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Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001

Click for Yizkor 5779: All Fallen Service Members, October 2017 – August 2018
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

Celiz, Christopher Andrew
Sergeant 1st Class, Army
South Carolina, 7/12/18
Afghanistan

Yizkor 5779
U.S. Fallen Service Members

October 2017 – August 2018
OCTOBER 2017
Spc. Alexander W. Missildine, USA, 20 of Texas, died October 1 in Iraq
Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, USA, 35 of Washington, died October 4 in Southwest Niger
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, USA, 39 of Ohio, died October 4 in Southwest Niger
Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, USA, 29 of Georgia, died October 4 in Southwest Niger
Sgt. La David T. Johnson, USA, 25 of Florida, died October 4 in Southwest Niger
Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, USA, 36 of Alaska died October 27 in Afghanistan

NOVEMBER 2017
Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, USA, 33 of California, died November 4 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, USA, 35 of Texas, died November 11 in Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, USA, 43 of New York, died November 14 in Kuwait
Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, USA, 20 of California, died November 25 in Baghdad

DECEMBER 2017
Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, USA, 24 of Alaska, died December 11 in Afghanistan
Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, USA, 20 of California, died December 20 in Iraq

JANUARY 2018
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, USA, 34 of New Jersey, died January 1 in Afghanistan
Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan, USA, 24 of South Carolina, died January 8 in Iraq

FEBRUARY 2018
Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, USA, 26 of Kansas, died February 19 in Baghdad

MARCH 2018
Sgt. 1st Class Maitland Deweever Wilson, USA, 38 of New York, died March 7 in Germany

Captain Mark K. Weber, USAF, 29 of Colorado, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Captain Andreas B. O’Keeffe, USAF, 37 of New York, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, USAF, 37 of New York, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, USAF, 39 of New York, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, USAF, 30 of New York, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Master Sergeant William R. Posch, USAF, 36 of Florida, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis, USAF, 31 of Florida, died March 15 in Western Iraq
Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, USA, 36 of Texas, died March 30 in Syria

APRIL 2018
Spc. Gabriel D. Conde, USA, 22 of Colorado, died April 30 in Afghanistan

May 2018
Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Robinson, USA, 36 of California, died May 24 in Kosovo

June 2018
Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, USA, 26 of Arizona, died June 8 in Somalia
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer, USN, of Tennessee, died June 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

July 2018
Cpl Joseph Maciel, USA, of California, died July 7 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, USA, 32 of South Carolina, died July 12 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, USAF, 26 of Connecticut, died July 12 in Germany

August 2018
Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, USA, 36 from Hawaii, died August 12 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 3, Taylor J. Galvin, USA, 34 from Washington, died August 20 in Iraq