Hero Stories for Maryland

Michael E. Yates, Jr.

Pfc. Michael E. Yates, Jr., 19, of Federalsburg, Maryland, died May 11, 2009, in Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident. Pfc. Yates was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany. </d


James R. McIlvaine

Sgt. James R. McIlvaine, 26, of Olney, Maryland, died April 30, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Sgt. McIlvaine was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. </d