ONG FALLEN HEROES

Ohio is not exempt of the costs of war

Since 9/11, the Ohio National Guard has lost 15 members who died while deployed in support of the War on Terrorism

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December 10, 2003

SPC Todd M. Bates

Age 20, of Bellaire

135th Military Police Company
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Died while patrolling the Tigris River. When his squad leader, Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, fell overboard, he dove into the water after him, but did not resurface.

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December 10, 2003

SSG Aaron T. Reese

Age 31, of Reynoldsburg

135th Military Police Company
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Died when he fell into the Tigris River south of Baghdad during a river patrol.

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July 7, 2004

SGT Michael C. Barkey

Age 22, of Canal Fulton

1484th Transportation Company
Akron, Ohio

Killed when a tire was shot out on the military vehicle in which he was riding, the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned in Ramadi, Iraq.

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July 7, 2004

PFC Samuel R. Bowen

Age 38, of Cleveland

1484th Transportation Company
Akron, Ohio

Killed when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.

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August 20, 2004

SPC Ryan A. Martin

Age 22, of Mount Vernon

216th Engineer Battalion
Chillicothe, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq.

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August 20, 2004

1LT Charles L. Wilkins III

Age 38, of Columbus

216th Engineer Battalion
Chillicothe, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq.

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October 10, 2005

SGT Jeremy M. Hodge

Age 20, of Ridgeway

612th Engineer Battalion
Walbridge, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq.

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November 3, 2005

SFC Daniel J. Pratt

Age 48, of Youngstown

211th Maintenance Company
Newark, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving in Iraq.

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June 8, 2006

SFC Daniel Crabtree

Age 31, of North Canton

Co. B, 2-19th Special Forces
Columbus, Ohio

Killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle near Al Kut, Iraq.

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June 15, 2007

LT COL Kevin Sonnenberg

Age 42 of McClure

180th Fighter Wing

Killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed five miles northwest of Balad Air Base, Iraq.

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July 5, 2007

SGT Anthony M. Vinnedge

Age 24 of Okeana

2-107th Cavalry Regt.
Greenville, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving in Iraq.

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April 4, 2012

CPT Nicholas Rozanski

Age 36 of Dublin

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

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April 4, 2012

MSG Shawn Hannon

Age 44 of Grove City

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

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April 4, 2012

MSG Jeffrey Rieck

Age 46 of Springfield Township

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Columbus, Ohio

Died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his patrol in Maimanah, Afghanistan.

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March 7, 2013

SPC Cody D. Suggs

Age 22 of West Alexandria

1487th Transportation Company
Piqua, Ohio

Died due to non-combat-related causes while serving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.