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The Greatest Tragedy Is Being Forgotten: Remembering 30 - The Names of The Fallen Heroes from August 6 - Please Pass Along

The loss of these brave men will be felt by their families for a long time.  

Also across the news wires was this wrenching photo from the funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson and his loyal dog Hawkeye who mourns his loss as well.

Doug Mourns at Casket of Fallen Navy Seal

 

 

Remember 30 - A Virtual Memorial

Below are the names of the gallant men who died in the service of their country and its people, when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on August 6, in support of Operation Freedom.

Please take a moment - READ EACH NAME.  You may not have known any of these heroes personally - but each one has family or friends or  spouses who cherish their memory today.  Each name represents a hero who sacrificed everything so that you enjoy your freedom today.

( www.Blog.USNavySeals.Com where you can read more about individual heroes)

 

Sailors assigned to East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.,

 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas,

 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.,

 

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah,

 

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.,

 

Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.,

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa,

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla., and

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

Sailors assigned to West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif., and

 

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, ofSaint Paul, Minn.

 

Soldiers:

 

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.;

 

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

 

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.;

 

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; and

 

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.

 

Airmen:

 

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.;

 

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.; and

 

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.

All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C

 

 

 

Remember 30..........

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Comment balloon 3 commentsCindy Jones • August 25 2011 07:38PM

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That is so sad.  I'm glad Hawkeye will have someone to look after him.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 7 years ago

Cindy - thanks for the re-blog.  I know YOU know what these families are going through.   I hope that America REMEMBERS these fallen - and others - like your husband, who gave all.

Thanks again, Cindy.  You are a true patriot.

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) over 7 years ago

Every time I read one of these it kills me. I have several friends that are still serving and when I see these headlines it makes my heart race. Thank you for remembering these men and their families.

Posted by Dominic Tartaglia, GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist (Tartaglia Realty) over 7 years ago

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