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Marion, Adam L., USA
28 April 2008, Mount Airy, NC

Army Pfc. Adam L. Marion, 26, of Mount Airy, N.C.; assigned to the 171st Engineer Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Saint Pauls, N.C.; died April 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his forward operating base with indirect fire. Also killed were Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes and Sgt. Mark A. Stone.


Marquez, Justin C., USA
06 October 2012, Aberdeen, NC


Army Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, 25, of Aberdeen, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 6 in Chak district, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds suffered while on dismounted patrol. Also killed in the same incident was Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro.


Martinez, Misael, USA
11 November 2006, Chapel Hill, NC

Army Staff Sgt. Misael Martinez, 24, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; died Nov. 11 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were: Staff Sgt. William S. Jackson II and Sgt. Angel De Jesus Lucio Ramirez.


Mcarn, Montrel S., USA
19 February 2007, Raeford, NC

Army Spc. Montrel S. Mcarn, 21, of Raeford, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 19 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit came under attack by enemy forces using multiple weapons. Also killed was Sgt. Pedro J. Colon.


McClamrock, James F., USA
07 September 2010, Huntersville, NC

Army Pvt. James F. McClamrock, 22, of Huntersville, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Sept. 7 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a shooting incident in Salah ad-Din province, Iraq. Also killed was Sgt. Philip C. Jenkins.


McDowell, Mark R., USAF
17 July 2009, Charlotte, NC

Capt. Mark R. McDowell, 26, of Colorado Springs, Colo. (a native of Charlotte, NC); assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; died July 17 in an F-15E crash near Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Capt. Thomas J. Gramith.


McLawhorn, Willie A., USA
12 December 2010, Conway, NC

Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of Conway, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Dec. 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were, Cpl. Sean M. Collins, Cpl. Spc. Patrick D. Deans, Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, and Spc. Jorge E. Villacis.


Miller, Marvin Lee, USA

07 April 2004, Dunn, NC

Army Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller, 38, of Dunn, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died April 7 of a gunshot wound he received while on traffic-control duty in Balad, Iraq.


Mitchell, David S., USMC
26 October 2009, Loveland, Ohio

Marine Capt. David S. Mitchell, 30, of Loveland, Ohio; assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 26 in a collision between a UH-1 and an AH-1 helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed were Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, Capt. Eric A. Jones and Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen.
Note: Capt. Mitchell was born in Charlotte, NC and his parents currently reside in Cary with several family members in the Winston-Salem area.


Moore, William C., USA
23 April 2007, Benson, NC

Army Staff Sgt. William C. Moore, 27, of Benson, N.C.; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 23 in Sadah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his location. Also killed were 1st Lt. Kevin J. Gaspers, Staff Sgt. Kenneth E. Locker Jr., Sgt. Randell T. Marshall, Sgt. Brice A. Pearson, Sgt. Michael L. Vaughan, Spc. Jerry R. King, Spc. Michael J. Rodriguez and Pfc. Garrett C. Knoll.


Morley, Joshua L., USA
26 August 2007, Hendersonville, NC

Army Sgt. Joshua L. Morley, 22, of Boise, Idaho; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 26 in Samarra, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit during combat operations. Also killed was Spc. Tracy C. Willis.
Note: According to AP News, Morley was born in Hendersonville, said his father, Joe Morley, but Joe Morley’s career in the Army took the family to different cities. “Hendersonville was as much of a hometown as he ever knew,” said Joe Morley, who lives in Carthage.


Murdock, Michael W., USA
11 September 2008, Chocowinity, NC

Army Pvt. Michael W. Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire.


Murphy, Shawn M., USA
10 December 2006, Fort Bragg, NC

Army Pfc. Shawn M. Murphy, 24, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Dec. 10 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Baghdad. Also killed was Sgt. Brennan C. Gibson and Spc. Philip C. Ford.


Murray, Rodney A., USA
09 May 2004, Ayden, NC

Army Sgt. Rodney A. Murray, 28, of Ayden, N.C.; assigned to the 351st Military Police Company, Army Reserve, Ocala, Fla.; killed May 9 when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and his military vehicle collided between Baghdad and Scania, Iraq.


Nelson, Joshua N., USA
16 September 2012, Greenville, NC

Army Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia, died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small arms fire. Also killed in the same incident were, Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, and Pfc, Jon R. Townsend.

Newman, Christopher R., USA
29 October 2011, Shelby, NC

Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Newman, 26, of Shelby, N.C., died Oct. 29, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Medical Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Also killed from the same incident were, Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, Sgt. James M. Darrough, and Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio.


Newton, Alan H., USA
02 October 2009. Asheboro, NC

Army Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr., 26, of Asheboro, N.C.; assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Greensboro, N.C.; died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when he was attacked by a suicide bomber. Also killed was Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver.


O'Brien, Nicholas S., USMC
09 June 2011, Stanley, NC

Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O’Brien, 21, of Stanley, N.C., died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, IMarine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


O'Leary, Daniel T., USA
23 February 2010, Youngsville, NC

Cpl. Daniel T. O’Leary, 23, of Youngsville, N.C., died Feb. 23 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


Osman, Ergin V., USA
26 May 2011, Jacksonville, NC

Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky; died May 26 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Also killed from the same incident were lst Lt. John M. Runkle, Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, and Spc. Adam J. Patton.


Parr, David S., USMC
06 February 2006, Benson, NC

Marine Lance Cpl. David S. Parr, 22, of Benson, N.C.; assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Feb. 6 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq.


Parson, David B., USA
06 July 2003, Kannapolis, NC

Army Sgt. David B. Parson, 30, Kannapolis, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany; shot and killed while conducting a raid on a house in Baghdad July 6.


Parsons, Jason R., USA
09 January 2009, Lenoir, NC

Army Cpl. Jason R. Parsons, 24, of Lenoir, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany; died Jan. 9 in Jaldak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Maj. Brian M. Mescall and Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez.


Pate, Christopher T., USMC
21 July 2006, Hampstead, NC

Marine Capt. Christopher T. Pate, 29, of Hampstead, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Command Element, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed July 21 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.


Pereda, Calvin M., USA
12 November 2011, Fayetteville, NC

Spc. Calvin M. Pereda, 21, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Nov. 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Pickett, Emanuel, USA
06 April 2008, Teachey, NC

Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Teachey, N.C.; assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.; died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire.


Pier, Noah M., USMC
16 February 2010, Charlotte, NC

Marine Lance Cpl. Noah M. Pier, 25, of Charlotte, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Feb. 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


Poche, Devin C., USA
31 March 2009, Jacksonville, NC

Sgt. Devin C. Poche, 25, of Jacksonville, N.C., died Mar. 31 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Proctor, David T., USA

13 March 2013, Greensboro, NC

Spc. David T. Proctor, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., died March 13, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries sustained during a non-combat incident on March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.


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