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Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001

Click for Yizkor 5780: All Fallen Service Members, September 2018 — August 2019
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

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

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

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

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


Yizkor 5780
U.S. Fallen Service Members

September 2018 – August 2019

Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, USA, 42 from West Virginia, died Sept 3 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, USA, 32, from California, died Sept. 4 in Afghanistan

Spc. James A. Slape, USA, 23 from North Carolina, died October 4 in Afghanistan

Maj. Brent R. Taylor, USA, 39 from Utah, died November 3 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, USA, 25 from Washington, died November 24 in Afghanistan
Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, USA, 29 from Virginia, died November 27 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, USA, 39 of Washington, died November 27 in Afghanistan
Staff Agt. Dyal J. Elchin, USAF, 25 of Pennsylvania, died November 27 in Afghanistan

Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, USA, 24 from Pennsylvania died December 2 in Germany.
Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, USA, 19 from Pennsylvania, died December 13 in Afghanistan

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, USA, 37 from Florida, died January 16 in Syria
Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, USN, 35 of New York, died January 16 in Syria
DoD Civilian Scott A. Wirtz of Missouri, died January 16 in Syria
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, USA, 26 of Texas, died January 17 in Germany
Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, USA, 32 of Virginia, died January 22 in Afghanistan

MARCH 2019
Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, USA, 37 of Illinois, died, March 5 in Kuwait
Spc. Jackson D. Johnson, USA, 20 of Missouri, died March 5 in Kuwait
Spc. Joseph P. Collette, USA, 29 of Ohio, died March 22 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, USA, 33 of Colorado, died March 22 in Afghanistan

APRIL 2019
Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, USMC, 25 of New York, died April 8 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, USMC, 31 of Pennsylvania, died April 8 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, USMC, 43 of Delaware, died April 8 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, USAF, 24 of New Hampshire, died April 19 in Qatar
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, USA, 22 of Kentucky, died April 20 in Iraq
Spc. Michael T. Osorio, USA, 20 of Idaho, died April 23 in Iraq
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, USA, 28 of Michigan, died April 29 in Syria

MAY 2019
Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, USA, 22 from Georgia, died May 6 in Afghanistan

JUNE 2019
Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, USA, 32 of Germany, died June 25 in Afghanistan
Sgt. James G. Johnston, USA, 24 of New York, died June 25 in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, USA, 31 from Utah, died June 30 in Afghanistan.

JULY 2019
Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, USA, 40 of Texas, died July 13 in Afghanistan
Sgt. William Edward Friese, USA, 30 of West Virginia, died July 18 in Kuwait
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, USN, 24 of Virginia, died July 17 in the Arabian Sea
Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, USA, 20 of Ohio, died July 29 in Afghanistan
Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, USA, 24 of Illinois, died July 29 in Afghanistan

Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, USMC, 35 of Colorado, died August 10 in Iraq
Specialist Clayton James Horne, USA, 23 of Louisiana, died August 17 in Saudi Arabia
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, USA, 31 of Massachusetts, died August 21 in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, USA, 35 of California, died August 21 in Afghanistan
Sgt, 1st Class Dustin B. Ard, USA, 31 of Utah, died August 29 in Afghanistan

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