Since the war on terror began in October, American soldiers have given their lives in defense of their country. They come from all over America and share one thing — they made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

• Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, Grafton, W.Va.

• Air Force Tech Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

• Master Sgt. Peter Tycz, Tonawanda, N.Y.

• Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr., Morgantown, W.Va.

• Army Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, Houston, Texas

• Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, Lafayette, Colo.

• Sgt. Jamie Maugans, Wichita, Kan.

• Staff Sgt. Justin J. Galewski, Olathe, Kan.

• Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, Tallahassee, Fla.

• Spc. Marc A. Anderson, Brandon, Fla.

• Army Pfc. Matthew A. Commons, Boulder City, Nev.

• Air Force Senior Airman Jason Cunningham, Camarillo, Calif.

• Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, Joplin, Mo.

• Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, Woodland, Calif.

• Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, Waco, Texas

• Sgt. Bradley Crose, Orange Park, Fla.

• Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman, Wade, N.C.

• Staff Sgt. Walter 'Trae' Cohee III, Mardela Springs, Md.

• Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, Mendocino, Calif.

• Capt. Matthew Bancroft, Burney, Calif.

• Capt. Dan McCollum, Irmo, S.C.

• Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, Montgomery, Ala.

• Staff Sgt. Scott Germonsen, Coram, N.Y.

• Marine Sgt. Nathan P. Hays, Wilbur, Wash.

• Lance Cpl. Bryan Bertrand, Coos Bay, Ore.

• Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, Gary, Ind.

• Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, San Antonio, Texas

Staff Sgt. Brian Cody Prosser, Frazier Park, Calif. 

• Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis, Clarksville, Tenn.

• Sgt. Daniel Petithory, Chesire, Mass.

• CIA Officer Johnny 'Mike' Spann, Winfield, Ala.

• Pfc. Kristofer Tif Stonesifer, Doylestown, Pa.

• Spc. Jonn Joseph Edmunds, Cheyenne, Wyo.

• Master Sgt. Evander Earl Andrews, Solon, Maine