Bradley Smith - January 2010 - While returning fire, Smith ran through lethal crossfire to save his comrades. He also rescued the disoriented and blinded Airman from the water and recovered the mortally wounded Soldier. After administering first aid, Smith continued returning fire and coordinated close air support. While trying to recover the remains of another mortally wounded Soldier, a second improvised explosive device detonated killing him instantly.
This is what a HERO looks like! Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, and his dog Hawkeye. He died in August 2011, when his helicopter was brought down by a Taliban RPG. Thirty eight Special Operations men and one Military Working Dog were on board. All were killed. 1,500 people attended the funeral. Hawkeye was there and spent the entire service lying under his coffin. Never forget. http://loveahero.com #LoveAHero #heroeshonor #RIP #marines #military #supportourtroops #airforce #neverforget #navy…
Marine Cpl. Jason S. Clairday, 21, of Camp Fulton, Arkansas. Died December 12, 2004, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Died of wouinds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire in Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq. (RECIPIENT OF THE NAVY CROSS FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM.)
Marine Staff Sgt. Eric A. McIntosh Died April 2, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 29, of Trafford, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed April 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Army Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Florida. Died July 8, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device.
Army 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Jr. Died July 23, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 37, of Dania Beach, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley Died October 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 31, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Army SGT Amanda N. Pinson, 21, of St. Louis, Missouri. Died March 16, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died of injuries sustained when a mortar round detonated near her position during an attack on her camp in Tikrit, Salah ad Din Province, Iraq.