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Sgt. Corey J. Aultz Army SGT Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, Aultz died Jan. 30 at Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Sponsor: USS Enterprize Chapter U.S.D 1812

Virginia Lee Bartholomew Virginia Lee Bartholomew of Silverdale, veteran, passed away with family by her side on Aug. 5, 2016. She was born to George and Janet Ahrens in Everett, Washington on Dec. 11, 1977. She died of complications of Leukemia.
Banner Location: NW Randall Way, Silverdale
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation

Lee A. Belas Army SGT Lee A. Belas was born on May 07, 1968 and was from Port Orchard, Washington.
On February 27, 1991, Lee Arthur Belas died during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq at the age of 23. He was a sergeant in the United States Army.
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Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation

Benjamin V. Brand Army SGT Benjamin V. Brand was born in Renton, Washington. on March 7, 1988.
He was assigned to the 78th Aviation Battalion from July 2009 to December 2011. Sgt. Brand was promoted from corporal to sergeant posthumously.
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Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Sponsor: VFW Post 1024

Sean E. Brazas Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (EXW) Sean E. Brazas, 26, of Greensboro, N.C.; assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment, Bremerton, Wash.; died May 30 in Panjway, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
Banner Location: Kitsap Mall Blvd, Silverdale
Sponsor: Chief Petty Officers of Naval Base Kitsap

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda Staff SGT Christopher Bunda, 29. Stryker brigade soldier drowned Jan. 25, 2004, patrolling in police boat that capsized in Tigris River. Body recovered Feb. 10. Bunda is the first West Sound soldier to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: American Legion Post 68

Staff Sgt. Michael Lee Burbank Staff SGT Michael Lee Burbank, 34, of Bremerton, died Oct. 11, 2004, in Mosul when a vegetable truck loaded with explosives blew up his Stryker military vehicle, leaving a 5-foot deep crater. Ten soldiers under his command were injured. Burbank was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis. A Bremerton High graduate and seven-year-Army veteran, he was scheduled to come home in a week. Wife, Shela Culley, Bremerton.
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: American Legion Post 149

Josh Carrell U. S. Navy Seabee, Joshua Dae Ho Carrell, age 23, originally of Port Angeles, passed away after a battle with malaria on December 26, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Joshua was a 3rd Class Petty Officer with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3. Joshua had contracted Falciparum malaria, the most dangerous form of the mosquito-borne disease, while deployed to Monrovia, Liberia. At the time of his passing, Joshua was helping to build a hospital on a humanitarian project.
More about PO3 Carrell here and here.
Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Sponsor: VFW Post 1024

Benjamin Lonnie Dachenhausen Benjamin Lonnie Dachenhausen passed away April 5, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Klahowya Secondary School and joined the U.S. Navy.  His last assignment was on the USS WASP as an Information System Technician.  He is deeply missed by family and friends and remembered for his great sense of humor.
Banner Location: Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck
Sponsor: Seabeck Conference Center

Pfc. Devon Gibbons Pfc. Devon Gibbons, Port Orchard, died June 23rd 2006 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex., of injuries sustained on April 11 when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Bradley fighting vehicle during combat operations in Taji. He was a cavalry scout with the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas
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Banner Location: Armory, Port Orchard
Sponsor: American Legion Post 30

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Banner Location: NW Brookwood & Holland Rd NW, Tracyton
Sponsor: Family and Friends

Sgt. Jacob M Hess USMC SGT Jacob M Hess USMC, born on February 5, 1991, Sergeant Hess lost his life on January 1, 2014, during a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Jake became a regular blood donor at 16, a regular platelet donor at 18, and had the unique privilege of being a bone marrow donor at the age of 20; literally giving the gift of life to someone he had never met. If you would like to honor Jake and bring a lasting legacy to our family, please consider becoming a donor in whatever way you are able.
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Banner Location: Banner Location: Mile Hill, Port Orchard
Sponsor: Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets MC J Chapt WA

Pfc. Charles B. Hester PFC Charles B. Hester, 23, died in Baghdad, on May 26, 2007, when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb. Hester was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis’ Stryker Brigade Combat Team, which has been in Iraq since June.
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: Friends & Co-workers of Hester & Flanig's

Brandon Hocking SGT Brandon Hocking (Big Hock), 24, of Seattle, Wash.; assigned to 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 21 in Samarra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: Warrior Brotherhood Veterans M/C

Johnson, Weston Weston Donald Johnson, 27, of Seabeck, went to be with his Lord on March 22, 2016. He was born in Joliet, IL, to Ramona Weston and Brad Johnson. Weston graduated from Minooka High School in 2007, and then went on to join the US Navy as a Submariner in 2009.
Banner Location: Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation

Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Kane Army SSGT Joseph M. Kane, 35, Belfair, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 14, 2006 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.
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Banner Location: Highway 3, Belfair
Sponsor: Mikayla, Daniel & Brendan

Dustin C Lamoureux Dustin C Lamoureux, in loving memory's that keeps you alive in our heart's and soul's so you shall never be forgotten....DUSTIN C. LAMOUREUX  PFC US ARMY PERSION GULF OCT 24TH 1970 - DEC 5th 1990....John 3:16
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: Gold Wing Riders Chapter WAB

LT Israel Arn Magneson LT Israel Arn Magneson, born November 21, 1976 in Berlin Germany, passed away on December 7, 2016, in Stuttgart, Germany. He grew up in Bremerton and was active in cross country, wrestling and track, earning 12 letters in his high school career. He was also student body president.
Israel found great satisfaction working in the Special Operations Group of the Navy both in Hawaii and elsewhere. Much of his employment over the past few years has been of a classified nature.
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Banner Location: Pending
Sponsor: Loved by Many

Daniel Tyler Malone Daniel Tyler Malone, 19, of Port Orchard, Wash., died July 9, 2013. Danny was a Navy corpsman stationed at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton.
Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Sponsor: A Vietnam Vet 67-68 Never Forget

Anson Ray Martin Anson Ray Martin, 33, of Port Orchard, Wash., died on May 31, 2010 in Bremerton. Anson served in the Marine Corps from Nov. 1995 - Nov. 1999 where he was stationed in Bangor, WA and the Army from 2005 - 2009 stationed in Fort Hood, TX and served 1 yr in Iraq. Anson was in the Reserves for 10 years before retiring.
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Banner Location: Bay Street, Port Orchard
Sponsor: Silverdale H.O.G. Ch 3500 LOH & Martin Family

Phillip Dean Mobley CORPORAL Phillip Dean Mobley. March 1991 - Killed during ground war in Iraq, Mobley was 26 years-old. He liked to ride fast motorcycles on the Autobahn when we were in Germany at 3d Armored Division Headquarters at Drake Kaserne in Frankfurt. On the road into the desert he asked me to take a few pictures for him of some camels so that he could send them back to his mother in Missouri. One of the last things he said to me on the way into the desert was, " this it?" He told his aunt, "If I don't make it, put me under a tree." He was killed by a land mine just after the cease fire went into effect and one day after his seven-year enlistment in the Army was scheduled to end.
Banner Location: Kitsay Way, Bremerton
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation

Adam Patton US Army SPC Adam J. Patton, age 21 from Port Orchard, Washington, was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan when his unit was hit by an insurgent bomb. Spc. Patton served with the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Banner Location: Bethel Ave. & Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Sponsor: Saenz & Miller Family

Bryce Jetson Reidinger Bryce Jetson Reidinger, 20, of Silverdale died Saturday, November 22, 2008, in Southern California. Bryce was serving as a Lance Corporal Infantryman in the United States Marine Corp with First Battalion, 5th Marines, C Company, of Camp Pendleton, CA. After a successful seven-month deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he was scheduled to redeploy early next year.
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Banner Location: Silverdale Way & Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale
Sponsor: VFW Post 239

Joseph W. Shultz CAPTAIN Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Washington died May 29, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Sponsor: Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association

Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls SGT 1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, died November 2, 2007 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt Walls was killed when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. He was with the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremeerton
Sponsor: Blue Star Banner Program of Kitsap County

SSG John W. Winsper III SSG John W. Winsper III, 27, was an Alexandria, LA. native and graduate of Central Kitsap High School. He was a proud member of the Louisiana National Guard and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He died Dec. 12, 2013 of natural causes in his residence.
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Banner Location: NW Bucklin Hill Rd & NW Randal Way, Silverdale
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation

Wrightsman Marine SGT Joe Lee Wrightsman, 23, who grew up in Tracyton, died July 18, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Wrightsman was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Banner Location: Viking Way, Poulsbo
Sponsor: North Kitsap VFW Post 2463


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