January 2018 Heroes
We remember these heroes who gave their lives for freedoms cause and the families they left behind.
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, NJ, died Jan. 1 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, CO. The incident is under investigation.
Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan, 24, of Fort Mill, SC, died Jan. 8 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, TX. The incident is under investigation.
March 2018 Heroes
Captain Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, CO.
Captain Andreas B. O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, NY.
Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, NY.
Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, NY.
Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson, Station, NY.
Master Sergeant William R. Posch, 36, of Indialantic, FL.
Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis, 31, of Tallahassee, FL.
Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, TX.
July 2018 Heroes
Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, CA, died July 7, 2018, in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent insider attack. The incident is under investigation. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA. Task Force 1-28 Infantry is currently deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, from Summerville, SC, died, July 12, in Afghanistan, of wounds sustained as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting operations in support of a medical evacuation landing zone in Zurmat district, Paktiya province. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA.
Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, of Waterford, CT, died July 12 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident July 8 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC.