Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Southern Arizona's Fallen Heroes

This is our tribute to those who have sacrificed themselves to protect and defend the United States. Too often, we forget that our freedom was purchased with the blood of others. These who have received the Purple Heart, and were killed in action should not be forgotten. General John Logan's comments when he proclaimed Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) in 1868 are still appropriate. "We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic."


All Gave Some ~ Some Gave All

To view a photo and mini-biography of each of these fallen visit the Tucson Sentinel 

 Hostile Action
 Martin R. Barreras
 Command Sgt Major Army 5/13/14 Afghanistan
 Nicholas L. McCaskill
 Chief Master Sergeant
 Air Force Reserve
 4/6/13 Afghanistan
 Ryan J. Savard
 Sergeant 1st Class Army 10/13/12 Afghanistan
 Orion N. Sparks
 Staff Sergeant
 Army 9/26/12 Afghanistan
 Nathan J. Nylander
 Captain Air Force
 4/27/11 Afghanistan
 Robert J. Near
 Private 1st Class
 Army 1/7/11 Afghanistan
 James E. Thode
 Sergeant 1st Class
 12/2/10 Afghanistan
 Randy R. Braggs
 Lance Corporal
 Marine Corps
 11/6/10 Afghanistan
 Todd M. Harris
 Sergeant 1st Class Army 11/5/10 Afghanistan
 Martin Lugo
 Sergeant Army 8/19/10 Afghanistan
 Christopher J. Moon
 Specialist Army 7/13/10 Afghanistan
 Christopher M. Adams
 Specialist Army 6/11/10 Afghanistan
 Benjamin D. White Airman Air Force
 6/9/10 Afghanistan
 Michael P. Flores
 Technical Sergeant
 Air Force
 6/9/10 Afghanistan
 Justine T. Gallegos
 Sergeant Army 10/3/09 Afghanistan
 Timothy L. Bowles
 Staff Sergeant
 Air Force
 3/15/09 Afghanistan
 David L. Hurt
 Master Sergeant
 Army 2/23/09 Afghanistan
 Charles P. Gaffney Jr.
 Corporal Army 12/24/08 Afghanistan
 Joseph F. Gonzales
 Private Army
 9/20/08 Afghanistan
 Stewart S. Trejo
 Corporal Marine Corps
 8/7/08 Afghanistan
 Robert C. Hammett
 Chief Warrant Officer
 Army 6/24/08 Iraq
 Victor M. Cota
 Sergeant Army 5/14/08 Iraq
 Ernesto G. Cimarrusti
 Staff Sergeant
 Army 3/10/08 Afghanistan
 Gary D. Willett  Sergeant Army 2/8/08 Iraq
 Charles R. Browning
 Staff Sergeant
 5/31/07 Afghanistan
 Ismael G. Solorio
 Specialist Army 4/9/07 Iraq
 Damian Lopez-Rodriquez
 Staff Sergeant
 Army 4/6/07 Iraq
 Christopher R. Brevard
 Sergeant 1st Class
 Army 3/16/07 Iraq
 Darrel Kasson
 Staff Sergeant
 AZ ARNG 3/4/07 Iraq
 Alan E. McPeek
 Specialist Army 2/2/07 Iraq
 Victor M. Langarica
 Corporal Army 1/20/07 Iraq
 Sean Fennerty
 Sergeant Army 1/20/07 Iraq
 Russell P. Borea
 Sergeant 1st Class
 Army 1/19/07 Iraq
 Collin R. Schockmel
 Specialist Army 1/16/07 Iraq
 Budd M. Cote
 Lance Corporal Marine Corps 12/2/06 Iraq
 Casey L. Mellen
 Corporal Army 9/25/06 Iraq
 Chadwick T. Kenyon
 Hospitalman Navy 8/20/06 Iraq
 Mark R. Vecchione
 Sergeant Army 7/18/06 Iraq
 Bobby Mendez
 First Sergeant Army 4/27/06 Iraq
 Brandon S. Schuck
 Corporal Marine Corps
 2/6/06 Iraq
 Thomas H. Byrd
 Specialist Army 10/15/05 Iraq
 Kenneth E. Hunt Jr.
 Master Sergeant
 Marine Corps
 10/12/05 Iraq
 Kenneth G. Ross
 Sergeant Army 9/25/05 Afghanistan
 Sam W. Huff
 Private 1st Class
 Army 4/17/05 Iraq
 Tina S. Time Sergeant Army Reserve 12/13/04 Iraq
 Joshua E. Lucero
 Corporal Marine Corps
 11/27/04 Iraq
 Carson J. Ramsey
 Private Army 10/10/04 Iraq
 Robert O. Unruh
 Specialist Army 9/25/04 Iraq
 Jeffrey D. Lawrence
 Corporal Marine Corps 7/6/04 Iraq
 Robert P. Zurheide Jr.
 Lance Corporal
 Marine Corps
 4/12/04 Iraq
 Michael Merila
 Sergeant Army 2/16/04 Iraq
 Benjamin Biskie
 Sergeant Army 12/24/03 Iraq
 Christopher Nason
 Chief Warrant Officer
 Army 11/23/03 Iraq
 Issac Campoy
 Specialist Army 10/28/03 Iraq
 Sean K. Cataudella  Sergeant Army 8/30/03 Iraq
 Raymond Losano
 Airman 1st Class
 Air Force
 4/25/03 Afghanistan
 Aron C. Blum
 Sergeant Marine Corps
 Scott J. Mullen
 Specialist Army 10/14/05 
 Gilbert A. Munoz
 Captain Army 2/9/05 
 To view a photo and mini-biography of each of these fallen visit the Tucson Sentinel