They came from cities as large as Columbia and Charleston and small hamlets such as Lodge, population 114.
They were men and women, white and black. They ranged in age from teenagers to AARP-eligible.
But they all shared one thing: They were heroes.
As the United States prepares to end its involvement in combat in Afghanistan at the end of this year, The State today honors the 114 servicemen, servicewomen and civilians who have died since January 2002 serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To find out more about the 114 servicemen and women and civilians who have died since January 2002 in Iraq and Afghanistan click here.
To read an Aiken man's heart-rending letter to his fallen Marine son, Cpl. Matthew Dillon click here.