The National Association of

Black Military Women 
(formerly known as Black WAAC, WAC, Women in Service)

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TO TELL "HERSTORY" and TELL IT WE SHALL
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Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn

HONORING OUR  

ANGELS OF COLOR

  (Special Thanks to our Source - Military Times Special Tribute at Militarytimes.com)

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FROM THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD
        By  Theodore O'Hara

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
      The Soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
       That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
      Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
      The bivouac of the dead.

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Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters - January 9, 2002

25, of Gary, Ind.; assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.; killed in a refueling tanker crash, on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero - June 12, 2002

31, of Grafton, W.V.; assigned to the 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; killed in an MC-130H Combat Talon crash on June 12, 2002, in Afghanistan.


Air Force 1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta  - March 23, 2003

23, of Los Lunas, N.M.; assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.; killed in a HH-60G Pave Hawk crash on March 23, 2003, in Afghanistan.  Herstory


Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa - March 23, 2003

23, of Tuba City, Ariz.; assigned to 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas; killed in an ambush near Nasiriyah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Rachel A. Lacy - April 4, 2003

A 22-year-old Army reservist from Lynwood, Il, became  ill more than a month after receiving several mandatory vaccinations--among them anthrax and smallpox--before her deployment to the Middle East. She died April 4, 2003.  Herstory 


Army Sgt. Melissa Valles - July 9, 2003

26, Eagle Pass, Texas; assigned to Company B, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Col.; died of non-combat-related injuries July 9 in Balad, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson - September 15, 2003

27, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; assigned C Company, 311th Military intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); died Sept. 15 near Tel Afar, Iraq, from a non-combat weapons discharge


Army Pfc. Analaura Esparza Gutierrez - October 1, 2003

21, of Houston, Texas; assigned to A Company, 4th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while riding in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket-propelled grenades Oct. 1 in Tikrit.


Army Spc. Tamarra J. Ramos - October 1, 2003

24, of Quakertown, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Armor Medical Company, Medical Troop Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; died of non-combat related injuries Oct. 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.


Navy Fireman Jakia S. Cannon - October 25, 2003

20, of Baltimore; assigned to the aircraft carrier Enterprise; died Oct. 25 of natural causes while underway in the Persian Gulf.


Army PFC. Rachel K. Bosveld - October 26, 2003

19, of Waupun, Wis.; assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany; killed Oct. 26 during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station in Abu Ghraib, Iraq.  Herstory


Army PFC. Karina S. Lau - November 2, 2003

20, of Livingston, Calif.; assigned to the 16th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.   Herstory


Army Spc. Frances M. Vega - November 2, 2003

20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth - November 7, 2003

43, of Warwick, R.I.; assigned to the Judge Advocate General Office, based at Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon; killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq


Army Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez - November 8, 2003

39, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Jimenez fell Oct. 31 and was injured. She was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital and later evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany. She was later moved to Walter Reed.


Army Spc. Ashley Sietsma - November 12, 2003

20, of Melrose Park, Ill.; assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill.; died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  Herstory


Army Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz - December 14, 2003

27, of Carlisle, Pa.; assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky.; killed while responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call Dec. 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated in Iskandariyah, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Capt. Kimberly Hampton - January 2, 2004

27, of Easley, S.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 2 when her OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Keicia M. Hines - January 13, 2004

27, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C. died Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh  - January 31, 2004

19, of Taylor, Mich.; assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 31 when her vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Pfc. Nichole M. Frye - February 16, 2004

19, of Lena, Wis.; assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Kalamazoo, Mich.; killed Feb. 16 when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy in Baqubah, Iraq.


Army Capt. Gussie M. Jones - March 07, 2004

41, of Raleigh, Ark.; assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas; died of a non-combat related cause on March 7,  2004 in Baghdad.  Herstory


Army Spc. Tyanna S. Avery-Felder - April 07, 2004

22, of Bridgeport, Conn.; assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 4 when her convoy vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device in Balad, Iraq. Herstory


Wisconsin Army National Guard Spc. Michelle M. Witmer - April 9, 2004

20, of New Berlin, Wis.; assigned to the Army National Guard’s 32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, Wis.; killed April 9 during an attack by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. Herstory


Army Spc. Isela Rubalcava - May 8, 2004

25, of El Paso, Texas; assigned to the 296th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed May 8 when a mortar round hit nearby in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson - May 20, 2004

18, of Richmond, Va.; assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas; killed May 20 when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as she was returning to Camp Eagle in Baghdad. Herstory


Army Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart - June 6, 2004

22, of Ladson, S.C.; assigned to Company E, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 6 after collapsing while on guard duty in Baghdad.


Army Spc. Julie R. Hickey -  July 4, 2004

20, of Galloway, Ohio; assigned to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Whitehall, Ohio; died July 4 in Landstuhl, Germany, of complications from a non-combat-related illness after being evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess  -  July 11, 2004

33, of Sutton, Neb.; assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.; killed July 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison - September 5, 2004

26, of Champaign, Ill.; assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.; killed Sept. 5 during a mortar attack in Baghdad.  Herstory


Army Spc. Jessica L. Cawvey -  October 6, 2004

21, of Normal, Ill.; assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.; killed Oct. 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. Herstory


Army Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne - October 11, 2004

38, of Hollywood, Fla.; assigned to Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Oct. 11 when two rockets hit her camp in Baghdad. Also killed was Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Carie Anne Gasiewicz - December 04, 2004

28, of Depew, N.Y.; assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.; killed Dec. 4 when two improvised explosive devices detonated near her convoy in Baqubah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson - February 16, 2005

32, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to the 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Feb. 16 in a vehicle accident in Baqubah, Iraq.   Herstory


Army Spc. Lizbeth Robles - March 01, 2005

31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.; died March 1 at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, from injuries sustained Feb. 28 in a military vehicle accident in Bayji, Iraq. Also killed was Army Sgt. Julio E. Negron.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks - April 6, 2005

41, of Harvey, La.; assigned to Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed April 6 when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.  Herstory


Army Spc. Chrystal G. Stout - April 6, 2005

23, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; assigned to the 228th Signal Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, Spartanburg, S.C.; killed April 6 when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.


Army Spc. Aleina Ramirez Gonzalez - April 15, 2005 

33, of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Troop Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed April 15 when a mortar struck her forward operating base in Tikrit, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Pfc. Sam W. Huff - April 18, 2005

18, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 18 in Baghdad of injuries sustained April 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Baghdad.


Marine Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette - June 23, 2005

21, of Cranston, R.I.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.  Herstory


Navy Culinary Specialist 1st Class Regina R. Clark - June 23, 2005

43, of Centralia, Wash.; deployed with Naval Construction Region Detachment 30, Naval Reserve, Port Hueneme, Calif.; temporarily assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. 


Marine Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez - June 23, 2005

20, of The Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. Herstory


Army Staff Sgt. Tricia L. Jameson - July 14, 2005

34, of Omaha, Neb.; assigned to the 313th Medical Company, Army National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.; killed July 14 when she was responding to a casualty incident and a secondary improvised explosive device detonated near her location in Trebil, Iraq.


Pvt. Lavena L. Johnson - July 19, 2005

19, of Florissant, Mo.; assigned to the 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 19 of non-combat-related injuries in Balad, Iraq. Herstory


Army Spc. Toccara R. Green - August 14, 2005

23, of Rosedale, Md.; assigned to the 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 14 when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near her unit during convoy operations in Asad, Iraq.   Herstory


Army 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker - August 18, 2005

24, of Texas; assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Aug. 18 when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her Humvee during ground assault convoy operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Herstory


Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson-September 28, 2005

21, of Riviera Beach, Fla.; assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas; died Sept. 28, 2005, near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle.


Army 1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak - October 28, 2005

35, of Bloomington, Ill.; assigned to the 1035th Maintenance Company, Missouri Army National Guard, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., died from non-combat related injuries on Oct. 28 at Camp Victory, Kuwait.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Julia V. Atkins - December 10, 2005

22, of Bossier City, La.; assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Dec. 10 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Regina C. Reali - December 23, 2005

25, of Freso, Calif.; assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command, Army Reserve, Mountain View, Calif.; killed Dec. 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Baghdad. Also killed was Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey.


Army Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa -  December 24, 2005

24, of Wahiawa, Hawaii; assigned to the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Army Reserve, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; died Dec. 24 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day when her Humvee was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades in Hawijah, Iraq.  Herstory


Army 1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell - January 7, 2006

25, of Ephrata, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.; killed Jan. 7 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Tal Afar, Iraq. Also killed were: Maj. Stuart M. Anderson, Maj. Douglas A. La Bouff, Capt. Michael R. Martinez, 1st Lt. Joseph D. deMoors, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chester W. Troxel, Spc. Michael I. Edwards and Spc. Jacob E. Melson.  Herstory


Air Force Senior Airman Alecia S. Good - February 17, 2006

23, of Broadview Heights, Ohio; assigned to the 92nd Communications Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.; deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa; killed Feb. 17 when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. Also killed were Marine 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, Sgt. James F. Fordyce, Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large Jr., Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus, Sgt. Jonathan E. McColley, Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Sovie, Capt. Bryan D. Willard and Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez.


Army Pfc. Amy A. Duerksen - March 11, 2006

19, of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; assigned to the 4th Combat Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 11 from a non-combat-related injury in Baghdad.


Army Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson - March 16, 2006

21, of St. Louis, Mo.; assigned to the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Mar. 16 when a mortar round detonated in Tikrit, Iraq. Also killed was Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez.


Marine Lance Cpl. Juana NavarroArellano - April 8, 2006

24, of Ceres, Calif.; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died April 8 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.  Herstory


Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jaime S. Jaenke- June 5, 2006

29, of Bay City, Wis.; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.; killed June 5 as a result of enemy action when her Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device in Anah, Iraq. Also killed was Navy Equipment Operator 1st Class Gary Rovinski.


Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson - August 19,2006

21, of Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Spc. Robert E. Drawl Jr. and Cpl. Christopher F. SittonHerstory


Army PFC Hannah L. Gunterman - September 4, 2006

20, of Redlands, Calif.; assigned to 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 4 from a non-combat related cause in Taji, Iraq. This incident is under investigation.


Army Sgt 1st Class Merideth L. Howard - September 8, 2006

52, of Alameda, Calif.; assigned to 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Sept. 8 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul.


Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez - September 12, 2006

23, of Texas; assigned to 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Sgt Jennifer M. Hartman - September 14, 2006

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. Also killed were Sgt. Aaron A. Smith and Cpl. Marcus A. Cain.


Army 1st Lt Ashley L. Henderson-Huff - September 19, 2006

23, of Belle Mead, N.J.; assigned to 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Sept. 19 of injuries sustained when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her mounted patrol during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Denise A. Lannaman - October 1, 2006

46, of Bayside, N.Y.; assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, New York Army National Guard, Newburgh, N.Y.; died Oct. 1 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from a non-combat related incident.  Herstory


Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung - December 6, 2006

34, of Coupeville, Wash.; assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Dec. 6 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.  Herstory


Army Maj. Gloria D. Davis - December 12, 2006

47, of St. Louis, Mo.; assigned to the Defense Security Assistance Agency, Washington, D.C.; died Dec. 12 from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad.  Herstory


Navy Seaman Sandra S. Grant - December 31, 2006

23, of Linwood, N.C.; assigned to the aircraft carrier Eisenhower; died Dec. 31, 2006, of natural causes while on the Arabian Sea.


Air Force Senior Airman Elizabeth A. Loncki - January 7, 2007

23, of New Castle, Del.; assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; killed Jan. 7 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while performing duties in the Baghdad area. Also killed were Tech Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner and Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller Jr.


Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jennifer A. Valdivia - January 16, 2007

27, of Cambridge, Ill.; assigned to the naval security force for Naval Support Activity, Bahrain; died Jan. 16 of non-combat-related injuries in Bahrain. Herstory


Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L. Gabbard - January 20, 2007

46, of Polk City, Iowa; assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa; died in Baghdad on Jan. 20 when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was in crashed. Also killed were Col. Brian D. Allgood, Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker, Sgt. 1st Class John G. Brown, Lt. Col. David C. Canegata, Command Sgt. Maj. Roger W. Haller, Col. Paul M. Kelly, Staff Sgt. Floyd E. Lake, Cpl. Victor M. Langarica, Capt. Sean E. Lyerly, Maj. Michael V. Taylor and 1st Sgt. William T. Warren.


Army Spc. Carla J. Stewart - January 28, 2007

37, of Sun Valley, Calif.; assigned to the 250th Transportation Company, El Monte, Calif.; died Jan. 28 of wounds sustained when her convoy vehicle rolled over.


Army Capt Jennifer J. Harris - February 2, 2007

28, of Swampscott, Mass.; assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 7 when the helicopter she was flying in crashed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker, Sgt. Travis D. Pfister, Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, Sgt. James R. Tijerina, Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gilbert Minjares Jr. and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Manuel A. Ruiz.


Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell - February 7, 2007

20, of Bel Air, Md.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Feb. 7 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laquita Pate James - February 12, 2007

23, of Orange Park, Fla.; assigned as master-at-arms supporting operations off the Horn of Africa aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Bataan; died Feb. 12 of apparent natural causes aboard Bataan.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer - March 3, 2007

21, of Emmaus, Pa.; assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany; died March 3 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Brandon A. Parr and Sgt. Michael C. PeekHerstory


Army Spc. Karen N. Clifton - June 21, 2007

22, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; died June 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when her vehicle was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade.  Herstory


Army Sgt. Trista L. Moretti - June 25, 2007

 27, of South Plainfield, N.J.; assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died June 25 in Nasir Lafitah, Iraq, when her unit was attacked by insurgents using indirect fire. Herstory


Army Capt. Maria I. Ortiz -July 10, 2007

40, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; died July 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from enemy indirect fire.


Army Staff Sgt. Alicia A. Birchett - August 9, 2007

29, of Mashpee, Mass.; assigned to the 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 9 of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related accident in Baghdad.  Herstory


Army Chief Warrant Officer Jackie L. McFarlane - August 14, 2007

30, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Aug. 14 in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Christopher C. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, Staff Sgt. Stanley B. Reynolds and Spc. Steven R. Jewell.


Army Sgt. Princess C. Samuels - August 15, 2007

22, of Mitchellville, Md.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 15 in Taji, Iraq, when the enemy attacked using indirect fire. Also killed was Spc. Zandra T. Walker.  Herstory


Army Spc. Zandra T. Walker - August 15, 2007

28, of Greenville, S.C.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 15 in Taji, Iraq, when the enemy attacked using indirect fire.   Herstory


Army Spc. Kamisha J. Block - August 16 2007

20, of Vidor, Texas; assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 16 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident. Herstory


Army Spc Marisol Heredia - September 7, 2007

19, of El Monte, Calif.; assigned to the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 7 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related injury July 18 in Baghdad.


Army Capt (Dr) Roselle M. Hoffmaster - September 20, 2007

32, of Cleveland; assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 20 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


Army Cpl. Ciara M. Durkin - September 28, 2007

30, of Quincy, Mass.; assigned to the 726th Finance Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, West Newton, Mass.; died Sept. 28 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


Navy Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell - October 1, 2007

19, of Tell City, Ind.; assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates; died Oct. 1 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.


Army Cpl. Rachael L. Hugo - October 5, 2007

24, of Madison, Wis.; assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich.; died Oct. 5 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.


Army Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens - October 10, 2007

35, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company, Miami; died Oct. 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with rockets.   Herstory


Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho - October 22, 2007

20, of Panama City, Fla.; assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died Oct. 22 in Bahrain in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Master-at-Arms Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham.  Herstory


Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham - October 22, 2007

19, of Lithonia, Ga.; assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died Oct. 22 in Bahrain in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho.


Army 2nd Lt. Tracy Lynn Alger - November 1, 2007

30, of New Auburn, Wis.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 1 in Shubayshen, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle.  Herstory


Army Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis - November 5, 2007

34, of Anchorage, Alaska; assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Nov. 5 in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations.  Herstory


Army Spc. Christine M. Ndururi - November 6, 2007

21, of Dracut, Mass.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died Nov. 6 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a non-combat-related illness.  Herstory


Army Spc. Ashley Sietsma - November 12, 2007

20, of Melrose Park, Ill.; assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill.; died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Herstory


Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan - February 22, 2008

25, of Washington, D.C.; assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat-related cause.


Navy Counselor 1st Class Cherie L. Morton - April 20, 2008

40, of Bakersfield, Calif.; assigned to Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died April 20 in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain.


Marine Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova - May 2, 2008

22, of McComb, Miss.; assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died May 2 in Karmah, Iraq, while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Cpl. Miguel A. Guzman, Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple and Sgt. Glen E. Martinez.


Army Spc. Mary J. Jaenichen - May 9, 2008

20, of Temecula, Calif.; assigned to the Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died May 9 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.


Army Cpl. Jessica A. Ellis - May 11, 2008

24, of Bend, Ore., assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 11 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when her vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jackie L. Larsen - July 17, 2008

37, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; died of natural causes July 17 at Balad Air Base, Iraq.


Army Spc. Seteria L. Brown - July 25, 2008

22, of Orlando, Fla.; assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 25 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


Army Pfc. Jennifer L. Cole - August 2, 2008

34, of American Canyon, Calif.; assigned to the 426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 2 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.


Marine Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden - October 19, 2008

22, of North Canton, Ohio; assigned to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died on Oct. 19 in Asad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident.


Army Spc. Cwislyn K. Walter - February 19, 2009

19, of Honolulu; assigned to the 29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard; died Feb. 19 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


Army Sgt. Simone A. Robinson - March 1, 2009

21, of Dixmoor, Ill.; assigned to the 634th Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard, Crestwood, Ill.; died March 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her security post Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Army Spc. Jessica Y. Sarandrea - March 3, 2009

22, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 3 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked her forward operating base with mortar fire.


Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe - March 27, 2009

35, of El Cajon, Calif.; died March 27 when an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. Also killed was Navy LtJG. Francis L. Toner IV.


Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte - May 20, 2009

25, of St. Louis; assigned to the Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces Command, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; died May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Tara J. Smith - August 8, 2009

33, of Nashville, N.C.; assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 8 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat-related incident that occurred Aug. 4 at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan.


Army Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf - October 25, 2009

24, of Hawthorne, Calif.; assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Oct. 25 at FOB Bostick, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade.


Army Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador - November 4, 2009

29, of Albany, N.Y.; assigned to the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 4 in FOB Caldwell, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


Army Pfc. Adriana Alvarez - February 10, 2010

20, of San Benito, Texas; assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Feb. 10 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations.


Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Billie Jean Grinder - February 21, 2010

25, of Gallatin, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 230th Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee National Guard, Louisville, Tenn.; died Feb. 21 in Qayyarah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when her OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter had a hard landing. Also killed was Capt. Marcus R. Alford.


Army Sgt. Lakeshia M. Bailey - March 8, 2010

23, of Columbus, Ga.; assigned to the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died March 8 north of Al Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. Also killed was Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur.


Army Pfc. Erin L. McLyman - March 13, 2010

26, of Federal Way, Wash.; assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died March 13 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked her base with mortar fire.


Army Sgt. Faith R. Hinkley - August 7, 2010

23, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Aug. 7 in Baghdad, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit in Iskandariya, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Barbara Vieyra - September 18, 2010

22, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 18 in the Khas district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and rocket-propelled grenade fire.


Army Pfc. Jaysine S. Petree - September 24, 2010

19, of Yigo, Guam; assigned to 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 24 near COP Carwile, Afghanistan, while traveling between Ghanzi and Bagram Airfield, when her military vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pfc. William B. Dawson.


Air Force Lt. Col. Gwendolyn A. Locht - November 16, 2010

46, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; assigned to 96th Inpatient Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; died Nov. 16 in Houston, Texas, after having been medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 22 for treatment of a non-combat illness.


Army Sgt. Zainah C. Creamer - January 12, 2011

28, of Texarkana, Ark.; assigned to 212th Military Police Detachment, Headquarters Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Va.; died Jan. 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device.


Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Dominique D. Cruz - January 18, 2011

26, of Panama City, Fla., assigned to the destroyer Halsey, homeported in San Diego but currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations; was found during search and rescue operations Jan. 19 in the Gulf of Oman after being reported missing Jan. 18.


Army Pfc. Amy R. Sinkler - January 20, 2011

23, of Chadbourn, N.C., assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Jan. 20 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.


Army Sgt. Linda L. Pierre - April 16, 2011

28, of Immokalee, Fla.; assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died April 16 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an Afghan National Army soldier attacked her with multiple grenades. Also killed were Capt. Charles E. Ridgley Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins, Spc. Joseph B. Cemper and Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor.


Air Force Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown - April 27, 2011

33, of Deltona, Fla., assigned to Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Base Andrews, Md.; died April 27 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from gunfire from an Afghan military trainee.


Army Spc. Devin A. Snyder - June 4, 2011

20, of Cohocton, N.Y.; assigned to 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died of wounds suffered June 4, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Pfc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., Sgt. Joshua D. Powell and Sgt. Christopher R. Bell.


Army 1st Lt. Ashley I. White - October 22, 2011

24, of Alliance, Ohio; assigned to 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, Goldsboro, N.C.; died Oct. 22 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device.


Army Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher - November 1, 2011

19, of Checotah, Okla.; assigned to 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Okla.; died Nov. 1, in Paktya province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Spc. Christopher D. Gailey.


Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg - December 21, 2011

21, of Longview, Wash., assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; died Dec. 21 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of a gunshot wound.