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Remembering Tampa Bay area servicemen and women

On this Memorial Day we honor and remember the sacrifice of those from the Tampa Bay area (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties) who have died serving our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Jonathan C. O'Neill, 22, Zephyrhills. Afghanistan, June 15, 2009.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi, 29, Seffner. Afghanistan, July 14, 2009.

Army Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, Hernando Beach. Afghanistan, July 24, 2009.

Air Force 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton, 24, Tampa. Iraq, Sept. 8, 2009.

Army Spc. Eric Lembke, 25, Plant City. Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2009.

Army Spc. David A. Croft Jr., 22, Plant City. Iraq, Jan. 5, 2010.

Marine Sgt. Daniel M. Angus, 28, Thonotosassa. Jan. 24, 2010.

Marine Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto, 26, St. Petersburg/Largo. Afghanistan, March 14, 2010.

Army Spc. Marc A. Anderson, 30, Brandon/Fort Myers. Afghanistan, March 4, 2002.

Marine Lance Cpl. Antonio Sledd, 20, Tampa. Kuwait, terrorist attack while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Oct. 8, 2002.

Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key and New Port Richey. Iraq, March 23, 2003.

Army Capt. James Adamouski, 29, Tampa. Iraq, April 2, 2003.

Army Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, Tampa. Iraq, April 3, 2003.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, 33, Tampa. Iraq, April 4, 2003. Awarded Medal of Honor.

Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Aviles, 18, Tampa. Iraq, April 7, 2003.

Army Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23, Tampa, Kuwait, April 17, 2003.

• Army Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37, Tampa. Iraq, May 27, 2003.

Army Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, 32, Floral City. Iraq, Jan. 8, 2004.

Army Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, Ruskin. Iraq, Jan. 17, 2004.

Army Staff Sgt. Wentz, J.H. Shanaberger III, 33, Zephyrhills. Iraq, March 24, 2004.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Ginther, 37, Dover. Iraq, May 2, 2004.

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt, 23, Tampa. Iraq, Sept. 3, 2004.

Army Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, 46, Homosassa. Kuwait, Oct. 24, 2004.

Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Dickinson, 25, New Port Richey. Iraq, Dec. 12, 2004.

Marine Lance Cpl. James R. Phillips, 21, Plant City. Iraq, Dec. 23, 2004.

Army Sgt. Antwan L. Walker, 22, Tampa. Iraq, May 18, 2005.

Army Pfc. Louis Niedermeier, 20, Largo. Iraq, June 1, 2005.

Army Sgt. James Douglas Stewart, 29, St. Petersburg. Iraq, June 21, 2005.

Army Staff Sgt. Michael W. Schafer, 25, Spring Hill. Afghanistan, July 25, 2005.

Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, Tampa. Iraq, Aug. 3, 2005.

Army Sgt. Michael Lehmiller, 23, Tampa. Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2005.

Army 2nd Lt. Charles R. Rubado, 23, Clearwater. Iraq, Aug. 29, 2005.

Army Pfc. Roberto C. Baez, 19, Tampa. Iraq, Oct. 3, 2005.

Army Spc. Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33, Brandon. Iraq, Nov. 16, 2005.

Army Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo, 22, St. Petersburg. Iraq, Nov. 22, 2005.

Army Pfc. Marc A. Delgado, 21, Lithia. Iraq, Nov. 24, 2005.

Army 1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith, 28, Brandon. Iraq, Dec. 8, 2005.

Army Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan, 22, Inverness. Iraq, Jan. 20, 2006.

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin D. Akins, 29, Plant City. Afghanistan, March 12, 2006.

Army Sgt. Michael D. Rowe, 23, New Port Richey. Iraq, March 28, 2006.

Army Pfc. Jody W. Missildine, 19, Plant City. Iraq, April 8, 2006.

Marine Sgt. Lea Robert Mills, 21, Masaryktown. Iraq, April 28, 2006.

Army Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia, 25, Tampa. Iraq, May 31, 2006.

Army Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Fuerst III, 26, Tampa. Afghanistan, June 24, 2006.

Army Cpl. Aaron M. Griner, 24, Tampa. Afghanistan, June 28, 2006.

Army Sgt. Bryan Luckey, 25, Tampa. Iraq, June 29, 2006.

Army Spc. Raymond A. Salerno, 27, Land O'Lakes. Iraq, July 16, 2006.

Army Maj. David G. Taylor Jr., 37, Tampa. Iraq, Oct. 22, 2006.

Army Lt. Col. Peter E. Winston, 56, Plant City. Iraq, Nov. 13, 2006.

Army Staff Sgt. John Hartman Jr., 39, Tampa. Iraq, Nov. 30, 2006.

Army Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas, 34, Seffner. Afghanistan, April 27, 2007.

Army Pfc. Joshua D. Brown, 26, Tampa. Iraq, June 3, 2007.

Army Sgt. Robert Surber, 24, Inverness. Iraq, June 3, 2007.

Army Pfc. Jonathan M. Rossi, 20, Safety Harbor. Iraq, July 1, 2007.

Army Pfc. Brandon K. Bobb, 20, Riverview. Iraq, July 17, 2007.

Army Sgt. William R. Howdeshell, 37, St. Petersburg. Iraq, July 26, 2007.

Army Spc. Cody C. Grater, 20, Spring Hill. Iraq, July 29, 2007.

Army Sgt. 1st Class David Heringes, 36, Tampa. Iraq, Aug. 24, 2007.

Army Sgt. Cory L. Clark, 25, Plant City. Afghanistan, Aug. 28, 2007.

Army Pfc. Patrick J. Miller, 23, New Port Richey. Iraq, March 29, 2008.

Army Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz, 23, Clearwater. Iraq, April 14, 2008.

Army Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes, 26, Zephyrhills. Iraq, April 28, 2008.

Compiled from databases prepared by Times researcher Carolyn Edds, former state news editor Jake Voreis and editor Morris Kennedy, based on information from the Department of Defense, the Associated Press, CNN and the Washington Post.

Remembering Tampa Bay area servicemen and women 05/30/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 31, 2010 9:05am]
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