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North Dakota's Heroes: Fallen

Recipient Total:
2549
Army Spc. Curtis R. Mehrer
2006
Bismarck, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: June 6, 2006 / Age: 21

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

Army Sgt. Travis A. Van Zoest
2006
Bismarck, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: June 6, 2006 / Age: 21

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

Spc. Keenan A. Cooper
2010
Wahpeton, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 4th Squadron
Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent: 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team
Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: 82nd Airborne Division
Conflicts Served: 
  • Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)
Date of Loss: July 5, 2010 / Age: 19

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

Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde
2012
Devils Lake, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 818th Eng Co (Sapper), Williston, N.D.
Date of Loss: December 3, 2012 / Age: 41

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

Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard
2012
Bismarck, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 818th Eng Co (Sapper), Williston, N.D.
Date of Loss: December 3, 2012 / Age: 20

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

Army Spc. Chris Kleinwachter
2006
Wahpeton, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent: 1st Battalion
Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent: 188th Air Defense Artillery
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.

Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron
2006
Mandaree, ND
Afghanistan (OEF/OFS) - Fallen
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.

Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson
2006
Fargo, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
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,

Army Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr.
2005
New Salem, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
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 2, 2005 / Age: 20

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

2004
East Grand Forks , MN
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion Hettinger ND
Conflicts Served: 
  • Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR)
Date of Loss: May 8, 2004 / Age: 28

Holmes died in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in Iraq on May 3, 2004 when an improvised explosive device detonated near the driver side of his military vehicle.

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