Okinawa – 10 May 1945. Pfc Paul E. Ison, L 3/5, 1st MarDiv, dashes across open ground in Death Valley. On this date, 3/5 was attached to the 7th Marines. According to the information supplied to the press with this photo, "The Marines sustained more than one hundred twenty-five casualties in eight hours while crossing this valley on Okinawa."
Navy PO2 Charles Luke Milam, 26, of Littleton, Colorado. Died September 25, 2007, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained from indirect rocket fire when his unit was ambushed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Marine SSgt. Theodore S. Holder II, 27, of Littleton, Colorado. Died November 11, 2004, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regt 1st Marine Div, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died of wounds sustained when hit multiple times by enemy machinegun fire in Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq. (RECIPIENT OF THE SILVER STAR "FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY".)
Army PV2 Cory R. Depew, 21, of Beech Grove, Indiana. Died January 4, 2005, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died of injuries sustained when an enemy rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle during combat operations in Mosul, Ninawa Province, Iraq.
Sgt. Sheena Adams, 25, and Lance Corporal Kristi Baker, 21, and Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley, 22, US Marines with the FET 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II pose at their forward operating base on Nov. 17, 2010 in Musa Qala, Afghanistan.
Marine Cpl. David M. Sonka., 23, of Parker, Colorado. Died May 4, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolinao. Died in Farah Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained by small arms fire when an Afghan soldier turned his weapon against him while on patrol.