Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.
Maj. Megan McClung // I Marine Expeditionary Force // KIA December 2006 // Ramadi, Iraq. // She was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. // She was also the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action since the school was founded in 1845.
George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
In Memory ... BOTH killed in combat together July 6, 2007 . Cpl.Kory Wiens and MWD Sgt. Cooper Weins ,both killed in action July 6, 2007 while on patrol in Muhammad Sath , Iraq. Kory and Cooper were the first Military Working Dog team killed in combat together since Vietnam.
Confederate Cap Worn by a North Carolinian Killed in Action. This exceedingly rare chasseur pattern cap belonged to Private J. Austin Craven, a 29-year-old farmer who served in Company G, 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry. The Randolph County native enlisted in April, 1862 and was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864.
Kids of Our Heroes Adventure Camp KOOH-AC provides no-cost week-long adventure camps with the goal to provide support to the kids (ages 11-17) of our country’s Wounded or Fallen Warriors (service members who have been wounded or killed in action in the service of our country). The camp is offered several times a year an is located in Aurora, MO.