matter where or how they died,
by date of death from the latest death,
down the list to the first to die,
which happens to be the only female.
So, she gets all the roses
for everyone in the memorial list.








 
The very last name
is the only known death
 in the attack on the Pentagon
from Indiana.



Last updated 13 November 2009

As I done my reasch of the deaths I was stunned

by the total numbers that I came up with for our beloved State.



Explanation of memorial list break down


Indiana Heroes in War Iraq Freedom                (Ages marked in black)     97
Enduring Freedom Alfganinstan                         (Ages marked in purple)
 +16
Out of state members serving in Indiana Units     (Ages marked in red)  +04
Service members that are Indiana natives          (Ages marked in blue)  +08
Indiana Heroes of the War on Terrorist Honored here        Sub Total   125
Indiana's Hero of the attack on the Pentagon     (Ages marked in gold)  +02
Indiana's Heroes Honored in this webpage                      Grand Total  127
Those marked in (red and blue) are not counted in the official death toll:
  -12
Indiana's Official Death Toll Honored in this webpage        Grand Total
 115

 




You now are entering the hollow grounds of

the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.








No one loves losing especially their lives.





Americans can never repay them
for
their service to
the
national they served so well. 


Denotes a fallen hero


Rank & Name Age Unit The City
of Indiana
Date of death and cause


2009

Army Spc. Chancellor A. Keesling   25 assigned to the 961st Engineer Company, Sharonville, Ohio Indianapolis died 06-19 in Baghdad of a non-combat-related incident
Air Force Senior Airman Ashton L.M. Goodman   21 assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Indianapolis died May 26 near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.
Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal  54 assigned to the 55th Medical Company, based in Indianapolis Amarillo, Texas died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Army Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer  21 assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska Indianapolis died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.


2008

Army Sgt.
Gary M. Henry
 34 28th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind28th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind. Indianapolis died Aug. 4 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when debris from an improvised explosive device detonation on an overpass fell onto his vehicle
Army Spc. Jonathan D. Menke  22 assigned to the 38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind. Madison died Aug. 4 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when debris from an improvised explosive device that was detonated on an overpass fell onto his vehicle.
Army Staff Sgt. Brian K. Miller  37 assigned to the 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana Army National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind. Pendleton died Aug. 2 in Abd Allah, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
  Army Spc.
Joseph A. Ford
 23 assigned to the 1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana National Guard, New Albany, Ind. Knox died May 10 in Al Asad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.


2007

Army Spc.
Johnathan A. Lahmann
 21 assigned to the 59th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas Richmond died Dec. 10 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds sustained in Bayji, Iraq, when a improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.
Army Sgt.
Kenneth R. Booker
 25 assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Vevay died Nov. 14, in Mukhisa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
 Navy Seaman Apprentice 
Shayna Ann Schnel
 19
assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates
Tell City died Oct. 1 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
 Army Sgt.
Nicholas J. Patterson
 24 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Rochester died Sept. 10 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related vehicle rollover. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, Staff Sgt. Gregory Rivera-Santiago, Sgt. Michael C. Hardegree, Sgt. Omar L. Mora, Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks and Spc. Steven R. Elrod.
Army Cpl.
Ryan A. Woodward
 22 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Fort Wayne died Sept. 8 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations.
Army Cpl.
Willard M. Powell
 21 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Evansville died Aug. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when the enemy attacked using small-arms fire during combat operations in Taramiyah, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Shawn D. Hensel
 20 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Logansport died Aug. 14 in Baghdad of wounds sustained during an enemy attack.
Army Staff Sgt.
William R. Fritsche
 23 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy Martinsville died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations.
Army Spc.
Carter A. Gamble Jr.
 24 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. Brownstown died June 24, 2007 in Duraiya, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire.

Army Pfc.
David A. Wilkey Jr.
 22 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Elkhart died June 18, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit June 17 in Baghdad.
Army Staff Sgt.
Michael A. Bechert
 24 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany New Castle died June 14, 2007 in San Antonio of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device May 30 in Baghdad.
 Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan A. Balmer  33 Assigned special agent to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Mishawaka died June 5, 2007 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
 Army Spc.
Clinton C. Blodgett
 19 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany Pekin died May 26,2007 in Baghdad when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device.
Army Sgt.
Robert J.
Montgomery Jr.
 29 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska Scottsburg died May 22,2007 in Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.
Army Pfc.
Nicholas S. Hartge
 20 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany Rome City died May 14, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using grenades and an improvised explosive device.
Army Spc.
Andrew R. Weiss
 28 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas Lafayette died May 3, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
Army Pfc.
David A. Kirkpatrick
 20 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Upland killed April 27, 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Army Pfc.
Richard P. Langenbrunner

 19 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. Fort Wayne died April 17, 2007 in Rustamiyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.
Marine 1st Lt. Shaun M. Blue  25 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Munster killed April 16, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.
Army Cpl.
Jason J. Beadles
 22 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. LaPorte died April 12, 2007 in Baghdad of a non-combat-related injury. The incident is under investigation.
Army Cpl.
Cody A. Putnam
 22 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Lafayette killed April 12, 2007 in Baghdad, when his patrol encountered an improvised explosive device.
Army Pfc.
David N. Simmons
 20 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA. Kokomo killed April 8, 2007 in Baghdad when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.
NG Army Staff Sgt.
Bradley D. King
 28 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Brigade, Marion, Ind. Marion killed April 2, 2007 in Amiriyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Army 1st Lt.
Neale M. Shank
 25 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Fort Wayne died March 31, 2007 in Baghdad from a non-combat related incident. His death is under investigation.
Army PFC
Jason D. Johns
 19 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Frankton died Feb. 21, 2007 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related injury.


2006

Army Spc.
Joseph A. Strong
 21 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Lebanon killed Dec. 26, 2006 of injuries sustained when the vehicle he was in was involved in a rollover incident in Baghdad.
Marine Lance Cpl James R. Davenport  20 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Danville
killed Nov. 22 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
Marine Lance Cpl James E. Brown  20 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Owensville
killed Nov. 2, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Nathan J. Frigo
 23 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team based in Colorado. Kokomo killed Oct. 17, 2006 in a roadside bombing in Baqubah, Iraq.
NG Marine
Lance Cpl
Joshua M. Hines
 26 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Terre Haute, Ind. Olney. IL
killed Oct. 15, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.
NG Marine Sgt.
Brock A. Babb
 40 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Terre Haute, Ind. Evansville killed Oct. 15, 2006 by a roadside bomb in the Anbar province of Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas  27 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Ala. Hammond killed Oct. 3, 2006 of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire while performing security operations in Baghdad.
NG Marine Cpl.
Aaron L. Seal
 23 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Sound Bend, Ind. Elkhart killed Oct. 1, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Anthony P. Seig
 19 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sunman killed Sept. 9, 2006 of injuries sustained when he encountered indirect fire from enemy forces while on base in Baghdad.
Army Staff Sgt.
Michael W. Schafer
 25 Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Spring Hill, FL 
Crown Point
native
Killed July 25, 2005 when he was shot by enemy forces while on a quick-reaction force mission in Oruzgan, Afghanistan.
Army Cpl.
Nathaniel S. Baughman
 23 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Monticello killed July 17, 2006 of injuries sustained when his Humvee encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations in Bayji, Iraq.
NG Army Sgt. Maj.
Jeffrey A. McLochlin
 45 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard, Marion Ind. Rochester killed July 5, 2006 when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms fire in Orgun-E, Afghanistan.
ING Army Staff Sgt.
Paul S. Pabla
 23 Army National Guard's 139th Field Artillery, Kempton, Ind. Fort Wayne killed on July 3, 2006 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations.
NG Army Staff Sgt.
Richard A. Blakley
 34 38th Main Support Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Plainfield killed June 6, 2006 when he was shot by enemy small arms fire during dismounted combat patrol operations in Khalidiyah, Iraq.
Marine Lance Cpl
David J. Grames Sanchez
 22 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Fort Wayne killed May 11, 2006 in a vehicle accident in the Anbar province, Iraq.
NG Army Sgt.
Joseph E. Proctor
 38 638th Battalion (Aviation), Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Ind. Indianapolis killed May 3 when a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post during dismounted combat patrol operations in Tammin, Iraq.
Marine Cpl.
Eric R. Lueken
 23 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Dubois killed April 22, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Marine Staff Sgt. Eric A. McIntosh  29
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Indianapolis
died Apr. 2, 2006 in the Anbar province of Iraq during combat operations. Had just begun his second tour in Iraq.
NG Army Staff Sgt. Brock A. Berry  30
Kentucky National Guard
Warsaw
native
died Mar. 23, 2006 when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb near al Habbaniyah, Iraq. Third tour of overseas duty.
Army Spc.
Antoine J. McKinzie
 25 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Indianapolis killed Mar. 21, 2006 while on patrol in Baghdad.
AR Army Spc.
Joshua L. Hill
 24 391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Asheville, N.C. Fairmount killed March 12, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan.
Army Sgt.
Rickey E. Jones
 21 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Kokomo killed Feb. 22, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Hawijah, Iraq.
Army Spc.
Matthew C. Frantz
 23 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Lafayette killed Jan. 20, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Huwijah, Iraq.


2005

Army Pvt.
Jonathan R. Pfender
 22 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Evansville killed Dec. 30, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Bayji, Iraq.
Army Cpl.
Jonathan F. Blair
 21 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Fort Wayne killed Nov. 19, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq.
Marine Lance Cpl. Scott A. Zubowski  20 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); Manchester killed Nov. 12, 2005 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Amiriyah, Iraq.
AR Army Spc.
Christopher T. Monroe
 19 Army Reserve's 785th Military Police Battalion, Fraser, Mich. Kendallville died Oct. 25, 2005 when his 5-ton truck was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian vehicle in Basra, Iraq.
Army Spc.
Jeffrey W. Corban
 30 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. Elkhart killed Oct. 15, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell  30 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky. Paxton killed Oct. 11, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.
Army Sgt.
Jeremy W. Doyle
 24 Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Decatur killed Aug. 18, 2005 when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee following a mine-assessing mission in Samarra, Iraq, on August 18, 2005
Army Spc.
Adam J. Harting
 21 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Portage killed July 25, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley fighting vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.
Army Sgt. 1st Class
Marcus V. Muralles
 33 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Shelbyville killed June 28, 2005 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.
Army Spc.
Nicholas R. Idalski
 23 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Crown Point killed June 21, 2005 when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Darren A. DeBlanc
 20 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Evansville killed April 29 , 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Baghdad.
Army Pfc.
Robert W. Murray Jr.
 21 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Westfield killed April 28, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle in Tal Afar, Iraq.
AR Army Pfc.
Gavin J. Colburn
 20 542nd Transportation Company, Army Reserve, Kingsbury, Ind. Frankfort killed April 22, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle as he was traveling along a supply route in Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Steven F. Sirko
 20 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. Portage died April 17, 2005 of non-combat-related injuries in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.
Marine Sgt.
James S. Lee
 26 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marietta, Ga. Mt. Vernon killed April 6, 2005 when the CH-47 helicopter in which he was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.
NG Army Capt. Michael T. Fiscus  36 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Milford killed March 26,2005 when a mine detonated near his military vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
ING Army Master Sgt. Michael T. Hiester  33 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Bluffton killed March 26, 2005 when a mine detonated near his military vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
NG Army Spc.
Brett M. Hershey
 23 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. State College, PA.

killed March 26 when a mine detonated near his military vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
NG Army Pfc.
Norman K. Snyder
 21 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Carlisle killed March 26, 2005 when a mine detonated near his military vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
NG Army Spc.
Paul M. Heltzel
 39
Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Eunice, La. Baton Rouge
Soth Bend - Franklin
native
killed Mar. 15, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting a mounted patrol when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated.
Army Sgt.
Kyle W. Childress
 29 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Terre Haute killed Jan. 21, 2005 of wounds received in Duluiyah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire, in Balad, Iraq.
Army Pvt.
Cory R. Depew
 21 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Beech Grove killed Jan. 4, 2005 when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Stryker military vehicle in Mosul, Iraq.
Army Sgt.
Jeremy R. Wright
 31 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. Shelbyville killed Jan. 3, 2005 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Asadabad, Afghanistan.


2004


Marine Lance Cpl.
Eric Hillenburg
 21 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marion killed Dec. 23, 2004 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt.
Marvin L. Trost III
 28 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea Goshen killed Dec. 5, 2004 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Habbaniyah, Iraq.
Marine Cpl.
Bryan S. Wilson
 22 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Otterbein killed Dec. 1, 2004 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq.
Marine Lance Cpl. James E. Swain  20
Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Kokomo killed Nov. 15, 2004 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Marine Cpl.
Lance M. Thompson
 21 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Upland killed Nov. 15, 2004 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Marine Sgt.
Morgan W. Strader
 23 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Crossville

died Nov 12, 2004as result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Army Spc.
Raymond L. White
 22 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Elwood killed Nov. 12, 2004 when his patrol encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire in Baghdad.
Army Cmd Sgt Maj
Steven W. Faulkenburg
 45 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany Huntingburg killed Nov. 9, 2004 by small-arms fire while he was conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.
 Army Pfc.
Stephen P. Downing II
 30 ammunition specialist in the Army Waverly killed Oct. 28, 2004 in combat operations in Ramadi in Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Nathan E. Stahl
 20 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. Highland killed Sept. 21, 2004 in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
Army Sgt.
James D. Faulkner
 23 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Clarksville killed Sept. 8, 2004 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.
AR Army Reserve Pfc. Luis A. Perez  19 Army Reserve's 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pa Theresa, NY  East Chicago
Native
killed Aug. 27, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
Army Sgt.
David M. Heath
 30 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan. LaPorte killed Aug. 16, 2004 when his patrol came under small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade attack in the Sadr City section of Baghdad.
Army Sgt.
Robert E. Colvill, Jr.
 31 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Anderson killed July 8, 2004 during a mortar attack on the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Baghdad.
Army Spc.
William R. Emanuel IV
 19 Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division Stockton, California
Anderson
native
Killed July 8, 2004along with four other soldiers when a car bomb struck the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters building in Samarra, Iraq.
AR Army Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin  39 Army Reserve's 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis. Rhinelander, Wis.
Warsaw
native
Died July 1, 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Mosul, Iraq, on June 24 when a car bomb exploded near his guard post.
Army Spc.
Michael J. Wiesemann
 20 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. North Judson died of non-combat-related injuries on May 29, 2004 at Forward Operating Base Q-West (Quyarrah Air Base), Iraq.
 Marine Lance Cpl.
Torrey L. Gray
 19 The joined the Marines at age 17. grew up in Illinois Indianapolis
native
killed April 11, 2004 by hostile fire in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Easter Sunday. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Marine Pfc.
Deryk L. Hallal
 24 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Indianapolis killed April 6, 2004 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
John D. Amos II
 22 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Valparaiso killed April 4. 2004 when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Army Pfc.
Christopher E. Hudson
 21 2nd Squadron, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Carmel killed March 21, 2004 when his military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.
Army Chief Warrant Officer
Brian D.Hazelgrove
 30
3rd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division Edinburgh killed Jan. 23, 2004 in a helicopter crash while returning fromKilled when his OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed while returning from a combat mission near Mosul in northern Iraq on  a combat mission near Mosul in northern Iraq.
AR Army Spc.
Luke P. Frist
 20 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind. West
Lafayette
Died Jan. 5, 2004 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he sustained while part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


2003

Army Sgt.
Jarrod W. Black
 26 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan. Peru killed Dec. 12, 2003 when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.
NG Army Cpl.
Darrell L. Smith
 28 D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Ind. Otwell drowned Nov. 23, 2003 when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river in Baghdad.
Army Spc.
Brian H. Penisten
 28 Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo. Fort Wayne killed Nov. 2, 2003 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller Jr.  27 Troop K, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Hagerstown killed while on security patrol Sept. 20, 2003 in Ramadi, Iraq. His vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.
NG Army Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton  41 244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand Junction, Colo.. Hayden,CO.  Elkhart
native
killed Aug. 29, 2003 north of As Suaydat, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his convoy.
Army Spc.
Ronald D. Allen Jr.
 22 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo. Mitchell killed Aug. 25, 2003 in a vehicle accident while conducting convoy operations near Balad, Iraq.
NG Staff Sgt.
David L. Loyd
 44 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, Tenn. Jackson, TN Terre Haute
native
died Aug. 5, 2003 in a Kuwaiti hospital after he experienced severe chest pains while on a mission.
NG Army SFC
Craig A. Boling
 38 Company C, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Tell City, Ind. Elkhart died July 8, 2003 of non-combat-related causes at Camp Wolf, Kuwait.
Army Pvt. 2
Robert L. McKinley
 23 Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Kokomo died of non-combat-related causes July 8, 2003 in Homberg, Germany.
Army Sgt.
Chad L. Keith
 21 Company D, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C. Batesville killed July 7, 2003 in Baghdad.
Army Pvt. 2
Shawn D. Pahnke
 25 Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Shelbyville killed by enemy fire in Baghdad on June 16, 2003. Pahnke was on patrol when he received a fatal gunshot wound.
Army Pvt.
Jesse M. Halling
 19 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Indianapolis killed in Tikrit, Iraq, June 7, 2003. Halling was at a military police station when his unit received rifle-propelled grenade and small arms fire.
NG Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith  20 Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Ind. Anderson killed May 10, 2003 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait.
NG Army Spc. Roy Russell Buckley  24 685th Transportation Company, based in Hobart, Ind. Portage killed Apr. 22, 2003 when he exited the passenger compartment of a military truck he was riding in, climbed into the trailer and did not return. He was discovered lying on the side of the road with serious injuries. Medical aid was summoned and he was pronounced dead.
Marine Sgt.
Duane R. Rios
 25 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Griffith killed Apr. 4, 2003 during a firefight in central Iraq.
ING Army Spc.
William A. Jeffries
 39 D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard Indiana National Evansville died March 31, 2003 in a hospital in Rota, Spain, where he had been taken after becoming ill in Kuwait.
Army Spc.
Gregory P. Sanders
 19 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Ga. Hobart killed mar 24, 2003 in action in Iraq.
Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley  26 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Atwood  killed March 23, 2003 in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Jason Profitt
 23 USS DEYO
Charlestown died March 17, 2003 of a non-combat related injury while in the Red Sea.
NG Army Spc.
Brian M. Clemens
 19 Company C, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard. Kokomo Died as a result of injuries received when his Humvee overturned in Kuwait on February 6, 2003 in Afghanistan.


2002

Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters



 25 Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.


Gary





killed in a refueling tanker crash, on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.





Indiana's Heroes of the attack on the Pentagon

Army
Lieutenant General
Timothy J. Maude
 53  The Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel. Indianapolis

Died September 11,2001 in the attack on the Pentagon. He entered the Army in 1966 and served in a variety of command and staff positions during his 35-year career. He earned a B.A. degree from Golden Gate University and an M.A. from Ball State University. He also attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the War College. He loved soldiers; he loved the Army; he loved his country. His every action reflected his commitment to duty.

Army  Major
Stephen V. Long
 39 Secretary of the General Staff
Office of the Commanding General US Total Army Personnel Command.
Hendricks & Morgan Counties. Died on September 11. 2001 in the attack on the Pentagon. Maj. Long died while rescuing others.He began his Army military career in 1981 as a 90mm Recoilless Rifle Gunner with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In 1983, while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, he parachuted into Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury. After returning from Grenada, he was selected for the Green to Gold Scholarship Program and attended Georgia's Augusta State University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.From May 1990 serving as Platoon Leader with Bravo Co., 407th Supply and Transportation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. It was during this assignment that he was deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Upon his return, he served with the  Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. In July 1995, he was reassigned to the Republic of Germany where he served with the 601st Aviation Support Battalion until April 1998. April 1998 brought Major Long's selection to serve with the United States Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia as an Assignment Officer for the Quartermaster Branch. He served in that capacity until October 2000, when he was selected to serve in the Office of the Commanding General, Secretary of the General Staff, United States Total Army Personnel Command.



You are now leaving the hollowed grounds of

Indiana's War on Terror Heroes Memorial.



Acknowledgements:

I would like to thank these two very wonderful people for their honors to me. So
I dedicate these web pages to them. Below are two of my awards that best describes my web site accomplishments and the faith of their donors in me to get the job done right. These fine ladies don't agree with having war but they do agree that I should be honored for creating my entire web site about it. They loved the World War II History and the way I presented it in my pages which is good for the entire family. I have lost contact with them over the years so I don't know if they are alive or not. I loved both for what they stood for and may God Bless them.

Thank you Sondra
Dear Paul, I would like to present you with my Bringer Of Light Award.

 
Wherever you see this symbol.

Stop to discover the special qualities.

That make them a "Bringer of Light".

Many Blessings and Thank you again! ...Sondra



Thank you Hope,
Dear Paul,
I am not one of many words. But as I looked over your site it brought back many emotions that had long sense been buried. Not only has your site  touched my heart but my soul as well. You Sir will be the last recipient to receive the Hopes Gold Award. It is now in retirement.

Retired 9/10/98

I do this in honor of and in memory of all who fought and gave their lives for us.
So in memory of my father, on behalf of
my children, and my country, for what it once and will again stand for.. you have my deepest respect. We proudly and  humbly salute you...Hope



Each year I have updated and created new memorials and they have increased from 2 to 30 over the last 10 years. Thanks to these two ladies who gave me the idea and desire to see the job done right. So after 8 months of research I have created what I think is my best page ever. In honoring the brave heroes of all the military services from our beloved State of Indiana. Who lost their lives in The  War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, accidents, and the Attack on The Pentagon.

Paul D. Henriott
CWO, US Army Retired
USS Oakland CL-95 Webmaster

I hope that I didn't over look any hero in my research.
If I did please E-mail me at: phenriott@rtcol.com



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