Larry Wells was a native of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, who joined the Marine Corps immediately after graduating from Mt. Hermon High School. He was a rifleman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit of the I Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Pendleton, California.
Corporal Davis was a crew chief of an A.A.V., better known as an “AMTRAK.” He was a reservist stationed in Gulfport, MS with the 3rd Platoon, Alpha Co., 4th AABN. He was activated in January 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Davis was attached to RCT 1.
Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Babin, Louisiana Army National Guard, B Company,2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), New Iberia, LA was Killed in Action in Baghdad, Iraq on January 6, 2005 when a improvised explosive device struck his Bradley fighting vehicle. He was killed with six of his fellow soldiers, five of them from Louisiana. He was a Black Sheep or member of Charlie Company, the name given to his battalion based in Houma, Louisiana. The Louisiana soldiers were a band of brothers, according to family members.
Felicia started her military career on April 9, 2002. She had months of military training and job classification. In the beginning of Oct 2002 she was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC to the 118 M.C. co (ABN). Her unit was deployed to Khandahar Afghanistan on Dec 1, 2002. They were only supposed to be deployed for a 6 month tour, but turned into 10 months. After five months of being stateside the unit was deployed to Fob Kalsu, Iraq. Going into this deployment her mind set was much different than deployment to Afghanistan.
Corporal Justin Ray Mixon, of Amite, Louisiana enlisted in the Army in May 2005 and trained as an infantryman. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and deployed to Iraq in August 2007. He was killed in Action on June 1, 2008 on the outskirts of Sadr City, Iraq, when his Stryker armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 years old and leaves behind his wife and infant son.