Army Staff Sergeant James D. Mowris
Correctional Officer at U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners – MCFP Springfield, Missouri
Staff Sergeant James Mowris of Aurora, Missouri was assigned to 805th Military Police Company, Army Reserve, Raleigh, North Carolina and was killed when a weapon cache exploded on January 29, 2004 in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Mowris is survived by his wife Michelle, son Craig and daughter Mackenzie.
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Marcus M. Cherry
Lance Corporal Cherry is the son of Correctional Officer Genevieve King of Centinela State Prison, California
Lance Corporal Marcus Cherry was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Lance Corporal Cherry was killed April 6, 2004 by hostile fire in an outburst of violence between insurgents and U.S. troops in the Al Anbar province, Iraq. Corporal Cherry is survived by his mother.
Army Staff Sergeant Stacey C. Brandon
Senior Correctional Officer at Federal Correctional Institution – Forrest City, Arkansas
Staff Sergeant Brandon of Hazen, Arkansas was assigned to 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, Army National Guard, Hazen, Arkansas when he was killed on April 24, 2004 when mortar rounds hit his camp in Taji, Iraq. Staff Sergeant Brandon is survived by his wife April, son Johnathan and daughter Brianna.
Marine Pfc. Christopher J. Reed
Pfc. Reed is the son of Correctional Officer Keith Reed of Northern Idaho Correctional Institution, Idaho
Marine Pfc. Christopher Reed was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Pfc. Reed was killed July 10, 2004 in a non-combat-related vehicle accident in the Al Anbar province, Iraq. Pfc. Reed is survived by his father.
Marine Lance Corporal Branden P. Ramey
Lance Corporal Branden Ramey is the son of Correctional Officer Randy Ramey of Valley State Prison for Women in California
Lance Corporal Branden Ramey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve, Chicago, Illinois. Lance Corporal Ramey was killed on November 8, 2004 by enemy action as troops pushed to retake the insurgent stronghold in Babil province, Iraq. Corporal Ramey is survived by his father.