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Area War Deaths

Service members from the valley and foothills who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan:

• Lance Cpl. Gavin R. Brummund, 22, Arnold, June 10, 2010, Afghanistan



• Army Pfc. Lukas C. Hopper, 20, Merced, Oct. 30, 2009, Karadah, Iraq



• Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton, 22, Riverbank, Sept. 8, 2009, Afghanistan



• Army Lt. Daniel Hyde, 24, Modesto, March 7, 2009, Samarra, Iraq



• Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen, 24, Tracy, Feb. 14, 2009, Afghanistan



• Army Spc. Tony J. Gonzales, 20, Newman, Dec. 28, 2008, Sadr City, Iraq



• Army Sgt. Frank J. Gasper, 25, of Merced County, May 25, 2008, Najaf, Iraq



• Army Sgt. Robert T. Rapp, 22, Sonora, March 3, 2008, Afghanistan



• Army Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman, 30, Groveland, Aug. 22, 2007, Multaka, Iraq



• Army Pfc. Bruce Salazar Jr., 24, Modesto, July 6, 2007, Iraq



• Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II, 36, Manteca, May 5, 2007, Anbar province, Iraq



• Marine Cpl. Joshua Pickard, 20, Merced, Dec. 19, 2006, Anbar province



• Army Sgt. 1st Class Tung M. Nguyen, 38, Tracy, Nov. 14, 2006, Baghdad



• Army Staff Sgt. Joseph A. Gage, 28, Modesto, Nov. 2, 2006, Baghdad



• Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron William Simons, 20, Modesto, April 24, 2006, al-Qaim, Iraq



• Marine Lance Cpl. Juana Navarro, 24, Ceres, April 8, 2006, Anbar Province, Iraq



• Army Sgt. Dale G.M. Brehm, 23, Turlock, March 19, 2006, Ramadi, Iraq



• Marine Lance Cpl. Bunny Long, 22, Modesto, March 10, 2006, near Fallujah, Iraq



• Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Gonsalves, 31, Turlock, Feb. 13, 2006, Afghanistan



• Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Dewey, 20, Tracy, Jan. 20, 2006, Haqlaniyah, Iraq



• Army Pfc. Antonio 'Tony' Mendez, 22, Patterson, Nov. 11, 2005, Kirkuk, Iraq



• Army Capt. Raymond D. Hill II, 39, Turlock, Oct. 29, 2005, Baghdad



• Army Pfc. Oscar Sanchez, 19, Modesto, Dec. 29, 2004, Mosul, Iraq



• Marine Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr., 21, Modesto, Dec. 14, 2004, Fallujah, Iraq



• Army Pfc. Jesse J. Martinez, 20, Tracy, July 14, 2004, Tal Afar, Iraq



• Army Sgt. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., 34, Tracy, June 22, 2004, Balad, Iraq



• Army 1st Lt. Michael W. Vega, 41, Lathrop, March 20, 2004, Diwaniyah, Iraq



• Army Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, Tracy, Dec. 8, 2003, Balad, Iraq



• Army Pfc. Karina S. Lau, 20, Livingston, Nov. 2, 2003, near Fallujah, Iraq



• Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, Tracy, March 27, 2003, Iraq



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