SPC Ross A. McGinnis - Request His Tokens
On December 4th 2006, SPC McGinnis died when he used his body to shield a grenade from killing four of his army comrades. He could have saved his own life by jumping from the humvee. Instead, Ross dove into the humvee onto the grenade. Shortly after the news broadcast of his heroic deed, Village to Village Foundation (V2V) was formed. The founders of V2V were so inspired by this 19 year old, whose action is best explained by his father Thomas McGinnis
"...The choice for Ross was simple, but simple does not mean easy. His straightforward answer to a simple but difficult choice should stand as a shining example for the rest of us. We all face simple choices, but how often do we choose to make a sacrifice to get the right answer? The right choice sometimes requires honor."
PFC Jeremy Drexler - Request His Tokens
On May 2, 2004, Jeremy's convoy vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. He died in Baghdad, Iraq. Jeremy is missed by his family. In the words of his father
"There are depths to him that I am going to miss discovering," his father, Karl Drexler, said Tuesday evening. "Just when I thought I had him pegged, he would surprise me."
PFC Nathan Brown - Request His Token
On April 11, 2004, PFC Nathan Brown died when his patrol was ambushed in Samarra, Iraq. Nathan was from Glens Falls, NY and was assigned to an Army National Guard unit based there. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the New York State Medal of Valor.
SSG Juan Campos - Request His Token
Juan was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Schweinfurt, Germany He died June 1, 2007 of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents. He was burned over 80% of his body. Juan Campos was married and had 1 son. His wife was pregnant with their second child at the time of his death.
SSG Clint Storey - Request His Token
Clint Storey, from Enid, OK, was assigned to the Army's 1st Calvary Reg, 1st Armored Div based in Friedburg, Germany. He died from wounds sustained during an IED attack while out on patrol in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on August 4, 2006. SSG Storey’s decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), and Army Good Conduct Medal (with two bronze knots).
CPL Matthew T. Richard - Request His Token
lCPL Matthew T. Richard, 21 Iota, LA. KIA June 9, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was killed by an IED while conducting combat operations. USMC 2n Battalion, 8th Reg. 2nd Dvision, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC. He was known for bringing a smile to everyone's face when he was in the room. Loved by many. Each year you can join his friends and family for the Matthew T. Richard Memorial Run in Iota, LA. To learn more go to https://sites.google.com/site/cplmatthewrichardmemorialfund/home/about-us.
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