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The following profiles are for those soldiers whose obituary or related story appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Photo of Adams, Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, Sgt. Brandon E.
Hollidaysburg, PA
When Brandon E. Adams managed to speak a few words to his family, they hoped the worst had passed. He had been badly injured Feb. 16 ...

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Photo of Adams, Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams, Sgt. 1st Class Brent A.
West View, PA
Adams was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based in Washington, Pa.
"I am deeply saddened that yet another fine Pennsylvania National Guardsmen ...

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Photo of Aitken, Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, Capt. Tristan N.
State College, PA
Army Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, of State College, Pa., grew up just blocks from Pennsylvania State University, where his mother taught. He attended Centre ...

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Photo of Barr, Lance Cpl. Aric J. Barr, Lance Cpl. Aric J.
Allegheny, PA
Aric J. Barr entered the military the year after graduating high school in 1999. He was promoted to corporal a year later. Lance Cpl. Barr, 22, ...

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Photo of Booker, Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, Staff Sgt. Stevon A.
Apollo, PA
Sgt. Stevon Booker had joined the Army after graduation from Apollo-Ridge High School in Apollo, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. He was remembered as ...

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Photo of Bowe, Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe, Pfc. Matthew C.
Coraopolis, PA
Mark Capuano first got to know Matthew C. Bowe when the young man signed up to play on Capuano's varsity football team. He said Bowe ...

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Photo of Brown Jr., Pfc. Timothy R. Brown Jr., Pfc. Timothy R.
Conway, PA
A prankster, Pfc. Timothy R. Brown Jr. decided to enlist in the Army on April 1, 2001, just to see his high school friends' reactions.
"He ...

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Photo of Brozovich, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Brozovich, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A.
Greenville, PA
Brozovich from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Armored Security Vehicle while on combat patrol.

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Photo of Bucklew, Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, Sgt. Ernest G.
Enon Valley, PA
Once she saw the 5-foot-3 Ernest Bucklew, with his brown eyes and brown hair, Barbara Bucklew she knew she wanted to spend her life with ...

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Photo of Byrd, Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd, Lance Cpl. John T.
Fairview, WV
While he was away at war, John Byrd knew he had a cheering section back home. He told his wife that his mother "had half ...

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Photo of Carman, Staff Sgt. Edward W. Carman, Staff Sgt. Edward W.
McKeesport, PA
An optimist, Edward W. Carman joined the Army despite his mother''s objections about taking on such a dangerous job. "He loved the Army and he used ...

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Photo of Chapman, Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, Tech. Sgt. John A.
Waco, TX
During Operation Anaconda rescue attempt in Southern Afghanistan

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Photo of Coleman, Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman, Pvt. Bradli N.
Ford City, PA
The oldest of three children, Brad Coleman continued what had become a family tradition of military service.
His father, Donald Coleman, and grandfather served in ...

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Photo of Cox, Spc. Gregory A. Cox, Spc. Gregory A.
Carmichaels, PA
Friends of Gregory A. Cox said he might seem reserved at first. Then watch out. "He was a quiet kid. But whenever the time came when ...

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Photo of Culbertson, Cpl. Russell G. Culbertson, Cpl. Russell G.
Amity, PA
After his death, e-mails from men serving with Russell G. Culbertson III mentioned how reliable he was, serving without complaint, even when he missed watching ...

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Photo of Curran, Spc. Carl F. Curran, Spc. Carl F.
Union City, PA
Spc. Carl F. Curran married his wife, Dianna, about a month before he deployed and had an infant daughter. Curran, 22, of Union City, Pa., was ...

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Photo of Davies, Spc. Shawn M. Davies, Spc. Shawn M.
Hopewell Township, PA
Shawn Davies was a dedicated prankster. "Every time you hung out with Shawn, it was a great time," said Spc. Joel McConnell, who went to school ...

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Photo of Dooley, Sgt. Micheal E. Dooley, Sgt. Micheal E.
Pulaski, VA
Sgt. Micheal E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Va., joined the Army five years ago after graduating from Pulaski County High School. He and his wife, ...

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Photo of Downey, Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey, Lance Cpl. Michael A.
Phoenix, AZ
Lauren Eiler believes the sniper's bullet that slammed into her son's spine as he worked to destroy captured insurgent weapons would have killed him instantly ...

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Photo of Fike, Sgt 1st Class Robert Fike, Sgt 1st Class Robert
Conneautville, PA

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Photo of Foster, Capt. Erick M. Foster, Capt. Erick M.
Franklin Park, PA
Erick M. Foster delighted family members this summer with a mid-tour visit back home from Iraq.
"It was so wonderful to see him, to cook ...

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Photo of Freund, Pfc. Steven W. Freund, Pfc. Steven W.
Pittsburgh, PA
Freund died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.

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Photo of Giles, Pvt. Landon S. Giles, Pvt. Landon S.
Indiana, PA
Landon S. Giles' life was all about adventures.
He did a two-week "walkabout" in Australia, which included interaction with Aborigines and deep-sea fishing. He rode an ...

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Photo of Girdano, 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano, 2nd Lt. Michael R.
PA
He died in Asadabad of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

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Photo of Gleason, Spc. Michael T. Gleason, Spc. Michael T.
Warren, PA
Despite being a world away, Spc. Michael T. Gleason thought often of his northwest Pennsylvania home. The last time he spoke with his parents, Gleason ...

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