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  • Fallen Warrior: Army SPC Dane Balcon

    Born in 1988 at Luke AFB, Arizona, Spc. Dane Balcon was destined to serve. It came as no surprise to his family that at only three years old, he told his mother he wanted to be a soldier. Dane was born to a family rich in service. He was fourth generation military. In High School, Dane spent his time in the JROTC program to prepare for his future in the military and, in his senior year, served as the Drill Team Commander of his JROTC unit.
  • Fallen Warrior: SSgt. Omar D. Flores

    Staff Sgt. Omar Flores was born in Mission, Texas in 1978. He graduated from high school in 1996 and enlisted in the active duty Army shortly thereafter as a 13B Cannon Crewmember at Fort Hood, Texas. He left active duty in June of 2000 and entered service in the Texas National Guard as a Personnel Services Clerk with the 3rd Battalion 141st
  • Fallen Warrior: SSgt Luther Eugene Davis

    SSgt. Luther Eugene Davis was a pararescue specialist from Anderson County, Tennessee and served three tours in Vietnam. On April 15, 1970 during his final tour, Davis was participating in an aerial flight of an HH-3E helicopter(Jolly Green 27) of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron (now the 37th Helicopter Squadron), in Kon Tum province,
  • Fallen Warrior: Sgt. James D. Locker

    Sgt. James D. Locker was a rescue specialist aboard a HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter with the call sign Jolly Green 23. The Jolly Green 23 was on a search and rescue mission for a downed A-4E Skyhawk pilot named Lt. Walter Schmidt Jr. Reports stated that Lt Schmidt was injured, suspended in a dense forest by his parachute and in need of rescue.
  • Fallen Warrior: Staff Sgt. Michael R. Conner

    Staff Sgt. Michael R. Conner was born September 17, 1947, in Rockwood, TN. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on November 29, 1966, completing basic training at Lackland AFB, TX and Morse Code training at Keesler AFB, MS. On October 25, 1969, Conner was reassigned to 69 94th Security Squadron, Det 2, Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam. Conner was killed in