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Remembering local service members who are no longer with us:

SSgt. Joshua A. Brassica

1st Lt. Robert S. Byrnes

Ryan E. Harris

Jordan Heer

Chuck Johnson

John A. Karibo

Wyatt McNulty

Matthew Maddox

Roy Brooks Mason

Miguel M. Mendoza

Olaf Nelson

Taylor Donald Norris

Trevor C. Pashnee

HM3 Devon C. Rideout

Christopher B. Sainsbury

Sgt. Eric Schenck

Lt. Shawn Snyder

Alecia C. ​Snyder-Guerrera

Roland E. Tamayo

Mark Taylor

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

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

Shawn G. Adams, 21

Army, Sergeant

Based: Ft. Richardson, Alaska

3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division

Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Died: July 22, 2007

Owaset, Iraq

Married

Gender: Male

Hometown: Dixon

High School: Vanden High (Fairfield)

Burial: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Calif.

Kenneth Michael Ballard, 26

Army, 1st Lieutenant

Based: Friedberg, Germany

2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division

Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Died: May 30, 2004

Najaf, Iraq

Single

Gender: Male

Hometown: Mountain View

High School: Mountain View High (Mountain View)

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Michael S. Barnhill, 39

Marine Reserve, 1st Sergeant

Based: Eugene, Ore.

6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group

Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Died: May 28, 2005

Haqlaniya (6 mi. from), Iraq

Married, 3 children

Gender: Male

Hometown: Folsom

High School: Folsom High (Folsom)

Burial: Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, Calif.

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

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

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

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

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.

Ryan J. Connolly, 24 

Army Specialist

Based: 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Italy with units in Germany. Serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Died June 24, 2008 in Khogyani, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine.

Gender: Male

Married, 1 child

Hometown: Vacaville


Amon Bruce Cook, 24

US Air Force, Senior Airman

Based: Davis-Monthan, AFB, AZ

355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Died: October 19, 2006

Beale AFB, CA

Married

Gender: Male

Hometown: Sacramento

High School: Highlands High School

Burial: Cremated

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)

Ronald G. Dayce, 25

US Air Force, Staff Sergeant

Based: Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan

Assigned to 18 Component Maintenance Squadron

Died: August 15, 2011

Okinawa, Japan

Gender: Male

Married, 2 children

Hometown: Fairfield, CA

High School: Fairfield High School

Burial: Sacramento National Valley Cemetery 

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

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

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

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

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)

William River Emanuel IV, 19

Army, Specialist

Based: Schweinfurt, Germany

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Died: July 8, 2004

Samarra, Iraq

Single