(01/02/2006)
West Virginia has sent more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan (per capita ages 18 to 65) than all but seven states.

Twenty-one West Virginians have died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley, 36, of Inwood

Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown, 26, of Mabscott

Marine Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd II, 23, of Fairview

Marine Lance Cpl. Adam J. Crumpler, 19, of Campbells Creek

Army Spc. Danny B. Daniels II, 23, of Varney

Army Pfc. Rick Hafer, 21, of Nitro

Marine Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez II, 21, of Belington

Army Sgt. Brian C. Karim, 22, of Talcott

Army Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey, 53, of Oak Hill

Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Parker, 19, of Plum Run

Marine Cpl. Bryan J. Richardson, 23, of Summersville

Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, of Grafton

Army Pfc. Ernest Sutphin, 21, of Parkersburg

Army Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, 24, of Charleston

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Hotchkiss

Marine Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker, 21, of Princeton

Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., 37, of Parkersburg

Army Spc. Brian S. Ulbrich, 23, of Chapmanville

Army Sgt. Gene A. Vance Jr., 38, of Morgantown

Army Staff Sgt. Darren D. VanKomen, 33, of Bluefield

Marine Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong, 22, of Walker


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