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.
December LHCP Shipment Honoree
Staff Sergeant Edward Davis III
Died April 28
34, of Antioch, Ill.; assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed April 28 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Anbar province, Iraq
November LHCP Shipment Honoree
PFC Steven T. Drees * Posthumously promoted*
Died June 28, 2009
19, of Peshtigo, Wis; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died June 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained June 24 in Konar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.
October LHCP Shipment Honoree
Lt. Col Max A. Galeai
Died June 26, 2008
42, of Pago Pago, American Samoa; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Karmah, Iraq. Also killed were Capt. Philip J. Dykeman and Cpl. Marcus W. Preudhomme.
September LHCP Shipment Honoree
Private Jordan P. P. Thibeault (Posthumously promoted to SPC)
Died September 5, 2008
22, of South Jordan, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 5 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq. Posthumously promoted to SPC
August LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Capt. Darrell C. Lewis
Died June 23, 2007
31, of Washington, D.C.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 23 in Vashir City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms firm
July LHCP Shipment Honoree
Specialist Sergio S. Abad
Died July 13, 2008
21, of Morganfield, Ky.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13 of wounds sustained when his outpost was attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan. Also killed were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, Sgt. Israel Garcia, Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey and Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling
June LHCP Shipment Honoree
Spc. Christopher Wilson
Died April 2, 2007
24, died in Korengal Outpost in Afghanistan after he was injured in a rocket-propelled grenade explosion, the Defense Department said. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum.posthumously promoted to the rank of Sgt
May LHCP Shipment Honoree
Senior Airman Elizabeth A. Loncki
Died January 7,
23, of New Castle, Del.; assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; killed Jan. 7 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while performing duties in the Baghdad area. Also killed were Tech Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner and Senior Airman Daniel B. Miller Jr.
April LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue
Died November 1, 2005
27, of Honolulu; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; attached to 2nd Force Service Support Group, II MEF (Forward); killed Nov. 1 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ramadi, Iraq.
March LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt. Heathe N. Craig
Died June 21,
28, Army Staff Sgt of Severn, Md.; assigned to 159th Air Ambulance Medical Company, Wiesbaden, Germany; died June 21 when his UH-60 helicopter hoist malfunctioned while attempting to evacuate Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury during combat operations in the vicinity of Naray, Afghanistan. Also killed was Pfc. Brian J. Bradbury.
February LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Pfc. Garrett C. Knoll
Died April 23, 2007
23, Army PFC of Bad Axe, Mich.; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 23 in Sadah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his location. Also killed were Spc. Michael J. Rodriguez, Spc. Jerry R. King, Sgt. Michael L. Vau
January LHCP Shipment Honoree
Navy Corpsman Dustin K. Burnett
Died June 20, 2008
19, Navy Hospitalman Dustin Burnett was assigned to First Marine Division Detachment, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 20, 2008 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.
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