Angel Day Tribute Initiative

Angel Day Tribute Initiative

Visit this website or the Angel Day Tribute Facebook page daily to remember our fallen heroes since 9/11. All branches of the the United States military are represented. Our heroes' names appear on this page on the day they died.

We welcome and encourage sharing a picture of your friend or loved one or any special recollections of them. Please visit the Facebook page to add photos comments; click here.

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To change the date for the Angel Day Tribute page, enter the month and year, each as two numerical digits and click the "Display New Date" button below.

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Our Fallen Heroes
Angel Day: December 8
(listed alphabetically by last name)


Specialist Joseph M. Blickenstaff
Corvallis, Oregon - Age 23 - U.S. Army: OIF

Staff Sergeant Steven H. Bridges
Tracy, California - Age 33 - U.S. Army: OIF

Specialist Christopher Jude Rivera Wesley
Portland, Oregon - Age 26 - U.S. Army: OIF

Private 1st Class Jason G. Wright
Luzerne, Michigan - Age 19 - U.S. Army: OIF


Sergeant Arthur C. Williams IV
Edgewater, Florida - Age 31 - U.S. Army: OIF


Sergeant Spencer C. Akers
Traverse City, Michigan - Age 35 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Staff Sergeant Milton Rivera-Vargas
Boqueron, Puerto Rico - Age 55 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

1st Lieutenant Kevin J. Smith
Brandon, Florida - Age 28 - U.S. Army: OIF


Sergeant Ralph Anthony Webb Frietas
Detroit, Michigan - Age 23 - U.S. Marine: OIF

Corporal Xhacob Latorre
Waterbury, Connecticut - Age 21 - U.S. Marine: OEF


Sergeant James A. Ayube II
Salem, Massachusetts - Age 25 - U.S. Army: OEF

Private 1st Class David D. Finch
Bath Springs, Tennessee - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OIF

Lance Corporal Michael E. Geary
Derry, New Hampshire - Age 20 - U.S. Marine: OEF

Specialist Kelly J. Mixon
Yulee, Florida - Age 23 - U.S. Army: OEF

Sergeant Jason D. Peto
Vancouver, Washington - Age 31 - U.S. Marine: OEF

About the Initiative

The thought of brave men and women giving their lives on behalf of our country brings many images to mind. The battlefield cross. A flag-draped casket. Family members, friends, and brothers and sisters in arms weeping at the loss of a loved one. But from tragedy comes hope, and determination—especially the determination that the sacrifices of these brave men and women will never be forgotten.

With that in mind, we have launched the "Angel Day Tribute" initiative. It's a way to honor our service members who made the ultimate sacrifice by remembering them each year on their Angel Day. It's also a way to recognize their family members, and to help create additional ways for those family members and comrades and friends of the fallen to connect and share with one another.

These men and women and their families have given so much on our behalf. Please join us in honoring and keeping alive the memories of these American heroes.


Angel Day Tribute is an initiative of, Inc. and includes all branches of the United States Military.

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