Monday, May 28, 2012

Lest we forget



Never will there be a way (here) to memorialize all the men and women who died in sacrifice of this great nation but, there are some who are easily over looked and forgotten.

Simply put here are a few of those many who sacrificed their lives for this great nation and not all of them wore uniforms and in some cases died alone working and gathering the intelligence so that those in uniform could perform. Others..like Operation Eagle Claw one of the worst tragedies in the early history of America's Special Operations Forces became the mark of a phoenix rising from it's ashes in which those who sacrificed their lives for mission that never happened help to create to better warriors twenty years later.

We oft forget that those who are in the greatest debt in this great nation is those of us who breathe free air delivered to us by the dead.

Never can we repay such sacrifice nor, valor.



Operation Eagle Claw (April 24th-25th, 1980)

Airmen Major Richard L. Bakke
Major Harold L Lewis Jr.
TSgt Joel C. Mayo
Major Lyn D. McIntosh
Captain Charles T. McMillan.

Sgt John D. Harvey
Cpl George N. Holmes Jr.
SSgt Dewey L Johnson.

July 9th, 2003
Gregg Wenzel

Camp Chapman Attack (December 30, 2009)

Jennifer Lynne Mathews
Harold Brown Jr
Elizabeth Hanson
Danner LaBonte
Scott Michael Robertson
Dane Clark Paresi
Jeremy Wise

2011 Chinook Shootdown (August 6th, 2011)

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall
Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais                                 Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff
Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EXW/FPJ) Kraig M. Vickers
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Brian R. Bill
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) John W. Faas
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EXW/FPJ/DV) Nicholas H. Null
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves
Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL/PJ) Christopher G. Campbell
Information Systems Technician 1st Class (EXW/FPJ) Jared W. Day
Master-at-Arms 1st Class (EXW) John Douangdara
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class (EXW) Michael J. Strange
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL/SW) Jon T. Tumilson
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn                                   Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman
Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar

Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Carter
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols
Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger
Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett
Spc. Spencer C. Duncan
Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown
Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell
Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe


The Memorial Wall at the Central Intelligence Agency

Douglas Mackierna
Norman A. Schwartz
Robert C. Snoddy
Wilburn S. Rose
Frank G. Grace
Howard Carey
Eugene "Buster" Edens
William P. Boteler
James J. McGrath
Chiyoki Ikeda
Stephen Kasarda, Jr.
Leo F. Baker
Wade C. Gray
Thomas W. Ray
Riley W. Shamburger
Barbara Robbins
Edward Johnson
Louis O'Jibway
Michael M. Deuel
Michael A. Maloney
Walter L. Ray
Jack W. Weeks
Billy J. Johnson
Wayne J. McNulty
Richard M. Sisk
Paul C. Davis
David L. Konzelman
Willbur M. Greene
Raymond L. Seaborg
John Peterson John W. Kearns
William E. Bennett
Hugh F. Redmond
Raymond C. Rayner
James A. Rawling
Tucker Gougelmann
Richard Welch
Denny Gabriel
Berl King
Robert C. Ames
Phyliss Faraci
Kenneth E. Haas
Deborah M. Hixon
Frank J. Johnston
James Lewis
Monique Lewis
William Richard Sheil
Richard Spicer,
Scott J. Van Lieshout
Curtis R. Wood
William F. Buckley
Richard D. Krobock
Matthew Gannon
Robert W. Woods



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