Memorial to our deceased veterans who served from the end of Desert Storm to present
Please let us know of anyone who is a descendant of any of our featured families who died in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan or other military counter-terrorism operations.  We also wish to honor any veteran from this period who has since died in service or after discharge.



SGT. KEITH E. BENNETT, 28th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Killed when a suicide car bomb exploded during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq, on December 11, 2005.  Keith was from Holtwood, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Harry E. Bennett and Carol Lucy Hasson Bennett Miller.  He was the direct descendant of William Christopher Nicholson and Elizabeth Jane Trowbridge (3rd great grandparents), Jonathan (John) Trowbridge and Keziah Moore (4th great grandparents) and Samuel Trowbridge and Christiann Dumire (5th great grandparents). SOURCE: Margaret Jean (Bennett) Jones, October, 2008 (e-mail); "The Tribune Democrat," Johnstown, Pennsylvania, List of Pa. Soldiers Killed in Iraq;


PFC GEOFFREY A. WHITSITT, Army Airborne, 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, age 21 of Taylors, South Carolina was one of two Army soldiers who were killed on January 13, 2010 at Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan from the explosion of a Taliban planted IED (Improvised Explosive Device) near their vehicle. His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal- Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.  His funeral was held at the North Hills Community Church in Taylors with burial at the Woodlawn Memorial Park.  Private Whitsitt leaves behind an older brother Steve who serves in the Navy and parents Debbie and Steve Whitsitt.  Sources:  The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 30, 2010, "U.S. MILITARY DEATHS."; Patriot Guard Riders forum;, Columbia, S. C., Jan. 16, 2010; YouTube video, WYFF Channel 4, Greenville, S. C.; CSPAN, U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) Tribute to Pfc Whitsitt.
Ronald N. Wall
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