State Heroes - Fallen

State Heroes Total:
2550
Service Branch
Tracy Murrey photo 1967

First Lieutenant Tracy Henry Murrey

Baldwin

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: C Company

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:4th Battalion / 503rd Infantry

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:173rd Airborn Brigade

Date of Loss: November 20, 1967 / Age: 25

Tracy Henry Murrey was killed during a massive attempt on Hill 875 near Dak To in November of 1967.  123 men lost their lives during this intense 3 day firefight.

Lebanon

Todd Anthony Kraft photo 1983

LCpl Todd Anthony Kraft

Devils Lake, ND

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: G Company

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2/8 Battalion Landing Team

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:22nd Marine Amphibious Unit

Date of Loss: December 04, 1983 / Age: 19

The evening of December 4th a reinforced squad of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, led by Sgt Manuel A.

Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR)

Lance J. Koenig photo 2004

Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig

Fargo, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

Date of Loss: September 22, 2004 / Age: 33

Killed Sept. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Tikrit, Iraq.

Anthony W. Monroe photo 2004

Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe

Bismarck, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Date of Loss: October 11, 2004 / Age: 20

Killed Oct. 11 when two rockets impacted his camp in Baghdad.

Cody L. Wentz photo 2004

Spc. Cody L. Wentz

Williston, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion, Williston, N.D.

Date of Loss: November 04, 2004 / Age: 21

Killed Nov. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was on patrol in Iraq.

Dennis J. Ferderer Jr. photo 2005

Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr.

New Salem, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Date of Loss: November 02, 2005 / Age: 20

Killed Nov. 2 when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his Humvee during convoy operations in Duluiyah, Iraq.

Michael L. Hermanson photo 2006

Spc. Michael L. Hermanson

Fargo, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 164th Engineer Battalion, Minot, N.D.

Date of Loss: May 23, 2006 / Age: 21

Died May 23 of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under attack from an improvised explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and enemy small-arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations in Abayachi,

Paul A. Beyer photo 2006

Spc. Paul A. Beyer

Jamestown, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky

Date of Loss: June 23, 2006 / Age: 21

Died June 23 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in the vicinity of Baghdad.

David C. Kuehl photo 2007

Staff Sgt. David C. Kuehl

Wahpeton, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash

Date of Loss: May 22, 2007 / Age: 27

Died May 22 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

Sheldon Hawk Eagle photo 2003

Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle

Grand Forks, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Date of Loss: November 15, 2003 / Age: 21

Killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.

Thomas J. Sweet II photo 2003

Sgt. Thomas J. Sweet II

Bismarck, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

Date of Loss: November 27, 2003 / Age: 23

Died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 27 in Junction City, Iraq.

Keith L. Smette photo 2004

Sgt. Keith L. Smette

Fargo, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bismarck, N.D.

Date of Loss: January 24, 2004 / Age: 25

Died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.

Jeremiah S. Santos photo 2006

Cpl. Jeremiah S. Santos

Devils Lake, ND

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: June 15, 2006 / Age: 21

Died June 15, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

Kenneth W. Hendrickson photo 2004

Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson

Bismarck, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bismarck, N.D.

Date of Loss: January 24, 2004 / Age: 41

Died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.

Jon P. Fettig photo 2003

Spc. Jon P. Fettig

Dickinson, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 957th Engineer Company, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, ND

Date of Loss: July 22, 2003 / Age: 30

Died July 22, 2003 when the truck he was in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade near Ramadi, Iraq, on July 22, 2003.