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Mid-Columbians who died fighting terrorism

As the country remembers and mourns the loss of the 2,977 victims killed in the terrorist attacks 10 years ago in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, we also will remember members of the military from the Mid-Columbia who died in the wake of the attacks fighting terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. "Tony" Stever, 36, of Pendleton, was killed in April 2003 in Baghdad when his unit was ambushed.

-- Army Spc. Blain M. Ebert, 22, of Washtucna, was killed in November 2004 by hostile fire in Baghdad after his tank was fired upon.

-- Army National Guard Spc. Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 20, of Richland, was killed in July 2004 during an attack on his patrol near Baghdad.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. James B. Huston Jr., 22, of Umatilla, was killed in July 2004 in a vehicle accident while his unit was responding to hostile action in Al Anbar province.

-- Marine Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, of Prosser, was killed in June 2004 by hostile action in Al Anbar province.

-- Army Sgt. Lucas White, 28, of Moses Lake, was killed in Iraq in November 2006 after his unit came under attack in Baghdad.

-- Army medic Ryan Walker, 25, formerly of Pendleton, was killed January 2006 in an attack on his Humvee south of Karbala.

-- Army 1st Lt. Jaime Campbell, 25, of Ephrata, was killed in January 2006 when the Blackhawk helicopter carrying her and 11 other Americans crashed in bad weather.

-- Army Spc. Matthew J. Emerson, 20, of Grandview, died in September 2007, in Ninewah Province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

-- Army Sgt. Ross A. Clevenger, 21, formerly of Kennewick, died February 2007 in a bomb explosion in Iraq.

-- Marine Sgt. Travis Pfister, formerly of Richland, died in February 2007 in a helicopter crash 20 miles northwest of Baghdad.

-- Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marques J. Nettles, 22, formerly of Pasco, died in 2006 when the seven-ton truck he was riding in rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad, Iraq.

-- Army National Guard Warrant Officer Adrian Stump, 22, and Sgt. Tane T. Baum, 30, both of Pendleton, were killed in September 2005 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, apparently caused by hostile action.

-- For a full list of other service members killed in Washington and northeast Oregon, go to http://bit.ly/fallenheroes1.

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