19-Year Old Helena Native Killed in Iraq

by jhwygirl

Specialist Donald M. Young was killed Wednesday in Baghdad, from wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck with an IED. Young was the 2nd graduate of Capital High School killed in Iraq.

Donald Young was the 5th Helena native killed in the Iraq war, and the 20th Montanan.

Tears and prayers for the family and friends of Donald Young.

Godspeed Donald Young, Godspeed.

May no soldier go unforgotten.

Killed in Iraq:

Spc. Donald M. Young, 19 – Helena
Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins, 31 – Bozeman
Cpl. Chris Dana, 23 – Helena
Staff Sgt. Shane Becker, 35 – Helena
Army Spc. Scott Dykman, 27 – Helena
Army Pfc. Shawn Murphy, 24 – Butte
Marine Lance Cpl. Nick Palmer, 19 – Great Falls
Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23 – Bozeman
Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19 – Missoula
Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, 26 – Glasgow
Capt. Michael J. MacKinnon, 30 – Helena
Cp. Dean P. Pratt, 22 – Stevensville
Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Sandvick Monroe, 20 – Chinook
Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus, 28 – Wolf Creek
Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20 – Belgrade
Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles V. Komppa, 35 – Belgrade
Sgt. 1st Class Robbie D. McNary, 42 – Lewistown
1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27 – Bigfork
Cpl. Raleigh C. Smith, 21 – Troy
Pfc. Owen D. Witt, 20 – Sand Springs

Killed in Afghanistan:

Pfc. Kristofor T. Stonesifer, 28 – Missoula
Joshua Michael Hyland, 31 – Missoula

3684 American forces have been killed in the Iraqi war.

Tonight, of those 3684 deaths, there are 5 families that have yet to hear that their son or daughter has been taken from them.

God Bless.

  1. John Young

    I noticed that Montana television news directors still use the Pentagon marketing phrase “killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom” in reporting this soldier’s tragic death.

  2. E5 USN

    Freedom and democracy have a price. Thanks for showing your patriotism!

  3. Your list shows Kris Stonesifer’s name in both lists. He was, in fact, killed on Oct 19, 2001 in Afghanistan. Also, Kristofor is the correct spelling. You have it spelled as Kristofer and Kristofor. The middle initial “T” is correct. See the mentioned web site by his mom for more information.

  4. I’ve corrected the information H Davis. Thank you.

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