A Note from The Virtual Wall
The 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry lost 15 men at Hung Long, in the An Lao Valley, on 08 April 1967:
- A Co, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry
- CPL Irvin S. Banks, Cumberland, VA
- CPL Terry L. Ellender, Sulphur, LA
- B Co, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry
- SSG James R. Banks, Dallas, TX
- 1LT Michael E. Kraft, Evansville, IN
- CPL Peter R. McCarthy, New York, NY
- SP4 Eddie J. Mickens, Parrish, AL
- SP4 William P. Neutzling, Pomeroy, OH
- PFC Roger L. Pugh, New York, NY
- CPL Michael A. Welch, Crockett, CA
- C Co, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry
- SSG Nathan E. Peacock, Winter Garden, FL
- PFC Michael L. Priest, Idaho Falls, ID
- PFC Mcclure Thackerson, Hickory, NC
- SGT Evaristo Vilano, Corpus Christi, TX
- SP4 Gary E. Whipple, Pittsburgh, PA
- HHC, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry
- PFC Mance K. Hargraves, Washington, DC
Airman killed in Iraq
9/30/2005 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- An improvised explosive device killed a female Airman during a convoy mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 21, was providing convoy security Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device.
The Riviera Beach, Fla., native was assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Jacobson had been in the Air Force for two years and had been deployed to Iraq for more than three months.
She is the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
"She was an outstanding Airman who embraced life and took on all the challenges and responsibilities with extraordinary commitment to her country, her comrades and her family," said Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander at Goodfellow.
"Her dedication to the U.S. Air Force and serving her country was evident in all aspects of who this young lady was," he said.
"Team Goodfellow and the San Angelo community are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our cherished family members," Colonel Bethel said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. We ask that all Americans keep Airman Jacobson, her family and the men and women serving in the military, overseas and in the United States in their thoughts and prayers as they continue to keep America free."
Army Spc. Christopher T. Monroe,
19, of Kendallville, Ind., assigned to the Army Reserve's 785th Military Police Battalion, Fraser, Mich., killed Oct. 25 when his 5-ton truck was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian vehicle in Basra, Iraq.