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HONOREES

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

 

Isaiah 6:8

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2024 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

SFC Marcus V. Muralles

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

KIA June 28, 2005

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Project 33 Memorial Foundation is proud to announce our 2024 Honoree, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Marcus V. Muralles. SFC Muralles was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. as an aerial flight medic.

SFC Muralles's MH-47D Chinook Helicopter was struck by a rocket propelled grenade near Jalalabad, Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings.

Marcus was born to Guatemalan immigrants, and was a native of Shelbyville, Indiana. Muralles enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in December 1988 and completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training before assignment to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. He was reclassified in 1998 as a Medical Sergeant. In 2003, he completed Green Platoon and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

SFC Muralles served alongside our founder, Mike in both Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001-2003.  Mike learned about SFC Muralles death while attending the SFQC at FT Bragg in 2005.  Mike remembers Marcus as one of the most professional Rangers in Bco, always striving to be the best Medic in the Company.  Project 33 is honored to have SFC Muralles as our 2024 Airborne Ranger in the sky. 

-Night Stalkers Don't Quit-

SSG Larry I. Rougle

 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

KIA October 23, 2007

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Project 33 Memorial Foundation's 2023 Honoree, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Larry Ismael Rougle. Staff Sergeant Rougle was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, when he was killed in October 23, 2007, in Sawtalo Sar Mountain, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, from enemy small arms fire.

 Utah native Staff Sergeant Rougle had decided to enlist in the United States Army at 17 in 1999. After September 11, 2001 Staff Sergeant Rougle began his first combat tour in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. In six years, Rougle served three combat tours in Iraq and two more in Afghanistan before dying at the age of 25.

-Rangers, Lead the Way!-

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2023 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

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MAJ Andrew D. Byers

2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (A)

KIA November 03, 2016

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Project 33 Memorial Foundation's 2022 Honoree, U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Major Andrew D. Byers. Assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Major Byers was killed in action during his third deployment, on November 3, 2016 in the Kunduz Province, Afghanistan from small arms fire.

A WNY native, Byers was born on September 2, 1986 to David and Rosemarie Byers. A 2004 Graduate of Clarence High School, Byers followed his dream to attend the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. It was a true honor to represent one of our local hero’s, and an experience we will never forget. 

 

-De Oppresso Liber-

2022 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

United States Army Special Operations Command Bio

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SSG Timothy M. Conneway

3rd Battalion, 75th  Ranger Regiment

KIA June 28, 2003

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Project 33 Memorial Foundation's 2021 Honoree,  U.S. Army Ranger SSG Timothy Michael Conneway. Timothy died on June 28th, 2003 from wounds sustained from an explosive device that detonated and struck his vehicle on June 26, during an operation in Baghdad, Iraq.  Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Tim was the epitome of a true American hero; completing multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq in response to the 9/11 Terrorist attacks. Timothy answered his country’s call without hesitation, and paid the ultimate sacrifice for his nation.  We will continue to honor Timothy for years to come.  

-Rangers, lead the way!-

2021 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

Military Times

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MSG Nicholas Q. Sheperty

Killed during Military Freefall Operations, April 17, 2019

2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (A)

2020 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

Project 33 Memorial Foundation's 2020 Honoree, MSG Nicholas Sheperty. who was Killed on April 17, 2019 during a Military Freefall Operation.  Assigned to Cco. 2/19th Special Forces Group (A), Nick was more than just another soldier, he was an amazing brother, a phenomenal Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), and a true hero. Nick served as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant within the company since 2012,  Since his death, Nick's family created The MSG Nick Sheperty Foundation honoring those who have died during a military freefall event.  For further information please visit: www.msgnickshepertyfoundation.com

-De Oppresso Liber-

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Stars and Stripes

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SPC Jonn J. Edmunds

3rd Battalion, 75th  Ranger Regiment

KIA October 19, 2001

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US Army Ranger Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds. Jonn and Kristofor T. Stonesifer were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Pakistan. During Memorial Day 2019 we honored Jonn, and celebrated his life with the blessing from his wife Anne.  US Army Ranger Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds was our 2019 honoree.

-Rangers, lead the way!-

 

2019 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

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The Fallen, Military Times

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2018 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

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Kris's Arlington National Cemetery Website

SPC Kristofer T. Stonesifer

KIA October 19, 2001

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Our inaugural Memorial Day Honoree for 2018 is one that is near and dear to our hearts. A member of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, SPC Kristofor T. Stonesifer, was one of the first soldiers to be KIA in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was killed in action on October 19th, 2001 after his helicopter crashed. Kris's death one of the very first losses for our country.

-Rangers, lead the way!-

 

3rd Battalion, 75th  Ranger Regiment

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