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
Marine Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette
Died June 23, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
21, of Cranston, R.I.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.
November LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army SGT Robert S. Pugh
Died March 2, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
25, of Meridian, Miss.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Mississippi Army National Guard, McComb, Miss.; killed March 2 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Iskandariyah, Iraq.
October LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Sgt. 1st Class John T. Stone
Died March 28, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
52, of Norwich, Vt.; assigned to the 15th Civil Support Team, Vermont Army National Guard, South Burlington, Vt.; killed March 28 as a result of enemy mortar and small arms attacks during combat operations in Lashkagar, Afghanistan.
September LHCP Shipment Honoree
Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Anthony M. Carbullido
Died August 8, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
25, of Agat, Guam; assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.; died Aug. 8, in Sangatesh, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
August LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV
Died July 16, 2009 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
27, of Cottage Grove, Minn., assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.; died July 16 in Basra, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. Also killed were Spc. James D. Wertish and Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick.
July LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army CPL. John M. Dawson
Died April 8, 2015 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
22, of Whitinsville, Mass., died April 8 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire while on an escort mission. He was a combat medic assigned to the First Squadron, 33d Cavalry Regiment, Third Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
June LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Spc. Levi E. Nuncio
Died June 22, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Harrisonburg, Va., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died June 22 of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Narang district, Kunar province, Afghanistan.
May LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Cpl. Lucas T. Pyeatt
Died February 5, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of West Chester, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Feb. 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
April LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter
Died April 22, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
19, of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 22 of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed was Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale.
March LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale
Died April 22, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
21, of Burkeville, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 22 of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Balad, Iraq. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter.
February LHCP Shipment Honoree
Air Force Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky
Died October 11, 2015 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
45, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; died Oct. 11 at Camp Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan, in the non-hostile crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter. She was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
January LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Spc. Christopher R. Drake
Died May 26, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of Tickfaw, La., assigned to 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, Louisiana National Guard, Reserve, La.; died May 26 of injuries caused by a rocket-propelled grenade in Bagram, Afghanistan.
Louisiana National Guardsman from Tangipahoa killed in Afghanistan
A Louisiana National Guardsman from Tangipahoa Parish was killed in Afghanistan during the weekend. Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, died Sunday from injuries he suffered when the vehicle he was in was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.