Greenville’s fallen heroes

Service members who have died in Combat Since 9/11


cassidyCapt. Michael P. Cassidy
Hometown: Simpsonville
Age: 41 years old
Died: June 17, 2010 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Incident: Died in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

jonesSgt. Anthony G. Jones
Hometown: Greenville
Age: 25 years old
Died: June 14, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 104th Transportation Company, 36th Engineer Group, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Ga.
Incident: Killed by a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad.

walker2Spec. Zandra T. Walker
Hometown: Greenville
Age: 28 years old
Died: August 15, 2007 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Tex.
Incident: Killed by enemy attack using indirect fire in Taji.

fergusonSpec. Rian C. Ferguson
Hometown: Taylors
Age: 22 years old
Died: December 14, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
Incident: Killed in a vehicle accident outside of forward operating base Quinn.

whitsittPfc. Geoffrey A. Whitsitt
Hometown: Taylors
Age: 21 years old
Died: January 13, 2010 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unit: Army, 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Died at Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with a makeshift bomb.

leimbach_david_l_lgSpec. David L. Leimbach

Hometown: Taylors
Age:38 years old
Died: May 25, 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry, South Carolina Army National Guard, Fountain Inn, S.C., and attached to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard
Incident: Killed when his unit was attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Bala Baluk, Afghanistan.



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