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Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001 |
All Service Members Killed in Action, Yizkor 5774

Jewish Members of the U.S. Armed Forces Killed in Action since 11 September, 2001

Memorial Prayer for Service Members

O G-d full of compassion, grant perfect rest beneath the cover of Your Presence to all who have bravely laid down their lives for our country. Shelter them among the holy and pure, who are as radiant as the luminous firmament. O source of compassion, bring them ever near to You that their souls be bound up in the bond of eternal life as are the souls of the righteous. And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Amen.

Pontell, Darin
Lieutenant JG, Navy, Pentagon
9/11/01 Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia

Smith, Eric A.
Chief Warrant Officer, Army, New York
4/2/03 Central Iraq

Evnin, Mark A.
Corporal, Marines, Vermont
4/3/03 Central Iraq

Wershow, Jeffery M.
Specialist, Army National Guard, Florida
7/6/03 Baghdad, Iraq

Bernstein, David R.
1st Lieutenant, Army, Pennsylvania
10/18/03 Taza, Iraq

Fletcher, Jacob S.
Private First Class, Army, New York
11/13/03 Samara, Iraq

Seiden, Marc S.
Specialist, Army, New Jersey
1/2/04 Baghdad, Iraq

Dvorin, Seth J.
2nd Lieutenant, Army, New Jersey
2/3/04 Iskandariyah, Iraq

Wong, Elijah Tai Wah
Sergeant, Army National Guard, Arizona
2/9/04 Sinjar, Iraq

Bruckenthal, Nathan B.
Petty Officer, Coast Guard, New York
4/24/04 Northern Persian Gulf

Schrage, Dustin H.
Corporal, Marines, Florida
5/6/04 Anbar province, Iraq

Sherman, Alan D.
Sergeant, Marines, New Jersey
6/29/04 Southeast of Baghdad

Engel, Mark E.
Lance Corporal, Marines, Colorado
7/21/04 Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Tarlavsky, Michael Y.
Captain, Army, New Jersey
8/12/04 Najaf, Iraq

Stern, Andrew K.
1st Lieutenant, Marines, Tennessee
9/16/04 Anbar province, Iraq

Harrington, Foster L.
Sergeant, Marines, Texas
9/20/04 Anbar province, Iraq

Cohen, Michael R.
Corporal, Marines, Pennsylvania
11/22/04 Anbar province, Iraq

Shackelford, Michael B.
Sergeant, Army, Colorado
11/28/04 Ramadi, Iraq

Freeman, Daniel J.
Specialist, Army, Ohio
4/6/05 Ghazni, Afghanistan

Yahudah, Benyahmin Ben
Specialist, Army, Georgia
7/27/05 Baghdad, Iraq

Allen, Howard Paul
Sergeant, Army National Guard, Arizona
9/26/05 Baghdad, Iraq

Jacobson, Elizabeth N.
Airman First Class, Air Force, Florida
9/28/05 Near Camp Bucca, Iraq

Clark, Ryan J.
Corporal, Army, California
6/29/06 San Antonio, TX

Wolfe, Colin J.
Private First Class, Marines, Virginia
8/30/06 Habbaniyah, Iraq

Paul, Robert J.
Staff Sergeant, Army Reserve, Oregon
9/8/06 Kabul, Afghanistan

Oremus, Michael K.
Private First Class, Army, New York
10/2/06 Baghdad, Iraq

Secher, Robert Michael
Captain, Marines, Tennessee
10/8/06 Anbar province, Iraq

Krissoff, Nathan M.
1st Lieutenant, Marines, Nevada
12/9/06 Anbar province, Iraq

Blum, Aron C.
Sergeant, Marines, Arizona
12/28/06 Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Weiner, Timothy, R.
Tech Sergeant, Air Force, Florida
1/7/07 Baghdad, Iraq

Agami, Daniel J.
Specialist, Army, Florida
6/21/07 Northern Baghdad, Iraq

Bitton, Albert
Corporal, Army, Illinois
2/20/08 Baghdad, Iraq

Wolfer, Stuart A.
Major, Army, Florida
4/6/08 Baghdad, Iraq

Rosenberg, Mark E.
Major, Army, Florida
4/8/08 Baghdad, Iraq

Yelner, Jonathan A.V.
Senior Airman, Air Force, California
4/29/08 Near Bagram, Afghanistan

Farkas, Daniel
1st Lieutenant, Army National Guard, New York
7/4/08 Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix)

Weinger, Robert M.
Sergeant, Army National Guard, Illinois
3/15/09 Jalabad, Afghanistan

Pine, Shawn
Lieutenant Colonel, Army Reserve, Texas
5/20/09 Near Kabul, Afghanistan

Schulte, Roslyn L.
1st Lieutenant, Air Force, Missouri
5/20/09 Near Kabul, Afghanistan

Fairbairn, Aaron E.
Private First Class, Army, Washington
7/4/09 Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan

Walker, Morris L.
Private First Class, Army, North Carolina
8/18/09 Dila, Afghanistan

Sklaver, Benjamin A.
Captain, Army Reserve, Massachussettes
10/2/09 Muscheh, Afghanistan

Kane, Jeremy M.
Lance Corporal. Marines, New Jersey
1/22/10, Afghanistan

Zilberman, Miroslav Steven
Lieutenant, Navy, Ohio
4/2/10, Arabian Gulf

Fisher, Zachary M.
Sergeant, Army, Missouri
7/14/10 Lagman, Afghanistan

Malachowski, James M.
Staff Sergeant, Marine Corps, Maryland
3/20/11 Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Schultz, Joseph W.
Captain, Army, Washington
5/29/11, Wardak province, Afghanistan

Soufrine, Eric D.
Private First Class. Army, Connecticut
6/14/11, Afghanistan

Nuncio, Levi E.
Specialist, Army, Virginia
6/22/11, Kunar province, Afghanistan

Green, Douglas J.
Specialist, Army, Virginia
8/28/11 Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

Shapiro, Steven F.
Private First Class, Army, California
10/21/11, Iraq

Seidler, Matthew R.
Airman First Class, Air Force, Maryland
1/5/12 Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Brodsky, Michael J.
Petty Officer 2nd Class, Navy, Florida
7/21/12 Kandahar province, Afghanistan

Somers, Daniel A.
Sergeant, Army National Guard, Arizona
6/10/2013, Phoenix, AZ


All Fallen Service Members | Yizkor 5774

SEPTEMBER 2012
Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion R. Roberts, USN, 25 of Illinois died September 22 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, USA, 29 of Arizona died September 26 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, USA, 28 of New Jersey died September 26 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, USA, 39 of Texas died September 28 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, USA, 29 of New York died September 29 in Afghanistan

OCTOBER 2012
Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, USA, 25 of North Carolina died October 1 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison, USA, 23 of North Carolina died October 1 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, USA, 29 of North Carolina died October 1 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, USA, 33 of Maine died October 2 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, USMC, 31 of California died October 3 in Afghanistan
Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, USA, 27 of Florida died October 6 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, USA, 25 of North Carolina died October 6 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Thomas R. Macpherson, USA, 26 of California died October 12 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, USA, 29 of Arizona died October 13 in Afghanistan
Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu, USN, 40 of Philippines died October 12
Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, USA, 24 of Florida died October 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Robert J. Billings, USA, 30 of Virginia died October 13 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, USA, 20 of Idaho died October 18 in Afghanistan
Cpl Alex F. Domion, USMC, 21 of New York died October 31 in Afghanistan

NOVEMBER 2012
Petty Officer 2nd Class, Matthew G. Kantor, USN, 22 of New Jersey died November 1 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, USA, 29 of New York died November 3 in Afghanistan
Spc. Ryan P. Jayne, USA, 22 of New York died November 3 in Afghanistan
Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, USA, 27 of New York died November 3 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Brandon, L. Buttry, USA, 19 of Iowa died November 5 in Afghanistan
Spc. Daniel L. Carlson, USA, 21 of California died November 9 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett, USA, 26 of California died November 10 in Afghanistan
Capt. James D. Nehl, USA, 37 of Oregon died November 9 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, USA, 26 of Washington died November 12 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., USA, 25 of North Carolina died November 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, USA, 24 of South Carolina died November 16 in Afghanistan
Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, USA, 23 of Arkansas died November 16 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, USMC, 23 of Minnesota died November 18 in Afghanistan
Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, USN, 32 of California died November 24 in Afghanistan
Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., USMC, 25 of New Jersey died November 26 in Afghanistan

DECEMBER 2012
Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, USMC, 26 of New York died December 2 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde, USA, 41 of Montana died December 3 in Afghanistan
Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, USA, 20 of North Dakota died December 3 in Afghanistan
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, USN, 28 of Pennsylvania died December 8 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, USA, 25 of Ohio died December 10 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, USA, 37 of Texas died December 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Michael J. Guillory, USMC, 28 of Louisiana died December 14 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid, USA, 26 of New York died December 13 in Germany
Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, USA, 39 of New York died December 14 in Afghanistan
Cdr. Job W. Price, USN, 42 of Pennsylvania died December 22 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Markie T. Sims, USA, 20 of Florida died December 29 in Afghanistan

JANUARY 2013
Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, USA, 28 of Virginia died January 10 in Afghanistan
Sgt. David J. Chambers, USA, 25 of Virginia died January 16 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, USA, 38 of Michigan died January 20 in Texas

FEBRUARY 2013
Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, USMC, 34 of Arizona died February 22 in Afghanistan

MARCH 2013
Spc. Cody D. Suggs, USA, 22 of Ohio died March 7 in Afghanistan
Tech Sgt. Larry D. Bunn, USAF, 43 of Louisiana died March 7 in Asia
Capt Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, USA, 28 of Florida died March 11 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, USA, 26 of Oklahoma died March 11 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass, USA, 27 of Iowa died March 11 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer, Bryan J. Henderson, USA, 27 of Louisiana died March 11 in Afghanistan
Capt. Sara M. Knutson, USA, 27 of Maryland died March 11 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo, USA, 31 of Florida died March 11 in Afghanistan
Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, USA, 21 of Florida died March 11 in Afghanistan
Chief Petty Officer, Christian Michael Pike, USN, 31 of Arizona died March 13 in Germany
Spc. David T. Proctor, USA, 26 of North Carolina died March 13 in Maryland
Chief Warrant Officer, James E. Groves III, USA, 37 of Ohio died March 16 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, of California died March 21 in Germany
Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23, of Indiana, died March 22 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, of Kentucky died March 27 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, USA, 43 of South Carolina died March 29 in Afghanistan

APRIL 2013
Capt. James Michael Steel, USAF, 29 of Florida died April 3 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, USA, 24 of Tennessee died April 6 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner, USA, 34 of Pennsylvania died April 9 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder, USA, 26 of Pennsylvania died April 9 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Barrett L. Austin, USA, 20 of South Carolina died April 21 in Germany
Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, USA, 32 of Washington died April 23 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, USA, 26 of Virginia died April 23 in Afghanistan
Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, USAF, 28 of Virginia died April 27 in Afghanistan
Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, USAF, 30 of Hawaii died April 27 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, USAF, 24 of California died April 27 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, USAF, 30 of Kentucky died April 27 in Afghanistan

MAY 2013
Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, USA, 30 of Texas died May 1 in Germany
Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., USA, 25 of California died May 2 in Kuwait
Pfc. Charles P. McClure, USA, 21 of Oklahoma died May 2 in Kuwait
Capt. Mark T. Voss, USAF, 27 of Colorado died May 3 in Kyrgyzstan
Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, USAF, 27 of California died May 3 in Kyrgyzstan
Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, USAF, 30 of California died May 3 in Kyrgyzstan
Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, USMC, 39 of New York died May 4 in Afghanistan
Cpl. David M. Sonka, USMC, 23 of Colorado died May 4 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum, USA, 26 of Oklahoma died May 4 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, USA, 28 of New York died May 4 in Afghanistan
Spc. Kevin Cardoza, USA, 19 of Texas died May 4 in Afghanistan
Spc. Thomas P. Murach, USA, 22 of Idaho died May 4 in Afghanistan
Spc. Brandon J. Prescott, USA, 24 of Oregon died May 4 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, USA, 33 of Kansas died May 15 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, USA, 29 of California died May 14 in Afghanistan
Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, USA, 24 of Massachusetts died May 14 in Afghanistan
Spc. William J. Gilbert, USA, 24 of California died May 14 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Cody J. Towse, USA, 21 of Utah died May 14 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Eugene M. Aguon, USA, 23 of Guam died May 16 in Afghanistan
Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, USA, 22 of Guam died May 16 in Afghanistan
Spc. Christopher R. Drake, USA, 20 of Louisiana died May 26 in Afghanistan

JUNE 2013
Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, USA, 40 of New York died June 8 in Afghanistan
Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard, USA, 39 of New York died June 8 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Thomas Jr., 31 of Florida died June 10 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20 of Florida died June 16 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, USA, 25 of Florida died June 18 in Afghanistan
Spc. Ember M. Alt, USA, 21 of South Carolina died June 18 in Afghanistan
Spc. Robert W. Ellis, USA, 21 of Washington died June 18 in Afghanistan
Spc. William R. Moody, USA, 30 of Texas died June 18 in Afghanistan
Spc. Javier Sanchez Jr., USA, 28 of California died June 23 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Corey E. Garver, USA, 26 of Maine died June 23 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, USA, 25 of New York died June 28 in Afghanistan

JULY 2013
Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, USA, 22 of Georgia died July 2 in Afghanistan
1st Sgt. Tracy L. Stapley, USA, 44 of Utah died July 3 in Qatar
Pvt. Errol D.A. Milliard, USA, 18 of Alabama died July 4 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle, USMC, 19 of Arkansas died July 14 in Germany
Staff Sgt. Sonny C. Zimmerman, USA, 25 of Ohio died July 16 in Afghanistan
Spc. Anthony R. Maddox, USA, 22 of Texas died July 22 in Germany
Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, USA, 22, of California died July 30 in Afghanistan

AUGUST 2013
Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, USA, 26, of Oregon died August 6 in Maryland
Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, USA, 26 of Idaho died August 11 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, USA, 22 of Arkansas died August 11 in Afghanistan
Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., USA, 26 of Texas died August 11 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., USA, 29 of Alabama died August 18 in Texas
Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., USA, 37 of Virginia died August 20 in Afghanistan
Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, USA, 23 of California died August 23 in Afghanistan
Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, USA, 20 of Missouri died August 23 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Jason Togi, USA, 24 of American Samoa, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, USA, 34 of Arkansas died August 28 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, USA, 24 of New York died August 28 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, USA, 28 of Georgia died August 31 in Afghanistan



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