Since the attacks of 9-11, America has been in a war against Terrorism. Since that time 20 Wyoming Soldier have lost their lives fighting for our freedoms.

We are forever grateful to all of our men and women in uniform. My Country 95.5 would like to take a moment and remember those who fought and lost their lives fighting for our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. We pay tribute to these brave fallen hero's and their families from Wyoming, who've given the ultimate sacrifice.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Sean M. N. O'Connor
Died June 12, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Douglas, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 12 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Tanner
Died October 26, 2010 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

43, of Sheridan, Wyo.; assigned to 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 26 at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.
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Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Ross
Died March 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

19, of Gillette, Wyo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 24, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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Army Staff Sgt. Ryan L. Zorn
Died November 16, 2009 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

35, of Upton, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov.16 in Tal Afar, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.

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Army Capt. Bruce E. Hays
Died September 17, 2008 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

42, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to the Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi and Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez.

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Army Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett
Died June 8, 2008 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

28, of Saratoga, Wyo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 8 of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using improvised explosive devices.

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Army Staff Sgt. David D. Julian
Died March 10, 2008 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

31, of Evanston, Wyo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Ernesto G. Cimarrusti, Sgt. 1st. Class Shawn M. Suzch, Cpl. Robert T. McDavid and Cpl. Scott A. McIntosh.

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Army Staff Sgt. Brian M. Long
Died June 10, 2007 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

32, of Burns, Wyo., died June 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained in an explosion. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

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Army Pvt. Scott A. Miller
Died June 9, 2007 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

20, of Casper, Wyo., died June 9 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

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Army Spc. Jason J. Corbett
Died January 15, 2007 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

23, of Casper, Wyo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Jan. 15 of wounds suffered in small-arms fire from enemy forces in Karmah, Iraq.

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Army Staff Sgt. Theodore A. Spatol
Died December 14, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

59, of Thermopolis, Wyo.; assigned to the 1041st Engineer Company, Rock Springs, Wyo.; died Dec. 14 of a non-combat related illness in Thermopolis.

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Army Pfc. James J. Arellano
Died August 17, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

19, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 17 of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire in Baghdad.

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Army Lt. Col. Charles E. Munier
Died June 12, 2006 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

50, of Wheatland, Wyo.; assigned to the Wyoming Army National Guard's training site in Guernsey, Wyo.; died June 12 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related cause which occurred June 5 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Marine Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland
Died January 26, 2005 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

26, of Weston, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq. Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Burns
Died November 11, 2004 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

20, of Laramie, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Nov 11 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.

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Wyoming Army National Guard Capt. Robert L. Lucero
Died September 25, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

34, of Casper, Wyo.; assigned to the 4th Infantry Division Rear Area Operation Center, U.S. Army National Guard, Casper, Wyo.; killed Sept. 25 by an improvised explosive device in Tikrit, Iraq.

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Army 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott
Died July 30, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

24, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; attached to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas; died of wounds received from hostile fire on July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq.

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Army Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek
Died April 14, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

20, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany; killed after being struck by a round that was discharged from Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Iraq.

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Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss
Died March 23, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

23, of Natrona, Wyo.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23.

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Army Spc. John J. Edmunds
Died October 19, 2001 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

20, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; killed in action in a crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a training mission, on Oct. 19, 2001 in Pakistan.

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