In Loving Memory Archive
CW2 Don C. Viray
CW2 Don C. Viray, 25 of Waipahu, Hawaii, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. Viray died April 19, 2012 in Divalak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed.
This quilt was made by Freedom Quilts for his family in honor of CW2 Don C. Viray.
Letter from Leodindo, Luz, and Sherry Viray:
My family and I would like to say Thank You for the beautiful handmade quilts. I can see that a great deal of love and care went into this quilts and we are truly grateful to received it. We will always treasure this beautiful blanket and I know Don (my son) would have feel the same way.
Thank You again for all of you who made this quilts.
Leodindo, Luz, and Sherry Viray
Daniela D. Terrell Scott
Daniela D. Terrell Scott, age 39, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at University Hospital in Cleveland after an extended illness. A staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, she enjoyed traveling with the military and spending as much time as she could with her family.
This quilt was made by Freedom Quilts for her family in honor of Daniela D. Terrell Scott.
Letter from Son of Janet Terrell:
Am the son of Janet Terrell and would like to thank u for making the quilt in honor of my sister.
Here are a few pictures of my mom and dad with the quilt.
We really appreciate it!!!!
SPC Robert J. Tauteris
SPC Robert J. Tauteris, 44 of Hamlet, Indiana, was assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tauteris died January 6, 2012 in Nilay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas
Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas, 20 of Anaheim, California was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sannicolas died April 28, 2012 in Shlem Kheyl, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an IED.
Second Lt. David E. Rylander
Second Lt. David E. Rylander, who was an engineer officer, was killed in the Logar Province of Afghanistan from wounds sustained when he was struck by an improvised explosive device used by insurgents who attacked their unit, said Lt. Col. Web Wright.
Rylander joined the Army in May, 2011 after his graduation from West Point. He arrived at Fort Drum last November and he was deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in January, Wright said.
Rylander won numerous decorations and awards including the Purple Heart, the NATO Medal, the National Service Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutists Badge, Wright said.
Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo
Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Britton-Mihalo, 25 of Simi Valley, Califonia, died April 25, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Staff Sgt. Dick Alson Lee, Jr.
Staff Sgt. Dick Alson Lee, Jr., 31, of Keystone Heights, Florida, died when his mobility platform struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol on April 26, 2012 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned as a military working dog handler to the 529th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Staff Sgt. Lee’s fourth combat deployment.
Sgt. Moise J. Gonzalez
Sgt. Moise J. Gonzalez was assigned to 509th Combat Service Support Company, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Gonzalez died April 25, 2012 in Takhteh Pol, Balkh province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over.
Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston
Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston, who was part of the US Army’s Special Forces, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
Eggleston, 29 of Candler, North Carolina, was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C He died April 26 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.
Army Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut
Army Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut, 23, was remembered not only as an expert artillery forward observer, but also as a brother.
“He was an amazing soldier,” said Tyler Jenkins, who met Dickhut when they were stationed together in Fort Lewis, Wash. “He cared about his job and his brothers.”
Dickhut died April 30, 2012 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire, the Department of Defense said.