Navy PO1 Neil C. Roberts, 32, of Woodland, California. Died March 4, 2002, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, VA. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire during Operation Anaconda. PO1 Roberts fell from the Chinook helicopter he was in as it lifted from a landing position when it came under enemy RPG fire. He died trying to secure the area for another landing in the Arma Mountains, Afghanistan. (RECIPIENT OF NAVY CROSS FOR HEROISM)
Army CPL Evan Asa Ashcraft, 24, West Hills, California. Died July 24, 2003, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died of wounds sustained when his convoy was attacked and he was hit by enemy small-arms fire north of Hawd, Ninawa Region, Iraq.
Chris Kyle. Did 4 tours in Iraq and considered the deadliest sniper in American history. Author of the best selling book "American Sniper" was shot and killed on a gun range counseling military veterans dealing with PTSD. An American hero and native Texan. R.I.P.
Marine Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III, 27, of Yuba City, California. Died August 18, 2004, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4 (1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, California. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Najaf, Najaf Province, Iraq.
Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman, age 31, had served in the United States Navy for the past eight years. A member of the elite Seal Team Six. He was killed in a Chinook helicopter when it was brought down by enemy fire. In total, 38 men were killed in the accident. The helicopter was ferrying the group of Navy Seals to a firefight involving Taliban troops and U.S. Army Rangers. The helicopter was arriving in the area when it was hit. They were killed instantly. R.I.P.
Army SSG Abraham D. Penamedina, 32, of Los Angeles, California. Died April 27, 2004, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to Company B, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms sniper fire in Baghdad, Iraq.
Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, California. Died March 23, 2003, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire while approaching an Iraqi position that was waving a white-flag of surrender near Nasiriyah, Iraq. (RECIPIENT OF THE SILVER STAR "FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN ACTION".)
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 35, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.