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Some Our Fallen Military Family Members

I haven't had the opportunity to get all of our military battle casualties and those who later died from injuries sustained in wars posted here but I will be adding them as I can. They will be listed in alaphabetical order, rather than the war in which they fought. There isn't room to list in detail all of the events as we have for some but, eventually, a file containing all of our known war-related casualties will be attached. Please be patient as this is a large aspect of this project.

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Ambrose Cline, Confederate Army, Civil War

Died - June 6th, 1864 (Cause Unknown)

Place - Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA

Burial - Unknown

Christopher William Eckard, US Marine Corps,

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afaganastan

Posthumously Promoted from Staff Sgt. to Gunnery Sgt. (Gy)

Died - February 22, 2010 (Wounds sustained disarming IED)

Place - Helmand Providence, Afganastan

Remains Returned Home: February 23, 2010

Burial - Woodland Cemetery, Hickory, NC, March 5, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Eckard, 30, of Hickory, N.C., died Feb. 20 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at 910-451-7200.

For GYSgt. Eckard's obiturary, click here

For GySgt. Eckard's youtube memorial page video posted by ARROWandROSE,


Clarence Eckard, US Army, WWII

Died - April 4th, 1945 (Wounds sustained in action)

Place - Germany

Remains Returned USA - 1948

Burial - Oakland Cemetery, Hickory, NC

Cyrus Echert, Confederate Army, Civil War

Died - June 22nd, 1862 (Typhoid fever while POW)

Place - Ft. Columbus, Govenor's Island, NY

Burial - Unknown

Franklin Glen Eckard, US Army, WWII

Died - November 29th, 1944 (KIA)

Place - Farbersviller, France

Burial - Mt. Harmony Methodist Church, Icard, NC

Please visit

Robert Lee Eckard, US Army, WWI

Died - August 29th, 1918 (KIA)

Place - Waregen, Belgium

Buried - Flanders Field, Belgium

William E. Eckard (1835-1863), Confederate Army, Civil War

Died - June 30th, 1863

 (Dysentry and febris typhoid while attempting to recover from wounds sustained in battle)

Place - Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA

Buried - Oakwood National Civil War Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Please visit for the history of Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Thurston "Little Jeff" Hollar, US Army, WWII

Died - March 20th, 1945 (Starvation)

Place - POW Camp, Ziegelei Berhard, Germany

Buried #1 - Belgium (1945)

Remains Returned to USA - August 1978

Buried #2 - Houck's Chapel Cemetery, Hickory, NC

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