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Mississippi's Fallen Heroes 2001 - 2010

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1

Navy Engineman 1st Class Vincent Parker

38

Navy, USS Peterson, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.

Preston, Mississippi

November 18, 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Drowned in the Persian Gulf when the ship they had boarded, which had been smuggling Iraqi oil, sank.

 
2

2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers

30

1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division

Harrison County, Mississippi

Killed in combat in southern Iraq on March 21, 2003

 
3

Spc. Larry K. Brown

22

1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Jackson, Mississippi
Hinds County

Killed in action on April 5, 2003, in Iraq

 
4

Cpl. Henry L. Brown

22

1st Battalion, 64th Field Artillery Regiment

Natchez, Mississippi
Adams County

Died on April 8, 2003, of wounds received from an Iraqi rocket attack south of Baghdad on April 7

 
5

Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley

39

588th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Utica, Mississippi
Hinds County

Died of a heart attack in Baqubah, Iraq, on May 28, 2003

 
6

Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert

28

Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division

New Site, Mississippi
Prentiss County

Died June 1, 2003, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as
a result of injuries he suffered when his Humvee rolled over on May 26, 2003, in Iraq DoD Report

 
7

Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson

30

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 212th Field Artillery Brigade

Crystal Springs,
Mississippi
Copiah County

Wilson was aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it crashed  near Fallujah, Iraq, on November 2, 2003 DoD Report.

 
8

Spc. James A. Chance III

25

C Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard

Kokomo, Mississippi
Marion County

Killed when his vehicle struck a landmine in Husaybah, Iraq, on November 6, 2003

 
9

Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg

21

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Batesville, Mississippi
Panola County

Killed when two 101st Airborne Division UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters collided in mid-air over Mosul, Iraq, on November 15, 2003

 
10

Spc. Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni

21

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Tylertown, Mississippi
Walthall County

Killed when two 101st Airborne Division UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters collided in mid-air over Mosul, Iraq, on November 15, 2003

 
11

Spc. Raphael S. Davis

24

223rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard

Tutwiler, Mississippi
Tallahatchie County

Killed when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device on Highway 1 south of the Samarra, Iraq, bypass on December 2, 2003

 
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Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin

31 D Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Picayune, Mississippi, PearlRiver County

Killed when an improvised explosive device struck his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 13, 2004

 
13

Pfc. Christopher D. Mabry

19

2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Chunky, Mississippi
Newton County

Died due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq,
on April 7, 2004 DoD Report

 
14

Dayton

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey F. Dayton

27

4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division

Caledonia, Mississippi
Lowndes County

Killed when a vehicle approached his unit while it was conducting a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol and the driver detonated a bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 29, 2004

 
15

Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd

20

367th Maintenance Company, Mississippi Army National Guard

Port Gibson, Mississippi
Claiborne County

Killed when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq, on May 1, 2004 DoD Report

 
16

Spc. Joshua I. Bunch

23

Company B, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Died when individuals using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, in August 6, 2004

 
17

2nd Lt. Matthew R. Stovall

25

367th Maintenance Company, 298th Corps Support Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard

Horn Lake, Mississippi

Killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle in Mosul, Iraq, on August 22, 2004

 
18

Chief Joel Egan Baldwin

37

Navy, Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 7, Gulfport, Miss.

Gulfport, Mississippi

December 21, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom Killed in Mosul when their dining facility was attacked.

 
19

Sgt. 1st Class Sean M. Cooley

35

Company B, 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Armor Brigade

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Killed when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in northern Babil Province, Iraq, on February 3, 2005

 
20

Spc. Robert A. McNail

30

Company B, 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Armor Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard

Meridian, Mississippi

Killed when his Humvee struck another military vehicle in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on February 11, 2005

 
21

Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey

34

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

Magnolia, Mississippi

Died when a roadway collapsed, causing his vehicle to roll over, at Forward Operating Base in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on February 16, 2005

 
22

 Spc. Joseph A. Rahaim

22

Company A, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

Magnolia, Mississippi

Died when a roadway collapsed, causing his vehicle to roll over, at Forward Operating Base in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on February 16, 2005

 
23

 

Sgt. Shane Pugh

25

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

Meridian, Mississippi

Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on March 2, 2005

 
24

Pfc. Stephen P. Baldwyn

19

3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Saltillo, Mississippi

Died of wounds received from an explosion during combat operations against enemy forces in Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq, on May 9, 2005

 
25

Sgt. Daniel Ryan Varnado

23

Army National Guard, Company C, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Army National Guard, Biloxi, Miss.

Saucier, Mississippi

May 23, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom Killed when a makeshift bomb struck their military vehicle in Haswa.

 
26

Sgt. Audrey D. Lunsford

29

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard

Sardis, Mississippi

One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Haswa, Iraq, on May 23, 2005

 
27

Staff Sgt. Saburant Parker

43

Company C, 1st Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard

Foxworth, Mississippi

One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Haswa, Iraq, on May 23, 2005

 
28

Spc. Bryan D. Barron

26

Company C, 1st Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard

Biloxi, Mississippi

One of four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations in Haswa, Iraq, on May 23, 2005

 
29

Lance Cpl. Marc L. Tucker

24

9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Died as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Asr Uranium, Iraq, on June 8, 2005

 
30

Spc. Terrance D. Lee Sr.

25

Company B, 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard

Moss Point, Mississippi

One of two soldiers killed when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb in Owesat Village, Iraq, on June 11, 2005

 
31

 

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr.

46

Company B, 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard

Carriere, Mississippi

One of two soldiers killed when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb in Owesat Village, Iraq, on June 11, 2005

 
32

 

Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce

22

3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Pontotoc, Mississippi

One of two Marines killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb during combat operations near Trebil, Iraq, on July 14, 2005

 
33

 

Staff Sgt. Travis S. Cooper

24

Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

Macon, Mississippi

Died on July 16, 2005, in Balad, Iraq, from wounds sustained a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded near the vehicle he was searching in Baghdad, Iraq

 
34

1st Lt. Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski

33 Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Army National Guard, Biloxi, Miss.

Bay St. Louis, Miss

October 31, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his dismounted patrol in Iskandariyah.  
35

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman

27

I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Caledonia, Mississippi

One of four soldiers killed when a suicide car bomb exploded near their dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 7, 2005

 
36

Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds

24

Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Biloxi, Mississippi

One of three Marines killed as a result of enemy small-arms fire during combat operations against enemy forces in Ubaydi, Iraq, on November 16, 2005

 
37

Cpl. Michael B. Presley

21

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Batesville, Mississippi

Presley died on December 14, 2005, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds he received when a suicide car bomb exploded during combat operations against enemy forces in Falluja, Iraq, on December 12.

 
38 Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens 25 Marines, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, N.C.

Long Beach, Mississippi

February 17, 2006 in Operation Enduring Freedom.Killed when two CH-53 helicopters crashed near Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area.

 
39 Christopher L. Robinson 36 Army National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss. Brandon, Mississippi Killed when his Humvee came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Sangain District, Afghanistan.  
40

Sgt. 1st Class Clarence D. McSwain

31

2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Meridian, Mississippi

Died of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 8, 2006

 
41

Sgt. Courtland A. Kennard

22

410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade

Starkville, Mississippi

One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 9, 2006

 
42

Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love Jr.

28

16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

Meridian, Mississippi

Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq, on December 1, 2006

 
43

Capt. Kermit O. Evans

31

27th Civil Engineer Squadron, 27th Mission Support Group, 27th Fighter Wing

Hollandale, Mississippi

Killed along with two U.S. Marines and a U.S. soldier when the Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter they were riding in made an emergency water landing in western Anbar Province on December 3, 2006

 
44

Master Sgt. Brian P. McAnulty

39

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Killed when the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter he was riding in crashed just after takeoff in Anbar province, Iraq, on December 11, 2006

 
45

Sgt. 1st Class William C. Spillers

39

230th Finance Detachment

Terry, Mississippi

Died of a non-combat related injury in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 17, 2007

 
46

Pvt. Barry W. Mayo

21

2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division

Ecru, Mississippi

One of three soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their unit in Baquba, Iraq, on March 5, 2007

 
47

Cpl. Dustin J. Lee

20

Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Logistics Base

Quitman, Mississippi

Died of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on March 21, 2007

 
48

Staff Sgt. Jerry C. Burge

39

2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

Carriere, Mississippi

One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle in Taji, Iraq, on April 4, 2007

 
49

Sgt. Jason W. Vaughn

29

5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Iuka, Mississippi

Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Baquba, Iraq, on May 10, 2007

50

Staff Sgt. John Self

29

314th Security Forces Squadron, USAF

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 14, 2007

51

 

Sgt. Taurean T. Harris

22 

 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade

 Liberty, Mississippi

Died, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in  Kala Gush, Afghanistan
Aug. 2, 2007

52 Spec. Melvin L. Henley Jr. 26 Army, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Jackson, Mississippi November 21, 2007 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Died of injuries suffered from non-combat related incident in Baghdad.  
53

Maj. Michael L. Green

36

Army, Headquarters, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany

Gautier, Mississippi

January 7, 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed when his vehicle struck a makeshift bomb in Laghar Juy, Afghanistan.

 
54 Cpl. Robert T. McDavid 29 Army, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Starkville, Mississippi March 10, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in Baghdad.  
55

Sgt. Lerando J. Brown

27

288th Sapper Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, Houston, Miss.

Gulfport, Mississippi

March 15, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed in an incident currently under investigation.

 
56

Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova

22

Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

McComb, Mississippi

May 2, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom Killed supporting combat operations in Anbar province.

 
57

Cpl. William J. L. Cooper

22

1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Eupora, Mississippi

May 19, 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom Killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 
58

1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile

29

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Oxford, Mississippi

August 15, 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered a makeshift bomb and came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 
59 Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel 40 Army, 370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany Greenwood, Mississippi, August 19, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Died at Forward Operating Base Gary Owen, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the base came under mortar attack.  
60 Pfc. Christopher A. McCraw 23 Army, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Columbia, Mississippi October 14, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nasar Wa Salam.  
61

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Rodric T. Haynes

39

U.S. Army

Cleveland, MS

Jan. 28th   2009
while serving in Iraq - became ill - came home and passed w/ lung cancer

 
62 Staff Sgt. Johnny R. Polk 39 Army, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas Gulfport, Mississippi July 25, 2009 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade in Kirkuk, Iraq.  
63

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III

43

Army National Guard, Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

Bentonia, Mississippi

August 2, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb.

 
64 Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram 25

Army, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Incident: Died in Kunar province, Afghanistan

Pearl, Mississippi August 21, 2009 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Died in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle, and his unit came under small arms fire from enemy forces.
65

Staff Sgt. William S. Ricketts

27

Army, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Corinth, Mississippi

February 27, 2010 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Died at Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

 
66

Pfc. William A. Blount

21

1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Petal, Mississippi

April 7, 2010 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Died in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a makeshift bomb.

 
67

Sgt. Anthony O. Magee

29

Army, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

April 27, 2010 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, of wounds sustained April 24 when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire at Contingency Operating Base Kalsu, Iskandariyah, Iraq.