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Honoring the Fallen

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Here are the first brave men and women from each U.S. state and territory to die in the line of duty this year

Marine Cpl.

Jason Karella

20, Anchorage, AK

Marine Col.

Stephen Scott

54, New Market, AL

Army Sgt.

Michael Sturdivant

20, Conway, AR

Army Ssg.

Ernesto Cimarrusti

25, Douglas, AZ

Army Sgt.

James Healy

25, Hesperia, CA

Army Sgt.

James Healy

25, Hesperia, CA

Army Maj.

Andrew Olmsted

37, Colorado Springs, CO

Marine Cpl.

Christian Cotner

20, Waterbury, CT

Air Force Ssg.

Travis Griffin

28, Dover, DE

Army Spc.

Richard Burress

25, Naples, FL

Navy PO2

Menelek Brown

24, East Point, GA

Army Pvt.

Eugene Kanakaole

19, Maui, HI

Army Cpl.

Chad Groepper

21, Kingsley, IA

Army Sgt.

Michael Lilly

23, Boise, ID

Army Pfc.

Phillip Pannier

20, Washburn, IL

Army Ssg.

Michael Elledge

41, Brownsburg, IN

Army Ssg.

Bryant Mackey

30, Eureka, KS

Army Cpl.

Jeremy Gullett

22, Greenup, KY

Army Sgt.

Terrell Gilmore

38, Baton Rouge, LA

Army Sgt.

Shane Duffy

22, Taunton, MA

Army Spc.

Micheal Matlock Jr.

21, Glen Burnie, MD

Army Pfc.

Tyler Smith

22, Bethel, ME

Army Pfc.

Antione Robinson

20, Detroit, MI

Army Spc.

Joshua Anderson

24, Jordan, MN

Army Cpl.

Todd Davis

22, Raymore, MO

Army Cpl.

Robert McDavid

29, Starkville, MS

Army Cpt.

Andrew Pearson

32, Billings, MT

Army Ssg.

Laurent West

32, Raleigh, NC

Marine Cpl.

Adrian Robles

21, Scottsbluff, NE

Navy CPO

Nathan Hardy

29, Durham, NH

Marine LCpl.

Curtis Christensen

29, Collingswood, NJ

Army Cpt.

Thomas Casey

32, Albuquerque, NM

Army Ssg.

Sean Gaul

29, Reno, NV

Army Cpl.

James Gudridge

20, Carthage, NY

Army Maj.

Michael Green

36, Chagrin Falls, OH

Army Spc.

Micheal Phillips

19, Ardmore, OK

Army Sgt.

Zachary McBride

20, Bend, OR

Army Ssg.

Ryan Maseth

24, Pittsburgh, PA

Army Sgt.

Shawn Hill

37, Wellford, SC

Army Spc.

Estell Turner

43, Sioux Falls, SD

Army Spc.

Joshua Plocica

20, Clarksville, TN

Army Ssg.

Gary Jeffries

37, Roscoe, TX

Navy Lt.

Jeffrey Ammon

37, Orem, UT

Army Ssg.

Jonathan Dozier

30, Chesapeake, VA

Army Sfc.

Jason Dene

37, Castleton, VT

Army Sgt.

Phillip Anderson

28, Everett, WA

Army Cpl.

Jason Lemke

30, West Allis, WI

Marine Cpt.

Garrett Lawton

31, Charleston, WV

Army Ssg.

David Julian

31, Evanston, WY

Marine Lt. Col.

Max Galeai

42, Pago Pago, AS

Army Ssg.

Joseph Gamboa

34, Yigo, GU

Army Ssg.

Rafael Alicea Rivera

30, Bayaman, PR

Army Ssg.

Errol James

29, St. Croix, US VI

Army Spc.

Keisha Morgan

25, Washington, DC

ALABAMA

Joseph Richard Berlin Jr., 21

James Carter, 42

Torre Ramoine Mallard, 27

Justin Andrew Saint, 22

Stephen K. Scott, 54

ALASKA

Jason A. Karella, 20

ARIZONA

Dustin Kelby Burnett, 19

Ernesto G. Cimarrusti, 25

Victor M. Cota, 33

John Kyle Daggett, 21

Ara Tyler Deysie, 18

Joseph Francisco Gonzales, 18

Robert C. Hammett Jr., 39

Corey Lee Hicks, 22

Juan Lopez-Castaneda, 19

Tenzin Lobsang Samten, 33

ARKANSAS

James Michael Clay, 25

Michael R. Sturdivant, 20

Kyle Weston Wilks, 24

Anthony Lynn Woodham, 37

CALIFORNIA

Aaron M. Allen, 24

John David Aragon, 22

Bryan Eugene Bolander, 26

Federico Guerra Borjas, 33

Anthony L. Capra, 31

Michael Kyle Clark, 24

Jennifer Lynn Cole, 34

Ryan James Connolly, 24

Armando A. De La Paz, 21

George Delgado, 21

Bruno G. de Solenni, 32

William Timothy Dix, 32

Alejandro A. Dominguez, 24

Nicholas Dwain Eischen, 24

Israel Garcia, 24

Jair De Jesus Garcia, 29

Frank Joseph Gasper, 25

Christopher Gathercole, 21

Gabriel Guzman, 25

Miguel Angel Guzman, 21

David Joseph Hart, 22

James K. Healy, 25

George J. Howell, 24

Mary Jane Jaenichen, 20

Janelle Franshawn King, 23

Marques Irving Knight, 24

Cody R. Legg, 23

Michael T. Manibog, 31

Timothy Paul Martin, 27

David Loren McDowell, 30

Ivan Ernesto Merlo, 19

Brandon Abbott Meyer, 20

Cherie Lynn Morton, 40

David Nunez, 27

Jose A. Paniagua-Morales, 22

Benjamin Brian Portell, 27

Guadalupe Cervantes Ramirez, 26

Robert Theodore Rapp, 22

Jose Regalado, 23

Marc Allen Retmier, 19

San Sim, 23

Jacob Joseph Toves, 27

Du Hai Tran, 30

James Matthews Treber, 24

Chad M. Trimble, 29

Richard Allen Vaughn, 22

Aaron Joseph Ward, 19

Ivan I. Wilson, 22

Jonathan A.V. Yelner, 24

COLORADO

Benjamin Keith Brosh, 22

Duncan C. Crookston, 19

Glen Edward Martinez, 31

Andrew J. Olmsted, 37

Isaac Palomarez, 26

Jonnie Lee Stiles, 38

Ronald James Tucker, 21

Matthew Ryan Vandegrift, 28

CONNECTICUT

Christian S. Cotner, 20

DELAWARE

Travis L. Griffin, 28

FLORIDA

Seteria Lafaye Brown, 22

Richard B. Burress, 25

Anthony Davis, 43

Darris Julius Dawson, 24

William Earl Hasenflu, 38

Arturo Huerta-Cruz, 23

Jeremiah Chaim Hughes, 26

Charles Andrew Jankowski, 24

Marcus Cale Mathes, 26

Andre Devon McNair Jr., 20

Preston Ray Medley, 23

Patrick Joseph Miller, 23

Robert James Miller, 24

John Carl Osmolski, 23

Marcus W. Preudhomme, 23

Gerard Mantino Reed, 40

Alan Greg Rogers, 40

Mark Edwin Rosenberg, 32

Tavarus Danard Setzler, 23

Luis Ariel Souffront, 25

Christopher D. Strickland, 25

Bryan Joseph Tutten, 33

Marcelo R. Velasco, 40

Javares Javon Washington, 27

Robert J. Wilson, 28

Stuart Adam Wolfer, 36

GEORGIA

Jonathan Ryan Ayers, 24

Miguel Angel Baez III, 32

Menelek M. Brown, 24

Gregory Lowell Elam, 39

James Michael Gluff, 20

Theron Vondameir Hobbs, 22

William K. Jernigan, 35

Evan Andrew Marshall, 21

Kenneth William Mayne, 29

Steve Aaron McCoy, 23

Luke John Mercardante, 35

Matthew James O’Bryant, 22

Matthew Britten Phillips, 27

Corey Emmett Spates, 21

Donald Therronnie Tabb, 29

Davy Nathaniel Weaver, 39

Shaun Jeffrey Whitehead, 24

Mitchell Wayne Young, 39

HAWAII

Jonathan Paul Brostrom, 24

Victor Walter Jeffries, 52

Eugene D.M. Kanakaole, 19

Reno Sabado Lacerna, 44

IDAHO

Michael T. Lilly, 23

Joseph Arthur Moore, 54

ILLINOIS

David John Badie, 23

Christopher A. Bartkiewicz, 25

Albert Bitton, 20

Jamel Antwon Bryant, 22

Blake William Evans, 24

Kevin Douglas Grieco, 35

Leonard J. Gulczynski, 19

James Melvin Hale, 23

Joshua William Harris, 21

Danny Lee Kimme, 27

Adam Thomas McKiski, 21

Anthony Gary Mihalo, 23

Phillip J. Pannier, 20

John Michael Penich, 25

Shane Daniel Penley, 19

Dawid Pietrek, 24

David E. Schultz, 25

Gary Joseph Vasquez, 33

Jason Anthony Vazquez, 24

INDIANA

Layton Bradly Crass, 22

Michael D. Elledge, 41

Joseph Andrew Ford, 23

Gary Michael Henry, 34

Travis Kent Hunsberger, 24

Jonathan D. Menke, 22

Brian Keith Miller, 37

Andrew Francis Whitacre, 21

IOWA

Nathan Matthew Cox, 32

Chad D. Groepper, 21

KANSAS

Bryant W. Mackey, 30

William Joseph Mulvihill, 20

Ronald Andrew Schmidt, 18

KENTUCKY

Sergio Sagoni Abad, 21

David Keith Cooper, 25

Brian Lee Gorham, 21

Jeremy R. Gullett, 22

William Lloyd McMillan III, 22

William Patrick Rudd, 27

Eric Daniel Terhune, 34

Daniel Wayne Wallace, 27

LOUISIANA

Danny Paul Dupre, 28

Michael John Gabel, 30

Terrell W. Gilmore, 38

Justin Ray Mixon, 22

Joseph Avie Richard III, 27

Bryan Matthew Thomas, 22

David J. Todd Jr., 36

MAINE

Justin Lee Buxbaum, 23

Nicholas Alan Robertson, 27

Tyler J. Smith, 22

MARYLAND

Charles Yi Barnett, 19

Ryan Patrick Baumann, 24

Collin J. Bowen, 38

Micheal B. Matlock Jr., 21

Jesse Melton III, 29

David Lawrence Paquet, 26

Michael Ross Stahlman, 45

James Joseph Walton, 41

MASSACHUSETTS

Paul Edward Conlon Jr., 21

Shane P. Duffy, 22

Stephen Robert Fortunato, 25

Alex Ramon Jimenez, 26

Daniel A.C. McGuire, 19

Scott J. Metcalf, 36

Nelson Rodriguez Ramirez, 22

Corey Michael Shea, 21

Shawn Elliot Simmons, 39

MICHIGAN

John Thomas Bishop, 22

Steven Joseph Chevalier, 35

Byron Wayne Fouty, 20

Jason Richard Freiwald, 30

Matthew Lee Hilton, 37

John Wayne Marcum, 34

Peter Collins Neesley, 28

Antione V. Robinson, 20

Kristopher Dan Rodgers, 29

Gregory Allen Rodriguez, 35

Bryan Richard Thomas, 22

Ross Laval Toles III, 37

Adam McKamey Wenger, 27

MINNESOTA

Joshua R. Anderson, 24

Jacob John Fairbanks, 22

Matthew Ryan Kahler, 29

Gregory Brian Rundell, 21

Brian Edward Studer, 28

MISSISSIPPI

Lerando Junior Brown, 27

Donald Clayton Carwile, 29

Casey Lynne Casanova, 22

William J.L. Cooper, 22

Christopher Avon McCraw, 23

Robert T. McDavid, 29

George Stanciel, 40

MISSOURI

Ronald Carl Blystone, 34

Todd E. Davis, 22

Kevin Randolph Dickson, 21

James Matthew Finley, 21

Steven John Fitzmorris, 26

Andrew James Habsieger, 22

Adam Job Kohlhaas, 26

Michael Robert Patton, 19

Daniel Riley Sexton, 53

Bradley Joe Skelton, 40

Matthew F. Straughter, 27

Drew William Weaver, 20

Jerald Allen Whisenhunt, 32

Vincent C. Winston Jr., 22

Gunnar William Zwilling, 20

MONTANA

Timothy John Hutton, 21

James Allen McHale, 31

Andrew R. Pearson, 32

Stewart Silvester Trejo, 25

NEBRASKA

Adrian Robles, 21

Robert Jose Yllescas, 31

NEVADA

David Joseph Drakulich, 22

Sean M. Gaul, 29

Christian P. Humphreys, 28

Willington M. Rhoads, 23

Timothy Michael Smith, 25

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Scott Gene Dimond, 39

Nathan H. Hardy, 29

David Samuel Stelmat Jr., 27

NEW JERSEY

Curtis A. Christensen, 29

Gregory T. Dalessio, 30

Michael Luis Gonzalez, 20

Ronald R. Harrison, 25

Dwayne Maurice Kelley, 48

Steven Robert Koch, 23

Jason Daniel Mann, 29

William Robert Neil Jr., 38

Jeffery Scott Stevenson, 20

NEW MEXICO

Thomas J. Casey, 32

Kevin Casey Roberts, 25

Christopher Alan Sanders, 22

Gary D. Willett, 34

NEW YORK

Jerome Charles Bell Jr., 29

Dayne Darren Dhanoolal, 26

Philip Jeremiah Dykeman, 38

Daniel Farkas, 42

Jorge L. Feliz Nieve, 26

Merlin German, 22

James D. Gudridge, 20

Jordan Christian Haerter, 19

Anthony L. Mangano, 36

Patrick Wiggs May, 22

Joseph A. McKay, 51

Andre Darnell Mitchell, 25

Kevin Scott Mowl, 22

Mohsin A. Naqvi, 26

Mark Charles Palmateer, 38

Andrew Seabrooks, 36

John Patrick Sigsbee, 21

Jack Tavis Sweet, 19

Deon Lamarr Taylor, 30

Jose Enrique Ulloa, 23

Jason E. von Zerneck, 33

Justin Ryan Whiting, 27

Trevor Jon Yurista, 32

NORTH CAROLINA

Joshua Charles Blaney, 25

Juantrea Tyrone Bradley, 28

Lance Oliver Eakes, 25

Joshua Thomas Harris, 36

Adam Lee Marion, 26

Michael Wayne Murdock, 22

Emanuel Pickett, 34

Pruitt Allen Rainey, 22

Thomas Columbus Ray II, 40

Joel Allen Taylor, 20

Laurent J. West, 32

David Blakeley Williams, 26

OHIO

Nicholas Anthony Casey, 22

Jason Nathaniel Cox, 21

Stacy Ann Dryden, 22

Warren Andrew Frank, 26

Michael L. Green, 36

Branden Patrick Haunert, 21

James Fredrick Kimple, 21

Keith Matthew Maupin, 24

Michael J. Medders, 25

Kyle Philip Norris, 22

Jon Michael Schoolcraft III, 26

OKLAHOMA

William Elliott Allmon, 25

Daniel Michael Eshbaugh, 43

Brandon Wade Farley, 30

Scott Alan Hagerty, 41

Christopher Michael Hake, 26

David Raymond Hurst, 31

Micheal E. Phillips, 19

Brady Joe Rudolf, 37

Michael E. Thompson, 23

OREGON

Cody Joel Eggleston, 21

Jessica Ann Ellis, 24

Zachary W. McBride, 20

Mikeal Wayne Miller, 22

Tan Quoc Ngo, 20

James Leon Wiley Jr., 46

Joshua A.R. Young, 21

PENNSYLVANIA

Richard Joseph Berrettini, 52

Matthew Warren Brown, 20

Douglas John Bull, 29

Jeffrey Frank Deprimo, 35

Michael R. Dinterman, 18

Michael Robert Girdano, 23

Derek David Holland, 20

Brian Paul Hause, 29

Jason C. Kazarick, 30

Michael Eugene Koch, 29

Jonathon Luke Luscher, 20

Ralph John Marino, 46

Ryan D. Maseth, 24

Nathan R. Raudenbush, 25

Luke Smyser Runyan, 21

Michael Slebodnik, 39

Travis Martin Stottlemyer, 20

Shawn Michael Suzch, 32

Timothy R. Van Orman, 24

Daniel R. Verbeke, 25

Joshua Elliot Waltenbaugh, 19

James Michael Yohn, 25

SOUTH CAROLINA

Richard Gordon Cliff Jr., 29

James Edward Craig, 26

Shawn F. Hill, 37

Danny Edward Maybin, 47

David Lee Leimbach, 38

Ronald Phillips Jr., 33

Matthew Joseph Taylor, 25

SOUTH DAKOTA

Tanner James O’Leary, 23

Estell L. Turner, 43

Jeremy Dale Vrooman, 28

TENNESSEE

Donald Vincent Clark, 37

Michael H. Ferschke Jr., 22

Christopher Thomas Fox, 21

Jason Dane Hovater, 24

Joshua L. Plocica, 20

Timothy Hamilton Walker, 38

Darrick Darryl Wright, 37

TEXAS

Conrad Alvarez, 22

Cory Joseph Bertrand, 18

Jason Logan Brown, 29

Donald Allen Burkett, 24

Adrian Montoya Campos, 22

Steven Ivan Candelo, 20

Clay Allen Craig, 22

Timothy W. Cunningham, 26

Thomas F. Duncan III, 21

Wesley Roy Durbin, 26

Corry Ardel Edwards, 38

Jonathan D.A. Emard, 20

Lawrence David Ezell, 30

Reuben M. Fernandez III, 22

Alex Daniel Gonzalez, 21

Jaime Gonzalez Jr., 40

Quincy Jermel Green, 26

Jeffery Lee Hartley, 25

Edgar Alberto Heredia, 28

Jose A. Rubio Hernandez, 24

Rowdy J. Inman, 38

Dustin Cody Jackson, 21

Gary Wayne Jeffries, 37

Geoffrey Golden Johnson, 28

Sidney J. Marceaux Jr., 69

Anthony Luke Mason, 37

John Alexander Mattox, 23

David Phillip McCormick, 26

Scott Alexander McIntosh, 26

Matthew Elias Mendoza, 24

Joshua Alexander Molina, 20

Matthew Troy Morris, 23

Jeffrey Franklin Nichols, 21

Michael Allen Norman, 36

William David O’Brien, 19

Julio Cesar Ordonez, 54

Javier Perales Jr., 19

Orlando Antonio Perez, 23

Heath K.Q. Pickard, 21

Jeremy E. Ray, 26

Rodolfo Ivan Rodriguez, 34

John J. Savage, 26

Mark Allen Stone, 22

Shaun Paul Tousha, 30

Gregory Daniel Unruh, 28

Roberto Vallejo II, 28

Christopher J.L. West, 26

Miguel Antonio Wilson, 36

UTAH

Jeffrey A. Ammon, 37

Jordan P.P. Thibeault, 22

VERMONT

Jason F. Dene, 37

VIRGINIA

Jesse Adam Ault, 28

Chad Alan Barrett, 35

Tracy Renee Birkman, 41

Thomas Joseph Brown, 26

Bradley Shane Coleman, 24

Jonathan K. Dozier, 30

Kenneth Bartlett Gibson, 25

William H. Jefferson Jr., 34

Jevon Kieran Jordan, 32

Christopher D. McCarthy, 28

Jeremiah E. McNeal, 23

David Hastings Sharrett II, 27

Christopher C. Simpson, 23

David William Textor, 27

Kelly E.C. Watters, 19

Jonathan Tyler Yale, 21

WASHINGTON

Carlo Escoto Alfonso, 23

Phillip Reid Anderson, 28

Durrell Lavoy Bennett, 22

Jason Michael Bogar, 25

Chad Arthur Caldwell, 24

Dustin Lee Canham, 21

William Gregory Hall, 38

Jackie Louise Larsen, 37

Robert Duane Lindenau, 39

Nicholas Aaron Madrazo, 25

Andrew Jon Shields, 19

Eichmann A. Strickland, 23

Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, 20

WEST VIRGINIA

Garrett Tucker Lawton, 31

Jamie Scott Nicholas, 32

WISCONSIN

Steven J. Christofferson, 20

Nick A. Dewhirst, 25

Christopher Scott Frost, 24

Timothy Robert Hanson, 23

Jason F. Lemke, 30

Keith Everette Lloyd, 26

Richard Joseph Nelson, 23

Dean David Opicka, 29

Matthew Ignatius Pionk, 30

WYOMING

Bruce Evan Hays, 42

David Daniel Julian, 31

Tyler Edward Pickett, 28

AMERICAN SAMOA

Max A. Galeai, 42

GUAM

Anthony Mark Carbullido, 25

Joseph D. Gamboa, 34

Brian S. Leon Guerrero, 34

Samson Augusto Mora, 28

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Keisha M. Morgan, 25

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Solomon T. Sam, 31

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Errol M. James, 29

PUERTO RICO

Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29

Jeffrey M. Rada Morales, 32

Rafael Alicea Rivera, 30