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The Heroes Among Us: Remember the Names of South Florida’s Fallen

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Please take a moment this Memorial Day to remember the men and women of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast who gave their lives in the service of our nation.

We remember:

  • The 8 killed in World War I
  • The 164 killed in World War II
  • The 24 killed in Korea
  • And the 104 killed in Vietnam.

We also remember those still missing in action. You are not forgotten.

In particular, we honor the memories of:

  • Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, of Palm Beach. Died April 7, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Army Pfc. David J. Brangman, 20, of Lake Worth Beach. Died February 13, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach. Died January 16, 2019 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Marine 2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, 27, of West Palm Beach. Died October 13, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Army Pfc. Chassan S. Henry, 20, of West Palm Beach. Died February 25, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez, 19, of West Palm Beach. Died December 14, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach. Died September 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins, 35, of Stuart. Died May 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Army Staff Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25, of Hobe Sound. Died June 18, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. McHugh, 33, of Boca Raton. Died May 2, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Army Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, of Boynton Beach. Died April 22, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Army Pfc. Brandon R. Sapp, 21, of Lake Worth Beach. Died August 15, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen, 26, of Boca Raton. Died November 6, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Army Pfc. Brandon J. Wadman, 19, of West Palm Beach. Died May 5, 2004 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Justin J. Wilson, 24, of Palm City. Died March 22, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart. Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom