Remembering WNY's fallen on Memorial Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - As Memorial Day approaches 7 Eyewitness News wants to honor and pay tribute to the heroic men and women who have perished since the beginning of the War on Terror in 2002. 

Below you will find a list of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, may these brave men and women forever rest in peace.

2002:
*Peter Tycz II – Army Sergeant First Class
    Death: June 12, 2002 – Afghanistan
    Hometown: Tonawanda
    Age: 32   


2003:
    *Eric Orlowski: Marine Lance Corporal
      Death: March 22, 2003 – Iraq
      Hometown: Buffalo
      Age: 26

    *Tamario Burkett: Marine Lance Corporal
      Death: March 23, 2003 – Iraq
      Hometown: Erie County
      Age: 21

   *David Evans Junior: Army Private
     Death: May 25, 2003 – Iraq
     Hometown: Buffalo
      Age: 18

     *Heath A. McMillin: Army National Guard
       Death: July 27, 2003 – Iraq
       Hometown: Canandaigua
       Age: 29
      

      *Michael L. Williams: Army National Specialist
        Hometown: Buffalo
        Death: October 17, 2003 – Iraq
        Age: 46   

      *Charles E. Bush Jr.: Army Specialist
        Death: December 19, 2003 – Iraq
        Hometown: Buffalo
        Age: 43

2004:
     *Shawn M. Clemens: Army Staff Sergeant
        Death: January 29, 2004 – Afghanistan
        Hometown: Allegany
        Age: 28

      *David M. McKeever: Army Sergeant
        Death: April 5, 2004 – Iraq
        Hometown: Buffalo
        Age: 25

     *Jason Dunham: Marine Corporal
       Death: April 22, 2004 – Iraq
       Hometown: Scio
       Age: 22

     *Phillip L. Witkowski: Army Sergeant
       Death: May 1, 2004 – Afghanistan
       Hometown: Fredonia
       Age: 24

     *Brian K. Baker: Army Specialist
       Death: November 7, 2004 – Iraq
       Hometown: West Seneca
       Age: 27

    *James C. Matteson: Army Staff Sergeant
      Death: November 12, 2004 – Iraq
      Hometown: Celeron
      Age: 23

    *David L. Rostum: Army National Guard Specialist
      Death: November 20, 2004 – Iraq
      Hometown: West Seneca
      Age: 22

    *Cari Anne Gasiewicz: Army Sergeant
      Death: December 4, 2004 – Iraq
      Hometown: Depew
      Age: 28

2005:
    *Jeff LeBrun: Army Specialist
      Death: January 1, 2005 – Iraq
      Hometown: Buffalo
      Age: 21

    *Christopher W. Dill: Army Reserve Staff Sergeant
      Death: April 4, 2005 – Iraq
      Hometown: Tonawanda
      Age: 32

    *Jacob M. Pfister: Army Corporal
      Death: April 19, 2005- Iraq
      Hometown: Buffalo
      Age: 27

   *Charles S. Cooper Jr.: Army Private
     Death: April 29, 2005 – Iraq 
     Hometown: Jamestown
     Age:  19

   *Michael M. McGreevy- Navy Lieutenant
     Death: June 28, 2005 – Afghanistan
     Hometown: Portville
     Age: 30

   *Terrence K. Crowe: Army Reserve Lieutenant
     Death: June 7, 2005 – Iraq
     Hometown: Grand Island
     Age: 44

   *Robert V. Derenda: Army Sergeant
     Death: August 5, 2005 – Iraq
     Hometown: UB Graduate
     Age: 42

   *Aram J. Bass: Army Staff Sergeant
     Death: November 23, 2005 – Iraq
     Hometown: Niagara Falls
     Age: 25


2006:
   *Benjamin C. Schuster: Army National Guard
     Death: February 25, 2006 – Iraq
     Hometown: Williamsville
     Age: 21

   *Michael D. Rowe: Army Sergeant
     Death: March 28, 2006, Iraq
     Hometown: none given
     Age: 23

   *Christopher T. Howick: Army Staff Sergeant
     Death: May 5, 2006 – Afghanistan
     Hometown: Hamburg
     Age: 34

   *Howard S. March: Marine Lance Corporal
     Death: September 24, 2006 – Iraq
     Hometown: Buffalo
     Age: 20

   *Travis C. Krege: Army Private 1st Class
     Death: December 6, 2006 – Iraq
     Hometown: Cheektowaga
     Age: 24

   *Jason Denfrund: Army Sergeant
    Death: December 25, 2006 – Iraq
    Hometown: Cattaraugus
    Age: 24

2007: 
*Lorne E. Henry: Army Corporal
    Death: February 27, 2007 – Iraq
    Hometown: Niagara Falls
    Age: 21

*Dwayne A. Covert Jr.: Army Private 1st Class
   Death: November 3, 2007 – Iraq
   Hometown: Tonawanda
   Age: 20

   *Daniel J. Shaw: Army Sergeant
     Death: November 5, 2007 – Iraq
     Hometown: West Seneca
     Age: 23

   *Steven C. Ganczewski: Army Sergeant
    Death: November 16, 2007 – Iraq
    Hometown: Niagara Falls
    Age: 22

2009:
   *Albert R. Jex: Army Private 1st Class
     Death: February 9, 2009 – Iraq
     Hometown: none given
     Age: 23

   *Daniel J. Beard: Army Sergeant
    Death: April 3, 2009 – Iraq
    Hometown: Buffalo
    Age: 24

   *Alan Dikics: Army Specialist
    Death: March 5, 2009- Afghanistan
    Hometown: Niagara Falls
    Age: 21


  *Aaron Kenefick:  Marine Gunnery Sergeant
    Death: September 8, 2009 – Afghanistan
    Hometown: Attended Williamsville South
    Age: 30


*Jason M. Johnston: Army Specialist
    Death: December 26, 2009- Afghanistan
    Hometown: Albion
    Age: 24

2010:
*Frank J. World: Marine Sergeant
   Death: April 1, 2010 – Afghanistan
   Hometown: Buffalo
   Age: 25

*Timothy Serwinowski: Marine Lance Corporal
  Death: June 21, 2010 – Afghanistan
  Hometown: North Tonawanda
  Age: 21

*Blake Whipple: Army Specialist
   Death: November 5, 2010- Afghanistan
   Hometown: Williamsville
   Age: 21


2011:
  *Michael Lammerts: Army Sergeant
    Death: April 4, 2011 – Afghanistan
    Hometown: Tonawanda
    Age: 26

  *Kevin White: Army Sergeant
    Death: May 2, 2011 – Afghanistan
    Hometown: Westfield
    Age: 22

  *Aaron Swanson: Marine Lance Corporal
    Death: February 7, 2011- Afghanistan
    Hometown:  Jamestown
    Age: 21

2012:
   *William R. Wilson: Army Staff Sergeant
     Death: March 26, 2012 – Afghanistan
     Hometown: Getzville
     Age: 27

   *Brett Gornewicz: Army Specialist
     Death: November 3, 2012 – Afghanistan
     Hometown: Alden
     Age: 27

2015:
   *John J. Levulis: U.S. Army
     Death: May 15, 2015
     Hometown: Eden
     Age: 25

2016:
*Andrew Byers: Special Forces
Death: November 3, 2016
Hometown: Clarence
Age: 30

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