Marine Lance Cpl. Jason L. Dunham (22) of Scio, NY (laid to rest April 2004). He sacrificed himself by shielding his fellow men from a grenade attack. Our love & prayers will always be with his family and loved ones.
U.S. Navy commissions DDG109 in honor of Jason L. Dunham
Submitted by: Samantha Cheatham
Army Captain Christopher S. Cash (36) of Winterville, NC (killed in action 24 January 2004). He was mortally wounded when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle came under attack by Iraqi insurgents. He is survived by his sons, Christopher (14) and Matthew (12), and wife, Dawn Cash.
Marines Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft (29) of Redding, CA and Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand (23) of Coos Bay, OR.Both died on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan in a refueling tanker crash.
Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta (25) San Diego, CA was shot clearing a house in Falluja, Iraq on Nov. 15, 2004, moments later, a grenade was thrown into room. Sgt. Peralta saved other Marines by smothering the grenade.
We are no longer listing the cause of death for the names listed. However, the majority of these deaths are from improvised explosive devices. What matters is each person gave the ultimate sacrifice for the benefit of others, and their efforts should never be forgotten.