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With President Obama's Dec. 1 announcement that the U.S. will soon send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, PEOPLE pays tribute to those who died in the region in 2009, the deadliest there since war began in 2001. On these pages are the faces of 57 men and 1 woman—Sgt. Eduviges Wolf (bottom far right), a mother of two whose husband also served in Afghanistan—who were killed in October, the single bloodiest month for U.S. troops in the area this year. Following are the names of other brave men and women lost in 2009 in both Afghanistan and the continuing war in Iraq.

Army Sgt.

Ryan C. Adams

26, Rhinelander, WI

Marine LCpl.

David R. Baker

22, Painesville, OH

Army Pfc.

Brian R. Bates Jr.

20, Gretna, LA

Army Ssg.

Keith R. Bishop

28, Medford, NY

Army Spc.

George W. Cauley

24, Walker, MN

Army Spc.

Robert K. Charlton

22, Malden, MO

Army Spc.

Kyle A. Coumas

22, Lockeford, CA

Army Spc.

Michael Dahl Jr.

23, Moreno Valley, CA

Army Sgt.

Fernando De La Rosa

24, Alamo, TX

Marine Cpl.

Gregory Fleury

23, Anchorage, AK

Army Spc.

Jesus O. Flores Jr.

28, La Mirada, CA

Army Ssg.

Justin T. Gallegos

27, Tucson, AZ

Army Sfc. Luis M. Gonzalez

27, South Ozone Park, NY

Army Sgt.

Anthony G. Green

28, Matthews, NC

Army Sgt.

Christopher T. Griffin

24, Kincheloe, MI

Army Sgt.

Dale R. Griffin

29, Terre Haute, IN

Army Spc.

Kimble A. Han

30, Lehi, UT

Army Sgt.

Joshua M. Hardt

24, Applegate, CA

Army Spc.

Russell S. Hercules Jr.

22, Murfreesboro, TN

Army Sgt.

Josue E. Hernandez Chavez

23, Reno, NV

Army Spc.

Kevin O. Hill

23, Brooklyn, NY

Army Sgt.

Issac B. Jackson

27, Plattsburg, MO

Marine Capt.

Eric A. Jones

29, Pound Ridge, NY

Army Sgt.

Joshua J. Kirk

30, South Portland, ME

Army Spc.

Daniel C. Lawson

33, Deerfield Beach, FL

Army Spc. Eric

N. Lembke

25, Tampa, FL

Army CWO3

Niall D. Lyons

40, Spokane, WA

Army Spc.

Stephan L. Mace

21, Lovettsville, VA

Army Ssg.

Vernon W. Martin

25, Savannah, GA

Army Ssg.

Shawn H. McNabb

24, Terrell, TX

Army Sfc.

David E. Metzger

32, San Diego, CA

Army Pfc.

Devin J. Michel

19, Stockton, IL

Marine Capt.

David S. Mitchell

30, Loveland, OH

Army CWO4

Michael P. Montgomery

36, Savannah, GA

Army Sgt.

Nickolas A. Mueller

26, Little Chute, WI

Army Pfc.

Alan H. Newton Jr.

26, Asheboro, NC

Marine LCpl.

Alfonso Ochoa Jr.

20, Armona, CA

Army Spc.

Brandon A. Owens

21, Memphis, TN

Army Ssg.

Thomas D. Rabjohn

39, Litchfield Park, AZ

Army Ssg.

Christopher M. Rudzinski

28, Rantoul, IL

Marine Sgt.

Cesar Bocanegra Ruiz

26, San Antonio, TX

Army Sgt.

Roberto D. Sanchez

24, Satellite Beach, FL

Army Sgt.

Michael P. Scusa

22, Villas, NJ

Army Cpt.

Benjamin A. Sklaver

32, Medford, MA

Army Sgt.

Aaron M. Smith

25, Manhattan, KS

Army Sgt.

Chris N. Staats

32, Fredericksburg, TX

Army Spc.

Jared D. Stanker

22, Evergreen Park, IL

Marine LCpl.

Cody R. Stanley

21, Rosanky, TX

Army Spc.

Brandon K. Steffey

23, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Army Ssg.

Glen H. Stivison Jr.

34, Blairsville, PA

Army Pfc.

Brandon M. Styer

19, Lancaster, PA

Marine Ssg.

Aaron J. Taylor

27, Bovey, MN

Army Pfc.

Kevin C. Thomson

22, Reno, NV

Marine Capt.

Kyle R. Van De Giesen

29, North Attleboro, MA

Army Pfc.

Christopher I. Walz

25, Vancouver, WA

Army Sfc.

Kenneth W. Westbrook

41, Shiprock, NM

Army Sgt.

Patrick O. Williamson

24, Broussard, LA

Army Sgt.

Eduviges G. Wolf

24, Hawthorne, CA

ALABAMA

Adrian Ladon Avila, 19

Jonathan Wayne Dean, 25

Jerry Randall Evans Jr., 23

Bruce Earnest Ferrell, 21

Robert David Gordon II, 22

Jeffrey Alan Hall, 28

Ricky D. Jones, 26

Carlie Mattison Lee III, 23

Charles Dustin Parrish, 23

Joshua Lee Rath, 22

Ricky Lee Turner, 20

William Zachary VanOsdol, 23

ALASKA

Gregory Michael William Fleury, 23

ARIZONA

Timothy Louis Bowles, 24

Charles Patrick Gaffney Jr., 42

Justin Timothy Gallegos, 27

Adam Jeffery Hardt, 19

David Lee Hurt, 36

Steven Hutchison, 60

Cory J. Jenkins, 30

Albert Ronald Jex, 23

Eric James Lindstrom, 27

Thomas Duane Rabjohn, 39

ARKANSAS

William C. Comstock, 21

Tyler Edward Parten, 24

Blue Charles Rowe, 33

CALIFORNIA

Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27

Rocco Martin Barnes, 51

Justin Aaron Casillas, 19

Florence Bacong Choe, 35

Christopher M. Cooper, 28

Grant Andrew Cotting, 19

Kyle Andrew Coumas, 22

Michael Anthony Dahl Jr., 23

Esau De la Pena-Hernandez, 25

Sean Derrel Diamond, 41

Jesus Olar Flores Jr., 28

Bryce Edmund Gautier, 22

Jason Everett George, 38

Nicolas H. J. Gideon, 20

Tony Jerold Gonzales, 20

Bryan Edward Hall, 32

John Louis Hallett III, 30

Daniel Louis Hansen, 24

Joshua Mitchell Hardt, 24

Donald James Hogan, 20

Lukas Caleb Hopper, 20

Daniel Brian Hyde, 24

James Ray Layton, 22

Jeremiah Paul McCleery, 24

David Eliah Metzger, 32

Raul Moncada, 29

Alfonso Ochoa Jr., 20

Javier Olvera, 20

Jacob Israel Ramsey, 20

Eduardo Sosa Silva, 25

Kafele Hashim Sims, 32

Ray Anthony Spencer II, 20

Justin James Swanson, 21

Matthew K. S. Swanson, 20

Benjamin Bryan Tollefson, 22

Joshua Rhea Townsend, 30

Marcus A. Tynes, 19

Jake Robert Velloza, 22

Tyler Robert Walshe, 21

Jonathan David Welch, 19

Joshua Ray Whittle, 20

Eduviges Guadalupe Wolf, 24

Duane George Wolfe, 54

Brian Michael Wolverton, 21

COLORADO

Justin Lynn Bauer, 24

Mark Russell McDowell, 26

James Dewel Pirtle, 21

Jonathon M. Sylvestre, 21

CONNECTICUT

Xhacob Latorre, 21

FLORIDA

Michael Justin Anaya, 23

Bryan David Berky, 25

Dennis James Burrow, 23

Justin Dean Coleman, 21

Jason Sean Dahlke, 29

Anthony Dee Davis, 29

Jason John Fabrizi, 29

Anthony Christian Garcia, 21

Gary Lee Gooch Jr., 22

Christian A. Guzman Rivera, 21

Derrick D. Gwaltney, 21

Randy Micheal Haney, 27

John Eric Hayes, 36

Nelson Manuel Lantigua, 20

Daniel Courtney Lawson, 33

Eric Nathaniel Lembke, 25

Patrick A. Malone, 21

Alexander Joel Miller, 21

Jonathan Charles O'Neill, 22

Michael Currie Roy, 25

Roberto Daniel Sanchez, 24

Jessica Yvette Sarandrea, 22

Earl Raymond Scott III, 24

Edward Bernard Smith, 30

Jonathan A. Taylor, 22

John Tinsley, 28

Donald Wayne Vincent, 26

GEORGIA

John Curtis Beale, 39

John David Blair, 38

Brock Henry Chavers, 25

Matthew Freeman, 29

Alex French IV, 31

Joseph Dennis Helton Jr., 24

Kevin Michael Jenrette, 37

Edwin W. Johnson Jr., 31

Isaac Lee Johnson Jr., 24

Jeffrey William Jordan, 21

Aaron Michael Kenefick, 30

Ryan Charles King, 22

Thomas Edward Lee III, 20

Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20

Vernon William Martin, 25

Shawn Patrick McCloskey, 33

Colman J. Meadows III, 19

Michael P. Montgomery, 36

Benjamin Moore Jr., 43

Raymundo Porras Morales, 34

Charles Seth Sharp, 20

Briand T. Williams, 25

HAWAII

Randy Suyat Agno, 29

Jasper Kid Obakrairur, 26

Christopher Perry Sweet, 28

Cwislyn K. Walter, 19

IDAHO

Mathew C. Heffelfinger, 29

Randy Neff Jr., 22

ILLINOIS

Christopher Paul Abeyta, 23

Omar M. Albrak, 20

Roberto Andrade Jr., 26

David Lawrence Audo, 35

Jeremy Eugene Bessa, 26

Norman Lewis Cain III, 22

James Michael Dorsey, 23

Casey Lee Hills, 23

Matthew M. Martinek, 20

Jason A. McLeod, 22

Joshua Allen Melton, 26

Devin Jay Michel, 19

Kenneth R. Nichols Jr., 28

Schuyler Brent Patch, 25

Brian M. Patton, 37

Simone Asia Robinson, 21

Christopher M. Rudzinski, 28

Lukasz Dariusz Saczek, 23

David Allen Schaefer Jr., 27

Christopher D. Shaw, 37

Gerrick David Smith, 19

Paul Gene Smith, 43

Jared William Southworth, 26

Jared Donald Stanker, 22

Scott Bradley Stream, 39

Christopher M. Talbert, 24

Robert Martin Weinger, 24

Derwin Isaac Williams, 41

INDIANA

Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21

Dale Russel Griffin, 29

Joseph M. Hernandez, 24

Chancellor A. Keesling, 25

Zachary Ray Nordmeyer, 21

Donte Jamal Whitworth, 21

IOWA

Jason Graham Pautsch, 20

Leroy Otis Webster, 28

KANSAS

Daniel Lee Cox, 26

Richard Allen Dewater, 21

Tyler Austin Juden, 23

Aaron Michael Smith, 25

KENTUCKY

Chadwick Allen Gilliam, 29

Kevin James Graham, 27

Thomas Reilly Jr., 19

Joshua Allen Ward, 30

Gary Lee Woods Jr., 24

LOUISIANA

Brian Russell Bates Jr., 20

Michael Shane Cote Jr., 20

Omar James McKnight, 22

Milton Eric Suggs, 51

Jason Ryan Watson, 19

Matthew Everett Wildes, 18

Patrick Oliver Williamson, 24

MAINE

Joshua Matthew Bernard, 21

Jordan Mykle Brochu, 20

Joshua John Kirk, 30

MARYLAND

Bradley Scott Bohle, 29

Brian Matthew Bunting, 29

Charles Issac Cartwright, 26

Jordan Lee Chrobot, 24

Christopher J. Coffland, 43

James Ryan McIlvaine, 26

Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, 27

Matthew A. Pucino, 34

Michael Edward Yates Jr., 19

MASSACHUSETTS

Kevin Allan Dupont, 52

Kyle Joseph Harrington, 24

Brian Michael Mescall, 33

Matthew Michael Pollini, 21

Marquis Richard Porter, 28

Kevin Thomas Preach, 21

Jonathan Richard Roberge, 22

Jordan Michael Shay, 22

Benjamin William Sherman, 21

Benjamin Andrew Sklaver, 32

Tyler John Trahan, 22

Kyle Rolf Van De Giesen, 29

Nicholas George Xiarhos, 21

MICHIGAN

Paul Eugene Andersen, 49

Benjamin P. Castiglione, 21

Timothy Allen David, 28

Daniel A. Frazier, 25

Christopher Todd Griffin, 24

Eric William Hario, 19

Stephen Michael Okray, 21

Nicholas Ryan Roush, 22

Christopher Glenn Smith, 28

Brandon Keith Steffey, 23

MINNESOTA

George Walter Cauley, 24

Daniel Paul Drevnick, 22

Thomas Joseph Gramith, 27

Tad Thomas Hervas, 48

Chester Wayne Hosford, 35

Benjamin Stephen Kopp, 21

Todd Willis Selge, 25

Aaron James Taylor, 27

James David Wertish, 20

Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27

Philip Eugene Windorski Jr., 35

Jonathan C. Yanney, 20

MISSISSIPPI

Matthew Lee Ingram, 25

Johnny Roosevelt Polk, 39

Severin West Summers III, 43

MISSOURI

Jacob David Barton, 20

Lucas Montana Bregg, 19

Paul Faris Brooks, 34

Robert Keith Charlton, 22

Edward Watson Forrest Jr., 25

Nicholas J. Hand, 20

Issac Brandon Jackson, 27

Matthew Gene Kelley, 30

Ricky Linn Richardson Jr., 33

Ronald Wayne Sawyer, 38

Patrick Wayne Schimmel, 21

Roslyn Littmann Schulte, 25

Matthew Willard Wilson, 19

MONTANA

Andrew Scott Charpentier, 21

Garnet Robert Derby, 44

Trevor Jerimiah Johnson, 23

Terry Jay Lynch, 22

Michael A. Rogers, 23

NEBRASKA

Justin Joseph Duffy, 31

Jeffrey James Garber, 43

NEVADA

Josue Hernandez Chavez, 23

Ezra Dawson, 31

Thomas Franklyn Lyons, 20

Kevin C. Thomson, 22

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Adam Michael Kuligowski, 21

Edmond Lam Lo, 23

Stephen Lloyd Murphy, 36

Michael Webster Ouellette, 28

Justin Reid Pellerin, 21

NEW JERSEY

Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25

Brian Michael Connelly, 26

Bradley William Iorio, 19

Andrew Thomas Lobosco, 29

John Paul Pryor, 42

Michael Patrick Scusa, 22

NEW MEXICO

Tony Carrasco Jr., 25

Jose Refugio Escobedo Jr., 32

Darrell Lamar Fernandez, 25

Joseph Lawrence Gallegos, 39

Christopher Milton Kurth, 23

Troy Orion Tom, 21

Kenneth Warren Westbrook, 41

NEW YORK

Nekl Bruce Allen, 29

James David Argentine, 22

Daniel Jay Beard, 24

Keith Robert Bishop, 28

Julian Thomas Brennan, 25

Leopold Fred Damas, 26

Patrick Allen Devoe II, 27

Alberto Francesconi, 21

Daniel Joseph Geary, 22

Luis Manuel Gonzalez, 27

Justin Paul Hartford, 21

Roberto A. Hernandez II, 21

Kevin Oslen Hill, 23

Eric Alton Jones, 29

Jeremy Scott Lasher, 27

John Joel Malone, 24

Michael Lee Mayne, 21

Jeremiah James Monroe, 31

Blaise Adam Oleski, 22

Daniel Jose Rivera, 22

Amy Catherine Tirador, 29

NORTH CAROLINA

Roger Leeroy Adams Jr., 36

Juan Carlos Baldeosingh, 30

Leevi Khole Barnard, 28

Robert Lee Bittiker, 39

Jessie Adam Cassada, 19

Mark Andess Garner, 30

Anthony Gabriel Green, 28

Roger Gary Michael Hager, 20

Richard Kelvin Jones, 21

Edward Chester Kramer, 39

Ronald George Luce Jr., 27

Alan Howard Newton Jr., 26

Jason Ray Parsons, 24

Devin Christopher Poche, 25

Tara Jean Smith, 33

Charles Keith Springle Sr., 52

Morris Lewis Walker, 23

OHIO

David Raymond Baker, 22

Adam Frank Benjamin, 34

Jason Evan Burkholder, 27

Brad Anthony Davis, 21

David Ray Hall, 31

Rodney Allen Jarvis, 34

Gregory James Missman, 36

David Seth Mitchell, 30

Zachary Taylor Myers, 21

Brian Keith Naseman, 36

Titus Roderick Reynolds, 23

Marko Mato Samson, 30

Shannon Michael Smith, 31

David Shane Spicer, 33

Richard Allyn Walters Jr., 41

Keiffer Prescot Wilhelm, 19

Damon Gabriel Winkleman, 23

Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25

OKLAHOMA

Matthew D. Hastings, 23

Coleman Wayne Hinkefent, 19

Jack Mayfield Martin III, 26

Gary Lee Moore, 25

Dennis Joseph Pratt, 34

Tony Michael Randolph, 22

Carlo Montell Robinson, 33

Jonathan Fulton Stroud, 20

Stephen Scott Thompson, 23

David Timothy Wright II, 26

Stephen Gage Zapasnik, 19

OREGON

Robert Lyman Johnson, 21

Matthew Ryan Lembke, 22

Taylor Daniel Marks, 19

David M. Mudge, 22

Elijah J. Rao, 26

Joshua Michael Tillery, 31

PENNSYLVANIA

Mark Conrad Baum, 32

Chad Allen Edmundson, 20

Michael Wayne Heede Jr., 22

Ryan H. Lane, 25

Christopher Warren Lotter, 20

Andrew Harron McConnell, 24

Joshua James Rimer, 24

Joshua D. Seitz, 19

Marc Joseph Small, 29

Glen Hale Stivison Jr., 34

Brandon Michael Styer, 19

Robert Douglas Ulmer, 22

William David Vile, 27

Ross Eugene Vogel III, 27

David William Wallace III, 25

Jonathan Michael Walls, 27

Anthony Lee Williams, 21

RHODE ISLAND

Francis Lawrence Toner IV, 26

SOUTH CAROLINA

Christopher Scott Fowlkes, 20

Raphael Anton Futrell, 26

Demetrius Lamar Void, 20

Abraham S. Wheeler III, 22

TENNESSEE

Stephen F. Dearmon, 21

William Eric Emmert, 36

Keith Eric Essary, 20

Patrick Scott Fitzgibbon, 19

Russell Shane Hercules Jr., 22

Corey Joseph Kowall, 20

Brandon Andre Owens, 21

Gregory Alan Posey, 22

TEXAS

Darryn D. Andrews, 34

Travis Thornton Babine, 20

Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19

Clayton Patrick Bowen, 29

Peter John Courcy, 22

Matthew Ryan Courtois, 22

Peter Kyle Cross, 20

David Alan Davis, 28

Fernando De La Rosa, 24

Bradley Espinoza, 26

Joshua Ray Farris, 22

Alejandro Granado III, 42

Jarrett Pearson Griemel, 20

Joshua Lee Hazlewood, 22

Shawn Patrick Hefner, 22

Jay Michael Hoskins, 24

Matthew Philip Houseal, 54

Brandon Tyler Lara, 20

Joseph M. Lewis, 26

Christopher David Loza, 24

Sean Patrick McCune, 20

Shawn Henry McNabb, 24

Joshua Stewart Meadows, 30

Joshua Micah Mills, 24

Raymond John Munden, 35

Michael Chance Murphrey, 25

James M. Nolen, 25

Matthew Dwight Ogden, 33

Gregory Owens Jr., 24

Matthew Gregory Reza, 27

Andrew Jay Roughton, 21

Cesar Bocanegra Ruiz, 26

Joshua Warren Soto, 25

Chris Neil Staats, 32

Cody Robert Stanley, 21

Darren Ethan Tate, 21

Archie Andrew Taylor, 37

UTAH

Micheal Boyd Alleman, 31

Kurt Robert Curtiss, 27

Kimble Andrus Han, 30

VERMONT

Joseph D. Fortin, 22

VIRGINIA

Theophilus Kwaku Ansong, 34

Daniel Ryan Bennett, 23

Herberth Berrios-Campos, 21

Paul Edmond Dumont Jr. 23

Jerome David Hatfield, 36

Brandon T. Islip, 23

Michael Edward Johnson, 25

Stephan Lee Mace, 21

Ryan Casey McGhee, 21

William Lee Meredith, 26

Phillip Andrew Myers, 30

Jeffrey Alexander Reed, 23

Mark Edward Stratton II, 39

Shawn Dante Sykes, 28

William Brian Woods Jr., 31

WASHINGTON

Aaron Seth Aamot, 22

Brian N. Bradshaw, 24

John J. Cleaver, 36

Timothy Peter Davis, 28

Aaron Eli Fairbairn, 20

James Robert Hornbarger, 33

Niall Damien Lyons, 40

Samuel Donald Stone, 20

Benjamin Harris Todd, 29

Douglas M. Vose III, 38

Christopher Ian Walz, 25

Joseph Valere White, 21

Dennis Michael Williams, 24

WEST VIRGINIA

Julian Berisford, 25

Brent Scott Cole, 38

Duane A. Thornsbury, 30

WISCONSIN

Ryan Christopher Adams, 26

Steven Thomas Drees, 19

Nickolas Anthony Mueller, 26

Daniel James Thompson, 24

Earl Delmer Werner, 38

WYOMING

Ryan L. Zorn, 35

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

William John Cahir, 40

GUAM

Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo, 59

MICRONESIA

Youvert Loney, 28

PUERTO RICO

Francisco Xavier Aguila, 35

Israel Candelaria Mejias, 28

CANADA

Darby Todd Morin, 25