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Master Sgt. Evander Earl Andrews, 37, of Solon, Air Force. Killed in a heavy equipment accident in Aludeid, Qatar, Oct. 10, 2001.
 


Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, who grew up in Skowhegan, Marine Corps. Died in a helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21, 2003.
 


Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, Lewiston, Army. Died when his vehicle crashed into a ravine under artillery fire, April 4, 2003.
 


1st Sgt. Christopher Coffin, 51, Kennebunk, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Army Reserve. Died after his Humvee ran into a ditch, July 1, 2003.
 


Sgt. Nicholes Golding, 24, of Addison, member of the 10th Mountain Division. Killed when his humvee struck a a land mine in eastern Afghanistan, February 13, 2004.
 


Sgt. Jeremiah Holmes, 27, North Berwick, Army National Guard 744th Transportation Company of Hillsboro, N.H. Died when his truck was hit by a bomb, March 29, 2004.
 


Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, 23, Portland, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Maine Army National Guard. Died in an ambush on a military convoy in Mosul, April 20, 2004.
 


Sgt. Lawrence Roukey, 33, Westbrook, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment Army Reserve. Believed killed in an explosion at a Baghdad warehouse, April 26, 2004.
 


Spc. Beau Ramsey Beaulieu, 20, Lisbon, 27th Main Support Battalion of the Army`s 1st Cavalry Division. Died of injuries from a mortar attack near Taji, May 24, 2004.
 


Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, native of Old Orchard Beach, assigned to North Carolina Army National Guard`s 30th Heavy Separate Brigade. Died in a small-arms attack in Baquba, June 24, 2004.
 


Sgt. Craig Cherry, 39, born in Maine, member of the Virginia National Guard. Killed when an explosive detonated Aug. 7, 2004. Cherry`s father, Roy Cherry, is a resident of Windham.
 


Sgt. Lynn Robert Poulin Sr., 47, of Freedom, metal worker with 133rd Engineer Battalion. Died in a suicide bombing at a military dining hall in Mosul, Dec. 21, 2004.
 


Spc. Thomas John Dostie, 20, of Somerville, a mechanic with 133rd Engineer Battalion. Died in a suicide bombing at a military dining hall in Mosul, Dec. 21, 2004.
 


Sgt. 1st Class Michael Jones, 43, of Unity, 133rd Engineer Battalion. Died in a New York hospital shortly after arriving from Iraq at Fort Drum, N.Y., March 3, 2005.
 


2nd Lt. Matthew Coutu, 23, 2004 University of Maine graduate. Died in a small-arms attack while assigned to a military police unit in Baghdad, June 27, 2005.
 


Spc. Joseph Alan Lucas, 23, who grew up in Bath before moving to Georgia. Killed while with an armored squadron of the Army`s 3rd Infantry Division in Balad, 40 miles north of Baghdad, Dec. 15, 2005.
 


Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Dostie, 32, of Lewiston and Turner, assigned to a combat team of the Army`s 101st Airborne Division. Killed during patrol operations in Baghdad, Dec. 30, 2005.
 


Spc. Joshua Humble, 21, who lived in Appleton and attended Camden Hills Regional High School, Army. Died after a roadside bomb detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad, Feb. 26, 2006.
 


Sgt. Corey Dan, 22, of Norway, a member of the Army`s 101st Airborne Division. Killed in Baghdad in the line of fire, March 13, 2006.
 


Spc. Dustin James Harris, 21, of Patten, a member of the Army`s 172nd Brigade Support Battalion in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Killed by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol in Beiji, 150 miles north of Baghdad, April 6, 2006.
 


Sgt. Dale James Kelly Jr., 48, of Richmond, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Maine Army National Guard. Killed by a roadside bomb, May 6, 2006.
 


Sgt. David Michael Veverka, 25, a student at the University of Maine in Orono whose hometown was Jamestown, Pa. Assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Maine Army National Guard. Killed by a roadside bomb, May 6, 2006.
 


Capt. Patrick Damon, 41, of Falmouth, Maine Army National Guard. Died of an apparent heart attack, June 15, 2006.
 


Pfc. Andrew Richard Small, 19, of Wiscasset. Served with the First Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, Third Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed while going to the aid of a fallen comrade when his unit was attacked in Nangalam, Aug. 11, 2006.
 


Army Sgt. William Samuel Jackson II, 29, who lived in Michigan but grew up in Thomaston, Army. Died after a roadside bomb exploded in Ramadi, Nov. 11, 2006.
 


1st Lt. Benjamin Keating, 27, formerly of Shapleigh and a Massabesic High School graduate. Served with the Army`s 10th Mountain Division in northern Afghanistan. Killed when his truck rolled over in Nuristan province. Keating`s parents were notified of their son`s death Nov. 26, 2006. Promoted posthumously to captain.
 


Staff Sgt. Kristofer R. Ciraso, 26, formerly of Bangor, Army. Died after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad, Dec. 7, 2006.
 


Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, of Castle Hill, Marines. Died in a firefight in Anbar Province, Dec. 8, 2006.
 


Army Staff Sgt. Eric Ross, 26, a Maine native whose parents live in East Corinth and Levant. Died Feb. 9, 2007, as a result of combat operations in Baqubah, Iraq.
 


Marine Pfc. Angel Rosa, 21, a 2004 graduate of South Portland High School, Died in combat on March 13, 2007, in Anbar province.
 


Army Sgt. Jason Swiger, 24, was a 2000 graduate of South Portland High School, was killed by a suicide bomber on March 25, 2007, in Diyala province in northeastern Iraq. He was on his third tour in Iraq with the 82nd Airborn Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
 


Sgt. Edmund McDonald, 25, of Casco, a member of the Army`s 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed March 28, 2007, while on convoy duty when the vehicle he was riding in tipped over.
 


Sgt. Richard Parker, 26, a Maine Army National Guard soldier from Phillips and a graduate of Mt. Abram High School, was killed in action on June 13, 2007 while assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery Regiment from Waterville.
 


Spc. Joel A. House, 22, a graduate of Lee Academy in Lee, died as a result of an IED attack in Taji, Iraq, on June 23, 2007, while on his second tour. House served with the 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas.
 


Pfc. Jason E. Dore, 25, of Moscow, a member of the 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas, died as a result of a suicide bomber attack in Baghdad on July 8, 2007.
 


Cpl. Blair William Emery, 24, of Lee, a member of the 571st Military Police Co., 97th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, died Nov. 30, 2007, after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baqubah, Iraq.
 


Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Allen Lowery, 38, a Houlton native and member of 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, died Dec. 14, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small-arms fire.
 


Army Pvt. Tyler J. Smith, 22, of Bethel died March 21, 2008 at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad of wounds sustained when the base received indirect fire, according to a written statement from the Department of Defense. Smith was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga.
 


Army Sgt. Nicholas Robertson, 27, of Old Town, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, at Fort Bragg, N.C., died April 3, 2008 of wounds suffered the previous day while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District. He was a University of Maine graduate.
 


Army Spc. Justin Buxbaum, 22, a 2004 graduate of South Portland High School, died from wounds suffered in a non-combat accident, according to family members who were notified on May 26, 2008.
 


Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard, 21, New Portland, Marine Corps. Died fighting in Helmand province, August 14th, 2009.
 


Pfc. Jordan Brochu, 20, Naples / Oakland, Army, died fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province, August 31th, 2009.
 


Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, 30, Rockland / Camden, died fighting in in a battle in northern Afghanistan, October 03, 2009.
 


Spc. Wade A. Slack, 21, of Waterville, died May 6, 2010, of indirect mortar fire in Jaghatu, Afghanistan.
 


Sgt. Brandon Silk, 25, was killed Monday, June 21st, 2010 from injuries suffered during a hard helicopter landing in, Afghanistan.
 


Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw, 31, of Exeter, was killed in action on June 27, 2010 in Afghanistan while serving with the 101st Airborne Division during his third combat tour.
 


Pfc. Clinton E. Springer II, 21, of Sanford, died Sept. 24, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan in a non-combat-related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.
 


1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman, 25, of Aroostook was killed in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan Nov. 2, 2010. He was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
 


Cpl. Andrew Hutchins, 20, of New Portland died Nov. 8, 2010 from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked in Khost province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
 


Army Pvt. Buddy W. McLain, 24, of Peru died Nov. 29, 2010. He was killed by a rogue Afghan policeman in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan near the Pakistan border . McLain was a cavalry scout with the U.S. Army's 2nd Squadron, 61st Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
 


Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann, 21, of Hartland, died July 17, 2011 in Afghanistan after he was struck by a roadside bomb while on patrol in the Kandahar province.
 


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