2008 Honorees

LHCP Honorees

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Nicole-Suveges.jpg Luke Mercandante Harrison Brown William Kerwood
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Dec 2008 Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Sept 2008
Nicole Suveges Luke Mercardante Harrison Brown William Kerwood
Age 38 Age 31 Age 31 Age 37
U.S. Army veteran and current BAE employee serving in Iraq died June 24, 2008 in Sadr City, Iraq by a IED explosion while attending a meeting of the district advisory council. Marine 1st Sergeant Luke J. Mercardante, 35, of Athens, Ga.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 15, 2008 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. Army Staff Sergeant Harrison Brown, age 31, of Pritchard, AL; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died April 3, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Harrison was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart. Air Force Tech. Sergeant William Kerwood, age 37, of Houston, MO.; assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, died November 23, 2003 in a helicopter crash in Afghanist
Bryant Wayne Mackey Nino D. Livaudais Kevin-F.-Sheehan.jpg Nathan J. Schuldheiss
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Aug 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008
Bryant Wayne Mackey Nino D. Livaudais Kevin F. Sheehan Nathan J. Schuldheiss
Age 30 Age 23 Age 36 Age 27
Army Staff Sgt. Bryant Mackey, age 30, of Eureka Kansas; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX; died February 20, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Army Staff Sergeant, age 23, of Ogden, Utah; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia died April 3, 2003 in Iraq, from a suicide car-bomb attack.For his service in Iraq, Nino earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for valor. Sergeant Kevin F. Sheehan, age 36, of Milton, VT.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, Army National Guard, Williston, Vt., died May 25, 2004; when his unit came under mortar attack at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, near Iskandariyah, Iraq. of Dallas, TX.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died November 14, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
Peter Burks Jesus Fonseca Charles Luke Milam Nicholas Gummersall
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Apr 2008 Mar 2008 Feb 2008 Jan 2008
Peter Burks Jesus Fonseca Charles L. Milam Nicholas Gummersall
Age 26 Age 19 Age 26 Age 23
of Dallas, TX.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died November 14, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. of Marietta, GA was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division based at Camp Casey, South Korea. He died in a car bombing in Ramadi, Iraq. of Littleton, Colo.; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 25, 2007 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. of Chubbuck, Idaho; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 6, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jacob M. Thompson, Cpl. Juan M. Alcantara and Cpl. Kareem R. Khan.

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