2010 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.


December LHCP Shipment Honoree

Captain Kevin M. Kryst

Died December 18, 2006

Kevin M. Kryst
Kevin M. Kryst

27, of West Bend, Wis.; assigned to the Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Dec. 18 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq

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November LHCP Shipment Honoree

Pvt. Nicholas S. Cook

Died March 7, 2009

Nicholas S. Cook
Nicholas S. Cook

19, of Hungry Horse, Mont.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy; died March 7 in Dab Sar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

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October LHCP Shipment Honoree

Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles

Died March 15, 2009

Timothy L. Bowles
Timothy L. Bowles

24, of Tucson, Ariz. was assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska and died March 15 2009 of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was a Tucson High graduate and was killed in Afghanistan

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September LHCP Shipment Honoree

Spc. Erin L. McLyman

Died March 13, 2009

Erin L. McLyman
Erin L. McLyman

26, of Federal Way, Wash.; assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died March 13 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked her base with mortar fire

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August LHCP Shipment Honoree

Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr.

Died July 20, 2009

Gregory Owens
Gregory Owens

24, of Garland, TX, where he joined the Army in 2007. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (Strike), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, NY. Sgt. Owens died July 20th in Maydan Shahr, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained by an IED detonating near his vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Three others were killed in the attack.

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July LHCP Shipment Honoree

Sgt. Rafael Peralta

Died November 15, 2004

Rafael Peralta
Rafael Peralta

25, of San Diego; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; killed Nov. 15 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq

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June LHCP Shipment Honoree

Staff Sgt. Jeffery L. Hartley

Died April 8, 2008

Jeffery Hartley
Jeffery Hartley

25, of Hempstead, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died April 8, 2008 in Kharguliah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

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May LHCP Shipment Honoree

Maj. John P. Pryor

Died December 25, 2008

John P. Pryor
John P. Pryor

42, of Moorestown, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Medical Detachment, Forward Surgical Team, Fort Totten, N.Y.; died Dec. 25 in Mosul of wounds sustained when a mortar round impacted near his living quarters.

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April LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Paratrooper Ryan J. Connolly

Died June 24, 2006

Ryan J. Connolly
Ryan J. Connolly

24, of Vacaville, Calif.; assigned to 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany; died June 24 in Khogyani, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine.

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March LHCP Shipment Honoree

PFC Katie Soenksen

Died May 2, 2007

Katie M. Soenksen
Katie M. Soenksen

19, of Davenport, Iowa was assigned to the 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas died May 2, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle.

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February LHCP Shipment Honoree

Specialist Joseph M. Hernandez

Died January 9, 2009

Joseph M. Hernandez
Joseph M. Hernandez

24, of Hammond, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.; died Jan. 9 in Jaldak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Maj. Brian M. Mescall and Spc. Jason R. Parsons.

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January LHCP Shipment Honoree

Navy Corpsman Anthony C. Garcia

Died August 5, 2009

Anthony C. Garcia
Anthony C. Garcia

21, of Panama City, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Aug. 5 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

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