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LCpl William Taylor Wild IV

March 20th, 2013 1 comment

Born: December 17, 1991 in Baltimore, Maryland
Died: March 18, 2013 in Hawthorne, Nevada

Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md., died in the explosion in Hawthorne, Nev. He joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2010 from Severna Park High School. He was best known as Taylor and he had been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Kuwait. Taylor always wanted to go into the military, like his father, who is a command chief in the Air Force Reserve at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Taylor was in a weapons platoon that was scheduled to deploy in November to Afghanistan. He was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in October 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in December 2011. Wild’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

Friends and family may visit on
Thursday, March 28th from
2-4 and 6-8 pm at
Barranco & Sons Funeral Home.

Services will be held on
Friday, March 29th at
2:00pm at
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis,
333 Dubois Road.

Reception will follow at the
Whitehurst Community Clubhouse,
360 White Cedar Lane in S
everna Park.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery
will be held on
Tuesday, April 2nd
with the procession meeting at
10:30am at the Memorial Gate.

To be updated…

Capt Sara Marie Knutson Cullen

March 17th, 2013 No comments

Capt. Sara M. Knutson Cullen, 27, of Eldersburg, Md., died March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. She grew up in Eldersburg, attending Freedom Elementary School, Oklahoma Road Middle School and Liberty High School. She served as vice president of her class during her junior year. She was a member of the school’s Student Government Association her freshman and sophomore year, ski club all four years and Spanish club senior year. Sara ran track her first three years and participated in the school’s musical her junior year. After graduating Liberty High School in Eldersburg, she studied law at West Point, where she a member of the Judo team. She graduated in 2007. Cpt. Knutson, an operations officer, joined the Army in May 2007 and arrived at the unit in February 2013. This was her first deployment. Arlington National Cemetery

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SWO Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks

August 20th, 2012 No comments

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md., assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit. He died Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Pat graduated from South River High School in 2002. One of his favorite quotes from the 2002 yearbook was, “When the impossible has been accomplished the only reward is another mission no one else will try.” He enlisted in the Navy in March 2006 and was assigned to SEAL Team Three in May 2008. He deployed to Iraq in 2008 and 2010. His awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He deployed to Afghanistan in December 2011.

ANC

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Sgt. David V. Williams

August 18th, 2012 No comments

Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, of Frederick, Md., died Aug. 18, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The cause of death is under investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Williams entered the U.S the U.S. Army in August 2008 and was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. He arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February 2011 and was assigned to the Headquarters – Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He deployed to Afghanistan with his brigade in April 2012. This was his first deployment. His civilian and military education includes High School Diploma (2006), Combat Life Savers Course (2010), Military Occupational Specialty 42A: Human Resource Specialist (2008). His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 434

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Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez

July 19th, 2012 1 comment

Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, of Baltimore, Md., died July 18, in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Rodriguez joined the Army in July 2002. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he was assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska and Fort Hood, Texas. He arrived at Fort Drum in March 2010. Rodriguez deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2003 to October 2004. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2005 to November 2006 and June 2008 to June 2009. He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in April 2012. His awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Driver and Mechanic Badge and the Basic Marksman Qualification Badge. He also completed the Air Load Planner course, the Combatives Level 1 course, Master Driver Training course, the Warrior Leadership course and the Combat Lifesavers course.

Brookside Cemetery

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Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III

June 23rd, 2012 1 comment

Born: November 19, 1990
Died: June 22, 2012 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, Maryland died June 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Gene was a graduate of Atholton High School in Columbia. Ask anyone from the neighborhood where he grew up and you’ll hear the same words over and again. Little Gene, as many called him, was always respectful, polite and courteous; traits he learned from his family, in particular his parents. As a Marine, Gino or ‘Gino Bambino’, (another nickname) stood as the epitome of a polished marine and could have been the poster boy for recruitment. But it was more than how he appeared. Gene talked the talk and walked the walk of an enlisted man. He put everything into being the few and the proud. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia – Sec 60 Site 10070

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Sgt. Julian Clement Chase

May 30th, 2012 No comments

Born: March 28, 1990 in Washington, D.C.
Died: May 28, 2012 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Sgt. Julian C. Chase of Edgewater, Maryland died at age 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Chase joined the Marines after graduating in 2008 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington. Chase told The Times wanted to serve in the military and joined the Marines because he “didn’t like the idea of going straight to college and didn’t want to waste my or my parent’s money,” and because it was the “best way to make a career.” A great-great-grandfather fought for the Union at Antietam. One grandfather served in the Pacific during World War II; the other served in the occupation forces in Germany after the war. He earned the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation Medal with battlefield distinguishing device, for valor, on his first deployment to Afghanistan and was posthumously was awarded the Purple Heart. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia – Sec 60 Site 10084

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Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II

February 27th, 2012 No comments

Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, of Baltimore, Md., died Feb. 25, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Marchanti was assigned to 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Division Security Partnering Team of the Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore, Md. As a civilian, Maj Marchanti had worked as a special education physical education teacher in the Baltimore County Public Schools, most recently at Carney Elementary School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and the Maryland National Guard in 1986 and had worked since May 2008 at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore as a construction and facilities management technician. Marchanti had been in Afghanistan for less than a year. As a devoted family man he adored his wife, his four children and had a 3 month old grandson.

Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 9982

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Senior Airman Julian Seiji Scholten

February 18th, 2012 No comments

Born: October 17, 1985
Died: February 18, 2012 in Djibouti

Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, of Upper Marlboro, Md. He was assigned to the 25th Intelligence Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He died February 18 when his U-28 aircraft was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. He enlisted in the Air Force in 2007. Airman Scholten was a mission systems operator assigned to the 25th IS at Hurlburt Field since 2009. He had more than 600 combat hours in six different airframes and was on his third deployment. Also killed were: Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, 29, of Newnan, Ga., and 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens, 26, of Bend, Ore.  Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10079

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Cpl. Jesse W. Stites

January 21st, 2012 1 comment

Born: March 8, 1988
Died: January 19, 2012 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Cpl. Jesse W. Stites of Palatka, Florida died at age 23 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Stites was a CH-53 crew chief who had been with the “Red Lions” since March 2009. The 2006 Interlachen High School graduate enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2008. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan. His awards include, three Air Medals, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and NATO ISAF Medal. He was part of the Lucky Red Lions helicopter squadron HMH-363. The unit deployed in August 2011 to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and is set to return home in March 2012. Their mission is to provide assault support, transport Marines and critical supplies, as well as equipment during expeditionary operations.

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