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TENNESSEE'S Fallen Heroes

Rank/Name Age From Died
Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie22Clarksville5/7/2012
Army Spc.Jason K. Edens22Franklin4/26/2012
Marine Sgt. Kevin Brain Balduf27Nashville5/12/2011
Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter27Columbia2/19/2011
Airman 1st Class Christoffer P. Johnson20Clarksville2/17/2011
Marine Sgt. Garrett A. Misener25Cordova12/27/2010
Army Pfc. David D. Finch24Bathsprings12/8/2010
Army Spc. Nathan E. Lillard26Knoxville11/14/2010
Army Sgt. Patrick K. Durham24Chattanooga8/28/2010
Marine Cpl. Kristopher D. Greer25Ashland City8/8/2010
Army Spc. Michael L. Stansbery21Mount Juliet7/30/2010
Army Spc. Michael L. Stansbery21Mount Juliet7/30/2010
Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel G. Raney21Pleasant View7/9/2010
Army Pfc Robert Kelsey Repkie20Knoxville6/24/2010
Army Sgt. Israel P. Obryan24Newbern6/11/2010
Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin D. White24Erwin6/9/2010
Army Pfc. Billy G. Anderson20Alexandria5/17/2010
Army Spc. Jeremy L. Brown20McMinnville5/9/2010
Sgt. 1st Class Carlos M. Santos-Silva32Clarksville3/22/2010
Chief Warrant Officer, Billie J. Grinder25Gallatin2/21/2010
Capt. Marcus R. Alford28Knoxville2/21/2010
Staff Sgt. Rusty H. Christian24Greenville1/28/2010
Petty Officer 2nd Class Xin Qi25Cordova1/23/2010
Staff Sgt. Daniel D. Merriweather25Collierville1/13/2010
Sgt. 1st Class Jason O. B. Hickman35Kingsport1/7/2010
Spc. Russell S. Hercules, Jr.22Murfreesboro10/1/2009
Pfc. Brandon A. Owens21Memphis10/1/2009
Spc. Corey J. Kowall20Murfreesboro9/20/2009
Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon19Knoxville8/1/2009
Marine Lane Cpl. Gregory A. Posey22Winchester7/30/2009
Army Spc. Jonathan Charles O’Neill22Watertown6/15/2009
WO1 Judson E. Mount37Franklin4/7/2009
Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Dearmon21Crossville4/3/2009
1st Lt. William E. Emmert36Lincoln2/24/2009
Spc. Keith E. Essary20Dyersburg1/8/2009
Staff Sgt. Timothy H. Walker38Franklin11/8/2008
Pfc. Christopher T. Fox21Memphis9/29/2008
Capt. Darrick D. Wright37Nashville9/17/2008
Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke, Jr.22Maryville8/10/2008
Cpl. Jason D. Hovater24Clinton7/13/2008
Army Spc. Joshua L. Plocica20Clarksville6/25/2008
Army Pfc. Rush M. Jenkins22Clarksville10/30/2007
Sgt. Joey D. Link29Portland8/5/2007
Pvt. Jeremy S. Bohannon18Bon Aqua8/5/2007
Spec. Justin R. Blackwell27Paris8/5/2007
Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies41Elizabethton7/31/2007
Spec. Michelle R, Ring24Martin7/5/2007
1st. Lt. Frank B. Walkup, IV23Woodbury6/16/2007
Pfc Travis F. Haslip20Ooltewah5/19/2007
Lance Cpl. Jeffery A. Bishop23Dickson4/20/2007
Sgt. Alexander Van Aalten21Monterey4/20/2007
Sgt. David A. Stephens28Tullahoma4/12/2007
Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Golczynski30Lewisburg3/27/2007
Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin L. Sebban29Chattanooga3/17/2007
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Terry J. Elliott34Middleton2/1/2007
Army Sgt. John M. Sullivan22Hixson12/30/2006
Marine Lance Cpl. William D. Spencer20Paris12/28/2006
Marine Lance Cpl William C. Koprince, Jr.24Lenoir12/27/2006
Army Spcialist Dustin M. Adkins22Finger12/3/2006
Staff Sgt. David M. Morris28Clinton11/25/2006
Army 1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone24Clarksville11/12/2006
Army Pfc. Harry A. Winkler III32Clarksville11/12/2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler R. Overstreet22Gallatin10/22/2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard A. Buerstetta20Franklin10/22/2006
Army Sgt. David Weir23Cleveland9/14/2006
Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston21Murfreesboro8/23/2006
Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird23Martin8/2/2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Adam R. Murray21Cordova7/27/2006
Army Sgt. David M. Hierholzer27Lewisburg7/24/2006
Army Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin31Dyersburg7/6/2006
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William T. Flanigan37Milan7/2/2006
Army 1st Lt. Scott M. Love215/1/2006
Army Cpl. Robbie G. Light21Kingsport5/1/2006
Marine Cpl. David A. Bass20Nashville4/2/2006
Army Staff Sgt. Brock A. Beery30White House3/23/2006
Marine Corporal Rusty L. Washam21Huntsville2/14/2006
Army Private First Class Brian J. Schoff22Manchester1/28/2006
Army Specialist Robert W. Tucker22Hilham10/7/2005
Army Sgt. Eric A. Fifer22Knoxville10/7/2005
Army Specialist Luke C. Williams35Knoxville9/5/2005
Spc. Joseph “Joey” Hunt27Sweetwater8/22/2005
Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance34Seymour8/22/2005
Sgt. Gary L. Reese22Ashland City8/14/2005
Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor30Smithville8/14/2005
Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn II35Lebanon8/14/2005
Army Specialist James D. Carroll23McKenzie7/31/2005
Army Master Sgt. James. W. Ponder, III36Franklin6/28/2005
Army Sgt. James D. Stewart29Chattanooga6/21/2005
Army Master Sgt. Michael L. McNulty36Knoxville6/17/2005
Marine Corps Pfc. Nathan B. Clemons20Winchester6/14/2005
Army Staff Sgt. Mark O. Edwards40Unicoi6/9/2005
Army Sgt. Alfred B. Siler33Duff5/25/2005
Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy35Oak Ridge4/4/2005
Army Specialist Paul W. ThomasonIIITalbot3/20/2005
Army Sp/4 Corey M. Hewitt26Dover12/21/2004
Marine Lance Corporal Joshua W. Dickenson22LaFayette12/2/2004
Army Sp/4 George D. Harrison22Knoxville12/2/2004
Marine Sergeant Morgan W. Strader23Crossville11/12/2004
Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Nathan J. Bailey46Nashville11/12/2004
Marine Lance Corporal Steven C.T. Cates22Mt. Juliet9/20/2004
Army Private First Class, James W. Price22Cleveland9/18/2004
Marine 1st Lt. Andrew K. Stern24Germantown9/16/2004
Army Sp/4 Brandon M. Read21Greeneville9/6/2004
Army Specialist Marco D. Ross20Memphis8/25/2004
Marine Brad P. McCormick23Rickman8/19/2004
Marine Private First Class David L. Potter22Johnson City8/7/2004
Marine Lance Corporal Timothy R. Creager21Millington7/1/2004
Army Sergeant First Class Robert K. McGee37Antioch7/1/2004
Marine Private First Class Daniel B. McClenney19Shelbyville6/24/2004
Air Force Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr.20Columbia5/15/2004
Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah E. Savage21Livingston5/12/2004
Army Specialist Ervin Caradine, Jr.33Memphis5/2/2004
Army Staff Sergeant Todd E. Nunes27Chapel Hill5/2/2004
Navy Petty Officer Christopher E. Watts28Knoxville4/24/2004
Army Staff Sergeant Don Steven McMahan31Nashville4/9/2004
Marine Captain Brent L. Morel27Martin4/7/2004
Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael T. Blaise29Clarksville1/23/2004
Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Gregory B. Hicks35Duff1/8/2004
Army Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter35Bristol11/17/2003
Army Staff Sergeant Morgan DeShawn Kennon23Memphis11/7/2003
Army Lt. Colonel Kim S. Orlando43Fort Campbell10/18/2003
Army 2nd Lieutenant, Richard Torres25Clarksville10/6/2003
Army Sergeant First Class William M. Bennett35Seymour9/12/2003
Army Reserve Specialist Kenneth W. Harris Jr.23Charlotte8/20/2003
Army National Guard Staff Sergeant David L. Loyd44Jackson8/5/2003
Army National Guard Sergeant Roger Dale Rowe54Bon Aqua7/9/2003
Army Specialist Thomas Arthur Foley III23Dresden4/14/2003
Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Ray Nixon21Nashville3/23/2003
Army Master Sergeant Jefferson D. Davis39Watauga12/5/2001

 

THE MEANING OF THE U.S. FLAG CEREMONY
 
The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
The second fold is a symbol of our belief the eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world.
The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."
The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.
The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the
shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother's Day.
 
The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through
heir faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and
women who have made this country great have been molded.
The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and
daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.
The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower
portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.
When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our national motto, "In God We Trust".
"After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the Soldiers who served under General George Washington and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today."

 

 
 
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