Knights of Targoth Order of Veterans

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This page is a memorial for military and veterans who have passed from our lives.  This page can never really be completed, but we will be continually putting in names.  If you have the name of a special person who you want to be included, email it to us and we'll put it on here.  We'd need his/her name, branch of service, dates served, date of birth and date of death, but if you don't have all that, then whatever information you can give us would be helpful.
Thank you.

I want to take the time to honor the over 2400 lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  There are too many names to list on this site, but I am attaching a link to a site I found where you may read the names of the brave men and women who died in that cowardly attack by the Japanese.


Pearl Harbor Casualties

Delbert Belton - U.S. Army.  Served 1945.  WWII Vet.  Died Aug 22, 2013, murdered by being savagely and senselessly beaten by several teens.
John Basilone - 3 years in U.S. Army.  Transferred to U.S. Marines in 1940.  Gunnery Sergeant.  Killed in action 19 Feb 1945 in Iwo Jima. (only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross)
Lawrence Gordon - Private 1st Class.  U.S. Army.  Killed in action approx. 13 Aug. 1944. 
These 12 names are Air Force men who died on June 25, 1996 when terrorists bombed the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  They were from Eglin AFB, Florida with the 33rd Fighter Wing.  This was my unit during my time in the Air Force and I remember the day when we received the news.
Master Sgt. Kendall K. Kitson Jr
Tech Sgt. Patrick P. Fennig
Tech Sgt. Daniel B. Cafourek
Tech Sgt. Thanh Van Nguyen
SGT Millard D. Campbell
Senior Airman Earl F. Cartrette Jr
Senior Airman Jeremy A. Taylor
Airman 1st Class Brent E. Marthaler
Airman 1st Class Brian W. McVeigh
Airman 1st Class Peter J. Morgera
Airman 1st Class Joseph E. Rimkus
Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Woody       
These 7 names died in the same explosion but were from a different base.  They are still brothers-in-arms
Captain Christopher J. Adams
Captain Leland T. Haun
Master Sgt. Michael G. Heiser
Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Johnson
Staff Sgt. Ronald L. King
Airman 1st Class Christopher Lester
Airman 1st Class Justin R. Wood        
John Levitow, Airman 1st Class.  Lowest ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to receive Medal of Honor.  Served in Viet Nam.  Died 8 November 2000.
Christopher Scott Kyle - U.S. Navy.  Former SEAL.   Died February 2, 2013
General David C. Jones - U.S. Army (Retired 1982). Died Aug. 10, 2013.
Casey Highberger - Specialist U.S. Army
James Eldon Hoerig - Master Sgt.  U.S. Army (Ret) Marksman and demolition expert.  Died 7-15-2013
These are the 13 men and women killed on 5 November, 2009 in the Ft. Hood Shooting.  Although this page is for military and veterans, in a case like this, the civilians who died deserve to be listed as much as the servicemen. 
Michael Grant Cahill - age 62 - Civilian Physician Assistant
Libardo Eduardo Caraveo - age 52 - Major
Justin Michael DeCrow - age 32 - Staff Sergeant
John P. Gaffaney - age 56 - Captain 
Frederick Greene - age 29 - Specialist
Jason Dean Hunt - age 22 - Specialist
Amy Sue Krueger - age 29 - Staff Sergeant
Aaron Thomas Nemelka - age 19 - Private First Class
Michael S. Pearson - age 22 - Private First Class
Russell Gilbert Seager - age 51 - Captain
Francheska Velez - age 21 - Private First Class (Pregnant, baby also died)
Juanita L. Warman - age 55 - Lieutenant Colonel
Kham See Xiong - age 23 - Private First Class
The names below are the victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington DC on Monday, 16 September 2013. 
  • Michael Arnold, 59, of Lorton, Virginia 
  • Sylvia Frasier, 53, of Waldorf, Maryland
  • Kathy Gaarde, 62, of Woodbridge, Virginia
  • John Roger Johnson, 73, of Derwood, Maryland
  • Frank Kohler, 50, of Tall Timbers, Maryland
  • Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46, of Waldorf, Maryland
  • Vishnu Shalchendia Pandit, 61, of North Potomac, Maryland
  • Arthur Daniels, 51, of Washington, DC
  • Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston, Virginia
  • Gerald L. Read, 58, of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Martin Bodrog, 54, of Annandale, Virginia
  • Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, of Westminster, Maryland
    Matthew Blanchad - Private First Class.  Killed in action in Bosnia, 1996
    Michael Landsberry -Age 45 - School teacher.  Former USMC, later Nevada Air National Guard - Killed Monday, 21 October 2013 while protecting the life of his students from another student with a gun.
     Edward "Babe" Heffron - December 3, 2013 (Age 90) Private 1st Class, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army
    Larry Martin Hagman - U.S. Air Force.  1952-1956.  Died 23 November 2013
    Ralph Waite - U.S. Marine Corps.  1946 to 1948.  Died 13 Feb. 2014
    James La Rue Avery - U.S. Navy 1968-1969.  Died 31 Dec 2013
    Spc. John Pelham. 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, N.C. - killed in action 12 Feb 2014
    USMC Gunnery Sergeant Monica Plank, 34, 16 Feb 2014
    Walter Ehlers born in Junction City, Kansas.  Last surviving Medal of Honor winner from Omaha Beach.  U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant.  Died 20 Feb 2014.
    Daniel "Chappie" James -- U.S.A.F. General (4 Stars).  11 Feb, 1920 – 25 Feb, 1978
    Walter L. Wheatley. Staff Sergeant.  U.S. Army.  World War II Veteran.  Silver star recipient.
    William "Wild Bill" Guarnere - Staff Sergeant.  U.S. Army, World War II.  2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  Died 8 March 2014. 
    Glenn Edward McDuffie - U.S. Navy.  May 31, 1927 – March 14, 2014.  Best known for kissing nurse Edith Shain in a photo taken after the ending of World War II.
     Leonard White - U.S. Air Force Police.   March 16, 1932- December 2, 1993 
     Walt Richardson - One of the original Tuskegee Airmen.  Chief Master Sergeant.  U.S. Army Air Forces/U.S. Air Force.  Died 29 March, 2014
    Pat Tillman. - age 27, died 22 April, 2004.  Inspired to join the army after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, he turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals. Killed in action in Afghanistan.  Posthumously promoted from Specialist to Corporal. His military decorations include the Silver Star and Purple Heart (posthumous).
    On 2 April, 2014, Ft. Hood suffered another shooting, this time from a crazed military gunman, Specialist. Ivan Lopez, who we seeking treatment for PSD.  He turned the gun on himself before capture.  3 soldiers were killed in this senseless act of violence.  Here, we humbly honor their names:

    Sgt. Timothy Owens – age 37

    Sgt. 1st Class Danny Ferguson – age 39

    Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez – age 38


    Lori Ann Piestewa - Specialist, U.S. Army.  1st Native American woman (Hopi tribe) to die in combat while serving in U.S. military.  1st woman killed in U.S. military in Iraq.  Killed in combat 23 March, 2003.  Age 23.


    Mickey Rooney.  Enlisted in U.S. Army and served 21 months until the end of second World War.  Spent his life entertaining the troops.  Died at age 93 on 6 April, 2014.


    James Shelton Kellogg - U.S. Navy.  Served during World War II.  Died December 1999.

    William T. Carneal  - Private 1st Class, U.S. Army.  Died age 24 on 7 July 1944,  body never found and presumed dead on that date.  Remains found and identified and will be buried 25 April, 2014 in hometown of Paducah, Kentucky. 

    Jennifer Moreno- Captain, U.S. Army.  Nurse.  Age 25.  Died 5 October 2013 while attempting to rescue a fellow soldier during an attack in the city of Kandahar. 

    Patrick Hawkins - Sergeant, U.S. Army.  Died during attack on 5 October 2013 in Kandahar. 

    Cody Patterson - Specialist, U.S. Army.  Died during attack on 5 October 2013 in Kandahar.

    Martin Barreras - Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army.  2nd Batallion, 5th Infantry Regiment.  Died from wounds suffered in Herat province in Afghanistan.  Age 49 from Tuscon, AZ.  Died 13 May, 2014. 

    Dwayne W. Flores - Specialist, U.S. Army.  Sacrificed his life for others.

    Matthew H. Walker - Private 1st Class.  Age 20.  1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne.  Died 5 June, 2014 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Paktika Province in Afghanistan.