We remember these heroes who gave their lives for freedoms cause and the families they left behind.
Maj. Jonathan D. Walker, 44, of Merriam, KS, died Oct. 1, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Camp As Sayliyah. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.
Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, of Memphis, IN, was lost at sea Oct. 1 while conducting flight operations in the North Arabian Gulf. He was assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, CA, died Oct. 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, CA.
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, CA, died Oct. 24, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command.