Honoring Wyoming's Fallen Heroes of
The War on Terror
Operation Iraqi Freedom | March 20, 2003-September 1, 2010
James Joseph Arellano 19, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Died August 17, 2006. Army Active Duty PFC E03 assigned to 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire in Baghdad.
Brian Daniel Bland 26, of Newcastle, Weston, Wyo.; Died January 26, 2005. Marine Corp Active Duty Staff Sgt. E06. assigned to C CO, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; killed when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq. Anbar Province
Kyle Wayne Burns 20, of Laramie, Wyo.; Died November 11, 2004. Marine Corps Active Duty Lance Cpl. E03 assigned to A CO, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed by enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Jason Jarrard Corbett 23, of Casper, Wyo.; Died January 15, 2007. Army Active Duty SPC E04 assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died of wounds suffered in small-arms fire from enemy forces in Anbar Province, Karmah, Iraq.
David Daniel Julian 31, of Evanston, Wyo.; Died March 10, 2008. Army Active Duty SSG E06 assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died in Baghdad of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device.
Brian Michael Long 32, of Burns, Wyo., Died June 10, 2007. Army Active Duty Staff Sgt. E06 He was assigned to HHC, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; died in Baghdad of wounds sustained in an explosion.
Robert Lawrence Lucero 34, of Casper, Natrona, Wyo.; Died September 25, 2003. National Guard Capt. O03assigned to HHC 4th Infantry Division Rear Area Operation Center, U.S. Army National Guard, Casper, Wyo.; killed by an improvised explosive device in Salah ah Din Province Tikrit, Iraq.
Joseph Patrick Mayek 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; Died April 14, 2003. Army Active Duty PFC E03 assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany; APO AE 09034 killed after being struck by a round that was discharged from Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad Province Iraq.
Scott Alan Miller 20, of Casper, Wyo., Died June 9, 2007. Army Active Duty PV2 E01 assigned to HHC 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. died Diyala Province Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire.
Leif E. Nott 24, of Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyo.; Died July 30, 2003. Army Reserve 1st Lt. O02 attached to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, 4TH Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died of wounds received from hostile fire on in Diyal Province, Belaruz, Iraq.
Tyler Edward Pickett 28, of Saratoga, Wyo.; Died June 8, 2008. Army Active Duty Staff Sgt. E06, assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using improvised explosive devices. Kirkuk Province, Iraq
Brendon Curtis Reiss 23, of Casper, Natrona, Wyo.; Died March 23, 2003. Marine Corps Active Duty Sgt. E05, assigned to HQSVC CO, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed in action Dhi Qar Province, near Nasiriyah, Iraq.
Theodore Arnold Spatol 59, of Thermopolis, Wyo.; Died December 14, 2006. Army National Guard SFC E07 assigned to the 1041st Engineer Assault Float Bridge Company, Rock Springs, Wyo.; died of a non-combat related illness in Thermopolis.
Ryan Lee Zorn 35, of Upton, Wyo.; Died November 16, 2009. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; in Tal Afar, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. Niewa Province. Army Active Duty SSG E06, Transition Team, 3D Sqdn, 1ST Cavalry, TF Marne, Fort Stewart, GA IZ IZ Iraq Tall AFAR.
Operation New Dawn | September 1, 2010 - December 15, 2011
Phillip C. Tanner 43, of Sheridan, Wyo.; Died October 26, 2010. Army Sgt. 1st Class assigned to 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.
Operation Enduring Freedom | October 7, 2001 - December 28, 2014
Jonn J. Edmunds 20, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; October 19, 2001. Helicopter Crash. Army Ranger Spc. assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; killed in action in a crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a training mission.
Kevin J. Griffin 45, of Laramie, Wyo.; Died August 8, 2012. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died in Sarkowi, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide bomb attack.
Bruce E. Hays 42, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Died September 17, 2008. US Army National Guard Capt. assigned to the Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died in Gerdia Seria, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Andrew L. McAdams 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Died January 10, 2014. US Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 assigned to Det 53, Operational Support Airlift Cmd., Joint Force HQ, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash. (Cheyenne), Parwan Province, January 10, 2014 – Helicopter Crash
Charles E. Munier 50, of Wheatland, Wyo.; Died June 12, 2006. US Army Lt. Col. assigned to the Wyoming Army National Guard’s training site in Guernsey, Wyo.; died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related cause which occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan. – Non-Hostile
Sean M. N. O’Connor 22, of Douglas, Wyo.; Died June 12, 2011. Marine Lance Cpl. assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. Hostile Fire
Jacob A. Ross 19, of Gillette, Wyo.; Died March 24, 2010. Marine Lance Cpl. assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Small Arms Fire
Operation Freedom's Sentinel | January 1, 2015 - August 30, 2021
Riley J. McCollum 20, of Bondurant, Jackson, WY. US Marine Corps LCpl. On August 26, 2021 in Kabul Province, – just 4 days before the last U.S. forces withdrew from the country. He was among 13 U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport and the last serviceman from Wyoming to die in the War on Terror.