A DECADE AT WAR

Afghanistan: The faces of California’s war dead

Since the war in Afgh­anistan began ten years ago, more than 1,800 U.S. mil­it­ary mem­bers have died. Be­low are the faces of the 187 Cali­for­ni­ans who lost their lives serving in Op­er­a­tion En­dur­ing Free­dom. The Times’ data­base, Cali­for­nia’s War Dead, tracks all Cali­for­nia service­members who died during the wars in Iraq or Afghan­istan. — Los Angeles Times  Oct. 7, 2011

six deaths

2001-2002

Brian Cody Prosser
Brian Cody Prosser, 28
Died Dec. 5, 2001
Matthew W. Bancroft
Matthew W. Bancroft, 29
Died Jan. 9, 2002
Dwight J. Morgan
Dwight J. Morgan, 24
Died Jan. 19, 2002
Jason D. Cunningham
Jason D. Cunningham, 26
Died March 4, 2002
Neil C. Roberts
Neil C. Roberts, 32
Died March 4, 2002
Sean M. Corlew, 37
Died June 12, 2002

three deaths

2003

Gregory M. Frampton
Gregory M. Frampton, 37
Died Jan. 30, 2003
Thomas E. Retzer
Thomas E. Retzer, 30
Died June 25, 2003
Mitchell A. Lane
Mitchell A. Lane, 34
Died Aug. 29, 2003

four deaths

2004

Adam Kinser
Adam Kinser, 21
Died Jan. 29, 2004
Patrick D. Tillman
Patrick D. Tillman, 27
Died April 22, 2004
Billy Gomez
Billy Gomez, 25
Died Oct. 27, 2004
Dale E. Fracker
Dale E. Fracker, 23
Died Nov. 24, 2004

13 deaths

2005

John Daniel House
John Daniel House, 28
Died Jan. 26, 2005
Stephen P. Johnson
Stephen P. Johnson, 24
Died Jan. 26, 2005
Mourad Ragimov
Mourad Ragimov, 20
Died Jan. 26, 2005
Dustin M. Shumney
Dustin M. Shumney, 30
Died Jan. 26, 2005
Joseph B. Spence
Joseph B. Spence, 24
Died Jan. 26, 2005
Allen C. Johnson
Allen C. Johnson, 31
Died April 26, 2005
Victor H. Cervantes
Victor H. Cervantes, 27
Died June 10, 2005
Duane W. Dively
Duane W. Dively, 43
Died June 22, 2005
Erik S. Kristensen, 33
Died June 28, 2005
Matthew G. Axelson
Matthew G. Axelson, 29
Died July 10, 2005
Christopher L. Palmer
Christopher L. Palmer, 22
Died Aug. 21, 2005
Joseph Cruz
Joseph Cruz, 22
Died Oct. 15, 2005
Matthew P. Steyart
Matthew P. Steyart, 21
Died Nov. 22, 2005

10 deaths

2006

Chad Gonsalves
Chad Gonsalves, 31
Died Feb. 13, 2006
Emigdio E. Elizarraras
Emigdio E. Elizarraras, 37
Died Feb. 28, 2006
Bryan A. Brewster
Bryan A. Brewster, 24
Died May 5, 2006
Justin L. O'Donohoe
Justin L. O'Donohoe, 27
Died May 5, 2006
Bernard P. Corpuz
Bernard P. Corpuz, 28
Died June 11, 2006
Jeffery S. Brown
Jeffery S. Brown, 25
Died Aug. 9, 2006
Merideth L. Howard
Merideth L. Howard, 52
Died Sept. 8, 2006
Fernando D. Robinson
Fernando D. Robinson, 21
Died Oct. 2, 2006
Alex Oceguera
Alex Oceguera, 19
Died Oct. 31, 2006
Jeffrey G. Roberson
Jeffrey G. Roberson, 22
Died Nov. 28, 2006

16 deaths

2007

Kristofer D.S. Thomas
Kristofer D.S. Thomas, 18
Died Feb. 18, 2007
Agustin Gutierrez
Agustin Gutierrez, 19
Died March 29, 2007
Charles E. Wyckoff Jr.
Charles E. Wyckoff Jr., 28
Died June 6, 2007
Thomas P. McGee
Thomas P. McGee, 23
Died July 6, 2007
Sean K. Mitchell
Sean K. Mitchell, 35
Died July 7, 2007
Travon T. Johnson
Travon T. Johnson, 29
Died July 23, 2007
Patrick D. Magnani
Patrick D. Magnani, 38
Died Sept. 4, 2007
Travis M. Woods
Travis M. Woods, 21
Died Sept. 9, 2007
Mathew D. Taylor
Mathew D. Taylor, 21
Died Sept. 26, 2007
Joseph F. Curreri
Joseph F. Curreri, 27
Died Oct. 27, 2007
Phillip A. Bocks
Phillip A. Bocks, 28
Died Nov. 9, 2007
Matthew C. Ferrara
Matthew C. Ferrara, 24
Died Nov. 9, 2007
Sean K.A. Langevin
Sean K.A. Langevin, 23
Died Nov. 9, 2007
Lester G. Roque
Lester G. Roque, 23
Died Nov. 10, 2007
Kyle Dayton
Kyle Dayton, 22
Died Dec. 3, 2007
Nicholas D. Eischen
Nicholas D. Eischen, 24
Died Dec. 24, 2007

18 deaths

2008

James K. Healy
James K. Healy, 25
Died Jan. 7, 2008
Robert T. Rapp
Robert T. Rapp, 22
Died March 3, 2008
Gabriel Guzman
Gabriel Guzman, 25
Died March 8, 2008
David L. McDowell
David L. McDowell, 30
Died April 29, 2008
Jonathan Antonio Vega Yelner
Jonathan Antonio Vega Yelner, 24
Died April 29, 2008
Christopher Gathercole
Christopher Gathercole, 21
Died May 26, 2008
Chad M. Trimble
Chad M. Trimble, 29
Died May 28, 2008
David Nunez
David Nunez, 27
Died May 29, 2008
Marc A. Retmier
Marc A. Retmier, 19
Died June 18, 2008
Ryan J. Connolly
Ryan J. Connolly, 24
Died June 24, 2008
James M. Treber
James M. Treber, 24
Died June 29, 2008
Israel Garcia
Israel Garcia, 24
Died July 13, 2008
Ivan I. Wilson
Ivan I. Wilson, 22
Died July 21, 2008
Jair De Jesus Garcia
Jair De Jesus Garcia, 29
Died Aug. 1, 2008
Jacob J. Toves, 27
Died Aug. 14, 2008
Marques I. Knight
Marques I. Knight, 24
Died Sept. 6, 2008
Bruno G. De Solenni
Bruno G. De Solenni, 32
Died Sept. 20, 2008
San Sim
San Sim, 23
Died Oct. 22, 2008

34 deaths

2009

Joshua R. Townsend
Joshua R. Townsend, 30
Died Jan. 16, 2009
Daniel L. Hansen
Daniel L. Hansen, 24
Died Feb. 14, 2009
Francis L. Toner IV
Francis L. Toner IV, 26
Died March 27, 2009
Florence B. Choe
Florence B. Choe, 35
Died March 27, 2009
Jacob I. Ramsey
Jacob I. Ramsey, 20
Died April 10, 2009
Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez
Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez, 25
Died May 15, 2009
Blue C. Rowe
Blue C. Rowe, 33
Died May 26, 2009
Rocco M. Barnes
Rocco M. Barnes, 51
Died June 4, 2009
Joshua R. Whittle
Joshua R. Whittle, 20
Died June 6, 2009
Eduardo S. Silva, 25
Died June 9, 2009
Justin A. Casillas
Justin A. Casillas, 19
Died July 4, 2009
Nicolas H.J. Gideon
Nicolas H.J. Gideon, 20
Died July 6, 2009
Pedro A. Barboza Flores
Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27
Died July 11, 2009
Javier Olvera
Javier Olvera, 20
Died Aug. 8, 2009
Matthew K.S. Swanson
Matthew K.S. Swanson, 20
Died Aug. 8, 2009
Brian M. Wolverton
Brian M. Wolverton, 21
Died Aug. 20, 2009
John L. Hallett, III
John L. Hallett, III, 30
Died Aug. 25, 2009
Donald J. Hogan
Donald J. Hogan, 20
Died Aug. 26, 2009
Jonathan D. Welch
Jonathan D. Welch, 19
Died Aug. 31, 2009
Tyler R. Walshe
Tyler R. Walshe, 21
Died Aug. 31, 2009
James R. Layton
James R. Layton, 22
Died Sept. 8, 2009
James R. Hornbarger
James R. Hornbarger, 33
Died Sept. 12, 2009
Joshua M. Hardt
Joshua M. Hardt, 24
Died Oct. 3, 2009
Alfonso Ochoa Jr.
Alfonso Ochoa Jr., 20
Died Oct. 10, 2009
Jesus O. Flores, Jr.
Jesus O. Flores, Jr., 28
Died Oct. 15, 2009
Michael A. Dahl Jr.
Michael A. Dahl Jr., 23
Died Oct. 17, 2009
Kyle A. Coumas
Kyle A. Coumas, 22
Died Oct. 21, 2009
Eduviges G. Wolf
Eduviges G. Wolf, 24
Died Oct. 25, 2009
David E. Metzger
David E. Metzger, 32
Died Oct. 26, 2009
Justin J. Swanson
Justin J. Swanson, 21
Died Nov. 10, 2009
Marcus A. Tynes
Marcus A. Tynes, 19
Died Nov. 22, 2009
Omar G. Roebuck
Omar G. Roebuck, 23
Died Dec. 22, 2009
David H. Gutierrez
David H. Gutierrez, 35
Died Dec. 25, 2009
Anton R. Phillips
Anton R. Phillips, 31
Died Dec. 31, 2009

46 deaths

2010

Mark A. Stets
Mark A. Stets, 39
Died Feb. 3, 2010
David Hartman
David Hartman, 27
Died Feb. 3, 2010
Charles A. Williams
Charles A. Williams, 29
Died Feb. 7, 2010
Michael David P. Cardenaz
Michael David P. Cardenaz, 29
Died Feb. 20, 2010
Ian T.D. Gelig
Ian T.D. Gelig, 25
Died March 1, 2010
Rick J. Centanni
Rick J. Centanni, 19
Died March 24, 2010
Robert J. Cottle
Robert J. Cottle, 45
Died March 24, 2010
Adam L. Perkins, 27
Died May 17, 2010
Jake W. Suter
Jake W. Suter, 18
Died May 29, 2010
Gavin R. Brummund
Gavin R. Brummund, 22
Died June 10, 2010
Nathan W. Cox
Nathan W. Cox, 27
Died June 16, 2010
Claudio Patino IV
Claudio Patino IV, 22
Died June 22, 2010
Kevin A. Cueto
Kevin A. Cueto, 23
Died June 22, 2010
Roger Lee
Roger Lee, 26
Died July 6, 2010
Marc A. Arizmendez
Marc A. Arizmendez, 30
Died July 6, 2010
Tyler A. Roads
Tyler A. Roads, 20
Died July 10, 2010
Chase Stanley
Chase Stanley, 21
Died July 14, 2010
Brian F. Piercy
Brian F. Piercy, 27
Died July 19, 2010
Julio Vargas
Julio Vargas, 23
Died July 20, 2010
Mario D. Carazo
Mario D. Carazo, 41
Died July 22, 2010
Conrad A. Mora
Conrad A. Mora, 24
Died July 24, 2010
Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim, 23
Died July 24, 2010
Kyle R. Warren
Kyle R. Warren, 28
Died July 29, 2010
James M. Swink
James M. Swink, 20
Died Aug. 27, 2010
Andrew J. Castro
Andrew J. Castro, 20
Died Aug. 28, 2010
Casey J. Grochowiak
Casey J. Grochowiak, 34
Died Aug. 30, 2010
Raymond C. Alcaraz
Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20
Died Aug. 31, 2010
Brian J. Pedro
Brian J. Pedro, 27
Died Oct. 2, 2010
Victor A. Dew
Victor A. Dew, 20
Died Oct. 13, 2010
Rafael Martinez, Jr.
Rafael Martinez, Jr., 36
Died Oct. 14, 2010
Joseph C. Lopez
Joseph C. Lopez, 26
Died Oct. 14, 2010
James D. Boelk
James D. Boelk, 24
Died Oct. 15, 2010
Joshua J. Cullins
Joshua J. Cullins, 28
Died Oct. 18, 2010
Aracely Gonzalez-O'Malley
Aracely Gonzalez-O'Malley, 31
Died Oct. 22, 2010
Ronnie J. Pallares
Ronnie J. Pallares, 19
Died Oct. 23, 2010
Diego A. Solorzano Valdovinos
Diego A. Solorzano Valdovinos, 24
Died Oct. 29, 2010
Brett W. Land
Brett W. Land, 24
Died Oct. 30, 2010
David P. Senft
David P. Senft, 27
Died Nov. 15, 2010
Arden Joseph Buenagua
Arden Joseph Buenagua, 19
Died Nov. 24, 2010
Matthew W. Ramsey
Matthew W. Ramsey, 20
Died Nov. 29, 2010
Matthew T. Abbate
Matthew T. Abbate, 26
Died Dec. 2, 2010
Vincent W. Ashlock
Vincent W. Ashlock, 45
Died Dec. 4, 2010
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr.
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21
Died Dec. 12, 2010
Derek T. Simonetta
Derek T. Simonetta, 21
Died Dec. 12, 2010
Justin E. Schmalstieg
Justin E. Schmalstieg, 28
Died Dec. 15, 2010
Conrado D. Javier Jr., 19
Died Dec. 19, 2010

40 deaths

2011

Evan J. Mooldyk
Evan J. Mooldyk, 47
Died Jan. 12, 2011
Rudolph R. Hizon
Rudolph R. Hizon, 21
Died Feb. 28, 2011
Jason M. Weaver
Jason M. Weaver, 22
Died March 3, 2011
Jordan R. Stanton, 20
Died March 4, 2011
Mark C. Wells
Mark C. Wells, 31
Died March 5, 2011
Eric S. Trueblood
Eric S. Trueblood, 27
Died March 10, 2011
Arturo E. Rodriguez
Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19
Died March 12, 2011
Rudy A. Acosta
Rudy A. Acosta, 19
Died March 19, 2011
Jameson L. Lindskog
Jameson L. Lindskog, 23
Died March 29, 2011
Harry Lew
Harry Lew, 21
Died April 3, 2011
Preston J. Dennis
Preston J. Dennis, 23
Died April 28, 2011
Ken K. Hermogino
Ken K. Hermogino, 30
Died May 9, 2011
Benjamin J. Palmer
Benjamin J. Palmer, 43
Died May 12, 2011
Kristofferson B. Lorenzo
Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33
Died May 23, 2011
Kristoffer M. Solesbee
Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32
Died May 26, 2011
Aaron J. Blasjo
Aaron J. Blasjo, 25
Died May 29, 2011
Jason D. Hill
Jason D. Hill, 20
Died June 11, 2011
Jared C. Verbeek
Jared C. Verbeek, 22
Died June 21, 2011
Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh, 21
Died June 22, 2011
Nigel D. Kelly
Nigel D. Kelly, 26
Died June 25, 2011
Kevin J. Hilaman
Kevin J. Hilaman, 28
Died June 26, 2011
Chad D. Frokjer
Chad D. Frokjer, 27
Died June 30, 2011
Nicanor Amper IV
Nicanor Amper IV, 36
Died July 5, 2011
James M. Christen
James M. Christen, 29
Died July 19, 2011
William B. Gross Paniagua
William B. Gross Paniagua, 28
Died July 31, 2011
Jinsu Lee
Jinsu Lee, 34
Died Aug. 5, 2011
Louis J. Langlais
Louis J. Langlais, 44
Died Aug. 6, 2011
Andrew W. Harvell, 26
Died Aug. 6, 2011
Jesse D. Pittman
Jesse D. Pittman, 27
Died Aug. 6, 2011
Darrik C. Benson
Darrik C. Benson, 29
Died Aug. 6, 2011
Adan Gonzales Jr.
Adan Gonzales Jr., 28
Died Aug. 7, 2011
Rueben J. Lopez
Rueben J. Lopez, 27
Died Aug. 11, 2011
Kevin R. Shumaker, 24
Died Aug. 31, 2011
Koran P. Contreras
Koran P. Contreras, 21
Died Sept. 8, 2011
Douglas J. Jeffries Jr.
Douglas J. Jeffries Jr., 20
Died Sept. 8, 2011
Keith F. Rudd, 36
Died Sept. 10, 2011
Daniel A. Quintana
Daniel A. Quintana, 30
Died Sept. 10, 2011
Carlos A. Aparicio
Carlos A. Aparicio, 19
Died Sept. 23, 2011
Tyler N. Holtz
Tyler N. Holtz, 22
Died Sept. 24, 2011
Garrett A. Fant
Garrett A. Fant, 21
Died Sept. 26, 2011
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