The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has established a permanent online memorial for those who lost their lives in service to the country since the terrorist attacks of 2001.
The site, last updated April 18, names 47 soldiers, including one special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. The list also notes 33 soldiers from the Army, nine from the Marines, three from the Air Force and one from the Navy (see list below).
“We extend our gratitude to each Fallen Hero who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom,” notes the online site for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice through service.
“Our hope is that the families and friends of the Fallen Heroes know that we will never forget what they sacrificed,” reads the online announcement. “And as time marches on we should do our best to make sure their names are not forgotten. Remembrance is so very special to those who lost someone in service to our country.”
The notice ends with a heartfelt “God bless” to all troops, “especially those who are in harm’s way,” and an offering of prayers “to the military families of our nation.”
“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will never forget,” concludes the message, which then showcases a link to view the list of 47 Fallen Heroes from Hillsborough County.
FALLEN HEROES FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
(For photos, and bios, visit the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's online page dedicated to the memory of Fallen Heroes since 9/11.)
Michael Chad U.S. AIR FORCE (3)
Estelle II Rayond G. Reio Michael L. Adamouski James F. U.S. ARMY (33)
Baez Roberto Carlos Bobb Brandon K. Brown Joshua D. Clark Cory L. Croft David A. Cuzzupe Paul O. Davis Wilbert del Castillo Dimitri A. Delgado Marc Elm Michael D. Fabrizi Jason J. Fuerst III Joseph F. Griner Aaron M. Heringes David A. Hess David A. Lechowich Ivan D. Lehmiller Michael R. Lembke Eric Luckey Bryan C. Marquis Christopher J. Mejia Benjamin E. Missildine Jody W. Orr Cody J. Quinn Michael B. Ray Adam Rivero John T. Roman-Cruz Alexis Smith Kevin J. Smith Paul R. Taylor Jr. David G. Thomas Michael D. Valdez Samuel Walker Antwan U.S. MARINES (9) Angus Daniel M. Aviles Andrew J. Buesing Brian R. Freeman Ronald "Doug" Phillips James R. Schultz Nathaniel J.A. Sledd Antonio J. Waruinge Kevin G. Wilt Nicholas U.S. NAVY (1) Ginther Ronald A.
Source: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office