KUSA - Memorial Day is about remembering the ultimate sacrifice paid for our freedom -- remembering the lives lost in the protection of our collective freedoms.

Most recently, America lost Spc. Gabriel Conde of Berthoud. He was killed by small arms fire in the Tagab Province of Afghanistan on April 30.

Thirteen other service members from all over the country have given their lives for their country this year. Here, we remember them for paying the ultimate price:

(Click the photos to read a bit about each service member)

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