The American Fallen Soldiers Project

The American Fallen Soldiers Project Our Project commits to honor, respect and forever remember those who have sacrificed their lives protecting our freedom. Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization makes available hand painted original portraits free of charge to the families of these heroes.
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The American Fallen Soldiers Project was formed to help provide comfort and healing to the grieving families of our fallen military. Our 501c3 non-profit organization makes available at no cost to the family an original portrait of their fallen loved one that fully captures their appearance and personality.

Mission: Our mission is to honor, respect and forever memorialize the American military servicemen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation, comfort their mourning families, and inspire all Americans to know and recognize the price paid for their freedom.

Today we remember Army Sgt. James Regan, who died February 9, 2007, when an IED detonated near his vehicle. James joined...
02/09/2020
Army Sgt. James Regan - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army Sgt. James Regan, who died February 9, 2007, when an IED detonated near his vehicle. James joined the Army in 2004 and served in Afghanistan for two tours and was on his second tour in Iraq. Friends and family said he could have had a career on Wall Street but decided to serve his country instead. “He wanted to serve his country rather than himself,” said Rev. James C. Williams, at his funeral, who taught James in high school.
To see more about SGT James Regan, go to the following website:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-james-regan/

KIA February 9, 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia Killed February 9 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on combat patrol in northern Iraq 26 years old from Manhasset, New York Original portrait present...

Today we remember Marine Cpl Ross Smith, who died February 9, 2006 when he was struck by an improvised explosive device ...
02/09/2020
Marine Cpl Ross Smith - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine Cpl Ross Smith, who died February 9, 2006 when he was struck by an improvised explosive device and killed instantly. Ross enlisted in the Marines during his senior year of high school. To his family, friends and his fellow Marines, Ross was a constant source of support. “He was always able to light up the room and lighten any situation with his infectious smile. He was a hero and a true American patriot,” Lucas Smith said. “He loved his country and he died doing what he loved.”
To learn more about Marine Cpl. Ross Smith, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-cpl-ross-smith/

Assigned to 3rd Batallion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California; attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)

Today we remember Navy HN Gary Young, who died February 7, 1969 who died February 7, 1969 while on a medivac mission in ...
02/08/2020
Navy HN Gary Young - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Navy HN Gary Young, who died February 7, 1969 who died February 7, 1969 while on a medivac mission in the Arizona Territory. Six of the seven aboard were killed. Gary was a Navy corpsman medic attached to a Marine helicopter squadron called the Purple Foxes, one of the most decorated units in Vietnam. “The medics were their heroes,” Stephanie, his daughter said. Corpsmen volunteered for the medical evacuation missions, putting themselves in harm’s way to help injured Marines.
To learn more about Navy Corpsman Gary N. Young, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/navy-hn-gary-young/

KIA February 7, 1969 Vietnam WarGary N. Young served as a Navy Corpsman and arrived in Vietnam on September 10, 1968. After working in the MAG-11 dispensary in Da Nang for several months he requested to be reassigned to fly medivac missions with a Marine Corps helicopter unit. In January 1969, he wa...

Today we remember Marine Cpl Thomas E. Saba, who died February 7, 2007 in the Iraq province of Anbar.  Thomas sister, La...
02/07/2020
Marine Cpl Thomas E. Saba - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine Cpl Thomas E. Saba, who died February 7, 2007 in the Iraq province of Anbar. Thomas sister, Laura recalled a memory of her brother explaining to her why he wanted to serve in Iraq. “Thomas said, ‘I don’t want my nieces and nephews to be afraid to go to a Yankee game.” Laura also recalled a woman who helped her brother with his flight who had a son serving in Iraq, and asked Thomas why he was going there. Thomas pointed to the flag in the American Airlines logo and said, “You know what they say: ‘These colors don’t run.”
To learn more about Marine Cpl. Thomas Saba, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-cpl-thomas-saba/

Assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan

Today we remember Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris, who died February 7, 2007, when the helicopter she was piloting was s...
02/07/2020
Marine Capt Jennifer J. Harris - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris, who died February 7, 2007, when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down by enemy fire. Service to others was the core value guiding Jennifer, however, her commitment to service was the most evident in her decision to serve our country. Jennifer performed her military duties as a Casualty Evacuation pilot, flying in and out of combat areas for the emergency evacuation of injured soldiers and Iraqi citizens, saving a countless number of lives.
To learn more about Captain Jennifer Harris. Go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-capt-jennifer-harris/

Assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

Today we remember Navy HM1 Gilbert Minjares, who died February 7, 2007 when the helicopter he was traveling in was shot ...
02/07/2020
Navy HM1 Gilbert Minjares - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Navy HM1 Gilbert Minjares, who died February 7, 2007 when the helicopter he was traveling in was shot down. Gilbert joined the Navy about a month after graduating from high school in El Paso, Texas. His brother said, “Gilbert said he’d rather go fight over there than have to fight terrorism over here. He was a brave, brave man and always wanted to give to others before he gave to himself. His dream was to save Marines by serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsman."

To learn more about Navy HM1 Gilbert Minjares go to: https://americanfallensoldiers.com/navy-hm1-gilbert-minjares/

Died February 7, 2007 when the helicopter he was traveling in was shot down by enemy fire while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed were Capt Jennifer J. Harris, 1st Lt. Jared Landaker, Sgt. Travis Pfister, Cpl Thomas Saba, Sgt. James Tijerina, and Navy Hospital Corpsma...

Today we remember Marine 1st Lt Jared M. Landaker, who died February 7, 2007 when the helicopter he was flying in crashe...
02/07/2020
Marine 1stLt Jared M. Landaker - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine 1st Lt Jared M. Landaker, who died February 7, 2007 when the helicopter he was flying in crashed. Jared felt a sense of duty after 9/11 so he joined the Marines and completed flight school after he chose to fly helicopters. Jared “wanted to fly Marines in, but more importantly fly them out.” Longtime friend 1st Lt. Matt Jackson said, “What he was doing everyday was waiting for a buzzer to go off to save a Marine’s life. He ended up dying to do that.”

To learn more about Marine 1LT Jared Lanaker, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-1st-lt-jared-landaker/

Assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

Today we remember LCpl Nazario Serrano who died January 30, 2005 when he was struck in the chest by small arms fire in t...
01/30/2020
Marine LCpl Nazario Serrano - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember LCpl Nazario Serrano who died January 30, 2005 when he was struck in the chest by small arms fire in the Iraq province of Anbar. Nazario had joined the Marines 18 months prior to his death and had volunteered for duty in Iraq. He spent the last five months working in demolitions and clearing mines. Before enlisting in the Marines, Nazario enjoyed playing basketball, hunting, and riding his motorcycle.
Learn more about LCpl Nazario Serrano by going to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/nazarioserrano/

Assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California

Today we remember Army SPC Brandon Meyer who died January 28, 2008 in Monsul, Iraq along with four fellow soldiers, when...
01/28/2020
Army SPC Brandon Meyer - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SPC Brandon Meyer who died January 28, 2008 in Monsul, Iraq along with four fellow soldiers, when their convoy was struck by an IED while under enemy attack. Brandon, the son of a pastor, was known for his sarcastic sense of humor and fondness for practical jokes. A towering 6’4”, with size 13 shoes, he was nearly as tall as his father. They use to poke fun at their height by pretending to knock their heads on the ceiling when they walked down the stairs, hitting it with a loud thump for effect. To find out more about SPC Meyer, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-spc-brandon-meyer/

Died January 28, 2008 in Monsul, Iraq along with four fellow soldiers, when their convoy was struck by an IED while under enemy attack.

Today we remember Marine LCpl Tony Hernandez who was killed in action on January 26, 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
01/26/2020

Today we remember Marine LCpl Tony Hernandez who was killed in action on January 26, 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. LCpl Hernandez was killed along with 30 fellow Marines, in a helicopter crash during a sandstorm near Rutbah, Iraq. He was 22 years old from Canyon Lake, Texas.

SPC Taylor Burk died January 26, 2005 when improvised explosive device (IED) struck his combat vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq....
01/26/2020
Army SPC Taylor Burk - american fallen soldiers

SPC Taylor Burk died January 26, 2005 when improvised explosive device (IED) struck his combat vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. In his youth he developed a great love of sports, playing both soccer and football. He was thought of as a “teachers dream” by his former principal and “a goofy guy who always made people laugh” by his friend Brett. His stepfather, stated that “Taylor loved his Family and he loved his Family in the U.S. Army.” Learn more about SPC Burk by going to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-spc-taylor-burk/

SPC Taylor Burk died January 26, 2005 when improvised explosive device (IED) struck his combat vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. He is survived by his father, Tim and stepmother Kimberly; his mother, Tracy and stepfather Larry; and five siblings, Taylor, Julie, Matthew, Heidi, Wheeler, and Heather.

Today we remember Army SSG Robert Miller, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in action on January 25, 2008. SSG ...
01/25/2020
Army SSG Robert Miller - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SSG Robert Miller, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in action on January 25, 2008. SSG Miller called for his team to fall back amidst heavy fire but continued forward to protect them. As he advanced forward, he sustained injuries while continuing to provide life-saving cover to his team. SSG Miller sacrificed his own life saving the lives of seven of his Special Forces Teammates and 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers, killing at least 10 insurgents, and wounding dozens more in the process. Learn more about SSG Miller at:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/moh-army-ssg-robert-miller/

Army SSG Robert Miller called for his team to fall back amidst heavy fire but continued forward to protect them. As he advanced forward, he sustained injuries while continuing to provide life saving cover to his team. SSG Miller sacrificed his own life saving the lives of seven of his Special Forces...

Today we remember Army SGT Michael Carlson who died January 24, 2005 when his Bradley fighting vehicle overturned into a...
01/24/2020

Today we remember Army SGT Michael Carlson who died January 24, 2005 when his Bradley fighting vehicle overturned into a canal in Mohammed Sacran, Iraq. SGT Carlson’s high school football and wrestling teammate, Ricky Schreier, said that Carlson had often talked about joining the military, “He was excited about it,” Schreier said. “He wanted to do it for about a year, and then he went off into it, and I was happy for him. He did what he wanted to do.”

Today we remember Marine Sgt. Gary Johnston who was killed January 23, 2007. Sgt Johnston’s posthumously awarded Navy an...
01/24/2020
Marine Sgt. Gary S. Johnston - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine Sgt. Gary Johnston who was killed January 23, 2007. Sgt Johnston’s posthumously awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal commendation describes the circumstances of that day veraciously, “Sgt Johnston demonstrated superior performance of his duties … when his team was pinned down by enemy fire he responded providing suppressive fire on the enemy’s position and enabling positive command control between isolated recon elements. As a result of his fearless determination and competence, his team was able to extract with no injuries…”
Learn more about Sgt. Johnston, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-sgt-gary-s-johnston/

Sgt Gary Johnston was killed January 23, 2007 while conducting combat operations in the Iraq province of Anbar. Sgt Johnston’s posthumously awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal commendation describes the circumstances of that day veraciously, “Sgt Johnston demonstrated superior performance of his...

Today we remember Army SPC Brandon Stout who died January 22, 2007, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his mi...
01/22/2020
Army SPC Brandon L. Stout - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SPC Brandon Stout who died January 22, 2007, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. He died two weeks before his tour in Iraq was to have ended. Brandon’s mother, Tracy Anderson, said she was comforted by the fact that her son believed in what he was doing in Iraq. Tracy said. “He didn’t complain. He didn’t try to get out of it. He was very proud to want to go and serve.” Brandon’s family considers him a role model and a hero.
To learn more about SPC Stout, please visit the American Fallen Soldiers website at:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-brandon-stout/

Army SPC Brandon Lee Stout died January 22, 2007, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. He died two weeks before his tour in Iraq was to have ended.

Today we remember Army MSG Kelly Hornbeck who died on January 18, 2004 from injuries sustained two days earlier when an ...
01/18/2020
Army MSG Kelly Hornbeck - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army MSG Kelly Hornbeck who died on January 18, 2004 from injuries sustained two days earlier when an IED struck his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq. In a letter from Kelly released to the public by his family, he wanted to encourage the soldiers who still have a job to do. An excerpt from his letter home reads: “If y’all are reading this, then I am on my way to help do my part to ensure the future security of our great nation.”�He ended the message with thoughts of his family. “If anything untoward should befall me, please insure that the qualities you raised me with get passed onto my children. I love you both very much and intend to see you soon!”
To learn more about MSG Hornbeck, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-master-sgt-kelly-hornbeck/

Kelly graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth in 1985 and attended Tarleton State University for one year, playing on the college’s football team, before enlisting in the Army in 1987. At first he trained as an infantryman but was eventually promoted to drill sergeant. He volunteered for ...

Today we remember Army SFC Benjamin Wise, who died January 15, 2012 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of in...
01/15/2020
Army SFC Benjamin B. Wise - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SFC Benjamin Wise, who died January 15, 2012 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained January 9 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Balkh province, Afghanistan. SFC Wise was on his fourth deployment overseas when he was injured by the insurgent attack. Benjamin’s brother, Jeremy, was killed in a terrorist attack on a CIA outpost in Afghanistan in December 2009.
To read more:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sfc-benjamin-b-wise/

Army SFC Benjamin Wise died January 15, 2012 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained January 9 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Balkh province, Afghanistan. SFC Wise was on his fourth deployment overseas when he was injured by the insurgent att...

Today we remember Army SFC Nathan Chapman who died January 4, 2002 in Khost, Afghanistan. According to military official...
01/06/2020
Army SFC Nathan R. Chapman - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SFC Nathan Chapman who died January 4, 2002 in Khost, Afghanistan. According to military officials, SFC Chapman and a CIA agent, who was also wounded in the attack, had met local tribe leaders in Paktia province, near where U.S. warplanes had struck several Al Qaida and Taliban targets in the preceding weeks. After they left the meeting, the Americans were ambushed and SFC Chapman was killed by small arms fire while directing troop movements from the back of a flatbed truck. To learn more about Army SFC Chapman:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-1st-class-nathan-r-chapman/

Army SFC Nathan Chapman died January 4, 2002 in Khost, Afghanistan. According to military officials, SFC Chapman and a CIA agent, who was also wounded in the attack, had met local tribe leaders in Paktia province, near where U.S. warplanes had struck several Al Qaida and Taliban targets in the prece...

SrA Bradley Smith’s was killed in action on January 3, 2010.  Smith’s unit was ambushed by mortar and machine gun fire, ...
01/06/2020
Air Force SrA Bradley Smith - american fallen soldiers

SrA Bradley Smith’s was killed in action on January 3, 2010. Smith’s unit was ambushed by mortar and machine gun fire, before an IED was detonated. The ambush caused two members of his unit, one critically wounded and one mortally wounded, to be stranded in a nearby creek. Risking his own life, Bradley ran through the crossfire to rescue the men, providing first aid to the critically wounded soldier that saved his life. Afterwards, he continued coordinating close-air support before attempting to recover a second mortally wounded soldier. Bradley, and another soldier, went to recover the second mortally wounded soldier, almost making it back to the rally point before a second IED detonated, killing both Bradley and the other soldier instantly. To see more about SrA Bradley Smith, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/airforce-sra-bradley-smith/

SrA Bradley Smith’s unit was ambushed by mortar and machine gun fire, before an IED was detonated. The ambush caused two members of his unit, one critically wounded and one mortally wounded, to be stranded in a nearby creek. Risking his own life, Bradley ran through the crossfire to rescue the men...

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Amazing tributes to America's Heroes.
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I always hoped I would be blessed with one of these amazing portraits. I never was, but I am so happy for all the families that have been. They are stunning. Thank you for all you do for these families. ❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸
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My son Sgt. Bryan W. Large will be honored this coming May 29 2018 in Franklin Mills N.J. with a portrait of him and a celebration of his life. We along with several family members and also several of my Army family who were with Bryan when that day 03 Oct 2005 happened in Iraq. We are truly honored to have his memory brought out. He touched so many lives in his short 31 years. All of our lives were changed that day. We have lived through the grief, the pain and the absolute worst time of all our lives. Those memories can never be taken away and through our family and friends and our Army family we have survived and made stronger knowing that he is looking out for each and every one of us. God bless us all...
ThanK yOu, for All...yOur Dedicated Service & Sacrifices...for the PEACE & FREEDOM of Our NATION!...God Richly Bless..Each One Of You...Our True HERO...yOu Always be Remembered...RIP
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