Army Spc. Robert M. Rieckhoff of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was a 2002 graduate of Kenosha Tremper High School. He began his service to his country while enrolled there, serving in the Army Reserves. He proudly had served a tour of duty Continue reading →
Earl D. Werner was an animal lover who raised horses and enjoyed fishing. “He actually went fishing in Baghdad,” said his father-in-law, Duane Royer. “It wasn”t any fish he”d want to keep, but he did it.”
Brian Naseman never explained to his wife exactly why he wanted to join the military. He just did. He was a born leader, Peggy Naseman said. When he moved from Ohio to Wisconsin, he transferred from the Ohio National Guard Continue reading →
Bruce Vrooman said the structure of a military environment helped his younger son, Jeremy, mature. “All the cliches you heard about the military being positive were what Jeremy loved,” Bruce Vrooman said. “He loved knowing he was making a difference.” Continue reading →
Steven Christofferson, of Cudahy, Wisconsin. He was a 2006 graduate of Cudahy High School where he played football, ran track and wrestled. A friendly, likable young man, he always spoke his mind. Steven really liked cars and planned on opening Continue reading →
Lance Cpl. Dean D. Opicka, 29, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, died April 14 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Milwaukee, Wis.
Cpl. Richard “Ricky” Nelson, 23, of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, April 14th, 2008, in Al Anbar, Iraq.
Born on September 4, 1984, he was the son of Lennie and Susan (Mercier) Nelson. Ricky was a lifelong Kenosha resident and Continue reading →
Among the service members who have died since the conflict began in March 2003, the stories of several have lingered in the minds of Times reporters and photographers, even if they weren’t necessarily close to them.
26, of Milwaukee; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 12 in Tal Afar, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Teacher: Soldier killed in Iraq â€˜found himselfâ€™ Continue reading →