2007 Honorees

Each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The only real criteria for the selection process is that LHCP has attempted to select a Fallen Hero from all 50 states and territories.

LHCP Honorees

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Maria-I.-Ortiz.jpg Grant B. Fraser Tamara Long Archuleta Matthew R. Soper
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Dec 2007 Nov 2007 Oct 2007 Sept 2007
Maria I. Ortiz Grant B. Fraser Tamara Long Archuleta Matthew Soper
Age 40 Age 22 Age 23 Age 25
of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; died July 10, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from enemy indirect fire. of Anchorage, Alaska; assigned to the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed Aug. 3, 2005 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Aaron H. Reed, Edward A. Schroeder II, Kevin G. Waruinge and William B. Wightman. of Los Lunas, N.M.; assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.; killed in a HH-60G Pave Hawk crash on March 23, 2003, in Afghanistan. Also killed were: Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, flight engineer; Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, para-rescueman; Senior Airman Jason Plite, para-rescueman; Lt. Col. John Stein, aircraft commander; Staff Sgt. John Teal, flight engineer. of Kalamazoo, Mich., died June 6, 2007 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1461st Transportation Company (Combat Heavy Equipment), Michigan Army National Guard, Jackson, Michigan.
Patrick Marc M. Rapicault Justin-T-Paton.jpg Nathan-B.-Bruckenthal.jpg Merideth L. Howard
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Aug 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007
Patrick Marc M. Rapicault Justin T. Paton Nathan B. Bruckenthal Merideth L. Howard
Age 34 Age 24 Age 24 Age 52
of St. Augustine, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Nov. 15, 2004 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq. of Alanson, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 17, 2007 in Taramia, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire. of Smithtown, N.Y.; assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 403, aboard the patrol coastal Firebolt, forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; killed April 24, 2004 in a waterborne attack in the northern Persian Gulf. of Alameda, Calif.; assigned to the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Army Reserve, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Sept. 8, 2006 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul.
Ross McGinnis Paul-J.-Darga.jpg Randy L. Newman

Michael T. Robertson

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Apr 2007 Mar 2007 Feb 2007 Jan 2007
Ross McGinnis Paul J. Darga Randy L. Newman Michael T. Robertson
Age 19 Age 34 Age 21 Age 25
of Knox, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Dec. 4, 2006 of injuries sustained when a grenade was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad. of Lansing, Mich.; assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, serving with the 1st Marine Logistics Group; killed Aug. 22, 2006 when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was struck by an improvised explosive device while responding to a previous strike. His unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. of Bend, Oregon.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed Aug. 20, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Anbar, Iraq. Also killed was Cpl. Adam A. Galvez. Robertson died Oct. 25, 2005 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, of injuries sustained Oct. 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.

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Remember why we died.
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