JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001 Jewish Members of the U.S. Armed Forces Killed in Action since 11 September, 2001
Yizkor 5776: All Fallen Service Members, September 2014 – August 2015

Memorial Prayer for Service Members

O God 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.

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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,
Massachusetts 10/2/09
Muscheh, Afghanistan

Kane, Jeremy M.
Lance Corporal. Marines,
New Jersey 1/23/10

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

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

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 6/10/13
Phoenix, AZ

Silverman, Joshua B.
Chief Warrant Officer 2, Army,
Arizona 12/17/13
Now Bahar, Afghanistan

Taub, Peter W.
Staff Sergeant, Air Force
Pennsylvania, 12/21/15

Yizkor 5776: All Fallen Service Members, September 2014 – August 2015

September 2014
Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, USA, 28, of Massachusetts died September 4 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Charles C. Strong, USMC, 28 of Virginia died September 15 in Afghanistan
Maj. Michael J. Donahue, USA, 41 of Ohio died September 16 in Afghanistan
Stephen Byus, 39 of Ohio, member of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maratime in Ohio died September 16 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, USA, 30 of Louisiana died September 30 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany

October 2014
Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, USA, 44 of Kansas died October 1 in Qatar
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, USN, 49, of California died October 24 in Qatar
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, USMC, 19, of California died October 23 in Iraq
Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, USMC, 21 of Indiana died October 1 in the North Arabian Gulf

November 2014
Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, USA, 31 of Michigan died November 14 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, USA, 48 of Maryland, died November 24 in Afghanistan
Spc. Joseph W. Riley, USA, 27 of Ohio died November 24 in Afghanistan

December 2014
Capt. William H. Dubois, USAF, 30 of Colorado died December 1 in the Middle East
Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, USA, 29 of Indiana died December 3 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, USA, 37, of New York died December 12 in Afghanistan
Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, USA, 22, of Arizona died December 12 in Afghanistan

April 2015
Spc. John M. Dawson, USA, 22 of Massachusetts died April 8 in Afghanistan
Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, USAF, 40 of California died April 13 in Southwest Asia

May 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon J. Doyle, 21 of Colorado died on May 16 in Bahrain
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, USN, 24, of Illinois died May 21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, USA, 37, of Florida died May 24 in Afghanistan

June 2015
Krissie K. Davis, 54, a DoD Civilian, of Alabama died June 8 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, USA, 19 of Georgia died June 12 in Kuwait
Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May, USN, 38, of Michigan died June 29 on board the USS Essex (LHD 2)

July 2015
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, USMC, 40 of Massachusetts died July 16 in Chattanooga, TN
Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, USMC, 37, of Arkansas died July 16 in Chattanooga, TN
Lance Cpl. Squire K. “Skip” Wells, USMC, 21 of Georgia died July 16 in Chattanooga, TN
Sgt. Carson Holmquist, USMC, 25, of Wisconsin died July 16 in Chattanooga, TN
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, USN, 26 of Ohio died July 18 in Chattanooga, TN

August 2015
Master Sgt. Peter A. McKenna Jr., USA, 35 of Rhode Island died August 8 in Afghanistan
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, USAF, 27, of Kentucky died August 26 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, USAF, 31, of Florida died August 26 in Afghanistan

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