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Warren County, Ohio Military Heritage
Revolutionary War (1774-1784) War of 1812 (1812-1815) Mexican War (1846-1848) Civil War (1861-1865) Indian Campaigns  (~1817-1898) Spanish American (1898-1902)
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Warren County Veterans of the Middle East Conflicts

The United States has been involved in a number of conflicts in the Middle East.

Some of those serving in these Middle East conflicts who have connections to Warren County are listed below. 
We would like to make this list as complete as we can.  Please send additions, photos, corrections or additional commentary to Arne Trelvik

SURNAMES:

Conover, Cox, Estle, Griffin, Griffith, Hartman, Hitte, Johnson, Jones, Mustard, Phelps, Poppe, Rhude, Richards, Robinson, Shearer, Smith, Taylor, Thomas,


CONOVER
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BSM
  • Steven Daniel Conover (1982-2003) - SPC US Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
COX
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  • Mark "Jeremy" Cox (1969-2012) - US Army, Desert Storm
    • grave at Highland Cemetery. Miamisburg, Ohio
    • "Mark Cox," obituary, Springboro (Ohio) Star Press, February 2, 2012, page .
      " . . . Jeremy served in the U. S. Army - 2nd Calvary (1991-1994) on the front lines during Desert Storm. . . ."
ESTLE
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US Army

Stine Kilburn


BSM
  • Bobby Lee Estle (1974-2012) - Sergeant First Class, US Army - Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
    • photo of gravestone at Deerfield Cemetery - Sec H Lot 246
    • Photo: Stine Kilburn Funeral Home website website accessed 8 Aug 2012
      " . . . ESTLE, SFC Bobby Lee age 38 of Lebanon, Ohio passed tragically while serving his country in Afghanistan Saturday, July 28, 2012. Born June 11, 1974 in Washington CH, Ohio, Bobby was the son of Robert and Debra (Estle) Howard and a loving and devoted husband, father and son. Bobby was a 1991 graduate of Lebanon High School where he was in Jr. ROTC and Warren County Career Center where he studied Chef Management and Diesel Mechanics. SFC Estle had served 2 tours of duty in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan during his 18 year career in the U.S. Army. . . ."
    • Military Times at http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/army-sgt-1st-class-bobby-l-estle/656828 accessed 8 Aug 2012
      "Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle
      Died July 28, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
      38, of Lebanon, Ohio; assigned to 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 28 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire."
GRIFFIN


  • Travis Lee Griffin (1980-2008) - Staff Sergeant, US Air Force Iraq - Bronze Star Medal & Purple Heart
    • photo of gravestone at Springboro Cemetery
    • Photos: The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, Thursday,  April 10, 2008
    • "Fallen Airman Came From Military Family," The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), Thursday April 10, 2008
      "Staff. Sgt. Travis Griffin's parents fielded calls Friday, April 4, from family and friends expressing their condolences, a day after Griffin died in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.
      Christine and Donald Herwick III of Clearcreek Twp. were still trying to determine exactly how Griffin, 28, died, 15 days from the end of his fourth term of active duty in Iraq.
      "His Humvee was hit by an I.E.E.," said Herwick, Griffin's stepfather and a retired veteran of almost 24 years of military service, said, "all we know is he didn't make it back to the hospital." . . ."
GRIFFITH
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  • Ardoth M. Griffith II (1958-1999) - Tech Sergeant, US Air Force, Persian Gulf
    • photo of gravestone at Deerfield Cemetery - Sec H Lot 46
    • "Art Griffith," obituary, unnamed November 1999 paper [on file at the Warren County Genealogical Society]
      ". . . He was retired from the U.S.Air Force as a Technical Sergeant. ..."
HARTMAN
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HITTE
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JOHNSON
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  • James Edward Johnson Jr. (1963-2006) - Major, US Air Force, Persian Gulf
    • photo of gravestone at Lebanon Cemetery with Persian Gulf War flag holder - Interment #? in Sec I Lot 46-8 on 17 Nov 2006
    • "James "Jim" Edward Johnson Jr. (USAF Major Ret.)," The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), Thursday, November 16, 2006, page E3
      " . . . He was member of 1st Baptist Church in O'Fallon, Association for Computing Machinery, National Defense Transportation Association, Istitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans & Retired United States Air Force Major. . . ."
JONES
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  • Adam D. Jones (1981-2011) - Corporal, US Marine Corps, Afghanistan
    • photo of gravestone at Springboro Cemetery
    • photo: George C. Marshall Funeral Home website accessed 28 Mar 2013
    • "Adam Jones," obituary, Springboro (Ohio) Free Press, Thursday, May 12, 2011, page 2.
      "Cpl. Adam D. Jones, age 29, of Germantown, gave his life in service to his country on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while participating in Operation Enduring Freedom with India Company, Thrid Battalion, Second Marine Regiment. . . ."
MUSTARD
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PHELPS
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POPPE
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  • Sabrina Poppe (1978 - ____) - US Air Force, Afghanistan 1998 - 2006
    • served in Afghanistan
RHUDE
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  • John Paul Rhude (1936-2012) - Lt. Colonel, US Air Force, Vietnam, Persian Gulf
    • US Dept of Veteran Affairs, Nationwide Gravesite Locator 
      John Paul Rhude, LTC, US Air Force, Vietnam, Persian Gulf
      born 5 May 1936
      died 8 Jan 2012
      buried Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Section 6 Site 1113
    • "John Rhude," obituary, Franklin (Ohio) Chronicle, Thursday, January 12, 2012, page 2.
      " . . . A graduate of Miami University (BS) and Webster University (MB), he proudly served 28 years in the United States Air Force. He was both a member and past president of the Military Officers of America and the Oriskany Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. . . ."
RICHARDS
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ROBINSON
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  • James C. Robinson Jr. (1983-2010) - Sergeant, US Army, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom
    • photo of gravestone at Springboro Cemetery
    • photo: "Monroe grad, soldier killed," The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), Thursday September 2, 2010, page A3
      "... U.S. Army Spc. James C. Robinson, 27, of Lebanon died Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Bermal district in Paktika province, Afghanistan, when the unit was hit with indirect fire, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday.
      "... Robinson was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell that November.
      "His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star; Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert. ..."
    • "Sgt. James C. Robinson," obituary, The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), Thursday September 9, 2010, page A3
      "... Interment will be at Springboro Cemetery, Springboro, Ohio with full military honors by the Army Military Honor Guard. ..."
SHEARER
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  • Jeremy Shearer (1974-____) - US Army and National Guard 1992-1996
    • Served in Iraq
SMITH
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  • Donald Lloyd Smith (1938-1996) - Master Sergeant, US Air Force, Persian Gulf
TAYLOR
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THOMAS
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  • Debra Kay Thomas (1958-2013) - Staff Sergeant, US Air Force, Persian Gulf, Air Force Commendation Medal
       

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