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Fallen Heroes with Ties to Maine

 

The following servicemembers are Fallen Heroes with Ties to Maine. These servicemembers have given their lives in defense of freedom since September 11, 2001. The State of Maine recognizes the dedication, duty and ultimate sacrifice given by these servicemembers while serving our nation in support of combat operations.

 

March 20, 2003

CPL Brian M. Kennedy
US Marine Corps

CPL Kennedy, 25 of Houston, TX, was killed in a helicopter crash when his CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed and burned in Kuwait. Brian was based at Camp Pendleton, CA. Maine tie is mother of Port Clyde, ME.

 

CPL Brian Kennedy

April 2, 2003

CW4 Erik A. Halvorsen
US Army

CW4 Halvorsen, 40, of Bennington, VT, was killed in a helicopter crash when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. Eric was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA. Maine tie is father of Richmond, ME.

 

CW4 Erik Halvorsen

May 9, 2003

LCPL Cedric E. Bruns
US Marine Corps

LCPL Bruns, 22, of Vancouver, WA, died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait. Cedric was assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battaliion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Eugene, OR. Maine tie is grandparents of Bangor, ME.

 

LCPL Cedric Bruns

July 27, 2003

SGT Heath A. McMillin
US Army

SGT McMillin, 29, of Canandaigua, NY, was killed South of Baghdad, Iraq while on patrol when he came under attack from rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. Heath was assigned to the 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Buffalo, NY. Maine tie is mother of Biddeford, ME.

 

SGT Heath McMillin

November 7, 2003

CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth
US Army

CW5 Swartworth, 43, of Viriginia, was killed in action when the UH-60 Black Hawk helipcoter she was in was shot down in Tikrit, Iraq. Sharon was the regimental warrant officer for the Judge Advocate General Office, based at Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon. Maine tie is father of Litchfield, ME.

 

CW5 Sharon Swartworth

August 7, 2004

SSG Craig W. Cherry
US Army

SSG Cherry, 39, of Winchester, VA, died in Ghazikel, Afghanistan when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Craig was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), Winchester, VA. Maine tie is father of Windham, ME.

 

SSG Craig Cherry

August 25, 2004

LCPL Alexander S. Arredondo
US Marine Corps

LCPL Arredondo, 20, of Randolph, MA, died in Najaf, Iraq as a result of enemy action. Alexander was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. Maine tie is mother of Bangor, ME.

 

LCPL Alexander Arredondo

June 17, 2005

MSG Robert M. Horrigan
US Army

MSG Horrigan, 40, of Austin, TX, died in Al Qaim, Iraq while conducting combat operations. Robert was assigned to Headquarters, US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC. Maine tie is his mother of Belfast, ME.

 

MSG Robert Horrigan

June 27, 2005

2LT Matthew S. Coutu
US Army

2LT Coutu, 23, of North Kingstown, RI, died in Baghdad, Iraq, where enemy forces engaged his convoy with small arms fire. Matthew was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, TX. He attended the University of Maine.

 

2LT Matthew Coutu

December 15, 2005

SPC Joseph A. Lucas
US Army

SPC Lucas, 23, of Augusta, GA, died in Balad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Joseph was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. Maine tie is father of Wiscasset, ME.

 

SPC Joseph Lucas

March 1, 2006

SPC Christopher S. Merchant
US Army

SPC Merchant, 32, of Hardwick, VT, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when his HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and rocket-propelled grenade. Christopher was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Jericho. Maine tie is daughter of Bangor, ME.

 

SPC Christopher Merchant

August 28, 2006

SPC Matthew E. Schneider
US Army

SPC Schneider,23, of Gorham, NH, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq from a non-combat related cause. Matthew was assigned to the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, German. Maine tie is father of Kittery, ME.

 

SPC Matthew Schneider

November 11, 2006

SSG William S. Jackson II
US Army

SSG Jackson, 29, of Saginaw, MI, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq as a result of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. William was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany. Maine tie is sister of Warren, ME.

 

SSG William Jackson

May 8, 2007

SPC Kyle A. Little
US Army

SPC Little, 20, of W. Boylston, MA, died in Salman Pak, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Kyle was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA. Maine tie is father of North Berwick, ME.

 

SPC Kyle Little

January 3, 2008

MAJ Andrew J. Olmsted
US Army

MAJ Olmsted, 37, of Colorado Springs, CO, died in As Sadiyah, Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations. Andrew was assigned to the Military Transition Teamy, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS. He was born in Bangor, ME and has relatives living in Maine.

 

MAJ Andrew Olmsted

October 22, 2008

SPC Deon L. Taylor
US Army

SPC Taylor, 30, of Bronz, NY, died in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle enountered an improvised explosive device. Deon was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Carrabec High School in North Anson, ME in 1995.

 

SPC Deon Taylor

May 12, 2011

SGT Kevin B. Balduf
US Marine Corps

SGT Balduf, 27, of Nashville, TN, died in Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Kevin was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, NC. Wife from Richmond, Maine.

SGT Kevin Balduf

June 28, 2011

CPL Mark R. Goyet
US Marine Corps

CPL Goyet, 22, of Sinton, TX , died in Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Mark was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentnine Palms, CA. Grandparents from Westbrook, Maine.

CPL Mark Goyet

 

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