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Oregon's Most Honorable

Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
United States Army
 
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*
 
78 from the United States Army
 
*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.

 

This section represents soldiers that have died from the
United States Army.

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 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 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 Army Specialist Joseph Blickenstaff
United States Army Specialist Joseph Blickenstaff  
United States Army Specialist Joseph Blickenstaff
Age:  23
Died:  December 8, 2003 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq
Hometown:  Corvallis, Oregon
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Attended West Albany High School
  • Survived by his wife Angela

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 Private First Class Dean R. Bright
United States Army Private First 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 Private First Class Brian A. Browning
United States Army Private First Class 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, N.Y.

United States Army Specialist Jeremy E. Christensen
United States Army Specialist Jeremy E. Christensen  
United States Army Specialist Jeremy E. Christensen
Age:  27
Died:  November 27, 2004 in Duilayah , Iraq
Unit:  1st Squadron, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division of Schweinfurt , Germany
  • Attended Centennial and Sam Barlow High Schools in Portland

United States Army Command Sergeant Major Eric F. Cooke
United States Army Command Sergeant Major Eric F. Cooke  
United States Army Command Sergeant Major Eric F. Cooke
Age:  43
Died:  December 24, 2003 in Samarra, Iraq
Hometown:  Scottsdale, Arizona

Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany
  • Mother lives near Molalla
  • Survived by his mother and father

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 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 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

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 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 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 Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of Fort Hood, Texas
  • Attended Corvallis High School
 

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 Sergeant Sean P. Fennerty
United States Army Sergeant 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 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 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

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 Private First Class Ryan J. Hill
United States Private First Class Ryan J. Hill  
United States 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 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 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 Anthony T. Justesen
Age:  22 United States Army Private First Class Anthony T. Justesen
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
 
 
 
 
 
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United States Army Private First
Class Anthony T. Justesen​
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 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 Army Chief Warrant Officer Erik Kesterson
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Erik Kesterson  
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 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

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 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 after suffering injuries while on 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 was also 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

United States Army Sergeant Donald Walters
United States Army Sergeant Donald Walters  
United States Army Sergeant Donald Walters
Age:  33
Died: March 23, 2003 in Nasiriya, Iraq
Hometown:  Salem, Oregon
 
Unit:  507th Maintenance Company of Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Attended North Salem High School
  • Survived by his wife Stacie and three daughters

United States Army Private First Class Brett Andre Walton
United States Army Private First Class Brett Andre Walton  
United States Army Private First Class 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 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
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia

United States Army Specialist Christopher Wesley
United States Army Specialist Christopher Wesley  
United States Army Specialist Christopher Wesley
Age:  26
Died:  December 8, 2003 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq
 
Unit:  1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Attended Beaverton High School

United States Army Private First Class Kevin S.K. Wessel
United States Army Private First Class Kevin S.K. Wessel  
United States Army Private First Class Kevin S.K. Wessel
Age:   20
Died:  April 19, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Newport, Oregon
 
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Georgia
 

United States Army Specialist Chase Whitham
United States Army Specialist Chase Whitham  
United States Army Specialist Chase Whitham
Age:  21
Died:  May 8, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq
Hometown:  Eugene, Oregon
Unit:  3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, Scout Platoon Stryker Brigade of Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Attended Marist High School in Eugene

United States Army Specialist Vernon Widner
United States Army Specialist Vernon Widner  
United States Army Specialist Vernon Widner
Age:  34
Died:  November 17, 2005 near Bayji, Iraq
Hometown: Lived in Reedsport, Oregon for several years
 
Unit: 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  • survived by two young sons

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 Sergeant First Class Christopher Willoughby
United States Army Sergeant First Class Christopher Willoughby  
United States Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Willoughby
Age: 29
Died: July 20, 2003 in Baghdad
Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama
Unit: Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion based in Fort Gillem, GA.
  • Mother lives in Oregon
  • Survived by his wife and two sons

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 Staff Sergeant Michael S. Zyla
 
United States Army Staff Sergeant Michael S. Zyla
Age:  32
Died:  December 13, 2005 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown:  Elgin, Oregon
Unit:  U. S. Army 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Survivors include his wife, Theresa, stepdaughter Emmy, 8, son Mikey, 6, parents Dennis and Irene Hogan of Boise and brother James of Florida.

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