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Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001

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

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
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 6/10/13
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
Afghanistan

Yizkor 5778
U.S. Fallen Service Members

October 2016 – August 2017
OCTOBER 2016
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, USA, 31 of Maryland, died October 4 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, USA, 26, of Illinois, died October 19 in Afghanistan
Michael G. Sauro, USA, 40 of Oklahoma, died October 19 in Afghanistan
Chief Petty Officer, Jason C. Finan, USN, 34 of California, died October 20 in Northern Iraq

NOVEMBER 2016
Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, USA, 27 of Kansas, died November 4 in Jordan
Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, USA, 30 of Arizona, died November 4 in Jordan
Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, USA, 27 of Texas, died November 4 in Jordan
Capt. Andrew D. Byers, USA, 30 of North Carolina, died November 3 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer, USA, 34 of Pennsylvania, died November 3 in Afghanistan
Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr., USA, 23 of Maryland, died November 10 in Kuwait
Sgt. John W. Perry, USA, 30 of California, died November 12 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, USA, 20 of Illinois, died November 12 in Afghanistan
Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, USN, 42 of Virginia, died November 24 in Syria

DECEMBER 2016
Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, USA, 46, of Maryland, died December 6 at Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

JANUARY 2017
Spc. Isiah L. Booker, USA, 23, of Texas, died January 7 in Jordan.
Spc. John P. Rodriguez, USA, 23 of California died January 12 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility which covers the Middle East.
Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, USN, 36 of Illinois, died January 29 in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen

FEBRUARY 2017
Pfc. Brian P. Odiorne, USA, 21 of Massachusetts, died February 20 in Iraq

MARCH 2017
Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, of California, died March 19 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, USAF, 25 of New York, died March 22 in Southwest Asia
Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, USAF, 25 of Oregon, died March 28 in Northern Syria

APRIL 2017
Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, USA, 37 of Maryland, died April 8 in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, USA, 22 of Illinois, died April 27 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, USA, 23 of Ohio, died April 27 in Afghanistan
1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, USA, 25 of Georgia, died April 29 in Iraq

MAY 2017
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator, Kyle Milliken, USN, 38 of Maine, died May 5, 40 miles west of Mogadishu
Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, USA, 22 of Georgia, died May 26 in Syria

JUNE 2017
Sgt. Eric M. Houck, USA, 25 of Maryland, died on June 10 in Afghanistan
Sgt. William M. Bays, USA, 29 of California, died June 10 in Afghanistan
Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, USA, 22 of North Carolina, died June 10 in Afghanistan 

JULY 2017
Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, USA, 19 of Alaska, died July 3 in Afghanistan
CPL. Daniel I. Baldassare, USMC, 20 of New Jersey, died July 10 in Mississippi
Capt. Sean E. Elliott, USMC, 30 of California, died July 10 in Mississippi
Maj Caine M. Goyette, USMC, 41 of New York, died July 10 in Mississippi
Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins, USMC, 34 of Virginia, died July 10 in Mississippi
Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson, USMC, 46 of Vermont, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne, USMC, 31 of New York, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Owen J. Lennon, USMC, 26 of New York, died July 10 in Mississippi
Cpl. Collin J. Schaaff, USMC, 22 of Washington, died July 10 in Mississippi
Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden, USMC, 31 of Texas, died July 10 in Mississippi
Staff Sgt. Robert H. Cox, USMC, 28 of California, died July 10 in Mississippi
Staff Sgt. William J. Kundrat, USMC, 33 of Maryland, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Chad E. Jenson, USMC, 25 of California, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Talon R. Leach, USMC, 27 of Missouri, died July 10 in Mississippi
Petty Officer Second Class Ryan Lohrey, USN, 30 of Indiana, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Joseph J. Murray, USMC, 26 of Florida, died July 10 in Mississippi
Sgt. Dietrich A. Schmieman, USMC, 26 of Washington, died July 10 in Mississippi

AUGUST 2017
Tech Sgt. David Board, USAF, 49 of West Virginia, died August 2 in Kuwait
Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, USA, 30 of New York, died August 13 in Iraq
Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr., USA, 22 of Texas, died August 13 in Iraq
Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, USA, 27 of Utah, died August 16 in Afghanistan
Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, USN, 31 of Missouri, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, USN, 39, of Texas, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, USN, 26, of Maryland, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, USN, 21, of Ohio, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., USN, 23, of Maryland, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, USN, 28, of New York, died out at sea in a ship collision
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, USN, 26, of Connecticut, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, USN, 20, of Texas, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, USN, 23, of Illinois, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, USN, 22, of New Jersey, died August 21 out at sea in a ship collision
GS-12 Daniel Hoadley, USA, 54, of Colorado, died August 18 in Saudi Arabia