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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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United States Army Special Operations Command Bio

MAJ Andrew D. Byers

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

KIA November 03, 2016

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Project 33 Memorial Foundation is proud to announce our 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. 

With the blessing of the Byers family, Project 33 Memorial Foundation will host our 5th Memorial Day run in honor of Andy. Funds raised during our 2022 campaign will be donated to Folds of Honor at the request of the Byers family. Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that helps provide the families of the fallen and disabled service members educational scholarships.

 

-De Oppresso Liber-

2022 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

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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, was 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 was 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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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!-

 

2018 Project 33 Memorial Foundation Honoree

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Kris's Arlington National Cemetery Website

3rd Battalion, 75th  Ranger Regiment