MEMORIAL DAY 2014
Please remember the approximate 1.2 million soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guard and Marines, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Below you will find our four Operation Soldier Care heroes who gave their lives in the line of duty while serving in the Global War on Terror.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
U.S. MARINE LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS P. ECHOLS
Died December 4, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
LCpl Echols, 20, of Shepherdsville, KY; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Dec. 4, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
U.S. ARMY SERGEANT SCOTT L. KIRKPATRICK
Died August 11, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sgt. Kirkpatrick, 26, of Reston, VA; assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Aug. 11, 2007 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Arab Jabour, Iraq. Also killed were Staff Sgt. William D. Scates, Sgt. Andrew W. Lancaster and Spc. Justin O. Penrod.
U.S. ARMY SPC. RICHARD B. BURRESS
Died January 19, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
SPC Burress, 25, of Naples, FL; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Jan. 19, 2008 in Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT MARC A. SCIALDO
Died March 11, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
SSGT. Scialdo, 31, of Naples, FL; assigned to 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; died March 11, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash.