Angel Day Tribute Initiative

Angel Day Tribute Initiative

Visit this website or the Angel Day Tribute Facebook page daily to remember our fallen heroes since 9/11. All branches of the the United States military are represented. Our heroes' names appear on this page on the day they died.

We welcome and encourage sharing a picture of your friend or loved one or any special recollections of them. Please visit the Facebook page to add photos comments; click here.

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To change the date for the Angel Day Tribute page, enter the month and year, each as two numerical digits and click the "Display New Date" button below.

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Our Fallen Heroes
Angel Day: October 16
(listed alphabetically by last name)


Staff Sergeant Joseph P. Bellavia
Wakefield, Massachusetts - Age 28 - U.S. Army: OIF

Corporal Sean R. Grilley
San Bernardino, California - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OIF

Lieutenant Colonel Kim S. Orlando
, Tennessee - Age 43 - U.S. Army: OIF


Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan
Bethlehem, Connecticut - Age 36 - U.S. Army: OIF

Captain Christopher B. Johnson
Excelsior Springs, Missouri - Age 29 - U.S. Army: OIF


Private 1st Class Joseph Cruz
Whittier, California - Age 22 - U.S. Army: OEF


Specialist Micheal D. Brown
Williamsburg, Kansas - Age 20 - U.S. Army: OIF


Sergeant Federico G. Borjas
San Diego, California - Age 33 - U.S. Army: OEF

Sergeant John M. Penich
Beach Park, Illinois - Age 25 - U.S. Army: OEF

Private 1st Class Heath K. Pickard
Palestine, Texas - Age 25 - U.S. Army: OIF


Specialist Anthony G. Green
Matthews, North Carolina - Age 28 - U.S. Army National Guard: OEF

Sergeant Christopher M. Rudzinski
Rantoul, Illinois - Age 28 - U.S. Army: OEF

Staff Sergeant Chris N. Staats
Fredericksburg, Texas - Age 32 - U.S. Air National Guard: OEF


Private 1st Class Dylan T. Reid
Springfield, Missouri - Age 24 - U.S. Army: OIF

Sergeant Ian M. Tawney
Dallas, Oregon - Age 25 - U.S. Marine: OEF

About the Initiative

The thought of brave men and women giving their lives on behalf of our country brings many images to mind. The battlefield cross. A flag-draped casket. Family members, friends, and brothers and sisters in arms weeping at the loss of a loved one. But from tragedy comes hope, and determination—especially the determination that the sacrifices of these brave men and women will never be forgotten.

With that in mind, we have launched the "Angel Day Tribute" initiative. It's a way to honor our service members who made the ultimate sacrifice by remembering them each year on their Angel Day. It's also a way to recognize their family members, and to help create additional ways for those family members and comrades and friends of the fallen to connect and share with one another.

These men and women and their families have given so much on our behalf. Please join us in honoring and keeping alive the memories of these American heroes.


Angel Day Tribute is an initiative of, Inc. and includes all branches of the United States Military.

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