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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
United States Navy
 
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*
8 from the United States Navy
 
*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 Navy.

United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
United States Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
Age:  19
Died:  August 11, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown:  Cornelius, Oregon
Unit:   1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
 
 

United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson
Age:  32
Died:  September 22, 2013, serving in the Red Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Hometown:  Aurora, Oregon
Unit:   Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California
 
 

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 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

United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey A. Lucas
United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey A. Lucas
United States Navy Petty Officer 1st 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.
 

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

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

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 Marques 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

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