There have been many lost as a result of September 11th 2001 and the subsequent actions related to the response against that cowardly attack.  We wanted to highlight several who were directly or indirectly linked to this program.  

Among the members of our core team, we have lost the following. Regretfully, we cannot provide the full name of several members due to the nature of their work:

Master Sergeant Jeff “Gunny” Guay 

Troy Johnson 

Mike Johnson 

Brad Clark 

Bill Grimes 



Master Sergeant Jeff “Gunny” Guay

Troy Johnson

Bill Grimes

During Operation Anaconda, as described in the Robert’s Ridge events, seven warriors were lost. 

USAF TSgt John A. Chapman 

USAF SrA Jason D. Cunningham 

USN PO1 Neil C. Roberts 

US Army Cpl Matthew A. Commons 

US Army Sgt Bradley S. Crose 

US Army SPC Marc A. Anderson 

US Army Sgt Phillip Svitach 

While not on our team, a close friend of Mark’s was lost in Afghanistan, Master Sgt Donny Davis  

On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole (DDG 67) was the target of a terrorist attack in the port of Aden, Yemen, during a scheduled refueling. The Sailors that lost their lives are:

Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow 

Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Luis Gunn 

Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels

Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer 

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders 

Ensign Andrew Triplett 

Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley 

Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter 

Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis 

Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna 

Engineman 2nd Class Mark Ian Nieto 

Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens 

Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett 

Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy 

Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Kevin Shawn Rux 

Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago 

Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr. 

During 2002 operations in a classified location, an entire US Marine Corps KC-130 flight crew was lost in the process of bringing us a vital supply of fuel. They crashed in the mountains on approach to the airfield. Marines who perished are:

Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft 

Capt. Daniel G. McCollum 

Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson 

Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen 

Sgt. Nathan P. Hays 

Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters 

Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand