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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
United States Army Reserve
 
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*
 
3 from the United States Army Reserve
 
 
*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 Reserve.

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 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 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.

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