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Wisconsin Military Deaths in Afghanistan

  • U.S. Army Specialist Robert J. Cook
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Sun Prairie
    Died: Jan. 29, 2004. He was killed in an explosion at a weaopns cache near the city of Ghazni.

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Kyle M. Hemauer
    Age: 21
    Hometown: Chilton
    Died: May 23, 2005. Died from non-combat injuries.

  • Marine Lance Corporal Ryan J. Nass
    Age: 21
    Hometown: Franklin
    Died: Sept. 3, 2005. Died from non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Blessing.

  • Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas R. Anderson
    Age: 21
    Hometown: Sauk City
    Died: March 13, 2006. Died from injuries sustained in an accident while on patrol.

  • Army Staff Sergeant Patrick L. Lybert
    Age: 28
    Hometown: Ladysmith
    Died: June 21, 2006. Killed in Gowardesh in a battle with enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

  • Air Force Senior Airman Adam P. Servais
    Age: 23
    Hometown: Onalaska
    Died: Aug. 19, 2006. Died when his vehicle came under fire in the southern Uruzgan province.

  • Army Reserves Sergeant 1st Class Merideth Howard
    Age: 52
    Hometown: Waukesha
    Died: Sept. 8, 2006. Died when a car bomber slammed into her Humvee.

  • Sgt. Joshua Brennan (173rd Airborne Brigade)
    Age: 22
    Hometown: McFarland (spent summers in McFarland; buried in McFarland)
    Died: Oct. 26, 2007. Died when his unit came under attack by the Taliban in the mountainous Kunar Province.

  • Army 1st Lt. Nick Dewhirst
    Age: 25
    Hometown: Onalaska
    Died: July 20, 2008. Died when his convoy came under attack in the Qalandar district of the Khost province.

  • Army Reserve Sgt. Daniel Thompson
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Portage
    Died: Feb. 24, 2009. An improvised bomb exploded under his Humvee, killing Thompson and four others in Kandahar province.

  • Private Second Class Steven Drees
    Age: 19
    Hometown: Peshtigo
    Died: June 28, 2009. Wounded on June 24 during an ambush attack on his Army unit in the Konar Province. Died at medical facility in Germany four days later.

  • Army Spc. Kevin Graham
    Age: 27
    Hometown: Salem (Kenosha County)
    Died: Sept.26, 2009. His vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar province. Graham lived in Salem from 1991 until 2005, when the family moved to Kentucky.

  • Sgt. Ryan C. Adams
    Age: 26
    Hometown: Rhinelander
    Died: Oct. 2, 2009. His vehicle was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing Adams and wounding seven other members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

  • Army Sgt. Nickolas A. Mueller
    Age: 26
    Hometown: Little Chute
    Died: Oct. 26, 2009. He died of wounds suffered when the MH-47 helicopter he was aboard crashed in Darreh-ye Bum.

  • Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Meinert
    Age: 20
    Hometown: Fort Atkinson
    Died: Jan. 10, 2010. Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

  • Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz
    Age: 43
    Hometown: Waterloo
    Died: May 18, 2010. Died when his convoy was attacked by insurgents using a car bomb in Kabul.

  • Pvt. Adam Novak
    Age: 20
    Hometown: Prairie du Sac
    Died: Aug. 27, 2010. Killed when a command-wired roadside bomb was detonated during convoy operations in the Dzardan district of Paktia province.

  • Staff Sgt. Matthew West
    Age: 36
    Hometown: Conover
    Died: Aug. 30, 2010. One of five soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in the Arghandab River Valley of Kandahar province.

  • Senior Airman Dan Johnson
    Age: 23
    Hometown: Cottage Grove
    Died: Oct. 5, 2010. Died when an improvised bomb detonated west of Kandahar.

  • Marine Corporal Justin Cain
    Age: 22
    Hometown: Manitowoc
    Died: Oct. 13, 2010. Killed by a roadside bomb suring combat operations in southern Afghanistan.

  • Army Spc. Scott Thomas Nagorski
    Age: 27
    Hometown: Greenfield
    Died: Nov. 14, 2010. Killed when insurgents attacked with small-arms fire in Kunar province.

  • Army Medic Jacob Gassen
    Age: 21
    Hometown: Beaver Dam
    Died: Nov. 29, 2010. Killed with five other Americans when a border policeman turned his gun on his American trainers.

  • 1st Lt. Daren Hidalgo
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Waukesha
    Died: Feb. 10, 2011. Killed in the Kandahar province after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

  • Spc. Justin Ross
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Green Bay
    Died: March 26, 2011. Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Helmand province.

  • Army Spc. Paul Atim
    Age: 27
    Hometown: Green Bay
    Died: April 16, 2011. Killed in Nimroz Province when insurgents attacked his unit with a bomb.

  • Army Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson
    Age: 22
    Hometown: Appleton
    Died: April 28, 2011. Died from wounds suffered when his unit took small arms fire in the Wardak province.

  • Army Pvt. Ryan Larson
    Age: 19
    Hometown: Friendship
    Died: June 15, 2011. Killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province.

  • Army Specialist Tyler Kreinz
    Age: 21
    Hometown: Beloit
    Died: June 18, 2011. Killed in Uruzgan province of injuries suffered in a vehicle roll-over.

  • Marine Cpl. Michael Nolen
    Age: 22
    Hometown: Spring Valley
    Died: June 27, 2011. Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province.

  • Army Sgt. Garrick Louis Eppinger, Jr.
    Age: 25
    Hometown: Appleton
    Died: Sept. 17, 2011: Died from a gunshot wound at Bagram Airbase in eastern Afghanistan. Details are pending an investigation.

  • Army Spc. Jakob Roelli
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Darlington
    Died: Sept. 21, 2011. Died in Kandahar province of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

  • Army medic Joe Altmann
    Age: 27
    Hometown: Marshfield
    Died: Dec. 25, 2011. Died from injuries suffered when insurgents in Kunar province attacked his unite with small-arms fire.

  • First Lt. David Johnson
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Mayville
    Died: Jan. 25, 2012. Killed by a homemade bomb while on foot patrol in Kandahar Province.

  • Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey
    Age: 30
    Hometown: Hazel Green
    Died: March 12, 2012. Under investigation.