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Please Say a Prayer Today for Our Cousins Serving in Harm's Way in the U.S. Armed Forces - Join Our Family Wide Prayer Experiment

Many of our extended Minerd- Minard- Miner- Minor cousins and their spouses are serving in the US Armed Forces, carrying out military operations in the Middle East or providing support services worldwide. They and their parents, wives and children, as well as innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians, need and deserve your prayers.

This special "Iraq War Prayer Page" lists the names of all known M-M-M-M cousins currently in the military, so they can be prayed for every day until this terrible conflict ends. If you know of someone in our family whose name should be included, please click here to contact us right away.

Cousin Mary (Minerd) Speegle is interested in sending care packages to any cousins still in the military and if interested in providing a name and address, please contact her directly.

Please make a commitment to them and to yourself to pray for them today. Thank you.

MSG James A. Plants - Combat Medic - 10BN 4th BDE 100 DIV USAR - in Iraq from Sept. 2006 to Sept. 2007 - family of Ollie (Miner) Plants 


Maj. Emerson T. Long, III - Army reservist - Iraq (third deployment) - family of Charles E. McKnight 

Robert J. Hixson, Sr. - 56th, 1-110th Infantry - Iraq - family of Bertha (Minerd) Van Dyke

Victor J. Hixson - Sgt., 28th, 1-110th Infantry - Iraq - descendant of Bertha (Minerd) Van Dyke

Mark Grosso - US Marine Corps - Iraq - descendant of Howard Minard 

1SG Michael Moskal - Maryland National Guard - serving in Iraq with the HHT2-104 CAV, 56 SBCT - Descendant of Mary (McKnight) Pratton 

Bart Verbanic - Michigan National Guard - Afghanistan - Descendant of Wilbert Regis "Patsy" Minerd 

Shawn Minerd - Kansas National Guard - has been on duty in Iraq - and Africa. Descendant of Rev. William Mullen Minerd

Jason Aungst - U.S. Marine Corps - Iraq 
Descendant of Ralph Charles Minerd 

PV2 Blake Cavanaugh - Fort Campbell, KY and Iraq 
Descendant of Clara (Freed) Thorpe 

LCpl. John C. Wiskoff - Marine Airwing, Iraq
Descendant of Christina (Younkin) Nedrow 
Clint Radcliffe - Fort Campbell, KY
Descendant of James Henry McKnight 

LT Charles Alkula - Navy, Chaplain, Newquay, Cornwall, UK - Descendant of Ollie (Miner) Plants

Chrissy D. Barnum - Navy, Norfolk, VA
Descendant of Laura (Brown) Barnum 

Mark A. Barnum - Navy, Electronic Specialist, Norfolk, VA - Descendant of Laura (Brown) Barnum 

SPC Eli Davis - Army, B Co 179 Infantry, 45th Division - Kuwait/Iraq - Descendant of Laura (Brown) Barnum 
Richard W. Henthorn - Air Force, North Carolina
Descendant of James Henry McKnight 
SPC Robert Hixson Jr. - Army 28th ID, Automated Logistics Specialist - Homeland Security - Descendant of Bertha (Minerd) Van Dyke 
Robert Holmes - US Marines
Descendant of Ralph Miner 
LCPL Nicholas Johnston - Iraq
Descendant of Cyril 'Edgar' Ream 
SSGT Laura Miner - Indian Head, MD
Descendant of Ralph Miner 
James Moore - Army, 101st Airborne Div - Iraq
Descendant of Amanda (Younkin) Hechler 
Kenneth Plants - Army, 315 AES, Flight Medic - Germany - Descendant of Ollie (Miner) Plants 
Gina (Moon) Rake - Army, - Fort Hood, TX
Descendant of Robert Bacom Harbaugh Sr. 
Timothy Rake - Army - Fort Hood, TX
Descendant of Robert Bacom Harbaugh Sr. 
Darren Michael Rose - Chief Radio
Descendant of Allen Edward Harbaugh 
SRA Richard C. Smith - TAS Administrator (Electronic Surveillance) - United Arab Emirates - Descendant of Henry Miner 
LCPL Dustin Turner - Marine Corps, DJ - Kuwait - Descendant of Orlan Lloyd Miner 
Christopher Younkin - Army
Descendant of Alfred Arthur Younkin 
Alex Younkin - Army
Descendant of Alfred Arthur Younkin 

Friends of the Family

LT David Beall - Army - Israel
Connected with the family of Edward John Miner 
MAJ Robert Brock - Air Force - 20 Special Ops Squadron - Hurlburt Field, FL - Connected with the family of Orville Baldwin Minerd 
SGT Christopher Godfrey - Army - Kuwait
Connected with the family of Edward John Miner 
Elijah Gordon - Marines - Iraq
Connected with the family of Charles Ray Minor 

Brian Mathias - Army Reserves, Co. B, 13 PSYOP Bn - Kuwait - Connected with the family of Hannah 'Lucy' (Murray) Eicher 

Brandon Mueller - Marine Corps, Communications Officer, Med Unit - Kuwait - Connected with the family of John Homer Whetzel 

Todd Wood - Army, Weapons Inspection Team - Kuwait - Connected with the family of Missouri (Younkin) Shumaker 

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