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  • Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

    Hello Prayer Warriors,

    With Dub's permission, these very important prayer requests concerning
    those who have given their lives in service are being combined into
    one thread and will become a sticky at the top of Praynet. Additional names
    can be added as we become aware of them. God Bless and comfort all of these
    families that have given their children for the cause of freedom.


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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Cpl. Troyer.
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was
    supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer, 21, of Tangent, Ore.
    died Nov. 19 from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting
    combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to
    2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
    Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Petty Officer 3rd Class
    Emory J. Turpin.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin, 23, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Nov. 20 when he
    drowned in the Seychelles. Turpin was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
    74 currently deployed to the Seychelles.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Pfc. John W. Dearing.
    Pfc. John W. Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park, Mich., died in Habbaniyah,
    Iraq on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
    during combat operations. Dearing was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion,
    125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of an unnamed U.S.
    servicemember and an Afghan interpreter.

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2005 - A U.S. servicemember and an Afghan interpreter
    were killed Nov. 22 when their up-armored Humvee struck a roadside bomb south of
    Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, military officials reported. The soldier and interpreter were
    part of a re-supply convoy supporting forces conducting operations aimed at defeating
    enemy forces in the area at the time of the detonation, officials noted.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Spc. Matthew P. Steyart.
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting
    Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Matthew P. Steyart, 21, of Mount Shasta, Calif., died in
    ShahWaliKot, Afghanistan, on Nov. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near
    his HMMWV during patrol operations. Steyart was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry
    Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Spc. Michael J. Idanan.
    Spc. Michael J. Idanan, 21, of Chula Vista, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq
    on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
    during combat operations. Idanan was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry,
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of:

    1st Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, 23, of Freehold, N.J.,
    Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, 25, of Powder Springs, N.J.,
    Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair, 21, of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
    Spc. Dominic J. Hinton, 24, of Jacksonville, Texas.
    DoD Identifies Army Casualties

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers
    who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19,
    when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat
    operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment,
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas.
    Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20, of El Paso, Texas died Nov. 19 from an improvised explosive
    device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah,
    Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
    Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached
    to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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    Requesting Prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of two unnamed Task Force Freedom Soldiers.
    Two Task Force Freedom soldiers were killed Nov. 19 by small-arms fire while on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, officials said today.
    The soldiers' names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo.
    Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo, 22, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 22, from
    a non-combat related illness. Gallardo was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored
    Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.


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    Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Spc. Allen J Knop.
    Spc. Allen J. Knop, 22, of Willowick, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on
    Nov. 23, from non-combat related injuries. Knop was assigned to the Army's 2nd
    Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division,
    Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.
    ************************************************** ********

    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Spc. Javier A. Villanueva.
    Spc. Javier A. Villanueva, 25, of Temple, Texas, died in Al Asad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, of injuries
    sustained in Hit, Iraq, on Nov. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
    dismounted patrol during combat operations. Villanueva was assigned to the Army's 2nd
    Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,
    Fort Irwin, Calif.
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    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of:
    Staff Sgt. Steven C. Reynolds, 32, of ordan, N.Y.
    Pfc. Marc A. Delgado, 21, of Lithia, Fla.


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who
    were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 24,
    when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV causing it to flip
    into a canal. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 170th Military Police
    Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis,
    Wash.
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    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Spc. Gregory L. Tull.
    Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20, of Pocahontas, Iowa, died in the Al Anbar
    Province, Iraq, on Nov. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near
    his vehicle during combat operations. Tull was assigned to the Army National
    Guard's 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, Storm Lake, Iowa.
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    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends and Loved Ones of:
    Staff Sgt. Aram J. Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    Sgt. William B. Meeuwsen, 24, of Kingwood, Texas.

    They died in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 23, when their unit came under direct fire during
    combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry
    Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat
    Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
    ************************************************** ******
    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow.
    Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow, 40, of Peoria, Ill., died in Baghdad,
    Iraq, on Nov. 24, when his M1A2 Abrams tank accidentally rolled over into a canal.
    Pearrow was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
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    Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus.
    Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus, 40, of St. Paul, Minn., died Nov. 26 from
    an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy
    forces in the vicinity of Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing
    Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I
    Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi
    Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary
    Force.
    ************************************************** **********
    Last edited by Helene; 12-09-2005, 11:48 PM.

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    Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

    Great Idea Helene - I like this format..

    Praying for all families...Heavenly Father - we thank you for the ulitmate sacrifice these dear departed soldiers have made in the cause of freedom for others, laying their lives down for friends , and even strangers. You say there is no greater love than this. Please bring an overwhelming sense of comfort and peace to all their loved ones and friends - Lord, and let them know the loss was not in vain. Bear them up as long as is needed as they each deal with the loss in their own unique ways, and help them to sense Your presence and overwhelming love as you wrap Your loving arms around them. Bring into their lives other saints Lord, even if they do know know You - that can provide succor and compassionate support, and share the love of Your Son, Jesus. Bless them with all Your best, dear Lord....In Jesus name....

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    • #3
      Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

      Lord,
      My heart goes out to everyone of these families, as well as the friends and loved ones of all of the individuals named above. As we head into the Christmas season, I know that it will be a dark and painful time for all of them. Pour your peace and comfort into their hearts. Provide the support they need, emotionally and in practical ways. I pray that they will turn to You in their grief and find the help that only You can give. In Jesus name, Amen!!

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      • #4
        Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

        WOW! This is really nice. Thank you Helene.

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        • #5
          Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

          Soldier rest, Gently pressed,

          To the calm, Mother Earth's

          Waiting breast;

          Duty done, Like the sun:

          Going West.




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          • #6
            Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

            "Mansions of the Lord"

            We Were Soldiers Soundtrack Lyrics
            Artist: US Military Academy Glee Club and Metro Voices Lyrics
            Song: The Mansions of the Lord Lyrics

            To fallen soldiers let us sing,
            Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing,
            Our broken brothers let us bring
            To the Mansions of the Lord

            No more weeping,
            No more fight,
            No friends bleeding through the night,
            Just Devine embrace,
            Eternal light,
            In the Mansions of the Lord

            Where no mothers cry
            And no children weep,
            We shall stand and guard
            Though the angels sleep,
            Oh, through the ages let us keep
            The Mansions of the Lord

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            • #7
              Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

              Very nice touch, Gentlemen.
              *********************
              If anyone wants to add names to those listed above, please feel free to add them in your own post on this thread.
              Thank-you,
              Helene
              Last edited by Helene; 12-02-2005, 11:39 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                Dear Heavenly Father,
                I pray that you will continue to bring comfort to those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. Be their strength during this dark time. Lord, I pray that those who don't already know you, will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Give them a hope that they will see those they've lost, once again in your presence. In Jesus name, Amen!

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                • #9
                  Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                  Originally posted by Helene
                  Dear Heavenly Father,
                  I pray that you will continue to bring comfort to those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. Be their strength during this dark time. Lord, I pray that those who don't already know you, will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Give them a hope that they will see those they've lost, once again in your presence. In Jesus name, Amen!

                  Praying in agreement, Helene....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                    Praying for God's healing balm to minister to the hearts of those who are grieving. Be their comfort and give them strength to go on, oh Lord. In Jesus name, Amen!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen.
                      Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen 22, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., died at the
                      Medical University of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 24, of a non-combat
                      related illness identified in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 10. Christensen was assigned
                      to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry
                      Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
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                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Staff Sgt. William D. Richardson
                      Staff Sgt. William D. Richardson, 30, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 30
                      of wounds sustained from a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq. He
                      was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd
                      Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his
                      unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
                      The accident is currently under investigation.

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                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Sgt. 1st Class Brent A Adams.
                      Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams, 40, of West View, Pa., died in Ramadi,
                      Iraq on Dec. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military
                      five-ton truck during combat operations. Adams was assigned to the Army National
                      Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.
                      ************************************************** ********

                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of:

                      Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, of Pensacola, Fla.
                      Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20, of Suprise, Ariz.
                      Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24, of Portland, Mich.
                      Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19, of Naperville, Ill.
                      Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20, of Splendora, Texas
                      Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20, of Little Falls, Minn.
                      Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24, of Hennepin, Minn.
                      Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19, of Byron, Ill.
                      Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29, of Tomah, Wis.
                      Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21, of Union City, Mich.


                      All 10 Marines died Dec. 1 from an improvised explosive device while
                      conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. All 10
                      Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I
                      Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi
                      Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
                      Force.
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                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Sgt. Grzegorz Jakoniuk.
                      Sgt. Grzegorz Jakoniuk, 25, of Schiller Park, Ill., died in Taji, Iraq,
                      on Nov. 30, from non-combat related injuries. Jakoniuk was assigned to the 4th
                      Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
                      The incident is under investigation.
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                      Requesting Prayer for the Family, Friends, and Loved Ones of Cpl. William G. Taylor.
                      Cpl. William G. Taylor, 26, of Macon, Ga., died Nov. 30 from small-arms
                      fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He
                      was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
                      Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                        Requesting prayer for the families, friends and loved ones of:

                        Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41, of Snellville, Ga.
                        Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr., 42, of Forsyth, Ga.
                        Spc. Marcus S. Futrell, 20, of Macon, Ga.

                        The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers
                        who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when their truck accidentally rolled over. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.
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                        Requesting prayer for the families, friends and loved ones of:
                        Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild, 40, of Tabor, S.D.
                        Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka, 27, of Yankton, S.D.

                        They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, when improvised explosive devices detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D.
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                        Requesting prayer for the families, friends and loved ones of
                        Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton.

                        Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton, 21, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died in Bayji, Iraq
                        on Dec. 3, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars. Shelton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
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                        Requesting prayer for the families, friends and loved ones of Spc. Brian A. Wright.
                        Spc. Brian A. Wright, 19, of Keensburg, Ill., died in Ramadi, Iraq on
                        Dec. 6, when his HMMWV struck a mine during combat operations. Wright was assigned to the Army National Guard's 135th Engineer Company, Lawrenceville, Ill.

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                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Pfc. Thomas C. Siekert.
                          Pfc. Thomas C. Siekert, 20, of Lovelock, Nev., died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 6, from non-combat related injuries. Siekert was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
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                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Cpl. Joseph P. Bier
                          Cpl. Joseph P. Bier, 22, of Centralia, Wash., died Dec. 7 from an
                          improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bier's unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
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                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Sgt. Michael C. Taylor.
                          Sgt. Michael C. Taylor, 23, of Hockley, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq, on
                          Dec. 7, when an improvised expolsive device detonated near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit was conducting combat operations. Taylor was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, 214th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.
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                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of 1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith.
                          1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith, 28, of Brandon, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on
                          Dec. 8, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Smith was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
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                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd.
                          Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., 28, of Newark, N.J., died in Taji, Iraq,
                          on Dec. 10, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Floyd was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
                          ************************************************** *
                          Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Sgt. Spencer C. Akers.
                          Sgt. Spencer C. Akers, 35, of Traverse City, Mich., died at Brooke Army
                          Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 8, of injuries sustained in
                          Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Akers was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

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                            Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy.
                            Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy, 37, of Newark, Del., died in Baghdad,
                            Iraq, on Dec. 11, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Moudy was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
                            ************************************************** ***
                            Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Sgt. Julia V. Atkins.
                            Sgt. Julia V. Atkins, 22, of Bossier City, La., died in Baghdad, Iraq,
                            on Dec. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her HMMWV during patrol operations. Atkins was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
                            ************************************************** ***
                            Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco.
                            Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26, of Corcoran, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq,
                            on Dec. 9, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations. Orosco was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.
                            ************************************************** *
                            Requesting prayer for the family, friends and loved ones of Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas.
                            Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas, 55, of Boqueron, Puerto Rico, died in
                            Kalsu, Iraq, on Dec. 8, from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty.
                            Rivera-Vargas was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 296th
                            Infantry Regiment, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Prayer Requests for the Families of Those Who Have Given their Lives in Service

                              Thanks for the update, Helene - prayed for them after you posted...

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