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25, born in Anna, graduated from
LESTER, GARY JOE 25, Plano, S/Sgt. US MARINE CORPS, Helicopter Crew Chief serving onboard the carrier, USS Guadalcanal. Killed, along with four others, when his helicopter, from the USS Guadalcanal, went down in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark, 14 September, 1982, while participating in NATO exercises. All hands were lost at sea. His body, and those of the three other Marines and one Sailor onboard, were not recovered. A memorial marker stands at Arlington National Cemetery in S/Sgt. Lester's honor.
Frisco High School Class of 2006, Sgt. US Army National Guard. Cavalry Scout and
combat veterans of the War in Iraq. Killed 21 March, 2009 in a traffic accident
while stationed at Camp Swift in Austin, Texas, awaiting deployment to
JOYCE, JAMES CASEY 24, Plano, Sgt. US ARMY, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, out of Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed in action as he attempted to save the life of one of his fellow soldiers, 3 Oct. 1993. The story of the mission is told in the book and movie "Black Hawk Down." Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
BOATRIGHT, MICHAEL LUKE 25, Frisco, Sgt. US ARMY, 20th Engineer Bn. 1st Cavalry Div. KIA 4 Dec, 2004, by a roadside bomb, while involved in combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.
BURKS, PETER HASKELL 26, Celina, 2nd Lt. US ARMY, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment. KIA 14 November, 2007.
CRAVER, JOHNNY K. 37, McKinney, 2nd Lt. US ARMY 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division KIA 13 October, 2006.
DUCKWORTH, ERIC T. 26, Plano S/Sgt US ARMY 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade , KIA 10 Oct. 2007.
HANLEY, TIMOTHY J. 24, McKinney, SPC US ARMY Bravo Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Born 13 June, 1983, died 25 September, 2007.
HAYES, JACOB D. 24, Allen & Plano, Lance/Corporal US MARINE CORPS, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Born 28 July, 1984, died 17 December 2008 as a result of injuries received in Iraq. Buried at Ridgeview Memorial Park.
SMITH, BRIAN DREW 30, McKinney, 2nd Lt., US ARMY, Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Infantry Division. KIA 2 July, 2004.
TROVILLION, TYLER SETH 23, Plano, Cpl. US MARINE CORPS, 1st. Bn. 5th Marine Regt. 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division. KIA 15 June, 2005. Buried at Ridgeview Memorial Park.
COURCY, PETER JOHN
Frisco, Cpl. US ARMY, D Company, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st
Airborne Division, died on 10 February,
2009 from wounds suffered when his vehicle struck by a car bomb in Salerno, Afghanistan.
BOARD, CODY A. 19, McKinney, PFC, 2009 graduate of McKinney North High School, killed in action near Mirwais, Afghanistan, on 4 October, 2010. Killed by an enemy improvised explosive device while serving with 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.
WELCH, ROBERT F. III
26, 1st Lt. US Army,
2003 graduate of
MATTHEW R. COURTOIS, 22, of Lucas, Eagle Scout, Senior Airman US AIR FORCE, 366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, erved one tour of duty in Iraq, died 20 September, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait. Buried at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
TIMOTHY BARBER, 18, McKinney, 4th Class Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. Killed in a plane crash December 31, 2016, in McKinney. While home on leave, in a small private plane piloted by his father, a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, it was struck by another aircraft and crashed in the middle of Custer Road. He and his father are buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
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