Remember the Fallen: April

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This month please remember these women who died during April while serving our country in or during war times:

 

3 Apr 1944:                   WAFS Evelyn Sharp, WW II

3 Apr 1998:                   USAF TSGT Shelly Kelly assigned to the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed. She survived the crash, found several hours later, placed on a helicopter and evacuated to the hospital, but strangely, was dead on arrival of a broken neck, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   USAF TSGT Cheryl Turnage, Steward assigned to the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   CIVILIAN Kathryn Hoffman, Commerce Senior Advisor for Strategic Scheduling and Special Initiatives onboard the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   CIVILIAN Carol Hamilton, Commerce Press Secretary to the Secretary onboard the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   CIVILIAN Gail Dobert, Commerce Deputy Director, Office of Business Liaison onboard the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   CIVILIAN Naomi Warbasse, Commerce Deputy Director, Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center onboard the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 1998:                   CIVILIAN Kathryn Kellogg, Commerce Confidential Assistant, Office of Business Liaison onboard the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed, CROATIA

3 Apr 2009:                   USN FN Amber L Winbourne, 23, onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt from sudden cardiac while in the English Channel enroute to Portsmouth, England

4 Apr 1975:                   USAF CPT Mary Therese Klinker, 27, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Barbara Adams, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Clara Bayot, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Nova Bell, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Arleta Bertwell, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Helen Blackburn, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Ann Bottorff, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Celeste Brown, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Vivienne Clark, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Juanita Creel, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Mary Ann Crouch, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Dorothy Curtiss, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Twila Donelson, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Helen Drye, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Theresa Drye (child), VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Mary Lyn Eichen, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Elizabeth Fugino, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Ruthanne Gasper, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Beverly Herbert, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Penelope Hindman, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Vera Hollibaugh, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Dorothy Howard, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Barbara Kauvulia, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Barbara Maier, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Rebecca Martin, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Sara Martini, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Martha Middlebrook, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Katherine Moore, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Marta Moschkin, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Marion Polgrean, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN June Poulton, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Joan Pray, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Sayonna Randall, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Anne Reynolds, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Marjorie Snow, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Laurie Stark (teacher), VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Barbara Stout, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Doris Jean Watkins, VIETNAM

4 Apr 1975:                   CIVILIAN Sharon Wesley, VIETNAM

4 Apr 2009:                   USA PFC Cassaundra N Beckel, 19, murdered by husband at Ft Bliss, TX

5 Apr 1991:                   USN AG1 (AW) Shirley Marie (Mellon) Cross, died in Oman, DESERT STORM

6 Apr 2005:                   USA SGM Barbaralien Banks, 41, AFGHANISTAN

6 Apr 2005:                   SCARNG SPC Chrystal Gaye Stout, 23, AFGHANISTAN

6 Apr 2013:                   CIVILIAN Anne Smedinghoff, 25, vehicle bombing, AFGHANISTAN

7 Apr 2004:                   USA SPC Tyanna S. (Avery) Felder, 22, IRAQ

7 Apr 2006:                   USA SPC Chauna Lynn Corethers-Turks, 30, dead in barracks Ger    many

8 Apr 2006:                   USMC L/CPL Juana Navarro Arellano, 24, non-combat gunshot, IRAQ

8 Apr 2007:                   USA PFC MarciAnna (Rivera) Bennington, 18, murdered by husband, Killeen, TX

8 Apr 2013:                   USAR PVT Michelle L Miller, 17, murdered in MD

9 Apr 2004:                   WIARNG SPC Michelle M. Witmer, 20, IRAQ

10 Apr 1944:       USA WAC PVT Byrl Babock, murdered by husband, Des Moines, IA

10 Apr 1944:       WASP Marie Ethel Sharon, WW II

11 Apr 1943:       USA PFC Rita McCarthy, unknown causes, WWII

12 APR 2008:      USA SPC Diana (Juarez) Mota, 30, murdered by husband, Killeen, TX

13 Apr 1945:       USA ANC LT Christine A Gasvoda, medevac crash, WW II

14 Apr 1994:       USAF 1LT Laura Piper, 25, her helicopter was shot down by a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet in what the military later called “a tragic series of errors”, IRAQ

14 Apr 2012:       USA PFC Kelli Bordeaux, 23, murdered, Ft Bragg, NC

15 Apr 1988:       USN RM3 Angela S Santos, 21, USO Naples, Italy bombing

15 Apr 2005:       USA SPC Aleina Ramirez-Gonzalez, 33, IRAQ

16 Apr 1944:       WASP Jayne Elizabeth Erickson, WW II

16 Apr 1944:       WASP Mary Holmes Howson, WW II

16 Apr 2005:       CIVILIAN Marla Ruzicka, 28, humanitarian, IRAQ

18 Apr 2002:       USN SN Katrina Grady, assigned to the USS Port Royal, died at Bethesda, MD

18 Apr 2005:       USA PFC Sam Williams Huff, 18, IRAQ

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Rebecca Anderson, 37, rescuer, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       USA SFC Lola Renee Bolden, 40, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Karen Gist Carr, 32, Army Recruiting Advertising Assistant, MurrahBuilding Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Peggy Louise Holland, 37, Army Recruiting Computer Specialist,Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       USAF A1C Lakesha R. Levy, 21, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       USAF A1C Cartney Jean McRaven, 19, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Claudine Ritter, 48, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       USA MSG Victoria Lee Sohn, 36, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Dolores M. Stratton, 51, Army Recruiting Personnel Clerk, MurrahBuilding Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Kayla Titsworth, 3, who was with her surviving parents in the Army Recruiting Battalion office, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

19 Apr 1995:       CIVILIAN Wanda Watkins, 49, Army Recruiting Clerk, Murrah Building Bombing, OKC

20 Apr 2008:       USN NC Cherie Morton, 40, died in her quarters in Bahrain

22 April 2009:     USA PFC Jaynie May Askew, 43, apparent suicide after failing combat medic training test at Ft Sam Houston, TX

24 Apr 1944:       USA ANC 2LT Thelma W Rounds, suicide, London

25 Apr 1944:       WASP Edith “Edy” Clayton Keene, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC 2LT Margaret Billings, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC 2LT Frances Chelsey, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC Evelyn Eckert, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC 2LT Ida Greenwood, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC 1LT Florence Grewer, WW II

28 Apr 1945:       USA ANC 2LT Dorothy Stanke, WW II

30 Apr 1991:       USA PVT Candace Daniel, 20, accident in Kuwait, DESERT STORM

 

You can learn a little more about these women as well as those who died in The Pentagon on 9/11/01 and in the Oklahoma City bombing by going to my webpages honoring them at:

 

www.nooniefortin.com/iraq.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/afghanistan.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/otherareas.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/thepentagon.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/okc.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/desertstorm.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/vietnam.htm

www.nooniefortin.com/earlierwars.htm

 

If I have left anyone off--kindly let me know. I am still trying to find exact dates for those who died in earlier wars--those women will be listed each January if I can't find any other dates.

 

Noonie Fortin
1SG, USA (Ret)
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A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The People of the United States of America", for any amount "up to and including my life". ~ Author unknown.