These four soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan. The outrage is that their families because of the government shut down will not receive funeral expenses or benefits due to them because of the heroic service of their family members.
From left to right:
PFC Cody J. Patterson: He was twenty-four years old and graduated from Philomath High School in Oregon. He enlisted in the United States Army just two years ago and was on his first deployment to Afghanistan.
Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins: The twenty-five year old Carlisle, Pennsylvania native was killed attempting to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. He had been deployed to Afghanistan four times.
1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno: The twenty-five year old native of San Diego was working at the medical center. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor of science degree. As a clinical nurse she sought out 'special operations assignment' to tend to the wounded. She also served as part of the 'Cultural Support Team'.
Sgt. Joseph M. Peters: The twenty-four year old native of Springfield, Missouri was a military policeman. He was part of the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command and the first member of that team to died in Afghanistan.