Mark I. Kirkmeyer

VETERANS DAY, 2008

On this day christened by infamy
We kneel and pay memory
to the honored heroes who gave all

Cabo (Corporal) Ruben Alonso Rios; 9 Nov 2008
Brigada de Infantería Ligera Aerotransportable (BRILAT)
Spanish Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Brigada (Warrant Officer) Juan Andres Suarez; 9 Nov 2008
Brigada de Infantería Ligera Aerotransportable (BRILAT)
Spanish Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Rifleman Yubraj Rai; 4 Nov 2008,
2nd Battalion, the Royal Gurkha Rifles
British Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Sergeant Daniel W. Wallace; 31 Oct 2008,
201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky National Guard
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Private First Class Bradley S. Coleman; 29 Oct 2008
51st Transportation Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command
United States Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant Scott J. Metcalf; 29 Oct 2008
1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
United States Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant Nicolas A Casey; 27 Oct 2008,
3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Sergeant Kevin D. Grieco; 27 Oct 2008
2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois National Guard
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

First Lieutenant Trevor J. Yurista; 27 Oct 2008,
5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
United States Marine Corps – Operation Afghan Freedom

Corporal Adrian Robles; 22 Oct 2008
2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
United States Marine Corps – Operation Afghan Freedom

Lance San Sim; 22 Oct 2008
1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
United States Marine Corps – Operation Afghan Freedom

Specialist Deon L Taylor; 22 Oct 2008
27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York National Guard
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Stabsunteroffizier Patrick Behlke; 20 Oct 2008
Fallschirmjägerbattaillon 263
German Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Captain Robert D. Lindenau; 20 Oct 2008
91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne)
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Stabsgefreiter Roman Schmidt; 20 Oct 2008
Fallschirmjägerbattaillon 263
German Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Sergeant Fredrico G. Borjas; 16 Oct 2008
416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Commmand
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Sergeant John M. Penich; 16 Oct 2008
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Trooper James Munday; 15 Oct 2008
D Squadron, the Household Cavalry Regiment
British Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Specialist Cory J. Bertrand; 14 Oct 2008
1st BN, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom

Specialist Stephen R. Fortunato; 14 Oct 2008
1st BN, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
United States Army – Operation Afghan Freedom