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In Memoriam

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 5777: All Fallen Service Members, September 2015 – September 2016

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 5777: All Fallen Service Members, September 2015 – September 2016

September 2015
Spc. Kyle E. Gilbert, USA, 24 of Georgia died September 21 in Afghanistan
Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, USN, 21 of Virginia died September 27 in Bahrain

October 2015
Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, USAF, 33 of California died October 2 in Afghanistan
Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, USAF, 28 of Texas died October 2 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, USAF, 26 of West Virginia died October 2 in Afghanistan
Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, USAF, 21 of Wisconsin died October 2 in Afghanistan
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, USAF, 29 of Florida died October 2 in Afghanistan
Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, USAF, 21 of Georgia died October 2 in Afghanistan
Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, USAF, 45 of New Mexico died October 11 in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, USAF, 38 of Michigan died October 11 in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, USA, 39, of Oklahoma, died October 22 in Iraq

December 2015
Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, USAF, 36 of Minnesota died December 21 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, USAF, 28 of Texas died December 21 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, USAF, 30 of Pennsylvania died December 21 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, USAF, 30 of Georgia died December 21 in Afghanistan
Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, USAF, 45 of New York died December 21 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, USAF, 31 of New York died December 21 in Afghanistan

January 2016
Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock, USA, 30, of New Mexico, died January 5 in Afghanistan
Maj. John D. Gerrie, USAF, 42 of Kansas, died January 16 in Qatar
Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, USA, 30, of California, died January 28 in Iraq
Blane D. Bussell, USN, 60, of Virginia, died January 26 in Manama, Bahrain (civilian)

March 2016
Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, USMC, 27 of California, died March 19 in Iraq

April 2016
Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt, USAF, 22 of Maryland, died April 15 in Southwest Asia

May 2016
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, USN, 31, of California, died May 3 in Iraq
1st Lt. David A. Bauders, USA, 25 of Washington died May 6 in Iraq
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah, died May 26 in the Red Sea

July 2016
1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, USAF, 25 of Florida, died July 18 in Southwest Asia.

August 2016
Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, USAF, 45 of Michigan, died August 4 in Southwest Asia
Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, USA, 36, of Illinois, died August 12 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, USA, 28, of California, died August 23 in Afghanistan

September 2016
1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, USA, 25 of Washington, died September 10 in Kuwait
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Devon M. Faulkner, USN, 24 of North Carolina, died September 20 in the Mediterranean Sea