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State of Maine Gold Star Honor Roll

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The following servicemembers have given their lives in defense of freedom since September 11, 2001. The families of these heroes were presented the Maine Gold Star Honorable Service Medal in recognition of their servicemember's dedication, duty and ultimate sacrifice while serving our state and nation in support of combat operations.

 

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September 11, 2001

CMDR Robert A. Schlegel
US Navy

CMDR Schlegel, 38 of Gray, Maine, was killed as a result of a terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Robert was assigned to the Pentagon.

 

 

CDR Robert Schlegel

October 10, 2001

MSgt Evander E. Andrews
US Air Force

MSgt Andrews, 36, of Solon, Maine, was killed in a forklift accident while helping in the construction of an airstrip in the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar. Evander was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base in ID.

 

MSGT Evander Andrews

November 3, 2002

LCDR Robert E. Clukey III
US Navy

LCDR Clukey, 33, of Orono Maine, died of injuries received when the US Navy F/A-18 Hornet he was piloting crashed in the Adriatic Sea during a routine training exercise in international waters. Robert was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 embarked on the USS George Washington (CVN 73).

 

LT CMDR ROBERT CLUKEY

March 20, 2003

MAJ Jay T. Aubin
US Marine Corps

MAJ Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine, was killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. Jay was assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron - 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ.

 

MAJ Jay Aubin

April 4, 2003

SPC Daniel Francis J. Cunningham
US Army

SPC Cunningham, 33, of Lewiston, Maine, was killed in Iraq when his vehicle fell into a ravine. Daniel was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, GA.

 

SPC Daniel Cunningham

July 1, 2003

1SG Christopher D. Coffin
US Army

1SG Coffin, 51, of Kennebunk, Maine, died in Iraq when his vehicle ran into a ditch while trying to avoid a civilian vehicle. Christopher was assigned to the 352nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Riverdale, MD.

 

1SG Christopher D Coffin

February 13, 2004

SGT Nicholes D. Golding
US Army

SGT Golding, 24, of Addison, Maine, died in Ghanzni, Afghanistan as a result of an AT-46 (anti-tank) mine explosion. Nicholes was assigned to Company C, 2/87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NY.

 

SGT Nicholes Golding

March 29, 2004

SGT Jeremiah J. Holmes
US Army

SGT Holmes, 27, of North Berwick, Maine, was killed near Balad, Iraq when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and fell from a bridge. Jeremiah was assigned to the Army National Guards 744th Transportation Company, Hillsboro, NH.

 

SGT Jeremiah Holmes

April 20, 2004

SGT Christopher D. Gelineau
US Army

SGT Gelineau, 23, of Portland, Maine, was killed in Mosul, Iraq when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Christopher was assigned to the Army National Guards 133 Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, ME.

 

SGT Christopher Gelineau

April 26, 2004

SGT Lawrence A. Roukey
US Army

Sgt Roukey, 33, of Westbrook, Maine, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq by a large explosion while performing site security. Lawrence was assigned to the Army Reserves Detachment 1, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment, 98th Division, Lewiston, ME.

 

SGT Lawerence Roukey

May 24, 2004

SPC Beau R. Beaulieu
US Army

SPC Beaulieu, 20, of Lisbon, Maine, was killed in Taji, Iraq during a mortar attack on Camp Cooke. Beau was assigned to the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SPC Beau Beaulieu

May 30, 2004

CPT Daniel J. Tranchemontagne
US Army

CPT Tranchemontagne, 32, of Portland, ME, died of a non-combat cause at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Daniel was assigned as a staff officer with the 368th Engineers in Kuwait until he was diagnosed with an illness and evacuated to Walter Reed.

 

CPT Daniel Tranchemontagne

June 24, 2004

CPT Christopher S. Cash
US Army

CPT Cash, 36, of Winterville, NC, died in Baqubah, Iraq when his Bradley Fighting vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Christopher was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry, Jackonsville, NC.

 

CPT Christopher Cash

December 21, 2004

SSG Lynn R. Poulin Sr
US Army

SSG Poulin Sr, 47, of Freedom, Maine, was killed in Mosul, Iraq when his dining facility was attacked. Lynn was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, ME.

 

SSG Lynn Poulin Sr

December 21, 2004

SGT Thomas J. Dostie
US Army

SGT Dostie, 20, of Somerville, Maine, was killed in Mosul, Iraq when his dining facility was attacked. Thomas was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Portland, ME.

 

SGT Thomas Dostie

March 3, 2005

1SG Michael D. Jones
US Army

1SG Jones, 43, of Unity, Maine, died in Syracuse, NY of a non-combat related illness. He had just returned from duty in Iraq. Michael was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, ME.

 

1SG Michael Jones

December 30, 2005

SFC Shawn C. Dostie
US Army

SFC Dostie, 32, entered the service from Lewiston, Maine and was killed in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Shawn was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

 

SFC Shawn Dostie

February 26, 2006

SPC Joshua U. Humble
US Army

SPC Humble, 21, of Appleton, Maine, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Joshua was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Divison of Fort Drum, NY.

 

SPC Joshua Humble

March 13, 2006

SGT Corey A. Dan
US Army

SGT Dan, 22, of Norway, Maine, was killed near Ar Ramadi, Iraq when he came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. Corey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

 

SGT Corey Dan

April 6, 2006

SPC Dustin J. Harris
US Army

SPC Harris, 21, of Patten, Maine, was killed in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised devce detonated while he was conducting dismounted patrol operations. Dustin was assigned to the 172nd Brigade Support Battalion, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, AK.

 

SPC DUSTIN HARRIS

May 6, 2006

SSG Dale J. Kelly Jr
US Army

SSG Kelly Jr, 48, of Richmond, Maine, was killed in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1083 cargo truck during combat operations. Dale was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Brewer, ME.

 

SSG Dale Kelly JR

May 6, 2006

SSG David M. Veverka
US Army

SSG Veverka, 25, was killed in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1083 cargo truck during combat operations. David was attending the University of Maine in Orono at the time his National Guard unit was mobilized. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Brewer, ME.

 

SSG David Veverka

June 15, 2006

CPT Patrick D. Damon
US Army

CPT Damon, 41, of Falmouth, Maine, died in Bagram, Afghanistan from a non-combat related cause. Patrick was assigned to the Army National Guard's 240th Engineer Group, Augusta, ME.

 

 

CPT Patrick Damon

August 11, 2006

PFC Andrew R. Small
US Army

Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry in Action

PFC Small, 19, of Wiscasset, Maine, was killed in Nangalam, Afghanistan when his platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. Andrew was assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, NY.

 

PFC Andrew Small

November 26, 2006

CPT Benjamin D. Keating
US Army

CPT Keating, 27, of Shapleigh, Mane, died in Kamdesh, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when his vehicle turned over. Benjamin was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY.

 

CPT Benjamin Keating

December 6, 2006

CPL Dustin J. Libby
US Marine Corps

CPL Libby, 22, of Presque Isle, Maine, was killed while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Dustin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.

 

CPL Dustin Libby

December 7, 2006

SSG Kristofer R. Ciraso
US Army

SSG Ciraso, 26, of Bangor, Maine, died of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. Kristofer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SSG Ciraso

February 9, 2007

SSG Eric Ross
US Army

SSG Eric Ross, 26, of Kenduskeag, Maine, died in Baqubah, Iraq of wounds suffered from an explosion during breaching operations. Eric was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SSG Eric Ross

March 13, 2007

LCPL Angel Rosa
US Marine Corps

LCPL Rosa, 21, of South Portland, Maine, died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Angel was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

 

LCPL Angel Rosa

March 25, 2007

SGT Jason W. Swiger
US Army

SGT Swiger, 24, of South Portland, Maine, was killed in Baqubah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Jason was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.

 

SGT Jason Swiger

March 29, 2007

SGT Edmund W. McDonald
US Army

SGT McDonald, 25, of Casco, Maine died in North Kabul, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle accident. Edmund was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.

 

SGT Edmund McDonald

March 29, 2007

SPC Christopher M. Wilson
US Army

SPC Wilson, 24, of Bangor, Maine, died in Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from a rocket propelled grenade explosion. Christopher was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY.

 

SPC Christopher Wilson

June 14, 2007

SGT Richard K. Parker
US Army

SGT Parker, 26, of Phillips, Maine, died in Scania, Iraq of wounds suffered when improvised explosive devices detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Richard was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery Regiment, Maine Army National Guard, Waterville, ME.

 

SGT Richard Parker

June 23, 2007

SGT Joel A. House
US Army

SGT House, 22, of Lee, Maine, died in Taji, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Joel was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SGT Joel House

July 8, 2007

SPC Jason E. Dore
US Army

SPC Dore, 25, of Moscow, Maine, died in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Jason was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SPC JASON DORE

November 30, 2007

SGT Blair W. Emery
US Army

SGT Emery, 24, of Lee, Maine, died in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Blair was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Mlitary Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, WA.

 

SGT BLAIR EMERY

December 14, 2007

SFC Jonathan A. Lowery
US Army

SFC Lowery, 38, of Houlton, Maine, died in Mosul, Iraq of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire. Jonathan was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SFC Jonathan Lowery

March 21, 2008

PFC Tyler J. Smith
US Army

PFC Smith, 22, of Bethel, Maine, died at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when the base received indirect fire. Tyler was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infanty Division, Fort Stewart, GA.

 

PFC Tyler Smith

April 2, 2008

SGT Nicholas A. Robertson
US Army

SGT Robertson, 27, of Old Town, Maine, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of wounds suffered while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District, Afghanistan. Nicholas was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.

 

SGT Nicholas Robertson

May 26, 2008

SPC Justin L. Buxbaum
US Army

SPC Buxbaum, 23, of South Portland, Maine, died in Kushamond, Afghanistan of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. Justin was assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, TX.

 

SPC Justin Buxbaum

August 14, 2009

LCPL Joshua M. Bernard
US Marine Corps

LCPL Bernard, 21, of New Portland, Maine, died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Joshua was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Reginment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

 

 

 

LCPL Joshua Bernard

August 31, 2009

PFC Jordan M. Brochu
US Army

PFC Brochu, 20, of Oakland, Maine, died in Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Jordan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.

 

PFC Jordan Brochu

October 3, 2009

SGT Joshua J. Kirk
US Army

SGT Kirk, 30, of South Portland, Maine died in Kamdesh, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires. Joshua was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.

 

SGT Joshua Kirk

May 6, 2010

SPC Wade A. Slack
US Army

SPC Slack, 21, of Waterville, Maine died in Jaghatu, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. Wade was assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

SPC Wade Slack

June 21, 2010

SSG Brandon M. Silk
US Army

SSG Silk, 25, of Orono, Maine died of injuries sustained when the helicopter in which he was traveling made a hard landing. Brandon was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

SSG Brandon Silk

June 27, 2010

SSG Eric B. Shaw
US Army

SSG Shaw, 31, of Exeter, Maine died in Konar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Eric was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infanty Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

SSG Eric Shaw

Septemer 24, 2010

PFC Clinton E. Springer II
US Army

PFC Springer II, 21, of Sanford, Maine died in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident. Clinton was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Muntain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, NY

Clinton E Springer II

November 2, 2010

1LT James R. Zimmerman
US Marine Corps

1st Lt. Zimmerman, 25, of Smyrna Mills, Maine died in Helmand province, Afghanistan of a hostile incident while supporting combat operations. James was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

1st Lt James Zimmerman

November 8, 2010

SPC Andrew L. Hutchins
US Army

SPC Hutchins, 20, of New Portland, Maine died in Khost province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. Andrew was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborn Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

SPC Andrew L Hutchins

November 29, 2010

PFC Buddy W. McLain
US Army

PVT McLain, 24, of Mexico, Maine died in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with small arms fire. Buddy was assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

PVT Buddy W McLain

July 17, 2011

PFC Tyler M. Springmann
US Army

PFC Springman, 19, of Hartland, Maine died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Tyler was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infanty Division, Fort Wainwright, AK

PFC Tyler M Springman

May 28, 2012

CPT John R. Brainard
US Army

CPT Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine died in Kabul Afghanistan of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed due to enemy fire. John was assigned to the 12th Combat Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany

CPT John R Brainard

August 27, 2012

SSG Jessica M. Wing
US Army

SSG Wing, 42, of Glenburn, ME died in Kuwait City, Kuwait in a non-combat related incident. Jessica was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Bangor, ME

SSG Jessica M Wing

October 2, 2012

SFC CLASS Aaron A. Henderson
U S Army

SFC Aaron A. Henderson, 33, of Houlton, ME died in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Aaron was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Ft. Campbell, KY.

 

SFC Aaron A Henderson

June 23, 2013

SGT Corey E. Garver
US Army

SGT Corey E. Garver, 26, of Topsham, ME died in Afghanistan of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Corey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Ft. Campbell, KY.


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