Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Headstones of the Section 60

This month I made my annual pilgrimage to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery. With my wife and our boy Truman in tow, we walked through the cemetery on Veterans day with our good friends Lindsey and Tony, both veterans themselves. We paid a visit to the grave of my cousin Dave, the men of Extortion 17, and the rest of the dead from our most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. I spent about two hours strolling through the headstones. Reflecting. Remembering. Trying to reconcile the feelings of sorrow and pride inside me. Thank you for looking and honoring the lives of these men and women. See also, Part One and Part Two of this series.

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SGT Aaron Xavier Wittman
Army - January 10, 2013 - Afghanistan



PFC David H. Sharrett II
Army - January 16, 2008 - Iraq


SSG Ryan F Coyer
Army Ranger - March 12, 2012 - Afghanistan


LCPL Eugene C. Mills III
USMC - June 22, 2012 - Afghanistan



CPL Nicholas D. Parada Rodriguez
USMC - May 6, 2010 - Afghanistan


LCPL Eugene C. Mills III
USMC - June 22, 2012 - Afghanistan


SGT Jack Bryant Jr.
Army - November 20, 2004 - Iraq


SGT Jacob Michael Schwallie
Army - May 7, 2012 - Afghanistan


SOC Christopher G. Campbell
Navy SEAL - August 8, 2011 - Afghanistan


SGT John P. Huling
USMC - May 6, 2012 - Afghanistan


CAPT Jeffrey Aja Hill
Air Force - July 28, 2010 - Alaska


SGT Scott Lange Kirkpatrick
Army - August 11, 2007 - Iraq


SSG Joseph Edgar Phaneuf II
Army - December 15, 2006 - Afghanistan


LCPL Eric L. Ward
USMC - February 21, 2010 - Afghanistan


HM3 Manuel Antonio Ruiz
Navy - February 7, 2007 - Iraq


1LT Kenneth M. Ballard
Army - May 30, 2004 - Iraq


SSGT Troy Lee Littlejohn Jr.
Army - August 20, 2010 - Vietnam Veteran


SSG Nigel D. Kelly
Army - June 25, 2011 - Afghanistan


SSGT James Michael Malachowski
USMC - March 20, 2011 - Afghanistan


SSG Joshua Micah Mills
Green Beret - September 16, 2009 - Afghanistan


SGT Gene L. Lamie
Army - July 6, 2007 - Iraq


MAJ Megan M. McClung
USMC - December 6, 2006 - Iraq


SPC Daniel L. Eliott
Army - July 15, 2011 - Iraq


SGTMAJ Robert James Cottle
USMC - March 24, 2010 - Afghanistan


LT Brendan Looney
Navy SEAL - September 21, 2010 - Afghanistan

Thanks for looking.
**Photos copyright Luke Sharrett**

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