Iraqi Freedom Tribute

Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn

HONORING OUR ANGELS OF COLOR

  (Special Thanks to our Source - Military Times Special Tribute at Militarytimes.com)

FROM THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD

By  Theodore O'Hara

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
      The Soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
       That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
      Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
      The bivouac of the dead.

Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters - 1/9/02

Marine Corps

25, of Gary, Ind.; assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.; killed in a refueling tanker crash, on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.

1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta - 3/23/03

Air Force

23, of Los Lunas, N.M.; assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.; killed in a HH-60G Pave Hawk crash on March 23, 2003, in Afghanistan.

Spc. Rachel A. Lacy - 4/4/03

Army

A 22-year-old Army reservist from Lynwood, Il, became  ill more than a month after receiving several mandatory vaccinations--among them anthrax and smallpox--before her deployment to the Middle East. She died April 4, 2003.

Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson - 9/15/03

Army

27, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; assigned C Company, 311th Military intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); died Sept. 15 near Tel Afar, Iraq, from a non-combat weapons discharge.

Spc. Tamarra J. Ramos - 10/1/03

Army

24, of Quakertown, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Armor Medical Company, Medical Troop Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; died of non-combat related injuries Oct. 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

PFC. Rachel K. Bosveld - 10/26/03

Army

19, of Waupun, Wis.; assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany; killed Oct. 26 during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. 

Spc. Frances M. Vega - 11/2/03

Army

20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq. 

Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez - 11/8/03

Army

39, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Jimenez fell Oct. 31 and was injured. She was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital and later evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany. She was later moved to Walter Reed.

Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz - 12/14/03

Army

27, of Carlisle, Pa.; assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky.; killed while responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call Dec. 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated in Iskandariyah, Iraq.

Sgt. Keicia M. Hines - 1/13/04

Army

27, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C. died Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq.

Pfc. Nichole M. Frye - 2/16/04

Army

19, of Lena, Wis.; assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Kalamazoo, Mich.; killed Feb. 16 when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy in Baqubah, Iraq.

Spc. Michelle M. Witmer - 4/9/04

Army

20, of New Berlin, Wis.; assigned to the Army National Guard’s 32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, Wis.; killed April 9 during an attack by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson - 5/20/04

Army

18, of Richmond, Va.; assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas; killed May 20 when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as she was returning to Camp Eagle in Baghdad.

Spc. Julie R. Hickey - 7/4/04

Army2

20, of Galloway, Ohio; assigned to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Whitehall, Ohio; died July 4 in Landstuhl, Germany, of complications from a non-combat-related illness after being evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30.

Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison - 9/5/04

Army

26, of Champaign, Ill.; assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.; killed Sept. 5 during a mortar attack in Baghdad.

Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne 10/11/04

Army

38, of Hollywood, Fla.; assigned to Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Oct. 11 when two rockets hit her camp in Baghdad. Also killed was Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe.

Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson - 2/16/05

Army

32, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to the 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Feb. 16 in a vehicle accident in Baqubah, Iraq.

Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks - 4/6/05

Army

41, of Harvey, La.; assigned to Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed April 6 when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.

Spc. Chrystal G. Stout - 4/6/05

Army

23, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; assigned to the 228th Signal Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, Spartanburg, S.C.; killed April 6 when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.

Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette - 6/23/05

Marine

21, of Cranston, R.I.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. 

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Regina R. Clark - 6/23/05

Navy

43, of Centralia, Wash.; deployed with Naval Construction Region Detachment 30, Naval Reserve, Port Hueneme, Calif.; temporarily assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. 

Pvt. Lavena L. Johnson - 7/19/05

Army

19, of Florissant, Mo.; assigned to the 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 19 of non-combat-related injuries in Balad, Iraq.

1st Lt. Laura M. Walker - 8/18/05

Army

24, of Texas; assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Aug. 18 when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her Humvee during ground assault convoy operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson - 9/28/05

Air Force

21, of Riviera Beach, Fla.; assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas; died Sept. 28, 2005, near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle.

Sgt. Regina C. Reali - 12/23/05

Army

25, of Freso, Calif.; assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command, Army Reserve, Mountain View, Calif.; killed Dec. 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Baghdad. Also killed was Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey.

1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell - 1/7/06

Army

25, of Ephrata, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.; killed Jan. 7 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Tal Afar, Iraq. Also killed were: Maj. Stuart M. Anderson, Maj. Douglas A. La Bouff, Capt. Michael R. Martinez, 1st Lt. Joseph D. deMoors, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chester W. Troxel, Spc. Michael I. Edwards and Spc. Jacob E. Melson.

Pfc. Amy A. Duerksen - 3/11/06

Army

19, of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; assigned to the 4th Combat Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 11 from a non-combat-related injury in Baghdad.

Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson - 3/16/06

Army

21, of St. Louis, Mo.; assigned to the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Mar. 16 when a mortar round detonated in Tikrit, Iraq. Also killed was Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jaime S. Jaenke- 6/5/06

Navy

29, of Bay City, Wis.; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.; killed June 5 as a result of enemy action when her Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device in Anah, Iraq. Also killed was Navy Equipment Operator 1st Class Gary Rovinski.

PFC Hannah L. Gunterman - 9/4/06

Army

20, of Redlands, Calif.; assigned to 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 4 from a non-combat related cause in Taji, Iraq. This incident is under investigation.

2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez - 9/12/006

Army

23, of Texas; assigned to 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq.

1st Lt Ashley L. Henderson-Huff - 9/19/06

Army

23, of Belle Mead, N.J.; assigned to 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Sept. 19 of injuries sustained when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her mounted patrol during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.

Maj. Megan M. McClung - D12/6/06

Army

34, of Coupeville, Wash.; assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Dec. 6 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

Seaman Sandra S. Grant - 12/31/06

Navy

23, of Linwood, N.C.; assigned to the aircraft carrier Eisenhower; died Dec. 31, 2006, of natural causes while on the Arabian Sea.

Senior Airman Elizabeth A. Loncki -1/7/07

Air Force

23, of New Castle, Del.; assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; killed Jan. 7 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while performing duties in the Baghdad area. Also killed were Tech Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner and Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller Jr.

Spc. Carla J. Stewart - January 28, 2007

Army

37, of Sun Valley, Calif.; assigned to the 250th Transportation Company, El Monte, Calif.; died Jan. 28 of wounds sustained when her convoy vehicle rolled over.

Capt. Jennifer J. Harris - 2/2/07

Army

28, of Swampscott, Mass.; assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 7 when the helicopter she was flying in crashed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker, Sgt. Travis D. Pfister, Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, Sgt. James R. Tijerina, Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gilbert Minjares Jr. and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Manuel A. Ruiz.

Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer - 3/3/07

Army

21, of Emmaus, Pa.; assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany; died March 3 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Brandon A. Parr and Sgt. Michael C. Peek.

Spc. Karen N. Clifton - 6/21/07

Army

22, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; died June 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when her vehicle was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Capt. Maria I. Ortiz -7/10/07

Army

40, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; died July 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from enemy indirect fire.

Chief Warrant Officer Jackie L. McFarlane - 8/14/07

Army

30, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Aug. 14 in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash.

Spc. Kamisha J. Block - 8/16/07

Army

20, of Vidor, Texas; assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 16 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.

Spc Marisol Heredia - 9/7/07

Army

19, of El Monte, Calif.; assigned to the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 7 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related injury July 18 in Baghdad.

Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell -10/1/07

Navy

19, of Tell City, Ind.; assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates; died Oct. 1 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Cpl. Rachael L. Hugo - 10/5/07

Army

24, of Madison, Wis.; assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich.; died Oct. 5 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.

Master-at-Arms Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham - 10/ 22/07

Army

19, of Lithonia, Ga.; assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died Oct. 22 in Bahrain in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho.

Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis - 11/5/07

Army

34, of Anchorage, Alaska; assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Nov. 5 in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations.

Spc. Ashley Sietsma - 11/12/07

Army

20, of Melrose Park, Ill.; assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill.; died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.