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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 5775: All Fallen U.S. Service Members, September 2013-August 2014

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,
Massachusetts 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


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

Yizkor 5775: All Fallen U.S. Service Members, September 2013-August 2014

August 2014
Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., USA, 33 of North Carolina died August 3 in Afghanistan
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, USA, 55 of New York died August 5 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, USA, 35 of Texas died August 12 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, USA, 39 of Florida died August 20 in Kabul Afghanistan
Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, USA, 26 of California died August 22 in Afghanistan

July 2014
Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton Jr., USA, 20 of Wisconsin died July 24 at Brooke Army Medical Center
Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, USA, 30 of Nebraska died July 24 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Keith M. Williams, USA, 19 of California died July 24 in Afghanistan
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, USN, 23 of Ohio died June 19 aboard the USS James E. Williams DDG-95)

June 2014
Capt. Jason B. Jones, USA, 29 of Pennsylvania died June 2 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, USA, 20 of Missouri died June 5 in Afghanistan
Spc. Terry J. Hurne, USA, 34 of California died June 9 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, USA, 24 of California died June 9 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, USA, 28 of Georgia died June 9 in Afghanistan
Spc. Justin R. Helton, USA, 25 of Ohio died June 9 in Afghanistan
Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, USA, 22 of Washington died June 9 in Afghanistan
Pvt. Aaron S. Toppen, USA, 19 of Illinois died June 9 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, USMC, 34 of Virginia died June 20 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, USMC, 19 of New Hampshire died June 20 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, USMC, 25 of Iowa died June 20 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, USMC, 23 of Texas died June 25 in Afghanistan

May 2014
Pfc. Daniela Rojas, USA, 19 of California died May 3 in Germany
Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, USA, 33 of California died May 11 in Afghanistan
Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, USA, 49 of Arizona died May 13 in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, TX.
Spec. Adrian M. Perkins, USA, 19 of California died May 17 in Amman, Jordan
Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, USA, 21 of Colorado died May 28 in Afghanistan

April 2014
Capt. James E. Chaffin III, USA, 27 of South Carolina died April 1 in Afghanistan
Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, USA, 27, of Texas, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, USA, 20 of Texas died April 28 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, USA, 24 of New York died April 28 in Afghanistan

February 2014
Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, USA, 21 of Kentucky died February 10 in Afghanistan
Spc. Christopher A. Landis, USA, 27 of Kentucky died February 10 in Afghanistan
Spc. John A. Pelham, USA, 22 of Oregon died February 12 in Afghanistan
Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, USA, 41 of Florida died February 12 in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, USMC, 36 of Kentucky died February 15 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl Caleb L. Erickson, USMC, 20 of Minnesota died February 28 in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, USAF, 52 of Rhode Island died February 28

January 2014
Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, USMC, 22 of Washington died January 1 in Afghanistan
Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, USA, 38 of Florida died January 4 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, USA, 28 of Tennessee died January 15 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, USA, 27 of Wyoming died January 10 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, USA, 25 of Hawaii died January 10 in Afghanistan
Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, USA, 22 of North Carolina died January 17 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, USA, 42 of California died January 20 in Afghanistan

December 2013
Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, USMC, 19 of Massachusetts died December 11 in Afghanistan
Petty Officer 1st Class James L. Smith, USN, 38 of Texas died December 11 in Germany
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, USA, 34, of Oklahoma died December 17 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, USA, 35, of Arizona died December 17 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, USA, 29, of North Carolina died December 17 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, USA, 28, of Georgia died December 17 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, USA, 30, of Indiana died December 17 in Afghanistan
Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, USA, 22, of Mississippi died December 17 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, USA, 34, of Oklahoma died December 17 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, USA, 35, of Arizona, died December 17 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, USA, 29, of North Carolina died December 17 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, USA, 28, of Georgia died December 17 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, USMC, 27, of Massachusetts died December 23 in Afghanistan
Capt. David I. Lyon, USAF, 28, of Idaho died December 27 in Afghanistan

November 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, USA, 35 of Kansas died November 3 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, USA, 28 of Texas died November 13 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, USA, 29 of Texas died November 17 in Afghanistan

October 2013
Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr., USMC, 19 of Wisconsin died October 5 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, USA, 25 of California died October 6 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, USA, 25 of Pennsylvania died October 6 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, USA, 24 of Missouri died October 6 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, USA, 24 of Oregon died October 6 in Afghanistan
Spc. Angel L. Lopez, USA, 27 of Ohio died October 5 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Patrick H. Quinn, USA, 26 of Pennsylvania died October 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Lyle D. Turnbull, USA, 31 of Virginia died October 18 in Kuwait
Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, USMC, 20 of Louisiana died October 20 in Afghanistan

September 2013
Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., USAF, 22 of Connecticut died September 5 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., USA, 24 of California died September 13 in Texas
Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, USA, 43, of Indianapolis died September 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. William D. Brown III, USA, 44 of North Carolina died September 19 in Afghanistan
Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, USA, 22 of Oklahoma died September 20 in Texas
Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, USA, 32 of Colorado died September 21 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, USA, 30 of New Jersey died September 21 in Afghanistan
Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, USA, 23 of Georgia died September 21 in Afghanistan
Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, USN, 35 of California died September 22 in the central Red Sea
Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, USN, 32 of Oregon died September 22 in the central Red Sea
Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore Jr., USA, 31 of Pennsylvania died September 26 in Afghanistan

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