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The cost of freedom, Part II

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By The Staff

These are the names of those who called Kentucky home and died in service in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Area service members’ names appear in bold type. Each listing includes the following information, in order: rank, name, age, hometown, service branch, unit, unit home, date of death and place of death.

Iraq

  • Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, Louisville, U.S. Army, 223rd Military Police Company, Louisville, died Sept. 29, 2003, near Abu Ghraib.
  • Spc. James Powell, 26, Radcliff, U.S. Army, B Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed Oct. 12, 2003, near Beiji.
  • Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, Louisville, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, killed Nov. 15, 2003, Mosul.
  • Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 24, Pikeville, U.S. Army, B Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry, Fort Carson, Colo., killed Nov. 21, 2003, Balad.
  • Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, Whitesburg, U.S. Army, Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Div., Fort Riley, Kan., killed Jan. 27, 2004, Khalidiyah.
  • 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, Elizabethtown, U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan., killed Feb. 19, 2004, Khalidiyah.
  • Staff Sgt. George S. Rentschler, 31, Louisville, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany, killed April 7, 2004, Baghdad.
  • Cpl. Nicholas J. Dieruf, 21, Versailles, U.S. Marines, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine, Camp Pendleton, Calif., killed April 8, 2004, Anbar province.
  • 1st Lt. Robert Henderson II, Alvaton, U.S. Army, Detachment 1, 2123rnd Transportation Company, Owensboro, killed April 17, 2004, Diwaniyah.
  • Sgt. James W. Harlan, 44, Owensboro, U.S. Army, 660th Transportation Company, 88th Regional Readiness Command, Zanesville, Ohio, killed May 14, 2004, Camp Anaconda.
  • Lance Cpl. Deshon Otey, 24, Radcliff, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expedition, Camp Pendleton, Calif., killed June 21, 2004, Anbar province.
  • Sgt. Tatjana Reed, 34, Fort Campbell, U.S. Army, 66th Transportation Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany, killed July 22, 2004, Samarra.
  • Pfc. Johua K. Titcomb, 20, Somerset, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, killed Sept. 28, 2004, Ramadi.
  • Pfc. Stephen P. Downing, 30, Burkesville, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea, killed Oct. 28, 2004, Ramadi.
  • Lance Cpl. Sean M. Langley, 20, Lexington, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif., killed Nov. 7, 2004, Anbar province.
  • Sgt. Christopher T. Heflin, 26, Paducah, U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif., killed Nov. 16, 2004, Anbar province.
  • Spc. Jonathan A. Hughes, 21, Lebanon, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, killed March 19, 2005, near Baghdad.
  • Spc. Eric L. Toth, 21, Edmonton, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Tompkinsville, killed March 30, 2005.
  • Sgt. James A. Sherrill, 27, Ekron, U.S. Army, 2113th Transportation Company, Paducah, killed April 3, 2005, Beiji.
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey L. Wiener, 32, Louisville, U.S., Navy, II Marine Expeditionary Force, killed May 7, 2005, in Iraq.
  • Sgt. David N. Wimberg, 24, Louisville, U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio, killed May 25, 2005, Haditha.
  • Pfc. Michael R. Hayes, 29, Morgantown, U.S. Army, 617th Military Police Company, Richmond, killed June 14, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Christopher W. Phelps, 39, Louisville, U.S. Army, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo., killed June 23, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Sgt. Joseph M. Tackett, 22, Whitehouse, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry, Fort Stewart, Ga., died June 23, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Spc. Ryan J. Montgomery, 22, Greensburg, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, killed July 3, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Spc. Ronnie D. Williams, 26, Erlanger, U.S. Army, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo., killed July 16, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, Lexington, U.S. Marines, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed Aug. 6, 2005, Amiriyah.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, Ledbetter, U.S. Army, 1st Brigade, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y., died Aug. 5, 2005, Rubiah.
  • Spc. Jason E. Ames, 21, Cerulean, U.S. Army, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., died Aug. 31, 2005, Mosul.
  • Sgt. Matthew L. Deckard, 29, Elizabethtown, U.S. Army, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brogade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry D, Fort Stewart, Ga., killed Sept. 16, 2005, Baghdad.
  • Staff Sgt. William A. Allers III, 28, Leitchfield, U.S. Army, 198th Military Police Battalion, 75th Troop Command, Louisville, killed Sept. 20, 2005, Khalis.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason L. Bishop, 31, Williamstown, U.S. Army, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Divisio, Fort Campbell, killed Jan. 1, 2006, Siniya.
  • Pfc. Scott A. Messer, 26, Ashland, U.S. Army, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborn, Fort Campbell, died Feb. 2, 2006, Ashraf.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Lance S. Cornett, 33, London, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., killed Feb. 3, 2006, Ramadi.
  • Spc. James W. Gardner, 22, Glasgow, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, killed April 10, 2006, Tal Afar.
  • Lance Cpl. Justin D.Sims, 22, Covington, U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed April 15, 2006, Anbar province.
  • Master Sgt.Clinton W. Cubert, 38, Lawrenceburg, U.S. Army, 2113th Transportation Company, Paducah, killed Sept. 11, 2005, Samarra.
  • Pfc. Robert J. Settle, 25, Owensboro, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed April 19, 2006, Taji.
  • Sgt. Robert W. Ehney, 26, Lexington, U.S. Army, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed April 23, 2006, Taji.
  • Staff Sgt. Santiago M. Halsel, 32, Bowling Green, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, killed May 16, 2006, Baghdad.
  • Cpl. Christopher T. Warndorf, 21, Burlington, U.S. Marines, Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed Aug. 29, 2006, Anbar province.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Charles J. Jones, 29, Lawrenceburg, U.S. Army, 149th Brigade Combat Team, Louisville, died Sept. 20, 2006.
  • Spc. Windell J. Simmons, 20, Hopkinsville, U.S. Army, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed Sept. 23, 2006, Taji.
  • Spc. Timothy A. Fulkerson, 20, Utica, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., killed Oct. 8, 2006, Tikrit.
  • Staff Sgt. Garth D. Sizemore, 31, Mount Sterling, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, Schweinfurt, Germany, killed Oct. 17, 2006, Baghdad.
  • Lance Cpl. Jonathan B. Thornsberry, 22, McDowell, U.S. Marines, Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Johnson City, Tenn., killed Oct. 25, 2006, Anbar province.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Jane Elizabeth Lanham, 43, Owensboro, U.S., Navy, NBRALTH Clincic Asu Manama, Bahrain, died Sept. 19, 2006, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Pfc. Theodore M. West, 23, Richmond, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed Nov. 29, 2006, Baghdad.
  • Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols, 20, Shepherdsville, U.S. Marines, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed Dec. 4, 2006, Anbar province.
  • Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Clemons, 37, Leitchfield, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor, Leitchfield, died Dec. 10, 2006, Diwaniyah.
  • Maj. Michael L. Mundell, 47, Brandenburg, U.S. Army, 1st Brigade, 108th Division (Institutional Training), Spartanburg, N.C., killed Jan. 5, 2007, Fallujah.
  • Sgt. John E. Cooper, 29, Ewing, U.S. Army, 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, killed Jan. 15, 2007, Mosul.
  • Spc. William G. Bowling, 24, Beattyville, U.S. Army, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., killed April 1, 2007, Baghdad.
  • Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Hamlin, 24, London, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed May 4, 2007, Baghdad.
  • Pfc. Joshua M. Moore, 20, Russellville, U.S. Army, Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, killed May 30, 2007, Baghdad.
  • Sgt. 1st Class William A. Zapfe, 35, Muldraugh, U.S. Army, the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., killed June 19, 2007, Muhammad al Ali.
  • Lance Cpl. Robert A. Lynch, 20, Louisville, U.S. Marines, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, killed July 24, 2007, Diyala Province.
  • Staff Sgt. Delmar White, 37, Wallins, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carlisle, killed Sept. 2, 2007, Baghdad.
  • Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips, 19, Cecilia, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carlisle, died Sept. 10, 2007, Rustamiyah.
  • Spc. William L. McMillan, 22, Lexington, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, killed July 8, 2008, Baghdad.
  • Sgt. David K. Cooper, 25, Williamsburg, U.S. Army, Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed Aug. 27, 2008, Baghdad.
  • Sgt. William P. Rudd, 27, Madisonville, U.S. Army, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga., killed Oct. 5, 2008, Mosul.
  • Lance Cpl. Thomas Reilly Jr., 19, London, U.S. Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, killed Dec. 21, 2008, Anbar province.
  • Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, 30, Scottsville, U.S. Army, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed Feb. 9, 2009, Mosul.
  • Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., 24, Lebanon, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., killed April 10, 2009, Mosul.
  • Cpl. Joseph H. Cantrell IV, 23, Ashland, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, killed April 4, 2007, Taji.
  • Chief Petty Officer Gregory J. Billiter, 36, Villa Hills, U.S., Navy, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Eleven, Whidbey Island, Wash., killed April 6, 2007, Kirkuk.
  • Lance Cpl. Chadwick A. Gilliam, 29, Mayking, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Jan. 3, 2009, Kuwait.

Afghanistan

  • Sgt. Justin Andrew Scott, 22, Bellevue, Ky. U.S. Army, Hhc 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, killed Jan. 29, 2004, in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
  • Sgt. 1st Class, John David Morton, 31, Stanton, U.S. Army, 74Th Long Range Surveillance Detachment (TF Bayonet), Camp Ederle, Italy, killed Dec. 15, 2005, Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan.
  • Capt. Clayton Lee Adamkavicius, 43, Fairdale, U.S. Army National Guard, Hhc 149Th Brigade 35Th Infantry, Louisville, killed April 21, 2006, Uruzghan Providence, Afghanistan.
  • Cpl. Timothy Dale Lewis, 20, Lawrenceburg, U.S. Marines, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, died Feb. 14 2007, Bu-Datu, Jolo, Philippines.
  • Pfc.Timothy R. Vimoto, 19, Fort Campbell, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy, died June 5, 2007, in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.
  • Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Carnes, 25, Dayton, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carrollton, killed Aug. 26, 2007, Lewanne Bazaar, Afghanistan.
  • Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner, 50, Owensboro, U.S. Army Reserve, 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, U.S. Army Reserve, Owensboro, died Oct. 28, 2007, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Pfc. Brian L. Gorham, 21, Woodburn, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy, died Dec. 31, 2007, of wounds sustained in Paktika province, Afghanistan
  • Capt. Eric D. Terhune, 34, Lexington, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif., killed June 19, 2008, Farah Province, Afghanistan.
  • Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, 21, Morganfield, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy, killed July 13, 2008, Wanat, Kunar province, Afghanistan.
  • Sgt. Daniel Wallace, Dry Ridge, U.S. Army, 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard, Cynthiana, killed Oct. 31, 2008, Badin Kheyl, Afghanistan
  • Spc. Kevin J. Graham, 27, Benton, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., killed Sept. 26, 2009, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Tech. Sgt. Anthony C. Campbell, 35, Florence, U.S. Air Force, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., killed Dec. 15, 2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Poole, 22, Bowling Green, U.S. Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, killed Jan. 24, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan
  • Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller, 35, Callettsburg, U.S. Army, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., killed Feb. 3, 2010, in Timagara, Pakistan.
  • Sgt. Adam J. Ray, 23, Louisville, U.S. Army, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., killed Feb. 9, 2010, in southern Afghanistan.
  • Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson, 20, Buffalo, U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Feb. 21, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Cpl. Adam D. Peak, 25, Florence, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Feb. 21, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan
  • Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley, 28, Richmond, U.S. Army, National Guard, 2123rd Transportation Company, Richmond, died April 18, 2010, at Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • Spc. Russell E. Madden, 29, Dayton, U.S. Army, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Conn Barracks, Germany, died June 23, 2010, Charkh district, Logar province, Afghanistan.
  • Sgt 1st Class Kristopher D. Chapleau, 33, LaGrange, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, died June 30, 2010, at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan.
  • Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, 19, Louisville, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany, died July 6, 2010, in Qalat, Afghanistan.
  • Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, 20, Radcliff, U.S. Army, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, died July 12, 2010, at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan (Kandahar).
  • Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout, 34, Worthville, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., died July 13, 2010, Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
  • Chief Petty Officer Collin Thomas, 33, Morehead, U.S. Navy, east coast-based SEAL team, died Aug. 20, 2010, in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Spc. Christopher S. Wright, 23, Tollesboro, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Air Field, Ga., died Aug. 19, 2010, Pech, Afghanistan.
  • Sgt. Jason D. Calo, 23, Lexington, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Aug. 22, 2010, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • 1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, Rineyville, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, killed Sept. 18, 2010, Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Jackson, 22, Corbin, U.S. Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept.  30, 2010, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, Fort Thomas, U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La., died April 10, 2011, of wounds suffered in Wardak province, Afghanistan.
  • Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett, 22, Greenup, U.S. Army, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, killed May 7, 2008, Sabari District, Afghanistan.