October 16, 2015

Fallen Heroes

Remembering American Jewish Casualties of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn

Download the list of Fallen Heroes(pdf)

Memorial Prayer for Servicemen

O G-d full of compassion, grant perfect rest beneath the cover of Your Presence to all who have bravely laid down their lives for our country. Shelter them among the holy and pure, who are as radiant as the luminous firmament. O source of compassion, bring them ever near to You that their souls be bound up in the bond of eternal life as are the souls of the righteous. And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Amen.

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SPC Daniel J. Agami
Branch-USA
Age: 25
Hometown: Coconut Creek, FL

Allen

SGT Howard P. Allen
Branch-AZARNG
Age: 31
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

bernstein

1LT David R. Bernstein
Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: Phoenixville, PA

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CPL Albert Bitton
Branch-USA
Age: 20
Hometown: Chicago, IL

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Sgt Aron C. Blum
Branch-USMC
Age: 22
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Brodsky

PO2 Michael J.
Brodsky

Branch-USN
Age: 33
Hometown: Tamarac, FL

Petty Officer Third Class Nathan Bruckenthal, is shown in this photo taken in 1998. Bruckenthal, 24, a damage controlman from Smithtown, N.Y., had been assigned to the Coast Guard Air Station in the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka. He died of wounds suffered Saturday, April 24, 2004 in an attack that began when suicide bombers in boats attacked pumping stations in the Persian Gulf. Bruckenthal is the first Coast Guardsman to die in combat since Vietnam. (AP Photo/Bruckenthal Family)PO3 Nathan B. Bruckenthal
Branch-USCG
Age: 24
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
CapraTSgt Anthony L. Capra
Branch-USAF
Age: 31
Hometown: Indian Head, MD
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CPL Ryan J. Clark
Branch-USA
Age:19
Hometown: Lancaster, CA

CohenCpl Michael R. Cohen
Branch-USMC
Age: 23
Hometown: Jacobus, PA
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2LT Seth J. Dvorin
Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ

Engel

LCpl Mark E. Engel
Branch-USMC
Age: 21
Hometown: Centennial, CO

Evnin

Cpl Mark A. Evnin
Branch-USMC
Age: 21
Hometown: Burlington, VT

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PFC Aaron E. Fairbairn
Branch-USA
Age: 20
Hometown: Aberdeen, WA

Farkas

1LT Daniel Farkas
Branch-USA
Age: 42
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

This undated photo released by the U.S. Army shows Army Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher, 24, of Ballwin, Mo. Fisher died July 14, 2010, at Forward Operating Base Lagman in Zabul Province in Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Fisher was assigned to the 618th Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

SGT Zachary M. Fisher
Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: Ballwin, MO

Fletcher

SPC Jacob S. Fletcher
Branch-USA
Age: 28
Hometown: Bay Shore, NY

Freeman

SPC Daniel J. Freeman
Branch-USA
Age: 20
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Green

SPC Douglas J. Green
Branch-USA
Age: 23
Hometown: Sterling, VA

Marine Sgt. Foster Harrington, 31, of Fort Worth, Texas, was killed in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Monday, Sept. 20, 2004. Harrington was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserves 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Mobile Register)

Sgt Foster L. Harrington
Branch-USMC
Age: 31
Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX

Jacobson

A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson
Branch-USAF
Age: 21
Hometown: Riviera Beach, FL

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LCpl Jeremy M. Kane
Branch-USMC
Age: 22
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

SO2 Matthew Kantor
Branch-USN
Age: 22
Hometown: Gillette, NJ
Krissoff1stLt Nathan M. Krissoff
Branch-USMC
Age: 25
Hometown: Reno, NV
Jim Malachowski, Senior NC Programmer. Photo by unknown/emailed handout (daily folder 03/22/11)SSgt James M.
Malachowski

Branch-USMC
Age: 25
Hometown: Westminster, MD
Noonan2PFC Gebrah P. Noonan
Branch-USA
Age: 26
Hometown: Watertown, CT
nuncioSPC Levi E. Nuncio
Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
OremusCPL Michael K. Oremus
Branch-USA
Age: 21
Hometown: Highland, NY
PaulSSG Robert J. Paul 
Branch-USAR
Age: 43
Hometown: The Dalles, OR
MAJ Mark E. Rosenberg
Branch-USA
Age: 32
Hometown: Miami Lakes, FL
Schrage1Cpl Dustin H. Schrage
Branch-USMC
Age: 20
Hometown: Indian Harbor Beach, FL
1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25, of St. Louis, Mo., died May 20, 2009 near Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. ÊShe was assigned to the Headquarters, ÊPacific Air Forces Command, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.1stLt Roslyn L. Schulte
Branch-USAF
Age: 25
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
schultzCPT Joseph W. Schultz
Branch-USA
Age: 36
Hometown: Port Angeles, WA
SecherCapt Robert M. Secher
Branch-USMC
Age: 33
Hometown: Germantown, TN
seidenSPC Marc S. Seiden
Branch-USA
Age: 26
Hometown: Brigantine, NJ
SeidlerA1C Matthew R. Seidler
Branch-USAF
Age: 24
Hometown: Westminster, MD
shackelford1SSG Michael B. Shackelford
Branch-USA
Age: 25
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
ShapiroPFC Steven Shapiro
Branch-USA
Age: 29
Hometown: Hidden Valley Lake, CA
20040630NKM 1/x Copy photo of Marine Sgt. Stephen Alan Sherman of Wanamassa who was killed on Tuesday in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the Sherman family. Ocean Twp., NJ 6/30/04 7:45:12 PM NOAH K. MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER Taken at F 5.6, shutter 1/125, ISO 200 white balance Auto sharpening Standard/0 Canon EOS-1D 29145Sgt Alan D. Sherman
Branch-USMCR
Age: 36
Hometown: Brick, NJ
SilvermanCW2 Joshua B. Silverman
Branch-USA
Age: 35
Hometown: Fort Riley, KS
SklaverCPT Benjamin A. Sklaver
Branch-USA
Age: 32
Hometown: Medford, MA
smithCW3 Eric A. Smith
Branch-USA
Age: 41
Hometown: Rochester, NY
SoufrinePFC Eric D. Soufrine
Branch-USA
AGE: 20
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
Stern1stLt Andrew K. Stern
Branch-USMC
Age: 24
Hometown: Germantown, TN
TarlavskyCPT Michael Y. Tarlavsky
Branch-USA
Age: 30
Hometown: Passaic, NJ
c_peter-taubSSgt Peter W. Taub
Branch-USAF
Age: 30
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
walkerPFC Morris L. Walker
Branch-USA
Age: 23
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
WatkinsSPC Glenn J. Watkins
Branch-WAARNG
Age: 40
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Tech. Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner was an explosive ordnance disposal Airman serving in Iraq and was killed defusing a car bomb when it detonated Jan. 7. He was deployed from the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo)TSgt Timothy R. Weiner
Branch-USAF
Age: 35
Hometown: Tamarac, FL
WEINGERSGT Robert M. Weinger 
Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: Round Lake Beach, IL
Florida Army National Guard Spec. Jeffrey Wershow of Gainesville, in this undated photo, was killed by a gunman on the campus of Baghdad University in Iraq Sunday, July 6, 2003. Wershow was assigned to the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. (AP Photo/ The Gainesville Sun) ORG XMIT: FLGAI101SPC Jeffrey M. Wershow
Branch-FLARNG
Age: 22
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
In this photo released by family, Colin J. Wolfe, 19, is shown. Wolfe, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Potomac News) ** NO SALES **PFC Colin J. Wolfe
Branch-USMC
Age: 19
Hometown: Manassas, VA
WolferMAJ Stuart A. Wolfer
Branch-USA
Age: 36
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
ELIJAH TAI WAH WONGSGT Elijah Tai Wah Wong
Branch-USA
Age: 42
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Yahudah2SPC Benyahmin
ben Yahudah

Branch-USA
Age: 24
Hometown: Bogart, GA
YelnerSrA Jonathan A.V. Yelner
Branch-USAF
Age: 29
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
ZilbermanLT Miroslav (Steven)
Zilberman
Branch-USN
Age: 31
Hometown: Columbus, OH

This list includes all of the Jewish service members the museum has been able to identify.