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Army SSGT Joseph M. Kane

Army SSGT Joseph M. Kane, 35, Belfair, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 14, 2006 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.
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Sponsor: Mikayla, Daniel & Brendan
Banner Location: Highway 3, Belfair
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Staff SGT Christopher Bunda

Staff SGT Christopher Bunda, 29. Stryker brigade soldier drowned Jan. 25, 2004, patrolling in police boat that capsized in Tigris River. Body recovered Feb. 10. Bunda is the first West Sound soldier to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sponsor: American Legion Post 68
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Replaced 07/2015, 01/2017

Staff SGT Michael Lee Burbank

Staff SGT Michael Lee Burbank, 34, of Bremerton, died Oct. 11, 2004, in Mosul when a vegetable truck loaded with explosives blew up his Stryker military vehicle, leaving a 5-foot deep crater. Ten soldiers under his command were injured. Burbank was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis. A Bremerton High graduate and seven-year-Army veteran, he was scheduled to come home in a week. Wife, Shela Culley, Bremerton.
Sponsor: American Legion Post 149
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Replaced 07/2015, 01/2017

STS1(SS) Sean Ellison

Petty Officer First Class Sean Kristian Ellison, 30, passed away unexpectedly in Bremerton, Washington on Sunday, January 21, 2018 while on active duty ashore at the Naval Submarine Base in Bangor, Washington.

Sean was a Submarine Sonar Technician and served on the USS Michigan, SSGN727, where he earned his submarine “Dolphins” qualification badge. While on board the Michigan, he served as Leading Petty Officer and Sonar Supervisor and earned five Navy and Marine Corps Commendations. Sean loved his job in the Navy and loved being on a submarine at sea.

Born in Hawai’i, Sean lived there, Oregon, Connecticut and Washington. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking and kayaking as well as being a music and film buff. In addition, Sean was a loyal Seattle Sounders, Mariners and Sonics fan.

Sean loved being surrounded by his family. In his passing he leaves behind his beloved wife, and two daughters, father, mother, brothers and sisters – all who miss him dearly – he is gone but not forgotten.


SGT Brandon Hocking

SGT Brandon Hocking (Big Hock), 24, of Seattle, Wash.; assigned to 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 21 in Samarra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Sponsor: Warrior Brotherhood Veterans M/C
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
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Dustin C Lamoureux

Dustin C Lamoureux, in loving memory’s that keeps you alive in our heart’s and soul’s so you shall never be forgotten….DUSTIN C. LAMOUREUX PFC US ARMY PERSION GULF OCT 24TH 1970 – DEC 5th 1990….John 3:16
Sponsor: Gold Wing Riders Chapter WAB
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Installed 04/2018
Replaced 06/2020

PFC Charles B. Hester

PFC Charles B. Hester, 23, died in Baghdad, on May 26, 2007, when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb. Hester was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis’ Stryker Brigade Combat Team, which has been in Iraq since June.
Sponsor: Friends & Co-workers of Hester & Flanig’s
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
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Phillip Dean Mobley

CORPORAL Phillip Dean Mobley. March 1991 – Killed during ground war in Iraq, Mobley was 26 years-old. He liked to ride fast motorcycles on the Autobahn when we were in Germany at 3d Armored Division Headquarters at Drake Kaserne in Frankfurt. On the road into the desert he asked me to take a few pictures for him of some camels so that he could send them back to his mother in Missouri. One of the last things he said to me on the way into the desert was, “ this it?” He told his aunt, “If I don’t make it, put me under a tree.” He was killed by a land mine just after the cease fire went into effect and one day after his seven-year enlistment in the Army was scheduled to end.
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation
Banner Location: Kitsay Way, Bremerton
Installed 04/2018
Replaced 07/2020

LT Israel Arn Magneson

LT Israel Arn Magneson, born November 21, 1976 in Berlin Germany, passed away on December 7, 2016, in Stuttgart, Germany. He grew up in Bremerton and was active in cross country, wrestling and track, earning 12 letters in his high school career. He was also student body president. Israel found great satisfaction working in the Special Operations Group of the Navy both in Hawaii and elsewhere. Much of his employment over the past few years has been of a classified nature.
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Sponsor: Loved by Many
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
Installed 09/2019

Johnny C. Walls

SGT 1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, died November 2, 2007 in Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt Walls was killed when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. He was with the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Sponsor: Blue Star Banner Program of Kitsap County
Banner Location: Kitsap Way, Bremerton
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Pfc. Jordan Cook

Pfc. Jordan Cook, 21, of Suquamish, WA, was killed August 1, 2020 in a traffic accident along Likelike Highway heading toward Honolulu. Cook, a supply administration specialist, joined the Corps in August 2019 and was part of Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Forces Pacific, and was stationed on Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii. His medals include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.
Sponsor: Suquamish Warriors
Banner Location: Hwy 104, Kingston
Installed 09/2020

Port Angeles

Army SGT Benjamin V. Brand

Army SGT Benjamin V. Brand was born in Renton, Washington. on March 7, 1988.
He was assigned to the 78th Aviation Battalion from July 2009 to December 2011. Sgt. Brand was promoted from corporal to sergeant posthumously.
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Sponsor: VFW Post 1024
Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Replaced 12/2017, 10/2019

Joshua Dae Ho Carrell

U.S. Navy Seabee, Joshua Dae Ho Carrell, age 23, originally of Port Angeles, passed away after a battle with malaria on December 26, 2009, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Joshua was a 3rd Class Petty Officer with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3. Joshua had contracted Falciparum malaria, the most dangerous form of the mosquito-borne disease, while deployed to Monrovia, Liberia. At the time of his passing, Joshua was helping to build a hospital on a humanitarian project.
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Sponsor: VFW Post 1024
Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Replaced 12/2015

Joseph W. Schultz

CAPTAIN Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Washington died May 29, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sponsor: Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association
Banner Location: Lincoln St, Port Angeles
Replaced 10/2019

Port Orchard

Army SGT Corey J. Aultz

Army SGT Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, Aultz died Jan. 30 at Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Sponsor: USS Enterprize Chapter U.S.D 1812
Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
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Army SGT Lee A. Belas

Army SGT Lee A. Belas was born on May 07, 1968 and was from Port Orchard, Washington. On February 27, 1991, Lee Arthur Belas died during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq at the age of 23. He was a sergeant in the United States Army.
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation
Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Installed 03/2018
Replaced 06/2020

Pfc. Devon Gibbons


Pfc. Devon Gibbons, Port Orchard, died June 23rd 2006 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex., of injuries sustained on April 11 when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Bradley fighting vehicle during combat operations in Taji. He was a cavalry scout with the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas
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Sponsor: American Legion Post 30
Banner Location: Armory, Port Orchard
Installed 02/2007
Replaced 12/2015, 07/2022


SGT Jacob M Hess USMC

SGT Jacob M Hess USMC, born on February 5, 1991, Sergeant Hess lost his life on January 1, 2014, during a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Jake became a regular blood donor at 16, a regular platelet donor at 18, and had the unique privilege of being a bone marrow donor at the age of 20; literally giving the gift of life to someone he had never met. If you would like to honor Jake and bring a lasting legacy to our family, please consider becoming a donor in whatever way you are able.
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Sponsor: Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets MC J Chapt WA
Banner Location: Banner Location: Corner of California and Mile Hill Dr, Port Orchard
Installed 02/2016
Replaced 06/2020

Daniel Tyler Malone

Daniel Tyler Malone, 19, of Port Orchard, Wash., died July 9, 2013. Danny was a Navy corpsman stationed at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton.
Banner Location: Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Sponsor: A Vietnam Vet 67-68 Never Forget
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Anson Ray Martin

Anson Ray Martin, 33, of Port Orchard, Wash., died on May 31, 2010 in Bremerton. Anson served in the Marine Corps from Nov. 1995 – Nov. 1999 where he was stationed in Bangor, WA and the Army from 2005 – 2009 stationed in Fort Hood, TX and served 1 yr in Iraq. Anson was in the Reserves for 10 years before retiring.
Sponsor: Silverdale H.O.G. Ch 3500 LOH & Martin Family
Banner Location: Bay Street, Port Orchard
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SPC Adam J. Patton

US Army SPC Adam J. Patton, age 21 from Port Orchard, Washington, was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan when his unit was hit by an insurgent bomb. Spc. Patton served with the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Sponsor: Saenz & Miller Family
Banner Location: Bethel Ave. & Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard
Installed 05/2011
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SSG David P. Nowaczyk

SSG David P. Nowaczyk was killed on his third deployment to Afghanistan is being remembered as a hero. He died April 15 of wounds from an improvised explosive device attack. Nowaczyk was an infantryman assigned to Fort Carson’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Nowaczyk joined the Army in September 2005 and earned several medals, including two Bronze Star Medals that are awarded for bravery or merit.

Sponsor: Blue Star Banner Program
Banner Location: Viking Way NW, Poulsbo
Installed 07/2020

Army Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk, 32, of Dyer, Ind., died April 15, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

SGT Joe Lee Wrightsman

Marine SGT Joe Lee Wrightsman, 23, who grew up in Tracyton, died July 18, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Wrightsman was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Sponsor: North Kitsap VFW Post 2463
Banner Location: Viking Way, Poulsbo
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Benjamin Lonnie Dachenhausen

Benjamin Lonnie Dachenhausen passed away April 5, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Klahowya Secondary School and joined the U.S. Navy. His last assignment was on the USS WASP as an Information System Technician. He is deeply missed by family and friends and remembered for his great sense of humor.
Sponsor: Seabeck Conference Center
Banner Location: Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck
Installed 07/2018, Replaced 04/2021

Weston Donald Johnson

Weston Donald Johnson, 27, of Seabeck, went to be with his Lord on March 22, 2016. He was born in Joliet, IL, to Ramona Weston and Brad Johnson. Weston graduated from Minooka High School in 2007, and then went on to join the US Navy as a Submariner in 2009.
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation
Banner Location: Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck
Installed 05/2016
Replaced 02/2018, 12/2019


Virginia Lee Bartholomew

Virginia Lee Bartholomew of Silverdale, veteran, passed away with family by her side on Aug. 5, 2016. She was born to George and Janet Ahrens in Everett, Washington on Dec. 11, 1977. She died of complications of Leukemia.
Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation
Banner Location: NW Randall Way, Silverdale
Installed 03/2018
Replaced 12/2019

Sean E. Brazas

Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (EXW) Sean E. Brazas, 26, of Greensboro, N.C.; assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment, Bremerton, Wash.; died May 30 in Panjway, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
Sponsor: Chief Petty Officers of Naval Base Kitsap
Banner Location: Kitsap Mall Blvd, Silverdale
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Oscar Henry Goedel

Oscar Henry Goedel, Navy
Sponsor: Family and Friends
Banner Location: NW Brookwood & Holland Rd NW, Tracyton
Installed 04/2018
Replaced 07/2020

Jason Much

Jason Much enlisted in the Navy in 1991. He was on submarines for 10 years at Sub base Bangor as an FT on the USS Alabama Gold and Blue crews, until he commissioned in 2001. At that time he became a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and for 15 years spent most of his time out to sea on multiple ships: USS Lincoln, USS Shoup, USS Stennis, and USS Milius, as well as working for Navy Region Northwest at Sub Base Bangor. In February, 2015, three months after he graduated from the Naval War College with a Masters in Strategic Warfare, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, terminal brain cancer. He died 17 months later on July 18th, 2016.
Sponsor: Blue Star Banner Program
Banner Location: Silverdale Way, Silverdale
Installed 12/2019

Bryce Jetson Reidinger

Bryce Jetson Reidinger, 20, of Silverdale died Saturday, November 22, 2008, in Southern California. Bryce was serving as a Lance Corporal Infantryman in the United States Marine Corp with First Battalion, 5th Marines, C Company, of Camp Pendleton, CA. After a successful seven-month deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he was scheduled to redeploy early next year.
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Sponsor: VFW Post 239
Banner Location: Silverdale Way & Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale
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SSG John W. Winsper III

SSG John W. Winsper III, 27, was an Alexandria, LA. native and graduate of Central Kitsap High School. He was a proud member of the Louisiana National Guard and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He died Dec. 12, 2013 of natural causes in his residence.
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Sponsor: Kitsap Community Foundation
Banner Location: NW Bucklin Hill Rd & NW Randal Way, Silverdale
Replaced 12/2015, 08/2021