DALE J. KRIDLO      

CORPORAL US ARMY

DIED OF WOUNDS NOVEMBER 7, 2010

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

AFGHANISTAN

(Mother Michelle Dale)

 

Army CPL Dale J. Kridlo, a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on 11/07/2010

when insurgents ambushed his platoon.  Born on 3/27/1977 and was 33 years old.  He was member of the Eighteenth Airborne Corps, assigned to the 161st Engineer Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade.  Corporal Kridlo served proudly and laid down his life in service of others.  Kridlo’s ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by the 27th Engineer Battalion, his family, his friends and the American people.  He leaves behind twin daughters, Madelyne and Zoe, who were nine at the time of his death.  CPL Kridlo is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Kridlo’s awards, decorations, campaign, and service medals include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart posthumous; Army Commendation, Army Good Conduct, Afghanistan Campaign, and National Defense Service Medals; Army Service and Overseas Service Ribbons; NATO Medal and Combat Action Badge.

JOSEPH TRANE MCCLOUD

LT COL USMC

DIED OF WOUNDS DECEMBER 4, 2006

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

IRAQ

(Mother Roma Anderson)

Marine LT COL Joseph Trane McCloud, was killed on December 4, 2006 while in the conduct of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Born December 14, 1966, he was shy of 40 years old.  His CH-46 helicopter crashed in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.  Lt. Col. McCloud was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  He is buried in Section 60, Grave 8455 in Arlington National Cemetery.  At the time of his loss, his children Hayden, Grace and Meghan were 7, 5, and 2 years old.

EDWARD TROY REYNOLDS

HM3 US NAVY

KILLED WHILE IN SERVICE

NOVEMBER 26, 1979

UNITED STATES

(Mother Diana D’Angelo)

 

HM3 Edward Troy Reynolds, US Navy was mortally injured in an automobile accident in Woodland, NC enroute to his duty at the Portsmouth Naval 

Medical Center, VA.  He was born on July 27, 1960 and was 19 years old at the time of his death.  Edward entered the US Navy from Vero Beach, FL on December 6, 1977.  He completed his training at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California in February 1979.  He was a Navy Corpsman.  This was his first enlistment.  Edward is laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Fort Pierce, FL.

BRANDON THURBER

SN US NAVY

DIED WHILE IN SERVICE

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

UNITED STATES

(Mother Tammy Thurber)

 

Navy Seaman Brandon Thurber was killed while in service on November 10, 2018 in a motorcycle/vehicle accident while at home on leave.  

SN Thurber was born on January 28, 2000 and was eighteen years old at the time of his death.  Brandon was an avid participant in the US Navy Sea Cadets from the age of 9 to 17, reaching the rank of PO 3rd Class, and was a member of the Cyber Patriots while there.  As a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 117, he also participated as a member of the post’s Honor Guard.  Brandon joined the Navy in February 1st of 2017, and was in the Navy Reserves at Cape Canaveral until he went to boot camp.  He attended Boot Camp at Great Lakes graduating in February 2018 as Seaman 1st Class, E-3.  Following Boot Camp, he finished his Cryptography Technician training at Naval Air Base Corry Station in Pensacola, FL on October 18th, 2018. He was then stationed at Fort Gordon Army Base in Georgia as a Cryptology Technician.

JONATHON R. CLEMENT

PO1 US NAVY

KILLED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY

JULY 31, 2018

UNITED STATES

(Mother Laura Clement)

 

USN PO1 Jon R. Clement was killed while on active duty on 07/31/2018.  Jon was born 06/10/1987. He enlisted in the Navy in 06/2007 attending basic 

training at the Great Lakes Naval Station, became a Naval Aircrewman/Rescue Swimmer assigned to (HSC-3); assigned to HSC-12 where he completed multiple deployments; including Operation Enduring Freedom.  2014-2017 he was a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor.  Assigned to the Fire Hawks in 06/2017 where they provided rotary support to the US Special Operations Command.  Jon was accidently killed while conducting flight operations from injuries sustained.  He was awarded numerous commendations including five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and three Good Conduct Medals in addition to a Flag Letter of Commendation.  He was honored with full military honors.  He is laid to rest in Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach, FL.