December 2011 Casualties

Sgt. Ryan D. Sharp, 28, of Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., 35, of Oxnard, Calif.
Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, 21, of Lakeland, Fla.
Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, of Springville, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Christopher P. J. Levy, 21, of Ramseur, N.C.
Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz, 24, of New Cuyama, Calif
Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr., 30, of Blairstown, N.J.
Pvt. Jalfred D. Vaquerano, 20, of Apopka, Fla.
Maj. Samuel M. Griffith, 36, of Virginia Beach, Va.
Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, of Longview, Wash.
Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann, 27, of Marshfield, Wis.
Sgt. Noah M. Korte, 29, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Spc. Kurt W. Kern, 24, of McAllen, Texas
Pfc. Justin M. Whitmire, 20, of Easley, S.C.
Petty Officer Stacy O. Johnson, 35, of Rolling Fork, Miss.
Spc. Pernell J. Herrera, 33, of Espanola, N.M

November Casualties 2011

Sgt. Christopher D. Gailey, 26, of Ochelata, Okla.
Spc. Sarina N. Butcher, 19, of Checotah, Okla.
1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent, 25, of Mesquite, Texas
Lance Cpl. Nickolas A. Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, Ill
Pfc. Cody R. Norris, 20, of Houston, Texas
Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing, 25, of Longwood, Fla
Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, 38, of Apache Junction, Ariz
Spc. Calvin M. Pereda, 21, of Fayetteville, N.C
Spc. David E. Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, N.C
Spc. James R. Burnett Jr., 21, of Wichita, Kan.
Pfc. Matthew C. Colin, 22, of Navarre, Fla.
Spc. Sean M. Walsh, 21, of San Jose, Calif
Pfc. Adam E. Dobereiner, 21, of Moline, Ill.
Lance Cpl. Joshua D. Corral, 19, of Danville, Calif.
Pfc. Jackie L. Diener II, 20, of Boyne City, Mich.
Cpl. Zachary C. Reiff, 22, of Preston, Iowa
Cpl. Adam J. Buyes, 21, of Salem, Ore.
Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray, 38, of Red Broiling Springs, Tenn
Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Bell, 28, of Detroit, Mich

October Casualties 2011

Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, of New York
Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt, 24, of San Antonio, Texas
Spc. Ricardo Cerros Jr., 24, of Salinas, Calif.
Capt. Joshua S. Lawrence, 29, of Nashville, Tenn
Capt. Drew E. Russell, 25, of Scotts, Mich.
Chief Warrant Officer James B. Wilke, 38, of Ione, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Nathan L. Wyrick, 34, of Enumclaw, Wash
Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Michael R. Tatham, 33, of University Place, Wash.
Lance Cpl. Scott D. Harper, 21, of Winston, Ga.
Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey, 39, of Atwater, Ohio
Spc. Jeremiah T. Sancho, 23, of Palm Bay, Fla
Staff Sgt. Houston M. Taylor, 25, of Hurst, Texas
Spc. Michael D. Elm, 25, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Staff Sgt. James R. Leep Jr., 44, of Richmond, Va.
Staff Sgt. Jorge M. Oliveira, 33, of Newark, N.J.
Chief Petty Officer Raymond J. Border, 31, of West Lafayette, Ohio
1st. Lt. Ashley I. White, 24, of Alliance, Ohio
Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, of San Diego, Calif
Pfc. Christopher A. Horns, 20, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sgt. Paul A. Rivera, 26, of Round Rock, Texas
Lance Cpl. Jordan S. Bastean, 19, of Pekin, Ill.
Airmen 1st Class Jerome D. Miller Jr., 23, of Washington, D.C
Pfc. Steven F. Shapiro, 29, of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Jason N. Barfield, 22, of Ashford, Ala.
Capt. Shawn P. T. Charles, 40, of Hickory, N.C
Sgt. Edward S. Grace, 39, of South Dartmouth, Mass
Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
Sgt. John A. Lyons, 26, of Seaside Park, N.J
Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Dunning, 31, of Milpitas, Calif.
Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, 41, of Abilene, Texas
Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Newman, 26, of Shelby, N.C.
Sgt. James M. Darrough, 38, of Austin, Texas
Staff Sgt. Ari R. Cullers, 28, of New London, Conn.

July Casualties 2011

Spc. James A. Waters, 21, of Cloverdale, Ind
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Garcia, 27, of Bossier City, La
Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton, 28, of Battle Creek Mich.
Spc. Jordan C. Schumann, 24, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Spc. Preston J. Suter, 22, Sandy, Utah
Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV, 36, of San Jose, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley, 29, of Tega Cay, S.C.
Spc. Nathan R. Beyers, 24, of Littleton, Colo.
Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, 20, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez, 34, of Laredo, Texas
Spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr., 22, of Albany, N.Y.
Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund, 23, of Pineville, La
Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 22, of Logan, Utah
Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger, 21, of Greenfield, Minn.
Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Mich
Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky
Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, Wash
Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, of Rapid City, S.D.
Cpl. Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, Fla.
Spc. Daniel L. Elliott, 21, of Youngsville, N.C.
Master Sgt. Kenneth B. Elwell, 33, of Holland, Pa.
Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann, 19, of Hartland, Maine
Lance Cpl. Jabari N. Thompson, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo
Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero, 19, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Vangiesen, 30, of Erie, Pa.
Sgt. Edward W. Koehler, 47, of Lebanon, Pa.
Staff Sgt. Brian K. Mowery, 49, of Halifax, Pa.
Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda, 21, of Ogden, Utah
Staff Sgt. James M. Christen, 29, of Loomis, Calif.
Sgt. Jacob Molina, 27, of Houston, Texas
Sgt. Omar A. Jones, 28, of Crook, Colo
Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson, 36, of Canyon Lake, Texas
2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, Okla.
Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua, 28, of Daly City, Calif.
Pfc. Brice M. Scott, 22, of Columbus, Ga.
Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin, 29, of Moscow, Pa.
Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler, 26, of Brecksville, Ohio
Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle, 29, of Dallastown, Pa

Mini Dispatch January – 2011

Capitol Hill Visits – February – March 2011

I want to thank all of you who have continued to support our effort to establish Honor and Remember as a national symbol of remembrance.  With the conclusion of our 28,000 mile journey across America, I have only just begun the mission ahead.

Now that Honor and Remember Across America has ended, the work of getting the flag adopted by the United States Congress and each state, moves forward. There is much to do in order to make this happen. Your help in encouraging your elected leaders to support the adoption of the flag will be crucial in the months ahead. Also we are still forming state chapters if you have an interest.

First, I hope you will follow up with each or your state legislators to be sure Honor and Remember legislation is being written and introduced. I have reached out to an elected official in every state, so if you need a name please let me know. Contacting your state senator or delegate directly will be a great start. Samples of legislation are on the website or at this link.

Second, during the month of February I will launch phase two of our campaign to establish Honor and Remember as a national symbol. This portion of the journey will entail spending a concentrated amount of time on Capitol Hill, visiting our elected officials from around the country, all 535.

My goal will be to physically meet every representative and senator to ask for his or her support for the Honor and Remember bill. I need your help. Many of you have written or called and expressed an interest in accompanying me when I meet your legislator. I would like to invite you to join me in DC anytime during the month of February and possibly a portion of March.

Regardless of whether you can make it to Washington, I would like you to call ahead and ask your senators and representative to co-sign legislation concerning Honor and Remember and let them know I will be visiting their DC office. Currently bill HR 1034, but will be re-numbered shortly. You can find your elected official here.

When you do make contact, please send me any information regarding whom to follow up with and I will proceed to schedule appointment’s. If you can make it, I can arrange the meetings while you are in town.

When meetings cannot be set ahead of time I will be knocking on doors every day as I go. This is not an area I am familiar with, so I will be learning as I go. Regardless of our approach, I am believing that this year will bring about national adoption of our symbol of remembrance.

This is a mission for us all, and I will not stop until our fallen heroes and their families are publicly recognized. Thank you for continuing to support this campaign of remembrance.

Most importantly we need to continue reaching out to the thousands of families who are awaiting a personalized Honor and Remember Flag. Please consider how you can help financially or by helping us to identify families and sponsors. You can make your contribution online at our secure web site.

The mission continues.

God Bless You!

To find all of the details and photos of my 5 month journey visit:

FOX News Interview CNN Special Feature CBN News Report

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