Hero Stories for April 2009

Fort Lewis-based Soldiers take reigns of Multinational Corps Iraq

BAGHDAD - Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. took the reins from Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as the Multinational Corps Iraq commanding general in a transfer of authority ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory's Al Faw Pala

Tags: DOD Releases

Adam M. Kuligowski

Spc. Adam M. Kuligowski, 21, of Arlington, Virginia, died April 6, 2009, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Spc. Kuligowski was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. </d


Israel Candelaria Mejias

Spc. Israel Candelaria Mejias, 28, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, died April 5, 2009, near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when a mine detonated near him during combat operations. Spc. Candelaria Mejias was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Task Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany. </d


Phillip A. Myers

Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Myers, 30, of Hopewell, Virginia, died April 4, 2009, near Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Staff Sgt. Myers was assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom. </d


Tech. Sgt. Phillip A. Myers

Tech. Sgt. Phillip A. My

Tags: Memorials

Stephen F. Dearmon

Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Dearmon, 21, of Crossville, Tennessee, died April 3, 2009, as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. Lance Cpl. Dearmon was assigned to 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. </d


Daniel J. Beard

Sgt. Daniel J. Beard, 24, of Buffalo, New York, died April 3, 2009, in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Sgt. Beard was assigned to the 147th Postal Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Wiesbaden, Germany. </d