North Dakota's Heroes

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State Heroes Total:
3043
Service Branch

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Tyler J. Orgaard photo 2012

Specialist Tyler J. Orgaard

Bismarck, ND

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 818th Engineer Company, Williston, ND

Date of Loss: December 03, 2012 / Age: 20

Died Dec. 3 in southern Afghanistan of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Darren M. Linde photo 2012

Sergeant First Class Darren M. Linde

Devils Lake, ND

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 818th Engineer Company, Williston, ND

Date of Loss: December 03, 2012 / Age: 41

Died Dec. 3 in southern Afghanistan of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Keenan A. Cooper photo 2010

Specialist Keenan A. Cooper

Wahpeton, ND

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:

Date of Loss: July 05, 2010 / Age: 19

Died July 5, 2010 in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive devi

Chris Kleinwachter photo 2006

Spc. Chris Kleinwachter

Wahpeton, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:

Date of Loss: November 30, 2006 / Age: 29

Died Nov. 30 of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Nathan J. Good Iron photo 2006

Cpl. Nathan J. Good Iron

Mandaree, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.

Date of Loss: November 23, 2006 / Age: 25

Died Nov. 23 of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades in Qarabagh, Afghanistan.

Travis A. Van Zoest photo 2006

Sgt. Travis A. Van Zoest

Bismarck, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.

Date of Loss: June 06, 2006 / Age: 21

Killed June 6 when his Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan.

Curtis R. Mehrer photo 2006

Spc. Curtis R. Mehrer

Bismarck, ND

Branch of Service: National Guard

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.

Date of Loss: June 06, 2006 / Age: 21

Killed June 6 when his Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan.

Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR)

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.