Men and Women serving our country and those who have served our country
Army SGT Daniel J. Brown, 27, of Jerome, Idaho. Died March 24, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Mike Thornton...Medal of Honor SEAL. Michael Thornton was one of only 15 U.S. Navy personnel, (three of them SEALs), who received the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He is also the only recipient in over a century to save the life of another Medal of Honor recipient – SEAL Lieutenant Thomas Norris – who had performed heroic, lifesaving actions of his own just months earlier. Both men are still alive and well today.
Honoring Robert Lewis Howard who was a highly decorated United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor three separate times. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on February 22, 2010.
Joseph Galloway was a civilian reporter at the battle of La Drang. He co-authored the book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young with Hal Moore. Galloway was the only civilian to be awarded the Bronze Star in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the medal for helping to rescue wounded soldiers during the battle.
Army PFC Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, California. Died October 26, 2003, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Baqubah, Diyala Province, Iraq.