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National Museum of American Jewish Military History to honor Jewish fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH) under the aegis of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA lists at present over 40 Jews who have given their lives in the defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH) under the aegis of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA lists at present over 40 Jews who have given their lives in the defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To honor these Fallen Heroes the NMAJMH is sponsoring the First Annual National Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan.  On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues throughout our Nation at their Friday evening or Saturday morning Sabbath services, all of our echelons at their events, and all Jewish organizations to read the names of these Fallen Heroes in memorial.  The JWV will also sponsor the First Annual National Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan in Washington, DC, at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue, at 6:45 PM on Friday, May 27, 2011.

Below is a list of the Fallen Heroes that we are asking people throughout the country to present to their Rabbi, Executive Director, Post Commander, or Organizational President, and ask him or her to read with reverence on this coming Memorial Day Weekend.  Who other than the Jewish War Veterans and National Museum of American Jewish Military History is better suited for this honorable task?  In remembering the names of our fallen brothers and sisters we must succeed in honoring their memories in perpetuity.

For further information on this special project please contact Cheryl Waldman or Mary Westley at 202-265-6280.

 Fallen Heroes: Remembering Known American Jewish Casualties of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (Current as of 14 March 2011)

Pfc. Daniel J. Agami-USA......Age: 25 Hometown: Coconut Creek, Florida   

Sgt. Howard P. Allen-USANG......Age: 31    Hometown: Mesa, Arizona      

Spec. Benyahmin ben Yahudah-USA......Age: 24 Hometown: Bogart, Georgia    

1st Lt. David R. Bernstein-USA......Age: 24 Hometown: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Cpl. Albert Bitton-USA......Age: 20              Hometown: Chicago, Illinois   

Sgt. Aron C. Blum-USMC......Age: 22         Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal-USCG......Age: 24     Hometown: Smithtown, New York

Cpl. Ryan J. Clark-USA......Age: 19             Hometown: Lancaster, California

Cpl. Michael R. Cohen-USMC......Age: 23   Hometown: Jacobus, Pennsylvania  

2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin-USA......Age: 24      Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey   

Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel-USMC......Age: 21 Hometown: Centennial, Colorado  

Cpl. Mark A. Evnin-USMC......Age: 21        Hometown: Burlington, Vermont     

Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn-USA......Age: 20      Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington  

1st Lt. Daniel Farkas-USA......Age: 42         Hometown: Brooklyn, New York       

Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher-USA......Age: 24      Hometown: Ballwin, Missouri 

Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher-USA......Age: 28        Hometown: Bay Shore, New York     

Spec. Daniel J. Freeman-USA......Age: 20   Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio  

Sgt. Foster L. Harrington-USMC......Age: 31  Hometown: Ft. Worth, Texas

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson-USAF......Age: 21      Hometown: Riviera Beach, Florida         

Lance Cpl. Jeremy M. Kane-USMC......Age: 22     Hometown: Towson, Maryland         

1st Lt. Nathan M. Krissoff-USMC......Age: 25       Hometown: Reno, Nevada       

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul-USAR ......Age: 43                    Hometown: The Dalles, Oregon        

Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg-USA......Age: 32              Hometown: Miami Lakes, Florida     

Cpl. Dustin H. Schrage-USMC......Age: 20            Hometown: Indian Harbor Beach, Florida  

1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte-USAF ......Age: 25         Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri        

Capt. Robert M. Secher-USMC......Age: 33            Hometown: Germantown, Tennessee

Spec. Marc S. Seiden-USA......Age: 26                  Hometown: Brigantine, New Jersey  

Staff Sgt. Michael B. Shackelford-USA......Age: 25  Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado    

Sgt. Alan D. Sherman-USMCR ......Age: 36           Hometown: Brick, New Jersey

Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver-USA......Age: 32                    Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith-USA......Age: 41     Hometown: Rochester, New York

1st Lt. Andrew K. Stern-USMC......Age: 24           Hometown: Germantown, Tennessee

Capt. Michael Y. Tarlavsky-USA......Age: 30         Hometown: Passaic, New Jersey       

Pfc. Morris L. Walker-USA......Age: 23         Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina    

Tech. Sgt. Timothy R. Weiner-USAF......Age: 35   Hometown: Tamarac, Florida  

Sgt. Robert M. Weinger-USA......Age: 24     Hometown: Round Lake Beach, Illinois     

Spec. Jeffrey M. Wershow-USANG......Age: 22      Hometown: Gainesville, Florida        

Pfc. Colin J. Wolfe-USMC......Age: 19                    Hometown: Manassas, Virginia        

Maj. Stuart A. Wolfer-USA......Age: 36         Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida   

Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong-USA......Age: 42 Hometown: Mesa, Arizona      

Senior Airman Jonathan A.V. Yelner-USAF......Age: 29 Hometown: Lafayette, California      

Lt. Miroslav (Steven) Zilberman-USN ......Age: 31 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio



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