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Oregon National Guard Specialist Nathan Nakis
Oregon National Guard Specialist Nathan Nakis
Oregon National Guard Specialist Nathan Nakis
Age:  19
Died:  December 16, 2003 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Sedro-Wooley, Washington

Unit:  Bravo Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion of Albany, Oregon
  • Attended Oregon State University in Corvallis

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 Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques 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 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 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

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.

Oregon National Guard Sergeant John B. Ogburn III
Oregon National Guard Sergeant John B. Ogburn III
Oregon National Guard Sergeant John B. Ogburn III
Age:  45
Died:  May 22, 2005 in Kirkuk, Iraq
Hometown:  Fruitland, Idaho
 
Unit:  A Company, 3rd Battalion Cavalry of the Oregon Army National Guard.
  • State of Oregon Employee - Worked as a Corrections Officer for the Snake River Correctional Facility in Ontario, Oregon.
  • Attended the University of Oregon

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 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 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 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 Staff Sergeant David S. Perry
United States Army Staff Sergeant David S. Perry
United States Army Staff Sergeant David S. Perry
Age: 36
Died: August 10, 2003 in Baqouba, Iraq
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
 
Unit: 649th Military Police Company, US Army National Guard based in Camp San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Parents live in Bend
  • Survived by his parents, wife, and three children

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 Adam J. Plumondore
United States Army Sergeant Adam J. Plumondore
United States Army Sergeant Adam J. Plumondore
Age:  22
Died:  February 16, 2005 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Gresham, Oregon

Unit:  Army’s 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division of Fort Lewis, Washington

  • Graduated from Gresham High School where he played varsity football and track  
  • He is a decorated hero earning (to date) 10 medals and ribbons including: The Bronze Star;  The Purple Heart;  an Army Commendation Medal; and an Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.  He had also earned his Expert Infantry Badge and Combat Infantry Badge.  He was a skilled sniper, graduating second in his class; he and his spotter took third place in the International Sniper Competition.
  • Adam also was presented with the Valorous Unit Citation, the Bronze Star with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.
  •  Adam was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping with family and friends; fishing; hunting; riding motorcycles and 4 wheelers (quads); crabbing at the beach; campfires; snow and water skiing.  He also loved his cowboy boots;  black wrangler jeans;  cowboy hat ( which he wore most of the time); his 1978 Ford pickup;  John Wayne and George Strait.
  • He was getting out of the army to become a police officer. He was going to build an airplane with his dad, mom and brother and get his pilot license.
  • Had a great sense of humor and made friends easily.
  • Played baseball since the time he was five.  

United States Marine Second Lieutenant Frederick E. Pokorney Jr.
United States Marine Second Lieutenant Frederick E. Pokorney Jr.
U.S. Marine Second Lieutenant Frederick E. Pokorney Jr.
Age:31
Died: March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq
Hometown: Jacksonville, North Carolina
 
Unit: Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Attended Oregon State University
  • Survived by his wife, daughter, brother and sister
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 Private First Class William Ramirez
United States Army Private First Class William Ramirez
United States Army Private First Class William Ramirez
Age:  19
Died:  February 19, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon


Unit:  Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment of Fort Polk, Louisiana

  • Attended David Douglas and Franklin High Schools in Portland

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 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 Bob Roberts
United States Marine Lance Corporal Bob Roberts
United States Marine Lance Corporal Bob Roberts
Age:  30
Died:  May 17, 2004 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Newport, Oregon

Unit:  1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Pendleton, California
  • Attended Madison High School in Portland

United States Army Private First Class Specialist Ricky W. Rockholt Jr.
United States Army Private First Class Specialist Ricky W. Rockholt Jr.
United States Army PFC Specialist Ricky W. Rockholt Jr.
Age:  28
Died:  April 28, 2005 in Tel Afar, Iraq
Hometown:  Winston, Oregon

 
Unit:  2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment of Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Attended Glide High School
  • Loved fishing and snowmobiling at Diamond Lake
  • Surrived by wife of 4 months, Sharadon; and brother Jason

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 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 Specialist Philip Rogers
United States Army Specialist Philip Rogers
United States Army Specialist Philip Rogers
Age:  23
Died:  April 4, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Gresham, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division of Ft. Lewis, Washington
  • Attended Gresham High School

United States Army Specialist Edwin Roodhouse
United States Army Specialist Edwin Roodhouse
United States Army Specialist Edwin Roodhouse
Age:  36
Died:  December 5, 2004 in Habbaniyah, Iraq
Hometown:  From San Jose, California but lived in McMinnville, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, South Korea

Special Recognition - New York National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
Special Recognition - NY National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
New York National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
Age:  22
Died:  November 20, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:   West Seneca, New York
Unit:  Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry of Tonawanda, New York.

Specialist Roustum was assigned to the 2-162nd Infantry Regiment of the Oregon National Guard.  He was killed when his armored vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.
  • Attended the University of Buffalo

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

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 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 Jacob Simpson
United States Army Sergeant Jacob Simpson
United States Army Sergeant Jacob Simpson
Age:  24
Died:  May 16, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq
Hometown:  Ashland, Oregon
 
Unit:  Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment of Fort Carson, Colorado

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 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 Staff Sergeant Robert Stever
United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Stever
United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Stever
Age:  36
Died:  April 8, 2003 in Iraq
Hometown:  Pendleton, Oregon

Unit:  3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • Attended Pendleton High School
  • Survived by his wife Cyndi and one daughter

United States Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
United States Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
United States Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
Age: 40
Died: March 25, 2003 in Kuwait
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
 
Unit: 124th Wing, Idaho Air National Guard based in Boise, Idaho
  • Attended Benson High School and Oregon State University
  • Survived by his mother, father, two sons, and his fiancee

Oregon National Guard Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump
Oregon National Guard Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump
Oregon National Guard Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump
Age:  22
Died:  September 25, 2005 southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Pendleton, Oregon


Unit:  Army National Guard 113th Aviation Regiment of the Oregon Army National Guard


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 Army Major Steven W. Thornton
United States Army Major Steven W. Thornton
United States Army Major Steven W. Thornton
Age:   46
Died:  April 18, 2005 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Hometown:  Springfield, Oregon
 
Unit:  US Army Communications-Electronics Command of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • Survived by his wife Brenda, three children, and five grandchildren

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 Army Reserve Specialist Brandon Tobler
United States Army Reserve Specialist Brandon Tobler
United States Army Reserve Specialist Brandon Tobler
Age:  19
Died:  March 22, 2003 in Southern Iraq


Unit:  671st Engineer Brigade of Portland, Oregon

  • Attended Franklin High School in Portland

"I feel that if I can make a difference out here, then I have done my part.  If I can save one life, if I can do something that makes a family sleep easier at night without fear, then I have done my purpose."
-Part of the last e-mail Brandon sent to his parents

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, CA
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina
 
  • James' father, Gordon Treber, is from Astoria, Oregon

United States Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer
United States Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer
United States Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer
Age:  21
Died:  November 19, 2005 in Al Karmah, Iraq
Hometown:   Tangent, Oregon 
Unit:  United States 2nd Marine Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Divsion, Golf Co.
  • Attended West Albany 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

 
 
 
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