Fallen Soldiers

2009

 

Updated 1/8/10

 


 

 

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                    January, 2002

                     

 


 


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DOD Release December 31, 2009

Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino, 45

Waterbury, Conn.

274th Forward Surgical Team, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Dec. 29 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when he was shot while unloading supplies.

 

 

DOD Release December 28, 2009

Spc. Jason M. Johnston, 24

Albion, N.Y.

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

 

Died Dec. 26 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his
unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, 35

San Francisco, Ca.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Dec. 25 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his
dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device in Howz-e Madad.

 

 

DOD Release December 24, 2009

Lance Cpl. Omar G. Roebuck, 23

Moreno Valley, Calif.

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

 

 Died Dec. 22, as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release December 22, 2009

Pfc. Serge Kropov, 21

Hawley, Pa.

Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

 

Died Dec. 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Albert D. Ware, 27

Chicago, Ill.

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

 

Died Dec. 18 in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 16, 2009

Tech. Sgt. Anthony C. Campbell Jr., 35

Florence, Ky.

932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

 

Died Dec. 15 of wounds suffered from the detonation of an improvised explosive device
in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release December 14, 2009

Pfc. Jaiciae L. Pauley, 29

Austell, Ga.

1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 Died Dec. 11 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Pvt. Jhanner A. Tello, 29

Los Angeles, Calif.

3rd Aviation Support Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Dec. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release December 11, 2009

Sgt. Ralph Anthony Webb Frietas, 23

Detroit, Mich.

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

 

Died Dec 8. as a result of unknown causes in Baghdad.

 

 

DOD Release December 10, 2009

Cpl. Xhacob Latorre, 21

Waterbury, Conn.

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

 

Died Dec. 8 of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Hansen, 31

Panama City, Fla.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Dec. 7 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds
sustained when insurgents attacked his unit Dec. 3 with an improvised explosive device
in Logar province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release December 9, 2009

Sgt. Elijah J. Rao, 26

Lake Oswego, Ore.

2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Dec. 5 in Nuristan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 4, 2009

Sgt. Kenneth R. Nichols Jr., 28

Chrisman, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Dec. 1 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

 

 

DOD Release December 2, 2009

Pfc. Derrick D. Gwaltney, 21

Cape Coral, Fla.

1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

 Died Nov. 29 south of Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Taylor, 22

Jacksonville, Fla.

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

 

Died Dec. 1 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 30, 2009

Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Mudge, 22

Sutherlin, Ore.

US Navy

 

Died Nov. 28, in a non-hostile accident aboard USS Rentz while in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

 

Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23

Richmond, Va.

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

 

Previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.
His status was changed Nov. 29 to having died in a non-combat related incident.

He went missing, Nov. 4, while involved in a resupply mission in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 24, 2009

Sgt. Briand T. Williams, 25

Sparks, Ga.

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

 

Died Nov. 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

 

Sgt. James M. Nolen, 25

Alvin, Texas; and

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

Pfc. Marcus A. Tynes, 19

Moreno Valley, Calif.

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

 

Died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, 34

Cockeysville, Md.

2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group of the Maryland Army National Guard in Glen Arm, Md.

 

Died Nov. 23 in Pashay Kala, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Jason A. McLeod, 22

Crystal Lake, Ill.

704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Nov. 23, west of Pashmul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when
insurgents attacked his unit with mortar fire.

 

 

DOD Release November 23, 2009

Staff Sgt. John J. Cleaver, 36

Marysville, Wash.

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

Sgt. Daniel A. Frazier, 25

Saint Joseph, Mich.

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

 

Died Nov. 19 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when
a suicide car-bomber attacked their unit.

 

Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, 20

Kansas City, Mo.

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

 

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

 

 

DOD Release November 20, 2009

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian M. Patton, 37

Freeport, Ill.

 

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

Died Nov. 19 in Kuwait in a non-combat accident.

 

 

DOD Release November 19, 2009

Spc. Joseph M. Lewis, 26

Terrell, Texas

8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died on Nov. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 18, 2009

Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23

Richmond, Va.

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

 

DOD announced the identity of a soldier currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN)
and has been unaccounted for since Nov. 4 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, when he went missing while
involved in a resupply mission.

 

Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman, 21

Plymouth, Mass.

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

 

Identified as having been killed while participating in the Nov. 4 resupply mission listed above.

 

Staff Sgt. Ryan L. Zorn, 35

Upton, Wyo.

1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died Nov.16 in Tal Afar, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

 

DOD Release November 16, 2009

Staff Sgt. Stephen L. Murphy, 36

Jaffery, N.H.

2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died Nov. 9 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Hefner, 22

Hico, Texas

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

 

Died Nov. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Spc. Christopher J. Coffland, 43

Baltimore, Md.

323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.

 

Died Nov. 13 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 12, 2009

Lance Cpl. Justin J. Swanson, 21

Anaheim, Calif.

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

 

Died Nov. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 10, 2009

Sgt. Charles I. Cartwright, 26

Union Bridge, Md.

1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Nov. 7 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

Chief Warrant Officer Mathew C. Heffelfinger, 29

Kimberly, Idaho

2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Chief Warrant Officer Earl R. Scott III, 24

Jacksonville, Fla.

2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died Nov. 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when their OH-58D helicopter crashed.

 

 

DOD Release November 9, 2009

Spc. Tony Carrasco Jr., 25

Berino, N.M.

2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died Nov. 4 in Ad Dawr, Iraq, of a gunshot wound suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit.

 

Spc. Aaron S. Aamot, 22

Custer, Wash.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Gary L. Gooch Jr., 22

Ocala, Fla.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 6, 2009

Spc. Julian L. Berisford, 25

Benwood, W.V.

3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died Nov. 4 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked
his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

 

Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador, 29

Albany, N.Y.

209th Military Intelligence Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Nov. 4 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release November 3, 2009

Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre, 21

Colorado Springs, Colo.

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

 

Died Nov. 2 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Sgt. Cesar B. Ruiz, 26

San Antonio, Texas

Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans.

 

Died Oct. 31 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release November 2, 2009

Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19

Opelika, Ala.

1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama Army National Guard, in Fort Payne, Ala.

 

Died Oct. 29 at Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related accident.

 

Pfc. Lukas C. Hopper, 20

Merced, Calif.

1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 30, southeast of Karadah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

Spc. Christopher M. Cooper, 28

Oceanside, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

Died Oct. 30 in Babil province, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release October 31, 2009

Pfc. Brian R. Bates, Jr., 20

Gretna, La.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

 Died Oct. 27 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked
his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Frank R. Walker, 66

Oklahoma City, Okla.

72nd Civil Engineering Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

 

Died of non-combat related medical causes Oct 28 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October 30, 2009

Spc. Robert K. Charlton, 22

Malden, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Oct. 27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained
from a non-combat related incident Oct. 23 in Wardak, Afghanistan.

 

Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos, 39

Questa, N.M.

720th Transportation Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, in Las Vegas, N.M.

 

Died Oct. 28 in Tallil, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release October 29, 2009

Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23

Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.

178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 25 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Lance Cpl. Cody R. Stanley, 21

Rosanky, Texas

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 28 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, 24

Alamo, Texas.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez, 27

South Ozone Park, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, 29

Terre Haute, Ind.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Issac B. Jackson, 27

Plattsburg, Mo.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Jared D. Stanker, 22

Evergreen Park, Ill.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, 25

Vancouver, Wash.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson, 24

Broussard, La.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Oct. 27 in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez Chavez, 23

Reno, Nev.

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop, 28

Medford, N.Y.

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

Chief Warrant Officer Niall Lyons, 40

Spokane, Wash.

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb, 24

Terrell, Texas.

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger, 32

San Diego, CA.

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

Chief Warrant Officer Michael P. Montgomery, 36

Savannah, Ga.

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Sgt. Nikolas A. Mueller, 26

Little Chute, Wisc.

3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died Oct. 26 of wounds suffered when the MH-47 helicopter they were
aboard crashed in Darreh-ye Bum, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release October 28, 2009

Maj. David L. Audo, 35

Saint Joseph, Ill.

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release October 27, 2009

 

Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, 23

Anchorage, Alaska.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen, 29

North Attleboro, Mass.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. Eric A. Jones, 29

Westchester, N.Y.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Capt. David S. Mitchell, 30

Loveland, Ohio.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Oct. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf, 24

Hawthorne, Calif.

704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 25 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked
her vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Pfc. Devin J. Michel, 19

Stockton, Ill.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 24 in Zhari province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 26, 2009

Pfc. Kimble A. Han, 30

Lehi, Utah.

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Eric N. Lembke, 25

Tampa, Fla.

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 23 in Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their
vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 22, 2009

Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, 22

Lockeford, Calif.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Oct. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 21, 2009

Lance Cpl. David R. Baker, 22

Painesville, Ohio

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

 

Died Oct. 20 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza, 26

Mission, Texas

1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 19 in Qwest, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle
with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 20, 2009

Spc. Michael A. Dahl Jr., 23

Moreno Valley, Calif.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Oct. 17 in Argahndab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 19, 2009

Spc. Jesus O. Flores, Jr., 28

La Mirada, Calif.;

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Daniel C. Lawson, 33

Deerfield Beach, Fla.

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Glen H. Stivison, Jr., 34

Blairsville, Pa.;

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Brandon M. Styer, 19

Lancaster, Pa.

569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 15 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Pfc. Daniel J. Rivera, 22

Rochester, N.Y.

Died Oct. 18 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

 

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

 

DOD Release October 17, 2009

Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, 28

Rantoul, Ill.

293rd Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died Oct. 16 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Anthony G. Green, 28

Matthews, N.C.

143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats, 32

Fredericksburg, Texas.

143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, Texas.

 

Died Oct. 16 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 13, 2009

Lance Cpl. Alfonso Ochoa Jr., 20

Armona, Calif.

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

 

Died Oct. 10 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor, 27

Bovey, Minn.

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

 

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

 

 

DOD Release October 12, 2009

Spc. George W. Cauley, 24

Walker, Minn.

114th Truck Company of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Duluth, Minn.

 

Died Oct. 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device on Oct. 7 in Helmand province.

 

 

DOD Release October 9, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth W. Westbrook, 41

Shiprock, N.M.

1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died Oct. 7 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of wounds suffered Sept. 8
when insurgents attacked his unit in the Ganjigal Valley, Afghanistan, using small arms and indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 7, 2009

Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, 27

Tucson, Ariz.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Christopher T. Griffin, 24

Kincheloe, Mich.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, 24

Applegate, Calif.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, 30

South Portland, Maine.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Stephan L. Mace, 21

Lovettsville, Va.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, 25

Savannah, Ga.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Michael P. Scusa, 22

Villas, N.J.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson, 22

Reno, Nev.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 3 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their
contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires.

 

Maj. Tad T. Hervas, 48

Coon Rapids, Minn.

34th Infantry Division, Rosemont, Minn.

 

Died Oct. 6 at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained
from a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Kevin O. Hill, 23

Brooklyn, N.Y.

576th Mobility Augmentation Company, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Oct. 4 at Contingency Outpost Dehanna, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit using small arms and indirect fires.

 

 

DOD Release October 5, 2009

Staff Sgt. Thomas D. Rabjohn, 39

Litchfield Park, Ariz.

363rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Coolidge, Ariz.

 

Died Oct. 3 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated during an attempt to disarm it.

 

Spc. Paul E. Andersen, 49

Dowagiac, Mich.

855th Quartermaster Company, South Bend, Ind.

 

Died Oct. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his camp using indirect fire.

 

Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr., 26

Asheboro, N.C.

422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver, 32

Medford, Mass.

422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

 

Died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when they were
attacked by a suicide bomber.

 

 

DOD Release October 4, 2009

Spc. Brandon A. Owens, 21

Memphis, Tenn.

118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Aaron M. Smith, 25

Manhattan, Kan.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Oct. 2 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces
attacked their unit using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 3, 2009

Spc. Russell S. Hercules Jr., 22

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Oct. 1 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents
attacked his unit using small arms fire

 

Sgt. Ryan C. Adams, 26

Rhinelander, Wisc.

951st Engineer Company (Sapper), Wisconsin Army National Guard, Rhinelander, Wisc.

 

Died Oct. 2 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle using rocket-propelled grenade fire.

 

Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24

Satellite Beach, Fla.

1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield Ga.

 

Died Oct. 1 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 1, 2009

Spc. Ross E. Vogel, III, 27

Red Lion, Pa.

67th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

 

 Died Sept. 29 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

Staff Sgt. Alex French IV, 31

Milledgeville, Ga.

1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Lawrenceville, Ga.

 

Died Sept. 30 in Kwhost, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit using an improvised-explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26

Bethany, Okla.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Shaw, 37

Markham, Ill.

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

 

Died Sept. 29 in Jolo Island, the Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised-explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 30, 2009

Lance Cpl. Jordan L. Chrobot, 24

Frederick, Md.

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

 

Died Sept. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 28, 2009

Spc. Kevin J. Graham, 27

Benton, Ky.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Sept. 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 25, 2009

 Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24

Yonkers, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Fore, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. 

 

Died Sept. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23

Columbus, Ohio

4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Edward B. Smith, 30

Homestead, Fla.

4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Joseph V. White, 21

Bellevue, Wash.

4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 23, 2009

Tech Sgt. James R Hornbarger, 33

Castle Rock, Wash.

9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.  

 

 Died Sept. 12 as a result of a non-hostile incident in the Mediterranean.

 

Pfc. William L. Meredith, 26

Virginia Beach, Va.

569th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Sept. 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device. 

  

 

DOD Release September 22, 2009

 

 Spc. Corey J. Kowall, 20

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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

Spc. Damon G. Winkleman, 23

Lakeville, Ohio.

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

 

Died Sept. 20 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.

 

Sgt. David A. Davis, 28

Dalhart, Texas

32nd Transportation Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Sept. 19 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
Bagram Airfield using indirect fire.

  

 

DOD Release September 21, 2009

Senior Airman Matthew R. Courtois, 22

Lucas, Texas

366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. 

 

 Died Sep 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait.

 

Spc. Michael S. Cote Jr., 20

Denham Springs, La.

1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

 Died Sept. 19 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the Blackhawk helicopter he was in crashed.

 

 

DOD Release September 19, 2009

Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe, 31

Niskayuna, N.Y.

7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. 

 

 Died Sept. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device.  

  

 

DOD Release September 17, 2009

Sgt. Robert D. Gordon II, 22

River Falls, Ala.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. 

 

 Died Sept. 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat
related illness, after becoming ill Sept. 11 in southern Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, 29

Glen Burnie, Md.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33

Peachtree City, Ga.; and

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

Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 24

El Paso, Texas.

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

 

 Died Sept. 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
their vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device.

   

 

DOD Release September16, 2009

Spc. Demetrius L. Void, 20

Orangeburg, S.C.

57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Sept. 15 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when a military vehicle
struck him while conducting physical training.

 

Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 24

Carlisle, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

1st Lt. David T. Wright II, 26

Moore, Okla.

2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

 Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device
Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan.

   

 

DOD Release September 15, 2009

Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Berky, 25

Melrose, Fla.

28th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. 

 

Died Sept. 12 near Bala Baluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy fire
while supporting combat operations.

 

 

DOD Release September 14, 2009

Sgt. Tyler A. Juden, 23

Winfield, Kan.

4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

 Died Sept. 12 in Turan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using
rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fires.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Duane A. Thornsbury, 30

Bridgeport, W. Va.

2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Sept.12 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. 

 

Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek, 20

DeKalb, Ill.

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. 

 

 Died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered
in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy attacked his vehicle with an
improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.

  

Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen, 29

Rochester N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 Spc. Daniel L. Cox, 23

Parsons, Kan.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died Sept. 12 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised-explosive device and small arms fire. 

  

 

DOD Release September 11, 2009

Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes, 20

Gaffney, S.C.

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

 

Died Sept. 10 from wounds sustained Sept. 3 while supporting combat operations in

Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, 24

Arkansas

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Sept. 10 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents
attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release September 10, 2009

Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton, 22

Riverbank, Calif.

Assigned to an embedded training team with Combined Security Tranisiton Command in Afghanistan.

 

 Died Sept. 8 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.

 

Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson Jr., 31

Columbus, Ga.

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

1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson, 25

Virginia Beach, Va.

7th Communications Battalion, 3rd Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan

Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, 30

Roswell, Ga.

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

 

Died Sept. 8 while supporting combat operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan

 

Sgt. Youvert Loney, 28

Pohnpei, Micronesia

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Sept. 5 in Abad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle
using small arms and recoilless rifle fires.

 

Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons, 20

Fernley, Nev.

545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Pfc. Zachary T. Myers, 21

Delaware, Ohio.

545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith, 31

Marion, Ohio.

545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an explosive device
Sept. 8 in Baji, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release September 9, 2009

1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton, 24

Monroe Ga.

6th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Died Sept. 8 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive devise.

 

Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, 30

Bastrop, Texas

1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died Sept. 5 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 8, 2009

Staff Sgt. Michael C. Murphrey, 25

Snyder, Texas

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died Sept. 6 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

  

 

DOD Release September 7, 2009

Sgt. Randy M. Haney, 27

Orlando, Fla.

4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Sept. 6 in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

  

 

DOD Release September 6, 2009

2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews, 34

Dallas, Texas

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died Sept. 4 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade.

  

 

DOD Release September 5, 2009

Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19

San Antonio, Texas

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

 

Died Sept. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

   

 

DOD Release September 4, 2009

Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25

Burnsville, Minn.

5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Jordan M. Shay, 22

Salisbury, Mass.

5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Sept. 3 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione, 21

Howell, Mich.

2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion.

 

 Died Sept. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release September 2, 2009

Pfc. Jordan M. Brochu, 20

Cumberland, Maine.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Jonathan D. Welch, 19

Yorba Linda, Calif.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Aug. 31 in Shuyene Sufia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Tyler R. Walshe, 21

Shasta Calif.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Aug. 31 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

  

 

DOD Release September 1, 2009

Lance Cpl. David R. Hall, 31

Elyria, Ohio

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

 

 Died Aug. 31 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release August 31, 2009

Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler III, 22

Columbia, S.C.

3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Aug. 28 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke, 29

Orlando, Fla.

1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Pfc. Eric W. Hario, 19

Monroe, Mich.

1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died Aug. 29 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when they were shot
by enemy forces Aug. 28 while conducting combat operations.

  

 

DOD Release August 29, 2009

Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19

Monmouth, Ore.

41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland.

Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38

Mondovi, Wis.; and

41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland.

 

 Died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their
vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator.

  

 

DOD Release August 28, 2009

Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes, 18

Hammond, La.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Aug. 27 in Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss, 27

Murray, Utah

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died Aug. 26 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot
while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack.

  

 

DOD Release August 27, 2009

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, 20

San Clemente, Calif.

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

 

Died Aug. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Capt. John L. Hallett III, 30

California.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, 30

Arizona.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer, 38

Trenton, Mo.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24

Federal Way, Wash.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died Aug. 25 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

  

 

DOD Release August 26, 2009

Cpl. Darby T. Morin, 25

Victoria, Canada

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died Aug. 22 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.

 

 

DOD Release August 25, 2009

2nd Lt. Joseph D. Fortin, 22

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

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

 

Died Aug. 23 in Hussaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his
vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 24, 2009

Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Lobosco, 29

Somerville, N.J.

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

 

Died Aug. 22 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit.

 

 

DOD Release August 23, 2009

Sgt. Matthew L. Ingram, 25

Pearl, Miss.

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Aug. 21 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle, and his unit came under small arms fire from enemy forces.

 

Spc. Troy O. Tom, 21

Shiprock, N.M.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash..

Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20

Litchfield, Minn.

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash..

 

Died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their unit.

 

 

DOD Release August 22, 2009

Spc. Justin R. Pellerin, 21

Boscawen, N.H.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

 Died Aug. 20 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

  

 

DOD Release August 21, 2009

Army 1st Sgt. Jose S.N. Crisostomo, 59

Inarajan, Guam

International Security Assistance Force Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 Died Aug. 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton, 21

Oak Park, Calif.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died Aug. 20 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when
insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.

  

 

DOD Release August 20, 2009

Spc. William Z. Van Osdol, 23

Pinson, Ala.,

172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

 Died Aug. 19 at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters.

 

Spc. Matthew D. Hastings, 23

Claremore, Okla.

582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Aug. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Paul E. Dumont, Jr., 23

Williamsburg, Va.

149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Va.

 

Died Aug. 19 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen, 29

San Antonio, Texas.

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Pfc. Morris L. Walker, 23

Chapel Hill, N.C.

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

  Died Aug. 18 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release August 19, 2009

  Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods Jr., 31

Chesapeake, Va.

2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Glen Arm, Md.  

 

Died Aug. 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered
when he was shot Aug. 14 while on patrol in Ghanzi, Afghanistan.

 

  Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas, 26

Floral Park, N.Y.

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

 

Died Aug. 17 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

  

Gunnery Sgt. Adam F. Benjamin, 34

Garfield Heights

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

 

Died Aug. 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release August 17, 2009

  Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, 21

New Portland, Maine

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.  

 

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

 

  Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush, 22

Middleville, Mich.

1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

Died Aug 16 in Herat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

  

 

DOD Release August 14, 2009

  Sgt. William J. Cahir, 40

Washington D.C.

4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Washington D.C.  

 

Died Aug. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Capt. John Tinsley, 28

Tallahassee, Fla.

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

 

Died Aug. 12 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

  

 

DOD Release August 12, 2009

  Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell, 21

Perdido, Ala.

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

 

Died Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release August 11, 2009

Spc. Richard A. Walters Jr., 41

Cleveland, Ohio

14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga.  

 

Died Aug. 10 in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. 

  

 

DOD Release August 10, 2009

  Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith, 33

Nashville, N.C.

50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.  

 

Died Aug. 8 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident that occurred
Aug. 4 at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan.

 

  Spc. Matthew K.S. Swanson, 20

Lake Forest, Calif.

3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.   

 

Died Aug. 8 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained
during a vehicle roll-over July 19 in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

 

  Sgt. Jerry R. Evans Jr., 23

Eufaula, Ala.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.  

 

Died Aug. 7 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow, 23

Naples, Fla.

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

 

Died Aug. 7, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

  Lance Cpl. Javier Olvera, 20

Palmdale, Calif.

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

 

Died Aug. 8, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

  Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel, 21

Winfield, Mo.

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

 

Died Aug. 9, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release August 9, 2009

  Capt. Matthew C. Freeman, 29

Richmond Hill, Ga.

Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan 

 

 Died Aug. 7 while supporting combat operations in Kapisa province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release August 7, 2009

Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine, 22

Farmingdale, N.Y.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.   

Lance Cpl. Travis T. Babine, 20

San Antonio, Texas

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

 Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins, 24

Paris, Texas

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

 Cpl. Christian A. Guzman Rivera, 21

Homestead, Fla.

3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan

 

Died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan

  

 

DOD Release August 6, 2009

  Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony C. Garcia, 21

Panama City, Fla.

U.S. Navy 

 

 Died Aug. 5 while supporting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release August 5, 2009

Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, 19

Plymouth, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.  

 

Died August 4 in Maysan province, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

  

 

DOD Release August 4, 2009

  Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr., 27

Fayetteville, N.C.

Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

  Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado, 42

Fairfax, Va.

Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III, 43

Bentonia, Miss.

Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

 

Died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive
device Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan.  

  

 

DOD Release August 3, 2009

  Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, 19

Knoxville, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Richard K. Jones, 21

Roxboro, N.C.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

  Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls, 27

West Lawn, Penn.

1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died Aug. 1 in Mushan Village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents
attacked their patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades.

 

 Staff Sgt. Johnny R. Polk, 39

Gulfport, Miss.

3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered
when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade on July 23 in Kirkuk, Iraq.

 

  Spc. Alexander J. Miller, 21

Clermont, Fla.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum. N.Y.

 

Died July 31 in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents
attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.

  

 

DOD Release August 1, 2009

  Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Posey, 22

Knoxville, Tenn.

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

  Lance Cpl. Jonathan F. Stroud, 20

Cashion, Okla.

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

 

 Died July 30 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

  

 

DOD Release July 30, 2009

  Pvt. Gerrick D. Smith, 19

Sullivan, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry, Illinois Army National Guard, Marion, Ill.  

 

 Died July 29 in Herat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 Chief Warrant Officer Douglas M. Vose III, 38

Concrete, Wash.

1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany. 

 

Died July 29 in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents
attacked his unit using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release July 29, 2009

 Aviation Electronics Technician Airman
Andrew Scott Charpentier, 21

Great Falls, Mont. 

 

Died July 23 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., from a non-combat related illness
incurred while assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  

 

 

DOD Release July 27, 2009

  Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, 26

Gainesville, Fla.

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

 

 Died July 25 of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21

Spring Hill, Fla.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. 

 

Died July 24 in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces
attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

 

 

DOD Release July 26, 2009

 Spc. Herberth A. Berrios-Campos, 21

Bealeton, Va.

1st Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

 Died July 24 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

  

 

DOD Release July 24, 2009

 Sgt. Ryan H. Lane, 25

Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

 

 Died July 23 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

 

 Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher, 27

Oneida, N.Y.

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

Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos, 21

Yarmouth Port, Mass.

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

 

Died July 23 of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

 

 

DOD Release July 23, 2009

Spc. Randy L.J. Neff, Jr., 22

Blackfoot, Idaho.

4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo. 

  Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, 24

Rochester, Pa.; and

4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo. 

 

Died July 22 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their vehicle.  

 

 

DOD Release July 22, 2009

 Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20

Riverdale, Ga.

4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., 24

Garland, Texas.

4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. 

Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, 34

Duncan, Okla.

4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. 

Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, 21

Houston, Texas.

4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died July 20 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an

improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle followed by an attack
from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

 

 Spc. Raymundo P. Morales, 34

Dalton, Ga.

148th Brigade Support Battalion, Cedartown, Ga.  

 

Died July 21 in Methar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

 

DOD Release July 20, 2009

 Lance Cpl. Brandon T. Lara, 20

New Braunfels, Texas

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died July 19 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.  

 

 Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, 21

Rosemount, Minn.

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

 

 Died July 18 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds suffered July 10
in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  

 

 

DOD Release July 19, 2009

 Capt. Thomas J. Gramith, 27

Eagan, Minn.

336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. 

 Capt. Mark R. McDowell, 26

Colorado Springs, Colo.

336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. 

 

 Died July 17 in a F-15E crash near Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 18, 2009

  Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick, 22

Woodbury, Minn.;

34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn. 

Spc. James D. Wertish, 20

Olivia, Minn.; and

34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.

 Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27

Cottage Grove, Minn.

34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.

 

 Died July16 in Basra of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using indirect fire.

  

 

DOD Release July 16, 2009

  Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Fabrizi, 29

Seffner, Fla.

3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  

 

 Died July 14 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was
attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release July 15, 2009

 Sgt. Michael W. Heede Jr., 22

Delta, Pa.

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

 Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer, 33

Zanesfield, Ohio

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

 

 Died July 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release July 14, 2009

  Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, 27

Glendale, Calif.

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

 Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield, 36

Axton, Va.

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

 

 Died July 11 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom, 27

Flagstaff, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.  

 

Died July 12 near Barge Matal, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked
his dismounted patrol using small arms and indirect fire.

 

 Chief Warrant Officer Rodney A. Jarvis, 34

Akron, Ohio

46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La. 

 

Died July 13 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release July 13, 2009

 Cpl. Matthew R. Lembke, 22

Tualatin, Ore.

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

 

 Died July 10 of wounds sustained on June 24 while supporting combat operations in
Helmand province, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release July 11, 2009

  Spc. Joshua R. Farris, 22

La Grange, Texas

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.  

 

 Died July 9 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release July 10, 2009

 

Lance Cpl. Roger G. Hager, 20

Gibsonville, N.C.

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

Master Sgt. John E. Hayes, 36

Middleburg, Fla.

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

 

Died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 9, 2009

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Darren Ethan Tate, 21

Canyon, Texas

USS Iwo Jima, and deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan.

 

Died of non-hostile causes July 8 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. Michael C. Roy, 25

North Fort Myers, Fla.

3d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Nimroz province, Afghanistan.

 

Pvt. Lucas M. Bregg, 19

Wright City, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Gregory J. Missman, 36

Batavia, Ohio

 

 

Died July 9 at Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered elsewhere in Afghanistan on July 8,
when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release July 8, 2009

Spc. Christopher M. Talbert, 24

Galesburg, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Marion, Ill.

 

Died July 7 in Shindad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Pfc. Nicolas H. J. Gideon, 20

Murrieta, Calif.

1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died July 6 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered
earlier that day in Paktya, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small
arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.

 

Capt. Mark A. Garner, 30

Elkin, N.C.

1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

 

Died July 6 in Argandab District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, 25

Bulloch, Ga.

2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Americus, Ga.

Spc. Chester W. Hosford, 35

Hastings, Minn.

2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Dixon, Ill.

Spc. Issac L. Johnson, 24

Columbus, Ga.

1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, Rome, Ga.

2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, 41

Glenwood, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Dixon, Ill.

 

Died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle.  

 

 

DOD Release July 7, 2009

Petty Officer Second Class Tony Michael Randolph, 22

Henryetta, Okla.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, Sigonella, Italy, and was deployed with his platoon to Joint Task Force South conducting counter-improvised explosive device operations in support of Task Force Zabul in Afghanistan.

 

Died July 6 in an improvised explosive device attack on his convoy in northern Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 6, 2009

Pfc. Justin A. Casillas, 19

Dunnigan, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn, 20

Aberdeen, Wash.

3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents
attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fires.

 

Lance Cpl. Charles S. Sharp, 20

Adairsville, Ga.

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

 

Died July 2 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 2, 2009

Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr., 36

Jacksonville, N.C.

120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh, 30

Newport, N.C.

120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

Spc. Robert L. Bittiker, 39

Jacksonville, N.C.

120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, 39

Wilmington, N.C.

120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

 

Died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated
near their vehicle June 29, in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release June 30, 2009

Staff Sgt. Timothy A. David, 28

Gladwin, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 28 in Sadr City, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier in Baghdad, Iraq, when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Terry J. Lynch, 22

Shepherd, Mont.

3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 29 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release June 29, 2009

Pfc. Steven T. Drees, 19

Peshtigo, Wis.

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died June 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained
June 24 in Konar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.

 

Pfc. Peter K. Cross, 20

Saginaw, Texas

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 26 at Combat Outpost Carwile, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

 

DOD Release June 26, 2009

Spc. Casey L. Hills, 23

Salem, Illinois

100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Pago Pago, American Samoa.

 

Died June 24 in Iraq of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw, 24

Steilacoom, Wash.

1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died June 25 in Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Spc. Joshua L. Hazlewood, 22

Manvel, Texas

614th Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment.

 

Died June 25 in Arifjan, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 22, 2009

1st Sgt. John D. Blair, 38

Calhoun, Ga.

Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Lawrenceville, Ga.

 

Died June 20 in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Ricky D. Jones, 26

Plantersville, Ala.

1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, 27

Germantown, Md.

710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 21, 2009

Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton, 26

Carlyle, IL

Illinois Army National Guardsman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry, Marion, Illinois.

Staff Sgt. Paul G. Smith, 43

East Peoria, IL

Illinois Army National Guardsman assigned to the

2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, Aurora, IL.

 

Died June 19 in Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when their vehicle
was hit by an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Chancellor A. Keesling, 25

Indianapolis, Ind.

961st Engineer Company, Sharonville, Ohio.

 

Died June 19 in Baghdad, Iraq of a non-combat related incident.

 

Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey J. Garber, 43

Hemingford, Neb.

Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations in the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility

 

Died of non-hostile causes June 20 aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea.

 

 

DOD Release June 19, 2009

Sgt. Joshua W. Soto, 25

San Angelo, Texas

1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Texas.

 

Died June 16 in Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release June 18, 2009

Master Sgt. Kevin A. Dupont, 52

Templeton, Mass.

79th Troop Command, Rehoboth, Mass.

 

Died June 17 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered March 8 in
Kandau, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release June 17, 2009

Spc. Jonathan C. O’Neill, 22

Zephyrhills, Fla.

549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died June 15 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered June 2 in Paktya,
Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Capt. Kafele H. Sims, 32

Los Angeles, CA

18th Engineer Brigade, Schwetzingen, Germany.

 

Died June 16 in Mosul, Iraq, of a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 15, 2009

Staff Sgt. Edmond L. Lo, 23

Salem, N.H.

797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 13 in Samarra City, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device that his explosive
ordnance disposal (EOD) team was acting to neutralize detonated.

 

 

DOD Release June 11, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky L. Richardson Jr., 33

Franklin, Mo.

9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

 

Died June 10 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release June 10, 2009

Spc. Eduardo S. Silva, 25

Greenfield, Calif.

563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died June 9 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release June 9, 2009

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, 20

Downey, Calif.

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

 

Died June 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Maj. Rocco M. Barnes, 50

Los Angeles, CA

Member of the Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, assigned as an individual augmentee to the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

Died June 4 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.

 

 

DOD Release June 6, 2009

Spc. Christopher M. Kurth, 23

Alamogordo, N.M.

3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died June 4 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade.

 

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer, 22

Landisville, Pa.

1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune N.C.

 

Died June 5 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release June 5, 2009

Spc. Jarrett P. Griemel, 20

La Porte, Texas

425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died June 3 at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, of injuries
suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur, 26

Hilo, Hawaii

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Staff Sgt. John C. Beale, 39

Riverdale, Ga., and

1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.

Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, 37

Lula, Ga.,

1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.

Spc. Jeffrey W. Jordan, 21

Rome, Ga.

1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, Calhoun, Ga.

 

Died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised
explosive device and small arms fire.

 

Spc. Charles D. Parrish, 23

Jasper, Ala.

5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Died June 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula, Iraq, when his
vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade.

 

 

DOD Release June 4, 2009

Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez I, 21

Far Rockaway, N.Y.

549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died June 2 in Paktya, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was
attacked with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 3, 2009

Lance Cpl. Matthew G. Reza, 27

Austin, Texas

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S. C.

 

Died May 31 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Khandahar province, Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall, 28

Huntsville, Ala.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.

Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden, 33

Corpus Christi, Texas.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.

Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson, 19

Miller, Mo.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

Sgt. Justin J. Duffy, 31

Cozad, Neb.

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died June 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release June 1, 2009

Pvt. Thomas E. Lee, III, 20

Dalton, Ga.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died May 29 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an explosive device struck his vehicle.

 

Pvt. Bradley W. Iorio, 19

Galloway, N.J.

Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died May 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered
from a non-combat related incident May 27 in Tallil, Iraq.

 

Spc. Samuel D. Stone, 20

Port Orchard, Wash.

1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, Bremerton, Wash.

 

Died May 31 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle roll-over.

 

Spc. Marko M. Samson, 30

Columbus, Ohio

277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died May 31 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 29, 2009

Spc. Chad A. Edmundson, 20

Williamsburg, Pa.

2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard

 

Died May 27 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his unit while on a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release May 28, 2009

1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe, 33

Summers, Ark.

426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif.

 

Died May 26 in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive
device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Maged M. Hussein, 43

Cairo, Egypt

He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Died May 25 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 27, 2009

Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21

Indianapolis, IN

43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II, 39

Houston, TX

Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

 

Died May 26 near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

 

Cmdr. Duane G. Wolfe, 54

Port Hueneme, Calif.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Gulf Region Division in Iraq.

 

 

Died May 25 from injuries suffered as a result of an improvised explosive device
attack on his convoy southeast of Fallujah.

 

 

DOD Release May 24, 2009

1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard, 28

Mount Airy, N.C.

National Guardsman assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Sgt. Paul F. Brooks, 34

Joplin, Mo.

National Guardsman assigned to the 935th Aviation Support Battalion, Springfield, Missouri.

Maj. Jason E. George, 38

Tehachapi, Calif.

Army Reservist assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

 

 Died May 21 near Baghdad, Iraq of wound sustained when their unit was attacked
by enemy forces using improvise explosive devices while on dismounted patrol.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, 38

Reedsville, W. Va.

1st Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Died May 22, when his helicopter went down in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Naseman, 36

New Bremen, Ohio

108th Forward Support Company, attached to 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Sussex, Wis.

 

Died May 22 in Taji, Iraq of a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 21, 2009

1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25

St. Louis, Mo.

Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces Command, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

 

Died May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release May 18, 2009

Spc. David A. Schaefer Jr., 27

Belleville, Ill.

1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

Died May 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near his unit.

 

Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez, 25

La Puente, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Carlie M. Lee, III, 23

Birmingham, Ala.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died May 15 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their
patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire in Chak, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release May 14, 2009

Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21

Fredericksburg, Va.

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

 

Died May 13 from wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces while
conducting combat operations in Central Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 13, 2009

Spc. Jacob D. Barton, 20

Lenox, Mo.

277th Engineer Company, 420th Engineer Brigade, Waco, Texas

Staff Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25

Paterson, N.J.

3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany

Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, 54

Amarillo, Texas

55th Medical Company, Indianapolis, Ind.

Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr., 19

Federalsburg, Md.

3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany

 

Died May 11 in Camp Liberty, Baghdad of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

 

Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60

Scottsdale, Ariz.

2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

CORRECTION

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

 

Commander Charles K. Springle, 52

Wilmington, N.C.

 

Died May 11 from injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

 

Spc. Omar M. Albrak, 21

Chicago, Ill.

Individual Ready Reserve soldier assigned to the Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq.

 

Died May 9, in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident.

 

Sgt. Lukasz D. Saczek, 23

Lake in the Hills, Ill.

1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, Woodstock, Ill.

 

Died May 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained
from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 11, 2009

Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno, 29

Pearl City, Hawaii

325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died May 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, of wounds sustained Apr. 27
from a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Olsen in Samarra, Iraq.

 

Pvt. Justin P. Hartford, 21

Elmira, N.Y.

699th Maintenance Company, Corps Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Died May 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release May 8, 2009

Spc. Shawn D. Sykes, 28

Portsmouth, Va.

215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Died May 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany,
of wounds suffered from an accident that occurred May 5 at
Combat Outpost Crazy Horse, Iraq.

 

 

UPDATE

DOD Release May 5, 2009

Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, 27

Philadelphia, Pa.

1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

On May 5, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains
recovered in Afghanistan to be those of a soldier who had been previously listed
as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on May 4, 2009.

 

 

DOD Release May 4, 2009

Spec. Ryan C. King, 22

Dallas, Ga.

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

Sgt. James D. Pirtle, 21

Colorado Springs, Colo.

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

 

Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using direct fire on
May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan

 

Updated May 5, 2009

 

Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, 27

Philadelphia, Pa.

1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Is listed as DUSTWUN from this same incident above.

 

Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery, 24

Portola, Calif.

1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Jake R. Velloza, 22

Inverness, Calif.

1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died from wounds sustained after they were shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq on May 2.

 

 

DOD Release May 2, 2009

Sgt. Christopher D. Loza, 24

Abilene, Texas

1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Waco, Texas.

 

Died Apr. 10, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.,
of a non-combat related illness after becoming ill 17 March in Radwaniyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 1, 2009

 

Sgt. James R. McIlvaine, 26

Olney, Md.

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

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25

Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

 

Died April 30 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler J. Trahan, 22

East Freetown, Mass.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Twelve in Norfolk, Va., and was deployed with an East Coast based Navy SEAL team.

 

Died on April 30 while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28

Sioux Falls, S.D.

3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 25 near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol.

 

 

DOD Release April 25, 2009

CSM Benjamin Moore, Jr., 43

Waycross, Ga.

2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died Apr 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries
sustained in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 24, 2009

Cpl. Brad A. Davis, 21

Garfield Heights, Ohio

82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died April 22 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when
an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release April 23, 2009

Cpl. William C. Comstock, 21

Van Buren, Ark.

2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died April 22 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 21, 2009

Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer II, 20

Ridgecrest, Calif.

3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

 Died April 16 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 19, 2009

PFC Richard A. Dewater, 21

Topeka, Kan.

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

 

Died April 15, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device, while
on a dismounted patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 15, 2009

Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died April 14 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 14, 2009

Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29

Madera, Calif.

563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died April 13 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release April 13, 2009

Spc. Michael J. Anaya, 23

Crestview, Fla.

2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died April 12 in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release April 12, 2009

Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25

St. Louis, Mo.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

PV2 Bryce E. Gautier, 22

Cypress, Calif.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Hall, 32

Elk Grove, Calif.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20

Davenport, Iowa.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., 24

Lebanon Junction, Ky.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne
improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 11, 2009

Airman 1st Class Jacob I. Ramsey, 20

Hesperia, Calif.

712th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died April 10 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Kabul Afghanistan.  

 

 

DOD Release April 9, 2009

Lance Cpl. Blaise A. Oleski, 22

Holland Patent, N.Y.

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

 

Died April 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release April 8, 2009

Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Dearmon, 21

Crossville, Tenn.

2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 Died April 3 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 7, 2009

Sgt. Daniel J. Beard, 24

Buffalo, N.Y.

147th Postal Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

 Died April 3 in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

Spc. Israel Candelaria Mejias, 28

San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Task Force 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

 

Died April 5 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when a mine
detonated near him during combat operations.

 

Spc. Adam M. Kuligowski, 21

Arlington, Va.

Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died Apr. 6 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 5, 2009

Tech. Sgt. Phillip A Myers, 30

Hopewell VA

48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

 

 Died April 4 near Helmand province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered
from an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release April 3, 2009

Sgt. Devin C. Poche, 25

Jacksonville, N.C.

Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Died Mar. 31 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq,
of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release April 2, 2009

Lance Cpl. Nelson M. Lantigua, 20

Miami, Fla.

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

 

Died March 31 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release March 28, 2009

Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35

El Cajon, Calif.

Combined Security Transition Command

Lt. J.G. Francis L. Toner IV, 26

Narragansett, R.I.,

Combined Security Transition Command

 

Died March 27 when an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release March 27, 2009

Staff Sgt. Raphael A. Futrell, 26

Anderson, S.C.

13th Military Police Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

 

Died March 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release March 25, 2009

Sgt. Jose R. Escobedo Jr., 32

Albuquerque, N.M.

1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment in Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

Died March 20 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident the
night before at Forward Operating Base Kalsu in Iskandariyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release March 24, 2009

Corporal Michael W. Ouellette, 28

Manchester, N.H.

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

Corporal Anthony L. Williams, 21

Oxford, Pa.

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

 

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

 

 

DOD Release March 23, 2009

Pfc. Adam J. Hardt, 19

Avondale, Ariz.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died March 22, at Forward Operating Base Airborne in Wardak Province,
of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

 

Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Geary, 22

Rome, N.Y.

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

 

Died March 20 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release March 18, 2009

Spc. Gary L. Moore, 25

Del City, Okla.

978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Died March 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release March 17, 2009

Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles, 24

Tucson, Ariz.

3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

 

Died March 15 near Kot, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Archie A. Taylor, 37

Tomball, Texas

2nd Intelligence Battalion, II MEF Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Died March 14 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Kabul province, Afghanistan.

 

 

Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta, 23

Midlothian, Ill.

1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

Spc. Norman L. Cain III, 22

Oregon, Ill.

1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

Sgt. Robert M. Weinger, 24

Round Lake Beach, Ill.

1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.

 

Died March 15th as a result of injuries sustained in Kot, Afghanistan, when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release March 13, 2009

Petty Officer 1st Class Theophilus K. Ansong, 34

Bristow, Va.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden.

 

Lost at sea Feb 4. The cause of death is under investigation.

 

 

DOD Release March 11, 2009

Lance Cpl. Patrick A. Malone, 21

Ocala, Fla.

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

 

Died March 10 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release March 9, 2009

1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde, 24

Modesto, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

 Died March 7 in Samarra, Iraq, of wounds sustained in Tikrit when an
explosive device struck his unit vehicle.

 

Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe, II, 27

Auburn, N.Y.

40th Cavalry Regiment4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Died March 8 in Kandau Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle
was struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release March 6, 2009

Sgt. Jeffrey A. Reed, 23

Chesterfield, Va.

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

 

Died March 2 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a grenade in Taji, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Jessica Y. Sarandrea, 22

Miami, Fla.

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

 

Died March 3 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
her forward operating base with mortar fire.

 

 

DOD Release March 4, 2009

Cpl. Donte J. Whitworth, 21

Noblesville, Ind.

Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

 

Died Feb. 28 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release March 3, 2009

Sgt. Simone A. Robinson, 21

Dixmoor, Ill.

634th Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard, Crestwood, Ill.

 

Died March 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when an
improvised explosive device detonated near her security post on Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release February 28, 2009

Spc. Brian M. Connelly, 26

Union Beach, N.J.

40th Engineer Battalion, Task Force 1-6, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died Feb. 26 in Adhamiya, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 26, 2009

Capt. Brian M. Bunting, 29

Potomac, Md.

Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.

Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch, 25

Owasso Okla.

2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Kewanee, Ill.

Sgt. Scott B. Stream, 39

Mattoon, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Effingham, Ill.

Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson, 24

Madison, Wis.

Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 715th Military Police Company, Melbourne, Fla.

 

Died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release February 25, 2009

1st Lt. William E. Emmert, 36

Lincoln, Tenn.

269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

 

Died Feb. 24 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he was shot while
participating in a local Iraqi Police function.

 

 

DOD Release February 24, 2009

Cpl. Micheal B. Alleman, 31

Logan, Utah, and

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

Cpl. Michael L. Mayne, 21

Burlington Flats, N.Y.,

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

Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer, 21

Indianapolis, Ind.

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

 

Died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release February 23, 2009

Staff Sgt. Mark C. Baum, 32

Telford, Pa.

1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

 

Died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day when enemy forces
attacked his unit using small arms fire in Mushada, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release February 22, 2009

Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa, 26

Woodridge IL

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

 

Died Feb. 20, in Khordi, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an
improvised explosive device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces.

 

Master Sgt. David L. Hurt, 36

Tucson, AZ

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

 

Died Feb. 20, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an
improvised explosive device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces.

 

 

DOD Release February 21, 2009

PFC Cwislyn K. Walter, 19

Honolulu, Hawaii

29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard.

 

 

Died Feb. 19 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release February 20, 2009

Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, 28

Aberdeen, Wash.

23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

 

Died Feb. 20 near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release February 18, 2009

Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen, 24

Tracy, Calif.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Iwakuni, Japan.

 

Died Feb. 14 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Munden, 35

Mesquite, Texas

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

 

Died Feb. 16 at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Paktika Province, Afghanistan,
of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.

 

 

DOD Release February 17, 2009

Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond, 41

Dublin, Calif.

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

 

Died Feb. 15 in As Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

 

Cpl. Stephen S. Thompson, 23

Tulsa, Okla.

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

 

Died Feb. 14 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.

 

 

DOD Release February 14, 2009

Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small, 29

Collegeville, Pa.

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

 

Died Feb. 12 at Faramuz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked
his unit using a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release February 13, 2009

Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, 44

Missoula, Mont.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Albert R. Jex, 23

Phoenix, Ariz.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge, 22

Leominster, Mass.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, 30

Scottsville, Ky.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release February 12, 2009

Spc. Peter J. Courcy, 22

Frisco, Texas.

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

Pfc. Jason R. Watson, 19

Many, La.

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

 

Died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release February 10, 2009

Spc. Christopher P. Sweet, 28

Kahului, Hawaii

3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172d Separate Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

 

Died Feb. 6 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

Staff Sgt. Jason E. Burkholder, 27

Elida, Ohio.

2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment of Marion, Ill.

1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth, 26

Oakland, Ill.

2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment of Marion, Ill.

 

Died Feb. 8 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

 

Lance Cpl. Kevin T. Preach, 21

Bridgewater, Mass.

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

 

Died Feb. 7 from wounds he received Jan. 24 while supporting combat
operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release February 9, 2009

Spc. James M. Dorsey, 23

Beardstown, Ill.

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

 

 Died Feb. 8 in Kamaliyah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release February 4, 2009

Spc. Darrell L. Fernandez, 25

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

 Died Jan. 31 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle accident.

 

 

DOD Release February 1, 2009

CW4 Milton E. Suggs, 51

Lockport, La.

38th Operational Support Airlift Detachment, Hammond, La.

 

Died Jan. 30 at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

 

 

DOD Release January 29, 2009

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Kelley, 30

Cameron, Mo.

6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery, 31

Beaverton, Ore.