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Veterans Featured in the Book



USA—United States ArmyUSAF—United States Air Force
USCG—United States Coast Guard
USMC—United States Marine Corps
USN—United States Navy
NG—National Guard

Theaters of Service

I–served in Iraq
A—served in Afghanistan
U.S.—served on the home front in Operation Noble Eagle

Page numbers of citations follow each entry.

* Denotes veterans whose collections in the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress are available in digitized form over the Internet.

Acosta, Robert. Specialist, USA. I, 193

Allen, Cody. Sergeant, USA. C Company, 309th Combat Engineer Battalion, 361st Engineer Battalion. I, 188

Allen, Sharon. Sergeant, USA. Ohio NG. I, 33

*Almaguer, Luis Daniel. Sergeant, USMC. 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. I, 55, 156

Andrews, William F. Captain, USAF. 10th Fighter Squadron. A, 20, 144, 169, 185

Aria, Brian V. Lance Corporal, USMC. I, 22, 45

Arnold, Aric. Major, USA. I, 171

Aument, Ryan P. Captain, USA. 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry, Division. I, 41, 52, 116, 129, 130, 174, 187

Barber, Josh. I, 57, 139

Barnett, Jeffrey D. USMC, 132

Bartling, Jeffrey Daniel. Specialist, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Michigan NG. I, 52, 141

Bass, Brandon M. Staff Sergeant, USMC. 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. I, 21, 183, 187

Bautista, Michael. Corporal, Idaho NG. I, 58

Bazzi, Zack. New Hampshire NG; Sergeant, USA. 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Regiment. I, 34, 37, 51, 67, 74, 138

*Beard, Jeffrey S. Chief Warrant Officer Two, USA. 298th Corps Support Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command. I, 187

Bein, Charles, USA. Infantry. I, 61

Beller, Tina M. USA. Reserve, 350th Civil Affairs Command. I, 118

Benson, Tyler M. B Company, 134th Signal Battalion Minnesota NG. I, 112, 119

Bischel, Dave. Specialist, California NG, USA. I, 23, 67

Bitcon, Jeffrey. Vermont NG. I, 60

Blackman, Lisa R. Captain, USAF. I. 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Qatar, 144

Boggan, Quincy A. Airman First Class E-3, USAF. 3rd Aerial Port Squadron, 113

Bollinger, Lucas J. Corporal, USMC. Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment. I, 56, 98

*Bond, Larry. Sergeant, Specialist Four, USA. 131st Transportation Company. I, 168

Braden, Benjamin R. Colonel, USMC. 1st Marine Division, 24th Marine Regiment. A, I, 86, 112, 166, 167

Bradley, Josh. Captain, USA. Field Artillery. Force Protection Officer, 32

Bradna, Trevor. First Lieutenant, USA. 10th Special Forces Group. I, 59, 144

Brown, David Coulter. Sergeant First Class, USAF. 156th Airlift Squadron. I, 185

Brown, Ross. Lieutenant Colonel. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, USA. I, 49

Bruns, Terry A. Sergeant E-5, USMC. Military Police, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Regiment, NG, 115

Budziszewski, Damian. Nebraska NG. 1013 Quartermaster Company, USA. I, 63

Burd, Bradley K. Staff Sergeant, USA. Company C, 489th Engineering Battalion, 36, 185

Burden, Matthew Currier. Major, USA. Special Operations, 115

Buser, Christopher W. Captain, USA. 48th Combat Support Hospital, 27

Carpenter, Dax. Sergeant E-5, USMC. C Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. I, 132, 134, 135, 136, 138, 140, 149, 190, 191

Carter, Deborah. Colonel, New Hampshire NG, 151

Cencich, John R. Special Agent, USAF. Special Investigations. I, 173

Clark, Kenneth. Major General, Adjutant General, New Hampshire NG, 28

Clarke, Patrick. Staff Sergeant, New Hampshire NG. I, 102

Clemence, Cindy. Staff Sergeant. Vermont NG. I, 134

*Clousen, Brian P. Specialist, USA. 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, Indiana NG. I, 108

Cochran, Maria Teresa Pirjevic. Lieutenant Colonel, USA. 7th Corp, 2nd Corp Support Command, 30th Medical Group, 128th Combat Support Hospital, A/I, 75, 172, 185

Cofield, Basil. Specialist E-4, C Company, 980th Engineer Battalion. I, 23

Cole, Blake C. Staff Sergeant, USMC. Scout Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. I, 24, 75, 184

Coles, Brian Lloyd. Sergeant, USA. 234th Signal Battalion. I, 21, 98, 99

Corcoran, Stephanie. USA. 988th Military Police Company, 61, 62, 138

Cox, Eric Leroy (Jon). Sergeant E-5, USA. I, 34

Cox, Ken. Lt., New Hampshire NG, 131

Currie, Rusten. First Lieutenant, California NG, 36

Czarga, Jay. Helicopter Unit. I, 26

D’Amico, Robert C. Lieutenant Colonel, USMC. 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. A, I, xv, 115, 129, 144, 168, 187

*Daake, Michael B. Captain, USA. 113th Engineer Battalion. I, 168

Diekman, Susan. Lieutenant Junior Grade, USCG, Port Security Unit. I, 90

Dougherty, Kelly. Sergeant, USA. Colorado NG, 62, 94, 131, 138

Duckworth, Ladda Tammy. Major, Illinois NG. I, 38

Duites, Metz P. Sergeant, USA. 66th Military Intelligence Group. I, 87, 91, 157, 167

Durand, Michael. Sergeant, USA. 3rd Infantry Division, California NG. I, 135

Fegan, Nathan P. Sergeant, USA. 369th Transportation Company, 7th Transportation Battalion. I, 109, 128

Feldbush, Jeremy. Sergeant, 33

Ferran, Jude C. Lieutenant Colonel, USA. 11th Armored Cavalry. A, 23, 49, 111, 166, 186, 189

Ferretti, Nicole C. Sergeant E-5, C Company, 980th Engineer Battalion, 420th Engineer Brigade. I, 22, 29, 57, 133, 136, 150, 184, 185

Fisher, Travis J. Sergeant E-5, USMC. Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. I, 28, 48, 68, 134

Flanders, Benjamin. Sergeant E-5, New Hampshire NG. C Company, 172nd Mountain Infantry Regiment. I, 27, 51, 58, 61, 68, 102

Fortenberry, Michael. Captain, USA. 10th Mountain Division. A, 26, 73

Fosholdt, Nicholas S. Specialist, USA. C Company, 980th Engineer Battalion. I, 136, 186

Frisby, Cristina A. Sergeant, USN. 640th Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. I, 102, 175, 179

Gamblin, Christopher. Specialist, USA. Reserve, 98, 128, 129, 134, 142, 185

Garnanez, Tina. Specialist, USA. Emergency Medical Technician Basic, 557th Ground Ambulance Company, 1st Infantry Division. I, 34, 133

*Geiger, Philip Wade. Specialist, Charlie Company, 110th Engineer Battalion, Missouri Army NG, 22

Giammatteo, Marc A. USA. I, 150

Giles, Eric W. Second Lieutenant, USA. 94th Military Police Company. A, I, 28, 63

Gonzalez, Gonzalo. Specialist, USA. C Company, 980th Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, 963rd Group, 129, 134, 139, 185, 190

Groves, Bryan. Captain, Special Forces, USA. Detachment Commander. I, 111

Guindon, David. New Hampshire NG, 81, 82, 151

Gyokeres, Parker. Staff Sergeant, USAF. 332nd Fighter Wing. I, 131

Ham, Carter F. General, USA. Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 128

Harvey, Dennis. Specialist, USA. 10th Mountain Division. A, 86

Heath, Eric M. Second Class Petty Officer, Master-At-Arms. I, 69, 79, 162, 185, 188

Hendrix, Rex E. II Sergeant, USA. I, 86, 98

Hill, Ralan L. Captain, USA. 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. I, 32, 61, 166, 178, 179

Hohl Jr., August C. First Sergeant, USA. A, 59, 90

Hrivnak, Ed. Captain. 491st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Air Mobility Command. I, 81

Hurley, Chris. Major, New Hampshire NG, 81

Jones, Jared S. Chief Warrant Officer, Utah NG. I, 88

Jones, William. First Lieutenant, Maryland NG, 71

Kaplan, Mark. Airman, USAF. 2nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (1961–1975); Master Sergeant, USAF. 45th Space Wing (1975–2005), 107, 109, 174

Kelley, Lee. First Lieutenant, Utah NG, 145

Keys, Craig W. Sergeant, USA. Special Forces. A, I, 32, 44

King, Charles M. First Sergeant, USA. 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, 28, 52, 128

*Kirk, Mark S. Commander, USN. VAQ-209 (Electronic Attack Squadron), Military Joint Intelligence Center. I, 40, 166, 167, 182, 187

Krug, Jeremy T. Lance Corporal, USMC. 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 85, 98

Lachance, Mark “Gordie”. USA. 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. I, 82

Lima, Jeremy D. Sergeant, USA. 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Provisional Security Battalion. I, 20, 141, 143, 166, 187

Lisek, Bobby Lee. Sergeant E-5, USA. C Company, 3rd Platoon, 1st Cavalry. I, 71, 107, 139, 142, 148

Little, John C. Corporal, USMC. Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment. I, 56, 98

Little, Teresa M. Specialist, USA. 181st Transportation Battalion. I, 56, 135

*Lujan, Henry. Sergeant, USA. 72nd Military Police Company. I, 51

Machen, James E. Command Sergeant Major, USA. 468th Chemical Battalion. I, 89

*Maddix Jr., James Joseph. Sergeant, USA. 146th Transportation Company, 7th Transportation Battalion. I, 48, 68, 73, 108

Main, Samuel J. Petty Officer Second Class, USN. I, 103, 113, 117, 126, 131, 167

Maloney, Ron. Lieutenant. 69th Infantry Regiment, New York Army NG. I, 22, 33

Maloney, Ryan. Staff Sergeant, USA. New Hampshire NG, Infantry and Field Artillery. I, 20

*March, Eric James. Specialist, USA. C Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment. I, 26, 90

Marinich, Gregory V. Lieutenant Colonel, USA. 2nd Battalion, 520th Air Defense Artillery. A, 110, 168, 169, 170, 186

*Mayes, Rick E. Lieutenant Colonel, USA. 607th Military Police Battalion. I, 64, 97, 116, 133, 191

Mayfield, Paul Gregory. First Sergeant, USA. D Company, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. I, 37, 53, 57, 63, 78, 79, 93, 98, 129, 130, 134, 147, 167, 172, 177, 178, 189, 193

McCarthy, Ryan T. USA. Task Force 1-34 Armor, 1st Infantry Division. I, 78

McCary, John. Sergeant, USA. Task Force 1-34 Armor, 1st Infantry Division, 73, 74

McCoy, Jessica. Major, USA, 89

McGonigle III, Patrick J. Senior Airman, USAF. 20th Fighter Wing, 25

McHale, Linda L. Colonel, USAF. Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command. I, 39, 47, 48, 91

McMaster, Jonathan. USMC. I, 193

*Medina, Joseph V. Colonel, USMC. 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; Headquarters, U.S. European Command, 26

Mejía, Camilo. Sergeant, USA. NG, 29, 72, 77

Miller, Jonathan. USA. A, 74

Miller, Matthew. Sergeant, USA. Maryland NG. I, 57, 109

Mitchell, Mark. Specialist, Pennsylvania NG. I, 82

Mitchell, Neil. Staff Sergeant, New Hampshire NG. I, 23

Molloy, Shawn E. Sergeant, USA. 373rd Medical Company, 44th Task Force. I, 25, 50, 89

Moorer, Terry F. Lieutenant Colonel, Alabama NG. I, 49

Moriarty, Mike. Specialist, New Hampshire NG. I, 34, 36, 37, 50, 67, 102, 131, 137, 138, 141

Mueller, Tyler J. USA. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry. 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Regiment. I, 66, 117

Mullins, Demond. USA. New York NG. I, 133

Murphy, Patrick J. Staff Sergeant, USA. 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. I, 42

Nadeau, Josh. Specialist, New Hampshire NG, 51

*Nappier Jr., James N. USN, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 (Seabees), 71

*Neely, Mathew Sean. Sergeant, USA. A Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. I, 22

Neville, Daniel. Lieutenant, USN. Task Force Hurricane. I, 89, 109

Pacanowski, Jennifer. USA. Medic. I, 153

Pascalis, Michael. Master Sergeant, New Hampshire NG. I, 33

Paulson, Adam. Sergeant, USMC. 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. A, I, 193

*Paxson, David James. Staff Sergeant, USMC. 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. I, 173

Pickett, Abbie. Specialist, USA. 229th C Combat Support Engineers, Wisconsin NG. I, 54, 133, 144, 178

Pink, Steve. Sergeant, New Hampshire NG; USA. 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Regiment. I, 35, 37, 56, 67, 109, 137

Raymundo, Mario. Specialist, New Hampshire NG, 27, 29

Resta, Patrick. Pennsylvania NG; USA. 252nd Artillery, 1st Infantry Division. I, 77

*Rieger, Timothy. Major, USA. Judge Advocate General (JAG) Office, 25th Infantry Division. A, 26

*Riley, Ralph. Lieutenant Colonel, 155th Brigade Combat Team. Mississippi NG. I, 33, 51

Ringo, Tracey. Major, Ohio NG, 126

Rizza, Steven. New Hampshire NG, 176

Ruiz De La Torre, Antonio. Corporal, USMC. Marine Aircraft Group 39, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. I, 127

Schelhouse, William J. Lance Corporal, USMC. Marine Air Support Squadron-1. I, 74, 76

*Schulte, Gregory James. Specialist. 235th Engineer Team, 4th Infantry Division, 23, 92

Schwab, Jennifer. Specialist, USA. New Hampshire NG. I, 21, 26, 178

Shangraw, Kevin. New Hampshire NG. I, 81

Shelton, Brian. Staff Sergeant. New Hampshire NG, 36, 71, 92, 93, 133

Slager, Shane. Nebraska NG, 128

Smith, Matthew S. USCG, Petty Officer First Class. I, 32

Soltz, John. Captain, USA. I, 41

Sosnicky, James. Captain, USA. Reserve, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade. I, 60, 108

*Spencer, Terrell W. Sergeant, USA. Detachment 1, 392nd Chemical Company (Reconnaissance). I, 20, 29, 100, 103, 148

*Stenberg, Shawn Russell. Staff Sergeant, USA. 30th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. I, 187

Sutton, Derek R. First Lieutenant, USA. 113th Engineer Battalion. I, 35, 67, 108

Thomas Jr., Philip. Third Class Petty Officer E-4, USN. USS Trenton. I, 150, 184

Thomas, Michael A. Sergeant, Colorado NG. I, 126

Thompson, Justin C. Sergeant, USA. 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi NG, 108, 195

Torres, Johnny. Corporal, USA. 2nd–75th Ranger Regiment. A, 184

Townsend, Joshua J. USA. 1057th Light/Medium Truck Company, Nebraska Army NG. I, 35

Trouern-Trend, Jonathan. Sergeant First Class, Connecticut NG. 118th Area Support Medical Battalion. I, 59

Tulley, Julius. Sergeant, USA. I, 48

Turner, Brian David. Captain, USA. Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. I, 112

Van Zanten, Jack C. Specialist Five, Master Warrant Officer (CW5). Army Security Agency, 509th Radio Research Field Station. I, 135

Wagner, Lynn Tustin. Captain, USA. 129th Transportation Company; 349th Chemical Company; 737th Transportation Company, 70th Reserve Ready Command, 142, 152, 186

Walotka, Christopher Lawrence. Sergeant, USA, 459th Transportation Company, 495th Transportaion Battalion. I, 59

*Walton, Todd B. Sergeant, USA. 1057th Truck Company; 1618th Transporation Company, Nebraska NG. I, 116, 128, 169

*Warnecke, Mark Robert. Colonel, USA. 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. I, 25, 35, 58, 171

Watada, Ehren K. First Lieutenant, USA. Fire Support Officer, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, 75, 77

*Welch, James R. Specialist, USA. 4th Infantry Division, B Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. I, 36, 38, 66, 69, 187

Wells, Andrew M. Captain, USA. 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry. 1st Armored Division. I, 20, 86, 130, 134

White, Charles. Specialist E-4, USA. 947th Engineer Company, 82

Wilbanks, Stephen. Corporal, USMC. I, 23

*Youngs, Aubrey Shea. Specialist, USA. A Company, 113th Support Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade. A, 48

*Zambrana, Maria. Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class, USS Shenandoah. USN, 178

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