BRAT MEMORIAL

BRAT MEMORIAL

Since 1986, OVERSEAS BRATS has maintained a list of those Military and Overseas Brats who have died while serving their country as public servants (law enforcement officers, firefighters, etc.), or while serving in the U.S. military. The list below, which is by no means complete, is a tribute to those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

This Brat Memorial page was created on August 17, 2002 and is updated regularly.

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OVERSEAS BRATS will then list the entries in alphabetical order.

 

Adams, Giles
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, March 16, 1968.
  International School of Bangkok/Thailand '63
     
Alakulppi, Vesa
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, May 14, 1968.
  Nurnberg HS/Germany '59
     
Alexander, James
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Air accident, U.S.
June 16, 1972.
  Kaiserslautern HS/Germany '64
     
Allen, Frank
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Saudi Arabia, January 29, 1991
  Kubasaki HS/Okinawa '88
An Operation Desert Shield/Storm casualty.    
     
Ammon, William (Bill) H.
National Security Agency
Senior Level Executive
Yakima, Washington, April 20, 1996.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '63
Bill died of cardiac arrest while serving as Chief of Station at the Yakima Research Station.    
     
Anderson, Michael
Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel
  Air Force Brat
He was one of seven crew members aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle when it broke apart entering the Earth 's atmosphere on February 1, 2003.    
     

Arbeit, Martin Irving
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
Laos, November 24, 1970

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '66
     
Archibald, Gary
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, April 17, 1968.
  Dreux HS/France '65
     
Badley, James L.
U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, March 27, 1968.
  Wheelus HS/Tripoli/Libya ’60
     

Barnes, Rowland W.
Superior Court Judge
Atlanta, Georgia
March 11, 2005.

Frankfurt HS/Germany '58
Along with his court reporter, he was shot to death in his courtroom by Brian Nichols. Nichols is currently (11/15/07) awaiting trial.    
     
Barone, Sandro
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 15, 1970.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '64
     
Benkert, Paul
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, January 7, 1967.
  Wainwright HS/Tainan/Taiwan '64
     
Benton, Donnie
Off the coast of Honduras and Nicaragua, April 18, 1985.
  Yamato HS/Japan '68
Donnie was on a military mission when the aircraft he was in went down.    
     
Bishop, Jr., Gaylord M.
U.S. Army
Chief Warrant Officer Fourth
Aircraft accident near Pautuxent NS, Maryland, December 1, 1989.
  Baumholder HS/Germany '65
     
Bishop, Mark R.
U.S. Navy
AQF Second Class
USS Forestal, off the coast of Vietnam
July 29, 1967.
  Kubasaki HS/Okinawa '62
He happened to be on the USS Forrestal when it caught fire in the South China Sea. He was among the 134 who died in that tragedy.    
     
Blackburn, Jr., Harry L.
U.S. Navy
Captain
Vietnam, May 10, 1972.
  Munich HS/Germany '54
     
Boles, II, Fletcher W.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, May 2, 1969.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '62
     
Bonner, Clyde
U.S. Army
Captain
Terrorist bombing, Germany
May 1972.
  Kubasaki HS/Okinawa '62
He 'd served two tours of duty in Vietnam when he and his family were sent to Heidelberg, Germany, for an assignment. About this time, the Baader-Meinhof gang began a reign of terror in Germany, claiming Clyde 's life in a bombing incident.    
     
Brower, Paula
U.S. Navy
Seaman
Car accident, April 8, 1982.
  SHAPE HS/Belgium '78
Paula was in a car accident enroute to NAS Lemoore, California. She was in a coma two weeks before the
decision was made to remove her from life support. In February 1982 she had been named Seaman of the Month. Her organs were donated.
   
     
Buchannan, Charles D.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fifth Class
Vietnam, May 19, 1969.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '62
     
Byars, Richard "Rick" S.
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Vietnam, January 22, 1968.
  George Dewey HS/Subic Bay/Philippines '65
     
Carn, Jr., Robert M.
U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, August 29, 1965.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '58
     
Casale, James
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, May 29, 1966.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '53
     
Cason, Davina
U.S. Army
Specialist
March 1996
  Baumholder HS/Germany’91
Died in a car accident enroute from Ft. Bragg NC to Myrtle Beach SC by a drunk driver.    
     
Chapman, Nathan
U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class
Afghanistan, January 2002.
  Military Brat
     
Childers, Therrel S.
U.S. Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Iraq, March 21, 2003.
Military Brat
Killed in action while on patrol in Southern Iraq during Operation
Iraqi Freedom.

   
     
Clements, Andrew
U.S. Army
Captain (Promotable)
I-40 Bridge, Webbers Falls, OK
May 26, 2002.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '85
Happened to be crossing the I-40 bridge near Webber 's Falls, OK, en route to his new Army assignment in Virginia, when a barge hit one of the pilings, sending him to his death. The following week, he would have been promoted to Major.    
     

Cole, Robert G
U.S. Army
Lietuenant Colonel
Holland, September 11, 1944.

  Army Brat
A 1939 West Point graduate.
On June 11, 1944, as the Battalion Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, he lead a charge against a strong German fortification in Normandy, which has been blocking the linking up of Allied Forces during the Normandy invasion. Robert Cole High School, located near Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio TX is named for him. Awarded Medal of Honor.
   
     
Collier, Russell
Arkansas Army National Guard
Sergeant
(Medic, 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery, 39th Infantry Brigade)
Iraq, October 2004.
Wurzburg HS/Germany '75
Russell was shot and killed by insurgents while he was trying to
save the life of another soldier.
   
     
Cooper, John O.
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, October 26, 1967.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany’48
     
Corley, John
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, September 8, 1968
  Dreux HS/France '63
     

Coyle, James "Tiny" Michael
U.S. Army
Captain
Ben Tre, Vietnam, August 20, 1964.

  AAEA (Ankara/Turkey) '56
     

Cutter, William Scott
U.S. Army First Lieutenant
Vietnam, December 3, 1967

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '61
     
Deal, Floyd A.
U.S. Army Sergeant
Vietnam, April 7, 1969.
Narimasu HS/Japan '68
     
Deford, Dale D.
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, April 26, 1966.
  Yokohama HS/Japan '55
     
De Priest, John
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 18, 1969
  Dreux HS/France '64
     
Dixon, Jacob
Military aircraft crash in the 1980 's.
  Gen. HH Arnold HS/Wiesbaden/Germany '74
     

Dobbs, Mark LaMar
U.S. Air Force Captain
Castle AFB, California, 1979.
He was killed in a KC-135 crash. At the time he was cross training from jets to larger aircraft.

  Phalsbourg ES – Ramstein ES
     

Donics, William (Bill) C.
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, May 15,1969.

  Wheelus HS/Tripoli/Libya '64
     
Donnell, Peter
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 26, 1968.
  Orleans HS/France '59
     
Doody, Douglas W.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Gia Dinh, Vietnam, January 31, 1968.
  Livorno HS/Italy’62
     
Dougherty, John Christian
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, May 9, 1968.
  Narimasu HS/Japan '61
     
Douglas, Paul M.
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant
Vietnam, February 21, 1968.
  Bremerhaven HS/Germany '60
     
Dowling, Jean Pierre
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Vietnam, January 29, 1966.
  Mannheim HS/Germany '63
     
Downey, Desmond
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer First (WO1)
Germany, March 15, 1975.
  Livorno HS/Italy '63
Desmond was a crew member with the 421st Medical Company based at Schweinfurt, Germany, and was enroute to evacuate two injured soldiers when his Huey helicopter crashed.    
     
Dunn, Creighton R.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, October 29, 1966.
  Bitburg HS/Germany '61
     
Ellis, Robert
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, February 29, 1968.
  Poitiers HS/France’64
     
Felty, James L.
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant
Vietnam, February 19, 1968.
  Augsburg HS/Germany’62
He was due to return to the States in a week after completing his second tour of duty in Vietnam when he died.    
     
Fernandez, William M.
U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class
Vietnam, February 19, 1971.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '56
     

Ford III, Joseph Avril
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal
Vietnam, August 24, 1965

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '61
     
Franco, Charles S.
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, June 7, 1966
  Military Brat
     
Frontczak, John Michael
Corporal
Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland
Maryland, March 29, 1976
Kaiserslautern HS/Germany '61
Killed while pursuing a robbery suspect.    
     
Gaskin, Danny
U.S. Air Force
Air accident, 1972.
  Toul HS/France (in ‘66)
     
Gerrity, Michael T.
U.S. Navy
U.S., July 10, 1969.
  Military Brat
     
Gilbert, Troy “Trojan”
U.S. Air Force Major
Near Taji, Iraq, November 27, 2006
 
Bitburg HS/Germany’89
The 12-year Air Force veteran was assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He had already completed 21 combat sorties in the F-16 supporting ground forces under enemy fire. On one mission, he found and identified anti-Iraqi forces, then passed critical targeting information to coalition forces, who attacked and eliminated the threat. In another time-sensitive mission, Major Gilbert destroyed 10 insurgents concealed in a palm grove with the pinpoint delivery of a laser-guided weapon.
On the day he died, Major Gilbert heroically led a flight of two F-16s in an aerial combat mission near Taji, Iraq. On the ground, insurgents were unleashing truck-mounted heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, small arms fire and mortars to attack coalition troops. In addition, a downed Army helicopter crew was in danger of being overrun. Engaging the enemy meant certain anti-aircraft fire for Major Gilbert, but despite the danger, he went after the insurgents. He launched a strafing attack against the truck, destroying it with his 20-millimeter Gatling gun.
Despite enemy fire, Major Gilbert continued to press the insurgents with a second strafing pass at extreme low-level to help save the lives of the helicopter crew and other ground forces. He lost his life on that strafing pass when his aircraft hit the ground.
Major Gilbert’s final act of moral and physical courage was conducted selflessly, just as he had always lived his life.



   
Glover, William "Billy" D.
Police Officer, Ashtabula, Ohio
Ashtabula, Ohio, November 18, 1997.
  A.T. Mahan HS/Iceland '85
Billy was killed by a 21 year old man who was convicted of killing a police officer and faces a death sentence.    
     

Godfroy, Ralph Donald
U.S. Army Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, August 29, 1969

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '68
     
Goeble, Douglas Scott
San Antonio, TX, Police Officer
San Antonio, TX, June 8, 1990.
  Patch HS/Vahingen/Germany '83
     
Gordon, John S.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Binh Duong, Vietnam, November 15, 1967.
  Itzauke HS/Japan (60-63) '65
     
Grantham, James
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Junior Grade,
Pensacola, Florida, in 1976.
  Itazuke 59-62 '65
He was a helicopter pilot killed in a training accident.    
     
Greene, Harold
Army Brat
Major General, U.S. Army,
Afghanistan, August 5, 2014.
   
Killed by Afghani soldier.    
     
Guest, Ed
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Vietnam, August 24, 1967.
Ludwigsburg HS/Germany’65
     
Gunn, Allen M.
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Air accident, February 1958.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany’50
     
Hackworth, Dwight L.
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, March 4, 1967.
  Johnson HS/Japan '66
     
Hale, Donald Ray
FBI Special Agent
Houston, TX, November 15, 1992.
  Munich Elem. Sch./Germany 50-54 '61
     

Hall, James Buckner
U.S. Army Corporal
Vietnam, January 4, 1968

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '64
     
Hammberbeck, Edward
U.S. Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, August 28, 1969.
  Dreux HS/France '64
     
Hardy, Jr., John K.
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, October 12, 1967.
Narimasu HS/Japan '59
     
Hargest, Randy
U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant
Air accident, Gatesville, TX
March 12, 1985.
  Zweibrucken HS/Germany '79
     
Harvey, Michael G.
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, June 23, 1967.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '62
     

Hasdorff, Joseph D.
U.S. Air Force
Sergeant
Vietnam, June 12, 1968

  Augsburg HS/Germany '65
     
Hatcher, Everett E.
Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
February 28, 1989.
  Karlsruhe HS/Germany Faculty in the 1970 's
     
Hayes, Norman T.
U.S. Navy
April 10, 1963
  AAEA (Ankara/Turkey) '56
Died on board the submarine, USS Tresher, when it sank in the Atlantic Ocean.    
     

Heiser, Michael G.
U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant
Saudi Arabia, June 25, 1996

  Berlin/Germany (72-74) ’78
Was killed in the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996.    
     

Henson, Roger Lee
U.S. Army
Specialist Five
Vietnam, December 27, 1967.

  Verdun HS/France '66
     
Herning, Steven
U.S. Navy
Ensign
Aircraft training mission near
Las Vegas, NV, November 1979.
  Upper Heyford HS/England '75
     
Hodges, Joseph
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, July 3, 1968.
  Bitburg HS/Germany '65
     

Holmes, Peter J.
U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant (Retired)
Bagdad, Iraq, October 2005.

  Mannheim HS/Germany '58
Pete had been working on helicopters at Bagdad International Airport as an independent contractor. He was waiting for a flight back home when he died of a heart attack.    
     
Hornbeck, Kelly
U.S. Army
Master Sergeant
January 18, 2004, south of Samara, Iraq.
Wagner HS/Phillippines '86
Kelly served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces. He sustained injuries on January 16, 2004 when an explosive device hit his vehicle. He died two days later. He was buried at Fort Carson, Colorado.    
     
Hottell III, John Alexander "Alex"
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, July 7, 1970.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '60
Died in a helicopter crash. At the time of death, the Army awarded him his second Silver Star and posthumously promoted him to Major.    
     
House, John
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, May 1, 1968.
  Boeblingen ES/Germany 54-56
Antilles HS/Puerto Rico '63
Killed in action as a result of hostile fire while serving as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division.    
     
Houston, John L.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, July 6, 1964.
  Karlsruhe ES/Germany 53-56
     
Huberth, Eric
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, May 13, 1970.
  Baumholder HS/Germany '63
     
Hunt, Richard
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, August 20, 1968.
  Narimasu HS/Japan’54
     
Hyland, John P.
U.S. Navy
Corpsman Third Class
Vietnam, February 1, 1968.
  Seville HS/Spain '64
     
Jager, Jr., Roland “Ro” Vincent
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, December 6, 1964.
  Mannheim HS/Germany ’62
     
Johnson, Roy L.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fifth Class
Vietnam, March 25, 1968.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '59
     
Johnson, William F.
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, January 11, 1971.
  Baumholder HS/Germany '66
     
Johnson, William LeRoy
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, October 25, 1965.
  Linz HS-Salzburg HS/Austria '55
     
Jones, Quinn D.
U.S. Army
Specialist
Seattle, Washington, 2002.
  SHAPE HS/Belgium (85-88)’88
He was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990-91. Quinn died in a car accident.    
     
Jones, Jr., Thomas E.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, March 21, 1969.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '62
     
Junengling,Kurt William
U.S. Navy Reserve Captain
Iraq, July 28, 2011.
Kurt was a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He died of a severe brain injury due to an IED while on duty in Iraq, his third tour of duty.
  Naples HS/Italy (80-82)’83
     
Kearns, Micheal
U.S. Marine Corps
Private First Class
June 11, 1972.
Munich ES/Germany (60-63)
     
Keeler, Harper B.
U.S. Air Force
Major
Vietnam, Jaunary 28, 1969.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '53
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Kennard, Courtland A.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Baghdad, Iraq, November 9, 2006
Gen. HH Arnold HS/Wiesbaden/Germany '02
Courtland was serving with the 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade based at Fort Hood, TX, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle. His former teachers described him as responsible, easygoing and a terrific kid.    
     
Kennedy, III, William D. "Denny"
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, November 29, 1970.
  Seoul HS/Korea '63
     
Kilcullen, Thomas Michael
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, August 26, 1967.
  Kaiserslautern HS/Germany '61
     
Knapp, Lawrence (Larry)
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Camp Gary, San Marcos, Texas, July 25, 1958.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany’50
Larry was killed in an aircraft accident. He was flying with his instructor on the last flight prior to graduating from Army pilot training.  /td>  
     

Kramer, George William
U.S. Army Private First Class (Combat Medic)
Swickau, Germany, April 17, 1945.
Was one of five sons serving in the military during World War II. Awarded Purple Heart and the Silver Star.

 
Army Brat
     
Kramer, John David
U.S. Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, May 25, 1966.
John was killed in the Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, when his F-4 Phantom crashed into the water as they were attempting to land. No reason was ever given for the crash. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
 


Boeblingen ES
Augsburg ES (47-50)
Yokohama HS-Kyoto HS/Japan’58

     
Kroboth, Stan
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, December 21, 1972
  Wheelus HS/Tripoli/Libya '64
     
Kubala, Charles B.
Sumter, SC, Sheriff 's Department Sergeant
Sumter, SC, February 26, 1996.
  Kaiserslautern MS/Germany 75-78
Charles was responding to a call of an intruder attempting to get into a house. The intruder hid on the screen back porch and shot him as he started up the steps to the portch. He died from a shot to the neck.    
     
Kumangai, Herman
U.S. Army
Captain (Promotable)
Accident in North Carolina
November 17, 1990.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '74
     

LaBounty, Charles Richard ‘Rick’
U.S. Army Private First Class
Vietnam, April 21, 1971

 
Frankfurt HS/Germany '67
     

Lakin, Roger Allen
U.S. Marine Corps
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, March 25,1970.

  Madrid HS/Spain (58-60) '62
Roger was killed when the helicopter he was in, an AH-1G collided with another AH-1G helicopter.    
     
Langham, William C.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, November 24, 1967.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '63
     
Larson, Gary Wayne
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, February 12, 1971
  Kinnick HS “YoHi”/Japan ’65
     
LeMoyne, Irve "Chuck"
U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral
January 4, 1997.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '57
With a 33-year naval career as a surface officer and Navy SEAL, he was making plans for retirement when he died as a Navy Rear Admiral.    
     
Langston, Robert
U.S. Army
Corporal
Vietnam, June 5, 1969.
  Ramey HS/Puerto Rico '64
     
Lee, Dennis V.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, January 28, 1969.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '62
     
Lee, James G.
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, October 28, 1965.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '53
     
Leichliter, Vyrl
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, June 10, 1970.
Overseas School of Rome/Italy '65
     
Lequar, Jay
U.S. Air Force
Second Lieutenant
Arizona, November 20, 1981.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '77
     
Lewis, Raymond
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 25, 1970.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '64
     
Lewis, Robert R.
Vietnam, April 30, 1970.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '64
     
Lichte, Jr., Jack R.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, March 20, 1967.
  Yokohama HS/Japan '60
     
Lindsay, Steven
U.S. Marine Corps
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, January 24, 1971.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '64
     
Livingston, John J. "Joe"
U.S.Army
Captain
Vietnam, November 11, 1966.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '57
     
Logan, Gordon Wesley, Jr.
U.S. Army Corporal
Vietnam, November 12, 1969.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany’68
     
Lopez, Peter
U.S. Army
Specialist Four
Vietnam, August 22, 1969
  Ludwigsburg HS-AntillesHS/Puerto Rico’66
Peter Lopez was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry and bravery in Vietnam for action against the enemy on August 22, 1969.    
     
Lowe, Robert
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 29, 1966.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '59
     
Lowery, Norman “Chip”
U.S. Air Force
Major
Near Las Vegas, NV, January 18, 1982.
Chip was the lead pilot in the Air Force Thunderbirds. He died in a crash in the Nevada desert while practicing air show maneuvers.
  Itazuke HS/Japan 59-61’62
     
Lynch, Justin "Jay" Marshall
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Pleiku, Vietnam, November 6, 1965.
Munich HS/Germany '64
Jay was killed in action in the Ia Drang battles made famous by the Mel Gibson movie, "We Were Soldiers Once..." He was a member of the 1st Cav (Airmobile.    
     
Maguire, Kevin
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Aircraft accident
November 30, 1992.
  Bitburg HS/Germany '78
     
Malone, James E.
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, February 3, 1968.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '65
     
Mashburn, Tschann
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, May 5, 1970.
  ACS Saigon/Vietnam '66
     
Mason, Daniel "Smokey"
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, April 22, 1968.
  Nurnberg HS/Germany '65
     
Mays, William "Willie"
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Air accident
Nevada, January 18, 1982.
  Nurnberg HS/Germany '67
His accomplishments as an outstanding pilot earned him a slot with the prestigious Thunderbirds.    
     
McBride, Ellis
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, June 23, 1967.
  Burtonwood/England (56-57) '61
     
McCarthy, Jr., Howard C.
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, August 2, 1966.
  Poitiers HS/France '62
     
McCarty, William J.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, October 12, 1967.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '61
     
McCool, Willy
Navy
Commander
  Marine Corps-Navy Brat
He was one of seven crew members aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle when it broke apart entering the Earth 's atmosphere on February 1, 2003.    
     
Mello, Erhard James
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Can Tho, Vietnam, January 30, 1972.
  Baumholder HS/Germany 67-69 '70
Killed while helping a buddy.    
     
Meroney, Virgil
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Killed in Laos, March 1, 1969.
  Itazuke/Japan (55-57) '61
     
Metsker, Thomas C.
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, November 14, 1965.
Narimasu ES & HS/Japan 48-54
His Vietnam experience was made into a movie -- We Were Soldiers -- with Mel Gibson. Tom was in the first major action of the Vietnam War involving U.S. and North Vietnamese soldiers in a battle in the Ia Drang Valley. After being wounded, Tom vacated his space in a helicopter when he saw stretcher bearers bringing a friend and fellow officer, Captain Ray LeFebvre. In the process, he was shot and mortally wounded.    
     
Miller, Irvin George
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, October 17, 1966.
  Thomas M. Wilhoite/Kenitra/Morocco
     
Miller, William A.
U.S. Army
Corporal
Vietnam, April 3, 1970.
  Itazuke HS/Japan (60-63) '66
     
     
Miller, William Akin
U.S. Navy Ensign
Pensacola, Florida, July 1967.

  Forrest Sherman HS/Naples/Italy '62
U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1966. Killed during carrier landing practice.    
     
Miner, Fred
U.S. Navy
Ensign
Taromina, Sicily, Italy, May 30, 1975.
  Tehran Amer. Sch./Iran '69
While serving aboard the USS Sampson, Fred did a dive to investigate a problem with the ship 's main condenser intake. In doing so, he lost his life but saved the lives of two crew members. He was awarded the posthumoulsy the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.    
     
Monhof, August
U.S. Marine Corps
Corporal
Vietnam, December 5, 1967.
  Lakenheath HS/England '64
     
Mrdjenovich, Charles R.
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 21, 1968.
  Toul HS/France’66
     
Nielsen, Robert
U.S. Marine Corps
Corporal
Vietnam, January 6, 1968.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '64
     
Nieves, George (Jorge) Luis
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, November 16, 1968.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany’66
     
Nott, Leif E.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Killed in Belaruz, Iraq, on July 30, 2003.
  Vilseck HS/Germany '96
He was a 2000 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. At the time of death, he was the Executive Officer of A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary, stationed at Fort Hood, TX.    
     
Oates III, Eugene “Gene” C.
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, August 4, 1969.
  Vicenza HS/Italy’62
     
O 'Keefe, Richard
U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, February 11, 1971.
  Kaiserslautern HS/Germany '63
     

Olds, Sherry
U.S. Air Force
Senior Master Sergeant
Nairobi, Kenya, August 7, 1998.

  Frankfurt HS/Germany '73
Sherry was on duty at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi when terrorists detonated a bomb at the embassy which killed her.    
     
Omalley, Chris
U.S. Army
Specialist
Germany, June 20, 1989
  Giessen HS/Germany’87
Was killed in a field accident during night maneuvers. He was married only three months.    
     
Owens, Jr., Fred M
U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class
Vietnam, June 10, 1965.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany
Frankfurt HS/Germany '50
     
Parker, Daniel Griffin
Senior Security Coordinator for KBR/Halliburton in the service of the U.S.
Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2004.
  Bad Tolz JHS/Germany 60-62
ACS Saigon/Vietnam (64-65) '66
Dan was killed when the vehicle he was in was detonated by an improvised explosive device.
He served as a First Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery during his tour of duty in Vietnam (1969-70) where he won a Bronze Star. He is thought to be the first Vietnam Veteran to have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom.
   
     
Person, David E.
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, September 22, 1967.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '51
     

Pierce, Andrew “Andy” S., Jr.
U.S. Army Corporal
Quang Tri, Vietnam
November 7, 1970

 
Bitburg HS/Germany’67
     
Preble, Terry
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Commander
California, August 29, 1996.
  Ansbach HS/Germany '77
Terry was a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He died unexpectantly while on duty in
California.
   
     
Proctor, James
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Vietnam, August 1, 1967.
  Lakenheath HS/England '64
     
Rains, Jr., Forrest De Vere
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, October 29, 1967.
  Kaiserslautern HS/Germany '65
     
Ramos, Paul
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, May 13, 1970.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '69
     
Raynor, Charles "Chuck"
U.S. Air Force
Tech Sergeant
June 8, 1990.
  Lakenheath HS/England '71
     

Reyes, Medardo Ocampo, Jr.
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Junior Grade
July 1994.

  George Dewey HS/Philippines '87
     

Riddle, Robert Thomas ‘Tom’
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal
Vietnam, December 27, 1967

  Frankfurt HS/Germany ’65
     
Ritz, Michael F.
U.S. Army
Captain
Grenada, October 26, 1983
  Stuttgart HS/Germany
Mannheim HS/Germany '73
When the U.S. became involved with the crisis in Grenada, Airborne Ranger Ritz was sent there with his battallion. There's a tablet at the Medical School in Grenada with Michael's and the signatures of the other Americans who died in this operation.    
     
Robertson, Ellis A.
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Vietnam, March 19, 1969.
  Poitiers HS/France '66
     
Rosacker, Randal (Randy)
U.S. Marine Corps
Corporal
Iraq, March 23, 2003
Navy Brat

Randy and his Marine unit were ambushed by a group of Iraqi soldiers who were pretending to surrender near Nassiriya, in Central Iraq, then opened fire, killing Randy and nine other Marines. His father, a Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, was on duty based out of Naval Station Bremerton, WA, at the time of Randy's death.

   
     
Rose, Scott
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Near Tikrit, Iraq, November 7, 2003
Livorno HS/Italy '91
Scott was one of six lost in the downing of a US Blackhawk helicopter outside a US military base near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit. Scott was a crew member on the helicopter. A Sergeant with 101st Airborne, he had been stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, since 1997, and had been in Iraq since early spring of 2003.    
     

Salinas, Ricardo G.
Federal Agent
U.S. Border Patrol
South of San Benito, TX
July 7, 1998.

  Torrejon HS/Spain '92
On July 7, 1998, Border Patrol Agent Ricardo G. Salinas and several other agents responded to a call for assistance from the Cameron County Sheriff 's Department south of Benito, Texas. The Sheriff 's deputies were pursuing a double homicide suspect. Agent Salinas was helping to set up a perimeter in an attempt to confine the suspect to a wooded area where he was believed to be hiding. As agent Salinas and Susan Lynn Rodriguez walked back to their vehicle, the suspect emerged from a cornfield and began firing on them and other law enforcement officers at the scene. During the ensuing gun battle, Agents Salinas and Rodriguez were killed. At the time of his death, Agent Salinas was assigned to the Harlingen Station of the McAllen Sector. He was a graduate of the 351st session of the US Border Patrol Academy in Charleston, South Carolina.    
     
Schoenwald, David C.
U.S. Navy
Hospital Corpsman
Vietnam, December 4, 1969.
  Wheelus HS/Tripoli/Libya '67
     
Scobel, Uwe-Thorsten
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Vietnam, March 25, 1964.
Narimasu HS/Japan’54
     
Seigler, Allen Monroe
U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant
Wichita Falls, TX, November 12, 2002.
  Incirlik HS/Turkey’94
Motorcycle accident.    
     
Sexton, Jeff
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, June 22, 1967.
  Nurnberg HS/Germany '62
     
Sharp, Thomas B.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, April 25, 1967.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '60
     
Sheffield, Edward "Eddie"
U.S. Air Force Reserve
Staff Sergeant
Ramstein AB, Germany, August 29, 1990.
  Bitburg HS/Germany '80
Died in a C-5 aircraft crash at Ramstein AB during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.    
     
Shinaberger, George
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Atlanta, GA, January 1957
  Sasebo HS (46)
Kumamoto (48)
Osaka HS/Japan’49
Auto accident.    
     
Sims, Sean P.
Captain
U.S. Army
Killed in Fallujah, Iraq, November 13, 2004.
Seoul HS/Korea '90
Sean was killed while serving as company commander of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and leading his men against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.    
     
Skeen, Steven J.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, June 23, 1969.
Narimasu HS/Japan’64
     
Smith, John Raymond
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, April 30, 1970.
  Mannheim HS/Germany '60
     
Smith, Michael B.
U.S. Marine Corps
Corporal
Vietnam, July 7, 1967.
  Yamato HS/Japan’63
     
Smith, Philip C.
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, March 29, 1966.
  Dreux HS/France '63
     
Snyder, Stephen
U.S. Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, August 24, 1966.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '61
     
Stephens, Chesley "Chuck" Allen
Police Officer, Oakland, CA
Police Department
November 13, 1981.
  Munich HS/Germany '71
     
Stephens, Larry A.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, January 29, 1969.
  Yamato HS/Japan’63
     
Stroud, Allen
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant
Vietnam, July 8, 1970.
Overseas Schools of Rome/Italy '66
     
Sullivan, Thomas E.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, June 22, 1966.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '55
     
Sweet, Jeffrey M.
U.S. Army
Captain
Accident in Florida
January 12, 1992.
  Baumholder HS/Germany '80
     
Tarkenton III, James
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, March 19, 1967.
  Orleans HS/France '60
     
Taylor, Clyde “David”
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, January 5, 1966.
  ACS Saigon 1955-57
     
Taylor, Jr. David G
U.S. Army
Major
Baghdad, Iraq, October 22, 2006
Heidelberg HS/Germany '87
David was serving as Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. He had been scheduled to end his current tour of duty in Iraq and return to his base in 10 days to Baumholder, Germany, when he was killed by an IED explosion.    
     
Taylor, Kip
U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel
Pentagon, Virginia
September 11, 2001.
  Berlin HS/Germany '81
He was attending a conference in the Pentagon with his three star Army boss, when terrorists flew an American Airlines airliner into the building. He 'd been on the list to become a Lieutenant Colonel. The Army promoted him posthumously.    
     
Teague, Thomas
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, May 13, 1968.
  Poitiers HS/France’64
     
Thurston, Jr. Clair H.
U.S. Army
Second Lieutenant
Vietnam, November 8, 1965.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '60
He graduated near the top of his U.S. Military Academy Class of 1964.    
     
Tibbett, Calvin Bryan
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Thailand, November 21, 1972.
Berlin HS 60-63
     

Tomes, Joseph Walter
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Quang Nam, Vietnam,
December 4, 1970

  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany’68
     
Trudeau, Albert
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, October 26, 1971.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '67
     
Tulley, Robert
U.S. Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Vietnam, June 16, 1968.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '55
     
Vaughn, Donald C.
U.S. Army
Specialist Fourth Class
Vietnam, November 11, 1966.
  Kinnick HS/Japan '64
     
Vavrin, Frank N.
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, September 8, 1970.
Orleans-Berlin HS/France’64
     
Versace, Humberto Roque "Rocky"
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, September 30, 1965.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '55
Awarded Medal of Honor.    
     
Vreeland, Fred
U.S. Navy
January 8, 1967
  Narimasu HS/Japan '58
Navy plane crash outside of Andrews AFB, MD.    
     
Walinski, Bernard (Ben) G.
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Vietnam, July 3, 1966.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '59
Ben was killed in action by enemy small arms fire while trying to recover one of his wounded men.    
     
Walker, Bruce C.
U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant
DMZ, Vietnam, April 18, 1972
  Ramstein JHS/Germany (58-61)’65
Bruce was flying reconnaissance out of Da Nang the morning of April 7,1972 with Navy co-pilot Lt. Potts when their OV-10 was hit by a SAM. Lt. Potts was
never heard from while Bruce escaped the enemy for 11 days. He was killed by a farmers wife attempting to cross her land to get to the beach to be picked up by
rescue forces. Bruce 's dog tags and a letter were forwarded from Vietnam to Bruce 's family in the 1990 's. Bruce left his father(USAF ret.) Col. Walker, mother, sister, two brothers, wife and one year old daughter.
   
     
Walker, Laura
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Afghanistan, August 2005
SHAPE American High School/Belgium '99
She was U.S. Military Academy Class of 2003. Her father was an Army Colonel and her grandfathers were Army generals.    
     
Warren, Charles
U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class
Iraq, August 3, 2005.
London Central HS/England '87
     
Watson, Ronald L.
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, February 18, 1971.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '62
     
Watts, William (Bill) E.
U.S. Army
Private First Class
Vietnam, July 12, 1968.
  Taipei Amer. Sch./Taiwan’65
     
Webb, Steve
U.S. Navy
Motorcycle accident in California,
May 2, 1980.
  Ludwigsburg HS/Germany '68
     
Weeks, Jim
U.S. Army
2nd Lieutenant
DMZ, Panmunjon, Korea, July 20, 1968.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '64.
Killed while on patrol in the DMZ between North and South Korea, just 9 days after arriving for duty in Korea.    
     
Whiddon, Tommy L.
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer
Vietnam, May 6, 1970.
  Bitburg HS/Germany '67
     
White, Ernest Berttie
U.S. Army
Specialist Fifth Class
Vietnam, October 13, 1969.
  Berlin HS/Germany '67
     
White, Sylvain Larry
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, May 27, 1968
  Nurnberg HS/Germany '65
Larry was an Artillery Forward Observer who lasted four months in Vietnam.    
     
Wildman, Steve
U.S. Air Force
Captain
Air accident
Williams AFB, AZ
February 23, 1977.
  Fontainebleau Jr. HS/France
Paris HS/France '64
     
Williams, Jr., Richard
U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class
Vietnam, January 26, 1970.
  Stuttgart HS/Germany '55
     
Williamson, Mark K.
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant
Off Point Loma near North Island, California, September 3, 1986.
Wagner HS/Clark AFB/Philippines '72
His F-14 crashed in the ocean because of a malfunction . Though he was able to get himself and the other pilot out, Mark did not survive the ejection.    
     
Wilson II, Robert ‘Rob '
U.S. Army
Captain
Died in helicopter crash at Fort Irwin, CA, July 22, 1989.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '81
     
Winters, Bruce
U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Aircraft accident
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 4, 1993.
  Munich HS/Germany '85
     
Wisham, Charlie
U.S. Marine Corps
Private First Class
Vietnam, Mary 25, 1967.
  Mainz/Germany
     
Wolfe IV, H. Michael
U.S. Army
Captain
Vietnam, December 4, 1969.
  Frankfurt HS/Germany '61
     
Yates, Bruce E.
U.S. Army
First Lieutenant
Vietnam, November 7, 1966
  Yokohoma HS/Japan '58
     
Young, Carl L.
U.S. Army
Major
Vietnam, December 24, 1966.
  Heidelberg HS/Germany '51

 


 

 

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