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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Our Fallen Heroes
Angel Day: April 24
(listed alphabetically by last name)


Sergeant Troy David Jenkins
Ridgecrest, California - Age 25 - U.S. Army: OIF


Staff Sergeant Stacey C. Brandon
Hazen, Arkansas - Age 35 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Staff Sergeant Cory W. Brooks
Philip, South Dakota - Age 32 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Captain Arthur L. "Bo" Felder
Lewisville, Arkansas - Age 36 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Chief Warrant Officer Patrick W. Kordsmeier
North Little Rock, Arkansas - Age 49 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Staff Sergeant Billy J. Orton
Humnoke, Arkansas - Age 41 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF

Petty Officer 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli
Monroe, New York - Age 27 - U.S. Navy: OIF

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts
Knoxville, Tennessee - Age 28 - U.S. Navy: OIF


Specialist Robert W. Defazio
West Babylon, New York - Age 21 - U.S. Army: OEF

Corporal Gary W. Walters Jr.
Victoria, Texas - Age 31 - U.S. Army: OIF


Staff Sergeant Metodio A. Bandonill
Honolulu, Hawaii - Age 29 - U.S. Army: OIF

Lance Corporal Aaron William Simons
Modesto, California - Age 20 - U.S. Marine: OIF


Specialist Jeremy E. Maresh
Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania - Age 24 - U.S. Army National Guard: OIF


Staff Sergeant Shaun J. Whitehead
Commerce, Georgia - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OIF


Company Sergeant-Major Benjamin Moore Jr.
Waycross, Georgia - Age 43 - U.S. Army: OIF


Sergeant Grant A. Wichmann
Golden, Colorado - Age 27 - U.S. Army: OEF


Sergeant David P. Day
Gaylord, Michigan - Age 26 - U.S. Marine: OEF

Sergeant 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes
Newark, Ohio - Age 41 - U.S. Army: OEF

Lance Corporal Joe M. Jackson
White Swan, Washington - Age 22 - U.S. Marine: OEF


Specialist Moises J. Gonzalez
Huntington, California - Age 29 - U.S. Army: OEF

Specialist Manuel J. Vasquez
West Sacramento, California - Age 22 - U.S. Army: 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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