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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Oregon Soldiers
National Guard
 
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*
 
 
20 from the Oregon National Guard
1 from the Washington National Guard
2 from the New York National Guard
(Roustum was assigned to an Oregon National Guard Unit.
Wiley is from North Bend, Oregon.)
 
 
*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
National Guard.

Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Tane Baum
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Tane Baum
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Tane Baum
Age:  30
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

Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Kevin D. Davis
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Kevin D. Davis
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Kevin D. Davis
Age:  41
Died:  April 8, 2005 in Hawijah, Iraq
Hometown:  Lebanon, Oregon
Unit:  Oregon National Guard G Troop 82nd Cavalry of Redmond, Oregon
  • Attended West Albany High School
  • Survived by his wife Robbin, son Drew, daughters Laurynn and Makenna
 

Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Oregon National Guard Captain Bruno G. de Solenni
Age:32
Died: September 20, 2008, in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hometown: Crescent City, California
 
Unit: Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon National Guard

Oregon National Guard Sergeant Justin Eyerly
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Justin Eyerly
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Justin Eyerly
Age:  23
Died:   June 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Salem, Oregon
Unit:   2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Attended South Salem High School

Washington National Guard Sergeant Damien Ficek
Washington National Guard Sergeant Damien Ficek
Washington National Guard Sergeant Damien Ficek
Age:  26
Died:  December 30, 2004  near Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Beaverton, Oregon. Graduated from Beaverton High School, Class of 1996.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment of Spokane, Washington.

Oregon National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Isenberg
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Isenberg
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Isenberg
Age:  27
Died:  September 13, 2004 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown:  Sheridan, Oregon
Unit:  Bravo Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry of Corvallis, Oregon
  • State of Oregon Department of Forestry Employee
  • Survived by his wife Rachel and two sons

Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Oregon National Guard Sergeant David W. Johnson
Age:  37
Died:  September 25, 2004 near Camp Taji Northwest of Baghdad
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Unit:   2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon

Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Oregon National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara
Age:  25
Died:  April 27, 2011, in Babil Province, Iraq
Hometown:  Albany, Oregon
Unit:   F company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Baker City, Oregon

Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Oregon National Guard Private First Class Ken Leisten
Age:  20
Died:  July 28, 2004 in Taji, Iraq
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Corvallis, Oregon
  • Attended Forest Grove High School

Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Oregon National Guard Specialist Justin Linden
Age:  22
Died:  June 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Survived by his wife Sarah

Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Nathaniel B. (Brad) Lindsey
Age: 38
Died: September 9, 2006 in Shajoy, Afghanistan
Hometown: Troutdale, Oregon
 
Unit: Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team, Portland, OR
 
The family of Sgt. Nathaniel "Brad" Lindsey have requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the following:
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association
In Memory of Sgt. Brad Lindsey
4800 SW Macadam Ave #205
Portland, Oregon 97239

Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Oregon National Guard Specialist Taylor D. Marks
Age: 19
Died: August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq
Hometown: Monmouth, Oregon
 
Unit: 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Survived by his mother, Michelle, and stepfather, Don; his 15-year-old sister, Courtney; his stepsister, Alex; and his father, Morey Marks, of Salem.

Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Oregon National Guard First Lieutenant Erik McCrae
Age:  25
Died:  June 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  La Grande, Oregon
Unit:  2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Attended Tigard High School
  • Survived by his wife Heather

Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Oregon National Guard Specialist Eric McKinley
Age:  24
Died:  June 18, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq
Hometown:  Corvallis, Oregon
Unit:  Company B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Cottage Grove
  • Attended Philomath High School
  • Survived by his fiancee Coventry
 

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

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

Special Recognition - New York National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
New York National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
New York National Guard Specialist David L. Roustum
Age:  22
Died:  November 20, 2004 in Baghdad
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

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

Oregon National Guard Sergeant First Class Mark C. Warren
Oregon National Guard Sergeant First Class Mark C. Warren
Oregon National Guard Sergeant First Class Mark C. Warren
Age:  44
Died:  January 31, 2005 at Kirkuk Air Base , Iraq
Hometown:  LaGrande , Oregon
Unit:  3rd Battalion, 116th Armor Cavalry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team
  • Survived by his three sons Christopher, Michael, Ryan

Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant David J. Weisenburg
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant David J. Weisenburg
Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant David J. Weisenburg
Age:  26
Died:  September 13, 2004 in Taji, Iraq
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Unit:  Bravo Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Oregon National Guard Sergeant Earl D. Werner
Age: 38
Died: August 28, 2009, in Rashid, Iraq
Hometown: Amboy, Washington
 
Unit: 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Survived by his wife, Casey, and son, Charles, age 19, of the Amboy, Washington area.

Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel James L. Wiley
Age:46
Died: September 18, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
Hometown: North Bend, Oregon
 
Unit: 27th Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, New York

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