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Remember Them, We Will ...Honor Them, We Do

Remembering our Troops abroad this Thanksgiving

Honoring those who have served

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org wanted to spotlight Earl Ray In honor of his service to his country. Thank you for your service sir! Mr. Ray also happens to be the father Toni Ray Belch and Jennifer Ray Hayes who are the nieces of Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. President Clayton Murwin. 

In Rememberance of a true supporter of our Troops

WANT TO HONOR A MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER ?

If you would like to honor a military service member for his service to his/her country, please contact us here at Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org. The only qualification to be honored by us is that they must be Active Duty and presently serving or have served and is a Veteran. We would also need a Photo of your service member and some information on why you feel they should be recognized. We will pick one service member to honor for each of the remaining months. Please contact us by using the contact form below and we will give you an email address to send us the Service members info and photo. Thank you to all that serve and have served!

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PTSD AWARENESS

The art above, was created by several different pieces of art done by the artist for different projects. The artist was trying to capture some of the strong emotional images that many of our returning troops have to deal with. The demonic figure in the center expresses the inner demons that many of our  returning Veterans deal with, where as they often times feel that they have become monsters, while also witnessing the horrors of war during their deployments, As they try to come to terms with the haunting images of war in their mind. Being a civilian this is very hard for an artist to capture. But through speaking with and hearing the stories of veterans we can somewhat relay these visions through their minds eye view. Imagine yourself doing and dealing with situations in a combat scenario, and having to come to terms with them. Unless you have actually been through it. As an artist we can see things a bit more clearly since we are able to visualize in our minds what they may be having to deal with upon returning home. These invisible wounds change lives and often times lead to a path of destruction either to the returning vet or those close to them. That is why it is absolutely essential that these Veterans get the help they need while transitioning from military service back into a civilian setting.If our government sends them to protect our country and its people, then our government  should afford any and all necessary help to make sure this transition from military service back to a civilian lifestyle is as smooth as possible. We as a people need to make sure that this is a case. If not for their service we would not be afforded the freedoms we have today.

Army Veteran Ron Capps Founder Of "Veterans Writing Project"

Ron Capps is a friend and acquaintance  of HFSI, I attended one of his seminars, he is an amazing individual with a worthwhile mission! Please check out his interview with Travis Smiley.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/ron-capps/

Ron Capps a former professional military officer and diplomat offers a sobering reminder of the cost of war with his memoir, Seriously Not All Right.

After 25 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, Ron Capps retired as a veteran of five wars. He served in combat in Afghanistan and as both a senior military intelligence officer and a Foreign Service officer in conflicts ranging from Kosovo and Rwanda to Iraq and Darfur. He returned home with PTSD—a result of what he'd witnessed, but was helpless to prevent. Capps subsequently began a career as a teacher and founder of the Washington, DC-based Veterans Writing Project, a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans to "write their way home." He shares his unique perspective in his memoir, Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years.

You can also find Ron Capps on these sites as well
https://www.facebook.com/VeteransWritingProject
http://roncapps.wordpress.com/
http://nation.time.com/author/roncapps/
http://www.roncapps.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ron.capps

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BARNES AND NOBLE LINKS

Korean War Volume One http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/korean-war-volume-1-richard-meyer/1119061990?ean=9780983266716

Korean War Volume Two http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/korean-war-volume-2-clayton-murwin/1118733132?ean=9780983266723

AMAZON LINKS

Korean War Volume One http://www.amazon.com/Korean-War-Richard-C-Meyer/dp/0983266719/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403026124&sr=1-16&keywords=korean+war

Korean War Volume Two http://www.amazon.com/Korean-War-2-Clayton-Murwin/dp/0983266727/ref=sr_1_23?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403026157&sr=1-23&keywords=korean+war

First Review Of Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemorative Graphic Novel Volume I  by Veteran Brian M. Sheetz an Iraq War, Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient


Good afternoon, I hope you had a great Memorial Day. I spent mine with my dad a 40+ year vet with the Navy & Marines. I received the Korean War vol 1 graphic novel. Very good, outstanding!! I like the size of the novel. The graphics are good nothing fancy right to the point. The first story,Fallen Heroes I can relate to, these were reservist going to war, like me and a lot of others today. This story showed without being graphic the horrors of war. Story no. 2, A Tale Of Heroism is great. It showed the bonding of soldiers in war and the things we think about. You did a good job!!  Overall you are doing a good honorable service to veterans. Keep it coming. I am looking forward to vol 2 and more iraq and afghan stories. Good work. Thank you,Brian Sheetz
http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3871

Brian M. Sheetz Home of record: Pennsylvania

Specialist Sheetz was federalized from the Pennsylvania National Guard.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS
Silver Star See more recipients of this award

Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Specialist Brian M. Sheetz, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 103d Armored Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, during combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, near Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, on 27 February 2006. On that date, Specialist Sheets was a loader aboard an Abrams tank patrolling Main Supply Route MICHIGAN. During an ambush, an enemy grenade landed inside his tank. Specialist Sheetz grabbed it and threw it out of the hatch just as it detonated, sending shrapnel into his face and hand. His valorous action was instrumental in saving the lives of three fellow crew members. Specialist Sheetz actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect distinct credit upon himself, this command and the United States Army. NARRATIVE TO ACCOMPANY AWARD: Specialist Brian M. Sheetz (United States Army), heroically distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous conduct in the face of the enemy of the United States as M1A1 Abrams Loader, Company Charlie, 1st Battalion, 103d Armored Regiment, Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, on the day of 27 February 2006, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. On 27 February 2006 at approximately 0937 hours, during a 24 hour security operation on a dangerous Main Supply Route known for having a large number of improvised explosive devices and insurgent attacks using small arms fire and rockets, the Cougar 31 tank was ambushed by insurgents using two RGD-5s and one RKG-3E grenade. The tank was positioned on the north shoulder of MSR "Michigan" at approximately the 632 Easting. Unknown to the crew, insurgents were advancing on the tank's position with the intent to destroy the tank and kill the crewmembers. Suddenly the crew felt a concussion from the first RGD-5 which impacted on the back of the turret. A grenade was thrown inside the tank which landed at the feet of the gunner, tank commander, and loader. With complete disregard for his safety to save his comrades' lives, the loader, Specialist Sheetz, quickly grabbed it and yelled "grenade." He then put himself between the grenade and the crew to ensure their safety while throwing it out of the loader's hatch. As he threw it out of the turret, the grenade detonated with shrapnel lacerating his hand and face. He said he was hit and could not see. Even though he lost vision in his left eye, Specialist Sheetz wanted to stay and secure the area. The crew report found the other three crew members completely uninjured. After a medical assessment by the gunner, the tank commander deemed Specialist Sheetz's injuries to his left temple, his hand, and the profuse bleeding serious enough to return to the battalion aid station on FOB Habbaniyah for additional medical treatment. Specialist Sheetz is an ultimate example of what a true hero exemplifies for conspicuous gallantry in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. By his bold initiative, gallant fighting spirit and loyal devotion to duty he was instrumental in saving his men from injury or possible death thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Army. Specialist Sheetz actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect distinct credit upon himself, this command and the United States Army.

Action Date: 27-Feb-06

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 103d Armored Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team

Division: 28th Infantry Division

The Art work above was created by Clayton Murwin this weekend to Honor all who have Fallen in service to their country.


Quotes and text taken from Huff Post "Style" all rights reserved

It's time for Memorial Day quotes with Memorial Day taking place on Monday, May 31, 2010.

Here's a roundup of some of the best Memorial Day quotes and sayings to share with loved ones and honor those who have gone before us.

Feel free to share your favorite.


They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. -Henry Ward Beecher


Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. -Wallace Bruce


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell


The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. -Thomas Campbell


The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli


Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye. -Thomas Dunn English


For love of country they accepted death... -James A. Garfield


The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard


The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem. -Aaron Kilbourn


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. -William Penn


On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! -Thomas William Parsons


The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men. -Minot J. Savage


We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. -Francis A. Walker


And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me. -Lee Greenwood

"Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemorative Graphic Novels Volume 1 & II now  available on Barnes & Noble!

The long awaited and anticipated DOD approved Korean war commemorative graphic novels published by Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org are now  ready to order via Barnes & Noble.The books hardcover edition is inline with such wonderful commemorative books. You can click on the links  below to order your copy today!
Copyrights Heroes Fallen studios Inc.org 2014 All Rights Reserved

Above: Korean War Volume I

Above: Korean War Volume II

Fallen Hero Portraits completed in time for Christmas. May we never forget their sacrifice

Above: SFC Benjamin T. Miller
ABOVE: SPC Jon Paul Fettig
Wishing all of those still serving far from home a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org and the American people. We wait for your safe return home to your family and friends.

Kickstarter  KW60 Fundraiser a success, Rewards to be shipped out on
Wednesday December 11, 2013

Well everything is ready to be shipped out, except for the Korean War Graphic Novels they still need to be printed. The two that were to receive a copy of each book will have those shipped out to them as soon as we have them printed. Just to show how busy we have been getting things together,we will leave you with this picture.

WE DID IT !!!!!!


The Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemorative Graphic Novel project on Kick-Starter was a success! Look for the books to be available hopefully by Christmas. We here at Heroes fallen Studios would like to thank all of our backers who pledged and supported this project. With out each of you we would not have been able to do it! Again Thank you all for the support, and for showing our Korean War Veterans that their are still Americans that Thank them for their service and sacrifice!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/164935645/60th-anniversarykorean-war-commemorative-graphic-n


Kick-Starter Project by Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. to raise funds to help publish the 60th Anniversary Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novels

Click the picture below to be taken to the project webpage


Please consider backing this project we have started on Kick-Starter to help us raise funds to publish the 60th Anniversary Korean War graphic novels that were created for the DOD.It has fallen back to us here at HFSI to make sure that the real life stories told to us by Veterans that served in the Korean War are brought to fruition and made available to the public. These are real life stories of Veterans that served during the Korean War. They deserve to be seen and told. That is why we here at HFSI have created these uniquely inspiring illustrated graphic novels, so as to honor these heroes for their service and sacrifices Please visit the link here to show your support and back this project
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/164935645/60th-anniversarykorean-war-commemorative-graphic-n

Tribute art in Honor of Major General " Boots" Blesse


This was portrait was done to honor the passing of a great man. It can be seen in Korean War Graphic Novel Volume 2

Journal Of Military Experience Story Sketches by Clayton Murwin


60th Anniversary Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novels created by Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org

Great news, Heroes Fallen Studios inc. Will be publishing and releasing the KW60 60th Anniversary Korean War graphic novels produced to honor our Korean War vets. Look for the books to be out just in time for Christmas.The books will be done as print on demand. please keep visiting us regularly for more news and updates on this amazing project we did in conjunction with the DOD and the KW60 project below are the covers for each book.

4th of July Celebrations

 

While many Americans will celebrate our Independence on July 4th 2013 with cookouts, gathering with friends and family, and yes the fireworks display that many throughout the country put on, We also need to be mindful, that for many who have served in wars that this great country have been in, the fireworks displays can cause a great deal of trauma for our veterans. While we see them as a spectacular event of loud booming firecrackers and light shows, the fireworks displays can trigger anxiety and flashbacks in a veteran. So please consider your neighbors, if you know that he is a Veteran try to be respectful  and ask him if your setting off fireworks in your neighborhood will cause an adverse affect on him. Don"t just assume that it wont bother them. For many Veterans the loud explosions and sparkling array of flashes remind these men and women of their time in conflict loosing a fallen brother from an IED or shell attack.Or hiding in a trench to take cover from artillery fired from the enemy. So try to be considerate of your Veteran Neighbors, because they served to protect your right to enjoy the holiday and your Freedom and Independence!

Thank you to all that have served!

Remembering Sgt. Kimberly D. Agar KIA 11/03/11

For Her Mother Margy Agar

Remembering Sgt. Clint Sikorski  Deceased 10/17/2008

 


--Inscription at Arlington Cemetary

"Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings."
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Army Sgt. Clint A. Sikorski

Remember Our Heroes

Sgt. Clint Sikorski, a Wausau East grad, killed by vehicle at Fort Lewis Army base
East High graduate hit by vehicle while directing traffic
Wausau Daily Herald • October 22, 2008

FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- A 2005 Wausau East High School graduate and U.S. Army soldier was killed Friday when he was struck by a vehicle while stationed in the state of Washington.

Sgt. Clint Sikorski, 21, formerly of Wausau, was attempting to stop traffic at Fort Lewis when he was hit by a civilian vehicle driven by a soldier, according to a Fort Lewis public affairs statement. He was directing an Army truck to a nearby small-arms range when he was struck and killed.

He was stationed at the base since July 2007 as a member of the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade. He was a howitzer gunner.

"It was a nightmare. We're still in shock," his mother, Walline Sikorski of Wausau, said Tuesday from Washington, where she was joined by her brother from California and a daughter, with a second daughter preparing to join her today.

The incident occurred before 6 a.m. Friday, and Sikorski was taken to Madigan Army Medical Center, where he died later that day of his injuries, according to the statement.

Walline said her son became "gung ho" about the Army in high school and turned himself from "a roly-poly kid" into a man "with eight-pack, not six-pack abs," who led others with passion.

A soldier Walline Sikorski met in Washington since her son's death told her about a time when he had approached the higher ranking Sikorski about a marital problem. A few minutes later, Sikorski returned and had arranged a 10-day leave for the soldier.

"He wanted (the soldier) to fix his problem so he could be at his best when he returned," Walline said.

Sikorski married his wife, Wausau-area native Mandy Sikorski, in July 2007 after the two met in an Internet chat room while he was stationed in Korea.

 

"Battle Hardened" B&W Art series # 5

Title:  "NOTIFICATION"

This piece was inspired by Veteran Andrew Coughlan's suggestion to me. Andrew was injured in Iraq and has been working with WWP, He suggested that I show the impact of war on the family. So this is what I produced. I tried to show the tragedy and grief when a family has been informed their loved one serving has been injured or KIA. It was an emotional piece to do.

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org Presents “Battle Hardened” B&W art series


Today I wanted to share with you the new series of paintings coming from Heroes Fallen Studios artist Clayton Murwin. The series of paintings are called “Battled Hardened”  in this posting you will see three out of six paintings, the other three are in development stage. The first painting that was done is on a 16×20 canvas and shows a close-up of a soldiers face that has been through battle.The painting is done in Black and White with a touch of red in some areas signifying the bloody battle he has just been through.

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This is painting #1

The next in the series is a much darker piece that was done on 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 water color paper. this piece also shows a soldiers face centered in the painting,it also has a lot more elements to it as it shows two enemies on each side of the piece and also chaos surrounding it

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Painting #2

The third painting in the series is showing a soldier standing in front of a mirror, but he does not see himself as a soldier, he sees himself as he was when he was a civilian. This is a different version of the original drawing that was done based on the real accounts of a story from a soldier that had their story produced in a publication called The Journal of Military Experience Volume II of which Mr. Murwin was given the task to create sketch drawings for each story. However this piece is much darker than the original drawing, and tries to show the emotional roller coaster that our troops go through during war.

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Painting # 3

Painting # 4

The painting above is in Honor of our Canine Heroes and there handlers. Many lives are save because of the heroic efforts of both the canine and it's handler. this too is  Black & White mixed media on 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 water color paper.

In this series of paintings Mr. Murwin is trying to capture the raw emotion of what a member of our military may endure while in a war. This is very difficult since the artist himself has never served in the military. However he has spoken at length with many troops that have served and are serving, and families who have lost a loved one in service to their country. Their will be prints made up from the completed works which will be for sale on the Heroes Fallen studios website once the series is completed. Please stay tuned to this site for further info. If you have any questions you can leave a comment here or send us an email at herosfallenstudios@gmail.com

 

DOD_KW60 Project Final Update 01/13/13

Both graphic Novels for the KW60 project are completed. We had a conference call with CDR O'Brien this past week and they seemed to be very happy with the outcome of the books. We have a few minor textual changes that need to made on both books. that being said I think that the DOD is very happy with what Heroes Fallen Studios  and the creators on the project produced for them.

Tentatively speaking we may be able to showcase some of the art that was produced for the project by February, but we are still waiting for approval to do so. I has been a great honor to have been a part of this outstanding project to honor our veterans  that served in the Korean War.  we also hope that if the need arises again for such an opportunity to produce such books, that the DOD will once again reach out to us to do so. The next update that you see here regarding the project will hopefully be followed by art samples from the books and also how you too may be able to get a copy of the books for your library. Until then  Thanks to all that support what we do here in honor of our veterans.

The work below can be seen in our publication" Untold Stories From Iraq & Afghanistan" Volume 1 on sale in our web-store and on amazon .com  this art is not affiliated with the KW60 project in anyway.

 

DOD_KW60 Project Update 12/26/12

Well, the first graphic novel is completed as of November and we are now wrapping up on the finishing touches for the second graphic novel for the KW 60th commemoration project. I must say, it has been one wild ride! We have had no major issues during the project only some minor issues have popped up here and there, but we have managed to hit all of the deadlines except one.

It was not a major issue, but we had a few unforeseen personal problems pop up among some of the talent involved, including myself. But it all is coming along nicely. As the project manager, I am very pleased with all the hard work everyone has put in to the project. I believe it will be very well received by all who are waiting to see the end results.

The final deadline is the 30th of this month for everything to be delivered to DOD. I am unable to at this time to really show any of the full page work of any art, that being said I am going to post a small piece of page art just to entice you and peak your interest. Please see the small sample below.

 

 

 

     "HERO-SPOTLIGHT "      

 PO1 Ryan Sykes attended the Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Course and graduated as the classes “Honor Graduate”. The following year, he was selected as the US Navy Junior Sailor. Ryan was voluntarily transferred to Virginia Beach and served as a Special Warfare Intelligence Analyst.

 While stationed in Virginia Beach, he attended many courses of instruction. Several prominent courses include the High Risk S.E.R.E (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school and the Military Free Fall Parachutist Course. His tours include; Colombia, Africa, Iraq (2x), and Afghanistan (5x). Ryan was awarded the Bronze Star for his work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 In early 2008, Ryan suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Afghanistan. Ryan underwent treatment in Washington D.C, Virginia, and Nebraska. He also underwent four months of Hyperbolic Oxygen Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ryan was then accepted to the Sentinels of Freedom program and he relocated to Texas.

Artist Note: We are Spotlighting Ryan because of his courage and determination to Never Give-up . He has come a long way since his TBI and I firmly believe he will continue to excel against all odds.

 

 

So Begins the Fall Season

KW60-Korean War Graphic Novel Project Update

9/29/12

Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novel Project between the Department Of Defense Korean War Commemoration Committee (DOD) & Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org

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 I am sure you have seen that I have been absent from the site for awhile. Let me explain why. I have been heading up a project between our Non-Profit organization Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. & The Department of Defense Korean War Commemoration Committee to produce two 50 page Korean War Graphic Novels. So this is why you have seen very little of me lately. I will try to update a bit more frequently than I have been, and will post some of the art from the project as soon as I am able.

More about the DOD Korean War Commemoration Committee can be  found by clicking the links below
http://www.koreanwar60.com/
http://koreanwar.defense.gov/docs/kw60backgrounder.pdf

Today Remembering The Fallen.....Helicopter Crash 8/6/11 Afghanistan

 

Portraits by Clayton D. Murwin

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the horrible helicopter crash that took the lives of 30 service members of our Armed Forces in Afghanistan, I would like to take time to Remember them all. May their memory forever be with us. And their bravery and sacrifice Never be Forgotten.

  I am also posting the few portraits I have done at the request of the families that were lost on that tragic day.  

REMEMBER THEM,WE WILL....HONOR THEM,WE DO

ABOVE: Fallen Hero Army National Guard SSGT Patrick Hamburger KIA 8/6/11

 

ABOVE: Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston KIA 8/6/11

 

 Above: NAVY SEAL Sennior Chief Petty Officer, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist, Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii, K.I.A. August 6th ,2011

 

  Below is the full list of those that tragically lost there lives. Let us Remember them today

 

The crash was the deadliest single incident in the Afghan War.

Here is the list:

          Navy Seal Stephen M. Mills, 35 of fort worth Texas

The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah.

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.

Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn.

The soldiers killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.;

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.;

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.

The airmen killed were:

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.

All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C.

 

 

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. President receives Award for contributions to JME Volume II

 

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. President/Founder Clayton D. Murwin (Far left)  received and award for his sketch contributions to "The Journal of Military Experience" Volume II for illustrations that he created for 18 Veterans personal stories. Others that were involved in the project were presented with Awards as well, which you can see from the photo above.

Travis Martin (Far right) co-founder of the JME/MEA Symposium presented the team with the awards on the opening night of the symposium which was held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond , Kentucky on July 5th 2012

"It was an Honor to be a part of this amazing project and event meant to bridge the gap between the civilian & veteran communities"

Thank you to Travis Martin & EKU for allowing me to be a part of this.

 

ABOVE: The Award which was presented to Mr. Murwin

Mr. Murwin also received a certificate of achievement for his participation in the symposium from EKU 

"We here at Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. feel that it is important to support all those that support our Veterans. So we are very happy to be involved with any organization,club or group that has that mission. We are all in this for one reason, that is to make sure our veterans get the help and support they need.  And to give them a voice".

 

 

Sneak Peek at Page from Volume II USFIA

Fundersol Story: Here is a sneak peek at page 3 of one of our stories appearing in Volume II of Untold Stories From Iraq & Afghanistan. Illustrated by Artist is David Hindelang from Iconograph Studios.