The following soldiers of the 15th Infantry Regiment were killed in action or died of wounds or injuries during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

 

SSG George T. Alexander, Jr.  Age 34

Clanton, AL

22 October 2005

SSG George T. Alexander, Jr., 34, of Clanton, Alabama, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on 22 October 2005 of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. SSG Alexander was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

CPT Joel E. Cahill  Age 34

Norwood, MA

6 November 2005

CPT Joel E. Cahill, 34, of Norwood, Massachusetts, died in Ad Dawr, Iraq, on 6 November 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. CPT Cahill was a Combat Infantryman who commanded Company B, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Justin P. Carter  Age 21

Mansfield, MO

16 February 2005

SPC Justin B. Carter, 21, of Mansfield, Missouri, died 16 February 2005 near FOB McKenzie.  SPC Carter was Combat Engineer in Company E, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

PFC Cody M. Carver  Age 19

Haskell, OK

30 October 2007

PFC Cody M. Carver, 19, of Haskell, OK, died of wounds on 30 October 2007 in Salman Pak, Iraq, during a combat patrol when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. PFC Carver was a combat infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SFC Alwyn C. Cashe  Age 35

Oveida, FL

8 November 2005

SFC Alwyn C. Cashe, 35, of Oveida, Florida, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on 8 November 2005, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. SFC Cashe was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

1LT Michael Cleary  Age 24

Dallas, PA

20 December 2005

1LT Michael Cleary, 24, of Dallas, Pennsylvania was killed by an improvised explosive device detonated on 20 December 2005 near Samarra. 1LT Cleary was a Combat Engineer and platoon leader assigned to Company E, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SGT Allen J. Dunckley  Age 25

Yardley, PA

14 May 2007

SGT Allen J. Dunckley, 25, of Yardley, Pennsylvania was killed 14 May 2007 during combat operations in Iraq when his team was hit by an improvised explosive device and enemy small arms fire. SGT Dunckley was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

1LT Michael J. Fasnacht  Age 25

Janesville, MN

8 June 2005

1LT Michael Fasnacht, 25, of Janesville, Minnesota was killed by an improvised explosive device detonated on 8 June 2005 near Tikrit. 1LT Fasnacht was a Combat Infantryman and rifle platoon leader in Company B, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Dennis J. Ferderer  Age 20

New Salem, ND

2 November 2005

SPC Dennis J. Ferderer Jr., 20, of New Salem, North Dakota, died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, on 2 November 2005, when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his HMMWV during convoy operations. SPC Ferderer was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Carter A. Gamble  Age 24

Seymour, IN

24 June 2007

SPC Carter Alvin Gamble, 24, of  Seymour, IN was killed 24 June 2007 by enemy small arms fire in Duraiya. SPC Gamble was an M1 Armor Crewman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Steven R. Givens  Age 26

Mobile, AL

8 May 2005

SPC Steven Givens, 26, of Mobile, Alabama, died from hostile small arms fire on 8 May 2005 near Balad.  SPC Givens was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SGT Christopher N. Gonzalez  Age 25

Winslow, AZ

14 May 2007

SGT Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25, of Winslow, Arizona was killed 14 May 2007 during combat operations in Iraq. SGT Gonzalez was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SSG Terry W. Hemingway  Age 39

Willingboro, NJ

10 April 2003

SSG Terry W. Hemingway, 39, of  Willingboro, NJ was killed 10 April 2003 during combat operations in Baghdad when a car exploded next to his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. SSG Hemingway was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SGT Glenn D. Hicks Jr.  Age 24

College Station, TX

28 April 2007

SGT Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24, of College Station, Texas, died April 28, 2007, in Salman Pak, Iraq, during combat operations when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. SGT Hicks was an M1 Armor Crewman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Darren D. Howe  Age 21

Plymouth, NE

3 November 2005

SPC Darren D. Howe, 21, of Beatrice, Nebraska, died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on 3 November 2005, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. SPC Howe was a Combat Infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Rush M. Jenkins  Age 24

Clarksville, TN

30 October 2007

SPC Rush M. Jenkins, 22, of Clarksville, TN, died of wounds on 30 October 2007 in Salman Pak, Iraq, during a combat patrol when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. SPC Jenkins was a combat infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

 

PFC Lee A. Lewis  Age 28

Norfolk, VA

18 March 2005

PFC Lee A. Lewis, Jr., 28, of Norfolk, Virginia, died 18 March 2005, in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy small arms fire. PFC Lewis was a Combat Medic assigned to HHC, 3rd Battalion at Fort Stewart, GA.

 

SFC John W. Marshall  Age 50

Los Angeles, CA

8 April 2003

SFC John W. Marshall, 50, of Los Angeles, California, died on 8 April 2003 when he was struck by an RPG during an enemy ambush in Baghdad enroute to OBJ Curley. SFC Marshall was the Scout Platoon Sergeant in HHC, 3rd Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

 

SGT Daniel L. McCall  Age 24

Pace, FL

30 October 2007

SGT Daniel L. McCall, 24, of Pace, Florida, was killed in action on 30 October 2007 in Salman Pak, Iraq, during a combat patrol when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. SGT McCall was a combat infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

PFC Jay-D. Ornsby-Adkins  Age 21

Ione, CA

28 April 2007

PFC Jay-D. Ornsby-Adkins, 21, of Ione, California, died 28 April 2007, in Salman Pak, Iraq, during combat operations when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. PFC Ornsby-Adkins was an M1 Armor Crewman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SPC Richard Jr. DeGracia Naputi  Age 24

Talofofo, Guam

20 December 2005

SPC Richard Jr. Naputi, 24, of Talofofo, Guam, was killed by an improvised explosive device detonated on 20 December 2005 in Taji. SPC Naputi was a Combat Engineer assigned to Company E, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SGT Michael T. Robertson  Age 28

Houston, TX

25 October 2005

SGT Michael T. Robertson, 28, of Houston, Texas, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on 25 October 2005, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on 17 October 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The incident fatally injured another soldier and was reported on 25 October 2005. SGT Robertson was a Combat Medic assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SGT Monta S. Ruth  Age 26

Winston Salem, NC

31 August 2005

SGT Monta S. Ruth, 26, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died on 31 August 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle during security patrol operations. SGT Ruth was a Combat Engineer assigned to Company E, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

PFC Joey T. Sams II  Age 26

Spartanburg, SC

21 March 2007

PFC Joey T. Sams II, 26, of Spartanburg, SC died 21 March 2007 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered when he was pinned between two vehicles. PFC Sams was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA. He was a member of the Association since 2006.

 

PFC Cole E. Spencer Age 21

Gays, IL

28 April 2007

PFC Cole E. Spencer, 21, of Gays, IL died 28 April 2007 in Salman Pak, Iraq, during combat operations when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. PFC Spencer was an M1 Armor Crewman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion at Fort Benning, GA.

 

SSG Robert A. Stever Age 36

Pendleton, OR

8 April 2003

SSG Robert A. Stever, 36, of Pendleton, OR was killed in action on 8 April 2003 in Baghdad enroute to OBJ Curley. SSG Stever was a Combat Mechanic for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and assigned to HHC, 3rd Battalion at Fort Stewart, GA.

 

They gave what President Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion”.  To these heroes and to their sacrifice, we say, thank you, on behalf of ourselves and a grateful nation.