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Honor a Fallen Hero
1
LT Stephen Byus, US Navy
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 39
  • Last Deployment:
LT Stephen Byus, US Navy, age 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan from injuries received from a suicide bomber attack near his location.
2
LCpl Michael Cifuentes
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 25
  • Last Deployment:
LCpl Michael Cifuentes, US Marine, age 25, of Fairfield, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Hadithah, Iraq.
3
MAJ Michael Donahue
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 41
  • Last Deployment:
MAJ Michael Donahue, US Army, age 41, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 16 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a suicide car bomb attack.
4
SSG Shamus Goare
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 29
  • Last Deployment:
SSG Shamus Goare, US Army, age 29, of Danville, Ohio, died June 28, 2005, when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.
5
CW3 James Groves III
  • Years of Service: 37
  • Age:
  • Last Deployment:
CW3 James Groves III, US Army, age 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16, 2013, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crash.
6
SPC James Hall, Jr.
  • Years of Service:
  • Age:
  • Last Deployment:
SPC James Hall, Jr., US Army, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Nov. 11, 2011. He had been severely injured by a bomb blast in Afghanistan in May 2011 and was evacuated to the USA to recover.
7
SSG Adam King
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 28
  • Last Deployment:
SSG Adam King, US Army, age 28, of Marion, Ohio, assigned to West Point Military Academy, Died Dec. 18, 2012.
8
SSG Robert Massarelli
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 32
  • Last Deployment:
SSG Robert Massarelli, US Army, age 32, of Hamilton, Ohio, died June 24, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
9
SGT Daniel McCall
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 24
  • Last Deployment:
SGT Daniel McCall, US Army, age 24, of Pace, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2007, in Baghdad of wounds sustained when enemy forces engaged his unit with small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device.
10
SGT Arthur Mora
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment:
SGT Arthur Mora, Jr., US Army, age 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif., died Oct. 19, 2005, when his Humvee was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations in Balad, Iraq.
11
LCpl Aaron Reed
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment:
LCpl Aaron Reed, US Marine, age 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Hadithah, Iraq.
12
1Lt. Joseph Sharpe
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 30
  • Last Deployment:
1Lt. Joseph Sharpe, US Air Force, age 30, of Columbus Ohio, died March 14, 2015 of acute myeloid leukemia.
13
SFC Daniel Smith
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 32
  • Last Deployment:
SFC Daniel Smith, US Army, age 32, died Oct. 24, 2009, from a parachute accident.
14
SGT Christopher Terry
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 37
  • Last Deployment:
SGT Christopher Terry, US Army, age 37, died March 18, 2014, from cancer.
15
Cpl Paul Zanowick, II
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment:
Cpl Paul Zanowick, II, US Marine, age 23, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died June 3, 2011, in Karim Karez, Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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