Maine military deaths

Since 2001, 59 soldiers with Maine connections have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a tally by the Bangor Daily News.

  1. Master Sgt. Evander E. Andrews, 36, Solon, Oct. 10, 2001, killed in Northern Arabian Peninsula, Air Force.
  2. Maj. Jay T. Aubin, 36, Waterville, March 21, 2003, Kuwait, Marines.
  3. Cpl. Brian M. Kennedy, 25, Port Clyde, March 21, 2003, Kuwait, Marines.
  4. Chief Warrant Officer 4th Class Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, Richmond, April 2, 2003, Iraq, Army.
  5. Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, Lewiston, April 4, 2003, Iraq, Army.
  6. Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, Bangor, May 9, 2003, Kuwait, Marines.
  7. First Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin, 51, Kennebunk, July 1, 2003, Iraq, Army.
  8. Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, 29, Biddeford, July 27, 2003, Iraq, Army.
  9. Chief Warrant Officer 5th Class Sharon T. Swartworth, 43, Litchfield, Nov. 7, 2003, Iraq, Army.
  10. Sgt. Nicholes D. Golding, 24, Addison, Feb. 13, 2004, Afghanistan, Army.
  11. Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, 27, North Berwick, March 29, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  12. Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, 23, Portland, April 20, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  13. Sgt. Lawrence A. Roukey, 33, Westbrook, April 26, 2004, Army.
  14. Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu, 20, Lisbon, May 24, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  15. Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, Old Orchard, June 24, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  16. Staff Sgt. Craig W. Cherry, 39, Windham, Aug. 6, 2004, Afghanistan, Army.
  17. Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, 20, Bangor, Aug. 25, 2004, Iraq, Marines.
  18. Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin, 47, Freedom, Dec. 21, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  19. Spec. Thomas J. Dostie, 20, Somerville, Dec. 21, 2004, Iraq, Army.
  20. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones, 43, Unity, March 3, 2005, Fort Drum, N.Y., illness on return from Iraq, Army.
  21. Master Sgt. Robert Horrigan, 40, Belfast, June 17, 2005, Iraq, Army.
  22. Second Lt. Matthew Coutu, University of Maine, June 27, 2005, Iraq, Army.
  23. Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, 23, Bath, Dec. 15, 2005, Iraq, Army.
  24. Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie, 32, Lewiston, Dec. 30, 2005, Iraq, Army.
  25. Spc. Joshua U. Humble, 21, Appleton, Feb. 26, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  26. Sgt. Corey A. Dan, 22, Norway, March 13, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  27. Spc. Dustin J. Harris, 21, Patten, April 6, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  28. Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka, 25, University of Maine, May 6, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  29. Staff Sgt. Dale J. Kelly Jr., 48, Richmond, May 6, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  30. Capt. Patrick Damon, 41, Falmouth, June 15, 2006, illness, Iraq, Army.
  31. Pfc. Andrew Small, 19, Wiscasset, Aug. 11, 2006, Afghanistan, Army.
  32. Staff Sgt. William Samuel Jackson II, Thomaston, Nov. 11, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  33. Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, Presque Isle, Dec. 6, 2006, Iraq, Marines.
  34. Staff Sgt. James Kristopher Ciraso, 26, Bangor, Dec. 7, 2006, Iraq, Army.
  35. Staff Sgt. Eric Shea Ross, 26, Kenduskeag, February 9, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  36. Sgt. Edmund Wade McDonald, 25, Casco, March 28, 2007, Afghanistan, Army.
  37. Lance Cpl. Angel Rosa, 21, S. Portland, March 13, 2007, Iraq, Marines.
  38. Sgt. Jason Swiger, 24, S. Portland, March 25, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  39. Sgt. Nicholas A. Robertson, 27, Old Town, April 3, 2008, Afghanistan, Army.
  40. Spc. Kyle A. Little, 20, father from N. Berwick, May 8, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  41. Sgt. Richard K. Parker, 26, Phillips, June 14, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  42. Sgt. Joel A. House, 22, Lee, June 23, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  43. Pfc. Jason E. Dore, 24, Moscow, July 8, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  44. Cpl. Blair Emery, 24, Lee, Nov. 30, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  45. Sgt. Jonathan Allen Lowery, 38, Houlton, Dec. 14, 2007, Iraq, Army.
  46. Maj. Andrew J. Olmsted, 37, Old Town, Jan. 3, 2008, Iraq, Army.
  47. Pvt. Tyler J. Smith, 22, Bethel, Mar. 21, 2008, Iraq, Army.
  48. Spc. Justin Buxbaum, 22, South Portland, May 2008, Afghanistan, Army.
  49. E-2 Jordan Brochu, 20, Oakland, August 31, 2009, Afghanistan, Army.
  50. Lance Cpl. Joshua “Bernie” Bernard, 20, North New Portland, August 14, 2009, Afghanistan, Marines.
  51. Sgt. Joshua Kirk, 30, who was born in Thomaston, October 3, 2009, Afghanistan, Army.
  52. Spc. Wade A. Slack, 21, Waterville, May 6, 2010, Afghanistan, Army.
  53. Sgt. Brandon Silk, 25, Orono, June 21, 2010, Afghanistan, Army.
  54. Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw, 31, Exeter, June 27, 2010, Afghanistan, U.S. Army.
  55. Pfc. Clinton E. Springer II, 21, Sanford (father’s residence), Sept. 24, 2010, Afghanistan, Army.
  56. 1st Lt. James Zimmerman, 25, Houlton, Nov. 2, 2010, Afghanistan, Marines.
  57. Spc. Andrew Hutchins, 20, New Portland, Nov. 8, 2010, Afghanistan, Army.
  58. Pvt. Buddy W. McLain, 24, Mexico, Nov. 29, 2010, Afghanistan, Army.
  59. Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann, 19, Hartland, July 17, 2011, Afghanistan, Army.
  60. Capt. John “Jay” Brainard, 26, Newport, May 28, 2012, Afghanistan, Army.
  61. Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, 33, born in Houlton, Oct. 1, 2012, Afghanistan, Army Special Forces.

Source: Compiled with assistance from Maine Army National Guard and Maine Bureau of Veterans Services

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