Sunday, May 26, 2013

SigEp Patriots Project Memorial Day Post

Brothers,

"It is an investment, not a loss, when a man dies for his country"
~ from the headstone of WWI Veteran and IL Alpha Brother First Lieutenant Louis I. Phillis, U.S. Army Aviation Corps; Killed in Action in France, 19 JUL 1918

It is after midnight in the United Kingdom, Memorial Day 2013.

Memorial Day is day set aside to remember those selfless American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedoms we enjoy every day. Around the world today, the U.S. flag will be raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it will remain until noon. It will then be raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position honors the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of the country. At noon, their memory will be raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

We apologize, but the following list of brothers killed in action is incomplete. Nobody has a complete list, but the SigEp Patriots Project (SPP) pledges to continue its daily work to learn their names and stories, so that our fallen brothers will always be remembered. If you know of a Brother missing from this list, please let us know.


IL Alpha Brother
First Lieutenant
Louis I. Phillis,
US Army
Aviation Corps
On this Memorial Day we remember:

World War I
Griffin, Henry Q; Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 17 JUL 1918, France (NY Alpha)
Phillis, Louis I; First Lieutenant, US Army Aviation Corps; KIA: 19 JUL 1918, France
 (IL Alpha)

World War II
Baum, Jr., Karl Porter; Lieutenant, US Navy Reserve; KIA: 09 JAN 1945, Lingayen
 Gulf Engagement, Philippine Islands (TN Alpha)
Benjamin, Jr., Earl W; Second Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 27 DEC 1944, Belgium
 (NY Beta)
Bowen, David C; Private First Class, US Army; KIA: 08 JAN 1945 (AL Beta)
Gansz, Henry G; KIA: 25 MAR 1942 (IL Alpha)
Hissem, Joseph M; Ensign, US Navy Reserve; KIA / Lost at Sea: 04 JUN 1942, Battle of Midway
 (IL Alpha)
Hook, Robert D; First Lieutenant, US Army Air Corps; KIA: 20 FEB 1943, England (IL Alpha)
Lang, John R; First Lieutenant, US Army Air Corps; KIA: 30 MAR 1945 (IL Alpha)
Lindeman, William H; Corporal, US Army Air Corps; KIA: 23 JUL 1943, New Guinea (IL Alpha)
Patterson, Robert B; Staff Sergeant, US Army; KIA: 03 DEC 1944, Germany (OK Alpha)
Pinney, Frank M; First Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 13 APR 1945, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines (OK
 Alpha)
Rambeck, Oscar; Second Lieutenant, US Army Air Corps; KIA: 07 OCT 1944 (DC Alpha)
Roudebush, Clarence C; Second Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 05 NOV 1944, Pescara, Italy
Salyers, John D; KIA: 07 JAN 1945 (IL Alpha)
Stoddard, Robert E; Second Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 04 MAR 1945, Battle of Iwo Jima (KS
 Gamma)
Thornbrough, George W; Captain, US Army Air Corps; KIA: 04 JUN 1942 (KS Beta)

NY Delta Brother
Staff Sergeant John J. Janoska, Jr.
US Army
Vietnam War
Atchison, James M; Captain, US Army; KIA: 12 APR 1970, Tay Ninh,
 South Vietnam (WV Beta)
Davis, Johnny F; First Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 14 JUN 1969, Hua
 Nghia, South Vietnam (AR Gamma)
Hansen, Robert; KIA: 01 AUG 1970, Thua Thien, South Vietnam
 (NE Beta)
Janoska, Jr., John J; Staff Sergeant, US Army; KIA: 12 JAN 1970,
 Long An, South Vietnam (NY Delta)
Joyner, Stephen D; First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 15 JUN
 1968, Khe San, South Vietnam (AZ Beta)
Keroher, Gayland E; First Lieutenant, US Army Reserve; KIA: 07 FEB
 1969, Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam (KS Gamma)
Krommenhoek, Jeffrey M; Lieutenant Commander, US Navy; KIA /MIA:
 25 OCT 1967 over North Vietnam (IA Beta)
LaFromboise, Michael S; First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps Reserve; KIA: 06 JUN 1969, Quang Tri,
 South Vietnam (WA Beta)
Lanier, Dayton W; Chief Warrant Officer, US Army; KIA: 09 MAY 1968, Thua Thien, South Vietnam
 (NC Beta)
McMullen, Gene; Second Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 16 JUL 1966, Quang Tri, South Vietnam
 (PA Eta)
Murphy III, William H; Lieutenant Junior Grade, US Navy; KIA: 19 NOV 1967, Binh Dinh, South
 Vietnam (UT Beta)
Myers, David G; First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 08 JUN 1967, Quang Tri, South Vietnam
 (PA Eta)
Peters, Jr., William L; First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps: KIA: 05 MAR 1969, Quang Nam,
 South Vietnam (IA Gamma)
Schultz, Charles J; Second Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 03 JUN 1967, Que Son Valley, Vinh Huy
 Village, South Vietnam (PA Iota)
Smith, Kenneth W; First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps; KIA: 28 JAN 1968, Quang Tri, South Vietnam
 (KS Epsilon)
Strahm, Paul D; First Lieutenant, US Air Force; KIA: 14 JAN 1968, Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
 (OH Kappa)
Talley, Larry J; Warrant Officer, US Army; KIA: 10 AUG 1969, Quang Nam, Vietnam (NC Beta)
Thigpen, William H; First Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 16 JAN 1971, Binh Tuy, South Vietnam (NC Beta)

LA Delta Brother
Lance Corporal
Matthew R. Barnes
US Marine Corps
Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
Arms, Bradley T; Corporal, US Marine Corps Reserve; KIA: 19 NOV 2004, Anbar Province, Iraq (GA Delta)
Ballard, Kenneth M; First Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 30 MAY 2004, Najaf, Iraq (TN Theta)
Barnes, Matthew R; Lance Corporal, US Marine Corps; KIA: 14 FEB 2006, Qa’im, Iraq (LA Delta)
Dozier, Jonathan K; Sergeant First Class, US Army; KIA: 09 JAN 2008, Sinsil, Iraq (TN Theta)
Harris, Noah; First Lieutenant, US Army; KIA: 18 JUN 2005, Baqubah, Iraq (GA Delta)
McCloud, Joseph T; Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps; KIA: 04 DEC 2006, Al Anbar Province, Iraq (TN Alpha)
O’Bryan, Israel P; Sergeant, US Army; KIA: 11 JUN 2010, Jalula, Iraq (TN Kappa)
Orlando, Kim S; Lieutenant Colonel, US Army; KIA: 16 OCT 2003, Karbala, Iraq (TX Rho)
Pfister, Jacob M; Corporal, US Army; KIA: 19 APR 2005, Baghdad, Iraq (NY Eta)
Wood, William W; Colonel, US Army; KIA: 27 OCT 2005, Baghdad, Iraq (FL Epsilon)

Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
Lawrence, Joshua S; Captain, US Army; KIA: 08 OCT 2011, Kandahar City, Afghanistan (TN Eta)

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace, Brothers.

Fraternally and Very Respectfully,

Brother Ed Jones, NY Eta ‘96
Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy Reserve
Founder, SigEp Patriots Project
sigepswhoserve@gmail.com