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
Lance Corporal Franklin “Frankie” Watson
Died September 24, 2011
21, of Vonore, Tenn.; assigned to 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Knoxville, Tenn.; died Sept. 24 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
November LHCP Shipment Honoree
PFC LeRoy DeRonde III
Died May 27, 2012
22, of Jersey City, New Jersey, died May 27, in Chak-E Warkdak District, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. He was assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Texas.
October LHCP Shipment Honoree
Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie
Remains Positively Identified February 25, 2012
41, of Ann Arbor, Mich., assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team, Divisional Training Center, Special Troops Bn, 4th Inf Div, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Iraq after being kidnapped in Baghdad on Oct. 23, 2006. He was declared “missing – captured” on Dec. 11, 2006. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner at Dover Air Force Base, Del., positively identified his remains Feb. 25, 2012
September LHCP Shipment Honoree
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward
Died May 6, 2008
19, of San Jacinto, Calif.; assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died May 6 in Asad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came under small arms fire while conducting cordon and search operations.
August LHCP Shipment Honoree
Spc. Mikayla Anne Bragg
Died December 21, 2011
21, of Longview, Wash., assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; died Dec. 21 at FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, of a gunshot wound.
July LHCP Shipment Honoree
Navy Corpsman Riley Gallinger-Long
Died August 11, 2011
19, of Cornelius, Ore.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 11 in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting a dismounted patrol.
June LHCP Shipment Honoree
LCPL Corporal Ryan T. McCaughn
Died November 7, 2006
19, of Manchester, N.H.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Nov. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
May LHCP Shipment Honoree
Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey
Died October 13, 2011
39, of Atwater, Ohio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 13 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during combat operations.
April LHCP Shipment Honoree
Tech Sgt Phillip A. Meyers
Died April 4, 2009
30, of Hopewell, Va.; assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom; died April 4, 2009 near Helmand province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.
March LHCP Shipment Honoree
Petty Officer First Class Jason Workman
Died August 6, 2011
32, of Blanding, Utah; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.
February LHCP Shipment Honoree
Lance Cpl Alejandro J. Yazzee
Died February 16, 2010
23, of Rock Point, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 16, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
January LHCP Shipment Honoree
PFC Amy R. Sinkler
Died January 20, 2011
23, of Chadbourn, N.C., assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Jan. 20 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.
Remember why we fought.
Remember why we died.