SSG Joseph E Phaneuf II KIA Dec. 15, 2006 Afghanistan. Loving husband and father of 3 fantastic children. Joe loved photography and always had his camera with him. He loved to make people laugh, he was a volunteer firefighter, EMT and coached little league and basketball. He was a member of the CT National Guard 1-102nd. His kids were his world. Missed and loved everyday. -Michele
Marine LCpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, Maryland. Died June 22, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
My hero is definitely my Dad. Actually I would really consider him my best friend. Dad made growing up on the farm in Minnesota an everyday adventure. My Dad is a true leader and someone I will always look up to. He has shown me how to keep strong in my faith, that family is the strongest tie and at the end of the day 'just laugh about it.' As the saying goes, 'You can't take life to seriously, you'll never get out alive.' Thanks Dad for being the best role model a daughter could have…
Army Spc. Tamarra J. Ramos Died October 1, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Quakertown, Pa.; assigned to the 3rd Armor Medical Company, Medical Troop Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; died of non-combat related injuries Oct. 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.