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Fallen soldiers

The following is a list compiled by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of the Arkansas-tied servicemen who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars:

Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young
Aug. 28, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Jamar Hicks
Aug. 11, 2013

Army Sgt. Jamar Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Ky. Died Aug. 11, 2013, after his unit came under enemy fire in Paktia province, Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle
July 14, 2013

Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle, 19, of Gentry, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California. Died July 14 of non-hostile causes at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center after a medical evacuation from the USS Nimitz, the aircraft carrier he was deployed on.

Spc. Robert A. Pierce
June 3, 2013

Army Spc. Robert A. Pierce, 20, of Panama, Okla., 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Pierce's wife and mother live in Sebastian County. Died June 3 after a vehicle carrying a bomb exploded near his unit in Tsamkani, Afghanistan.

Spc. Joseph A. Richardson
Nov. 16, 2012

Army Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Booneville, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan. Died Nov. 16 in the Paktika province, Afghanistan from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a homemade bomb and small arms fire.

Army Sgt. Jason M. Swindle
Sept. 20, 2012

Army Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Died Sept. 20 in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, from injuries he sustained from a rocket-propelled grenade attack during a mounted patrol.

Michael Strachota
June 24, 2012

Army Sgt. Michael Strachota, 28, of Pine Bluff, 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion based at Fort Hood, Texas. Killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Payton Jones
March 1, 2012

Army Specialist Payton Jones, 19, born in Van Buren, died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, during an attack on his base.

Jerry. D. Reed II
Feb.16, 2012

Army Sgt. Jerry D. Reed II, 30, of Russellville, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade. Died Feb. 16 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. Non-combat-related. No further details released.

Benjamin B. Wise
Jan. 15, 2012

Army Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise, 34, of Little Rock. Died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained Jan. 9 in Balkh province, Afghanistan. (SMALL ARMS FIRE, COMBAT)

Sarina N. Butcher
Nov. 1, 2011

Army Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher, 19, of Checotah, Okla., (born in Crossett), 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard. Died in Paktia province, Afghanistan, when her vehicle was attacked with a roadside bomb.

Thomas Ratzlaff
Aug. 5, 2011

Thomas Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, died with 29 others in crash of CH-47 Chinook helicopter shot down about 60 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan.

John W. Brown
Aug. 5, 2011

Air Force Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, died with 29 others in crash of CH-47 Chinook helicopter shot down about 60 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan. (COMBAT OPERATION)

Loren Miles Buffalo
March 9, 2011

Cpl. Loren Buffalo, 20 of Mountain Pine, Ark, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division. Died of from wounds suffered after enemy forces attacked his unit with a roadside bomb.

Zainah Caye Creamer
Jan. 7, 2011

Army Sgt. Zainah Caye Creamer, 28, of Texarkana, 212th Military Police Detachment, Headquaters Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Va. Died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with a homemade bomb.

Ethan C. Hardin
Jan. 7, 2011

Army Spc. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of Fayetteville, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Died of wounds suffered at Logar province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit using a homemade bomb and small arms fire.

Chad S. Wade
Dec. 1, 2010

Marine Cpl. Chad S. Wade, 22, of Bentonville, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton. Died during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (COMBAT)

David S. Robinson
Nov. 20, 2010

Spc. David S. Robinson, 25, of Fort Smith died Nov. 20 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat accident. Robinson was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Irvin M. Ceniceros
Oct. 14, 2010

Marine Lance Cpl. Irvin M. Ceniceros, 21, of Knoxville, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. (COMBAT).

Bryn T. Raver
Aug. 29, 2010

Army Pvt. 1st Class Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison. 1st Brigage Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died in Nangahar, Afghanistan, of injuries from when his military vehicles was hit with rocket-propelled grenade fire on Aug. 28. (COMBAT)

Clayton D. McGarrah
July 4, 2010

Army Spec. Clayton D. McGarrah, 20, of Harrison. C Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Died in Arghandab, Afghanistan, after his unit was hit with an I.E.D., followed by small arms and R.P.G. fire (COMBAT).

William C. Yauch
June 11, 2010

Army Spc. William C. Yauch, 23, of Batesville, B Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Died in Jalula, Iraq, after a roadside bomb detonated near his patrol.

Ronald Wayne Culver Jr.
May 24, 2010

Army Maj. Ronald Wayne Culver Jr., 44, of El Dorado, 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade combat team, Louisiana National Guard. Died in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his vehicle convoy with a roadside bomb.

Richard R. Penny
April 29, 2010

Lance Cpl. Richard R. Penny, 21, of Fayetteville, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in Helmand province, Afghanistan during combat operations.

Adam Lee Brown
March 18, 2010

Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Lee Brown, 36, of Virginia Beach, Va., (formerly of Hot Springs), Afghanistan

Jonathan J. Richardson
March 9, 2010

Sgt. Jonathan J. Richardson, 24, of Bald Knob, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Died in Khowst province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small-arms, indirect and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

Vincent Owens
March 1, 2010

Army Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens, 21, of Fort Smith, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), died at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered earlier that day when enemy forces attacked his vehicle using direct small-arms fire in Yosuf Khel.

Tyler Parten
Sept. 10, 2009

1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, 24, of Marianna died in Konar province after being wounded when insurgents attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. A 2007 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Parten was a scout platoon leader.

Johnathan C. Yanney
Aug. 18, 2009

Army Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, of Litchfield, Minn. (Father lives in Grapevine, Ark., Yanney is buried at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock). 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Died in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a homemade bomb detonated near his unit.

Blue C. Rowe
May 26, 2009

Army 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe, 33, of Summers, Ark., 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, died in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

Paul Faris Brooks
May 21, 2009, 2009

Army Sgt. Paul Faris Brooks, 34, formerly of Jonesboro and Joplin, Mo., died in Baghdad when a bomb was set off in a vehicle at an outdoor market while on dismounted patrol.

William C. Comstock
April 22, 2009

Marine Cpl. William C. Comstock, 21, of Van Buren, 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, died in Anbar province, Iraq, as a result of a non-hostile incident.

Carlo Montell Robinson
Jan. 17, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Carlo Montell Robinson, 33, of Hope, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La, in a roadside bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan.

James M. Clay
Nov. 13, 2008

Army Spc. James M. Clay, 25, of Mountain Home, of the 224 Maintenance Co., attached to the 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantrry Brigade, in Anbar province, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

Anthony L. Woodham
July 5, 2008

Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham, 37, of Rogers, Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade, Arkansas Army National Guar, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident at Camp Adder, Tallil, Iraq.

Kyle W. Wilks
April 15, 2008

Marine Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks, 24, of Rogers, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, during combat operations.

Michael R. Sturdivant
Jan. 22, 2008

Sgt. Michael R. Sturdivant, 20, Conway. Civil affairs specialist with the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion out of North Litte Rock. Died in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a Humvee accident.

Danny Kimme
Jan. 16, 2008

Danny Kimme. 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Ky. Died during combat operations in Balad, Iraq.

Matthew K. Reece
Dec. 1, 2007

Army Spc. Matthew K. Reece, 24, of Harrison. 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Died in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a homemade bomb.

Stuart F. Liles
Nov. 13, 2007

Army 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles, 26, of Hot Springs. 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Died in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat-related incident.

Kevin R. Bewley
Nov. 5, 2007

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin R. Bewley, 27, of Hector. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11. Died of wounds suffered when a homemade bomb detonated while he was conducting operations in Salah ad Din province, Iraq.

Thomas M. Martin
Oct. 14, 2007

Army 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin, 27, of Ward, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Died in Al Busayifi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations.

Nathan Z. Thacker
Oct. 12, 2007

Army Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, of Greenbrier, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Died in Kirkuk, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

James D. Doster
Sept. 29, 2007

Army Sgt. 1st Class James D. Doster, 37, of Pine Bluff, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Died 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using a homemade bomb and small arms fire.

David L. Watson
Sept. 22, 2007

Army Spc. David L. Watson, 29, of Newport, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Died in Baqubah, Iraq.


Michael J. Yarbrough
Sept. 6, 2007

Marine Sgt. Michael J. Yarbrough, 24, of Glen Rose (Malvern). 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Tyler R. Seideman
Aug. 22, 2007

Army Spc. Tyler R. Seideman, 20, of Lincoln, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Died in Multaka, Iraq, after the helicopter he was on crashed.

Donovan D. Witham
Aug. 21, 2007

Arny Pfc. Donovan D. Witham, 20, of Malvern, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Died near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a homemade bomb detonated near his vehicle.

Bradley W. Marshall
July 31, 2007

Sgt. Bradley W. Marshall, 37, of Little Rock, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Died July 31 in Tunis, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire.

John R. Massey
July 15, 2007

Army Sgt. John R. Massey, 29, of Judsonia, C Battery, 142nd Fires Brigade, Arkansas National Guard. Died in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations July 14 in Baghdad.

Bruce C. Salazar
July 6, 2007

Army Pfc. Bruce C. Salazar Jr., 24, of Tracy, Calif., 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Salazar lived to Fayetteville for several years beginning in 2003. Died in Muhammad Sath, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

Jeremy L. Stacey
July 5, 2007

Army Spc. Jeremy L. Stacey, 23, of Bismarck, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baghdad of wounds suffered from a homemade bomb.

Zachary Baker

Zachary D. Baker
May 28, 2007

Army Cpl. Zachary D. Baker, 24, of Vilonia, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Abu Sayda, Iraq, with four others when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb.

Erich Smallwood

Erich S. Smallwood
May 26, 2007

Army Spc. Erich S. Smallwood, 23, of Trumann, A Company, 875th Engineer Battalion of the Arkansas National Guard. Died near Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

William Bushnell

William W. Bushnell
April 21, 2007

Army Sgt. William W. Bushnell, 24, of Jasper, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade during combat operations.

Rodney L. McCandless
April 7, 2007

Army Pfc. Rodney L. McCandless, 21, of Camden, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Died in Zaganiyah, Iraq, when a homemade bomb detonated near his unit.

Freeman Gardner

Freeman L. Gardner
March 22, 2007

Army Sgt. Freeman L. Gardner Jr., 26, of Little Rock, 18th Engineer Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Died in Baghdad when a roadside bomb detonated while on patrol.

Freeman Gardner

Justin M. Estes
March 5, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. Justin M. Estes, 25, of the Sims Community (10 miles northwest of Mount Ida in Montgomery County), 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Died in Samarra, Iraq, when a homemade bomb detonated during combat operations.

Alan Shaw

Alan Shaw
Feb. 9, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. Alan W. Shaw, 31, of Little Rock, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baqubah, Iraq, during combat operations when a bomb detonated while he was checking a building.

William Warren

Tom Warren
Jan. 20, 2007

Army Sgt. Maj. William Thomas Warren, 48, of North Little Rock, Bravo Company, 185th Aviation Regiment, 77th Aviation Brigade of the Arkansas National Guard. Died in Tarrafa, Diyala province, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad, when his helicopter was shot down.

John Gary Brown

Gary Brown
Jan. 20, 2007

Army Sgt. 1st Class John Gary Brown, 43, of Little Rock, Bravo Company, 185th Aviation Regiment, 77th Aviation Brigade of the Arkansas National Guard. Died in Tarrafa, Diyala province, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad, when his helicopter was shot down.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor
Jan. 20, 2007

Army Maj. Michael V. Taylor, 40, of North Little Rock, Bravo Company, 185th Aviation Regiment, 77th Aviation Brigade, Arkansas National Guard. Died in Tarrafa, Diyala province, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad, when his helicopter was shot down.

Raymond Mitchell

Raymond Neal
Mitchell III
Jan. 6, 2007

Army Spc. Raymond Neal Mitchell III, 21, of West Memphis, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Died in Baghdad of wounds suffered during route security operations.

Kenneth A. Jenkins
Aug. 12, 2006

Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins, 25, of Fouke, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered during a firefight in Baghdad.

Derek J. Plowman
July 20, 2006

Army Pfc. Derek J. Plowman, 20, of Everton, 1st Battalion, 142nd Fires Brigade, Arkansas National Guard. Died in Baghdad from a non-combat-related gunshot wound.

Bobby R. West
May 30, 2006

Army Spc. Bobby R. West, 23, of Beebe, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Died in Baghdad of injuries suffered after a homemade bomb detonated during a patrol.

Kevin P. Jessen
March 5, 2006

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Jessen, 28, of Paragould, 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort). Died in Rawah, Iraq, when a homemade bomb detonated during combat operations.

Dustin L. Kendall
Jan. 15, 2006

Army Spc. Dustin L. Kendall, 21, of Bryant, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Div., Fort Carson, Colorado. Died in Baqubah, Iraq, of non-combat-related injuries after his Humvee collided with an M1A2 Abrams tank.

Steven A. Valdez
Sept. 26, 2005

Marine Lance Cpl. Steven A. Valdez, 20, of McRae, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Died at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan, during a mortar attack.

Rusty W. Bell
Aug. 12, 2005

Spc. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Died in Taji, Iraq, from non-combat-related injuries.

Arthur R. McGill
July 19, 2005

Army Sgt. Arthur R. McGill, 26, of Gentry, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died in Baghdad, Iraq, after a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

Phillip N. Sayles
May 28, 2005

Army Spc. Phillip N. Sayles, 26, of Jacksonville, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Died in Mosul, Iraq, after a bomb exploded near his position.

Dustin C. Fisher
May 24, 2005

Army Spc. Dustin C. Fisher, 22, of Van Buren, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died in Baghdad from a roadside bomb attack.

Tyler L. Creamean
May 22, 2005

Army Spc. Tyler L. Creamean, 21, of Jacksonville, 73rd Engineer Co. Died in Mosul, Iraq, after a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle.

Landon S. Giles
Feb. 26, 2005

Army Pvt. Landon S. Giles, 19, of Gurdon and who graduated from Arkadelphia High School, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Died in Abertha, Iraq, after a roadside bomb detonated while he was on patrol.

William T. “Terry” Robbins
Feb. 10, 2005

Army Staff Sgt. William T. "Terry" Robbins, 31, of North Little Rock, Headquarters Company, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat-related injuries.

Charles S. Jones
Jan. 28, 2005

Army Chief Warrant Officer Charles S. Jones, 34, of Lawtey Fla., who graduated from West Helena High School and whose mother lives in Beebe. 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baghdad during a helicopter accident.

Lyle Wyman Rymer II
Jan. 28, 2005

Army Spc. Lyle Wyman Rymer II, 24, of Roland, Okla., and who was born in Fort Smith, 239th Engineer Company, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Baghdad from sniper fire.

Brian C. Hopper
Jan. 26, 2005

Marine Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper, 21, of Wynne, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Died near Ar Rutbah, Iraq, when his helicopter crashed because of a mechanical problem.

Jeremy McHalffey
Jan. 4, 2005

Army Sgt. Jeremy McHalffey, 28, of Mabelvale, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Taji, Iraq, in a roadside bomb attack.

Jimmy Buie
Jan. 4, 2005

Army Cpl. Jimmy Buie, 44, of Floral, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Taji, Iraq, in a roadside bomb attack.

Joshua Marcum
Jan. 4, 2005

Army Spc. Joshua Marcum, 33, of Evening Shade, Bravo Company 3rd Battalion, 153rd Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Taji, Iraq, in a roadside bomb attack.

Jason Clairday
Dec. 12, 2004

Marine Cpl. Jason Clairday, 21, of Salem, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Died from small arms fire in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Michael Smith
Nov. 27, 2004

Army Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, of Camden, Bravo Co., 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died from wounds suffered Nov. 7 from a sniper while patroling in Baghdad.

Jesse M. Samek
Oct. 21, 2004

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, 21, of Rogers, 66th Rescue Squadron. Died when his helicopter crashed from mechanical failure during a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan.

Ronald Baker
Oct. 7, 2004

Army Spc. Ronald Baker, 34, of Cabot, Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died from injuries received when a bomb hidden in a vehicle detonated near his patrol vehicle.

Russell Lee Collier
Oct. 3, 2004

Army Sgt. Russell Lee Collier, 48, of Harrison, 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in Taji, Iraq, from small arms fire during a firefight.

Thomas Chad Rosenbaum
Sept. 18, 2004

Army Sgt. Thomas Chad Rosenbaum, 25, of Hope, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baghdad from a roadside bomb attack.

Dustin W. Peters
July 11, 2004

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Peters, 25, of El Dorado, Kan., and formerly of Shirley, 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base. Died in Iraq after a roadside bomb detonated.

Tommy L. “T.J.” Parker Jr.
June 21, 2004

Marine Cpl. Tommy L. "T.J." Parker Jr., 21, of Heber Springs, sniper platoon, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in an ambush in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Troy “Leon” Miranda
May 19, 2004

Army Sgt. 1st Class Troy "Leon" Miranda, 44, of DeQueen, raised in Wickes, Company C, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died during a grenade attack while on foot patrol in Baghdad.

Hesley Box Jr.
May 6, 2004

Army Staff Sgt. Hesley Box Jr., 24, of Nashville, Company B, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died after a car bomb detonated near his guard post in Baghdad.

Kenneth A. Melton
April 25, 2004

Army Spc. Kenneth A. Melton, 30, of Batesville, Bravo Co., 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade. Died in roadside bomb attack near Sadr City, Iraq.

Billy J. Orton
April 24, 2004

Army Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton, 41, of Carlisle, Support Battalion HQ, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Taji, Iraq, during a rocket attack.

Stacey C. Brandon
April 24, 2004

Army Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon, 35, of Hazen, Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Taji, Iraq, during a rocket attack.

Arthur L. "Bo" Felder
April 24, 2004

Army Capt. Arthur L. "Bo" Felder, 36, of Lewisville, Support Battalion HQ, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Taji, Iraq, during a rocket attack.

Patrick Kordsmeier
April 24, 2004

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Kordsmeier, 49, of North Little Rock, Support Battalion HQ, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Taji, Iraq, during a rocket attack.

William W. Labadie Jr.
April 7, 2004

Army Sgt. 1st Class William W. Labadie Jr., 45, of Bauxite, Troop E, 151st Cavalry Squadron, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Died in Baghdad from a mortar attack.

Brandon C. Smith
March 18, 2004

Marine Pfc. Brandon C. Smith, 20, of Fayetteville, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Died in Al Qaim, Iraq, after a land mine exploded under his vehicle during combat.

Gussie M. Jones
March 7, 2004

Army Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Louisiana, grew up in Forrest City and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. 31st Combat Support Hospital. Died of heart attack in Baghdad.

Keelan L. Moss
Nov. 2, 2003

Army Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23, of Houston, Texas. Moss was born in Little Rock, where his grandparents still live. 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment. Died when the helicopter he was riding on was shot down over Fallujah, Iraq.

Paul Kimbrough
Oct. 3, 2003

Army Lt. Col. Paul Kimbrough, 44, Little Rock, 416th Engineer Command, Team 28, U.S. Army Reserve. Died of heart attack suffered in Afghanistan.

Dustin McGaugh

Dustin McGaugh
Sept. 30, 2003

Army Spc. Dustin McGaugh, 20, Springdale, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla. Died from friendly fire in Balad, Iraq.

Kevin Morehead

Kevin Morehead
Sept. 12, 2003

Army Master Sgt. Kevin N, Morehead, 33, Little Rock, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky. Died in combat in Ramadi, Iraq.

Jonathan Cheatham

Jonathan M. Cheatham
July 26, 2003

Army Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, 19, Camden, 489th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve. Died in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Baghdad.

Michael Johnson

Michael Vann Johnson
March 25, 2003

Navy Corpsman Michael Vann Johnson Jr., 25, of Little Rock, assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Division Detachment. Died in combat in Iraq.

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