Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tragic week culminates with five U.S. deaths

The Pentagon sent out four separate news releases on Friday and Saturday, naming more U.S. troops who lost their lives this week in attacks by insurgents and terrorists in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Merriweather, 25, Collierville, TN (Combat Outpost McClain, Jan. 13)
Pfc. Geoffrey Whitsitt, 21, Taylors, SC (Combat Outpost McClain, Jan. 13)
Spc. Kyle Wright, 22, Romeoville, IL (Kandahar, Jan. 13)
Sgt. Christopher Hrbek, 25, Westwood, NJ (Helmand Province, Jan. 14)
Sgt. Lucas Beachnaw, 23, Lowell, MI (Darya Ya, Jan. 13)

As many Americans start their weekends, let's keep these fallen troops and their grieving families in our thoughts. The Unknown Soldiers will post more details on all five of these fallen heroes when they become available.

Image courtesy: Sgt. Ashleigh Bryant, U.S. Marine Corps. Kandahar, Afghanistan, July 2009.


  1. The first two soldiers were from my sons unit!!! God bless their families and help them get through this.

  2. I am terribly sorry to hear that. I hope your son remains safe and I will say a prayer for him, along with all of these grieving families.