Heroes: PFC Matthew Martinek, SSG. Kurt Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2nd LT. Darryn Andrews

 

Soldiers killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.

(6-14 KIA during the search with many seriously wounded)

    PFC Matthew Michael Martinek

 Died September 11, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of DeKalb, Ill; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.

September 11, 2009

RIP

Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss and his family.

 

KIA Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss

Died August 26, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
27, of Murray, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 26 in Sar Howzeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack.
shot in a firefight as his unit tried to clear a group of insurgents out of a hospital in Paktika province

August 26, 2009

RIP

SSG Clayton Bowen

SSG Clayton Bowen with his Mom

About one month before an improvised explosive device ended his life, Army Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen offered his fellow soldiers at a remote Afghanistan outpost a parcel that made their jaws drop.

Addressed to him, the package contained a collection of heavy-duty construction tools the soldiers later would use to improve living conditions at the crude desert outpost, where plywood huts serve as sleeping quarters.

“I’ve got connections,” Bowen, 29, explained.

Earlier, the 12-year Army veteran had asked his stepfather and mother, who publish a construction industry newspaper, to print an ad asking for donations. The tools had poured in…Source

SSG Clayton Bowen,
Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
29, of San Antonio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Pfc. Morris L. Walker.
 

August 18, 2009

RIP

PFC Morris Walker

23, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.

PFC Morris Walker

The former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student never wanted a desk job.

PFC Morris Walker

Died August 18, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
23, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 18 in Dila, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.

 August 18, 2009

RIP

Second LT Darryn Andrews

Second LT Darryn Andrews and his family.

His wife was pregnant with their second child

Second Lieutenant Andrews

Died September 4, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

“Second Lieutenant Darry Andrews Andrews fatally placed himself between the incoming enemy fire and his fellow comrades. His courage under fire was essential in saving another Soldier’s life, and saving the lives of five other Soldiers who were with him.”

By the official count, Andrews had saved a total of six fellow soldiers at the expense of his own life.”

September 4, 2009

RIP

PFC  Joey Cox with his best friend (laying on the tire) SSG Mike Murprhey. They had been out for 10 days looking for Bergdahl.

PFC Joey Cox with his best friend (laying on the tire) SSG Mike Murprhey. They had been out for 10 days looking for Bergdahl. Source 

(MC -I’d love the NYSlimes see this picture and the story behind it.)

 

A family photo of SSG Michael Murphrey with wife Ashley and son Jaden

SSG Michael Murphrey

Died September 6, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
25, of Snyder, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 6 in FOB Sharana, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

September 6, 2009

RIP

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Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. Mathew 5.

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