In honor of Sgt. Rodgers

The Pantagraph has lowered its U.S. flag to half-staff in honor of the return of Army Sgt. Josh Rodgers to Bloomington. Rodgers was killed in action April 27 in Afghanistan.

DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH

The following are Illinois service members who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. The names are arranged by branch of service in the order in which they have been released by the military.

Iraq

(includes Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Yemen )

Air Force

Miller, Senior Airman Daniel B. Jr., 24, Galesburg, Jan. 7, 2007

Army (includes reservists)

Rowe, Spc. Brandon J., 20, Roscoe, March 31, 2003

Hollinsaid, Staff Sgt. Lincoln D., 27, Malden, April 7, 2003

Pokorny, Staff Sgt. Andrew R., 30, Naperville, June 13, 2003

Hubbell, Spc. Corey A., 20, Urbana, June 26, 2003

Bush, Pvt. Matthew D., 20, East Alton, Aug. 8, 2003

Sisson, Pfc. Christopher A., 20, Oak Park, Sept. 2, 2003

Carlock, Spc. Ryan G., 25, Colchester, Sept. 9, 2003

Dusenbery, Spc. William David, 30, Fairview Heights, Nov. 15, 2003

Sullivan, Spc. John R., 26, Countryside, Nov. 15, 2003

Tyrrell, Pvt. Scott M., 21, Sterling, Nov. 20, 2003

Singh, Spc. Uday, 21, Lake Forest, Dec. 1, 2003

Jostes, Cpl. Forest J., 21, Albion, April 4, 2004

Goodrich Pfc. Gregory R., 37, Bartonville, April 9, 2004

Edwards, Pfc. Shawn C., 20, Bensenville, April 23, 2004

Vargas-Medina, Staff Sgt. Oscar D., 32, Chicago, May 1, 2004

Syverson, Maj. Paul III, 32, Arlington Heights, June 16, 2004

Utt, 1st Sgt. Ernest E., 38, Hammond, June 27, 2004

Wagener, Sgt. Christopher A., 24, Fairview Heights, July 1, 2004

Barcus, Pfc. Collier E., 21, McHenry, July 8, 2004

Harris, Pfc. Torry D., 21, Chicago, July 13, 2004

Neeley, Spc. Charles L., 19, Mattoon, Aug. 25, 2004

Hennessy, Sgt. Jack T., 21, Naperville, Oct. 1, 2004

Moreno, Spc. Jaime, 28, Round Lake Beach, Oct. 13, 2004

Farmer, Staff Sgt. Donald B., 33, Zion, Dec. 19, 2004

Palmatier, Spc. Jacob C., 29, Springfield, Feb. 24, 2005

Gresham, Staff Sgt. Daniel G., 23, Lincoln, Feb. 24, 2005

Salem, Spc. Adriana N., 21, Elk Grove Village, March 4, 2005

Ridgley, Sgt. Kenneth L., 30, Olney, March 30, 2005

Eisenhauer, Pfc. Wyatt D., 26, Pinckneyville, May 19, 2005

Wallace, Pfc. Jeffrey R., 20, Hoopeston, May 24, 2005

Carrasquillo, Spc. Miguel, 25, River Grove, Aug. 9, 2005

Giaimo, 1st Lt. David L., 24, Waukegan, Aug. 12, 2005

Williams, Spc. Jeffrey A., 20, Warrenville, Sept. 5, 2005

Harper, Staff Sgt. Gary R. Jr., 29, Virden, Oct. 9, 2005

Terando, Sgt. Joshua A., 27, Morris, Nov. 10, 2005

Alcozer, Pvt. Christopher M., 21, DeKalb, Nov.19, 2005

Pearrow, Sgt. 1st Class Eric P., 40, Peoria, Nov. 24, 2005

Jakoniuk, Sgt. Grzegorz, 25, Schiller Park, Nov. 30, 2005

Dostie, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C., 32, Granite City, Dec. 30, 2005

Gebur, Spc. Ronald W., 23, Delavan, May 13, 2006

Mahaffee, Capt. Shane R., 36, Gurnee, May 15, 2006

Lufkin, Pfc. Caleb A., 24, Knoxville, May 25, 2006

Cuaresma, Sgt. Sirlou C., 25, Chicago, June 21, 2006

Bievre, Staff Sgt. Mario J., 34, Glendale Heights, June 23, 2006

Buckley, Cpl. Ryan J., 21, Nokomis, June 23, 2006

Lisk, Sgt. Terry M., 26, Fox Lake, June 26, 2006

Beste, Sgt. Bradley H., 22, Naperville, Aug. 4, 2006

Mennemeyer, Sgt. Steven P., 26, Granite City, Aug. 8, 2006

Walker, Spc. Kristofer C., 20, Creve Coeur, Oct. 2, 2006

Obourn, Spc. George R. Jr., 20, Creve Coeur, Oct. 4, 2006

Foyteck, Sgt. Kraig D., 26, Skokie, Oct. 30, 2006

Newgard, Pfc. William R., 20, Arlington Heights, Dec. 29, 2006

Landeck, Capt. Kevin C., 26, Wheaton, Feb. 2, 2007

Colon, Sgt. Pedro J., 25, Cicero, Feb. 19, 2007

Latourney, Staff Sgt. Paul M., 28, Roselle, March 2, 2007

Starcevich, Pfc. Lucas V., 25, St. Charles, April 16, 2007

Spencer, Pvt. Cole E., 21, Gays, April 28, 2007

Trussel, Spc. Francis M. Jr., 21, Lincoln, May 26, 2007

Liggett, Pfc. Robert A., 23, Urbana, May 29, 2007

Costello, Spc. Jeremiah D., 22, Carlinville, June 2, 2007

Tracy, Pfc. Jacob T., 20, Palestine, June 18, 2007

Lill, Sgt. Eric A., 28, Chicago, July 6, 2007

Penrod, Spc. Justin O., 24, Mahomet, Aug. 11, 2007

Lancaster, Sgt. Andrew W., 23, Stockton, Aug. 11, 2007

Brodnick, Cpl. Phillip J., 25, New Lenox, Aug. 22, 2007

Torres, Pfc. Omar E., 20, Chicago, Aug. 22, 2007

Nurnberg, Spc. Keith A., 26, McHenry, Sept. 5, 2007

Shelton, Pvt. Randol S., 22, Schiller Park, Sept. 4, 2007

Vanek, Sgt. Joseph M., 22, Elmhurst, Nov. 12, 2007

White, Pvt. Dewayne L., 27, Country Club Hills, Dec. 4, 2007

Pannier, Spc. Phillip J., 20, Washburn, Jan. 8, 2008

Kimme, Pfc. Danny L., 27, Fisher, Jan. 16, 2008

Schultz, 1st Lt. David E., 25, Blue Island, Jan. 31, 2008

Bitton, Cpl. Albert, 20, Chicago, Feb. 20, 2008

Penley, Pfc. Shane D., 19, Sauk Village, April 6, 2008

Evans, Sgt. Blake W., 24, Rockford, May 25, 2008

Hale, Cpl. James M., 23, Naperville, Aug. 13, 2008

Gulczynski, Pfc. Leonard J. I, 19, Carol Stream, Sept. 17, 2008

Bryant, Pfc. Jamel A., 22, Belleville, Sept. 27, 2008

Bartkiewicz, Pfc. Christopher A., 25, Dunfermline, Sept. 30, 2008

Andrade, Staff Sgt. Roberto Jr., 26, Chicago, Jan. 18, 2009

Dorsey, Spc. James M., 23, Beardstown, Feb. 8, 2009

Albrak, Spc. Omar M., 21, Chicago, May 9, 2009

Schaefer, Spc. David A. Jr., 27, Belleville, May 16, 2009

Hills, Spc. Casey L., 23, Salem, June 24, 2009

Audo, Maj. David L., 35, St. Joseph, Oct. 27, 2009

Bartley, Sgt. Michael P., 23, Barnhill, Jan. 15, 2011

Olivieri, Pfc. Michael C., 26, Chicago, June 6, 2011

Robinson, Sgt. 1st Class David G., 28, Winthrop Harbor, Oct. 25, 2011

Army National Guard

Ramsey, Pfc. Brandon, 21, Calumet City, Aug. 8, 2003

Slavenas, 1st Lt. Brian D., 30, Genoa, Nov. 2, 2003

Sutter, Staff Sgt. Michael J., 28, Tinley Park, Dec. 26, 2003

Phipps, Sgt. Ivory L., 44, Chicago, March 17, 2004

Garrison, Sgt. Landis W., 23, Rapids City, April 29, 2004

Chaney, Staff Sgt. William D., 59, Schaumburg, May 18, 2004

Ridlen, Spc. Jeremy L., 23, Paris, May 23, 2004

Lamb, Spc. Charles R., 23, Martinsville, Sept. 5, 2004

Morrison, Sgt. Shawna M., 26, Champaign, Sept. 5, 2004

Cawvey, Sgt. Jessica L., 21, Normal, Oct. 6, 2004

Housby, Sgt. Jessica, 23, Rock Island, Feb. 9, 2005

Romines, Spc. Brian M., 20, Simpson, June 6, 2005

Grijalva, Spc. James T., 26, Burbank, Oct. 12, 2005

Banaszak, 1st Lt. Debra A., 35, Bloomington, Oct. 28, 2005

Wehrly, Staff Sgt. Kyle B., 28, Galesburg, Nov. 3, 2005

Wright, Spc. Brian A., 19, Keensburg, Dec. 6, 2005

Sietsema, Spc. Ashley, 20, Melrose Park, Nov. 12, 2007

Marines (includes reservists)

Beaupre, Capt. Ryan Anthony, 30, St. Anne, March 21, 2003

James, Cpl. Evan T., 20, La Harpe, March 24, 2003

Gifford, Pvt. Jonathan L., 30, Decatur, March 23, 2003

Kowalik, Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk, 21, Schaumburg, May 12, 2003

Kleiboeker, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian, 19, Irvington, May 13, 2003

Ryan, 1st Lt. Timothy Louis, 30, Aurora, May 19, 2003

Morris, Pfc. Geoffrey S., 19, Gurnee, April 4, 2004

Frank, Lance Cpl. Phillip E., 20, Elk Grove, April 8, 2004

Stoffel-Gray, Lance Cpl. Torrey L., 19, Patoka, April 11, 2004

Collins, Lance Cpl. Jonathan W., 19, Crystal Lake, Aug. 8, 2004

Belchik, Cpl. Christopher, 30, Alton, Aug. 22, 2004

Uhles, Lance Cpl. Drew M., 20, DuQuoin, Sept. 15, 2004

Smith, Sgt. Benjamin K., 24, Carterville, Sept. 22, 2004

Leduc, 2nd Lt. Ryan, 28, Pana, Sept. 24, 2004

Ramey, Lance Cpl. Branden P., 22, Belvidere, Nov. 8, 2004

Larson, Lance Cpl. Nicholas D., 19, Wheaton, Nov. 9, 2004

Pickering, Lance Cpl. Aaron C., 20, Harrisburg, Nov. 10, 2004

Caruso, Sgt. David M., 25, Naperville, Nov. 9, 2004

Giannopoulos, Cpl. Peter J., 22, Inverness, Nov. 11, 2004

Palmer, Cpl. Joshua D., 24, Blandinsville, Nov. 8, 2004

Wyatt, Cpl. Matthew A., 21, Millstadt, Dec. 3, 2004

Petsche, Lance Cpl. Neil D., 21, Lena, Dec. 21, 2004

Ramos, Lance Cpl. Hector, 20, Aurora, Jan. 26, 2005

Moore, Cpl. Nathaniel K., 22, Champaign, Jan. 26, 2005

Beatty, Cpl. Jonathan S., 22, Ottawa, Jan. 27, 2005

Zimny, Cpl. Christopher E., 27, Cook, Jan. 31, 2005

Maher, Lance Cpl. Sean P., 19, Grayslake, Feb. 2, 2005

Clarke, Cpl. Kevin M., 21, Tinley Park, Feb. 19, 2005

Olson, Cpl. John T., 21, Elk Grove Village, Feb. 21, 2005

Ball, Gunnery Sgt. Terry W., 36, East Peoria, Aug. 5, 2005

Kaiser, Lance Cpl. Adam W., 19, Naperville, Dec. 1, 2005

Patten, Lance Cpl. Andrew G., 19, Byron, Dec. 1, 2005

Price, Lance Cpl. Jonathan K., 19, Woodlawn, Jan. 13, 2006

Cardelli, Pfc. Sean T., 20, Downers Grove, Feb. 1, 2006

Martini, Lance Cpl. Philip J., 24, Lansing, April 8, 2006

Davis, Sgt. Edward G. III, 31, Antioch, April 28, 2006

Cummings, Cpl. Ryan J., 22, Streamwood, June 3, 2006

Hines, Lance Cpl. Joshua M., 26, Olney, Oct. 15, 2006

Lopez, Pvt. Edwardo J., 21, Aurora, Oct. 19, 2006

Gilbert, Sgt. Thomas M., 24, Downers Grove, Oct. 25, 2006

Holzhauer, Lance Cpl. Raymond J., 19, Dwight, March 15, 2007

De La Torre, Cpl. Jesse D., 29, Aurora, April 16, 2007

Desilets, Lance Cpl. Benjamin D., 21, Elmwood, May 22, 2007

Walsh, Sgt. Nicholas R., 27, Millstadt, May 26, 2007

Roberts, Cpl. Allen C., 21, Arcola, Nov. 28, 2007

McKiski, Cpl. Adam T., 21, Cherry Valley, Aug. 7, 2008

Hopper, Sgt. Nickolas Lee, 27, Montrose, Sept. 8, 2007

Navy

Hull, Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C., 41, Princeton, Aug. 2, 2005

Rovinski, Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T., 44, Roseville, June 5, 2006

Tharp, Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry A., 44, Aledo, July 12, 2006

Valdivia, Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A., 27, Cambridge, Jan. 16, 2007

Patton, Petty Officer 2nd Class, Brian M., 37, Freeport, Nov. 19, 2009

Burris, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D., 24, Lisle, May 21, 2015

Owens, Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan," 36, Peoria, Jan. 29, 2017

Afghanistan

Air Force

Stein, Lt. Col. John Henry, 39, Bardolph, March 23, 2003

Smith, Senior Airman Bradley R., 24, Troy, Jan. 3, 2010

Johnson, Senior Airman Daniel J., 23, Schiller Park, Oct. 5, 2010

Air National Guard

Frazier, Staff Sgt. Jacob Lee, 24, St. Charles, March 29, 2003

Army

Garbs, Pfc. Ryan C., 20, Edwardsville, Feb. 18, 2007

Zizumbo, Pfc. Daniel, 27, Chicago, Feb. 27, 2007

Ebbers, PV2 James Henry, 19, Tinley Park, Oct. 14, 2002

Thomas, Pfc. Adam Lee, 21, Palos Hills, Aug. 31, 2003

Wells, Spc. Wesley Robert, 21, Libertyville, Sept. 20, 2004

Ochsner, Spc. James Scott, 36, Waukegan, Nov. 15, 2005

Dazachacon, Staff Sgt. Edwin Herbert, 38, Belleville, Feb. 13, 2006

Donaldson, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Brian, 28, Effingham, May 5, 2006

Sabalu, Master Sgt. Wilberto Jr., 36, Chicago, May 6, 2007

Harrison, Col. James W. Jr., 47, Belleville, May 6, 2007

Lewsader, Staff Sgt. Roy P. Jr., 36, Belleville, June 16, 2007

Steele, Capt. Joshua E., 26, North Henderson, June 17, 2007

Lowell, Spc. Jacob M., 22, New Lenox, June 2, 2007

Badie, Pfc. David J., 23, Rockford, Aug. 1, 2008

Vazquez, Staff Sgt. Jason A., 24, Chicago, Sept. 17, 2008

Harris, Sgt. Joshua W., 21, Romeoville, Sept. 17, 2008

Vasquez, Sgt. 1st Class Gary J., 33, Round Lake, Sept. 30, 2008

Penich, Sgt. John M., 25, Beach Park, Oct. 16, 2008

Grieco, Sgt. Kevin D., 35, Bartlett, Oct. 27, 2008

Southworth, 1st Lt. Jared W., 26, Oakland, Feb. 8, 2009

Bessa, Staff Sgt. Jeremy E., 26, Woodbridge, Feb. 20, 2009

Cain, Spc. Norman L. III, 22, Oregon, March 15, 2009

Weinger, Sgt. Robert M., 24, Round Lake Beach, March 15, 2009

Abeyta, Sgt. Christopher P., 23, Midlothian, March 15, 2009

Saczek, Spc. Lukasz D., 23, Lake in the Hills, May 10, 2009

Martinek, Pfc. Matthew M., 20, DeKalb, Sept. 11, 2009

Shaw, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D., 37, Markham, Sept. 29, 2009

Rudzinski, Sgt. Christopher M., 28, Rantoul, Oct. 16, 2009

Michel, Pfc. Devin J., 19, Stockton, Oct. 24, 2009

Stanker, Spc. Jared D., 22, Evergreen Park, Oct. 27, 2009

McLeod, Spc. Jason A., 22, Crystal Lake, Nov. 23, 2009

Nichols, Sgt. Kenneth R., 28, Chrisman, Dec. 1, 2009

Ware, Sgt. Albert D., 27, Chicago, Dec. 18, 2009

Wright, Spc. Kyle J., 22, Romeoville, Jan. 13, 2010

Hotchkin, Pfc. Gunnar R., 31, Naperville, June 16, 2010

Dimock, Spc. Joseph W., 21, Wildwood, July 10, 2010

Antonik, Staff Sgt. Christopher J., 29, Crystal Lake, July 11, 2010

Weikert, Sgt. Matthew W., 29, Jacksonville, July 17, 2010

Santiago, Sgt. Anibal, 37, Belvidere, July 18, 2010

Tilton, Sgt. Jesse R., 23, Decatur, July 16, 2010

Grider, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald A., 30, Brighton, Sept. 18, 2010

Powell, Staff Sgt. Joshua D., 25, Pleasant Plains, Sept. 21, 2010

Simpson, Sgt. Mark A., 40, Peoria, Sept. 26, 2010

Meari, Pfc. Andrew N., 21, Plainfield, Nov. 1, 2010

Young, Spc. James C., 25, Rochester, Nov. 3, 2010

Wade, Spc. Andrew P., 22, Antioch, March 9, 2011

Tobin, Sgt. Andrew R., 24, Jacksonville, Aug. 24, 2011

Dobereiner, Pfc. Adam E., 21, Moline, Nov. 18, 2011

Shaffer, Sgt. Dean R., 23, Pekin, April 19, 2012

Watts, Spc. Samuel T., 20, Wheaton, May 19, 2012

Luxmore, Cpl. Bryant J., 25, New Windsor, June 10, 2012 

Pinnick, Spc. Trevor A., 20, Lawrenceville, June 12, 2012

Ristau, Sgt. Michael E., 25, Rockford, July 13, 2012

Maddox, Sgt Anthony, 22, Bloomington, July 2013

Toppen, Pvt. Aaron S., 19, Mokena, June 9, 2014

Wilbur, Staff Sgt. Christopher A., 36, Granite City, Aug. 12, 2016 

Riney, Sgt. Douglas J., 26, Fairview, Oct. 19, 2016

Iubelt, Pfc. Tyler R., 20, Tamaroa, Nov. 12, 2016

Rodgers, Sgt. Joshua P., 22, Bloomington, April 27, 2017 

Army National Guard

Patch, Sgt. Schuyler B., 25, Owasso, Okla., (serving with Kewanee-based unit), Feb. 24, 2009

Stream, Sgt. Scott B., 39, Mattoon, Feb. 24, 2009

Robinson, Sgt. Simone A., 21, Dixmoor, March 1, 2009

Smith, Sgt. Paul G., 43, Peoria, June 21, 2009

Melton, Staff Sgt. Joshua A., 26, Carlyle, June 21, 2009

Talbert, Spc. Christopher M., 24, Galesburg, July 7, 2009

Williams, 2nd Lt. Derwin I., 41, Glenwood, July 6, 2009

Smith, Pvt. Gerrick D., 19, Sullivan, July 29, 2009

Patterson, Spc. Christopher A., 20, Aurora, Jan. 6, 2012

Marines

Winters, Sgt. Jeannette Lee, 25, Chicago, Jan. 9, 2002

Pietrek, Pfc. Dawid, 24, Bensenville, June 14, 2008

Mihalo, Cpl. Anthony G.,23, Naperville, Aug. 14, 2008

Lowe, Cpl. Jamie R., 21, Johnsonville, Jan. 11, 2010

Bartelt, Staff Sgt. Justus S., 27, Polo, July 16, 2010

Vazquez, Lance Cpl. Frederik E., 20, Melrose Park, July 24, 2010

Oratowski, Lance Cpl. Kevin E., 23, Wheaton, Aug. 18, 2010

Boyd, Cpl. Christopher J., 22, Palatine, Aug. 19, 2010

Newton, Lance Cpl. Robert J., 21, Creve Coeur, Aug. 23, 2010

Sparks, Lance Cpl. John T., 23, Chicago, Oct. 8, 2010

Catherwood, Lance Cpl. Alec E., 19, Byron, Oct. 14, 2010

Emrick, Staff Sgt. Jordan B., 26, Hoyleton, Nov. 5, 2010

Stack, Lance Cpl. James B., 20, Arlington Heights, Nov. 10, 2010

Corzine, Lance Cpl. Kenneth A., 23, Bethalto, Dec. 24, 2010

Bastean, Lance Cpl. Jordan S., 19, Pekin, Oct. 23, 2011

Daniels, Lance Cpl. Nickolas, 25, Elmwood Park, Nov. 5, 2011

McHone, Capt. Nathan R., 29, Crystal Lake, Jan. 19, 2012

Pairsh, Capt. Joshua C., 29, Equality, Jan. 22, 2012

Lowry, Cpl. Conner T., 24, Chicago, March 1, 2012

Martinez, Cpl. Alex, 21, Elgin, April 5, 2012 

Navy

Davis, MMFR Bryant Leroy, 20, Chicago, Nov. 7, 2001

Szwec, Cmdr. Adrian Basil, 43, Chicago, April 12, 2004

Roberts, Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion R., 25, North Chicago, Sept. 22, 2012 

SOURCES: Associated Press News Research Center; Department of Defense  

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