Dedication
This book is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients:
Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith
and
Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham.

Faces of Freedom Heroes

Heroes Featured in Faces of Freedom


ALABAMA - Lance Cpl. Bradley Faircloth (Marines)

ALASKA - CW4 Chet Troxel (Army)

ARIZONA - Cpl. Michael Halal (Marines)

ARKANSAS - Airman 1st Class Jesse Samek (Air Force)

CALIFORNIA - PFC Karina Sotelo Lau (Army)

COLORADO - Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Dietz, SEAL (Navy)

CONNECTICUT - Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal (Coast Guard)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Lt. Col. Kevin Shea (Marines)  

DELAWARE - Cpl. Stephen McGowan (Army)

FLORIDA - Sgt. Bradley Crose (Army)

GEORGIA - Sgt. 1st Class David Salie (Army)

HAWAII - Sgt. Deyson Cariaga (Army)

IDAHO - Spc. Brandon Titus (Army)

ILLINOIS - Lance Cpl. Kyle Price (Marines)

INDIANA - Cpl. Antoine McKinzie (Army)

IOWA - 2nd Lt. Richard Gienau (Army)

KANSAS - 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap (Army)

KENTUCKY - Lance Cpl. DeShon Otey (Marines)

LOUISIANA - Staff Sgt. Bill Manuel (Army)

MAINE - Spc. Thomas Dostie (Army)

MARYLAND - Sgt. Kendell Frederick (Army)

MASSACHUSETTS - Sgt. 1st Class Dan Petithory (Army)

MICHIGAN - Spc. Adrian Butler (Army)

MINNESOTA - CW3 Corey Goodnature (Army)

MISSISSIPPI - Spc. Larry Brown (Army)

MISSOURI - Sgt. 1st Class Michael Fuga (Army)

MONTANA - Lance Cpl. Andrew Bedard (Marines)

NEBRASKA - Sgt. 1st Class Linda Tarango-Griess (Army)

NEVADA - PFC John Lukac (Marines)

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Cpl. Tim Gibson (Marines)

NEW JERSEY - Petty Officer 1st Class David Tapper, SEAL (Navy)

NEW MEXICO - Lance Cpl. Christopher Adlesperger (Marines)

NEW YORK - Cpl. Seamus Davey (Marines)

NORTH CAROLINA - Sgt. Mark Adams (Marines)

NORTH DAKOTA - Spc. Jon Fettig (Army)

OHIO - Lance Cpl. Brian Montgomery (Marines)

OKLAHOMA - Staff Sgt. Jason Hendrix (Army)

OREGON - Lance Cpl. James Huston (Marines)

PENNSYLVANIA - Staff Sgt. Kimberly Fahnestock Voelz (Army)

PUERTO RICO - Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando Mendez-Aceves (Navy)

RHODE ISLAND - Lance Cpl. Holly Charette (Marines)

SOUTH CAROLINA - Capt. Kimberly Hampton (Army)

SOUTH DAKOTA - Cpl. Brett Lundstrom (Marines)

TENNESSEE - PFC Daniel McClenney (Marines)

TEXAS - Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto (Army)

UTAH - Staff Sgt. Nino Livaudais (Army)

VERMONT - PFC Kyle Gilbert (Army)

VIRGINIA - 2nd Lt. Ryan McGlothlin (Marines)

WASHINGTON - 1st Lt. Jaime Campbell (Army)

WEST VIRGINIA - Lance Cpl. Juston Thacker (Marines)

WISCONSIN - Spc. Michelle Witmer (Army)

WYOMING - Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps (Marines)
If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.

And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.

- Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
January 1, 1970
Dak To, Vietnam