Porter County in the War in AfghanistanCasualties of the Iraq War from Porter County . . . .

The following information concerning Porter County residents who died while serving in the military during the Operation Enduring Freedom (War in Afghanistan) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel was obtained from various newspaper sources.

Background Information
The War in Afghanistan commenced on October 7, 2001, as the armed forces of the United States, United Kingdom, and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance), launched Operation Enduring Freedom, invading Afghanistan. The invasion was in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, with the stated goal of dismantling the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base. The United States also stated that it would remove the Taliban regime from power and create a viable democratic state. As of June 2010, the War in Afghanistan became the United States' longest war, exceeding that of the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Below is presented a list of Porter County citizens that perished while serving in the War in Afghanistan. Please note that this casualty list may be incomplete.

Porter County War in Afghanistan Casualties

Surname, Given Name
Butz, James A.
DeBoer, Daane Adam

Information prepared by Steven R. Shook


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