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MEMORIALS OF FALLEN MARINE EOD TECHNICIANS

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

SSGT KENNETH B. POSPISIL

SSGT KENNETH B. POSPISILMarine Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Pospisil
Died December 16, 2005 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

35, of Andover, Minn.; assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Dec. 14 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Ramadi, Iraq.

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GYSGT JUSTIN R. MARTONE

GYSGT JUSTIN R. MARTONEA Marine who once lived in Bedford County died Tuesday in an explosion in Iraq.

Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone, 31, was killed March 7, 2006 when a bomb detonated in Iraq's Al Anbar province, the U.S. Marines said. Martone, a member of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, Japan, had been in Iraq since early February, according to his father, Agostine Martone.

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GYSGT JOHN D. FRY

GYSGT JOHN D. FRYMarine Gunnery Sgt. John D. Fry 28, of Lorena, Texas; assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed March 8, 2006 by an improvised explosive device in Anbar province, Iraq

The Marine explosive ordnance disposal technician for whom a new dependents’ scholarship is being named stayed in Iraq when he could have come home because he thought he was helping fellow Marines and Iraqis, especially children.

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SGT JUSTING NOYES

SGT JUSTING NOYESMarine Sgt. Justin Noyes, described as a robust young man who was fiercely dedicated to the service of the nation, was killed in Iraq, his family said Monday.

Noyes, a demolitions expert who would have turned 24 on Aug. 8 2006, died Sunday while trying to disarm a bomb at Fallujah. The family was notified of his death Sunday night.

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SGT JOHN PHILLIPS

SGT JOHN PHILLIPSSgt John Phillips 29, of St. Stephen, S.C.; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 16 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained March 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

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SSGT DWAYNE WILLIAMS

SSGT DWAYNE WILLIAMSThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sergeant Dwayne E. Williams, 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, died August 24, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

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SGT JUSTIN WALSH

Justin T. WalshMarine Sgt. Justin Walsh, a 2001 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, has died of injuries suffered in Iraq while defusing a roadside bomb.

The 24-year-old, red-haired Marine, serving his third tour in Iraq, was wounded Oct. 4 2006 and died Wednesday October 11, 2006 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., his father, Jim Walsh, said.

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SSGT DUSTIN GOULD

SSGT DUSTIN GOULDMarine Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Gould
Died March 02, 2007 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

28, of Longmont, Colo.; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died March 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

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SGT PETER WOODALL

SGT PETER WOODALLThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Sergeant Peter Woodall, 25, of Sarasota, Florida. Woodall died April 27, 2007, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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SGT WILLIAM CALLAHAN

CallahanEASTON, Mass. — A Marine Corps explosives disposal technician from Massachusetts was killed in combat in Iraq, military officials announced April 30.

Sgt. William J. Callahan, 28, of South Easton, died April 27 in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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SSGT STEPHEN WILSON

SSGT STEPHEN WILSONStaff Sgt. Stephen J. Wilson 28, of Duluth, Ga.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Saqlawiyah.
Brentwood Marine dies in explosion in Iraq’s Anbar province.

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SGT SHAWN MARTIN

SGT SHAWN MARTINSgt Shawn P. Martin 30, of Delmar, N.Y.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 20, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Saqlawiyah. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Wilson.

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SGT MICHAEL TAYAOTAO

SGT MICHAEL TAYAOTAOA Sunnyvale man serving his third tour of duty with the Marines in Iraq was killed in fighting there last week (August 09, 2007), the Pentagon said today.

Sgt. Michael Tayaotao, 27, joined the Marines soon after he graduated from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. He volunteered to return to Iraq for his third tour seven months ago and had hoped to return to resume his education and go fishing with friends.

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SSGT MARK A. WOJCIECHOWSKI

SSGT MARK A. WOJCIECHOWSKI

Marine Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, Cincinnati, Ohio; died Thursday while supporting combat operations in Anbar province; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, IMarine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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SSGT JOHN H. ROY

SSGT JOHN H. ROYCAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine killed in an explosion in the Central Training Area on Tuesday has been identified as Staff Sgt. John H. Roy III, 32, of Muscogee, Ga.

According to a Marine Corps release, Roy was killed and a sailor and another Marine were injured about 11:15 a.m. on Demolition Range 3 when a World War II-era shell exploded while being prepared for disposal.

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CWO 2 RICKY L. RICHARDSON JR.

CWO 2 RICKY L. RICHARDSON JR.An Okinawa-based Marine explosive ordnance disposal officer was killed Wednesday June 10, 2009 in Afghanistan while on his sixth combat tour supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the military announced.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson, 33, of Franklin, Mo., died while supporting combat operations in the Farah province, according to a news release.

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GYSGT DAVID SPICER

GYSGT David S. SpicerMarine Gunnery Sgt. David Shane Spicer of Montross died Monday, July 13, 2009, outside Delhi, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.

He proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as an explosive ordnance disposal technician. He had joined the Marines in 1994, upon graduation from high school in Ohio.

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GYSGT ADAM F. BENJAMIN

GYSGT ADAM F. BENJAMINThe Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Gunnery Sgt. Adam F. Benjamin, 34, of Garfield Heights, died Aug. 18, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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SSGT AARON TAYLOR

SSGT AARON TAYLORStaff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, 27, of Bovey, Minn., died Oct. 9 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 372, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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GYSGT CHRISTOPHER W. ECKARD

GYSGT CHRISTOPHER W. ECKARDOn 20 February 2010, Staff Sergeant Christopher Eckard was killed in action.

Staff Sergeant Eckard was a team leader conducting a dismounted patrol in the vicinity of Patrol Base Barcha, Garmsir district, Helmand Province Afghanistan when he was struck by an IED and killed instantly.

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SSGT ADAM L. PERKINS

SSgt Adam L. PerkinsMarine SSgt Adam L. Perkins 27, of Antelope, Calif.; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died May 17 at Forward Operating Base Edinburgh, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

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GYSGT CHRISTOPHER L. EASTMAN

GYSGT CHRISTOPHER L. EASTMANThe Defense Department said July 20 that a Marine staff noncommissioned officer was killed July 18 in Afghanistan.

Gunnery Sgt. Christopher L. Eastman, 28, of Moose Pass, Alaska, died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. He deployed to Afghanistan in April.

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MSGT DANIEL L. FEDDER

MSGYST DANIEL FEDDER

Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder,34, died in the blast while he was conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 1st Marine Logistics Group officials said in a statement.

Fedder, of Pine City, Minn., was an explosive ordnance disposal technician and was assigned to 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company at Camp Pendleton.

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GYSGT FLOYD HOLLEY

GYSGT FLOYD HOLLEY

On 29 August 2010 at approx 4.50 PM GySgt. Floyd Holley was killed in action while prosecuting an IED in the RC (SW) AO.  GySgt. Holley was as solid of a man and EOD Tech as they come, always there when someone needed something with a grin on his  face and not a hair out of place.  GySgt. Holley is survived by his wife Chrissy, children Andrew and Alyssa.

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SSGT JOSHUA CULLINS

SSGT JOSHUA CULLINSLAPD officer Joshua Cullins died October 20, 2010 while investigating an explosion in Afghanistan. "It was something he loved doing and was dedicated to his fellow Marines and the people in Afghanistan trying to make the country safe," said LAPD Capt. Daryl Russell, Cullins' supervisor. "I think he obviously knew he had a very dangerous job.

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SSGT JORDAN B. EMRICK

SSGT JORDAN B. EMRICKStaff Sergeant Jordan Emrick, USMC, was killed in action on 5 November 2010, as a result of an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Jordan is a member of 1st EOD Company, he was a friend, brother, and comrade to all that knew him, he will be sorely missed by us all.

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SGT JASON T. SMITH

SGT JASON T. SMITH

Sgt. Jason T. Smith, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Nov. 19 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Marine Corps Bases Japan, Iwakuni, Japan.

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SSGT DANIEL L. HANSEN

SSGT DANIEL L. HANSENStaff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen, 24, of Tracy, California., died Feb. 14 2009 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171,  Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Iwakuni, Japan.

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SSGT CHRISTOPHER STRICKLAND

SSgt. Christopher D. StricklandStaff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland, 25, of Labelle, Fla. died June 25, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

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GYSGT MICHAEL J. CLARK

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GySgt. Michael J. Clark, 29, from Leesburg, was killed in Anbar province on Tuesday July 20th, 2004, the Department of Defense said. Anbar province is a Sunni-dominated expanse of western Iraq that includes the embattled cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, and a portion of the Syrian border area.

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