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    Army Sgt. Michael Egan Died September 19, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 36, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Philadelphia; killed Sep. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

    Army Spc. William L. Evans Died September 19, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Hallstead, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Williamsport, Pa.; died Sept. 19 in Baghdad of injuries sustained earlier that when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams Died December 1, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 40, of West View, Pa.; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Washington, Pa.; killed Dec. 1 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military five-ton truck during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

    Army Spc. Clint Richard Matthews Died March 19, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Bedford, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, from Schweinfurt, Germany; died March 19 from injuries sustained two days before when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over in Baji, Iraq.

    Army Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample Died August 9, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Morrisville, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Philadelphia; killed Aug. 9 when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small-arms fire as he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident in Bayji, Iraq.

    Staff Sgt. Sean P. Huey Died November 11, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Fredericktown, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea; killed Nov. 11 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while he was on patrol in Habbaniyah, Iraq.

    Army Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan Died November 18, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 27, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 18 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored Humvee while his unit was on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq.

    Army Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik Died September 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Greenfield Township, Pa.; assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.; killed Sept. 28 when his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire in Ramadi, Iraq.

    Army Staff Sgt. Keith A. Bennett Died December 11, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 32, of Holtwood, Pa.; assigned to the 28th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Johnstown, Pa.; killed Dec. 11 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.

    Army Staff Sgt. Thor H. Ingraham Died May 8, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Murrysville, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea; killed May 8 when he was conducting combat operations and an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Khalidiyah, Iraq.

    Army Spc. Rodney A. Jones Died September 30, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Philadelphia; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Sept. 30 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded near his dismounted patrol in Baghdad.

    Army Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe Died February 19, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Coraopolis, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Feb. 19 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device.

    Army Spc. William R. Sturges Jr. Died January 24, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Spring Church, Pa.; assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas; attached to Task Force All American; killed Jan. 24 when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq.

    Army Cpl. Adam J. Chitjian Died October 25, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 39, of Philadelphia; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood Texas; died Oct. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms during combat operations.

    Army Sgt. Jennifer M. Hartman Died September 14, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of New Ringgold, Pa.; assigned to 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where she was located.

    Army Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew Died November 2, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 33, of Enon Valley, Pa.; assigned to Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.

    Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett Died November 15, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 26, of Newville, Pa.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany; killed while on patrol Nov. 15 when his Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

    Army 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano Died August 1, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Apollo, Pennsylvania; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 1 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

    Army Capt. Mark T. Resh Died January 28, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Fogelsville, Pa.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan 28 of wounds sustained when his helicopter crashed during combat operations in Najaf, Iraq. (AWARDED THE SILVER STAR “FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY”.)

    Marine Lance Cpl. Jason L. Frye Died October 6, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Landisburg, Pa.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Oct. 6 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Karmah, Iraq.

    On this date: Oct. 1, 2009 Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when he was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was on his fifth deployment with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.