Iowa State Memorial Union

Iraq and Afghanistan

Paul Finken
Date Of Birth: Jul 31, 1966
Date Of Death: Nov 2, 2006
War / Conflict: Iraq
Hometown: Early, Iowa
Paul John Finken grew up in the small Iowa town of Earling in Shelby County. He was the youngest of Charles and Edna Finken’s 10 children, and a twin. He...
David Giaimo
Date Of Birth: Sep 25, 1981
Date Of Death: Aug 12, 2005
War / Conflict: Iraq
Hometown: Waukegan, Illinois
Year at ISU: 2003 - ISU ROTC member Died: Iraq
Eric Woods
Date Of Death: Jul 9, 2005
War / Conflict: Iraq
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Years at ISU: 1997-1999 Died: Iraq - Medic
Joseph Hamski
Date Of Birth: Apr 30, 1983
Date Of Death: May 26, 2011
War / Conflict: Iraq
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Joseph was born April 30, 1983 to Mary Ellen and John Hamski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He joined two older sisters in the family, Jennifer and Nicole, and eventually had a...
Deric Rasmussen
Date Of Birth: Nov 2, 1980
Date Of Death: May 11, 2014
War / Conflict: Afghanistan
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Chief Warrant Officer Deric Rasmussen was born to Diane and Phil Rasmussen on November 2, 1980 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was instructed by his family not to arrive on a...
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