SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 8, 2011

Local soldiers gave their lives


Many North Shore servicemen and servicewomen have served in Afghanistan and Iraq since the 9/11 attacks. Six were killed in action.

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Piper

Age: 43

Hometown: Marblehead

Died June 16, 2005, of wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

Army Lt. Derek Hines

Age: 25

Hometown: Newburyport (St. John's Prep graduate)

Died Sept. 1, 2005, in Afghanistan

Army Spc. Jared Raymond

Age: 20

Hometown: Swampscott

Died Sept. 19, 2006, in Iraq

Marine Capt. Jennifer Harris

Age: 28

Hometown: Swampscott

Died Feb. 7, 2007, in Iraq

Army Spc. Stephen Fortunato

Age: 25

Hometown: Beverly

Died Oct. 13, 2008, in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. James Ayube II

Age: 25

Hometown: Salem

Died Dec. 8, 2010, in Afghanistan