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In Memoriam

Jewish Service Members Killed in Action since September 11, 2001

El Maleh Rachamim – Memorial Prayer for Fallen Military

God on High and in our Hearts: Grant reassuring peace beneath the cover of Your Presence to all the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our country and the freedom of the world. Shelter them among the righteous souls who are as radiant as the luminous firmament. Source of Compassion, may we continue to feel their touch on our souls. Hasten the day when peace and security shall prevail, when “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, and there shall be no need to prepare for war.” May the day come when the world will stand together as one. May the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters serve as an inspiration to us and as a comfort to all their loved ones. Amein

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

Pontell, Darin
LTJG, Navy
Pentagon 9/11/01
Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia

Smith, Eric A.
CW3, Army
New York 4/2/03
Central Iraq

Evnin, Mark A.
Cpl, Marines
Vermont 4/3/03
Central Iraq

Wershow, Jeffery M.
SPC, Army National Guard
Florida 7/6/03
Baghdad, Iraq

Bernstein, David R.
1st LT, Army
Pennsylvania 10/18/03
Taza, Iraq

Fletcher, Jacob S.
PFC, Army
New York 11/13/03
Samara, Iraq

Seiden, Marc S.
SPC, Army
New Jersey 1/2/04
Baghdad, Iraq

Dvorin, Seth J.
2LT, Army
New Jersey 2/3/04
Iskandariyah, Iraq

Wong, Elijah Tai Wah
SGT, Army National Guard
Arizona 2/9/04
Sinjar, Iraq

Bruckenthal, Nathan B.
PO3, Coast Guard
New York 4/24/04
Northern Persian Gulf

Schrage, Dustin H.
Cpl, Marines
Florida 5/6/04
Anbar province, Iraq

Sherman, Alan D.
Sgt, Marines
New Jersey 6/29/04
Southeast of Baghdad

Engel, Mark E.
LCpl, Marines
Colorado 7/21/04
Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Tarlavsky, Michael Y.
CPT, Army
New Jersey 8/12/04
Najaf, Iraq

Stern, Andrew K.
1stLt, Marines
Tennessee 9/16/04
Anbar province, Iraq

Harrington, Foster L.
Sgt, Marines
Texas 9/20/04
Anbar province, Iraq

Cohen, Michael R.
Cpl Marines
Pennsylvania 11/22/04
Anbar province, Iraq

Shackelford, Michael B.
SGT, Army
Colorado 11/28/04
Ramadi, Iraq

House, John D.
PO3, Navy
California 1/26/05
Rutbah, Iraq

Watkins, Glenn J.
SPC, Washington Army National Guard
California 4/05/05
Baghdad, Iraq

Freeman, Daniel J.
SPC, Army
Ohio 4/6/05
Ghazni, Afghanistan

Budeysky, Steven M.
SGT, Army
Moldova 5/19/05
Iraq

Yahudah, Benyahmin Ben
SPC, Army
Georgia 7/27/05
Baghdad, Iraq

Allen, Howard Paul
SGT, Army National Guard
Arizona 9/26/05
Baghdad, Iraq

Jacobson, Elizabeth N.
A1C, Air Force
Florida 9/28/05
Near Camp Bucca, Iraq

Clark, Ryan J.
CPL, Army
California 6/29/06
San Antonio, TX

Wolfe, Colin J.
PFC, Marines
Virginia 8/30/06
Habbaniyah, Iraq

Paul, Robert J.
SSG, Army Reserve
Oregon 9/8/06
Kabul, Afghanistan

Oremus, Michael K.
PFC, Army
New York 10/2/06
Baghdad, Iraq

Secher, Robert Michael
Capt, Marines
Tennessee 10/8/06
Anbar province, Iraq

Krissoff, Nathan M.
1stLt, Marines
Nevada 12/9/06
Anbar province, Iraq

Blum, Aron C.
Sgt, Marines
Arizona 12/28/06
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Weiner, Timothy, R.
TSgt, Air Force
Florida 1/7/07
Baghdad, Iraq

Agami, Daniel J.
SPC, Army
Florida 6/21/07
Northern Baghdad, Iraq

Bitton, Albert
CPL, Army
Illinois 2/20/08
Baghdad, Iraq

Wolfer, Stuart A.
MAJ, Army
Florida 4/6/08
Baghdad, Iraq

Rosenberg, Mark E.
MAJ, Army
Florida 4/8/08
Baghdad, Iraq

Capra, Anthony L.
TSgt, Air Force
California 4/9/08
Golden Hills, Iraq

Yelner, Jonathan A.V.
SrA, Air Force
California 4/29/08
Near Bagram, Afghanistan

Farkas, Daniel
1LT, Army National Guard
New York 7/4/08
Kabul, Afghanistan

Weinger, Robert M.
SGT, Army National Guard
Illinois 3/15/09
Jalabad, Afghanistan

Pine, Shawn
LTC, Army Reserve
Texas 5/20/09
Near Kabul, Afghanistan

Schulte, Roslyn L.
1st Lt, Air Force
Missouri 5/20/09
Near Kabul, Afghanistan

Fairbairn, Aaron E.
PFC, Army
Washington 7/4/09
Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan

Walker, Morris L.
PFC, Army
North Carolina 8/18/09
Dila, Afghanistan

Sklaver, Benjamin A.
CPT, Army Reserve
Massachusetts 10/2/09
Muscheh, Afghanistan

Kane, Jeremy M.
LCpl, Marines
New Jersey 1/23/10
Helmand province, Afghanistan

Zilberman, Miroslav Steven
LT, Navy
Ohio 4/2/10
Arabian Gulf

Fisher, Zachary M.
SGT, Army
Missouri 7/14/10
Lagman, Afghanistan

Gebra P. Noonan
PFC, Army
Connecticut 9/24/10
Fallujah, Iraq

Malachowski, James M.
SSgt, Marine Corps
Maryland 3/20/11
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Schultz, Joseph W.
CPT, Army
Washington 5/29/11
Wardak province, Afghanistan

Soufrine, Eric D.
PFC. Army
Connecticut 6/14/11
FOB Farah, Afghanistan

Nuncio, Levi E.
SPC, Army
Virginia 6/22/11
Kunar province, Afghanistan

Green, Douglas J.
SPC Army
Virginia 8/28/11
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

Shapiro, Steven F.
PFC, Army
California 10/21/11
Tallil, Iraq

Seidler, Matthew R.
A1C, Air Force
Maryland 1/5/12
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Brodsky, Michael J.
PO2, Navy
Florida 7/21/12
Kandahar province, Afghanistan

Kantor, Matthew G.
PO2 (SEAL), Navy
New Jersey 11/1/12
Zabul province, Afghanistan

Somers, Daniel A.
SGT, Army National Guard
Arizona 6/10/13
Phoenix, AZ

Silverman, Joshua B.
CW2, Army
Arizona 12/17/13
Now Bahar, Afghanistan

Taub, Peter W.
SSgt, Air Force
Pennsylvania, 12/21/15
Near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

Celiz, Christopher Andrew
SFC, Army
South Carolina, 7/12/18
Paktia province, Afghanistan

Yizkor 5782
Fallen U.S. Service Members
of All Faiths
October 1, 2020 – September 2, 2021

NOVEMBER 2020
Captain Kelliann Leli, USAF, 30 of New Jersey, died November 27 in United Arab Emirates

JANUARY 2021
Staff Sgt. Timothy Luke Manchester, USA, 34 of Texas, died January 20 in Kuwait

APRIL 2021
Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Pantos, USA, 55 of Virginia, died April 26 in Kuwait

JUNE 2021
1st Sgt Casey J. Hart, USA, 42 of Louisiana, died June 8 in Maryland
Spc. Joshua S. Robinson, 22 of Louisiana, died June 10 in Kuwait
Lt Col James C. Willis, USAF, 55 of New Mexico, died June 26 in Qatar

AUGUST 2021
Chief Master Sergeant Tresse Z. King, USAF, 54 of North Carolina, died August 3 in Kuwait
Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, USMC, 31 of Utah, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, USMC, 25 of Massachusetts, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, USMC, 23 of California, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, USMC, 22 of California, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Cpl. Daegan W. Page, USMC, 23 of Nebraska, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, USMC, 22 of Indiana, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, USMC, 20, of Texas, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, USMC, 20, of Missouri, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, USMC, 20, of Wyoming, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, USMC, 20, of California, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, USMC, 20, of California, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Navy Hospitalman, Maxton W. Soviak, Navy, 22, of Ohio, died August 26 in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, Army, 23, of Tennessee, died August 26 in Afghanistan

SEPTEMBER 2021
Lt. Bradley A. Foster, USN, 29 of California, died September 2nd off the coast of San Diego, CA
Lt. Paul R. Fridley, USN, 28 of Virginia, died September 2nd off the cost of San Diego, CA
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class James P. Buriak, USN, 31 of Virginia, died September 2nd off the coast of San Diego, CA
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, USN, 31 of Maryland, died September 2nd off the coast of San Diego, CA
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, USN, 21 of Missouri, died September 2nd off the coast of San Diego, CA