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30-Jun
2004
1 Spc. Robert L. DuSang, 24, of Mandeville, La., died June 30 in Navstar, Iraq, when a tire on the 5-ton vehicle in which he was riding blew out and the vehicle overturned.
29-Jun 3

Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle, 21, of Baltimore, Md.

Sgt. Alan D. Sherman, 36, of Brick, N.J.

Cpl. John H. Todd III, 24, of Bridgeport, Pa.

All three died June 29 southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of hostile action. They were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pa.

27-Jun 1 1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt, 38, of Hammond, Ill., died June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, after two 122mm rockets were fired into his forward operating base. Utt was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
26-Jun 2

Spc. Jeremy M. Heines, 25, of New Orleans, La., died June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under attack by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Heines was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Ceniceros, 23, of Santa Ana, Calif., died June 26 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 1 Headquarters Company, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

24-Jun 3

Two died June 24, in Baqubah, Iraq when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry, Jacksonville, N.C. Killed were:

Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, of Winterville, N.C.

Spc. Daniel A. Desens, 20, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Charles A. Kiser, 37, of Cleveland, Wis., died June 24 in Mosul, Iraq, when an explosion occurred near his convoy. Kiser was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis.

22-Jun 2

Two died June 22 in Balad, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their ground patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, Calif.

2nd Lt. Andre D. Tyson, 33, of Riverside, Calif.

Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., 34, of Tracy, Calif.

21-Jun 5

Five U.S. Marines were killed Monday in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, a military official for the American-led coalition said.

Lance Cpl. Pedro Contreras, 27, of Harris, Texas, died June 21, from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Gregory V. Pennington, 36, of Glade Spring, Va., died June
21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his camp came under mortar attack. Pennington was
assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort
Hood, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez, 22, of Whitfield, Ga., died June 21 from hostile
fire 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. Deshon E. Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky.

Cpl. Tommy L. Parker Jr., 21, of Cleburne, Ark.

Both died June 21 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They
were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

20-Jun 1

Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, of Prosser, Wash., died June 20 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

19-Jun 1 Pfc. Sean Horn, 19, of Orange, Calif., died June 19, due to a non-hostile
incident at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group
11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton,
Calif. The incident is under investigation.
18-Jun 1

Pfc. Jason N. Lynch, 21, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, died June 18 in
Buhriz, Iraq, of small arms fire wounds he received as his unit was engaging the
enemy. Lynch was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, 1st
Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

16-Jun 3 Three died on June 16 in Balad, Iraq, during a mortar attack when mortar rounds hit their camp. Killed were:

Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, 32, of Lake Zurich, Ill. Syverson was assigned to the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va. Dimaranan was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 302nd Transportation Company, 172nd Combat Support Group, Fort Eustis, Va.

Sgt. Arthur S. Mastrapa, 35, of Apopka, Fla. Mastrapa was assigned to
the Army Reserve’s 351 Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion,
16th Military Police Brigade, Ocala, Fla.

14-Jun 1 Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins, 20, of Parker, Colo., died June 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat injury. Atkins was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Hanau, Germany.
13-Jun 1 Spc. Eric S. McKinley, 24, of Corvallis, Ore., died June 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle was attacked by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. McKinley was assigned to the Army Reserve’s Company B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Corvallis, Ore.
9-Jun 1 Pfc. Thomas D. Caughman, 20, of Lexington, S.C., died June 9, in Baghdad,
Iraq when his up-armored high-mobility-multi-purpose wheeled vehicle was struck by
rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Caughman was assigned to the Army
Reserve’s Company C, 391st Engineer Battalion, Spartanburg, S.C.
8-Jun 1 Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, 27, of Bristow, Va., died June 8 in Baquabah,
Iraq, after a vehicle packed with an improvised explosive device drove into the
gate of his compound while he was inspecting soldiers on guard duty. Khan was
assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 201st Forward Support Battalion,
1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.
7-Jun 2

Sgt. Jamie A. Gray, 29, of Monpelier, Vt. died June 7 in Scania, Iraq, when his -military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Gray was assigned to Army National Guard’s Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, Williston, Vt.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died June 7 from hostile 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.

6-Jun 2

Sgt. Melvin Y. Mora, 27, of Columbia, Mo. died in Taji, Iraq, on June 6 when his camp was hit by a mortar attack. Mora was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 245th Maintenance Company, St. Louis, Mo.

Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart, 22, of Ladson, S.C., died June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, after collapsing while on guard duty. Hobart was assigned to Company E, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

5-Jun 2 Two died June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to New Jersey Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery. Killed were:

Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo, 25, of Newark, N.J., assigned to Battery A,
3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Morristown, N. J.

Spc. Ryan E. Doltz, 26, of Mine Hill, N.J., assigned to Battery B, 3rd
Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrence, N.J.

4-Jun 5 Five died June 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades attacked their convoy. All of the soldiers were assigned to the Army’s National Guard. Killed were:

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, headquartered in Cottage
Grove, Ore.:

1st Lt. Erik. S. McCrae, 25, of Portland, Ore.

Sgt. Justin L. Eyerly, 23, of Salem, Ore.

Spc. Justin W. Linden, 22, of Portland, Ore.

Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrenceville,
N.J.:

Sgt. Frank T. Carvill, 51, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Spc. Christopher M. Duffy, 26, of Brick, N.J.

3-Jun 1 Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding, 23, of Manvel, Texas, died June 3 of wounds
received due to hostile 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.
2-Jun 1 Cpl. Bum R. Lee, 21, of Sunnyvale, Calif., died June 2 of wounds received from hostile 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.
1-Jun 1 Pfc. Markus J. Johnson, 20, of Springfield, Mass., died June 1 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when an Avenger rolled over. Johnson was assigned to D Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany.
31-May 1

Lance Cpl. Dustin L. Sides, 22, of Yakima, Wash., died May 31 from
hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Communications
Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

30-May 5 1st Lt. Kenneth Michael Ballard, 26, of Mountain View, Calif., died May
30 in Najaf, Iraq, during a firefight with insurgents. 1st Lt. Ballard was
assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, from Friedberg, Germany.

Pfc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, died May 30 in Kufa,
Iraq, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades. Zimmer was
assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division,
Friedberg, Germany.

Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt, 23, of Lowell, Mich., died May 30 in Al Musayyib,
Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Elandt was assigned to
the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

Spc. Charles E. Odums II, 22, of Sandusky, Ohio died May 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his military convoy hit an improvised explosive device. Odums was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.

Capt. Robert C. Scheetz Jr., 31, of Dothan, Ala., died May 30 in
Musayyib, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Scheetz was
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany.

29-May 6 Lance Cpl. Benjamin R. Gonzalez, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif., died May 29 due to hostile 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.

Spc. Michael J. Wiesemann, 20, of North Judson, Ind., died May 29, at
Forward Operating Base Q-West (Quyarrah Air Base, Iraq) of non-combat related
injuries. Wiesemann was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, 37, of Needham, Mass., was
a U.S. Navy SEAL serving with Navy Special Warfare Group Two, Little Creek, Va.

Pfc. Cody S. Calavan, 19, of Lake Stevens, Wash., died May 29 due to
hostile 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. Rafael Reynosasuarez, 28, of Santa Ana, Calif., died May 29
from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion,
4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Pendleton, Calif.

Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman, 19, of Ford City, Pa., died May 30 in Baghdad,
Iraq, from injuries sustained on May 29 in Mosul, Iraq, when mortar rounds hit his
living quarters. Coleman was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division,
Fort Lewis, Wash.

26-May 3

Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner, 19, of Wood River, Neb.

Cpl. Matthew C. Henderson, 25, of Lincoln, Neb.

Both Marines died May 26, due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Dominique J. Nicolas, 25, of Maricopa, Ariz., died May 26 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I

25-May 5

Two died May 25 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were:

Pfc. Richard H. Rosas, 21, of Saint Louis, Mich.

Pfc. James P. Lambert, 23, of New Orleans, La.

Three died May 25 in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq,) when their unit came under mortar attack. Two of the soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, from Williston, Vt. Killed were:

Spc. Alan N. Bean Jr., 22, of Bridport, Vt.

Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan, 36, of Milton, Vt.

Also killed in the mortar attack was:

Spc. Daniel P. Unger, 19, of Exeter, Calif., Unger was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 81st Separate Armor Brigade, Visalia, Calif.

24-May 2

Pfc. Owen D. Witt, 20, of Sand Springs, Mont., died May 24 in Ad Dawr,
Iraq, when his armored high-mobility-multipurpose-wheeled vehicle rolled over. Witt
was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt,
Germany.

Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu, 20, of Lisbon, Maine, died May 24 in Taji, Iraq,
during a mortar attack on Camp Cooke. Beaulieu was assigned to the 27th Main
Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

23-May 2

Spc. Jeremy L. Ridlen, 23, of Maroa, Ill., died May 23 in East Fallujah, Iraq, from small arms fire after a dump truck on the side of the road was detonated while his military convoy passed by. Ridlen was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1544 Transportation Company, Paris, Ill.

Staff Sgt. Jorge A. Molina Bautista, 37, of Rialto, Calif., died May 23 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

21-May 2

Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton, 24, of Carneys Point, Penn., died May 21, 2004 in
near Al Iskandariyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded. Horton was
assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division,
Baumholder, Germany.

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, 25, of Chelmsford, Mass., died May 21 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. His unit was attached to I MEF in Iraq.

20-May 3

Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson, 18, of Richmond, Va., died May 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as it was returning to Camp Eagle. Jackson was assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Rudy Salas, 20, of Baldwin Park, Calif., died May 20, due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sergeant First Class Troy L. Miranda, 44, of DeQueen, Ark, died May 20, on Hipha Street in Baghdad, Iraq, when a grenade was thrown near his foot patrol. Miranda was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division

19-May 1

Spc. Michael C. Campbell, 34, of Marshfield, Mo., died May 19, in Samarra,
Iraq, when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device. Campbell was assigned to
Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry
Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

18-May 4

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Garyantes, 34, of Rehoboth, Del., died May 18 by
sniper fire in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, while on a combat patrol. Garyantes was assigned
to B Company, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck,
Germany.

Spc. Marcos O. Nolasco, 34, of Chino, Calif., died May 18 in Baji,
Iraq, as a result of an electrocution accident. Nolasco was assigned to Battery
B, 1st Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

Staff Sgt. William D. Chaney, 59, of Schaumburg, Ill., died May 18, in
Landstuhl, Germany due to a non-combat related injury. Initial reports indicate
that Chaney was medically evacuated from Iraq to Germany for surgery due to a
sudden medical condition. He died from complications after surgery. Chaney was
assigned to the Army National Guard, Company B, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation
Regiment, Chicago, Ill.

Pfc. Michael M. Carey, 20, of Prince George, Va., died May 18 in Iraq.
He apparently fell into a canal and did not resurface. His remains were recovered
on May 18. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine
Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

17-May 1

Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, 30, of Newport, Ore., died May 17, due to
hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer
Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

16-May 3

Two soldiers died May 16 in Al Karmah, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s Battery C, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment, Oil City, Pa. Killed were:

Spc. Mark J. Kasecky, 20, of McKees Rocks, Pa.

Spc. Carl F. Curran, 22, of Union City, Pa.

2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd, 22, of Culpeper, Va., died May 16 in Karbala, Iraq, when he received sniper and rocket propelled grenade fire while securing a building near the Mukhayam Mosque. Cowherd was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

15-May 2

Staff Sgt. Rene Ledesma, 34, of Abelene, Texas, died May 15 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his Bradley Fighting
Vehicle. Ledesma was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment,
1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr., 20, of Colombia, Tenn., died May
15 as a result of non-hostile injuries in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

14-May 5

Sgt. Brud J. Cronkrite, 22, of Spring Valley, Calif., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq,
from injuries he sustained on May 13, in Karbala when a rocket-propelled grenade
fired into a building near him during a security patrol. Cronkrite was assigned to
the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill, 50, of Shreveport, La., died May 14 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Barnhill was assigned to the Army
Reserve's 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, North Little Rock, Ark.

Spc. Philip I. Spakosky, 25, of Browns Mill, N.J., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of
injuries sustained on May 13, in Karbala, Iraq when he was shot by a suspected
sniper. Spakosky was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored
Division, Friedberg, Germany.

Pfc. Michael A. Mora, 19, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., died May 14 in An
Najaf, Iraq, when his military vehicle slid off the road and turned over. Mora was
assigned to the Army’s 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. James W. Harlan, 44, of Owensboro, Ky., died May 14 at Camp Anaconda, Iraq, when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb next to his vehicle. Harlan was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 660th Transportation Company, 88th Regional Readiness Command, Zanesville, Ohio.

13-May 2

Pfc. Brandon C. Sturdy, 19, of Urbandale, Iowa, died May 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Brian K. Cutter, 19, of Riverside, Calif., was found unconscious
on May 13, and was later pronounced dead in Al Asad, Iraq. Cause of death is under
investigation. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine
Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

12-May 2

Spc. Jeffrey R. Shaver, 26, of Maple Valley, Wash., died May 12 in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Shaver
was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Spokane,
Wash.

Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage, 21, of Livingston, Tenn, died May 12 of
wounds received due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned
to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary
Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

11-May 1 Spc. Kyle A. Brinlee, 21, of Pryor, Okla., died May 11 in Al Asad, Iraq, when his
convoy vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Brinlee was assigned to the
Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, Company B, 120th Combat Engineer Battalion,
Pryor, Okla.
10-May 1 Pfc. Andrew L. Tuazon, 21, of Chesapeake, Va., died May 10, in Mosul, Iraq, from hostile fire while on guard duty. Pfc. Tuazon was assigned to the Army’s 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
9-May 1 Sgt. Rodney A. Murray, 28, of Ayden, N.C., died May 9, in Iraq, in a vehicle
accident between Baghdad and Scania when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and his
military vehicle collided. Sgt. Murray was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 351st
Military Police Company, Ocala, Fla.
8-May 4

Spc. Isela Rubalcava, 25, of El Paso, Texas, died May 8 in Mosul, Iraq, when a mortar round hit near her. Spc. Rubalcava was assigned to the 296th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Chase R.Whitham, 21, of Ore.died May 8, in Mosul, Iraq, while he was in a swimming pool when an electrical current charged the water. Spc. Whitham was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, , 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash..

Spc. James J. Holmes, 28, of East Grand Forks, Minn., died May 8 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained on May 3 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near the driver side of his military vehicle. Spc. Holmes was assigned to C Company, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, North Dakota National Guard, Hettinger, N.D.

Spc. Philip D. Brown, 21, of Jamestown, N.D., died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained west of Samarra by an improvised explosive device. Brown was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Company B, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

6-May 2

Staff Sgt. Hesley Box, Jr, 24, of Nashville, Ark., died May 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a car bomb detonated near his guard post. Staff Sgt. Box was assigned to 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas National Guard, Texarkana, Ark.

Cpl. Dustin H. Schrage, 20, of Brevard, Fla., was found deceased on May 6 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cause of death is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

5-May 4

Two died May 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. James E. Marshall, 19, of Tulsa, Okla.

Pfc. Bradley G. Kritzer, 18, of Irvona, Penn.

Pfc. Jesse R. Buryj, 21, of Canton, Ohio, died May 5, in Karabala, Iraq, when his
military vehicle was struck by a dump truck whose driver had been shot while trying
to run through a control point. Pfc. Buryj was assigned to the 66th Military Police
Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Cpl. Jeffrey G. Green, an infantryman based at Camp Pendleton, was found dead Wednesday in the Euphrates River in the al Anbar province. The cause of his death is under investigation.

4-May 4 Four died May 3, in Balad, Iraq, when their military vehicle left the road and flipped over in a canal. All soldiers were assigned to the 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Killed were:

1st Lt. Christopher J. Kenny, 32, of Miami, Fla.

Sgt. Marvin R. Sprayberry, III, 24, of Tehachapi, Calif.

Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl, 30, of Salisbury, N.C.

Pfc. Lyndon A. Marcus, Jr., 21, of Long Beach, Calif.

3-May 2

Staff Sgt. Erickson H. Petty, 28, of Fort Gibson, Okla., died May 3 in
Salman Al Habb, Iraq, from an attack by small arms fire while conducting security of a weapons cache. Petty was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Baumholder,
Germany.

Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum, 38, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died May 3 due to hostile
action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion,
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

2- May 9 Two died May 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

Spc. Ervin Caradine, Jr., 33, of Memphis, Tenn.

Pvt. Jeremy L. Drexler, 23, of Topeka, Kan.

Five died May 2 in the Al Anbar Province as a result of hostile fire. They were assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael C. Anderson, 36, of Daytona, Fla.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett, 37, of Orlando, Fla.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. Mchugh, 33 of Boca Raton Fla.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins, 35 of Stuart, Fla.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther, 37 of Auburndale, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Todd E. Nunes, 29, of Chapel Hills, Tenn. died May 2 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when his convoy encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. Nunes was assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Capt. John E. Tipton, 32, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died May 2 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from an explosion while conducting combat operations. Tipton
commanded Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

1-May 4

Two died, May 1, in Al Amarah, Iraq when their convoy was attacked. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 84th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, 32, of Chicago, Ill.

Spc. Ramon C. Ojeda, 22, of Ramona, Calif.

Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd, 20, of Fort Gibson, Miss, died May 1 in Mosul, Iraq,
when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Ladd was assigned to
the Army National Guard’s 367th Maintenance Company, DeKalb, Miss.

Spc. Trevor A. Wine, 22, of Orange, Calif., died May 1, in Tikrit, Iraq, from injuries sustained on April 30 when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Spc. Wine was assigned to the Army’s 24th Quartermaster Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

30-Apr 4

Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Okla.

Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong, 22, of Walker, W.Va.

Both Marines died April 30 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Vincent was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Wilfong was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, 31, of Apopka, Fla and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, 33, of Eastman, Ga, were both members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, based in Jacksonville, Fla.

29-Apr 11 Eight U.S. soldiers from the Army's 1st Armored Division were killed and four wounded when a car bomb detonated south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said:

They died on April 29, in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached their unit, and the driver detonated a bomb. All Soldiers were and assigned to the Army’s 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Esau G. Patterson, Jr., 25, of Ridgeland, S.C.

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey F. Dayton, 27, of Caledonia, Miss.

Sgt. Ryan M. Campbell, 25, of Kirksville, Mo.

Spc. James L. Beckstrand, 27, of Escondido, Calif.

Spc. Justin B. Schmidt, 23, of Bradenton, Fla.

Pfc. Ryan E. Reed, 20, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pfc. Norman Darling, 29, of Middleboro, Mass.

Pfc. Jeremy Ricardo Ewing, 22, of Miami, Fla.

Those deaths came after another U.S. soldier from the Texas-based 1st Cavalry Division was killed Thursday by a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his patrol in eastern Baghdad, the military said.

Sgt. Adam W. Estep, 23, of Campbell, Calif., died April 29, in Baghdad, Iraq,
when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his patrol. Sgt. Estep was assigned to the
Army’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Martin W. Kondor, 20, of York, Penn., died April 29, in Baqubah, Iraq when an apparent improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. Pfc. Kondor was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Sgt. Landis W. Garrison, 23, of Rapids City, Ill., died April 29, in Abu Gharb, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Sgt. Garrison was assigned to the 333rd Military Police Company, Illinois National Guard, Freeport, Ill.

28-Apr 1 Spc. Jacob R. Herring, 21, of Kirkland, Wash., died April 28, in Mosul, Iraq,
from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device in Talafar, Iraq struck
his vehicle. Spc. Herring was assigned to the Army’s 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
27-Apr 2

Staff Sgt. Abraham D. Penamedina, 32, of Los Angeles, Calif., died 27 April in
Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under sniper fire. Penamedina was assigned to
Company B, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker, 20, of Columbus, Ga., died April 27 in Scania, Iraq, after falling from a bridge. His vehicle was hit from behind by a civilian truck and left hanging off the side of the bridge. Whitaker attempted to climb out of the vehicle but fell. Whitaker was assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

26-Apr 3

Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, 21, of Sunray, Texas, died April 26 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Two were killed when a building they were searching exploded in Baghdad Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said.

25-Apr 1

Spc. Kenneth A. Melton, 30, of Westplains, Mo., died April 25 in Iraq
when his military vehicle was hit an improvised explosive device and small arms fire
while traveling in a convoy from Baghdad. Melton was assigned to the Arkansas Army
National Guard, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade
Combat Team, Fordyce, Ark.

24-Apr 10

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers
supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on April 24, in Taji, Iraq, when
mortar rounds hit their camp. The four Soldiers were assigned to the Army National
Guard’s 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,
Hazen, Ark. Killed were: (One still unnamed)

Capt. Arthur L. Felder, 36, of Louisville, Ark.

Chief Warrant Patrick W. Kordsmeier, 49, of North Little Rock, Ark.

Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton, 41, of Humnoke, Ark.

Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon, 35, of Hazen, Ark.

Two sailors and one coast guardsman who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. died April 24 in the Northern Persian Gulf as a result of a waterborne attack. They were assigned to the USS Firebolt, forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Brighton, N.Y

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown,
N.Y. Bruckenthal was assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 403.

Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks, 32, of Philip, S.D., died April 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Brooks was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, from Wagner, S.D.

23-Apr 1 Pfc. Shawn C. Edwards, 20, of Bensenville, Ill., died April 23, in Samarra, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Pfc. Edwards was assigned to the Army's 121st Signal Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, from Kitzingen, Germany.
22-Apr 1 Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, 22, of Allegany, N.Y. Dunham died April 22 due to injuries received from 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.
20-Apr 4

Pfc. Leroy Harris-Kelly, 20, of Azusa, Calif, died April 20 north of Tallil, Iraq, when his truck went off the road and rolled over because of limited visibility and dangerous driving conditions. Pfc. Harris-Kelly was assigned to the 596th Maintenance Company, 3rd Corps Support Command, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.

Sgt. 1st Class Bradley C. Fox, 34, of Orlando, Fla., died April 20 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on March 14 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Fox was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, 23 of Portland, Maine, died April 20 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Gelineau was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, Maine.

18-Apr 1 Cpl. Christopher A. Gibson, 23, of Simi Valley, Calif. Gibson died April 18 due to injuries received from 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.
17-Apr 13


Spc. Dennis B. Morgan, 22, of Valentine, Neb., died April 17 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device.  Morgan was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, Winner, S.D.

Spc. Dennis B. Morgan, 22, of Valentine, Neb., died April 17 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device. Morgan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion, Winer, S.D.

Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles, 25, of Austell, Ga., died April 17, in Samarra, Iraq, when he was electrocuted while performing routine generator maintenance. Spc. Camposiles was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Pfc. Clayton W. Henson, 20, of Stanton, Texas, died April 17, in Dwaniyan, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed. Pfc. Henson was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Jonathan N. Hartman, 27, of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 17, in Dwaniyan, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed. Sgt. Hartman was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson, II, 33, of Alvaton, Ky., died April 17, in, Diwaniyah, Iraq, when his convoy tried to avoid an overturned trailer and came under small arms attack. 1st Lt. Henderson was assigned to the Army National Guard's Detachment 1, 2123rd Transportation Company, Owensboro, Ky.

Five U.S. Marines died in an ambush on the Syrian border, triggering a battle with hundreds of guerrillas and pushing the number of Americans killed in combat this month to 99.

Capt. Richard J. Gannon II, 31, of Escondido, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Smith Jr., 21, of Jefferson, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Ruben Valdez Jr., 21, of San Diego, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Gary F. VanLeuven, 20, of Klamath Falls, Ore.

All four Marines died April 17 due to injuries received from 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.

Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles, 25, of Austell, Ga., died April 17, in Samarra, Iraq, when he was electrocuted while performing routine generator maintenance. Spc. Camposiles was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Spc. Michael A. McGlothin, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., died April 17, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his patrol. Spc. McGlothin was assigned to the Army's 115th Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Edward W. Carmen, 27 of McKeesport, Pa., died April 17, in Baghdad, Iraq when the track of the tank he was in broke, the driver lost control and the tank rolled off the bridge.  Staff Sgt. Carman was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

16-Apr 1 Sgt. Brian M. Wood, 21, of Torrance, Calif., died April 16, in Tikrit, Iraq, when his military vehicle pulled off the road and apparently hit a mine while on patrol. Sgt. Wood was assigned to the Army's 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
15-Apr 1 Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave, 30, of Woodland, Calif., died April 15, due a non-combat related vehicle accident northeast of Ar Ramadi, 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.
14-Apr 3

Spc. Richard K. Trevithick, 20, of Gaines, Mich., died April 14 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle. Trevithick was assigned to the Army's 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Sgt. Christopher Ramirez, 34, of McAllen, Texas, died April 14 in Al
Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained during combat operations. Ramirez
was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry
Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Frank K. Rivers, Jr., 23, of Woodbridge, Va., died April 14, in Mosul,
Iraq when he collapsed during physical training. Spc. Rivers was assigned to the
Army's 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort
Lewis, Wash.

13-Apr 4

Cdr Joseph Acevedo, 46, of Bronx, NY died April 13 in Bahrain of a non-hostile injury. Acevedo was assigned to Navsuppact Bahrain.

Staff Sgt. Victor A. Rosaleslomeli, 29, of Westminster, Calif., died April 13 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded near his escort vehicle. Rosaleslomeli was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm, 23, of Hicksville, N.Y., died April 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pvt. Noah L. Boye, 21, of Grand Island, Neb., died April 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

12-Apr 3

Lance Cpl. Robert P. Zurheide Jr., 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died April 12
from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion,
1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Brad S. Shuder, 21, of El Dorado, Calif., died April 12 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cmdr Adrian B. Szwec, 43, of Chicago, Ill., died April 12, 2004, of a non-combat related incident. Szwec was assigned to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

11-Apr 10

Two soldiers died April 11 in Baghdad, Iraq when their helicopter was shot down. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Wesley C. Fortenberry, 38, of Woodville, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence S. Colton, 32, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Stack, 48, of Lake City, S.C., died April 11 in Al
Anbar Province, Iraq, while his unit was conducting combat operations. Stack was
assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

1st Lt. Oscar Jimenez, 34, of San Diego, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. George D. Torres, 23, of Long Beach, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Three Marines assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force were killed Sunday as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations. Two of the Marines were killed in action; one Marine died of wounds received in action on the same day. (One still unnamed)

Cpl. Daniel R. Amaya, 22, of Odessa, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray, 19, of Patoka, Ill.

Both Marines died April 11 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. Nathan P. Brown, 21, of South Glens Falls, N.Y., died April 11 in
Samarra, Iraq, when his patrol was ambushed. Brown was assigned to the Army
National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Glens Falls,
N.Y.

Sergeant Major Michael Stack died from hostile action.

10-Apr 4

Spc. Justin W. Johnson, 22, of Rome, Ga., died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Johnson was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Adolf C. Carballo, 20, of Houston, Texas, died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when shrapnel struck him. Carballo was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Airman 1st Class Antoine J. Holt, 20, of Kennesaw, Ga., died April 10 as a result of injuries sustained when his tent was hit by a mortar round at Balad Air Field, Iraq. He was assigned to the 603rd Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy

Lance Cpl. John T. Sims Jr., 21, of Alexander City, Ala., died April 10 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

9-Apr 17

Staff Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Jr., 31, of Gainesville, Fla., died April 9, in Bayji, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck him while on patrol. Staff Sgt. Jones was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Spc. Allen J. Vandayburg, 20, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Apr. 9, in Barez, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Vandayburg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco, 22, of Simsbury, Conn., died April 9, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire struck his mounted patrol. Sgt. Delgreco was assigned the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, New Haven, Conn.

Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart, 21, of Oil City, Penn., died April 9, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol was ambushed near Baghdad on April 8. Spc. Kephart was assigned to the Army’s 230th Military Police Company, from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Cpl. Matthew E. Matula, 20, of Spicewood, Texas, died April 9 from hostile fire in Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Elias Torrez III, 21, of Veribest, Texas, died April 9 from hostile fire in Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Cpl. Michael R. Speer, 24, of Davenport, Iowa, died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Don S. McMahan, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire attacked his convoy. McMahan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, A 94th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division, in Baumholder, Germany.

Staff Sgt. Toby W. Mallet, 26, of Kaplan, La., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his patrol vehicle. Mallet was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Spc. Peter G. Enos, 24, of South Dartmouth, Mass., died April 9 in
Bayji, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his patrol vehicle. Enos was
assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry
Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Three 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed in a coordinated attack at about 8:30 a.m., April 9. The Soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

Pfc. Eric A. Ayon, 26, of Arleta, Calif., died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Chance R. Phelps, 19, of Clifton, Colo., died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Michelle M. Witmer, 20, of New Berlin, Wis., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when she became involved in an improvised explosive device and small arms attack. Witmer was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

Pfc. Gregory R. Goodrich, 37, of Bartonville, Ill., died April 9 in Iraq
when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades
and small arms fire. Goodrich was assigned to the Army Reserve's 724th
Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill.

8-Apr 8

1st Lt. Joshua M. Palmer, 25, of Banning, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Michael B. Wafford, 20, of Spring, Texas.

Both died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. William M. Harrell, 30, of Placentia, Calif., died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, of Unadilla, N.Y., died April 8, in Bani Saad, Iraq, when individuals using an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire attacked his combat patrol. Spc. Nieves was assigned to the Army’s 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

Cpl. Nicholas J. Dieruf, 21, of Versailles, Ky., died April 8 due to injuries received from 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.

Lance Cpl. Christopher B Wasser, 21, of Ottawa, Kan., died April 8 due to injuries received from 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. Levi T Angell, 20, of Saint Louis, Minn., died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Phillip E. Frank, 20, of Elk Grove, Ill., died April 8 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

7-Apr 6

Sgt. 1st Class William W. Labadie Jr., 45, of Bauxite, Ark., died April 7, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his camp was attacked by individuals using rockets and
small arms fire. Labadie was assigned to the Army National Guard's Troop E(-),
151st Cavalry Squadron, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, from Marianna,
Ark.

Spc. Tyanna S. Felder, 22, of Bridgeport, Conn., died April 7, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on April 4 in Mosul when her convoy vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Felder was assigned to the Army's 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. George S. Rentschler, 31, of Louisville, Ky., died, April 7, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade. Rentschler was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

Capt. Brent L. Morel, 27, of Martin, Tenn., died April 7 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller, 38, of Dunn, N.C., died April 7, in
Balad, Iraq, when he was shot while on traffic control duty. Miller was assigned
to the Army's 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt,
Germany.

Pfc. Christopher D. Mabry, 19, of Chunky, Miss., died April 7 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

6-Apr 12

Pfc. Christopher R. Cobb, 19, of Bradenton, Fla.

Pfc. Ryan M. Jerabek, 18, of Oneida, Wis.

Lance Cpl. Travis J. Layfield, 19, of Fremont, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts, 18, of Bear, Del.

Pfc. Deryk L. Hallal, 24, of Indianapolis, Ind.,

Lance Cpl. Marcus M. Cherry, 18, of Imperial, Calif.

Pfc. Benjamin R. Carman, 20, of Jefferson, Iowa.

All died April 6. All died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley, 18, of San Ramon, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Allan K. Walker, 28, of Lancaster, Calif.

Both died April 6, due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski, 25, of Oak Ridge, N.J., died April 6 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Gerardo Moreno, 23, of Terrell, Texas, died April 6, in Ashula, Iraq, when individuals who fired a rocket-propelled-grenade attacked his unit. Moreno was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando A. Mendezaceves, 27, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, was killed April 6 in Iraq while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province.

Mendezaceves was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.

5-Apr 8 Spc. David M. McKeever, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 5 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when individuals using a rocket-propelled-grenade ambushed his unit. Spc. McKeever was assigned to the Army's 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

Pfc. Christopher Ramos, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M.

Cpl. Jesse L. Thiry, 23, of Casco, Wis.

Both Marines died April 5, due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pfc. Moises A. Langhorst, 19, of Moose Lake, Minn.

Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio, 21, of North Providence, R.I., died April 5, due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Corporal Shane Lee Goldman of the 1st Bat., 5th Marines, 1st Marine Div., I Mar. Exped. Force died from hostile fire in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sergeant Lee Duane Todacheene of the 1st Infantry Division died from hostile fire in Baghdad, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Shane L. Goldman, 20, of Orange, Texas, died April 5 due to
injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to
1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Scott Q. Larson Jr., 22, of Houston, Texas, died April 5, in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy was ambushed. Larson was
assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor
Division, Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.

4-Apr 13

Lance Cpl. Aric J. Barr, 22, of Allegheny, Pa, died April 4, due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Spc. Philip G. Rogers, 23, of Gresham, Ore., died April 4, in Mosul, Iraq,
when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Spc. Rogers was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Geoffery S. Morris, 19, of Gurnee, Ill, died April 4, due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Eight soldiers died on April 4, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their units were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Eight soldiers were assigned to two units at Fort Hood, Texas, while one soldier was assigned in Germany. Killed were:

Sgt. Michael W. Mitchell, 25, of Porterville, Calif., from the Army's
2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Ray
Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.

Soldiers killed from the Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas were:

Sgt. Yihjyh L. Chen, 31, of Saipan, Marianas Protectorate.

Spc. Robert R. Arsiaga, 25, of San Antonio, Texas.

Spc. Stephen D. Hiller, 25, of Opelika, Ala.

Spc. Ahmed A. Cason, 24, of McCalla, Ala.

Spc. Israel Garza, 25, of Lubbock, Texas.

Soldiers killed from the Army's 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas were:

Cpl. Forest J. Jostes, 22, of Albion, Ill.

Spc. Casey Sheehan, 24, of Vacaville, Calif.

Cpl. Tyler R. Fey, 22, of Eden Prarie, Minn., died April 4 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. John D. Amos, II, 22, of Valparaiso, Ind., died April 4, in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Pfc. Amos was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

2-Apr 1 Pfc. William R. Strange, 19, of Adrian, Ga., died April 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated where he was setting up an observation point. Pfc. Strange was assigned to the Army's 91st Engineer battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
1-Apr 1 Pfc. Dustin M. Sekula, 18, of Edinburg, Texas, died April 1, due to injuries sustained from enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
31-Mar 5 Five soldiers died on March 31, in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their armored personnel carrier. All of the soldiers were assigned to the Army's 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Killed were:

1st Lt. Doyle M. Hufstedler, 25, of Abilene, Texas.

Spc. Sean R. Mitchell, 24, of Youngsville, Pa.

Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr., 23, of San Antonio, Texas.

Pfc. Cleston C. Raney, 20, of Rupert, Idaho.

Pvt. Brandon L. Davis, 20, of Cumberland, Md.

30-Mar 2

Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, 20, of Victorville, Calif., died March 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson, 45, of Conway, N.H., died March 30, in
Somara, Iraq, when the military vehicle he was riding in rolled over. Ferguson was assigned to the Army's 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

29-Mar 2

Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, 27, of North Berwick, Maine, died March 29,
near Balad, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and fell from a bridge. Holmes was assigned to the Army National Guard's 744th Transportation Company, Hillsboro, N.H.

Pfc. Sean M. Schneider, 22, of Janesville, Wis., died March 29 as the result of a vehicle accident near Baghdad. Pfc. Schneider was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. An IED explosion caused Schneider's vehicle to run off the road. Another soldier was injured.

27-Mar 1 Master Sgt. Timothy Toney, 37, of Manhattan, N.Y., died March 27, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
26-Mar 1 Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr., 21, of Houston, Texas, died March 26, due to hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
25-Mar 3

LCpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess, 20, of Plymouth, Mass., died March 25, due to
enemy action near Al Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support
Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif..

LCpl. James A. Casper, 20, of Coolidge, Texas, died March 25 due to a
non-combat related incident at Al Asad, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Spc. Adam D. Froehlich, 21, of Pine Hill, N. J., died March 25 in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol came under an IED attack. Spc. Froehlich was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, from Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.

24-Mar 1 SSgt. Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III, 33, of Naples, Fla., died
March 24 in Iraq when he was investigating a suspicious vehicle and came under attack by individuals using small arms and an improvised explosive device (IED). SSgt. Shanaberger was assigned to the Army's 21st Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
22-Mar 2

Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Dang, 20, of Foster City, Calif., died March 22, due to hostile fire near Ar Ramady, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Bruce Miller, Jr., 23, of Orange, N.J., died March 22, in Mosul,
Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry
Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash.

21-Mar 2

Pvt. Dustin L. Kreider, 19, of Riverton, Kan., died March 21 near Samarra, Iraq
during a unit weapon test-firing incident. Kreider was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Schweinfurt,
Germany.

Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson, 21, of Carmel, Ind., died March 21 in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle was hit with an Improvised Explosive Device. Hudson was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

20-Mar 4

Pfc. Jason C. Ludlam, 22, of Arlington, Texas, died March 19 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when he was electrocuted while laying telephone wires. Ludlam was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Vilseck, Germany.

Two soldiers died on March 20, in Fallujah, Iraq, when their living area came under a rocket attack. Killed were:

Maj. Mark D. Taylor, 41, of Stockton, Calif., was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Matthew J. Sandri, 24, of Shamokin, Penn., was assigned to the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division also based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

1st Lt. Michael W. Vega, 41, of Lathrop, Calif., died March 20 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained when his military vehicle rolled over in Diwaniyah, Iraq, on March 11. Vega was assigned to the 223rd Military Intelligence Company, 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Sacramento, Calif.

19-Mar 2

Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, of Methuen, Mass., died March 19, due to enemy
action near Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Spc. Clint Richard Matthews, 31, of Bedford, Pa., died March 19, in
Baji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over on March 17. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, from Schweinfurt, Germany.

18-Mar 5

Two American soldiers have been killed and six wounded in a mortar attack north of Baghdad, the US military says:

Pfc. Brandon C. Smith, 20, of Washington, Ark.

Pfc. Ricky A. Morris Jr., 20, of Lubbock, Texas.

Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield, 24, of Summit, Ohio, died March 18, due to
wounds received from an enemy mortar attack at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. Ernest Sutphin, a member of the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, was taken off life support at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, said his aunt, Faye Pennell of the Greensboro, N.C., area.

Spec. Doron Chan, 20, of Highland, New York, died March 18, near Balad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle was cut off by a civilian vehicle. The military vehicle swerved, crossed into oncoming traffic, and flipped over. Chan was assigned to the Army Reserve's 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, New York.

17-Mar 2

Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, 30, of Okaloosa, Fla., died March 17, in Baji, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over in the river. Spc. Laramore was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps, 44, of Chicago, Ill., died March 17, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a mortar attack. Phipps was assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.

16-Mar 2

First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams, 24, of Seattle, Wash., died March
16, in Al Asad, Iraq, when the barrel of the .50 caliber weapon mounted on his tank struck him. Lt. Adams was a member of the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen, Sr., 52, of Augusta, Ga., died March 16,
in Camp Virginia, Kuwait (north of Kuwait City), of non-combat related injuries. Master Sgt. Thigpen was assigned to the Army National Guard, 151st Signal Battalion, from Greenville, S.C.

14-Mar 1 An Army National Guard member serving in Kuwait died this week of an apparent heart attack.

Sgt. William Normandy, 42, of East Barre, died Sunday while he was training with his unit, Vermont National Guard Adjutant Gen. Martha Rainville said Monday.
13-Mar 6 Capt. John F. Kurth, 31, of Wis., died March 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his patrol
encountered an improvised explosive device. Kurth was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. The incident is
under investigation.

Spc. Jason C. Ford, 21, of Bowie, Md., died March 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his
patrol encountered an improvised explosive device. Spc. Ford was assigned to the
1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. The incident
is under investigation.

Spc. Jocelyn L. Carrasquillo, 28, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., died
March 13, on the main supply route in Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit
his vehicle. Spc. Carrasquillo was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry
Regiment, Army National Guard, from Wilmington, N.C.

Three died on March 13, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their military vehicle. All three soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin, 31, of Picayune, Miss.

Sgt. Daniel J. Londono, 22, of Boston, Mass.

Pfc. Joel K. Brattain, 21, of Santa Anna, Calif.

11-Mar 2

Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr., 37, of Belton, Texas, died Mar. 11, in
Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.
Dunigan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry
Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Christopher K. Hill, 26, of Ventura, Calif., died Mar. 11, in
Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hill
was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division,
based at Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

10-Mar 1 Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer, 23, of Ellsworth, Wis., died March 10, in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy. Hoyer was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Ellsworth, Wis.
9-Mar 4

Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, 42, of Lake Ozark, Mo., died March 9 in
Tampa, Iraq, when struck by an improvised explosive device. Sgt. 1st Class
Gottfried was assigned to the 1st Division Support Command, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzengen, Germany.

Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, 20, of Philadelphia, Pa., died March 9 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-hostile gunshot wound. Brabazon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Department of the Army civilians who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The civilians who were both assigned to the Coalition Provisional Authority, based in Arlington, Va., died March 9 in Al-Hillah, Iraq.

Killed were:

Fern L. Holland, 33, (home of record not available).

Robert J. Zangas, 44, of Prince William County, Va.

8-Mar 1 Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark, 18, of Kettle River, Minn., died March 8 due
to a non-combat related incident at Camp Victory, Kuwait. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
7-Mar 1 Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Louisiana, died March 7 in Baghdad, Iraq,
as a result of a non-combat cause. As medical surgical nurse in support of area operations, Jones was assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas.
5-Mar 1 Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray, 32, of Richmond, Va., was
killed in an automobile accident March 5 in Kuwait. Gray was traveling to Kuwait Navy Base when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a civilian vehicle.
2-Mar 1 Spc. Michael R. Woodliff, 22, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died March 2 in
Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy. Woodliff was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany.
25-Feb 2 The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers
supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on Feb. 25 in Habbinayah, Iraq, when
the OH-58 helicopter in which they were flying crashed. Both soldiers were
assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort
Carson, Colo. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells, 29, of Massachusetts.

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz.

20-Feb 1 Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, 45, of Wagram, N.C., died Feb. 20 in Ad Dujayl,
Iraq, when he was struck by a recovery vehicle while he was assisting a disabled vehicle. Bacon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
19-Feb 2 Two soldiers died of injuries sustained from small arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack. Killed were:

2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y.

16-Feb 3 Pfc. Nichole M. Frye, 19, of Lena, Wis., died Feb. 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy. Frye was assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Spc. Michael M. Merila, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Feb. 16 in Talifar, Iraq, when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. Merila was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Christopher M. Taylor, 25, of Daphne, Ala., died Feb. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy. Taylor was assigned to the 1165th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Fairhope, Ala. His unit was attached to the 18th Military Police Brigade operating in theater.

13-Feb 1 Pvt. Bryan N. Spry, 19, of Chestertown, Md., died Feb. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch. Spry was assigned to Company A, 2-504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
12-Feb 1 Spc. Eric U. Ramirez, 31, of San Diego, Calif. died Feb. 12 in Abu Gireb, Iraq, when he was attacked by small arms fire, a rocket propelled grenade and an improvised explosive device. Ramirez was assigned to the 670th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, National City, Calif.
11-Feb 2 The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 11 deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. An improvised explosive device struck the soldiers while they were on a mounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. Killed are:

Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh, 33, of Oceanside, Calif.

Pfc. William C. Ramirez, 19, of Portland, Ore.

10-Feb 1 Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano, 39, of Vallejo, Calif., died Feb. 10 in
Doha, Qatar. He died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
9-Feb 2 The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 9 death of two soldiers in
Sinjar, Iraq, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when a collection of
unexploded ordinance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while
being moved to a demolition point. Killed were:

Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins, 27, Schenectady, N.Y. Robbins was assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong, 42, of Mesa, Ariz. Wong was assigned to the 363rd
Explosive Ordnance Company, Army National Guard, Casa Grande, Ariz.

8-Feb 1 Staff Sgt. Richard P. Ramey, 27, of Canton, Ohio, died Feb. 8 in Mahmudiyah,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated. Ramey was assigned to the 703rd Ordinance Company, Fort Knox, Ky., and he was supporting the 82nd Airborne Division.
5-Feb 1 Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, Iowa, died Feb. 5 in Baghdad,
Iraq, when he was hit by a mortar round at a Baghdad International Airport
checkpoint. Knowles was assigned to the 1133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Mason City, Iowa.
3-Feb 1 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, 24, of New Jersey, died Feb. 3 in Iskandariyah,
Iraq, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded while he was conducting counter-IED operations along a supply route. Dvorin was assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.
1-Feb 2

Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Feb. 1
in Anaconda, Iraq. Turner was in his sleeping quarters when the logistical support area came under mortar attack. He died as a result of his injuries.

Pfc. Armando Soriano, 20, of Houston, Texas, died on Feb. 1 in Haditha, Iraq. Soriano was traveling in a two-vehicle convoy on a supply route when weather conditions caused his vehicle to slide off the road and roll over. He died as a result of his injuries.

31-Jan 3 The Department of Defense announced the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when their vehicle was hit on Jan. 31 by an improvised explosive device during convoy operations in Kirkuk, Iraq. Killed were:

Sgt. Eliu A. Miersandoval, 27, of San Clemente, Calif.

Cpl. Juan C. Cabralbanuelos, 25, of Emporia, Kan.

Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh, 19, of Taylor, Mich.

29-Jan 2 Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio, died on Jan. 29 at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq.

He died as a result of injuries sustained on Jan. 27th when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq.

Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, 19, of Bronx, N.Y., died on Jan. 29, 2004, at the
Lakenheath Medical Treatment Facility, United Kingdom. Moreno was shot on Jan. 23 while he was guarding a gas station in Baghdad, Iraq. He later died of his injuries. Moreno was assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, based at Fort Riley, Kan.

27-Jan 6

The three Combined Joint Task Force Seven soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on Jan. 27 near Iskandariyah. Killed were:

2nd Lt. Luke S. James, 24, of Oklahoma.

Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, of Zanesville, Ohio.

Kinney and Luke were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, 26, of Hay Springs, Neb. Mracek was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Three Task Force "All American" soldiers were killed on Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, just east of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Killed were:

Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island.

Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky.

Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore.

25-Jan 3 The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, of Minnesota from duty status whereabouts unknown to killed in action.

Dorff’s helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search on Jan. 25 after four soldiers’ watercraft capsized. On Jan. 29, his remains were recovered.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington, was originally listed as Duty
Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) when his boat capsized during a river patrol on the Tigris River on Jan. 25. His remains were recovered today. Staff Sgt.
Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of
1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Md., from duty status whereabouts unknown to a non-hostile casualty. Mooney was listed as duty status unknown on Jan. 25 in Mosul, Iraq, when his helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search for a missing soldier. On Feb. 14, his remains were recovered. Mooney was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Fort Drum), however, in support of mission requirements, he was attached to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain
Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

24-Jan 6

Two Task Force "All American" soldiers died as a result of their injuries on Jan. 24 after the convoy they were in was attacked with an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq. Killed were:

Sgt. Keith L. Smette, 25, of Fargo, N.D.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, 41, of Bismarck, N.D.

Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, 21, Fort Worth, Texas, died Jan. 24 in Baji, Iraq, during a combat patrol when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was traveling. He was evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital where he later died. Dervishi was assigned the Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

Three Task Force "All American" soldiers were killed when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq, Jan. 24. Killed were:

Spc. Jason K. Chappell, 22, of Hemet, Calif.

Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., 24, of Spring Church, Pa.

Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, of Berlin, N.H.

23-Jan 2

Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Michael T. Blaise, 29, from Tenn. and Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, of Fort Rucker, Ala., were killed Jan 23 when their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed on its way back from a combat mission near Mosul in northern Iraq.

21-Jan 2 Two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on a forward operating base near Ba'qubah the evening of Jan. 21. Killed were:

Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, 22, of Lynn, Mass.

Pfc. James D. Parker, 20, of Bryan, Texas.

18-Jan 1 Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas, died of wounds Jan. 18 at 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in Iraq. On Jan. 16, Master Sgt. Hornbeck sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle,south of Samarra, Iraq. Hornbeck was initially evacuated to the 21st CSH and then moved to the 28th CSH for further treatment where he later died. He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Carson, Colo.
17-Jan 3 Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla. was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq. Orr was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred. Orr was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Larry E. Polley, Jr., of Center, Texas, was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq. Polley was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred. Polley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, 26, of Miami, Fla., was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq. Randle was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred. Randle was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

16-Jan 1 Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 16, in Camp Cedar II, Iraq, of a non-hostile gunshot wound. Castro was assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, based at Fort Sill, Okla.
13-Jan 1 Sgt. Keicia M. Hines, 27, of Citrus Heights, Calif., died on Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq. Hines was assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C.
12-Jan 1 Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett, 37, of Broxton, Ga., was killed Jan. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was struck by an improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol. Crockett was assigned to Company D, 51st Signal Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.
11-Jan 1 The U.S. Department of Defense raised the American death toll since the start of the war to 495 on Sunday after the death of a 23-year-old soldier from a heart attack in Qatar.
8-Jan 10

Nine soldiers were killed when the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter they were in crashed at approximately 2:20 p.m. Jan. 8 south of Fallujah.

Sgt. Jeffrey C. Walker, 33, of Havre de Grace, Md., was killed Jan. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq. Walker was onboard a UH-60 when it crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission. He was assigned to Company C, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Michael A. Diraimondo, 22, of Simi Valley, Calif. Diraimondo was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks, 35, of Duff, Tenn. Hicks was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson, 22, of Augusta, Ga. Johnson was assigned to Company D (Aviation), 82nd Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Christopher A. Golby, 26, of Johnstown, Penn. Golby was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, 37, of Opelousas, La. Davis was assigned to the 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Fort Polk, La.

Chief Warrant Officer Philip A. Johnson, Jr., 31, of Alabama. Johnson was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Carson, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Ian D. Manuel, 23, of Florida. Manuel was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Carson, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, 32, of Florida. Weaver was assigned toC Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, 24, of Auburn, Calif., was killed Jan. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. Mizener was killed when a mortar round hit the Logistics Base. _ _ Mizener was assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

5-Jan 1

Luke Frist, a 20-year-old from Brookston, died Monday from severe burns he received after his fuel-truck came under attack in Iraq last Friday.

Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Ind., died of wounds on Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Frist was part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq. Frist was assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind.

2-Jan 4 Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, 27, of Easley, S.C., was killed on Jan. 2, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq. Hampton, was the pilot on a Kiowa, OH-58, Observation Helicopter when it was shot down by enemy ground fire and crashed. Hampton died as a result of her injuries.

Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 28, of Texas, was killed on Jan. 2 in Balad, Iraq. Paliwoda was in his command post when it came under mortar attack. He died of injuries sustained in the attack. Paliwoda was assigned to 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Two soldiers were killed on Jan. 2, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). Killed were:

Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan, 24, of Jay, Vt.

Spc. Marc S. Seiden, 26, of Brigantine, N.J.

1-Jan 1 Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, 33, of Kearney, Neb., died on Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was in a convoy going to the Baghdad International Airport when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over. Corral was assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
   

2003
30-Dec 1

Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., died on Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq Pollard died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. Pollard was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

28-Dec 3

Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28, of Texas, was killed on Dec. 28, in Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq. Blanco was conducting a support mission when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Blanco was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas, was killed on Dec. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq. Cuervo was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Cuervo was assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Curt E. Jordan, Jr., 25, of Green Acres, Wash., died on Dec. 28 near Bayji, Iraq. Jordan died of non-combat injuries (illness). Jordan was assigned to the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled), 555th Combat Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

26-Dec 3

Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23, of Jacksonville, Ala., was killed on Dec. 26, 2003, in Iraq. Haight was in a convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device. Haight was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18, of San Jose, Calif., died on Dec. 26, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Mihalakis died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport. Mihalakis was assigned to the 270th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Battalion, 100th Troop Command, California Combat Support Command, Army National Guard, based in Fairfield, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter, 28, of Tinley Park, Ill., was killed Dec. 26 in Baqubah, Iraq. Sutter was attempting to render safe an improved explosive device when it detonated. Sutter was assigned to the 745th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Grayling, Mich.

25-Dec 2

Two soldiers were killed on Dec. 25 in Baquba, Iraq, when their living area came under mortar attack. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42, of Atlantic Mine, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43, of Gwinn, Mich.

24-Dec 5

Three soldiers were killed on Dec. 24, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq. Killed were:

Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43, of Platteville, Wis.

Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26, of South Dakota.

Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27, of Vermilion, Ohio.

The soldiers were assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo

Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was killed on Dec. 24, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Cooke was in a convoy vehicle that struck an improvised explosive device. Cooke was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.

Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24, of Monument, Colo., died on Dec. 24, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq. Yashinski died of injuries sustained while running a communication wire. Yashinski was assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy.

23-Dec 1 Sgt. Theodore L. Perreault, 33, of Webster, Mass., died on Dec. 23, 2003, in Camp Bulkeley, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Perreault died of non-combat related injuries. Perreault was assigned to 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
22-Dec 2

Two 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed when the convoy in which they were riding struck a roadside bomb, (improvised explosive device) at approximately 11:45 a.m. this morning in Baghdad. The explosion also killed an Iraqi translator traveling with the soldiers.


1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, U.S. Army Reserve, of Bigfork, Mont., and

Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21, of Livingston, Texas.

Both Soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany.

19-Dec 1 Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed on Dec. 19 in Balad, Iraq. Bush was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Bush was assigned to the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil AffairsBrigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Riverdale Park, Md.
18-Dec 1 Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass., died on Dec. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Allison died during physical training. Allison was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th
Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y.
17-Dec 1 Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26, of Brunswick, Ga., was killed on Dec. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Holland was part of a dismounted patrol when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire. He died as a result of his injuries. Holland was assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany.
16-Dec 1 Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19, of Corvallis, Ore., died on Dec. 16 in Mosul, Iraq. Nakis was in a convoy returning to Mosul when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area. Nakis was assigned to Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy), Army National Guard, based in Albany, Ore.
15-Dec 1 Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Dec. 15 at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. Souslin died of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.
14-Dec 2

Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pa., was killed Dec. 14, 2003, in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Voelz was responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call when an improvised explosive device detonated. Voelz was assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky.

Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C., died Dec. 14, 2003, outside forward operating base Quinn, Iraq. Ferguson fell from the light medium tactical vehicle in which he was a passenger. Ferguson died of his injuries. Ferguson was assigned to the Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based in Fort Carson, Colo.

All deaths listed above occured after the capture of Saddam Hussein.
12-Dec 2 Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, of Stafford, Conn., died Dec. 12, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Braun died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Braun was assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind., was killed Dec. 12, 2003, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Black's convoy was hit by an IED. Black died of his injuries. Black was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan.
11-Dec 1 Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27, of Rocky Face, Ga., was killed Dec. 11 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Edgerton was killed when his camp was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He died of his injuries. Edgerton was assigned to Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.
10-Dec 4

Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq. While guarding a gas station, Petty was attacked by enemy forces. He died of his injuries. Petty was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif., was killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq. Burdick was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvise explosive device. He died as a result of his wounds. Burdick was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Dec. 10 south of Baghdad, Iraq. Reese was on a river patrol on the Tigris River when he fell overboard. Reese was assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio.

Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio, was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10 when his squad leader fell overboard. Bates dived into the water and did not surface. Bates has been placed in duty status whereabouts unknown. He is assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio.

8-Dec 4

Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19, of Luzerne, Mich., was killed Dec. 8 in Mosul, Iraq. Wright was on security duty when his vehicle came under fire from a passing vehicle. Wright died as a result of his injuries.

Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore., died Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq. Wesley was in a Stryker vehicle when it flipped into a canal. He died as a result of his injuries. Wesley was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rdInfantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers were killed on Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when their vehicle flipped into a canal. The soldiers are:

Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, of Tracy, Calif.

Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, 23, of Corvallis, Ore.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

7-Dec 1 Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20, of League City, Texas, was killed Dec. 7 in Mosul, Iraq. Hutchinson was returning from a patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. He died as a result of his injuries. Hutchinson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
5-Dec 1 Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20, of Chico, Calif., was killed on Dec. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq. Clark was on a convoy mission when an improvised explosive device detonated. He died as a result of his injuries. Clark was assigned to the 440th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany.
2-Dec 3

Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss., was killed Dec. 2 in Tampa, Iraq. Davis died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Ryan C. Young, 21, of Corona, Calif., died on Dec. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds he received Nov. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq. Young died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Young was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

Chief Warrant Officer Clarence E. Boone, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas, died on Dec. 2 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Boone died as a result of a non-combat related injury. Boone was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

1-Dec 1 This morning, a Task Force “All-American” patrol was ambushed with small arms fire near Habbaniyah.

One soldier was critically wounded during the attack and was evacuated by air to Forward Operating Base St. Mere where the soldier later died of his wounds.

     
29-Nov 2 Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, 22, of Tipton, Iowa, was killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq. Sissel was traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire. The Soldier died as a result of his injuries.

Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino, 40, of Orange, Calif., was killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq. Bertolino was traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire. He died as a result of his injuries.

28-Nov 2

Early Thursday morning, a soldier from Task Force “All-American” died as the result of a gunshot wound. The soldier was in his barracks when the incident occurred.

Sgt. Ariel Rico, 25, of El Paso, Texas, was killed on Nov. 28 in Mosul, Iraq. Rico died of injuries sustained during an enemy mortar attack. Rico was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

26-Nov 1 Spc. David J. Goldberg, 20, of Layton, Utah, died on Nov. 26 in Qayyarah, Iraq. Goldberg died of a non-combat related injury. Goldberg was assigned to C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), U.S. Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group, based in Fort Carson, Colo.
23-Nov 5 Two soldiers were killed when hostile forces attacked the vehicle they were in on Nov. 23 in Mosul, Iraq. Killed were:

Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga.

Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, 21, of Glendale, Calif.

Wilson and Ravago were assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather, 35, of Los Angeles, Calif., was killed on Nov. 23 in Baqubah, Iraq. Menyweather died of his injuries after an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Menyweather was assigned to Company C, 588th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 28, of Otwell, Ind., died on Nov. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith drowned when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river. Smith was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Ind.

CW2 Christopher G. Nason, 39, of California, was killed on Nov. 23 between Mosul and Dihok, Iraq. Nason died of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident. Nason was assigned to A Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.

22-Nov 2 Two 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed and one was injured in a traffic accident Nov. 22.

Pfc. Damian S. Bushart, 22, of Waterford, Mich., was killed on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bushart died of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle. Bushart was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21, of Winter Park, Fla., was killed on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq. Roberts died of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle. Roberts was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

21-Nov 1 Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 24, of Pikeville, Ky., was killed on Nov. 21 in Balad, Iraq. Coleman was on patrol when the vehicle he was driving flipped over into a canal trapping him inside the vehicle. Coleman was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Carson, Colo.
20-Nov 3

Capt. George A. Wood, 33, of New York, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 20 in Baqubah, Iraq. Wood was on patrol when his tank rolled over an improvised explosive device. Wood was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Josph L. Lister, 22, of Pleasanton, Kan., was killed on Nov. 20 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Lister was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Lister was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21, of Sterling, Ill., died on Nov. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds received on Nov. 14 in Tikrit, Iraq. Tyrrell was at an ammunition point when it caught on fire.

17-Nov 4

Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26, of Northome, Minn., was killed on Nov. 17, south of Balad, Iraq. Panchot was on patrol when he was fatally injured by enemy fire. Panchot was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, 35, of Tenn, was killed on Nov. 17 in Baqubah, Iraq. Coulter was in a convoy traveling to Tikrit when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device. The soldier died of his injuries.

Capt. James A. Shull, 32, of California, was killed on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Shull died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27, of Kaysville, Utah, died from a non-hostile gunshot wound on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Dalley was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

15-Nov 18

Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, 26, of Newville, Pa., was killed on Nov. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq. Hayslett was conducting a patrol when struck by an improvised explosive device. He died of his injuries. Hayslett was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany.

The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq. Killed were:

Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, of Louisville, Ky. Acklin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24, of Brown Mills, N.J. Baker was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 30, of Fairview Heights, Ill. Dusenbery was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36, of Clintonville, Wis. Hansen was assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wis. Uhl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D. Hawk Eagle was
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, 29, of Independence, Ore. Kesterson was assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. John R. Sullivan, 26, of Countryside, Ill. Sullivan was assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, 27, of Wis. Wolfe was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, 37, of Whittier, Calif., was assigned to the 137th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in South El Monte, Calif.

Sgt. John W. Russell, 26, of Portland, Texas, was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in
Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe, 33, of Willow Lake, S.D., was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, 21, of Batesville, Miss. Heidelberg was assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Jeremiah J. Digiovanni, 21, of Tylertown, Miss. Digiovanni was assigned to 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, 21, of Cross Lanes, W.Va. Hafer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Capt. Pierre E. Piche, 29, of Starksboro, Vt. Piche was assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, 19, of Nebo, N.C. Whitener was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

14-Nov 1 Spc. Irving Medina, 22, of Middletown, N.Y., was killed on Nov.14 in Baghdad, Iraq. Medina was traveling in a convoy when it struck an improvised explosive device.
13-Nov 2

Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28, of Bay Shore, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq. Fletcher was riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded. Fletcher died of his injuries.

Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23, of Richeyville, Pa, was killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq. Minucci was riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded. Minucci died of his injuries. Minucci was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

12-Nov 2

Spc. Robert A. Wise, 21, of Tallahassee, Fla., was killed on Nov. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq. Wise was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.

Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, 46, of Nashville, Tenn., died on Nov. 12 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Bailey died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

11-Nov 2

Spc. Marlon P. Jackson, 25, of Jersey City, N.J., was killed on Nov. 11 in Tampa, Iraq. Jackson died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device exploded on the road. Jackson was assigned to A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany.

Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was killed on Nov. 11 in Taji, Iraq. Acosta was on patrol when his Bradley vehicle hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices. Acosta died of his injuries.

9-Nov 1 Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was killed on Nov. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq. Tomko was the door gunner in a convoy vehicle when his team came under small arms attack. The soldier died of his injuries. Tomko was assigned to the 307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, New Kensington, Pa.
8-Nov 4

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Collins, 32, of Hardin, Texas, was killed on Nov. 8, in Fallujah, Iraq. Collins was riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it hit an improvised explosive device. The soldier died of his injuries. Collins was assigned to 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, 35, of Port Huron, Mich., was killed on Nov. 8, 2003, in Fallujah, Iraq. Vasquez was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device . The soldier died of his injuries. Vasquez was assigned to 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser, 22, of Des Moines, Iowa, was killed on Nov. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq. Frosheiser as the driver of a vehicle on mounted patrol when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Frosheiser was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

Army Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Nov. 8, 2003, at WRAMC. On Oct. 31, 2003, Jimenez fell and was injured. She was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital and later evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center. Subsequently, she was moved to WRAMC where she later died. Jimenez was assigned to the 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

7-Nov 7 A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down Nov. 7, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. The Black Hawk was shot down by unknown enemy ordnance. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth [female], 43, of Virginia. Swartworth was the regimental warrant officer for the Judge Advocate General Office, based at Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon.

Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, of Boston, Mass.

Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30, of Fort Mill, S.C.

Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30, of Fayetteville, N.C.

Kennedy, Neff and Rose were assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Capt. Benedict J. Smith, 29, of Monroe City, Mo. Smith was assigned to 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Command Sergeant Major Cornell W. Gilmore I, 45, of Baltimore, Md. Gilmore was assigned to the Judge Advocate General Office, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon

Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis, Tenn., was killed on Nov. 7, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq. Kennon was guarding a bank in downtown Mosul when his position came under rocket-propelled grenade attack. Kennon was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

6-Nov 3

Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., was killed on Nov. 6 in Mosul, Iraq. Wolf was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device was detonated. Wolf died of his injuries. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. James A. Chance III, 25, of Kokomo, Miss., was killed on Nov. 6, 2003, in Husaybah, Iraq. Chance died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a landmine.

Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany. Fisher was very seriously injured on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down. As a result of the incident, there were 16 soldiers killed in action and 26 wounded. Fisher was assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa.

5-Nov 1 Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was killed on Nov. 5 in Mumuhdyah, Iraq. Rivera was part of a patrol when his unit came under rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. Rivera died of his injuries. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.
4-Nov 2

Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico, was killed on Nov. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq. Martinez was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded. Martinez died of his injuries.

Spc. Robert T. Benson, 20, of Spokane, Wash., died on Nov. 4, in Baghdad, Iraq. Benson died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Benson was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany.

3-Nov 1 Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 3, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Johnson was on patrol when his vehicle hit a landmine. The soldier died as a result of his injuries. Johnson was assigned to the 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.
2-Nov 15

Sixteen soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded when a Coalition helicopter went down near the city of Amiryah at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of Calif., was killed on November 2, 2003, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Velazquez was onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it made a crash landing (read: it was shot down).

Specialist Darius T. Jennings, 22 of Cordova, S.C., was killed on Nov. 2. Jennings was on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, 33, of Enon Valley, Pa. Bucklew was assigned to Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, 20, of Waterbury, Conn. Dagostino was assigned to the 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Karina S. Lau, (female) 20, of Livingston, Calif. Lau was assigned to the 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23, of Houston, Texas. Moss was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, 36, of Oklahoma. Pennanen was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, 30, of Genoa, Ill. Slavenas was assigned to F Company, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, Peoria, Ill.

Spc. Frances M. Vega (female), 20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Vega was assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, 30, of Mississippi. Wilson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Bader was assigned to Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Steven D. Conover, 21, of Wilmington, Ohio. Conover was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.

Spc. Brian H. Penisten, 28, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Penisten was assigned to Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Joel Perez, 25, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Perez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41, of West Liberty, Iowa. Smithwas assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa.

1-Nov 3

Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an improvised explosive device attack in Mosul at approximately 7:30 a.m. Nov.1.

1.) 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Virginia, was killed on Nov. 1 in Mosul, Iraq. Hurley was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when he was hit with an improvised explosive device. Hurley was assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Hurley died as a result of his injuries.

2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash., was killed on Nov. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq. Colgan was responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device. Colgan was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany. Colgan died as a result of his injuries.

Spc. Maurice J. Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Pa., was killed on Nov. 1 in Mosul, Iraq. Johnson was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when it was hit by an improvised explosive device. Johnson died as a result of his injuries.

31- Oct 1

2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, Calif., was killed on Oct. 31in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Bryant was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bryant died of his injuries.

28-Oct 3

Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36, of Aiken, S.C., died on Oct. 28, of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq.

Spec. Isaac Campoy, 21, of Douglas, Ariz, was killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq. Campoy was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26, of Von Ormy, Texas, was killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq. Barrera was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

27-Oct 2

Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, was killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq. Falaniko was near the Al Khadra Police Station in downtown Baghdad when a vehicle containing an improvised explosive device detonated.

Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, 33, of Tuskegee, Ala., was killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bell was at the Al Bayra Police Station when his unit came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location. Bell was assigned to the 214th Military Police Company, Alabama National Guard.

26-Oct 5

Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld, 19, of Waupun, Wis., was killed Oct. 26 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Bosveld was fatally injured during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station.

Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, Calif., died on Oct. 26 in Baqubah, Iraq. Acosta died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, 40, of Fayetteville, N.C., was killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Buehring was fatally injured during a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Al-Rasheed Hotel.

Two 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed and two wounded in an improvised explosion device attack while on patrol in Baghdad at approximately 10 p.m. October 26.

Pvt. Joseph R. Guerrera, 20, of Dunn, N.C., was killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Guerrera was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Guerrera was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Jamie L. Huggins, 26, of Hume, Mo., was killed in action on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Huggins was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Huggins was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

25-Oct 1 Seaman Jakia Sheree Cannon, 20, of Baltimore, MY died of non-hostile wounds. Cannon was assigned to the USS Enterprise.
24-Oct 3 Sgt. Michael S. Hancock, 29, of Yreka, Calif., was killed on Oct. 24 in Mosul, Iraq. Hancock was on guard duty when he was shot. He died of his injuries.

Two soldiers who were killed on Oct. 24 in Samaria, Iraq. Both soldiers died of wounds received from an enemy mortar attack. Killed were:

Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, 22, of Flint, Mich. Brassfield was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Hood, Texas.

Spc. Jose L. Mora, 26, of Bell Gardens, Calif. Mora was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Carson, Colo.

23-Oct 1 Capt. John R. Teal, 31, of Mechanicsville, Va., was killed on Oct. 23 in Baqubah, Iraq. Teal was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded. He died of injuries sustained in the explosion.
22-Oct 2

Pvt. Jason M. Ward, 25, of Tulsa, Okla., died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ward died of non-combat related injuries.

Spc. John P. Johnson, 24, of Houston, Texas, died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq. Johnson died of non-combat related injuries.

21-Oct 1 Pfc. Paul J. Bueche, 19, of Daphne, Ala., died on Oct. 21 in Balad, Iraq. Bueche was changing a tire on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when the tire exploded.
20-Oct 1 Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson, 29, of Calumet, Mich., was killed on Oct. 20 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson was on a mounted patrol when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device and later came under small arms fire by enemy forces.
18-Oct 2 Both soldiers were killed in action on Oct. 18 in Taza, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their patrol using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Killed were:

1st Lt. David R. Bernstein, 24, of Phoenixville, Pa.

Pfc. John D. Hart, 20, of Bedford, Mass.

17-Oct 1

Spc. Michael L. Williams, 46, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed on October 17, 2003, along MSR Jackson, near Baghdad, Iraq. Williams was killed in action when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device. He died as a result of his injuries.

16-Oct 3 Three soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating on a road
near a mosque after curfew. The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and
wounding seven others.. Killed were:

Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando, 43, of Tennessee.

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, 28, of Wakefield, Mass.

Cpl. Sean R. Grilley, 24, of San Bernardino, Calif.

The soldiers were assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101stAirborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky. Orlando was the commanding officer of the 716th Military Police Battalion.

13-Oct 5

Pfc. Stephen E. Wyatt, 19, of Kilgore, Texas, was killed on Oct. 13 in Balad, Iraq. Wyatt was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He died as a result of his injuries.

Spc. Donald L. Wheeler, 22, of Concord, Mich., was killed on Oct. 13 in Tikrit, Iraq. Wheeler was searching for a possible improvised explosive device when his unit came under attack from a rocket propelled grenade. He died as a result of his injuries.

Spc. Douglas J. Weismantle, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Oct. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq. Weismantle
was driving a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) when an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle. Weismantle died as a result of his injuries.

Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman, 19, of Valdosta, Ga., drowned on Oct. 13 near Al Asad, Iraq. Soldiers from his unit had been searching for Freeman when they discovered him floating on the surface of the water near Haditha dam. Attempts made to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Freeman was assigned to K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Jose Casanova, 23, of El Monte, Calif., died on Oct. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq. Casanova was in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) when an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle. Casanova was one of two soldiers who were killed in this incident.

Casanova was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

12-Oct 1 Spc. James E. Powell, 26, of Radcliff, Ky., was killed on October 12 in Baji, Iraq. Powell was killed when his M2/A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck an enemy anti-tank mine. He died as a result of his injuries.
9-Oct 3

Spc. Joseph C. Norquist, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed on Oct. 9 in Baqubah, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Norquist was in a convoy that came under attack from rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Norquist was fatally
injured in the incident.

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swisher, 26, of Lincoln, Neb., and Pvt. Sean A. Silva, 23, of Roseville, Calif., were killed in an ambush on Oct. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq. The soldiers were on patrol when their unit was ambushed by individuals using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades.

6-Oct 3

Spc. Spencer T. Karol, 20, of Woodruff, Ariz., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Karol was on a mission to observe enemy activity when a command detonated device exploded. His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured.

2nd Lt. Richard Torres, 25, of Clarksville, Tenn., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. While on combat patrol, Torres' convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. Torres died of his injuries.

Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, 21, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was killed on Oct. 6 in Iskandariyah, Iraq. While on a combat patrol, Scott's convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. Scott was one of two soldiers killed in the blast. Scott was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. .

4-Oct 1 Spc. James H. Pirtle, 27, of La Mesa, N.M., was killed on Oct. 4 in Assadah, Iraq.
Pirtle was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an RPG struck his vehicle. Pirtle
died of his injuries.
3-Oct 1 Pfc. Charles M. Sims, 18, of Miami, Fla., drowned on Oct. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq.
1-Oct 4

Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, 40, of Alexandria, Va., was killed on Oct. 1 in Samarra, Iraq. Blankenbecler was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades. Blankenbecler died of his injuries.

Pfc. Analaura Esparza Gutierrez, 21, of Houston, Texas, was killed on Oct. 1 in Tikrit, Iraq. Esparza Gutierrez was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades. Esparza Gutierrez died of her injuries.

Spc. Simeon Hunte, 23, of Essex, N.J., was killed on Oct. 1 in Al Khadra, Iraq. Hunte was on patrol when an Iraqi citizen approached and shot him.

Army Spc. Tamarra J. Ramos, 24, of Quakertown, Pa., died Oct. 1, 2003, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Washington D.C. Ramos died of non-combat related injuries. She was assigned to the 3rd Armor Medical Company, Medical Troop Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

30-Sep 1 Spc. Dustin K. McGaugh, 20, of Derby, Kan., died on Sept. 30 in Balad, Iraq. McGaugh died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. McGaugh was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.
29-Sep 3

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, 26, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., drowned Sept. 29 as he tried to rescue another soldier whose vehicle had entered a canal near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.

Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, of Louisville, Ky., was killed on Sept. 29 near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area. During the search, his
vehicle left the road and went into a canal. SGT Potter died in the vehicle. Two other soldiers escaped.

Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall, 30, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was killed on Sept. 29 west of Baghdad, Iraq. Cutchall was traveling in a convoy when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by. He died of injuries sustained in the incident.

25-Sep 3

Capt. Robert L. Lucero, 34, of Casper, Wyo., was killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Lucero died and another soldier was injured when they were struck by an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, 23, of Topeka, Kan., was killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Thomas was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. He died of injuries sustained in the explosion.

Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, 43, of Nashua, N.H. Rooney died on Sep. 25 at Shuabai Port, in

, when he was struck by a forklift and died of his injuries.

24-Sep 1 Spc. Michael Andrade, 28, of Bristol, Rhode Island died on Sept. 24 in Balad, Iraq. Andrade was a passenger in a HMMWV when a 5-ton truck struck the side of his vehicle. He died of injuries sustained in the accident.
22-Sep 1 Spc. Paul J. Sturino, 21, of Rice Lake, Wis., died on Sept. 22 in Quest, Iraq. Sturino died from a non-combat weapons discharge. Sturino was assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.
20-Sep 3 Two soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on Sept. 20 in Abu Gareeb, Iraq. Killed were:

Spc. Lunsford B. Brown II, 27, of Creedmore, N.C. Brown was assigned to A Company, 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Patton Barracks, Germany.

Sgt. David T. Friedrich, 26, of Hammond, N.Y. Friedrich was assigned to B Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Waterbury, Conn.

Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr., 27, of Hagerstown, Ind., was killed on Sept. 20 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Miller was conducting a security patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Miller died of his injuries.

18-Sep 4 Capt. Brian R. Faunce, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa., died on Sept. 18 in Al Asad, Iraq. Faunce was moving in a Bradley fighting vehicle when his vehicle crossed under some low laying power lines. The soldier reached up and grabbed the lines and was fatally injured. Faunce was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.

Three soldiers were killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade, on Sept. 18 in Tikrit, Iraq. Killed were:

Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson, 26, of Orangeburg, S.C.

Spc. Richard Arriaga, 20, of Ganado, Texas

Spc. James C. Wright, 27, of Morgan, Texas

15-Sep 2

Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly, 31, of North Creek, N.Y., was killed on Sept. 15, in Baghdad, Iraq. While on patrol, Kimmerly's vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Kimmerly died of his injuries.

Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died on Sept. 15 in Telafar, Iraq. Peterson died from a non-combat weapons discharge.

14-Sep 1 Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, 22, of Canton, Mich., was killed on Sept. 14 in Baghdad,Iraq. Blumberg was on patrol when two improvised explosive devices struck his vehicle. Blumberg was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. (three wounded)
12-Sep 2 Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead, 33, of Little Rock, Ark., and Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett, 35, of Seymour, Tenn., were killed on Sept. 12, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Both soldiers died of wounds they received when their unit executed a raid on enemy forces. The soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.
11-Sep 1 Sgt. Henry Ybarra III, 32, of Austin, Texas, died on Sept. 11 in Balad, Iraq. Ybarra was changing the tire on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck when the tire exploded. Ybarra died of his injuries.

10-Sep 1 Joseph E. Robsky, Jr., 31, of Elizaville, N.Y., was killed on Sept. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq. Robsky was on call to neutralize an improvised explosive device (IED) after the initial attempt failed. Soldier returned to the site to render it safe, and the IED detonated. Robsky was assigned to the 759th Ordnance Company, Fort Irwin, Calif.
9-Sep 1

Spc. Ryan G. Carlock, 25, of Macomb, Ill., was killed on Sept. 9 northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Carlock died of injuries sustained when his fuel truck was attacked by the enemy. Carlock was assigned to the 416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Support), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

7-Sep 1 Spc. Jarrett B. Thompson, 27, of Dover, Del., died on Sept. 7 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Thompson was in a convoy on Aug. 30 when a civilian vehicle passed the convoy and cut in front of the lead military vehicle and an approaching Iraqi truck. The driver of the civilian vehicle hit Thompson's truck. Thompson was medically evacuated to WRAMC where he later died of his injuries.
4-Sept 1 Brown, Bruce E. Technical Sergeant 32 Air Force 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron Non-hostile - vehicle accident Al Udeid (near)
2-Sep 1 Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson, 20, of Oak Park, Ill., died on Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq. Sisson was in a UH-60 helicopter participating in an air assault mission. The helicopter flipped and crashed on take off. He died of injuries sustained in the incident. Sisson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.
1-Sep 3

Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara, 40, of New Bedford, Mass., was killed Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Camara was one of two soldiers who were killed when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Camara died of his injuries.

Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell, 38, of North Providence, R.I., was killed on Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Caldwell was one of two soldiers killed in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device. Caldwell died of his injuries. Caldwell was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

Staff Sgt. Cameron B. Sarno, 43, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died on Sept. 1 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Sarno was hit by a truck while changing his vehicle's tire. Sarno died as a result of his injuries.

Sarno was assigned to the 257th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Las Vegas, Nev.

30-Aug 1 Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., died on Aug. 30 in Ba'qubah, Iraq.
Cataudella was driving a military vehicle when he hit an embankment and rolled into
a canal. Cataudella was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th
Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
29-Aug 1

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41, of Hayden, Colo., was killed on Aug. 29, 2003, north of As Suaydat, Iraq. Lawton was in a convoy that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

27-Aug 3

Spc. Rafael L. Navea, 34, of Pittsburgh, PA, was killed on Aug. 27 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Navea was in a vehicle when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Navea died of his injuries. Navea was assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Sill, Okla.

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger, 24, of Narragansett, R.I., was killed on August 27 in Al Hallia, Iraq. Belanger was in a vehicle when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Belanger died of his injuries.

Lt. Col. Anthony L. Sherman, 43, of Pottstown, Pa., died on August 27 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Sherman died as a result of non-combat related injury (medical).

The soldier was off duty and in the living quarters at the time. After the soldier appeared unresponsive, fellow soldiers administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Other attempts at reviving the soldier were made without success at a nearby medical clinic.

26-Aug 1

Spc. Darryl T. Dent, 21, of Washington, D.C., was killed on August 26 in Southeast Arimadi, Iraq. Dent was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Dent died of his injuries.

25-Aug 2

Pfc. Pablo Manzano, 19, B Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, V Corps, Bamberg,
Germany, of Heber, Calif., died on Aug. 25 in Logistical Support Area Dogwood, Iraq.
Manzano died as a result of a non-combat weapons discharge.

Spc. Ronald D. Allen, Jr., 22, from - Mitchell, Ind died as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident between Tikrit and Forward Operating Base Anaconda in Balad at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The vehicle the soldier was riding in had a flat tire causing the convoy to stop along side the road to replace the flat. While changing the tire, a passing Iraqi vehicle was involved in a traffic collision, which caused it to spin out of control and strike the soldier.

23-Aug 2

Spc. Stephen M. Scott, 21, of Lawton, Okla., died on Aug. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq. Scott died as a result of non-combat injuries. Scott was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Vorn J. Mack, 19, of Orangeburg, S.C., died on Aug. 23 near the Hadithah Dam, west of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Mack jumped into the Euphrates River to take a swim and did not resurface. A search party found Mack's body downstream on Aug. 24. Mack was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

21-Aug 2

Pfc. Michael S. Adams, 20, of Spartanburg, S.C., died on Aug. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Adams was participating in a small arms fire exercise on the range when a bullet ricocheted and ignited a fire in the building. He died as a result of injuries sustained during the fire.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Kylan A. Jones-Huffman, 31, of Aptos, Calif., was killed Aug. 21 in Al Hillah, Iraq, by an unidentified gunman. Jones-Huffman was on temporary duty with the I Marine Expeditionary Force.

20-Aug 2

Spc. Kenneth W. Harris, Jr., 23, of Charlotte, Tenn., was killed on Aug. 20 in Scania, Iraq. Harris was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident while driving south on the main supply route. Another soldier was also injured in the incident.

Staff Sgt. Bobby C. Franklin, 38, of Mineral Bluff, Ga., was killed on Aug. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq. Franklin died of injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device.

18-Aug 1 Spc. Eric R. Hull, 23, of Uniontown, Pa., was killed on Aug. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq. Hull was in a military vehicle returning from the airport when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Hull died of his injuries.
17-Aug 1 Ivory, Craig S., 501st Forward Spt. Co., 173rd Airborne Non-hostile - illness - heat related Homberg Univ. Hospital Port Matilda Pennsylvania US.
16-Aug 1 Sergeant Pinkston Foster, 47, of Warrenton, GA died August 16 in Iraq from a non-hostile incident. Foster was assigned to Headquarters Service Company.
14-Aug 1 Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff, 31, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Aug. 14 in Landstuhl, Germany. Pfc. Kirchhoff suffered a non-hostile injury on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 14.
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13-Aug 1

Sgt. Steven W. White, 29, of Lawton, Okla., was killed on August 13 in Tikrit, Iraq. White died of injuries sustained when his M113 armored personnel carrier hit an antitank mine.

12-Aug 4 Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr., 21, of Conway, Pa., was killed on Aug. 12 in Taji, Iraq. Brown was in a convoy when he was injured by an explosive device. Brown died of his injuries.

Sgt. Taft V. Williams, 29, of New Orleans, La., was killed on August 12 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Williams was in a convoy when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Williams died of his injuries.

Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, 18, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., died on Aug. 12 in Mosul, Iraq. Parker was thrown from his vehicle when the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in another lane. Parker was
fatally injured.

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., 37, of Guilford, Conn., died on August 12 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. A fellow soldier tried to wake Eaton and noticed he was not breathing.

10-Aug 1 Staff Sgt. David S. Perry, 36, of Bakersfield, Calif., was killed on Aug. 10 in Baquabah, Iraq. Perry was inspecting a suspicious package when it exploded and fatally injured him.
9-Aug 2 Spc. Levi B. Kinchen, 21, of Tickfaw, La., died on Aug. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq. A fellow soldier tried to wake Kinchen and noticed he was not breathing. Kinchen was assigned to 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, Jr., 55, of Olla, La., died on Aug. 9 in Iraq. Knighten died as a result of a non-combat related cause while in a convoy from Camp Bilad heading to Camp Pennsylvania. Knighten was assigned to the 1087th Transportation Support Company, Army National Guard, Fort Polk, La.
8-Aug 2 Pfc. Brandon Ramsey, 21, of Calumet City, Ill, died on Aug. 8 in Tallil, Iraq. Ramsey was part of a convoy escort mission when the vehicle he was in rolled over during a chase of a suspicious
vehicle and fatally injured him.

Pvt. Matthew D. Bush, 20, of East Alton, Ill., died on Aug. 8 in Camp Caldwell, Iraq. A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing. Bush was assigned to F Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
7-Aug 1 Pfc. Duane E. Longstreth, 19, of Tacoma, Wash., died on Aug. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. Longstreth died as a result of non-combat related injuries. Longstreth was assigned to Company B, 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.
6-Aug 4

Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellerman, 35, of Freeport, Minn., was killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Hellerman's unit. He died of injuries received during the ambush.

Pvt. Kyle C. Gilbert, 20, of Brattleboro, Vt., was killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Gilbert's unit. Gilbert died of injuries received during the ambush. Gilbert was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Zeferino E. Colunga, 20, of Bellville, Texas, died on Aug. 6 at Homburg University Hospital in Germany. Colunga was initially evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq on Aug. 4.

Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons, 33, of New Bern, N.C., died on Aug. 6 in Mosul, Iraq.
Simmons died of a non-combat related cause. Simmons was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

5-Aug 2 Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, 44, of Jackson, Tenn., died on Aug. 5 in Kuwait. Loyd was on a mission when he experienced severe chest pains. The soldier was sent to the Kuwait hospital where he was
pronounced dead.


Spc. Farao K. Letufuga, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died on Aug. 5 in Mosul, Iraq. Letufuga fatally fell from the top of a building while he was performing guardduty. Letufuga was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
1-Aug   Spc. Justin W. Hebert, 20, of Arlington, Wash., was killed on August 1 in Kirkuk, Iraq. Hebert was on patrol when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. Hebert was assigned to the 319th Field Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.
31-Jul 3 Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, 21, of Dubuque, Iowa was killed on July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq. Deutsch was in a vehicle that was struck by an explosive device. Deutsch was assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment, Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

Spc. James I. Lambert III, 22, of Raleigh, N.C. was killed on July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq. Lambert was struck by a stray bullet fired during what was believed to be acelebratory event by local nationals. Lambert was assigned to the 407th Combat Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Justin W. Hebert, 20, of Arlington, Wash., was killed on August 1 in Kirkuk, Iraq. Hebert was on patrol when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. Hebert was assigned to the 319th Field Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.
30-Jul 1 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, 24, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was killed on July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nott died of wounds received from hostile fire.
29-Jul    
28- Jul 2

Spc. William J. Maher III, 35, Yardley, Pa., was killed on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq. Maher was in a convoy when he was injured by an improvised explosive device. Maher died of his injuries.

Sgt. Nathaniel Hart Jr., 29, of Valdosta, Ga., died on July 28 in Tillil, Iraq. Hart died of injuries he received when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over.

27- Jul 1 Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, 29, of Canandaigua, N.Y., was killed on July 27 South of Baghdad, Iraq. McMillin was on patrol when he came under attack from rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. McMillin was assigned to the 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Buffalo, N.Y.
26-Jul 4 Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, 22, Belton, Texas

Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes, 21, Anderson, Mo.

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 24, Norwalk, Conn.

The soldiers were killed as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital that they were guarding.

Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, 19, of Camden, Ark., was killed on July 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Cheatham was in a convoy that came under rocket propelled grenade attack. Cheatham was assigned to the 489th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, North Little Rock, Ark.
24-Jul 4 On July 24, three soldiers were killed north of Al Hawd, Iraq, when their military convoy came under enemy fire. Killed were:

Cpl. Evan Asa Ashcraft, 24, West Hills, Calif. Ashcraft was assigned to the Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, 22, Bay Shore, N.Y. Heighter was assigned to the 2/320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, 40, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Perez was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, 31, Manati,
Puerto Rico, died on July 24 in Baghdad, Iraq.Serrano was changing a tire on an
M998 vehicle when it fell on him inflicting a fatal head injury.
23-Jul 2 Capt. Joshua T. Byers, 29, of Nevada was killed in action when his convoy hit an explosive device.Byers was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, in Fort Carson, Co.
Spc. Brett T. Christian, 27, North Royalton, Ohio, was killed on July 23 in Mosul, Iraq.Christian was in a convoy that came under attack by rocket propelled grenades.
22-Jul 1 Spc. Jon P. Fettig, 30, Dickinson, N.D., was killed on July 22 on the outside of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Fettig was killed
when the Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical Truck he was in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.
21-Jul 1 Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25, Watha, N.C., was died on July 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bibby was in a convoy to a water treatment facility when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bibby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.
20-Jul 4

Sgt. Jason D. Jordan, 24 of Elba, Ala. died on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq. Sgt. Jordan was patrolling a village when the vehicle was ambushed by RPGs (rocket propelled grenades). Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, 23, Townsend, Mass., was killed on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq. Garvey was patrolling in his vehicle when it was ambushed and struck by rocket propelled grenades. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, Phenix City, Ala., died on July 20 in
Baghdad, Iraq. Willoughby was riding in a vehicle that rolled over. Willoughby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Ga.

Air Force Master Sgt. David A. Scott, 51, of Union, Ohio, died as a result of a non-hostile cause on July 20, 2003, in Doha, Qatar. He was assigned to the 445th Communications Flight, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

19-Jul 1 Second Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, 25, of Katy, Texas died on July 19 at Baghdad, Iraq. Lieutenant Rozier s unit was fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while providing security at a municipal building. Rozier was assigned to B Company, 2-70th Armor Battalion, Fort Riley, KS (1st Armored Division).
18-Jul 1 Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, 20, of Independence, Mo. died on July 18 at Fallujah, Iraq. Bertoldie was thrown from the
military vehicle he was driving when an explosive device was detonated underneath.
17-Jul 2 The Department of Defense announced today that Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26, Gering, Neb., was killed July 17 in Al Hamishiyah, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, a Utah native, died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Whetstone died as a result of non-combat injuries.
16-Jul 1 Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres, 29, Caguas,
Puerto Rico, was killed on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq. Reyes Torres was killed as he
sought cover from a passing truck that contained a command detonated device.
15-Jul 1 Geurin, Cory Ryan Lance Corporal 18 Marines 1st Batt., 7th Mar. Reg., 1st Mar. Div. Non-hostile - accidental fall Al Hillah
14-Jul 1 Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, 27, of Soperton, Ga., was killed on July 14 in Baghdad,
Iraq. Crockett was on patrol when he came under RPG attack. Crockett was assigned to
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort
Stewart, Ga.
13-Jul 2 Cpt. Paul J. Cassidy, 36, of Laingsburg, Mich., died July 13 in Camp Babylon, Iraq. Cassidy died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Cassidy was assigned to the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wis.Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, Pocono Summit, Pa., died on July 13 at Camp Edson, Iraq.Puello-Coronado was manning a traffic point when the operator of a dump truck lost control of the vehicle. Puello-Coronado was struck by the truck and died of his injuries.
12-Jul 1 Two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were wounded and one subsequently died from a non-hostile gunshot incident.Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, 20, of Montreal, Mo., died July 12 in Homburg Hospital, Germany (Note: was "supporting "Operation Iraqi Freedom"). Neusche died from a non-combat cause. Neusche was assigned to the 203rd Engineer Battalion, in Joplin, Mo.
11-Jul 1 Spc. Christian C. Schulz, 20, of Colleyville, Texas, died July 11 in Baqubah, Iraq. Schulz died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Schulz was assigned to the 3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.
9-Jul 4 Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, Spooner, Wis., died on July 9 in Ba Qubah, Iraq.Gabrielson was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wis.He was traveling in a convoy that came under attack. He was killed by hostile fire.

Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26, Eagle Pass, Texas, died on July 9 in Balad, Iraq.Valles was assigned to B Company, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Col.She died as a result of non-combat injuries.The incident is under investigation.      Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua, Tenn., was killed on July 9 in Iraq.Rowe died as a result of an enemy sniper attack.Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; assigned to 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed in a vehicle accident in Kuwait July 9.
8-Jul 2

Army Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, 38, of Elkhart, Ind.; assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Tell City, Ind.; died July 8 of non-combat-related causes at Camp Wolf, Kuwait.

Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, 23, of Kokomo, Ind., died on July 8 in Homberg, Germany. McKinley was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-101st Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Ky.

7-Jul 2 Spc. Chad L. Keith, 21, Batesville, Ind., was killed on July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. Keith was on mounted patrol when his vehicle drove past an object that exploded on the side of the road. Keith was assigned to the 2-325th Infantry, Company D, Fort Bragg, N.C.Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr., 46, of Aurora, Colo., died on July 7 in Balad, Iraq.Sanford was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.
6-Jul 2 Sgt. David B. Parson, 30, Kannapolis, N.C., was killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. Parson was conducting a raid on a house when he was shot and killed. Parson was assigned to the 1-37th Armored Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany.

Spc. Jeffrey M. Wershow, 22, Gainesville, Fla., was killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. Wershow was conducting military operations when he was shot and killed. Wershow was assigned to the 2-124th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Orlando, Fla.
3-Jul 2 A soldier attached to the 1st Armored Division died of a gunshot wound in a non-combat incident July 3 in Baghdad.The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, 20, of Shakopee, Minn., died on July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq.Herrgott died from a gunshot wound while on patrol.Pfc. Corey L. Small, 20, of East Berlin, Pa. died on July 3 in Iraq. Small died from a non-combat related cause.
2-Jul 1 Cpl. Travis J. Bradachnall, 21, of Multnomah County, Ore. died on July 2 in Iraq.Bradachnall was killed in an explosion during a mine clearing operation near the city of Karbala.
1-Jul 1 1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin, 51, of Bethlehem, Pa, died on July 1 on Highway 8 in Iraq.Coffin's vehicle ran into a ditch while trying to avoid a civilian vehicle.
28-Jun 2 Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, 37, of Linden, N.J. and Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, 27, of Columbus, Ohio.

Both soldiers are assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla. The search is still ongoing.

27-Jun 1 Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20, of Houston, Texas, was killed on June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq.Sotelo was traveling in a convoy when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle.
26-Jun 4

Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22, of Enterprise, Ala., was injured on June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq and he later died of wounds on June 28. Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle.Conneway was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Richard P. Orengo, 32, of Puerto Rico, was killed on June 26 in An Najif, Iraq.Orengo was shot and died of injuries he received.The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, 20, of Urbana, Ill., died on June 26 in Camden Yards, Kuwait. Hubbell died from a non-combat related cause.

Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh, 22, of Kingman, Ariz., died 26 June in Karbala, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

25-Jun 2 The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Andrew F. Chris, 25, of Calif., was killed on June 25 in Iraq.  Chris was fatally wounded in combat operations in hostile enemy territory.Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, 29, of Washington, D.C., was killed on June 25 in Iraq. MacDonald was killed when the light armored vehicle he was traveling in rolled over.

MacDonald was assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Frederick, Md.
24-Jun 1 Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, 32, of West Blocton, Ala., died on June 24, in Baghdad, Iraq. Lennon died from a non-combat related cause.

Lennon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La. The incident is under investigation.
22-Jun 1 Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, 21, of Allendale, S.C., was killed on June 22, in Baghdad, Iraq.  Smith was in a convoy that was ambushed by small arms fire.
19-Jun 1 Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. died on June 19 in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq.Nakamura was part of an ambulance crew transporting an injured soldier when the vehicle was hit by an RPG.
18-Jun 2 Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, 29, of Kingman, Ariz., died of wounds on June 18, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. Latham was participating in a raid at a suspected arms market in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on May 19 when he was hit with shrapnel. Latham was evacuated back to the United States where he died of his wounds.Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, 21, of Nemo, S.D., was killed on June 18, in Baghdad, Iraq.Deuel received fatal gun shot wounds while on guard duty at a propane distribution center.Deuel was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
17-Jun 2 Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, 19, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed on June 17, in Baghdad, Iraq.Frantz was on guard duty when a local resident threw a grenade over the wall.Frantz died of his injuries.Frantz was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany.Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, 24, of Apex, N.C., died on June 17, at Camp Wolf, Kuwait.Tosto died from a non-combat related cause.Tosto was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany.
16-Jun 2 Spc. Joseph D. Suell, 24, of Lufkin, Texas, was killed on June 16, in Todjie, Iraq.Suell died from a non-combat related cause.Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, of Shelbyville, Ind., was killed on June 16, in Baghdad, Iraq.Pahnke was on patrol when he received a fatal gunshot wound.
15-Jun 1 Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, 19, of Derby, Kan., died June 15 as a result of wounds received from a non-combat weapon discharge near An Najaf, Iraq.
13-Jun 1 Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, 30, of Naperville, Ill., was killed on June 13, in Al Asad, Iraq. On the way back from patrol, Pokorny's M113 armored personnel carrier, threw a track causing the vehicle to roll over.
12-Jun 1 Spc. John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25, of Stockbridge, Ga., was killed June 12, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Klinesmith was last seen wading in the lake on the palace compound in Al Fallujah on June 12. A search was launched and Klinesmith's body was discovered at the lake.
10-Jun 1 Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, 20, of Somerset, Ohio, was killed on June 10, in Baghdad, Iraq.Neighbor was off work from guard duty resting in a bus when a rocket propelled grenade round was fired from a nearby house.Neighbor died as a result of his wounds.
8-Jun 1 Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Va., was killed on June 8 in Al Asad, Iraq.Dooley was manning a traffic control point when a vehicle came up to the checkpoint and two individuals got out requesting a medic for their sick friend.Immediately following the request for help, they opened fire on Dooley which resulted in his death.
7-Jun 1 Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, 19, of Indianapolis, Ind., was killed on June 7, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Halling was at a military police station when his section received rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. The soldier received a fatal gunshot wound.
6-Jun 3

Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, of Edina, Mo., was killed on June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq.Burkhardt was part of an escort mission when the vehicle he was in hit a curb along the road and rolled over.Petty Officer Third Class Doyle W.Bollinger, Jr., 21, of Poteau, Okla., was killed today in Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sisung, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz., died June 6, 2003, while in the Persian Gulf. Sinsung died of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the USS Nimitz, home ported in San Diego, Calif.

5-Jun 1 Pfc. Branden F. Oberleitner, 20, of Worthington, Ohio, was killed on June 5 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.Oberleitner was returning from a dismounted patrol when the element was fired upon by a rifle propelled grenade.
3-Jun 1 Sgt. Atanacio Haromarin, 27, of Baldwin Park, Calif., was killed on June 3, south of Balad, Iraq.Haromarin was manning a checkpoint when his unit came under enemy fire from rocket propelled grenades and small arms.
1-Jun 1 Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, 28, of Newsite, Miss., died June 1 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of injuries he suffered when his HMMWV rolled over on May 26 in Iraq.
30-May 3 Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20, of Milton, Pa.,
Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25, of Warren, Pa., and
Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20, of Emerson, N.J.
The three soldiers were traveling in a three-vehicle convoy during a storm from Mosul to Tikrit (2 HUMMVs, 1 light medium tactical vehicle).A civilian vehicle dodged a pothole causing the HUMMVs to swerve.There was not enough stopping distance between the vehicles causing the LMTV to swerve off the road and turn over, causing the death of three soldiers.
28-May 2 The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, of Utica, Miss., died on May 28, in Baqubah, Iraq.Bradley’s death was non-combat related.     Spc. Jose A. Perez III, 22, of San Diego, Texas, was killed on May 28, in Taji, Iraq.Perez was in a convoy that was ambushed.
27-May 2 Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37, of Tampa, Fla., was killed May 27, in Al-Fallujah, Iraq. Quinn was on guard duty at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him.Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34, of Cannon City, Colo., was killed on May 27, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Broomhead was on guard at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him.
26-May 5 Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, 25, of Odessa, Mo., was killed on May 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith was escorting heavy equipment transporters when his vehicle hit unexploded ordnance.Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30, of Mich., and Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, of Hamburg, Iowa, were killed on May 26, in As Samawah, Iraq.Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, 24, of Hilliard, Fla., was killed on May 26, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq. Mitchell jumped into seven-foot deep body of water. When he failed to resurface, members of his squad retrieved him. Medical personnel went to the scene and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Maj. Mathew E. Schram, 36, of Wisconsin, was killed May 26, in Hadithah, Iraq. Schram was killed while traveling in a military convoy on a resupply mission when they encountered enemy fire.
25-May 1 Pvt. David Evans, Jr., 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed May 25, in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq. Evans was killed in an explosion at a facility which contained Iraqi ammunition. Evans and another soldier were performing security at the site when their steel shelter collapsed during the initial explosion.
21-May 1 Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27, of Omaha, Neb., was killed May 21, in Baghdad, Iraq. Caldwell was responding to a civilian call when his vehicle rolled over.
19-May 6 CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter that went down shortly after take-off in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal, in Iraq. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. They are:

* Capt. Andrew David LaMont, 31, of Eureka, Calif.
* Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, Calif.
* 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Ill.
* Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Okla.Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, of Beaver Dam, Wis., drowned May 19 in a canal near Al Hillah, Iraq, when he attempted to rescue the crewmembers of a Marine CH-46 helicopter that went down in the canal.Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Ohio, was killed on May 19, in Iraq. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with Baragona's HMMWV causing his death.
18-May 2 Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, of Chino, Calif., was killed May 18 in Iraq, when the large transport truck he was riding in rolled over approximately 30 km southeast of Al Samawah.Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed on May 18, in Balad, Iraq. Sahib and another soldier were cleaning their weapons when the other soldier's weapon discharged striking Sahib in the chest.
16-May 1 Master Sgt. William L. Payne, 46, of Michigan, was killed May 16, in Haswah, Iraq. Payne was examining unexploded ordnance when the ordnance exploded causing his death.
14-May 1 Spc. David T. Nutt, 22, of Blackshear, Ga., was killed on May 14, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq. Nutt was killed when an Iraqi civilian vehicle cut his loaded 5-Ton Truck off on the road. Nutt swerved; hit the median and his vehicle overturned. The incident is under investigation.
13-May 2 Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, of Irvington, Ill., was killed May 13 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded.Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31, of Elgin, S.C., was killed in action May 13, 2003, near Diwaniyah, Iraq. Griffin was killed when his convoy was ambushed enroute to Baghdad.
12-May 2 two First Marine Expeditionary Force Marines were killed May 12 in Iraq when unexploded ordnance they were handling detonated. Killed were:

Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21, of Schaumburg, Ill. He was assigned to the 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, of Norwalk, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
10-May 1 Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, of Anderson, Ind., was killed May 10 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait. Smith was driving a HMMWV as part of a convoy to Camp Coyote in Kuwait when his vehicle struck a parked trailer.
9-May 4 Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, of Vancouver, Wash., was killed May 9 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait. Bruns was driving a pick-up truck that was struck on the driver side by a logistics vehicle system.the following soldiers were killed in a non-hostile incident on May 9, 2003, near Samarrah, Iraq. The soldiers were onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River; all were assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio.

Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, S.D.

Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Hill, Idaho.
8-May 1 Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, of Hamilton, Ohio, was killed on May 8, 2003. Pfc. Rockhold was directing traffic when he was struck by a sniper's bullet.
4-May 1 Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, 20, of Coeburn, Va., was killed on May 4, 2003, by a non-combat weapon discharge in Kuwait.
3-May   Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, of East Lansing, Mich., was killed on May 3, 2003, in Iraq. Reynolds was climbing a ladder when he fell causing his M4 rifle to accidentally discharge.
3-April 3

Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, 29, of Rehobeth, Mass., was killed in action on April 4 when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 20, of Coahoma, Texas, was killed on April 3 in a non-hostile vehicle accident during convoy operations east of Ash Shahin, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The accident is under investigation.

Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21, of Burlington, Vt., was killed in action on April 3 during a firefight in Central Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

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