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Army Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess  Died July 11, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom  33, of Sutton, Neb.; assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.; killed July 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.

Spc. Monica Brown, * 19 *, an Army medic. A vehicle was hit by an IED, her sergeant yelled, "Doc, let's go," and she went. She spotted two injured soldiers, under intense fire dragged them to cover, then received mortar shells and covered the injured with her body and started repairing them through a two-hour fight. She saved them both, and received the Silver Star.

Spc. Monica Brown, * 19 *, an Army medic. A vehicle was hit by an IED, her sergeant yelled, "Doc, let's go," and she went. She spotted two injured soldiers, under intense fire dragged them to cover, then received mortar shells and covered the injured with her body and started repairing them through a two-hour fight. She saved them both, and received the Silver Star.

Army Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton Died January 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 27, of Easley, S.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 2 when her OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire in Fallujah, Iraq.

Army Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton Died January 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 27, of Easley, S.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 2 when her OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire in Fallujah, Iraq.

Army CPT. Sara M. Knutson, 27, of Eldersburg, Maryland. Died March 11, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was in crashed during a routine training mission. There was no report of an enemy attack but the incident is under investigation.

Army CPT. Sara M. Knutson, 27, of Eldersburg, Maryland. Died March 11, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was in crashed during a routine training mission. There was no report of an enemy attack but the incident is under investigation.

Marine LCpl. Juana Navarro-Arellano, 24, of Ceres, California. Died April 8, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Taqaddum, Anbar Province, Iraq.

Marine LCpl. Juana Navarro-Arellano, 24, of Ceres, California. Died April 8, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Taqaddum, Anbar Province, Iraq.

Army Sgt. Trista L. Moretti  Died June 25, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom  27, of South Plainfield, N.J.; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died June 25 in Nasir Lafitah, Iraq, when her unit was attacked by insurgents using indirect fire.

SGT Trista L. Moretti (1980-2007) - Find A Grave...

Sgt. Moretti of South Plainfield, N.J., grew up in South Plainfield where she was a track-and-field standout at South Plainfield High School known for her smile. She earned nine varsity letters for field hockey, winter track and spring track and was a member of the 1997 Middlesex County championship field hockey team....

Army SGT Julia V. Atkins, 22, of Bossier City, Louisiana. Died December 10, 2005, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during combat patrol operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Army SGT Julia V. Atkins, 22, of Bossier City, Louisiana. Died December 10, 2005, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during combat patrol operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Army SGT Faith R. Hinkley, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Died August 7, 2010, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from indirect enemy rocket fire in Iskandariya, Iraq.

Army SGT Faith R. Hinkley, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Died August 7, 2010, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from indirect enemy rocket fire in Iskandariya, Iraq.

Army Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart Died June 6, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Ladson, S.C.; assigned to Company E, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 6 after collapsing while on guard duty in Baghdad.

Army 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker Died August 18, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 24, of Texas; assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Aug. 18 when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her Humvee during ground assault convoy operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Army PFC Katie M. Soenksen, 19, of Davenport, Iowa. Died May 2, 2007, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Army PFC Katie M. Soenksen, 19, of Davenport, Iowa. Died May 2, 2007, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, of San Diego, California. Died October 3, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died of an unspecified cause while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The cause of death is under investigation.

Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, of San Diego, California. Died October 3, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died of an unspecified cause while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The cause of death is under investigation.

Marine Lance Cpl Casey L. Casanova, 22, of McComb, MS; died May 2, 2008 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. McComb, Miss.; Assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA. Died May 2 in Karmah, Iraq while supporting combat operations.

Marine Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn

Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson, 18, of Richmond, Va., died May 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, as she was returning to Camp Eagle. Pfc. Jackson was assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.

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