It was the deadliest week for American soldiers in about a year as we lost a total of 10 since last Monday's post. Please keep these brave warriors and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

KIA States last week: OH - LA - IA - MD - FL - NC - AZ

  • Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel

    Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel - Killed In Action on March 11, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 28, of South Miami, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; Killed In Action March 11 in Jalrez district, Afghanistan, of small-arms fire from an Afghan security forces member.

    Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel
  • Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad

    Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad - Killed In Action on March 11, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 26, of Edmond, Okla.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 11 in Jalrez district, Afghanistan, of small-arms fire from an Afghan security forces member.

    Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad
  • Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass

    Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass - Killed In Action on March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Estherville, Iowa. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass
  • Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson

    Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson - Killed In Action on March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Franklin, La.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson
  • Capt. Sara M. Knutson

    Capt. Sara M. Knutson - Killed In Action on March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Eldersburg, Md. She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Capt. Sara M. Knutson
  • Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo

    Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo - Killed In Action on March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 31 of Naples, Fla.  He was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo
  • Spc. Zachary L. Shannon

    Spc. Zachary L. Shannon - Killed In Action on March 11, in Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Dunedin, Fla. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Spc. Zachary L. Shannon
  • Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (SW) Christian M. Pike

    Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (SW) Christian M. Pike - Killed in Action March 13, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 31, of Peoria, Ariz.; assigned to a Naval Special Warfare Support Activity 1, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif. and passed away at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of combat-related injuries sustained March 10 while conducting stability operations in Maiwand district, Afghanistan.

    Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (SW) Christian M. Pike
  • Army Spc. David T. Proctor

    Army Spc. David T. Proctor - Died March 13, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 26, of Greensboro, N.C.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 13, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries sustained in a non-combat incident on March 3 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

    Army Spc. David T. Proctor
  • Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III

    Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III - Age 37, of Kettering, Ohio. Killed In Action on March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.  This incident is under investigation.

    Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III
  • The Final Taps