Twenty-Three Heroes and their families preserved our freedom this month.
Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas
Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, of San Diego, Calif
Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21, of Stratford, Okla.
Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Palmdale, Calif.
Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, 39, of Warwick, N.Y
Cpl. David M. Sonka, 23, of Parker, Colo
1stLt. Brandon J. Landrum, 26, of Lawton, Okla.,
Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, 28, of Meridian, N.Y.,
Spc. Kevin Cardoza, 19, of Mercedes, Texas
Spc. Thomas P. Murach, 22, of Meridian, Idaho
Spc. Brandon J. Prescott, 24, of Bend, Ore.
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Oakley, Kan
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, Calif.
Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, of Dalton, Mass.
Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, of Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Pfc. Cody J. Towse, 21, of Elk Ridge, Utah
Sgt. Eugene M Aguon, 23, of Mangilao, Guam
Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, 22, of Sinajana, Guam
Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La
Staff Sgt. Joe A. Nunezrodriguez, 29, of Pasadena, Texas
Staff Sgt. Mark A. Gorzik, 29, of San Diego, CA