Monday, July 18, 2011

10 Heroes Who Died July 9 to July 16, 2011, Fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq

July 9 - Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund, 23, of Pineville, La., died in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with rocket-propelled grenade fire.

July 10 - Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez, 34, of Laredo, Texas, died in Al Amarah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire.
- Spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr., 22, of Albany, N.Y., died in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.
- Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 22, of Logan, Utah, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

July 12 - Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger, 21, of Greenfield, Minn., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
- Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Mich., died while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

July 14 - Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky., died in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13.

July 15 - Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, Wash., died at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
- Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, of Rapid City, S.D., died after injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Farah province, Afghanistan.

July 16 - Spc. Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, Fla., died at Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained at Khowst province, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over.

2 comments:

Leonardo de la Paor said...

You did not die for your country! You died for Big Oil & Big Business.
What a waste of young lives. I hope & pray that those who sent you out to do their Dirty Work will die roaring & suffer Eternal Damnation, UNLESS they repent & acknowledge their terrible deeds to the youth of America.

T. D. said...

Though I disagree with you on whether these young men died for their country (even in a badly run war--happened for much of the Civil War too), I'm glad to have a visitor who can pronounce Taoiseach.

http://terrancethisisstupidstuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/president-obama-thanks-himself.html

Thanks for stopping by.