True American And Indiana Heroes

No one loves to lose especially his or her lives.


Killed: In the terrorist attack on the Pentagon and
on American Airlines Flight 77 there were 184, 1 from Indiana, lives lost.
Killing all of its 53 regular passengers, 6 crew members and 125 in the Pentogon.

There have been 323 Americans, 9 from Indiana, deaths. In support of the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom or were part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. At least 861 U.S. personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon, as of August 17, 2006
There have been 2,604 American, 68 from Indiana, deaths.
 At least 19,511 U.S. troops have been wounded in action
according to the Pentagon,
in the war, in Iraq as of August 18, 2006.

May they rest in Eternal Peace

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)


Unannounced visits by the two highest individuals of the military in the state of Indiana
to my wife, Gertrud, and I while awaiting the military body bearers to escort, our hero,
Sergeant Major Jeffrey A. McLochlin from the hearse to his burial site at the cemetery.


The first visit was from The Adjutant General of Indiana.


Major General R. Martin Umbarger came over to where we were standing and introduced himself needless to say it was a very special honor. He was very happy to see the army officer tropical worsted uniform and how well it fitted me. Saying it reminded him of the good old days when he first came into the Army. When we were finished talking and he thanking me for my service to our Country and return to his position next to the Governor of Indiana.




Major General R. Martin Umbarger was appointed as The Adjutant General of Indiana on 11 March 2004 and reappointed by Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. on 1 December 2004.  As The Adjutant General, Major General Umbarger's primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard.

Major General Umbarger began his career as an enlisted soldier for the Indiana Army National Guard in 1969.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry Branch, in June 1971 after graduating from the Indiana Military Academy.

Prior to his current assignment, Major General Umbarger served as the Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component) United States Forces Command. 

Other notable assignments include the Assistant Division Commander for Training, 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Commanding General of the 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), one of fifteen Enhanced Brigades in the Army National Guard.
Under Major General Umbarger’s leadership the 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate) executed a very successful Deployment and Rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana in May of 2000.

EDUCATION:
1969 University of Evansville – BS Degree – Business
1997 United States Army War College



The second visit was from the Governor of Indiana, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

He came over to where we were standing and introduced himself. This visit really got to us and the people standing behind us whom became very quite. We talked about World War II and where I had served in the military. He then thanked me for my service to our country and the State of Indiana.

With these two honored visitors in less than ten minutes was our highest honor of 43 years of retired military life. We thank you gentlemen for taking the time to do this honor we shall cherish it the rest of our lives....CWO-2 & Mrs Paul D. Henriott



Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. Governor of Indiana

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. is the 49th Governor of the State of Indiana. He was elected on November 2, 2004, and sworn into office on January 10, 2005.

Prior to running for public office for the first time in his life, Mitch Daniels served in top leadership positions in business and government. Today he is using this experience to focus on strengthening Indiana's economy, reforming state government, and restoring the fiscal integrity of the State.

Governor Daniels brought to state government an extensive background in business as President of Eli Lilly and Company's North American Operations and CEO of the Hudson Institute. Gov. Daniels and the Indiana General Assembly quickly reorganized the state's commerce department into the public-private Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). During its first year of operation, this new entity, structured like a business with the Governor serving as Chairman of the Board, closed more transactions than in the previous two years combined - resulting in the commitment to create more than 18,500 new jobs in Indiana.

Governor Daniels called upon his experience in business and as advisor to then-Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, Chief of Staff to Senator Lugar, Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to President George W. Bush to closely scrutinize the manner in which the state conducts its business. Governor Daniels created Indiana's first Office of Management and Budget to look for efficiencies and cost savings. In just six months, the new administration saved Hoosier taxpayers over $250 million by reducing waste and adopting best business practices. These actions turned Indiana's $600 million structural deficit into its first honestly balanced budget in a decade.

Hard work has long been a centerpiece of Mitch Daniels' life. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson named him a Presidential Scholar as the state's top male high school graduate. Daniels went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971. He later earned a law degree from Georgetown University.

Mitch Daniels and his wife Cheri have four daughters Meagan, Melissa, Meredith, and Maggie.



Acknowledgements:

Please honor these heroes by obeying the following.

The materials, images and photographs used in this web page are not
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copied,
distributed, or used in a book for profit.

Biography Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
The Governor of Indiana


The Rochester (IN) Sentinel
The Sentinel photos/Mike Kenny
of Rochester, Indiana

LIBRARY FACTFILES
The Indianapolis Star

Biography Major General R. Martin Umbarger
The Adjutant General of Indiana

The Home Of  Hoosier Heroes
Indiana National Guard


Enduring Freedom Casualties
By CNN Online News

War In Iraq
By CNN Online News

I wish to thank each for the use of the information that appears in this web page
without it this web page would not have been created as shown.
CWO Paul D. Hneiortt, USA,Retired ~ USS Oakland CL-95 web master



True Indiana Heroes





Never forget the true heroes.
They are those that gave their all.




This list of Indiana's Heroes was compiled from the following sources.

Fallen Hoosier Heroes Tribute

By Indiana National Guard

Enduring Freedom Casualties
By CNN Online News
as of August 10, 2006

War In Iraq
By CNN Online News
as of August 10, 2006

Library FactFiles
The Indianapolis Star





Indiana's Heroes of the War on Terrorist.

This is the total compiled list from all the above sources:

They are honored by
Insignia of Rank
Title of Rank, Name, Age
 Unit
Home, Date of Death, Area Served In
and a Gold Star separating the Ranks.




Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude US Army 53
The Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel
Indianapolis, Indiana Died on September 11 in the attack on the Pentagon




Captain Michael "Todd" Fiscus 36
ARNG Unit: 76th Infantry Brigade
Milford, Indiana Killed March 27, 2005 Afghanistan





Chief Warrant Officer-2 Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29
US Army unit unknown
Edinburgh, Indiana Killed Jan. 23, 2004 Iraq





Command  Sergeant Major Steven W. Faulkenburg 45
2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Huntingburg, Indiana Died November 9, 2004 Iraq

Command  Sergeant Major Jeffrey A. McLochlin 45
Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard
Rochester, Indiana Killed July 5, 2006 Afghanistan


SOLEMN A phalanx of police vehicles makes its way down Main Street
Sunday at the head of 
Command Sergeant Major Jeff McLochlin’s funeral procession.
7/17/2006...The Sentinel photos/Mike Kenny


It was an honor to precipitate in the funeral procession. We were about 35 cars behind the hearse and the about 2 miles long route was lined with 1 to 5 deep of patriotic citizens of the area to pay their final respects to their hero. It was a very moving experience one that Gertrud and I shall never forget.




Master Sergeant Micheal Thomas Hiester 33
ARNG Unit: 76th Infantry Brigade
Bluffton, Indiana Killed March 27, 2005 Afghanistan





Sergeant First Class Craig Boling 38
ARNG Unit: C Co, 1 Bn, 152nd Infantry Regiment
Elkhart, Indiana Non-combat July 8, 2003 Kuwait

Sergeant First Class Marcus V. Muralles 33
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
Shelbyville, Indiana Killed June 28, 2005 Afghanistan





Staff Sergeant Richard A. Blakley 34
38th Main Support Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard
Avon, Indiana Killed June 6, 2006 Iraq

Staff Sergeant  Brock A. Berry, 30
US Army unit unknown
Native of Warsaw, Ind., Died Mar. 23, 2006 Iraq

Staff Sergeant Matthew A. Kimmell 30
3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Paxton, Indiana Killed October 11, 2005 Iraq

 
Staff Sergeant Mark A. Lawton, 41
US Army unit unknown
Native of Elkhart, Indiana Killed Aug. 29, 2003 Iraq

  
Staff Sergeant David L. Loyd, 44
1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, TN
Native of Terre Haute, Aug. 5, 2003 died Kuwait

Staff Sergeant  Eric A. McIntosh, 29
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Native of Indianapolis, Indiana Died Apr. 2, 2006 Iraq

Staff Sergeant Frederick L. Miller Jr. 27
K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Hagerstown, Indiana Killed September 20, 2003 Iraq

Staff Sergeant Curtis A. Mitchell 28
3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Evansville, Indiana Killed December 12, 2005 Iraq

Staff Sergeant Paul S. Pabla 23
ARNG Unit: Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 139th Field Artillery
Fort Wayne, Indiana Killed July 3, 2006 Iraq

Staff Sergeant Marvin L. Trost III 28
Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Goshen, Indiana Killed December 5, 2004 Iraq





Sergeant Jarrod W. Black 26
Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Peru, Indiana Killed December 12, 2003 Iraq

Sergeant Kyle W. Childress 29
A Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division
Terre Haute, Indiana Died January 21, 2005 Iraq

Sergeant Robert E. Colvill 31
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Anderson, Indiana Killed July 8, 2004 Iraq

Sergeant Jeremy W. Doyle, 24
US Army unit unknown
Native of Decatur, Indiana Killed Aug. 18, 2005 Iraq

Sergeant James D. Faulkner 23
20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division
Clarksville, Indiana Killed September 8, 2004 Iraq

Sergeant David M. Heath 30
1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
LaPorte, Indiana Killed August 16, 2004 Iraq

Sergeant Paul M. Heltzel, 39
US Army unit unknown
Native of South Bend, Indiana Died Mar. 15, 2005 Iraq

Sergeant Rickey E. Jones 21
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Kokomo, Indiana Killed February 22, 2006 Iraq

Sergeant Stephen G. Martin, 39
US Army unit unknown
 Native of Warsaw, Indiana Died July 2, 2004 Iraq

Sergeant Joseph ("Joey") E. Proctor 38
ARNG Unit: 638th Support Battalion (Aviation)
Indianapolis, Indiana Killed May 3, 2006 Iraq

Sergeant Duane R. Rios 25
1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division
Hammond, Indiana Killed April 4, 2003 Iraq

Sergeant Jeremy R. Wright 31
2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Shelbyville, Indiana Killed January 3, 2005 Afghanistan



Sergeant James S. Lee 26
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Mt. Vernon, Indiana Killed April 6, 2005 Afghanistan

Sergeant Morgan W. Strader, 23
3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment
Formerly of Brownsburg, Indiana Killed Nov. 12, 2004 Iraq





Corporal Nathaniel S. Baughman 23
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Monticello, Indiana Died July 17, 2006 Iraq

Corporal Jonathan F. Blair 21
Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Fort Wayne, Indiana November 19, 2005 Iraq

Corporal Darrell Smith 28
ARNG Unit: D Company, 1st Bn, 152nd Inf Rgt
Otwell, Indiana Accident November 23, 2003 Iraq





Corporal Eric R. Lueken 23

3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force
Dubois, Indiana Killed April 22, 2006 Iraq

Corporal Lance M. Thompson 21
Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary
Force Upland, Indiana Died November 15, 2004 Iraq

Corporal Bryan S. Wilson 22
Battery G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Otterbein, Indiana Died December 1, 2004 Iraq





Petty officer 3rd class Jason Profitt 23
USS Deyo
Charlestown, Indiana Died March 17, 2003 Red Sea Iraq





Specialist Ronald D. Allen Jr. 22
Detachment C, 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group
Mitchell, Indiana Died of accident August 25, 2003 Iraq

Specialist Roy Russell Buckley 24
685th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve
Portage, Indiana Killed April 22, 2003 Iraq

Specialist Brian Clemens 19
ARNG Unit: C Company, 1-293rd Infantry
Kokomo, Indiana Accident February 6, 2003 Kuwait

Specialist Jeffrey W. Corban 30
Company A, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Elkhart, Indiana Killed October 15, 2005 Iraq

Specialist Matthew C. Frantz 23
1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Lafayette, Indiana Killed January 20, 2006 Iraq

Specialist Luke P. Frist 20
209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve
West Lafayette, Indiana Died January 5, 2004 Iraq

Specialist Adam J. Harting 21
3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division
Portage, Indiana Killed July 25, 2005 Iraq

Specialist Brett Michael Hershey  23
ARNG Unit: 76th Infantry Brigade
State College, PA Killed March 27, 2005 Afghanistan

Specialist Joshua L. Hill 24
391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve
Fairmount, Indiana Killed March 12, 2006 Afghanistan

Specialist Nicholas R. Idalski 23
Company D, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Crown Point, Indiana Killed June 21, 2005 Iraq

Specialist William Jeffries 39
ARNG Unit: 152nd Infantry - Evansville
Evansville, Indiana March 26, 2003 Kuwait

Specialist Chad L. Keith 21
Company D, 2nd Brigade, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Batesville, Indiana Killed July 7, 2003 Iraq

Specialist Antoine J. McKinzie 25
4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division
Indianapolis, Indiana Killed March 21, 2006 Iraq

Specialist Christopher T. Monroe 19
785th Military Police Battalion, Army Reserve
Kendallville, Indiana Killed October 25, 2005 Iraq

Specialist Brian H. Penisten 28
Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Fort Wayne, Indiana November 2, 2003 Iraq

Specialist Gregory P. Sanders 19
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Hobart, Indiana Killed March 24, 2003 Iraq

Specialist Norman Kyle Snyder 21
ARNG Unit: 76th Infantry Brigade
Carlisle, Indiana Killed March 27, 2005 Afghanistan

Specialist Raymond L. White 22
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Elwood, Indiana Killed November 12, 2004 Iraq

Specialist Michael J. Wiesemann 20
C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
North Judson, Indiana Died May 29, 2004 Iraq





Private First Class John D. Amos II 22
Company C, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Valparaiso, Indiana Killed April 4, 2004 Iraq

Private First Class Darren A. Deblanc 20
Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Evansville, Indiana Killed April 29, 2005 Iraq

Private First Class Stephen P. Downing II, 30
US Army unit unknown
Grew up in Waverly, Indiana
Killed Oct. 28, 2004 Iraq

Private First Class Deryk L. Hallal 24
2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Indianapolis, Indiana Killed April 6, 2004 Iraq

Private First Class Christopher E. Hudson 21
2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Carmel, Indiana Killed March 21, 2004 Iraq

Private First Class Robert W. Murray Jr. 21
G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Westfield, Indiana Killed April 28, 2005 Iraq

Private First Class Luis A. Perez, 19
US Army unit unknown
Grew up in East Chicago, Indiana Died Aug. 27, 2004 Iraq

Private First Class Steven F. Sirko 20
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Portage, Indiana Died April 17, 2005 Iraq

Private First Class Nathan E. Stahl 20
Company C, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Highland, Indiana Killed September 21, 2004 Iraq





Lance Corporal David Fribley 26
USMC unit unknown
Atwood, Killed March 23, 2003 Iraq

Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray, 19
USMC unit unknown
Native of Indianapolis, Indiana Killed April 11, 2004 Iraq

Lance Corporal Eric Hillenburg 21

3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Marion, Indiana Killed December 23, 2004 Iraq

Lance Corporal David J. Grames Sanchez 22
2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force
Fort Wayne, Indiana May 11, 2006 Iraq

Lance Corporal Matthew R. Smith
20 Headquarters & Service Battalion, 4th Marine Force Service Support Group
Anderson, Indiana Killed May 10, 2003 Iraq

Lance Corporal James E. Swain 20
Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Kokomo, Indiana Died November 15, 2004 Iraq

Lance Corporal Scott A. Zubowski 20
Weapons Company, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
Manchester, Indiana Killed November 12, 2005 Iraq





Private Cory R. Depew 21
C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Beech Grove, Indiana Killed January 4, 2005 Iraq


Private Jesse M. Halling 19
401st Military Police Company
Indianapolis, Indiana Killed June 7, 2003 Iraq

Private Robert L. McKinley 23
101st Corps Support Group, 101st Airborne Division
Kokomo, Indiana Died July 8, 2003 Iraq

Private Shawn D. Pahnke 25
Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division
Shelbyville, Indiana Killed June 16, 2003 Iraq

Private Jonathan R. Pfender 22
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Evansville, Indiana Killed December 30, 2005 Iraq







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