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
Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis L. Griffin
Died April 3, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
28, of Dover, Del.; assigned to the 377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.; died April 3 near Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
November LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible
Died September 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
40, of North Huntingdon, Pa.; assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); died Sept. 15 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, when insurgents breached the base using small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire. Also killed was Marine Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell.
October LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Capt. Bruno G. de Solenni
Died September 20, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
32, of Crescent City, Calif.; assigned to the Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon Army National Guard; died Sept. 20 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
September LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Lance Cpl. Kenneth E. Cochran
Died January 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of Wilder, Idaho; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Jan. 15 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
August LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart
Died August 22, 2010 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart, 24, of Kirksville, Mo.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash; died Aug. 22 at Basrah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.
July LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Pfc. Jaysine S. Petree
Died September 24, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
19, of Yigo, Guam; assigned to 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 24 near COP Carwile, Afghanistan, while traveling between Ghanzi and Bagram Airfield, when her military vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pfc. William B. Dawson.
June LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army 1st Lt. Eric Yates
Died September 18, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Army 1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, Ky.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 18 in Maquan, Zhari district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
May LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij
Died October 22, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
29, of San Diego; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Oct. 22 in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device. Domeij was a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was on his 14th combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.
Source: US Army Ranger Association
April LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Pfc. Errol D.A. Milliard
Died July 4, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
18, of Birmingham, Ala., assigned to 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; died July 4 of injuries caused by a rocket-propelled grenade in Farah province, Afghanistan.
March LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt. Jose Cintron Rosado
Died January 2, 2011 Serving During Operation New Dawn
38, of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 1013th Engineer (Sapper) Company of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; died Jan. 2 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Jose A. Delgado Arroyo.
February LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army 1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell
Died January 7, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
25, of Ephrata, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska.; killed Jan. 7 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Tal Afar, Iraq. Also killed were: Maj. Stuart M. Anderson, Maj. Douglas A. La Bouff, Capt. Michael R. Martinez, 1st Lt. Joseph D. deMoors, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chester W. Troxel, Spc. Michael I. Edwards and Spc. Jacob E. Melson.
January LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love Jr.
Died December 1, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
28, of Livingston, Ala.; assigned to the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; died Dec. 1 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.