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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
This section sorted by date of death
 
This is a collection of information about each Oregon service member who died while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and the War in Iraq.
 
142 Oregon Fatalities*
 
20 from the Oregon National Guard
1 from the Washington National Guard
2 from the New York National Guard
78 from the United States Army
3 from the United States Army Reserve
28 from the United States Marine Corps
2 from the United States Air Force
8 from the United States Navy
 

*The majority of these soldiers are from Oregon, based on their "Home of Record." The remaining soldiers have strong ties to Oregon. They may have gone to College or High School in Oregon, born in Oregon, or laid to rest in Oregon. One soldier (Ogburn) is listed because he was a State of Oregon employee, his home of record is Idaho. Another soldier (Canham) served in an Oregon unit. One other soldier (Goetz) was born in South Dakota and raised in Hood River, Oregon.


United States Army Specialist John A. Pelham
United States Army Specialist John A. Pelham
United States Army Specialist John A. Pelham
 
Age:  22
Died:  February 12, 2014, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon

Unit:  2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina
United States Army Private First Class Cody J. Patterson
United States Army Private First Class Cody J. Patterson
United States Army Private First Class Cody J. Patterson
 
Age:  24
Died:  October 6, 2013, in the Zhari District, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Philomath, Oregon

Unit:  Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
 
Age:  32
Died:  September 22, 2013, serving in the Red Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Hometown:  Aurora, Oregon

Unit:  Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California
United States Army Specialist Nickolas S. Welch
United States Army Specialist Nickolas S. Welch
United States Army Specialist Nickolas S. Welch
 
Age:  26
Died:  August 6, 2013, in Bethesda, MD, injured in Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Mill City, Oregon

Unit:  3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia
United States Army Specialist Brandon J. Prescott
United States Army Specialist Brandon J. Prescott
United States Army Specialist Brandon J. Prescott
 
Age:  24
Died:  May 4, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Bend, Oregon

Unit:  1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas
United States Army Captain James D. Nehl
United States Army Captain James D. Nehl
United States Army Captain James D. Nehl
Age:  37
Died:  Nov. 9, 2012, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Gardiner, Oregon

Unit:  2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas
United States Army Specialist Mabry J. Anders
Age: 21
Died: August 27, 2012, in Kalagush, Afghanistan
Hometown: Baker City, Oregon

Unit: 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado​
                                                                                                    United States Army Specialist 
                                                                                                               Mabry J. Anders
United States Army Private First Class Andrew J. Keller
Age:  22
Died:   August 15, 2012, in Charkh, Afghanistan 
Hometown:  Tigard, Oregon 
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy 
                                                                                                  United States Army Private First
                                                                                                         Class Andrew J. Keller

 

 

United States Marine Corporal Keaton G. Coffey
 
United States Marine Corporal Keaton G. Coffey
Age:  22
Died:   May 24, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan 
Hometown:  Boring, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California 
  
 

United States Air Force First Lieutenant Justin Wilkens
United States Air Force First Lieutenant Justin Wilkens
United States Air Force First Lieutenant Justin Wilkens
Age:  26
Died:  February 18, 2012, in Djibouti, Africa, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom
Hometown:  Bend, Oregon 
 
Unit:   34th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida

United States Marine Corporal Adam J. Buyes
United States Marine Corporal Adam J. Buyes
United States Marine Corporal Adam J. Buyes
Age:  21
Died:  November 26, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Salem, Oregon 
 
Unit:   3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan

United States Army Master Sergeant Danial R. Adams
United States Army Master Sergeant Danial R. Adams
United States Army Master Sergeant Danial R. Adams
Age:  35
Died:  September 13, 2011 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Hillsboro, Oregon 
 
Unit:   1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Stuttgart, Germany

United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
Age:  19
Died:  August 11, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Cornelius, Oregon
Unit:   1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
 
 

United States Army Private First Class Brice M. Scott
United States Army Private First Class Brice M. Scott
United States Army Private First Class Brice M. Scott
Age:  22
Died:  July 31, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:   Eugene, Oregon
 
Unit:  4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas
 

Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Age: 25
Died: April 27, 2011, in Babil Province, Iraq
Hometown: Albany, Oregon
 
Unit:  F Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Baker City, Oregon

United States Marine Sergeant Matthew J. Deyoung
United States Marine Sergeant Matthew J. Deyoung
United States Marine Sergeant Matthew J. Deyoung
Age: 26
Died: February 18, 2011, in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Hometown: Talent, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
 

United States Marine Sergeant Ian M. Tawney
United States Marine Sergeant Ian M. Tawney
United States Marine Sergeant Ian M. Tawney
Age:   25
Died:  October 16, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Dallas, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph E. Rodewald
United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph E. Rodewald
United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph E. Rodewald
Age:  21
Died:  October 13, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Albany, Oregon

 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

United States Army Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Allen Goetz
United States Army Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Allen Goetz
United States Army Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Allen Goetz
Age:  43
Died:  August 30, 2010, in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan
Hometown:  White, South Dakota
 
Unit:   1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
  • Chaplain Goetz was raised in Hood River, Oregon.

United States Army Private First Class Anthony T. Justesen
United States Army Private First Class Anthony T. Justesen
United States Army Private First Class Anthony T. Justesen
Age:  22
Died:  June 23, 2010, at Ganjkin village, Pusht Rod district, Farah province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Wilsonville, Oregon
 
Unit:   Troop B, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

United States Army Private First Class Erin L. McLyman
United States Army Private First Class Erin L. McLyman
United States Army Private First Class Erin L. McLyman
Age: 26
Died: March 13, 2010 in Balad, Iraq
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
 
Unit: 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

United States Army Sergeant Joshua A. Lengstorf
United States Army Sergeant Joshua A. Lengstorf
United States Army Sergeant Joshua A. Lengstorf
Age: 24
Died: January 3, 2010, in Ashoque, Afghanistan
Hometown: Yoncalla, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado

United States Army Sergeant Elijah J. Rao
United States Army Sergeant Elijah J. Rao
United States Army Sergeant Elijah J. Rao
Age: 26
Died: December 5, 2009, in Nuristan, Afghanistan
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division of Fort Carson, Colorado

United States Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge
United States Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge
United States Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge
Age: 22
Died: November 28, 2009, in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
Hometown: Sutherlin, Oregon
 
Unit: Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge was assigned to the USS Rentz as part of the Nimitz carrier strike group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

United States Marine First Lieutenant Michael Johnson
United States Marine First Lieutenant Michael Johnson
United States Marine First Lieutenant Michael Johnson
Age: 25
Died: Sept. 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
 
Unit: 7th Communications Battalion, 3rd Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan
  • Graduated from Oregon State University in 2006
  • Married in Keizer, Oregon, in 2007

Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Age: 38
Died: August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq
Hometown: Amboy, Washington
 
Unit: 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Survived by his wife, Casey, and son, Charles, age 19, of the Amboy, Washington area.

Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Age: 19
Died: August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq
Hometown: Monmouth, Oregon
 
Unit: 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Survived by his mother, Michelle, and stepfather, Don; his 15-year-old sister, Courtney; his stepsister, Alex; and his father, Morey Marks, of Salem.

United States Marine Corporal Matthew R. Lembke
United States Marine Corporal Matthew R. Lembke
United States Marine Corporal Matthew R. Lembke
Age:  22
Died:  July 10, 2009, of wounds sustained on June 24 while in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Tualatin, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

United States Army Private First Class Richard A. DeWater
United States Army Private First Class Richard A. DeWater
United States Army Private First Class Richard A. DeWater
Age: 21
Died: April 15, 2009, of wounds sustained while on patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan
Hometown: Topeka, Kansas (lived in Grants Pass, Oregon on and off since he was 2 years old)
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery
Age:   31
Died:  January 26, 2009 in Kirkuk, Iraq
Hometown:  Banks, Oregon
 
Unit:  6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York

United States Marine Lance Corporal Robert L. Johnson
United States Marine Lance Corporal Robert L. Johnson
United States Marine Lance Corporal Robert L. Johnson
Age: 21
Died: Dec. 20, 2008 in Anbar province, Iraq
Hometown: Central Point, Oregon
 
Unit: 5th Combat Logistics Battalion, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, California

United States Army PFC Cody J. Eggleston
United States Army PFC Cody J. Eggleston
United States Army PFC Cody J. Eggleston
Age:21
Died: October 24, 2008, at the National in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered on October 16, 2008, in Baqubah, Iraq
Hometown: Redmond, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Age:32
Died: September 20, 2008, in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hometown: Crescent City, California
 
Unit: Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon National Guard

Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Age:46
Died: September 18, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
Hometown: North Bend, Oregon
 
Unit: 27th Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, New York

United States Army Private Tan Q. Ngo
United States Army Private Tan Q. Ngo
United States Army Private Tan Q. Ngo
Age: 20
Died: August 27, 2008, in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany

United States Army Sergeant James M. Treber
United States Army Sergeant James M. Treber
United States Army Sergeant James M. Treber
Age: 24
Died: June 29, 2008, in Kandahar, Afghanistan from injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled into a canal
Hometown: Imperial Beach, California
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina
 
  • James' father, Gordon Treber, is from Astoria, Oregon

United States Army Corporal Jessica Ann Ellis
United States Army Corporal Jessica Ann Ellis
United States Army Corporal Jessica Ann Ellis
Age: 24
Died: May 11, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown: Lakeview, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky
 
  • Jessica graduated from Lakeview High School (2002) where she was active in cross country, track and field, and the swim team.
  • She attended Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and worked three summers as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter on the Fremont National Forest. Jessica earned an Associate of Arts degree from COCC.

United States Marine Lance Corporal Dustin L. Canham
United States Marine Lance Corporal Dustin L. Canham
United States Marine Lance Corporal Dustin L. Canham
Age: 21
Died: March 23, 2008 in Djibouti, Africa
Hometown: Lake Stevens, Washington
 
Unit: Marine Forces Reserve's 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Portland, Oregon (supported military operations in the Global War on Terror)

United States Army Private First Class Joshua A. R. Young
United States Army Private First Class Joshua A. R. Young
United States Army Private First Class Joshua A. R. Young
Age: 21
Died: January 28, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown: Riddle, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado

United States Army Sergeant Mikeal W. Miller
United States Army Sergeant Mikeal W. Miller
United States Army Sergeant Mikeal W. Miller
Age:  22
Died:  January 27, 2008, of wounds suffered in Baghdad, Iraq on July 9, 2007
Hometown:   Albany, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Graduate of South Albany High School (2003)

United States Army Sergeant Zachary W. McBride
United States Army Sergeant Zachary W. McBride
United States Army Sergeant Zachary W. McBride
Age:  20
Died:  January 9, 2008 in Sinsil, Iraq
Hometown:  Bend, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany
 
  • Survived by his parents, Marshall and Laura McBride and sister, Sarah McBride, all of Bend, Oregon
  • Graduated from Mountain View High School in June 2005
  • When he enlisted he stated he "wanted to do something meaningful and to gain life experience."
  • Zachary enjoyed target shooting, reading, socializing with friends and missions for his church.

United States Army Sergeant Joshua C. Brennan
United States Army Sergeant Joshua C. Brennan
United States Army Sergeant Joshua C. Brennan
Age:  22
Died:  October 26, 2007, in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Ontario, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy

United States Army Sergeant Eliot W. Scott
United States Army Sergeant Eliot W. Scott
United States Army Sergeant Eliot W. Scott
Age:  24
Died: October 13, 2007
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
 
Unit: 25th Infantry Division, Infantry Fire Team Leader, Hawaii
 
Eliot was born in Portland in 1983 and graduated from Grant High School where he was a track star and set a school record in the pole vault; he also volunteered in the local search and rescue unit.

United States Army Corporal Graham McMahon
United States Army Corporal Graham McMahon
United States Army Corporal Graham McMahon
Age:  22
Died:  Sept. 19, 2007, in Balad, Iraq
Hometown:  Corvallis, Oregon
 
Unit: 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis, Washington

United States Army Captain Drew Jensen
United States Army Captain Drew Jensen
United States Army Captain Drew Jensen
Age:  27
Died:  Sept. 7, 2007, in Ba'qubah, Iraq
Hometown:  Clackamas, Oregon
 
Unit:  5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team)

United States Army SFC Adrian Marcos Elizalde
United States Army SFC Adrian Marcos Elizalde
United States Army SFC Adrian Marcos Elizalde
Age:  30
Died:  Aug. 23, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  North Bend, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Washington

United States Army PFC Daniel Allen Leckel
United States Army PFC Daniel Allen Leckel
United States Army PFC Daniel Allen Leckel
Age:  19
Died:  July 25, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Glendale, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas

United States Army Corporal Kory Wiens and Cooper
United States Army Corporal Kory Wiens and Cooper
United States Army Corporal Kory Wiens and Cooper
Age:  20
Died:  Corporal Wiens and Cooper died together on July 6, 2007 in Muhammad Sath, Iraq
Hometown:  Albany, Oregon
 
Unit:  Corporal Wiens and his army service dog, Cooper, served with the 94th Mine Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

United States Army Specialist Michelle Ring
United States Army Specialist Michelle Ring
United States Army Specialist Michelle Ring
Age:  26
Died:  July 5, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  McMinnville, Oregon

Unit: 92nd Military Police Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia

United States Marine Lance Corporal Steven Stacy
United States Marine Lance Corporal Steven Stacy
United States Marine Lance Corporal Steven Stacy
Age:  23
Died:   July 5, 2007 in Iraq
Hometown:  Coos Bay, Oregon

Unit: 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, California

United States Marine Lance Corporal Juan Manuel Garcia-Schill
United States Marine Lance Corporal Juan Manuel Garcia-Schill
United States Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Manuel Garcia-Schill
Age:  20
Died:  July 2, 2007 in Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Grants Pass, Oregon

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California

United States Army Specialist Joseph P. Kenny
United States Army Specialist Joseph P. Kenny
United States Army Specialist Joseph P. Kenny
Age:  20
Died:  June 23, 2007 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Veneta, Oregon
 
Unit:  27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas

United States Army Specialist Dominic N. Rodriguez
United States Army Specialist Dominic N. Rodriguez
United States Army Specialist Dominic N. Rodriguez
Age:  23
Died:  June 22, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Klamath Falls, Oregon

 
Unit: 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
  • Survived by his wife, stepchildren, mother and father 
  • Graduated from Klamath Union High School where he was captain of the football team
  • Attended the College of the Siskiyous

United States Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Henderson
United States Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Henderson
United States Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Henderson
Age:  35
Died:  June 17, 2007 in Panjway, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Hillsboro, Oregon

Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), in Fort Riley, Kansas

United States Marine Lance Corporal Dale G. Peterson
United States Marine Lance Corporal Dale G. Peterson
United States Marine Lance Corporal Dale G. Peterson
Age:  20
Died:  April 23, 2007 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Redmond, Oregon

Unit: 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Dale is survived by his father and step-mother Greg and Kathy Peterson, mother Dorothy Peterson, and sisters Marci Sullens, Melissa Davies and Mandy Peterson.

United States Army Sergeant Michael Louis Vaughan
United States Army Sergeant Michael Louis Vaughan
United States Army Sergeant Michael Louis Vaughan
Age:  20
Died:  April 23, 2007 in As Sadah, Iraq
Hometown:  Otis, Oregon

Unit: 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborn Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

United States Army Private Brett Andre Walton
United States Army Private Brett Andre Walton
PV2 Brett Andre Walton
Age:  37
Died:  April 9, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Hillsboro, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, Colorado.
  • Graduate of Grant High School, Portland, OR
  • Survived byWife Lindsay and Daughter Sydney

United States Army Sergeant Jason A. Shaffer
United States Army Sergeant Jason A. Shaffer
United States Army Sergeant Jason A. Shaffer
Age:  28
Died:  April 5, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq
Hometown:  Hood River, Oregon

Unit: 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas

United States Army Sergeant First Class John S. Stephens
 
United States Army Sergeant First Class John S. Stephens
Age:  41
Died:  March 15, 2007 in Tikrit, Iraq
Hometown:  La Grande, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

United States Army Sergeant Nicholas J. Lightner
 
United States Army Sergeant Nicholas J. Lightner
Age:  29
Died:  March 21, 2007 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on combat patrol March 15 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Hometown:   Newport, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

United States Marine Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor
United States Marine Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor
United States Marine Lance Corporal Nathan Windsor
Age: 20
Died: March 11, 2007 in Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown: Newport, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Nathan was a graduate of Newport High School, class of 2005, in Newport, Oregon, where he lived with his father. He was a member of the wrestling team and was also involved in the video production program. He hoped to one day be a film producer. He enjoyed snowboarding, all-terrain motorcycling and video games.
  • According to his father, "He was patriotic, even as a little kid. As we have looked back through his photographs and some of his early drawings, it was amazing to see that he put an American flag in his pictures. He believed strongly in his country and standing up for what was right. The kid had a heart as big as the ocean."
  • Survived by: Father, Robert Windsor; Mother and Step-Father Leslie and David Elliot; Half brother, Lucas Elliot; Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous close friends.

Oregon National Guard Sergeant Long N. Nguyen
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Long N. Nguyen
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Long N. Nguyen
Age: 27
Died: February 10, 2007 in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Unit: 141st Brigade Support Battalion, Portland, Oregon

Nguyen was born in Viet Nam on June 27, 1979 and moved to Portland with his parents at age 3. He grew up in Portland with his three siblings (two brothers and a sister) and graduated in 1996 from Madison High School. He maintained close relationships with his parents and siblings.

After high school Nguyen enlisted in the Army in 1998. He joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 2001 and served as a supply specialist and property book handler, taking care of supply and equipment needs of soldiers and units within the 41st IBCT.

Nguyen was attending Portland State University prior to the deployment and expressed an interest in joining the Guard Officers Leadership Development program to become a commissioned officer.

Fellow soldiers in 141st BSB said Nguyen was outgoing, well known and well liked. He was known as a hard worker and good at his job. Prior to the deployment, the unit recognized him as the 2005 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

United States Army Private First Class Brian A. Browning
United States Army Private Brian A. Browning
United States Army Private First Class Brian A. Browning
Age: 20
Died: February 6, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown: Astoria, Oregon

Unit: 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

United States Army Private First Class Ryan J. Hill
United States Army Private First Class Ryan J. Hill
United States Army Private First Class Ryan J. Hill
Age:  20
Died:  January 20, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Keizer, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

United States Army Sergeant Sean P. Fennerty
Army Sgt. Sean P. Fennerty
United States Army Sergeant Sean P. Fennerty
Age:  25
Died:  January 20, 2007 in Karma, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
 
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

United States Army Sergeant Brennan C. Gibson
United States Army Sergeant Brennan C. Gibson
United States Army Sergeant Brennan C. Gibson
Age:  26
Died:  December 10, 2006 in Karbala, Iraq
Hometown:  Tualatin, Oregon

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

United States Army Corporal Billy B. Farris
United States Army Corporal Billy B. Farris
United States Army Corporal Billy B. Farris
Age: 20
Died: December 3, 2006 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown: Bapchule, Ariz.
 
Unit:  5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
  • He was a student at Chemawa Indian School in Salem Oregon.

United States Army Specialist Douglas C. Desjardins
 
United States Army Specialist Douglas C. Desjardins
Age: 24
Died: November 5, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
Hometown: Scio, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Giessen, Germany.

United States Marine Lance Corporal Derek W. Jones
United States Marine Lance Corporal Derek W. Jones
United States Marine Lance Corporal Derek W. Jones
Age: 21
Died: October 8, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

United States Army Private First Class Dean R. Bright
United States Army Private Frist Class Dean R. Bright
United States Army Private First Class Dean R. Bright
Age: 32
Died: Oct. 4, 2006 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon
 
Unit: 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

United States Army Corporal Chase A. Haag
United States Army Corporal Chase A. Haag
United States Army Corporal Chase A. Haag
Age: 22
Died: Oct. 1, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Nathaniel B.(Brad)Lindsey
Age: 38
Died: September 9, 2006 in Shajoy, Afghanistan
Hometown: Troutdale, Oregon
 
Unit: Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team, Portland, Oregon
 
The family of Sgt. Nathaniel "Brad" Lindsey have requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the following:
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association
In Memory of Sgt. Brad Lindsey
4800 SW Macadam Ave #205
Portland, Oregon 97239

United States Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Robert J. Paul
United States Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Robert J. Paul
United States Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Robert J. Paul
Age: 43
Died: September 8, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan
Hometown: The Dalles, Oregon
 
Unit: Army Reserve's 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

United States Army Sergeant First Class Richard J. Henkes II
United States Army Sergeant First Class Richard J. Henkes II
United States Army Sergeant First Class Richard J. Henkes II
Age: 32
Died: September 3, 2006 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown: Woodburn, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 2/3 Infantry, Stryker Brigade, Ft. Lewis, Washington
  • Survived by his young daughter, parents, sisters, brothers, and extended family and friends.
  • Graduated from Clackamas High School.

United States Marine Lance Corporal Randy L. Newman
United States Marine Lance Corporal Randy L. Newman
United States Marine Lance Corporal Randy L. Newman
Age:  21
Died:  August 20, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Bend, Oregon
 
Unit: 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Twentynine Palms, California

United States Army Private Joseph R. Blake
United States Army Private Joseph R. Blake
United States Army Private Joseph R. Blake
Age:  34
Died:  August 17, 2006 in Turkalay, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon  
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York

United States Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee
United States Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee
United States Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee
Age:  28
Died:  August 2, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq
Hometown:  Hood River, Oregon
 
Unit:  Lee was an aviation ordnanceman and a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team

United States Marine Captain Christopher T. Pate
United States Marine Captain Christopher T. Pate
United States Marine Captain Christopher T. Pate
Age:  29
Died:  July 21, 2006, in the Anbar Province of Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Command Element, II Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Attended Aloha High School

United States Staff Sergeant Jason M. Evey
United States Staff Sergeant Jason M. Evey
United States Staff Sergeant Jason M. Evey
Age:  29
Died:  July 16, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq
 
Unit:  1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of Fort Hood, Texas
  • Attended Corvallis High School

United States Army Specialist Robert L. Jones
United States Army Specialist Robert L. Jones
United States Army Specialist Robert L. Jones
Age:  22
Died:  June 17, 2006
Hometown:  Milwaukie, Oregon
 
Unit:  40th Engineer Battalion of Baumholder Germany
  • Attended Rex Putman High School

United States Army Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker
United States Army Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker
United States Army Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker
Age:  25
Died:  June 16, 2006, near Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:   Madras, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky

United States Army Specialist Jeremy M. Loveless
United States Army Specialist Jeremy M. Loveless
United States Army Specialist Jeremy M. Loveless
Age: 25
Died:  May 29, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Estacada, Oregon
 
Unit:Army's 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
  • Survived by his wife and young daughter
  • Attended Gresham High School

United States Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marques J. Nettles
United States Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles
U. S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles
Age:  22
Died:  April 2, 2006, near Al Asad in Iraq
Hometown:   Beaverton, Oregon 
 
Unit: Force Service Regiment 1 Fleet Marine Forces Pacific
  • Survived by his wife Christina Mullen

United States Army Specialist Ryan Doran Walker
United States Army Specialist Ryan Doran Walker
United States Army Specialist Ryan Doran Walker
Age:  25
Died:  January 5, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Pendleton, Oregon
 
Unit: 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • Survived by father, Randy Walker of Pendleton, and mother, Louise Walker of Hermiston.
 
 
 

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