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The 19 Firefighters killed fighting the wildfires near Yarnell, Arizona, 7/2/13.

Melissa Stockwell: Was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games as a swimmer in 2008 • Was one of four athletes featured in a documentary called “Warrior Champions” • Completed her residency in prosthetics where she fit other amputees with prosthetic devices

Godspeed, to a hero. With a bugler playing “Taps,” a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace” and the firing of a 21-gun salute, the 10-year-old German shepherd was memorialized with full military honors, less than two weeks after he was put down because of old age and ailments.

And we, will always love you beautiful boy ..... forever young ... Medal of Honor recipient LT. Michael P. Murphy was killed in action in Afghanistan. The events are recalled in the book The Lone Survivor.

Army Spc. Jordan C. Schumann Died July 5, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Hohenfels, Germany; died July 5 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Zachary Stinson, USMC, uses his arms to stand for the playing of the National Anthem. Words cannot explain how inspiring this is.

MWD Lucky survived 5 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, tracking bombs and insurgents.During his time stateside, he provided protection for presidential, vice presidential and congressional visits. He received a Hometown Heroes award from the American Red Cross in 2010. Everyone loved his goofy smile and unusual (for a Belgian Malinois) floppy ears.He won all his battles except one. Lucky died of cancer in 2011. We are putting a bronze monument at Fairchild AFB to honor Lucky.

Rochester, N.Y.- Staff Sergeant Javier Ortiz-Rivera called his boys his little Marines. He loved playing with them and teaching them how to salute and stand tall. The youngsters used those lessons to bid their father farewell. Wearing tiny Marine uniforms made especially for them, they saluted their father as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Seventy family members and friends attended the service to honor Sergeant Ortiz-Rivera. It was his wish to be buried there. F...