2012 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

Lance Corporal Franklin “Frankie” Watson

Died September 24, 2011

Franklin “Frankie” Watson
Franklin “Frankie” Watson

21, of Vonore, Tenn.; assigned to 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Knoxville, Tenn.; died Sept. 24 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Full Story


November LHCP Shipment Honoree

PFC LeRoy DeRonde III

Died May 27, 2012

LeRoy DeRonde III
LeRoy DeRonde III

22, of Jersey City, New Jersey, died May 27, in Chak-E Warkdak District, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. He was assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Texas.

Full Story


October LHCP Shipment Honoree

Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie

Remains Positively Identified February 25, 2012

Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie
Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie

41, of Ann Arbor, Mich., assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team, Divisional Training Center, Special Troops Bn, 4th Inf Div, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Iraq after being kidnapped in Baghdad on Oct. 23, 2006. He was declared “missing – captured” on Dec. 11, 2006. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner at Dover Air Force Base, Del., positively identified his remains Feb. 25, 2012

Full Story


September LHCP Shipment Honoree

Pfc. Aaron J. Ward

Died May 6, 2008

Pfc. Aaron J. Ward
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward

19, of San Jacinto, Calif.; assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Asad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came under small arms fire while conducting cordon and search operations.

Full Story


August LHCP Shipment Honoree

Spc. Mikayla Anne Bragg

Died December 21, 2011

Mikayla A. Bragg
Mikayla A. Bragg

21, of Longview, Wash., assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; died Dec. 21 at FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, of a gunshot wound.

Full Story


July LHCP Shipment Honoree

Navy Corpsman Riley Gallinger-Long

Died August 11, 2011

Riley Gallinger-Long
Riley Gallinger-Long

19, of Cornelius, Ore.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 11 in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting a dismounted patrol.

Full Story


June LHCP Shipment Honoree

LCPL Corporal Ryan T. McCaughn

Died November 7, 2006

Ryan T. McCaughn
Ryan T. McCaughn

19, of Manchester, N.H.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Nov. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

Full Story


May LHCP Shipment Honoree

Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey

Died October 13, 2011

Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey
Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey

39, of Atwater, Ohio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 13 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during combat operations.

Full Story


April LHCP Shipment Honoree

Tech Sgt Phillip A. Meyers

Died April 4, 2009

Tech Sgt. Phillip A. Meyers
Tech Sgt Phillip A. Meyers

30, of Hopewell, Va.; assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom; died April 4, 2009 near Helmand province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

Full Story


March LHCP Shipment Honoree

Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman

Navy Seal Jason Workman
Navy Seal Jason Workman

Died August 6, 2011

32, of Blanding, Utah; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.

Full Story


February LHCP Shipment Honoree

Lance Cpl Alejandro J. Yazzee

Died February 16, 2010

Alejandro J. Yazzee
Alejandro J. Yazzee

23, of Rock Point, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 16, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Full Story


January LHCP Shipment Honoree

PFC Amy R. Sinkler

Died January 20, 2011

Amy R. Sinkler
Amy R. Sinkler

23, of Chadbourn, N.C., assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Jan. 20 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Full Story


Remember us.
Remember why we fought.
Remember why we died.
Remember us…