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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
United States Marine Corps
 
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*
 
28 from the United States Marine Corps
 
*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 Marine Corps.

United States Marine Lance Corporal Bryan Bertrand
United States Marine Lance Corporal Bryan Bertrand
United States Marine Lance Corporal Bryan Bertrand
Age:  23
Died:  January 9, 2002 in Pakistan
Hometown:  Coos Bay, Oregon
Unit:  VMGR-352 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar of San Diego, California
  • Marine Corps KC-130 aerial navigator who flew troops, equipment and fuel to those in need
  • Attended Marshfield High School in Coos Bay

United States Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Boyles
United States Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Boyles
United States Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Boyles
Age:  24
Died:  September 24, 2004 in Anbar Province , Iraq
Hometown:  Hood River , Oregon
Unit:  Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
  • Attended Hood River High School
  • Survived by his wife Prabha, unborn child and son

United States Marine Corporal Travis Bradach-Nall
United States Marine Corporal Travis Bradach-Nall
United States Marine Corporal Travis Bradach-Nall
Age:  21
Died:  July 2, 2003 in Karbala, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Unit:  Combat Service Support Group 11, Camp Pendleton, California
  • Attended Grant High School in Portland

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 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, WA
 
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 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 Marine Captain Aaron Contreras
United States Marine Captain Aaron Contreras
United States Marine Captain Aaron Contreras
Age:  31
Died:  March 30, 2003 in Southern Iraq
Hometown:  Sherwood, Oregon
Unit:  Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Marine Corps Air Station of Camp Pendleton, California
  • Attended Sherwood High School
  • Survived by his wife Janelle and three children

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 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 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

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 Lance Corporal Derek W. Jones
United States Lance Corporal Derek W. Jones
United States 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Marine Lance Corporal Gary Van Leuven
United States Marine Lance Corporal Gary Van Leuven
United States Marine Lance Corporal Gary Van Leuven
Age:  20
Died:  April 17, 2004 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Klamath Falls, Oregon
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force of Twenty Nine Palms, California
  • Attended Mazama High School of Klamath Falls
  • Survived by his fiancee Jacqueline

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 Provice, 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.

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