As we honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice we turn to the National Guard who paid tribute to their fallen brothers last Friday. The Guam National Guard paid tribute to the six fallen soldiers from the 294th Infantry Regiment and as part of the memorial their fellow Guardsmen shared memories of their fallen brothers.

Sergeant Gregory Fejeran and Sergeant Christopher Fernandez were killed in action in 2007 while stationed at the Horn of Africa. Captain Melvin Palarca said, "The bond they had was the strongest individually they had hearts of gold and they were the two nicest guys you would ever meet together they were inseparable and unstoppable. Greg can turn any miserable situation around with his singing and Chris was the type of guy that would give you his shirt off his back if you needed it."

Also making the ultimate sacrifice were Sergeant Brian Leon Guerrero and Sergeant Samson Mora, both were killed in action in 2008. Sergeant First Class Jospeh Santiago said, "They paid the ultimate sacrifice on the 10th day of July this above all things, they were friends most of all to their loved ones as soldiers please we can never forget the fallen and must remember the good that both Sergeant Leon Guerrero and Mora has brought into this world rest in peace my brothers."

And most recently killed in action were Sergeant Eugene Aguon and Specialist Dwayne Flores, giving their lives for freedom in 2013. Sergeant Jerry Guerrero said, "Sergeant Eugene Aguon, for how technically and tactically efficient he was a highspeed soldier always wanting to train and ready for any task before him. Sergeant Aguon was willing to help out any one of us in any situation he would stay up late in Mississippi just to teach us new tricks he had learned from Iraq, especially to our gunners."

On this day we honor them and the many other fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy our freedoms.