Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Monday, September 25, 2017


            For this year’s 2017 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, Unit 1012 will remember more than 1500 murdered victims + victims of war crimes from the United States and around the world. Let us remember how they lived on this earth and treasure their memories.

"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them."
- Gates of Prayer

            For this observance, we will present murdered victims from 1991 to 1995:

Junny Rios Martinez
957. Junny Rios Martinez (June 5, 1979 to April 18, 1991)

Denise Huber
958. Denise Huber (November 22, 1967 to June 3, 1991)

959. Victor Peter Chang, AC (born Chang Yam Him; 21 November 1936 – 4 July 1991), was a Chinese Australian cardiac surgeon and a pioneer of modern heart transplantation. Born in Shanghai to Australian-born Chinese parents, he grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Australia. After completing his medical studies at the University of Sydney and working in St Vincent's Hospital, he trained in England and the United States as a surgeon before returning to Australia. In St Vincent's Hospital, he helped establish the National Cardiac Transplant Unit, the country's leading centre for heart and lung transplants. Chang's team had a high success rate in performing heart transplantations and he pioneered the development of an artificial heart valve.

In 1986, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for his "service to international relations between Australia and China and to medical science". In 1991, Chang died after being shot in a failed extortion attempt against him. His legacy includes the creation of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, being voted Australian of the Century at the People's Choice Awards, and the establishment of the Victor Chang Lowy Packer Building in St Vincent's Hospital.

Denise Collins
960. Denise Collins (1963 to October 3, 1991)

961-963. Amber and the twin sisters, Karmon and Kameron (Died: December 23, 1991)

964. Ebony Simpson (August 6, 1983 to August 19, 1992)

Sheila Evans
 965. Sheila Evans (September 10, 1989 to January 18, 1993)

Stephen Lawrence

966. Stephen Lawrence (13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993)


967-968. The murder of Jennifer "Jenny" Ertman and Elizabeth Peña, two teenage girls from Houston, Texas, occurred on June 24, 1993. The murder of the two girls made headlines in Texas newspapers due to the nature of the crime and the new law resulting from the murder that allows families of the victims to view the execution of the murderers.

Polly Klaas
969. Polly Hannah Klaas (January 3, 1981 – October 1, 1993) is an American murder victim whose case gained national attention. At the age of twelve, she was kidnapped at knife point from her mother's home during a slumber party in Petaluma, California, on October 1, 1993. She was later strangled. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of her murder in 1996 and sentenced to death.

Julie Heath
970. Julie Heath (June 11, 1975 to October 11, 1993)

971-973. Twila Busby and her two adult sons (Died: December 31, 1993)

Baby Brandon Baugh
974. Brandon Duane Baugh (October 16, 1993 to January 21, 1994) 

Carmen Gayheart

975. Carmen Gayheart (September 2, 1970 to April 27, 1994)
976. The murder of Megan Kanka (December 7, 1986 – July 29, 1994) occurred in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The seven-year-old was raped and murdered by her neighbor Jesse Timmendequas. The murder attracted national attention and subsequently led to the introduction of "Megan's Law", which requires law enforcement to disclose details relating to the location of registered sex offenders. 

Colleen Slemmer
977. Colleen Slemmer (September 20, 1975 to January 12, 1995)

Tracie Joy McBride
978. Private Tracie Joy McBride was murdered by Louis Jones, Jr on February18, 1995. He was executed by lethal injection in Texas on March 18, 2003. We, the comrades of Unit 1012, will remember how Tracie live and not remember how she died. We encourage people to donate money to the Tracie Joy McBride Scholarship Fund

Jimmy Ryce
979. Samuel James "Jimmy" Ryce (September 26, 1985 – September 11, 1995) was a child who was abducted, raped and killed by Juan Carlos Chavez in Redland, Florida, United States. On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Chavez was executed at Florida State Prison in North Florida.

980. GEORGE “NICK” KIRK (MARCH 1, 1926 TO DECEMBER 18, 1995)


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