Army PFC. Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Florida. Died December 29, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died in Panjwai, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

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Army SSG. Wesley R. Williams, 25, of New Carlisle, Ohio. Died Decembere 10, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

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Central Pacific Campaign (7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43) in the Pacific Theater The war in the Central Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Midway, in which a great Japanese fleet was defeated. But another year and a half elapsed before American forces began an offensive against Japanese positions in the Central Pacific. It was then, on 20 November 1943, that landings

7th Infantry Division soldiers of the US 10th Army swarm into Yonabaru on the coast of Okinawa

7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II Name:7th Type:Infantry Nickname:Hourglass Source:Regular Army Theater:Pacific Casualties:9,212 Days of Combat:208 Activation Date:01 Jul 40 Date Sent Overseas:11 May 43 (Alaska) Date Entered Combat:11 May 43 (Attu) Status June 1946:active Korea

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