2015 Honorees

Since its inception, 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.

One of our contacts at the stateside VA hospital recently told me that they get cold chills reading the Honorees stories and share it with the veterans at the hospital. I recently labeled 72 boxes to take to the VA Hospital using the attached Honoree shipping label. And with each label I taped on the box, I felt that U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Camero was looking down on me and telling me “thank you for sharing my story”. It was my honor to salute this Fallen Hero.


December LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld

Died October 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Rachel K. Bosveld
Rachel K. Bosveld

19, of Waupun, Wis.; assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany; killed Oct. 26 during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station in Abu Ghraib, Iraq.

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November LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Sgt. Michael R. Weidemann

Died October 31, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Michael R Weidemann
Michael R Weidemann

23, of Newport, R.I.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; died Oct. 31 in Asad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Light Medium Tactical Vehicle in Hit, Iraq.

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October LHCP Shipment Honoree

Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley

Died October 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Camella Steedley
Camella Steedley

31, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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September LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson

Died March 16, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Joel D. Clarkson
Joel D. Clarkson

23, of Fairbanks, Alaska; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died March 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds sustained March 13 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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August LHCP Shipment Honoree

Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell

Died February 7, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Jennifer M Parcell
Jennifer M Parcell

20, of Bel Air, Md.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Feb. 7 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

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July LHCP Shipment Honoree

Marine Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart

Died June 20, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

David H. Stewart
David H. Stewart

34, of Stafford, Va., died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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June LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Sgt. Donna R. Johnson

Died October 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Donna R. Johnson
Donna R. Johnson

29, of Raeford, N.C.; assigned to 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.; died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by a suicide bomber. Also killed were Sgt. Jeremy Hardison and Sgt. Thomas Butler IV.

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May LHCP Shipment Honoree

Navy Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SEAL) Daniel R. Healy

Died June 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Daniel R. Healy
Daniel R. Healy

36, of Exeter, N.H.; assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.

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April LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Spc. Ember Marie Alt

Died June 18, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Ember Marie Alt
Ember Marie Alt

21, of Beech Island, S.C.; assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died June 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by indirect fire.

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March LHCP Shipment Honoree

Air Force Capt. James M. Steel

Died April 3, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

James M. Steel
James M. Steel

29, of Tampa, Fla., assigned to 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; died April 3 in the crash of an F-16 near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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February LHCP Shipment Honoree

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L. Gabbard

Died January 20, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Marilyn L. Gabbard
Marilyn L. Gabbard

46, of Polk City, Iowa; assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa; died in Baghdad on Jan. 20 when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was in crashed. Also killed were Col. Brian D. Allgood, Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker, Sgt. 1st Class John G. Brown, Lt. Col. David C. Canegata, Command Sgt. Maj. Roger W. Haller, Col. Paul M. Kelly, Staff Sgt. Floyd E. Lake, Cpl. Victor M. Langarica, Capt. Sean E. Lyerly, Maj. Michael V. Taylor and 1st Sgt. William T. Warren.

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January LHCP Shipment Honoree

Marine Lance Cpl. Raul S. Bravo

Died March 3, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Raul Bravo
Raul S. Bravo

21, of Elko, Nev.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died March 3 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

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