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Oregon's Most Honorable
Faces of the Fallen Soldiers: January 9, 2002--May 29, 2004
 
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Sergeant Major Eric F. Cooke
Sergeant Major Eric F. Cooke
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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
United States Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
United States Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone
Age: 40
Died: March 25, 2003 in Kuwait
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Unit: 124th Wing, Idaho Air National Guard based in Boise, Idaho
  • Attended Benson High School and Oregon State University
  • Survived by his mother, father, two sons, and his fiancee

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 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 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.

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

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