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bmf
23 August 2006, 09:36
Below is a list of EOD Techs from all four services who gave the ultimate sacrifice during operations OEF/OIF. Rest in peace- you will never be forgotten.
ARMY
SGT MAUGANS, JAMIE 4/02
SSG GALEWSKI, JUSTIN 4/02
SSG CRAIG, BRIAN 4/02
SSG ROBSKY, JOSEPH E. 9/03
SSG VOELZ, KIMBERLY A. 12/03
SSG SUTTER, MICHAEL J. 12/03
SSG RAMEY, RICHARD P. 2/04
SGT WONG, ELIJAH T. 2/04
CPL HEWITT, CORY M. 12/04
SSG SHEPHERD, KRIS 2/05
SSG GRESHAM, DANIEL G. 2/05
SSG STEFFENEY, ERIC M. 2/05
SSG VERDUGO, RUSSELL J. 5/05
SSG MASON, JOHNNIE V. 12/05
SFC JESSEN, KEVIN P. 3/06
SFC SMITH, SCOTT R. 07/06
SGT. MATTERO, JOSHUA 07/07
CSM LANKFORD, JONATHAN M. 9/07
SGT. HEALY, JAMES K 01/08
SFC LAWRENCE, EZELL 04/08
SSG STUDER, BRIAN E 08/08
SSG LO, EDMOND 06/09
SSG RABJOHN, THOMAS D. 10/09
SPC SLACK, WADE 05/10
SSG BARNARD, SHANE S. 05/10
SSG FARLEY, DEREK J. 08/10
SSG WEST, MATTHEW J. 08/10
CPT McMAHON, JASON T 09/10
SSG MAYS, CHAUNCY 03/11
SPC STARK, CHRISTOPHER 03/11
SSG WELLS, MARK C. 03/11
SSG TRUEBLOOD, ERIC 03/11
SSG GARCIA, MICHAEL J. 07/11
SSG HARGROVE, ZACH 05/12
SSG NUANES, ISRAEL 05/12
SSG BENNETT, KENNETH W. 11/12
SSG REID, NICHOLAS J.          12/12
SSG BOWDEN, JOSHUA 08/13
SPC HELTON, JUSTIN 06/14

AF
TECH. SGT. WALTER MOSS 04/06
MSGT CLEMMONS, PAUL 08/06
Capt EVANS, KERMIT 12/06
SRA MILLER, DANIEL B JR 01/07
TSGT WEINER, TIMOTHY R. 01/07
SRA LONCKI, ELIZABETH A 01/07
SRA NEWMAN, WILLIAM 06/07
TSGT CAPRA, TONY 04/08
SSGT MYERS, PHILIP 04/09
SSGT BERKY, BRYAN 09/09
TSGT CAMPBELL, ANTHONY 12/09
TSGT GINETT, ADAM K 01/10
SrA BURAS, MICHAEL 09/10
SrA JOHNSON, DANIEL 09/10
SSgt HAMSKI, JOSEPH 05/11
TSGT SOLESBEE, KRISTOPHER 05/11
TSGT DOUVILLE, DANIEL L. 06/11
TSGT SCHWARTZ, MATTHEW 01/12
SrA BELL, BRYAN 01/12
A1C SEIDLER, MATTHEW 01/12

NAVY
AO2 WILSON, NICK 02/06
PO2 KOTH, EDWARD 07/06
EODC DARGA, PAUL 08/06
PO2 RODDY, DAVID S. 09/06
EODC BILITER, GREGORY 04/07
EOD1 McSWEEN, JOSEPH 04/07
EOD2 HALL, CURTIS 04/07
EODC WADE, PATRICK 07/07
EOD1 CHANEY, JEFFEREY 07/07
EOD2 BEWLEY KEVIN R. 11/07
EOD1 SOUFFRONT, LUIS A. 02/08
EOD2 TRAHAN, TYLER 04/09
EOD2 RANDOLPH, "TONY" 07/09
EODCS VICKERS, KRAIG. 08/11
EODC NULL, NICK 08/11
EOD1 REGELIN, CHAD 01/12
LT MOSKO, CHRISTOPHER 04/12
EOD1 CARSON, SEAN P. 08/12

USMC
GYSGT CLARK, MICHAEL J. 7/04
SSGT LEHTO, JASON A. 12/04
SSGT DAMERON, JOEL P. 10/05
SSGT TSUE, DANIEL A. 11/05
GYSGT BOATMAN, DARRELL 11/05
MSGT ANGUS, BRETT E. 11/05
SSGT POSPISIL, KENNETH B. 12/05
GYSGT MARTONE, JUSTIN R. 3/06
GYSGT FRY, JOHN D. 3/06
SGT. NOYES, JUSTIN 07/06
SGT PHILLIPS, JOHN 08/06
SSGT WILLIAMS, DWAYNE 08/06
SGT WALSH, JUSTIN 10/06
SSGT GOULD, DUSTIN 03/07
SGT. WOODALL, PETER 04/07
SGT. CALLAHAN, WILLIAM 04/07
SSGT WILSON, STEPHEN 06/07
SGT MARTIN, SHAWN 06/07
SGT TAYAOTAO MICHAEL E. 08/07
SSGT STRICKLAND, CHRIS 06/08
SSGT HANSEN, DANIEL 02/09
SSGT WOJCIECHOWSKI, MARK 04/09
CWO2 RICHARDSON, RICK 06/09
SSGT SPICER, DAVID 07/09
GYSGT BENJAMIN, ADAM 08/09
SSGT TAYLOR, AARON J. 10/09
SSGT ECKARD, CHRIS W. 02/10
SSGT PERKINS, ADAM L. 05/10
GYSGT EASTMAN, CHRISTOPHER L. 07/10
MSGT DANIEL (DAN) FEDDER 08/10
GYSGT FLOYD HOLLEY 08/10
SSGT CULLINS, JOSHUA 10/10
SSGT EMRICK, JORDAN 11/10
SGT SMITH, JASON 11/10
SSGT SCHMALSTIEG, JASON E. 12/10
SSGT DAY, DAVID P. 04/11
GYSGT PATE, RALPH E. JR 06/11
SGT PATRON, DAN 08/11
SSGT SPROVTSOFF, NICHOLAS 09/2011
SSGT DUNNING, STEPHEN 10/2011
SSGT D'AUGUSTINE, JOSEPH 03/12
SSGT FANKHOUSER, JOSEPH 04/12
SGT HULING, JOHN P. 05/12
SSGT MOTE, SKY R. 08/12


Please let me know if I missed anyone.

Ole crusty bastard
23 August 2006, 10:25
I pray that there are no more names to be added, I know that this prayer will not be answered. These people are my "hero's", may God bless them and their families.

ex
23 August 2006, 11:40
It's really heartwrenching to see all the names listed like this.

May they all rest in peace.

MTAFEOD
23 August 2006, 20:03
These men are truly heros

Pkm594
6 September 2006, 07:09
With thanks to them may they Rest in Peace

24/7
6 September 2006, 07:30
My heart goes out to their wifes, kids, families, and team mates. They gave their lives protecting us, our country, and our way of life.

Rest in peace guys, you will not be forgotten.

FDEZ
15 September 2006, 12:58
Please add MSGT MARTS, EDGAR 11/05 to the list of Marines.

BAYONET-14
12 October 2006, 11:50
VERY tough job - RIP to those who have fallen

MTAFEOD
3 May 2007, 17:21
I just checked the updated list and I am glad to see that EODC Biliter, EOD1 McSween and EOD2 Hall were added. They were filling an empty slot for us (Air Force) at Kirkuk, and they will be sorely missed.

Undead
28 May 2007, 15:22
These men are truly heros

And women:

SSG VOELZ, KIMBERLY A. 12/03

SRA ELIZABETH A LONCKI 01/07


(just sayin)

On another note, I've always had the utmost respect for those who choose to help our country in this capacity. The courage to disarm explosives is amazing and awe inspiring to me. True Patriots.
God bless EOD and their families.

The91Bravo
28 May 2007, 15:53
Rest Peacefully,

And thank you all

jw
25 September 2007, 11:26
We missed one:

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua P. Mattero, died July 24 while trying to clear three roadside IED's in Baqouba.

Here's a link to the story.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20070923/NEWS/709230465/1008/NEWS02

jw
12 January 2008, 20:56
Bill,
We need to add Sgt Healy

bmbsqd
12 January 2008, 21:51
I know he was not US EOD, but Sapper Luke Allsopp (British EOD with 33rd RE) was the first EOD tech killed in Iraq. I believe he may have been the first known casualty at the hands of the Iraqis in the entire war. Would be cool if we could memorialize the lad.

bmbsqd
12 January 2008, 22:01
Deleted. Sorry about that.

SFS0AVN
13 January 2008, 11:07
Thank you for all you did, RIP and Godspeed.

03Blaster
16 January 2008, 22:49
For those who are interested in attending: The memorial will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of May this year. We've got a lot of friends to put on the wall.

AzianBlaster69
28 April 2008, 11:15
As a former EOD tech in the Army (Class 01-140S), I had the opportunity to either work with or meet and get to know many of the techs that have given their lives in OIF and OEF. I know SSG Kim Voelz's husband, Max, also an EOD tech working for VIPSSA, and I went to school with Johnnie Mason and Kevin Jessen. Jessen and I graduated in the same class, were assigned to the same unit at Fort Jackson and then bought houses in the same neighborhood in Columbia, SC. We became very good friends and I served as his team member for his Team Leader Certification Course and then as his team member thereafter until I moved to another unit and he went to the 22nd Chem Battalion (EOD) from which he was TAD'd to the unit he went to Iraq with (for the third tour of his over there) and he was then killed while on that same tour. I miss him greatly to this day and know that he is doing bigger and better demo ops at the Demo Range in the Sky! God bless each and every tech who has stood in harm's way and saved the lives of many fellow soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen. We will NOT forget! "Initial Success or Total Failure!"

MadDash
7 May 2008, 12:41
Missed another. CSM LANKFORD, JONATHAN M. 9/07. He was added to the wall at last weekends ceremony.

V/R

MD

jw
8 May 2008, 01:18
He died of a heart attack while PT'ing. While unfortunate, this was not a job related death.

bmf
8 May 2008, 13:39
If they added him to the wall I have no problem adding him to ours. I realize the circumstances around his passing but he was on deployment in Iraq keeping fit for the job.

bmf
8 May 2008, 13:41
bmbsqd- Just read your post about the Brit and I would like to honor our allies from all countries (there have many foreign EOD techs killed in OIF/OEF) but I have so little visablity on all the names I feel it would be a disservice to only honor a few. If you want to start a new thread I'll sticky it at the top.

jw
9 May 2008, 07:53
I know there was some debate about him going on the wall. BMF, you started this list, so you make the call.

Peter H
28 January 2009, 02:47
RIP Woodal and Callahan, I miss you guys. RIP to all the other techs, you all are my true heros.

MandMmom
17 June 2009, 10:41
Don't forget Trip --

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan - Staff Sgt. John H. Roy III, 32, of Muscogee, GA. died in an explosion at Demolition Range 3 in the Central Training Area March 24 at 11:15 a.m.

We haven't been an USMC EOD family long, but I carry the names of the men who have died since we joined on my heart :(

jw
17 June 2009, 16:25
MandMmom, Not to disrespect a fallen Tech, but this thread was created to honor those that have made the ultiamte sacrifice in OEF/OIF. While tragic, SSGT Roy's deathe was due to an accident on a peacetime range.

MandMmom
18 June 2009, 14:36
I stand corrected. Didn't read the criteria for the list closely enough . . .

Jim Kirk
18 June 2009, 16:54
He died of a heart attack while PT'ing. While unfortunate, this was not a job related death.

The Memorial web site is under new management these days, but I think that the old site said that deaths in training or when on deployment were legit.

For that matter, please check out my post,"EOD Memorial Placement Criteria Guidelines." It has a contact email for Jim O'Neil.

jw
18 June 2009, 17:32
Jim, that I believe is the crieria for the memorial. This thread was started for OEF/OIF.

Jim Kirk
18 June 2009, 18:23
Jim, that I believe is the crieria for the memorial. This thread was started for OEF/OIF.

Agreed, but so long as someone dies while serving downrange (OEF/OIF, for the purposes of this thread) and meets the criteria for the Memorial, then (IMO), they should be honored here.

I just went back and looked at my posts about the Memorial Criteria Committie, and the deadline passed on 15 June 09 :( because it would have been nice to have have had the opportunity to speak my mind about LOD determinations about such things as non-mission related training deaths (e.g. PT), vehicle accidents, et al.

jw
19 June 2009, 05:40
We, of course, honor every Tech that has died. Anyone is free and encouraged to start a tread keeping the community informed about fallen/imjured Techs. However this thread was started by BMF three years ago due to OEF/OIF, and we have been keeping it up since. It has no affiliation with the Memorial. I seem to be a little more strict with the interpretation, so if there is a disagreement, BMF has final athority.

Ole crusty bastard
19 June 2009, 06:14
I see a difference between the thread and the 'list'. This list is for a certain time frame and place.


We honor all our fallen brothers, regardless of when or where they made the ultimate sacrifice.


MandMmom, SSG John H. Roy III, is no less a hero because his name is not posted to the above list. All of us thank you for keeping him in your heart.

MandMmom
22 June 2009, 11:07
Thanks! My stepson has tremendous respect for Trip and wished he could have served with him longer. Got the "Father's Day call" yesterday, and Gallo (injured when Trip died) is back in Oki, and headed for Balboa. Heard he is doing well, and will continue rehabbing the arm there. "Tough family" he says, with great respect. He is still single and I asked if any of the EOD wives over there have sisters . . . seems like it would take a special kind of woman to live that close to the edge everyday. Maybe that kind of toughness runs in families :rolleyes:

bmf
8 September 2010, 00:15
A bit dated. Sorry I missed it.

http://businessclarksville.com/2010/09/07/ordnance-officer-killed-in-afghanistan/

LA_Matt
7 August 2011, 12:02
Heard about the two techs that went down in yesterday's helo crash...RIP Brothers.

tawS7
7 August 2011, 14:35
That is a lot of names. Very sad to see.

RIP. Thank you all for your service.

11Bravo
10 May 2013, 15:26
RIP to all. Unfortanely a couple of those were in our AO in Iraq. Doing Pathfinder missions.