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In Memory of MA Soldiers

On Memorial Day, Morning Edition takes a few minutes to remember the soldiers with Bay State ties who've lost their lives since 2001. We recall their names here, and share some memories of the men.

The toll is 49, according to a Defense Department list, starting with Massachusetts' first casualty in Afghanistan.

1) Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel H. Petithory, 32, Cheshire, Mass., December 5, 2001, Afghanistan

2) Army Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Rushforth Jr., 35, Middleboro, Mass., February 21, 2002

3) Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas L. Robinson, 38, Kingston, Mass., Oct. 23, 2002, Bahrain

4) ARMY Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, Dracut, Mass., April 2, 2003, Iraq

5) Marine 1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, Pembroke, Mass., April 4, 2003, Iraq

6) Marine Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, 29, Rehobeth, Mass., April 4, 2003, Iraq

7) Marine Capt. Seth R. Michaud, 27, Hudson, Mass., June 6, 2003, Djibouti

8) Army Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, 23, Townsend, Mass., July 20, 2003, Iraq

9) Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara, 40, New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 1, 2003, Iraq

10) Army Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, 19, Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 29, 2003, Afghanistan

11) Army Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, 28, Wakefield, Mass., Oct. 16, 2003

12) Army Pfc. John D. Hart, 20, Bedford, Mass., Oct. 18, 2003, Iraq

13) Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, Boston, Mass., Nov. 7, 2003, Iraq

14) Army Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, Pittsfield, Mass., Dec. 18, 2003, Iraq

15) Army Sgt. Theodore L. Perreault, 33, Webster, Mass., December 23, 2003, Cuba

16) Army Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, 22, Lynn, Mass., Jan. 21, 2004, Iraq

17) Army Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells, 29, Massachusetts, Feb. 25, 2004, Iraq

18) Army Sgt. Daniel J. Londono, 22, Boston, Mass., March 13, 2004, Iraq

19) Marine Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, Methuen, Mass., March 19, 2004, Iraq

20) Marine Lance Cpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess, 20, Plymouth, Mass., March 25 2004, Iraq

21) Army Spc. Peter G. Enos, 24, South Dartmouth, Mass., April 9, 2004 Iraq

22) Army Pfc. Norman Darling, 29, Middleboro, Mass., April 29, 2004, Iraq

23) Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, 25, Chelmsford, Mass., May 21, 2004, Iraq

24) Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, 37, Needham, Mass., May 29, 2004

25) Army Pfc. Markus J. Johnson, 20, Springfield, Mass., June 1, 2004, Iraq

26) Marine Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, Bristol, Mass., July 5, 2004, Iraq

27) Marine Gunnery Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio, 30, Milford, Mass., Aug. 4, 2004, Iraq

28) Marine Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, 20, Randolph, Mass., Aug. 25, 2004, Iraq

29) Army Staff Sgt. Darren James Cunningham, 40, Groton, Mass., Sept. 30, 2004, Iraq

30) Marine Cpl. Brian Oliveira, 22, Raynham, Mass., Oct. 25, 2004, Iraq

31) Marine Lance Cpl. Travis R. Desiato, 19, Bedford, Mass., Nov. 15, 2004 Iraq

32) Army Capt. Christopher J. Sullivan, 29, Princeton, Mass., Jan. 18, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq,

33) Marine 1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, Granville, Mass., Jan. 26, 2005, Iraq

34) Marine Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., 31, Weymouth, Mass., Jan. 28, 2005, Iraq

35) Army Capt. David S. Connolly, 37, Boston, Mass., April 6, 2005, Afghanistan

36) Army Sgt. Michael J. Kelley, 26, Scituate, Mass., June 8, 2005, Afghanistan

37) Marine Capt. John W. Maloney, 36, Chicopee, Mass., June 16, 2005, Iraq

38) Army Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, 43, Marblehead, Mass., June 16, 2005, Afghanistan

39) Army 1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, 25, Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 1, 2005, Afghanistan

40) Army Sgt. Pierre A. Raymond, 28, Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 20, 2005, Landstuhl, Germany

41) Marine Lance Cpl. Shayne M. Cabino, 19, Franklin, Mass., Oct. 6, 2005, Iraq

42) Army Capt. Joel E. Cahill, 34, of Norwood, Mass., Nov. 6, 2005, Iraq

43) Army Cpl. Donald E. Fisher II, 21, Avon, Mass., Nov. 11, 2005, Iraq

44) Marine Lance Cpl. Nickolas D. Schiavoni, 26, Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 15, 2005, Iraq

45) Marine Cpl. Scott J. Procopio, 20, Saugus, Mass., April 2, 2006, Iraq

46) Army Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot, 19, Fall River, Mass., April 22, 2006, Iraq

47) Marine Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford, 19, New Bedford, Mass., April 26, 2006, Iraq

48) Army Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., 19, Worcester, Mass., May 5, 2006, Afghanistan

(Source: Department of Defense)

This program aired on May 29, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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