A list of Valley's fallen heroes

March 16, 2013 


Family friend Renate Schmitz leads a prayer service in memory of Terry Hurne, who died Monday on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He graduated from Atwater High School in 1998.

ELIAS FUNEZ — efunez@modbee.com

Service members with central San Joaquin Valley ties who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan:


Army Spc. Terry Hurne, 34, Atwater High graduate


Army Pfc. Alejandro Jose "AJ" Pardo, 21, Granite Hills High graduate, Porterville


Army Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, Citrus High School (Porterville) graduate who also attended Clovis schools

Army Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr., 20, Porterville High graduate from Springville

Marine Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek, 22, Mt. Whitney High graduate, Visalia


Marine Sgt. Matthew Abbate, 26, attended Buchanan High and graduated from Sierra Charter School, Clovis

Army Cpl. Brett Land, 24, of Porterville

Army Staff Sgt. Brian Piercy, 27, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis


Army Pfc. Lukas Hopper, 20, Golden Valley High graduate, Merced

Marine Lance Cpl. Alfonso Ochoa Jr., 20, Hanford West High graduate, Hanford

Army Sgt. Joshua Soto, 25, Avenal High graduate

Army Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, Madera High graduate


Army Sgt. Frank J. Gasper, 25, Golden Valley High graduate, Merced

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony L. Capra, 31, formerly of Hanford

Army Sgt. Timothy P. Martin, 27, of Pixley, Monache High graduate


Air Force Senior Airman Nick Eischen, 24, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis

Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, 21, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis

Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Vasquez, 20, Coalinga High graduate

Army Cpl. Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22, of Hanford

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, 28, Alpaugh High graduate

Army Sgt. Steven Packer, 23, Clovis High graduate

Army Pfc. Daniel Courneya, 19, formerly of Fresno, moved to Michigan at age 10

Army Cpl. Michael Rojas, 21, Clovis East High graduate

Army Pfc. Rowan D. Walter, 25, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis


Marine Cpl. Joshua Pickard, 20, Merced County native

Army Cpl. Cesar Granados, 21, Le Grand High graduate

Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony "Tony" Edward Butterfield, 19, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis

Army Spc. Manuel Joaquin Holguin, 21, Woodlake High graduate

Air Force Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr., 22, formerly of Dinuba

Marine Pfc. Javier Chavez, 19, Orosi High graduate, Cutler


Army Sgt. Regina C. Reali, 25, Fresno High graduate

Army Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26, Corcoran High graduate

Marine Lance Cpl. John Anthony "JT" Lucente, 19, lived in Fresno until he was 14

Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 21, of Madera Ranchos

Marine Corps Sgt. Lindsey James, formerly of Corcoran


Marine Lance Cpl. Branden Paul Ramey, son of Randy Ramey of Madera Ranchos

Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard, 22, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis

Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Baro, 21, Buchanan High graduate, Clovis

Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow, 20, Lemoore High graduate

Army Spc. Daniel Paul Unger, 19, Exeter High graduate

Marine Lance Cpl. Travis J. Layfield, 19, formerly of Atwater

Army Sgt. Michael W. Mitchell, 25, Monache High graduate formerly of Porterville


Army Pfc. Karina Lau, 20, Livingston High graduate

Army 1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, Delano High graduate, Earlimart


Two more men with Valley ties were killed in 2005 during training in Kuwait:

Army Staff Sgt. Jose Carlos Rangel, 43, of Fresno

Army Capt. Joe Fenton Lusk II, 25, Reedley High graduate

Source: Fresno Bee staff librarians

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