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Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001

Click for Yizkor 5781: All Fallen Service Members, September 2019 – July 2020
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 5781
U.S. Fallen Service Members

September 2019 – July 2020


SEPTEMBER 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, USA, 34, of Puerto Rico, died September 5 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, USA, 40, of Tennessee, died September 16 in Afghanistan

OCTOBER 2019
Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish, USA, 23, of Montana, died October 27 in Iraq

NOVEMBER 2019
Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, USA, 33, of Texas, died November 20 in Afghanistan
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., USA, 25 of Hawaii, died November 20 in Afghanistan

DECEMBER 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, USA, 33 of New Jersey, died December 23 in Afghanistan

JANUARY 2020
Spc. Henry J. Mayfield Jr., USA, 23 of Illinois, died January 5 in Kenya
Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, USA, 29 of Virginia, died January 11 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, USA, 21 of Illinois, died January 11 in Afghanistan
Spc. Antonio I. Moore, USA, 22 of North Carolina, died January 24 in Syria
Lt. Col. Paul K. Voss, USAF, 46 of Guam, died January 27 in Afghanistan
Capt. Ryan S. Phaneuf, USAF, 30 of New Hampshire, died January 27 in Afghanistan

FEBRUARY 2020
Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, USA, 28 of Texas, died February 8 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Cass Antonio Rey Rodriguez, USA, 28 of New Mexico, died February 8 in Afghanistan
Spc. Branden Tyme Kimball, USA, 21 of Oregon, died February 12 in Afghanistan
Pfc. Walter Lewark, USA, 26 of New Mexico, died February 13 in Djibouti

MARCH 2020
Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo, USMC, 34, of California, died March 8 in Iraq
Capt. Moises A. Navas, USMC, 34, of Maryland, died March 8 in Iraq
Spc. Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, USA, 27, of California, died Mach 11 in Iraq
Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts, USAF, 28, of Oklahoma, died March 11 in Iraq

APRIL 2020
Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, USA, 44 from Maryland, died March 30 in Iraq

MAY 2020
Sgt. Christopher Wesley Curry, USA, 23 from Indiana, died May 4 in Iraq
1st Lt. Trevarius Ravon Bowman, USA, 25 from South Carolina, died May 19 in Afghanistan

JUNE 2020
Spc. Nick Bravo Regules, USA, 20 from Florida, died June 23 in Jordan

JULY 2020
Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, USA, 21 from Texas, died July 3rd in Afghanistan
Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass, USA, 20 from Oregon, died July 4th in Kosovo
1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, USA, 24 from California, died July 12 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, USA, 25 from Utah, died July 21 in Eastern Syria
Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, USMC, 20, of Texas, died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, USMC, 19, of California died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Pfc. Evan A. Bath, USMC, 19, of Wisconsin died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, USMC, 21, of Oregon died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Cpl. Wesley A. Rodd, USMC, 23, of Texas died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Cpl. Cesar A. Villanueva, USMC, 21, of California died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, USMC, 19, of Oregon died off the coast of San Clemente Island
Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, USMC, 21, of California died off the coast of San Clemente Island
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of California died off the coast of San Clemente Island