In Memory of
Psychological Operations Soldiers
Fallen Heroes

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On 27 May 2010, The United States Army Special Operations Command Memorial Wall, at Fort Bragg, NC, was dedicated. It honors those members that have died in the line of duty. The inscription is:

IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIERS

Welcome Kinsman, Comrade, Friend. Recorded here on this humble Wall are the names of our fallen Heroes. They were and will always be cherished Soldiers of Army Special Operations, our comrades in arms. Know that they eagerly sought and accepted our Nationís most difficult missions against our most dangerous enemies. Know that they willingly endured hardship and danger and, at the end, sacrificed all for us. With solemn pride, know that in doing so they proved true to their oath to the Constitution and duty to the Citizens of the United States of America. To them, their example and their memory we humbly dedicate this memorial.

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Korean War

CPL Ratti, Joseph C. 1st Loudspeaker & Leaflet Co.

4/30/52

PFC Cooper, David R. 1st Loudspeaker & Leaflet Co.

7/16/52

PVT Arrezzo, Anthony E. 1st Loudspeaker & Leaflet Co.

6/15/53

PVT Almeida, Bernard 1st Loudspeaker & Leaflet Co.

7/6/53


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Vietnam

NAME

UNIT

DATE

PANEL

CPT Harriman, Alan B. 1st PSYOP Detachment 8/15/64 01E-62
SP4 Sills, Darel L. 246th PSYOP Co. 10/13/66 11E-72
SSG Terwilliger, Rodger E. 6th PSYOP Bn. 10/15/66 11E-78
SSG Cruz, Pedro A. 19th PSYOP Co. 05/22/67 20E-82
1LT Martin, John Sanford 244th PSYOP Co. 10/08/67 27E-74
SP4 Syrovatka, Arnold Dean 244th PSYOP Co. 10/15/67 28E-12
SP5 Taylor, Gary L. 7th PSYOP Bn. 6/12/67 21E-96
1LT Merkel, Michael Alvin 8th PSYOP Bn. 3/24/68 46E-09
1LT Miller, John Edward 6th PSYOP Bn. 8/24/68 46W-06
1LT Blanco, John A. Jr. 7th PSYOP Bn. 12/17/68 36W-32
SP5 Gearing, William C. 7th PSYOP Bn. 5/19/69 24W-54
SP4 June, Jeremiah 7th PSYOP Bn. 5/19/69 24W-54
SP5 Lynch, John E. 6th PSYOP Bn. 6/12/69 22W-54
SP4 Pastore, James J. Jr. 7th PSYOP Bn. 4/09/70 12W-115
 

1LT Brown, Bruce W.

 

Formerly with the 4th PSYOP Group.   KIA in an unrelated unit on second tour 9/12/68 44W-35

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Operation Iraqi Freedom - Iraq

LTC Buehring, Charles H.

HQs, Army Central Command

10/26/03
SGT Owen, Michael G.

HQs, 9th PSYOP Battalion

10/15/04
SP4 Santos, Johnathan J.

9th PSYOP Battalion

10/15/04
CPL Lutz, George A.

9th PSYOP Battalion

12/29/05
SSG Dickinson II, Michael A.

9th PSYOP Battalion

7/17/06
SGT Knox, Adam L.

346th PSYOP Company

9/17/06
SGT Vandling, Thomas E.

303rd PSYOP Company

1/01/07

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Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan

SP4 Kinser, Adam G.

304th PSYOP Company

1/29/04
SP4 Jeffries, Joseph A.

320th PSYOP Company

5/29/04
SGT Michalsky, Jamie M. Formerly with 345TH PSYOP CO. (Airborne)
KIA while serving as a civilian contract translator
10/23/04
SGT Kitowski III, Charles

345TH PSYOP CO. (Airborne)

8/12/07
CPL Roush, Nicholas 1st PSYOP Battalion (Airborne) 8/16/09
SP4 Decoteau, Marc P. 6th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne) 1/29/10
SSG Stets, Mark A 8th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne) 2/05/10
SGT Ruiz, Clinton 9th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne) 10/25/12
SSG Knauss, Ryan 9th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne) 08/26/21

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Operation Inherent Resolve - Qatar (Non-Combat)

MAJ Walker, Jonathan D.

HHC, 4th PSYOP Group (Airborne)

10/01/14

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Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines (Non-Combat)

SPC Mullen, Scott C.

5th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne)

10/14/05

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Kuwait (Non-Combat)

SPC Hoeffner, Benjamin

324th PSYOP Company

10/25/05

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USA (Non-Combat)

SSG Carroll, Sean  A Co. 9th PSYOP Bn 5/10/96