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31-Dec
2005
1 Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel, 23, ofLa Puente, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 31, when an enemy mortar attack occurred in the vicinity of his observation post. Corniel was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, Calif.
30-Dec 3

Staff Sgt. Ayman A. Taha, 31, ofVienna, Va., died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 30, when he was preparing a munitions cache for demolition and the cache exploded. Taha was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender, 22, of Evansville, Ind., died in Bayji, Iraq, on Dec. 30, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Pfender was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie, 32, of Granite City, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 30, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Dostie was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

29-Dec 2

Pfc. George A. Lutz, II, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., died in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 29, when his dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Lutz was assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychologial Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Prince K. Teewia, 27, ofDurham, N.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Teewia was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

28-Dec 1 Spc. Aaron M. Forbes, 24, of Oak Island, N.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Forbes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
27-Dec 2 Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Spc. Lance S. Sage, 26, of Hempstead , N.Y.

Pvt. Joshua M. Morberg, 20, of Sparks , Nev.

26-Dec 4

They died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 26, when their Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter, 44, of Cypress, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos, 28, of Ancon, Panama.

Spc. Dane O. Carver, 20, of Freeport, Mich., died in Khalidiyah, Iraq on Dec. 26, when his HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Carver was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

Sgt. Dominic R. Coles, 25, of Jesup, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 26, when his HMMWV came under attack during combat operations by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Coles was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

25-Dec 2

Spc. Anthony O. Cardinal, 20, ofMuskegon, Mich., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Cardinal was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 tank during combat operations. Gudino was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

24-Dec 4

Four U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was run over by an Iraqi truck outside Iraq's western flashpoint city of Fallujah early on Saturday, a police source told Xinhua.

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34, of Seven Hills, Ohio, died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baqubah, Iraq, when he was attacked by enemy forces during combat operations. Andres was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa, 24, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Al Hawijah, Iraq, when her HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. Maravillosa was assigned to the Army Reserve's 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

23-Dec 2 Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command, Mountain View, Calif. Killed were:

Sgt. Regina C. Reali, 25, of Freso, Calif.

Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey, 36, of Fremont, Calif.

22-Dec 2 They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24, of Wheeler, Texas.

Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.

19-Dec 1 Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason, 32, of Rio Vista, Texas, died in Al Mahmudiyah,Iraq on Dec. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Mason was assigned to the 717th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Detachment), Fort Campbell, Ky.
18-Dec 1 Lance Cpl. Samuel Tapia, 20, of San Benito, Texas, died Dec. 18 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi,Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms,Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
16-Dec 1 Cpl. Adam R. Fales, 21, ofCullman , Ala. , died Dec. 16 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Detachment-21, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
15-Dec 2

Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, 23, of Augusta, Ga., died in Balad, Iraq on Dec. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Lucas was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Timothy R. Boyce, 29, of North Salt Lake, Utah, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Dec. 15, of a non-combat related cause. Boyce was assigned to the Maintenance Troop, Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

14-Dec 2

A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action from an improvised explosive device attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy in the vicinity of ar Ramadi, Dec. 14.

Cpl. Michael B. Presley, 21, of Batesville, Miss., died Dec. 14 at Landstuhl
Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained from a suicide,
vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 12. He was assigned to 2nd
Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force,
Camp Lejeune, N.C.

13-Dec 4 Four Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed when their patrol struck an improvised explosive device northwest of Baghdad Dec. 13.
12-Dec 3

Spc. Jared W. Kubasak, 25, of Rocky Mount, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq
on Dec. 12, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley
Fighting Vehicle during patrol operations. Kubasak was assigned to the 3rd
Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Lex S. Nelson, 21, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died in Tikrit, Iraq on Dec. 12, when he fell from a guard tower. Nelson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Mitchell, 28, of Evansville, Ind., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 12, when an improvised expolosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations. Mitchell was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

11-Dec 3

A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed when a patrol struck an improvised explosive device in west Baghdad Dec. 11.A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed when a patrol struck an improvised explosive device in west Baghdad Dec. 11.

Staff Sgt. Keith A. Bennett, 32, of Holtwood, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 11, as the result of a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. Bennett was assigned to the Army National Guard's 28th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Johnstown, Pa.

Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy, 37, of Newark, Del., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 11, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Moudy was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

10-Dec 4

Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., 28, of Newark, N.J., died in Taji, Iraq, on Dec. 10, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Floyd was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26, of Corcoran, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 9, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations. Orosco was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10, as a result of enemy small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson, 41, of Anniston, Ala.

Sgt. Kenith Casica, 32, of Virginia Beach, Va.

9-Dec 1 Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26, of Corcoran, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 9, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations. Orosco was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.
8-Dec 3

1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith, 28, of Brandon, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 8, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Smith was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas, 55, of Boqueron, Puerto Rico, died in Kalsu, Iraq, on Dec. 8, from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty. Rivera-Vargas was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.

Sgt. Spencer C. Akers, 35, of Traverse City, Mich., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 8, of injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Akers was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

7-Dec 2

Cpl. Joseph P. Bier, 22, of Centralia, Wash., died Dec. 7 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bier's unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Michael C. Taylor, 23, of Hockley, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 7, when an improvised expolsive device detonated near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit was conducting combat operations. Taylor was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, 214th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.

6-Dec 2

Spc. Brian A. Wright, 19, of Keensburg, Ill., died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 6, when his HMMWV struck a mine during combat operations. Wright was assigned to the Army National Guard's 135th Engineer Company, Lawrenceville, Ill.

Pfc. Thomas C. Siekert, 20, of Lovelock, Nev., died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 6, from non-combat related injuries. Siekert was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

4-Dec 3

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, when improvised explosive devices detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D. Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild, 40, of Tabor, S.D.

Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka, 27, of Yankton, S.D.

A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed when a patrol struck an improvised explosive device in east Baghdad Dec. 4.

3-Dec 1 Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton, 21, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 3, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars. Shelton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
2-Dec 3

Three died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when their truck accidentally rolled over. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41, of Snellville, Ga.

Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr., 42, of Forsyth, Ga.

Spc. Marcus S. Futrell, 20, of Macon, Ga.

1-Dec 11

Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams, 40, of West View, Pa., died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military five-ton truck during combat operations. Adams was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 10 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, of Pensacola, Fla.

Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20, of Suprise, Ariz.

Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24, of Portland, Mich.

Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19, of Naperville, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20, of Splendora, Texas

Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20, of Little Falls, Minn.

Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24, of Hennepin, Minn.

Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19, of Byron, Ill.

Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29, of Tomah, Wis.

Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21, of Union City, Mich.

All 10 Marines died Dec. 1 from an improvised explosive device while
conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. All 10
Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I
Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi
Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
Force (Forward).

30-Nov 4 Cpl. William G. Taylor, 26, of Macon, Ga., died Nov. 30 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. William D. Richardson, 30, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 30 of wounds sustained from a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd
Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his
unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward).

Sgt. Grzegorz Jakoniuk, 25, of Schiller Park, Ill., died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 30, from non-combat related injuries. Jakoniuk was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder, 20, of Hampstead, Md., died Nov. 30 of wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

29-Nov 2

Two died in Taji, Iraq on Nov. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan. Killed were:

Sgt. Donald J. Hasse, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Sgt. Jerry W. Mills Jr., 23, of Arkansas City, Kan.

26-Nov 1 Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus, 40, of St. Paul, Minn., died Nov. 26 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
25-Nov 1 Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20, of Pocahontas, Iowa, died in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Nov. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Tull was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, Storm Lake, Iowa.
24-Nov 5

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV causing it to flip into a canal. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Steven C. Reynolds, 32, of Jordan, N.Y.

Pfc. Marc A. Delgado, 21, of Lithia, Fla.

Spc. Javier A. Villanueva, 25, of Temple, Texas, died in Al Asad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, of injuries sustained in Hit, Iraq, on Nov. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Villanueva was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow, 40, of Peoria, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, when his M1A2 Abrams tank accidentally rolled over into a canal. Pearrow was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen, 22, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., died at the Medical University of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 24, of a non-combat related illness identified in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 10. Christensen was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

23-Nov 3

They died in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 23, when their unit came under direct fire during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Aram J. Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Sgt. William B. Meeuwsen, 24, of Kingwood, Texas.

Spc. Allen J. Knop, 22, of Willowick, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 23, from non-combat related injuries. Knop was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

22-Nov 1 Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo, 22, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 22, from a non-combat related illness. Gallardo was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
21-Nov 1 Pfc. John W. Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park, Mich., died in Habbaniyah, Iraq on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Dearing was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.
20-Nov 1 Sgt. Dominic J. Sacco, 32, of Albany, N.Y., died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 20, when his M1A1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Sacco was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
19-Nov 9

Pvt. Christopher M. Alcozer, 21, of DeKalb, Ill., died in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 19, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades. Alcozer was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39, of Flint, Mich., died in Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 19, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations. Yost was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer, 21, of Tangent, Ore., died Nov. 19 from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20, of El Paso, Texas died Nov. 19 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Four died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, 23, of Freehold, N.J.

Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, 25, of Powder Springs, N.J.

Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair, 21, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Spc. Dominic J. Hinton, 24, of Jacksonville, Texas.

Spc. Michael J. Idanan, 21, of Chula Vista, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Idanan was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

18-Nov 2

Sgt. Luis R. Reyes, 26, of Aurora, Colo., died en route to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on Nov. 18, when the bus in which he was riding rolled over. Reyes was assigned to the Army National Guard's 947th Engineer Company, Durango, Colo.

A second Task Force Band of Brothers’ Soldier died from injuries sustained in an attack Nov. 17.

The 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Soldier was medically evacuated to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany Nov. 18 where he died.

17-Nov 3

Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon, 23, of Jerome, Idaho, died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 17, when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during combat operations. Alarcon was assigned to the Army's 473rd Quartermaster Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Two died of injuries sustained in Bayji, Iraq, on Nov. 17, when their HMMWV was involved in a vehicle accident during convoy operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Spc. Vernon R. Widner, 34, of Redlands, Calif., in Tikrit, Iraq, on Nov. 17.

Pfc. Anthony A. Gaunky, 19, of Sparta, Wis., at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Nov. 18.

16-Nov 7

Pvt. Dylan R. Paytas, 20, of Freedom, Pa., died in Baqubah, Iraq, on Nov. 16, from injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds. Paytas was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds, 24, of Biloxi, Miss.

Lance Cpl. John A. Lucente, 19, of Grass Valley, Calif.

Cpl. Jeffry A. Rogers, 21, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Cpl. Joshua J. Ware, 20, of Apache, Okla.

All four Marines died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq. Deeds, Rogers and Ware all died as a result of enemy small arms fire, while Lucente died from wounds sustained from an enemy hand grenade. All four Marines were assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin, 26, of Lebanon, Va., died Nov. 16 from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. His unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray, 27, of Atwater, Ohio, died Nov. 16 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

15-Nov 5

Four died of injuries sustained inTaji, Iraq, on Nov. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion,320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. James E. Estep, 26, of Leesburg, Fla., in Taji, Iraq, onNov. 15.

Spc. Matthew J. Holley, 21, of San Diego, Calif., in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 15.

Spc. Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33, of Brandon, Fla., in Balad, Iraq, on Nov.16.

Pfc. Travis J. Grigg, 24, of Inola, Okla., in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 15.

Lance Cpl. Nickolas D. Schiavoni, 26, of Haverhill, Mass., died Nov. 15 from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

14-Nov 3

Maj. Ramon J. Mendoza Jr., 37, of Columbus, Ohio, and Lance Cpl. Christopher M. McCrackin, 20, of Liverpool, Texas, both died Nov. 14 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

Cpl. John M. Longoria, 21, of Nixon, Texas, died Nov. 14 of wounds sustained from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

12-Nov 3

Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland, 33, of West Deptford, N.J., died in Al Qadisiyah, Iraq, on Nov. 12, when his Stryker military vehicle accidentally rolled over. Sutherland was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Lance Cpl. David A. Mendez Ruiz, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lance Cpl. Scott A. Zubowski, 20, of Manchester, Ind., both died Nov. 12 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Amiriyah, Iraq. Both Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

11-Nov 3

Two died in Kirkut, Iraq, on Nov. 11, when their convoy vehicle was involved in a collision. Both soldiers were assigned to the 40th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were:

Cpl. Donald E. Fisher II, 21, of Avon, Mass.

Pfc. Antonio Mendezsanchez, 22, of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Sgt. Tyrone L. Chisholm, 27, of Savannah, Ga., died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 11, when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank. Chisholm was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

10-Nov 3

They died of injuries sustained on Nov. 10 in Al Khalidiyah, Iraq, where their M1A1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Michael C. Parrott, 49, of Timnath, Colo., who died in Balad, Iraq. Parrott was assigned to the Army National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Sgt. Joshua A. Terando, 27, of Morris, Ill., who died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Terando was a Reservist assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Daniel F. Swaim, 19, of Yadkinville, N.C., died Nov. 10 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

8-Nov 2

Lance Cpl. Jeremy P. Tamburello, 19, of Denver, Colo., died Nov. 8 from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations just west of Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, 35, of Oviedo, Fla., died on Nov. 8 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX from wounds suffered Oct. 17 in Samarra, Iraq. Cashe was on patrol in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an improvised explosive devise detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to 1st Battallion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Benning, Ga.

7-Nov 4

Four died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 7, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.Killed were:

1st Lt. Justin S. Smith, 28, of Lansing, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman, 27, of Lucedale, Miss.

Spc. Robert C. Pope II, 22, of East Islip, N.Y.

Pfc. Mario A. Reyes, 19, of Las Cruces, N.M.

6-Nov 3

Capt. Joel E. Cahill, 34, of Norwood, Mass., died in Ad Dawr, Iraq, on Nov. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Cahill was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Hayes, 48, of Barstow, Calif., died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Hayes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla., died Nov. 6 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations during Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

5-Nov 1 Lt. Col. Thomas A. Wren, 44, of Lorton, Va., died in Tallil, Iraq, on Nov. 5, when a civilian vehicle pulled in front of his HMMWV causing it to roll-over. Wren was an Army Reservist assigned to the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in Tallil, Iraq.
4-Nov 5

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Capt. James M. Gurbisz, 25, of Eatontown, N.J.

Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22, of Goose Creek, S.C.

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler, 24, of Virginia Beach, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, during combat operations. Fegler was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Timothy D. Brown, 23, of Cedar Springs, Mich., died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 4, when a land mine detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Brown was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

Gunnery Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman, 38, of Fayetteville, N.C., died on Nov. 4 at Landstuhl Reginal Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained on Nov. 2 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Habbaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

3-Nov 4

Staff Sgt. Kyle B. Wehrly, 28, of Galesburg, Ill., died in Ashraf, Iraq, on Nov. 3, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Wehrly was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, Macomb, Ill.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt, 48, of Youngstown, Ohio, died in An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on Nov. 3, from a non-combat related cause. Pratt was assigned to the Army National Guard's 211th Maintenance Company, Newark, Ohio.

Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski, 30, of Upper Moreland, Pa., died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Nov. 3, from injuries sustained during combat operations. Toczylowski was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Panzer Kaserne, Germany.

Spc. Darren D. Howe, 21, of Beatrice, Neb., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 3, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Howe was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

2-Nov 7

Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Mich.

Capt. Michael D. Martino, 32, of Fairfax, Va.

Both Marines died Nov. 2 when their AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Both Marines were with Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II MEF (Forward).

2nd Lt. Mark J. Procopio, 28, of Stowe, Vt., died on Nov. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Procopio was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Jericho, Vt.

Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr., 20, of New Salem, N.D., died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, on Nov. 2, when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his HMMWV during convoy operations. Ferderer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

They died near Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. The soldiers were assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne
Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Spc. Joshua J. Munger, 22, of Maysville, Mo.

Spc. Benjamin A. Smith, 21, of Hudson, Wis.

Pfc. Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20, of Evans, Colo.


1-Nov 2

Petty Officer 2nd Class Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu, 28, of Oxnard, Calif., died Nov. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Espiritu was assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue, 27, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Nov. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Force Service Support Group, II MEF (Forward).

31-Oct 8

They died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. The Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar, 36, of Simi Valley, Calif.

Spc. William J. Byler, 23, of Ballinger, Texas.

Pfc. David J. Martin, 21, of Edmond, Okla.

Pvt. Adam R. Johnson, 22, of Clayton, Ohio.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kading, 32, of Madison, Wis., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 31, of injuries sustained near Tikrit, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Kading was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

1st Lt. Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski, 33, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., died in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Oneto-Sikorski was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Miss.

Two died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army Reserve's 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, 29th Brigade Combat Team, Barrigada, Guam.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Wilgene T. Lieto, 28, of Saipan, Marianas Islands of the
Pacific.

Spc. Derence W. Jack, 31, of Saipan, Marinas Islands of the Pacific.

30-Oct 2

Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire, 25, of North Adams, Mich., died Oct. 30 of
wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations near
Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq on Oct. 29. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine
Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Joel P. Dameron, 27, of Ellabell, Ga., died Oct. 30 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Amiriyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

29-Oct 3

Pfc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., died near Bayji, Iraq, on Oct. 29, when his unit was conducting a combat patrol and a landmine exploded near his HMMWV. Rojas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.

Killed were:

Capt. Raymond D. Hill, II 39, of Turlock, Calif.

Sgt. Shaker T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, Calif.

28-Oct 3

1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak, 35, of Bloomington, Ill., died at Camp Victory, Kuwait, on Oct. 28, from noncombat related injuries. Banaszak was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1035th Maintenance Company, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Pfc. Dillon M. Jutras, 20, of Fairfax Station, Va., died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Oct. 28, from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations. Jutras was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Pfc. Dillon M. Jutras, 20, of Fairfax Station, Va., died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Oct. 28, from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations. Jutras was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

27-Oct 5

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Lightner, Jr., 28, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Lightner was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Robert F. Eckfield Jr., 23, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lance Cpl. Jared J. Kremm, 24, of Hauppage, N.Y., died Oct. 27 from an indirect fire explosion in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. Kremm died at the scene while Eckfield succumbed to his wounds at a nearby medical center. Both were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

Capt. Michael J. Mackinnon, 30, of Helena, Mont., died on Oct. 27, in Baghdad,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy
operations. Mackinnon was assigned to the Army's 4th Battalion, 64th Armor
Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Col. William W. Wood, 44, of Panama City, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 27, when he was directing security operations in response to the detonation of an improvised explosive device. During this response, a second improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Wood was a regular Army soldier assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.

26-Oct 55

Army Sgt. Evan S. Parker 25, of Arkansas, Kansas, died at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of injuries sustained in Balad, Iraq, on October 23, 2005 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces who threw an explosive device from their moving vehicle. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery Regiment, 20th Brigade Combat Team, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Two died in Rustamiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Master Sgt. Thomas A. Wallsmith, 38, of Carthage, Mo.

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, 51, of Watertown, N.Y.

Sgt. James Witkowski, 32, of Surprise, Ariz., died on Oct. 26, near Ashraf, Iraq, of injuries sustained there earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. Witkowski was assigned to the Army Reserve's 729th Transportation Company, Fresno, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Lewis J. Gentry, 48, of Detroit, Mich., died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 26,
from a noncombat related cause. Gentry was assigned to the Army's 94th Engineer
Battalion, Vilseck, Germany.

25-Oct 4

Two U.S. Marines were killed by a roadside bomb during fighting with insurgents in western Iraq, the military said Tuesday.

Spc. Christopher T. Monroe, 19, of Kendallville, Ind., died on Oct. 25, in Basra,
Iraq, when his 5-ton truck was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian
vehicle. Monroe was assigned to the Army Reserve's 785th Military Police Battalion, Fraser, Mich.

Sgt. Michael T. Robertson, 28, of Houston, Texas, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 25, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The incident fatally injured another soldier and was reported on Oct. 25. Robertson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Cpl. Benjamin D. Hoeffner, 21, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., died in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on Oct. 25, of a non-combat related cause. Hoeffner was assigned to the Army Reserve's 324th Psychological Operations Company, Aurora, Colo.

23-Oct 1

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Spears, 21, of Molino, Fla., died Oct. 23 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

22-Oct 1 Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander, Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 22, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Alexander was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
21-Oct 6

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher W. Thompson, 25, of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., was killed in action on Oct. 21 from an IED explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

Cpl. Seamus M. Davey, 25, of Lewis, N.Y., died Oct. 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Haqlaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Reno, Nev. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Kenneth J. Butler, 19, of Rowan, N.C., died Oct. 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Benny G. Cockerham III, 21, of Conover, N.C.

Capt. Tyler B. Swisher, 35, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Both Marines died when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq on Oct. 21. Their vehicle was traveling beside a canal when the attack occurred and the two Marines were thrown from the vehicle into the water. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher W. Thompson, 25, of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., was killed in action on Oct. 21, from an IED explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

20-Oct 5

Staff Sergeant Richard T. Pummill, 27, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21, of Greensboro, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek, 20, of Warfordsburg, Pa.

All three Marines died Oct. 20 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck, 38, of Evans, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 20,
of a non-combat related injury. Merck was assigned to the Army National Guard's
878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Ga.

Sgt. Jacob D. Dones, 21, of Dimmitt, Texas, died in Hit, Iraq, on Oct. 20, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. Dones was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

19-Oct 6

Three died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when their HMMWV was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations. The Soldiers were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif.

Spc. Russell H. Nahvi, 24, of Arlington, Texas.

Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Lance Cpl. Norman W. Anderson III, 21, of Parkton, Md., died Oct. 19 from a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Daniel D. Bartels, 22, of Huron, S.D., died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 19, of a non-combat related cause identified there on Oct. 18. Bartels was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Spc. Kendall K. Frederick, 21, of Randallstown, Md., died near Tikrit, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations. Frederick was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

18-Oct 2

Spc. Lucas A. Frantz, 22, of Tonganoxie, Kan., died in Mosul, Iraq, on
Oct. 18, when he was hit by enemy fire while performing a combat mission. Frantz
was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Sryker Brigade
Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Staff Sgt. Tommy I. Folks Jr., 31, of Amarillo, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 19, of injuries sustained on Oct. 18, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. Folks was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Amarillo, Texas.

17-Oct 3

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston, 20, of Glendale, Ariz., died Oct. 17 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Ar Rutbah Oct. 17.

Lance Cpl. Chad R. Hildebrandt, 22, of Springer, N.M., died Oct. 17 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II MEF (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Daniel Scott R. Bubb, 19, of Grottoes, Va., died Oct. 17 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II MEF (Forward).

Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Pillen, 28, of Keystone, S.D., died in Salwa, Kuwait, on Oct. 17, of a non-combat related cause. Pillen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 249th Aviation, Rapid City, S.D.

15-Oct 6

Five died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Vincent E. Summers, 38, of South Haven, Mich.

Spc. Thomas H. Byrd, 21, of Cochise, Ariz.

Spc. Jeffrey W. Corban, 30, of Elkhart, Ind.

Spc. Richard A. Hardy, 24, of Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Spc. Timothy D. Watkins, 24, of San Bernardino, Calif.

Sgt. Mark P. Adams, 24, of Morrisville, N.C., died Oct. 15 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, N.C. During
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Adams was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II MEF
(Forward).

14-Oct 3

Three died in Al Taji, Iraq, on Oct.14, when they were conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of their HMWWV, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Md. Killed were:

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36, of Baltimore, Md.

Spc. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Elkridge, Md.

Spc. Bernard L. Ceo, 23, of Baltimore, Md.

13-Oct 2

Spc. Robert W. Tucker, 20, of Hilham, Tenn., died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, on Oct. 13, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Tucker was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jamestown, Tenn.

Petty Officer 1st Class Howard E. Babcock IV, 33, of Houston, Texas, died in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 13 in Bahrain. Babcock was assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Bahrain.

12-Oct 4

Two died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 12, when their military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned. Both soldiers were assigned to the 24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan.

Killed were:

Sgt. Donald D. Furman, 30, of Burton, S.C.

Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26, of El Paso, Texas.

Spc. James T. Grijalva, 26, of Burbank, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 12, of a non-combat related injury. Grijalva was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Ill.

Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Hunt died from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Hunt was assigned to Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary
Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

11-Oct 1 Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell, 30, of Paxton, Ind., died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 11, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Kimmell was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.
10-Oct 5

Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20, of Ridgeway, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Hodge was assigned to the Army National Guard's 612th Engineer Battalion, Tiffin, Ohio.

Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28, of Vacaville, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint. Bonifacio was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Dublin, Calif.

Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sep. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. James was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

They died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33, of Norman, Okla.

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla.

9-Oct 2

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Escobar was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr., 29, of Virden, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 9, when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces. Harper was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

7-Oct 2 Two died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Sep. 7, when their dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn. Fifer died in Al Asad,
Iraq.

Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21, of Monroe, Mich. Greer died in Haqlaniyah,
Iraq.

6-Oct 7

Lance Cpl. Patrick B. Kenny, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Daniel M. McVicker, 20, of Alliance, Ohio, died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Detachment 21, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Nicholas O. Cherava, 21, of Ontonagon, Mich., and Lance Cpl Jason Frye, 19, of Landisburg, Pa., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Carl L. Raines II, 20, of Coffee, Ala, died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Detachment 21, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Shayne M. Cabino, 19, of Canton, Mass., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Nicholas O. Cherava, 21, of Ontonagon, Mich., and Pfc. Jason L. Frye, 19, of Landisburg, Pa., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 6, of
injuries sustained there on Oct. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during convoy operations. Robinson was assigned to the Army
National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Ariz.

4-Oct 2

Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19, of Missoula, Mont., died Oct. 4 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Bedard was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During
Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian K. Joplin, 32, of Hugo, Okla., was killed Oct. 4, when he fell out of a U.S. Navy MH-53 helicopter during a regularly scheduled training mission in the Central Arabian Gulf. Joplin was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

3-Oct 6

Cpl. John R. Stalvey, 22, of Conroe, Texas, died Oct. 3 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Iron Fist in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Three died in Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 3, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Bryan W. Large, 31, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Spc. Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21, of Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Pfc. Roberto C. Baez, 19, of Tampa, Fla.

Sgt. Sean B. Berry, 26, of Mansfield, Texas, died in Taqaddum, Iraq, on Oct. 3 of non-combat related injuries. Berry was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor, 56th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Worth, Texas.

Sgt. Larry W. Pankey Jr., 34, of Morrison, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical
Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, of non-combat related injuries sustained in
Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 23. Pankey was assigned to the Army Reserve's 467th Engineer
Battalion, Greenwood, Miss.

2-Oct 1

 

Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Roark, 29, of Houston, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 2, of a non-combat related injury. Roark was assigned to the Army's 4th Battalion, 123rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

1-Oct 1

Sgt. Marshall A. Westbrook, 43, of Farmington, N.M., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Westbrook was assigned to the Army National Guard's 126th Military Police Company, Albuquerque, N.M.

Staff Sgt. Jens E. Schelbert, 31, of New Orleans, La., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on
Oct. 1, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using indirect
fire. Schelbert was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd
Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Joshua J. Kynoch, 23, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq, on Oct. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during convoy operations. Kynoch was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

28-Sep 7

They died on Sept. 28, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Arnold, 27, of Montrose, Pa.

Staff Sgt. George A. Pugliese, 39, of Carbondale, Pa.

Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, 21, of Greenfield Township, Pa.

Spc. Lee A. Wiegand, 20, of Hallstead, Pa.

Pfc. Oliver J. Brown, 19, of Carbondale, Pa.

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach, Fla., died Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Jacobson was assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.

Sgt. Steve Morin, Jr., 34, of Arlington, Texas, died west of Umm Qasr, Iraq, on Sept. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated, overturning the HMMWV in which he was riding. Morin was assigned to the Army National Guard's 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Mineral Wells, Texas.

27-Sep 1 Staff Sgt. Jason A. Benford, 30, of Toledo, Ohio, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 27, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Benford was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
26-Sep 6

Two died in Shaibah, Iraq, on Sept. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. They were also attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Killed were:

Sgt. Andrew P. Wallace, 25, of Oshkosh, Wis.

Spc. Michael J. Wendling, 20, of Mayville, Wis.

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained near Ar Rustimayah, Iraq, on Sept. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Killed were:

Master Sgt. Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33, of Watertown, N.Y.

Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe, 32, of Philadelphia, N.Y.

Pvt. Elijah M. Ortega, 19, of Oxnard, Calif., died Sept. 26 as result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Baharia, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Howard P. Allen, 31, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Sept. 26 when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Allen was assigned to the
Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Ariz.

25-Sep 1 Sgt. Shawn A. Graham, 34, of Red Oak, Texas, died on Sept. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baghdad, Iraq. The vehicle in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. Graham was assigned to the Army National Guard's 124th Cavalry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, Fort Worth, Texas.
24-Sep 1 Sgt. Brian E. Dunlap, 34, of Vista, Calif., died Sept. 24 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Los Alamitos, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
23-Sep 3

Sgt. Andrew J. Derrick, 25, of Columbia, S.C., died on Sept. 23 near Baghdad, Iraq
when his dismounted team came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.
Derrick was assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police
Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Two died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M113 armored personnel carrier. They also were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Oakdale, Calif.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile, 37, of Antioch, Calif., who died on Sept. 24.

Sgt. Paul C. Neubauer, 40, of Oceanside, Calif., who died on Sept. 23.

22-Sep 3

Spc. Kevin M. Jones, 21, of Washington, N.C., died near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on Sept. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Jones was assigned to the 181st Transportation Battalion, 7th Corps Support Group, 3rd Corps Support Command, Mannheim, Germany.

Spc. Scott P. McLaughlin, 29, of Hardwick, Vt., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 22 as a result of enemy small arms fire. McLaughlin was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 172nd Armor Regiment, 42nd Armor Division, St. Albans, Vt.

Spc. Mike T. Sonoda, Jr., 34, of Fallbrook, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Sept. 22 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier on Sept. 21. Sonoda was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, Calif.

21-Sep 2

Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23, of Bozeman, Mont., died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Sept. 21 as a result of a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed when a vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in central Baghdad at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

20-Sep 2

Staff Sgt. William A. Allers III, 28, of Leitchfield, Ky., died in the vicinity of Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 20 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Allers was assigned to the Army National Guard's 198th Military Police Battalion, 75th Troop Command, Louisville, Ky.

Sgt. Pierre A. Raymond, 28, of Lawrence, Mass., died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Sept. 20, of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 15, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. Raymond was assigned to the Army Reserve's 228th Forward Support Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pa.

19-Sep 5

Three died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sep. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Mark H. Dooley, 27, of Wallkill, N.Y. Dooley was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 42nd Infantry Division, Jericho, Vt.

Sgt. Michael Egan, 36, of Philadelphia, Pa. Egan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. William V. Fernandez, 37, of Reading, Pa. Fernandez was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. William L. Evans, 22, of Hallstead, Pa., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19 of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations. Evans was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Williamsport, Pa.

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence E. Morrison, 45, of Yakima, Wash., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Morrison was a reservist assigned to the U.S. Army Civil and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

17-Sep 1 Staff Sgt. Regilio E. Nelom, 45, of Queens, N.Y., died near Al Asad, Iraq, on Sept.
17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during an escort
mission. Nelom was assigned to the 249th Quartermaster Company, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
16-Sep 3

Sgt. Matthew L. Deckard, 29, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 16, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations. Deckard was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 16, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

1st Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Spc. David H. Ford IV, 20, of Ironton, Ohio.

15-Sep 1

Lance Cpl. Shane C. Swanberg, 24, of Kirkland, Wash., died Sept. 15 from an
explosion resulting from indirect fire at Forward Operating Base, Camp Ramadi,
Iraq. Swanberg was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine
Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. As part of
Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva, 35, of Calexico, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 15, 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Silva was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, Modesto, Calif.

12-Sep 1 Seaman Apprentice Robert D. Macrum, 22, of Sugarland, Texas, was lost
at sea. He was last seen the evening of Sept. 12 while the ship was underway.
Macrum was assigned to the USS Princeton, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf
conducting maritime security operations as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.
11-Sep 2

Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell, 21, of Middlebury, Pa., died on Sept. 11, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. Campbell was assigned to the 108th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade
(Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Kurtis D. K. Arcala, 22, of Palmer, Alaska, died on Sept. 11, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during convoy escort operations. Arcala was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

7-Sep 2

A Soldier assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group (Fwd) died on Sept. 7 in an industrial accident on Camp Taqaddum, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Everett, 23, of Huntsville, Texas, died on Sept. 7, 2005, in Al Taqqadum, Iraq, where an accident occurred in the motor pool. Everett was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team, Arlington, Texas.

6-Sep 3

Two died on Sept. 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV causing it to rollover. Both soldiers were assigned to the Brigade Troops Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Jude R. Jonaus, 27, of Miami, Fla.

Sgt. Franklin R. Vilorio, 26, of Miami, Fla.

Hospitalman Robert N. Martens, 20, of Queen Creek, Ariz., died Sept. 6, from injuries sustained as a passenger when his HMMWV rolled over in Al Qaim, Iraq. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Martens was assigned to II Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

5-Sep 3

Spc. Luke C. Williams, 35, of Knoxville, Tenn., died on Sept. 5, 2005 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when the HMMWV he was riding in accidentally rolled over into a ditch.
Williams was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd
Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Jeffrey A. Williams, 20, of Warrenville, Ill., died on Sept. 5, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol. Williams was assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Matthew C. Bohling, 22, of Eagle River, Alaska, died on Sept. 5, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Bohling was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

3-Sep 1 Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Nass, 21, of Franklin, Wis., died Sept. 3 from a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
2-Sep 1 Sgt. 1st Class Lonnie J. Parson, 39, of Norcross, Ga., died on Sept. 2, 2005, in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his M3A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by an enemy
explosive device. Parson was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment,
2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
1-Sep 2

Two died on Sept. 1, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 108th Cavalry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Griffin, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. George R. Draughn Jr., 29, of Decatur, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35, of Griffin, Ga.

31-Aug 3

Sgt. Monta S. Ruth, 26, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle during security patrol operations. Ruth was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Jason E. Ames, 21, of Cerulean, Ky., died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Ames was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Capt. Lowell T. Miller, II, 35, of Flint, Mich., died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his military training team was conducting operations with the Iraqi Army and they came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Miller was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, McComb, Miss.

30-Aug 1 Maj. Gregory J. Fester, 41, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died on Aug. 30, 2005, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Fester was a reservist assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
29-Aug 2

2nd Lt. Charles R. Rubado, 23, of Clearwater, Fla., died on Aug. 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Rubado was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Dennis P. Hay, 32, of Valdosta, Ga., died on Aug. 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where his OH-58D Kiowa helicopter came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Hay was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

28-Aug 1 Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath, 32, of Louisburg, Mo., died on Aug. 28, 2005, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on Aug. 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. The incident involved three other soldiers whose deaths were announced on Aug. 27, 2005. Kolath was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
27-Aug 1 Spc. Joseph L. Martinez, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev., died on Aug. 27, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where his dismounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire. Martinez was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
25-Aug 3

Three died on August 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor J. Diesing, 30, of Plum City, Wis. Diesing was assigned the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak, 42, of Houston, Texas. Jerak was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22, of Sonoma, Calif. Shea was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

24-Aug 1 A US soldier was killed in Baghdad.
23-Aug 2

1st Lt. Carlos J. Diaz, 27, of Juana Diaz, P.R., died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Baqubah, Iraq, when enemy forces detonated an explosion near his position. Diaz was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Master Sgt. Chris S. Chapin, 39, of Proctor, Vt., died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq during combat operations when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Chapin was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion (General Studies), 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Colchester, Vt.

22-Aug 4

Two died on August 22, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, when they were conducting patrol operations and an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Sparta, Tenn.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance, 34, of Seymour, Tenn.

Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt, 27, of Sweetwater, Tenn.

Pfc. Ramon Romero, 19, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Aug. 22 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq. Romero was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Spc. Hatim S. Kathiria, 23, of Fort Worth, Texas, died on Aug. 22, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an enemy rocket impacted near his position. Kathiria was assigned to the 703rd Forward Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

21-Aug 4

Two died on August 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, where their M915A1 tractor pulling a 7,500-gallon tanker accidentally rolled over. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Pfc. Elden D. Arcand, 22, of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Morris, 38, of Centreville, Mich.

2nd Lt. James J. Cathey, 24, of Reno, Nev., died Aug. 21 of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Joseph C. Nurre, 22, of Wilton, Calif., died on Aug. 21, 2005, near Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his M916 tractor during convoy operations. Nurre was assigned to the Reserve's 463rd Engineer Battalion, Weirton, W. Va.

20-Aug 1 Sgt. Willard T. Partridge, 35, of Ferriday, La., died on August 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Partridge was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.
18-Aug 4

Four died on August 18, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV following a mine assessing mission. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. Nathan K. Bouchard, 24, of Wildomar, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Doyle, 24, of Chesterton, Md.

Spc. Ray M. Fuhrmann, II, 28, of Novato, Calif.

Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans, 20, of Jacksonville, Fla.

16-Aug 1 Spc. Michael J. Stokely, 23, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died on Aug. 16, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Stokely was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Griffin, Ga.
15-Aug 4

Three died on August 15, 2005, in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when their HMMWV accidentally rolled over into a canal. All three were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Calhoun, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland, 27, of Douglasville, Ga.

Spc. Joshua P. Dingler, 19, of Hiram, Ga.

Sgt. Paul A. Saylor, 21, of Norcross, Ga.

Spc. Jose L. Ruiz, 28, of Brentwood, N.Y., died on August 15, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq,
when he was conducting security operations and enemy forces using small arms fire
drove by his position in a civilian vehicle. Ruiz was assigned to the Army's 3rd
Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker
Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

14-Aug 4

Spc. Toccara R. Green, 23, of Rosedale, Md., died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near her unit during convoy operations. Green was assigned the Army's 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Drum, N.Y.

They died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Aug. 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, where they were conducting a mounted patrol. Their HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. All three were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, McMinnville, Tenn.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn, II, 35, of Lebanon, Tenn.

Spc. Gary L. Reese, Jr., 22, of Ashland City, Tenn.

Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor, 30, of Smithville, Tenn.

13-Aug 1 Spc. Brian K. Derks, 21, of White Cloud, Minn., died on Aug. 13, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on mounted patrol. Derks was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.
12-Aug 2

1st Lt. David L. Giaimo, 24, of Waukegan, Ill., died Aug. 12, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, where his HMMWV hit a land mine. Giaimo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, Ark., died on Aug. 12, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Bell was assigned to the Army's 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

10-Aug 2

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Benson, 40, of Winona, Minn., died on Aug. 10 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained on Aug. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck his convoy. Benson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera, 22, of Gypsum, Colo., died Aug. 10 from wounds received from the detonation of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

9-Aug 7

Spc. Miguel Carrasquillo, 25, of River Grove, Ill., died on Aug. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Carrasquillo was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Four died on Aug. 9, 2005, in Bayji, Iraq, where a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Killed were:

Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, 19, of Morrisville, Pa.

Spc. John Kulick, 35, of Harleysville, Pa.

Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24, of Philadelphia, Pa

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25, of Liberty, Pa., died on Aug. 9 in Taqaddum, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire earlier in Habbaniya, Iraq. Ostrom was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, Williamsport, Pa.

A Soldier assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 9 by small arms fire.

8-Aug 3

Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30, of Davie, Fla., died Aug. 8 as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

They died on Aug. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when their
HMMWV was struck by two improvised explosive devices and they received small arms fire. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th
Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y.

Killed were:

Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y.

Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y.

7-Aug 1 Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., died on Aug. 7, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Reyna was assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
6-Aug 3

Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky., died Aug. 6 as a result of an explosion from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amiriyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Two died on August 6, 2005, near Balad, Iraq, where they were conducting convoy operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th

Sgt. Brahim J. Jeffcoat, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. Kurt E. Krout, 43, of Spinnerstown, Pa.

5-Aug 3

Two died on August 5, 2005, in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with their HMMWV while performing a convoy mission.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, of Ledbetter, Ky. Derenda was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y.

Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Walden was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr., 36, of East Peoria, Ill., died Aug. 5 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq, on June 12. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

4-Aug 2

Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson, 19, of Confluence, Pa., died Aug. 4, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station. Thompson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon, 32, of Madison, Wis., died Aug. 4, while under hospice care in Madison, Wis., from wounds he received on Nov. 8, 2004 from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Babil Province, Iraq. Simon was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Madison, Wis.

3-Aug 18

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, 20, of Smartsville, Calif., died Aug 3 as result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Strain was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Spc. Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29, of Folkston, Ga.

Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, 21, of Ambrose, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36, of Duluth, Ga.

They died on Aug. 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their armored personnel carrier. Gibbs was in the vehicle at the time; Warren and Ganey were conducting a dismounted security patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25, of Fairfield, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, of Tampa, Fla.

Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman, 22, of Sabina, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., 22, of West Chesterfield, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23, of Grove City, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20, of Belgrade, Mont.

Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, 25, of Dresden, Ohio

Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, 27, of Delaware, Ohio

Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Cpl. David S. Stewart, 24, of Bogalusa, La.

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio,

All died Aug. 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Fraser was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Waruinge was assigned to Marine
Forces Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport,
Miss. The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd
Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of
Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Bloem was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion,
4th Marine Division, Billings, Mont. Harper was assigned to Marine Forces
Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Norfolk, Va.
Stewart was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion,
4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The other four Marines were assigned to
Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division,
Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all were attached to
Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward).

Dyers unit was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Dyer was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

2-Aug 2

Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton, 27, of Middle Village, N.Y., died August 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was struck by sniper fire while he was in a guard tower. McNaughton was assigned to the Army Reserve's 306th Military Police Battalion, 800th Military Police Brigade, Uniondale, N.Y.

Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull, 41, of Princeton, Ill., died Aug. 2 on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident. Hull was an operations specialist assigned to the USS Princeton, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

1-Aug 7

Sgt. James R. Graham III, 25, of Coweta, Okla., died August 1 as result of a suicide, vehicle-born, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Hit, Iraq. Graham was assigned to Marine Reserve’s 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Broken Arrow, Okla. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Graham’s unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of Seven Hills, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26, of Austin, Texas

Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, of Glastonbury, Conn.

Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26, of Willoughby, Ohio

Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio

All died Aug. 1 as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. Castleberry was assigned to Marine
Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio,
Texas. The other five Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd
Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of
Operation Iraqi Freedom, all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

31-July 1 Spc. James D. Carroll, 23, of McKenzie, Tenn., died July 31 near
Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.
Carroll was assigned to the Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Battalion,
McKenzie, Tenn.
30-July 5

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39, of Ellaville, Ga.

Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45, of Augusta, Ga.

Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34, of Valdosta, Ga.

Sgt. Jonathon C. Haggin, 26, of Kingsland, Ga.

They died on July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Pfc. Jason D. Scheuerman, 20, of Lynchburg, Va., died July 30 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Scheuerman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

29-July 1 Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra, 20, of Long Beach, Calif., died July 29 in Baghdad, Iraq,
of injuries sustained on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV was involved in
an accident. Guerra was assigned to the Army's 4-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd
Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
28-July 3

A Task Force Baghdad Soldier died when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a single-vehicle accident off base in central Baghdad around 11:30 p.m. on July 28.

Lance Cpl. Christopher P. Lyons, 24, of Shelby, Ohio, died July 28 when his unit came under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while conducting combat operations in Cykla, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus,
Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat
Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Andre L. Williams, 23, of Galloway, Ohio, died July 28, when his unit came
under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while
conducting combat operations in Cykla Village, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine
Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division,
Columbus, Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to
Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward).

27-July 4

Spc. Edward L. Myers, 21, of St. Joseph, Mo., died July 27 in Samarra, Iraq, where his unit was conducting patrol operations and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Myers was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Capt. Benjamin D. Jansky, 28, of Oshkosh, Wis., died July 27 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, where his HMMWV was accidentally struck by another military vehicle. Janksy was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

Spc. Adrian J. Butler, 28, of East Lansing, Mich., and Spc. John O. Tollefson, 22, of Fond du Lac, Wis., died July 27 in Ashraf, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during a patrol. Both Butler and Tollefson were assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

25-July 1 Spc. Adam J. Harting, 21, of Portage, Ind., died July 25 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Harting was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
24-July 9

Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor, 22, of Opelika, Ala., died July 24 in Balad, Iraq, when he was hit by mortar rounds while he was exiting a bunker. Taylor was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Four died on July 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Killed were:

Spc. Jacques E. Brunson, 30, of Americus, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Carl R. Fuller, 44, of Covington, Ga.

Sgt. James O. Kinlow, 35, of Thomson, Ga.

Sgt. John F. Thomas, 33, of Valdosta, Ga.

Four died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering, 27, of Parkston, S.D.

Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21, of Denton, Texas.

Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19, of Bakersfield, Calif.

23-July 2

Sgt. Bryan J. Opskar, 32, of Princeton, Minn., died July 23 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Jason T. Palmerton, 25, of Auburn, Neb., died on July 23 in Qal'eh-Yegaz, Afghanistan, where he came under enemy small arms fire while conducting a dismounted patrol. Palmerton was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

21-July 2

Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood, 26, of Surrency, Ga., died July 21 of
wounds received July 15 from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Hit, Iraq. Youngblood was a hospital corpsman assigned to Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill., and deployed with the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Steven P. Gill, 24, of Round Rock, Texas, died July 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Zaidon, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

19-Jul 3

Pvt. Lavena L. Johnson, 19, of Florissant, Mo., died July 19 in Balad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Johnson was assigned to the Army's 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Jefferey J. Farrow, 28, of Birmingham, Ala., died July 19 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Farrow was assigned to the Army Reserve's 146th Quartermaster Company, Fort Totten, N.Y.

Sgt. Arthur R. McGill, 25, of Gravette, Ark., died July 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on mounted patrol in a HMMWV. McGill was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

17-July 3

Staff Sgt. Frank Tiai, 45, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Tiai was assigned to the Army Reserve's 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Lance Cpl. Efrain Sanchez, Jr., 26, of Port Chester, N.Y., died July 17 as result of a non-hostile incident at Camp Blue Diamond, in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Ronnie D. Williams, 26, of Erlanger, Ky., died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank left the road and entered a canal during patrol operations. Williams was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

16-July 3

Sgt. Travis S. Cooper, 24, of Macon, Miss., died on July 16, in Balad, Iraq, from wounds sustained the previous day in Baghdad, Iraq, when an inprovised explosive device exploded near the vehicle he was searching. Cooper was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Starkville, Miss.

Staff Sgt. Jorge L. Pena-Romero, 29, of Fallbrook, Calif., died July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improved explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting a mounted patrol. Pena-Romero was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald T. Wood, 28, of Cedar City, Utah, died July 16 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Wood was assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Field Artillery, Brigham City, Utah.

15-July 1 Spc. Jared D. Hartley, 22, of Newkirk, Okla., died July 15 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Hartley was assigned to the 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
14-July 4

Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Jr., 21, of Fairfield, Ohio, died on July 14 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from wounds sustained on June 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Hines was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Tricia L. Jameson, 34, of Omaha, Neb., died on July 14 in Trebil, Iraq. Jameson, a health care specialist was responding to a casualty incident when a secondary improvised explosive device detonated near her location. Jameson was assigned to 313th Medical Company, Army National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.

Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce, 22, of Pontotoc, Miss.

Cpl. Christopher D. Winchester, 23, of Flomaton, Ala.

Both Marines died July 14 when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

13-July 1 Spc. Benyahmin B. Yahudah, 24, of Bogart, Ga., died on July 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, where a vehicle borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Yahudah was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
11-July 1 Sgt. Timothy J. Sutton, 22, of Springfield, Mo., died on July 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, where his HMMWV struck a land mine. Sutton was assigned to the Army's 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
10-July 2

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich, 32, of Allegheny, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22, of Washington, Pa.

Both Marines died July 10 from enemy indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq. They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va. During Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

9-July 2

Spc. Hoby F. Bradfield Jr., 22, of The Woodlands, Texas, died July 9 in Tal Afar, Iraq while he was conducting a dismounted cordon search. Bradfield was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Eric P. Woods, 26, of Omaha, Neb., died on July 9 in Tal Afar, Iraq. His HMMWV struck an improvised explosive device that caused the vehicle to overturn. Woods was in the area to evacuate another soldier who had been wounded. Woods was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

8-July 1 A 29th Brigade Combat Team Soldier was killed and three were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle at about 1:00 p.m. July 8 near Balad, Iraq.
5-July 5 Two died on July 5, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Scottie L. Bright, 36, of Montgomery, Ala.

Cpl. Lyle J. Cambridge, 23, of Shiprock, N.M.

Pvt. Anthony M. Mazzarella, 22, of Blue Springs, Mo., died July 5, in Taji, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. Mazzarella was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Christopher W. Dickison, 26, of Seattle, Wa., died July 5, in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Dickison was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division,
Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. Deyson K. Cariaga, 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on July 5, in Al Hammadi, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding struck a land mine. Cariaga was assigned to the Army National Guard's 229th Military Intelligence Company, 29th Separate Infantry Brigade, Oahu, Kalaeloa, Hawaii.

3-July 2

Spc. Ryan J. Montgomery, 22, of Greensburg, Ky., died July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting convoy operations. Montgomery was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown, 26, of Mabscott, W.Va., died July 3 in Mosul Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Tal Afar, Iraq, where the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. Brown was assigned to the Army's 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

30-June 1 Sgt. Chad M. Mercer, 25, of Waycross, Ga., died June 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, where his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while conducting combat operations. Mercer was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Fitzgerald, Ga.
28-June 3

Spc. Robert E. Hall Jr., 30, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died June 28 in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position at the gate of his forward operating base. Hall was assigned to the Army Reserve's 467th Engineer Battalion, Greenwood, Miss.

Sgt. Manny Hornedo, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died June 28 in Tikrit, Iraq, where a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting convoy operations. Hornedo was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1569th Transportation Company, New York, N.Y.

Spc. Rafael A. Carrillo, Jr., 21, of Boys Ranch, Texas, died June 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an enemy mortar detonated near his HMMWV. Carrillo was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

27-June 3

2nd Lt. Matthew S. Coutu, 23, of North Kingstown, R.I., died June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, where enemy forces engaged his convoy with small arms fire. Coutu was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion,
89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Two died on June 27 near Taji, Iraq, where their AH-64D Apache helicopter crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Keith R. Mariotti, 39, of Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Steven E. Shepard, 30, of Purcell, Okla.

26-June 1 Spc. Charles A. Kaufman, 20, of Fairchild, Wis., died June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, where a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Kaufman was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, Arcadia, Wis.
24-June 1 Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles, Calif., died June 24 as a result of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Falluhah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II
Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
23-June 8

Five Marines assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and a Sailor were killed and 13 were wounded when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck their vehicle June 23 in Fallujah.

Petty Officer 1st Class Regina R. Clark, 43, of Centralia, Wash., died June 23 in a convoy that was attacked by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Fallujah. She was a culinary specialist deployed with Naval Construction Region Detachment 30, Port Hueneme, Calif., and was temporarily assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette, 21, from Cranston, R.I., died June 23 from wounds
sustained when a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device struck her
vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Joseph M. Tackett, 22, of Whitehouse, Ky., died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. Tackett was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher W. Phelps, 39, of Louisville, Ky., died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Phelps was assigned to the Army's 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Veashna Muy, 20, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Cpl. Chad W. Powell, 22, of West Monroe, La.

Both Marines died June 23 while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. Both Marines were assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez, 20, of Bronx, N.Y., died June 23 while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

22-June 2

Sgt. Arnold Duplantier II, 26, of Sacramento, Calif., died June 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was providing cordon security, and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Duplantier was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Auburn, Calif.

Maj. Duane W. Dively, 43, of Rancho California, Calif., died June 22 in Southwest Asia, in the crash of a U-2 aircraft. Dively had completed flying a mission and was returning to his base when the crash occurred. He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

21-June 4

Sgt. James D. Stewart, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died June 21 in Ar Rutbah, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his military cargo truck. Stewart was assigned to the 57th Transportation Company, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Two died on June 21 in Ramadi, Iraq, where their unit was conducting combat operations, and were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, 21, of Danielson, Conn.

Spc. Brian A. Vaughn, 23, of Pell City, Ala.

Spc. Nicholas R. Idalski, 23, of Crown Point, Ind., died June 21 in Ramadi, Iraq, where his unit was conducting combat operations and were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Idalski was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

20-June 1 Pfc. Christopher R. Kilpatrick, 18, of Columbus, Texas, died June 20 in Tal
Afar, Iraq, during convoy operations when enemy forces attacked his HMMWV with an
improvised explosive device and small arms fire. Kilpatrick was assigned to the
603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort
Polk, La.
18-June 3

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Crumpler, 19, from Charleston, W.Va., died June 18 as a result of small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Spear in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Two died on June 18 in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained on June 17 in Buritz, Iraq, when they were conducting a mounted patrol and their HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Noah Harris, 23, of Ellijay, Ga.

Cpl. William A. Long, 26, of Lilburn, Ga.

17-June 2

Two died on June 17 in Al Qaim, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan, 40, of Austin, Texas.

Master Sgt. Michael L. McNulty, 36, of Knoxville, Tenn.

16-June 4

Lance Cpl. Erik R. Heldt, 26, of Hermann, Mo.

Capt. John W. Maloney, 36, of Chicopee, Mass.

Both Marines died June 16 when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, 43, of Marblehead, Mass., died on June 16 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries sustained on June 3 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. He was assigned the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Anthony S. Cometa, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev., died June 16 in Safwan, Kuwait, when his HMMWV rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's
1864th Transportation Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, Henderson, Nev.

15-June 6

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Flores, 18, of San Antonio, Texas

Cpl. Jesse Jaime, 22, of Henderson, Nev.

Cpl. Tyler S. Trovillion, 23, of Richardson, Texas

Lance Cpl. Dion M. Whitley, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.

All four Marines died June 15 when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. All four Marines were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of
the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
Force (Forward).

Petty Officer 2nd Class Cesar O. Baez, 37, of Pomona, Calif., died June 15, as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in al-Anbar province, Iraq. Baez was a Hospital Corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Chad B. Maynard, 19, of Montrose, Colo., died June 15 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

14-June 4

Sgt. Anthony G. Jones, 25, of Greenville, S.C., died June 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Sgt. Jones was assigned to the 104th Transportation Company, 36th Engineer Group, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Ga.

Pfc. Michael R. Hayes, 29, of Morgantown, Ky., died June 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, where a rocket-propelled grenade hit his HMMWV while he was providing security cordon for an improvised explosive device found earlier. Hayes was assigned to the Army National Guard's 617th Military Police Company, Richmond, Ky.

Pfc. Joshua P. Klinger, 21, from Easton, Pa., died June 14 as a result of an explosion from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Nathan B. Clemons, 20, of Winchester, Tenn., died June 14 from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

13-June 3

Two died on June 13 in Ramadi, Iraq, where their military vehicle came under a grenade attack while conducting combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

The soldiers are:

Sgt. Larry R. Kuhns Jr., 24, of Austintown, Ohio.

Spc. Anthony D. Kinslow, 21, of Westerville, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr., 24, of Stevens Point, Wis., died June 13 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on June 8. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

12-June 4 Four U.S. soldiers were killed in separate roadside bombings west of Baghdad, the military said Sunday.
11-June 5

Two died June 11 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. Killed were:

Spc. Casey Byers, 22, of Schleswig, Iowa. Byers was assigned to the Army National
Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince, 35, of Baltimore, Md. Prince was assigned to the
Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry
Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Two died on June 11 in Owesat Village, Iraq, when their armored personnel carrier was hit by an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Lucedale, Miss.

Killed were:

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr., 46, of Carriere, Miss.

Spc. Terrance D. Lee Sr., 25, of Moss Point, Miss.

Cpl. Stanley J. Lapinski, 35, of Las Vegas, Nev., died June 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Lapinski was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

10-June 2

Lance Cpl. Mario A. Castillo, 20, of Brownwood, Texas

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Kilpela, 22, of Fowerville, Mich.

Both Marines died June 10 as a result of an explosion while conducting combat
operations in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer
Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

9-June 7

Staff Sgt. Mark O. Edwards, 40, of Unicoi, Tenn., died June 9 at his forward operating base near Tuz, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. Edwards was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Erwin, Tenn.

Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Birch, 22, of Saint Anthony, Idaho

Lance Cpl. Daniel Chavez, 20, of Seattle, Wash.

Lance Cpl. Thomas O. Keeling, 23, of Strongsville, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Devon P. Seymour, 21, of St. Louisville, Ohio

Cpl. Brad D. Squires, 26, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio

All five Marines died June 9 as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations with 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Haqlaniyah, Iraq.

Sgt. David J. Murray, 23, of Clinton, La., died June 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Murray was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1088th Engineering Battalion, New Roads, La.

8-June 8

1st Lt. Michael J. Fasnacht, 25, of Columbus, Ga., died June 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Fasnacht was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Lance Cpl. Marc L. Tucker, 24, of Pontotoc, Miss., died June 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Asr Uranium, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd FSSG, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Pfc. Douglas E. Kashmer, 27, of Sharon, Pa., died June 8 in Nippur, Iraq, when the wrecker in which he was a passenger was involved in a non-combat related rollover. Kashmer was assigned to the Army's 70th Transportation Company, Mannheim, Germany.

Pfc. Emmanuel Hernandez, 22, of Yauco, Puerto Rico, died June 8 in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter-landing zone came under enemy fire. Hernandez was assigned to the Army's 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

They died on June 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained on June 7 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an explosion of unknown origin occurred near their location. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Infantry Division, Troy, N.Y.

Killed were:

Capt. Phillip T. Esposito, 30, of Suffern, N.Y.

1st Lt. Louis E. Allen, 34, of Milford, Pa.

Sgt. Roberto Arizola, Jr., 31, of Laredo, Texas, died June 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, when
an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Arizola was assigned to
the Army's 297th Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence
Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

7-June 3

Two 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers were killed during an indirect fire attack on a Coalition Forces base in Tikrit at about 10 p.m., on June 7.

Lt. Col. Terrence K. Crowe, 44, of New York, N.Y., died June 7 in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Crowe was assigned to the Army Reserve's 10th Battalion, 98th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 98th Division, Lodi, N.J.

Spc. Eric T. Burri, 21, of Wyoming, Mich., died June 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Burri was assigned to the 623rd Quartermaster Company, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

6-June 4

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action June 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle in which he was traveling.

Spc. Brian M. Romines, 20, of Simpson, Ill., died June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Romines was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, Milan, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Robert T. Mininger, 21, of Sellersville, Pa., died June 6 from wounds
received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against
enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine
Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Jonathan L. Smith, 22, of Eva, Ala., died June 6 from wounds received as
a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in
Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Regimental
Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

5-June 6

Spc. Carrie L. French, 19, of Caldwell, Idaho, died June 5 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit the front of her convoy vehicle and detonated. French was assigned to the Army National Guard's 145th Support Battalion, Boise, Idaho.

Col. Theodore S. Westhusing, 44, of Dallas, Texas, died June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Westhusing was serving with the Multi-national Security Transition Command-Iraq and was assigned to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Three died on June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez, 26, of Manzanola, Colo.

Spc. Eric J. Poelman, 21, of Racine, Wis.

Pfc. Brian S. Ulbrich, 23, of Chapmanville, W. Va.

Cpl. Antonio Mendoza, 21, of Santa Ana, Calif., died June 3 at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb.
22. At the time of his injury, Mendoza was assigned to 5th Battalion, 11th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

3-June 2

Cpl. Antonio Mendoza, 21, of Santa Ana, Calif., died June 3 at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 22. At the time of his injury, Mendoza was assigned to 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Ms. Linda J. Villar, 41, of Franklinton, La., died June 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a mortar struck her forward operating base. Villar worked for the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Fort Stewart, Ga.

1-June 3

Spc. Phillip C. Edmundson, 22, of Wilson, N.C., died June 1 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations. Edmundson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Louis E. Niedermeier, 20, of Largo, Fla., died June 1 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and he came under enemy small arms fire. Niedermeier was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Virgil R. Case, 37, of Mountain Home, Idaho, died June 1 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Case was assigned to the Army National Guard's 145th Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, Mountain Home, Idaho.

31-May 1

Sgt. Miguel A. Ramos, 39, of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, died May 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an enemy rocket impacted near his position. Ramos was assigned to the Army Reserve's 807th Signal Company, 35th Signal Battalion, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.

Sgt. 1st Class Steven M. Langmack, 33, of Seattle, Wash., died May 31 in Al Qaim,
Iraq, from injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations. Langmack was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

30-May 5

Four airmen died May 30 in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in eastern Diyala province. They are:

Maj. William Downs, 40, of Winchester, Va., assigned to the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Capt. Jeremy Fresques, 26, of Clarkdale, Ariz., assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Capt. Derek Argel, 28, of Lompoc, Calif., assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Casey Crate, 26, of Spanaway, Wash., assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr, 22, of Snohomish, Wash., died May 30 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

29-May 1 Staff Sgt. Victor M. Cortes III, 29, of Erie, Pa., died May 29 in Baghdad, Iraq of non-combat-related injuries. Cortes was assigned to the 703rd Forward Support Batttalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
28-May 3

First Sgt. Michael S. Barnhill, 39, of Folsom, Calif., died May 28 after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near Haqlaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Eugene, Ore. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd FSSG, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lt. Col. Albert E. Smart, 41, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 28 in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related illness. Smart was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas.

Spc. Phillip N. Sayles, 26, of Jacksonville, Ark., died May 28 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his security position. Sayles was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

27-May 3

Sgt. Mark A. Maida, 22, of Madison, Wis., died May 27 in Baghdad, Iraq,
of injuries sustained in Diyarah, Iraq, May 26 when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV. Maida was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th
Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Two died on May 27 from injuries sustained on May 26 in Buhriz, Iraq, when their OH-58 (Kiowa Warrior) came under small arms attack and crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The soldiers are:

CW4 Matthew Scott Lourey, 40, of East Bethel, Minn.

CW2 Joshua Michael Scott, 28, of Sun Prairie, Wis.

26-May 1

Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died May 26 from a rocket propelled grenade explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq. Crocker was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Civil Affairs Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

25-May 2

Sgt. Alfred B. Siler, 33, of Duff, Tenn., died May 25 in Tuz, Iraq, when his HMMWV hit another vehicle. Siler was assigned to the Army National Guard's Support Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, Knoxville, Tenn.

Sgt. David N. Wimberg, 24, of Louisville, Ky., died May 25 from wounds received as a result of small-arms fire from enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq. Wimberg was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

24-May 5

Three died May 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Soldiers are:

Sgt. Charles A. Drier, 28, of Tuscola, Mich.

Spec. Dustin C. Fisher, 22, of Fort Smith, Ark.

Pfc. Jeffrey R. Wallace, 20, of Hoopeston, Ill.

Sgt. First Class Randy D. Collins, 36, of Long Beach, Calif., died May 24 at the
National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained in Mosul,
Iraq, May 4 during a mortar attack. Collins was assigned to the Army's 11th Armored
Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Peter J. Hahn, 31, of Metairie, La., died May 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his observation point was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire. Hahn was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New Iberia, La.

23-May 7

Four died on May 23 in Haswa, Iraq, when their military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers are:

Spec. Bryan Edward Barron, 26, of Biloxi, Miss. Barron was assigned to the Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Miss.

Spec. Audrey Daron Lunsford, 29, of Sardis, Miss. Lunsford was assigned to the Army National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st
Battalion, 155th Infantry, McComb, Miss.

Staff Sgt. Saburant Parker, 43, of Foxworth, Miss. Parker was assigned to the Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Miss.

Sgt. Daniel Ryan Varnado, 23, of Saucier, Miss. Varnado was assigned to the Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Miss.

Spc. Joshua T. Brazee, 25, of Sand Creek, Mich., died May 23, in Al Qaim, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Brazee was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Christopher S. Perez, 30, of Hutchinson, Kan., died May 23 from wounds received as a result of an indirect fire attack while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Russell J. Verdugo, 34, of Phoenix, Ariz., died May 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as he was responding to a report of an improvised explosive device. Verdugo was assigned to the 767th Ordnance Company, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

22-May 5

Sgt. Carl J. Morgain, 40, of Butler, Pa., died May 22, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Kadasia, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Morgain was assigned to the Army National Guard's
1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, Butler, Pa.

Sgt. Benjamin C. Morton, 24, of Wright, Kan., died May 22, in Mosul, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire. Morton was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Kenneth J. Schall, 22, of Peoria, Ariz., died May 22, in Yusafiyah, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding was involved in an accident. Schall was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Two died on May 22 in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both were assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Aaron N. Seesan, 25, of Ohio.

Spc. Tyler L. Creamean, 21, of Jacksonville, Ark.

Sgt. John B. Ogburn III, 45, of Fruitland, Ore., died May 22, in Kirkuk, Iraq, when his HMMWV overturned after the driver avoided striking a civilian vehicle. Ogburn was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ontario, Ore.

Sgt. Charles T. Wilkerson, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an unknown ordnance detonated near his tent. Wilkerson was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

20-May 2

Two U.S. soldiers and two civilians have died in 24 hours of Iraqi violence -- four by gunmen and one in an accident caused by an explosion.

Sgt. Kurt D. Schamberg, 26, of Euclid, Ohio, died May 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Schamberg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Brad A. Wentz, 21, of Gladwin, Mich., died May 20 on a main supply route
in Iraq when his convoy came under attack by enemy forces. Wentz was assigned to
the Army Reserve's 180th Transportation Company, Muskegon, Mich.

19-May 3

Two died May 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when they were shot while conducting dismounted combat operations. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th Armor Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Shreveport, La.

The soldiers are:

Spec. Bernard L. Sembly, 25, of Bossier City, La.

Sgt. Robin V. Fell, 22, of Shreveport, La.

Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer, 26, of Pinckneyville, Ill., died May 19 in Mahmudiyah,
Iraq, on an escort mission in a HMMWV when an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge. Eisenhauer was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

18-May 1 Sgt. Antwan L. Walker, 22, of Tampa, Fla., died May 18 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq,
when his camp was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. Walker was
assigned to the Army's 2nd Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort
Carson, Colo.
17-May 1 Pfc. Wesley R. Riggs, 19, of Baytown, Texas died May 17 in Tikrit, Iraq, from
injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
dismounted position. Riggs was assigned to the Army's 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry
Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
16-May 1 Sgt Jacob M. Simpson, 24, of Ashland, Oregon died May 16, in Tal Afar, Iraq, when a
rocket propelled grenade struck the building he was securing. Simpson was assigned
to the Army's 2d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment from Fort Carson, Colo.
14-May 1 Sgt. Charles C. Gillican, III, 35, of Brunswick, Ga., died May 14 at Camp
Arifjan, Kuwait, from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident. Gillican
was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery
Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Brunswick, Ga.
13-May 1 Pfc. Travis W. Anderson, 28, of Hooper, Colo., died May 13 in Bayji, Iraq, when a
vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Anderson was
assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd
Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga
12-May 3

Sgt. Andrew R. Jodon, 27, of Karthaus, Penn., died May 12 in Samarra, Iraq, when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Jodon was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Kenneth E. Zeigler II, 22, of Dillsburg, Penn., died May 12 in Baghdad, Iraq,
when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Ziegler
was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry
Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. John M. Smith, 22, of Wilmington, N.C., died May 12 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Smith was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

11-May 8

Lance Cpl. Wesley G. Davids, 20, of Dublin, Ohio, died May 11 from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his reserve unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Staff Sgt. Samuel T. Castle, 26, of Naples, Texas, died May 11 in Al Asad, Iraq,
from injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device detonation. Castle was
assigned to the Army's 327th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg. N.
C.

Staff Sgt. Kendall H. Ivy II, 28, of Crawford, Ohio, was killed May 11 from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III, 21, of Brookfield, Conn., died May 11 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Jan. 30. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Schmidt's unit was attached to 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Pfc. Christopher R. Dixon, 18, of Columbus, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Erdy, 21, of Williamsburg, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Grant, 23, of Santa Fe, N.M.

Lance Cpl. Jourdan L. Grez, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.

All Marines were killed May 11 when their amphibious assault vehicle
struck an explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces
in Karabilah, Iraq.

Dixon and Erdy were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion,
25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. Grant was assigned to
Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division,
Albuquerque, N.M., and Grez was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Combat
Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Roanoke, Va.

10-May 1 1st Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, La., died May 10 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from injuries sustained April 23 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle. Bordelon was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.
9-May 6

Three Marines and a soldier were killed in clashes in Iraq, the military said Monday.

Pfc. Stephen P. Baldwyn, 19, of Saltillo, Miss.

Lance Cpl. Taylor B. Prazynski, 20, of Fairfield, Ohio

Both Marines died May 9. Baldwyn died as a result of wounds received from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq. Prazynski died from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Goodwin, 33, of Mount Holly, N.J., died May 9 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee, 20, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died May 9 as
a result of wounds received from an enemy explosion while conducting combat
operations in the vicinity of Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion,
8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Lejeune, N.C.

8-May 7

Spec. Steven R. Givens, 26, of Mobile, Ala., died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. Givens was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Gary A. Eckert Jr., 24, of Toledo, Ohio, died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Eckert was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

They died May 8 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when they were conducting combat operations and an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Thor H. Ingraham, 24, of Murrysville, Pa.

Pfc. Nicolas E. Messmer, 20, of Franklin, Ohio.

Cpl. Dustin A. Derga, 24, of Columbus, Ohio, died May 8 as the result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ubaydi, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon, 22, of Hartford, Conn., died May 8 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Qa'im, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

7-May 6

Sgt. Michael A. Marzano, 28, of Greenville, Pa., died May 7 as the result of an explosion caused by suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq.

Sgt. Aaron N. Cepeda Sr., 22, San Antonio, Texas

Lance Cpl. Lance T. Graham, 26, San Antonio, Texas

Lance Cpl. Michael V. Postal, 21, Glen Oaks, N.Y.

All died May 7 from explosions as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Cepeda and Graham were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Petty Officer Third Class Jeffery L. Wiener, 32, of Louisville, Ky., died May 7, in a combat related incident. Weiner was a Navy hospital corpsman assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).

Brandon James Thomas, 27, of West Valley City, UT USA killed in a suicide car bombing attack in Baghdad, while working as a Civilian Security Contractor for CTU Asia of Hong Kong, China a subsidiary of CTU Security Consulting Inc. He was serving as a National Guardsman but his special forces unit had no immediate plans to mobilize, so he had taken a job with CTU a few months earlier.

3-May 2

Sgt. Stephen P. Saxton, 24, of Temecula, Calif., died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Saxton was assigned to the Army's 3rd Armored
Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. William J. Brooks, 30, of Birmingham, Ala., died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Brooks was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

2-May 4

Maj. John C. Spahr, 42, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died May 2 from injuries received when the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft he was piloting apparently crashed in Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. His unit was embarked aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson.

Sgt. John E. McGee, 36, of Columbus, Ga., died May 2 near Diwaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. McGee was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2101st Transportation Company, Camden,
Ala.

Staff Sgt. Tommy S. Little, 47, of Aliceville, Ala., died May 2 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained on April 19 near Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Little was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Columbus, Miss.

Capt. Kelly C. Hinz, 30, of Woodbury, Minn., died May 2 from injuries received when the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft he was piloting crashed in Iraq while flying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. His unit was embarked aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson.

1-May 1 Spc. Derrick J. Lutters, 24, of Burlington, Colo., died May 1 along a supply route
in Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated while his unit
was inspecting a bridge for enemy tampering. Lutters was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 891st Engineer Brigade, Pittsburg, Kan.
30-Apr 2

A U.S. Soldier assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed April 30 by enemy small-arms fire.

Sgt. Kenya A. Parker, 26, of Fairfield, Ala., died April 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related medical condition. Parker was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

29-Apr 5

Four Soldiers assigned to the 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed April 29 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device near Diyarah, Iraq.

They died April 29 in Diyarah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated as they were conducting a traffic control point inspection. Both were assigned to 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Killed were:

Capt. Stephen W. Frank, 29, of Michigan.

Capt. Ralph J. Harting III, 28, of Delaware.

2nd Lt. Clifford V. Gadsden, 25, of South Carolina, died April 29 in Balad, Iraq, when a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Gadsden was assigned to the Army’s 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

28-Apr 5

Five Task Force Freedom Soldiers were killed, and two were injured by an improvised explosive device attack in Tal Afar Thursday, April 28. The injured Soldiers were taken to a combat hospital for treatment.

1st Lt. William A. Edens, 29, of Columbia, Mo. Edens was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Eric W. Morris, 31, of Sparks, Nev. Morris was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Timothy C. Kiser, 37, of Tehama, Calif., died April 28 in Riyhad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Kiser was assigned to the Army National Guard's 340th Forward Support Battalion, 40th Infantry Division, Red Bluff, Calif.

27-Apr 2

Staff Sgt. Juan De Dios Garcia-Arana, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., died April 30 in Khaladiyah, Iraq, when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Garcia-Arana was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

Cpl. Joseph S. Tremblay, 23, of New Windsor, N.Y., died April 27 from injuries received from a mine explosion while conducting combat operations in vicinity of Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

26-Apr 1

Spc. David L. Rice, 22, of Sioux City, Iowa, died April 26 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when his HMMWV rolled over. Rice was assigned 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

25-Apr 1 1st Sgt. Timmy J. Millsap, 39, of Wichita, Kan., died April 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Millsap was assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
24-Apr 1 Spc. Gary W. Walters Jr., 31, of Victoria, Texas, died April 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Walters was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
23-Apr 3 Sgt. Anthony J. Davis Jr., 22, of Long Beach, Calif., died April 23 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle. Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Seaman Aaron A. Kent, 28, of Portland, Oregon, died Apr. 23, from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq. Kent was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Cpl. Kevin W. Prince, 22, of Plain City, Ohio, died April 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Prince was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

22-Apr 2

Pfc. Gavin J. Colburn, 20, of Frankfort, Ind., died April 22 along a supply route in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Colburn was assigned to the Army Reserve's 542nd Transportation Company, Kingsbury, Ind.

Pfc. Robert A. Guy, 26, of Willards, Md., died April 21 as a result of a non-hostile incident near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

20-Apr 2 Cpl. Kelly M. Cannan, 21, of Lowville, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Marty G. Mortenson, 22, of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Both Marines were killed April 20 as the result of the detonation of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to a 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

19-Apr 2 Two died April 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both Soldiers were assigned 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, and Fort Stewart, Ga.

The soldiers are:

Spc. Jacob M. Pfister, 27, of Buffalo, N.Y.

Pfc. Kevin S. K. Wessel, 20, of Newport, Ore.

18-Apr 2

Pfc. Sam W. Huff, 18, of Tucson, Ariz., died April 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on April 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her HMMWV. Huff was assigned to the 170th Military Police
Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis,
Wash.

Maj. Steven W. Thornton, 46, of Eugene, Ore., died April 18 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he collapsed during physical training. Thornton was assigned to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J.

17-Apr 3

Three U.S. soldiers were killed by mortar fire at a U.S. base in the city of Ramadi overnight, the U.S. military said Sunday.

Pvt. Joseph L. Knott, 21, of Yuma, Ariz., died April 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Knott was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pvt. Aaron M. Hudson, 20, of Highland Village, Texas, died April 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 15 in Camp Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Hudson was assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

16-Apr 4

Three died April 16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

Killed were:

Sgt. Angelo L. Lozada Jr., 36, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sgt. Tromaine K. Toy Sr., 24, of Eastville, Va.

Spc. Randy L. Stevens, 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich.

Pvt. Aaron M. Hudson, 20, of Highland Village, Texas, died April 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 15 in Camp Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Hudson was assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

15-Apr 3

Two U.S. Marines and a U.S. solder were killed in fighting in western Iraq, and insurgents attacked two military convoys in Baghdad, authorities said Friday.

Spc. Aleina Ramirezgonzalez, 33, of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, died April 15 in Tikrit, Iraq, when a mortar struck her forward operating base. Ramirezgonzalez was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Troop Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

14-Apr 1 Capt. James C. Edge, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va, was killed April 14 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Edge was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
13-Apr 1 Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth, 27, of Petoskey, Mich., died April 13 as a result of wounds received from enemy mortar fire at Camp Hit, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Inspector/Instructor Staff, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Akron, Ohio. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Lindemuth was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
12-Apr 3

Spc. John W. Miller, 21, of West Burlington, Iowa, died April 12 in Camp Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries received from enemy small arms fire while on route clearance operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Miller was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Burlington, Iowa.

Spc. Manuel Lopez III, 20, of Cape Coral, Fla., died April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Lopez was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Cpl. Tyler J. Dickens, 20, of Columbus, Ga., died April 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained April 6 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when his guard tower caught fire. Dickens was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

9-Apr 1 Pfc. Casey M. LaWare, 19, of Redding, Calif., died April 9 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained April 6 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq. LaWare was assigned to the 2nd Squadron,
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.
8-Apr 1 Staff Sgt. Kevin D. Davis, 41, of Lebanon, Ore., died April 8 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Hawijah, Iraq. Davis was assigned to the Army National Guard's G Troop, 82nd Cavalry, Redmond, Ore.
7-Apr 1 Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas, 21, of Simi Valley, Calif., died April 7 as a result of a vehicle accident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Venegas was attached to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
5-Apr 2

Sgt. Javier J. Garcia, 25, died April 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when improvised explosive devices detonated near his patrol. Garcia was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Glenn J. Watkins, 42, of Carlsbad, Calif., died April 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Watkins was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Kent, Wash.

4-Apr 3

Two died April 4, 2005, in Balad Ruz, Iraq, when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy, 35, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Kennedy was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Lenoir City, Tenn.

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Dill, 32, of Tonawanda, N.Y. Dill was assigned to the Army Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 390th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division, Buffalo, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Jeremiah C. Kinchen, 22, of Salcha, Alaska, died April 4 from an explosion that occurred during combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. During Operation Iraq Freedom, Kinchen was attached to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II
Marine Expeditionary Force.

3-Apr 2

Sgt. James A. Sherrill, 27, of Ekron, Ky., died April 3, in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Sherrill was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2113th Transportation Company, Paducah, Ky.

Cpl. William D. Richardson, 23, of Moreno Valley, Calif., died April 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, when he came under enemy fire and fell into a canal. Richardson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

2-Apr 2

Lance Cpl. Tenzin Dengkhim, 19, of Falls Church, Va., died April 2 as a
result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light
Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Ioasa F. Tavae, Jr., 29, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died April 2, in Mosul, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Tavae was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

1-Apr 1 Cpl. Garrywesley T. Rimes, 30, of Santa Maria, Calif., died April 1 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Rimes was attached to 2nd Marine Division.
     
31-Mar 1

Sgt. 1st Class Robbie D. McNary, 42, of Lewistown, Mont., died March 31, in Hawijah, Iraq, from injuries sustained while performing combat operations. McNary was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 163rd Mechanized Infantry Regiment, Missoula, Mont.

30-Mar 4

Sgt. Kelly S. Morris, 24, of Boise, Idaho, died March 30, in Baghdad,
Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. Morris was assigned to
the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.

Warrant Officer Charles G. Wells Jr., 32, of Montgomery, Ala., died March 30 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Orlando, Fla.

Spc. Eric L. Toth, 21, of Edmonton, Ky., died March 30 on a supply route when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Toth was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Tompkinsville, Ky.

Sgt. Kenneth L. Ridgley, 30, of Olney, Ill., died March 30 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit. Ridgley was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

28-Mar 1 Pfc. Samuel S. Lee, 19, of Anaheim, Calif., died March 28 in Ar Ramadi,
Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Lee was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th
Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.
26-Mar 2

Two died March 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol. Killed were:

Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt, 23, of New Orleans, La. Godbolt was assigned to
the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, New
Orleans, La.

Sgt. Isiah J. Sinclair, 31, of Natchitoches, La. Sinclair was assigned
to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th Armored Regiment, Shreveport, La.

25-Mar 1 Cpl. Bryan J. Richardson, 23, of Summersville, W.Va., died March 25 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va.
23-Mar 1 Spc. Travis R. Bruce, 22, of Byron, Minn., died March 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an enemy mortar round detonated near his guard position. Bruce was assigned to the Army's 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash.
22-Mar 1 A U.S. Marine was killed in action on Monday in Iraq's western Anbar province, a stronghold of the insurgency, the American military said on Tuesday.
21-Mar 1 Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith, 20, of Springfield, Ohio, died March 21 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
20-Mar 2

Sgt. Paul W. Thomason, III, 37, of Talbot, Tenn., died Mar. 20 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Thomason was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, Greeneville, Tenn.

Spc. Francisco G. Martinez, 20, of Fort Worth, Texas, died March 20 in Tamin,
Iraq, as a result of enemy small arms fire. Martinez was assigned to 1st
Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

19-Mar 1 Spc. Jonathan A. Hughes, 21, of Lebanon, Ky., died March 19 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Hughes was assigned
to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment,
Campbellsville, Ky.
18-Mar 1 Pfc. Lee A. Lewis, Jr 28, of Norfolk, Va., died Mar. 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy small arms fire. Lewis was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
16-Mar 1 Spc. Rocky D. Payne, 26, of Howell, Utah, died March 16 in Iraq when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Payne was assigned to the
Army's 497th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 1st Corps
Support Command, Fort Lewis, Wash.
15-Mar 2

Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Kieffer, 36, of Ovid, Mich., died Mar. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit. Kieffer was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Detroit, Mich.

Spc. Paul M. Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge, La., died Mar. 15 in Baghdad,
Iraq, while conducting a mounted patrol when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive
device detonated. Heltzel was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion,
156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Eunice, La.

14-Mar 1 Lance Cpl. Joshua L. Torrence, 20, of Lexington, S.C., died March 14 of wounds
received as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned
to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary
Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
11-Mar 3

Three US soldiers were killed in Baghdad today.

Staff Sgt. Donald D. Griffith, Jr., 29, of Mechanicsville, Iowa, died Mar.11 as a result of hostile action in, Tal Afar, Iraq. Griffith was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Nicholas E. Wilson, 21, of Glendale, Ariz., died Mar. 11, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting a roving patrol when his military vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch after the shoulder of the road he was on collapsed. Wilson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

9-Mar 1 Spc. Matthew A. Koch, 23, of West Henrietta, N.Y. died Mar. 9 in Taji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Koch was assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan.
7-Mar 2 Two died March 7, in Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their screening area. The two men were assigned to the Army’s 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The soldiers were:

Sgt. Andrew L. Bossert, 24, of Fountain City, Wis.,

Pfc. Michael W. Franklin, 22, of Coudersport, Pa.
4-Mar 7

Four died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol. The four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.

The soldiers are:

Capt. Sean Grimes, 31, of Southfield, Mich.

Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho, 38, of Black Creek, Wis.

Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan, 26, of Newark, Del.

Spc. Wade Michael Twyman, 27, of Vista, Calif.

Spc. Adriana N. Salem, 21, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., died Mar. 4 in Remagen, Iraq when her military vehicle rolled over. Salem was assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Juan M. Solorio, 32, of Dallas, Texas, died March 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle as his unit was being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Solorio was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Seth K. Garceau, 27, of Oelwein, Iowa, died March 4 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Garceau was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 224th Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Fairfield, Iowa.

3-Mar 1 Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones, 43, of Unity, Maine, died March 3 in Syracuse, N.Y., of a non-combat related illness. He had just returned from duty in Iraq. Jones was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine.
2-Mar 2

Two soldiers died on Mar. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, Manhattan, New York, N. Y.

The Soldiers are:

Spc. Azhar Ali, 27 of Flushing, N.Y.

Spc. Wai P. Lwin, 27, of Queens, N.Y.

1-Mar 1 Spc. Lizbeth Robles, 31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, died at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, on March 1.
28-Feb 1 A soldier died from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 28 in Bayji, Iraq. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Julio E. Negron, 28, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died in Bayji on Feb. 28.

27-Feb 2

Pfc. Danny L. Anderson, 29, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Feb. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained from small arms fire. Anderson was assigned to the Army's 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau, 29, of Peoria, Ill., died Feb. 27 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Gienau was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Burlington, Iowa.

26-Feb 3

Two died Feb. 26 in Abertha, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were on patrol. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Soldiers are:

Pfc. Min S. Choi, 21, of River Vale, N.J.

Pvt. Landon S. Giles, 19, of Indiana, Penn.

Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Nowacki, 24, of South Euclid, Ohio, died Feb. 26 from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Erie, Pa.

25-Feb 5

Three died Feb. 25 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were on dismounted patrol.

Killed were:

Spc. Adam N. Brewer, 22, of Dewey, Okla.

Spc. Jason L. Moski, 24, of Blackville, S.C.

Spc. Colby M. Farnan, 22, of Weston, Mo.

Pfc. Chassan S. Henry, 20, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Feb. 25 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from an explosion while he was conducting combat operations. Henry was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

24-Feb 3

Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham, 23, of Lincoln, Ill., died Feb. 24 in Camp Wilson, Iraq, when a second improvised explosive device detonated while he was responding to a first device. Gresham was assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 79th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Spc. Jacob C. Palmatier, 29, of Springfield, Ill., died Feb. 24 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Palmatier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Michael S. Deem, 35, of Rockledge, Fla., died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Deem was assigned to the Army's Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

23-Feb 2

Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier, 26, of Ruston, La., died Feb. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on foot patrol. Olivier was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Pineville, La.

Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney, 28, of Waterloo, Iowa, died February 23 in Tuz, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated. Steffeney was assigned to the 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

22-Feb 1 Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston, 32, of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 22 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Austin, Texas.
21-Feb 4

Three died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as they were exiting their military vehicle after it had rolled over. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division, Montevideo, Minn.

The soldiers are:

1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman, 24, of Tracy, Minn.

Staff Sgt. David F. Day, 25, of Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka, 24, of Alexandria, Minn.

Cpl. John T. Olson, 21, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., died Feb. 21 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

19-Feb 4

Spc. Clinton R. Gertson, 26, of Houston, Texas, died 19 Feb. in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy forces small arms fire. Gertson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Seth R. Trahan, 20, died Feb. 19, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. Trahan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3d Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Crowley, La.

1st Lt. Adam Malson, 23, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. Malson was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke, 21, of Tinley Park, Ill., died Feb. 19 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

18-Feb 1

Sgt. Carlos J. Gil, 30, of Orlando, Fla., died Feb. 18, in Humaniyuh, Iraq from injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device detonation. Gil was assigned to the 377th Transportation Company, 181st Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

17-Feb 1 Sgt. Frank B. Hernandez, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Feb. 17 in Tal Afar, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Hernandez was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis, Wash.
16-Feb 7

Sgt. Adam J. Plumondore, 22, of Gresham, Ore., died February 16 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Plumondore was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Jason R. Hendrix, 28, of Claremore, Okla., died Feb.16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an explosion occurred while he was conducting combat operations. Hendrix was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

Sgt. Christopher M. Pusateri, 21, of Corning, N.Y., died Feb.16 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy forces using small arms fire. Pusateri was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Justin B. Carter, 21, of Mansfield, Mo., died Feb. 16 in Forward Operating Base McKenzie, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Carter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson, 32, of Orangeburg, S.C., died Feb. 16 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident. Bell-Johnson was assigned to the Army's 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Two died Feb.16 in Forward Operating Base Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing their vehicle to roll over. The Soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), McComb, Miss.

The soldiers are Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey, 34, and Spc. Joseph A.Rahaim, 22, both of Magnolia, Miss.

15-Feb 1 Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, 20, of Elmsford, N.Y., died Feb. 15 in Al Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire. Arciola was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.
14-Feb 1 Sgt. 1st Class David J.Salie, 34, of Columbus, Ga., died February 14 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Salie was assigned to the Army's 2d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
13-Feb 5

The soldiers died Feb. 13 in Balad, Iraq, when the vehicle they were riding in overturned. All were assigned to the Army's 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The incident is under investigation. The soldiers are:

Sgt. Chad W. Lake, 26, of Ocala, Fla.

Sgt. Rene Knox, Jr., 22, of New Orleans, La.

Spc. Dakotah L. Gooding, 21, of Des Moines, Iowa

Staff Sgt. Ray Rangel, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 13 while performing a canal rescue mission in Balad, Iraq.

Pfc. David J.Brangman, 20, of Lake Worth, Fla., died February 13 in Uvanni, Iraq, when a mortar round struck his vehicle. Brangman was assigned to the Army's 3d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

11-Feb 2 Staff Sgt. Kristopher L. Shepherd, 26, of Lynchburg, Va., died Feb. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated during clearing operations. Shepherd was assigned to the 767th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

Spc. Robert A. McNail, 30, of Meridian, Miss., died Feb. 11 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his HMMVW struck another military vehicle. McNail was assigned to the Army National Guard's 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Quitman, Miss.

10-Feb 2

Staff Sgt. William T. Robbins, 31, of North Little Rock, Ark., died Feb. 10 in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Robbins was assigned to the Army National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade, Little Rock, Ark.

Lance Cpl. Richard A. Perez Jr., 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Feb. 10 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Las Vegas, Nev.

9-Feb 1 Sgt. Jessica M. Housby, 23, of Rock Island, Ill., died Feb. 9 in Route Golden, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy. Housby was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1644th Transportation Company, Rock Falls, Ill.
8-Feb 1 Spc. Jeffrey S. Henthorn, 25, of Choctaw, Okla., died Feb. 8 in Balad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Henthorn was assigned to the 24th Transportation Company, Fort Riley, Kan.
6-Feb 2

Staff Sgt. Zachary R. Wobler, 24, of Ottowa, Ohio, died Feb. 6 in Mosul, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. Wobler was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Jeremy O. Allmon, 22, of Cleburne, Texas, died Feb. 6 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Allmon was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

5-Feb 1

Lance Cpl. Travis M. Wichlacz, 22, of West Bend, Wis., died Feb. 5 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Milwaukee, Wis.

4-Feb 2

Staff Sgt. Steven G. Bayow, 42, from Colonia Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, died February 4 in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Bayow was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Daniel Torres, 23, from Fort Worth, Texas, died February 4 in Bayjii, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Torres was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

3-Feb 3

Sgt. 1st Class Sean M. Cooley, 35, from Ocean Springs, Miss., died February 3 in Northern Babil Province, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Cooley was assigned to the 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Armor Brigade, Lucedale, Miss.

Sgt. Stephen R. Sherman, 27, from Neptune, N.J., died Feb. 3 in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sherman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) Fort Lewis, Wash.

Lance Cpl. Richard C. Clifton, 19, of Milford, Del., died Feb. 3 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

2-Feb 2

Lance Cpl. Sean P. Maher, 19, of Grays Lake, Ill., died Feb. 2 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Capt. Sean L. Brock, 29, of Redondo Beach, Calif., died Feb. 2 from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan.

1-Feb 1 Spc. Robert T. Hendrickson, 24, from Broken Bow, Okla., died Feb. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his military vehicle overturned. Hendrickson was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
31-Jan 4

Lance Cpl. Jason C. Redifer, 19, of Stuarts Draft, Va.

Lance Cpl. Harry R. Swain IV, 21, of Cumberland, N.J.

Cpl. Christopher E. Zimny, 27, of Cook, Ill.

All three Marines died Jan. 31 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. They were all assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Mark C. Warren, 44, from LaGrande, Ore., died January 31 at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq from non-combat related injuries. Warren was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 116th Armor Cavalry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team (Forward), LaGrande, Ore.

30-Jan 2

Lance Cpl. Nazario Serrano, 20, of Irving, Texas, died Jan. 30 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Serrano was assigned to the Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. James H. Miller IV, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Jan. 30 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Miller was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

29-Jan 4

Sgt. Lindsey T. James, 23, of Urbana, Mo., died Jan. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. James was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lt. Cmdr Keith E. Taylor, 47, of Irvine, Calif., died Jan. 29, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Taylor was assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Iraq Detachment.

Barbara Heald, 60, of Stanford, Conn., died Jan.29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the Republic National Palace was hit by a mortar round. Heald worked for the Project and Contracting Office - Finance.

Lt. Cmdr. Edward E. Jack, 51, of Detroit, Mich., died Jan. 29, of a non-combat related incident aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. Jack was assigned to Commander, Destroyer Squadron Seven, home ported in San Diego, Calif.

28-Jan 10

Two Soldiers died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, in a helicopter accident. Both were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. They are:

Capt. Orlando A. Bonilla, 27, of Killeen, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Charles S. Jones, 34, of Lawtey, Fla.

Pfc. Stephen A. Castellano, 21, of Long Beach, Calif., died Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury. Castellano was assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Sgt. 1st Class Mickey E. Zaun, 27, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained in a collision between two armored vehicles. Zaun was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., 31, of Weymouth, Mass., died Jan. 28 due to a non-hostile related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Three soldiers died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck a nearby vehicle. All were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New Roads, La.

The soldiers are:

Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Reed, 25, of Opelousas, La.

Spc. Michael S. Evans II, 22, Marrero, La.

Spc. Christopher J. Ramsey, 20, of Batchelor, La.

Staff Sgt. Joseph E.Rodriguez, 25 of Las Cruces, N.M., died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his armored vehicle. Rodriguez was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Lyle W. Rymer II, 24, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was shot by enemy forces. Rymer was assigned to the Army National Guard's 239th Engineer Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, Booneville, Ark.

27-Jan 2

Pfc. Kevin M. Luna, 26, of Oxnard, Calif., died Jan. 27 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Luna was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Cpl. Jonathan S. Beatty, 22, of Streator, Ill., died Jan. 27 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. Beatty was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

26-Jan 37

Thirty-one Marines were killed in a helicopter crash near Iraq's border with Jordan, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed Wednesday to 36 -- the deadliest day for U.S. forces since the start of the war in Iraq.

Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas

Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, of Wheelersburg, Ohio

Capt. Lyle L. Gordon, 30, of Midlothian, Texas

Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper, 21, of Wynne, Ark.

Lance Cpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi Jr., 24, of Fort Worth, Texas

Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, of Gloucester, N.J.

Staff Sgt. Dexter S. Kimble, 30, of Houston, Texas

Lance Cpl. Allan Klein, 34, of Clinton Township, Mich.

Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, of Roseburg, Ore.

Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, of San Diego, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Rhonald D. Rairdan, 20, of San Antonio, Texas

Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos, 20, of Aurora, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, of Hampton, Va.

1stLt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, of Vallejo, Calif

Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, of West Valley, Utah

Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Spence, 24, of Scotts Valley, Calif

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Alaniz, Gordon, and Kimble were assigned to Marine Heavy
Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, of Ventura, Calif., died Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. House was assigned to Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii, Marine Corps Units Detachment, Pearl Harbor.

Sgt. Jesse W. Strong, 24, of Irasburg, Vt., died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Strong was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.

Sgt. William S. Kinzer Jr., 27, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Jan. 26 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a rocket propelled grenade hit
his patrol. Kinzer was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st
Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Cpl. Jonathan W. Bowling, 23, of Patrick, Va.

Lance Cpl. Karl R. Linn, 20, of Chesterfield, Va.

Cpl. Christopher L. Weaver, 24, of Fredericksburg, Va.

Bowling and Linn died Jan. 26 of wounds received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Weaver died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. All Marines were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in
Lynchburg, Va.

25-Jan 5 A Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled into a canal during a combat patrol north of Baghdad, killing five U.S. soldiers and wounding two others, the military said Tuesday.
24-Jan 2

Sgt. Leonard W. Adams, 42, of Mooresville, N.C., died Jan. 24 in Camp
Bucca, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Adams was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 105th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade,
Asheville, N.C.

Sgt. Brett D. Swank, of Northumberland, Pa., died Jan. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Swank was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment,
Fort Polk, La.

23-Jan 1

Staff Sgt. Jose C. Rangel, 43, of Saratoga, Calif., died Jan. 23 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Rangel was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot, Fresno,
Calif.

22-Jan 1 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, 27, of Hawaii, died Jan. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds received when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Hoe was assigned to the Army’s 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
22-Jan 1

Capt. Joe F. Lusk II, 25, of Reedley, Calif., died Jan. 21 in Camp
Buehring, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Lusk was assigned to the 3rd
Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

21-Jan 1 Sgt. Kyle W. Childress, 29, of Terre Haute, Ind., died Jan. 21 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds received in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Childress was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
18-Jan 1 Capt. Christopher J. Sullivan, 29, of Princeton, Mass., died Jan. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his parked vehicle. Sullivan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
17-Jan 4

Pfc. George R. Geer, 27, of Cortez, Colo., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Geer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33, of New Haven, Conn., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near
his position. Vitagliano was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

Pfc. Jesus Fonseca, 19, of Marietta, Ga., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Fonseca was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

Pfc. Francis C. Obaji, 21, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Jan. 17 in the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident Jan. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq. Obaji was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

16-Jan 1 Spc. Alain L. Kamolvathin, 21, of Blairstown, N.J., died Jan. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Kamolvathin was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.
15-Jan 2

Sgt. Jayton D. Patterson, 26, of Sedley, Va., died Jan. 15 as result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

Sgt. Nathaniel T. Swindell, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., died Jan. 15 in Mosul, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury. Swindell was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

14-Jan 1 Cpl. Paul C. Holter III, 21, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Jan. 14, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
13-Jan 4

Lance Cpl. Matthew W. Holloway, 21, of Fulton, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Juan R. Rodriguez Velasco, 23, of El Cenizo, Texas.

Both Marines died Jan. 13 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Both Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Corpus Christi,
Texas.

Sgt. 1st Class Brian A. Mack, 36, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Jan. 13 in Mosul, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Mack was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker, 19, of Forestburg, S.D., died Jan. 13 in Mosul, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Becker was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

11-Jan 1 Spc. Michael J. Smith, 24, of Media, Penn., died Jan. 11 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Smith was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.
10-Jan 2 Two died Jan. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their
military vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd
Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade, Lake Charles, La.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. William F. Manuel, 34, of Kinder, La.

Sgt. Robert W. Sweeney III, 22, of Pineville, La.

9-Jan 2

Cpl. Joseph E. Fite, 23, of Round Rock, Texas, died Jan. 9 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Austin, Texas.

Spc. Dwayne J. McFarlane Jr., 20, of Cass Lake, Minn., died Jan. 9 in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol was hit by an improvised explosive
device. McFarlane was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery
Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), from Fort Drum, N.Y.

7-Jan 1 Pfc. Daniel F. Guastaferro, 27, of Las Vegas, Nev., died January 7 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle left the road and went into a canal. Guastaferro was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Casey, Korea.
6-Jan 9

Six died January 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their Bradley fighting vehicle. All six were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. A seventh Soldier was also killed in the incident but the information will be released separately based upon next of kin notification policies.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux, 34, of Raceland, La., was assigned to the
Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Sgt. Christopher J. Babin, 27, of Houma, La., was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Spc. Bradley J. Bergeron, 25, of Houma, La., was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Spc. Huey P. L. Fassbender, 24, of LaPlace, La., was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Spc. Armand L. Frickey, 20, Houma, La., was assigned to the Army National
Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Spc. Warren A. Murphy, 29, of Marrero, La., was assigned to the Army National
Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La.

Sgt. Zachariah S. Davis, 25, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., died Jan. 6 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Julio C. CisnerosAlvarez, 22, of Pharr, Texas, died Jan. 6 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. Kenneth G. Vonronn, 20, of Bloomingburg, N.Y., died January 6 in
Baghdad, Iraq, with six of his fellow Soldiers when an improvised explosive device struck their Bradley fighting vehicle. Vonronn was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, New York, N.Y

5-Jan 1 An American soldier was killed and two others were wounded when their patrol came under fire in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
4-Jan 6

Sgt. Bennie J. Washington, 25, of Atlanta, Ga., died Jan. 4 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained Oct. 14 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.
Washington was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

Pfc. Curtis L. Wooten III, 20, of Spanaway, Wash., died Jan. 4 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Wooten was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Three died Jan. 4 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive devise detonated near their military vehicle.

Killed were:

Spc. Jimmy D. Buie, 44, of Floral, Ark. Buie was assigned to the Army
National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade
Combat Team, Fordyce, Ark.

Spc. Jeremy W. McHalffey, 28, of Mabelvale, Ark. McHalffey was
assigned to the Army National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade, Little Rock, Ark.

Spc. Joshua S. Marcum, 33, of Evening Shade, Ark. Marcum was assigned
to the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Camden, Ark.

Pvt. Cory R. Depew, 21, of Beech Grove, Ind., died Jan. 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when his Stryker military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Depew was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

1-Jan 2

Spc. Jeff LeBrun, 21, from Buffalo, N.Y., died Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. LeBrun was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Jason E. Smith, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz. died Dec. 31 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Smith was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

   

2004

31-Dec
2004
1 Lance Cpl. Brian P. Parrello, 19, of West Milford, N.J. died Jan. 1 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Parrello was assigned to Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
30-Dec 1 Sgt. Damien T. Ficek, 26, from Pullman, Wash., died Dec. 30 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Ficek
was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Spokane, Wash.
29-Dec 2

Spc. Craig L. Nelson, 21, from Bossier City, La., died Dec. 29 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained Dec. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military
vehicle. Nelson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th
Armor Regiment, Shreveport, La.

Pfc. Oscar Sanchez, 19, from Modesto, Calif., died Dec. 29 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck his observation post. Sanchez was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

28-Dec 3

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Lehto, 31, of Mount Clemens, Mich., died Dec. 28 in
a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lehto was assigned to Marine
Forces Reserve’s Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Mt.
Clemens, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel J. Nyren, 31, from Reston, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 28, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle. Nyren was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr., 22, of Anaheim, Calf., died Dec. 28 of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq. Briones was assigned to 1st Marine Division Detachment, Naval Medical Center San Diego.

27-Dec 2

Staff Sgt. Todd D. Olson, 36, from Loyal, Wis., died Dec. 27 in the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq from wounds sustained in Samarra, Iraq on Dec. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated. Olson was assigned to
the National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, Neillsville, Wis.

Spc. Jose A. Rivera-Serrano, 26, from Mayaquez, Puerto Rico, died Dec. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Rivera-Serrano was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment,Fort Hood, Texas.

23-Dec 4

Lance Cpl. Eric Hillenburg, 21, of Marion, Ind.

Lance Cpl. James R. Phillips, 21, of Hillsboro, Fla.

Cpl. Raleigh C. Smith, 21, of Lincoln, Mont.

All three Marines died Dec. 23 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett, 32, of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 23 in
Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military
vehicle. Barnett was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th
Armor Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Shreveport, La.

21-Dec 15

Thirteen died Dec. 21 in Mosul, Iraq, when their dining facility was attacked. Killed were:

Capt. William W. Jacobsen Jr., 31, of Charlotte, N.C. Jacobsen was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Maj. Robert D. O'Dell, 38, of Manassas, Va. O'Dell was assigned to the United States Army Intelligence & Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Sgt. 1st Class Paul D. Karpowich, 30, of Bridgeport, Pa. Karpowich was assigned to the Army Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 390th Infantry Regiment, Webster, N.Y.

Staff Sgt. Julian S. Melo, 47, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Melo was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker
Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Darren D. VanKomen, 33, of Bluefield, W.Va. VanKomen was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson, 23, of Castro Valley, Calif. Johnson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
(Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr., 47, of Freedom, Maine. Poulin was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine.

Spc. Jonathan Castro, 21, of Corona, Calif. Castro was assigned to the 73rd
Engineer Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat
Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Thomas J. Dostie, 20, of Sommerville, Maine. Dostie was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Portland, Maine.

Spc. Cory M. Hewitt, 26, of Stewart, Tenn. Hewitt was assigned to the 705th
Ordnance Company, Fort Polk, La.

Spc. Nicholas C. Mason, 20, of King George, Va. Mason was assigned to the Army National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Va.

Spc. David A. Ruhren, 20, of Stafford, Va. Ruhren was assigned to the Army
National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Va.

Pfc. Lionel Ayro, 22, of Jeanerette, La. Ayro was assigned to the 73rd Engineer
Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, 21, of Lena, Ill., died Dec. 21 due to injuries received in a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Petsche was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Chief Joel Egan Baldwin, 37, of Arlington, Va., died in Mosul, Iraq on Dec. 21, when the dining facility was attacked.

19-Dec 2 They died Dec. 19 in Shuaybah, Kuwait, when a vehicle struck them. Both soldiers were assigned to the 180th Transportation Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Donald B. Farmer, 33, of Zion, Ill.

Sgt. Berry K. Meza, 23, of League City, Texas

16-Dec 1 Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, died Dec. 16
as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st
Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary
Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
14-Dec 2

Spc. Victor A. Martinez, 21, from Bronx, N.Y., died Dec. 14 south of Baghdad, Iraq, from a gunshot wound. Martinez was assigned to the 364th Supply Company, 264th Corps Support Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, 21, of Modesto, Calif., died Dec. 14 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

13-Dec 2

Pfc. Brent T. Vroman, 21, of Oshkosh, Wis., died Dec. 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine
Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill

Sgt. Tina S. Time, 22, from Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 13 near Cedar, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident. Time was assigned to the Army Reserve's 208th Transportation Company, Tucson, Ariz.

12-Dec 8

Seven Marines with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in two separate incidents Sunday, the military said Monday.

Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk, 24, of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Dickinson, 25, of Pasco, Fla., died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force,
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Blanton, 23, of Fayetteville, Ga., died Dec. 12 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Staff Sgt. Melvin L. Blazer, 38, of Moore, Okla.

Lance Cpl. Hilario F. Lopez, 22, of Ingleside, Texas.

Both died Dec. 11 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Joshua A. Ramsey, 19, from Defiance, Ohio, died Dec. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Ramsey was assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

11-Dec 2

Lance Cpl. Gregory P. Rund, 21, of Littleton, Colo.died Dec. 11 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Rund was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th
Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Robert W. Hoyt, 21, of Ashford, Conn., died Dec. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting convoy operations. Hoyt was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Bristol, Conn.

9-Dec 4

Two died December 9 in Mosul, Iraq after being involved in an Apache helicopter accident. Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Columbia, S.C.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Andrew C. Shields, 25, of Campobello, S.C.

Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Leach, 39, of Rock Hill, S.C.

Pfc. Christopher S. Adlesperger, 20, of Albuquerque, N.M. died Dec. 9 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Adlesperger was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Kyle J. Renehan, 21, of Oxford, Pa., died Dec. 9 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from injuries received on Nov. 29 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

8-Dec 1 Sgt. Arthur C. Williams, IV, 31, of Edgewater, Fla., died Dec. 8 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a dismounted patrol and was attacked by
small arms fire. Williams was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.
7-Dec 3

Capt. Mark N. Stubenhofer, 30, of Springfield, Va., died Dec. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting dismounted operations and was attacked by small arms fire. Stubenhofer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Todd C. Gibbs, 37, of Angelina, Texas, died Dec. 7 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was on a dismounted patrol. Gibbs was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Cpl. In C. Kim, 23, of Warren, Mich., died Dec. 7 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

5-Dec 4

Staff Sgt. Kyle A. Eggers, 27, of Euless, Texas, died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Eggers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Pfc. Andrew M. Ward, 25, of Kirkland, Wash., died Dec. 5 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Ward was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III, 28, of Goshen, Ind.

Spc. Edwin W. Roodhouse, 36, of San Jose, Calif.

They died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

4-Dec 3

Cpl. Joseph O. Behnke, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was in a vehicle accident. Behnke was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment, Brooklyn, New York.

Sgt. Cari A. Gasiewicz, 28, of Depew, N.Y., died Dec. 4 in Baqubah, Iraq, when two improvised explosive devices detonated near her convoy. Gasiewicz was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Sgt. Michael L. Boatright, 24, of Whitesboro, Texas died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was struck by an improvised explosive device. Boatright was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

3-Dec 6

Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry, 38, of Bronx, New York, died Dec. 3 in Taji, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Irizarry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

They died Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when their Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations. Both were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, 23, of Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Sgt. David A. Mitts, 24, of Hammond, Ore.

Spc. David P. Mahlenbrock, 20, of Maple Shade, N.J., died Dec. 3 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when he was clearing a route and an improvised explosive device detonated. Mahlenbrock was assigned to the 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Cpl. Binh N. Le, 20, of Alexandria, Va.

Cpl. Matthew A. Wyatt, 21, of Millstadt, Ill.

Both Marines died Dec. 3 from injuries received as result of enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 5th Battalion, 10th
Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

2-Dec 1 Pfc. George D. Harrison, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., died December 2 in Mosul, Iraq, when his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.arrison was assigned to the 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Military Police
Battalion (Provisional), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
1-Dec 4

Spc. David M. Fisher, 21, of Green Island, N.Y., died Dec. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and the HMWWV in which he was riding rolled over. Fisher was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment, Newburgh, N.Y.

Cpl Zachary A. Kolda, 23, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Dec. 1 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserves’ 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Houston,
Texas.

Gunnery Sgt. Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, 36, of Falls Church, Va., died Dec. 1 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries received Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Bryan S. Wilson, 22, of Otterbein, Ind., died Dec. 1 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd
Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

30-Nov 2 Two died Nov. 30 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

Sgt. Pablo A. Calderon, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sgt. Jose Guereca, Jr., 24, of Missouri City, Texas

29-Nov 5

Spc. Erik W. Hayes, 24, of Cascade, Md., died Nov. 29 in Al Miqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Hayes was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Two died Nov. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

Killed were:

Sgt. Christian P. Engeldrum, 39, of Bronx, N.Y.

Pfc. Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29, of Baldwin, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Blake A. Magaoay, 20, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died Nov. 29 as
a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light
Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary
Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Daryl A. Davis, 20, of Orlando, Fla., died Nov. 29 in Iraq when his HMWWV was involved in a traffic accident. Davis was assigned to the Army National Guard's 144th Transportation Company, Marianna, Fla.

28-Nov 6

Sgt. Michael A. Smith, 24, of Camden, Ark., died Nov. 26 at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 7 when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Smith was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, Texarkana, Ark.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Michael B. Shackelford, 25, of Grand Junction, Colo.

Sgt. Carl W. Lee, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Sgt. Trinidad R. Martinezluis, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Nov. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq, when his 5-ton vehicle rolled over and pinned him underwater.
Martinezluis was assigned to the Army’s 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st
Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Pfc. Stephen C. Benish, 20, of Clark, N.J., died Nov. 28 in Ar Ramadi,
Iraq, when he received enemy fire while on a dismounted patrol. Benish was
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

Lance Cpl. Adam R. Brooks, 20, of Manchester, N.H.

Lance Cpl. Charles A. Hanson Jr., 22, of Panacea, Fla.

Both Marines died Nov. 28 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

27-Nov 3

Spc. Jeremy E. Christensen, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Nov. 27 in Ad Duilayah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol
vehicle. Christensen was assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Lucero, 19, of Tucson, Ariz. and Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann, 21, of Napa, Calif. died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province Iraq.

26-Nov 5

Pfc. Harrison J. Meyer, 20, of Worthington, Ohio, died Nov. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.
Meyer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

Pvt. Brian K. Grant, 31, of Dallas, Texas, died Nov. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Grant was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

Lance Cpl. Jordan D. Winkler, 19, of Tulsa, Okla, died Nov 26 due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat
Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Bradley M. Faircloth, 20, of Mobile, Ala. and Lance Cpl. David B. Houck, 25, of Winston Salem, N.C. died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province Iraq.

25-Nov 3

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Holmes, 20, of White River Junction, Vt. died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province Iraq.

Pfc. Ryan J. Cantafio, 22, of Beaver Dam, Wisc., died Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Andar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps
Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill.

Cpl. Gentian Marku, 22, of Warren, Mich., died Nov. 25 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th
Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

24-Nov 2

Sgt. Nicholas S. Nolte, 25, of Falls City, Neb. died Nov. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md., from injuries received Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Spc. Sergio R. Diazvarela, 21, of Lomita, Calif., died Nov. 24 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Diazvarela was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

23-Nov 1 Sgt. Benjamin C. Edinger, 24, of Green Bay, Wisc., died Nov. 23, at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Nov 14.
22-Nov 2

Spc. Blain M. Ebert, 22, of Washtucna, Wash., died Nov. 22 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when enemy forces engaged his unit with small arms fire. Ebert was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Michael R. Cohen, 23, of Jacobus, Pa., died Nov. 22 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd
Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

20-Nov 4

Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia, 22, of Santa Maria, Calif.

Heredia died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 10 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Joseph T. Welke, 20, of Rapid City, S.D.

Welke died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 19 in Al Anbar Province,
Iraq.

Sgt. Jack Bryant Jr., 23, of Dale City, Va., died Nov. 20 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military convoy followed by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade attack. Bryant was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Fire Support Team (1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment,
1st Infantry Division), Vilseck, Germany.

Spc. David L. Roustum, 22, of West Seneca, N.Y., died Nov. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his up-armored HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using
rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Roustum was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Tonawanda, N.Y.

19-Nov 5 Lance Cpl. Dimitrios Gavriel, 29, of New York, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Phillip G. West, 19, of American Canyon, Calf.

Both Marines died Nov. 19, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Gavriel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. West was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Bradley T. Arms, 20, of Charlottesville, Va.

Lance Cpl. Demarkus D. Brown, 22, of Martinsville, Va.

Arms and Brown died Nov. 19, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Downey died Nov. 19 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov. 11 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

18-Nov 2

Lance Cpl. Luis A. Figueroa, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Nov. 18 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan, 27, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Nov. 18 in Fallujah, Iraq,
when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV. Nolan was assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

17-Nov 1 Lance Cpl. Michael W. Hanks, 22, of Gregory, Mich., died Nov. 17, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
16-Nov 6

Staff Sgt. Marshall H. Caddy, 27, of Nags Head, N.C., died Nov. 16 in
Khaladiyah, Iraq, when his military vehicle struck another military vehicle. Caddy
was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division,
Camp Greaves, Korea.

Pfc. Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia, 21, of Santa Clarita, Calif., died Nov. 16 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy. Flores-Mejia was assigned to the 25th Transportation Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Spc. Daniel James McConnell, 27, of Duluth, Minn., died Nov. 16 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when he was involved in a vehicle accident. McConnell was assigned to the 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

1st Lt. Luke C. Wullenwaber, 24, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Nov. 16 in Khaladiyah, Iraq, when he was conducting a security mission and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Wullenwaber was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Sgt. Christopher T. Heflin, 26, of Paducah, Ky.

Lance Cpl. Louis W. Qualls, 20, of Temple, Texas.

Both Marines died Nov. 16 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Heflin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Qualls was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Grand Prairie, Texas.

15-Nov 12

Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Parker, 19, of Marion, W.V., died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine
Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt, 20, of Green Bay, Wis., died Nov. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the driver of his military vehicle accidentally struck another vehicle. Hunt was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Lance Cpl. William L. Miller, 22, of Pearland, Texas.

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson, 21, of Upland, Ind.

Both Marines died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Miller was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thompson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. Patrick Marc M. Rapicault, 34, of St. Augustine, Fla.

Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Smith, 22, of Orlando, Fla.

Both Marines died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Rapicault was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Smith was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Shane E. Kielion, 23, of La Vista, Neb., died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine
Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jeramy A. Ailes, 22, of Gilroy, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Travis R. Desiato, 19, of Bedford, Mass.

Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25, of San Diego, Calif.

Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, 25, of Gloucester, N.J.

Lance Cpl. James E. Swain, 20, of Kokomo, Ind.

The Marines died Nov. 15. All died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Swain was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Ailes was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Ryan was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Desiato was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Peralta was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

14-Nov 4

Cpl. Nicholas L. Ziolkowski, 22, of Towson, Md. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Dale A. Burger Jr., 21, of Port Deposit, Md.

Cpl. Andres H. Perez, 21, of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Both Marines died Nov. 14 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They both were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. George J. Payton, 20, of Culver City, Calif. Payton was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

13-Nov 9

Lance Cpl. Justin M. Ellsworth, 20, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., died Nov.
13 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Ellsworth was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, 23, of Monroe, Conn., died Nov. 13 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Dempsey was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Jose A. Velez, 23, of Lubbock, Texas, died Nov. 13 in Fallujah, Iraq, while clearing an enemy strongpoint when his unit came under fire. Velez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort
Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Byron W. Norwood, 25, of Pflugerville, Texas, died Nov. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Norwood was assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. Sean P. Sims, 32, of El Paso, Texas, died Nov. 13 in Fallujah,
Iraq, when his unit received small arms fire while clearing a building. Sims was
assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck,
Germany.

Lance Cpl. Benjamin S. Bryan, 23, of Lumberton, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Victor R. Lu, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Justin D. McLeese, 19, of Covington, La.

All three Marines died Nov. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Bryan and McLeese were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lu was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Cole W. Larsen, 19, of Canyon Country, Calif., died Nov. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle causing it to
roll over. Larsen was assigned to the 272nd Military Police Company, 21st Theater Support Command, Mannheim, Germany.

12-Nov 11

Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Nov. 12 in
a vehicle incident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
Anderson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. James C. Matteson, 23, of Celoron, N.Y., died Nov. 12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Matteson was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Lance Cpl. David M. Branning, 21, of Cockesville, Md.

Lance Cpl. Brian A. Medina, 20, of Woodbridge, Va.

Both Marines died Nov. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

1st Lt. Edward D. Iwan, 28, of Albion, Neb., died Nov. 12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Iwan was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Sgt. Jonathan B. Shields, 25, of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov.12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when he was accidentally struck by a tank. Shields was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Raymond L. White, 22, of Elwood, Ind., died Nov. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. White was
assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Howard, Ohio, died Nov. 12 as result of
enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Anderson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Brian P. Prening, 24, of Sheboygan, Wis., died Nov 12 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Prening was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Cpl. Jarrod L. Maher, 21, of Imogene, Iowa, died Nov. 12 as result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Maher was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Maher’s death is under investigation.

Sgt. Morgan W. Strader, 23, of Croosville, Ind., died Nov 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Strader was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

11-Nov 8

Lance Cpl. Justin D. Reppuhn, 20, of Hemlock, Mich., died Nov. 11 as a
result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light
Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary
Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

2nd Lt. James P. Blecksmith, 24, of San Marino, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Burns, 20, of Laramie, Wyo.

Both Marines died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Blecksmith was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Burns was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I
Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Theodore S. Holder II, 27, of Littleton, Colo., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Sean P. Huey, 28, of Fredericktown, Pa., died Nov. 11 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Huey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Spc. Thomas K. Doerflinger, 20, of Silver Spring, Md., died Nov. 11 in Mosul, Iraq, when his unit received small arms fire while conducting combat operations. Doerflinger was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Cpl. Peter J. Giannopoulos, 22, of Inverness, Ill., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Cpl. Theodore A. Bowling, 25, of Casselberry, Fla., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

10-Nov 9

Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Pickering, 20, of Marion, Ill., died Nov. 10 as a
result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st
Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary
Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Staff Sgt. Gene Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Erick J. Hodges, 21, of Bay Point, Calif., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Lt. Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25, of Brinson, Ga., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Petty Officer Third Class Julian Woods, 22, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Nov. 10 as a result of hostile fire in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Marine Division Detachment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii.

Staff Sgt. Michael C. Ottolini, 45, of Sebastopol, Calif., died Nov. 10 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV. Ottolini was assigned to the Army National Guard's 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, Calif.

Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez II, 21, of Miami, Fla., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

Pfc. Dennis J. Miller, Jr., 21, of La Salle, Mich., died Nov. 10 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit came under enemy attack and a rocket-propelled grenade struck his M1A1 Abrams tank. Miller was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

Lance Cpl. Wesley J. Canning, 21, of Friendswood, Texas, died Nov. 10
as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Canning was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

9-Nov 14

Spc. Travis A. Babbitt, 24, of Uvalde, Texas, died November 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. Babbitt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Lonny D. Wells, 29, of Vandergrift, Pa., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven W. Faulkenburg, 45, of Huntingburg, Ind., died
Nov. 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, when he came under small arms fire while conducting
combat operations. Faulkenburg was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry
Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Master Sgt. Steven E. Auchman, 37, of Waterloo, N.Y., died Nov. 9 from injuries received when multiple rocket propelled grenades struck his location in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort
Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell, 38, of West Bend, Wis., died November 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, when acting in an advisory support capacity and his Iraqi unit came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Cornell was assigned to the Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, Fraser, Mich.

Sgt. John B. Trotter, 25, of Marble Falls, Texas, died November 9 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was on patrol and his unit came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Trotter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

Cpl. William C. James, 24, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas D. Larson, 19, of Wheaton, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Wood, 19, of Kirkland, Wash.

All three Marines died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Juan E. Segura, 26, of Homestead, Fla., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. David M. Caruso, 25, of Naperville, Ill., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Russell L. Slay, 28, of Humble, Texas, died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Lejeune, N.C.

Maj. Horst G. Moore, 38, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 9 in Mosul,
Iraq, when enemy mortar rounds detonated within his unit living area. Moore was
assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division (Stryker BrigadeCombat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Lance Cpl. Abraham Simpson, 19, Chino, Calif., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton,
Calif.

8-Nov 11

Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam, 22, of Queens, N.Y., died Nov. 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the
Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Spc. Bryan L. Freeman, 31, of Lumberton, N.J., died November 8 in Baghdad,
Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day when he came under small arms fire
while conducting a vehicle search. Freeman was assigned to the 443rd Civil
Affairs, Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Warwick, R.I.

Cpl. Nathaniel T. Hammond, 24, of Tulsa, Okla.

Lance Cpl. Shane K. O’Donnell, 24, of DeForest, Wisc.

Both Marines died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. They were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine
Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Two died November 8 in Baghdad, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, Horton, Kan.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Wisdom, 39, of Atchison, Kan.

Spc. Don A. Clary, 21, of Troy, Kan.

Cpl. Robert P. Warns II, 23, of Waukesha, Wis., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Zapp, 20, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Joshua D. Palmer, 24, of Blandinsville, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, headquartered in Portland, Ore.

Staff Sgt. David G. Ries, 29, of Clark, Wash., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Portland, Ore.

Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey, 22, of Boone, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

7-Nov 4

Spc. Brian K. Baker, 27, of West Seneca, N.Y., died November 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his security patrol. Baker was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

Spc. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Nov. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained that same day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was conducting convoy operations. Tran was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 181st Support Battalion, San Bernardino, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Sean M. Langley, 20, of Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 7 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Langley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. First Class Otie Joseph Mcvey, 53, of Oak Hill, WV died November 7 from non-hostile injuries sustained on August 23. Mcvey was assigned to 706TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, 475 QM GP, Ohio.

6-Nov 1 Pvt. Justin R. Yoemans, 20, of Eufaula, Ala., died Nov. 6 at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day in
Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV. Yoemans was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas.
5-Nov 1 Sgt. Carlos M. Camacho-Rivera, 24, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, died Nov. 5 in the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day in Fallujah, Iraq, from a rocket blast. Camacho-Rivera was assigned to the 368th Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, Fort
Story, Va.
4-Nov 3

Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, of Fresno, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jared P. Hubbard, 22, of Clovis, Calif.

Both Marines died Nov. 4 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Cody L. Wentz, 21, of Williston, N. D., died November 4 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while on patrol. Wentz was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 141st Engineer Battalion,Williston, N.D.

3-Nov 1 Sgt. Charles J. Webb, 22, of Hamilton, Ohio died Nov. 3 in the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated in Baghdad, Iraq. Webb was assigned
to the 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Bamberg,
Germany.
     
31-Oct 1 1st Lt. Matthew D. Lynch, 25, of Jericho, N.Y., died Oct. 31 from enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lynch was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
30-Oct 9

Nine US marines have been killed and nine wounded in action around the militant stronghold of Falluja, the US military has said.

Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd II, 23, of Fairview, W.V.

Sgt. Kelley L. Courtney, 28, of Macon, Ga.

Pfc. Andrew G. Riedel, 19, of Northglenn, Colo.

All three Marines died Oct 30, due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Byrd and Riedel were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Courtney was assigned to 3rd Intelligence Battalion, III MEF, Okinawa, Japan.

Lance Cpl. Travis A. Fox, 25, of Cowpens, S.C.

Cpl. Christopher J. Lapka, 22, of Peoria, Ariz.

Both Marines died Oct 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow, 20, of Lemoore, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Michael P. Scarborough, 28, of Washington, Ga.

Both Marines died Oct. 30, due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Pfc. John Lukac, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base
Hawaii.

29-Oct 1 Sgt. Maurice Keith Fortune, 25, of Forestville, Md., died Oct. 29 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Fortune was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 17th Field
Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, from Camp Hovey, Korea.
28-Oct 3

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Battles Sr. 38, of San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated
near his checkpoint. Battles was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Stephen P. Downing II, 30, of Burkesville, Ky., died Oct. 28 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from small arms fire while conducting combat operations. Downing was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, Camp Hovey, Korea.

Spc. Segun Frederick Akintade, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Oct. 28 in Abd Allah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. Akintade was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

27-Oct 1 Staff Sgt. Jerome Lemon, 42, of North Charleston, S.C., died Oct. 27 in Balad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his
military vehicle. Lemon was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1052nd
Transportation Company, Kingstree, S.C.
25-Oct 2

Cpl. Brian Oliveira, 22, of Raynham, Mass., died Oct. 25 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Oliveira was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

A US soldier was killed in Iraq today.

24-Oct 2

Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, of Saugus, Calif., died Oct 24 due a non-combat related vehicle accident near Abu Gharib, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary
Force, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.

Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, 46, of Homosassa, Fla., died Oct. 24 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he was participating in a 10-mile road march and collapsed. Boles was assigned to the Army National Guard's 171st Aviation Battalion, Brooksville, Fla.

22-Oct 1 Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21, of Charleston, S.C. died Oct. 22 at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Fla., from injuries as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Aug. 21. Gadsden was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
20-Oct 1 Sgt. Douglas E. Bascom, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Oct. 20 as
result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Bascom, a member of the
Individual Ready Reserves, was mobilized and assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
18-Oct 1 Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich, 21, of Mesa, Ariz., died Oct. 18 in Muqdadiyah,
Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Ehrlich was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,
2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.
16-Oct 6

Two died on Oct. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their OH-58D helicopter apparently collided with another OH-58D helicopter and crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Killed were:

Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, of Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, of Bethlehem, Conn.

15-Oct 5

Spc. Alan J. Burgess, 24, of Landaff, N.H., died Oct. 15 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. Burgess was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 197th Field
Artillery Brigade, Woodsville, N.H.

Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm, 22, of Rochester, N.Y., died Oct. 15 as result of
enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Schramm was assigned to 2nd Assault
Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. William I. Salazar, 26, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 15 from wounds received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Salazar was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Two died October 15 in Karabilah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both were assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, of Phoenix, Ariz.,

Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, of Whatcom, Wash.

14-Oct 5

Three died on Oct. 14, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy.

Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins, II, 31, of Cherry Fork, Ohio. Hawkins was
assigned to the Army's 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.

Spc. Bradley S. Beard, 22, of Chapel Hill, N.C. Beard was assigned to the
Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp
Red Cloud, Korea.

Pfc. Mark A. Barbret, 22, of Shelby Township, Mich. Barbret was assigned to
the Army's 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.

Pvt. 2 David L. Waters, 19, of Auburn, Calif., died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq,
when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Waters was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Josiah H. Vandertulip, 21, of Irving, Texas, died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol came under enemy fire. Vandertulip was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

13-Oct 7

2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, 27, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lance Cpl.
Victor A. Gonzalez, 19, of Watsonville, Calif., died on Oct. 13 as result of enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th
Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp
Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Jeremy F. Regnier, 22, of Littleton, N.H., died October 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Regnier was assigned to the Army’s 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Ronald W. Baker, 34, of Cabot, Ark., died October 13th in Landstuhl,
Germany, of injuries sustained on October 7th in Taji, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne
improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. Baker was assigned to the 39th Support Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, Lonoke, Ark.

Spc. Jaime Moreno, 28, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died on Oct. 13 of injuries
sustained on Oct. 12.

Two died on Oct. 13, in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle.

Killed were:

Lt. Col. Mark P. Phelan, 44, of Green Lane, Pa. Phelan was assigned to the
Army Reserve's 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, Morristown, Pa.

Maj. Charles R. Soltes, Jr., 36, of Irvine, Calif. Soltes was assigned to the
Army Reserve's 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif.

12-Oct 6

Pfc. Oscar A. Martinez, 19, of North Lauderdale, Fla.

Cpl. Ian T. Zook, 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Both Marines died Oct. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Martinez was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Zook was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Spc. Christopher A. Merville, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., died October 12th in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came under enemy fire during combat operations. Merville was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt, 22, of Calendonia, Wis., died on Oct. 12 due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Wyatt was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Chicago, Ill.

Two died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near
their patrol vehicle on Oct. 12. The soldiers were assigned to the Army's 20th
Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Capt. Dennis L. Pintor, 30, of Lima, Ohio, died on Oct. 12.

Spc. Michael S. Weger, 30, of Rochester, N.Y., died on Oct. 12.

11-Oct 4

Two died October 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when two rockets impacted their camp. Both were assigned to the Army’s Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne, 38, of Hollywood, Fla.,

Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe, 20, of Bismarck, N.D.

Staff Sgt. Michael L. Burbank, 34, of Bremerton, Wash., died Oct. 11 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle. Burbank was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Aaron J. Rusin, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., died Oct. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 10 when his military vehicle came under fire from enemy forces. Rusin was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry
Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

10-Oct 2

Pvt. 2 Carson J. Ramsey, 22, of Winkelman, Ariz., died October 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Pfc. James E. Prevete, 22, of Whitestone, N.Y., died October 10 in
Habbaniya, Iraq, when his military vehicle encountered whiteout conditions and the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. Prevete was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Camp Greaves, Korea.

9-Oct 1 Pfc. Andrew Halverson, 19, of Grant, Wis. died Oct 9 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Halverson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th
Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
8-Oct 2

Staff Sgt. Michael S. Voss, 35, of Aberdeen, N.C., died October 8 near
Tikrit, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device
and small arms fire. Voss was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, Wilmington, N.C.

SGT Andrew W. Brown, 22, of Pleasant Mount, Penn., died October 8 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on October 1 when his patrol vehicle was
struck by an improvised explosive device. Brown was assigned to the Army's 1st
Battalion, 509th Infantry, Fort Polk, La.

7-Oct 1 Spc. Morgen N. Jacobs, 20, of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Oct. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Aaliyah on Oct. 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. Jacobs was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
6-Oct 2

Spc. Jessica L. Cawvey, 21, of Normal, Ill., died Oct. 6 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Cawvey was assigned to the Army’s National Guard’s 1544th Transportation Company,
Paris, Ill.

PV2 Jeungjin Na Kim, 23, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died October 6 in Ar
Ramadi, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Kim was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division from Camp Hovey, Korea.

5-Oct 1 Staff Sgt. Richard L. Morgan Jr., 38, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Oct. 5 in Latfiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Morgan was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 660th Transportation Company, Cadiz, Ohio.
3-Oct 3

Sgt. Russell L. Collier, 48, of Harrison, Ark., died October 3rd in Taji, Iraq.
His unit was conducting traffic control operations when enemy forces attacked them using small arms fire. Collier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 206th Field
Artillery Regiment, Arkansas National Guard, Russellville, Ark.

Sgt. Christopher S. Potts, 38, of Tiverton, R.I., died Oct. 3 in Taji,
Iraq, as his unit was conducting traffic control operations and enemy forces
attacked them using small arms fire. Potts was assigned to the Army National
Guard’s 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, Providence, R.I.

Staff Sgt. James L. Pettaway Jr., 37, of Baltimore, Md., died Oct. 3 in Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on Aug. 27 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Pettaway was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 223rd Transportation Company,
Norristown, Pa.

1-Oct 2

Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, 27, of Rome, N.Y., died Oct.1 in Samarra, Iraq,
he was conducting combat operations and was shot by a sniper. Uvanni was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Morrisonville, N.Y.

Sgt. Jack T. Hennessy, 21, of Naperville, Ill., died October 1st in Baghdad, Iraq,
when his check point came under small arms fire. Hennessy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

30-Sep 4

Insurgents fired a rocket at a logistical support area for coalition forces Thursday, killing three soldiers and wounding seven, the military said in a statement.

Spc. Rodney A. Jones, 21, of Philadelphia, Penn., died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded near his dismounted patrol. Jones was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Darren J. Cunningham, 40, of Groton, Mass., died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came under mortar attack. Cunningham was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Allen Nolan, 38, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sept. 30 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained on Sept. 18 in Balad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and then came under small arms fire. Nolan was assigned to the Army Reserve's 660th Transportation Company, Zanesville, Ohio.

29-Sep 2

Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb, 20, of Somerset, Ky., died Sept. 29 in Ar Ramadi,
Iraq, of injuries sustained on September 28 when an improvised explosive device
exploded near his military vehicle. Titcomb was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 72nd
Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

Staff Sgt. Mike A. Dennie, 31, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Sept. 29 in Balad, Iraq,
from injuries sustained on Sept. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the driver of his
military vehicle pulled off the road and lost control, causing it to roll over.
Dennie was assigned to the 106th Finance Battalion from Kitzingen, Germany.

28-Sep 1

Sgt. Tyler D. Prewitt, 22, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 28 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in Baqubah, Iraq, on September 24 when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle and exploded. Prewitt was assigned
to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

27-Sep 3 Pfc. Kenneth L. Sickels, 20, of Apple Valley, Calif., died Sept. 27 due to a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Privince, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Spc. Gregory A. Cox, 21, of Carmichaels, Penn., died Sept. 27 in Balad,
Iraq, when his military vehicle was unintentionally run off the road by a civilian
vehicle causing it to rollover. Cox was assigned to 1st Battalion, 77th Armor
Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Sgt. 1st Class Joselito O. Villanueva, 36, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Sept. 27 in Balad, Iraq, when he was at an observation post and was shot by a sniper. Villanueva was assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

26-Sep 1 Capt. Eric L. Allton, 34, of Houston, Texas, died Sept. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was struck by a mortar round. Allton was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.
25-Sep 3

Spc. David W. Johnson, 37, of Portland, Ore., died Sept. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Johnson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Cottage Grove, Ore.

Spc. Clifford L. Moxley, Jr., 51, of New Castle, Penn., died Sept. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Moxley was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Berwick, Penn.

Spc. Robert Oliver Unruh, 25, of Tucson, Ariz., died Sept. 25 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit. Unruh was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.

24-Sep 4

Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles, 24, of Alameda, Calif.

Sgt. Timothy Folmar, 21, of Sonora, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, 20, of Suffolk, N.Y.

2nd Lieutenant Ryan Leduc, 28, of Pana, Ill.

All four Marines died Sept. 24. Boyles, Folmar, and Mateo were killed as result
of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Leduc died as result of a non-combat
vehicle accident in Rutbah, Iraq.

23-Sep 1 A U.S. soldier has died of wounds sustained in a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
22-Sep 4

Sgt. Skipper Soram, 23, of Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, died Sept. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated near his security post. Soram was assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith, 24, of Carterville, Ill., died Sept. 22 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Smith was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. Adam J. Harris, 21, of Abilene, Texas, died Sept. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, when he was shot by a sniper while on patrol. Harris was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig, 33, of Fargo, N.D., died Sept. 22 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol. Koenig was assigned to the Army National Guard's 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

21-Sep 2

Two U.S. Marines were killed in separate attacks west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

Pfc. Nathan E. Stahl, 20, of Highland, Ind., died Sept. 21 in Iraq, when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device. Stahl was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from Fort Lewis, Wash.

20-Sep 3

Spc. Joshua J. Henry, 21, of Avonmore, Pa., died Sept. 20 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire in Sharqat, Iraq. Henry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Lance Cpl. Steven C. T. Cates, 22, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., died Sept. 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cates was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Sgt. Foster L. Harrington, 31, of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Sept. 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Harrington was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Mobile, Ala.

19-Sep 1 Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Sept.19 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 16 when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house. Adams was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
18-Sep 2 Two died Sept. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when animprovised explosive device hit their convoy vehicle. Both were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

Sgt. Thomas C. Rosenbaum, 25, of Hope, Ark.

Pfc. James W. Price, 22, of Cleveland, Tenn.

17-Sep 1 Cpl. Christopher S. Ebert, 21, of Mooresboro, N.C., died Sept. 17 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Ebert was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
16-Sep 3

Sgt. Foster Pinkston, 47, of Warrenton, Ga., died Sept. 16, in Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., from a non-combat related illness. Pinkston was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Ga.

Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, 21, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Sept 16 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Rintamaki was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Lieutenant Andrew K. Stern, 24, of Germantown, Tenn., died Sept. 16 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

15-Sep 2

Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles, 20, of DuQuoin, Ill., died Sept. 15 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Gregory C. Howman, 28, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 15 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Howman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

14-Sep 3

1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown, 26, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sept. 14 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Brown was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Tongduchon City, Korea.

Maj. Kevin M. Shea, 38, of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 14 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Jacob H. Demand, 29, of Palouse, Wash., died Sept. 14 in Mosul, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces. Demand was assigned to the 1st
Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

13-Sep 10

Lance Cpl. Cesar F. Machado-Olmos, 20, of Spanish Fork, Utah, died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown, 19, of Austin, Texas, died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Halal, 22, of Glendale, Ariz., died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy Jr., 31, of Lodi, Calif., died Sept.13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post. Hagy was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Carl Thomas, 29, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 13 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post.
Thomas was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Two soldiers died Sept.13 in Taji, Iraq, when their military vehicle
came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore.

Killed were: Staff Sgt. David J. Weisenburg, 26, of Portland, Ore.

Spc. Benjamin W. Isenberg, 27, of Sheridan, Ore.

Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Puckett, 19, of Mason, Texas, died Sept. 13 due to
enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Puckett was assigned to 3rd Assault
Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Adrian V. Soltau, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Sept. 13 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian
Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton,
Calif.

Cpl. Jaygee Meluat, 24, of Tamuning, Guam, died Sept. 13 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian
Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

12-Sep 2

1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee, 27, of Fairfax, Va., died Sept. 12 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Wetherbee was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter, 20, of San Angelo, Texas, died Sept. 12 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Poindexter was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

11-Sep 1 Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, 25, of South St. Paul, Minn., died Sept. 11 near Iskandariayah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Cedergren was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic.
10-Sep 1 Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, of Cypress, Calif., died Sept. 10 in
Balad, Iraq, when his patrol was responding to indirect fire and an improvised
explosive device exploded. Daclan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th
Infantry, 1st Infantry Division from Schweinfurt, Germany.
8-Sep 4

Sgt. James D. Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville, Ind., died Sept. 8 in Baghdad when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Faulkner was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Jason L. Sparks, 19, of Monroeville, Ohio, died Sept. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his platoon was engaged in direct fire. Sparks was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea.

Spc. Michael A. Martinez, 29, of Juan Diaz, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 8 in Baqubah, Iraq, when his military vehicle rolled over. Martinez was assigned to the1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery from Bamberg, Germany.

Spc. Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., 20, of Floresville, Texas, died Sept. 8 in Balad, Iraq, when improvised explosive devices detonated near his convoy. DeLeon was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 644th Transportation Company, Beaumont, Texas.

7-Sep 4

Spc. Clarence Adams III, 28, of Richmond, Va., died Sept. 7 of injuries sustained on Sept. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Adams was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Chad H. Drake, 23, of Garland, Texas, died Sept. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Drake was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

1st Lt. Timothy E. Price, 25, of Midlothian, Va., died September 7 when he came
under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Price was assigned to the
Army’s 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th
Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany.

Spc. Yoe M. Aneiros, 20, of Newark, N.J., died Sept. 7 in Sadr City when his patrol vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. Aneiros was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

6-Sep 12

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Allred, 22, of Hyde Park, Utah.

Pfc. David P. Burridge, 19, of Lafayette, La.

Lance Cpl. Derek L. Gardner, 20, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith, 21, of Page, Ariz.

Lance Cpl. Joseph C. McCarthy, 21, of Concho, Calif.

Cpl. Mick R. Nygardbekowsky, 21, of Concord, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Lamont N. Wilson, 20, of Lawton, Okla.

The Marines died Sept. 6 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lance Cpl. Gardner was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The other Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Tomas Garces, 19, of Weslaco, Texas, died September 6 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Garces was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1836th Transportation Company from Fort Bliss, Texas.

Pfc. Devin J. Grella, 21, of Medina, Ohio, died September 6 in Iraq, after an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle. Grella was
assigned to the Army Reserve’s 706th Transportation Company from Mansfield, Ohio.

Capt. John J. Boria, 29, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sept. 6 from
injuries he received in an all terrain vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar. Boria was
assigned to the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

Spc. Brandon M. Read, 21, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Sept. 6 in Qayyarah West, Iraq, when his convoy came under attack by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Read was assigned to the 125th Transportation Company from Lexington, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Elvis Bourdon, 36, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Sept. 6 in Baghdad when his military vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades. Bourdon was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

5-Sep 4

Staff Sgt. Gary A. Vaillant, 41, of Trujillo, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 5 in Khalidiya, Iraq, when his tank ran over an improvised explosive device. Vaillant was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Korea.

Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison, 26, of Champaign, Ill. died Sept. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq,
during a mortar attack. Morrison was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1544th Transportation Company, Paris, Ill.

Spc. Charles R. Lamb, 23, of Casey, Ill. died Sept. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, during a
mortar attack. Lamb was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1544th
Transportation Company, Paris, Ill.

Pfc. Ryan M. McCauley, 20, of Lewisville, Texas, died Sept. 5 in Baghdad when his patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. McCauley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

4-Sep 1 Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, 21, of Grand Island, Neb., was killed Sept. 4 when the area in which he was working was struck by enemy fire. Knott died of shrapnel wounds.
3-Sep 4 Lance Cpl. Nicholas Perez, 19, of Austin, Texas.

Capt. Alan Rowe, 35, of Hagerman, Idaho.

Both Marines died Sept 3 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Perez was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Rowe was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

1st Lieutenant Ronald Winchester, 25, of Rockville Center, N.Y., died Sept 3
due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Winchester was assigned to 1st
Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt, 23, of Tampa, Fla, died Sept 3 due to enemy action
in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Wilt was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air
Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

1-Sep 1 Spc. Joseph C. Thibodeaux, 24, of Lafayette, La., died Sept. 1 in Hawijah, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy attack. Thibodeaux was assigned to the Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
30-Aug 1 Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, 26, of Glasgow, Mont., died Aug 30 in Khutayiah, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Holleyman was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.
29-Aug 1

Airman 1st Class Carl L. Anderson Jr., 21, of Georgetown, S.C., died Aug. 29 as result of enemy action near Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

27-Aug 3

Pfc. Luis A. Perez, 19, of Theresa, N.Y., died Aug. 27 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Perez was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pa.

Spc. Omead H. Razani, 19, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 27 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Razani was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21, of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 27
from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Aldrich was
assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

26-Aug 2

Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz, 23, of Hellertown, Pa., died Aug. 26 from injuries received due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24, 24th MEU, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Nicholas M. Skinner, 20, of Davenport, Iowa, died Aug. 26 from
injuries received due to enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq. Skinner was assigned to
Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations
Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

25-Aug 3

Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, 20, of Randolph, Mass., died Aug. 25
as result of enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Charles L. Neeley, 19, of Mattoon, Ill., died Aug. 25 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge. Neeley was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 454th Transportation Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Spc. Marco D. Ross, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy mortars attacked his camp. Ross was assigned to the Army's 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

24-Aug 2

Lance Cpl. Jacob R. Lugo, 21, of Flower Mound, Texas, died Aug. 24 as
result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis, 42, of Saginaw, Mich., died August 24 in Fallujah,
Iraq, when an M915A tractor and an M106A2 tanker trailer rolled over an
embankment. Staff Sgt Davis was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 660th
Transportation Company, Zanesville, Ohio.

23-Aug 1 Staff Sgt. Robert C. Thornton Jr., 35, of Rainbow City, Ala., died Aug. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under rocket-propelled grenade attack. Thornton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
22-Aug 2

2nd Lt. Matthew R. Stovall, 25, of Horn Lake, Miss., died Aug. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. Stovall was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 367th Maintenance Company, 298th
Corps Support Battalion, Philadelphia, Miss.

Cpl. Christopher Belchik, 30, of Jersey, Ill., died Aug. 22, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

21-Aug 6

Pfc. Kevin A. Cuming, 22, of North White Plains, N.Y., died August 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under rocket-propelled grenade attack.
Cuming was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Aug. 21 from injuries received from to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Alvarez was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Jason Cook, 25, of Okanogan, Wash., died Aug. 21 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cook was assigned to 1st
Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Seth Huston, 19, Perryton, Texas, died Aug. 21 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Huston was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st
Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Nachez Washalanta, 21, of Bryan, Okla., died Aug. 21 from injuries
received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Washalanta was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Gunnery Sgt. Edward T. Reeder, 32, of Camp Verde, Ariz., died Aug. 21 in a non-combat related vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Reeder was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 1st Force Service Support roup, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

20-Aug 2

Two died Aug. 20 near Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near their vehicle. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 216th Engineer Battalion, Hamilton, Ohio.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III, 38, of Columbus, Ohio.

Pfc. Ryan A. Martin, 22, of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

19-Aug 1

Cpl. Brad P. McCormick, 23, of Overton, Tenn., died Aug. 19 from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cpl. McCormick was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.

18-Aug 5

Pfc. Henry C. Risner, 26, of Golden, Colo., died Aug 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his checkpoint came under enemy small arms fire. Pfc. Risner was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Jacob D. Martir, 21, of Norwich, Conn., died Aug 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy small arms fire. Spc. Martir was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Lance Cpl. Dustin R. Fitzgerald, 22, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Aug 18, in a non-combat related vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lance Cpl. Fitzgerald was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/2, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III, 27, Yuba City, Calif., died Aug 18 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Sgt. Parkerson was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Richard M. Lord, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Aug. 18 from injuries eceived due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st attalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

17-Aug 2

Spc. Brandon T. Titus, 20, of Boise, Idaho, died Aug. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint. Titus was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Caleb J. Powers, 21, of Manfield, Wash., died Aug 17 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lance Cpl. Powers was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

16-Aug 1 Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of LaPorte, Ind., died August 16 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. Heath was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st
Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
15-Aug 6

Pfc. Brandon R. Sapp, 21, of Lake Worth, Fla., died August 15 in Najaf, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Sapp was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Daniel Michael Shepherd, 23, of Elyria, Ohio, died August 15 in Ar Ramabi, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Shepherd was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment
from Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Mark Anthony Zapata, 27, of Edinburg, Texas, died August 15 in Najaf, Iraq as a result of hostile fire. Zapata was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

2nd Lt. James Michael Goins, 23, of Bonner Springs, Kan., died as a result of hostile fire on August 15 in Najaf, Iraq.Goins was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Fernando B. Hannon, 19, of Wildomar, Calif.

Pfc. Geoffrey Perez, 24, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Both Marines died Aug. 15 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

13-Aug 3

Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Morrison, 23, of Carlisle, Penn., died August 13 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke, 20, of Vancouver, Wash., died August 13 as
result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd
Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine
Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

1st Lt. Neil Anthony Santoriello, 24, of Verona, Penn., died August 13 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his mounted reconnaissance patrol vehicle. Santoriello was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

12-Aug 1

Capt. Michael Yury Tarlavsky, 30, of Passaic, N.J., died August 12 in Najaf, Iraq,
when his unit came under small arms fire and grenade attack. Tarlavsky was
assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, from Fort Campbell, Ky.

11-Aug 2 Staff Sgt. John R. Howard, 26, of Covington, Va.

Lance Cpl. Tavon L. Hubbard, 24, of Reston, Va.

Both Marines died August 11 in a helicopter crash in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

9-Aug 1 Capt. Andrew R. Houghton, 25, of Houston, Texas, died on Aug. 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on July 10 in Ad Dhuha, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle. Houghton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
8-Aug 2

Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins, 19, of Crystal Lake, Ill., died Aug. 8 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Rick A. Ulbright, 49, of Waldorf, Md., was assigned to the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He died Aug. 8 at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, from wounds received during a mortar attack.

7-Aug 1 Pfc. David L. Potter, 22, of Johnson City, Tenn., died August 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Potter was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
6-Aug 3

Cpl. Roberto Abad, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 6 due to enemy
action in An Najaf Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells, 22, of Mount Hermon, La., died August 6 due to enemy action in An Najal Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Unit Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Joshua I. Bunch, 23, of Hattiesburg, Miss., died Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his vehicle. Bunch was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

5-Aug 4

Sgt. Yadir G. Reynoso, 27, of Wapato, Wash., died Aug. 5 due to enemy
action in An Najaf Province, Iraq.

Spc. Donald R. McCune, 20, of Yplsilanti, Mich., died August 5, in Landstuhl,
Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol on August 4 in Balad, Iraq. McCune was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Moses Lake, Wash.

Sgt. Moses D. Rocha, 33, of Roswell, N.M., died August 5 due to injuries received from enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq.  He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., 24, of Leonardtown, Md., died Aug. 5 in Najaf, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his convoy. Faulstich was assigned to the 89th Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, Va.

4-Aug 2

Lance Cpl. Joseph L. Nice, 19, of Nicoma Park, Okla., died Aug. 4 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Gunnery Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio, 30, of Milford, Mass., died Aug. 4 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

3-Aug 3

Pfc. Harry N. Shondee, Jr., 19, of Ganado, Ariz. died on Aug. 2 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle he was traveling in while on patrol.

Sgt. Tommy L. Gray, 34, of Roswell, N.M., died Aug. 3 in Taji, Iraq, when he became caught between two motor pool vehicles. Gray was assigned to the Army’s 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Capt. Gregory A Ratzlaff, 36, of Olympia, Wash., died Aug. 3 due to a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Duke, Iraq. He was assigned
to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif.

2-Aug 3

Spc. Justin B. Onwordi, 28, of Chandler, Ariz. died on Aug. 2 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle he was traveling in while on patrol.

Sgt. Juan Calderon Jr., 26, of Weslaco, Texas, died Aug. 2 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expaditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Dean P. Pratt, 22, of Stevensville, Mont., died Aug. 2 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton,
Calif.

1-Aug 2 Two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 1, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near their guard post. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were:

Spc. Anthony J. Dixon, 20, of Lindenwold, N.J.

Spc. Armando Hernandez, 22, of Hesperia, Calif.

29-Jul 1 Spc. Joseph F. Herndon, II, 21, of Derby, Kan., died July 29, in Hawijah, Iraq, when he was shot while on guard duty. Herndon was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
28-Jul 3

Pfc. Ken W. Leisten, 20, of Cornelius, Ore., died July 28, in Taji, Iraq, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Leisten was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore.

Gunnery Sgt. Shawn A. Lane, 33, of Corning, N.Y., died July 28 due to
enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters
Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lt. Col. David S. Greene, 39, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 28 due to enemy
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was a reservist assigned to Marine Light
Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3D Marine Air Wing,
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

27-Jul 1 Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, 24, of Charleston, W.Va., died July 27 in Baladruc, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Talbert was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 150th Armor Regiment from Beckley, W.Va.
24-Jul 2

A roadside bomb killed one U.S. soldier and wounded another as they were escorting a fuel convoy in northern Iraq (search), the military said Sunday.

Spc. Nicholas J. Zangara, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died July 24 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Zangara was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division from Schweinfurt, Germany.

23-Jul 1 Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan, 23, of Chatham, N.J., died July 23 due
to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Lejeune, N.C.
22-Jul 2

Sgt. Tatjana Reed, 34, of Fort Campbell, K.Y., died July 22 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Reed
was assigned to the 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Pvt. 1st Class Torey J. Dantzler, 22, of Columbia, La., died July 22, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated on the side of the road near his convoy vehicle.

21-Jul 2

Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel, 21, of Grand Junction, Calif., died July 21 at Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he received as result of enemy action on July 6 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett, 21, of Wyoming, Mich., died July 21, in Abdalluyah, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Blodgett was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany.
20-Jul 3 Staff Sgt. Michael J. Clark, 29, of Leesburg Lake, Fla., died July 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Todd J. Godwin, 21, of Muskingum County, Ohio, died July 20 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Danny B. Daniels, II, 23, of Varney, W.V., died July 20, in Baghdad, Iraq,
when his patrol vehicle came under attack by small arms fire and hit an improvised explosive device. Daniels was assigned to the Army’s 630th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Bamberg, Germany

19-Jul 2 Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, La., and Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, 22, of Watsontown, Penn., died July 19 in Scandaria, Iraq, when multiple mortars
rounds hit their forward operating base. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry),
Fort Drum, N.Y.
17-Jul 2

Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman, 41, of Akron, Mich., died July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hartman was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 401st Transportation Company from Battle Creek, Mich.

Spc. Craig S. Frank, 24, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died July 17 near Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Frank was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1775th Military Police Company from Pontiac, Mich.

16-Jul 1 Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Kelly, 21, of Klamath, Ore., died July 16 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
15-Jul 1 Staff Sgt. Paul C. Mardis, Jr., 25, of Palmetto, Fla., died July 15 in Washington,
D.C., from injuries sustained on May 20 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck
by an improvised explosive device. Mardis was assigned to the Army’s 3rd
Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, from Fort Campbell, Ky.
14-Jul 2 Two died July 14 in Talafar, Iraq, when their vehicle rolled over as the driver tried to avoid another vehicle. The two Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were:

Cpl. Demetrius L. Rice, 24, of Ortonville, N.M.

Pfc. Jesse J. Martinez, 20, of Tracy, Calif.

13-Jul 1 Pfc. Torry D. Harris, 21, of Chicago, Ill., died July 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Harris was assigned to the 12th Chemical Company, Kitzingen, Germany.
11-Jul 5

Two died July 11 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb.

Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer, 26, of Lincoln, Neb.

Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Peters, 25, of El Dorado, Kan., died July 11 as
result of enemy action near the Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq. He was
assigned to the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Two died July 11 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the vehicle they were riding in was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Brigade, Baumholder, Germany. Killed were:

Sgt. James G. West, 34, of Watertown, N.Y.

Spc. Dana N. Wilson, 26, of Fountain, Colo.

10-Jul 4 Cpl. Terry Holmes, 22, of Hollywood, Fla.

Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak, 27, of Burke, Va.

Pfc. Christopher J. Reed, 20, of Craigmont, Idaho.

Staff Sgt. Trevor Spink, 36, of Farmington, Mo.

All four Marines died July 10 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar
Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

9-Jul 1 A U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained in an insurgent attack on his patrol, the U.S. military command said Friday.
8-Jul 7 Spc. Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 21, of Richland, Wash., died July 8 in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket propelled grenade and
small arms fire. Schmunk was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st
Infantry Regiment, 1st Calvalry, Washington National Guard, Moses Lake, Wash.

Spc. Shawn M. Davies, 22, of Aliquippa, Pa., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness. Davies was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Five died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq. All were in the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters when it came under a mortar attack. Each of the soldiers was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were:

Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Jr., 31, of Anderson, Ind.

Spc. William R. Emanuel, IV, 19, of Stockton, Calif.

Spc. Joseph M. Garmback, Jr., 24, of Cleveland, Ohio

Spc. Sonny G. Sampler, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pfc. Collier E. Barcus, 21, of McHenry, Ill.

7-Jul 2

Sgt. Michael C. Barkey, 22, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died July 7 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a tire on his military vehicle blew out, the driver lost control and the vehicle turned over. Barkey was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1484th Transportation Company, Akron, Ohio.

Pvt. 1st Class Samuel R. Bowen, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, died July 7 in Samarra, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle. Bowen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 216th Engineer Battalion, Akron, Ohio.

6-Jul 4

Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty, 20, of Bradenton Fla.

Pfc. Rodricka A. Youmans, 22, of Allendale, S.C.

Both Marines died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Jeffrey D. Lawrence, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Justin T. Hunt, 22, of Riverside, Calif., died July 6 asresult of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

5-Jul 3

Cpl. Dallas L. Kerns, 21, of Mountain Grove, Mo., died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, 21, of El Paso, Texas.

Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, of Bristol, Mass.

Both Marines died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar
Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

2-Jul 1 Lance Cpl. James B. Huston Jr., 22, of Umatilla, Ore., died July 2 in a vehicle accident while his unit was responding to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
1-Jul 4

Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, 24, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died July 1, in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit a land mine. Wagener was assigned to the Army’s 10th Aviation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Kenneth Conde Jr., 23, of Orlando, Fla., died July 1 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Creager, 21, of Millington, Tenn., died July 1 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin, 39, of Rhinelander, Wis., died July 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Mosul, Iraq, on June 24 when a car bomb exploded near his guard post. Martin was assigned to the Army Reserve's 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis.

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