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Army Sgt. Johnny J. Peralez Jr. Died January 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 25, of Kingsville, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Najaf, Iraq.

Army Sgt. David W. Gordon Died September 8, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 23, of Williamsfield, Ohio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 8 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.

Army MAJ William F. Hecker III, 37, of St. Louis, Missouri. Died January 5, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat convoy operations in Najaf Province, Iraq.

Army Sgt. Roger P. Pena Jr. Died June 14, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of San Antonio; assigned to 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed June 14 when his convoy came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Musa Qulah, Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Russell A. Kurtz Died February 11, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Bethel Park, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Feb. 11 of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.

Army Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp Died May 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Utopia, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum N.Y.; died May 5 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was traveling on crashed during combat operations east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province.

Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Lanzarin Died September 26, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; killed Sept. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

Army Spc. Charles E. Leonard Jr. Died August 5, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 29, of Monroe, La.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 5 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Army Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Weiglein Died May 29, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Audubon, N.J.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 29 in Ilbu Falris, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during a dismounted patrol.

Army Spc. Aaron L. Preston Died December 26, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 29, of Dallas; assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Dec. 26 of wounds sustained Dec. 25 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

Army Capt. Anthony Palermo Died April 6, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 26, of Brockton, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died April 6 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten Died May 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 34, of Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum N.Y.; died May 5 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was traveling on crashed during combat operations east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province.

Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Pugh Died July 17, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 39, of Houston; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 17 of injuries sustained when his M1A2 Abrams tank encountered enemy forces small-arms fire in Baghdad.

Army Spc. Collin R. Schockmel Died January 16, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Richwood, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Jan. 16 of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using grenades during security and observation operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

Army Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given Died December 27, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Dickinson, Texas; assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Dec. 27 in Baghdad of wounds received from an improvised explosive device that detonated near him while on dismounted patrol.

Army Sgt. Robert M. McDowell Died April 1, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 30, of Deer Park, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died April 1 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Marine Master Sgt. Kenneth N. Mack Died May 5, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 42, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 5 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq

Army 1stLt. Alejo R. Thompson, 30, of Yuma, Arizona. Died May 11, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died in Bagram, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Army Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Died December 27, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 23, of Mont Alto, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died Dec. 27 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained Nov. 13 in Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joey D. Link Died August 5, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 29, of Portland, Tenn.; assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; died Aug. 5 of natural causes at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Staff Sgt. Michael D. Moody Jr. Died June 23, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Richmond, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died June 23 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.