Our Fallen Heroes
We Will Never Forget
Our deepest condolences go out to all family, friends and comrades-in-arms. Selfless sacrifice such as these brave souls serve as the ultimate exemplar of duty to the cause of freedom and the defense of our great nation.
* Five members of the California National Guard died while assigned to the 1-185 Armor Battalion, CAARNG. This battalion deployed to Iraq in 2004 as part of the WA-based 81st Brigade Combat Team.
** SPC McCune transferred from the Michigan National Guard in order to deploy with the 81st Brigade.
*** Special Forces officers who served in the initial liberation of Iraq in 2003 and later were killed while serving as a contractor at time of death.
+ MSG Carter was a former member of A/1/19 SFG (A) and was killed as member of Oregon National Guard
++ 1LT Campbell was a former member of the 66th AVN BDE and was killed as member of Alaska National Guard
+++ MAJ Alan Johnson was a long time member of the WAARNG who was later killed as member of 402nd CA BN, USAR