Black Deaths in the Military

13Feb09
U.S. Army Secretary Pete Geren presents the Purple Heart to Sgt. Justin Smith, a team leader for 1st Platoon, Company B, 70th Engineer Battalion, during an awards ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Jan. 30, 2009. This marks the second time Smith has been awarded the Purple Heart.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

U.S. Army Secretary Pete Geren presents the Purple Heart to Sgt. Justin Smith, a team leader for 1st Platoon, Company B, 70th Engineer Battalion, during an awards ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Jan. 30, 2009. This marks the second time Smith has been awarded the Purple Heart. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton

 We know, of course, our government is still waging two wars–one in Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the other in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. It’s all so confusing, because we were never really trying to free Iraq and freedom is certainly not something you endure.

It seems we’re becoming less aware of, less concerned about, the men and women who are sacrificing their lives for our freedom. Over thirty-one thousand military men and women have been wounded and 4,228 have died, since March 19, 2003, as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nearly 10% (405) of the total killed in that war, to date, were Black/African-American. Another 2,593 Black/African-American servicemen and women have been wounded.

Of the 405 Black military personnel killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom:

  • 74% resulted from hostile engagement
  • 85.7% served in the Army; 10.1%, Marines; 2.5%, Navy; 1.7%, Air Force
  • 95% were male
  • 91% were killed in Iraq (vs those serving in other parts of the world in support of the military effort)
  • Their median age was 25

The names of our fallen heroes are below:

Name Rank Date
of Death
Home State
ACKLIN MICHAEL DEWAYNE II SGT 20031115 KY
ADAMS ALGERNON PV2 20031028 SC
ADAMS CLARENCE III SPC 20040907 VA
ADDISON JAMAAL RASHARD SPC 20030323 GA
AKINTADE SEGUN FREDERICK SPC 20041028 NY
ALEXANDER GEORGE THOMAS JR SSG 20051022 AL
ALLEN LONNIE CALVIN JR SGT 20060518 NE
ALLISON GLENN RICHARD SGT 20031218 MA
ANDERSON ANDY DEE CPL 20060606 VA
ANDERSON BRIAN EDWARD LCPL 20030402 NC
ANDERSON CARL LOVETTA JR A1C 20040829 SC
ATKINS JULIA VELINDA SGT 20051210 LA
AYRO LIONEL PFC 20041221 LA
BAILEY NATHAN JEROME SSG 20031112 TN
BAINES JOE LUIS PFC 20061216 NJ
BALCON DANE RODRIGO SPC 20070905 CO
BANKS DEREK RAMOND SGT 20071114 VA
BARLOW PATRICK O SSG 20061018 NC
BARNHILL EDWARD CARL CSM 20040514 LA
BASS ARAM JORDAN SSG 20051123 NY
BATTLES MICHAEL SFC 20041028 TX
BEATTY JONATHAN SCOTT CPL 20050127 IL
BELL AUBREY DALE SGT 20031027 AL
BELL-JOHNSON KATRINA LANI SPC 20050216 SC
BELLARD WILFRED DAVYRUSSELL PFC 20030404 LA
BELSER DONNIE RAY JR CPT 20070210 AL
BENNETT DURRELL LAVOY CPL 20080329 WA
BENSON DARRY SGT 20060827 NC
BIBBY MARK ANTHONY CPL 20030721 NC
BIEVRE MARIO JUDE SSG 20060623 IL
BOBB BRANDON KEITH PFC 20070717 FL
BOLDING TODD JAMES LCPL 20040603 TX
BOOKER DARRYL DEMETRIAL SSG 20070120 VA
BOOKER STEVON ALEXANDER SSG 20030405 PA
BOONE CLARENCE ERNEST CW5 20031202 TX
BOWEN SAMUEL ROBERT PFC 20040707 OH
BOX HESLEY JR SSG 20040506 AR
BRADLEY JUANTREA TYRONE SSG 20080312 NC
BRADLEY KENNETH RAY SSG 20030528 MS
BRASSFIELD ARTIMUS DEMONE SPC 20031024 MI
BRIGHT SCOTTIE LEE SSG 20050705 MS
BROOKS EDWARD LOVE JR SGT 20070829 OH
BROOKS WILLIAM JEROME SSG 20050503 GA
BROWN BRUCE ERIC TSG 20030904 AL
BROWN DEMARKUS DEMONE LCPL 20041119 VA
BROWN HARRISON SSG 20070408 AL
BROWN HENRY LEVON SGT 20030408 MS
BROWN LARRY KENYATTA SPC 20030406 MS
BROWN LERANDO JUNIOR SGT 20080315 MS
BROWN LUNSFORD BERNARD II SPC 20030920 NC
BROWN MENELEK MARTEL PO2 20080102 GA
BRUCKENTHAL NATHAN B DC3 20040425 NY
BRYANT JACK JR SGT 20041120 VA
BRYANT JA`MEL ANTWON SPC 20080927 IL
BUGGS GEORGE EDWARD SSG 20030323 SC
BURKETT TAMARIO DEMETRICE LCPL 20030323 NY
BUSH CHARLES EDWARD JR PFC 20031219 NY
BUTLER ADRIAN JOSIAH SPC 20050727 MI
CAIN MARCUS ANTHONY CPL 20060914 LA
CALDERON PABLO ANDRES SGT 20041130 NY
CALDWELL NATHANIEL ALEXANDER SPC 20030521 NE
CANEGATA DAVID CORNELIUS III LTC 20070120 VI
CANNON JAKIA SHEREE FN 20031025 MD
CARADINE ERVIN JR SPC 20040502 TN
CARTER LAWRANCE JAMES SGT 20061229 CA
CASHE ALWYN CRENDALL SFC 20051108 FL
CASON AHMED AKIL SPC 20040404 FL
CEDENO SANCHEZ JUNIOR CPL 20070528 FL
CELESTINE WILLIE PAUL JR CPL 20070426 LA
CEO BERNARD LAWRENCE CPL 20051014 MD
CHAVIS LEEBERNARD EMMANUEL A1C 20061014 VA
CHEATHAM JONATHAN MARSHALL PFC 20030726 AR
CHISHOLM TYRONE LANARD SGT 20051111 GA
CLAMENS LILLIAN LADAE SSG 20071010 FL
CLAY DARRELL PATRICK SFC 20060401 NC
CLAYTON HAYES JR CPT 20061225 GA
COLES DOMINIC RASHAD SGT 20051226 GA
COLLINS RANDY DUANE SFC 20050524 CA
CONDE KENNETH JR SGT 20040701 FL
CONNER BRIAN RENATO SGT 20051014 MD
COOPER TRAVIS SENTELL SSG 20050716 MS
CRAIG ANDRE JR SPC 20070625 CT
CROCKETT MICHAEL TYRON SGT 20030714 GA
CROCKETT RICKY LEON SFC 20040112 GA
DANTZLER TOREY JONTEAL PFC 20040722 LA
DARLING NORMAN PFC 20040429 MA
DAVIS ANTHONY MSG 20081125 MD
DAVIS ANTHONY DEE SSG 20090106 FL
DAVIS ANTHONY JEROME JR SGT 20050423 CA
DAVIS CARLETTA SHERITTA SSG 20071105 AK
DAVIS CRAIG SSG 20040108 LA
DAVIS GLORIA DEAN MAJ 20061212 MO
DAVIS RAPHAEL SAPTIAN SPC 20031202 MS
DAVIS WILBERT SFC 20030403 AK
DAWSON DARRIS JULIUS SSG 20080914 FL
DE MOORS JOSEPH DAVID 1LT 20060107 AL
DEBRO GERMAINE LAMONT SGT 20060904 NE
DENNIE MIKE ASHMAN SSG 20040929 NC
DENT DARRYL THOMAS SPC 20030826 DC
DHANOOLAL DAYNE DARREN SGT 20080331 NY
DICKINSON MICHAEL ANTHONY II SSG 20060717 MI
DIXON ANTHONY JOSEPH SPC 20040801 NJ
DIXON DONNIE DWAYNE SSG 20070929 FL
DOMINO CHADRICK OMAR SGT 20070531 TX
DRAUGHN GEORGE RAY JR SSG 20050901 LA
DUMAS JOSEPH CLAUDE JR CPL 20061017 LA
DUNHAM ROBERT EARL SFC 20070524 MD
DUNN JEANNETTE THOMAS SSG 20061126 NY
DUNN TERRENCE DOLICE SSG 20070203 TX
EDMUNDSON PHILLIP CHARLES CPL 20050601 NC
EDWARDS AMOS COLLINS JR SFC 20060217 GA
EDWARDS MICHAEL IGNATIUS SPC 20060107 AK
ELLIOTT TERRY JOE GYSGT 20070201 TN
ELLIS JAMES DARREN SSG 20061002 GA
EMOLO EBE FIRMIN SPC 20070407 NC
EVANS DAVID JR PV2 20030525 NY
EVANS KERMIT ORVILLE CAPT 20061204 AL
EWING JEREMY RICARDO PFC 20040429 FL
FARMER DONALD BERNARD SSG 20041219 IL
FARROW JEFFEREY JEROME SSG 20050719 AL
FELDER ARTHUR LEJOHN CPT 20040424 AR
FELDER TYANNA SHARAY SPC 20040407 CT
FERGUSON RIAN CHRISTOPHER SPC 20031214 SC
FITZGERALD ALMAR LARON 1STLT 20060221 SC
FLINT MARION JR SSG 20060515 MD
FLOREXIL CAMY SPC 20070724 PA
FLOYD ALKAILA TONEE SGT 20060713 MI
FLOYD CLARENCE LAVON JR SGT 20051210 NJ
FORD JASON CHRISTOPHER SPC 20040313 MD
FORD RICHARD LEE SGT 20070220 CT
FRANKLIN JERMAINE DONNELL SPC 20071109 TX
FREDERICK KENDELL KIOMA SGT 20051019 MD
FREEMAN BRYAN LEE JR SGT 20041108 NJ
FREEMAN WALTER JR SPC 20070404 CA
FULLER CARL RAY SSG 20050724 GA
FURMAN DONALD DEVON SGT 20051012 SC
FUTRELL MARCUS SHAWN SGT 20051202 GA
GADSDEN CLIFFORD VALENTINO 2LT 20050429 SC
GADSDEN JONATHAN EARL LCPL 20041022 SC
GAMBLE CARTER ALVIN JR SPC 20070624 IN
GARDNER FREEMAN LEE JR SGT 20070322 AR
GENTRY LEWIS JAY SSG 20051026 MI
GILMORE CORNELL WINSTON I SGM 20031107 MD
GILMORE RICHARD III SPC 20070718 AL
GILMORE TERRELL WAYNE SGT 20080330 LA
GIST MILTON ANTHONY JR SGT 20070130 MO
GLAWSON CURTIS ERIC JR SGT 20070320 AL
GODBOLT LEE MYLES SGT 20050326 LA
GOODEN BERNARD GEORGE CPL 20030404 NY
GREEN QUINCY JERMEL SPC 20080602 TX
GREEN TOCCARA RENEE SPC 20050814 MD
GREENLEE SATIEON VINARD PFC 20061002 SC
GRESHAM GENESIA MATTRIL SN 20071022 GA
GUY SHAKERE TAFFARI SGT 20051029 CA
GUYTON LARRY ISAIAH PFC 20070505 TX
HALE JAMES MELVIN CPL 20080813 IL
HALL WILLIAM GREGORY LTCOL 20080330 WA
HALSEL SANTIAGO MASHAWN SSG 20060516 KY
HAMM JONATHAN VICTOR CPL 20070517 MD
HARMON DARREN PRATTIS SR SSG 20060603 DE
HARPER MARLON BRIAN SSG 20070421 MD
HARRIS TORRY DEVON PFC 20040713 IL
HARRIS-KELLY LEROY PFC 20040420 CA
HART NATHANIEL JR SSG 20030728 GA
HAWKINS GENE ANTHONY SGT 20061012 FL
HEIDELBERG DAMIAN LAQUASHA PFC 20031115 MS
HEIGHTER RAHEEN TYSON SPC 20030724 NY
HEMINGWAY TERRY WAYNE SSG 20030410 NJ
HENLEY MELVIN LEE JR SPC 20071121 MS
HENRY CHASSAN SANDU SPC 20050225 FL
HENRY RAYMOND LAMAR SPC 20060425 CA
HILL TARRYL BENIDICT PFC 20070207 MI
HINES KEICIA MELIA SGT 20040114 CA
HOBBS THERON VONDAMEIR PFC 20081106 GA
HODSON NICOLAS MICHAEL SGT 20030322 MO
HOLLIDAY JARON DUVALL CPL 20070804 OK
HOLLINSWORTH COURTNEY ANTWAINE SSG 20070909 NY
HOLT ANTOINE JERMAINE A1C 20040410 GA
HOWARD CURTIS TYRONE II SSG 20060222 MI
HUBBARD TAVON LEE LCPL 20040811 VA
HUNT JUSTIN THOMAS LCPL 20040706 CA
HUNTE SIMEON SPC 20031001 NJ
JACKSON LESLIE DENISE SPC 20040520 VA
JACKSON MARLON PHILLIP SPC 20031111 NJ
JEFFCOAT BRAHIM JAMAL SGT 20050806 PA
JEFFRIES VICTOR WALTER PO1 20071230 HI
JENNINGS DARIUS TOMEL SPC 20031102 SC
JOHNSON CARL WILLIAM II CPL 20061007 PA
JOHNSON COURTNEY TREMAYNE SGT 20070711 NC
JOHNSON HOWARD II PFC 20030323 AL
JOHNSON JOHN PAUL SPC 20031022 WA
JOHNSON LAVENA LYNN PFC 20050719 MO
JOHNSON LEON MONTIEL SGT 20051010 FL
JOHNSON MARKUS JAMES PFC 20040601 MA
JOHNSON MAURICE JEROME SPC 20031101 PA
JOHNSON MICHAEL VANN JR HM2 20030325 AR
JOHNSON NATHANIEL HENRY SPC 20040108 GA
JOHNSON RANDY LEWIS JR SFC 20070927 DC
JOHNSON RAYSHAWN SHAMELL PFC 20031103 NY
JOHNSON RODNEY JERRONE SPC 20070904 TX
JONAUS JUDE RALPH SSG 20050906 FL
JONES DEVON DIMILO PV2 20030404 CA
JONES GUSSIE MAE CPT 20040307 LA
JONES RODNEY AARON SPC 20040930 PA
JONES ROY LEE III PFC 20070510 TX
JORDAN JEVON KIERAN SPC 20080329 VA
JORDAN MICHAEL ANTHONY PO1 20060113 GA
KELLEY DWAYNE MAURICE MAJ 20080624 NJ
KENNARD COURTLAND ANSHUN SGT 20061109 MS
KENNON MORGAN DASHAWN SSG 20031107 TN
KIMBLE DEXTER SETEMAN SSGT 20050126 TX
KING CHARLES MONROE 1SG 20061014 AL
KING JANELLE FRANSHAWN PV2 20080814 CA
KINLOW JAMES ONDRA SGT 20050724 GA
KNOX RENE JR SGT 20050213 LA
LAKE FLOYD EVERETT SR SFC 20070120 VI
LAMBERT JAMES IRVING II SPC 20030801 NC
LANKFORD JONATHAN MILES SR CSM 20070922 AL
LANNAMAN DENISE ADELLE SGT 20061001 NY
LATIMER AARON PRIEST SPC 20060509 TX
LAWSON ISAAC SHAWN SFC 20060605 CA
LEBRUN JEFF SPC 20050101 NY
LEE TERRANCE DELAN SR SGT 20050611 MS
LEMON JEROME SSG 20041027 SC
LENNON CEDRIC LAMONT SPC 20030624 AL
LEWIS ADRIAN JUANCITO SGT 20070321 SC
LEWIS BRYAN ANTHONY SSG 20060313 LA
LEWIS DWAYNE PETER RYAN SSG 20060227 NY
LEWIS LEE ARTHUR JR PFC 20050318 VA
LITTLE TOMMY SEARY SSG 20050502 AL
LOVE ROBERT LEE JR SSG 20061201 MS
LYNCH JASON NATHANIEL PFC 20040618 VI
MACK KENNETH NATHANIEL MSGT 20070505 TX
MACK VORN JIMMY PFC 20030824 SC
MADDIES STEPHEN ROOSEVELT SSG 20070731 TN
MAHDEE MARCUS LCPL 20050509 FL
MALLARD TORRE RAMOINE CPT 20080310 OK
MARCH HOWARD SYLVESTER JR LCPL 20060924 NY
MARCUS LYNDON ANSON JR PFC 20040503 CA
MARSHALL JAMES EDWARD SPC 20040505 OK
MARSHALL JOHN WINSTON SFC 20030408 CA
MARTIN JAY EDWARD SSG 20070429 MD
MASON COLLIN TYREE SPC 20060702 NY
MATLOCK MICHEAL BENSON JR SPC 20080220 MD
MAYHAN RYAN LEE LCPL 20061221 CA
MCARN MONTREL SHANTE CPL 20070219 NC
MCCANTS MARQUIS JERMAINE CPL 20070518 TX
MCFARLANE JACKIE LEWIS JR CW2 20070814 VA
MCGEE JOHN EDWARD SSG 20050502 GA
MCKINZIE ANTOINE JAY CPL 20060321 IN
MCKNIGHT OMAR JAMES SRA 20090118 LA
MCNEAL JEREMIAH EMMANUEL SSG 20080406 VA
MCSWAIN CLARENCE DOUGLAS SFC 20060608 MS
MEJIA BOBBY II SPC 20061223 MI
MELVIN TRACY LEE SSG 20060806 WA
MENYWEATHER EDDIE EUGENE SSG 20031123 CA
MILLER BRUCE JR PFC 20040322 NJ
MILLER MARCO LAVEN SGT 20061205 FL
MILLER MARVIN LEE SFC 20040407 NC
MITCHELL ANDRE DARNELL SPC 20080731 NY
MITCHELL KEMAN LAVOR SGT 20030526 FL
MOODY MICHAEL DEAN JR SSG 20070623 VA
MOORE DWAYNE LAWRENCE CW2 20070419 VA
MORGAN KEISHA MARIE SPC 20080222 DC
MORTON CHERIE LYNN PO1 20080420 CA
MOSS KEELAN LAMONT SGT 20031102 TX
MOTLEY TODD AARON CPL 20070914 MI
MOXLEY CLIFFORD LEONARD JR SPC 20040925 PA
NATHAN JASON DORIAN SRA 20070623 GA
NDURURI CHRISTINE MUTHONI SPC 20071106 MA
NELOM REGILIO ERIC SSG 20050918 NY
NELSON ALBERT MARKEE PFC 20061204 PA
NELSON MARIO SGT 20061001 NY
NETTLES MARCQUES JOSE PO3 20060402 OR
OBAJI FRANCIS CHINOMSO SPC 20050117 NY
ODUMS CHARLES EDWARD II SPC 20040531 OH
ONWORDI JUSTIN BIALIOLISA SGT 20040802 AZ
OSBEY TIMOTHY RYNDALE SGT 20050216 MS
OSBOURNE PAMELA GERALDINE SGT 20041011 FL
OTEY DESHON ELISCO LCPL 20040621 KY
PARKER KENYA AKWAN SGT 20050430 AL
PATTERSON ESAU GEORGE JR SSG 20040429 SC
PAYNE CAMERON KEONI SPC 20070611 CA
PERNELL CARLOS EUGENE SGT 20060606 AL
PETTAWAY JAMES LEE JR SSG 20041003 MD
PHELPS CHRISTOPHER WADE SFC 20050623 KY
PHILIPPE GLADIMIR SFC 20030628 NJ
PHILLIPS RONALD JR SSG 20080925 SC
PHIPPS IVORY LEE SSG 20040317 IL
PICKETT EMANUEL SSG 20080406 NC
PINKSTON FOSTER SGT 20030916 GA
POLLEY LARRY EARL JR SPC 20040117 TX
PORTER MARQUIS RICHARD SGT 20090111 MA
POSTON CHRISTOPHER MICHEAL LCPL 20051017 AZ
PRINCE NEIL ARMSTRONG SFC 20050611 MD
PUGH KENNETH IRVING SSG 20060717 TX
QUICK MARQUEES ANTWON SGT 20060819 AL
RAMSEY BRANDON SPC 20030808 IL
RANDLE EDMOND LEE JR SGT 20040117 FL
REED GERARD MANTINO SFC 20080611 FL
REYNOLDS EDWARD CHARLES JR SSG 20060926 TX
RICE DEMETRIUS LAMONT CPL 20040714 MN
RICHARDSON STEPHEN KARL I SPC 20070320 CT
RINTAMAKI STEVEN ARNOLD CPL 20040916 WA
RITZBERG BRIAN EUGENE SPC 20070402 NY
RIVERS FRANK KEVIN JR SPC 20040414 VA
ROBERTS ANTHONY PAUL LCPL 20040406 DE
ROBERTSON MICHAEL TREMAIN SGT 20051025 TX
ROCKHOLD MARLIN TYRONE PFC 20030508 OH
ROGERS ALAN GREG MAJ 20080127 FL
ROSS MARCO DAMIAN SPC 20040825 TN
RUTH MONTA SHEVAUZ SGT 20050831 NC
SAGE LANCE SHARREEF SPC 20051227 NY
SAHIB RASHEED PV1 20030518 NY
SAINTVIL GAEL LCPL 20050126 FL
SAMS JOEY TYRONE II PFC 20070321 SC
SAMUELS PRINCESS CRYSTAL SGT 20070815 MD
SANDERS RONNIE LEE SSG 20070203 LA
SANFORD BARRY SR SFC 20030707 CO
SCOTT RICKEY SSG 20060120 GA
SEMBLY BERNARD LEON II SGT 20050519 LA
SETZLER TAVARUS DANARD PFC 20081002 FL
SHERRILL JAMES ALEXANDER SGT 20050403 KY
SHIELDS JONATHAN BERNARD SGT 20041112 GA
SIMMONS LEONARD DALE SGT 20030806 NC
SIMMONS WINDELL JERYD CPL 20060921 KY
SIMS CHARLES MARQUES PFC 20031003 FL
SINCLAIR ISIAH JOSEPH SGT 20050326 LA
SLOAN BRANDON ULYSSES PV2 20030323 OH
SMART ALBERT EUGENE LTC 20050528 TX
SMITH AARON AMPONSAH SGT 20060914 TX
SMITH ANTOINE DEMETRIUS LCPL 20041115 FL
SMITH EDWARD 1STSGT 20030404 IL
SMITH JONATHAN KENA SPC 20070311 GA
SMITH MICHAEL ANTONIO SGT 20041126 AR
SMITH ORENTHIAL JAVON SGT 20030622 SC
SNEED BRANDON KEITH SFC 20051010 OK
SNELL ERIC LAMAR SGT 20070618 NJ
SOLOMON RODERIC ANTOINE SGT 20030328 NC
SOLTAU ADRIAN VALENTINE CPL 20040913 WI
SPENCER CLARENCE TAVARES PV2 20070204 CA
SPILLERS WILLIAM CURTIS SFC 20070217 MS
STANCIEL GEORGE SFC 20080819 MS
STRANGE WILLIAM RODRIQUES III PFC 20040402 GA
STRAUGHTER MATTHEW FRANCIS SGT 20080131 MO
SUELL JOSEPH DEWAYNE SGT 20030616 TX
SULLIVAN NARSON BERTIL SPC 20030425 NJ
SUMMERS VINCENT EARL SSG 20051015 MI
SUTTON GREG LAMONTE SFC 20070606 NC
SWINDELL NATHANIEL TROY SGT 20050115 NY
TAHA AYMAN ABDELRAHMAN SSG 20051230 VA
TALBERT DEFOREST LEE SGT 20040727 WV
TAYLOR CHRISTOPHER JAMES SGT 20050724 AL
TEEWIA PRINCE KAO SPC 20051229 NC
THOMAS BRYAN MATTHEW PFC 20080623 LA
THOMAS CARL SGT 20040913 AZ
THOMAS KENDALL SSG 20040428 VI
THOMPSON ANTHONY ORLANDO SSG 20030918 SC
TONEY TIMOTHY MSGT 20040327 NY
TOWNES MICHAEL LOPEZ SSG 20070916 NV
TOWNS ROBIN LESLIE SR SFC 20071024 VA
TOY TROMAINE KEON SR SGT 20050416 VA
TRAVIS PHILIP LAMAR SSG 20051202 GA
TYSON ANDRE DEMETRIUS 1LT 20040622 CA
WALKER ANTWAN LAVELLE SGT 20050518 FL
WALKER ZANDRA TERNEICE SPC 20070815 SC
WALLACE TERRY OPATRICK SFC 20060627 LA
WARUINGE KEVIN GACHAU LCPL 20050803 FL
WASHINGTON BENNIE JAMES SGT 20050104 GA
WASHINGTON JAVARES JAVON SSG 20080211 FL
WATERS-BEY KENDALL DAMON SSGT 20030321 MD
WATSON DAVID LEE CPL 20070922 AR
WATT KIMEL LINCOLA SGT 20070603 NY
WATTS DONOVAN EARL CSM 20061121 GA
WELLS CHARLES GARY JR WO 20050330 AL
WHEELOUS DEXTER EUGENE SFC 20061225 GA
WHITAKER MARQUIS ANTOINE PFC 20040428 GA
WHITE ANTHONY JAMES PV2 20070325 SC
WHITE DEWAYNE LENELL PV2 20071204 IL
WHITE STEPHEN JEROME SFC 20060105 AL
WHITE WILLIAM WAYNE LCPL 20030329 NY
WHITLEY DION MARIO LCPL 20050615 CA
WHYTE NICHOLAS JOHAN LCPL 20060621 NY
WIGGINS MICHAEL JOSEF SSG 20070123 OH
WILKINS CHARLES LANGDON III 1LT 20040820 OH
WILLIAMS ANDRE LEWIS CPL 20050728 OH
WILLIAMS DWAYNE EIN SSGT 20060824 MD
WILLIAMS EUGENE SGT 20030329 NY
WILLIAMS JEFFREY ALAN CPL 20050905 IL
WILLIAMS MICHAEL LEON SPC 20031017 NY
WILLIAMS TAFT VIRGIL SSG 20030812 LA
WILLIAMS WESLEY JAMES PV2 20070302 PA
WILSON JERRY LEE CSM 20031123 GA
WILSON JOE NATHAN SSG 20031102 MS
WILSON LAMONT NOEL LCPL 20040906 OK
WILSON LE RON ADRIAN PFC 20070706 NY
WILSON MIGUEL ANTONIO SFC 20081121 TX
WINTERBOTTOM JONATHAN DAYA CPL 20070523 VA
WOODS JULIAN AUGUSTUS PO3 20041110 FL
WOOTEN CURTIS LORENZA III SPC 20050104 WA
WRIGHT DARRICK DARRYL CPT 20080917 TN
WRIGHT GREGROY ANTHONY SGT 20070113 MA
YAHUDAH BENYAHMIN BEN SPC 20050713 GA
YOUMANS RODRICKA ANTWAN LCPL 20040706 SC
YOUNG CHRISTOPHER DWAYNE SPC 20070302 CA

Another 52 Black/African-American men and women have been killed in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Southwest Asia.

Support our troops.

Speak your peace.



2 Responses to “Black Deaths in the Military”

  1. 1 Cecil Jones

    Speak Your Peace you know I love what you do, but this just ain’t cool. Everyone of these soldiers were in harms way not because they were “Black” it was because they were Americans ordered to fight. To honor them for their race dishonors the nation and I can’t let you do that. This is a disgrace to everything ‘Red, White and Blue.” You seem to be making this all about “The Red, Black and Green.” That flag didn’t march into Iraq or Afghanistan. That flag did not tell us half-truths about Iraqi freedom. Don’t make serving this nation and doing your duty about race. They can’t be honored any higher than to call them “An American Soldier.” I hate the war, but it’s not about color or gender.

  2. 2 Speak Your Peace

    Dear Cecil Jones,

    Your point is well taken. We were simply trying to give American soldiers–who were Black and killed in the war effort–a place of their own. Thank you for your comments.

    Speak your peace.



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