Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.

Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.

Henry Egerton Whitgreave, Killed in Action July 1, 1916. First day of the Battle of the Somme.

Henry Egerton Whitgreave, Killed in Action July 1, 1916. First day of the Battle of the Somme.

SOC (SEAL) Jon Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, IA On August 6, 2011, was one of 30 American service members who were killed in action during a mission in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

SOC (SEAL) Jon Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, IA On August 6, 2011, was one of 30 American service members who were killed in action during a mission in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.

George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.

Over a five-month period, U.S. forces used drones and other aircraft to kill 155 people in northeastern Afghanistan. They achieved 19 jackpots. Along the way, they killed at least 136 other people, all of whom were classified as EKIA, or enemies killed in action

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Over a five-month period, U.S. forces used drones and other aircraft to kill 155 people in northeastern Afghanistan. They achieved 19 jackpots. Along the way, they killed at least 136 other people, all of whom were classified as EKIA, or enemies killed in action

WWI, 26 March 1917, Pt Alexander Grieve was killed in action, France. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

WWI, 26 March 1917, Pt Alexander Grieve was killed in action, France. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

Maj. Megan McClung // I Marine Expeditionary Force // KIA December 2006 // Ramadi, Iraq. // She was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. // She was also the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action since the school was founded in 1845.

Maj. Megan McClung // I Marine Expeditionary Force // KIA December 2006 // Ramadi, Iraq. // She was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. // She was also the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action since the school was founded in 1845.

Youngest Vietnam War US Marine Was 14 Years Old, He Was Killed In Action Age 15 - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/youngest-vietnam-war-us-marine-14-years-old.html

Youngest Vietnam War US Marine Was 14 Years Old, He Was Killed In Action Age 15 - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/youngest-vietnam-war-us-marine-14-years-old.html

Sasha Kapustin with submachine gun SCB-41, at age of 17. Killed in action in 1943 (waralbum.ru)

Sasha Kapustin with submachine gun SCB-41, at age of 17. Killed in action in 1943 (waralbum.ru)

The isolated grave of 5796 Private Frank Thomas Lewis Aylett, 27th Battalion, enlisted Collie, WA, killed in action 26 March 1917, in Queant Road British Cemetery, Bussy. World War One

The isolated grave of 5796 Private Frank Thomas Lewis Aylett, 27th Battalion, enlisted Collie, WA, killed in action 26 March 1917, in Queant Road British Cemetery, Bussy. World War One

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