Our next Fallen 15k event

For every kilometer in our Fallen 15K, you can honor a fallen hero's name. Their story can be celebrated and shared within our community.

Honor a Fallen Hero
1
LTC Dominic R. Baragona
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 42
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, US Army, age 42, of Niles, OH, assigned as the Battalion Commander, 19th Maintenance Battalion, III Corp Artillery, died May 19, 2003, in Safwan, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
2
LTC Thomas P. Belkofer
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 44
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, US Army, age 44, of Perrysburg, OH, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, died May 18, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan, while conducting combat Operations.
3
CPL Dustin A. Derga
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 24
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Cpl. Dustin A. Derga, US Marine Reserves, age 24, of Pickerington, OH, assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, died May 8, 2005, in Ubaydi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
4
Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple, US Marine, age 21, of Carroll, OH, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 1, 1st Marine Logistics Regiment, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, died May, 2008, in Karmah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
5
SGT Justin F. Hoffman
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 27
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, US Marine Reserves, age 27, of Delaware, OH, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, died Aug. 3, 2005, in Hadithah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
6
SSG Phillip C. Jenkins
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 26
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Phillip C. Jenkins, US Army, age 26, family in Columbus, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st BN, 27th IN REGT, 2d Stryker AAB, Schofield Barracks, HI., died Sept. 7, 2007, in Balad, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
7
SGT Adam L. Knox
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Sgt. Adam L. Knox, US Army Reserve, age 21, of Columbus, OH, assigned to 346th Psychological Operations Company, (4ID), Parma, OH, died Sept. 17, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
8
PFC Nicholas E. Messmer
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 20
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Pfc. Nicholas E. Messmer, US Army, age 20, of Franklin, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, (2MEF), Fort Carson, CO, died May 8, 2005, in Khalidiyah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
9
Lance Cpl. Ryan E. Miller
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Ryan E. Miller, age 21, of Gahanna, died Sunday, September 3, 2006 while serving with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines in Anbar Province Iraq of injuries from a roadside bomb. Ryan was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. His unit was stationed in Camp Lejeune NC. He was a graduate of St. Matthew School and St. Francis DeSales High School, member of the freshman baseball team. Member of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. Former Associate of Brookwood Construction. He was a huge fan of the OSU Buckeyes and the Minnesota Vikings. Ryan truly loved his fellow Marines and the Marine Family.Please visit: https://ryanemiller.com/
10
SPC Zachary T. Myers
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Spec. Zachary T. Myers, US Army, age 21, of Delaware, OH, assigned to 545th Military Police Company, 607th MP BN, 8th MP Briagade, Fort Richardson, AK, died Sept 8, 2009, in Tikrit, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
11
SPC Vincent J. Pomante III
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 22
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Spec. Vincent J. Pomante III, US Army, age 22, of Westerville, OH, assigned to HHB, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, Geissen Depot, Germany, died Dec. 6, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
12
SPC Joseph W. Riley
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 27
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Spec. Joseph W. Riley, US Army, age 27, of Grove City, OH, assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, died Nov. 24, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, while conducting combat Operations.
13
2LT Justin L. Sisson
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, US Army, age 23, family from Columbus, OH, assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4 BCT, Fort Campbell, KY, died June 3, 2013, in Tsamkani, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
14
Cpl. Andre L. Williams
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Cpl. Andre L. Williams, US Marine, age 23, of Galloway, OH, assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, died July 28, 2005, in Cykla, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.
15
SSG Wesley R. Wiliams
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 25
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Staff. Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, US Army, age 25, of New Carlisle, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th SBCT, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, died Dec. 10, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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