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As of Jan 30, 2017  the number of combined casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn as confirmed by US Central Command is 69075. ‪        #‎HonorThem‬ ~ LB

                                                       
12/12/17 Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-419-17
Dec. 12, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 
Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 11 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The incident is under investigation.        

 

11/29/17 Texas native Engineman Fireman Recruit Akiree Pointer, 22 http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/11/a-22-year-old-sailor-was-found-dead-aboard-navy-aircraft-carrier/amp/

The U.S. Navy this week identified the sailor who was found dead aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier on Saturday.   Texas native Engineman Fireman Recruit Akiree Pointer, 22, was found dead on Nov. 25, while the aircraft carrier was at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington.   Stennis Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Martin told the Associated Press that Pointer “showed no obvious and apparent cause of death.”...

11/28/17 Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-400-17
Nov. 27, 2017
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.
11/25/17   The Navy on Saturday identified the three sailors lost in the crash on Wednesday as follows: Lt. Steven Combs [from Florida]; Seaman Matthew Chialastri [From Louisiana], an aviation boatswain’s mate; and Seaman Apprentice Bryan Grosso [From Florida], an aviation ordnanceman. Combs was embarked aboard the USS Ronald Reagan; Chialastri and Grosso were assigned to the Ronald Reagan.
11/22/17   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/22/aircraft-carrying-11-crashes-in-pacific-ocean-on-way-to-uss-ronald-reagan.html

3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes en route to USS Ronald Reagan, 8 recovered

11/21/17 Sgt. La David T. Johnson
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-398-17
Nov. 21, 2017
Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger
 
Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger
 
On Nov. 12, 2017, a joint U.S Africa Command military investigation team discovered additional human remains at the site where Sgt. La David T. Johnson's body was recovered following the Oct. 4 attack.  Today, we can confirm that the Armed Forces Medical Examiner has positively identified these remains as those of Sgt. Johnson.  The department continues to conduct a detailed and thorough investigation into the deaths of Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, and Sgt. La David T. Johnson.  We extend our deepest condolences to all of the families of the fallen.
11/20/17  

http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-jet-crash-t38-2017-11

US Air Force pilot killed in Texas plane crash  

11/15/17 Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-392-17
Nov. 15, 2017
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.   Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation. 
11/12/17 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-388-17
Nov. 12, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. ‎11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.
10/07/17 Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-349-17
Oct. 7, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission.   Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died Oct. 4 in southwest Niger as a result of enemy fire. His body was recovered by U.S. personnel Oct. 6. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.
 


SGT LaDavid Johnson may have been executed

Jonn Lilyea | November 11, 2017 5 Comments

Fox News reports that Sergeant LaDavid Johnson, one of the four victims of an ambush in Niger last month may have been executed by the insurgents who attacked the patrol he was accompanying. A local man says that his kids found the body which had his arms bound behind him and that back of his […]

10/07/17 Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington

Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio

Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia.

The US military on Friday published the names of the three Army Special Forces soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) who were killed when their reconnaissance patrol with Nigerien forces came under fire.

They were Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington; Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia.....

 

The US military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the US counter-terrorism mission in the West African nation.

Reuters had learned previously that one US soldier was missing after Wednesday's operation. 



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4956892/Pentagon-says-fourth-U-S-soldier-killed-Niger-ambush.html#ixzz4up4QAU9t 
10/06/17
Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington
 

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio

 

Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-347-17
Oct. 6, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
 
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission. They died Oct. 4 in southwest Niger, as a result of hostile fire while on a reconnaissance patrol. All soldiers were assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.
 
Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio
Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia
10/03/17 Spc. Alexander W. Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-342-17
Oct. 3, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Spc. Alexander W.  Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas, died Oct. 1 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when an improved explosive device detonated near his convoy. The incident is under investigation.

Missildine was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.
09/01/17 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Woeber of Decatur, Alabama

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Cantrell of Wichita Falls, Texas

HONOLULU — The Army has declared dead the final two soldiers missing after a Black Hawk helicopter with a crew of five crashed off Hawaii earlier this month.    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Woeber of Decatur, Alabama, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Cantrell of Wichita Falls, Texas, were both pilots. Their remains haven't been found....

09/01/17 Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-316-17
Sept. 1, 2017
DoD Declares DUSTWUN Soldier Deceased
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on Aug. 25. The soldier was involved in a training incident off the coast of Yemen, where the soldier was supporting U.S. Central Command operations.   Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez was declared deceased on Aug. 31 as a result of the training incident on Aug. 25. The incident remains under investigation.   
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, media may contact the United States Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at 910-494-1589.
 
For more information on the investigation, media may contact the U.S. Central Command Public Affairs Office at 813-529-0220.
 
It has conducted ground raids against the terrorist group there this year, including an operation in late January in which Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer ...
08/30/17 Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-313-17
Aug. 30, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Soldier Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). The announcement resulted from an Aug. 25 incident in Yemen where the soldier was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez is listed as DUSTWUN from the Aug. 25 incident. The incident is under investigation.
 
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, media may contact U.S. Central Command Public Affairs Office at 813-529-0220.
08/25/17 Sgt. Michael J. Martinez http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/25/army-identifies-second-fort-carson-soldier-killed-week.html?ESRC=eb_170828.nl

Army Identifies Third Fort Carson Soldier Killed in a Week

U.S. Army officials announced Friday that a soldier stationed at Fort Carsonin Colorado died Tuesday while deployed to Germany, marking the third death of a Carson soldier this week.  Sgt. Michael J. Martinez, of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was found unresponsive and medically evacuated to a local German medical facility where he was pronounced dead, according to a press release from the base....

 

 

08/28/17   http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/26/uh60-black-hawk-crashes-yemen-1-service-member-missing.html?ESRC=eb_170828.nl

A service member is missing after a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Friday evening off the coast of Yemen, the Pentagon said.

The helicopter crashed while the crew was training about 20 miles off the southern coast of the country, according to a statement released late Friday by U.S. Central Command.

Five troops who were also aboard the chopper at the time of the accident were rescued, the release said...

08/28/17 Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, of Amazonia, Missouri;  Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, of El Paso, Texas; Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, of Cable, Ohio; Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, of Manchester, Maryland; Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, of Poughkeepsie, New York; Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, of Killeen, Texas; Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, of Decatur, Illinois; and Electronics Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Remains of All Sailors Who Died Aboard USS McCain Recovered, Navy Says The remains of all 10 sailors who died after the USS McCain collided with a tanker off Singapore have now been recovered.   Read More
08/28/17 1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey

Staff Sgt. Abigail Milam

Sgt. Michael Nelson

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/27/3-crew-members-declared-dead-in-black-hawk-crash-off-hawaii.html?ESRC=eb_170828.nl3 Soldiers Declared Dead Days After Black Hawk Crash Off Hawaii

Three of five soldiers missing after an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed Aug. 15 off Oahu have been confirmed dead, the Army said in statement Saturday.   1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey, Staff Sgt. Abigail Milam, and Sgt. Michael Nelson were declared deceased by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner after analysis of organic matter discovered among recovered debris matched their DNA, the statement said.

08/24/17 Spc. Matthew R. Turcotte, 20

The U.S. Army announced today that Spc. Matthew R. Turcotte died Wednesday morning during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado.

08/25/17 GS-12 Daniel Hoadley, 54, of Colorado Springs, Colorado
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-309-17
Aug. 25, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Civilian Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.   GS-12 Daniel Hoadley, 54, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Aug. 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.   Hoadley was assigned to the Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
08/22/17 1st Lt. Kathryn M. Bailey, 26, of Hope Mills, North Carolina

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian M. Woeber, 41, of Decatur, Alabama

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen T. Cantrell, 32, of Wichita Falls, Texas

Staff Sgt. Abigail R. Milam, 33, of Jenkins, Kentucky

Sgt. Michael L. Nelson, 30, of Antioch, Tennessee.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/22/army-identifies-missing-army-helicopter-crew-suspending-search.html?ESRC=eb_170822.nl

Army Identifies Missing Black Hawk Crew After Suspending Search

..."Our five soldiers who represent the best and the brightest of America have not been found," said Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

The Army identified the missing soldiers as 1st Lt. Kathryn M. Bailey, 26, of Hope Mills, North Carolina; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian M. Woeber, 41, of Decatur, Alabama; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen T. Cantrell, 32, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Staff Sgt. Abigail R. Milam, 33, of Jenkins, Kentucky; and Sgt. Michael L. Nelson, 30, of Antioch, Tennessee...

08/17/17 Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-295-17
Aug. 17, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah, died Aug. 16 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations. The incident is under investigation.  Butler was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Camp Williams, Utah. 
08/14/17 Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York

Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr., 22, of Arlington, Texas
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-288-17
Aug. 14, 2017
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. They died Aug. 13 of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.  Killed were:

Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York

Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr., 22, of Arlington, Texas
08/03/17 Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana. 

Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-283-17
Aug. 3, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Aug. 2 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improved explosive device detonated near their convoy. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.  Killed were:

Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana. 

Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina.
08/03/17 Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-281-17
Aug. 3, 2017
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.   Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2 in Kuwait in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations.   He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia.
07/15/17
07/11/17

The crew and passengers were:

Caine M. Goyette, Major, KC-130 Aircraft Commander.

Sean E. Elliott, Captain, KC-130 Aircraft Commander.

Mark A. Hopkins, Gunnery Sergeant, Tactical Systems Operator/Mission Specialist.

Brendan C. Johnson, Gunnery Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Joshua M. Snowden, Staff Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Julian M. Kevianne, Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Owen J. Lennon, Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Daniel I. Baldassare, Corporal, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Collin J. Schaaff, Corporal, Aircraft Ordnance Technician.

Robert H. Cox, Staff Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

William J. Kundrat, Staff Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Chad E. Jenson, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Talon R. Leach, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Joseph J. Murray, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Dietrich A. Schmieman, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Ryan M. Lohrey, Petty Officer 2nd Class, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, MARSOC.

The list of fallen servicemen is:

  • Major Caine Michael Goyette, 41, of Waterford New York
  • Capt. Sean Elliot, 30, San Juan Capistrano, California
  • Gunnery Sgt. Brendan Johnson, 45, Colchester, New York
  • Gunnery Sgt. Mark Hopkins, 34, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Staff Sgt. William Kundrat, 33, Frederick, Maryland
  • Staff Sgt. Robert Cox, 28, Ventura, California
  • Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ryan Lohrey, 30, Anderson, Indiana
  • Sgt. Joshua Snowden, 31, Dallas, Texas
  • Sgt. Talon Leach, 27, Fulton, Missouri
  • Sgt. Dietrich Schmieman, 26, Richland, Washington
  • Sgt. Joseph Murray, 27, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sgt. Chad Jenson, 25, Redondo Beach, California
  • Sgt. Owen Lennon, 27, Ponoma, New York
  • Sgt. Julian Kevianne, 31, Dallas, Texas
  • Cpl. Collin Schaaff, 22, Pierce, Washington
  • Cpl. Daniel Baldassare, 20, Colts Neck, New Jersey

https://smnewsnet.com/archives/421536/names-and-photos-released-of-15-marines-and-sailor-killed-in-military-plane-crash/

Names and Photos Released of 15 Marines, and Sailor Killed in Military Plane Crash ...

 

 

 

 

16 service members killed in military plane crash in Mississippi

http://abcnews.go.com/US/marine-corps-plane-crashes-mississippi-fatalities-confirmed/story?id=48557580

July 5, 2017 Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-252-17
July 5, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel.  Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, died July 3, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from wounds received during an indirect fire attack. The incident is under investigation.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

June 19, 2017 Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.

 Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, Calif.

 Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.

 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

 Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.

 Personnel Spec. 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.

 Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio.

photos:    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/22/navy-sailors-made-tough-call-to-seal-flooding-comp/

 

June 12, 2017 Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and

Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-220-17
June 12, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.   They died June 10 in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.   The Soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

          Killed were:

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and

Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina 

June 11, 2017 Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims

 

MISSING

Shiloh sailor reported overboard now found hiding in engine room

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/11/navy-calls-off-search-sailor-who-fell-overboard-near-japan.html

Navy Calls Off Search for Sailor Who Fell Overboard Near Japa

The U.S. Navy has called off the search for a sailor who fell overboard in the Philippine Sea off the coast of Japan.   The service around midnight Saturday suspended the search for a sailor who went overboard around 9:30 p.m. Friday from the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during routine operations about 180 miles east of Okinawa, according to a press release.   The sailor wasn't identified. The Navy said the family is requesting privacy.   ....   Officials are investigating the incident, which was the second for the Navy in a matter of days. On Saturday, the sea service ended a search for another sailor, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin, who went overboard June 6 from the guided-missile cruiser Normandy about 80 miles off the coast of Cherry Point, North Carolina.

 

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/13/navy-identifies-shiloh-sailor-presumed-to-have-fallen-overboard.html?ESRC=eb_170613.nl

Navy Identifies Shiloh Sailor Presumed to Have Fallen Overboard

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The Navy has identified a sailor who went missing off the USS Shiloh during routine operations 180 miles east of Okinawa, Japan.    Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims, a gas turbine systems technician on the Yokosuka-based guided-missile cruiser, has been missing since 9.30 p.m. June 8 and is presumed to have fallen overboard, a Navy statement said.

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https://www.navytimes.com/articles/surprise-cruiser-shiloh-sailor-presumed-overboard-and-dead-discovered-hiding-on-board

Shiloh sailor reported overboard now found hiding in engine room

By: David B. Larter, June 15, 2017
 

A sailor from the cruiser Shiloh whom Navy oอcials said fell overboard last week, triggering a massive search-and-rescue eort, has been discovered on board. Presumed dead after going missing June 8, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims reportedly hid himself in one of the engine rooms, according to two sources familiar with the situation...

 

June 8, 2017 Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin

Missing

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/08/navy-identifies-missing-sailor-search-enters-third-day.html?ESRC=eb_170609.nl

Navy Identifies Missing Sailor as Search Enters Third Day

Military.com | 8 Jun 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck

As the Navy passes the 48-hour mark in an all-out search for a sailor who went overboard off the cruiser Normandy, oĺcials publicly identified him for the first time. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin went overboard June 6 while the Normandy was underway near Cherry Point, North Carolina. According to information Clavin's mother, Theresa Iafrate, provided to the Providence Journal, the sailor is 23 and a graduate of Lincoln High School in his hometown of Lincoln, Rhode Island. ...

May 29, 2017 Rick Best, 53 One Man Killed in Portland Attack Was Army Veteran
 

Best, one of two men killed in a brutal attack Friday aboard a MAX train, was a city of Portland employee, Army veteran and onetime candidate for Clackamas County commissioner..... Best, 53, ... Married with four children, ...

The Army veteran had three teenage sons and a 12-year-old daughter, said David Austin, a spokesman for Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.

Best, who grew up in Oregon, met his wife at Portland Community College, and then joined the Army. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan...Best retired from the Army in 2012 after 23 years of service....

May 29, 2017 Remington J. Peters, 27, Colorado Navy Parachutist Dies in Hudson River During Fleet Week Demonstration A tragic parachute malfunction resulted in the death a member of the Navy's elite SEAL parachute team. Read More

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/05/30/navy-seal-killed-fleet-week-parachute-accident-identified.html?ESRC=eb_170530.nl

May 27, 2017 Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Loganville, Georgia
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-197-17
May 27, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Loganville, Georgia, died May 26, in Al-Hasakah, Syria, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover related incident. The incident is under investigation.  Murphy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.  
May 16, 2017 Sgt. Terrence Hinton, 36, Grand Rapids, Michigan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/army-identifies-soldier-killed-in-hawaii-training-accident/2017/05/16/50922a04-3aa3-11e7-a59b-26e0451a96fd_story.html?utm_term=.4c3a23afd81f

 

...The Army said Tuesday it’s investigating the Sunday crash that killed Sgt. Terrence Hinton.

Police say the truck driven by a 20-year-old soldier went out of control on a turn, struck a guardrail and overturned into a culvert. The military tractor-trailer had been towing heavy equipment to a dock on Hawaii Island and no other vehicles were damaged in the incident, the Army said.

Police have begun a negligent homicide investigation.

The 36-year-old Hinton, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division on Oahu. He enlisted in 2009 and served in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before moving to Hawaii in 2016. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and Kuwait in 2014 for a total of 21 months.....

May 9, 2017 Shannon Purcell, 19

Officials Identify Kadena Airman Who Died at Okinawa Waterfall

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa -- Japanese officials have identified the airman who died Saturday at Aha Falls, a spot popular with servicemembers and tourists for hiking and cliff jumping.  Shannon Purcell, 19, reportedly slipped and fell about 15 feet into the Tanaga Gumui basin at about 12:40 p.m., said Shin Inafuku, leader of a rescue team that responded to the scene....

May 6, 2017 Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-165-17
May 6, 2017
DoD Announces Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was in support of a Somali National Army-led operation with U.S. Africa Command.   Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu. 
He was assigned to an East Coast based special warfare unit.
 
April 30, 2017 1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-154-17
April 30, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries while conducting security as part of advise and assist support to partnered forces. The incident is under investigation.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

April 28, 2017 Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois.

 Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio.

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-151-17
April 28, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died April 27 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. The incident is under investigation.   Killed were:

 Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois.

 Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio.

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-152-17
April 28, 2017
Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan
 
"The families and fellow Rangers of Sgt. Joshua "Josh" Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron Thomas have my respect and sympathies. Fighting alongside their Afghan partners, Josh and Cameron proved themselves willing to go into danger and impose a brutal cost on enemies in their path. They carried out their operation against ISIS-K in Afghanistan before making the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and our freedoms. Our nation owes them an irredeemable debt, and we give our deepest condolences to their families."
April 19, 2017 Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/04/19/army-identifies-soldier-killed-maryland-black-hawk-crash.html?ESRC=eb_170419.nl

Army Identifies Soldier Killed in Maryland Black Hawk Crash

The soldier who died at the site of an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crash in Leonardtown, Maryland, on Monday was a 22-year-old crew chief, officials announced Tuesday evening.    Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, was pronounced dead on-site at the Breton Bay Golf Course and Country Club by a civilian first responder from St. Mary's County, officials with the Army's Military District of Washington said in a news release. ...

April 10, 2017 Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-128-17
April 10, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, died April 8 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.  De Alencar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 
March 31, 2017 Chief Warrant Officer Jose Eduardo Lopez Cobena

Colorado Army Officer Drowns at US Base at Guantanamo Bay

MIAMI — The U.S. military says an Army warrant officer from Colorado has drowned at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   A statement says Chief Warrant Officer Jose Eduardo Lopez Cobena died Thursday. Details about the incident were not immediately released.   The 40-year-old Lopez was based at Fort Carson, Colorado, and was on a 12-month assignment to Guantanamo that began in June. He had a nearly 20-year career in the military and had received many commendations including a Bronze Star. Lopez was originally from New York...

March 30, 2017

Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, 25, of Umatilla, Oregon
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-116-17
March 30, 2017
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, 25, of Umatilla, Oregon, died March 28 in northern Syria in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations.  He was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
March 23, 2017 Alexandria Gleason Morrow, 25, Dansville, NY

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-104-17
March 23, 2017
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, NY, died March 22, in Southwest Asia, while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. The incident is under investigation.  She was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
March 21, 2017 Sgt. Maj. Timothy J. Rudd, 44 https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/senior-enlisted-leader-dies-in-south-korea     March 21, 2017
 
The senior enlisted leader for 3rd Marine Logistics Group's Headquarters Regiment died Sunday while taking part in a military exercise
being held in South Korea, III Marine Expeditionary Force announced.  
 Sgt. Maj. Timothy J. Rudd’s death is being described as a
“non-combat related incident,” according to a III MEF news release, which does not include any further information of how Rudd died.
The matter is under investigation.
 ....
March 20, 2017 Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, California,
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-097-17
March 20, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, California, died March 19, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Feb 21, 2017 Pfc. Brian. P. Odiorne, 21, of Ware, Massachusetts
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-075-17
Feb. 21, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Pfc. Brian. P. Odiorne, 21, of Ware, Massachusetts died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood,Texas.
Jan 30, 2017 Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-036-17
Jan. 30, 2017
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting U.S. Central Command Operations.  Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 28 in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida.  He was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare unit..
Jan 14, 2017 Spc. John P. Rodriguez, of Hemet, Calif.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-012-17
Jan. 14, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting U.S. Army Central.  Spc. John P. Rodriguez, of Hemet, Calif., died Jan.12, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.  Rodriguez was assigned to 2nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss,Texas.
Jan 8, 2017 Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-007-17
Jan. 8, 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, died Jan. 7, in Jordan, in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.  Booker was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

 

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