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.

SGT Ryan Green died on March 18, 2007 from injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol...
03/18/2019
Army SGT Ryan P. Green - american fallen soldiers

SGT Ryan Green died on March 18, 2007 from injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol in Baghdad. Ryan’s stepfather, Craig Kagan, who also served in the Army during Vietnam said, “He believed so much in our country that he displayed his pride with the words “FREEDOM” tattooed across his back, shoulder to shoulder.”
To learn more about SGT Green, visit:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-ryan-green/

On his second tour of duty in Iraq, SGT Green was severely injured on March 15, 2007 when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol in Baghdad. He was flown to Landstuhl, Germany, where he died from his injuries on March 18, 2007. Others from his unit who were killed during the explosion...

Today we remember SGT Dale Brehm who was killed in action on March 18, 2006 during a nighttime gunfight in Ramadi, Iraq....
03/18/2019
Army SGT Dale Brehm - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember SGT Dale Brehm who was killed in action on March 18, 2006 during a nighttime gunfight in Ramadi, Iraq. Dale had served three separate deployments to Afghanistan and was in his third deployment to Iraq when he was killed. During his deployments, he was known for building his teammates up and leading by example. Dale was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and two Army commendation medals in recognition of his dedication and service.
To learn more about SGT Dale Brehm, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-dale-brehm/

SGT Dale Brehm was killed on March 18, 2006 during a raid of several houses in Ramadi, Iraq. During the nighttime strike, a gunfight began on the first floor of the house, taking Dale’s life. Also killed during the attack was SSG Ricard Barraza, 24, from Shafter, California.

SGT Emerson Brand was killed in action on March 15, 2007 by an IED that detonated while his unit was conducting combat o...
03/15/2019
Army SGT Emerson N. Brand - american fallen soldiers

SGT Emerson Brand was killed in action on March 15, 2007 by an IED that detonated while his unit was conducting combat operations in Bagdad, Iraq. On an Internet memorial page dedicated to Emerson, his mother Debi wrote, “Son, I thank God for you; you forever changed my life.”
To learn more about SGT Emerson Brand, visit:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-emerson-brand/

Army SGT Emerson Brand died March 15, 2007 of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while conduction combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Also killed were SSG Blake M. Harris, SSG Terry W. Prater, and PFC James L. Arnold. SGT Brand spent the last 9 years of his....

Today we remember CPL William O’Brien, who died on March 15, 2008 from wounds sustained during combat operations in Ba...
03/15/2019
Army CPL William D. O’Brien - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember CPL William O’Brien, who died on March 15, 2008 from wounds sustained during combat operations in Bagdad, Iraq. Will was the third son in his family to join the Army. He was only 17 when he joined his brother John in signing up for service. Two years later he was wounded in action and shortly thereafter died.
For more information about CPL William O’Brien, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-cpl-william-obrien/

Army CPL William O’Brien died March 15, 2008, from wounds sustained when he was attacked by small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Today we remember Army SFC Collin Bowen who died on March 14, 2008 to injuries he sustained from an IED two months earli...
03/14/2019

Today we remember Army SFC Collin Bowen who died on March 14, 2008 to injuries he sustained from an IED two months earlier while serving in Afghanistan. Collin worked tirelessly to defend the country he loved so much, and his legacy of selflessness lives on in the family he left behind. Justin Bowen, his younger brother said, “John was very dedicated and loyal and without question one of the hardest-working people I’ve ever known.”
Go to the following link to find out more about SFC Bowen:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/?s=collin+bowen

On March 14, 2007 Army SGT John Waterbury was killed in action by a sniper shot while he was serving in Iraq. According ...
03/14/2019
Army SPC Forrest “John” Waterbury - american fallen soldiers

On March 14, 2007 Army SGT John Waterbury was killed in action by a sniper shot while he was serving in Iraq. According to his family and friends, SPC John had a large heart, and wasn’t afraid to love big. He is fondly remembered as the young man who would help anyone in need, and who loyally served beside his brother-in-arms.
To find out more about SPC John Waterbury, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-spc-forrest-john-waterbury/

While facing an attack by enemy forces near Ramadi, Iraq, SPC Waterbury was killed by a sniper shot during a small-arms fire fight.

Today we remember PFC Amy Duerksen, who died on March 11, 2006 from an accidental gunshot wound. At the funeral, the Rev...
03/11/2019
Army PFC Amy Duerksen - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember PFC Amy Duerksen, who died on March 11, 2006 from an accidental gunshot wound. At the funeral, the Rev. Shannon Soard said that Amy “had a kindness and gentleness for people that caused you to warm to her quickly. Warm smiles, encouraging words and affectionate hugs were the order of the day with Amy. She loved people, and they knew it.”
To find out more about PFC Amy Duerksen, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-pfc-amy-duerksen/

Amy, the daughter of an Army Chaplain, graduated high school and became intrigued with traveling to the Northeast United States. After moving to Maryland and instead of going to college, Amy decided she wanted to join the Army. She knew what she wanted to do with her life.

LT Valerie Delaney died on March 11, 2003 when the Navy jet she was piloting crashed during a training mission. Valerie ...
03/11/2019
Navy Lt. Valerie Delaney - american fallen soldiers

LT Valerie Delaney died on March 11, 2003 when the Navy jet she was piloting crashed during a training mission. Valerie loved to sing and was a member of the Naval Academy’s a cappella group, the Stowaways. Her mother remembers her picking up the microphone when she was 7 or 8 years old and “just belting out the Star Spangled Banner, word for word- nobody could believe it was coming from her.”
Go to the following link to find more information:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/navy-lt-valerie-delaney/

Died March 11, 2013 when the Navy jet she was piloting crashed in Eastern Washington State during a training mission. Also killed were Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson and LTJG William Mcllvaine.

Today we remember Army SGT Blake Harris who was killed March 5, 2007. Skateboarding was among his favorite hobbies and i...
03/05/2019
Army SGT Blake A. Harris - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SGT Blake Harris who was killed March 5, 2007. Skateboarding was among his favorite hobbies and in the spring of 2010, the town of Pueblo, Colorado, where he grew up, officially renamed the city skate park “Sergeant Blake A. Harris Skateboard Park.” At the parks re-naming, CPT Lisa Northway, a Fort Carson chaplain, praised Blake for being a role model for Pueblo’s young people. “They will be inspired by Blake Harris and his life,” she told the audience.
To learn more about SGT Blake Harris, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-sgt-blake-a-harris/

Army SGT Blake Harris was killed March 5, 2007, by a command-detonated improvised explosive device near his unit in Baqubah, Iraq. Also killed were SPC Ryan D. Russell and PVT Barry W. Mayo. SGT Harris was serving his second deployment to Iraq when he was killed.

Today we remember Air Force TSgt. John Chapman who was killed on March 4, 2002 while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan ...
03/04/2019

Today we remember Air Force TSgt. John Chapman who was killed on March 4, 2002 while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. The Combat Controller had been trapped for over an hour, fighting off, and killing, several enemies before they overran his position and took his life in hand-to-hand combat. He was posthumously awarded Air Force Cross.

To learn more about TSgt John Chapman, visit:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/airforce-tsgt-john-chapman/

Today we remember Army SPC Clay P. Farr who was killed Feb. 26 when an IED detonated near his Humvee during patrol opera...
02/26/2019
Army SPC Clay P. Farr - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SPC Clay P. Farr who was killed Feb. 26 when an IED detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad. “He loved defending his country. He was very patriotic,” his father Patrick Farr told The Bakersfield Californian. “When the war first started, he was in high school. If I would have let him enlist at that age, and the Army would have taken him, he would have gone right then.”

To learn more about Army SPC Clay P. Farr, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/clayfarr/

SPC Clay Farr was killed February 26, 2006 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his vehicle while conducting patrol operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Also killed in the blast was SPC Joshua U. Humble.

Army CPL Daniel O’Leary died February 23, 2010, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in Fallujah, Iraq. CPL...
02/23/2019
Army CPL Daniel T O’Leary - american fallen soldiers

Army CPL Daniel O’Leary died February 23, 2010, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in Fallujah, Iraq. CPL O’Leary was on his second tour of duty in Iraq within three years. “CPL O’Leary was my most reliable, hard working soldier,” said 1LT Matthew J. Ryan, his Platoon Leader. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to have known Dan.”

To learn more about Army CPL Daniel O’Leary, see the following website:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-cpl-daniel-t-oleary/

Assigned to the 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Today we remember Army CPL Michael Alleman, who died February 23, 2009 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his ...
02/23/2019
Army CPL Michael Alleman - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army CPL Michael Alleman, who died February 23, 2009 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Balad, Iraq. Michael’s family remembers him as a funny, strong man with a sense of purpose who believed in the military effort in Iraq. His wife Amy said, “He went down taking out the bad guys, and he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.”

To find out more about Army CPL Michael Alleman, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-cpl-michael-alleman/

KIA February 23, 2009 Operation Iraqi Freedom Assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska Army CPL Michael Alleman died February 23, 2009 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fi...

Today we remember Army CW2 Jody Egnor, who died February 22, 2002 when his MH-47 aircraft crashed at sea in the southern...
02/22/2019

Today we remember Army CW2 Jody Egnor, who died February 22, 2002 when his MH-47 aircraft crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. At the time of his death, he was serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

To find out more about Army CW2 Jody Egnor, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-cw2-jody-l-egnor/

Today we remember Navy SO1 Seal Matthew, who died on February 19, 2013 during a breath-holding training dive in Pearl Ha...
02/19/2019
Navy SO1 (SEAL) Matthew Leathers - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Navy SO1 Seal Matthew, who died on February 19, 2013 during a breath-holding training dive in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Matt always maintained the importance of remembering the sacrifice of others. “When the time comes we have to never forget, and just remember them,” he said. Matt’s 1st Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Citation reads in part. “…Petty Officer Leathers reflected credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

For more information on Navy SO1 Seal Matthew Leathers, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/navy-so1-matthew-leathers-seal/

Navy SO1 (SEAL) Matthew Leathers disappeared February 19, 2013, during a breath-hold training dive off Kaena Point, Hawaii. The death of SO1 Leathers was likely a drowning due to a shallow-water blackout. No scuba gear was used for the exercise. At the time of the training dive, Leathers was leading...

SPC Clint Gertson died February 19, 2005 while on combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq. Clint Gertson was "an all-American boy w...
02/19/2019
Army SPC Clint Gertson - american fallen soldiers

SPC Clint Gertson died February 19, 2005 while on combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq. Clint Gertson was "an all-American boy who loved to hunt, fish, farm rice and run cattle," his father Gayle said from the family rice farm. "After 9/11 happened,” he said, “he just felt he needed to go defend our country."

For more information on Army SPC Clint Gertson, go to: https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-spc-clinton-gertson/

SPC Clint Gertson died February 19, 2005 from injuries sustained from enemy sniper fire while on combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq. He is survived by his parents, Gayle and Susan; and brother, Matt.

Today we honor Army SFC Raymond Munden who died on Feb. 16, 2009 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit u...
02/16/2019
Army SFC Raymond J. Munden - american fallen soldiers

Today we honor Army SFC Raymond Munden who died on Feb. 16, 2009 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. At the time of his death, Raymond was on his second tour in Afghanistan, his sixth overall. He was hoping to work as an instructor at West Point when he returned home until his permanent retirement.

To learn more about Army SFC Munden, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/raymond-munden/

Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Today we remember Marine SSgt Oscar Canon who died February 15, 2012, due to complications from injuries he had sustaine...
02/15/2019
Marine SSgt Oscar Canon - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Marine SSgt Oscar Canon who died February 15, 2012, due to complications from injuries he had sustained in October of 2004 when he was hit in the thigh by a rocket-propelled grenade during combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.
Despite his severe injury SSgt Canon went back to war in Iraq as a Special Forces Instructor.

For more information on Marine SSgt Oscar Cannon, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/marine-ssgt-oscar-cannon/

Marine SSgt Oscar Canon died February 15, 2012, due to complications from injuries he had sustained in October of 2004 when he was hit in the thigh by a rocket-propelled grenade during combat operations in Fallujah. Upon arriving at the medical unit, the young Marine grabbed the doctor by his collar...

Today we remember Army CPL Peter Courcy who died February 10, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained when his vehicle w...
02/10/2019
Army CPL Peter J. Courcy - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army CPL Peter Courcy who died February 10, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained when his vehicle was hit by a car-bomb attack in Salerno, Afghanistan. Peter was only two weeks away from completing his tour of duty and returning home to his wife, Mara, and five-month old son, Anthony, whom he planned to make sure grew into a proud Dallas Cowboys fanatic like his father.

To learn more about Army CPL Peter Courcy, go to:
https://americanfallensoldiers.com/army-cpl-peter-j-courcy/

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Today we remember Army SGT James J. Regan who was killed in action on Feb. 9, 2007 when an IED detonated near his vehicl...
02/09/2019
Army Sgt. James Regan - american fallen soldiers

Today we remember Army SGT James J. Regan who was killed in action on Feb. 9, 2007 when an IED detonated near his vehicle while in northern Iraq. Sgt. James was an Army Ranger who had served two tours in Afghanistan and was on his second tour in Iraq when he was killed. He attended Duke University; Friends and family said he could have had a career on Wall Street but decided to serve his country instead.

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...

On February 9, 2006, Cpl Ross Smith was struck by an IED and killed instantly. “He was always able to light up the roo...
02/09/2019
Marine Cpl Ross Smith - american fallen soldiers

On February 9, 2006, Cpl Ross Smith was struck by an IED and killed instantly. “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,” his brother Lucas Smith said. “He loved his country and died doing what he loved.”

Portrait by Jonathan Stasko

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)

Cpl. Thomas Saba died February 7, 2007, while on a helicopter mission to evacuate casualties. His family remembers Thoma...
02/07/2019
Marine Cpl Thomas E. Saba - american fallen soldiers

Cpl. Thomas Saba died February 7, 2007, while on a helicopter mission to evacuate casualties. His family remembers Thomas as a doting uncle, a practical joker who nonetheless was quick to help people, and a man who died standing up for what he believed in. “He was our everyday hero,” said Thomas’ sister, Laura. “He always made you laugh,” added his other sister, Mary Ellen.

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

Marine 1LT Jared Landaker died February 7, 2007 in Anbar province, Iraq.After 9/11, Jared felt a sense of duty and joine...
02/07/2019
Marine 1stLt Jared M. Landaker - american fallen soldiers

Marine 1LT Jared Landaker died February 7, 2007 in Anbar province, Iraq.After 9/11, Jared felt a sense of duty and joined the Marine Corps. His father, Joseph Landaker, said, “He was not only a hero, he was a great son. This guy did more in 25 years than most of us will do in 75 years.”

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

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