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Tim Brinton • NewsArt,

Honoring our own on Memorial Day

  • Article by: Editorial Board
  • Star Tribune
  • May 25, 2014 - 6:48 AM

They were Minnesota sons and husbands, fathers and friends. We asked them to fight for us in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they paid the ultimate sacrifice. As the war in Afghanistan draws to a close, we ask you to join us in honoring their memory.

AFGHANISTAN

2005

• Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Corey Goodnature, 35, Clarks Grove

 

2006

• Army Chief Warrant Officer Eric W. Totten, 34, St. Paul

 

2007

• Army Specialist Conor G. Masterson, 21, Woodbury

 

2008

• Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Ryan Kahler, 29, Granite Falls

• Army Staff Sgt. Brian Studer, 28, Ramsey

 

2009

• Army National Guard Specialist Chester W. Hosford, 35, Hastings

• Air Force Capt. Thomas J. Gramith, 27, St. Paul

• Army Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, 21, Rosemount

• Army Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, Litchfield

• Army Specialist George W. Cauley, 24, Walker

• Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, 27, Bovey

 

2010

• Marine Lance Cpl. Curtis M. Swenson, 20, Rochester

• Air Force Maj. Randell D. Voas, 43, Lakeville

• Army 1 First Lt. Christopher S. Goeke, 23, Apple Valley

• Army Specialist Matthew J. Johnson, 21, Maplewood

• Marine Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder, 34, Pine City

• Army Chief Warrant Officer, Jonah D. McClellan, 26, St. Louis Park

• Army Pfc. Ryane G. Clark, 22, New London

• Marine Cpl. Sean A. Osterman, 21, Princeton

 

2011

• Army Specialist Andrew C. Wilfahrt, 31, Rosemount

• Army Specialist Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, St. Paul

• Marine Sgt. Chad D. Frokier, 27, Maplewood

• Marine Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger, 21, Greenfield

• Navy SEAL John W. Faas, 31, Minneapolis

• Navy SEAL Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, St. Paul

• Army Specialist Matthew A. Harmon, 29, Bagley

 

2012

• Army Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut, 23, Rochester

• Marine Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, 21, Andover

• Marine Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, 23, Jordan

• Army Specialist Kedrith L. Jacobs, 21, Richfield

 

2013

• None reported

 

2014

• Marine Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, Waseca

 

 

IRAQ

 

2003

• Army Pfc. Edward Herrgott, 20, Shakopee

• Army Staff Sgt. Brian Hellermann, 35, Freeport

• Army Staff Sgt. Dale Panchot, 26, Northome

 

2004

• Army Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, Buffalo

• Marine Pfc. Matthew Milczark, 18, Kettle River

• Marine Cpl. Tyler Fey, 22, Eden Prairie

• Marine Pfc. Moises Langhorst, 19, Moose Lake

• Marine Lance Cpl. Levi Angell, 20, Cloquet

• National Guard Specialist James Holmes, 28, East Grand Forks

• Army Cpl. Demetrius Rice, 24, Ortonville

• Petty Officer Third Class David Cedergren, 25, Zimmerman

• Army Specialist Daniel McConnell, 27, Duluth

 

2005

• Army Specialist Dwayne McFarlane Jr., 20, Cass Lake

• Army Sgt. Mike Carlson, 22, St. Paul

• Army. Sgt. First Class Mickey E. Zaun, 27, Brooklyn Park

• National Guard Staff Sgt. David Day, 25, St. Louis Park

• National Guard Sgt. Jesse Lhotka, 24, Alexandria

• National Guard First Lt. Jason Timmerman, 24, Tracy

• National Guard Specialist Travis Bruce, 22, Rochester

• Marine Capt. Kelly Hinz, 30, Woodbury

• Army Chief Warrant Officer Matt Lourey, 40, Kerrick Township

• Army Ranger First Lt. Michael Fasnacht, 25, Mankato

• Marine Sgt. Bryan Opskar, 32, Moorhead

• Army Sgt. Mike Benson, 40, Winona

• Army Pfc. Elden D. Arcand, 22, White Bear Lake

• Army Specialist Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21, Vadnais Heights

• Marine Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus, 40, St. Paul

• Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony McElveen, 21, Little Falls

• Marine Lance Cpl. Scott Modeen, 24, New Hope

• Marine Staff Sgt. Kenneth Pospisil, 35, Anoka

 

2006

• Army Reserve Maj. Stuart Anderson, 44, Benson

• Army Cpl. Andrew J. Kemple, 23, Cambridge

• Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Posivio III, 22, Sherburn

• Marine Capt. Nathanael Doring, 31, Apple Valley

• National Guard Sgt. Brent Koch, 22, Morton

• National Guard Specialist Kyle Miller, 19, Willmar

• Army Specialist Troy C. Linden, 22, Detroit Lakes

• Army Specialist Qixing Lee, 20, Minneapolis

• National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua Robert Hanson, 27, Dent

• Marine Cpl. Johnathan Benson, 21, North Branch

• Army Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Witte, 27, Beardsley

• Navy Petty Officer Second Class Chuck Komppa, 35, Sebeka

• National Guard Specialist Bryan McDonough, 22, Maplewood

• National Guard Specialist Corey J. Rystad, 20, Red Lake Falls

• National Guard Specialist Nicholas Turcotte, 23, Maple Grove

 

2007

• National Guard Sgt. James Wosika Jr., 24, St. Paul

• National Guard Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille, 44, West St. Paul

• Army Sgt. William (B.J.) Beardsley, 25, Coon Rapids

• Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen, 25, Maple Grove

• National Guard Sgt. Greg N. Riewer, 28, Frazee

• Army Specialist Sean K. McDonald, 21, Apple Valley

• Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Olsen, 20, Eagan

• Army Reserve Sgt. Joshua Schmit, 26, Willmar

• Army Pfc. Robert Dixon, 28, Minneapolis

• Army Sgt. Jason A. Schumann, 23, Hawley

• Army Pfc. Anthony Hebert, 19, Lake City

• Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Thompson, 26, North Mankato

• Army Sgt. Andrew Nelson, 22, Moorhead

• Army Sgt. First Class John Tobiason, 42, Hayfield

• Army Specialist Randy W. Pickering, 31, Bovey

 

2008

• Army Pfc. Joshua R. Anderson, 24, Jordan

• Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Pionk, 30, Eveleth

• Army Specialist Gregory B. Rundell, 21, St. Paul

• Army Specialist Jacob Fairbanks, 22, St. Paul

• Army Sgt. Ben Miller, 24, Arden Hills

 

2009

• Army Chief Warrant Officer Philip E. Windorski Jr., 35, Grand Rapids

• National Guard Specialist Carlos Wilcox, 27, Cottage Grove

• National Guard Specialist Daniel Drevnick, 22, Woodbury

• National Guard Specialist James Wertish, 20, Olivia

• Army Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, Burnsville

• National Guard Maj. Tad Hervas, 48, Coon Rapids

 

2010

• Army Reserve Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize, 35, St. Cloud

 

2011

• Army Specialist Emilio Campo, 20, Madelia

 

 

Sources: AP Afghanistan and Iraq Casualties Database; icasualties.org; Star Tribune research

 

Staff researcher Sandy Date contributed to this editorial.

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