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Capt. David I. Lyon

December 27th, 2013 1 comment

Born: March 31, 1985

Died:December 27, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan

Capt. David I. Lyon, formerly, David Lissy, of Sandpoint, Idaho graduated in 2003 from Sandpoint High. Lyon, a five-year veteran of the Air Force, was an Air Force Academy graduate and had been stationed at Peterson since January 2010. Dave competed in track and field for the Air Force Academy, setting an Academy record for a discus throw during a competition in 2006, according to Airforce Academy Athletics. He was serving a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and was performing a combat advisory mission with Afghan National Army Commandos, while working with Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return to Peterson in February. Lyon died at age 28 from wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.United States Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado.

Air Force

21st Logistics Readiness Squadron

Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

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Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera

August 13th, 2013 No comments

Born: December 18, 1986
Died: August 11, 2013 in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, of Caldwell, Idaho died Aug. 11, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. He graduated Caldwell High School in 2005. Before he entered the U.S. Army in 2007, Octavio attended college in Phoenix, Arizona and Boise State University. While in Phoenix, he worked for UPS. Idaho State Veterans Cemetery – Sec 10 Row W Site 200

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Spc Thomas P. Murach

May 4th, 2013 No comments

Born: May 16, 1990 in Mountain Home AF Base, Idaho
Died: May 4, 2013 in Maiwand, Afghanistan

Spc. Thomas P. Murach of Meridian, Idaho died at age 22 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. He graduated from High School in Meridian, Idaho, in 2008. Specialist Murach enlisted in the Army on 24 August 2010. He attended the fourteen-week long Infantry Training Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Specialist Murach’s first duty assignment was Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment and was selected to be a member of the Reconnaissance Platoon as a Sniper. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Senior Sniper for his Platoon. Specialist Murach’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Specialist Murach is survived by his mother, and his brother. Idaho State Veterans Cemetery – Boise – Sec 12 Row V Site 351

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Pfc. Shane G. Wilson

October 20th, 2012 No comments

Born: August 14, 1992 in Everett, Washington
Died: October 18, 2012 in Khost, Afghanistan

Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, 20, of Kuna, Idaho, died Oct. 18, in Khost, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Shane graduated from Kuna High School in 2011 and looked forward to serving his country upon graduation.
His family released this statement: “Shane died in the service of his country, and this is a very sad day for our family. He wanted to be a military man from a very young age and was proud to be a soldier. Shane was a very humble young man and was indeed one of the best men we’ve ever known. We loved him for so many reasons, including his loyalty, and he knew how to keep a confidence. He was caring and compassionate, and he always placed others before himself. He will be missed by his entire family, including his mother, father, two sisters, grandparents and great-grandparents. We are very proud of him and we do not want him to be forgotten.”

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A memorial service will be on
Tuesday, October 30th, 10:00 am, at
Ten Mile Christian Church, located at
3500 W Franklin Rd
Meridian, Idaho

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
Idaho Guard and Reserve Family Support Fund
COL Rob Lytle, Idaho National Guard
4040 W. Guard Street
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 272-8302

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Cpl. Ethan Jacob Martin

August 7th, 2012 1 comment

Cpl. Ethan J. Martin, 22, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered enemy small-arms fire. Martin was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He joined the Army in October 2009, and was assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage in March 2010. Ethan graduated in 2009 from Lewiston High School. He planned to go to nursing school after leaving the Army. Paradise Valley Cemetery

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Spc Cody O. Moosman

July 4th, 2012 No comments

Born: August 4, 1987
Died: July 3, 2012 in Gayan Alwara Mandi, Afghanistan

Spc. Cody O. Moosman, 24, of Preston, Idaho, died July 3, in Gayan Alwara Mandi, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. His family issued a statement saying their son told them starting in the third grade that he had wanted to be in the Army. He joined in 2010, at age 22, and loved the idea of protecting his fellow citizens. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had completed his Eagle Scout badge.

Preston City Cemetery in Preston, Idaho

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Sgt. Chris John Workman

April 19th, 2012 No comments

Born: January 15, 1979 in Rupert, Idaho
Died: April 19, 2012 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Sgt. Chris J. Workman, 33, of Boise, Idaho died April 19, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. Chris is a 1997 graduate of Minico High School and 2003 graduate of Idaho State University. Following graduation he worked in an escrow business in Boise. When the economy fell out of real estate, he went to work as an auto glass repairman, something he had learned from his father at their family business in Rupert. He joined the service to provide a better living for his family and was always looking for ways to better himself. Rupert Cemetery in Rupert, Idaho – C1941-A1

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Sgt. Daniel J. Brown

March 26th, 2012 1 comment

Born: August 21, 1984 in Twin Falls, Idaho
Died: March 24, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sgt. Daniel J. Brown of Jerome, Idaho died March at age 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. He leaves behind a wife, three month old twin daughters, his parents, and a brother.

Burial is at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Twin Falls, Idaho

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Lance Cpl. Kenneth E. Cochran

January 17th, 2012 No comments

Born: July 12, 1991 in Riverside, California
Died: January 15, 2012 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Kenneth E. Cochran, 20, of Wilder, Idaho died Jan 15 conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Ken graduated Parma High School in 2010 where he was well liked and admired by his classmates. Kenny joined the Marine Corps Aug. 30, 2010. He arrived on Okinawa May 27, 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan Nov. 13, 2011 serveing as a water support technician. His awards include, the NATO-International Security Assistance Force Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Burial is at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho – Sec 10 Row S Site 166

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Sgt Ryan David Sharp

December 3rd, 2011 No comments

Born: January 4, 1983 in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Died: December 3, 2011 in Landstuhl, Germany

Sgt. Ryan D. Sharp, 28, of Idaho Falls, Idaho died Dec. 3, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered Nov. 21 at Kandahar province, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. He joined the Army in October 2002 as an armored crew member. He arrived at Fort Riley in April 2006. This was his third deployment. His awards include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Combat Action Badge. Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho

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