So much is said in the media about celebrity deaths, while every day our country looses our military men and women fighting for our freedom with nothing reported. Each Monday, as we start our week, I will post a list of the men and women who died the previous week while protecting us from harm. Hopefully you will take a minute or two before you start your work week to read about these brave men and women and say a little prayer thanking them for their service and asking for comfort for their families.

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    Army Spc. James E. Dutton

    Army Spc. James Dutton of of Checotah, Okla., assigned to 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died March 31 at the age of 25, in Logar province, Afghanistan.

    MilitaryTimes.com
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    Marine Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni

    Marine Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni of Ithaca, N.Y.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 3 at the age of 21 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained Jan. 18, 2012, while conducting combat operations.

    MilitaryTimes.com
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    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown

    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 3 at the age of 26, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

    MilitaryTimes.com
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    Army Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon of Grove City, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4 at the age of 44, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck and Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski.

    MilitaryTimes.com
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    Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4 at the age of 45, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon and Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski.

    MilitaryTimes.com
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    Army Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski

    Army Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski of Dublin, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4 at the age of 36, in Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck and Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon.

    MilitaryTimes.com