Another Military Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with this concept: each week I list names of soldiers who’ve lost their lives in one of the wars the United States is currently participating in, usually accompanied by a patriotic or red/white/blue baked item or food. I’ve been doing it since May of 2009 when Yoyo asked me to do it with her, & I think I’ve only missed one week.
I’m so very proud of our military, especially it being a volunteer service. These people volunteer to do what the rest of us wouldn’t. They deserve so much better from us as a country.
Not to mention support for our troops is NOT a singularly political idea. It’s not a Republican or Democratic or Independent thing. It’s just the right thing.
Army Pfc. James A. Waters July 1, 2011 21, of Cloverdale, Ind.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Garcia July 4, 2011 27, of Bossier City, La.
Army Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV July 5, 2011 36, of San Jose, Ca
Army Spc. Preston J. Suter July 5, 2011 22, of Sandy, Utah
Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton July 5, 2011 28, of Battle Creek Mich.
Army Spc. Jordan C. Schumann July 5, 2011 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fl
Army Spc. Nicholas W. Newby July 7, 2011 20, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Army Spc. Nathan R. Beyers July 7, 2011 24, of Littleton, Colo
Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley July 7, 2011 29, of Tega Cay, S.C.
Army Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund July 9, 2011 23, of Pineville, La
Army Sgt. 1st Class Terry L. Pasker July 9, 2011 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez July 10, 2011 22, of Logan, Utah
Army Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez July 10, 2011 34, of Laredo, TX
Army Spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr. July 10, 2011 22, of Albany, N.Y.
Navy Hospitalman Aaron D. Ullom July 12, 2011 20, of Midland, Mich.
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger July 12, 2011 21, of Greenfield, Minn.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jabari N. Thompson July 13, 2011 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers July 14, 2011 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky.
Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero July 15, 2011 19, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Army Reserve Spc. Daniel L. Elliott July 15, 2011 21, of Youngsville, N.C.
Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith July 15, 2011 28, of Colville, Wash.
Army Sgt. Lex L. Lewis July 15, 2011 40, of Rapid City, S.D.
Army Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda July 16, 2011 21, of Ogden, Utah
Army Spc. Frank R. Gross July 16, 2011 25, of Oldsmar, Fl
Army Sgt. Mark A. CofieldJuly 17, 2011 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo