Saturday, March 23, 2013

14 Heroes Who Died January 20 to March 16, 2013

January 20 - Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38, of Plainwell, Mich., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device on Dec. 15, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

February 22 - Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34, of Kayenta, Ariz., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

March 7 - Spc. Cody D. Suggs, 22, of West Alexandria, Ohio, died at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat incident that remains under investigation.

- Tech. Sgt. Larry D. Bunn, 43, of Bossier City, La., died as a result of a non-combat incident at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia.

March 11 - They died in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when they were attacked by small arms fire.  Killed were:
- Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami, Fla.
- Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla.
They died in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  The incident is under investigation. Killed were:
- Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass, 27, of Estherville, Iowa.
- Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson, 27, of Franklin, La.
- Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27, of Eldersburg, Md.
- Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo, 31, of Naples, Fla. 
- Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, 21, of Dunedin, Fla.

March 13 - Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, 31, of Peoria, Ariz., died in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of combat-related injuries sustained on March 10 while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan. 
- Spc. David T. Proctor, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries sustained during a non-combat incident on March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. 

March 16 - Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  This incident is under investigation.


Ten Mile Island said...

Thank you, again, for your remembrance of these youngsters. Sometimes I feel real shame. It's as if we are sending our young off to die, while making sure we have plenty of ice and all of our cakes have frosting.

Locally, I want you to remember Bill Diss.

Go to Mover Mike:


T. D. said...

I feel like you, TMI, which is why I post these heroes' names.

I have heard about the Bill Diss case. I'm hoping some organization like ACLJ will step in and help and that Diss will sue the pants off the school district.

I pray the Lord will help Bill Diss and confuse and shame those who have done this.