June 2014 Casualties

We remember these 12 heroes who gave their lives for freedoms cause and the families they left behind.

Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, PA, died June 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, MO died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, CA, died June 9, in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY.

Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, KY.

Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, GA; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, KY.

Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, OH; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, NC.

Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, WA; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.

Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, IL; died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, VA, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, NH, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, IA, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, TX, died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.