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United States Army Sergeant Chase A. Haag
United States Army Sergeant Chase A. Haag
United States Army Sergeant Chase A. Haag
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 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 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, WA
  • Survived by his young daughter, parents, sisters, brothers, and extended family and friends.
  • Graduated from Clackamas High School.

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 First Lieutenant Nainoa Hoe
United States Army First Lieutenant Nainoa Hoe
United States Army First Lieutenant Nainoa Hoe
Age:  27
Died:  January 22, 2005 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Hawaii
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry of Ft. Lewis, Washington
  • Graduated from the University of Hawaii
  • Survived by his wife Emily of Newberg, Oregon

United States Marine Lance Corporal John M. Holmason
United States Marine Lance Corporal John M. Holmason
United States Marine Lance Corporal John M. Holmason
Age:  20
Died:  December 1, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq
Hometown:   Scappoose, Oregon 
 
Unit:   United States Marine 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.
  • Attended Scappoose High School

United States Marine Lance Corporal James Huston Jr.
United States Marine Lance Corporal James Huston Jr.
United States Marine Lance Corporal James Huston Jr.
Age:  22
Died:  July 2, 2004 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:   Hermiston, Oregon
 
Unit:   2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Pendleton, California
  • Attended Hermiston High School

Oregon National Guard Specialist Benjamin Isenberg
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Isenberg
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Isenberg
Age:  27
Died:  September 13, 2004 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown:   Sheridan, Oregon
 
Unit:   Bravo Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry of Corvallis, Oregon
  • State of Oregon Department of Forestry Employee
  • Survived by his wife Rachel and two sons

United States Army Reserve Private 1st Class Joseph Jeffries
United States Army Reserve Private 1st Class Joseph Jeffries
United States Army Reserve Private 1st Class Joseph Jeffries
Age:  21
Died:  May 29, 2004 in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Beaverton, Oregon
 
Unit:  Army Reserve 320th Psychological Operations
  • Attended Sunset High School in Beaverton
  • Survived by his wife Betsy and unborn child

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 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

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 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: Oct. 8, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
 
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

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

Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Age:  37
Died:  September 25, 2004 near Camp Taji Northwest of Baghdad
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
 
Unit:   2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, 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 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 Bryan Kelly
United States Marine Corporal Bryan Kelly
United States Marine Corporal Bryan Kelly
Age:  21
Died:  July 16, 2004 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Klamath Falls, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Pendleton, California
  • Attended Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls
  • Survived by his fiancee Kate

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
  • Survived by his mother, father, fiancee, brother, and three sisters
  • Attended Elmira High

United States Navy Hospitalman Aaron A. Kent
United States Navy Hospitalman Aaron A. Kent
United States Navy Hospitalman Aaron A. Kent
Age:   28
Died:  April 23, 2005 near Fallujah, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
 
Unit:   2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Attended Boise-Eliott, H. Tubman M.S., Jefferson H.S. and graduated from Roosevelt H.S. in Portland, Oregon
  • He did a tour in Afghanistan, 2004 with the 1/6
  • Survived by parents Gary Kent & Lara Byrns, sister Mikaela Kent, brother Mitchell Kent, nephews Eric, Jacob and Michael and niece Mya Kent and many close friends from all over the country.

United States Army Chief Erik Kesterson
United States Army Chief Erik Kesterson
United States Army Chief Erik Kesterson
Age:  29
Died:  November 15, 2003 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Vernonia, Oregon
Unit:  9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  • Attended Vernonia High School

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 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 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

Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Age:  20
Died:  July 28, 2004 in Taji, Iraq
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Corvallis, Oregon
  • Attended Forest Grove High School

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 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 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.

Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Age:  22
Died:  June 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Survived by his wife Sarah

Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. 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: Army National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team, Portland, OR
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 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 First Class Jeffrey A. Lucas
United States Navy Petty Officer First Class Jeffrey A. Lucas
U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Jeffrey A. Lucas
Age:  36
Died:  June 28, 2005 in Asadabad, Afghanistan
Hometown:
  Corbett, Oregon

 
Unit:  Navy SEAL Team Ten of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Survived by his wife, Rhonda, his son, his parents and his brother
  • Parents live in Corbett, Oregon; until recently, he and his family lived in Corbett as well.

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 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.

Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Age:  25
Died: June 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  La Grande, Oregon
 
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Attended Tigard High School
  • Survived by his wife Heather

United States Navy Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh
United States Navy Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh
United States Navy Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh
 
Age:  22
Died:  June 26, 2003
 
Unit:  Navy Hospitalman assigned to the Marines 3rd Regiment of 29 Palms, California

Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Age:  24
Died:  June 18, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Corvallis, Oregon
 
Unit:  Company B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove
  • Attended Philomath High School
  • Survived by his fiancee Coventry

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 Corporal Graham McMahon
United States Army Corporal Graham McMahon
United States Army Corporal Graham McMahon
Age:  22
Died:  September 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 Sergeant William Meeuwsen
United States Army Sergeant William Meeuwsen
United States Army Sergeant William Meeuwsen
Age:  24
Died:  November 23, 2005 near Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:   ties to Hillsboro, Oregon
 
Unit:  United States Army Alpha Company, 2-502nd Infantry, Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky

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 David A. Mitts
United States Army Sergeant David A. Mitts
United States Army Sergeant David A. Mitts
Age:  24
Died:  December 4, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Hammond, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) of Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Attended Warrenton High School

United States Marine Corporal James Lee Moore
United States Marine Corporal James Lee Moore
United States Marine Corporal James Lee Moore
Age:  24
Died:  January 26, 2005 near Ar Rutbah, Iraq
Hometown:  Roseburg , Oregon
Unit:  1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division,  III Marine Expeditionary Force of Marine Corps Base of Hawaii
  • Attended Roseburg High School

United States Army Sergeant Travis Moothart
United States Army Sergeant Travis Moothart
United States Army Sergeant Travis Moothart
Age:  23
Died:  January 27, 2004 in Khalidiyah, Iraq
Hometown:  Brownsville, Oregon
 
Unit:  Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division of Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Attended Central Linn High School in Halsey
  • Survived by his son

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
 
 
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