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Fallen Heroes

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First Lieutenant Adam M. Malson (Rochester Hills, MI) was killed in action on 19 February 2005. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 where he was commissioned through ROTC. On graduating, he attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, and Jump School before joining the 4th Battalion as its Maintenance Platoon Leader. He moved to A Company’s 1st Platoon last fall. He was killed while responding to a suicide car bombing, which struck a bus bringing Shiite pilgrims to the Khadamiyah Shrine. LT Malson led a group of his soldiers to render assistance when a second car bomber struck, killing him and his Iraqi interpreter and wounding two of his soldiers.

For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. He is survived by his wife, 1LT Lindsey A. Malson of HHC 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, and his parents, Ben and Debra Malson.

Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan was killed in Baghdad September 19 when his vehicle rolled over while his unit was on a routine patrol.

Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan, 22, was an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

A native of Jamestown, N.C., Callahan enlisted in the Army in April 2003 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. In August 2003, he was assigned to Fort Drum and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Callahan deployed with his fellow Polar Bears from 4-31 Inf. in August 2006. The Commando Brigade recently began its second one-year deployment to Iraq, having redeployed from Baghdad in July 2005 following the unit's first tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Callahan deployed to the African nation of Djibouti from August to November 2003 where he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom alongside the other members of 4-31 Inf.

His awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation with combat distinguishing device "V", Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Callahan is survived by his wife, Kristen Callahan, from Central Square, N.Y.; mother, Robin Minor; father, David Callahan and sister, Sarah Callahan of Jamestown, N.C.

Pfc. Satieon V. Greenlee was killed in Baghdad Oct. 2 2006 when his convoy was attacked by enemy small arms fire.

Pfc. Satieon V. Greenlee, 24, was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Greenlee was serving as the gunner in an up-armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle when he was killed.

A native of Pendleton, S.C., Greenlee enlisted in the Army in June 2005 and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., to be an infantryman.

He was assigned to Fort Drum in November 2005 and deployed to Iraq with the Commando Brigade in August 2006 to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Greenlee is survived by his wife and two children.

Pfc. Nicholas K. Rogers was killed in action by enemy forces in Baghdad Oct. 22 2006 when his unit came under attack by indirect fire, small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades.

Pfc. Nicholas K. Rogers, 27, was a health care specialist assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

A Deltona, Fla. native, Rogers enlisted in the Army in February 2005 and completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. He later completed advanced individual training to become a combat medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

In October 2005, he was assigned to Fort Drum and deployed with his unit to Iraq in August 2006.

He was posthumously awarded the and Good Conduct Medal. His other awards and decorations include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Medical Badge.

Rogers is survived by his wife, Kelly and his daughter, Jocelyn. Also surviving him are his parents Penny and Robert Rogers and his sister Crystal Rogers, all of Delton

Sgt. Curtis L. Norris was killed in Baghdad Dec. 23 when his vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device during a convoy operation.

Sgt. Curtis L. Norris, 28, was a motor transport operator assigned to Company F, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

A native of Dansville, Mich., Norris joined in the Army in February 1999 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Norris was assigned to 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Battalion at Camp Essayons, South Korea. In November 2002, he was assigned to 524th Corps Support Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

He was reassigned in December 2005 to serve with the 2nd BCT at Fort Drum.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

Two Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were killed in Iraq Dec. 27 2006 when they were attacked by an improvised explosive device during a combat patrol.

Sgt. Christopher P. Messer and Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given were both assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, also known as the 'Polar Bears.'

Messer and Given deployed with their unit to Iraq in August 2006.

Sgt. Christopher P. Messer, 28, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

A native of Petersburg, Mich., Messer enlisted in the Army in February 2003 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. In October 2003 he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment at Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany.

In July 2005, he was reassigned to 4-31 Inf. at Fort Drum.

Messer participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2004 to March 2005.

His military education includes the Warrior Leader Course and the Combat Livesaver Course.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with 'V' device, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and the Driver Badge.

Two Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were killed in Iraq Dec. 27 2006 when they were attacked by an improvised explosive device during a combat patrol.

Sgt. Christopher P. Messer and Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given were both assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, also known as the 'Polar Bears.'

Messer and Given deployed with their unit to Iraq in August 2006.

Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given, 21, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

Originally from Dickinson, Texas, Given enlisted in the Army in June 2005 and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., to be an infantry Soldier.

He was assigned to 4-31 Inf. in November 2005.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Pfc. Brian A. Browning was killed in Baghdad Feb. 6 2007 while conducting guard duty.

Pfc. Brian A. Browning, 20, was a rifleman with Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI).

Originally from Astoria, Ore., Browning enlisted in the Army in July 2005 and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., to be an infantry Soldier. After completion of basic and advanced individual training, he was assigned to the Commando Brigade.

Browning deployed with his unit to Iraq in August 2006.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his parents.

Spc. Ryan A. Bishop was killed in Iraq April 14 2007 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Ryan A. Bishop, 32, was an infantryman assigned to Company c, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

The 32 year-old native of Euless, Texas joined the Army in February 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

In June 2006 he was assigned to Fort Drum and joined the 'Polar Bears' of 4-31 Inf. He deployed with his unit to Iraq in August 2006.

Bishop's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Infantryman Badge.

He is survived by his wife and father, both of Tyler, Texas.

 SPC Fouty was born on the 17th of April 1988, in California. Byron completed High School in Waterford, Michigan and entered the service at Fort Benning, GA on the 12th of September 2006. SPC Fouty's awards include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Byron is survived by his father, Mick Fouty, his Step-Father, Gordy Dibler, his sister, Sarah, who reside in Michigan, and his Mother who resides in Texas.

We join them in mourning the loss of a truly remarkable man and also in celebrating his life and accomplishments. We will miss you Byron.

Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

A native of Reno, Nev., Schober enlisted in June 2001 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

In March 2002, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division based of Fort Drum.

Schober previously deployed to Iraq with the 'Polar Bears' of 4-31 Inf. from April 2003 to March 2004 and from January to June 2005.

He is a graduate of the Combat Life Saver Course.

Schober's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his father and mother.

Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy was killed in Iraq May 12 2007 after his vehicle was attacked by insurgent forces near al Taqa, Iraq.

Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy, 21, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

A native of Lynchburg, Va., Murphy enlisted in June 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

In October 2005, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Murphy is survived by his father and mother.

Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya was killed in Iraq May 12 2007 after his vehicle was attacked by insurgent forces near al Taqa, Iraq.

Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya, 19, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

A native of Nashville, Mich., Courneya enlisted in the Army in June 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

Courneya's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by wife and mother.

The body of Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, was recovered May 23 2007 south of the area where his unit was attacked on May 12 2007.

A native of Torrance, Calif., Anzack enlisted in the Army in July 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Service Ribbon.

 

The body of Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, was recovered May 23 2007 south of the area where his unit was attacked on May 12 2007.

A native of Torrance, Calif., Anzack enlisted in the Army in July 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Service Ribbon.