Pvt. Charles Barnett, of Bel Air, was 19 when he was killed in Iraq in November 2008. According to a press release from the Defense Department, he died of injuries from a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

Military service ran in the family — Pvt. Barnett's grandfather was an Army staff sergeant, as was his father — and Pvt. Barnette decided to enlist in the Army when he was 18. He was deployed to Iraq in May 2008.

Pvt. Barnett attended Bel Air High School after his mother remarried and the family moved to Harford County.

William Alvin Allers


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Staff Sgt. William Alvin Allers III, 28, of Leitchfield, Ky., was killed September 2005 near Khalis, Iraq, about 40 miles north of Baghdad. A roadside bomb went off near his convoy.

Stationed in Baghdad for the first part of his assignment, escorting convoys Staff Sgt. Allers was assigned to the 617th MP Company and then reassigned to Mosul.

Staff Sgt. Allers graduated from Fallston High School in 1995 and was a member of the school's track team and German Club. He worked for a factory producing high-grade office furniture after serving in the Army for eight years and joined the Kentucky National Guard in September 2003.

Jennifer Marie Parcell

Fallston High School lost another graduate when Marine Cpl. Jennifer Marie Parcell, 20, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in February 2007. She was scheduled to leave Iraq March 1 of that year.

Cpl. Parcell's brother, Cpl. Joseph Parcell, is also a Marine. His time in Iraq was coming to an end when his sister began hers. They were able to be together for about a month overseas.

During her service, Cpl. Parcell received a Joint Service Achievement Award for helping with relief efforts in Pakistan, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Christopher O. Moudry

Staff Sgt. Christopher O. Moudry, 31 of Baltimore, was deployed to Iraq in December 2005 after being stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, and was supposed to return to the U.S. in November 2006. He was killed, along with three other soldiers, in Taji, Iraq, in October 2006 when enemy forces attacked his squadron.

Staff Sgt. Moudry's sister Sharon Roof is from Abingdon and his parents had moved to the same area a year before his death.

He enlisted in the Army in May 1995 and was assigned to the 7th Squadron, Cavalry 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division since August 2005.

Staff Sgt. Moudry was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon and the Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

Jeremy Tinnel

Angel Tinnel turned 22 the same day her husband, Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Tinnel, of Mechanicsville, Va., was killed in July 2007. Tinnel, a Havre de Grace resident, and her husband were only married for six months when the boat carrying him and another Marine overturned in the Euphrates River, where they were on patrol.

In May that year, Lance Cpl. Tinnel was injured when an improvised explosive device was detonated near the Humvee he was in. His injuries were minor and he returned to duty.

Tinnel met her husband while visiting a mutual friend, a marine, while they were stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. She stayed in Maryland to complete her college education after they were married Dec. 23, 2006.