Memorial Day is the day we remember all those who have died in active duty for our nation. In this way it is different than Veterans’ Day which is for all who have served. And in the last year, 34 people have died for our nation in active duty according to Honor the Fallen. They are listed below.

And from a faith perspective, we can pray for their families who have lost a piece of themselves, and we get to entrust them to the Lord and the grace we have come to know in Jesus, and we get to work for the day when all swords are made into plowshares according to God’s dream in Isaiah.

Read their names, and may God bring healing to their families, our nation, and all of God’s creation.

 

Master Sgt. Jonathan J Dunbar – March 30, 2018

Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs – March 15, 2018

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis – March 15, 2018

Capt. Andreas O’Keeffe – March 15, 2018

Master Sgt. William Posch – March 15, 2018

Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso – March 15, 2018

Capt. Mark Weber – March 15, 2018

Capt. Christopher Zanetis – March 15, 2018

Sgt. 1st Class Maitland D. Wilson – March 9, 2018

Sgt. Christina M. Schoenecker – February 19, 2018

Spc. Javion S. Sullivan – January 8, 2018

Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin – January 1, 2018

Spc. Avadon A. Chaves – December 20, 2017

Army Cpl. Todd L. McGurn – November 25, 2017

Army Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown – November 14, 2017

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith – November 11, 2017

Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben – November 4, 2017

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims – October 27, 2017

Army Staff Sgt Bryan C. Black – October 4, 2017

Army Staff Sgt Jeremiah W. Johnson – October 4, 2017

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson – October 4, 2017

Army Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright – October 4, 2017

Army Spc. Alexander W. Missildine – October 1, 2017

Army Staff Sgt Aaron R. Butler – August 16, 2017

Army Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks – August 13, 2017

Army Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr. – August 13, 2017

Tech. Sgt. David Board – August 2, 2017

Spc. Christopher Michael Harris – August 2, 2017

Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter – August 2, 2017

Army Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick – July 3, 2017

Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge – June 10, 2017

Sgt. William M. Bays – June 10, 2017

Sgt. Eric M. Houck – June 10, 2017

Spc. Etienne J. Murphy – May 26, 2017

 

May the Lord bless them, and keep them.

May the Lord’s face shine on them with grace and mercy.

May the Lord look upon them with favor and give them peace. (Amen)