Fallen Soldiers

2008

 

Updated 1/3/09

 


 

 

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DOD Release December 30, 2008

Lance Cpl. Robert L. Johnson, 21

Central Point, Ore.

5th Combat Logistics Battalion, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Dec. 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Spc. Tony J. Gonzales, 20

Newman, Calif.

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Dec. 28 in Sadr City, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release December 29, 2008

Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr., 42

Phoenix, Ariz.

2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Dec. 24 in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his combat outpost received enemy rocket fire.

 

 

DOD Release December 28, 2008

Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Joshua D. Seitz, 19

Sinking Springs, Pa.

Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

 

Died Dec. 25 in Manama, Bahrain.

 

 

DOD Release December 26, 2008

Spc. Stephen M. Okray, 21

St. Clair Shores, Mich.

3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Christopher G. Smith, 28

Grand Rapids, Mich.

3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Stephen G. Zapasnik, 19

Broken Arrow, Okla.

3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Dec. 24 in Southern Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

Maj. John P. Pryor, 42

Moorestown, N.J.

1st Medical Detachment, Forward Surgical Team, Fort Totten, N.Y.

 

Died Dec. 25 in Mosul of wounds suffered when a mortar round impacted near his living quarters.

 

 

DOD Release December 24, 2008

Lance Cpl. Thomas Reilly Jr., 19

London, Ky.

1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Died Dec. 21 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release December 22, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Dean, 25

Henagar, Ala.

561st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Dec. 20, in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Tikrit, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Coleman W. Hinkefent, 19

Coweta, Okla.

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Dec. 20, 2008 in Homburg, Germany of a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release December 18, 2008

Pvt. Colman J. Meadows III, 19

Senoia, Ga.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Dec. 16, at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Afghanistan, of injuries
sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release December 9, 2008

Staff Sgt. Solomon T. Sam, 26

Majuro, Marshall Islands

523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Sgt. John J. Savage, 26

Weatherford, Texas

103rd Engineer Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release December 3, 2008

Capt. Robert J. Yllescas, 31

Lincoln, Neb.

6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Dec. 1 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered Oct. 28
when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 27, 2008

Master Sgt. Anthony Davis, 43

Deerfield, Fla.

Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

 

Died Nov. 25 in Baaj, Iraq, after being shot by an Iraqi Security Force soldier while
he was conducting a dismounted humanitarian food drop.

 

 

DOD Release November 26, 2008

1st Lt. William K. Jernigan, 35

Doraville, Ga.

Headquarters Company, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died Nov. 24 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Capt. Warren A. Frank, 26

Cincinnati, Ohio

5th Air Naval Gunfire Liasion Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Died Nov. 25 while supporting combat operations in Ninewa province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 24, 2008

Sgt 1st Class Miguel A. Wilson, 36

Bonham, Texas

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Nov. 21 in Abu Sayf, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a rescue attempt of another
soldier while their unit was conducting a dismounted reconnaissance mission.

 

 

DOD Release November 22, 2008

Pvt. Charles Yi Barnett, 19

Bel Air, Md.

2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Nov. 20 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 21, 2008

Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40

Miami, FL

I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 18, 2008

Cpl. Aaron M. Allen, 24

Buellton, Calif.

1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

 Died Nov. 14 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release November 17, 2008

Chief Warrant Officer Donald V. Clark, 37

Memphis, Tenn.

6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Humphreys, 28

Fallon, Nev.

6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died Nov. 15 in Mosul, Iraq, when their OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed while on a mission over Mosul.

 

 

DOD Release November 15, 2008

Sgt. Jonnie L. Stiles, 38

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Died Nov. 13 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release November 14, 2008

Spc. Armando A. De La Paz, 21

Riverside, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Nov. 13 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

Sgt. Jose Regalado, 23

Los Angeles, CA

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Corey M. Shea, 21

Mansfield, Mass.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Nov. 12 in Mosul, Iraq, when an Iraqi Army soldier wearing
a uniform approached them and opened fire.

 

Spc. James M. Clay, 25

Mountain Home, Ark.

2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, Little Rock, Ark.

 

Died Nov. 13 in Anbar Province, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

 

 

DOD Release November 10, 2008

Pfc. Theron V. Hobbs, 22

Albany, Ga.

572nd Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Nov. 6 in a motor vehicle accident in Kirkuk, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Timothy H. Walker, 38

Franklin, Tenn.

64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Nov. 8 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release November 8, 2008

Spc. Adam M. Wenger, 27

Waterford, Mich.

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

 

Died Nov. 5 in Tunnis, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a non-combat incident.

 

 

DOD Release November 3, 2008

Pfc. Bradley S. Coleman, 24

Martinsville, Va.

51st Transportation Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Died Oct. 29 at Qayyarah Airfield, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, 27

Dry Ridge, Ky.

201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard in Cynthiana, Ky.

 

Died Oct. 31 in Badin Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when
insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 31, 2008

Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36

Framingham, Mass.

1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Oct. 29, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release October 29, 2008

1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32

Pleasant Valley, N.Y.

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

 

Died Oct. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October 28, 2008

 

Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22

Canton, Ohio

3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35

Bartlett, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.

 

Died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated
explosives as they were preparing to enter a building.

 

 

DOD Release October 26, 2008

Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21

Eugene, Ore.

1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Died Oct. 24 at the National in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered on October 16
in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect fire.

 

DOD Release October 24, 2008

Spc. Deon L. Taylor, 30

Bronx, N.Y.

27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29

Stoystown, Pa.

20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

 

Died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

 

Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21

Scottsbluff, Neb.

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

 

Died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Lance Cpl. San Sim, 23

Santa Ana, Calif.

1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October 23, 2008

Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22

North Canton, Ohio

1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

 Died Oct. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 21, 2008

Spc. Justin A. Saint, 22

Albertville, Ala.

Special Troops Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Heath K. Pickard, 21

Palestine, Texas

1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

 Died Oct. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received indirect fire in Baquaba, Iraq.

 

Capt. Robert D. Lindenau, 39

Camano Island, Wash.

91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 20 in Charbagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release October 20, 2008

Sgt. Federico G. Borjas, 33

San Diego, Calif.

416th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, San Diego, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 16 in Bermel District Center, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
from small arms fire during a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release October 17, 2008

Sgt. John M. Penich, 25

Beach Park, Ill.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 16, 2008

Spc. Christopher A. McCraw, 23

Columbia, Miss.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire
while on dismounted patrol in Nasar Wa Salam.

 

Spc. Cory J. Bertrand, 18

Center, Texas

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Stephen R. Fortunato, 25

Danvers, Mass.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Preston R. Medley, 23

Baker, Fla.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 14 in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 15, 2008

Sgt. Michael K. Clark, 24

Sacramento, Calif.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 7 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered
small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.

 

Pfc. Scott G. Dimond, 39

Franklin, N.H.

3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), New Hampshire Army National Guard, Milford, N.H.

 

Died Oct. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an
IED and his patrol was engaged in a small arms fire attack.

 

 

DOD Release October 14, 2008

Sgt. Reuben M. Fernandez III, 22

Abilene, Texas

2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Oct. 11 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device in Majar Al Kabir, Iraq.

 

Spc. Geoffrey G. Johnson, 28

Lubbock, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Oct. 12 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 10, 2008

Cpl. Jason A. Karella, 20

Anchorage, Alaska

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

 

Died Oct. 9 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October 7, 2008

Col. Michael R. Stahlman, 45

Chevy Chase, Md.

Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 5 from injuries sustained in a July 31 non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 6, 2008

Pfc. Tavarus D. Setzler, 23

Jacksonville, Fla.

2d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 2 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device in Majar al Kabir, Iraq.

 

Spc. Jason E. von Zerneck, 33

Charlotte, N.C.

2d Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.

 

Died on Oct. 2 of injuries sustained from a vehicle incident in Qara Bagh Karez, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. William P. Rudd, 27

Madisonville, Ky.

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

 

Died Oct. 5 of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 3, 2008

Spc. Christopher A. Bartkiewicz, 25

Dunfermline, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents
attacked his dismounted patrol using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 1, 2008

Spc. Christopher T. Fox, 21

Memphis, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Sept. 29 in Adhamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he
encountered small arms fire while on patrol.

 

Capt. Richard G. Cliff Jr., 29

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Jamie S. Nicholas, 32

Maysel, W.Va.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Vasquez, 33

Round Lake, Ill.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Sept. 29 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device during mounted operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 29, 2008

Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr., 33

Conway, S.C.

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Sept. 25 in Bahbahani, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Capt. Michael J. Medders, 25

Ohio

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

 Died Sept. 24 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber
detonated a vest during operations.

 

Sgt. William E. Hasenflu, 38

Bradenton, Fla.

1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Sept. 28 in the Jaji District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his unit
was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

Pfc. Jamel A. Bryant, 22

Belleville, Ill.

40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Sept. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle
accident while on patrol in Wahida, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release September 24, 2008

1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26

Burke, Va.

2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Sept. 23 in Salman Park, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under
small arms fire during dismounted operations.  

 

 

DOD Release September 23, 2008

Cryptologic Technician Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O’Bryant, 22

Duluth, Ga.

Navy Information Operations Command Maryland, Fort Meade, Md.

 

Died September 20 in the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25

Charleston, S.C.

2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

 

Died Sept. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received
small arms fire during dismounted operations.

 

Capt. Bruno G. Desolenni, 32

Crescent City, Calif.

Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon Army National Guard.

 

Died Sept. 20 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Chaplain (Col.) Sidney J. Marceaux Jr., 69

Beaumont, Texas

Following evacuation from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

 

Died Sept 14 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release September 22, 2008

Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez, 34

El Paso, Texas

86th Construction & Training Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

 

Died Sept. 20 in Islamabad, Pakistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, 21

Romeoville, Ill.

2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Robbins, Ill.

Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42

Cheyenne, Wyo.

Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi, 26

Newburgh, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez, 24

Chicago, Ill.

2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.

 

Died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Brandon W. Farley, 30

Grand Prairie, Texas

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained Sept. 17
when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms
and rocket-propelled grenades in Able Monti, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Jerome C. Bell Jr., 29

Auburn, N.Y.

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

 

Died Sept. 19 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Nathan M. Cox, 32

Walcott, Iowa

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pvt. Joseph F. Gonzales, 18

Tucson, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 21, 2008

Chief Warrant Officer Corry A. Edwards, 38
Kennedale, Texas

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Sgt. Daniel M. Eshbaugh, 43

Norman, Okla.

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard, Lexington, Okla.

Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Mason, 37

Springtown, Texas

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Sgt. Maj. Julio C. Ordonez, 54

San Antonio, TX

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Brady J. Rudolf, 37

Oklahoma City, OK

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard, Lexington, Okla.

Cpl. Michael E. Thompson, 23

Harrah, Okla.

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard, Lexington, Okla.

1st Lt. Robert Vallejo II, 28

Richland Hills, Texas

2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release September 19, 2008

 

Lt. Col. James L. Wiley, 46

North Bend, Ore.

27th Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release September 18, 2008

Pfc. Leonard J. Gulczynski I, 19

Carol Stream, Ill.

610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was involved in an accident.

 

Capt. Darrick D. Wright, 37

Nashville, Tenn.

926th Engineer Brigade, Montgomery, Ala.

 

Died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness.

 

 

DOD Release September 16, 2008

Pvt. Michael W. Murdock, 22

Chocowinity, N.C.

1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered at Combat Outpost Lybert,
Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire.

 

Lt. Col. Ralph J. Marino, 46

Houston, Pa.

U.S. Army Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

 

Died Sept 14 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related illness.

 

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann A. Strickland, 23

Arlington, Wash.

Combat Service Support Det. 36, Iwakuni, Japan. He was a member of a US Marine embedded Training Team deployed to Afghan Regional Security Integration Command Central.

 

Died Sept. 9 from injuries suffered when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised
explosive device in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 15, 2008

Spc. Marques I. Knight, 24

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 6 in Aliabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he received
small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, 53

Wentzville, Mo.

64th Military Police Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died Sept. 10 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik, 39

Gibsonia, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered near Forward
Operating Base Nagil, Afghanistan, when the aircraft he was piloting received enemy fire.

 

Staff Sgt. Darris J. Dawson, 24

Pensacola, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin, 26

Hurst, Texas.

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Sept. 14 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident.

 

 

DOD Release September 13, 2008

Senior Chief Petty Officer John Wayne Marcum, 34

Flushing, Mich.

Temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.

 

 Died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan Sept. 11.

 

Chief Petty Officer (select) Jason Richard Freiwald, 30

Armada, Mich.

Temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.

 

Died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan Sept. 11.

 

 

DOD Release September 10, 2008

1st Lt. Nicholas A. Madrazo, 25

Bothell, Wash.

Combat Logistics Regiment - 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

 Died Sept. 9 while supporting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

 

Capt. Jesse Melton III, 29

Randallstown, Md.

Headquarters Battery, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Died Sept. 9 while supporting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 8, 2008

 

Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Mayne, 29

Fort Benning, Ga.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Bryan R. Thomas, 22

Battle Creek, Mich.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

Pvt. Jordan P. P. Thibeault, 22

South Jordan, Utah

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Sept. 5 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, of injuries sustained
in a non-combat related incident.

 

Pvt. Michael R. Dinterman, 18

Littlestown, Pa.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 6 at Outpost Restrepo, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when he received enemy fire while on dismounted patrol.

 

Pvt. Vincent C. Winston Jr., 22

St. Louis, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 4 in Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 5, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Gregory A. Rodriguez, 35

Weidman, Mich.

K-9 unit of the 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, Ansbach, Germany

 

Died Sept. 2 of wounds suffered in Ana Kalay, Afghanistan, when his
mounted patrol came under small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 4, 2008

Pfc. Patrick W. May, 22

Jamestown, N.Y.

Division Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release September 1, 2008

Spc. Carlo E. Alfonso, 23

Spokane, Wash.

40th Engineer Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

 Died on Aug. 26 of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device in Sadr City, Iraq.

 

Spc. Jorge L. Feliz Nieve, 26

Queens Village, N.Y.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Aug. 28 of injuries sustained from a vehicle incident in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Spc. Steven J. Fitzmorris, 26

Columbia, Mo.

3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Aug. 25 of wounds suffered from enemy fire while on a dismounted patrol in Adhamiyah, Iraq.

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Harris, 36

Lexington, N.C.

Temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.

 

Died Aug. 30 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release August 29, 2008

Sgt. David K. Cooper, 25

Williamsburg, Ky.

Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 27 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered in Qadasiyah, Iraq, when his dismounted
patrol came under small arms fire.

 

Spc. Michael L. Gonzalez, 20

Spotswood, N.J.

340th Military Police Company, Fort Totten, N.Y.

 

Died Aug. 28 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 28, 2008

Pfc Tan Q. Ngo, 20

Beaverton, Ore.

1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 27 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Zabul Province, Afghanistan,
when his mounted patrol received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 26, 2008

Staff Sgt. Brian E. Studer, 28

Ramsey, Minn.

720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 22 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the improvised explosive device
he was attempting to deactivate detonated.

 

 

DOD Release August 24, 2008

Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet, 26

Rising Sun, Md.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 20 at Combat Outpost Vegas, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of
undetermined causes while conduting a patrol.

 

 

DOD Release August 22, 2008

DOD Update

Sgt. Nickolas Lee Hopper, 27

Montrose, Ill.

2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.

 

Died Sept. 8, 2007 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq,
on June 20, 2005. Hopper’s final autopsy concluded his death was a result of wounds
received in Iraq; however, Hopper was not previously identified as an OIF casualty.

Fallen Soldiers 2007

 

Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel, 40

Greenwood, Miss.

370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 19 at Forward Operating Base Gary Owen, Iraq, of wounds suffered
when the base came under mortar attack.

 

Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr., 36

Marrero, La.

Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-West, Herat, Afghanistan.

 

Died Aug. 20 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was
attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release August 20, 2008

Lance Cpl. Travis M. Stottlemyer, 20

Hatfield, Pa.

3rd Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company, Marine Corps Security Forces, Norfolk, Va.

 

Died Aug. 17 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Manama, Bahrain.

 

 

DOD Release August 19, 2008

Staff Sgt. Kristopher D. Rodgers, 29

Sturgis, Mich.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 16 in Korengal, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle.

 

Pvt. Janelle F. King, 23

Merced, Calif.

115th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died Aug. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile, 29
Oxford, Miss.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Paul E. Conlon Jr., 21
Somerville, Mass.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Aug. 15 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when their vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device and then received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 

Pfc. Jonathon L. Luscher, 20

Scranton, Pa.

1st Battalion, 109th Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.

 

Died Aug. 17 at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries
sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 18, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jacob J. Toves, 27

Grover Beach, Calif.

3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez-Castaneda, 19

Mesa, Ariz.

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

Cpl. Anthony G. Mihalo, 23

Naperville, Ill.

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

 

Died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

 

 

DOD Release August 15, 2008

Pfc. Daniel A. C. McGuire, 19

Mashpee, Mass.

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

 

Died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release August 14, 2008

Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke Jr., 22

Maryville, Tenn.

3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Died Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Salah ad Din province, Iraq.

 

Cpl. James M. Hale, 23

Naperville, Ill.

978th Military Police Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 12, 2008

Cpl. Adam T. McKiski, 21

Cherry Valley, Ill.

1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Stewart S. Trejo, 25

Whitefish, Mont.

1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Aug. 7 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq:

 

 

DOD Release August 11, 2008

Sgt. Jose E. Ulloa, 23

New York, N.Y.

515th Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 9 in Sadr City, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised
explosive device Aug. 8 in Sadr City.

 

Sgt. Kenneth B. Gibson, 25

Christiansburg, Va.

1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died of wounds suffered Aug. 10 in Tarmiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive
device detonated near his position during dismounted operations.

 

Pfc. John A. Mattox, 23

Daingerfield, Texas

6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 10 at Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, from injuries
sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 10, 2008

Petty Officer Second Class Anthony M. Carbullido, 25

Agat, Guam

Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

 

Died Aug. 8, in Sangatesh, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when his
convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 9, 2008

Master Sgt. Danny E. Maybin, 47

Columbia, S.C.

Headquarters, U.S. Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.

 

Died Aug. 7 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as the result of a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 7, 2008

Sgt. Errol M. James, 29

St. Croix, Virgin Islands

527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 4 at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, of injuries
sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release August 6, 2008

 

Sgt. Gary M. Henry, 34

Indianapolis, Ind.

38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind.

Spc. Jonathan D. Menke, 22

Madison, Ind.

38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind.

 

Died Aug. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when debris from an improvised
explosive device detonation on an overpass fell onto their vehicle.

 

Capt. Garrett T. Lawton, 31

Charleston, W.V.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Aug. 4 while supporting combat operations in Herat province, Afghanistan.

 

Pvt. Timothy J. Hutton, 21

Dillon, Mont.

54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

 

Died Aug. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt, 18

Newton, Kan.

1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, Kingman, Kan.

 

Died Aug. 3 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Ashraf, Iraq, on Aug. 2.

 

 

DOD Release August 5, 2008

Staff Sgt. Brian K. Miller, 37

Pendleton, Ind.

1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana Army National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

 Died Aug. 2 in Abd Allah, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

 

Sgt. Jaime Gonzalez, Jr., 40

Austin, Texas

436th Chemical Company, Texas Army National Guard, Laredo, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle encountered a mine.

 

 

DOD Release August 4, 2008

Spc. Kevin R. Dickson, 21

Steelville, Mo.

10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Group Support Battalion, Group Service Support Company, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Aug. 2 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. David J. Badie, 23

Rockford, Ill.

Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pvt. Jair De Jesus Garcia, 29

Chatsworth, Calif.

6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano, 23

Pennsylvania

Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. William J. Mulvihill, 20

Leavenworth, Kan.

Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 1 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan,
when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Andre D. Mitchell, 25

Elmont, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 31 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

 

Pfc. Jennifer L. Cole, 34

American Canyon, Calif.

426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Aug. 2 in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann, 24

Great Mills, Md.

4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Aug. 1, on Route Alaska, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release July 31, 2008

Sgt. James A. McHale, 31

Fairfield, Mont.

40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died July 30 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered July 22 in Taji, Iraq,
when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release July 30, 2008

DOD Update

Staff Sgt. Faoa L. Apineru, 31

Yorba Linda, Calif.

Headquarters Company, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.

 

 Died July 2, 2007, from wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

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Fallen Soldiers 2007

 

 

DOD Release July 28, 2008

Spc. Seteria L. Brown, 22

Orlando, Fla.

62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood Texas.

 

Died July 25 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release July 23, 2008

Pfc. Ivan I. Wilson, 22

Clearlake, Calif.

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

 

Died July 21 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 21, 2008

Staff Sgt. Danny P. Dupre, 28

Lockport, La.

1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died July 15 from wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

1st Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst, 25

Onalaska, Wis.

2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died July 20 in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket propelled grenades
and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release July 18, 2008

Tech. Sgt. Jackie L. Larsen, 37

Tacoma, Wash.

9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

 

 Died of natural causes July 17 at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

 

1st Lt. Jason D. Mann, 29

Woodlynne, N.J.

1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died July 17 from a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads, 23

Las Vegas, Nev.

173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died July 16 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

Aviation Boatswain Mate Third Class Petty officer Daniel R. Verbeke, 25

Exton, Penn.

 

Died July 14 in Paoli, Penn. of complications from injuries he suffered in a flight deck accident
in December 2005 while serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, CVN-71.

 

 

DOD Release July 17, 2008

Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, 27

Roanoke, Va.

3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died July 15 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a vehicle incident.

 

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Stevenson, 20

Newton, N.J.

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

 

Died July 13 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release July 16, 2008

Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, 21

Morganfield, Ky.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, 24

Snellville, Ga.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, 25

Seattle, Wash.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24

Hawaii.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Sgt. Israel Garcia, 24

Long Beach, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, 24

Clinton, Tenn.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, 27

Jasper, Ga.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, 22

Haw River, N.C.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20

Florissant, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died of wounds suffered when their outpost was attacked by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades
from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13.

 

Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Vrooman, 28

Sioux Falls, S.D.

2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died Jul 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated
while his unit was conducting combat operations in Kn'an, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release July 14, 2008

Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young, 39

Jonesboro, Ga.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on July 13 of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 1 3, 2008

Sgt. Brian S. Leon Guerrero, 34

Hagatna, Guam.

1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam.

Sgt. Samson A. Mora, 28

Dededo, Guam.

1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam.

 

Died July 10 in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when their vehicle
was struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release July 11, 2008

DoD Announces Change In Status Of Army Soldiers

 

The Department of Defense today announced the deaths of two soldiers previously listed
as “Missing-Captured” on May 15, 2007.

 

 

Pfc. Byron J. Fouty, 19

Waterford, Mich.

4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25

Lawrence, Mass.

4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Jimenez and Fouty were part of a patrol that was ambushed by enemy forces south of Baghdad on May 12, 2007.

 

On July 10, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Iraq July 9
to be those of two soldiers who had been previously listed as “Missing-Captured.”  

 

 

DOD Release July 10, 2008

Spc. William L. McMillan III, 22

Lexington, Ky.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck
by an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Douglas J. Bull, 29

Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 8 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan,
when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a mounted patrol.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier, 35

Flint, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died July 9 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Samarra, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle
was struck by a grenade.

 

 

DOD Release July 7, 2008

1st Lt. Daniel Farkas, 42

Brooklyn, N.Y.

27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Died on July 4 of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix).

 

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham, 37

Rogers, Ark.

39th Brigade Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, Heber Springs, Ark.

 

Died on July 5 of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident at Camp Adder, Tallil, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release July 3, 2008

Spc. Estell L. Turner, 43

Sioux Falls, S.D.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died July 2 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered on June 28
in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

 

DOD Release June 30, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales, 32

Naranjito, Puerto Rico.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Master Sgt. Shawn E. Simmons, 39

Ashland, Mass.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. James M. Treber, 24

Imperial Beach, Calif.

1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died June 29 in Khosrow-E Sofla, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained
when their vehicle rolled into a canal.

 

Staff Sgt. Edgar A. Heredia, 28

Houston, TX

2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.

 

Died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 29, 2008

 

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew L. Hilton, 37

Livonia, Mich.

425th Infantry Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, Selfridge, Mich.

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph A. McKay, 51

Brooklyn, N.Y.

2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.

Spc. Mark C. Palmateer, 38

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, N.Y.

 

Died from wounds suffered June 26 near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan,
when their convoy encountered improvised explosive devices,
small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

 

Staff Sgt. Travis K. Hunsberger, 24

Goshen, Ind.

2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on June 27 of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device while on
combat patrol near Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 27, 2008

Pfc. Bryan M. Thomas, 22

Lake Charles, La.

2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Salman Pak, Iraq, when his patrol
encountered small arms fire during combat operations.

 

Spc. Joshua L. Plocica, 20

Clarksville, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Alejandro A. Dominguez, 24

San Diego, Calif.

1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Joel A. Taylor, 20

Pinetown, N.C.

1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. James M. Yohn, 25

Highspire, Pa.

1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 25 in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device on June 24.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. Hammett, 39

Tucson, Ariz.

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Maj. Dwayne M. Kelley, 48

Willingboro, N.J.

432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Green Bay, Wis.

 

Died June 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from a bomb blast.

 

Capt. Philip J. Dykeman, 38

Brockport, N.Y.

2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Lt. Col. Max A. Galeai, 42

Pago Pago, American Samoa.

2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Cpl. Marcus W. Preudhomme, 23

North Miami Beach, Fla.

2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq:

 

 

DOD Release June 26, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland, 25

Labelle, Fla.

1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died June 25, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 25, 2008

Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio, 30

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Salman Pak, Iraq,

when his patrol encountered small arms fire during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Ryan J. Connolly, 24

Vacaville, Calif.

173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

 

Died June 24 in Khogyani, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine.

 

 

 

DOD Release June 24, 2008

Spc. Anthony L. Mangano, 36

Greenlawn, N.Y.

2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.

Sgt. Nelson D. Rodriguez Ramirez, 22

Revere, Mass.

2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.

Sgt. Andrew Seabrooks, 36

Queens, N.Y.

2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.

Lt. Col. James J. Walton, 41

Rockville, Md.

Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died June 21 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 23, 2008

Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza, 24

San Antonio, Texas

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

 

Died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Du Hai Tran, 30

Reseda, Calif.

Fires Squadron,2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck,Germany.

 

Died Jun. 20 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his unit while on patrol during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release June 22, 2008

Hospitalman Dustin Kelby Burnett, 19

Fort Mohave, Ariz.

Assigned to First Marine Division Detachment, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 20, 2008

Spc. Jason N. Cox, 21

Elyria, Ohio

3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died June 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered near Hillah, when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Capt. Eric Daniel Terhune, 34

Lexington, Ky.

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

Lance Cpl. Andrew Francis Whitacre, 21

Bryant, Ind.

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

 

Died June 19 while conducting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 19, 2008

Hospitalman Marc A. Retmier, 19

Hemet, Calif.

Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in Afghanistan.

Petty Officer First Class Ross L. Toles III, 37

Davison, Mich.

Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in Afghanistan.

 

Died June 18 as a result of wounds suffered from an enemy rocket
attack in northern Paktika province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 17, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Gerard M. Reed, 40

Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

Pvt. Eugene D. M. Kanakaole, 19

Maui, Hawaii

87th Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 11 in Balad Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 16, 2008

Lance Cpl. Javier Perales Jr., 19

San Elizario, Texas

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

 

Died June 11, from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Kelly E. C. Watters, 19

Virginia Beach, Va.

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

 

 Died June 11, from wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass, 22

Richmond, In.

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

Pfc. Michael Robert Patton, 19

Fenton, Mo.

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

Pfc. Dawid Pietrek, 24

Bensenville, Ill.

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

Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, 20

Tacoma, Wash.

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

 

Died June 14 while supporting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 13, 2008

Sgt. Steve A. McCoy, 23

Moultrie, Ga.

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

 

Died June 10 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered on March 23
in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. John D. Aragon, 22

Antioch, Calif.

1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 12 in Kadamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release June 11, 2008

Spc. Thomas F. Duncan, III, 21

Rowlett, Texas

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

 

Died June 9 in Sinjar, Iraq, of wounds suffered during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett, 28

Saratoga, Wyo.

2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 8 in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked
by enemy forces using improvised explosive devices.

 

 

DOD Release June 9, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class David R. Hurst, 31

Fort Sill, Okla.

2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

 

 Died June 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release June 6, 2008

Sgt. Shane P. Duffy, 22

Taunton, Mass.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Jonathan D. A. Emard, 20

Mesquite, Texas.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Cody R. Legg, 23

Escondido, Calif.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died June 4 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Sharqat, Iraq, when their unit was
attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and hand grenades.

 

Chief Warrant Officer James Carter, 42

Alabama.

96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Andre D. McNair, Jr., 20

Fort Pierce, Fla.

96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 5 at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the
Kiowa helicopter they were in went down during a test flight.

 

 

DOD Release June 5, 2008

Pfc. Joshua E. Waltenbaugh, 19

Ford City, Pa.

4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 3 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

Maj. Scott A. Hagerty, 41

Stillwater, Okla.

451st Civil Affairs Battalion, Pasadena, Texas.

Pfc. Derek D. Holland, 20

Wind Gap, Pa.

228th Brigade Support Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Bethlehem, Pa.

 

Died June 3 in Zormat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release June 4, 2008

Spc. Quincy J. Green, 26

El Paso, Texas

601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died June 2 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 2, 2008

Cpl. Christian S. Cotner, 20

Waterbury, Conn.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Died May 30 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Cpl. Justin R. Mixon, 22

Bogalusa, La.

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died June 1 in Baghdad Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. James M. Finley, 21

Lebanon, Mo.

173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

Pfc. Andrew J. Shields, 19

Battleground, Wash.

173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

 

Died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Christopher D. McCarthy

Virginia Beach, Va.

U.S. Joint Forces Command, Joint Reserve Unit, Norfolk, Va.

 

Died 1 June 2008 at Forward Operating Base Ramadi, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 31, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez, 27

Los Angeles, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died May 29 in Shewan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered
small arms fire while conducting combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release May 29, 2008

Pfc. Chad M. Trimble, 29

West Covina, Calif.

1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 28, near Gardez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 28, 2008

Sgt. 1st Class Jason F. Dene, 37

Castleton, Vt.

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

 

Died May 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident on May 24.

 

Spc. Christopher Gathercole, 21

Santa Rosa, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died May 26 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during combat operations.

 

Spc. Justin L. Buxbaum, 23

South Portland, Maine

62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood Texas.

 

Died May 26 in Kushamond, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 27, 2008

Pfc. Kyle P. Norris, 22

Zanesville, Ohio

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died May 23 in Balad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an
improvised explosive device during a patrol May 22 in Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Blake W. Evans, 24

Rockford, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 25 in Al Jazeera Desert, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Frank J. Gasper, 25

Merced, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died May 25 in Najaf, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. David L. Leimbach, 38

Taylors, S.C.

1st Battalion, 118th Infantry, South Carolina Army National Guard, Fountain Inn, S.C., and attached to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard.

 

Died May 25 near Bala Baluk, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was
attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

 

 

DOD Release May 23, 2008

Lt. Jeffrey A. Ammon, 37

Orem, Utah

Attached to Commander Navy Region Northwest, Bangor, Wash., and serving in Afghanistan as a member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Ghazni.

 

Died May 20, as a result of injuries suffered from an improvised
explosive device in the Aband District, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release May 21, 2008

Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moore, 54

Boise, Idaho

124th Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, Gowen Field, Idaho.

 

Died of natural causes May 20 in Djibouti.

 

1st Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo, 35

Pittston, Pa.

3rd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Williamsport, Pa.

 

Died May 20 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 20, 2008

Cpl. William J. L. Cooper, 22

Eupora, Miss.

1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died May 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

Pvt. Branden P. Haunert, 21

Cincinnati, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 18 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Master Sgt. Davy N. Weaver, 39

Barnesville, Ga.

48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Macon, Ga.

 

Died May 18 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 16, 2008

Sgt. John K. Daggett, 21

Phoenix, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died May 15 in Halifax, Canada, of wounds suffered May 1 in Baghdad, Iraq,
when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release May 14, 2008

Staff Sgt. Victor M. Cota, 33

Tucson, Ariz.

Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an
improvised explosive device in Kadamiyah, Iraq, May 13.

 

 

DOD Release May 12, 2008

Sgt. Joseph A. Ford, 23

Knox, Ind.

1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana National Guard, New Albany, Ind.

 

Died May 10 in Al Asad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

 

Pvt. Matthew W. Brown, 20

Zelienople, Pa.

3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died May 11 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

Cpl. Jessica A. Ellis, 24

Bend, Ore.

2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when her vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 11, 2008

Pfc. Ara T. Deysie, 18

Parker, Ariz.

1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 9 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came
under rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 

 

DOD Release May 10, 2008

Sgt. Isaac Palomarez, 26

Loveland, Colo.

1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 9 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his patrol encountered
an improvised explosive device and came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 

Spc. Mary J. Jaenichen, 20

Temecula, Calif.

Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died May 9 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release May 9, 2008

Spc. Alex D. Gonzalez, 21

Mission, Texas

43rd Combat Engineer Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died May 6 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered small arms fire
and a rocket-propelled grenade attack.

 

Pfc. Aaron J. Ward, 19

San Jacinto, Calif.

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

 

Died May 6 in Al Anbar, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came under small arms fire
while conducting cordon and search operations.

 

 

DOD Release May 8, 2008

Cpl. Jeremy R. Gullett, 22

Greenup, Ky.

4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts, 25

Farmington, N. M.

2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died May 7 in the Sabari District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova, 22

McComb, Miss.

Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Miguel A. Guzman, 21

Norwalk, Calif.

Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple, 21

Carroll, Ohio

Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Glen E. Martinez, 31

Boulder, Colo.

Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died May 2 in Al Anbar province, Iraq, supporting combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release May 5, 2008

Pfc. Corey L. Hicks, 22

Glendale, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died May 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 4, 2008

Spc. Jeffrey F. Nichols, 21

Granite Shoals, Texas

3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.

 

Died May 1 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 3, 2008

Sgt. Jerry L. DeLoach, 45

Jackson, Ga.

Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Knox.

 

Died July 7, 2007, in Riverside, Ga., of a non-combat related injury, while assigned to Fort Knox, Ky.

 

Staff Sgt. Chad A. Caldwell, 24

Spokane, Wash.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 30 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained while conducting dismounted combat operations.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence D. Ezell, 30

Portland, Texas

71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died April 30 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his unit during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release May 2, 2008

Cpt. Andrew. R. Pearson, 32

Billings, Mont.

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Ronald J. Tucker, 21

Fountain, Colo.

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 1, 2008

Sgt. Merlin German, 22

Manhattan, N.Y.

5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif., while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. German’s parent unit was the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was medically retired Sept. 28, 2007, as a result of his injuries.

 

 

Died April 11 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds he suffered
while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Feb. 22, 2005.

 

Staff Sgt. Clay A. Craig, 22

Mesquite, Texas

1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died April 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when he received
small arms fire during combat operations.

 

Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander, 26

Bakersfield, Calif.

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

 

Died April 29 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 30, 2008

Pfc. Adam L. Marion, 26

Mount Airy, N.C.

171st Engineer Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Saint Pauls, N.C.

Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes, 26

Zephyrhills, Fla.

94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Mark A. Stone, 22

Buchanan Dam, Texas

94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

 

Died April 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their
forward operating base with indirect fire.

 

Senior Airman Jonathan A. V. Yelner, 24

Lafayette, Calif.

28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.

 

Died April 29 near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. 1st Class David L. McDowell, 30

Ramona, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died April 29 in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when
enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.

 

Spc. William T. Dix, 32

Culver City, Calif.

14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died April 27 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 29, 2008

Cpl. David P. McCormick, 26

Fresno, Texas

1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died April 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his forward
operating base came under rocket attack.

 

 

DOD Release April 25, 2008

Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter, 19

Sag Harbor, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, 21

Burkeville, Va.

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

 

Died April 22 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Guadalupe Cervantes Ramirez, 26

Fort Irwin, Calif.

2nd Transportation Company (Heavy Equipment Transport), Echelons Above Brigade Support Battalion, National Training Center Support Brigade, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Died April 23 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident.

 

Pfc. John T. Bishop, 22

Gaylord, Mich.

1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham, 26

College Station, Texas

1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died April 23 in Golden Hills, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident.

 

Staff Sgt. Ronald C. Blystone, 34

Springfield, Mo.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when he encountered
small arms fire during a dismounted patrol.

 

Staff Sgt. Shaun J. Whitehead, 24

Commerce, Ga.

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

 

Died April 24 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered an
improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release April 24, 2008

1st Lt. Matthew R. Vandergrift, 28

Littleton, Colo.

2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died April 21 from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 23, 2008

Spc. Steven J. Christofferson, 20

Cudahy, Wis.

1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Adam J. Kohlhaas, 26

Perryville, Mo.

1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died April 21 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison, 25

Morris Plains, N.J.

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

 

 Died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release April 22, 2008

Airman Apprentice Adrian M. Campos, 22

El Paso, Texas

Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 22, which was attached to the USNS Arctic.

 

Died in Dubai on April 21 due to a non-combat related incident.

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie L. Morton, 40

Bakersfield, Calif.

Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

 

Died April 20 in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain.

 

 

DOD Release April 21, 2008

Spc. Lance O. Eakes, 25

Apex, N.C.

1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

 Died April 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

Cpl. Benjamin K. Brosh, 22

Colorado Springs, Colo.

2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died April 18 at Forward Operating Base Anaconda in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered
in Paliwoda, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 19, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown, 29

Magnolia, Texas

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

 

Died April 17 in Sama Village, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked using small arms fire and grenades.

 

 

DOD Release April 18, 2008

1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante, 35

Athens, Ga.

Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, N.C.

Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks, 24

Rogers, Ark.

Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, N.C.

 

Died April 15 while conducting combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 15, 2008

Cpl. Richard J. Nelson, 23

Racine, Wis.

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

Lance Cpl. Dean D. Opicka, 29

Waukesha, Wis.

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

 

Died April 14 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Sgt. Joseph A. Richard III, 27

Lafayette, La.

4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

 

Died April 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz, 23

Clearwater, Fla.

10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died April 14 in Tuz, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 14, 2008

Sgt. William E. Allmon, 25

Ardmore, Okla.

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

 

 Died April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 11, 2008

Sgt. Jesse A. Ault, 28

Dublin, Va.

429th Brigade Support Battalion, Virginia Army National Guard, Roanoke, Va.

 

Died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered in Tunnis, Iraq, when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Jacob J. Fairbanks, 22

Saint Paul, Minn.

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

 

Died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 10, 2008

Staff Sgt. Jeffery L. Hartley, 25

Hempstead, Texas

1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died April 8 in Kharguliah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Jeremiah C. Hughes, 26

Jacksonville, Fla.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died April 9 in Balad Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Abu Gharab, Iraq.

 

Tech. Sgt Anthony L. Capra, 31

Hanford, Calif.

Detachment 63, 688 Armament Systems Squadron, Indian Head City, Md.

 

Died April 9 near Golden Hills, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha, 30

Hull, Texas

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 9, 2008

Spc. Jason C. Kazarick, 30

Oakmont, Pa.

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Sgt. Michael T. Lilly, 23

Boise, Idaho.

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died April 7 in Sadr City, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked using a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Sgt. Timothy M. Smith, 25

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.

 

Died April 7 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle

encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg, 32

Miami Lakes, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died April 8 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 8, 2008

Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34

Teachey, N.C.

1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

Died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire

 

Col. Stephen K. Scott, 54

New Market, Ala.

356th Quartermaster Battalion, Laurel, Miss.

Maj. Stuart A. Wolfer, 36

Coral Springs, Fla.

11th Battalion, 104th Division, Boise, Idaho

 

Died April 6 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire.

 

 

Sgt. Richard A. Vaughn, 22

San Diego, Calif.

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 7 in Baghdad, Iraq from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
using a rocket propelled grenade, improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah E. McNeal, 23

Norfolk, Va.

237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia Army National Guard, West Point, Va.

 

Died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 7, 2008

Pfc. Shane D. Penley, 19

Sauk Village, Ill.

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

 

Died April 6 at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post.

 

Capt Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29

Puerto Rico

Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Spc. Matthew T. Morris, 23

Cedar Park, Texas

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 5, 2008

Sgt. Nicholas A. Robertson, 27

Old Town, Maine

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

 

 Died April 3 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds
suffered April 2 while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District,
Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 4, 2008

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Griffin, 28

Dover, Del.

377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

 

 Died April 3 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Charles A. Jankowski, 24

Panama City, Fla.

3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died March 28, in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release April 3, 2008

Sgt. Dayne D. Dhanoolal, 26

Brooklyn

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

 

 Died March 31 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release April 2, 2008

Maj. William G. Hall, 38

Seattle, Wash.

3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died March 30 from wounds he suffered while conducting combat
operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on March 29.

 

Sgt. Jevon K. Jordan, 32

Norfolk, Va.

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Mar. 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, from wounds
suffered Mar. 23 in Abu Jassim, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive.

 

 

DOD Release April 1, 2008

Cpl. Steven I. Candelo, 20

Houston, TX

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

 Died March 26 in Baghdad, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Sgt. Terrell W. Gilmore, 38

Baton Rouge, La.

769th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana Army National Guard in Baton Rouge.

 

Died March 30 in Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Spc. Durrell L. Bennett, 22

Spanaway, Wash.

2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Pfc. Patrick J. Miller, 23

New Port Richey, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died March 29 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when they encountered an
improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release March 31, 2008

The Department of Defense today announced the change
in status of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
from missing-captured to deceased.

Staff Sgt. Keith M. Maupin, 24

Batavia, Ohio.

724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill.

 

The armed forces medical examiner confirmed on March 29, human remains
recovered in Iraq were those of Staff Sgt. Keith M. Maupin.

 

Maupin had been listed as missing-captured since April, 2004.
His convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled
grenades and small arms fire on April 9, 2004.

 

 

DOD Release March 29, 2008

Cpl. Joshua A. Molina, 20

Houston, Texas

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

 Died Mar. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 28, 2008

Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Gamboa, 34

Yigo, Guam

1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died Mar. 25 of wounds suffered when he came under indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Spc. Gregory B. Rundell, 21

Ramsey, Minn.

1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died March 26 in Taji Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release March 26, 2008

Lance Cpl. Dustin L. Canham, 21

Lake Stevens, Wash.

Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Portland, Ore.

 

Died March 23 from a non-hostile incident in Djibouti.

 

Pvt. George Delgado, 21

Palmdale, Calif.

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

Pfc. Andrew J. Habsieger, 22

Festus, Mo.

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

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Hake, 26

Enid, Okla.

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

Cpl. Jose A. Rubio Hernandez

Mission, Texas.

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

 

Died March 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive on March 23.

 

 

DOD Release March 24, 2008

Pfc. Tyler J. Smith, 22

Bethel, Maine

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died Mar. 21 at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds
suffered when the base received indirect fire.

 

Pfc. Antione V. Robinson, 20

Detroit, Mich.

782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died March 19 in Nawa, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the vehicle he was repairing collapsed.

 

Sgt. Thomas C. Ray, II, 40

Weaverville, N.C.

237th Military Police Company, New Hampshire National Guard.

Sgt. David S. Stelmat, 27

Littleton, N.H.

237th Military Police Company, New Hampshire National Guard.

Sgt. David B. Williams, 26

Tarboro, N.C.

237th Military Police Company, New Hampshire National Guard.

 

Died March 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr., 38

Holmdel, N.J.

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

 

Died March 21 in Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 23, 2008

Tech. Sgt. William H. Jefferson, Jr., 34

Norfolk, Va.

21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

 

 Died March 22 near Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 21, 2008

Sgt. Gregory D. Unruh, 28

Dickinson, Texas

2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died March 19 in Mandali, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

 

 

DOD Release March 19, 2008

Spc. Lerando J. Brown, 27

Gulfport, Miss.

288th Sapper Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, Houston, Miss.

 

Died March 15 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries suffered in an incident currently under investigation.

 

Staff Sgt. Michael D. Elledge, 41

Brownsburg, Ind.

1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Christopher C. Simpson, 23

Hampton, Va.

1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Mar. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release March 17, 2008

Cpl. William D. O’Brien, 19

Rice, Texas

1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died March 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when he was attacked
by small arms fire during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release March 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Ernesto G. Cimarrusti, 25

Douglas, Ariz.

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

Staff Sgt. David D. Julian, 31

Evanston, Wyo.

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

Cpl. Robert T. McDavid, 29

Starkville, Miss.

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

Cpl. Scott A. McIntosh, 26

Houston, Texas.

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

Sgt. 1st. Class Shawn M. Suzch, 32

Hilltown, Penn.

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

 

Died March 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt.Collin J. Bowen, 38

Millersville, Md.

1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard, Towson, Md.

 

Died March 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered Jan. 2 in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 14, 2008

Staff Sgt. Laurent J. West, 32

Raleigh, N.C.

3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died March 11 near Kishkishkia, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley, 28

Greenville, N.C.

7th Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Eustis, Va.

Spc. Dustin C. Jackson, 21

Arlington, Texas

350th Adjutant General Company, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten, 33

Prescott, Ariz.

7th Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Eustis, Va.

 

Died March 12 in Tallil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle was hit by indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release March 13, 2008

Cpl. Jose A. Paniagua-Morales, 22

Bell Gardens, Calif.

4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died March 7 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Samarra, Iraq, when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Phillip R. Anderson, 28

Everett, Wash.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Donald A. Burkett, 24

Comanche, Texas.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Capt. Torre R. Mallard, 27

Oklahoma.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Mar. 10 in Balad Ruz, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 12, 2008

Sgt. Gabriel Guzman, 25

Hornbrook, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died March 8 at Orgun E, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device in Gholam Haydar Kala, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release March 5, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost, 24

Waukesha, Wis.

377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

 

Died March 3 near Bayji, Iraq in a crash of an Iraqi Army Mi-17 helicopter.

 

Spc. Steven R. Koch, 23

Milltown, N. J.

1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N. C.

Sgt. Robert T. Rapp, 22

Sonora, Calif.

1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N. C.

 

Died Mar. 3 in the Sabari District of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release February 27, 2008

Spc. Orlando A. Perez, 23

Houston

2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted operations.

 

 

DOD Release February 26, 2008

Cpl. Kevin S. Mowl, 22

Pittsford, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis Wash.

 

Died Feb. 25 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds
suffered in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 2, 2007, when the vehicle he was in
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Micheal E. Phillips, 19

Ardmore, Okla.

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

 

Died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 25, 2008

Spc. Keisha M. Morgan, 25

Washington, D.C.

Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Feb. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause.

 

Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver, 20

St. Charles, Mo.

3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Feb. 21 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release February 22, 2008

Staff Sgt. Bryant W. Mackey, 30

Eureka, Kan.

3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Feb. 20 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Conrad Alvarez, 22

Big Spring, Texas.

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

Cpl. Albert Bitton, 20

Chicago.

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

Spc. Micheal B. Matlock, Jr., 21

Glen Burnie, Md.

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

 

Died Feb. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered
an improvised explosive device in Baghdad on Feb. 19.

 

Capt. Nathan R. Raudenbush, 25

Pennsylvania

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Feb. 20 in Busayefi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 19, 2008

Spc. Chad D. Groepper, 21

Kingsley, Iowa.

2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Luke S. Runyan, 21

Spring Grove, Pa.

2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Feb. 17 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their
dismounted patrol using small arms fire.  

 

 

DOD Release February 14, 2008

Staff Sgt. Javares J. Washington, 27

Pensacola, Fla.

6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Feb. 11 at Camp Buehring in Kuwait City, Kuwait, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

 

Sgt. Corey E. Spates, 21

LaGrange, Ga.

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Feb. 10 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 12, 2008

Spc. Michael T. Manibog, 31

Alameda, Calif.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Sgt. Timothy P. Martin, 27

Pixley, Calif.

2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Staff Sgt. Jerald A. Whisenhunt, 32

Orrick, Mo.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Sgt. Gary D. Willett, 34

Alamogordo, N.M.

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died Feb. 8 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Pfc. Jack T. Sweet, 19

Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died Feb. 8 in Jawwalah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 9, 2008

Petty Officer 1st class Luis A. Souffront, 25

Miami, Fla.

East Coast based SEAL team.

 

Died Feb. 7, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device while
serving in combat operations in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release February 7, 2008

Spc. Miguel A. Baez, 32

Bonaire, Ga.

1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman, 24

Port Matilda, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. John C. Osmolski, 23

Eustis, Fla.

2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Feb. 5 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Al Muqdadiyah when they encountered
an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

 

Sgt. Bradley J. Skelton, 40

Gordonville, Mo.

1138th Engineer Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri Army National Guard, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Died Feb. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised
explosive device during combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release February 6, 2008

Sgt. Rafael Alicea Rivera, 30

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Feb. 5 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

 

Staff Sgt. Donald T. Tabb, 29

Norcross, Ga.

6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala.

 

Died Feb. 5 in Sangin, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
struck an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 5, 2008

Spc. Christopher J. West, 26

Arlington, Texas

1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Feb. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered on Feb. 3 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq,
when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations.

 

Chief Petty Officer Nathan H. Hardy, 29

Durham, N.H.

East Coast-based SEAL teams.

Chief Petty Officer Michael E. Koch, 29

State College, Pa.

East Coast-based SEAL teams.

 

 Died Feb. 4, from wounds suffered from small arms fire during combat operations in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release February 4, 2008

Sgt. Matthew F. Straughter, 27

St. Charles, Mo.

1138th Engineer Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri National Guard, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Died Jan 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Staff Sgt. Chad A. Barrett, 35

Saltville, Va.

64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

 

Died Feb. 2 in Mosul, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat related incident.  

 

 

DOD Release February 2, 2008

1st Lt. David E. Schultz, 25

Illinois

3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Jan. 31 of wounds suffered when the Convoy Support Center at Scania, Iraq,
was attacked by indirect enemy fire.

 

Cpt. Michael A. Norman, 36

Killeen, Texas

Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died Jan. 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release January 30, 2008

 Sgt. James E. Craig, 26

Hollywood, S.C.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries, 37

Roscoe, Texas.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Cpl. Evan A. Marshall, 21

Athens, Ga.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Brandon A. Meyer, 20

Orange, Calif.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Joshua A. R. Young, 21

Riddle, Ore.

1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died from wounds suffered when their unit encountered an improvised explosive device
during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq.  

 

 

DOD Release January 29, 2008

 Maj. Alan G. Rogers, 40

Hampton, Fla.

Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

 Died Jan. 27 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was
conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 Sgt. Mikeal W. Miller, 22

Albany, Ore.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Jan. 27 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered in
Baghdad, Iraq on July 9, 2007, when the vehicle he was in encountered an improvised
explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release January 28, 2008

 Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson, 28

Boynton Beach, Fla.

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

 

 Died Jan. 26 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated
while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release January 27, 2008

 Sgt. Tracy R. Birkman, 41

New Castle, Va.

626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died Jan. 25 in Owesat, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.

 

Cpl. Duncan C. Crookston, 19

Denver, Colo.

2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. 

 

 Died Jan. 25 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds
suffered Sep. 4, 2007, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle
during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler, 29

Granite Falls, Minn.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from
small arms fire in Waygul, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release January 26, 2008

 Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, 24

Iowa City, Iowa

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

 

 Died Jan. 25 in Barikowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire
while conducting combat operations.  

 

 

DOD Release January 23, 2008

 Lance Cpl. James M. Gluff, 20

Tunnel