When Todd R. Cornell was assigned to train Iraqi soldiers for combat, he forged a personal connection with the men. “He made friends with them”, Renee Cornell said of her son. “He told them about his life in America, and Continue reading →
Robert Warns once helped a bunch of friends into a sold-out rock concert by using his artistic skills to scrawl fake passes on their hands. “Such a rascal”, said his sister, Katie Riesch. Warns, 23, of Waukesha, Wis., was killed Continue reading →
Shane O”Donnell sang for four years in his high school choir and had a smile that could lift people”s spirits when they were down. “Nice voice and a great smile _ the type of kid you just wanted to look Continue reading →
Laura Watson will never forget the day Daniel Wyatt proposed. It was March 9 _ the same day he was called up for active duty that would eventually take him to Iraq. “He proposed to me at 8 o”clock in Continue reading →
After Andrew Halverson graduated from Marine boot camp, he and his uncle went shopping for clothes on snazzy Hollywood Boulevard. Halverson, wearing his Marine uniform, walked with his head hung low. “He was unsure of himself and what he was”, Continue reading →
Adrian V. Soltau more than looked up to his older brother Andre. If Andre brought home an A on his report card, Adrian worked for two. When Andre made the honor roll, Adrian studied to get there too. Both played Continue reading →
Stephen G. Martin may have been a law-and-order police officer, but he had a lighter side, too. Like the time he put a dead squirrel in Police Sgt. John Hirsch”s squad car. “I”m sure Steve drove every street in the Continue reading →
Charles Kiser loved his family deeply, and also believed strongly in the U.S. efforts in Iraq.
“One of the things all of his sisters and his mother say about their most recent contact with Chuck via the Internet is that Continue reading →
Growing up, Michael A. McGlothin was the skinny kid with big glasses who always worked hard at school.
“That kid couldn”t cast a shadow,” his uncle, Kenneth McGlothin, said. “He”s built like a shoelace.”
Spc. McGlothin, 21, of Milwaukee, died Continue reading →
When Michelle M. Witmer was 10 years old, she told her two sisters she wanted to be a hero. “Seriously, I could push someone off a bridge and save them”,the little girl told her identical twin Charity and older sister Continue reading →