Monday, June 13, 2011

12 Heroes Who Died in Afghanistan and Iraq June 6 - June 12, 2011

June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq:
Spc. Emilio J. Campo Jr., 20, of Madelia, Minn.
Spc. Michael B. Cook Jr., 27, of Middletown, Ohio
Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, Calif.
Spc. Robert P. Hartwick, 20, of Rockbridge, Ohio
Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, Chicago, Ill

June 8 in Najaf province, Iraq: Pfc. Matthew J. England, 22, of Gainesville, Mo.

June 9 in Helmand province, Afghanistan:
Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La.
Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O’Brien, 21, of Stanley, N.C.

June 11 in Faryab province, Afghanistan: Capt. Michael W. Newton, 30, of Newport News, Va.

June 11 in Helmand province, Afghanistan: Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, 20, of Poway, Calif.

June 12 in Helmand province, Afghanistan:
Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, 21, of Dublin, Ohio
Lance Cpl. Sean M. N. O’Connor, 22, of Douglas, Wyo.


Ten Mile Island said...

I'm having coffee this afternoon with a man whose son I helped coach years ago. This son has recently returned from the Khorengal Valley, and is currently at Fort Campbell, waiting for his next assignment.

I received daily/weekly e-mails of his experiences while he was there, that I wanted to share, but, to protect the identity of this young man, I did not.

The politics of Washington, D.C. have infected our military with outlooks on "what an appropriate military will look like" rather than on war fighting. Serious disconnects between field grade and company grade officers.

And our current strategic world view? Our nation's enunciated policy on conflict?

Sure do love this "change" thing.

Thanks for your post. My heart is with the families.

T. D. said...

Like you I want to honor our military heroes and their families--especially those who have given the last measure of devotion.

Thank you for your comment.