In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait:

James Carter, 42, of Alabama; chief warrant officer, Army. Carter was one of two soldiers killed Thursday at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, when their Kiowa helicopter went down during a test flight. He was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Christian S. Cotner, 20, of Waterbury, Conn.; corporal, Marine Corps. Cotner died May 30 in a nonhostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan.

Shane P. Duffy, 22, of Taunton, Mass.; sergeant, Army. Duffy was among three soldiers who died Wednesday in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Sharqat, Iraq, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Jonathan D.A. Emard, 20, of Mesquite, Texas; specialist, Army. Emard was among three soldiers who died Wednesday in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Sharqat, Iraq, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

James M. Finley, 21, of Lebanon, Mo.; specialist, Army. Finley was one of two soldiers killed May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany.

Quincy J. Green, 26, of El Paso; specialist, Army. Green died Monday in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kan.

Scott A. Hagerty, 41, of Stillwater, Okla.; major, Army. Hagerty and a guardsman were killed Tuesday in Zormat, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion in Pasadena, Texas.

Derek D. Holland, 20, of Wind Gap, Pa.; private first class, Army National Guard. Holland and an Army officer were killed Tuesday in Zormat, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 228th Brigade Support Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard in Bethlehem, Pa.

Cody R. Legg, 23, of Escondido, Calif.; sergeant, Army. Legg was among three soldiers who died Wednesday in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Sharqat, Iraq, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Andre D. McNair Jr., 20, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; private first class, Army. McNair was one of two soldiers killed Thursday at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, when their Kiowa helicopter went down during a test flight. He was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Justin R. Mixon, 22, of Bogalusa, La.; specialist, Army. Mixon died June 1 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.

Andrew J. Shields, 19, of Battleground, Wash.; private, Army. Shields was one of two soldiers killed May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany.

Joshua E. Waltenbaugh, 19, of Ford City, Pa.; private first class, Army. Waltenbaugh died Tuesday in Taji, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, Texas.

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