We remember: a Memorial Day list of TN soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:10pm

As we take to the outdoors with friends and family this Memorial Day weekend to enjoy meat smoking on the grill, sun shining on our faces, taking dips in the pool and the other finer points of life, let us not forget the men and women who have died on our behalf so that we may enjoy such times. Below are the Tennesseans, including eight from Davidson and four from Williamson counties, who have died serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan compiled from state records and the Associated Press.

  Service              Name, Age, Hometown                        Date of death

 

Army                  Jefferson D. Davis, 39, Watauga                12/05/01

Marines             Patrick Ray Nixon, 21, Nashville            03/23/03

Army                  Thomas Arthur Foley III, 23, Dresden        04/14/03

Army                  Roger Dale Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua                07/09/03

Army                  David L. Loyd, 44, Jackson                        08/05/03

Army                  Kenneth W. Harris Jr., 23, Charlotte          08/20/03

Army                  William M. Bennett, 35, Seymour              09/12/03

Army                  Richard Torres, 25, Clarksville                  10/06/03

Army                  Kim S. Orlando, 43, Fort Campbell            10/18/03

Army                  Morgan DeShawn Kennon, 23, Memphis   11/07/03

Army                  Alexander S. Coulter, 35, Bristol,               11/17/03

Army (NG)          Gregory B. Hicks, 35, Duff                         01/08/04

Army                  Michael T. Blaise, 29, Clarksville                01/23/04

Army                 Don Steven McMahan, 31, Nashville      04/09/04

Navy                   Christopher E. Watts, 28, Knoxville           04/24/04

Army                  Todd E. Nunes, 29, Chapel Hill                  05/02/04

Air Force             Pedro I. Espaillat Jr., 20, Columbia            05/15/04

Marines               Jeremiah E. Savage, 21, Livingston            05/12/04

Marines               Brent L. Morel, 27, Martin                         04/07/04

Army                   Ervin Caradine Jr., 33, Memphis                05/02/04

Marines               Daniel B. McClenney, 19, Shelbyville         06/24/04

Marines               Timothy R. Creager, 21, Millington           07/01/04

Army                  Robert K. McGee, 37, Antioch                07/01/04

Marines               David L. Potter, 22, Johnson City               08/07/04

Marines               Brad P. McCormick, 23, Rickman               08/19/04

Army                   Marco D. Ross, 20, Memphis                     08/25/04

Army                   Brandon M. Read, 21, Greeneville             09/06/04

Marines               Andrew K. Stern, 24, Germantown            09/16/04

Army                   James W. Price, 22, Cleveland                   09/18/04

Marines               Steven C.T. Cates, 22, Mt. Juliet                09/20/04

Marines               Morgan W. Strader, 23, Crossville             11/12/04

Army (NG)          Nathan J. Bailey, 46, Nashville               11/12/04

Army                   George D. Harrison, 22, Knoxville             12/02/04

Marines               Joshua W. Dickinson, Lafayette                 12/12/04

Army                   Corey M. Hewitt, 26, Dover                       12/21/04

Army                   Paul W. Thomason III, 37, Talbot               03/20/05

Army                   Stephen C. Kennedy, 35, Oak Ridge          04/04/05

Army                   Alfred B. Siler, 33, Duff                             05/25/05

Army                   Mark O. Edwards, 40, Unicoi                     06/09/05

Marines               Nathan B. Clemons, 20, Winchester           06/14/05

Army                   Michael L. McNulty, 36, Knoxville              06/17/05

Army                   James D. Stewart, 29, Chattanooga            06/21/05

Army                 James. W. Ponder III, 36, Franklin           06/28/05

Army                  James D. Carroll, 23, McKenzie                   07/31/05

Army                  Asbury F. Hawn II, 35, Lebanon                   08/14/05

Army                  Shannon D. Taylor, 30, Smithville               08/14/05

Army                  Gary L. Reese, 22, Ashland City                  08/14/05

Army                  Joseph D. Hunt, 27, Sweetwater                  08/22/05

Army                  Victoir P. Lieurance, 34, Seymour                08/22/05

Army                  Luke C. Williams, 35, Knoxville                   09/05/05

Army                  Eric A. Fifer, 22, Knoxville                           10/07/05

Army                  Robert W. Tucker, 20, Hilham                            10/13/05

Army                  Brian J. Schoff, 22, Manchester                    01/28/06

Marines              Rusty L. Washam, 21, Huntsville                  02/14/06

Army                  Brock A. Beery, 30, White House                  03/23/06

Marines             David A. Bass, 20, Nashville                     04/02/06

Army                  Richard J. Herrema, 27, Jackson                   04/25/06

Army                  Robbie G. Light, 21, Kingsport                     05/01/06

Army                  Scott M. Love, 32, Knoxville.                        05/07/06

Army                  William T. Flanigan, 37, Milan                      07/02/06

Army                  Kevin F. Edgin, 31, Dyersburg                      07/06/06

Army                  David M. Hierholzer, 27, Lewisburg             07/24/06

Marines              Adam R. Murray, 21, Cordova                      07/27/06

Army                  Dustin D. Laird, 23, Martin                           08/02/06

Marines               James D. Hirlston, 21, Murfreesboro           08/23/06

Army                  David Weir, 23, Cleveland                            09/14/06

Marines              Robert M. Secher, 33, Germantown              10/08/06

Marines              Tyler R. Overstreet, 22, Gallatin                   10/22/06

Marines             Richard A. Buerstetta, 20, Franklin           10/22/06

Army                  Harry A. Winkler III, 32, Clarksville               11/12/06

Army                  Michael A. Cerrone, 24, Clarksville               11/12/06

Army                  David M. Morris, 28, Clinton                        11/25/06

Army                  Dustin M. Adkins, 22, Finger                        12/03/06

Marines              William C. Koprince Jr., 24, Lenoir                12/27/06

Marines              William D. Spencer, 20, Paris                       12/28/06

Army                  John M. Sullivan, 22, Hixson                        12/30/06

Marines              Terry J. Elliott, 34, Middleton                       02/01/07

Army                  Terry W. Prater, 35, Speedwell                     03/15/07

Army                  Benjamin L. Sebban, 29, Chattanooga          03/17/07

Marines              Marcus A. Golczynski, 30, Lewisburg           03/27/07

Army                  David A. Stephens, 28, Tullahoma                04/12/07

Army                  Alexander Van Aalten, 21, Monterey            04/20/07

Marines              Jeffery A. Bishop, 23, Dickson                      04/20/07

Army                  James D. Connell Jr., 40, Lake City                05/12/07

Army                  Travis F. Haslip, 20, Ooltewah                     05/19/07

Air Force            William N. Newman, 23, Kingston Springs    06/07/07

Army                  Frank B. Walkup IV, 23, Woodbury               06/16/07

Army                  Michelle R. Ring, 24, Martin                         07/05/07

Army                  Stephen R. Maddies, 41, Elizabethton          07/31/07

Army                  Justin R. Blackwell, 27, Paris                        08/05/07

Army                  Jeremy S. Bohannon, 18, Bon Aqua              08/05/07

Air Force            Joey D. Link, 29, Portland                             08/05/07

Marines              Lance M. Clark, 21, Cookeville                     09/07/07

Army                  Rush M. Jenkins, 22, Clarksville                   10/30/07

Army                  Jonathan K. Dozier, 30, Rutherford              01/09/08

Army                  Joshua L. Plocica, 20, Clarksville                  06/25/08

Army                  Jason D. Hovater, 24, Clinton                       07/13/08

Marines              Michael H. Ferschke Jr., 22, Maryville           08/10/08

Army                 Darrick D. Wright, 37, Nashville               09/17/08

Army                  Christopher T. Fox, 21, Memphis                 09/29/08

Army                  Timothy H. Walker, 38, Franklin                   11/08/08

Army                  Donald V. Clark, 37, Memphis                      11/15/08

Army                  Keith E. Essary, 20, Dyersburg                      01/08/09

Army                  William E. Emmert, 36, Lincoln                     02/24/09

Marines               Stephen F. Dearmon, 21, Crossville             04/03/09

Army                 Judson E. Mount, 37, Franklin                   05/07/09

Army                  Jonathan Charles O’Neill, 22, Watertown       06/15/09

Marines              Gregory A. Posey, 22, Winchester                  07/30/09

Army                  Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, 19, Knoxville               08/01/09

Army                  Corey J. Kowall, 20, Murfreesboro                 09/20/09

Army                  Russell S. Hercules Jr., 22, Murfree                10/01/09

Army                  Brandon A. Owens, 21, Memphis                   10/01/09

Army                  Jason O. B. Hickman, 35, Kingspor                 01/07/10

Army                  Daniel D. Merriweather, 25, Colliervill            01/13/10

Navy                   Xin Qi, 25, Cordova                                       01/23/10

Army                  Rusty H. Christian, 24, Greenville                   01/28/10

Army                  Marcus R. Alford, 28, Knoxville                      02/21/10

Army                  Billie J. Grinder, 25, Gallatin                           02/21/10

Army                  Carlos M. Santos-Silva, 32, Clarksville            03/22/10

Army                  Jonathon D. Hall, 23, Chattanooga                 04/08/10

Army                  Jeremy L. Brown, 20, McMinnville                   05/09/10

Army                  Billy G. Anderson, 20, Alexandria                   05/17/10

Air Force            Benjamin D. White, 24, Erwin                          06/09/10

Army                  Israel P. Obryan, 24, Newbern                        06/11/10

Army                  Robert Kelsey Repkie, 20, Knoxville               06/24/10

Marines              Daniel G. Raney, 21, Pleasant View                 07/09/10

Army                  Michael L. Stansbery, 21, Mount Juliet            07/30/10

Marines              Vincent E. Gammone III, 19, Christiana           08/07/10

Marines              Kristopher D. Greer, 25, Ashland City             08/08/10

Army                  Patrick K. Durham, 24, Chattanooga               08/28/10

Army                  Nathan E. Lillard, 26, Knoxville                       11/14/10

Army                  David D. Finch, 24, Bath Springs                     12/08/10

Marines              Garrett A. Misener, 25, Cordova                      12/27/10

Air Force             Christoffer P. Johnson, 20, Clarksville             02/17/11

Marines               Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, Columbia                02/19/11

Air Force             Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, Knoxville                     04/27/11

Marines             Kevin Brian Balduf, 27, Nashville                  05/12/11

Navy                   Aaron Carson Vaughn, 30, Union City              08/06/11

Marines              Franklin N. Watson, 21, Vonore                        09/24/11

Army                 Joshua S. Lawrence, 29, Nashville                10/08/11

Army                  Dennis R. Murray, 38, Red Boiling Springs        11/21/11

Army                 Jason K. Edens, 22, Franklin                         04/26/12

Army                  Jacob M. Schwallie, 22, Clarksville                    05/07/12

  (NG) National Guard        Davidson and Williamson in bold      

3 Comments on this post:

By: parnell3rd on 5/28/12 at 6:36

As a Citizen, born and raised in Nashville, TN. USA, and as a Army Vetran. I am Humbled this morning after reading every name and praying for all of the Families. I am Grateful to these HEROS who gave their lives for my personal freedom!
A Grateful Nation never forgets.

By: localboy on 5/28/12 at 9:34

Simple yet elegant article...thanks City Paper staff.

By: yucchhii on 5/29/12 at 9:29

FIRST I want to point out that I LOVE AND RESPECT ALL our troops and pray for the families who had friends and loved ones that died in these wars. I wish to point out though that from the vietnam war on foward, those of us who served, did not serve to protect the USA, the fought for the politicians and did not realize it. These wars that we fought and are currently fighting are NOT our wars...they are the POLITICIANS wars! The politicians are using the patriotism that a young man has to fight for what THEY WANT! They give lying excuses to bring out the patriotism in us to WANT TO FIGHT! One day, those people who are about to go to war will open their eyes and rebel against the criminlas who are ruining this country!! To "ALL" vets, again, I love and respect you for your heart is where it belongs! God Bless!!!