Fallen Soldiers

 

2003

Updated 1/1/04

 


 

They proudly served their country.
Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.

                    CT Dawson
                    January, 2002

                     


 


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DOD Release December 31, 2003

Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21

Foothill Ranch, Calif.

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

 

Died on Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

  

 

DOD Release December 30, 2003

Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28

Texas

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

 

Killed on Dec. 28, in Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq conducting a support mission
when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

  

 

DOD Release December 29, 2003

Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24

Laguna Vista, Texas

1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Polk, La.

 

Killed on Dec. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Curt E. Jordan, Jr., 25

Green Acres, Wash.

14th Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled), 555th Combat Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Died on Dec. 28 near Bayji, Iraq. Jordan died of non-combat injuries.

 

 

DOD Release December 28, 2003

Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18

San Jose, Calif.

270th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Battalion, 100th Troop Command, California Combat Support Command, Army National Guard, based in Fairfield, Calif.

 

Died on Dec. 26, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained in a
non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport.

  

 

DOD Release December 27, 2003

Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23

Jacksonville, Ala.

14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Killed on Dec. 26, 2003, in Iraq in a convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device.

 

Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42

Atlantic Mine, Mich.

652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Ellsworth, Wis.

Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43

Gwinn, Mich.

652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Ellsworth, Wis.

 

Killed on Dec. 25 in Baquba, Iraq, when their living area came under mortar attack.

 

 

DOD Release December 26, 2003

Sgt. Theodore L. Perreault, 33

Webster, Mass.

1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Army

National Guard, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

Died of non-combat related injuries on Dec. 23, 2003, in Camp Bulkeley, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

 

 

Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43

Platteville, Wis.

5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26

South Dakota

5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27

Tucson, Arizona.

5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

 

Killed on Dec. 24, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device
on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq.

 

Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43

Scottsdale, Ariz.

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.

 

Killed on Dec. 24, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq in a convoy vehicle
that struck an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24

Monument, Colo.

501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy

 

Died of injuries sustained while running a communication wire on Dec. 24, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  

 

DOD Release December 23, 2003

1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27

U.S. Army Reserve, of Bigfork, Mont.

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

Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21

Livingston, Texas.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany.

 

Killed on Dec. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their convoy.

  

 

DOD Release December 22, 2003

Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43

Buffalo, N.Y.

402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Riverdale Park, Md.

 

Killed on Dec. 19 in Balad, Iraq in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24

Pittsfield, Mass.

2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Died on Dec. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq during physical training.

  

 

DOD Release December 18, 2003

Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26

Brunswick, Ga.

Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed on Dec. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Holland was part of a dismounted patrol
when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire.

  

 

DOD Release December 17, 2003

Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19

Corvallis, Ore.

Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy), Army National Guard, based in Albany, Ore.

 

Died on Dec. 16 in Mosul, Iraq in a convoy returning to Mosul
when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area.

  

 

DOD Release December 16, 2003

Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21

Mansfield, Ohio

440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

 Died Dec. 15 at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq of non-combat related injuries.

  

 

DOD Release December 15, 2003

 Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22

Taylors, S.C.

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

 

Died Dec. 14, 2003, outside forward operating base Quinn, Iraq.
Ferguson fell from the light medium tactical vehicle in which he was a passenger.

 

Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27

Carlisle, Pa.

703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky.

 

Killed Dec. 14, 2003, in Iskandariyah, Iraq responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call
when an improvised explosive device detonated.

 

Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26

Peru, Ind.

1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed Dec. 12, 2003, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when the convoy was hit by an IED.

 

 

DOD Release December 14, 2003

Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19

Stafford, Conn.

Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

Died Dec. 12, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Braun died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

  

Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27

Rocky Face, Ga.

Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed Dec. 11 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when his camp was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 12, 2003

Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20

Bellaire, Ohio

135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio

 

Bates was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10
when his squad leader fell overboard, he dove into the water and did not surface.
Bates has been placed in duty status listed as DUSTWUN (Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown).

  

 

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24

National City, Calif.

Company C, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq in a convoy when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

 

 Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio 

 

Died Dec. 10 south of Baghdad, Iraq on a river patrol on the Tigris River when he fell overboard.

 

Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq While guarding a gas station, Petty was attacked by enemy forces.

 

 

DOD Release December 11, 2003

 

 Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33

Tracy, Calif.

1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. 

Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, 23

Corvallis, Ore.

1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26

Portland, Ore.

1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Killed on Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when their vehicle flipped into a canal.

  

 

DOD Release December 9, 2003

 Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20

League City, Texas

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

 

Killed Dec. 7 in Mosul, Iraq, returning from a patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  

 

Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19

Luzerne, Mich.

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

 

Killed Dec. 8 in Mosul, Iraq on security duty when his vehicle came under fire from a passing vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release December 8, 2003

 Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20

Chico, Calif.

440th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany. 

 

 Killed on Dec. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq on a convoy mission when an improvised explosive device detonated.

  

 

DOD Release December 4, 2003

Sgt. Ryan C. Young, 21

Corona, Calif.

A Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment,

1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died on Dec. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.,
of wounds he received Nov. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Clarence E. Boone, 50

Fort Worth, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Dec. 2 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Boone died as a result of a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release December 3, 2003

Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24

Tutwiler, Miss.

B Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Calhoun City, Miss.

 

Killed Dec. 2 in Tampa, Iraq when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release December 1, 2003

Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, 22

Tipton, Iowa

2133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, based in Centerville, Iowa.

 

Killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire.

 

Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino, 40

Orange, Calif.

Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire.

 

 

DOD Release November 29, 2003

Sgt. Ariel Rico, 25

El Paso, Texas

3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell

 

Killed on Nov. 28 in Mosul, Iraq during an enemy mortar attack.

 

 

DOD Release November 26, 2003

Spc. David J. Goldberg, 20

Layton, Utah

C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), U.S. Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Nov. 26 in Qayyarah, Iraq of a non-combat related injury.

 

 

DOD Release November 26-27, 2003

MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan on Nov. 23

Sgt. Major Phillip R. Albert, 41

Terryville, Conn.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y.

Tech. Sgt. William J. Kerwood, 37

Houston, Mo.

20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Maj. Steven Plumhoff, 33

Neshanic Station, N.J.

58th Operations Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Walkup Jr., 25

Millville, N.J.

20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Tech. Sgt. Howard A. Walters, 33

Port Huron, Mich.

20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

 

 

DOD Release November 25, 2003

CW2 Christopher G. Nason, 39

California

A Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.

 

Died on Nov. 23 between Mosul and Dihok, Iraq of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident.

 

Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 28

Otwell, Ind.

D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Ind.

 

Died on Nov. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river.

 

Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21

Winter Park, Fla.

A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq when a tank collided with his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release November 24, 2003

Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45

Thomson, Ga.

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

Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, 21,

Glendale, Calif.

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

 

Killed when hostile forces attacked the vehicle they were in on Nov. 23 in Mosul, Iraq

 

Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather, 35

Los Angeles, Calif.

Company C, 588th

Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Nov. 23 in Baqubah, Iraq of injuries after an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

 

Pfc. Damian S. Bushart, 22

Waterford, Mich.

A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

 

Died on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle.

 

Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 24

Pikeville, Ky.

B Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed on Nov. 21 in Balad, Iraq on patrol when the vehicle he was driving flipped
over into a canal trapping him inside the vehicle.

 

Capt. George A. Wood, 33

New York, N.Y.

B Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Nov. 20 in Baqubah, Iraq on patrol when his tank rolled over an improvised explosive device.

 

Spc. Josph L. Lister, 22

Pleasanton, Kan.

1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed on Nov. 20 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Lister was in a convoy
when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 21, 2003

Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21

Sterling, Ill.

C Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Nov. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas,
of wounds received on Nov. 14 in Tikrit, Iraq. Tyrrell was at an ammunition point when it caught on fire.

 

 

DOD Release November 19, 2003

Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27

Kaysville, Utah

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26

Northome, Minn.

B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed on Nov. 17, south of Balad, Iraq on patrol when he was fatally injured by enemy fire.

 

Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26

Fair Oaks, Calif.

1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Nov. 11 in Taji, Iraq on patrol when his Bradley vehicle
hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices.

 

 

DOD Release November 18, 2003

Capt. James A. Shull, 32

California

Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, 35

Tenn

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 124th Signal Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Nov. 17 in Baqubah, Iraq while in a convoy traveling to Tikrit
his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 17, 2003

Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, 26

Newville, Pa.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany.

 

Killed on Nov. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq while conducting a patrol when struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release November 16-19, 2003

 

Crash of two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in
Mosul, Iraq. Nov. 15

Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25

Louisville, Ky.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24

Brown Mills, N.J.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, 37

Whittier, Calif.

137th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in South El Monte, Calif.

Spc. Jeremiah J. Digiovanni, 21

Tylertown, Miss.

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

Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 30

Fairview Heights, Ill.

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

Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36

Clintonville, Wis.

9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, 21

Grand Forks, N.D.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, 21

Cross Lanes, W.Va.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, 21

Batesville, Miss.

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, 29

Independence, Ore.

9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Capt. Pierre E. Piche, 29

Starksboro, Vt.

626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. John W. Russell, 26

Portland, Texas

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe, 33

Willow Lake, S.D.

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. John R. Sullivan, 26

Countryside, Ill.

626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21

Amherst, Wis.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, 19

Nebo, N.C.

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, 27

Wis.

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

 

 

Spc. Irving Medina, 22

Middletown, N.Y.

4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed on Nov.14 in Baghdad, Iraq traveling in a convoy when it struck an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Jay A. Blessing, 23

Tacoma, Wash.

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

 

Died on Nov. 14 in Asadabad, Afghanistan of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.

 

Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28

Bay Shore, N.Y.

Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd

Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

 

Killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq while riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

 

DOD Release November 14, 2003

Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23

Richeyville, Pa

C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

 

Killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq, riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

Spc. Marlon P. Jackson, 25

Jersey City, N.J.

A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany.

 

Died Nov. 11 in Tampa, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device exploded on the road.

 

 

DOD Release November 13, 2003

Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, 46

Nashville, Tenn.

1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Tullahoma, Tenn.

 

Died on Nov. 12 in Camp Arifjan, Afghanistan from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

Spc. Robert A. Wise, 21

Tallahassee, Fla.

3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Florida National Guard, Tallahassee, Fla.

 

Killed on Nov. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20

Brooklyn, N.Y.

299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Nov. 3, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq, while on patrol when his vehicle hit a landmine.

  

 

DOD Release November 10, 2003

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Collins, 32

Hardin, Texas

1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed on Nov. 8, in Fallujah, Iraq while riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle
when it hit an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko, 24

Pittsburgh, Pa.

307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, New Kensington, Pa.

 

Killed on Nov. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq. Tomko was the door gunner in a convoy vehicle
when his team came under small arms attack.

 

Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser, 22

Des Moines, Iowa

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

 

Killed on Nov. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq driving a vehicle on mounted patrol
when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

  

 

DOD Release November 9, 2003

Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, 35

Port Huron, Mich.

1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed on Nov. 8, 2003, in Fallujah, Iraq when Bradley Fighting
Vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device .

 

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

Command Sergeant Major Cornell W. Gilmore I, 45

Baltimore, Md.

Judge Advocate General Office, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon.

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

Boston, Mass.

5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30

Fort Mill, S.C.

5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30

Fayetteville, N.C.

5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Capt. Benedict J. Smith, 29

Monroe City, Mo.

101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth, 43

Virginia.

Swartworth was the regimental warrant officer for the Judge Advocate General Office, based at Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon.

 

Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23

Memphis, Tenn.

3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on Nov. 7, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq while guarding a bank in downtown Mosul
when his position came under rocket-propelled grenade attack.

  

 

DOD Release November 6, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 Killed on Nov. 5 in Mumuhdyah, Iraq on patrol when his unit
came under rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.

 

Spc. Robert T. Benson, 20

Spokane, Wash.

Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany.

 

Died on Nov. 4, in Baghdad, Iraq from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

Spc. James R. Wolf, 21

Scottsbluff, Neb.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed on Nov. 6 in Mosul, Iraq in a convoy when an improvised explosive device was detonated.

 

Spc. James A. Chance III, 25

Kokomo, Miss.

C Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Columbia, Miss.

 

Killed on Nov. 6, 2003, in Husaybah, Iraq. Chance died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a landmine.

 

 

DOD Release November 5, 2003

2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23

Riverside, Calif.

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

 

Killed on Oct. 31 in Al Fallujah, Iraq while on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28

Humacao, Puerto Rico

B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Nov. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq. Martinez was in a convoy when
an improvised explosive device exploded. Martinez died of his injuries.

  

 

DOD Release November 2-6, 2003

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Crash On November 2
As a result of this incident, there were 16 soldiers killed in action and 26 wounded.

Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader, 28

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, 33

Enon Valley, Pa.

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

Spc. Steven D. Conover, 21

Wilmington, Ohio

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.

Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, 20

Waterbury, Conn.

16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa.

Died of injuries Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany.

Specialist Darius T. Jennings, 22

Cordova, S.C.

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

Pfc. Karina S. Lau, 20

Livingston, Calif.

16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23

Houston, Texas

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Spc. Brian H. Penisten, 28

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, 36

Oklahoma.

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Sgt. Joel Perez, 25

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.

1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, 30

Genoa, Ill.

F Company, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, Peoria, Ill.

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41

West Liberty, Iowa

Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa

Spc. Frances M. Vega, 20

Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29

Calif.

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.

Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, 30

Mississippi.

2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla

 

Killed on board a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter when it went down on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.

  

1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24

Virginia

326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on Nov. 1 in Mosul, Iraq riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle
when he was hit with an improvised explosive device.

 

2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30

Kent, Wash.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

 

Killed on Nov. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 31, 2003

Staff Sgt. Paul A. Sweeney, 32

Lakeville, Pa.

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

 

Died Oct. 30 of wounds sustained during an ambush near Musa, Qalax, Afghanistan.

  

 

DOD Release October 30, 2003

Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36

Aiken, S.C.

122nd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Edgefield, S.C.

 

Died on Oct. 28, of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq.

  

 

DOD Release October 29, 2003

Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld, 19

Waupun, Wis.

527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany.

 

Killed Oct. 26 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station.

 

Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26

Von Ormy, Texas

3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

 

Spec. Isaac Campoy, 21

Douglas, Ariz

3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

  

 

DOD Release October 28, 2003

Staff Sgt. Jamie L. Huggins, 26

Hume, Mo.

C Company, 2nd Battalion,

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

 

Killed in action on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, 33

Tuskegee, Ala.

214th Military Police Company, Alabama National Guard.

 

Killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, at the Al Bayra Police Station when his unit came
under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location.

  

 

DOD Release October 27, 2003

Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19

Calexico, Calif.

C Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Oct. 26 in Baqubah, Iraq from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, 40

Fayetteville, N.C.

Army Central Command Headquarters (Forward), Fort McPherson, Ga.

 

Killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq during a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Al-Rasheed Hotel.

 

Pvt. Joseph R. Guerrera, 20

Dunn, N.C.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.

 

Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, 20

Pago Pago, American Samoa

A Company, 70th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

  Killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, near the Al Khadra Police Station in downtown Baghdad
when a vehicle containing an improvised explosive device detonated.

 

 

DOD Release October 26, 2003

Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, 22

Flint, Mich.

B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.

Spc. Jose L. Mora, 26

Bell Gardens, Calif.

C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, Colo.

 

Killed Oct. 24 in Samaria, Iraq. Both soldiers died of wounds received from an enemy mortar attack.

  

 

DOD Release October 24, 2003

Capt. John R. Teal, 31

Mechanicsville, Va.

2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 23 in Baqubah, Iraq in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

Sgt. Michael S. Hancock, 29

Yreka, Calif.

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

 


Photos provided by wife.

 

Killed on Oct. 24 in Mosul, Iraq on guard duty when he was shot.

 

 

DOD Release October 23, 2003

Pvt. Jason M. Ward, 25

Tulsa, Okla.

to 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq of non-combat related injuries.

 

Spc. John P. Johnson, 24

Houston, Texas

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

 

Died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq of non-combat related injuries.

 

 

DOD Release October 22, 2003

Pfc. Paul J. Bueche, 19

Daphne, Ala.

131st Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, Birmingham, Ala.

 

Died on Oct. 21 in Balad, Iraq. Bueche was changing a tire on a
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when the tire exploded. 

 

 

DOD Release October 21, 2003

Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson, 29

Calumet, Mich.

1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Oct. 20 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. on a mounted patrol when the vehicle he was riding in hit
an improvised explosive device and later came under small arms fire by enemy forces.

 

 

Tech. Sgt. Bruce E. Brown, 32

Coatopa, Ala.

78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

 

Killed in a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 4 near Al Udeid, Qatar.

 

 

DOD Release October 20, 2003

1st Lt. David R. Bernstein, 24

Phoenixville, Pa.

1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Battalion, 173rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy

Pfc. John D. Hart, 20

Bedford, Mass.

1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Battalion, 173rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy

 

Killed in action on Oct. 18 in Taza, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their patrol
using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release October 17, 2003

Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando, 43

Tennessee.

Orlando was the commanding officer of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, 28

Wakefield, Mass.

716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Cpl. Sean R. Grilley, 24

San Bernardino, Calif.

716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on Oct. 16 in Karbala, Iraq.
The soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating on a road
near a mosque after curfew. The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and wounding seven others..

 

Spc. Michael L. Williams, 46

Buffalo, N.Y.

105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, based in New York.

 

Killed on October 17, 2003, along MSR Jackson, near Baghdad, Iraq
when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release October 16, 2003

Spc. James E. Powell, 26

Radcliff, Ky.

B Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on October 12 in Baji, Iraq when his M2/A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck an enemy anti-tank mine.

 

 

DOD Release October 14, 2003

Pfc. Stephen E. Wyatt, 19

Kilgore, Texas

C Battery, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Killed on Oct. 13 in Balad, Iraq in a convoy that was hit
by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

 

Spc. Donald L. Wheeler, 22

Concord, Mich.

A Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Killed on Oct. 13 in Tikrit, Iraq while searching for a possible improvised explosive device,
his unit came under attack from a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Spc. Douglas J. Weismantle, 28

Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

 

Died on Oct. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, while driving a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)
an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release October 10, 2003

Spc. Joseph C. Norquist, 26

San Antonio, Texas

588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 9 in Baqubah, Iraq in a convoy that came under attack from rocket propelled grenades
and small arms fire. Norquist was fatally injured in the incident.

 

Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, 21

Mount Vernon, Wash.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Killed on Oct. 6 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, While on a combat patrol, Scott's convoy was hit
by an improvised explosive device. Scott was one of two soldiers killed in the blast.

 

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swisher, 26

Lincoln, Neb.

2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

 

Pvt. Sean A. Silva, 23

Roseville, Calif.

2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

Killed in an ambush on Oct. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq. The soldiers were on patrol when their unit
was ambushed by individuals using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades.

 

 

DOD Release October 8, 2003

Spc. Spencer T. Karol, 20

Woodruff, Ariz.

165th Military Intelligence, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Killed on Oct. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on a mission to observe enemy activity
when a command detonated device exploded.
His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured.

 

2nd Lt. Richard Torres, 25

Clarksville, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Killed on Oct. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, while on combat patrol,
Torres' convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. Torres died of his injuries.

 

 

DOD Release October 7, 2003

Lt. Col. Paul W. Kimbrough, 44

Washington, D.C.

416th Engineer Command, Team 28, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Died on Oct. 3 in Incirlik, Turkey, of a non-combat related cause.
Kimbrough was medically evacuated from Baghram, Afghanistan, to Turkey.
He was taken to the 39th Medical Squadron where he remained hospitalized until his death.

 

 

DOD Release October 5, 2003

Spc. James H. Pirtle, 27

La Mesa, N.M.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 4 in Assadah, Iraq in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an RPG struck his vehicle.

 

 

Pfc. Charles M. Sims, 18

Miami, Fla.

549th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Drowned on Oct. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release October 3, 2003

Pfc. Analaura Esparza Gutierrez, 21

Houston, Texas

A Company, 4th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 1 in Tikrit, Iraq in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device
and rocket propelled grenades.

 

Spc. Simeon Hunte, 23

Essex, N.J.

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

 

Killed on Oct. 1 in Al Khadra, Iraq on patrol when an Iraqi citizen approached and shot him.

 

Seaman Joshua McIntosh, 22

Kingman, Ariz.

Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, 29 Palms, Calif.

 

Died 26 June in Karbala, Iraq from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

 

DOD Release October 2, 2003

Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, 40

Alexandria, Va.

1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on Oct. 1 in Samarra, Iraq. in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades.

 

Spc. Dustin K. McGaugh, 20

Derby, Kan.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Died on Sept. 30 in Balad, Iraq from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

 

DOD Release October 1, 2003

Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24

Louisville, Ky.

223rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Louisville, Ky.

 

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

 

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, 26

Jim Thorpe, Pa.

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

 

Drowned Sept. 29 as he tried to rescue another soldier
whose vehicle had entered a canal near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.

 

Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23

Slidell, La.

205th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Slidell, La.

 

Died from non-combat related injuries on Sept. 29 at Camp AS Sayliyah, Qatar.

 

 

DOD Release September 30, 2003

Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, 19

Haverhill, Mass.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Photo Provided by friends and family
Link to Evan's web site
www.evanwoneill.com

 

Killed on Sept. 29 in Shkin, Afghanistan while on patrol when he was engaged by enemy forces.

 

Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall, 30

McConnellsburg, Pa.

Delta Troop , 4th Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed on Sept. 29 west of Baghdad, Iraq traveling in a convoy when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by.

 

 

DOD Release September 28, 2003

 Capt. Robert L. Lucero, 34

Casper, Wyo.

4th Infantry Division Rear Area Operation Center, U.S. Army National Guard, Casper, Wyo. 

 

Killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. and another soldier was injured when they were struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release September 27, 2003

 Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, 23

Topeka, Kan.

2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne

Brigade, based in Fort Ederle, Italy.

 

Killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq, on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

Spc. Lisa M. Andrews, 24

Lenexa, Kan.

129th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in New Century, Kan.

 

Lisa M Andrews

 Click above to go to her page.

 

 

Died while on leave from her unit on Sept. 26, 2003, near Overland Park, Kan.
Andrews was struck and killed by a civilian vehicle as she was walking across U.S. Highway 69.

 

 

DOD Release September 26, 2003

 Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, 43

Nashua, N.H.

379th Engineer Company, U.S. Army National Guard, based in Bourne, Mass.

 

 Rooney died on Sep. 25 at Shuabai Port, in Kuwait, when he was struck by a forklift and died of his injuries.

 

 

DOD Release September 25, 2003

Spc. Michael Andrade, 28

Bristol, Rhode Island

115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, Rhode Island.

 

 Died on Sept. 24 in Balad, Iraq.
Andrade was a passenger in a HMMWV when a 5-ton truck struck the side of his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release September 23, 2003

Capt. Brian R. Faunce, 28

Philadelphia, Pa.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Died on Sept. 18 in Al Asad, Iraq while moving in a Bradley fighting vehicle when his vehicle crossed under some low laying power lines.

 

Spc. Lunsford B. Brown II, 27

Creedmore, N.C.

A Company, 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Patton Barracks, Germany.

Sgt. David T. Friedrich, 26

Hammond, N.Y

B Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Waterbury, Conn.

 

Killed in a mortar attack on Sept. 20 in Abu Gareeb, Iraq.

 

Spc. Paul J. Sturino, 21

Rice Lake, Wis.

B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on Sept. 22 in Quest, Iraq, from a non-combat weapons discharge.

 

 

DOD Release September 22, 2003

Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson, 26

Orangeburg, S.C.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Richard Arriaga, 20

Ganado, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. James C. Wright, 27

Morgan, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade, on Sept. 18 in Tikrit, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr., 27

Hagerstown, Ind.

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

 

Killed on Sept. 20 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq conducting a security patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release September 17, 2003

Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27

Flagstaff, Ariz.

C Company, 311th Military Intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

 Died on Sept. 15 in Telafar, Iraq, from a non-combat weapons discharge.

 

Spc. Craig S. Ivory, 26

Port Matilda, Pa.

501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Died of a non-combat related cause on Aug. 17 in Homberg University Hospital, Germany.
Ivory was medically evacuated from Kuwait on Aug. 12.

 

 

DOD Release September 16, 2003

Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly, 31

North Creek, N.Y.

B Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Baumholder, Germany.

 

Died of injuries sustained on Sept. 15, in Baghdad, Iraq,
when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, while on patrol.

 

 

DOD Release September 15, 2003

Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead, 33

Little Rock, Ark.

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

Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett, 35

Seymour, Tenn.

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

 

 Killed on Sept. 12, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Both soldiers died of wounds they received
when their unit executed a raid on enemy forces.

 

Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, 22

Canton, Mich.

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

 

Killed on Sept. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, on patrol when two improvised explosive devices struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release September 12, 2003

Sgt. Henry Ybarra III, 32

Austin, Texas

D Troop, 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry, Illesheim, Germany.

 

Died on Sept. 11 in Balad, Iraq of injuries sustained changing the tire
on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck when the tire exploded.

 

 

DOD Release September 11, 2003

Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Robsky, Jr., 31

Elizaville, N.Y.

759th Ordnance Company, Fort Irwin, Calif.

 

Killed on Sept. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, on call to neutralize an improvised explosive device (IED).
After the initial attempt failed, he returned to the site to render it safe, and the IED detonated.

 

Spc. Ryan G. Carlock, 25

Macomb, Ill.

416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Support), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died Sept. 9 northwest of Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when his fuel truck was attacked by the enemy.

 

 

DOD Release September 04, 2003

Staff Sgt. Cameron B. Sarno, 43

Waipahu, Hawaii

257th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Died on Sept. 1 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Sarno was hit by a truck while changing his vehicle's tire and died as a result of his injuries.

 

 

DOD Release September 03, 2003

Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella, 28

Tucson, Ariz.

1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Aug. 30 in Ba'qubah, Iraq while driving a military vehicle that hit an embankment and rolled into a canal.

 

Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell, 38

North Providence, R.I.

115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

 

Killed on Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq,
in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson, 20

Oak Park, Ill.

3rd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq. Sisson while participating in an air assault mission
in which the UH-60 helicopter flipped and crashed on take off.

 

 

DOD Release September 03, 2003

Spc. Chad C. Fuller, 24

Potsdam, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Pfc. Adam L. Thomas, 21

Palos Hills, Ill.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Both soldiers were killed on Aug. 31, in Shkin, Afghanistan, while on patrol when their squad was attacked.

 

 

DOD Release September 02, 2003

 Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara, 40

New Bedford, Mass.

115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

 

Killed Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad,
Iraq when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Mitchell A. Lane, 34

Lompoc, Calif.

to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Aug. 29 in Afghanistan when he fell approximately 25 feet while he was conducting
a fast rope infiltration into a known enemy cave complex.

 

 

DOD Release August 30, 2003

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41

Hayden, Colo.

244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand Junction, Colo. 

 

 Killed on Aug. 29, 2003, north of As Suaydat, Iraq. in a convoy that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

 

 

DOD Release August 29, 2003

 Lt. Col. Anthony L. Sherman, 43

Pottstown, Pa.

304th Civil Affairs Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, based in Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Died of non-combat related injury (medical) on August 27 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

 

 

DOD Release August 28, 2003

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger, 24

Narragansett, R.I.

Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, based at Ayer, Mass. 

 

 Killed on August 27 in Al Hallia, Iraq when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release August 27, 2003

Pfc. Pablo Manzano, 19

Heber, Calif.

B Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, V Corps, Bamberg, Germany

 

Died on Aug. 25 in Logistical Support Area Dogwood, Iraq as a result of a non-combat weapons discharge.

 

Spc. Rafael L. Navea, 34

Pittsburgh, PA

C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Killed on Aug. 27 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.

 

Spc. Darryl T. Dent, 21

Washington, D.C.

547th Transportation Company, U.S. Army National Guard, based in Washington, D.C.

 

Killed on August 26 in Southeast Arimadi, Iraq,
in a convoy when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release August 26, 2003

Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr., 22

Mitchell, Ind.

502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo. 

 

Died on Aug. 5 near Balad, Iraq., conducting convoy operations when he was involved in a vehicular accident.

 

 

DOD Release August 22, 2003

 Staff Sgt. Bobby C. Franklin, 38

Mineral Bluff, Ga.

210th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Murphy N.C.

 

Killed on Aug. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device.

 

Lt. Kylan A. Jones-Huffman, 31

Aptos, Calif.

I Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

Killed Aug. 21 in Al Hillah, Iraq, by an unidentified gunman.

 

 

DOD Release August 21, 2003

 Spc. Kenneth W. Harris, Jr., 23

Charlotte, Tenn.

212th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

 Killed on Aug. 20, Scania, Iraq, in a two-vehicle accident while driving south on the main supply route.

 

 

DOD Release August 19, 2003

Spc. Eric R. Hull, 23

Uniontown, Pa.

307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserves, New Kensington, Pa.

 

Killed on Aug. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle returning from the airport
hit an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 18, 2003

Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff, 31

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2133rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Centerville, Iowa.

 

Died on Aug. 14 in Landstuhl, Germany from a non-hostile injury on Aug. 8.

 

 

DOD Release August 15, 2003

Sgt. Steven W. White, 29

Lawton, Okla.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on August 13 in Tikrit, Iraq. Died of injuries sustained when
his M113 armored personnel carrier hit an antitank mine.

 

 

DOD Release August 14, 2003

Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr., 21

Conway, Pa.

D Company, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Aug. 12 in Taji, Iraq in a convoy when he was injured by an explosive device.
Brown died of his injuries.

 

Sgt. Taft V. Williams, 29

New Orleans, La.

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed on August 12 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq in a convoy when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release August 13, 2003

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., 37

Guilford, Conn.

323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, based at Fort Meade, Md.

 

Died on August 12 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
A fellow soldier tried to wake Eaton and noticed he was not breathing.

 

Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, 18

Lake Elsinore, Calif.

B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on Aug. 12 in Mosul, Iraq. Parker was thrown from his vehicle
when the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in another lane.

 

 

DOD Release August 12, 2003

Staff Sgt. David S. Perry, 36

Bakersfield, Calif.

649th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif.

 

Killed on Aug. 10 in Baquabah, Iraq. inspecting a suspicious package
when it exploded and fatally injured him.

 

Pfc. Brandon Ramsey, 21

Calumet City, Ill

933rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Chicago, Ill.

 

Died on Aug. 8 in Tallil, Iraq when the vehicle he was in rolled over
during a chase of a suspicious vehicle and fatally injured him.

 

 

DOD Release August 11, 2003

Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, Jr., 55

Olla, La.

1087th Transportation Support Company, Army National Guard, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died on Aug. 9 in Iraq of a non-combat related cause
while in a convoy from Camp Bilad heading to Camp Pennsylvania.

 

Spc. Levi B. Kinchen, 21

Tickfaw, La.

2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died on Aug. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq.
A fellow soldier tried to wake Kinchen and noticed he was not breathing.

 

 

Pvt. Matthew D. Bush, 20

East Alton, Ill.

F Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died on Aug. 8 in Camp Caldwell, Iraq.
A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing.

 

Pfc. Duane E. Longstreth, 19

Tacoma, Wash.

Company B, 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Died on Aug. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq of non-combat related injuries.

 

 

DOD Release August 8, 2003

Pvt. Kyle C. Gilbert, 20

Brattleboro, Vt.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Gilbert's unit.

 

Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons, 33

New Bern, N.C.

C Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on Aug. 6 in Mosul, Iraq of a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release August 7, 2003

Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellerman, 35

Freeport, Minn.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, after an Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Hellerman's unit.

 

Spc. Farao K. Letufuga, 20

Pago Pago, American Samoa

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on Aug. 5 in Mosul, Iraq. Letufuga fatally fell from the top of a building
while he was performing guard duty.

 

Spc. Zeferino E. Colunga, 20

Bellville, Texas

4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died on Aug. 6 at Homburg University Hospital in Germany.

 

Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, 44

Jackson, Tenn.

1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, Tenn.

 

Died on Aug. 5 in Kuwait.

 

 

DOD Release August 4, 2003

Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, 21

Dubuque, Iowa

1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment, Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed on July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq in a vehicle that was struck by an explosive device.

 

Spc. James I. Lambert III, 22

Raleigh, N.C.

407th Combat Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq by a stray bullet
fired during what was believed to be a celebratory event by local nationals.

 

 

Spc. Justin W. Hebert, 20

Arlington, Wash.

319th Field Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

 

Click here to read a beautiful poem,
 A Brother Unlike Any Other
 written by Justin's sister Jessica.

 

Killed on August 1 in Kirkuk, Iraq on patrol when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

 

DOD Release August 1, 2003

1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, 24

Cheyenne, Wyo.

A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  

 

DOD Release July 30, 2003

Sgt. Nathaniel Hart Jr., 29

Valdosta, Ga.

416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Died on July 28 in Tillil, Iraq of injuries he received when his vehicle went off the road and rolled over.

 

 

DOD Release July 29, 2003

Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, 19

Camden, Ark.

489th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, North Little Rock, Ark.

 

Killed on July 26 in Baghdad, Iraq in a convoy that came under rocket propelled grenade attack.

 

 

Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, 29

Canandaigua, N.Y.

105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Killed on July 27 South of Baghdad, Iraq on patrol when he came under attack
from rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.

 

Spc. William J. Maher III, 35

Yardley, Pa.

the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based at Ray Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq in a convoy when he was injured by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

DOD Release July 28, 2003

Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres, 29

Caguas, Puerto Rico

432nd Transportation Company, Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

 

Killed on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq as he sought cover from a passing truck
that contained a command detonated device.

 

 

Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, 22

Belton, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes, 21

Anderson, Mo.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 24

Norwalk, Conn.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

 

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

 

 

DOD Release July 25, 2003

Capt. Joshua T. Byers, 29

Nevada

Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, in Fort Carson, Co.

 

Killed in action when his convoy hit an explosive device.

 

 

Cpl. Evan Asa Ashcraft, 24

West Hills, Calif.

Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, 22

Bay Shore, N.Y.

2/320 Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, 40

Corpus Christi, Texas

Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on July 24 north of Al Hawd, Iraq, when their military convoy came under enemy fire.

 

Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, 31

Manati, Puerto Rico

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37 Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

 

Died on July 24 in Baghdad, Iraq changing a tire on an M998 vehicle when it fell on him.

 

 

DOD Release July 23, 2003

Spc. Jon P. Fettig, 30

Dickinson, N.D.

957th Engineer Company (V Corps), Bismarck, N.D.

 

Killed on July 22 on the outside of Ar Ramadi, Iraq when the Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical Truck
he was in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.

 

Spc. Brett T. Christian, 27

North Royalton, Ohio

Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Div., Fort Campbell, Ky

 

Killed on July 23 in Mosul, Iraq in a convoy that came under attack by rocket propelled grenades.

 

 

DOD Release July 22, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29

Phenix City, Ala.

Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Ga.

 

Died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq in a vehicle rollover.

 

Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25

Watha, N.C.

Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

 

Died on July 21 in Baghdad, Iraq in a convoy to a water treatment facility
when an improvised explosive device exploded.

 

 

DOD Release July 21, 2003

Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, 23

Townsend, Mass.

Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq, patrolling in his vehicle when it was ambushed and struck by rocket propelled grenades.

 

 

DOD Release July 20, 2003

Sgt. Jason D. Jordan, 24

Elba, Ala.

Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq, patrolling a village
when the vehicle was ambushed by RPGs (rocket propelled grenades).

 

 

Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30

Utah

3d Battalion, 58th Aviation (Forward), Hanau, Germany.

 

Died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of non-combat injuries.

 

 

Second Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, 25

Katy, Texas

B Company, 2-70th Armor Battalion, Fort Riley, KS (1st Armored Division)

 

Died on July 19 at Baghdad, Iraq when his unit was fired upon
by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while providing security at a municipal building.

 

 

DOD Release July 19, 2003

Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, 20

Independence, Mo.

Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4-64 Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died on July 18 at Fallujah, Iraq, when an explosive device was detonated underneath the vehicle he was driving.

 

 

DOD Release July 18, 2003

Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26

Gering, Neb.

Naval Medical Center San Diego, Fourth Marine Division Detachment

 

Killed July 17 in Al Hamishiyah, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

 

 

DOD Release July 16, 2003

Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18

Santee, Calif.

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

 

Killed in Babylon, Iraq, on July 15 standing post on a palace roof in Babylon when he fell approximately 60 feet.

 

Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36

Pocono Summit, Pa.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310 Military Police Battalion, in Uniondale, N.Y.

 

Died on July 13 at Camp Edson, Iraq manning a traffic point when the operator of a dump truck lost control of vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release July 15, 2003

Cpt. Paul J. Cassidy, 36

Laingsburg, Mich.

432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wis.

 

Died July 13 in Camp Babylon, Iraq, as a result of non-combat injuries.

 

Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, 27

Soperton, Ga.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed on July 14 in Baghdad, Iraq. Crockett was on patrol when he came under RPG attack.

 

Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, 20

Montreal, Mo.

203rd Engineer Battalion, in Joplin, Mo.

 

Died July 12 from a non-combat cause in Homburg Hospital, Germany.

 

Spc. Christian C. Schulz, 20

Colleyville, Texas

3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Died July 11 as a result of non-combat injuries in Baqubah, Iraq.

 

 

 

DOD Release July 14, 2003

Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20

Moreno Valley, Calif.

7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed in Kuwait on July 9 in a vehicle accident.

 

Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54

Bon Aqua, Tenn.

1174th Troop Command, in Columbia, Tenn.

 

Killed on July 9 in Iraq, during an enemy sniper attack.

 

 

DOD Release July 11, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39

Spooner, Wis.

652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wis.

 

Killed by hostile fire on July 9 in Ba Qubah, Iraq, traveling in a convoy that came under attack.

 

Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26

Eagle Pass, Texas

B Company, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, CO.

 

Died as a result of non-combat injuries on July 9 in Balad, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release July 10, 2003

Sgt. Christopher P. Geiger, 38

Allentown, Pa.

213th Area Support Group, Allentown, Pa.

 

Died on July 9 of a non-combat related cause in Bagram, Afghanistan.

 

 

DOD Release July 9, 2003

Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr., 46

Aurora, Colo.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, KY

 

Died on July 7 in Balad, Iraq.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, 38

Elkhart, Ind.

Company C, 1-152nd Infantry, Tell City, Ind.

 

Died on July 8 in Camp Wolf, Kuwait.

 

Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, 23

Kokomo, Ind.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-101st Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died on July 8 in Homberg, Germany.

 

 

DOD Release July 8, 2003

Spc. Chad L. Keith, 21

Batesville, Ind.

2-325th Infantry, Company D, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

 Killed on July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, on mounted patrol
when his vehicle drove past an object that exploded on the side of the road.

 

Sgt. David B. Parson, 30

Kannapolis, N.C.

1-37th Armored Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany

 

Killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq shot while conducting a raid on a house.

 

Spc. Jeffrey M. Wershow, 22

Gainesville, Fla.

2-124th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Orlando, Fla.

 

Killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq conducting military operations when he was shot and killed.

 

 

DOD Release July 4, 2003

Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, 20

Shakopee, Minn.

1-36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

Died on July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq from a gunshot wound while on patrol.

 

 

DOD Release July 3, 2003

1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin, 51

Kennebunk, Maine

352nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Riverdale, MD

 

 Died July 1 in vehicle accident on Highway 8 in Iraq.  

 

Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, 28

Newsite, Miss.

1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died June 1 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of injuries he suffered
when his HMMWV rolled over on May 26 in Iraq.

 

Cpl. Travis J. Bradachnall, 21

Multnomah County, Ore.

Combat Service Support Group 11, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died on July 2 in Iraq in an explosion during a mine clearing operation near the city of Karbala.

 

Pfc. Corey L. Small, 20

East Berlin, Pa.

502nd Military Intelligence Company, 2 ACR, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died on July 3 in Iraq from a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release June 30, 2003

Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20

Houston, Texas

Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

Killed on June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, traveling in a convoy
when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

 

Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22

Enterprise, Ala.

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

 

Injured on June 26 traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle.
Died of wounds on June 28.

 

Spc. Kelvin E. Feliciano Gutierrez, 21

Anasco, Puerto Rico

Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on June 28 in Orgun-E, Afghanistan when vehicle,

returning from patrol, veered off the road and turned over.  

 

 

DOD Release June 27, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, 37

Linden, N.J.  

Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla

Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, 27

Columbus, Ohio.

Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla

 

The DOD announced today a change in status of two soldiers previously
listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on June 25 to killed in action June 28 in Taji, Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, 29

Washington, D.C.

Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,Frederick, Md.

 

Killed on June 25 in Iraq when his light armored vehicle he was traveling in rolled over.

 

First Class Petty Officer Thomas E. Retzer, 30

San Diego, Calif.

Interior Communications Electrician

 

Died of wounds received in action June 25 in Afghanistan.

 

Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, 20

Urbana, Ill.

Company B, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Ala.

 

Died on June 26 in Camden Yards, Kuwait from a non-combat related cause.

 

Spc. Richard P. Orengo, 32

Puerto Rico

755th Military Police Company, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

 

Died of injuries received in action on June 26 in An Najif, Iraq.

 

Spc. Andrew F. Chris, 25

Calif.

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

 

Fatally wounded in combat operations in hostile enemy territory on June 25, in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release June 26, 2003

Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, 32

West Blocton, Ala.

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

 

Died on June 24, in Baghdad, Iraq from a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release June 23, 2003

Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, 21

Allendale, S.C.

Company A, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany

 

Killed on June 22, in Baghdad, Iraq in a convoy that was ambushed by small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 20, 2003

Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, 21

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

437th Medical Company, based in Colorado Springs, Colo

 

Died on June 19 in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq.
Nakamura was part of an ambulance crew transporting an injured soldier when the vehicle was hit by an RPG.

 

 

DOD Release June 19, 2003

Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, 29

Kingman, Ariz.

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

 

Died of wounds on June 18, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C.
Latham was participating in a raid at a suspected arms market in Ar Ramadi, Iraq,
on May 19 when he was hit with shrapnel.

 

Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, 24

Apex, N.C.

Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany

 

Died on June 17, at Camp Wolf, Kuwait, from a non-combat related cause.

 

Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, 19

San Antonio, Texas

Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed on June 17, in Baghdad, Iraq, on guard duty when a local resident threw a grenade over the wall

 

Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, 21

Nemo, S.D.

Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on June 18, in Baghdad, Iraq, after receiving fatal gun shot wounds
while on guard duty at a propane distribution center.

 

 

DOD Release June 18, 2003

Spc. Joseph D. Suell, 24

Lufkin, Texas

5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Killed on June 16, in Todjie, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause.

 

 

DOD Release June 17, 2003

Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25

Shelbyville, Ind.

Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany

 

Killed on June 16, in Baghdad, Iraq, on patrol when he received a fatal gunshot wound.

 

 

 

DOD Release June 16, 2003

Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, 19

Derby, Kan.

1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Died June 15 as a result of wounds received from a non-combat weapon discharge near An Najaf, Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, 30

Naperville, Ill.

3rd Air Defense Artillery, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed June 13, in Al Asad, Iraq, in vehicle rollover.

 

Spc. John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25

Stockbridge, Ga.

Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Killed June 12, in Al Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release June 11, 2003

Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, 20

Somerset, Ohio

Company C, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on June 10, in Baghdad, Iraq,
off work from guard duty resting in a bus when a rocket propelled grenade round was fired from a nearby house.  

 

 

DOD Release June 10, 2003

Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, 23

Pulaski, Va.

1st Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo

 

Killed on June 8 in Al Asad, Iraq, manning a traffic control point when a vehicle came up to the checkpoint and two individuals got out requesting a medic for their sick friend.
Immediately following the request for help, they opened fire on Dooley, which resulted in his death.

 

Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26

Edina, Mo.

170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Killed on June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, in vehicle accident.

 

 

DOD Release June 9, 2003

Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, 19

Indianapolis, Ind.

401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Killed on June 7, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq, when his section received rifle propelled grenade and small arms fire.

 

 

DOD Release June 6, 2003

Petty Officer Third Class Doyle W. Bollinger, Jr., 21

Poteau, Okla.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Miss.

 

Killed today in Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working.

 

Pfc. Branden F. Oberleitner, 20

Worthington, Ohio

to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on June 5 in Al Fallujah, Iraq,
returning from a dismounted patrol when the element was fired upon by a rifle propelled grenade.

 

 

 

DOD Release June 4, 2003

Sgt. Atanacio Haromarin, 27

Baldwin Park, Calif.

Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Killed on June 3, south of Balad, Iraq.,
manning a checkpoint when his unit came under enemy fire from rocket propelled grenades and small arms.

 

 

DOD Release June 4, 2003

Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, 24

Hilliard, Fla.

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

 

Killed on May 26, 2003, in Karkuk, Iraq.

Army withheld releasing the soldier's name until today at the request of the family.

 

 

DOD Release June 2, 2003

Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20

Milton, Pa.,

519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25

Warren, Pa.

519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20

Emerson, N.J.

519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed on May 30, in Mosul, Iraq, in vehicle accident while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39

Utica, Miss.

588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Died on May 28, in Baqubah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 30, 2003

Spc. Jose A. Perez III, 22

San Diego, Texas

6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Killed on May 28, in Taji, Iraq, in a convoy that was ambushed.

 

 

DOD Release May 29, 2003

Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37

Tampa, Fla.

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

 

Killed May 27, in Al-Fallujah, Iraq,
on guard duty at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him.

 

 

DOD Release May 28, 2003

Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, 25

Odessa, Mo.

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

 

Killed on May 26 in Baghdad, Iraq,
escorting heavy equipment transporters when his vehicle hit unexploded ordnance.

 

Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34

Cannon City, Colo.

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

 

Killed on May 27, in Al Fallujah, Iraq,
on guard at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him.

 

 

Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30

Mich.

501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19

Hamburg, Iowa

501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Killed on May 26, in As Samawah, Iraq,
escorting a convoy in a HMMWV when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle.

 

 

DOD Release May 27, 2003

Pvt. David Evans, Jr., 18

Buffalo, N.Y.

977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed May 25, in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq in an explosion at a facility containing Iraqi ammunition.  

 

Maj. Mathew E. Schram, 36

Wisconsin

HHT Support Squadron 3rd ACR, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed May 26, in Hadithah, Iraq while traveling in a military convoy on a resupply mission when they encountered enemy fire.

 

 

DOD Release May 22, 2003

Capt. Andrew David Lamont, 31

Eureka, Calif.

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21

San Marcos, Calif.

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30

Aurora, Ill.

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27

Shawnee, Okla.

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed on May 19 in the CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter that went down shortly after take-off in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal, in Iraq.
The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations.

 

Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27

Omaha, Neb.

404th Air Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Killed May 21, in Baghdad, Iraq responding to a civilian call when his vehicle rolled over.

 

 

DOD Release May 21, 2003

Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28

Chino, Calif.

Light Armored Vehicle - Air Defense Battery, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif

 

Killed May 18 in Iraq,when the large transport truck he was riding in rolled over approximately 30 km southeast of Al Samawah.

 

Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23

Beaver Dam, Wis.

1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Drowned May 19 in a canal near Al Hillah, Iraq, when he attempted to rescue the crewmembers of a Marine CH-46 helicopter that went down in the canal.

 

 

DOD Release May 20, 2003

Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42

Ohio

19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Okla.

 

Killed on May 19, in Iraq. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with HMMWV.

 

 

DOD Release May 16, 2003

Spc. David T. Nutt, 22

Blackshear, Ga.

494th Transportation Company, based at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed on May 14, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq

 

 

DOD Release May 14, 2003

Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21

Schaumburg, Ill.

1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19

Norwalk, Calif.

1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed May 12 in Iraq when unexploded ordnance they were handling detonated.

 

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19

Irvington, Ill.

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Killed May 13 near Al Hillah, Iraq,
when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded.

 

 

DOD Release May 12, 2003

Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22

Vancouver, Wash.

6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Eugene, Ore.

 

Killed May 9 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait.

 

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20

Anderson, Ind.

Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Ind.

 

Killed May 10 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait.  

 

 

DOD Release May 11, 2003

Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39

Columbus, Ohio.

571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31

Lead, S.D.

571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26

King Hill, Idaho.

571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed in non-hostile incident on May 9, 2003, near Samarrah, Iraq,
onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River. 

 

 

DOD Release May 9, 2003

Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23

Hamilton, Ohio

3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed on May 8, 2003. Pfc. Rockhold was directing traffic when he was struck by a sniper's bullet.

 

 

DOD Release May 5, 2003

Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25

East Lansing, Mich.

74th Long-Range Surveillance Detachment 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Camp Ederle, Italy.

 

Killed on May 3, 2003, in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release May 2, 2003

Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34

Springfield, Mo.

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

 

Killed on May 1, 2003 in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 28, 2003

Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24

Portage, Ind.

685th Transportation Company, based in Hobart, Ind.

 

Killed on April 22, 2003, in Iraq.  

 

 

DOD Release April 28, 2003

Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21

North Brunswick, N.J

411th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Killed by a non-combat weapon discharge in Iraq on April 25, 2003.

 

1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26

Delano, Calif.

C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas

 

Killed in Iraq on April 25, 2003 when his vehicle rolled over.

His unit was the quick reaction force and responding to enemy fire.

 

Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24

Brownsville, Texas,

3rd Combat Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga

 

Remains were recovered on April 24.
On March 23, 2003, Spc. Anguiano was in a six-vehicle convoy on Highway 7 in Iraq when enemy forces ambushed them.

 

1st Class Raymond Losano, 24

Del Rio, Texas

14th Air Support Operation Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

 

Died of wounds received April 25 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

 

DOD Release April 26, 2003

Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis, 19

Oklahoma

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Killed in action on April 25 in the vicinity of Ne Shkin, Afghanistan.
Dennis died of wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces.

 

 

DOD Release April 25, 2003

Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25

Ridgecrest, Calif.

B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Died of Wounds received in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom on April 19, 2003.
Sgt. Jenkins died from his injuries at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on Friday, April 24, 2003.

 

Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24

Portage, Ind.

685th Transportation Company, based in Hobart, Ind.

 

Killed on April 22, 2003, in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 24, 2003

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, 30

Spring, Texas

1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr., 36

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, 19

Snow Camp, N.C.

8th Communication Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Killed when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher malfunctioned April 22
on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq.  

 

 

DOD Release April 18, 2003

Capt. Eric B. Das, 30

Amarillo, Texas

333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

 

Das was the pilot of an F-15E that went down April 7 during a combat mission in Iraq.  

 

Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23

Gainesville Fla.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Division, Eustis, Fla.

 

Killed April 17 in Kuwait when his HMMWV turned over.

 

 

DOD Release April 17, 2003

Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20

Centreville, Md.

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed in action April 14 in the vicinity of Baghdad

 

 

DOD Release April 16, 2003

Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22

Waterford, Conn.

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

 

Killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23.  

 

 

DOD Release April 15, 2003

Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23

Dresden, Tenn.

2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. John E. Brown, 21

Troy, Ala.  

2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed in action in Iraq, April 14 when a grenade exploded inside their HMMWV.

 

Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20

Rock Springs, Wyo.

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany.

 

Killed in action on April 14 in Iraq, after being struck by an AP round that was discharged from an M2 Bradley vehicle.

 

Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32

Midland, Mich.

1460th Transportation Company, Midland, Mich.

 

Vehicle accident April 14 in Iraq.

 

Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr., 20

Winchester, Va.,

3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Died of wounds received in action on April 12 in central Iraq.

 

Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25

Hileah, Fla.

Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)-273, Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG)-27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.

 

Killed April 14 in a non-hostile accident when a commercial refueler collapsed at
Logistics Supply Area Viper in southern Iraq.  

 

 

DOD Release April 14, 2003

Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 20

Macon, Ill.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

 

Killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23.

 

Spc. Gil Mercado,25

Paterson, N.J.

3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Killed in action April 15 by a non-combat weapon discharge in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 13, 2003

Lt. Nathan D. White, 30

Mesa, Ariz.

Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA 195), based in Atsugi, Japan, and currently deployed with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). 

 

White was the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet lost over Iraq on April 2.

 

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21

Buffalo, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, NC

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21

 Sparks, Nev.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, NC

Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19

Boiling Springs, S.C.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, NC

 

Killed in action in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March.

 

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39

Ossian, Iowa

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

 

Killed in action on April 10 in northern Baghdad while engaging enemy forces.

 

Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22

Indio, Calif.

1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed in action April 12 while manning a checkpoint in Baghdad.

 

Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26

New York, N.Y.

3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed in action on April 11 during combat operations against enemy forces in northeast Baghdad.  

 

 

DOD Release April 12, 2003

Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39

Willingboro, N.J.

C Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning, Ga.

 

 

Killed in action on April 10 in Iraq.

 

Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50

Los Angeles, CA

3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed in action on April 8 in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 11, 2003

Sgt. Padilla-Ramirez, 26

San Luis, Ariz.

Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.

 

Last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March.
His remains were identified on April 10.

 

 

DOD Release April 10, 2003

Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35

Rawlings, Md.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,

Fort Stewart, Ga.

Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22

Natchez, Miss.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Field Artillery Regiment,

Fort Stewart, Ga.  

 

Died of wounds received from an enemy rocket attack south of Baghdad on April 7, 2003

 

Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36

Pendleton, Ore.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed in action by enemy fire on April 8 in Iraq.

 

Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23

Swartz Creek, Mich.

B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed in action on April 8 in Iraq.  

 

Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29

Clio, Mich.

24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

 

Killed in action April 8 in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 8, 2003

Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, 22

Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25

Pembroke, Mass.

2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25

Hammond, Ind.

1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed in action April 4 during Operation Iraqi Freedom

 

Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22

Jackson, Miss.

C Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

Killed in action on April 5, in Iraq.

 

2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24

Clifton, Va.

C Battery, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19

San Antonio, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed in action April 7 during Operation Iraqi Freedom

 

 

Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, 27

of Malden, Ill

B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed by enemy fire on April 7, 2003, in Iraq.

 

Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr., 19

B Company, 3rd Battalion, 17th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.

Forestport, N.Y.

 

Killed by enemy fire on April 6, 2003, in Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, 34

A Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Apollo, Pa.

 

Killed by enemy fire during a raid into Baghdad on April 5, 2003, in Iraq.

 

 

DOD Release April 7, 2003

Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29

Springfield, Va.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22

Dracut, Mass.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40

Bennington, Vt.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32

Granbury, Texas.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26

Flint, Mich.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 41

Calif.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 Killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq on April 2.

Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31

State College, Pa.

1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA

 

Killed in action April April 4 in Iraq.

 

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40

Alaska

3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Died April 3 when his vehicle ran off the road into a canal in Iraq.

 

Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31

Savannah, Ga.

64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed April 3 as he investigated the wreckage of an Iraqi T-72 tank destroyed by his unit in central Iraq.

Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20

Lake Charles, La.

41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33

Lewiston, Maine

41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19

San Diego, Calif.

41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Killed when their vehicle fell into a ravine on April 4, 2003, in Iraq

 

Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30

Ogallala, Neb.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed in action on April 4 when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed
during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq.  

 

DOD Release April 6, 2003

Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22

Chula Vista, Calif.,

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 Killed in action in Iraq April 3.

 

DOD Release April 5, 2003

Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, 29

Rehobeth, Mass.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) -267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed in action on April 4 when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq.

Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 20

Coahoma, Texas

1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed on April 3 in a non-hostile vehicle accident during convoy operations east of Ash Shahin, Iraq.  

Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21

Burlington, Vt.

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed in action on April 3 during a firefight in Central Iraq.  

 

 

DOD Release April 5, 2003

While the rescue of POW Army Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch was ongoing, other team members were led to a burial site containing bodies they thought might be American. "They did not have shovels in order to dig those graves up, so they dug them up with their hands," Renuart said. "They wanted to do that very rapidly so that they could race the sun and be off the site before the sun came up -- a great testament to the will and desire of coalition forces to bring their own home." The team evacuated the bodies, and they were returned to the United States for forensic testing.

By Jim Garamone

American Forces Press Service

 

DoD identified eight of the bodies as:

Sgt. George E. Buggs, 31

Barnwell, S.C.

3rd Division Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga

Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38

Cleveland, Ohio.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18

El Paso, Texas.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22

Comfort, Texas.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35

Amarillo, Texas.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23

Tuba City, Ariz.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Pvt. Brandon U. Sloan, 19

Cleveland, Ohio.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Sgt. Donald R. Walters, 33

Kansas City, Mo.

507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas

Killed in action in a convoy that was ambushed March 23 in Iraq

 

DOD Release April 4, 2003

Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23

Utah

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

Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21

Seaford, Del.

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

Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27

Colorado

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

Died as a result of severe injuries on April 3, in Iraq.

 

DOD Release April 4, 2003

Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20

Erie, Pa

C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th  Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla.

Killed in action April 3, in Iraq.

Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36

Longmont, Colo

C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th  Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla.  

Killed in action April 3, in Iraq.

Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33

Pentwater, Mich

C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th  Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla.

Killed in action April 3, in Iraq.

Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36

El Paso, Texas

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

Killed in action April 2, in Northern Iraq

 

 

DOD Release April 3, 2003

Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, 19

Ohio City, Ohio

3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed April 2 by a non-combat weapons discharge in Southern Iraq.  

Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26

Durham, N.C.

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

 

Killed April 2 in a non-hostile accident west of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.

Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23

St. George, Del.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed March 30 in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq.  

Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22

Lansdale, Pa.

Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Folsom, Pa.

 

Killed March 2 by a non-combat weapon discharge at Camp Coyote, Kuwait.

 

 

DOD Release April 2, 2003

Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24

Wellsville, Kan

Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.  

 

Killed in action on April 1in Assamawah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle.

Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, 20

 Roscoe, Ill.

C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.  

 

Killed in action on March 31 in Ayyub, Iraq, by enemy artillery.

 

Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39

 

D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard.  

 

Evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of illness March 26 in Rota, Spain.

 

 

DOD Release April 1, 2003

Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31

Sherwood, Ore.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq March 30.

Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21

Queens, N.Y.

1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Killed in action March 27 during combat operations northwest of An Nasiriyah.  His remains were recovered on March 30.

Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21

Nashville, Tenn.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Unit engaged in operations on March 23 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq. His remains were recovered on March 30. 

 

 

DOD Release March 31, 2003

Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41

Roy, Utah

F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine

Division, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

March 29 during a firefight with enemy forces.

Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23

Troutville, Va.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron

(HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station

Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

March 30 UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31

Richmond, Va.

1st Tank Battalion, 1st

Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif

 

Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20

Sonoma, Calif.

1st Tank Battalion, 1st

Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif

 

Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21

Los Angeles, Calif.

1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif

 

Killed while their unit was conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25. Their remains were recovered on March 28. 

 

 

DOD Release March 30, 2003

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33

San Jose, Calif.

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

Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20

Escondido, Calif.

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

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24

Wagoner, Okla.

2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point,

N.C.  

 

His unit was engaged in operations on March 24 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq. His remains were recovered on March 28.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31

Yuma, Ariz.

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

His unit was engaged in operations on March 23 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq. His remains were recovered on March 28.

Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24

Brooklyn, N.Y.

3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident on March 29 in Iraq.

Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33

Manati, Puerto Rico.

A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, out of Ft. Bragg, N.C.,

 

Killed when his mounted reconnaissance unit took hostile fire in Geresk, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon , 32

Fayetteville, N.C.

2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga.

Non-hostile accident

Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20

Conyers, Ga.

2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, 23

South Plains, N.J.

2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19

Conyers, Ga.

2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24

Highland, N.Y.

2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

 March 29th car-bomb incident

 

 

March 29, 2003
United States Air National Guard

Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24
St. Charles, Ill.
169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.

Ambush in Geresk, Afghanistan. 

 

March 26, 2003
United States Marine Corps

Major Kevin G. Nave, 36
Union Lake, Mich.
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division,
Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Killed a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq.

 

  March 25, 2003

Hospital Corpsman Third Class (Fleet Marine Force) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25,
of Little Rock, Ark.
Naval Medical Center San Diego, Third Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.

Killed in action March 25 in Iraq. was assigned to

 

March 24, 2003
United States Army

Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19
Indiana
3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed in action March 24 in Iraq.

United States Marine Corps

Cpl. Evan T. James, 20
Hancock, Ill
Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill.
Sgt. Korthaus, 28
Scott, Iowa
Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill.

Status change from DUSTWUN.
Remains were recovered on March 25 near Saddam Canal

 

 

United States Marine Corps

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26
Buffalo, N.Y.
 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C

Accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq. .
 

 

March 23, 2003
United States Marine Corps

Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22
Smithville, Mo.
3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Killed in vehicle accident in Iraq March 22, 2003.

 

 

March 23, 2003
United States Marine Corps

Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31
Ventura, Calif.
2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26
Lee, Fla.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21
Orange, Calif.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20
Los Angeles, Calif.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42
Brazoria, Texas.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31
Nye, Nev.
Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, age unknown
Adams, Colo.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Corporal Brian Rory Buesing, 20
Cedar Key, FL.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Corporal Randal Kent Rosacker, 21
San Diego, CA.
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Killed in action March 23 in the vicinity of Nasiriyah, Iraq. 

 

 

 March 22, 2003
United States Army Reserve

Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19
Hometown is not available.
671st Engineer Brigade, Portland, Ore

Died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq.
 

 

 March 22, 2003
United States Army

Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27
(No home-of-record is available.)
1-101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Air National Guard

Maj. Gregory Stone, 40
Boise, Idaho
 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho.

Grenade Explosion at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait

 

 March 22, 2003
Royal Navy

Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27
La Mesa, Calif.
Exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron since October 2002
 

Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over international waters
 

 

March 21, 2003
United States Marine Corps

2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30
Harrison, Miss
 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment,
1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22
Los Angeles, Calif.
2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine
Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Killed in action on March 21 in Southern Iraq.
 

 

March 20, 2003
United States Marine Corps

Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36
Waterville, Maine
Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron - 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz

Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30
Bloomington, Ill.
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 268, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station
Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25
Houston, Texas
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 268, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station
Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29
Baltimore, Md.
 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 268, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station
Camp Pendleton, Calif.

CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. 

 

March 8, 2003
United States Army

Army Pfc. Spence A. McNeil, 19
Bennettsville, S.C.
B Battery, 3-43rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

February 25, 2003
United States Army

Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza, 26
Texas
Company A, 5-158th Aviation,
Giebelstadt Army Air Field, Germany

Chief Warrant Officer Timothy W. Moehling, 35
Florida
Company A, 5-158th Aviation,
Giebelstadt Army Air Field, Germany

Chief Warrant Officer John D. Smith, 32
Nevada
Company B, 5-158th Aviation,
Aviano Air Base, Italy

Spc. William J. Tracy, 27
New Hampshire
Company B, 5-158th Aviation,
Aviano Air Base, Italy

Crash of a UH-60 in Kuwait. 

 

February 6, 2003
United States Army National Guard

Spc. Brian M. Clemens, 19
Indiana,
C Company, 1-293rd Infantry, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Died as a result of a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle rollover in Kuwait 

 

February 1, 2003
United States Army National Guard

Sgt Michael C. Barry, 29
Overland Park, Kansas
205th Medical Battalion,
Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Doha, Qata

 

January 30, 2003

United States Army

 

All four crewmembers of an Army

MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter died following a crash in

Afghanistan Jan. 30.

No information on the identities yet.

 

 

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