OUR FALLEN HEROES
This Page Is A Tribute And A Memorial To The Brave Soldiers of
B Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Who
Gave Their Lives Bringing Freedom To The People Of Iraq

Captain Pintor died on October 12, 2004.

On Oct. 11, Dennis L. Pintor e-mailed a local newspaper, asking for help collecting school supplies
for Iraqi children. He died the next day. "His last wish was for the Iraqi children. It wasn't even for
himself," said Lillian Abelita, a family friend. "I hate to brag, but there was not a life he touched that was
not better for it." Pintor, 30, of Lima, Ohio, died Oct. 12 when a bomb exploded near his patrol vehicle.
He was based at Fort Hood. Pintor graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1998.
math. "He was active in tennis and soccer and was just a good kid." He is survived by his wife, Stacy,
and 4-year-old daughter Rhea. "Dennis was the kind of father that would care for the baby in a
restaurant allowing his wife to enjoy her meal before it got cold," said his uncle, David Garrison Jr.
Abelita contacted area school districts asking for their help in gathering school supplies to send to
Iraq. She wants to make sure Pintor's last wish is fulfilled.
Specialist Jaime Moreno, 28, of Round Lake Beach,
vehicle on October 12, 2004. He was assigned to 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

Specialist Moreno died on October 13, 2004.

sound of Mexican music artist Adan "Chalino" Sanchez would be thumping louder and louder as his
SUV neared. While in Iraq, his family sent him salsa and Mexican sweets, but he brought a lot of Before
he enlisted, you could always tell when Jaime Moreno was on his way home from work: The Mexican
banda music with him that he had downloaded on his computer. It was usually Sanchez, his favorite
artist. Moreno, 28, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Oct. 13 of injuries suffered when a bomb exploded
near his patrol vehicle in Baghdad. He was based at Fort Hood. "He used to help people so much,"
said Moreno's sister Maricela Repizo. "He helped people who didn't speak English, people who
needed a ride to the Mexican consulate at three or four in the morning," she said. "He never said no to
wanted to be in the military since he was 5 years old. "His dreams came true," Repizo said. "That was
his dream, to be a soldier." Moreno is survived by his wife, Alma, and an 8-year-old daughter, Alexis.
Specialist Michael S. Weger, 30, of Houston, Texas, died when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. He was assigned to 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st
Cavalry Division.
Specialist Weger died on October 12, 2004.

Iraqi children. Ever since, his family has been compiling a scrapbook of his life to give to his own young
son. "Someday, Damian is going to want to know who his dad was," said Weger's father, Gregory.
Weger, 30, died Oct. 12 along with two other soldiers when an improvised explosive device hit their
Humvee. Weger was based at Fort Hood. Born in Pascagoula, Miss., Wegner moved to Texas and
Once an avid art student, Michael Spencer spent his final day in Iraq handing out school supplies to
Iraqi children. Ever since, his family has been compiling a scrapbook of his life to give to his own young
son. "Someday, Damian is going to want to know who his dad was," said Weger's father, Gregory.
Weger, 30, died Oct. 12 along with two other soldiers when an improvised explosive device hit their
Humvee. Weger was based at Fort Hood. Born in Pascagoula, Miss., Wegner moved to Texas and
studied art and computer graphics at North Harris Community College before moving to the Atlanta
area and working as a real estate agent. He joined the Army after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Only the
good die young, and Mike Weger was definitely one of the good ones," said his friend and former
commander, Capt. David Woodruff. A smart man with many interests, Wegner enjoyed landscaping,
cooking and playing guitar and had numerous exotic pets. But family members said his most
cherished role was as a father to 6-year-old Damian. Weger is also survived by his mother, Patricia,
and ex-wife, Danielle Eames.
Sergeant Michael L. Boatright, 24, of Whitesboro, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq,
when he was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 20th Engineer
Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

Sergeant Boatright died on December 4, 2004.

Michael Luke Boatright was a Texan who loved riding bulls, listening to country music and hunting
deer. "He was a little ol' homebred cowboy," said his mother-in-law, Yetta Skidmore. The 24-year-old
from Frisco, Texas, was killed Dec. 4 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device struck him.
Boatright, who went by Luke, was known for his bright smile and considerate attitude. He was in the
Future Farmers of America in high school before joining the Army in 1997. He had just re-enlisted for
another four years and decided to make the Army his career. "He loved being a soldier," said his
mother, Candace Sons. "He took his Army values very seriously, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service,
honor, integrity and personal courage." He leaves behind his wife, Desty, and three children, ages 7, 5
and 4 who live near Fort Hood.
died in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was
assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sergeant Faulkner died on September 8, 2004.

Since joining the Army, James D. Faulkner changed. Family members said he overcame his shyness,
and he built both his character and his body. "He went from being a young man out of high school not
knowing what he wanted to be, to being a man who was proud of himself. He walked with an air of
confidence and surety about himself," said his mother, Pam Gilkey. Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville, Ind.,
died Sept. 8 in Baghdad when his military vehicle hit an explosive. He was stationed at Fort Hood. He
was a 1999 graduate of Clarksville High School, where he starred on the track and cross-country
teams and was a member of the National Honor Society, according to Pat Hunt, the school's director of
counseling. Faulkner couldn't wait for the next chapter of his life. He planned to return to the United
States next spring, marry his Texas fiancee and start a new Army assignment in Hawaii. "He was a
perfect role model," said younger brother Jason Faulkner. "He set the example for me." He also is
survived by his father, James Faulkner, and his stepfather, Greg Gilkey.
Staff Sergeant Abraham Penamedina, 32, of Los Angeles, California, died in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under sniper fire. He was assigned to Company B, 20th
Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sergeant Penamedina died on April 27, 2004.
As our anthem plays,
and you salute the flag above,
and remember me with love.

And, seeing Lady Liberty,
her crown of light upon her,
Cherish hard-won freedoms. . .
and remember me with honor.

who sacrificed and died
In service of their country. . .
remember me with pride.

But I'm in Jesus' service now,
so let your sadness cease,
Remember I have fought and won
salvation's perfect peace.