Today's war dead in defense of freedom. The jihad against humanity rages on .........
SGT Chester G. Stoda, 32, of Black River Falls, Wis., died Sep. 2. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, TX.
CPL Michael J. Dutcher, 22, of Asheville, N.C., died Sept. 15 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
SGT Mycal L. Prince, 28, of Minco, OK, died Sept. 15 in Laghman province, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Stillwater, OK.
SGT Rodolfo Rodriguez Jr., 26, of Pharr, Texas, died Sep. 14 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, AK.
SSG Michael W. Hosey, 27, of Birmingham, AL, died Sept. 17 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
They died fighting jihad. We must state it truthfully and plainly. They did not die for nothing, against a nameless enemy. G-d bless them and may their souls rest in peace. I think of them everyday.