Every one of the people listed below is a New Jersey hero. Each of them died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There's Army Spc. Anthony J. Dixon, 20, of Lindenwold. He'd joined the Army to raise money to pay for college. He was killed by an IED, near his guard post in Samarra, Iraq in 2004.

There's Army 1st Lt. Ashley Henderson Huff, a 23-year-old from Belle Mead who died in 2006 after suicide vehicle-borne IED detonated near her mounted patrol in Mosul, Iraq.

There's Army Pfc. Min S. Choi, a 21-year-old originally from South Korea and living in Rivervale before he was deployed. He wasn't yet a U.S. citizen, but had told loved ones he was proud for the chance to serve, according to newspaper reports at the time. He died just one month after he was deployed when an IED detonated near his patrol in Abertha, Iraq in 2005 — and was later posthumously awarded his citizenship.

All of them risked everything by choosing to serve. All of their stories were cut short so that the lives of others could go on. And they're far from alone — they're among thousands upon thousands from New Jersey who've served and died in other conflicts.

They're brothers and sisters to the men and women serving now — brave service members taking the same risk, every day, of never coming home.

Here, at New Jersey 101.5, we want to thank our enlisted men and women and their families for their sacrifices in New Jersey who sacrifice so much for all of us all year long. Now through Veterans Day – Nov. 11 – we’re supporting “Townsquare Cares for Military Families."

Here’s how you can help: Townsquare Cares is a non-profit organization that betters the lives of troops and their families 24/7, 365 days a year. We all owe our deepest gratitude to these people.

Click here to make a cash donation. Any amount helps. Townsquare Cares will put everyone’s donations together and get money to families of actively deployed troops — right here in our area – to help those families have a brighter, easier holiday season.

If you've got a family member deployed, we want to hear your story. We’ll select several families from right here in New Jersey to receive $500, just in time for the holidays. Just fill out the form at this link.

Absecon
Sgt. Sameer A.M. Rateb

Atco
Lance Cpl. Jon T. Hicks Jr.
Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Tapper

Atlantic City
Spc. Eric G. Palacios Rivera

Audubon
Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Weiglein

Barrington
Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas P. DiMona II

Belle Meade
1st Lt. Ashley L. Hutchinson Huff

Blairstown
Spc. Alain Kamolvathin
Spc. Armer N. Burkart
Spc. Ronald Wildrick

Bordentown
Spc. Benjamin Moore

Brick
Spc. Christopher M. Duffy

Bridgewater
Sgt. Scott Brunkhorst

Brielle
Sgt. Ronald A. Kubik

Brigantine
Spc. Marc S. Seiden

Browns Mills
Spc. Philip I. Spakosky
Spc. Ryan Travis Baker

Burlington City
Thomas Jaichner (civilian)

Camden
Pvt. Giovanny Maria
Pvt. Robert C. White III

Carlstadt
Lance Cpl. Michael A. Schwartz
Sgt. Frank T. Carvill

Cedar Knolls
Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III

Chatham
Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan

Cherry Hill
Lance Cpl. Jeremy Kane
Maj. John Charles Spahr
Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio

Cliffwood Beach
Lance Cpl. Philip E. Frank

Clifton
Michael Yury Tarlavsky of the Army Special Forces

Collingswood
Lance Cpl. Curtis A. Christensen Jr.

Dumont
Spc. Ryan A. Gartner

Eagleswood
Paul M. Johnson (civilian)

East Greenwich
Capt. Ryan K. Iannelli

Eatontown
Capt. James M. Gurbisz

Elizabeth
Lance Cpl. Francisco R. Jackson
Pfc. Luigi Marciante Jr.
Sgt. Steven Checo
Spc. Pedro Antonio Millet IV

Emerson
Spc. Kyle A. Griffin

Essex
Spc. Simeon Nathaniel Hunte

Fort Dix
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Chiomento

Galloway
Pvt. Bradley W. Iorio

Gillette
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor

Glassboro
Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr.

Gloucester City
Cpl. Marc T. Ryan

Haddon Heights
Capt. Charles D. Robinson

Hamilton
Lt. Omar Vazquez
Pvt. Eric R. Wilkus
Spc. Keith T. Buzinski

Holmdel
Staff Sgt. William R. Neil

Howell
2nd Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski
Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin

Island Heights
Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr.

Jackson
Staff Sgt. Fredrick L. Miller Jr.

Jersey City
Pfc. Leroy L. Deronde III
Spc. Marlon P. Jackson

Kearny
Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz

Kinnelon
Spec. Jonathan Batista

Lakehurst
Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz

Lakewood
Spc. Carlos J. Negron

Linden
Pfc. Stephen Benish
Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe

Lindenwold
Spc. Anthony J. Dixon

Little Falls
Sgt. Michael R. Hullender

Little Ferry
Sgt. Matthew Fenton

Lodi
Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo
Lt. Col. Terrence K. Crowe

Long Branch
Lance Cpl. Jourdan L. Grez

Lumberton
Spc. Bryan L. Freeman

Manahawkin
Spc. Kareem R. Khan

Manchester
Cpl. Nicholas S. Ott

Maple Shade
Spc. David P. Mahlenbrock

Milltown
Spec. Steven R. Koch

Millville
Lance Cpl. Harry Raymond Swain IV
Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Walkup

Mine Hill
Sgt. Ryan E. Doltz

Moorestown
John P. Pryor

Morris Plains
Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison

Mount Holly
Staff Sgt. Anthony Lee Goodwin

Neptune
Sgt. Stephen Sherman

Neshanic Station
Maj. Steven Plumhoff

Newark
Pfc. Joe L. Baines
Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo
Sgt. Joel Perez
Spc. Frank K. Rivers
Spc. Yoe M. Aneiros
Staff Sgt. Christian Longsworth
Staff Sgt. Jorge M. Oliveira

Newfield
Pfc. David J. Bentz III

Newton
Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Stevenson

North Arlington
Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca

North Bergen
Sgt. Marcos Gorra

North Brunswick
Spc. Narson B. Sullivan

Oak Ridge
2nd Lt. John Thomas Wroblewski

Ocean
Capt. Brian R. Faunce
Sgt. Alan D. Sherman
Spc. Stanley J. Sokolowski III

Orange
Pfc. Bruce Miller Jr.

Palmyra
Spc. Jamal Rhett

Passaic
2nd Lt. Richard Torres

Paterson
Cpl. Terry Holmes Ordoñez
Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos
Spc. Farid Elazzouzi
Spc. Gil Mercado

Pennington
2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin

Pennsauken
Cpl. Terrence P. Allen

Perth Amboy
Spc. Richard P. Orengo

Pine Hill
Spc. Adam D. Froehlich

Pitman
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly
Sgt. Alessandro L. Plutino

Ramsey
Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill
Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz

River Vale
Pfc. Min Soo Choi

Seaside Park
Sgt. John A. Lyons

Secaucus
Pfc. Miguel A. Marcial III

Somerville
1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin
Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco

South Amboy
Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin L. Sebban

South Orange
Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder

South Plainfield
Sgt. Trista Moretti

Spotswood
Spc. Michael L. Gonzalez

Stanhope
Sgt. Michael D. Kirspel

Succasunna
Pfc. Donald S. Brown

Toms River
Cpl.Thomas E. Saba
Maj. James Matthew Weis
Navy Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Denis Miranda
Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto
Sgt. James W. Harvey II

Trenton
Sgt. Eric L. Snell

Union Beach
Cpl. Brian M. Connelly

Union City
Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra

Villas
Spc. Michael P. Scusa

Waldwick
Sgt. Eric J. Hernandez
Staff Sgt. Joseph D’Augustine

Wenonah
1st Lt. Salvatore S. Corma

West Caldwell
Col. John McHugh

West Deptford
Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland

West Long Branch
Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis

West Milford
Lance Cpl. Brian P. Parrello
Staff Sgt. Jason M. Butkus

Westwood
Sgt. Christopher Hrbek

Willingboro
Maj. Dwayne M. Kelley
Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway

Woodbridge
Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard

Woodlynne
1st Lt. Jason D. Mann

If you spot a fallen New Jersey hero who died in Iraq or Afghanistan missing from our list, let us know in the comments below or email NewsJerz@NJ1015.com.


Learn more about the Townsquare Cares donation program and giveaway.

Click here to download a copy of the entry form. See Giveaway Official Rules for details. Winners will be required to sign a release of liability and supply proof of deployment.