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Fallen Heroes

Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe

Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe

54, of Bon Aqua, Tenn.; assigned to the 1174th Transportation Company, in Columbia, Tenn.; killed in an enemy sniper attack July 9, 2003 in Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd

44, of Jackson, Tenn.; assigned to the 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, Tenn.; died in a Kuwaiti hospital after experiencing chest pains while on a mission on Aug. 5, 2003 in Kuwait.

Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey

Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey

46, of Nashville, 1175th Transportation Company, died in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a non-hostile gunshot wound November 12, 2003.

Army Sgt. Paul W. Thomason III

Army Sgt. Paul W. Thomason III

37, of Talbot, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was killed when a roadside bomb was detonated near his heavy equipment truck in a supply convoy outside of Kirkuk, Iraq, March 20, 2005.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy

Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy

35, of Oak Ridge, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was killed along with another Soldier when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire in Balad Rus, Iraq, on April 4, 2005. 

Army Sgt. Alfred B. Siler

Army Sgt. Alfred B. Siler

33, of Duff, Support Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, died when his humvee hit another vehicle in Tuz, Iraq, May 25, 2005.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark O. Edwards

Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark O. Edwards

40, of Unicoi, 2nd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, died from a non-combat related cause at his forward operating base near Tuz, Iraq, June 9, 2005.

Army Sgt. James D. Carroll

Army Sgt. James D. Carroll

23, of McKenzie, Company A, 230th Engineering Battalion, was killed when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated near his vehicle, near Baghdad, Iraq, on July 31, 2005.

Army Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn II

Army Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn II

35, of Lebanon, Troop I, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was attacked by hostile fire while on mounted patrol August 13, 2005, near forward operation base Bernstein, Iraq.

Army Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor

Army Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor

30, of Smithville, Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was attacked by hostile fire while on mounted patrol August 13, 2005, near forward operation base Bernstein, Iraq.

Army Sgt. Gary L. Reese Jr.

Army Sgt. Gary L. Reese Jr.

22, of Ashland City, Company M, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was attacked by hostile fire while on mounted patrol August 13, 2005, near forward operation base Bernstein, Iraq. 

Army Staff Sgt. Victoir Patric Lieurance

Army Staff Sgt. Victoir Patric Lieurance 

34, of Seymour, Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his humvee during patrol operations in Samarra, Iraq, on August 22, 2005. 

Army Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt

Army Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt

27, of Sweetwater, Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his humvee during patrol operations in Samarra, Iraq, on August 22, 2005. 

Army Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker

Army Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker

20, of Hilham, Troop K, 3rd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle while on a combat patrol near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, October 13, 2005.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Timothy Flanigan

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Timothy Flanigan

37, of Milan, Troop R., 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed near the Kandahar Airport, July 2, 2006.

Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird

Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird

23, of Martin, 913th Engineer Company, was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle August 1, 2006, near Rawah, Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies

Army Staff Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies

41, of Elizabethton, 473rd Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar unit, died of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq, July 31, 2007.

Army 1st Lt. William Eric Emmert

Army 1st Lt. William Eric Emmert

36, of Fayetteville, 269th Military Police Company, was killed in Mosul, Iraq, while participating in a local Iraqi Police function, February, 24, 2009.

Army Sgt. David Clay Prescott, Jr.

Army Sgt. David Clay Prescott, Jr.

40, of Murfreesboro, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, died on February 4, 2010, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi while awaiting deployment to Iraq.

Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Tinsley

Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Tinsley

49, of Jackson, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, died on February 10, 2010, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, while awaiting deployment to Iraq.

Army Capt. Marcus R. Alford

Army Capt. Marcus R. Alford

28, of Knoxville, Troop C, 1/230th Air Cavalry Squadron, was one of two Soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter experienced a hard landing at Qayyarah Airfield West, 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 21, 2010.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Billie Jean Grinder

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Billie Jean Grinder

25, of Gallatin, Troop C, 1/230th Air Cavalry Squadron, was one of two Soldiers killed when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter experienced a hard landing at Qayyarah Airfield West, 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 21, 2010.