Each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The only real criteria for the selection process is that LHCP has attempted to select a Fallen Hero from all 50 states and territories.
December LHCP Shipment Honoree
Died June 24, 2008
38, U.S. Army veteran and current BAE employee serving in Iraq died June 24, 2008 in Sadr City, Iraq by a IED explosion while attending a meeting of the district advisory council.
November LHCP Shipment Honoree
Marine 1st Sergeant Luke J. Mercardante
Died April 15, 2008
31, Marine 1st Sergeant Luke J. Mercardante, 35, of Athens, Ga.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 15, 2008 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
October LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt. Harrison “Duck” Brown
Died April 3, 2007
31, Army Staff Sergeant Harrison Brown, age 31, of Pritchard, AL; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died April 3, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire. Harrison was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart.
September LHCP Shipment Honoree
Technical Sergeant William J. Kerwood
Died November 23, 2003
37, Air Force Tech. Sergeant William Kerwood, age 37, of Houston, MO.; assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, died November 23, 2003 in a helicopter crash in Afghanist
August LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Staff Sgt. Bryant W. Mackey
Died February 20, 2008
30, Army Staff Sgt. Bryant Mackey, age 30, of Eureka Kansas; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX; died February 20, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
July LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Airborne Range Nino D. Livaudais
Died April 3, 2003
23, Army Staff Sergeant, age 23, of Ogden, Utah; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia died April 3, 2003 in Iraq, from a suicide car-bomb attack.For his service in Iraq, Nino earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for valor.
June LHCP Shipment Honoree
Sgt. Kevin Sheehan
Died May 25, 2004
36, Sergeant Kevin F. Sheehan, age 36, of Milton, VT.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, Army National Guard, Williston, Vt., died May 25, 2004; when his unit came under mortar attack at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, near Iskandariyah, Iraq.
May LHCP Shipment Honoree
Special Agent Nathan J. Schuldheiss
Died November 14, 2007
27, of Dallas, TX.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died November 14, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
April LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army 2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks
Died November 14, 2007
26, of Dallas, TX.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died November 14, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
March LHCP Shipment Honoree
Army Private Jesus Fonseca, Jr.
Died January 17, 2005
19, of Marietta, GA was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division based at Camp Casey, South Korea. He died in a car bombing in Ramadi, Iraq.
February LHCP Shipment Honoree
Navy Petty Officer Charles Luke Milam
Died Sept. 25, 2007
26, of Littleton, Colo.; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 25, 2007 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.of Littleton, Colo.; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 25, 2007 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
January LHCP Shipment Honoree
Sgt. Nick Gummersall
Died August 6, 2007
23, of Chubbuck, Idaho; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 6, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Jacob M. Thompson, Cpl. Juan M. Alcantara and Cpl. Kareem R. Khan.
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Remember why we died.