The following young men from Portage County have lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom:
|NAME||RANK||AGE||HOMETOWN||BRANCH OF SERVICE||AREA OF SERVICE||DATE OF DEATH||INCIDENT|
|Jeremy E. Murray||Sergeant||27||Atwater Twp.||Marines||Iraq||11/16/2005||Roadside Bomb|
|Lucas W. A. Emch||Navy Hospitalman||21||Kent||Navy||Iraq||03/02/2007||Roadside Bomb|
|Jason J. Hernandez||Corporal||21*||Streetsboro||Army||Iraq||09/07/2007||Roadside Bomb|
|Benjamin C. Dillon||Corporal||22||Edinburg Twp.||Army||Iraq||10/07/2007||Small Arms Fire|
* Jason was killed on his 21st birthday.
Please keep the families of the above in your thoughts and prayers, along with all of our military and their families.
I am in the process of transcribing the 1890 Special Census of Civil War Veterans and Widows. Due to the quality of some of the pages, it is hard to read the names, so please take that into account. If you know that I have misspelled an individual's name, please let me know.