- OLDER CHARITABLE ACTIVITY -
Prior to February 14th, 2012
February 14th, 2012 - NROTC Launches Regional, Divisional & Countywide CHAPTERS

NROTC is currently reaching-out to empower people in local communities throughout the USA to become involved in supporting our troops and helping needy veterans.

To help accomplish this, NROTC has very recently set-up a system of Regional, Divisional and Countywide CHAPTERS.

We are actively searching for Division Chapter Leaders, County Chapter Leaders, Volunteer Coordinators and all sorts of Volunteers.

It has been a goal of NROTC for some time now to create CHAPTERS in other parts of our country. We are very excited about the potential of attracting many new Volunteers and the growth of our organization.

We envision that NROTC will shortly be having much more impact in local communities throughout the USA as we expand on what we do.

ON THIS PAGE, WE WILL BE PROVIDING NEWS & UPDATES ON NEW CHAPTERS AS THEY DEVELOP... AND... BE HIGHLIGHTING NOTABLE NATIONWIDE ACTIVITIES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AS THEY OCCUR.

As this is VERY RECENT activity, there is no Chapter activity to report at this time. Come back soon and watch us GROW!


December 15, 2011 - NROTC Sends 1,065 Get Well Soon Cards To Wounded Heroes
at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda
During 2011, NROTC collected these GET WELL SOON cards from our donors, most had hand-written notes of support and encouragement on them. We hope these cards have made the holidays a little easier for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.


Between September 2010 and August 2011, most of NROTC's limited financial resources were spent in the restoration of, and the associated expenses of operating our "Veteran's Safe Harbor, Housing Shelter. More details about our "Shelter" are found below.


May 13, 2011 - NROTC SENDS 33 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Christine Snuggs, Chariton, IA *** Ashlee Pressdee, FORT BRAGG, NC *** Dianne Penley, Melbourne, FL *** Jennifer Brown, Dover, DE *** Mallory Banks, Dover, DE *** Kathy Adams, Milton, FL *** Ashley-Marie Dillon, Wyoming, DE *** Tony Cordero, Lake Almanor, CA *** William Lovering, Mashpee, MA *** Chelsie Blevins, Fort Stewart, GA *** Grace Kluson, Poplar Grove, IL *** Corinna Gallaher, Council Bluffs, IA *** Alisha Pace, Newton, IA *** Lynn Bondanza, Palmetto, FL *** Brenda Aldrich, Mesa, AZ *** Vickie Alessandro, Cape Elizabeth, ME *** Lori Ann Hony, Prince Frederick, MD *** JOHNSON, ROBERT A, ROCKFORD, IL *** Jessie Fincham, Jacksonville, NC *** Gary Hedge, Port Charlotte, FL *** Malissa Mineo, St Petersburg, FL *** Stephanie Frazier, Spring Valley, CA *** Rebecca Harris, New Lenox, IL *** KERRI M JENKINS, CALIFORNIA, MO *** Katie Bixler, Blacklick, OH *** Joshua Beecher, Bedford, NH *** Lisa Rinaldi, Bowdoin, ME *** Kevin Landers, Abilene, KS *** LisaMarie Taylor, Rome, GA *** Victoria Gordon, Fort Stewart, GA *** Ryan Skinner, Layton, UT *** JOSEPH LEON GUERRERO, CIBOLO, TX

Read Some Comments From Our Service Banner Recipients


December 19, 2010 - NROTC DELIVERS GIFT BASKET TO LOCAL NEEDY FAMILY
NROTC heard of a local family with children in need. In the spirit of the holiday season, knowing they were not a military or veteran family, a gift basket with a modest amount of cash and Christmas stockings was forwarded to them through a local children's charity, Nick's House Incorporated and Catholic Charities of Maryland.
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December 18, 2010 - NROTC SENDS 8 CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION FOR MILITARY SERVICE
NROTC takes pride in honoring all those who serve and who have served our beloved country. Our latest mailing included the following recipients:

VIRGINIA BABYAK TURNER, HEPHZIBAH, GA *** Kristina Wilson, Maple Hill, NC *** Charles R. Taliaferro, Madera, CA *** Clay Hannan, Barrington, IL *** David A Kennedy, Beaumont, TX *** Shane Fink, Oceanside, CA *** Robert Deskin Yates, Sparta, TN *** Sgt. Maurice A. Allen, Queenstown, MD

Following is a comment similar to many we receive:

I would like to have a certificate mailed to my amazing husband please. He has been active duty for almost 13 years and has served 7 deployments and 4 combat tours. He was injured last year and has just completed his 3rd corrective surgery and could use some cheering up. He is a wonderful man and I would love to show him that he is not only my hero, but also those of many. Thank you so very much!


December 16, 2010 - NROTC SENDS 800 GET WELL SOON CARDS TO PATIENTS AT NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER AT BETHESDA
In a letter sent to the hospital administrator at the Inpatient Warrior and Family Liaison Office, NROTC President Tom Ruley wrote:

"We hope that these cards will touch the hearts of our brave military servicemembers who have been injured, and help them to realize that their service and extreme sacrifice is appreciated by so many across this great nation of ours.

We want to also take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU", to all of the caregivers and support staff there at National Naval Medical Center for your efforts on behalf of our wounded heroes."


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December 14, 2010 - NROTC SENDS 10 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Katy Gordon, Hiwassee, VA *** Vanessa Ray-Holcomb, Fallbrook, CA *** Kathleen Fagan Walker, Prairie Village, KS *** Mark W. McNear, Carmi, IL *** Clay Hannan, Barrington, IL *** Clark Chapman, Brandon, MS *** Kathleen McMahan, Fountain, CO *** Korri Fink, Oceanside, CA *** Kristi Whitaker, Orange Park, FL *** Jessica Schmidt, Pensacola, FL

Read Some Comments From Our Service Banner Recipients


December 7, 2010 - NROTC DELIVERS 500 GET WELL SOON CARDS TO PATIENTS AT KIMBROUGH AMBULATORY CARE CENTER AT FORT GEORGE G. MEADE IN MARYLAND
Kimbrough is the headquarters of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC), which also includes a Warrior Transition Unit and a number of U.S. Army health clinics, occupational health clinics and environmental health clinics at several other installations in Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia. Kimbrough provides primary care, selected specialty care and same day surgery for TRICARE Prime patients.
At a previous event in September 2010 when NROTC treated some of these patients to a day-cruise on the Chesapeake Bay and Crab Feast, one of them said to NROTC's President Tom Ruley, "We feel like black sheep here because it seems like the patients at Walter Reed and Bethesda get all the attention. We have been injured also."

Kimbrough houses roughly 100 severe brain trauma patients due to roadside bombs and a number of other patients with service related injuries. NROTC does NOT want them to feel like black sheep!


December 7, 2010 - NROTC DELIVERS CARE PACKAGES TO 55TH SIGNAL COMPANY AT FORT GEORGE G. MEADE
NROTC was honored to play a role in seeing to it that 25 care packages were sent to deployed combat photograhers via their home-base at Fort Meade. These care packages were kindly put together by caring friends and members of Goose Harbor Yacht Club in Bowley's Quarters, Maryland. NROTC made the arrangements and along with members of the Yacht Club, personally got them delivered.

At the right, these care packages are being picked-up at the loading dock by troops of the Army 55th Signal Company.


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November 16, 2010 - NROTC SENDS 1,000 GET WELL SOON CARDS TO PATIENTS AT WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
In a letter sent to the hospital administrator in charge, NROTC President Tom Ruley wrote:

"It is our honor and pleasure to send you these "1,000 Get Well Soon" cards.

Please feel free to distribute them to your patients at WRAMC and it is perfectly fine with us, in fact, we hope, that you will give more than one to each patient. You could divide these 1,000 cards by the number of patients you have and give them each the amount of cards that you arrive at when doing the math… OR… distribute larger quantities to those who need them the most.


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These cards have been signed and returned to us, many with personal notes of encouragement, support and thanks, by caring Americans who have donated to support our mission. We hope that these cards will touch the hearts of our brave military servicemembers who have been injured, and help them to realize that their service and extreme sacrifice is appreciated by so many across this great nation of ours.

We want to also take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU", to all of the caregivers and support staff there at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for your efforts on behalf of our wounded heroes.

We hope to be sending you another batch of cards sometime in the future."


November 7, 2010 - NROTC LAYS WREATH AT VETERANS MEMORIAL
On this evening, NROTC President Tom Ruley and NROTC Vice President Michael Theriault, in company with USMC Sergeants Eric Schlerf and David Savage, both Iraq/Afghanistan combat wounded veterans, were present to lay a wreath at the base of a monument dedicated to the local Baltimore, Maryland area heroes who gave their lives in service to our country from WWI to present.

The public Veteran's Day Commemoration was held at The Lamky, Luther, Whitehead Memorial, Holly Hills Cemetery in Middle River, Maryland, at sunset. The scouts of local Boy Scout Troop 355 did a fantastic job placing over 500 luminaries dedicated to each of our local fallen, on the grounds of the memorial prior to the service. As darkness fell, it was an impressive sight to behold.

NROTC was the only organization from our local community to lay a wreath on this night. At the very center of the picture to the right, is the wreath glowing white in front of a spotlight, which was with honor, presented by NROTC.


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October 25, 2010 - NROTC INTRODUCES WOUNDED WARRIOR TO THE GOVERNOR
NROTC president Tom Ruley and NROTC Vice President Michael Theriault introduced one of our wounded warriors who is being housed at NROTC's "Veteran's Safe Harbor" to the former governor of Maryland, Robert L. Ehrlich, during a re-election campaign rally at Portside Pub in Essex, Maryland. Upon being introduced as a combat wounded veteran, Governor Ehrlich grabbed up Sergeant David Savage in a big bear-hug and thanked him for his service to our country. Later that day Sergeant Savage admitted to NROTC president Tom Ruley that he was really impressed that the governor would grab him up like that and that learning just how much people care about him goes a long way in helping him deal with his PTSD.
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October 16, 2010 - NROTC PRESENTS "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" TO 90 YEAR OLD WWII VETERAN
On this day, NROTC President Tom Ruley and NROTC Vice President Michael Theriault were both honored to present to: CHARLES ROBERT WENTZ, A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL REMEMBER OUR TROOPS CAMPAIGN AND THANKFUL AMERICANS EVERYWHERE, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS PAST MILITARY SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING WWII. This Certificate was presented during a surprise birthday party given by about sixty of his close friends and loved-ones in Timonium, MD. It was our pleasure to honor one of America's "Greatest Generation".


October 2, 2010 - NROTC SENDS "GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER" TO THE FAMILY OF:
Army Major Robert F. Baldwin Died September 21, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Major Baldwin was 39, of Muscatine, Iowa; assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died in a UH-60 Black Hawk a helicopter crash during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Also killed in the crash were: Army Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonah D. McClellan, Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) David B. McLendon, Navy Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Denis C. Miranda, Army Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Adam O. Smith, and Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff.

Robert Baldwin is survived by his wife, Danielle M. Baldwin; daughters Rachel and Meaghan Baldwin; and sons Keegan and Patrick Baldwin, all of Clarksville. He is also survived by parents Gary and Cheryl Baldwin of New Boston, Ill.

A Gold Star Service Banner was personally presented to the family after burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of NROTC by Master Sergeant William McLemore of Elkridge, MD.


An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. Baldwin of Illinois, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on Wednesday, September 22, 2010


October 2, 2010 - NROTC SENDS "GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER" TO THE FAMILY OF:
Brendan Looney, a Silver Spring, MD. native, was killed September 21, 2010 while serving a military tour in Afghanistan. He was among nine service members killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan.

Brendan Looney, 29, was a lieutenant who graduated in 2004 from the Naval Academy, where he played lacrosse alongside his brothers. He played football before switching to lacrosse his sophomore year.

Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, superintendent of the academy, said in a statement that Looney was commissioned as an intelligence officer and later became a Navy SEAL. He lived in Owings, MD.

Looney "serves to remind us all of the commitment we make to our country as leaders in the Naval Service," Miller said.

In addition to his brothers, Looney's survivors include his wife, Amy, his parents, Kevin and Maureen Looney, and sisters Bridget, Erin and Kelly.

A Gold Star Service Banner was personally presented to the family after burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of NROTC by Stacy Michaud from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.


October 1, 2010 - NROTC VICE PRESIDENT RUBS ELBOWS WITH FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
On this day, NROTC was represented by NROTC's Vice President Michael Theriault, during the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD. During the event, Mr. Theriault had the opportunity to meet with the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and briefly promote NROTC's mission. Both NROTC's President & Vice President were Eagle Scouts and both are current members of American Legion Post #148 in Essex, MD. Mr. Theriault performed double duty this day as he also serves as Assistant Adjutant, American Legion, Department of Maryland.
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September 24, 2010 - NROTC OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS AND "VETERAN'S SAFE HARBOR" HOUSING UNIT

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NROTC has converted the top floor of our New Headquarters building in Baltimore, (Essex, MD), into a sanctuary where needy veterans can find transitional living and supportive services to help them recover from addiction and/or life’s misfortunes quickly so they can return to a successful, independent lifestyle. Currently we are housing two Iraq/Afghanistan combat wounded veterans who are doing much better. After additional renovations are completed, housing will be available for approximately six more needy veterans.

On the lower right side of our building we maintain a 16 station call center, where we employ veterans and others, to call-out asking for donations to support our mission, as well as our administrative office. On the lower left side, shortly we plan to open a "Veterans Food Bank and Thrift Store". Signage and additional renovations coming soon.


September 18th, 2010 - NROTC TREATS WOUNDED WARRIORS TO CHESAPEAKE BAY CRUISE & CRAB FEAST
NROTC coordinated an event that brought some much needed recreational therapy to eight wounded troops and their spouses. The event was hosted by Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, Maryland. The troops were invited from the Warrior Transition Unit and Kimbrough Ambulatory Center at Fort George G. Meade. The Welcome Honors Line was formed by the American Legion Riders from Laurel Post #60.
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Our honored guests were first treated to a tour by water of the U.S. Naval Academy. Coincidentally our boat just happened to be at the right place at the right time, at the starting line, when the Naval Academy and West Point Cadets kicked off a sailboat race. Then a cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Pictured to the right are some of our guests on the Bay with Thomas Point Lighthouse in the background.

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The cruise was followed-up by a splendid outdoor crab feast on the grounds of Eastport Yacht Club. Our honored guests were introduced and members of the Yacht Club each had a chance to express their gratitude and best wishes to our guests, one on one. NROTC presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Eastport Yacht Club for hosting the event. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to each honored guest along with a dozen each, "Get Well Soon" cards, with personal notes of thanks and encouragement, which had previously been signed and returned by various NROTC donors. Pictured to the right, NROTC President Tom Ruley holds up a couple nice-sized crabs in the background. It was a beautiful day for a cruise and a crab feast. Everyone really enjoyed themselves!


August 19th, 2010 - 130 FOXHOLE PILLOWS GIVEN TO DEPLOYING COMPANY OF COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHERS
NROTC was honored to see to it that 130 Foxhole Pillows which were made in part and with love by students of Tyler Height Elementary School in Annapolis, Maryland, were presented by NROTC's Vice President Michael Theriault, at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland, to the soldiers of the U.S. Army 55th Signal Company, (Combat Photographers, "Eyes of the Army"), just prior to their deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
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A FOXHOLE PILLOW can be stuffed into a trooper's ruck and be carried with them wherever they go. They are great not just in foxholes but come in handy to comfort an elbow while riding in a Humvee or any number of other "Gift From the Homefront" uses. Each of these pillows came with the name of the student who made it, along with a personal note to the soldier which was written in a way that only an elementary kid can write.
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August 10, 2010 - NROTC RECEIVES LETTER OF THANK YOU FROM VIETNAM VETERAN
My name is Earl Woodward. I served as a Marine E-4 Corporal. I served nine months in Vietnam, (1973-1974), before becoming disabled. God presented me with the opportunity to get help from NROTC. I was really down on my luck and this organization truly helped me get back on my feet. NROTC gave me a roof over my head and gave me a job working for this great organization which allowed me to give back to other veterans that were also down on hard times. I will always be here for NROTC because I know they will always be here for me and other veterans.

Forever My Friends,
Earl F. Woodward


May 31, 2010 - NROTC LAYS WREATH AT LOCAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION
NROTC was present to lay a wreath at the base of a monument dedicated to the 500 plus local Baltimore, Maryland area heroes who gave their lives in service to our country from WWI to present. The public event at The Lamky, Luther, Whitehead Memorial at Holly Hills Cemetery in Middle River, Maryland, on this day, had over 200 people in attendance to honor all of our local fallen.

NROTC President Tom Ruley, NROTC Vice President Michael Theriault in company with William Eisely, whose brother was lost in Vietnam and whose name is inscribed on the memorial, together made the presentation. At the memorial, the Wreath was handed from Mr. Ruley to Mr. Theriault, then to Mr. Eisely, who laid the Wreath at the base of the memorial. Mr. Eisely expressed his gratitude for being given the honor.


The Lamky, Luther, Whitehead Memorial


May 15, 2010 - NROTC SENDS SERVICEMEMBER A "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION"
From: Tammy D Womack
Nominee: Cecil E Womack
Angier, NC
Comments: I am nominating my husband Cecil E Womack. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Desert Storm. He has just returned from a 14 month deployment in Baghdad Iraq, and I couldn't be more proud of him, he is my Hero! He is in the Army National Guard, his rank is E5. When 9-11 happened he had a strong urge to sign back up and fight for his country and for his family's safety here at home. He comes from a very proud military family, his father, brother, sister-in-law, and three of his nephews have and are serving in the military. I am so blessed to have in his my life, he is my HERO!


May 3, 2010 - NROTC SENDS WOUNDED WARRIOR A "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" PLAQUE
In response to the following email, NROTC send this wounded warrior a much deserved "Certificate of Appreciation" plaque:

From: Shannon Wilhelm
Nominee: Brent Lee Kopacka
Fayetteville, NC
Comments: Brent Kopacka is my boyfriend and we have been through a very hard year. Brent was hurt by an IED in Afghanistan and has now lost his career in the military and we are struggling financially. He is such a great person and has done so much for me and my daughter. It breaks my heart to see him like this but I feel so lucky to have him in my life. He was honorably medically discharged late last year and retired as a SGT. He was looked highly upon and was told he had a very bright future by very high ranking individuals. He went from busting his tail and being an amazing soldier, to getting hurt and having the army turn on him. His injury and the story around it is devastating and I wonder how he stays so strong. Thank you for doing this certificate, it is going to mean the world to him. He always talked about getting a plaque dedicated to his service, and didn't get one because he retired out while his old unit was still deployed, this will be nice for him, even though it is not a plaque. Brent is 23 years old and spent 5 years in the military. Thank you so much again.


March 2, 2010 - NROTC REDEDICATES THE AMERICAN FLAG AT A LOCAL APARTMENT COMPLEX
NROTC's Vice President Michael Theriault was responsible for seeing to it that the local kids residing at a local Essex, Maryland apartment complex would raise and lower the Flag of Our Beloved Country daily. They enjoyed doing this and it inspired patriotism in them until vandals cut down the flag and threw it on the street. Upon hearing this, immediately a new flag and halyard was purchased. The old flag was disposed of in the proper manner, and a new one was properly raised in it's place. As the Flag was raised during the flag rededication ceremony, a local resident with stage four cancer cheered with pride as she so much loved seeing the Flag of Our Beloved Country flying outside of her apartment window.
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December 17, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 41 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Demetra Johnson, Jersey City NJ *** Amie Nicholson, Alma AR *** Mary Shelton, Citrus Springs FL *** Frank Zanoni, Hinesville GA *** LeighAnn Holland, BRONSON FL *** Scott Gross, Fayetteville NC *** Carol Gray, Middletown RI *** Stephanie Gross, Newport News VA *** Tannis Ortiz, Medina TX *** Beverly Cross, Brooklyn MI *** Raymond Yager, Jackson MI *** Penny Yager, Jackson MI *** Forrest J. Smith, Reno NV *** Traci Thrasher, Mars PA *** JASILYN SCHAEFFER, TYLER TX *** Stephanie Grimes, Grant LA *** Kim Dudash, Lucernemines PA *** Rod Siefken, Sherwood OR *** Shirley Hammond, Grandview TX *** Mrs. Remi Davis, Ellensburg WA *** Robin Armstrong, Fair Grove MO *** Sabrina Yabui, Fort Bragg NC *** Melissa Custer, Indiana PA *** Paul & Jamie Hamilton, Saint Louis MO *** Carol Abed, Port Orchard WA *** James R. Pido, Lakewood OH *** Sandra Finch, Lenoir City TN *** Lisa J. Brooks, Daphne AL *** CW2 Miguel Rosado, Cabot AR *** Janet Schmidt Conkel, Bel Air MD *** Carrie Luciano, Palm Coast FL *** Jill Yri, Bismarck ND *** James M. Bresciani, Coshocton OH *** Rachael Jun, Fort Lewis WA *** Nancy Demaso, Orland Park IL *** Jerry W Jacobs, Tallahassee FL *** Margaret Hoff, Falls Church VA *** Laura Kruger, Wellington FL *** LisaMarie Taylor, Rome GA *** Kimberly McCune, Corning OH *** Craig Fortier, Stratford CT *** Beth Deffenbaugh, Sacramento CA

Read Some Comments From Our Service Banner Recipients


November 30, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 22 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Donald Enright, Cambridge, MD *** Heather Skillern, Gautier, MS *** Barbara Mancher, Bethel, CT *** Cynthia Warnock, Elma, WA *** Mary Freeman, Wellington, OH *** Faith Brady, Wichita Falls, TX *** Maelene Panish, Rockford, MI *** Danielle Browning, Pilot Hill, CA *** Jennifer Megan Bishop, Wilmington, NC *** Pamela White, Klamath Falls, OR *** Judith Gregorczyk, Clinton, CT *** Cheryl Barr, League City, TX *** Mike and Erna Alva, Bakersfield CA *** Richard and Kathleen Dedmon, Lampasas, TX *** Tamalla Hart, Boise, ID *** Sharon Motley, Tobaccoville, NC *** Shayne Rivers, Castro Valley, CA *** Penny Anderson, Jackson, MI *** Elena Bertrand, El Paso, TX *** Jean Kappus, Seminole, FL *** Dawn Manning, New Market, TN *** Tina Turnage Shifflett, Sunny Hills, FL

Read Some Comments From Our Service Banner Recipients


October 7, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 53 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Otilia Franco, El Sobrante, CA *** Alanna Schmidtke, Devils Lake, ND *** Emily Keefer, Swanton, OH *** Janet Lambert, Lincoln, AL *** Cynthia Raver, Malta, OH *** Kim Bryan, Greencastle, PA *** Ingrid Schonert, Stockton, CA *** Anna Kang, Fremont CA *** Kara Campuzano, Bend OR *** Roberta Gillis, Indianola, WA *** Madilyn Southern, Florence AL *** Elizabeth Kurowski, Honolulu HI *** Mary Richard, Walkersville MD *** Crystal Post, Ewa Beach HI *** Janet Bruce-Kelsey, Osawatomie KS *** Margaret Trusso, Cambridge OH *** Ray E Wiggins, Terrell TX *** Christy Hobbs, Shelbyville IN *** Leslie M Banweg, Wauconda IL *** Anton Banweg, North Aurora IL *** ANNA BARBAY, FPO AE *** Terri Bush, Geneseo, IL *** Sarah Burns, New Braunfels, TX *** Kevin Clancy, O'fallon, MO *** Cindy Tyra, Clermont, IN *** Janeen Lee Frost, Thousand Oaks, CA *** CHERYL SYRIAC, SPRINGFIELD MA *** Dimonique Bradby, Henrico, VA *** JUSTIN SYRIAC, SPRINGFIELD, MA *** Donna L. Selman, Newcomerstown, OH *** Courtney Zamora, Canal Wichester, OH *** Lori Leavitt, Feeding Hills, MA *** Barbara Vega, Miami, FL *** Hollingshead Family, Norwich OH *** Paul Little, Pleasant City OH *** Wendy Orcajo, Winchester CA *** Holly Lunde, Maiden Rock WI *** Sandra Smith, Genoa IL *** Michele Jones, Knoxville TN *** Susan Nicholson, Palm Coast FL *** Diana Burnette, Hudson FL *** Marcia Wiley, Water Valley MS *** Mr. & Mrs. Bentz, Cody, WY *** Dagmara Rodriguez, Miami FL *** Walter G. Bertrand, Leominster MA *** Ryan Burns, Newport, TN *** Beatris Enciso, Santa Rosa CA *** Dawn Wells, Port Orchard, WA *** Catherine Bridges, Schuyler, NE *** Kristina Rowe, Mount Vernon, OH *** Shona Williams, Port Lavaca TX *** Brenda Sargent, Kent OH *** Brian Burns, Mission Hills, KS

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August 2009 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Specialist Norman Cain III
Age 22 Hometown: Oregon, Illinois

Lost on March 15, 2009 in Kot, Afghanistan as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Illinois.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Thomas A Wren
Age 44 Hometown: Lorton, Virginia

Lost on November 5, 2005 in Tallil, Iraq, when a civilian vehicle pulled in front of his Humvee causing it to roll-over. Wren was an Army Reservist assigned to the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in Tallil, Iraq.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


August 5, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 18 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Alex Munoz, Beaverton, OR *** Sandee A LaRue, Cheyenne, WY *** Holly L Bedisky, Northumberland, PA *** Kelle Gosa, Chicago, IL *** Amanda Harrell, Fort Lewis, WA *** Scott Halsey, Fridley, MN *** Diana Dominguez, Laredo TX *** Julie Zavala, Goodyear, AZ *** Sonja Peterson, Hastings, MN *** Carol Ingo, Utica, NY *** Karen L. Yourchisin, Warren, PA *** Jeff and Patricia Howard, Leonard, TX *** MAUREEN MCCAMEY, GLENSHAW, PA *** Nancy Smith, Mineral City, OH *** Julia A Mette, Vermillion, SD *** Amanda Chumbley, Reno, TX *** Marilyn Baierlipp, Keller, TX *** Cindy Wentworth, McCalla, AL

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July 2009 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Specialist Justin O Penrod
Age 24 from Mahomet, IL

Lost on August 11, 2007 in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Specialist Justin O Penrod was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army PFC Devon J Gibbons
Age 19 from Port Orchard, WA

Lost on June 23, 2006 in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained on April 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Gibbons was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Captain Thomas J. Casey
Age 32 from Albuquerque, N.M.

Lost on Jan. 3, 2008 in As Sadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations. Captain Thomas J. Casey assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kenneth P. Hauprich, Jr.
Age 22 from Jamestown, OH

Lost on Nov. 8, 2007 when a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment crashed 22 miles southwest of Aviano, Italy.


July 7, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 29 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Chase Carnes, Monmouth, IL *** Sarah Mabberley, Glendale Heights, IL *** Nancy Martin, Killeen, TX *** Lonnie L Reiman, Wisconsin Rapids, WI *** Rebeca S. Geitgey, New Philadelphia, OH *** Linda Black, Washington, MI *** Luz Kennedy, Lake Forest, CA *** Rachelle Hobbs, Velpen, IN *** Cindy Mullen, Huntingburg, IN *** Vera Grady, Buchanan, NY *** Erica Daniels, Spartanburg, SC *** Krista Sodders, Springfield, OH *** Sonia Umbenhauer, Myerstown, PA *** Kimberly Prunty, Bel Air, MD *** Marta Sargunas, Meriden, CT *** Priscilla Larsen, Hazlehurst, MS *** Jessica Gosa, Beloit, WI *** Brook D. McKinniss, Kennewick, WA *** Vicki L. West, Fort Benning, GA *** Patricia Sellers, Sylacauga, AL *** Terry Shaw, Southport, NC *** Laurie Slaven, Beloit, WI *** Ronald D Lambeth, Houston, TX *** Sue Washington, Virginia Beach, VA *** Nancy Maloney, Columbia City, IN *** Ashley Fordyce, Riverside, CA *** Barbara Quirple, Phoenixville, PA *** Melanie M. Barton, Blanchard, PA *** Eric Barbine, Olyphant, PA

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Rockville, Maryland, USA - NROTC and Berman Enterprises LP Hosted Dinner of Ninety To Honor Wounded Troops From Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and Fort George G. Meade - Former Maryland State Govenor Robert L. Erhlich was in attendance.


Former Governor Robert L. Erhlich and Jeffrey Berman share family photos with SSG Rafael Delgado from Walter Reed.

NROTC President Tom Ruley awards former Governor Ehrlich and Jeffrey Berman with Certificates of Appreciation. From left to right, Tom Ruley, General Michael Silva, Former Governor Bob Ehrlich, Jeffrey Berman and Charles Tramazzo.

Pictured here are a few of our honored guests. They enjoyed themselves. It was a good night out for everyone!

DETAILS HERE


January 2009 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Samson Augusto Mora
Age 28 from Barrigada, Guam

Lost on July 10, 2008 in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Sergeant Samson Augusto Mora was assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army PFC David J. Bentz III
Age 20 from Newfield, New Jersey

Lost on June 20, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. PFC David J. Bentz III was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S.M.C. Corporal Michael R. Cohen
Age 23 from Jacobus, Pennsylvania

Lost on November 22, 2004 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Ray Rangel
Age 29 from San Antonio, Texas

Lost on February 13, 2005 in Iraq while trying to rescue soldiers from a military vehicle that had rolled into a canal.
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U.S. Army Colonel Thomas H. Felts Sr.
Age 45 from Sandston, Virginia

Lost on November 14, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Colonel Thomas H. Felts Sr. was assigned to the Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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January 12, 2009 - NROTC SENDS 37 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Lisa Frank, Galloway, OH *** Holly Hopwood, Cheyenne, WY *** Joleen Karnes, Choctaw, OK *** Ruthan Josten, Wasilla, AK *** Gertrude Blair, Butler, PA *** Erin Thomas, Elizabethtown, PA *** Jane Brown, Albuquerque, NM *** Peggy McCasland, Muskogee, OK *** Richard Gosselin, Grand Junction, CO *** Linda Myers, Fairfax, OK *** JULIE DOMINGUEZ, PALISADE, CO *** Debbie/Robert Lowe, Brandon, FL *** Nicole Puckett, Kingstowne, VA *** Jennifer Sutton, Eaton, OH *** Debra Potter, Eaton, OH *** Julie Peneaux, Rosebud SD *** Denise Stankiewicz, Lapeer, MI *** Robin L Johnson, Manchester, MD *** Alexander Smyth, Ocean View, DE. *** Marty Wren, Magnolia, TX *** Rhonda Dean, Talking Rock, GA *** Tracey Wilson, Hinton, WV *** Marsha Doxey, Grandville, MI *** Debbie Yow, Bloomington, IL *** Cindy Casten, Charles Town, WV *** Ann Jaffe, Amherst, NY *** Bobbi Hooper, Cypress, TX *** Michelle Foster, Stanley, VA *** Angie Simpson, Lubbock, TX *** Michelle Cutler, Chaptico MD. *** Dorothy Bent, South Yarmouth MA *** Tom & Joan Haller, Pasadena, MD *** Julio, Harrington, DE *** Blanche Hudson, Clinton, MD *** Diane Shoe, Pasadena, MD *** Kathy Bush, Rising Star, TX *** Tina Feliciano, Ore City, TX, *** Colin Cresser, Baltimore, MD

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November 2008 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF:

U.S. Army Private Charles Yi Barnett
Age 19 from Bel Air, MD

Lost on November 20, 2008 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at graveside by Tom Ruley, NROTC President. Private Charles Yi Barnett was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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September 15, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 12 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Patrick & Joyce Kibler, Wilmington, OH *** Brian & Becky Kibler, LaRue, OH *** Marissa Beemer, Virginia Beach, VA *** Deidra Skinner, Bluffton, SC *** Angie Eberhardt, Mobile, AL *** Katie Ivacic, Barksdale AFB, LA *** Patricia A. Day, Bellefonte, PA *** Jacqueline Kelley, Barnstable Village, MA *** Cam Smart, York, PA *** Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Coderre, Colorado Springs, CO *** Sandra Crosson, Cambridge, OH *** Scheryl Strickland, Fredericksburg, VA

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August 11, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 19 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Vanessa Smith, Star, ID *** SANDRA BEAUREGARD, GREENSBURG, PA *** William M Pate Jr., Kaufman TX *** Kristina Teresinski *** Sacramento, CA *** Lynne Aubry, Longwood, FL *** Sarah Manley, Caldwell, ID *** Leslee Cruz, Flint, MI *** Leonor Cruz, Lorain, OH *** Jody Marie Miller, Norfolk, VA *** STEPHANIE BEVERAGE, Fayetteville, WV *** Judy Grenier, Cheyenne, WY *** Mrs. Phil Smith, Elyria, Ohio *** Tammy Reynolds, Kokomo, IN *** Crystal Tripp, Fort Gordon, GA *** Melissa Maye, Alpharetta, GA *** Roberto Montoto, Portsmouth, VA *** Lynette Sheikh, Smyrna, GA *** Donna Evans, Petal MS *** Donnie L Rose, Kimbolton, OH

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August 2008 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Specialist Joshua Plocica
Age 20 from Clarksville, TN

Lost June 25, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


July 7, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 14 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Kimberly Flathers, Louisville, KY *** LISA KENT, WEST LAWN, PA *** Ron and Mary Edson, Fredericksburg, VA *** Sarah Stevick, Bulverde, TX *** DeAnna McCoy, Round Lake, IL *** Lisa Frank, Galloway, OH *** Charlene & Thomas Bulick, Milroy, PA *** Pamela A Miles, Baltimore, MD *** NICOLE GIBSON, GHENT, NY *** Ronda Beckwith, Middle River, MD *** Eugene Kazmierkoski, Chisago City, MN *** Shem Rubke, Moore, OK *** Sounya Stokes, Talking Rock, GA *** Kelly Sertich, Grand Forks, ND

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July 2008 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Andrew Perkins
Age 27 from Northglenn, Colorado

Lost March 5, 2007, in Samarra, Iraq. Sergeant Perkins was one of six soldiers killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit during combat operations. They were all assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


May 19, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 26 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Sheila Kelly, Longwood, FL *** Mike Bellavia, Geneva, IL *** Eva Maria Ginn, North Olmsted, OH *** Deborah & James Gifford, W Collingswood Heights, NJ *** Cheryl McFadden, Glen Burnie, MD *** Mark D. Sellergren, Wheeling, IL *** Sheri Sticka, Montgomery, IL *** Linda Sellergren, Wheeling, IL *** Kelly Kolodziej, Elk Grove, CA *** Laurie Biggs, Tom Bean, TX *** Suzie Aiuto, Holly, MI *** Britney J. Litton, Fargo, ND *** Margie A Burris, Valley View, TX *** Kim Oliphant, Watertown, NY *** Kristen Hale, Fort Drum, NY *** Wayne Galliher, Eaton, OH *** Lisa Frank, Galloway, OH *** Heidi Evans, Bossier City, LA *** Mary Mayhew, Westernport, MD *** Douglas & Sandra Burmeister, Hancock, IA *** Debbie Arko, Lake Forest, CA *** Elisabeth Knapp, Manteca, CA *** JENNIFER MARTIN, HOLLOMAN AFB, NM *** NICOLE ADAMS, HOLLOMAN AFB, NM *** Gregory Howard, Mesa, AZ *** Tanya D. Campbell, APO, AE

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April 7, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 36 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

MRS. NATALIA R. SMITH, WILKES-BARRE, PA. *** Kris Gola, Drums, PA *** Rachel Glass, Rose, OK *** Ann DeTavernier, APO, AE *** Debbra D Turner, Franklin, IN *** Danielle Hart, Baltimore, MD *** Melody Stimmel, Muskogee, OK *** Deirdre Slocum, Sandy, UT *** Melane Paranzino, Middletown, RI *** Wendy S. Poore, Shawsville, VA *** Jack Cross, Reno, NV *** Debra Milam, Granite Shoals, TX *** Elise Higginbottom, Powder Springs, GA *** Jeanette L. Schwabl, Oviedo, FL *** Kelly Beck, Indianapolis, IN *** Grant Hutchinson, Cameron, NC *** Dean Mikesall, Fayetteville, NC *** Tammy Lopez, Clarksville, TN *** Briana & Mike McKinney, Middleburg, FL *** Kyle Lord, Fleetwood, PA *** Anna Carreno, Arlington, TX *** Beth Clem, Greenville, NC *** Susan Stanford, Ada, OK *** Val Strande, Devils Lake, ND *** Jeanette Lange, Tulsa, OK *** Ricky Conner, Pampa, TX *** Marty L Boatwright, Aiken, SC *** Jessie Muscha, West Fargo, ND *** TyLea & Dwayne Horgeshimer, Lisbon, ND *** Laura A. White, Apple Valley, CA *** Julie Vermaas, Riverton, UT *** Wanda Claborn, Splendora, TX *** Jennifer K Stafford, Baltimore, MD *** Denise Emerson, Lafayette, LA *** Cody Howard, Yelm, WA *** Lisa Marchsteiner, Essex, MD

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February 22, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 13 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Bob and Cheryl Hoopert Jr, Jarrettsville, MD *** Jennifer W. Taylor, Arnold, MD 21012 *** Sharon Huard, Syracuse, NY *** Jennifer Frink, Shelbyville, IN *** Ronald Peterson, Baltimore, MD *** Michele Santelli, Baltimore, MD *** Susan Peterson, Baltimore, MD *** Rachel Hood, Baltimore, MD *** Ginger Huff, Pikeville, NC *** Marjorie Brown, Amherst, NY *** Danielle Cone, Mascoutah, IL *** MSgt NICHOLAS A. GRAZIANO, USAF (Ret.), Port Republic, MD *** Samantha Cresanto, Copperas Cove, TX

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January 19, 2008 - NROTC SENDS 13 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Susan Beaver, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Jennifer Benca, Fort Polk, LA *** Heather Steinhardt, Round Lake Park, IL *** SSG James Kennedy, FPO AE *** NGA & Len Reeves, Alton, MO *** Kristy Marter, Indianapolis, IN *** Katherine L. Pasquino, Columbia, SC *** Kimberly Ault, Denison, TX *** Stephanie Davis, Lake Charles, LA *** Verl & Kathy Cato, Dexter, MO *** BRENDA L WIDHALM, Scottsbluff, NE *** JENNIFER L WIDHALM, WATERLOO, IA *** Tina Allen, New Concord, OH

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December 10, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 22 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Dan R Wells, Manchester, TN *** Dorrine Sodam, Swansea, IL *** Marlene Parker, Dexter, MO *** Jyl Cato, Hinesville, GA *** Edelmira Velasco, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Nina Fileger, Ft Leonard Wood, MO *** Leslie Habecker, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Mr. & Mrs. Arnold R. West, Humble, TX *** Becca Postlethwait, Abingdon, MD *** DONNA BAZE, WHITE HALL, IL *** Renee' Baze, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Michelle Helferich, Holloman AFB, NM *** Marilyn Thompson, Balch Springs, TX *** LAURA BURNS, APO, NY *** MISSY CLARK, EVANS, GA *** Kandi Taylor, St. Robert, MO *** Tammi Kampman, Clearwater, FL *** Donna Brewster, Anniston, AL *** Alisa Howard, Huntsville, AL *** Marion, Laredo, TX *** Jennifer Hernandez, Escondido, CA *** Joseph Smith, Rossville, GA

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December 2007 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Doyle
Age 24 from Pocomoke City, Maryland

Lost August 18, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee following a mine assessing mission. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Geogia.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz
Age 27 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Lost December 14, 2003, in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Voelz was responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call when an improvised explosive device detonated. Voelz was assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
View her online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


November 5, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 48 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Laura Edwards Conrad, Cambridge, OH *** Tricia Murphy, St Robert, MO *** Nicole Harrison, Dixon, MO *** Cassandra Miller, Caddo Mills, TX *** Mary K Church, Brewer, ME *** Kim Elam, Candler, NC *** Yvonne Bates, Westminster, MD *** Kirstin Tedrow, Anamosa, IA *** Debbie McCusker, Rosedale, MD *** Tonya Wiles, Dixon, MO *** Debra Bayle, St. Robert, MO *** Salina McCummings, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Holly Erin Armstrong, Oroville, CA *** Heather McDowell, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Randi Martin, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Danielle Premont, Rolla, MO *** Windy Horner, Dixon, MO *** Monica Dague, Huntersville, NC *** Stephanie Stutzman, Holly, MI *** Matthew Wallace, Puyallup, WA *** Fabienne M. Fogleman, Laredo, TX *** Melissa Hollaway, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Sarah Simpson, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Deborah A Dumais, Arlington, WA *** Lorraine Dumais, South Burlington, VT *** Michell Shinebarger, Arkport, NY *** Amber Nichols, Marion, OH *** Christina Pride, Saint Robert, MO *** Stacey R Pickett, Crocker, MO *** Joan Grant, Virginia Beach, VA *** Rita Green-Worthy, Great Lakes, IL *** Nancy Heck, Pearl River, LA *** Heather McDowell, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Annette Brownworth, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Elizabeth Brownworth, Thomasville, NC *** Jackie Joos, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ *** Ariana Juarez, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Lisa McNealy, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Bliss Drye, Weatherford, TX *** Brenda Mann, Ocean Springs, MS *** Camille Blackmore, Newman Lake, WA *** Lea Miller, Ansley, NE *** Jessica Manning, Spokane, WA *** Lee Ann Wilson, Waynesville, MO *** Veronica Bunt, Mound City, MO *** Thomas Pereira, Coeur d' Alene, ID *** Victoria C Morrison, Fort Lauderdale, FL *** Julie Swaney, Seymour, IN

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November 2007 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Marine Sergeant James S. Lee
Age 26 from Mt. Vernon, Indiana

Lost April 6, 2005 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the Army CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. Sergeant Lee was attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing based in Marietta, Georgia.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


October 5, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 17 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Carla Read, Fort Hood, TX *** Amanda Carmichael, Lakeland, FL *** Harry E. Dean, Jr., Brooklyn, MD *** Renee Pernice, Kansas City, MO *** Mike Thompson, Crestwood, KY *** Donald and Kathleen Baer, Midland, TX *** Charles Hunt, Scott Depot, WV *** John Shumaker, Bowling Green, OH *** Melissa McMickle, Watertown, WI *** Jackie & George Warner, Reisterstown, MD *** Libby Wakeman, Osawatomie, KS *** William Johnston III, Schriever, LA *** Colleen Kelly, Sachse, TX *** Patrick Andrews, Sergeant Bluff, IA *** Sharon Kramer, Harbor Beach, MI *** Angela Jacobs, East Lansing, MI *** Lonnie Carter, Mena, AR

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October 2007 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Patrick Lybert
Age 28 from Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Lost June 6, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained during enemy action in Gowardesh, Afghanistan. He served with 3rd Squad., 71st Calvary, 3rd Brig. Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Virgil C. Martinez
Age 33 from West Valley, Utah

Lost Sunday, May 06, 2007 in Kadhimiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher O. Moudry
Age 31 from Baltimore, Maryland

Lost Wednesday, October 04, 2006 after being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and other weapons. Staff Sergeant Christopher O. Moudry assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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September 4, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 16 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Sue Knapp, Westfield, NY *** Sylvia Creach, San Antonio, TX *** Jane Sanders, Maryville, TN *** Elizabeth Sands, Auburn, CA *** Melanie Meagher, Fort Hood, TX *** Ashley Kennedy, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Becky Douglass, Sterling, IL *** Ivonne Wallingford, Fort Lewis, WA *** Cynthia Cassidy, Connersville, IN *** Robyn Harrison, Tulsa, OK *** Megan Miller, Magnolia, DE *** Frank A. Signorello, Wamego, KS *** Marie LaMunyan, Beaverton, OR *** Michael J. Schooley, Easton, PA *** Yong Dean, APO, NY

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August 2007 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Private 1st Class Paulo U. Pacificador
Age 24 from Shirley, New York

Lost Monday, August 13, 2007 in Qayyarah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. PFC Pacificador was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


August 9, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 17 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Deborah Spires, Ft. Hood, TX *** Annette Amerman, Woodbridge, VA *** Teresa Khamphanthirath, Jacksonville, FL *** Wendy King, Saint Louis, MO *** Dawn Collins, Edwall, WA *** Stacie Cox, Longview, TX *** Kimberley Wiemholt, Oceanside, CA *** Mary Ann Bear, Woodsboro, TX *** Adela Dyer, Newcastle, TX *** Alicia Boxall, Phoenix, AZ *** Kay Williams, Avon, OH *** Phillip T Lamb, Whitesburg, TN *** Leigh Anne Hardwick, Elberton, GA *** Diane Lemme, Land O' Lakes, FL *** Carol Robinson, Inkster, MI *** Heather Baird, Bronaugh, MO

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July 2007 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher E. Cutchall
Age 30 from McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania

Lost Monday, September 29, 2003 west of Baghdad, Iraq, while traveling in a convoy when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by. Staff Sergeant Cutchall was assigned to Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Specialist Eric C. Palmer
Age 21 from Maize, Kansas

Lost Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire June 21 in Bayji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Marine Corporal Christopher G. Scherer
Age 21 from East Northport, New York

Lost Saturday, July 21, 2007 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
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July 5, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 22 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Janice Goodhart, Albuquerque, NM *** Lindsay Thomas, Oceanside, CA *** Lesa L. Skelton, Tampa, FL *** Rita Young-Gulsrud, Sextonville, WI *** Julie E. Jenks, Fredericksburg, VA *** Susan L. McWilliams, Pittsburgh, PA *** Rhonda Robertson, Fort Hood, TX *** Brandy S Kollmar, Alton, IL *** Diana Schall, Chambersburg, PA *** Jessica Bowen, Fort Knox, KY *** Shirley Mashburn, Fort Worth, TX *** Janice Bittle, Jonesboro, IL *** Jessica Bell, Valparaiso, IN *** Stephanie Reed, Leander, TX *** Donna Commander, Piney Flats, TN *** Grace Kluson, Poplar Grove, IL *** Alzeath Jackson, Fresno, TX *** Ruby Wallet, Fred, TX *** Shelley McMickell, Selah, WA *** Diana Nims, Stockton, CA *** Brittany Pritchard, Yucaipa, CA *** Kara Todd, Dothan, AL

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June 2007 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Dustin Perrott
Age 23 from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Lost June 21, 2007 in Miri, Afghanistan, due to wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at graveside by NROTC. Sergeant Perrott served with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Cambat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


U.S. Army Private 1st Class Matthew E. Baylis
Age 20 from Oakdale, New York

Lost Thursday, May 31, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered on May 30 when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
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May 2007 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Specialist Casey W. Nash
Age 22 from Baltimore, Maryland

Lost May 18th, 2007 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at graveside by Tom Ruley, NROTC President. Specialist Casey W. Nash served with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


March 30, 2007 - NROTC SENDS 2 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Melissa Bonner, Baltimore, MD *** Cherie Runnels, Belton, MO

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Washington, DC, December 13, 2006 - NROTC PRESIDENT TOM RULEY INVITED TO THE PENTAGON

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld thanks members for their service.

A group representing more than 80 "America Supports You" grassroots military support organizations was invited to the Pentagon for the America Supports You Annual Summit. NROTC's Founder and President Tom Ruley, was in attendance. There was an opportunity for the various group leaders to get to know each other and share ideas. A presentation was given from the Pentagon point of view regarding The Global War On Terrorism. The highlight of the day was when Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addressed the group and thanked the various military support group leaders for their service.


December 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Jason C. Denfrund
Age 24 from Cattaraugus, New York

Lost Monday, December 25, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol. Sergeant Denfrund was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


December 4, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 72 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Annella Simpson, Jonesboro, AR *** Darlene Oliver, Greer, SC *** Shan Berry, Canby, OR *** Cynthia Morris, Desloge, MO *** Michelle Hart, Paragould, AR *** Lauren Kay Lowe, Tomball, TX *** Gerri Althenn-LaBonte, Simpsonville, SC *** Debra Wolford, Liberty, MO *** Randy Kraut, Camas, WA *** Gerriann Sause, Aloha, OR *** Sandra Jean Barnes, Mesquite, TX *** Chaille Fields, Westport, IN *** Stephanie Soroken, San Ramon, CA *** Sarah Soroken, San Ramon, CA *** Jan Jones, San Ramon, CA *** Vivian Englund, Castro Valley, CA *** Jim & Fran Kelly, Concord, CA *** Judy Ewing, San Ramon, CA *** Carmen, Vine Grove, KY *** Patty Garcia, Crockett, CA *** Jana Clark, Concord, CA *** Merilee Vonfeldt, Yukon, OK *** Laurie Van Leiden, Las Vegas, NV *** Marisue Archer, San Ramon, CA *** Cynthia Moore, Easley, SC *** Mary Margaret Mouch, Saint Gabriel, LA *** Renee S. Valenzuela, Danville, CA *** Sharon Stirm, Walnut Creek, CA *** Barbara Day-Holcomb, Kaysville, UT *** Pamela Hawn, Halsad, MN *** Vicki L. Durst, Cumberland, MD *** Annette Musick, Fayetteville, NC *** Fely Knockaert, Concord, CA *** LIDIA GARDNER, HENDERSON, NV *** Guy Miller, San Lorenzo, AL *** Karen Ritter, Boiling Springs, SC *** Denise Black, Hickory, NC *** Lisa Stouffer, Rineyville, KY *** Hilda Shephard, Killeen, TX *** Rachel Burnett, Milwaukie, OR *** Michelle Butler, Fort Knox, KY *** Melanie Odom, Fort Knox, KY *** Debra and Stuart Toney Sr., Mount Morris, IL *** Margaret Howard, Canaan, NH *** William Towner, Durham, NC *** Cindy Rankin, Mendenhall, MS *** David Watkins, Coulterville, IL *** Cassie Smith, Spring Lake, NC *** Mary O'Leary, Fayetteville, NC *** Darlene Powell, South Cle Elum, WA *** Becky Atkinson, Jefferson, OH *** Cheryl French, Rock Springs, WY *** Terry Louthain, Grandview, MO *** Katie Snitzer, Fort Bragg, NC *** Ashley Riley, Fayetteville, NC *** Deborah Smith, Greenville, OH *** Linda Mitchell, Ormond Beach, FL *** Jacque Grimes, Lebanon, IN *** Shawna Robinson, Saint Peter, MN *** Kathy Butler, Williamsburg, VA *** Mrs. Nancy J. Castillo, Eastford, CT *** John Boit, Silver Spring, MD *** Lynn Kennedy, Greenville, SC *** Patricia Bach, Clemmons, NC *** Jan Ball, Rosenberg, TX *** Kathy Overstreet, Laurel, MS *** Susan Braun, Las Vegas, NV *** Patti Hofherr, Lafayette, CA *** Karen Greenlee, Minot, ND *** Wanda Grimes, Lebanon, IN *** KITTY TUTTEROW, MOUNT CALM, TX *** Lori Tierney, Camp Hill, AL

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November 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Andrew Joseph Baddick
Age 26 from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Lost Monday, September 29, 2003, due to drowning as he tried to rescue another soldier whose vehicle had entered a canal near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Sergeant Baddick was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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September 11, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 36 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Dale Gentry, State Road, NC *** AIMEE GARDNER, WICHITA FALLS, TX *** Nicole Blount, Spring Lake, NC *** Tami Baldowski, Fayetteville, NC *** Carolyn D Fischer, Louisville, KY *** Michelle Gibbs, Alamosa, CO *** Mary Woodard, Hudson Falls, NY *** William Morehouse Sr., Hudson Falls, NY *** Cristina Rockhill, Andover, KS *** Kathy Hoback, St. George, KS *** Amanda Sarmiento, College Station, TX *** Amber Pingley, Taylors, SC *** Conni Smith, Wade, NC *** AO2 Larry Towell, Chesapeake, VA *** Paula Moore, Houston, TX *** Carolyn McNamara, Finksburg, MD *** Tom Brown, Conroe, TX *** Jeanette Higginbotham, Charleston, WV *** Nicole Wright, Charleston, WV *** Melissa Denfrund, Watertown, NY *** Grace Kluson, Poplar Grove, IL *** Kelley L. Shuja, Stewartstown, PA *** Stella M. Williams, Greer, SC *** Gwendolyn Hicks, Greenville, SC *** Heather L. Chrispell, Taylors, SC *** Sandra Gurney, Fort Bragg, NC *** Corrine A. Snyder, Towanda, PA *** Elaine Autrey, Yantis, TX *** Brad Rollins, Muldoon, TX *** Amy Dempsey, Mauldin, SC *** Shannon Burdine, Lake City, MI *** Lynn Jones, Whitehouse, TX *** JoAnn Shelton, Fort Payne, AL *** Toni M. Gilstrap, Greer, SC *** Pam Duffney, Albany, NY *** Judith Schuster, Berlin, WI

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September 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Travis J. Layfield
Age 19 from Fremont, California

Lost Tuesday, April 06, 2004 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lance Corporal Layfield assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


August 9, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 22 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Sandy Hendricks, Dobson, NC *** Lori Hruby, Beulah, ND *** Carrie Heinsch, Donald, OR *** Dennis Molner, Clifton, NJ *** Bev Shuman, Polo, IL *** Eleanor Beatty, Molalla, OR *** Oscar Hernandez, Airway Heights, WA *** Nancy Eddy, Athens, TX *** DONNA JOHNSON, MILWAUKIE, OR *** Stephanie Stevens, Raeford, NC *** Barton T Rembert, Cudjoe Key, FL *** Randy Lee, Osco, IL *** Barbara Scott, Carlsbad, CA *** Maggie Podgewaite, Cheshire, CT *** MONIQUE MARCHAND, HUDSON, NH *** Joann Reda, Baltimore, MD *** Joseph E. Kilpatrick, Toone, TN *** Andrea Petrario, Waterbury, CT *** Kathy Coles, Ypsilanti, MI *** Patty Brown, Buckhannon, WV *** Tricia Evans, Lebanon, OR *** Judith Brown, Sand Fork, WV

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August 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WAS PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Austin Koth
Age 30 from Towson, Maryland

Lost July 26, 2006 at Camp Victory, Iraq, after ordinance exploded during a disposal operation. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at the funeral home by the U.S. Navy Casualty Assistance Officer, on behalf NROTC. Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Austin Koth was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, serving with Multinational Corps Iraq in Baghdad.
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July 5, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 16 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Christy Tigner, Zanesville, OH *** Berniece Rooke, Southaven, MS *** Kristie Kuchera, Fremont, NC *** Jim and Terri Camp, Bismarck, ND *** Raymond P. Brown, Jr., East Aurora, NY *** Daniel C Kelley, Fulton, KY *** Jennifer Thomas, Portland, OR *** Pam Neiswonger, Cleveland, OH *** Chandi Buck, Monroe, GA *** Reba Campbell, LaCombe, LA *** Pamela Asher, Fort Stewart, GA *** Glen R. Tipton, North Branch, MN *** Jackie Joos, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ *** Gail Marie Knutson, St. Paul, MN *** Jaime Helget, Sleepy Eye, MN *** Susan D. Wiseman, Fayetteville, GA

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June 3, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 15 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Darlene Langevin, St. James, MN *** Dawn Monfort, Tucson, AZ *** Domonick Martin, Lawton, OK *** Minerva Colon, Apopka, FL *** Sarah Smart, Vandenberg AFB, CA *** Mylene Burns, Oceanside, CA *** Jolanda Graham, San Clemente, CA *** Dawn Moore, Reedsville, PA *** Tonya Middleton, San Clemente, CA *** Tiffany Shaw, El Paso, TX *** Debra Benjamin, Shamrock, TX *** Samantha Singer, Kenosha, WI *** Krystal Gonzales, Ft Irwin, CA *** Cathaline Perry, Oak Harbor, WA *** Susan McGee, LaPorte, IN

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July 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Dept. of the Army Civilian Linda J. Villar
Age 41 from Franklinton, Louisiana

Lost Friday, June 03, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a mortar struck her forward operating base. Linda Villar worked for the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
View her online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


May 3, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 19 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Carolyn Corrado, Warminster, PA *** Kat Gessick, Las Vegas, NV *** Sherry Cummings, Sacramento, CA *** Sarah Clayton, Clovis, NM *** Megan Boesen, Eagan, MN *** Christina Reck, New Florence, PA *** Kimberly Delrosso, Pembroke, MA *** John Ault, Akron, IN *** Mary & Mike Dunnuck, Akron, IN *** Rick Roop, Polo, IL *** John Rucinski, Niagara, WI *** Christina Sharik, Ironton, OH *** Melissa Hurley, Clarksburg, WV *** Melanie Roberts, Tacoma, WA *** Sandra Barbour, Lemont, IL *** Donna Brent, Knob Noster, MO *** Jennifer Garvey, Bossier City, LA *** Maria, Baltimore, Maryland *** Consuelo Cazares, San Antonio,TX

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May 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Marine 2nd Lieutenant Michael L. Licalzi
Age 24 from Garden City, New York

Lost Thursday, May 11, 2006 as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Second Lieutenant Licalzi was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


March 31, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 18 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Joell Childress, Linden, NC *** Kimberly Gross, Evansville, IN *** Jo Anna Cameron, Lyndhurst, OH *** Vicki Hart, Waunakee, WI *** Richard Joachims, Wallingford, IA *** Clayton D. Soule, Lewiston, ME *** June Sitze, Marble Hill, MO *** Genny Garza, Sterling, IL *** Betty Toth, Port St. Lucie, FL *** Charles Rogers, Philadelphia, PA *** Willa Elston, Springfield, MO *** Amy Keaton, Fort Leonard Wood, MO *** Kat Atwood, Chesapeake, VA *** Kim Bechtol, Virginia Beach, VA *** Pamela Troisi, Warminster, PA *** Heather Fredenburg, Hope Mills, NC *** Theresa Karslo, Horsham, PA *** Terrell G Byrd, Columbia, MS

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March 2006 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT/PRESENTED TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army National Guard Private 1st Class Samuel R. Bowen
Age 38 from Cleveland, Ohio

Lost Wednesday, July 07, 2004 in Samarra, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle. PFC Bowen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 216th Engineer Battalion, Akron, Ohio.
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U.S. Army Private 1st Class Amy A. Duerksen
Age 19 from Temple, Texas

Lost Saturday, March 11, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury. PFC Duerksen was assigned to the 4th Combat Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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U.S. Army Private 1st Class Duane E. Longstreth
Age 19 from Tacoma, Washington

Lost Thursday, August 07, 2003 as a result of non-combat related injuries. PFC Longstreth was assigned to Company B, 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Matthew A. Snyder
Age 20 from Westminster, Maryland

Lost March 3rd, 2006 as the result of a vehicle accident in Al Qaim, Iraq, Al-Anbar Province. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family following burial services by the U.S.M.C. Casualty Assistance Officer, on behalf of NROTC. Lance Corporal Snyder served with Combat Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force based in Twentynine Palms, California.
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert C. Thornton Jr.
Age 35 from Rainbow City, Alabama

Lost Monday, August 23, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under rocket-propelled grenade attack. Staff Sergeant Thornton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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February 28, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 29 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Theresa Michael, Jacksonville, FL *** Carol Pawlak, Linden, MI *** DOROTHY SMITH, HOWELL, MI *** Celeste Adams, Dundalk MD *** Lorri Gauthier, Phoenix City, AL *** Jennifer L. Tebo, New Port News, VA *** GINNY VASILOPOULOS, MIMS, FL *** Heather Lease, Grove City, MN *** Manuel A. Roman, Phila. PA *** Kenneth T Bennae, Titusville, FL *** S Oakley, Bakersfield, CA *** Missy Toth, Middle River, MD *** Veronica Hathaway, Lake Isabella, CA *** Georgia Putzer, Manassas, VA *** Jay Hartley, North Richland Hills, TX *** Anna Ezell, Anchorage, AK *** Lulu Schuck, Yuma, AZ, *** Ray and Fonda Johnson, Polo, IL *** Karren Allen, Dundalk, MD *** Ofelia Sabala, Rosemont, PA *** Wendy Briggs, Kansas City, MO *** Denise Banks, Newark, DE *** Joyce Morgan, Corpus Christi, TX *** Jacqueline Miller /Michael Miller, Fargo, ND *** Sgt. M. E. McKinney, Houston, TX *** Pamala Dockham, Minneapolis, MN *** MIKE ZIGLER, STERLING, IL *** Steven Harriman, Umatilla, OR *** Vicki Vincent, Winchester, ID

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January 27, 2006 - NROTC SENDS 91 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Lisa Watson, Florence KY *** Anthony Bowen, Hephzibah GA *** Amanda Gault, Waynesville MO *** Beatriz Villa, Dixon MO *** Sandra Gray, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Kristine Strack, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Brian D. Moore, Waynesville MO *** Jennifer Manley, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Melissa Booth, Waynesville MO *** Jamie Jones, Rolla MO *** Carole Reinke, St. Robert MO *** Stacey Houser, Frankfort IN *** Celia, Cocoa FL *** Debra Jones, Waynesville MO *** MYRIAH MARTINEZ, FORT LEONARD WOOD MO *** Tammy S Monroe, Waynesville MO *** Melissa Eller, Ft. Leonard Wood MO *** Kelley Jasa, Oxford MA *** Samantha Hash, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Samy Bowlin, Fort Smith AR *** Abby Kieser, St. Robert MO *** Kelly R Miller, St Robert MO *** Megan Farrare, Farmer City IL *** Theresa Mezydlo-Wiley, Dixon MO *** Heather Sanderson, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Sarah Terrio, Waynesville MO *** Sabrina Gatschet, Dixon MO *** Dorothee Ramsey, Waynesville MO *** Kathy Smith, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Kim Smith, Minden LA *** Beth Russell, Lakewood CO *** Gretchen Barnes, Saint Robert MO *** Nadina A. Bondurant, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Stephanie Bancroft, St Roberts MO *** Juanita Boudreaux, Fort Riley KS *** REGINA REYNOLDS, FORT LEONARD WOOD MO *** Laura Humphrey-Malinky, Saint Robert MO *** Jamie Bohlen, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Thailia Johnson, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Jennifer Seville, Dixon MO *** Amy Rutledge, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Wendy Uribe, Fort leonard Wood MO *** Nicky Burke, Rolla MO *** Nicole Hood, Talbott TN *** Heather Compton, Ft. Leonard Wood MO *** Carolyn Hardy, Lebanon MO *** Shelby Bledsoe, Seymour MO *** Lesley Soares, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Trizah Lewis, Fox River Grove IL *** Sarah Mora, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Annalee Peterson, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Holly Barrows, Ft. Leonard Wood MO *** Connie Taylor, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Ann Detavernier, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Rita Perez, South Gate CA *** Lisa Collins, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** Thresa Stone, Dixon MO *** BK Patterson, Enterprise AL *** Barry Ward, Sutherlin OR *** Rick Whedbee, Covington GA *** Linda Gallentine, Rock Falls IL *** Patricia Schaefer, Dixon IL *** Beverly Carber, Rock Falls IL *** Shari L Donalis, Winthrop NY *** Kathryn Toole, St. Robert MO *** Debra Hobbs, Sterling IL *** Faith Sachs, Amboy IL *** Debra Reddish, Lindale GA *** Todd Gillette, Rock Falls IL *** Marie Turner, Splendora TX *** Dennis Morrison, Dixon IL *** Carolyn Winter, Littleton CO *** Theresa Gillette, Marshall WI *** Diane Witzleb, Rock Falls IL *** Connie Parker, Cloquet MN *** Karen Sanderson, Waterford MI *** Korean Veterans Association Inc., Philadelphia, PA *** Ken Farley, Troy NY *** Cathy Canas, Sterling IL *** Mr. and Mrs. Tom Marry, Clifton IL *** Laney R. Reynolds, Wichita KS *** Kaye Strehlow, Milledgeville IL *** Ninoska Mora, Fort Leonard Wood MO *** KIM GEBHARDT, MILLEDGEVILLE IL *** Beverly Rosen, San Antonio TX *** Jacqueline Moffit, Quakertown PA *** Brandy Gonzalez, Security CO *** Tammy Daily, Essex MD *** Donald Shrader, Middle River MD *** Douglas A. Tebo, Fenton MI *** Dawn Gillette, Rock Falls, IL

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January 2006 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT/PRESENTED TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Dominic R. Coles
Age 25 from Jesup, Georgia

Lost Monday, December 26, 2005, when his Humvee came under attack during combat operations by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Sergeant Coles was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
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U. S. Marine Corporal Justin J. Watts
Age 20 of Crownsville, Maryland

Lost January 14th, 2006 to non-hostile weapon discharge at Haditha Dam, Haditha, Iraq. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at the funeral home by Tom Ruley, NROTC president. Corporal Watts was with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Pendleton, California.
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December 2006 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS SENT TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Army Sergeant Jason C. Denfrund
Age 24 from Cattaraugus, New York

Lost Monday, December 25, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol. Sergeant Denfrund was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.
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December 27, 2005 - NROTC SENDS 15 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS
Due to privacy and military secrecy issues, NROTC cannot release the full addresses of our Service Banner recipients.

Adrian Talbert, Geneseo, IL. *** Danielle Miller, Simi Valley, CA. *** Sharlee Nicole Cruze, Dacula, GA. *** Paula Odaniel, Louisville, KY. *** Amanda D. Nebling, New Lexington, OH. *** Kendra Linkowski, Summerville, SC. *** Rick Wilson, Lenexa, KS. *** Harriet B Merkel, Summerville, SC. *** Marie Finley, Peckville, PA. *** Annette Pannell, Kingsport, TN. *** Thomas Drager, Arlington Heights, IL. *** Rita Young-Gulsrud, Sextonville, WI. *** Donna Ortiz, Texas City, TX. *** Edward Gleen Craig, III, Hawkins, TX. *** Marie R. Baird, Corning, CA *** Consuella Bowen, Randallstown, MD

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December 2005 - GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNERS WERE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF:


U.S. Army Specialist Hoby F. Bradfield Jr.
Age 22 from The Woodlands, Texas

Lost Saturday, July 09, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq, while he was conducting a dismounted cordon search. Specialist Bradfield was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado.
View his online commemoration. View and sign the family guest book at Legacy.com


Army National Guard Corporal Randall Duane Preusse
Age 20 from Belton, Texas

Lost June 4, 2005 in a vehicle accident near Bartlett, Texas, while home on leave after serving six months in Iraq. Corporal Randall Preusse served with the 386th Engineer Battalion 278th Regimental Combat Team based in Austin, Texas.


February 2005 - A GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER WAS PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF:


U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Michael L. Starr Jr.
Age 21 from Edgemere, Baltimore County, Maryland

Lost January 26th, 2005 in helicopter crash that left 31 dead near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. A Gold Star Service Banner was presented to the family at the funeral home by Tom Ruley, NROTC president. Lance Corporal Starr Jr. served with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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NROTC first issued a Gold Star Service Banner in February, 2005


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