Sacramento Blue Star Moms - Gold Star Honor Page - Rocklin, CA
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Remembering local service members who are no longer with us:

Jordan Heer
John A. Karibo
Miguel M. Mendoza
Olaf Nelson
Taylor Donald Norris
Trevor C. Pashnee
Christopher B. Sainsbury

The link below is a virtual Vietnam Wall of KIAs during the war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes
 


Remembering local service members who have fallen
Post 9/11/2001 as a result of Operations
ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN


Genaro F. Acosta, 26
Genaro F. Acosta, 26
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Hood, Texas
1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: November 11, 2003
Taji, Iraq
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Fair Oaks
High School: Mayfair High (Lakewood)
Burial: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio
Timothy W. Brown, 21
Timothy W. Brown, 21
Marines, Lance Corporal
Based: Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: November 14, 2006
Haditha, Iraq
Engaged
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Foothill High (Sacramento)
Burial: Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Frank L. Cady III, 20
Frank L. Cady III, 20
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Riley, Kan.
4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: October 10, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Visions in Education (Carmichael)
Burial: Cremated
James M. Christen, 29
James M. Christen, 29
Army, Staff Sergeant
Based: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: July 19, 2011
Kunar province, Afghanistan
Married
Gender: Male
Hometown: Loomis
High School: Del Oro High (Loomis)
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Michael K. Clark, 24
Michael K. Clark, 24
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Carson, Colo.
2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: October 7, 2008
Mosul, Iraq
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Amador High (Sutter Creek)
Burial: Sacramento Memorial Lawn, Sacramento
Ronald L. Coffelt, 36
Ronald L. Coffelt, 36
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: July 19, 2007
Baghdad (eastern part), Iraq
Married, 5 children
Gender: Male
Hometown: Fair Oaks
High School: Del Campo High (Fair Oaks)
Burial: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Calif.
Kyle A. Coumas, 22
Kyle A. Coumas, 22
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Lewis, Wash.
1st Batallion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 21, 2009
Kandahar province, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Lockeford
High School: St. Mary's High School (Stockton)
Kyle Dayton, 22
Kyle Dayton, 22
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: December 3, 2007
Ashwah, Iraq
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: El Dorado Hills
High School: Oak Ridge High School (El Dorado Hills)
Burial: Green Valley Cemetery, Graton, Calif.
Victor A. Dew, 20
Victor A. Dew, 20
Marines, Lance Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 13, 2010
Helmand province, Afghanistan
Engaged
Gender: Male
Hometown: Granite Bay
High School: Granite Bay High (Granite Bay)
Burial: East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento
Richard Dickson, 24
Richard Dickson, 24
Air Force, Staff Sergeant
Based: Beale Air Force Base, Calif.
306th Intelligence Squadron
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: April 27, 2013
near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Rancho Cordova
Brian E. Dunlap, 34
Brian E. Dunlap, 34
Marine Reserve, Sergeant
Based: Los Alamitos
2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: September 24, 2005
Taqaddum (near), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Carmichael
High School: Del Campo High (Fair Oaks)
Burial: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento
Arnold Duplantier II, 26
Arnold Duplantier II, 26
Army National Guard, Sergeant
Based: Auburn, Calif.
1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 22, 2005
Baghdad (Al Rasheed Hotel), Iraq
Married, 2 children
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: C.K. McClatchy High (Sacramento)
Bryan E Hall, 32
Bryan E Hall, 32
Army, Sergeant First Class
Based: Ft. Carson, Colo. 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: April 10, 2009
Mosul, Iraq
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Elk Grove
High School: Elk Grove High (Elk Grove)
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Elk Grove
Joshua M Hardt, 24
Joshua M Hardt, 24
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Carson, Colo.
3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 3, 2009
Kamdesh, Afghanistan
Married
Gender: Male
Hometown: Applegate
High School: Placer High (Auburn)
Burial: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Calif.
Kevin J. Hilaman, 28
Kevin J. Hilaman, 28
Army, Specialist
Based: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: June 26, 2011
Kunar province, Afghanistan
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Albany
High School: Mesa Verde High (Citrus Heights)
Burial: Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento
Cory F. Hiltz, 20
Cory F. Hiltz, 20
Army, Private 1st Class
Based: Ft. Carson, Colo.
2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 28, 2007
Baghdad (southern part), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: La Verne
High School: LaVerne Lutheran High School (LaVerne)
Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Covina Hills
Keicia M.Hines
Keicia M.Hines
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
108th Military Police, Combat Support Company
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: January 14, 2004
Mosul, Iraq
Married
Gender: Female
Hometown: Citrus Heights
High School: Florin High (Sacramento)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento
Ty J. Johnson, 28
Ty J. Johnson, 28
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Campbell, Ky.
2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: April 4, 2006
Kirkuk, Iraq
Married, 2 children
Gender: Male
Hometown: Elk Grove
High School: Jordan High School (Sandy, Utah)
Burial: Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Utah
Adam Kinser, 21
Adam Kinser, 21
Army Reserve, Sergeant
Based: Sacramento
304th Psychological Operations Company
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: January 29, 2004
Ghazni, Afghanistan
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Rio Vista High (Rio Vista)
Burial: Rio Vista Catholic Cemetery, Rio Vista, Calif.
Martin J. La Mar, 43
Martin J. La Mar, 43
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Hood, Texas
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Supporting: Operation New Dawn
Died: January 15, 2011
Mosul, Iraq
Married, 5 children
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Foothill High (Sacramento)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento
Isaac S. Lawson, 35
Isaac S. Lawson, 35
Army National Guard, Specialist
Based: Fairfield, Calif.
49th Military Police Brigade
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 5, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Elk Grove High (Elk Grove)
Burial: Sacramento Memorial Park, Sacramento
Joseph C. Nurre, 22
Joseph C. Nurre, 22
Army Reserve, Sergeant
Based: Weirton, W.Va.
463rd Engineer Battalion
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: August 21, 2005
Samarra (near), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Wilton
High School: Elk Grove High (Elk Grove)
Christopher L. Palmer, 22
Christopher L. Palmer, 22
Army, Private
Based: Vicenza, Italy
2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: August 21, 2005
Baylough, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Cordova High (Rancho Cordova)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento
Adam L. Perkins, 27
Adam L. Perkins, 27
Marines, Staff Sergeant
Based: Camp Pendleton
7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine
Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: May 17, 2010
Helmand province, Afghanistan
Married, 1 child
Gender: Male
Hometown: Antelope
High School: Center High (Antelope)
Ray A. Ramirez, 20
Ray A. Ramirez, 20
Army, Specialist
Based: Fort Stewart, GA
3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,
3rd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: June 1, 2013
Wardak Providence, Afghanistan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
Burial: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, CA
Derek T. Roberts, 24
Derek T. Roberts, 24
Army, Sergeant
Based: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Infantry Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 14, 2007
Kirkuk (near), Iraq
Engaged
Gender: Male
Hometown: Gold River
High School: Bella Vista High (Fair Oaks)
Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu
Jessie Earl Robinson, 35
Jessie Earl Robinson, 35
Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft Riley Kansas
Big Red One
1st Infantry, Warrior Transition Unit B Co.
Died: July 19 2009
Milford, Kansas
Married 1 child daughter
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Del Oro, Cordova High
Burial: East Lawn Sierra Hills, Sacramento
Sean A. Silva, 23
Sean A. Silva, 23
Army, Private
Based: Ft. Polk, La.
2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: October 9, 2003
Baghdad, Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Roseville
High School: Pinole Valley High (Pinole)
Burial: East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento
Gurpreet Singh, 21
Gurpreet Singh, 21
Marines, Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: June 22, 2011
Helmand province, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Antelope
High School: Oakmont High (Roseville)
Foreign Country of Birth: India
Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32
Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32
Air Force, Technical Sergeant
Based: Hill Air Force Base, Utah
775th Civil Engineer Squadron
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: May 26, 2011
Kandahar province, Afghanistan
Married
Gender: Male
Hometown: Citrus Heights
High School: Freedom Christian School (Fair Oaks)
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
PV2 Michael Lee Sparling, 22
PV2 Michael Lee Sparling, 22
Army, Private 2nd Class
Based: Ft. Bliss Texas
C Troop, 1st Squadron 13th Calvary
Died: June 1st, 2011
Suffered Cardiac Arrest while training, Ft. Bliss Texas
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Roseville Ca
High School: Woodcreek High (Roseville)
Raymond N. Spencer Jr., 23
Raymond N. Spencer Jr., 23
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Bliss, Texas
2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: June 21, 2007
Baghdad (southwest part), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Carmichael
Burial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Joseph W. Stevens, 26
Joseph W. Stevens, 26
Army, Staff Sergeant
Based: Vilseck, Germany
2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: January 24, 2005
Khan Bani Saad (near), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Oakmont High (Roseville)
Burial: Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Sacramento
Sean A. Stokes, 24
Sean A. Stokes, 24
Marines, Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: July 30, 2007
Taqaddum, Iraq
Engaged
Gender: Male
Hometown: Auburn
High School: Bear River High (Grass Valley)
Mathew D. Taylor
Mathew D. Taylor
Army, Specialist
Based: Vicenza, Italy
1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: September 26, 2007
Sarobi district, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Cameron Park
High School: Ponderosa High (Shingle Springs)
Kristofer D.S. Thomas, 18
Kristofer D.S. Thomas, 18
Army, Private 1st Class
Based: Ft. Benning, Ga.
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: February 18, 2007
Southeastern Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Roseville
High School: Roseville High (Roseville)
Burial: Newcastle District Cemetery, Newcastle, Calif.
Alexander Varela, 19
Alexander Varela, 19
Army,
Based Fort Hood, TX
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: May 19, 2007
Amariyah section of Baghdad
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Roseville & Fernley, NV
Manuel J. Vasquez, 22
Manuel J. Vasquez, 22
Army, Specialist
Based: Grafenwoehr, Germany
2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: April 24, 2012
Paktika province, Afghanistan
Gender: Male
Hometown: West Sacramento
David L. Waters
David L. Waters
Army, Private
Based: Ft. Drum, N.Y.
2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: October 14, 2004
Baghdad (eastern part), Iraq
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Auburn
High School: Placer High (Auburn)
Burial: New Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Calif.
Jonathan D. Welch, 19
Jonathan D. Welch, 19
Army Spc.
Based: Fort Lewis, Wash.
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: Aug. 31 2009
Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan
Single
Gender: Male
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Charles A. Williams
Charles A. Williams
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Riley, Kan.
97th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: February 7, 2010
Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Fair Oaks
Burial: Fair Oaks District Cemetery, Fair Oaks, Calif.
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