Fallen Soldiers

 2005

 

Updated 1/1/06

 


 

 

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DOD Release December 31, 2005

Pfc. George A. Lutz, II, 25

Virginia Beach, Va.

Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychologial Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 29, when his dismounted patrol was attacked
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release December 30, 2005

Spc. Aaron M. Forbes, 24

Oak Island, N.C.

1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 28, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 29, 2005

1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister, 30

Jenks, Okla.

Army Reserve's 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Died south of Asadabad, Afghanistan on Dec. 28, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations.

 

Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer, 21

Hilton, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, when his HMMWV
accidentally rolled over during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 28, 2005

Sgt. Dominic R. Coles, 25

Jesup, Ga.

5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 26, when his HMMWV came under attack during combat operations
by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.

 

Spc. Dane O. Carver, 20

Freeport, Mich.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

 

Died in Khalidiyah, Iraq on Dec. 26, when his HMMWV came under
attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Pvt. Joshua M. Morberg, 20

Sparks , Nev.

2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Lance S. Sage, 26

Hempstead , N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos, 28

Ancon, Panama.

1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter, 44

Cypress, Texas.

1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 26, when their Apache helicopter collided with
another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed.

 

 

DOD Release December 27, 2005

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22

Pomona, Calif.

1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his M1A1 tank during combat operations.

 

Spc. Anthony O. Cardinal, 20

Muskegon, Mich.

3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 25, 2005

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34

Seven Hills, Ohio

U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baqubah, Iraq,
when he was attacked by enemy forces during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa, 24

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Army Reserve's 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

 

Died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Al Hawijah, Iraq, when her
HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades.

 

Sgt. Regina C. Reali, 25

Freso, Calif.

Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command, Mountain View, Calif.

Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey, 36

Fremont, Calif.

Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command, Mountain View, Calif.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release December 24, 2005

1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24

Wheeler, Texas.

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33

Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their position during a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release December 22, 2005

1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, 24

Dallas, Pa.

1st Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Richard Junior D. Naputi, 24

Talofofo, Guam.

1st Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Taji, Iraq on Dec. 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 21, 2005

Lance Cpl. Samuel Tapia, 20

San Benito, Texas

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms,Calif.

 

Died Dec. 18 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi,Iraq.

 

 

Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason, 32

Rio Vista, Texas

717th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Detachment), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Al Mahmudiyah,Iraq on Dec. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release December 20, 2005

Cpl. Adam R. Fales, 21

Cullman , Ala.

Combat Service Support Detachment-21, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

 

Died Dec. 16 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release December 19, 2005

Sgt. Timothy R. Boyce, 29

North Salt Lake, Utah

Maintenance Troop, Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Dec. 15, of a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release December 17, 2005

 Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, 23

Augusta, Ga.

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq on Dec. 15, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 16, 2005

 Sgt. 1st Class John D. Morton, 31

Stanton, Ky.

74th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan on Dec. 15, when his dismounted patrol came
under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release December 15, 2005

Sgt. Brian C. Karim, 22

Talcott, W. Va.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. James C. Kesinger, 32

Pharr, Texas.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Peter J. Navarro, 20

Wildwood, Mo.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Michael S. Zyla, 32

Elgin, Ore.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

 Died inTaji, Iraq, on Dec. 13, where they were conducting combat operations
when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

Cpl. Michael B. Presley, 21

Batesville, Miss.

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Dec. 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained from
a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 12.   

 

 

DOD Release December 14, 2005

Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Mitchell, 28

Evansville, Ind.

3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 12, when an improvised expolosive device detonated
near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 13, 2005

Staff Sgt. Keith A. Bennett, 32

Holtwood, Pa.

Army National Guard's 28th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Johnstown, Pa.

 

Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 11, as the result of a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Jared W. Kubasak, 25

Rocky Mount, Va.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 12, when an improvised explosive device detonated near
his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during patrol operations.

 

Spc. Lex S. Nelson, 21

Salt Lake City, Utah

1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died in Tikrit, Iraq on Dec. 12, when he fell from a guard tower.

 

Sgt. Kenith Casica, 32

Virginia Beach, Va.

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson, 41

Anniston, Ala.

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10, as a result of enemy small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release December 12, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy, 37

Newark, Del.

1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 11, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26

Corcoran, Calif.

1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 9, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas, 55

Boqueron, Puerto Rico

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.

 

 Died in Kalsu, Iraq, on Dec. 8, from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty.

 

Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., 28

Newark, N.J.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died in Taji, Iraq, on Dec. 10, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using
small arms fire during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Spencer C. Akers, 35

Traverse City, Mich.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

 

 Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 8,
of injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Julia V. Atkins, 22

Bossier City, La.

64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near her HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 9, 2005

Sgt. Michael C. Taylor, 23

Hockley, Texas

3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, 214th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 7, when an improvised expolsive device detonated
near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit
was conducting combat operations.

 

Cpl. Joseph P. Bier, 22

Centralia, Wash.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

 Died Dec. 7 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith, 28

Brandon, Fla.

1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 8, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release December 8, 2005

Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton, 21

Lehigh Acres, Fla.

1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 3, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars.

 

Spc. Brian A. Wright, 19

Keensburg, Ill.

Army National Guard's 135th Engineer Company, Lawrenceville, Ill.

 

 Died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 6, when his HMMWV struck a mine during combat operations.

 

Pfc. Thomas C. Siekert, 20

Lovelock, Nev.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 6, from non-combat related injuries.

 

 

DOD Release December 6, 2005

Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka, 27

Yankton, S.D.

Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D.

Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild, 40

Tabor, S.D.

Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, when improvised explosive devices detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr., 42

Forsyth, Ga.

Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.

Spc. Marcus S. Futrell, 20

Macon, Ga.

Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41

Snellville, Ga.

Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.

 

Died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when their truck accidentally rolled over.

 

 

DOD Release December 5, 2005

Sgt. Grzegorz Jakoniuk, 25

Schiller Park, Ill.

4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 30, from non-combat related injuries.

 

Cpl. William G. Taylor, 26

Macon, Ga.

2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Nov. 30 from small-arms fire while conducting combat
operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release December 3, 2005

Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27

Pensacola, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20

Suprise, Ariz.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24

Portland, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19

Naperville, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20

Splendora, Texas

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20

Little Falls, Minn.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24

Hennepin, Minn.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19

Byron, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29

Tomah, Wis.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21

Union City, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Dec. 1 from an improvised explosive device outside Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines were inside
an abandoned flour factory being used as a patrol base when the IED detonated.

 

 

DOD Release December 2, 2005

Staff Sgt. William D. Richardson, 30

Houston, Texas

Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

 Died Nov. 30 of wounds sustained from a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams, 40

West View, Pa.

Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

 

Died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his military five-ton truck during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release December 1, 2005

Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder, 20

Hampstead, Md.

2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Nov. 30 of wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Donald J. Hasse, 28

Wichita Falls, Texas.

1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. Jerry W. Mills Jr., 23

Arkansas City, Kan.

1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died in Taji, Iraq on Nov. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 28, 2005

Staff Sgt. Aram J. Bass, 25

Niagara Falls, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. William B. Meeuwsen, 24

Kingwood, Texas.

2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 23, when their unit came under direct fire during combat operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow, 40

Peoria, Ill.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, when his M1A2 Abrams tank accidentally rolled over into a canal.

 

Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus, 40

St. Paul, Minn.

Marine Wing Support Squadron-372, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 26 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against
enemy forces in the vicinity of Camp Taqaddum, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen, 22

Spring Lake Heights, N.J.

1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died at the Medical University of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 24,
of a non-combat related illness identified in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 10.

 

 

DOD Release November 27, 2005

Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20

Pocahontas, Iowa

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, Storm Lake, Iowa.

 

Died in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Nov. 25, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 26, 2005

Spc. Javier A. Villanueva, 25

Temple, Texas

Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Died in Al Asad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, of injuries sustained in Hit, Iraq, on Nov. 23, when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

 

Pfc. Marc A. Delgado, 21

Lithia, Fla.

Army's 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Steven C. Reynolds, 32

Jordan, N.Y.

Army's 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 24, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV causing it to flip into a canal.

 

 

DOD Release November 25, 2005

Spc. Allen J. Knop, 22

Willowick, Ohio

Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 23, from non-combat related injuries.

 

 

DOD Release November 23, 2005

Spc. Matthew P. Steyart, 21

Mount Shasta, Calif.

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

 Died in Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan, on Nov. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

Pfc. John W. Dearing, 21

Hazel Park, Mich.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

 

 Died in Habbaniyah, Iraq on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Emory J. Turpin, 23

Dahlonega, Ga.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 currently deployed to the Seychelles.

 

 Died Nov. 20 when he drowned in the Seychelles.

 

Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo, 22

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. 

 

 Died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 22, from a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release November 22, 2005

Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer, 21

Tangent, Ore.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

 

 Died Nov. 19 from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat
operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq

 

Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20

El Paso, Texas

3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

 Died Nov. 19 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq.

 

Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair, 21

Fort Wayne, Ind.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Dominic J. Hinton, 24

Jacksonville, Texas.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, 25

Powder Springs, N.J.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

1st Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, 23

Freehold, N.J.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Spc. Michael J. Idanan, 21

Chula Vista, Calif.

1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 21, 2005

Sgt. Luis R. Reyes, 26

Aurora, Colo.

Army National Guard's 947th Engineer Company, Durango, Colo.

 

Died en route to Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on Nov. 18, when the bus in which he was riding rolled over.

 

Pvt. Christopher M. Alcozer, 21

DeKalb, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 19, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades.

 

Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon, 23

Jerome, Idaho

Army's 473rd Quartermaster Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 17, when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during combat operations.

 

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39

Flint, Mich.

3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 19, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
detonated near his position during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Dominic J. Sacco, 32

Albany, N.Y.

Army's 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 20, when his M1A1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release November 19, 2005

Spc. Vernon R. Widner, 34

Redlands, Calif.

3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Tikrit, Iraq, on Nov. 17, of injuries sustained in Bayji, Iraq, Nov. 17, when their HMMWV
was involved in a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

 

Pfc. Anthony A. Gaunky, 19

Sparta, Wis.

3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Nov. 18 of injuries sustained in Bayji, Iraq,
Nov. 17, when their HMMWV was involved in a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 18, 2005

Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray, 27

Atwater, Ohio

3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 16 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 17, 2005

2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin, 26

Lebanon, Va.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 16 from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces
during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq.

 

Pvt. Dylan R. Paytas, 20

Freedom, Pa.

3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Baqubah, Iraq, on Nov. 16, from injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds.

 

Spc. Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33

Brandon, Fla.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. James E. Estep, 26

Leesburg, Fla.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Travis J. Grigg, 24

Inola, Okla.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Matthew J. Holley, 21

San Diego, Calif.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 15, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds, 24

Biloxi, Miss.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. John A. Lucente, 19

Grass Valley, Calif.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Jeffry A. Rogers, 21

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Joshua J. Ware, 20

Apache, Okla.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq. Deeds, Rogers and Ware all died as a result of enemy small arms fire, while Lucente died from wounds sustained from an enemy hand grenade.

 

 

DOD Release November 16, 2005

Cpl. John M. Longoria, 21

Nixon, Texas

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 14 of wounds sustained from small arms fire while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. McCrackin, 20

Liverpool, Texas

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Maj. Ramon J. Mendoza Jr., 37

Columbus, Ohio

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 14 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against
enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

 

Sgt. 1st Class James S. Ochsner, 36

Waukegan, Ill.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, on Nov. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during a supply distribution mission.

 

Lance Cpl. Nickolas D. Schiavoni, 26

Haverhill, Mass.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Nov. 15 from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting
combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 15, 2005

Lance Cpl. Daniel F. Swaim, 19

Yadkinville, N.C.

3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Nov. 10 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting
combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Karabilah, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. David A. Mendez Ruiz, 20

Cleveland, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Scott A. Zubowski, 20

Manchester, Ind.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 12 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 14, 2005

Staff Sgt. Michael C. Parrott, 49

Timnath, Colo.

Army National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Sgt. Joshua A. Terando, 27

Morris, Ill.

Reservist assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

 

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

 

Sgt. Tyrone L. Chisholm, 27

Savannah, Ga.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Nov. 11, when multiple improvised explosive devices
detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank.

 

Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland, 33

West Deptford, N.J.

4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died in Al Qadisiyah, Iraq, on Nov. 12, when his Stryker military vehicle accidentally rolled over.

 

Cpl. Donald E. Fisher II, 21

Avon, Mass.

40th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Antonio Mendezsanchez, 22

Rincon, Puerto Rico.

40th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died in Kirkut, Iraq, on Nov. 11, when their convoy vehicle was involved in a collision.

 

 

DOD Release November 12, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, 35

Oviedo, Fla.

1st Battallion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died on Nov. 8 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
from wounds suffered Oct. 17 in Samarra, Iraq.

While on patrol in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, an improvised explosive devise detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release November 10, 2005

Lance Cpl. Jeremy P. Tamburello, 19

Denver, Colo.

1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 8 from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting
combat operations just west of Rutbah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 9, 2005

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman, 27

Caledonia, Miss.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Robert C. Pope II, 22

East Islip, N.Y.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Mario A. Reyes, 19

Las Cruces, N.M.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

1st Lt. Justin S. Smith, 28

Lansing, Mich.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 7, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
detonated near their dismounted patrol.

 

Gunnery Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman, 38

Fayetteville, N.C.

8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died on Nov. 4 at Landstuhl Reginal Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained on Nov. 2 from an
improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Habbaniyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 8, 2005

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen, 26

Boca Raton, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Nov. 6 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations during
Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah, Iraq.

 

Capt. Joel E. Cahill, 34

Norwood, Mass.

Army's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Ad Dawr, Iraq, on Nov. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release November 7, 2005

Spc. Timothy D. Brown, 23

Cedar Springs, Mich.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

 

Died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 4, when a land mine detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22

Goose Creek, S.C.

26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV
during convoy operations.

 

Spc. Darren D. Howe, 21

Beatrice, Neb.

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 3, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq,
on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

 

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Wren, 44

Lorton, Va.

Army Reservist assigned to the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in Tallil, Iraq.

 

Died in Tallil, Iraq, on Nov. 5, when a civilian vehicle pulled in front of his HMMWV causing it to roll-over.

 

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler, 24

Virginia Beach, Va.

1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, during combat operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Hayes, 48

Barstow, Calif.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Taji, Iraq, on Nov. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 6, 2005

Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski, 30

Upper Moreland, Pa.

1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Panzer Kaserne, Germany.

 

Died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Nov. 3, from injuries sustained during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 5, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt, 48

Youngstown, Ohio

Army National Guard's 211th Maintenance Company, Newark, Ohio.

 

Died in An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on Nov. 3, from a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release November 4, 2005

2nd Lt. Mark J. Procopio, 28

Stowe, Vt.

Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Jericho, Vt.

 

Died on Nov. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Kyle B. Wehrly, 28

Galesburg, Ill.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, Macomb, Ill.

 

Died in Ashraf, Iraq, on Nov. 3, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

Pfc. Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20

Evans, Colo.

Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Joshua J. Munger, 22

Maysville, Mo.

Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Benjamin A. Smith, 21

Hudson, Wis.

Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died near Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release November 3, 2005

Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue, 27

Honolulu, Hawaii

7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

 Died Nov. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr., 20

New Salem, N.D.

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, on Nov. 2, when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his HMMWV
during convoy operations.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu, 28

Oxnard, Calif.

2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

 

Died Nov. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38

Ypsilanti, Mich.

Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 2 when their AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of
security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 2, 2005

Staff Sgt. Travis W. Nixon, 24

Saint John, Wash.

2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died from injuries sustained north of Lwara, Afghanistan, on Oct. 29, when his patrol
was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

 

Staff Sgt. Joel P. Dameron, 27

Ellabell, Ga.

8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 30 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat
operations in the vicinity of Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Howard E. Babcock IV, 33

Houston, Texas

Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Bahrain.

 

Died in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 13 in Bahrain.

 

1st Lt. Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski, 33

Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Miss.

 

Died in Iskandariyah, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his dismounted patrol.

 

Spc. Derence W. Jack, 31

Saipan, Marinas Islands of the Pacific.

Army Reserve's 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, 29th Brigade Combat Team, Barrigada, Guam.

Staff Sgt. Wilgene T. Lieto, 28

Saipan, Marianas Islands of the Pacific.

Army Reserve's 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, 29th Brigade Combat Team, Barrigada, Guam.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV
during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release November 1, 2005

Spc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21

Pembroke Pines, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died near Bayji, Iraq, on Oct. 29, when his unit was conducting a combat patrol and a landmine
exploded near his HMMWV.

 

Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23

Pomona, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.

Capt. Raymond D. Hill II 39

Turlock, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kading, 32

Madison, Wis.

Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

 

Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 31, of injuries sustained near Tikrit, Iraq,
on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar, 36

Simi Valley, Calif.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. William J. Byler, 23

Ballinger, Texas.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. David J. Martin, 21

Edmond, Okla.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Adam R. Johnson, 22

Clayton, Ohio.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 31, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 31, 2005

Pfc. Dillon M. Jutras, 20

Fairfax Station, Va.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on Oct. 28, from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations.

 

Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire, 25

North Adams, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 30 of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat
operations near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq on Oct. 29.

 

Col. William W. Wood, 44

Panama City, Fla.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Modesto, Calif.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 27, when he was directing security operations in response to the detonation of an improvised explosive device, a second improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

 

 

DOD Release October 30, 2005

Staff Sgt. Lewis J. Gentry, 48

Detroit, Mich.

Army's 94th Engineer Battalion, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 26, from a noncombat related cause.

 

1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak, 35

Bloomington, Ill.

Army National Guard's 1035th Maintenance Company, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

 

Died at Camp Victory, Kuwait, on Oct. 28, from noncombat related injuries.

 

 

DOD Release October 28, 2005

Sgt. Michael T. Robertson, 28

Houston, Texas

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 25, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq,
on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

 

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Lightner, Jr., 28

Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

 

Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Sgt. James Witkowski, 32

Surprise, Ariz.

Army Reserve's 729th Transportation Company, Fresno, Calif.

 

Died on Oct. 26, near Ashraf, Iraq, of injuries sustained there earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

Lance Cpl. Robert F. Eckfield Jr., 23

Cleveland, Ohio, and

2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Jared J. Kremm, 24

Hauppage, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 27 from an indirect fire explosion in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. Kremm died at the scene
while Eckfield succumbed to his wounds at a nearby medical center.

 

Spc. Christopher T. Monroe, 19

Kendallville, Ind.

Army Reserve's 785th Military Police Battalion, Fraser, Mich.

 

Died on Oct. 25, in Basra, Iraq, when his 5-ton truck was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian vehicle.

 

Sgt. Evan S. Parker, 25

Arkansas, Kan

Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery Regiment, 20th Brigade Combat Team, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Died at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Oct. 26, of injuries sustained
in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 23, when his dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy
forces who threw an explosive device from their moving vehicle.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, 51

Watertown, N.Y.

Army's 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Master Sgt. Thomas A. Wallsmith, 38

Carthage, Mo.

Army's 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Rustamiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

Capt. Michael J. Mackinnon, 30

Helena, Mont.

Army's 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Oct. 27, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 27, 2005

Cpl. Benjamin D. Hoeffner, 21

Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Army Reserve's 324th Psychological Operations Company, Aurora, Colo.

 

Died in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on Oct. 25, of a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release October 26, 2005

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Spears, 21

Molino, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 23 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher W. Thompson, 25

N. Wilkesboro, N.C.

Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 8th Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Killed in action on Oct. 21, from an IED explosion while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

 

 

Cpl. Benny G. Cockerham III, 21

Conover, N.C.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Capt. Tyler B. Swisher, 35

Cincinnati, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq on Oct. 21.
Their vehicle was traveling beside a canal when the attack occurred and the two Marines were
thrown from the vehicle into the water.

 

 

DOD Release October 25, 2005

Sgt. Jacob D. Dones, 21

Dimmitt, Texas

2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Died in Hit, Iraq, on Oct. 20, when his forward operating base was
attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

 

Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander, Jr., 34

Clanton, Ala.

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 22, of injuries sustained
in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

 

Spc. Thomas H. Byrd, 21

Cochise, Ariz.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Jeffrey W. Corban, 30

Elkhart, Ind.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Richard A. Hardy, 24

Newcomerstown, Ohio.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Vincent E. Summers, 38

South Haven, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Spc. Timothy D. Watkins, 24

San Bernardino, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

 Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 24, 2005

Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck, 38

Evans, Ga.

Army National Guard's 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 20, of a non-combat related injury.

 

Lance Cpl. Kenneth J. Butler, 19

Rowan, N.C.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq.

 

Cpl. Seamus M. Davey, 25

Lewis, N.Y.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Reno, Nev.

 

Died Oct. 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in the vicinity of Haqlaniyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 22, 2005

 

Staff Sergeant Richard T. Pummill, 27

Cincinnati, Ohio.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21

Greensboro, N.C.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek, 20

Warfordsburg, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 20 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 21, 2005

Spc. Kendall K. Frederick, 21

Randallstown, Md.

Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

 

Died near Tikrit, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his vehicle during convoy operations.

 

Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23

Pico Rivera, Calif.

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Russell H. Nahvi, 24

Arlington, Texas.

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20

St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when their HMMWV was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 20, 2005

Staff Sgt. Tommy I. Folks Jr., 31

Amarillo, Texas

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Amarillo, Texas.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 19, of injuries sustained on Oct. 18, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when multiple
improvised explosive devices detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

Lance Cpl. Norman W. Anderson III, 21

Parkton, Md.

3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 19 from a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting
combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq.

 

Spc. Daniel D. Bartels, 22

Huron, S.D.

4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 19, of a non-combat related cause identified there on Oct. 18.

 

 

DOD Release October 19, 2005

Petty Officer 3rd Class Fabricio Moreno, 26

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Deployed as part of a Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa construction team.

 

Killed Oct. 14 in a single-vehicle accident in Manda Bay, Kenya. Moreno was assigned to
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, Calif.

 

Lance Cpl. Daniel Scott R. Bubb, 19

Grottoes, Va.

1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 17 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq.

 

Spc. Lucas A. Frantz, 22

Tonganoxie, Kan.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Sryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 18, when he was hit by enemy fire while performing a combat mission.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Pillen, 28

Keystone, S.D.

Army National Guard's 249th Aviation, Rapid City, S.D.

 

Died in Salwa, Kuwait, on Oct. 17, of a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release October 18, 2005

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston, 20

Glendale, Ariz.

Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 17 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Chad R. Hildebrandt, 22

Springer, N.M.

1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 17 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 17, 2005

Sgt. Mark P. Adams, 24

Morrisville, N.C.

Marine Forces Reserve’s II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 15 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Saqlawiyah, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Joseph Cruz, 22

Whittier, Calif.

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Oct. 16, of non-combat related injuries sustained
in an accident at Organ-E, Afghanistan, on Oct. 15.

 

 

DOD Release October 16, 2005

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36

Baltimore, Md.

Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Md.

Spc. Samuel M. Boswell, 20

Elkridge, Md.

Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Md.

Spc. Bernard L. Ceo, 23

Baltimore, Md.

Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Md.

 

Died in Al Taji, Iraq, on Oct. 14, when they were conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of their HMWWV, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate.

 

 

DOD Release October 15, 2005

Spc. Scott J. Mullen, 22

Tucson, Ariz.

5th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 Died in Makati City, The Republic of the Philippines, on Oct. 14, of injuries sustained there
from a non-combat related accident on Oct. 13.

 

 

DOD Release October 14, 2005

Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40

Tucson, Ariz.

Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

 

Died Oct. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Hunt died from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine
while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Donald D. Furman, 30

Burton, S.C.

24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26

El Paso, Texas.

24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 12, when their military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned.

 

Spc. Robert W. Tucker, 20

Hilham, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jamestown, Tenn.

 

Died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, on Oct. 13, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 13, 2005

Spc. James T. Grijalva, 26

Burbank, Ill.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Ill.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 12, of a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release October 12, 2005

Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20

Ridgeway, Ohio

Army National Guard's 612th Engineer Battalion, Tiffin, Ohio.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell, 30

Paxton, Ind.

3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 11, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18

Pasadena, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat
operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33

Norman, Okla.

1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28

Jacksonville, Fla.

1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their
M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Troy S. Ezernack, 39

Lancaster, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy

 

Died in Qalat, Afghanistan, on Oct. 9, of injuries sustained earlier that day when his combat patrol
was attacked by enemy forces using a grenade.

 

 

DOD Release October 11, 2005

Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr., 29

Virden, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 9, when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces.

 

Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46

Sackets Harbor, N.Y.

3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10,
of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sep. 26, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28

Vacaville, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Dublin, Calif.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.

 

 

 

DOD Release October 10, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead, 44

Rochester, N.Y.

Army's 16th Ordnance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

 

Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Oct. 6, of a non-combat related illness
identified on Oct. 5, as he was returning from leave status and preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan.

 

Pfc. Benny S. Franklin, 19

Hammond, La.

Army's 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Oct. 7, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Helmand, Afghanistan,
when he stepped on a landmine during patrol operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Roark, 29

Houston, Texas

Army's 4th Battalion, 123rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 2, of a non-combat related injury.

 

Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22

Knoxville, Tenn.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21

Monroe, Mich.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 7, when their dismounted patrol
was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 8, 2005

Lance Cpl. Patrick B. Kenny, 20

Pittsburgh, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Daniel M. McVicker, 20

Alliance, Ohio

Combat Service Support Detachment 21, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Shayne M. Cabino, 19

Canton, Mass.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

 

Cpl. Nicholas O. Cherava, 21

Ontonagon, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Jason L. Frye, 19

Landisburg, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Carl L. Raines II, 20

Coffee, Ala

Combat Service Support Detachment 21, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 7, 2005

Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20

Mesa, Ariz.

Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 6, of injuries sustained there on Oct. 5, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

 

DOD Release October 5, 2005

Staff Sgt. Sean B. Berry, 26

Mansfield, Texas

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor, 56th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Died in Taqaddum, Iraq, on Oct. 3 of non-combat related injuries.

 

Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19

Missoula, Mont.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 4 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Spc. Joshua J. Kynoch, 23

Santa Rosa, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Bayji, Iraq, on Oct. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during convoy operations.

 

Sgt. Larry W. Pankey Jr., 34

Morrison, Colo.

Army Reserve's 467th Engineer Battalion, Greenwood, Miss.

 

Died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3,
of non-combat related injuries sustained in Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 23.

 

Staff Sgt. Jens E. Schelbert, 31

New Orleans, La.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 1, when his forward operating base was
attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

 

 

Pfc. Roberto C. Baez, 19

Tampa, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Bryan W. Large, 31

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21

Vadnais Heights, Minn.

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 3, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian K. Joplin, 32

Hugo, Okla.

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 4, when he fell out of a U.S. Navy MH-53 helicopter during a regularly scheduled
training mission in the Central Arabian Gulf.

 

 

DOD Release October 4, 2005

Cpl. John R. Stalvey, 22

Conroe, Texas

3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 3 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces during Operation Iron Fist in Karabilah, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Marshall A. Westbrook, 43

Farmington, N.M.

Army National Guard's 126th Military Police Company, Albuquerque, N.M.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release October 3, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class James J. Stoddard Jr., 29

Crofton, Md.

2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Afghanistan on Sept. 30, when his vehicle accidentally rolled over.

 

Staff Sgt. John G. Doles, 29

Claremore, Okla.

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died in Shah Wali, Afghanistan, on Sept. 30, during patrol operations when his unit was
attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 30, 2005

 Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Arnold, 27

Montrose, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

Pfc. Oliver J. Brown, 19

Carbondale, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

Staff Sgt. George A. Pugliese, 39

Carbondale, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, 21

Greenfield Township, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

Spc. Lee A. Wiegand, 20

Hallstead, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pa.

 

 Died on Sept. 28, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was
attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 29, 2005

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Benford, 30

Toledo, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 27, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Sgt. Steve Morin, Jr., 34

Arlington, Texas

Army National Guard's 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Mineral Wells, Texas.

 

Died west of Umm Qasr, Iraq, on Sept. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated,
overturning the HMMWV in which he was riding.

 

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, 21

Riviera Beach, Fla.

17th Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release September 28, 2005

Master Sgt. Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33

Watertown, N.Y.

3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe, 32

Philadelphia, N.Y.

3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained near Ar Rustimayah, Iraq, on Sept. 26 when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Robert F. White, 34

Cross Lanes, W.Va,

1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died west of Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 26 when his mounted patrol was engaged
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Seaman Apprentice Robert D. Macrum, 22

Sugarland, Texas

USS Princeton, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf conducting maritime security operations as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.

 

Lost at Sea.
He was last seen the evening of Sept. 12 while the ship was underway.

 

 

DOD Release September 27, 2005

Pvt. Elijah M. Ortega, 19

Oxnard, Calif.

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Sept. 26 as result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Baharia, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Shawn A. Graham, 34

Red Oak, Texas

Army National Guard's 124th Cavalry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Died on Sept. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baghdad, Iraq.
The vehicle in which he was riding accidentally rolled over.

 

Sgt. Howard P. Allen, 31

Mesa, Ariz.

Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Sept. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

Spc. Mike T. Sonoda, Jr., 34

Fallbrook, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, Calif.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Sept. 22 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier on Sept. 21.

 

Sgt. Andrew J. Derrick, 25

Columbia, S.C.

411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Sept. 23 near Baghdad, Iraq when his dismounted team came under attack
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Sgt. Andrew P. Wallace, 25

Oshkosh, Wis.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Spc. Michael J. Wendling, 20

Mayville, Wis.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade, Fond du Lac, Wis.

 

Died in Shaibah, Iraq, on Sept. 26, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

Lance Cpl. Steven A. Valdez, 20

McRea, Ark.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Died Sept. 26 from enemy mortar fire at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 26, 2005

Spc. Kevin M. Jones, 21

Washington, N.C.

181st Transportation Battalion, 7th Corps Support Group, 3rd Corps Support Command, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Died near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on Sept. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Brian E. Dunlap, 34

Vista, Calif.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Los Alamitos, Calif.

 

Died Sept. 24 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Taqaddum, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile, 37

Antioch, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Oakdale, Calif.

 

Died on Sept. 24 of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their M113 armored personnel carrier.

 

Sgt. Paul C. Neubauer, 40

Oceanside, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Oakdale, Calif.

 

Died on Sept. 23 of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their M113 armored personnel carrier.

 

Chief Warrant Officer John M. Flynn, 36

Sparks, Nev.

Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nev.

Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump, 22

Pendleton, Ore.

Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Ore.

Sgt. Tane T. Baum, 30

Pendleton, Ore.

Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Ore.

Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross, 24

Peoria, Ariz.

Army's 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany.

Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, 35

Fernley, Nev.

Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nev.

 

Died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, on Sept. 25, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed.

 

 

DOD Release September 23, 2005

Spc. Scott P. McLaughlin, 29

Hardwick, Vt.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 172nd Armor Regiment, 42nd Armor Division, St. Albans, Vt.

 

 Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 22 as a result of enemy small arms fire.

 

Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23

Bozeman, Mont.

Army National Guard's 163rd Cavalry Troop, 116th Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Missoula, Mont.

 

Died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Sept. 21 as a result of a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

 

Sgt. Pierre A. Raymond, 28

Lawrence, Mass.

Army Reserve's 228th Forward Support Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pa.

 

Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Sept. 20, of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq,
on Sept. 15, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 22, 2005

Staff Sgt. William A. Allers III, 28

Leitchfield, Ky.

Army National Guard's 198th Military Police Battalion, 75th Troop Command, Louisville, Ky.

 

 Died in the vicinity of Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 20 when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his convoy vehicle.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence E. Morrison, 45

Yakima, Wash.

U.S. Army Civil and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Taji, Iraq,
when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release September 21, 2005

1st Lt. Mark H. Dooley, 27

Wallkill, N.Y.

Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 42nd Infantry Division, Jericho, Vt.

Sgt. Michael Egan, 36

Philadelphia, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. William V. Fernandez, 37

Reading, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

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

 

Spc. William L. Evans, 22

Hallstead, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Williamsport, Pa.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19 of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 20, 2005

Sgt. Matthew L. Deckard, 29

Elizabethtown, Ky.

4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 16, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Regilio E. Nelom, 45

Queens, N.Y.

249th Quartermaster Company, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died near Al Asad, Iraq, on Sept. 17, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during an escort mission.

 

1st Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39

Tallahassee, Fla.

4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. David H. Ford IV, 20

Ironton, Ohio.

4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 16, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 16, 2005

Lance Cpl. Shane C. Swanberg, 24

Kirkland, Wash.

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Sept. 15 from an explosion resulting from indirect fire at Forward Operating Base, Camp Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva, 35

Calexico, Calif.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, Modesto, Calif.

 

Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 15, 2005, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 14, 2005

Sgt. Kurtis D. K. Arcala, 22

Palmer, Alaska

2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 11, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near his position during convoy escort operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 13, 2005

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Everett, 23

Huntsville, Texas

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team, Arlington, Texas.

 

Died on Sept. 7, 2005, in Al Taqqadum, Iraq, where an accident occurred in the motor pool.

 

Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell, 21

Middlebury, Pa.

108th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Sept. 11, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 8, 2005

Staff Sgt. Jude R. Jonaus, 27

Miami, Fla.

Brigade Troops Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Franklin R. Vilorio, 26

Miami, Fla.

Brigade Troops Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV causing it to rollover.

 

Spc. Jeffrey A. Williams, 20

Warrenville, Ill.

Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Sept. 5, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol.

 

 

DOD Release September 7, 2005

Sgt. Matthew C. Bohling, 22

Eagle River, Alaska

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 5, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated
near his HMMWV during combat operations.

 

Hospitalman Robert N. Martens, 20

Queen Creek, Ariz.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Martens was assigned to II Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Sept. 6, from injuries sustained as a passenger when his HMMWV rolled over in Al Qaim, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release September 6, 2005

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Nass, 21

Franklin, Wis.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Died Sept. 3 from a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Blessing, Afghanistan.

 

Spc. Luke C. Williams, 35

Knoxville, Tenn.

3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 5, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the HMMWV he was riding in accidentally rolled over into a ditch.

 

 

DOD Release September 5, 2005

Sgt. George R. Draughn Jr., 29

Decatur, Ga.

Army National Guard's 108th Cavalry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Griffin, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35

Griffin, Ga.

Army National Guard's 108th Cavalry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Griffin, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 1, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Lonnie J. Parson, 39

Norcross, Ga.

3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Sept. 2, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M3A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was
struck by an enemy explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 3, 2005

1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, 25

Newburyport, Mass.

319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died on Sept. 1, 2005, in Baylough, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting security operations and
came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 2, 2005

Sgt. Monta S. Ruth, 26

Winston-Salem, N.C.

1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga

 

Died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated
near his military vehicle during security patrol operations.

 

Spc. Jason E. Ames, 21

Cerulean, Ky.

3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.

 

Capt. Lowell T. Miller, II, 35

Flint, Mich.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, McComb, Miss.

 

Died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his military training team was conducting operations with the Iraqi Army and they came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 1, 2005

Maj. Gregory J. Fester, 41

Grand Rapids, Mich.

U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Aug. 30, 2005, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 31, 2005

Chief Warrant Officer Dennis P. Hay, 32

Valdosta, Ga.

4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Aug. 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where his OH-58D Kiowa helicopter came under attack
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

2nd Lt. Charles R. Rubado, 23

Clearwater, Fla.

1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died on Aug. 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank came under attack
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 30, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath, 32

Louisburg, Mo.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Aug. 28, 2005, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on Aug. 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

 

Spc. Joseph L. Martinez, 21

Las Vegas, Nev.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Aug. 27, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where his dismounted patrol was
engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 29, 2005

Staff Sgt. Damion G. Campbell, 23

Baltimore, Md.

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died on August 26, 2005, in Khayr Kot, Afghanistan, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a combat patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 27, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor J. Diesing, 30

Plum City, Wis.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak, 42

Houston, Texas

U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22

Sonoma, Calif.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

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

 

 

DOD Release August 26, 2005

Master Sgt. Chris S. Chapin, 39

Proctor, Vt.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion (General Studies), 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Colchester, Vt.

 

Died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq during combat operations when he was attacked
by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Spc. Hatim S. Kathiria, 23

Fort Worth, Texas

703rd Forward Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on Aug. 22, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an enemy rocket impacted near his position.

 

 

DOD Release August 24, 2005

1st Lt. Carlos J. Diaz, 27

Juana Diaz, P.R.

2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Baqubah, Iraq, when enemy forces detonated an explosion near his position.

 

Staff Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance, 34

Seymour, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Sparta, Tenn.

Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt, 27

Sweetwater, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Sparta, Tenn.

 

Died on August 22, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, when they were conducting patrol operations
and an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release August 23, 2005

Spc. Blake W. Hall, 20

East Prairie, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

1st Lt. Joshua M. Hyland, 31

Missoula, Mont.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

Sgt. Michael R. Lehmiller, 23

Anderson, S.C.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

Pvt. Christopher L. Palmer, 22

Sacramento, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died on August 21 near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations.

 

Sgt. Willard T. Partridge, 35

Ferriday, La.

170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died on August 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Lance Cpl. Phillip C. George, 22

Houston, Texas

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Died Aug. 18 from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Taleban, Afghanistan.

 

Pfc. Elden D. Arcand, 22

White Bear Lake, Minn.

Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Morris, 38

Centreville, Mich.

Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on August 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, where their M915A1 tractor pulling a 7,500-gallon tanker
accidentally rolled over.

 

2nd Lt. James J. Cathey, 24

Reno, Nev.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 21 of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Ramon Romero, 19

Huntington Park, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Aug. 22 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Joseph C. Nurre, 22

Wilton, Calif.

Reserve's 463rd Engineer Battalion, Weirton, W. Va.

 

Died on Aug. 21, 2005, near Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near his M916 tractor during convoy operations.

 

 

DOD Release August 22, 2005

Sgt. Nathan K. Bouchard, 24

Wildomar, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Doyle, 24

Chesterton, Md.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Ray M. Fuhrmann, II, 28

Novato, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans, 20

Jacksonville, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on August 18, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV following a mine-assessing mission.

 

 

DOD Release August 19, 2005

1st Lt. Laura M. Walker, 24

Texas.

Army's 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Robert G. Davis, 23

Jackson, Mo.

Army's 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died on August 18, 2005, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath their HMMWV during ground assault convoy operations.

 

 

DOD Release August 17, 2005

Sgt. Michael J. Stokely, 23

Sharpsburg, Ga.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Griffin, Ga.

 

Died on Aug. 16, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near his dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 16, 2005

Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland, 27

Douglasville, Ga.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Calhoun, Ga.

Spc. Joshua P. Dingler, 19

Hiram, Ga.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Calhoun, Ga.

Sgt. Paul A. Saylor, 21

Norcross, Ga.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Calhoun, Ga.

 

Died on August 15, 2005, in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when their HMMWV
accidentally rolled over into a canal.

 

Spc. Jose L. Ruiz, 28

Brentwood, N.Y.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

 Died on August 15, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was conducting security operations and
enemy forces using small arms fire drove by his position in a civilian vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release August 15, 2005

Capt. Jeremy A. Chandler, 30

Clarksville, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 11 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, while he was conducting training operations
at Forward Operating Base Ripley.

 

1st Lt. David L. Giaimo, 24

Waukegan, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Aug. 12, 2005, in Tikrit, Iraq, where his HMMWV hit a land mine.

 

Spc. Brian K. Derks, 21

White Cloud, Mich.

2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Died on Aug. 13, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device
detonated while he was on mounted patrol.

 

Spc. Rusty W. Bell, 21

Pocahontas, Ark.

Army's 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

 

Died on Aug. 12, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

 

Spc. Toccara R. Green, 23

Rosedale, Md.

Army's 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple improvised explosive devices
detonated near her unit during convoy operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn, II, 35

Lebanon, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, McMinnville, Tenn.

Spc. Gary L. Reese, Jr., 22

Ashland City, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, McMinnville, Tenn.

Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor, 30

Smithville, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, McMinnville, Tenn.

 

 Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Aug. 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq,
where they were conducting a mounted patrol. Their HMMWV came under attack
by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 12, 2005

Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera, 22

Gypsum, Colo.

1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Aug. 10 from wounds received from the detonation of an improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Spc. Miguel Carrasquillo, 25

River Grove, Ill.

1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died on Aug. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
detonated near his military vehicle.

 

 

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25

Liberty, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, Williamsport, Pa. 

 

 Died on Aug. 9 in Taqaddum, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire earlier in Habbaniya, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Edward R. Heselton, 23

Easley, S.C.

U.S. Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, Greenville, S.C. 

 

 Died on Aug. 11, in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, when ordnance exploded near the vehicle
he was driving as his unit performed a route clearing mission.

 

Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26

Purchase, N.Y.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y.

Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29

Queens, N.Y.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y. 

 

 Died on Aug. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when their HMMWV was struck
by two improvised explosive devices and they received small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 11, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Benson, 40

Winona, Minn.

1st Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

 

Died on Aug. 10 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained on Aug. 2
in Baghdad, Iraq, where a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck his convoy.

 

Spc. Christopher M. Katzenberger, 25

St. Louis, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 Died on Aug. 9, 2005, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ghazni, Afghanistan, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

 

Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, 19

Morrisville, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa. 

Spc. John Kulick, 35

Harleysville, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31

Philadelphia, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24

Philadelphia, Pa

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

 

 Died on Aug. 9, 2005, in Bayji, Iraq, where a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.
The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 10, 2005

Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30

Davie, Fla.

1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

 

 Died Aug. 8 as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Falkel, 22

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.  

 

 Died on Aug. 8, 2005, in Deh Afghan, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 9, 2005

Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21

Lexington, Ky.

2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Aug. 6 as a result of an explosion from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Brahim J. Jeffcoat, 25

Philadelphia, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. Kurt E. Krout, 43

Spinnerstown, Pa.

Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

 

 Died on August 6, 2005, near Balad, Iraq, where they were conducting convoy operations
when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

 

Sgt. Jonathon C. Haggin, 26

Kingsland, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga. 

 

 Died on July 30, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 8, 2005

Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr., 36

East Peoria, Ill.

3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died Aug. 5 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq, on June 12.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42

Ledbetter, Ky.

U.S. Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y. 

Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40

Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

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

 

Spc. Seferino J. Reyna, 20

Phoenix, Ariz.

70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

 Died on Aug. 7, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release August 7, 2005

Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson, 19

Confluence, Pa.

1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Aug. 4, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station.

 

Pvt. 1st Class Damian J. Garza, 19

Odessa, Texas.

3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Pvt. John M. Henderson Jr., 21

Columbus, Ga.

3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died on Aug. 4, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when their vehicle left the road and went into a river.

 

 

DOD Release August 6, 2005

Gunnery Sgt. Theodore Clark Jr., 31

Emporia, Va.

1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Aug 4 when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck by an improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Gardez, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release August 5, 2005

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, 20

Smartsville, Calif.

1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Aug 3 as result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19

Cincinnati, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

 

Died Aug 3 when the amphibious assault vehicle in which he was a passenger was hit by
an improvised explosive device south of Haditha, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon, 32

Madison, Wis.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Madison, Wis.

 

Died Aug. 4, while under hospice care in Madison, Wis., from wounds he received on Nov. 8, 2004 from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Babil Province, Iraq.

 

Spc. Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29

Folkston, Ga.

Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, 21

Ambrose, Ga.

Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36

Duluth, Ga.

Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

 

Died on Aug. 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
detonated near their armored personnel carrier.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39

Ellaville, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45

Augusta, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34

Valdosta, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

 

Died on July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 4, 2005

Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull, 41

Princeton, Ill.

Operations specialist assigned to the USS Princeton, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

 

Died Aug. 2 on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being
medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident.

 

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25

Fairfield, Ohio

The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22

Anchorage, Alaska

Fraser was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21

Chillicothe, Ohio

The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23

Columbus, Ohio

The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22

Tampa, Fla.

Waruinge was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss.

Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman, 22

Sabina, Ohio

The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

 

Died Aug. 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device
during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., 22

West Chesterfield, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23

Grove City, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20

Belgrade, Mont.

Bloem was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Billings, Mont.

Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, 25

Dresden, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Norfolk, Va.

Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, 27

Delaware, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26

Cincinnati, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Cpl. David S. Stewart, 24

Bogalusa, La.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss.

 

Died August 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release August 3, 2005

 

Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25

Seven Hills, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26

Austin, Texas

Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas.

Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32

Glastonbury, Conn.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22

Tallmadge, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.

Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26

Willoughby, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.

Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26

Toronto, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.

 

Died Aug. 1 as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton, 27

Middle Village, N.Y.

Army Reserve's 306th Military Police Battalion, 800th Military Police Brigade, Uniondale, N.Y.

 

Died August 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was struck by sniper fire while he was in a guard tower.

 

 

DOD Release August 2, 2005

Spc. Adrian J. Butler, 28

East Lansing, Mich.

411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. John O. Tollefson, 22

Fond du Lac, Wis.

411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 27 in Ashraf, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during a patrol.

 

Sgt. James R. Graham III, 25

Coweta, Okla.

Marine Reserve’s 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Broken Arrow, Okla.

 

Died August 1 as result of a suicide, vehicle-born, improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Hit, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release August 1, 2005

Spc. James D. Carroll, 23

McKenzie, Tenn.

Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Battalion, McKenzie, Tenn.

 

Died July 31 near Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

Pfc. Jason D. Scheuerman, 20

Lynchburg, Va.

1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died July 30 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

 

Pfc. Robert A. Swaney, 21

West Jefferson, Ohio

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol HMMWV.

 

Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering, 27

Parkston, S.D.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21

Denton, Texas.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21

Los Angeles, Calif.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19

Bakersfield, Calif.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated
near their Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release July 29, 2005

Capt. Benjamin D. Jansky, 28

Oshkosh, Wis.

Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

 

Died July 27 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, where his HMMWV was accidentally struck by another military vehicle.

 

Cpl. Andre L. Williams, 23

Galloway, Ohio

Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

 

Died July 28, when his unit came under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades
while conducting combat operations in Cykla Village, Iraq.

 

Spc. Jacques E. Brunson, 30

Americus, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Carl R. Fuller, 44

Covington, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Sgt. James O. Kinlow, 35

Thomson, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Sgt. John F. Thomas, 33

Valdosta, Ga.

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

 

Died on July 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated
near their HMMWV while they were on patrol.

 

Spc. Edward L. Myers, 21

St. Joseph, Mo.

Army's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 27 in Samarra, Iraq, where his unit was conducting patrol operations and
an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

 

Lance Cpl. Christopher P. Lyons, 24

Shelby, Ohio

Marine Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

 

Died July 28 when his unit came under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades
while conducting combat operations in Cykla, Iraq.

 

Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra, 20

Long Beach, Calif.

Army's 4-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq,
when his HMMWV was involved in an accident.

 

 

DOD Release July 26, 2005

Staff Sgt. Michael W. Schafer, 25

Spring Hill, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died July 25 in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, when he was shot by enemy forces while on a quick reaction force mission.

 

Spc. Adam J. Harting, 21

Portage, Ind.

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 25 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

 

Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor, 22

Opelika, Ala.

1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died July 24 in Balad, Iraq, when he was hit by mortar rounds while he was exiting a bunker.

 

Sgt. Jason T. Palmerton, 25

Auburn, Neb.

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on July 23 in Qal'eh-Yegaz, Afghanistan, where he came under
enemy small arms fire while conducting a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release July 25, 2005

Sgt. Bryan J. Opskar, 32

Princeton, Minn.

2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died July 23 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device
while conducting combat operations near Ar Rutbah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release July 23, 2005

Cpl. Steven P. Gill, 24

Round Rock, Texas

Marine Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Died July 21 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Zaidon, Iraq.