Updated June 1, 2006. Total 2,647 US Dead (includes 174 US dead in Afghanistan during Iraqi war and 1 dead at Guantanamo of non-hostile cause):

Year 1 -- 582
Year 2 -- 958
Year 3 -- 904
Year 4 -- 203

See also:

Gallery of US Military Dead During Iraq War (to 27 February 2006)

DoD accounting of all military casualties:

http://siadapp.dior.whs.mil/index.html

15 July 2003
Source: http://www.dod.mil/releases/archive.html


Calendar of
US Military Dead
during Iraq War

Calendar of the Dead

Year 1
March 2003 59 April 2003 92 May 2003 31 June 2003 34 July 2003 42 August 2003 37
September 2003 33 October 2003 47 November 2003 84 December 2003 49 January 2004 43 February 2004 31
Total Dead in War Year 1 -- 582
Year 2
March 2004 42 April 2004 129 May 2004 80 June 2004 52 July 2004 60 August 2004 67
September 2004 79 October 2004 62 November 2004 140 December 2004 79 January 2005 101 February 2005 65
Total Dead in War Year 2 -- 958   Total for 2 War Years -- 1,540
Year 3
March 2005 45 April 2005 62 May 2005 88 June 2005 89 July 2005 65 August 2005 108
September 2005 61 October 2005 90 November 2005 96 December 2005 72 January 2006 66 February 2006 62
Total Dead in War Year 3 -- 904 Total for 3 War Years -- 2,444
Year 4
March 2006 45 April 2006 71 May 2006 84 June 2006 3 July 2006 August 2006
September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007
Total Dead in War Year 4 -- 203

Names of the Dead and How They Died

Year 1
March 2003 April 2003 May 2003 June 2003 July 2003 August 2003
September 2003 October 2003 November 2003 December 2003 January 2004 February 2004
Year 2
March 2004 April 2004 May 2004 June 2004 July 2004 August 2004
September 2004 October 2004 November 2004 December 2004 January 2005 February 2005
Year 3
March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005
September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006
Year 4
March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006
September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007

MARCH 2003 -- 59 Dead

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APRIL 2003 -- 92 Dead

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MAY 2003 -- 31 Dead

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JUNE 2003 -- 34 Dead

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JULY 2003 -- 42 Dead

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AUGUST 2003 -- 37 Dead

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SEPTEMBER 2003 -- 33 Dead

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OCTOBER 2003 -- 47 Dead

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NOVEMBER 2003 -- 84 Dead

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December 2003 -- 49 Dead

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JANUARY 2004 -- 43 Dead

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FEBRUARY 2004 -- 31 Dead

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MARCH 2004 -- 42 Dead

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APRIL 2004 -- 129 Dead

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MAY 2004 -- 80 Dead

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JUNE 2004 -- 52 Dead

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JULY 2004 -- 60 Dead

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AUGUST 2004 -- 67 Dead

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SEPTEMBER 2004 -- 79 Dead

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OCTOBER 2004 -- 61 Dead

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NOVEMBER 2004 -- 140

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DECEMBER 2004 -- 79 Dead

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JANUARY 2005 -- 101 Dead

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FEBRUARY 2005 -- 64 Dead

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MARCH 2005 -- 45 Dead

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APRIL 2005 -- 62 Dead

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MAY 2005 -- 85 Dead

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JUNE 2005 -- 89 Dead

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July 2005 -- 65 Dead

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August 2005 -- 108 Dead

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September 2005 -- 62 Dead

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October 2005 -- 90 Dead

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November 2005 -- 96 Dead

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December 2005 -- 72 Dead

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January 2006 -- 66 Dead

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February 2006 -- 62 Dead

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March 2006 -- 45 Dead

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April 2006 -- 71 Dead

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May 2006 -- 84 Dead

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June 2006 -- 3 Dead

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United States Department of Defense
News Releases

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March 2003

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of four U.S. Marines killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash on March 20 in Kuwait. Killed were:

Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine

Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill.

Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas

Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore, Md.

Aubin was assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron - 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Beaupre, Kennedy and Watersbey were assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 268, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two U.S. Marines killed in action on March 21 in Southern Iraq. Killed were:

2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison County, Miss.

Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, Los Angeles, Calif.

Childers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Gutierrez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of the American officer killed when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over international waters March 22. Killed was Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif. Adams had been assigned as an exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron since October 2002. The squadron's detachment is currently embarked on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an American officer killed by a grenade when he was sleeping in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, on March 22. Killed was Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27. No home-of-record is available. Seifert was assigned to the 1-101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a Marine killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq. Killed was Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo.

Hodson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a Marine killed by an accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq. Killed was Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y. Orlowski was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19. His hometown is not available. Tobler died in a non-hostile vehicle accident Saturday in Iraq. Tobler was assigned to the 671st Engineer Brigade, Portland, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of six Air Force people killed in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan Sunday. Killed were:

1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, of Los Lunas, N.M.

Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25, of Jefferson, S.C.

Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, 42, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Senior Airman Jason Plite, 21, of Lansing, Mich.

Lt. Col. John Stein, 39, of Bardolph, Ill.

Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29, of Dallas, Texas

Archuleta, Hicks, Stein, and Teal were assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. Maltz and Plite were assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of seven Marines killed in action March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. Killed were:

Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Fla. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Nye, Nev. He was assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, age unknown, Adams, Colo. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two Marines killed in action March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. Killed were:

Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Fla. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier who was killed in action March 24 in Iraq. Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Indiana, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho, who died on March 25th from wounds received by a grenade in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, on March 22nd. Stone was assigned to the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a sailor killed in action March 25 in Iraq. Hospital Corpsman Third Class (Fleet Marine Force) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Ark., was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the identities of eight Marines whose status has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). They were engaged in operations on March 23 in the vicinity of the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq. They are:

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Erie, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla.

Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn.

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Washoe, Nev.

Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 20, of Macon, Ill.

Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C.

Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, Davidson County, Tenn.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, Yuma, Ariz.

Lance Cpl. Blair is assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C. All other Marines listed above are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C. A search and rescue effort is ongoing.

The DoD announced today it has changed the status of Marine Cpl. Evan T. James from DUSTWUN to killed in action. Cpl. James was declared DUSTWUN in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal on March 24. His remains were recovered on March 25.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, Mich., was killed March 26 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. Major Nave was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The accident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Sgt. Korthaus was declared DUSTWUN in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal on March 24. His remains were recovered on March 25. Sgt. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa, was assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Illinois Air National Guardsman who died from wounds sustained in an ambush today in Geresk, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Ill., was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marines who have been killed in action on March 27. They are:

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of San Jose, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of the following Marine casualties from missing in action to killed in action. They are:

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla. He was assigned to the 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, of Yuma, Ariz. He was assigned to the 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.

The Department of Defense also announced today the identities of four Marines whose status has been listed as missing in action. They are:

Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va. Lance Cpl. Patrick T. ODay, 20, of Sonoma, Calif. Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.

These three Marines are assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. They were last seen while conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25. A search and rescue effort is continuing.

Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of Yuma, Ariz. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. He was last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March. A search and rescue effort is continuing.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident on March 29 in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The accident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following four soldiers who were involved in a March 29th car-bomb incident and were killed in action. They are:

Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Palm Bay, Fla. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of Howell, N.J. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier killed when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off a cliff in a non-hostile accident Friday in Iraq.

Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, from Fayetteville, N.C., was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga. The accident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier who died after being wounded in an ambush on Saturday in Geresk, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33, was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, out of Ft. Bragg, N.C., when his mounted reconnaissance unit took hostile fire. Morales was from Manati, Puerto Rico.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marines who have been killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, of Roy, Utah, was killed on March 29 during a firefight with enemy forces. He was assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, Va., was killed on March 30 in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense also announced today it has changed the status of the following Marine casualties from missing in action to killed in action. They are:

Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va.

Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, of Sonoma, Calif.

Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.

These Marines were assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. They were 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.

          

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after his convoy was ambushed March 23 in Iraq. Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, is assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Buggs is from Barnwell, S.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marines who have been killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, of Sherwood, Ore., was killed on March 30 in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, of Queens, N.Y., was killed in action on March 27 when the tank he was riding in fell into the Euphrates River during combat operations northwest of An Nasiriyah. His remains were recovered on March 30. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense also announced today it has changed the status of Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown to killed in action. He was assigned to the 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 30.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following two soldiers who were killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan. He was killed in action on April 1, 2003, in Assamawah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle. Butler was from Wellsville, Kan.

Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, 20, was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. He was killed in action on March 31, 2003, in Ayyub, Iraq, by enemy artillery. Rowe was from Roscoe, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier who died on March 31, 2003, in Rota, Spain. Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard. Jeffries' unit is currently in Kuwait supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of a sudden illness. Jeffries was from Evansville, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, of Lansdale, Pa., was killed yesterday by a non-combat weapon discharge at Camp Coyote, Kuwait. Maglione was assigned to Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Folsom, Pa. His death is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23, of St. George, Del., was killed on March 30 in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marine casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26, of Durham, N.C., was killed April 2 in a non-hostile accident west of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. Anderson was manning a .50 caliber rifle on top of a 7-ton truck when the vehicle passed under and apparently snagged low hanging power lines. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, 19, of Ohio City, Ohio, was killed April 2 by a non-combat weapons discharge in Southern Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who were killed in action on April 3, 2003, in Iraq. They are:

Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Oaks was from Erie, Pa.

Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Rehn was from Longmont, Colo.

Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Robbins was from Pentwater, Mich.

An investigation is ongoing.

The Department of Defense also announced today the identity of a soldier who died on April 2, 2003, after being shot in Northern Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36, was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Fernandez was from El Paso, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who died as a result of severe injuries on April 3, 2003, in Iraq. They are:

Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Livaudais was from Utah.

Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Long was from Seaford, Del.

Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Rippetoe was from Colorado.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marine casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

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

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

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

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The Department of Defense announced today that Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22, of Chula Vista, Calif., was killed in action in Iraq Thursday. Silva was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the names of six soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq on Wednesday. The soldiers are:

Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, of Springfield, Va.

Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, of Dracut, Mass.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, of Bennington, Vt.

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, of Granbury, Texas.

Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26, of Flint, Mich.

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 41, of Calif.

All were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. The incident remains under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, of State College, Pa., was killed in action Friday in Iraq. Aitken was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the name of a soldier who died Thursday when his vehicle ran off the road into a canal in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, of Alaska, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the name of a soldier killed Thursday as he investigated the wreckage of an Iraqi T-72 tank destroyed by his unit in central Iraq. Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31, of Savannah, Ga., was assigned to the 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The incident remains under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who were killed when their vehicle fell into a ravine on April 4, 2003, in Iraq. They are:

Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of Lake Charles, La.

Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of Lewiston, Maine.

Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of San Diego, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Fla., was killed in action on April 4, 2003, in Iraq. Smith was assigned to the 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30, of Ogallala, Neb., was killed in action on April 4 when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense identified today three Marines killed in action April 4 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, 22, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., who was killed during a firefight in Central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, of Pembroke, Mass., who was killed during a firefight in Central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, of Hammond, Ind., who was killed during a firefight in Central Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22, of Jackson, Miss., was killed in action on April 5, 2003, in Iraq. Brown was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense identified today three soldiers who were killed in action while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, 27, B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga., of Malden, Ill., was 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., of Forestport, N.Y., was 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., of Apollo, Pa., was killed by enemy fire during a raid into Baghdad on April 5, 2003, in Iraq.

The Department of Defense identified today three Marines killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, of Palm Beach, Fla., who was killed on April 7 in Central Iraq when an enemy artillery round struck the Amphibious Assault Vehicle in which he was riding. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve assigned to the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Tampa, Fla.

Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas, who was killed on April 7 in Central Iraq when an enemy artillery round struck the Amphibious Assault Vehicle in which he was riding. He was assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, of Chicago, Ill., who died April 5 in Doha, Qatar as a result of wounds received in action. He was wounded while engaged with enemy forces in Central Iraq on April 4. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense identified today two soldiers killed in action April 7 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, of Clifton, Va., who was killed in Iraq. Kaylor was assigned to C Battery, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19, of San Antonio, Texas, who was killed by enemy indirect fire in Iraq. Miller was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Natrona, Wyo., has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). He is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He was last seen when his unit was engaged in combat operations on March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. A search of the area is continuing. This announcement was delayed until the Marine Corps completed all next-of-kin notifications.

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr., 20, of Temperance, Mich., was killed in action on April 8 in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense identified today the two soldiers who died of wounds received from an enemy rocket attack south of Baghdad on April 7, 2003. They are:

Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, of Rawlings, Md., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga. Mitchell died on April 7.

Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, of Natchez, Miss., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. Brown died on April 8.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, of Alabama, was killed in action by enemy fire on April 6, 2003, in Iraq. Prewitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36, of Pendleton, Ore., was killed in action by enemy fire on April 8 in Iraq. Stever was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23, of Swartz Creek, Mich., was killed in action on April 8 in Iraq. Meyer was assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga. The incident remains under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29, of Clio, Mich., was killed in action Tuesday in Iraq. Sather was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Sgt. Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of San Luis, Ariz., was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. He was last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March. His remains were identified on April 10.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39, of Willingboro, N.J., was killed in action on April 10 in Iraq. Hemingway's Bradley Fighting Vehicle was traveling down a street when a car exploded next to it. Hemingway was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50, of Los Angeles, was killed in action on April 8 in Iraq. Marshall was struck by an enemy rocket propelled grenade during an enemy ambush in Baghdad. Marshall was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyo., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. His unit was engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March. His remains were identified on April 11.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Mesa, Ariz., was killed in action April 2 in Iraq. White was assigned to 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. The incident remains under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three Marines killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39, of Ossian, Iowa, who was killed on April 10 in northern Baghdad while engaging enemy forces. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, of Indio, Calif., who was killed on April 12 while manning a checkpoint in Baghdad. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, of New York, N.Y., who was killed on April 11 during combat operations against enemy forces in northeast Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of three Marines from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. They are:

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Sparks, Nev.

Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C.

They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, NC. They were engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, of Macon, Ill., was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23. He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). Gifford was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, N.J., was killed yesterday by a non-combat weapon discharge in Iraq. Mercado was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. His death is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed in Iraq April 14 when a grenade exploded inside their HMMWV.

Killed were Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tenn. and Pfc. John E. Brown, 21, of Troy, Ala. Both soldiers were from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo., was killed on April 14 in Iraq. Mayek died after being struck by an AP round that was discharged from an M2 Bradley vehicle. Mayek was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany.

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr., 20, of Winchester, Va., died of wounds received in action on April 12 in central Iraq. Owens was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hileah, Fla., was killed April 14 in a non-hostile accident when a commercial refueler collapsed at Logistics Supply Area Viper in southern Iraq. Gonzalez was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)-273, Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG)-27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, of Midland, Mich., was killed April 14 in Iraq. Goward was killed when his truck entered a dust cloud and rear-ended the truck in front of him. Goward was assigned to 1460th Transportation Company, Midland, Mich.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn. was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23. He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). Chanawongse was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20 of Centreville, Md., was shot and killed April 14 after being mistaken for an enemy soldier. Emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene, but Mileo died on site in the vicinity of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas, was killed in action April 7 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Das was assigned to the 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. The incident remains under investigation. The other F-15 crewmember's whereabouts is still unknown and search efforts continue.

The Department of Defense announced today that Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23, of Tampa, Fla., was killed April 17 in Kuwait. Rivero died from injuries sustained when his HMMWV turned over. Rivero was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Division, Eustis, Fla.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, of Danville, Va., was killed in action April 7 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Watkins was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Watkins was the weapons system officer of an F-15E that went down April 7 during a combat mission in Iraq. The incident remains under investigation. The pilot of the F-15E, Capt. Eric B. Das, was also killed when the aircraft went down.

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The Department of Defense identified today three Marines killed in a non-hostile accident during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned. The incident occurred April 22 on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, 30, of Spring, Texas. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr., 36, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, 19, of Snow Camp, N.C. He was assigned to the 8th Communication Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, of Ridgecrest, Calif., from Wounded in Action to Died of Wounds received in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On April 19, 2003, Sgt. Jenkins was on a dismounted patrol with other soldiers when he was injured as result of an explosion. Sgt. Jenkins died from his injuries at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on Thursday, April 24, 2003. Jenkins was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24, of Portage, Ind., was killed on April 22, 2003, in Iraq. Buckley was aboard a M818 truck traveling in a convoy when he exited the passenger compartment, climbed into the trailer and did not return. Buckley was discovered lying on the side of the road with serious injuries. Medical aid was summoned and he was pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation. Buckley was assigned to the 685th Transportation Company, based in Hobart, Ind.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis, 19, of Oklahoma was killed on April 25 in the vicinity of Ne Shkin, Afghanistan. Dennis died of wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces. Dennis was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that the following soldiers were killed in Iraq on April 25, 2003:

Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, 411th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas, of North Brunswick, N.J., was killed by a non-combat weapon discharge. The incident is under investigation.

1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, of Delano, Calif. Orozco died when his vehicle rolled over while traveling through rough terrain. His unit was the quick reaction force and was responding to enemy fire.

The Department of Defense also announced today that the remains of Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas, 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. Anguiano was assigned to 3rd Combat Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today that Airman 1st Class Raymond Losano, 24, of Del Rio, Texas, died of wounds received April 25 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Losano was a tactical air command and control specialist assigned to the 14th Air Support Operation Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that 1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, of Robstown, Texas, was killed on April 28, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Garza was riding in a HMMWV that swerved to avoid a civilian vehicle. Graza fell out and was struck by a civilian vehicle. Garza was assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, of Springfield, Mo., was killed on May 1, 2003, in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River. The riverbank gave way resulting in the tank falling into the river. Givens was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, of East Lansing, Mich., was killed on May 3, 2003, in Iraq. Reynolds was climbing a ladder when he fell causing his M4 rifle to accidentally discharge. Reynolds was assigned to the 74th Long-Range Surveillance Detachment 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Camp Ederle, Italy. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that the following soldiers were killed in a non-hostile incident on May 9, 2003, near Samarrah, Iraq. The soldiers were onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River; all were assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were:

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

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

Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Hill, Idaho.

The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, of Vancouver, Wash., was killed May 9 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait. Bruns was driving a pick-up truck that was struck on the driver side by a logistics vehicle system. He was a reservist assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Eugene, Ore.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, of Anderson, Ind., was killed May 10 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait. Smith was driving a HMMWV as part of a convoy to Camp Coyote in Kuwait when his vehicle struck a parked trailer. He was a reservist assigned to Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Ind.

Both incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, of Irvington, Ill., was killed May 13 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31, of Elgin, S.C., was killed in action May 13, 2003, near Diwaniyah, Iraq. Griffin was killed when his convoy was ambushed enroute to Baghdad. Griffin was a data systems technician assigned to the 728th Air Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today that two First Marine Expeditionary Force Marines were killed May 12 in Iraq when unexploded ordnance they were handling detonated. Killed were:

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

Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, of Norwalk, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. David T. Nutt, 22, of Blackshear, Ga., was killed on May 14, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq. Nutt was killed when an Iraqi civilian vehicle cut his loaded 5-Ton Truck off on the road. Nutt swerved; hit the median and his vehicle overturned. The incident is under investigation. Nutt was assigned to the 494th Transportation Company, based at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. 1st Class John E. Taylor, 31, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died 17 May, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taylor suffered a heart attack after completing physical training. Taylor was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today that Master Sgt. William L. Payne, 46, of Michigan, was killed May 16, in Haswah, Iraq. Payne was examining unexploded ordnance when the ordnance exploded causing his death. Payne was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed on May 18, in Balad, Iraq. Sahib and another soldier were cleaning their weapons when the other soldier's weapon discharged striking Sahib in the chest. Sahib was assigned to 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Ohio, was killed on May 19, in Iraq. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with Baragona's HMMWV causing his death. Baragona was assigned to 19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Okla. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, of Chino, Calif., was killed May 18 in Iraq, when the large transport truck he was riding in rolled over approximately 30 km southeast of Al Samawah. Marencoreyes was a reservist assigned to the Light Armored Vehicle - Air Defense Battery, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense also announced that Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, of Beaver Dam, Wis., drowned May 19 in a canal near Al Hillah, Iraq, when he attempted to rescue the crewmembers of a Marine CH-46 helicopter that went down in the canal. Straseskie was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27, of Omaha, Neb., was killed May 21, in Baghdad, Iraq. Caldwell was responding to a civilian call when his vehicle rolled over. Caldwell was assigned to the 404th Air Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense today identified the four Marines 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. They are:

Capt. Andrew David LaMont, 31, of Eureka, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, Calif.

1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Ill.

Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Okla.

The crew was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. David Evans, Jr., 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed May 25, in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq. Evans was killed in an explosion at a facility which contained Iraqi ammunition. Evans and another soldier were performing security at the site when their steel shelter collapsed during the initial explosion. The rest of the squad returned after the first explosion and extracted the other soldier, but Pvt. Evans remains could not be located until several hours later. Evans was assigned to the 977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Maj. Mathew E. Schram, 36, of Wisconsin, was killed May 26, in Hadithah, Iraq. Schram was killed while traveling in a military convoy on a resupply mission when they encountered enemy fire. Schram was assigned to the HHT Support Squadron 3rd ACR, Fort Carson, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identification of four soldiers who were killed in Iraq while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, 25, of Odessa, Mo., was killed on May 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith was escorting heavy equipment transporters when his vehicle hit unexploded ordnance. Smith was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34, of Cannon City, Colo., was killed on May 27, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Broomhead was on guard at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him. Broomhead was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30, of Mich., and Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, of Hamburg, Iowa, were killed on May 26, in As Samawah, Iraq. The soldiers were escorting a convoy in a HMMWV when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37, of Tampa, Fla., was killed May 27, in Al-Fallujah, Iraq. Quinn was on guard duty at a checkpoint when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him. Quinn was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Jose A. Perez III, 22, of San Diego, Texas, was killed on May 28, in Taji, Iraq. Perez was in a convoy that was ambushed. Perez was assigned to 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

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The Department of Defense announced today that three soldiers were killed on May 30, in Mosul, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are: Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20, of Milton, Pa., Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25, of Warren, Pa., and Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20, of Emerson, N.J. The three soldiers were traveling in a three-vehicle convoy during a storm from Mosul to Tikrit (2 HUMMVs, 1 light medium tactical vehicle). A civilian vehicle dodged a pothole causing the HUMMVs to swerve. There was not enough stopping distance between the vehicles causing the LMTV to swerve off the road and turn over, causing the death of three soldiers. The soldiers were assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, of Utica, Miss., died on May 28, in Baqubah, Iraq. Bradley’s death was non-combat related. Bradley was assigned to 588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, 28, of Newsite, Miss., died June 1 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of injuries he suffered when his HMMWV rolled over on May 26 in Iraq. Lambert was assigned to the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, 24, of Hilliard, Fla., was killed on May 26, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq. Mitchell jumped into seven-foot deep body of water. When he failed to resurface, members of his squad retrieved him. Medical personnel went to the scene and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Mitchell was evacuated to a forward surgical team and was pronounced dead on arrival. Mitchell was assigned to Company C, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo. The Army withheld releasing the soldier's name until today at the request of the family. 

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Atanacio Haromarin, 27, of Baldwin Park, Calif., was killed on June 3, south of Balad, Iraq. Haromarin was manning a checkpoint when his unit came under enemy fire from rocket propelled grenades and small arms. Haromarin was assigned to Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Petty Officer Third Class Doyle W. Bollinger, Jr., 21, of Poteau, Okla., was killed today in Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working. Bollinger was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Miss. The incident is under investigation. 

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Branden F. Oberleitner, 20, of Worthington, Ohio, was killed on June 5 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Oberleitner was returning from a dismounted patrol when the element was fired upon by a rifle propelled grenade. Oberleitner was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, 19, of Indianapolis, Ind., was killed on June 7, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Halling was at a military police station when his section received rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. The soldier received a fatal gunshot wound. Halling was assigned to 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Va., was killed on June 8 in Al Asad, Iraq. Dooley was manning a traffic control point when a vehicle came up to the checkpoint and two individuals got out requesting a medic for their sick friend. Immediately following the request for help, they opened fire on Dooley which resulted in his death. Dooley was assigned to 1st Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, of Edina, Mo., was killed on June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. Burkhardt was part of an escort mission when the vehicle he was in hit a curb along the road and rolled over.

Burkhardt was assigned to 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, 20, of Somerset, Ohio, was killed on June 10, in Baghdad, Iraq. Neighbor was off work from guard duty resting in a bus when a rocket propelled grenade round was fired from a nearby house. Neighbor died as a result of his wounds. Neighbor was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, 19, of Derby, Kan., died June 15 as a result of wounds received from a non-combat weapon discharge near An Najaf, Iraq. Cox was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. The accident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, 30, of Naperville, Ill., was killed on June 13, in Al Asad, Iraq. On the way back from patrol, Pokorny's M113 armored personnel carrier, threw a track causing the vehicle to roll over. Pokorny was assigned to 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Spc. John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25, of Stockbridge, Ga., was killed June 12, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Klinesmith was last seen wading in the lake on the palace compound in Al Fallujah on June 12. A search was launched and Klinesmith's body was discovered at the lake.   Klinesmith was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, of Shelbyville, Ind., was killed on June 16, in Baghdad, Iraq. Pahnke was on patrol when he received a fatal gunshot wound. Pahnke was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Joseph D. Suell, 24, of Lufkin, Texas, was killed on June 16, in Todjie, Iraq. Suell died from a non-combat related cause. Suell was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, 29, of Kingman, Ariz., died of wounds on June 18, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. Latham was participating in a raid at a suspected arms market in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on May 19 when he was hit with shrapnel. Latham was evacuated back to the United States where he died of his wounds. Latham was assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, 24, of Apex, N.C., died on June 17, at Camp Wolf, Kuwait. Tosto died from a non-combat related cause. Tosto was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany.

Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, 19, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed on June 17, in Baghdad, Iraq. Frantz was on guard duty when a local resident threw a grenade over the wall.   Frantz died of his injuries. Frantz was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany.

Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, 21, of Nemo, S.D., was killed on June 18, in Baghdad, Iraq. Deuel received fatal gun shot wounds while on guard duty at a propane distribution center. Deuel was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. died on June 19 in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq. Nakamura was part of an ambulance crew transporting an injured soldier when the vehicle was hit by an RPG. Nakamura was assigned to 437th Medical Company, based in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, 21, of Allendale, S.C., was killed on June 22, in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith was in a convoy that was ambushed by small arms fire. Smith was assigned to Company A, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, 32, of West Blocton, Ala., died on June 24, in Baghdad, Iraq. Lennon died from a non-combat related cause. Lennon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers whose status has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown. The soldiers failed to respond to a radio check on June 25, South of Balad, Iraq. A search party was sent to the location of their last radio transmission. The soldiers are:

Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, 37, of Linden, N.J. and Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, 27, of Columbus, Ohio. Both soldiers are assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla. The search is still ongoing.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Andrew F. Chris, 25, of Calif., was killed on June 25 in Iraq. Chris was fatally wounded in combat operations in hostile enemy territory. Chris was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Richard P. Orengo, 32, of Puerto Rico, was killed on June 26 in An Najif, Iraq. Orengo was shot and died of injuries he received. Orengo was assigned to the 755th Military Police Company, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

The Department of Defense announced today that Interior Communications Electrician First Class Petty Officer Thomas E. Retzer, 30, of San Diego, Calif., died of wounds received in action June 25 in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, 20, of Urbana, Ill., died on June 26 in Camden Yards, Kuwait. Hubbell died from a non-combat related cause. Hubbell was assigned to Company B, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Ala. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, 29, of Washington, D.C., was killed on June 25 in Iraq. MacDonald was killed when the light armored vehicle he was traveling in rolled over. MacDonald was assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Frederick, Md.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Kelvin E. Feliciano Gutierrez, 21, of Anasco, Puerto Rico, was killed on June 28 in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. Gutierrez was a .50 caliber gunner on a vehicle that was returning from patrol when it veered off the road and turned over. Gutierrez suffered fatal injuries while trapped under the vehicle. Gutierrez was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20, of Houston, Texas, was killed on June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq. Sotelo was traveling in a convoy when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Sotelo was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22, of Enterprise, Ala., was injured on June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq and he later died of wounds on June 28. Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle. Conneway was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Corey L. Small, 20, of East Berlin, Pa. died on July 3 in Iraq. Small died from a non-combat related cause. Small was assigned to the 502nd Military Intelligence Company, 2 ACR, Fort Polk, La. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, 20, of Shakopee, Minn., died on July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq. Herrgott died from a gunshot wound while on patrol. Herrgott was assigned to the 1-36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Chad L. Keith, 21, Batesville, Ind., was killed on July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. Keith was on mounted patrol when his vehicle drove past an object that exploded on the side of the road. Keith was assigned to the 2-325th Infantry, Company D, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. David B. Parson, 30, Kannapolis, N.C., was killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. Parson was conducting a raid on a house when he was shot and killed. Parson was assigned to the 1-37th Armored Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany.

Spc. Jeffrey M. Wershow, 22, Gainesville, Fla., was killed on July 6 in Baghdad, Iraq. Wershow was conducting military operations when he was shot and killed. Wershow was assigned to the 2-124th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Orlando, Fla.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three soldiers who died of non-combat related causes while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr., 46, of Aurora, Colo., died on July 7 in Balad, Iraq. Sanford was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, 38, of Elkhart, Ind., died on July 8 in Camp Wolf, Kuwait. Boling was assigned to Company C, 1-152nd Infantry, Tell City, Ind.

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

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Christopher P. Geiger, 38, of Allentown, Pa., died on July 9 in Bagram, Afghanistan. Geiger died of a non-combat related cause while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Geiger was assigned to the 213th Area Support Group, Allentown, Pa.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, Spooner, Wis., died on July 9 in Ba Qubah, Iraq. Gabrielson was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wis. He was traveling in a convoy that came under attack. He was killed by hostile fire.

Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26, Eagle Pass, Texas, died on July 9 in Balad, Iraq. Valles was assigned to B Company, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Col. She died as a result of non-combat injuries. The incident is under investigation.

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

Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua, Tenn., was killed on July 9 in Iraq. Rowe died as a result of an enemy sniper attack. Rowe was assigned to the 1174th Troop Command, in Columbia, Tenn.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20, Moreno Valley, Calif., was killed in Kuwait on July 9 in a vehicle accident. Tetrault was assigned to 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpt. Paul J. Cassidy, 36, of Laingsburg, Mich., died July 13 in Camp Babylon, Iraq. Cassidy died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Cassidy was assigned to the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wis.

Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, 27, of Soperton, Ga., was killed on July 14 in Baghdad, Iraq. Crockett was on patrol when he came under RPG attack. Crockett was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, 20, of Montreal, Mo., died July 12 in Homburg Hospital, Germany. Neusche died from a non-combat cause. Neusche was assigned to the 203rd Engineer Battalion, in Joplin, Mo.

Spc. Christian C. Schulz, 20, of Colleyville, Texas, died July 11 in Baqubah, Iraq. Schulz died as a result of non-combat injuries. This incident is under investigation. Schulz was assigned to the 3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, Pocono Summit, Pa., died on July 13 at Camp Edson, Iraq. Puello-Coronado was manning a traffic point when the operator of a dump truck lost control of the vehicle. Puello-Coronado was struck by the truck and died of his injuries. Puello-Coronado was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310th Military Police Battalion, in Uniondale, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, of Santee, Calif., was killed in Babylon, Iraq, on July 15. He was standing post on a palace roof in Babylon when he fell approximately 60 feet. Geurin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26, Gering, Neb., was killed July 17 in Al Hamishiyah, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Moreno was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Fourth Marine Division Detachment. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, 20, Independence, Mo. died on July 18 at Fallujah, Iraq. Bertoldie was thrown from the military vehicle he was driving when an explosive device was detonated underneath. Bertoldie was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4-64 Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraq Freedom.

Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, a Utah native, died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq. Whetstone died as a result of non-combat injuries. The incident is under investigation. Whetstone was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 58th Aviation (Forward), Hanau, Germany.

Second Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, 25, of Katy, Texas died on July 19 at Baghdad, Iraq. Lieutenant Rozier’s unit was fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while providing security at a municipal building. Rozier was assigned to B Company, 2-70th Armor Battalion, Fort Riley, KS (1st Armored Division).

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Jason D. Jordan, 24 of Elba, Ala. died on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq. Sgt. Jordan was patrolling a village when the vehicle was ambushed by RPGs (rocket propelled grenades). Jordan was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, 23, Townsend, Mass., was killed on July 20 in Tallifar, Iraq. Garvey was patrolling in his vehicle when it was ambushed and struck by rocket propelled grenades.   Garvey was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, Phenix City, Ala., died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq. Willoughby was riding in a vehicle that rolled over. Willoughby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Ga.

Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25, Watha, N.C., died on July 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bibby was in a convoy to a water treatment facility when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bibby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Jon P. Fettig, 30, Dickinson, N.D., was killed on July 22 on the outside of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Fettig was killed when the Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical Truck he was in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Fettig was assigned to the 957th Engineer Company (V Corps), Bismarck, N.D.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Brett T. Christian, 27, North Royalton, Ohio, was killed on July 23 in Mosul, Iraq. Christian was in a convoy that came under attack by rocket propelled grenades. Christian was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Div., Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today that on July 23 east of Baghdad, Iraq, Capt. Joshua T. Byers, 29, of Nevada was killed in action when his convoy hit an explosive device. Byers was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, in Fort Carson, Co.

On July 24, three soldiers were killed north of Al Hawd, Iraq, when their military convoy came under enemy fire. Killed were:

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

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

Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, 40, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Perez was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, 31, Manati, Puerto Rico, died on July 24 in Baghdad, Iraq. Serrano was changing a tire on an M998 vehicle when it fell on him inflicting a fatal head injury. Serrano was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres, 29, Caguas, Puerto Rico, was killed on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq. Reyes Torres was killed as he sought cover from a passing truck that contained a command detonated device. Reyes Torres was assigned to the 432nd Transportation Company, Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three soldiers killed on July 26, in Baghdad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deceased are:

Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, 22, Belton, Texas

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

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

The soldiers were killed as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital that they were guarding. The soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, 19, of Camden, Ark., was killed on July 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Cheatham was in a convoy that came under rocket propelled grenade attack. Cheatham was assigned to the 489th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, North Little Rock, Ark.

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

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. William J. Maher III, 35, Yardley, Pa., was killed on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Maher was in a convoy when he was injured by an improvised explosive device.  Maher died of his injuries. Maher was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based at Ray Barracks, Germany.

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

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The Department of Defense announced today that 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, 24, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was killed on July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Nott died of wounds received from hostile fire. Nott was assigned to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, 21, of Dubuque, Iowa was killed on July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Deutsch was in a vehicle that was struck by an explosive device. Deutsch was assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment, Armstrong Barracks, Germany.

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

Spc. Justin W. Hebert, 20, of Arlington, Wash., was killed on August 1 in Kirkuk, Iraq.  Hebert was on patrol when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. Hebert was assigned to the 319th Field Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. 

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, 44, of Jackson, Tenn., died on Aug. 5 in Kuwait. Loyd was on a mission when he experienced severe chest pains. The soldier was sent to the Kuwait hospital where he was pronounced dead. Loyd was assigned to the 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, Tenn.

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

Spc. Farao K. Letufuga, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died on Aug. 5 in Mosul, Iraq. Letufuga fatally fell from the top of a building while he was performing guard duty. Letufuga was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Zeferino E. Colunga, 20, of Bellville, Texas, died on Aug. 6 at Homburg University Hospital in Germany.  Colunga was initially evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq on Aug. 4.  He was then evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center and later to Homburg hospital for further evaluation. He remained at Homburg until his death. His death was unrelated to the recent cases of pneumonia in Southwest Asia. Colunga was assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellerman, 35, of Freeport, Minn., was killed on Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq.  An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Hellerman's unit.  He died of injuries received during the ambush. Hellerman was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, Jr., 55, of Olla, La., died on Aug. 9 in Iraq.  Knighten died as a result of a non-combat related cause while in a convoy from Camp Bilad heading to Camp Pennsylvania.  Knighten was assigned to the 1087th Transportation Support Company, Army National Guard, Fort Polk, La.

Spc. Levi B. Kinchen, 21, of Tickfaw, La., died on Aug. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq.  A fellow soldier tried to wake Kinchen and noticed he was not breathing.  Kinchen was assigned to 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Pvt. Matthew D. Bush, 20, of East Alton, Ill., died on Aug. 8 in Camp Caldwell, Iraq.  A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing.  Bush was assigned to F Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Duane E. Longstreth, 19, of Tacoma, Wash., died on Aug. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq. Longstreth died as a result of non-combat related injuries.  Longstreth was assigned to Company B, 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. David S. Perry, 36, of Bakersfield, Calif., was killed on Aug. 10 in Baquabah, Iraq.   Perry was inspecting a suspicious package when it exploded and fatally injured him. Perry was assigned to 649th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Brandon Ramsey, 21, of Calumet City, Ill, died on Aug. 8 in Tallil, Iraq. Ramsey was part of a convoy escort mission when the vehicle he was in rolled over during a chase of a suspicious vehicle and fatally injured him. Ramsey was assigned to the 933rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Chicago, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., 37, of Guilford, Conn., died on August 12 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  A fellow soldier tried to wake Eaton and noticed he was not breathing. Eaton was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, based at Fort Meade, Md.

Incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, 18, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., died on Aug. 12 in Mosul, Iraq. Parker was thrown from his vehicle when the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in another lane. Parker was fatally injured. Parker was assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Timmy R. Brown, Jr., 21, of Conway, Pa., was killed on Aug. 12 in Taji, Iraq.  Brown was in a convoy when he was injured by an explosive device.  Brown died of his injuries. Brown was assigned to D Company, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Taft V. Williams, 29, of New Orleans, La., was killed on August 12 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Williams was in a convoy when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Williams died of his injuries. Williams was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Steven W. White, 29, of Lawton, Okla., was killed on August 13 in Tikrit, Iraq.  White died of injuries sustained when his M113 armored personnel carrier hit an antitank mine. White was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff, 31, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Aug. 14 in Landstuhl, Germany. Pfc. Kirchhoff suffered a non-hostile injury on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 14. Kirchhoff was assigned to the 2133rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Centerville, Iowa. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Eric R. Hull, 23, of Uniontown, Pa., was killed on Aug. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq. Hull was in a military vehicle returning from the airport when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Hull died of his injuries. Hull was assigned to the 307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserves, New Kensington, Pa.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Kenneth W. Harris, Jr., 23, of Charlotte, Tenn., was killed on Aug. 20 in Scania, Iraq.  Harris was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident while driving south on the main supply route. Another soldier was also injured in the incident. Harris was assigned to the 212th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Department of Defense announced today that Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Tapper, 32, of Camden County, N.J., died of wounds received in action Aug. 20 in Afghanistan.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Bobby C. Franklin, 38, of Mineral Bluff, Ga., was killed on Aug. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq. Franklin died of injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device. Franklin was assigned to the 210th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Murphy N.C.

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed were:

Pfc. Michael S. Adams, 20, of Spartanburg, S.C., died on Aug. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Adams was participating in a small arms fire exercise on the range when a bullet ricocheted and ignited a fire in the building. He died as a result of injuries sustained during the fire. Adams was assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

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

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

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr., 22, of Mitchell, Ind., died on Aug. 5 near Balad, Iraq. Allen was conducting convoy operations when he was involved in a vehicular accident. Allen died of his injuries. Allen was assigned to the 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Darryl T. Dent, 21, of Washington, D.C., was killed on August 26 in Southeast Arimadi, Iraq.  Dent was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.  Dent died of his injuries. Dent was assigned to the 547th Transportation Company, U.S. Army National Guard, based in Washington, D.C. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger, 24, of Narragansett, R.I., was killed on August 27 in Al Hallia, Iraq.  Belanger was in a vehicle when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.  Belanger died of his injuries. Belanger was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, based at Ayer, Mass. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Col. Anthony L. Sherman, 43, of Pottstown, Pa., died on August 27 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Sherman died as a result of non-combat related injury (medical). Sherman was assigned to the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, based in Philadelphia, Pa.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41, of Hayden, Colo., was killed on Aug. 29, 2003, north of As Suaydat, Iraq.  Lawton was in a convoy that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Lawton was assigned to the 244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand Junction, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara, 40, of New Bedford, Mass., was killed Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Camara was one of two soldiers who were killed when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Camara died of his injuries. Camara was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. 1st Class Mitchell A. Lane, 34, of Lompoc, Calif., died on Aug. 29 in Afghanistan. Lane fell approximately 25 feet when he was conducting a fast rope infiltration into a known enemy cave complex. Lane died of his injuries. Lane was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed on Aug. 31, in Shkin, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Killed were:

Spc. Chad C. Fuller, 24, of Potsdam, N.Y.

Pfc. Adam L. Thomas, 21, of Palos Hills, Ill.

Both soldiers were killed while on patrol when their squad was attacked.  They died of injuries sustained during the attack. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson, 20, of Oak Park, Ill., died on Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Sisson was in a UH-60 helicopter participating in an air assault mission. The helicopter flipped and crashed on take off.  He died of injuries sustained in the incident.  Sisson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Cameron B. Sarno, 43, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died on Sept. 1 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Sarno was hit by a truck while changing his vehicle's tire. Sarno died as a result of his injuries. Sarno was assigned to the 257th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Las Vegas, Nev.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Jarrett B. Thompson, 27, of Dover, Del., died on Sept. 7 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Thompson was in a convoy on Aug. 30 when a civilian vehicle passed the convoy and cut in front of the lead military vehicle and an approaching Iraqi truck. The driver of the civilian vehicle hit Thompson's truck. Thompson was medically evacuated to WRAMC where he later died of his injuries. Thompson was assigned to the 946th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Lewes, Del.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Henry Ybarra III, 32, of Austin, Texas, died on Sept. 11 in Balad, Iraq.  Ybarra was changing the tire on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck when the tire exploded.  Ybarra died of his injuries. Ybarra was assigned to D Troop, 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry, Illesheim, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead, 33, of Little Rock, Ark., and Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett, 35, of Seymour, Tenn., were killed on Sept. 12, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Both soldiers died of wounds they received when their unit executed a raid on enemy forces.  The soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, 22, of Canton, Mich., was killed on Sept. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Blumberg was on patrol when two improvised explosive devices struck his vehicle.  Blumberg was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly, 31, of North Creek, N.Y., was killed on Sept. 15, in Baghdad, Iraq. While on patrol, Kimmerly's vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Kimmerly died of his injuries. Kimmerly was assigned to B Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Baumholder, Germany.             The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died on Sept. 15 in Telafar, Iraq.  Peterson died from a non-combat weapons discharge. Peterson was assigned to C Company, 311th Military Intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Craig S. Ivory, 26, of Port Matilda, Pa., died on Aug. 17 in Homberg University Hospital, Germany.  Ivory was medically evacuated from Kuwait on Aug. 12.  Ivory died of a non-combat related cause on Aug. 17. Ivory was assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three soldiers were killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade, on Sept. 18 in Tikrit, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

Spc. Richard Arriaga, 20, of Ganado, Texas

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

The soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller, Jr., 27, of Hagerstown, Ind., was killed on Sept. 20 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Miller was conducting a security patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  Miller died of his injuries. Miller was assigned to Troop K, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

Two soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on Sept. 20 in Abu Gareeb, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

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

Spc. Paul J. Sturino, 21, of Rice Lake, Wis., died on Sept. 22 in Quest, Iraq.  Sturino died from a non-combat weapons discharge.  Sturino was assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Michael Andrade, 28, of Bristol, Rhode Island.  Andrade died on Sept. 24 in Balad, Iraq.  Andrade was a passenger in a HMMWV when a 5-ton truck struck the side of his vehicle.  He died of injuries sustained in the accident. Andrade was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, Rhode Island. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, 43, of Nashua, N.H.  Rooney died on Sep. 25 at Shuabai Port, in Kuwait, when he was struck by a forklift and died of his injuries. Rooney was assigned to the 379th Engineer Company, U.S. Army National Guard, based in Bourne, Mass. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, 23, of Topeka, Kan., was killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq.  Thomas was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. He died of injuries sustained in the explosion. Thomas was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Fort Ederle, Italy. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Lisa M. Andrews, 24, of Lenexa, Kan., died on Sept. 26, 2003, near Overland Park, Kan.  Andrews was on leave from her unit when she was struck and killed by a civilian vehicle as she was walking across U.S. Highway 69. Andrews was assigned to the 129th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in New Century, Kan. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Robert L. Lucero, 34, of Casper, Wyo., was killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq.  Lucero died and another soldier was injured when they were struck by an improvised explosive device. Lucero was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division Rear Area Operation Center, U.S. Army National Guard, Casper, Wyo. This incident is under investigation. 

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The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall, 30, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was killed on Sept. 29 west of Baghdad, Iraq. Cutchall was traveling in a convoy when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by.  He died of injuries sustained in the incident. Cutchall was assigned to Delta Troop , 4th Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, 19, of Haverhill, Mass., was killed on Sept. 29 in Shkin, Afghanistan.  O'Neill was on patrol when he was engaged by enemy forces.  He died of injuries sustained during the attack. O'Neill was assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.


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The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, of Louisville, Ky., was killed on Sept. 29 near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.  Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area.  During the search, his vehicle left the road and went into a canal.  SGT Potter died in the vehicle.  Two other soldiers escaped. Potter was assigned to the 223rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Louisville, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

[For following two deaths see correction note on 2 October 2003.]

The Department of Defense announced today that the deaths of Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, 26, and Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23. Baddick drowned Sept. 29 as he tried to rescue another soldier whose vehicle had entered a canal near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation. Parker died on Sept. 29 of non-combat related injuries at Camp AS Sayliyah, Qatar.  She was assigned to the 205th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army National Guard, Slidell, La. The incident is under investigation.

Note:  This is a corrected copy of News release 723-03 dated Oct. 1, 2003.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, 26, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., drowned Sept. 29 as he tried to rescue another soldier whose vehicle had entered a canal near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Baddick was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23, of Slidell, La., died on Sept. 29 at Camp AS Sayliyah, Qatar.  Parker died from non-combat related injuries. Parker was assigned to the 205th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Slidell, La.

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, 40, of Alexandria, Va., was killed on Oct.  1 in Samarra, Iraq.  Blankenbecler was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades.  Blankenbecler died of his injuries. Blankenbecler was assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pfc. Analaura Esparza Gutierrez, 21, of Houston, Texas, was killed on Oct. 1 in Tikrit, Iraq. Esparza Gutierrez was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades.   Esparza Gutierrez died of her injuries. Esparza Gutierrez was assigned to A Company, 4th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Simeon Hunte, 23, of Essex, N.J., was killed on Oct. 1 in Al Khadra, Iraq. Hunte was on patrol when an Iraqi citizen approached and shot him. Hunte was assigned to 1st Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Seaman Joshua McIntosh, 22, of Kingman, Ariz., died 26 June in Karbala, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound. McIntosh was assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, 29 Palms, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

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

Spc. James H. Pirtle, 27, of La Mesa, N.M., was killed on Oct. 4 in Assadah, Iraq. Pirtle was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an RPG struck his vehicle.  Pirtle died of his injuries. Pirtle was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Charles M. Sims, 18, of Miami, Fla., drowned on Oct. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq. Sims was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, Ga.

These incidents are under investigation. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Lt. Col. Paul W. Kimbrough, 44, of Washington, D.C. who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Kimbrough 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. Kimbrough was assigned to the 416th Engineer Command, Team 28, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Benning, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Spencer T. Karol, 20, of Woodruff, Ariz., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Karol was on a mission to observe enemy activity when a command detonated device exploded.   His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured. Karol was assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 2nd Lt. Richard Torres, 25, of Clarksville, Tenn., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While on combat patrol, Torres' convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Torres died of his injuries. Torres was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Joseph C. Norquist, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, who was killed on Oct. 9 in Baqubah, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Norquist was in a convoy that came under attack from rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Norquist was fatally injured in the incident. Norquist was assigned to the 588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swisher, 26, of Lincoln, Neb., and Pvt. Sean A. Silva, 23, of Roseville, Calif., were killed in an ambush on Oct. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq.  The soldiers were on patrol when their unit was ambushed by individuals using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

These incidents are under investigation.

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

Pfc. Stephen E. Wyatt, 19, of Kilgore, Texas, was killed on Oct. 13 in Balad, Iraq. Wyatt was in a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Wyatt was assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Spc. Donald L. Wheeler, 22, of Concord, Mich., was killed on Oct. 13 in Tikrit, Iraq.  Wheeler was searching for a possible improvised explosive device when his unit came under attack from a rocket propelled grenade.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Wheeler was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Douglas J. Weismantle, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Oct. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Weismantle was driving a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) when an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle.   Weismantle died as a result of his injuries. Weismantle was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. James E. Powell, 26, of Radcliff, Ky., who was killed on October 12 in Baji, Iraq.  Powell was killed when his M2/A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck an enemy anti-tank mine. He died as a result of his injuries. Powell was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom 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.. Killed were: Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando, 43, of Tennessee. Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, 28, of Wakefield, Mass. Cpl. Sean R. Grilley, 24, of San Bernardino, Calif. The soldiers were assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.  Orlando was the commanding officer of the 716th Military Police Battalion. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Michael L. Williams, 46, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed on October 17, 2003, along MSR Jackson, near Baghdad, Iraq.  Williams was killed in action when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.  He died as a result of his injuries. Williams was assigned to the 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, based in New York. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Both soldiers were killed in action on Oct. 18 in Taza, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their patrol using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Killed were:

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

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

The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Battalion, 173rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Tech. Sgt. Bruce E. Brown, 32, of Coatopa, Ala., was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 4 near Al Udeid, Qatar. Brown was a fuels supervisor assigned to the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson, 29, of Calumet, Mich., was killed on Oct. 20 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Johnson was on a mounted patrol when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device and later came under small arms fire by enemy forces. Johnson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Paul J. Bueche, 19, of Daphne, Ala., died on Oct. 21 in Balad, Iraq.   Bueche was changing a tire on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when the tire exploded. Bueche was assigned to the 131st Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, Birmingham, Ala. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. Jason M. Ward, 25, of Tulsa, Okla., died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Ward died of non-combat related injuries. Ward was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. John P. Johnson, 24, of Houston, Texas, died on Oct. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Johnson died of non-combat related injuries. Johnson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. John R. Teal, 31, of Mechanicsville, Va., was killed on Oct. 23 in Baqubah, Iraq.  Teal was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded.  He died of injuries sustained in the explosion. Teal was assigned to 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Michael S. Hancock, 29, of Yreka, Calif., was killed on Oct. 24 in Mosul, Iraq.  Hancock was on guard duty when he was shot. He died of his injuries. Hancock was assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on Oct. 24 in Samaria, Iraq.   Both soldiers died of wounds received from an enemy mortar attack.   Killed were: Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, 22, of Flint, Mich.   Brassfield was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Hood, Texas. Spc. Jose L. Mora, 26, of Bell Gardens, Calif.   Mora was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation. 

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The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, Calif., died on Oct. 26 in Baqubah, Iraq.  Acosta died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Acosta was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, 40, of Fayetteville, N.C., was killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Buehring was fatally injured during a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Al-Rasheed Hotel. Buehring was assigned to Army Central Command Headquarters (Forward), Fort McPherson, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Joseph R. Guerrera, 20, of Dunn, N.C., was killed on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Guerrera was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.  Guerrera was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, was killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Falaniko was near the Al Khadra Police Station in downtown Baghdad when a vehicle containing an improvised explosive device detonated.  Falaniko was assigned to A Company, 70th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan. These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jamie L. Huggins, 26, of Hume, Mo., was killed in action on Oct. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Huggins was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.  Huggins was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, 33, of Tuskegee, Ala., was killed in action on Oct. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bell was at the Al Bayra Police Station when his unit came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location. Bell was assigned to the 214th Military Police Company, Alabama National Guard. These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld, 19, of Waupun, Wis., was killed Oct. 26 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Bosveld was fatally injured during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station. Bosveld was assigned to the 527th Military Police Company, V Corps, Giesen, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26, of Von Ormy, Texas, was killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq. Barrera was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device. Barrera was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spec. Isaac Campoy, 21, of Douglas, Ariz, was killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq. Campoy was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device. Compoy was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36, of Aiken, S.C., died on Oct. 28, of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq. Adams was assigned to the 122nd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Edgefield, S.C. The incident is under investigation.

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  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Paul A. Sweeney, 32, of Lakeville, Pa., died Oct. 30 of wounds sustained during an ambush near Musa, Qalax, Afghanistan. Sweeney was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of Calif., was killed on November 2, 2003, in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Velazquez was onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it made a crash landing. Velazquez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and an investigation is underway. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Virginia, was killed on Nov. 1 in Mosul, Iraq.  Hurley was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when he was hit with an improvised explosive device.  Hurley was assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Hurley died as a result of his injuries. 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash., was killed on Nov. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Colgan was responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device.  Colgan was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany. Colgan died as a result of his injuries. These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of eight soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were on board a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter when it went down on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cause of the incident is unknown and an investigation is underway.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specialist Darius T. Jennings, 22 of Cordova, S.C., was killed on Nov. 2.  Jennings was on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Jennings was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and an investigation is underway.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were on board a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter when it went down on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

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

The cause of the incident is unknown and an investigation is underway.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, Calif., was killed on Oct. 31 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Bryant was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded.  Bryant died of his injuries. Bryant was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico, was killed on Nov. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Martinez was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded.  Martinez died of his injuries. Martinez was assigned to B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was killed on Nov. 5 in Mumuhdyah, Iraq.  Rivera was part of a patrol when his unit came under rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.  Rivera died of his injuries.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. Spc. Robert T. Benson, 20, of Spokane, Wash., died on Nov. 4, in Baghdad, Iraq. Benson died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.  Benson was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany. These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., was killed on Nov. 6 in Mosul, Iraq.  Wolf was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device was detonated.  Wolf died of his injuries.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Carson, Colo. Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany.  Fisher was very seriously injured on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down. As a result of the incident, there were 16 soldiers killed in action and 26 wounded.  Fisher was assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa. These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. James A. Chance III, 25, of Kokomo, Miss., was killed on Nov. 6, 2003, in Husaybah, Iraq. Chance died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a landmine. Chance was assigned to C Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Columbia, Miss. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There were six soldiers killed in action aboard the Black Hawk helicopter.  Two soldiers' names are still pending next-of-kin notification.

These incidents are under investigation. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down on Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq. There were six soldiers killed in action on board the helicopter.  The names of four soldiers killed in the incident were previously announced on Nov. 9.  Also killed were:

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

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

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

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

These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 3, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Johnson was on patrol when his vehicle hit a landmine. The soldier died as a result of his injuries. Johnson was assigned to the 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert A. Wise, 21, of Tallahassee, Fla., was killed on Nov. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Wise was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. Wise was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Florida National Guard, Tallahassee, Fla. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, 46, of Nashville, Tenn., died on Nov. 12 in Camp Arifjan, Afghanistan.  Bailey died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Bailey was assigned to the 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Tullahoma, Tenn. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23, of Richeyville, Pa, was killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq. Minucci was riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded.  Minucci died of his injuries.  Minucci was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Spc. Marlon P. Jackson, 25, of Jersey City, N.J., was killed on Nov. 11 in Tampa, Iraq. Jackson died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device exploded on the road.  Jackson was assigned to A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany. These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Irving Medina, 22, of Middletown, N.Y., was killed on Nov.14 in Baghdad, Iraq. Medina was traveling in a convoy when it struck an improvised explosive device. Medina was assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

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

There are twelve additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jay A. Blessing, 23, of Tacoma, Wash., was killed on Nov. 14 in Asadabad, Afghanistan.  Blessing died of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.  Blessing was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28, of Bay Shore, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq.  Fletcher was riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded. Fletcher died of his injuries. Fletcher was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

There are eight additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification.

The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, 26, of Newville, Pa., was killed on Nov. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Hayslett was conducting a patrol when struck by an improvised explosive device.  He died of his injuries. Hayslett was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers

who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters went down in Mosul, Iraq.

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

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

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

There are five additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. James A. Shull, 32, of California, was killed on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Shull died from a non-hostile gunshot wound. Shull was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.  Killed were: Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, 21, of Batesville, Miss.   Heidelberg was assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Spc. Jeremiah J. Digiovanni, 21, of Tylertown, Miss.   Digiovanni was assigned to 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. There are three additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, 35, of Tenn, was killed on Nov. 17 in Baqubah, Iraq.   Coulter was in a convoy traveling to Tikrit when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.  The soldier died of his injuries. Coulter was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 124th Signal Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was killed on Nov. 11 in Taji, Iraq.  Acosta was on patrol when his Bradley vehicle hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices.  Acosta died of his injuries. Acosta was assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq. Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, 21, of Cross Lanes, W.Va.  Hafer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Capt. Pierre E. Piche, 29, of Starksboro, Vt.  Piche was assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, 19, of Nebo, N.C.  Whitener was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27, of Kaysville, Utah, died from a non-hostile gunshot wound on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Dalley was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26, of Northome, Minn., was killed on Nov. 17, south of Balad, Iraq.  Panchot was on patrol when he was fatally injured by enemy fire. Panchot was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson,  Colo. These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21, of Sterling, Ill., died on Nov. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds received on Nov. 14 in Tikrit, Iraq.  Tyrrell was at an ammunition point when it caught on fire. Tyrrell was assigned to C Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Two soldiers were killed when hostile forces attacked the vehicle they were in on Nov. 23 in Mosul, Iraq.  Killed were: Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga. Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, 21, of Glendale, Calif. Wilson and Ravago were assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

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

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

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

These incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21, of Winter Park, Fla., was killed on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Roberts died of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle.  Roberts was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 28, of Otwell, Ind., died on Nov. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Smith drowned when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river.  Smith was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Ind. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a solider who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. CW2 Christopher G. Nason, 39, of California, was killed on Nov. 23 between Mosul and Dihok, Iraq.  Nason died of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident.  Nason was assigned to A Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four airmen killed in an MH-53M helicopter accident in Afghanistan on Nov. 23.  The airmen were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Maj. Steven Plumhoff, 33, of Neshanic Station, N.J.  Plumhoff was assigned to the 58th Operations Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Walkup Jr., 25, of Millville, N.J.  Walkup was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Tech. Sgt. Howard A. Walters, 33, of Port Huron, Mich.  Walters was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Tech. Sgt. William J. Kerwood, 37, of Houston, Mo.  Kerwood was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Major Phillip R. Albert, 41, of Terryville, Conn. was killed in a helicopter crash on Nov. 23 in Afghanistan.  Albert was onboard an MH-53 helicopter conducting combat operations when it crashed. Albert was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David J. Goldberg, 20, of Layton, Utah, died on Nov. 26 in Qayyarah, Iraq. Goldberg died of a non-combat related injury.   Goldberg was assigned to C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), U.S. Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group, based in Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Ariel Rico, 25, of El Paso, Texas, was killed on Nov. 28 in Mosul, Iraq. Rico died of injuries sustained during an enemy mortar attack.  Rico was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, 22, of Tipton, Iowa, was killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq. Sissel was traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire. The Soldier died as a result of his injuries. Sissel was assigned to the 2133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, based in Centerville, Iowa. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino, 40, of Orange, Calif., was killed on Nov. 29 in Haditha, Iraq. Bertolino was traveling in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire. He died as a result of his injuries. Bertolino was assigned to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Uday Singh, 21, of Lake Forest, Ill., was killed on Dec. 1 in Habbaniyah, Iraq. Singh died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his patrol. Singh was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss., was killed Dec. 2 in Tampa, Iraq. Davis died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Davis was assigned to B Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Calhoun City, Miss. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Ryan C. Young, 21, of Corona, Calif., died on Dec. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds he received Nov. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq.  Young died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  Young was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer Clarence E. Boone, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas, died on Dec. 2 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Boone died as a result of a non-combat related injury.   Boone was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20, of Chico, Calif., was killed on Dec. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Clark was on a convoy mission when an improvised explosive device detonated.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Clark was assigned to the 440th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20, of League City, Texas, was killed Dec. 7 in Mosul, Iraq.  Hutchinson was returning from a patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  He died as a result of his injuries. Hutchinson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19, of Luzerne, Mich., was killed Dec. 8 in Mosul, Iraq. Wright was on security duty when his vehicle came under fire from a passing vehicle.  Wright died as a result of his injuries. Wright was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   The soldiers were killed on Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when their vehicle flipped into a canal.  The soldiers are: Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, of Tracy, Calif. Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, 23, of Corvallis, Ore. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore., died Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq. Wesley was in a Stryker vehicle when it flipped into a canal.  He died as a result of his injuries. Wesley was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based in Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom who has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio, was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10 when his squad leader fell overboard.   Bates dived into the water and did not surface.   Bates has been placed in duty status whereabouts unknown.  He is assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Dec. 10 south of Baghdad, Iraq. Reese was on a river patrol on the Tigris River when he fell overboard. Reese was assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif., was killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq.   Burdick was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvise explosive device.   He died as a result of his wounds.   Burdick was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq.  While guarding a gas station, Petty was attacked by enemy forces.  He died of his injuries.  Petty was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, of Stafford, Conn., died Dec. 12, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq.  Braun died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.  Braun was assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27, of Rocky Face, Ga., was killed Dec. 11 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Edgerton was killed when his camp was attacked with an improvised explosive device.  He died of his injuries.  Edgerton was assigned to Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind., was killed Dec. 12, 2003, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Black's convoy was hit by an IED.  Black died of his injuries.  Black was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C., died Dec. 14, 2003, outside forward operating base Quinn, Iraq.  Ferguson fell from the light medium tactical vehicle in which he was a passenger.  Ferguson died of his injuries.  Ferguson was assigned to the Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based in Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pa., was killed Dec. 14, 2003, in Iskandariyah, Iraq.  Voelz was responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Voelz was assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Dec. 15 at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.  Souslin died of non-combat related injuries.  He was assigned to the 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19, of Corvallis, Ore., died on Dec. 16 in Mosul, Iraq.   Nakis was in a convoy returning to Mosul when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area. Nakis was assigned to Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy), Army National Guard, based in Albany, Ore. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26, of Brunswick, Ga., was killed on Dec. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Holland was part of a dismounted patrol when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire.  He died as a result of his injuries.  Holland was assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed on Dec. 19 in Balad, Iraq.  Bush was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Bush was assigned to the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Riverdale Park, Md. The incident is under investigation.

he Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass., died on Dec. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq. Allison died during physical training.  Allison was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers were killed on Dec. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their convoy.  Killed were: 1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, U.S. Army Reserve, of Bigfork, Mont., and Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21, of Livingston, Texas. Both Soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Theodore L. Perreault, 33, of Webster, Mass., died on Dec. 23, 2003, in Camp Bulkeley, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Perreault died of non-combat related injuries.  Perreault was assigned to 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was killed on Dec. 24, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq.  Cooke was in a convoy vehicle that struck an improvised explosive device.  Cooke was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Dec. 24, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq. Killed were: Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43, of Platteville, Wis. Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26, of South Dakota. Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27, of Vermilion, Ohio. The soldiers were assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24, of Monument, Colo., died on Dec. 24, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq.  Yashinski died of injuries sustained while running a communication wire.  Yashinski was assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Dec. 25 in Baquba, Iraq, when their living area came under mortar attack.   Killed were: Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42, of Atlantic Mine, Mich. Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43, of Gwinn, Mich. The soldiers were assigned to the 652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Ellsworth, Wis. This incident is under investigation. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23, of Jacksonville, Ala., was killed on Dec. 26, 2003, in Iraq.  Haight was in a convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device.  Haight was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.        Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18, of San Jose, Calif., died on Dec. 26, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq.  Mihalakis died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport.  Mihalakis was assigned to the 270th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Battalion, 100th Troop Command, California Combat Support Command, Army National Guard, based in Fairfield, Calif. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas, was killed on Dec. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Cuervo was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle._ _ Cuervo was assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Polk, La. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Curt E. Jordan, Jr., 25, of Green Acres, Wash., died on Dec. 28 near Bayji, Iraq.  Jordan died of non-combat injuries.  Jordan was assigned to the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled), 555th Combat Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28, of Texas, was killed on Dec. 28, in Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq.  Blanco was conducting a support mission when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Blanco was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., died on Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq   Pollard died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.   Pollard was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo. This incident is under investigation.

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 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers were killed on Jan. 2, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). Killed were: Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan, 24, of Jay, Vt. Spc. Marc S. Seiden, 26, of Brigantine, N.J. The soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, 27, of Easley, S.C., was killed on Jan. 2, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq. Hampton, was the pilot on a Kiowa, OH-58, Observation Helicopter when it was shot down by enemy ground fire and crashed.  Hampton died as a result of her injuries. Hampton was assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, 33, of Kearney, Neb., died on Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq.  He was in a convoy going to the Baghdad International Airport when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over.  Corral was assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 28, of Texas, was killed on Jan. 2 in Balad, Iraq.  Paliwoda was in his command post when it came under mortar attack.  He died of injuries sustained in the attack.  Paliwoda was assigned to 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Carson, Colo. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Ind., died of wounds on Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Frist was part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq.  Frist was assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed Jan. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq. The soldiers were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

This incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed Jan. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq. The soldiers were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Killed were:

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

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

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

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

The names of four other soldiers killed in this crash of this UH-60 were released previously today.  The name of one soldier has not been released at this time, but will be released when authorized.

The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, 24, of Auburn, Calif., was killed Jan. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Mizener was killed when a mortar round hit the Logistics Base. Mizener was assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jeffrey C. Walker, 33, of Havre de Grace, Md., was killed Jan. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq. Walker was onboard a UH-60 when it crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission.  He was assigned to Company C, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The names of eight other soldiers killed in the crash of this UH-60 were released in two previous news releases earlier today. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Roy A. Wood, 47, of Alva, Fla., was killed on Jan. 9 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Wood was fatally injured when the vehicle he was traveling in near Kabul hit another vehicle. Wood was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Army National Guard based in Starke, Fla. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett, 37, of Broxton, Ga., was killed Jan. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was struck by an improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol. Crockett was assigned to Company D, 51st Signal Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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he Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Keicia M. Hines, 27, of Citrus Heights, Calif., died on Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq.  Hines was assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) and overturned.  Killed were: Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla. was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq.  Orr was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Orr was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Spc. Larry E. Polley, Jr., of Center, Texas, was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq.  Polley was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Polley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, 26, of Miami, Fla., was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq. Randle was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Randle was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.            The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas, died of wounds Jan. 18 at 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in Iraq.  On Jan. 16, Master Sgt. Hornbeck sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle, south of Samarra, Iraq.  Hornbeck was initially evacuated to the 21st CSH and then moved to the 28th CSH for further treatment where he later died.  He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is still under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 16, in Camp Cedar II, Iraq, of a non-hostile gunshot wound.  Castro was assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, based at Fort Sill, Okla. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on a forward operating base near Ba'qubah the evening of Jan. 21. Killed were: Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, 22, of Lynn, Mass. Pfc. James D. Parker, 20, of Bryan, Texas. Both soldiers were assigned to the 588th Engineer Battalion (Heavy), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. This incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, 21, Fort Worth, Texas, died Jan. 24 in Baji, Iraq, during a combat patrol when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was traveling.  He was evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital where he later died.  Dervishi was assigned the Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Three Task Force "All American" soldiers were killed when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq, Jan. 24.  Killed were: Spc. Jason K. Chappell, 22, of Hemet, Calif. Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., 24, of Spring Church, Pa. Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, of Berlin, N.H. The soldiers were assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two National Guard soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The Task Force "All American" soldiers died as a result of their injuries on Jan. 24 after the convoy they were in was attacked with an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.  Killed were: Sgt. Keith L. Smette, 25, of Fargo, N.D. Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, 41, of Bismarck, N.D. Both soldiers were assigned to 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bismarck, N.D. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of three soldiers listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers under the operational control of the 101st Airborne Division were involved in two incidents in Mosul, on Sunday, Jan. 25.  During a river patrol with local police, four soldiers fell into the Tigris River after their watercraft capsized.  Two OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters conducted a search, and one of the search helicopters crashed into the river. Reported as DUSTWUN are: Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington State.  On Jan. 25 Bunda's boat capsized during a river patrol on the Tigris River.  He is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, Fort Lewis, Wash. 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Maryland. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Dorff, 32, of Minnesota. Mooney and Dorff's helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search.  They are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. These incidents are under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Three Task Force “All American” soldiers were killed on Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, just east of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Killed were: Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island. Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky. Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore. The three soldiers were assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The three Combined Joint Task Force Seven soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on Jan. 27 near Iskandariyah.  Killed were: 2nd Lt. Luke S. James, 24, of Oklahoma. Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, of Zanesville, Ohio. Kinney and Luke were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, 26, of Hay Springs, Neb.  Mracek was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

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     The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, of Minnesota from duty status whereabouts unknown [1-27-04] to killed in action. Dorff’s helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search on Jan. 25 after four soldiers’ watercraft capsized.  On Jan. 29, his remains were recovered. Dorff was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Fort Drum); however, in support of mission requirements, he was attached to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio, died on Jan. 29 at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. He died as a result of injuries sustained on Jan. 27th when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq. Landrus was assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is still under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, 19, of Bronx, N.Y., died on Jan. 29, 2004, at the Lakenheath Medical Treatment Facility, United Kingdom.  Moreno was shot on Jan. 23 while he was guarding a gas station in Baghdad, Iraq.  He later died of his injuries.  Moreno was assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, based at Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on Jan. 29, 2004, west of Ghazni, Afghanistan.  The seven soldiers and an additional soldier, whose status is currently being listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, were working around a weapons cache when there was an explosion. Three other soldiers and an interpreter were injured and evacuated to the 452nd Combat Support Hospital at Bagram Air Base.  Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Shawn M. Clemens, 28, of Allegany, N.Y.  Clemens was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Robert J. Cook, 24, of Sun Prairie, Wis.  Cook was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Adam G. Kinser, 21, of Sacramento, Calif.  Kinser was assigned to the 304th Psychological Operations Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Sacramento, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Mancini, 43, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Mancini was assigned to the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Staff Sgt. James D. Mowris, 37, of Aurora, Miss.  Mowris was assigned to the 805th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Raleigh, N.C.

Spc. Justin A. Scott, 22, of Bellevue, Ky.  Scott was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Sgt. Danton K. Seitsinger, 29, of Oklahoma City, Okla.  Seitsinger was assigned to the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Broken Arrow, Okla.

The following Soldier is listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown: Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Conn.  Gilman was assigned to the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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

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

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

The soldiers were assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who

was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Feb. 1 in Anaconda, Iraq.  Turner was in his sleeping quarters when the logistical support area came under mortar attack.  He died as a result of his injuries. Turner was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Armando Soriano, 20, of Houston, Texas, died on Feb. 1 in Haditha, Iraq.  Soriano was traveling in a two-vehicle convoy on a supply route when weather conditions caused his vehicle to slide off the road and roll over.  He died as a result of his injuries. Soriano was assigned to the howitzer battery, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.  The unit is currently attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Conn., was designated duty status unknown on Jan. 29 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded.  On Feb. 2, his remains were recovered.  Gilman was assigned to 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, 24, of New Jersey, died Feb. 3 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded while he was conducting counter-IED operations along a supply route.  Dvorin was assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today that the following servicemembers died while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  During a recent examination of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps records, it was determined that these deaths had not been identified and announced as OEF/OIF casualties.  This updates the record and honors those who gave their lives in the Global War on Terrorism.

Operation Enduring Freedom

Marine Corps Pfc. James R. Dillon Jr., 19, of Grove City, Pa., died March 13, 2003, in Kuwait.  Dillon died of a non-combat related injury.  He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt, 23, of Charlestown, Ind., died March 17, 2003, while in the Red Sea.  Profitt died of a non-combat related injury.  He was assigned to the USS Deyo, home ported in Norfolk, Va.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones, 22, of Wellston, Ohio, died Oct. 8, 2003, in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.  Jones died of non-combat related injuries.  He was assigned to the USS Higgins, home ported in San Diego, Calif.

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

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

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

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

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The examination also disclosed that the announcement of the death of Army Pfc. Kristian E. Parker (http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20031001-0497.html) was incorrectly characterized at the time as an Operation Iraqi Freedom-related death.  Parker was serving as part of Operation Enduring Freedom when he died.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, Iowa, died Feb. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was hit by a mortar round at a Baghdad International Airport checkpoint.  Knowles was assigned to the 1133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Mason City, Iowa. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Richard P. Ramey, 27, of Canton, Ohio, died Feb. 8 in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Ramey was assigned to the 703rd Ordinance Company, Fort Knox, Ky., and he was supporting the 82nd Airborne Division. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the recovery of remains of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraq Freedom. Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington, was originally listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) [see January 24, 2004] when his boat capsized during a river patrol on the Tigris River on Jan. 25.  His remains were recovered today.  Staff Sgt. Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 9 death of two soldiers in Sinjar, Iraq, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when a collection of unexploded ordinance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point.  Killed were:

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

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

The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano, 39, of Vallejo, Calif., died Feb. 10 in Doha, Qatar.  He died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Mariano was assigned to the 615th Air Mobility Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The incident is under investigation. For further information related to this release, contact Air Force Public Affairs at (703) 695-0640.

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The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 11 deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   An improvised explosive device struck the soldiers while they were on a mounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.

Killed are: Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh, 33, of Oceanside, Calif.

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

Both soldiers were assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Md., from duty status whereabouts unknown to a non-hostile casualty.  Mooney was listed as duty status unknown on Jan. 25 in Mosul, Iraq, when his helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search for a missing soldier.  On Feb. 14, his remains were recovered.  Mooney was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Fort Drum), however, in support of mission requirements, he was attached to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Spc. Eric U. Ramirez, 31, of San Diego, Calif. died Feb. 12 in Abu Gireb, Iraq, when he was attacked by small arms fire, a rocket propelled grenade and an improvised explosive device.  Ramirez was assigned to the 670th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, National City, Calif. Pvt. Bryan N. Spry, 19, of Chestertown, Md., died Feb. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch.  Spry was assigned to Company A, 2-504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incidents are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nichole M. Frye, 19, of Lena, Wis., died Feb. 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy.  Frye was assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Kalamazoo, Mich. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael M. Merila, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Feb. 16 in Talifar, Iraq, when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Merila was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announces today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Nicholes D. Golding, 24, of Addison, Maine, died Feb. 13 in Ghanzni, Afghanistan, as a result of an AT-46 (anti-tank) mine explosion.  Golding was assigned to Company C, 2/87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 19 death in Khalidiyah, Iraq, of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died of injuries sustained from small arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack. Killed were: 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky. Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y. Both soldiers were assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, 45, of Wagram, N.C., died Feb. 20 in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when he was struck by a recovery vehicle while he was assisting a disabled vehicle. Bacon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. David E. Hall, 21, of Uniontown, Kan., died Feb. 25 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a non-hostile accident. Hall was assigned to 805th Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Raleigh, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on Feb. 25 in Habbinayah, Iraq, when the OH-58 helicopter in which they were flying crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were:

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

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael R. Woodliff, 22, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died March 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy. Woodliff was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Louisiana, died March 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat cause.  As medical surgical nurse in support of area operations, Jones was assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray, 32, of Richmond, Va., was killed in an automobile accident March 5 in Kuwait.  Gray was traveling to Kuwait Navy Base when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a civilian vehicle. Gray was assigned to Navy Detachment Kuwait Navy Base.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark, 18, of Kettle River, Minn., died March 8 due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Victory, Kuwait.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, 20, of Philadelphia, Pa., died March 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-hostile gunshot wound.  Brabazon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The investigation [sic] is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Department of the Army civilians who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   The civilians who were both assigned to the Coalition Provisional Authority, based in Arlington, Va., died March 9 in Al-Hillah, Iraq. Killed were: Fern L. Holland, 33, (home of record not available). Robert J. Zangas, 44, of Prince William County, Va. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr., 37, of Belton, Texas, died Mar. 11, in Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Dunigan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan.  The incident is under investigation.

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

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 The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. John F. Kurth, 31, of Wis., died March 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his patrol encountered an improvised explosive device.  Kurth was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany.  The incident is under investigation.

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams, 24, of Seattle, Wash., died March 16, in Al Asad, Iraq, when the barrel of the .50 caliber weapon mounted on his tank struck him.  Lt. Adams was a member of the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen, Sr., 52, of Augusta, Ga., died March 16, in Camp Virginia, Kuwait (north of Kuwait City), of non-combat related injuries. Master Sgt. Thigpen was assigned to the Army National Guard, 151st Signal Battalion, from Greenville, S.C. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. William J. Normandy, 42, of Augusta, Ga., died March 15, in Camp Virginia, Iraq (north of Kuwait City), of non-combat related injuries.  Sgt. Normandy was assigned to the Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, from Montpelier, Vt. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, 30, of Okaloosa, Fla., died March 17, in Baji, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over in the river.  Spc. Laramore was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death on March 18 of two Marines as a result of enemy action in Al Qaim, Iraq. They were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Brandon C. Smith, 20, of Washington, Ark. Pfc. Ricky A. Morris Jr., 20, of Lubbock, Texas. Both Marines were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps, 44, of Chicago, Ill., died March 17, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a mortar attack. Phipps was assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ernest Harold Sutphin, 21, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died March 18 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in a vehicle incident in Kirkuk, Iraq, on March 11. Pfc. Sutphin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died on March 18, in Dehrawood, Afghanistan, when their team came under small arms fire while clearing a village. Both Soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Anthony S. Lagman, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y. Sgt. Michael J. Esposito, Jr., 22, of Brentwood, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield, 24, of Summit, Ohio, died March 18, due to wounds received from an enemy mortar attack at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, of Methuen, Mass., died March 19, due to enemy action near Hit, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason C. Ludlam, 22, of Arlington, Texas, died March 19 in Ba’qubah, Iraq, when he was electrocuted while laying telephone wires.  Ludlam was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Dustin L. Kreider, 19, of Riverton, Kan., died March 21 near Samarra, Iraq during a unit weapon test-firing incident.  Kreider was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on March 20, in Fallujah, Iraq, when their living area came under a rocket attack.   Killed were: Maj. Mark D. Taylor, 41, of Stockton, Calif., was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Spc. Matthew J. Sandri, 24, of Shamokin, Penn., was assigned to the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division also based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson, 21, of Carmel, Ind., died March 21 in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle was hit with an Improvised Explosive Device.  Hudson was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

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 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Dang, 20, of Foster City, Calif., died March 22, due to hostile fire near Ar Ramady, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Clint Richard Matthews, 31, of Bedford, Pa., died March 19, in Baji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over on March 17.   He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, from Schweinfurt, Germany. Pfc. Bruce Miller, Jr., 23, of Orange, N.J., died March 22, in Mosul, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.   He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. LCpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess, 20, of Plymouth, Mass., died March 25, due to enemy action near Al Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Adam D. Froehlich, 21, of Pine Hill, N. J., died March 25 in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol came under an IED attack. Spc. Froehlich was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, from Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. LCpl. James A. Casper, 20, of Coolidge, Texas, died March 25 due to a non-combat related incident at Al Asad, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. SSgt. Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III, 33, of Naples, Fla., died March 24 in Iraq when he was investigating a suspicious vehicle and came under attack by individuals using small arms and an improvised explosive device (IED). SSgt. Shanaberger was assigned to the Army’s 21st Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr., 21, of Houston, Texas, died March 26, due to hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Master Sgt. Timothy Toney, 37, of Manhattan, N.Y., died March 27, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Jallah Jr., 49, of Fayetteville, N.C., died due to a non-combat cause on March 28, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He was medically evacuated from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C. via Landstuhl on Feb. 16. Jallah was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Sean M. Schneider, 22, of Janesville, Wis., died March 29 as the result of a vehicle accident near Baghdad. Pfc. Schneider was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, 20, of Victorville, Calif., died March 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, 27, of North Berwick, Maine, died March 29, near Balad, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and fell from a bridge.  Holmes was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 744th Transportation Company, Hillsboro, N.H.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson, 45, of Conway, N.H., died March 30, in Somara, Iraq, when the military vehicle he was riding in rolled over. Ferguson was assigned to the Army’s 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Dustin M. Sekula, 18, of Edinburg, Texas, died April 1, due to injuries sustained from enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on March 31, in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their armored personnel carrier. All of the soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Killed were:

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

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

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

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

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

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 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. William R. Strange, 19, of Adrian, Ga., died April 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated where he was setting up an observation point.  Pfc. Strange was assigned to the Army’s 91st Engineer battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. John D. Amos, II, 22, of Valparaiso, Ind., died April 4, in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Pfc. Amos was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Philip G. Rogers, 23, of Gresham, Ore., died April 4, in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Spc. Rogers was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Aric J. Barr, 22, of Allegheny, Pa, died April 3, due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Pfc. Geoffery S. Morris, 19, of Gurnee, Ill, died April 4, due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Department of the Army civilian who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Emad Mikha, 44, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died April 3, in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. At this time, the cause of his death is unknown.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Tyler R. Fey, 22, of Eden Prarie, Minn., died April 4 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio, 21, of North Providence, R.I., died April 5, due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David M. McKeever, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using a rocket-propelled-grenade ambushed his unit. Spc. McKeever was assigned to the Army’s 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Gerardo Moreno, 23, of Terrell, Texas, died April 6, in Ashula, Iraq, when individuals who fired a rocket-propelled-grenade attacked his unit. Moreno was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of eight soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on April 4, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their units were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Eight soldiers were assigned to two units at Fort Hood, Texas, while one soldier was assigned in Germany. Killed were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Deryk L. Hallal, 24, of Indianapolis, Ind., died April 6, due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pfc. Langhorst died April 5; all others died April 6. All died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley, 18, of San Ramon, Calif. Staff Sgt. Allan K. Walker, 28, of Lancaster, Calif. Both died April 6, due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Marcus M. Cherry, 18, of Imperial, Calif. Pfc. Benjamin R. Carman, 20, of Jefferson, Iowa. Both died April 6, due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Tyanna S. Felder, 22, of Bridgeport, Conn., died April 7, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on April 4 in Mosul when her convoy vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Felder was assigned to the Army’s 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Shane L. Goldman, 20, of Orange, Texas, died April 5 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Scott Q. Larson Jr., 22, of Houston, Texas, died April 5, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy was ambushed. Larson was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division, Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski, 25, of Oak Ridge, N.J., died April 6 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Brent L. Morel, 27, of Martin, Tenn., died April 7 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller, 38, of Dunn, N.C., died April 7, in Balad, Iraq, when he was shot while on traffic control duty. Miller was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class William W. Labadie Jr., 45, of Bauxite, Ark., died April 7, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his camp was attacked by individuals using rockets and small arms fire. Labadie was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Troop E(-), 151st Cavalry Squadron, 39th Infantry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, from Marianna, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando A. Mendezaceves, 27, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, was killed April 6 in Iraq while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province. Mendezaceves was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Lee D. Todacheene, 29, of Farmington, N.M., died April 6, in Balad, Iraq, when mortar fire hit his guard post. Todacheene was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, of Unadilla, N.Y., died April 8, in Bani Saad, Iraq, when individuals using an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire attacked his combat patrol. Spc. Nieves was assigned to the Army’s 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart, 21, of Oil City, Penn., died April 9, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol was ambushed near Baghdad on April 8. Spc. Kephart was assigned to the Army’s 230th Military Police Company, from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. William M. Harrell, 30, of Placentia, Calif., died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Christopher D. Mabry, 19, of Chunky, Miss., died April 7 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco, 22, of Simsbury, Conn., died April 9, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire struck his mounted patrol. Sgt. Delgreco was assigned the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, New Haven, Conn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Levi T Angell, 20, of Saint Louis, Minn., died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   1st Lt. Joshua M. Palmer, 25, of Banning, Calif. Lance Cpl. Michael B. Wafford, 20, of Spring, Texas. Both died April 8 due to injuries received from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Nicholas J. Dieruf, 21, of Versailles, Ky., died April 8 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Christopher B Wasser, 21, of Ottawa, Kan., died April 8 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Matthew E. Matula, 20, of Spicewood, Texas, died April 9 from hostile fire in Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Elias Torrez III, 21, of Veribest, Texas, died April 9 from hostile fire in Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Michael R. Speer, 24, of Davenport, Iowa, died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Airman 1st Class Antoine J. Holt, 20, of Kennesaw, Ga., died April 10 as a result of injuries sustained when his tent was hit by a mortar round at Balad Air Field, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 603rd Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Eric A. Ayon, 26, of Arleta, Calif., died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Pfc. Chance R. Phelps, 19, of Clifton, Colo., died April 9 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. John T. Sims Jr., 21, of Alexander City, Ala., died April 10 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Don S. McMahan, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire attacked his convoy.  McMahan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, A 94th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division, in Baumholder, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michelle M. Witmer, 20, of New Berlin, Wis., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when she became involved in an improvised explosive device and small arms attack. Witmer was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Adolf C. Carballo, 20, of Houston, Texas, died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when shrapnel struck him.  Carballo was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Justin W. Johnson, 22, of Rome, Ga., died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Johnson was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Peter G. Enos, 24, of South Dartmouth, Mass., died April 9 in Bayji, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his patrol vehicle. Enos was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of two soldiers listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers were unaccounted for since April 9 when their convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army Reserve’s 724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill. Reported as DUSTWUN are: Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, 40, of Greensboro, N.C. Pfc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio. [April 16: Maupin was captured by insurgents and shown on TV.]

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Oscar Jimenez, 34, of San Diego, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif. Pfc. George D. Torres, 23, of Long Beach, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Phillip E. Frank, 20, of Elk Grove, Ill., died April 8 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Daniel R. Amaya, 22, of Odessa, Texas. Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray, 19, of Patoka, Ill. Both Marines died April 11 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died April 11 in Baghdad, Iraq when their helicopter was shot down.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer Wesley C. Fortenberry, 38, of Woodville, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence S. Colton, 32, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Gregory R. Goodrich, 37, of Bartonville, Ill., died April 9 in Iraq when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Goodrich was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nathan P. Brown, 21, of South Glens Falls, N.Y., died April 11 in Samarra, Iraq, when his patrol was ambushed.  Brown was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Glens Falls, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Toby W. Mallet, 26, of Kaplan, La., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his patrol vehicle.  Mallet was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Allen J. Vandayburg, 20, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Apr. 9, in Barez, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Vandayburg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

On April 5, the Department of Defense incorrectly identified Emad Mikha, 44, of Sterling Heights, Mich., who died April 3, in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, as a Department of the Army civilian employee. Subsequent investigation determined that Mikha was a contractor employee.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Noah L. Boye, 21, of Grand Island, Neb., died April 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Robert P. Zurheide Jr., 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died April 12 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Stack, 48, of Lake City, S.C., died April 11 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, while his unit was conducting combat operations. Stack was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Brad S. Shuder, 21, of El Dorado, Calif., died April 12 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm, 23, of Hicksville, N.Y., died April 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher Ramirez, 34, of McAllen, Texas, died April 14 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained during combat operations. Ramirez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. William C. Eckhart, 25, of Rocksprings, Texas, died April 10, in Baqubah, Iraq when he was on an anti-mortar mission and there was an explosion of unknown origin. Sgt. Eckhart was assigned to the Army’s 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Victor A. Rosaleslomeli, 29, of Westminster, Calif., died April 13 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded near his escort vehicle. Rosaleslomeli was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Richard K. Trevithick, 20, of Gaines, Mich., died April 14 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle. Trevithick was assigned to the Army’s 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Frank K. Rivers, Jr., 23, of Woodbridge, Va., died April 14, in Mosul, Iraq when he collapsed during physical training.  Spc. Rivers was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Jr., 31, of Gainesville, Fla., died April 9, in Bayji, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck him while on patrol. Staff Sgt. Jones was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael A. McGlothin, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., died April 17, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his patrol. Spc. McGlothin was assigned to the Army's 115th Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Brian M. Wood, 21, of Torrance, Calif., died April 16, in Tikrit, Iraq, when his military vehicle pulled off the road and apparently hit a mine while on patrol. Sgt. Wood was assigned to the Army's 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave, 30, of Woodland, Calif., died April 15, due a non-combat related vehicle accident northeast of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Dennis B. Morgan, 22, of Valentine, Neb., died April 17 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device. Morgan was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, Winer, S.D.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles, 25, of Austell, Ga., died April 17, in Samarra, Iraq, when he was electrocuted while performing routine generator maintenance. Spc. Camposiles was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Clayton W. Henson, 20, of Stanton, Texas, died April 17, in Dwaniyan, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed. Pfc. Henson was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson, II, 33, of Alvaton, Ky., died April 17, in, Diwaniyah, Iraq, when his convoy tried to avoid an overturned trailer and came under small arms attack. 1st Lt. Henderson was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, 2123rd Transportation Company, Owensboro, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jonathan N. Hartman, 27, of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 17, in Dwaniyan, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed. Sgt. Hartman was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Richard J. Gannon II, 31, of Escondido, Calif. Lance Cpl. Michael J. Smith Jr., 21, of Jefferson, Ohio. Lance Cpl. Ruben Valdez Jr., 21, of San Diego, Texas. Lance Cpl. Gary F. VanLeuven, 20, of Klamath Falls, Ore. All four Marines died April 17 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Master Sgt. Herbert R. Claunch, 58, of Wetumpka, Ala., died April 18 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after collapsing on the floor in his quarters. Claunch was assigned to the Army National Guard, 217th Military Police Company, Prattville, Ala.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Leroy Harris-Kelly, 20, of Azusa, Calif, died April 20 north of Tallil, Iraq, when his truck went off the road and rolled over because of limited visibility and dangerous driving conditions. Pfc. Harris-Kelly was assigned to the 596th Maintenance Company, 3rd Corps Support Command, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Bradley C. Fox, 34, of Orlando, Fla., died April 20 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on March 14 when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Fox was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, 23 of Portland, Maine, died April 20 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Gelineau was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, Maine.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Carmen, 27 of McKeesport, Pa., died April 17, in Baghdad, Iraq when the track of the tank he was in broke, the driver lost control and the tank rolled off the bridge. Staff Sgt. Carman was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Patrick D. Tillman, 27, of Chandler, Ariz., died April 22, in Afghanistan when his patrol vehicle came under attack.  Spc. Tillman was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Shawn C. Edwards, 20, of Bensenville, Ill., died April 23, in Samarra, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Edwards was assigned to the Army’s 121st Signal Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, from Kitzingen, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks, 32, of Philip, S.D., died April 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Staff Sgt. Carman was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, from Wagner, S.D. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors and one coast guardsman who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died April 24 in the Northern Persian Gulf as a result of a waterborne attack.  They were assigned to the USS Firebolt, forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, 27, of Monroe, N.Y. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown, N.Y.  Bruckenthal was assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 403.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, 22, of Allegany, N.Y. Cpl. Christopher A. Gibson, 23, of Simi Valley, Calif. Gibson died April 18 and Dunham died April 22 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on April 24, in Taji, Iraq, when mortar rounds hit their camp.  The four Soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 39th Support Battalion, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Hazen, Ark.  Killed were: Capt. Arthur L. Felder, 36, of Louisville, Ark. Chief Warrant Patrick W. Kordsmeier, 49, of North Little Rock, Ark. Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton, 41, of Humnoke, Ark. Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon, 35, of Hazen, Ark. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Abraham D. Penamedina, 32, of Los Angeles, Calif., died 27 April in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under sniper fire.  Penamedina was assigned to Company B, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, 21, of Sunray, Texas, died April 26 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jacob R. Herring, 21, of Kirkland, Wash., died April 28, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device in Talafar, Iraq struck his vehicle.  Spc. Herring was assigned to the Army’s 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Adam W. Estep, 23, of Campbell, Calif., died April 29, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his patrol. Sgt. Estep was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Martin W. Kondor, 20, of York, Penn., died April 29, in Baqubah, Iraq when an apparent improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. Pfc. Kondor was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Landis W. Garrison, 23, of Rapids City, Ill., died April 29, in Abu Gharb, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Sgt. Garrison was assigned to the 333rd Military Police Company, Illinois National Guard, Freeport, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The sailors died April 30 in Al Anbar province, Iraq, when their military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, 31, of Apopka, Fla and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, 33, of Eastman, Ga, were both members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, based in Jacksonville, Fla. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Phillip L. Witkowski, 24, of Fredonia, N.Y., died May 1, in Homberg, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained on April 30, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Spc. Witkowski was assigned to the Army’s 7th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light) from Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Okla. Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong, 22, of Walker, W.Va. Both Marines died April 30 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Vincent was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Wilfong was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  The Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Spc. Ervin Caradine, Jr., 33, of Memphis, Tenn. Pvt.  Jeremy L. Drexler, 23, of Topeka, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died, May 1, in Al Amarah, Iraq when their convoy was attacked.  Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 84th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Killed were: Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, 32, of Chicago, Ill. Spc. Ramon C. Ojeda, 22, of Ramona, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd, 20, of Fort Gibson, Miss, died May 1 in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Ladd was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 367th Maintenance Company, DeKalb, Miss.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. John E. Tipton, 32, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died May 2 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from an explosion while conducting combat operations.  Tipton commanded Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Todd E. Nunes, 29, of Chapel Hills, Tenn. died May 2 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when his convoy encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  Nunes was assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 2 in the Al Anbar Province as a result of hostile fire.  They were assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.  Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael C. Anderson, 36, of Daytona, Fla. Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett, 37, of Orlando, Fla. Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. Mchugh, 33 of Boca Raton Fla. Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins, 35 of Stuart, Fla. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther, 37 of Auburndale, Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Erickson H. Petty, 28, of Fort Gibson, Okla., died May 3 in Salman Al Habb, Iraq, from an attack by small arms fire while conducting security of a weapons cache.  Petty was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum, 38, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died May 3 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jesse R. Buryj, 21, of Canton, Ohio, died May 5, in Karbala, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by a dump truck whose driver had been shot while trying to run through a control point. Pfc. Buryj was assigned to the 66th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 3, in Balad, Iraq, when their military vehicle left the road and flipped over in a canal. All soldiers were assigned to the 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Killed were: 1st Lt. Christopher J. Kenny, 32, of Miami, Fla. Sgt. Marvin R. Sprayberry, III, 24, of Tehachapi, Calif. Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl, 30, of Salisbury, N.C. Pfc. Lyndon A. Marcus, Jr., 21, of Long Beach, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jeffrey G. Green, 20, of Dallas, Texas, was found deceased on May 5 in the Euphrates River, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cause of death is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dustin H. Schrage, 20, of Brevard, Fla., was found deceased on May 6 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Cause of death is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Brandon J. Wadman of West Palm Beach, Fla., died May 5 in Afghanistan when his vehicle rolled over. Pfc. Wadman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery, Florida National Guard, West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Hesley Box, Jr, 24, of Nashville, Ark., died May 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a car bomb detonated near his guard post. Staff Sgt. Box was assigned to 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas National Guard, Texarkana, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Spc. James E. Marshall, 19, of Tulsa, Okla. Pfc. Bradley G. Kritzer, 18, of Irvona, Penn.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Chase R.Whitham, 21, of Ore.died May 8, in Mosul, Iraq, while he was in a swimming pool when an electrical current charged the water. Spc. Whitham was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, , 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Philip D. Brown, 21, of El Paso, Texas, died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained west of Samarra by an improvised explosive device. Brown was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Company B, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Ronald R. Payne Jr., 23, of Lakeland, Fla., died May 7th due to hostile action in the vicinity of Tawara, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Rodney A. Murray, 28, of Ayden, N.C., died May 9, in Iraq, in a vehicle accident between Baghdad and Scania when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and his military vehicle collided. Sgt. Murray was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 351st Military Police Company, Ocala, Fla.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Andrew L. Tuazon, 21, of Chesapeake, Va., died May 10, in Mosul, Iraq, from hostile fire while on guard duty. Pfc. Tuazon was assigned to the Army’s 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Kyle A. Brinlee, 21, of Pryor, Okla., died May 11 in Al Asad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.  Brinlee was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, Company B, 120th Combat Engineer Battalion, Pryor, Okla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeffrey R. Shaver, 26, of Maple Valley, Wash., died May 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Shaver was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Spokane, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage, 21, of Livingston, Tenn, died May 12 of wounds received due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill, 50, of Shreveport, La., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Barnhill was assigned to the Army Reserve's 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, North Little Rock, Ark.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Philip I. Spakosky, 25, of Browns Mill, N.J., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on May 13, in Karbala, Iraq when he was shot by a suspected sniper. Spakosky was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr., 20, of Colombia, Tenn., died May 15 as a result of non-hostile injuries in Kirkuk, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Michael A. Mora, 19, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., died May 14 in An Najaf, Iraq, when his military vehicle slid off the road and turned over.  Mora was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Polk, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Rene Ledesma, 34, of Abelene, Texas, died May 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  Ledesma was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price, 37, of Maryland, died May 15, in Kajaki, Afghanistan, when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire ambushed his unit.  Price was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Brian K. Cutter, 19, of Riverside, Calif., was found unconscious on May 13, and was later pronounced dead in Al Asad, Iraq.  Cause of death is under investigation.  He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Pfc. Brandon C. Sturdy, 19, of Urbandale, Iowa, died May 13 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 16 in Al Karmah, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s Battery C, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment, Oil City, Pa.  Killed were: Spc. Mark J. Kasecky, 20, of McKees Rocks, Pa. Spc. Carl F. Curran, 22, of Union City, Pa.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, 30, of Newport, Ore., died May 17, due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Garyantes, 34, of Rehoboth, Del., died May 18 by sniper fire in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, while on a combat patrol.  Garyantes was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Marcos O. Nolasco, 34, of Chino, Calif., died May 18 in Baji, Iraq, as a result of an electrocution accident.   Nolasco was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

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

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael C. Campbell, 34, of Marshfield, Mo., died May 19, in Samarra, Iraq, when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device. Campbell was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson, 18, of Richmond, Va., died May 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as it was returning to Camp Eagle. Jackson was assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. Sergeant First Class Troy L. Miranda, 44, of DeQueen, Ark, died May 20, on Hipha Street in Baghdad, Iraq, when a grenade was thrown near his foot patrol. Miranda was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

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Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Rudy Salas, 20, of Baldwin Park, Calif., died May 20, due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton, 24, of Carneys Point, Penn., died May 21, 2004 in near Al Iskandariyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded. Horton was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, 25, of Chelmsford, Mass., died May 21 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His unit was attached to I MEF in Iraq.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jorge A. MolinaBautista, 37, of Rialto, Calif., died May 23 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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he Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Owen D. Witt, 20, of Sand Springs, Mont., died May 24 in Ad Dawr, Iraq, when his armored high-mobility-multipurpose-wheeled vehicle rolled over.  Witt was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu, 20, of Lisbon, Maine, died May 24 in Taji, Iraq, during a mortar attack on Camp Cooke.  Beaulieu was assigned to the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 25 in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq,) when their unit came under mortar attack.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, from Williston, Vt.  Killed were: Spc. Alan N. Bean Jr., 22, of Bridport, Vt. Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan, 36, of Milton, Vt.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 25 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their patrol.    Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.  Killed were: Pfc. Richard H. Rosas, 21, of Saint Louis, Mich. Pfc. James P. Lambert, 23, of New Orleans, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Daniel P. Unger, 19, of Exeter, Calif., died May 25 in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq) during a rocket attack.  Unger was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 81st Separate Armor Brigade, Visalia, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner, 19, of Wood River, Neb. Cpl. Matthew C. Henderson, 25, of Lincoln, Neb. Both Marines died May 26, due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Benjamin R. Gonzalez, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif., died May 29 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died May 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their vehicle hit a land mine.  Killed were: Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, 28, of Cape Coral, Fla.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), from Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen, 26, of Leesville, La.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Pfc. Joseph A. Jeffries, 21, of Beaverton, Ore.  He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 329th Psychological Operations Company, Portland, Ore.

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

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, 37, of Needham, Mass., was a U.S. Navy SEAL serving with Navy Special Warfare Group Two, Little Creek, Va.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Cody S. Calavan, 19, of Lake Stevens, Wash., died May 29 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Rafael Reynosasuarez, 28, of Santa Ana, Calif., died May 29 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dominique J. Nicolas, 25, of Maricopa, Ariz., died May 26 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I [Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.]

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, died May 30 in Kufa, Iraq, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades.  Zimmer was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany. Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt, 23, of Lowell, Mich., died May 30 in Al Musayyib, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Elandt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman, 19, of Ford City, Pa., died May 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on May 29 in Mosul, Iraq, when mortar rounds hit his living quarters.  Coleman was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Spc. Charles E. Odums II, 22, of Sandusky, Ohio died May 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his military convoy hit an improvised explosive device.  Odums was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Kenneth Michael Ballard, 26, of Mountain View, Calif., died May 30 in Najaf, Iraq, during a firefight with insurgents. 1st Lt. Ballard was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, from Friedburg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Dustin L. Sides, 22, of Yakima, Wash., died May 31 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Markus J. Johnson, 20, of Springfield, Mass., died June 1 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when an Avenger rolled over.  Johnson was assigned to D Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Robert C. Scheetz Jr., 31, of Dothan, Ala., died May 30 in Musayyib, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Scheetz was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Bum R. Lee, 21, of Sunnyvale, Calif., died June 2 of wounds received from hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding, 23, of Manvel, Texas, died June 3 of wounds received due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Melvin Y. Mora, 27, of Columbia, Mo. died in Taji, Iraq, on June 6 when his camp was hit by a mortar attack.  Mora was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 245th Maintenance Company, St. Louis, Mo.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died June 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades attacked their convoy.  All of the soldiers were assigned to the Army’s National Guard.  Killed were: Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, headquartered in Cottage Grove, Ore.: 1st Lt. Erik. S. McCrae, 25, of Portland, Ore. Sgt. Justin L. Eyerly, 23, of Salem, Ore. Spc. Justin W. Linden, 22, of Portland, Ore. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrenceville, N.J.: Sgt. Frank T. Carvill, 51, of Carlstadt, N.J. Spc. Christopher M. Duffy, 26, of Brick, N.J.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Both soldiers were assigned to New Jersey Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery.  Killed were: Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo, 25, of Newark, N.J., assigned to Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Morristown, N. J. Spc. Ryan E. Doltz, 26, of Mine Hill, N.J., assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrence, N.J.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart, 22, of Ladson, S.C., died June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, after collapsing while on guard duty.  Hobart was assigned to Company E, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jamie A. Gray, 29, of Monpelier, Vt. died June 7 in Scania, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Gray was assigned to Army National Guard’s  Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, Williston, Vt.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died June 7 from hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. David M. Fraise, 24, of New Orleans, La., died June 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol.  Fraise was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, 27, of Bristow, Va., died June 8 in Baquabah, Iraq, after a vehicle packed with an improvised explosive device drove into the gate of his compound while he was inspecting soldiers on guard duty.  Khan was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Thomas D. Caughman, 20, of Lexington, S.C., died June 9, in Baghdad, Iraq when his up-armored high-mobility-multi-purpose wheeled vehicle was struck by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Caughman was assigned to the Army Reserve’s Company C, 391st Engineer Battalion, Spartanburg, S.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Eric S. McKinley, 24, of Corvallis, Ore., died June 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle was attacked by small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.  McKinley was assigned to the Army Reserve’s Company B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Corvallis, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins, 20, of Parker, Colo., died June 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat injury.  Atkins was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Hanau, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on June 16 in Balad, Iraq, during a mortar attack when mortar rounds hit their camp.  Killed were: Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, 32, of Lake Zurich, Ill.  Syverson was assigned to the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky. Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va.  Dimaranan was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 302nd Transportation Company, 172nd Combat Support Group, Fort Eustis, Va. Sgt. Arthur S. Mastrapa, 35, of Apopka, Fla.   Mastrapa was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 351 Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, Ocala, Fla.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, of Prosser, Wash., died June 20 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Pfc. Sean Horn, 19, of Orange, Calif., died June 19, due to a non-hostile incident at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq.  He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Thai Vue, 22, of Willows, Calif., died June 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a

mortar round hit the motor pool where he was working. Vue was assigned to the Army’s 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason N. Lynch, 21, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, died June 18 in Buhriz, Iraq, of small arms fire wounds he received as his unit was engaging the enemy.  Lynch was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Russell P. White, 19, of Dagsboro, Del., died June 20 due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Bulldog, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Pedro Contreras, 27, of Harris, Texas, died June 21, from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Gregory V. Pennington, 36, of Glade Spring, Va., died June 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his camp came under mortar attack.  Pennington was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Deshon E. Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky. Cpl. Tommy L. Parker Jr., 21, of Cleburne, Ark. Both died June 21 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez, 22, of Whitfield, Ga., died June 21 from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died June 22 in Balad, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their ground patrol.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, Calif. 2nd Lt. Andre D. Tyson, 33, of Riverside, Calif. Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., 34, of Tracy, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Charles A. Kiser, 37, of Cleveland, Wis., died June 24 in Mosul, Iraq, when an explosion occurred near his convoy.  Kiser was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died June 24, in Baqubah, Iraq when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry, Jacksonville, N.C.  Killed were: Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, of Winterville, N.C. Spc. Daniel A. Desens, 20, of Jacksonville, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, 19, of Shelbyville, Tenn. Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker, 21, of Bluefield, W.Va. Both Marines died June 24 from hostile fire near Bari Khout, Afghanistan.  They were both assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremy M. Heines, 25, of New Orleans, La., died June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under attack by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Heines was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt, 38, of Hammond, Ill., died June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, after two 122mm rockets were fired into his forward operating base.  Utt was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Ceniceros, 23, of Santa Ana, Calif., died June 26 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 1 Headquarters Company, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle, 21, of Baltimore, Md. Sgt. Alan D. Sherman, 36, of Brick, N.J. Cpl. John H. Todd III, 24, of Bridgeport, Pa. All three died June 29 southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of hostile action.  They were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pa.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Kenneth Conde Jr., 23, of Orlando, Fla., died July 1 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, 24, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died July 1, in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit a land mine.  Wagener was assigned to the Army’s 10th Aviation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert L. DuSang, 24, of Mandeville, La., died June 30 in Navstar, Iraq, when a tire on the 5-ton vehicle in which he was riding blew out and the vehicle overturned.  DuSang was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Creager, 21, of Millington, Tenn., died July 1 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lance Cpl. James B. Huston Jr., 22, of Umatilla, Ore., died July 2 in a vehicle accident while his unit was responding to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Julie R. Hickey, 20, of Galloway, Ohio, was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, on July 4 of complications from a non-combat related illness. Hickey was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Brian D. Smith, 30, of McKinney, Texas, died July 2 in Habbaniyah, Iraq when he was shot while conducting combat operations. Smith was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, 21, of El Paso, Texas. Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, of Bristol, Mass. Both Marines died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin, 39, of Rhinelander, Wis., died July 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Mosul, Iraq, on June 24 when a car bomb exploded near his guard post.  Martin was assigned to the Army Reserve's 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dallas L. Kerns, 21, of Mountain Grove, Mo., died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Justin T. Hunt, 22, of Riverside, Calif., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jeffrey D. Lawrence, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael C. Barkey, 22, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died July 7 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a tire on his military vehicle blew out, the driver lost control and the vehicle turned over.  Barkey was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1484th Transportation Company, Akron, Ohio.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 1st Class Samuel R. Bowen, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, died July 7 in Samarra, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle.  Bowen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 216th Engineer Battalion, Akron, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty, 20, of Bradenton Fla. Pfc. Rodricka A. Youmans, 22, of Allendale, S.C. Both Marines died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 21, of Richland, Wash., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. Schmunk was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 1st Calvalry, Washington National Guard, Moses Lake, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Peters, 25, of El Dorado, Kan., died July 11 as result of enemy action near the Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.  He was assigned to the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Shawn M. Davies, 22, of Aliquippa, Pa., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness.   Davies was assigned to the 4th  Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Terry Holmes, 22, of Hollywood, Fla. Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak, 27, of Burke, Va. Pfc. Christopher J. Reed, 20, of Craigmont, Idaho. Staff Sgt. Trevor Spink, 36, of Farmington, Mo. All four Marines died July 10 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq.  All were in the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters when it came under a mortar attack.  Each of the soldiers was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.  Killed were: Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Jr., 31, of Anderson, Ind. Spc. William R. Emanuel, IV, 19, of Stockton, Calif. Spc. Joseph M. Garmback, Jr., 24, of Cleveland, Ohio. Spc. Sonny G. Sampler, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla. Pfc. Collier E. Barcus, 21, of McHenry, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   They died July 11 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.   Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb. Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer, 26, of Lincoln, Neb.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Juan M. Torres, 25, of Houston, Texas, died July 12 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries.  Torres was assigned to the 453rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Houston, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Torry D. Harris, 21, of Chicago, Ill., died July 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Harris was assigned to the 12th Chemical Company, Kitzingen, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died July 11 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the vehicle they were riding in was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Brigade, Baumholder, Germany.  Killed were: Sgt. James G. West, 34, of Watertown, N.Y. Spc. Dana N. Wilson, 26, of Fountain, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Paul C. Mardis, Jr., 25, of Palmetto, Fla., died July 15 in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained on May 20 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.  Mardis was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, from Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 14 in Talafar, Iraq, when their vehicle rolled over as the driver tried to avoid another vehicle.  The two Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: Cpl. Demetrius L. Rice, 24, of Ortonville, N.M. Pfc. Jesse J. Martinez, 20, of Tracy, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Kelly, 21, of Klamath, Ore., died July 16 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman, 41, of Akron, Mich., died July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Hartman was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 401st Transportation Company from Battle Creek, Mich. Spc. Craig S. Frank, 24, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died July 17 near Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Frank was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1775th Military Police Company from Pontiac, Mich.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Todd J. Godwin, 21, of Muskingum County, Ohio, died July 20 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, La., and Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, 22, of Watsontown, Penn., died July 19 in Scandaria, Iraq, when multiple mortars rounds hit their forward operating base.  The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael J. Clark, 29, of Leesburg Lake, Fla., died July 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel, 21, of Grand Junction, Calif., died July 21 at Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he received as result of enemy action on July 6 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Danny B. Daniels, II, 23, of Varney, W.V., died July 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle came under attack by small arms fire and hit an improvised explosive device.  Daniels was assigned to the Army’s 630th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett, 21, of Wyoming, Mich., died July 21, in Abdalluyah, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Blodgett was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 1st Class Torey J. Dantzler, 22, of Columbia, La., died July 22, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated on the side of the road near his convoy vehicle. Dantzler was assigned to the Army's 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Tatjana Reed, 34, of Fort Campbell, K.Y., died July 22 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Reed was assigned to the 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany. Spc. Nicholas J. Zangara, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died July 24 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Zangara was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division from Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan, 23, of Chatham, N.J., died July 23 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, 24, of Charleston, W.Va., died July 27 in Baladruc, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Talbert was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 150th Armor Regiment from Beckley, W.Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Col. David S. Greene, 39, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 28 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was a reservist assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3D Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ken W. Leisten, 20, of Cornelius, Ore., died July 28, in Taji, Iraq, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.  Leisten was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joseph F. Herndon, II, 21, of Derby, Kan., died July 29, in Hawijah, Iraq, when he was shot while on guard duty.  Herndon was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Shawn A. Lane, 33, of Corning, N.Y., died July 28 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Aug. 1, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near their guard post.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were: Spc. Anthony J. Dixon, 20, of Lindenwold, N.J. Spc. Armando Hernandez, 22, of Hesperia, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Juan Calderon Jr., 26, of Weslaco, Texas, died Aug. 2 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expaditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Tommy L. Gray, 34, of Roswell, N.M., died Aug. 3 in Taji, Iraq, when he became caught between two motor pool vehicles. Gray was assigned to the Army’s 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Both were killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle they were traveling in while on patrol. Killed were: Spc. Justin B. Onwordi, 28, of Chandler, Ariz. Pfc. Harry N. Shondee, Jr., 19, of Ganado, Ariz. Spc. Onwordi died on Aug. 2 and Pfc. Shondee died on Aug. 3 from injuries sustained from the incident.  Both were assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Gregory A Ratzlaff, 36, of Olympia, Wash., died Aug. 3 due to a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Duke, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dean P. Pratt, 22, of Stevensville, Mont., died Aug. 2 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Gunnery Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio, 30, of Milford, Mass., died Aug. 4 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Lance Cpl. Joseph L. Nice, 19, of Nicoma Park, Okla., died Aug. 4 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Donald R. McCune, 20, of Yplsilanti, Mich., died August 5, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol on August 4 in Balad, Iraq.  McCune was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Moses Lake, Wash. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Moses D. Rocha, 33, of Roswell, N.M., died August 5 due to injuries received from enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq.  He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells, 22, of Mount Hermon, La., died August 6 due to enemy action in An Najal Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Unit Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joshua I. Bunch, 23, of Hattiesburg, Miss., died Aug. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his vehicle.  Bunch was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., 24, of Leonardtown, Md., died Aug. 5 in Najaf, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his convoy.  Faulstich was assigned to the 89th Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group,  Fort Eustis, Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. David L. Potter, 22, of Johnson City, Tenn., died August 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Potter was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Yadir G. Reynoso, 27, of Wapato, Wash., died Aug. 5 due to enemy action in An Najaf Province, Iraq. Cpl. Roberto Abad, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 6 due to enemy action in An Najaf Province, Iraq. Both Marines were assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died on Aug. 7, in Ghazikel, Afghanistan, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), Winchester, Va.  Killed were: Staff Sgt. Craig W. Cherry, 39, of Winchester, Va. Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley, 36, of Inwood, W.Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins, 19, of Crystal Lake, Ill., died Aug. 8 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a solider who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Andrew R. Houghton, 25, of Houston, Texas, died on Aug. 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on July 10 in Ad Dhuha, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle. Houghton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Department of the Air Force civilian who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rick A. Ulbright, 49, of Waldorf, Md., was assigned to the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He died Aug. 8 at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, from wounds received during a mortar attack.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Daniel Lee Galvan, 30, of Moore, Okla., died Aug. 12 in Salerno, Afghanistan, when the helicopter he was in developed mechanical difficulties and crashed.  Galvan was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Light Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom: Capt. Michael Yury Tarlavsky, 30, of Passaic, N.J., died August 12 in Najaf, Iraq, when his unit came under small arms fire and grenade attack.  Tarlavsky was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, from Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke, 20, of Vancouver, Wash., died August 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Morrison, 23, of Carlisle, Penn., died August 13 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Neil Anthony Santoriello, 24, of Verona, Penn., died August 13 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his mounted reconnaissance patrol vehicle.  Santoriello was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Brandon R. Sapp, 21, of Lake Worth, Fla., died August 15 in Najaf, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Sapp was assigned to the Army?s 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Daniel Michael Shepherd, 23, of Elyria, Ohio, died August 15 in Ar Ramabi, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Shepherd was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment from Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. John R. Howard, 26, of Covington, Va. Lance Cpl. Tavon L. Hubbard, 24, of Reston, Va. Both Marines died August 11 in a helicopter crash in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Howard was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Hubbard was assigned to the Command Element, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. James Michael Goins, 23, of Bonner Springs, Kan., died as a result of hostile fire on August 15 in Najaf, Iraq.Goins was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Mark Anthony Zapata, 27, of Edinburg, Texas, died August 15 in Najaf, Iraq as a result of hostile fire. Zapata was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Fernando B. Hannon, 19, of Wildomar, Calif. Pfc. Geoffrey Perez, 24, of Los Angeles, Calif. Both Marines died Aug. 15 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of LaPorte, Ind., died August 16 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. Heath was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Brandon T. Titus, 20, of Boise, Idaho, died Aug. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.  Titus was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Henry C. Risner, 26, of Golden, Colo., died Aug 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his checkpoint came under enemy small arms fire.  Pfc. Risner was assigned to the   2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

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  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jacob D. Martir, 21, of Norwich, Conn., died Aug 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy small arms fire.  Spc. Martir was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Caleb J. Powers, 21, of Manfield, Wash., died Aug 17 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   Lance Cpl. Powers was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. Dustin R. Fitzgerald, 22, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Aug 18, in a non-combat related vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Lance Cpl. Fitzgerald was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/2, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III, 27, Yuba City, Calif., died Aug 18 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Sgt. Parkerson was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Brad P. McCormick, 23, of Overton, Tenn., died Aug. 19 from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Cpl. McCormick was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Aug. 20 near Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near their vehicle.  Both were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 216th Engineer Battalion, Hamilton, Ohio. Killed were: 1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III, 38, of Columbus, Ohio. Pfc. Ryan A. Martin, 22, of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Kevin A. Cuming, 22, of North White Plains, N.Y., died August 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under rocket-propelled grenade attack. Cuming was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Matthew R. Stovall, 25, of Horn Lake, Miss., died Aug. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. Stovall was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 367th Maintenance Company, 298th Corps Support Battalion, Philadelphia, Miss.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Aug. 21 from injuries received from to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Alvarez was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Sgt. Jason Cook, 25, of Okanogan, Wash., died Aug. 21 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Cook was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. Seth Huston, 19, Perryton, Texas, died Aug. 21 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Huston was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Pfc. Nachez Washalanta, 21, of Bryan, Okla., died Aug. 21 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Washalanta was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Christopher Belchik, 30, of Jersey, Ill., died Aug. 22, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Richard M. Lord, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Aug. 18 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Edward T. Reeder, 32, of Camp Verde, Ariz., died Aug. 21 in a non-combat related vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Reeder was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Robert C. Thornton Jr., 35, of Rainbow City, Ala., died Aug. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under rocket-propelled grenade attack. Thornton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis, 42, of Saginaw, Mich., died August 24 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an M915A tractor and an M106A2 tanker trailer rolled over an embankment.  Staff Sgt Davis was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 660th Transportation Company, Zanesville, Ohio.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jacob R. Lugo, 21, of Flower Mound, Texas, died Aug. 24 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, 20, of Randolph, Mass., died Aug. 25 as result of enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq.  He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Charles L. Neeley, 19, of Mattoon, Ill., died Aug. 25 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge.  Neeley was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 454th Transportation Company, Columbus, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Marco D. Ross, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., died Aug. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy mortars attacked his camp.  Ross was assigned to the Army's 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz, 23, of Hellertown, Pa., died Aug. 26 from injuries received due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24, 24th MEU, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Luis A. Perez, 19, of Theresa, N.Y., died Aug. 27 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Perez was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pa.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Omead H. Razani, 19, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 27 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Razani was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

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he Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Airman 1st Class Carl L. Anderson Jr., 21, of Georgetown, S.C., died Aug. 29 as result of enemy action near Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, 26, of Glasgow, Mont., died Aug 30 in Khutayiah, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Holleyman was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nicholas M. Skinner, 20, of Davenport, Iowa, died Aug. 26 from injuries received due to enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq.  Skinner was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21, of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 27 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Aldrich was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 28 due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  Lopez was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joseph C. Thibodeaux, 24, of Lafayette, La., died Sept. 1 in Hawijah, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy attack. Thibodeaux was assigned to the Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Perez, 19, of Austin, Texas. Capt. Alan Rowe, 35, of Hagerman, Idaho. Both Marines died Sept 3 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Perez was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.  Rowe was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lieutenant Ronald Winchester, 25, of Rockville Center, N.Y., died Sept 3 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Winchester was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt, 23, of Tampa, Fla, died Sept 3 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Wilt was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Gary A. Vaillant, 41, of Trujillo, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 5 in Khalidiya, Iraq, when his tank ran over an improvised explosive device. Vaillant was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, 21, of Grand Island, Neb., was killed Sept. 4 when the area in which he was working was struck by enemy fire. Knott died of shrapnel wounds. Knott was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Port Hueneme, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael J. Allred, 22, of Hyde Park, Utah. Pfc. David P. Burridge, 19, of Lafayette, La. Lance Cpl. Derek L. Gardner, 20, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith, 21, of Page, Ariz. Lance Cpl. Joseph C. McCarthy, 21, of Concho, Calif. Cpl. Mick R. Nygardbekowsky, 21, of Concord, Calif. Lance Cpl. Lamont N. Wilson, 20, of Lawton, Okla. The Marines died Sept. 6 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Lance Cpl. Gardner was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  The other Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Tomas Garces, 19, of Weslaco, Texas, died September 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device.  Garces was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1836th Transportation Company from Fort Bliss, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Devin J. Grella, 21, of Medina, Ohio, died September 6 in Iraq, after an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle.  Grella was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 706th Transportation Company from Mansfield, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. John J. Boria, 29, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sept. 6 from injuries he received in an all terrain vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar. Boria was assigned to the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Clarence Adams III, 28, of Richmond, Va., died Sept. 7 of injuries sustained on Sept. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Adams was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Charles R. Lamb, 23, of Casey, Ill. died Sept. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, during a mortar attack.  Lamb was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1544th Transportation Company, Paris, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison, 26, of Champaign, Ill. died Sept. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, during a mortar attack.  Morrison was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1544th Transportation Company, Paris, Ill. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom: 1st Lt. Timothy E. Price, 25, of Midlothian, Va., died September 7 when he came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Price was assigned to the Army’s 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Chad H. Drake, 23, of Garland, Texas, died Sept. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Drake was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ryan M. McCauley, 20, of Lewisville, Texas, died Sept. 5 in Baghdad when his patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. McCauley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Elvis Bourdon, 36, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Sept. 6 in Baghdad when his military vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades.  Bourdon was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. James D. Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville, Ind., died Sept. 8 in Baghdad when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Faulkner was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Yoe M. Aneiros, 20, of Newark, N.J., died Sept. 7 in Sadr City when his patrol vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. Aneiros was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Brandon M. Read, 21, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Sept. 6 in Qayyarah West, Iraq, when his convoy came under attack by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device.  Read was assigned to the 125th Transportation Company from Lexington, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee, 27, of Fairfax, Va., died Sept. 12 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Wetherbee was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter, 20, of San Angelo, Texas, died Sept. 12 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Poindexter was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, 25, of South St. Paul, Minn., died Sept. 11 near Iskandariayah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Cedergren was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason L. Sparks, 19, of Monroeville, Ohio, died Sept. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his platoon was engaged in direct fire.  Sparks was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael A. Martinez, 29, of Juan Diaz, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 8 in Baqubah, Iraq, when his military vehicle rolled over.  Martinez was assigned to the1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery from Bamberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, of Cypress, Calif., died Sept. 10 in Balad, Iraq, when his patrol was responding to indirect fire and an improvised explosive device exploded.  Daclan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division from Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown, 19, of Austin, Texas, died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. Michael J. Halal, 22, of Glendale, Ariz., died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy Jr., 31, of Lodi, Calif., died Sept.13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post.  Hagy was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Carl Thomas, 29, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post. Thomas was assigned to the  1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., 20, of Floresville, Texas, died Sept. 8 in Balad, Iraq, when improvised explosive devices detonated near his convoy.  DeLeon was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 644th Transportation Company, Beaumont, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both soldiers died Sept.13 in Taji, Iraq, when their military vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.  Both were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore. Killed were: Staff Sgt. David J. Weisenburg, 26, of Portland, Ore. Spc. Benjamin W. Isenberg, 27, of Sheridan, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Maj. Kevin M. Shea, 38, of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 14 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jacob H. Demand, 29, of Palouse, Wash., died Sept. 14 in Mosul, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces.  Demand was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Puckett, 19, of Mason, Texas, died Sept. 13 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Puckett was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown, 26, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sept. 14 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Brown was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Tongduchon City, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Adrian V. Soltau, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Sept. 13 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles, 20, of DuQuoin, Ill., died Sept. 15 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jaygee Meluat, 24, of Tamuning, Guam, died Sept. 13 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lieutenant Andrew K. Stern, 24, of Germantown, Tenn., died Sept. 16 from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Christopher S. Ebert, 21, of Mooresboro, N.C., died Sept. 17 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Ebert was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, 21, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Sept 16 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Rintamaki was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Gregory C. Howman, 28, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 15 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Howman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Sept. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their convoy vehicle.  Both were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Sgt. Thomas C. Rosenbaum, 25, of Hope, Ark. Pfc. James W. Price, 22, of Cleveland, Tenn.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Steven C. T. Cates, 22, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., died Sept. 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Cates was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joshua J. Henry, 21, of Avonmore, Pa., died Sept. 20 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire in Sharqat, Iraq.  Henry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Sept. 20, in Shkin, Afghanistan, when their patrol vehicle was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.  Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Robert S. Goodwin, 35, of Albany, Ga. Staff Sgt. Tony B. Olaes, 30, of Walhalla, S.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Wesley R. Wells, 21, of Libertyville, Ill., died Sept.20, in Naka, Afghanistan, when his observation post was fired on by anti-coalition militia forces.  Wells was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Foster L. Harrington, 31, of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Sept. 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Harrington was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Mobile, Ala.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Sept.19 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 16 when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house. Adams was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nathan E. Stahl, 20, of Highland, Ind., died Sept. 21 in Iraq, when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device.  Stahl was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Adam J. Harris, 21, of Abilene, Texas, died Sept. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, when he was shot by a sniper while on patrol. Harris was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith, 24, of Carterville, Ill., died Sept. 22 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Smith was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig, 33, of Fargo, N.D., died Sept. 22 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol.  Koenig was assigned to the Army National Guard's 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Skipper Soram, 23, of Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, died Sept. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated near his security post.  Soram was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles, 24, of Alameda, Calif. Sgt. Timothy Folmar, 21, of Sonora, Texas. Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, 20, of Suffolk, N.Y. 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Leduc, 28, of Pana, Ill. All four Marines died Sept. 24.   Boyles, Folmar, and Mateo were killed as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Leduc died as result of a non-combat vehicle accident in Rutbah, Iraq. Boyles and Mateo were assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Folmar was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Leduc was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David W. Johnson, 37, of Portland, Ore., died Sept. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Johnson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Cottage Grove, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Clifford L. Moxley, Jr., 51, of  New Castle, Penn., died Sept. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Moxley was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Berwick, Penn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert Oliver Unruh, 25, of Tucson, Ariz., died Sept. 25 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit. Unruh was assigned to the  44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Eric L. Allton, 34, of Houston, Texas, died Sept. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was struck by a mortar round.  Allton was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Joselito O. Villanueva, 36, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Sept. 27 in Balad, Iraq, when he was at an observation post and was shot by a sniper.  Villanueva was assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Kenneth L. Sickels, 20, of Apple Valley, Calif., died Sept. 27 due to a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Privince, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Gregory A. Cox, 21, of Carmichaels, Penn., died Sept. 27 in Balad, Iraq, when his military vehicle was unintentionally run off the road by a civilian vehicle causing it to rollover.  Cox was assigned to 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Tyler D. Prewitt, 22, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 28 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in Baqubah, Iraq, on September 24 when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle and exploded.  Prewitt was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb, 20, of Somerset, Ky., died Sept. 29 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained on September 28 when an improvised explosive device exploded near his military vehicle. Titcomb was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Alan L. Rogers, 49, of Kearns, Utah, died Sept. 29 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries.  Rogers was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, West Jordan, Utah.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Darren J. Cunningham, 40, of Groton, Mass., died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came under mortar attack.  Cunningham was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Rodney A. Jones, 21, of Philadelphia, Penn., died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded near his dismounted patrol.  Jones was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Allen Nolan, 38, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sept. 30 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained on Sept. 18 in Balad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and then came under small arms fire.  Nolan was assigned to the Army Reserve's 660th Transportation Company, Zanesville, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Mike A. Dennie, 31, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Sept. 29 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on Sept. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the driver of his military vehicle pulled off the road and lost control, causing it to roll over. Dennie was assigned to the 106th Finance Battalion from Kitzingen, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, 27, of Rome, N.Y., died Oct.1 in Samarra, Iraq, he was conducting combat operations and was shot by a sniper.  Uvanni was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Morrisonville, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jack T. Hennessy, 21, of Naperville, Ill., died October 1st in Baghdad, Iraq, when his check point came under small arms fire.  Hennessy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Russell L. Collier, 48, of Harrison, Ark., died October 3rd in Taji, Iraq. His unit was conducting traffic control operations when enemy forces attacked them using small arms fire.  Collier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery Regiment, Arkansas National Guard, Russellville, Ark.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher S. Potts, 38, of Tiverton, R.I., died Oct. 3 in Taji, Iraq, as his unit was conducting traffic control operations and enemy forces attacked them using small arms fire.  Potts was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, Providence, R.I.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. James L. Pettaway Jr., 37, of Baltimore, Md., died Oct. 3 in Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on Aug. 27 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Pettaway was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pa.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Richard L. Morgan Jr., 38, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Oct. 5 in Latfiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.  Morgan was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 660th Transportation Company, Cadiz, Ohio.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jessica L. Cawvey, 21, of Normal, Ill., died Oct. 6 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Cawvey was assigned to the Army’s National Guard’s 1544th Transportation Company, Paris, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Andrew W. Brown, 22, of Pleasant Mount, Penn., died October 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on October 1 when his patrol vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.  Brown was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry, Fort Polk, La. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael S. Voss, 35, of Aberdeen, N.C., died October 8 near Tikrit, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  Voss was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, Wilmington, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Andrew Halverson, 19, of Grant, Wis. died Oct 9 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   Halverson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. PV2 Jeungjin Na Kim, 23, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died October 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Kim was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division from Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. James E. Prevete, 22, of Whitestone, N.Y., died October 10 in Habbaniya, Iraq, when his military vehicle encountered whiteout conditions and the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle.  Prevete was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 2 Carson J. Ramsey, 22, of Winkelman, Ariz., died October 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Ramsey was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Morgen N. Jacobs, 20, of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Oct. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Aaliyah on Oct. 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle.  Jacobs was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Aaron J. Rusin, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., died Oct. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 10 when his military vehicle came under fire from enemy forces.  Rusin was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael L. Burbank, 34, of Bremerton, Wash., died Oct. 11 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle.  Burbank was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died October 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when two rockets impacted their camp.  Both were assigned to the Army’s Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne, 38, of Hollywood, Fla., Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe, 20, of Bismarck, N.D.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Oscar A. Martinez, 19, of North Lauderdale, Fla. Cpl. Ian T. Zook, 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Both Marines died Oct. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   Martinez was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Zook was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Christopher A. Merville, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., died October 12th in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came under enemy fire during combat operations.  Merville was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt, 22, of Calendonia, Wis., died on Oct. 12 due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  Wyatt was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Chicago, Ill. 2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, 27, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lance Cpl. Victor A. Gonzalez, 19, of Watsonville, Calif., died on Oct. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Ronald W. Baker, 34, of Cabot, Ark., died October 13th in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on October 7th in Taji, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle.  Baker was assigned to the 39th Support Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, Lonoke, Ark.

he Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died on October 14th, in Miam Do, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs, 28, of Mesa, Ariz. Spc. Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, 26, of Waipahu, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremy F. Regnier, 22, of Littleton, N.H., died October 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. Regnier was assigned to the Army’s 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm, 22, of Rochester, N.Y., died Oct. 15 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  Schramm was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Josiah H. Vandertulip, 21, of Irving, Texas, died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol came under enemy fire.  Vandertulip was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 2 David L. Waters, 19, of Auburn, Calif., died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.  Waters was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Oct. 13, in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle. Killed were: Lt. Col. Mark P. Phelan, 44, of Green Lane, Pa.  Phelan was assigned to the Army Reserve's 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, Morristown, Pa. Maj. Charles R. Soltes, Jr., 36, of Irvine, Calif.  Soltes was assigned to the Army Reserve's 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Alan J. Burgess, 24, of Landaff, N.H., died Oct. 15 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. Burgess was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Brigade, Woodsville, N.H.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol vehicle on Oct. 12.  The soldiers were assigned to the Army's 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Capt. Dennis L. Pintor, 30, of Lima, Ohio, died on Oct. 12. Spc. Michael S. Weger, 30, of Rochester, N.Y., died on Oct. 12. Spc. Jaime Moreno, 28, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died on Oct. 13 of injuries sustained on Oct. 12.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. William I. Salazar, 26, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 15 from wounds received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Salazar was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Oct. 14, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy. Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins, II, 31, of Cherry Fork, Ohio.  Hawkins was assigned to the Army's 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea. Spc. Bradley S. Beard, 22, of Chapel Hill, N.C.  Beard was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea. Pfc. Mark A. Barbret, 22, of Shelby Township, Mich.  Barbret was assigned to the Army's 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Oct. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their OH-58D helicopter apparently collided with another OH-58D helicopter and crashed.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii. Killed were: Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, of Bethlehem, Conn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died October 15 in Karabilah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.  Both were assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were: Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, of Phoenix, Ariz., Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, of Whatcom, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich, 21, of Mesa, Ariz., died Oct. 18 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Ehrlich was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. William M. Amundson Jr., 21, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Oct. 19 in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over.  Amundson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Douglas E. Bascom, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Oct. 20 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Bascom, a member of the Individual Ready Reserves, was mobilized and assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, 21, of Rogers, Ark., died Oct. 21 from injuries he received when an Air Force HH-60 helicopter aircraft crashed during a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21, of Charleston, S.C. died Oct. 22 at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Fla., from injuries as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Aug. 21.   Gadsden was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, of Saugus, Calif., died Oct 24 due a non-combat related vehicle accident near Abu Gharib, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, 46, of Homosassa, Fla., died Oct. 24 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he was participating in a 10-mile road march and collapsed. Boles was assigned to the Army National Guard's 171st Aviation Battalion, Brooksville, Fla.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Brian Oliveira, 22, of Raynham, Mass., died Oct. 25 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   Oliveira was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jerome Lemon, 42, of North Charleston, S.C., died Oct. 27 in Balad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Lemon was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1052nd Transportation Company, Kingstree, S.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Billy Gomez, 25, of Perris, Calif., died Oct.27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Oct. 20 in Naka, Afghanistan. Gomez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Battles Sr. 38, of San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.  Battles was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Stephen P. Downing II, 30, of Burkesville, Ky., died Oct. 28 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from small arms fire while conducting combat operations.  Downing was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, Camp Hovey, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow, 20, of Lemoore, Calif. Lance Cpl. Michael P. Scarborough, 28, of Washington, Ga. Both Marines died Oct. 30, due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Travis A. Fox, 25, of Cowpens, S.C. Cpl. Christopher J. Lapka, 22, of Peoria, Ariz. Both Marines died Oct 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Matthew D. Lynch, 25, of Jericho, N.Y., died Oct. 31 from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Lynch was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd II, 23, of Fairview, W.V. Sgt. Kelley L. Courtney, 28, of Macon, Ga. Pfc. Andrew G. Riedel, 19, of Northglenn, Colo. All three Marines died Oct 30, due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Byrd and Riedel were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Courtney was assigned to 3rd Intelligence Battalion, III MEF, Okinawa, Japan.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Segun Frederick Akintade, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Oct. 28 in Abd Allah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  Akintade was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y. Sgt. Maurice Keith Fortune, 25, of Forestville, Md., died Oct. 29 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Fortune was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, from Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. John Lukac, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. James C. Kearney, III, 22, of Emerson, Iowa, died Nov. 1 in Salerno, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained in Sharan, Afghanistan, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using rocket propelled grenades.  Kearney was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, Glenwood, Iowa.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Charles J. Webb, 22, of Hamilton, Ohio died Nov. 3 in the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated in Baghdad, Iraq.  Webb was assigned to the 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Bamberg, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, of Fresno, Calif. Lance Cpl. Jared P. Hubbard, 22, of Clovis, Calif. Both Marines died Nov. 4 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Cody L. Wentz, 21, of Williston, N. D., died November 4 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while on patrol.  Wentz was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 141st Engineer Battalion,Williston, N.D.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Justin R. Yoemans, 20, of Eufaula, Ala., died Nov. 6 at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV.  Yoemans was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Carlos M. Camacho-Rivera, 24, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, died Nov. 5 in the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day in Fallujah, Iraq, from a rocket blast.  Camacho-Rivera was assigned to the 368th Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, Fort Story, Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Sean M. Langley, 20, of Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 7 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Langley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Baker, 27, of West Seneca, N.Y., died November 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his security patrol.  Baker was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Nov. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained that same day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was conducting convoy operations.  Tran was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 181st Support Battalion, San Bernardino, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Nathaniel T. Hammond, 24, of Tulsa, Okla. Lance Cpl. Shane K. O’Donnell, 24, of DeForest, Wisc. Both Marines died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.   They were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Bryan L. Freeman, 31, of Lumberton, N.J., died November 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained earlier that day when he came under small arms fire while conducting a vehicle search.  Freeman was assigned to the 443rd Civil Affairs, Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Warwick, R.I.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam, 22, of Queens, N.Y., died Nov. 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died November 8 in Baghdad, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, Horton, Kan. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Wisdom, 39, of Atchison, Kan. Spc. Don A. Clary, 21, of Troy, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey, 22, of Boone, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill. Staff Sgt. David G. Ries, 29, of Clark, Wash., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Portland, Ore.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sgt. Steven E. Auchman, 37, of Waterloo, N.Y., died Nov. 9 from injuries received when multiple rocket propelled grenades struck his location in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Zapp, 20, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Robert P. Warns II, 23, of Waukesha, Wis., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Maj. Steven W. Faulkenburg, 45, of Huntingburg, Ind., died Nov. 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, when he came under small arms fire while conducting combat operations. Faulkenburg was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Lonny D. Wells, 29, of Vandergrift, Pa., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Juan E. Segura, 26, of Homestead, Fla., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell, 38, of West Bend, Wis., died November 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, when acting in an advisory support capacity and his Iraqi unit came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Cornell was assigned to the Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, Fraser, Mich.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. William C. James, 24, of Huntington Beach, Calif. Lance Cpl. Nicholas D. Larson, 19, of Wheaton, Ill. Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Wood, 19, of Kirkland, Wash. All three Marines died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. John B. Trotter, 25, of Marble Falls, Texas, died November 9 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was on patrol and his unit came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.   Trotter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Travis A. Babbitt, 24, of Uvalde, Texas, died November 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.  Babbitt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Russell L. Slay, 28, of Humble, Texas, died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Erick J. Hodges, 21, of Bay Point, Calif., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif

The Department of Defense announced today the death two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. David M. Caruso, 25, of Naperville, Ill., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 1st Lt. Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25, of Brinson, Ga., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Pickering, 20, of Marion, Ill., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Staff Sgt. Gene Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lance Cpl. Justin D. Reppuhn, 20, of Hemlock, Mich., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Abraham Simpson, 19, Chino, Calif., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Dennis J. Miller, Jr., 21, of La Salle, Mich., died Nov. 10 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit came under enemy attack and a rocket-propelled grenade struck his M1A1 Abrams tank.  Miller was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Peter J. Giannopoulos, 22, of Inverness, Ill., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill. Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez II, 21, of Miami, Fla., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Thomas K. Doerflinger, 20, of Silver Spring, Md., died Nov. 11 in Mosul, Iraq, when his unit received small arms fire while conducting combat operations.  Doerflinger was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael C. Ottolini, 45, of Sebastopol, Calif., died Nov. 10 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV.  Ottolini was assigned to the Army National Guard's 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Joshua D. Palmer, 24, of Blandinsville, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, headquartered in Portland, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Sean P. Huey, 28, of Fredericktown, Pa., died Nov. 11 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.  Huey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Theodore A. Bowling, 25, of Casselberry, Fla., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer Third Class Julian Woods, 22, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Nov. 10 as a result of hostile fire in Fallujah, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Marine Division Detachment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Theodore S. Holder II, 27, of Littleton, Colo., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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 The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. James P. Blecksmith, 24, of San Marino, Calif. Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Burns, 20, of Laramie, Wyo. Both Marines died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Blecksmith was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Burns was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jarrod L. Maher, 21, of Imogene, Iowa, died Nov. 12 as result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Abu Ghraib, Iraq.   Maher was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Maher’s death is under investigation. Sgt. Morgan W. Strader, 23, of Croosville, Ind., died Nov 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  Strader was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Howard, Ohio, died Nov. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Anderson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Cpl. Brian P. Prening, 24, of Sheboygan, Wis., died Nov 12 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  Prening was assigned to Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell, 38, of West Bend, Wis., died Nov. 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his unit was conducting house-to-house combat operations and they were attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades.  Cornell was assigned to the Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 339th Regiment, 7th Brigade, 84th Division, Fraser, Mich. Maj. Horst G. Moore, 38, of San Antonio, Texas, died Nov. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy mortar rounds detonated within his unit living area.  Moore was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BrigadeCombat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. 1st Lt. Edward D. Iwan, 28, of Albion, Neb., died Nov. 12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  Iwan was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Sgt. Jonathan B. Shields, 25, of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov.12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when he was accidentally struck by a tank.  Shields was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Spc. Raymond L. White, 22, of Elwood, Ind., died Nov. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire.  White was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. David M. Branning, 21, of Cockesville, Md. Lance Cpl. Brian A. Medina, 20, of Woodbridge, Va. Both Marines died Nov. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Wesley J. Canning, 21, of Friendswood, Texas, died Nov. 10 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Canning was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Nov. 12 in a vehicle incident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Anderson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. James C. Matteson, 23, of Celoron, N.Y., died Nov. 12 in Fallujah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  Matteson was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, 23, of Monroe, Conn., died Nov. 13 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Dempsey was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Justin M. Ellsworth, 20, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., died Nov. 13 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Ellsworth was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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he Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Byron W. Norwood, 25, of Pflugerville, Texas, died Nov. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  Norwood was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jose A. Velez, 23, of Lubbock, Texas, died Nov. 13 in Fallujah, Iraq, while clearing an enemy strongpoint when his unit came under fire. Velez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Benjamin S. Bryan, 23, of Lumberton, N.C. Lance Cpl. Victor R. Lu, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif. Lance Cpl. Justin D. McLeese, 19, of Covington, La. All three Marines died Nov. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Bryan and McLeese were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Lu was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Sean P. Sims, 32, of El Paso, Texas, died Nov. 13 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his unit received small arms fire while clearing a building.  Sims was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Nicholas L. Ziolkowski, 22, of Towson, Md.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dale A. Burger Jr., 21, of Port Deposit, Md. Cpl. Andres H. Perez, 21, of Santa Cruz, Calif. Both Marines died Nov. 14 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They both were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Shane E. Kielion, 23, of La Vista, Neb., died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeramy A. Ailes, 22, of Gilroy, Calif. Lance Cpl. Travis R. Desiato, 19, of Bedford, Mass. Lance Cpl. George J. Payton, 20, of Culver City, Calif. Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25, of San Diego, Calif. Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, 25, of Gloucester, N.J. Lance Cpl. James E. Swain, 20, of Kokomo, Ind. Payton died Nov. 14.  The other five Marines died Nov. 15.  All died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Payton was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Swain was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Ailes was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Ryan was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Desiato was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.   Peralta was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Patrick Marc M. Rapicault, 34, of St. Augustine, Fla. Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Smith, 22, of Orlando, Fla. Both Marines died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Rapicault was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Smith was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt, 20, of Green Bay, Wis., died Nov. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the driver of his military vehicle accidentally struck another vehicle. Hunt was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Cole W. Larsen, 19, of Canyon Country, Calif., died Nov. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle causing it to roll over.  Larsen was assigned to the  272nd Military Police Company, 21st Theater Support Command, Mannheim, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Luke C. Wullenwaber, 24, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Nov. 16 in Khaladiyah, Iraq, when he was conducting a security mission and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Wullenwaber was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Marshall H. Caddy, 27, of Nags Head, N.C., died Nov. 16 in Khaladiyah, Iraq, when his military vehicle struck another military vehicle.  Caddy was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia, 21, of Santa Clarita, Calif., died Nov. 16 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy. Flores-Mejia was assigned to the 25th Transportation Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Spc. Daniel James McConnell, 27, of Duluth, Minn., died Nov. 16 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when he was involved in a vehicle accident.  McConnell was assigned to the 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher T. Heflin, 26, of Paducah, Ky. Lance Cpl. Louis W. Qualls, 20, of Temple, Texas. Both Marines died Nov. 16 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Heflin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Qualls was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Grand Prairie, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Catalin D. Dima, 36, of White Lake, N.Y., died Nov. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy mortar fire landed near his position.  Dima was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Luis A. Figueroa, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Nov. 18 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael W. Hanks, 22, of Gregory, Mich., died Nov. 17, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Dimitrios Gavriel, 29, of New York, N.Y. Lance Cpl. Phillip G. West, 19, of American Canyon, Calf. Both Marines died Nov. 19, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Gavriel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. West was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jack Bryant Jr., 23, of Dale City, Va., died Nov. 20 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military convoy followed by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade attack.  Bryant was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Fire Support Team (1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division), Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Bradley T. Arms, 20, of Charlottesville, Va. Lance Cpl. Demarkus D. Brown, 22, of Martinsville, Va. Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz. Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia, 22, of Santa Maria, Calif. Lance Cpl. Joseph T. Welke, 20, of Rapid City, S.D. Arms and Brown died Nov. 19, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Downey died Nov. 19 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov. 11 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Heredia died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 10 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   Welke died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on Nov 19 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Arms was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Baltimore, Md.  Brown was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Downey was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  Heredia was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Welke was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Michael C. O’Neill, 22, of Mansfield, Ohio, died November 21 in Landstuhl, Germany, of accidental injuries sustained on November 17 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, during preparations for combat operations.  O’Neill was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Michael R. Cohen, 23, of Jacobus, Pa., died Nov. 22 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Blain M. Ebert, 22, of Washtucna, Wash., died Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces engaged his unit with small arms fire.  Ebert was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David L. Roustum, 22, of West Seneca, N.Y., died Nov. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his up-armored HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Roustum was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Tonawanda, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Joseph M. Nolan, 27, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Nov. 18 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his up-armored HMMWV.  Nolan was assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died on November 24 in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Cpl. Dale E. Fracker, Jr., 23, of Apple Valley, Calif. Cpl. Jacob R. Fleischer, 25, of St. Louis, Mo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.        Sgt. Benjamin C. Edinger, 24, of Green Bay, Wisc., died Nov. 23, at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Nov 14. He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ryan J. Cantafio, 22, of Beaver Dam, Wisc., died Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Andar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Brian K. Grant, 31, of Dallas, Texas, died Nov. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Grant was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Harrison J. Meyer, 20, of Worthington, Ohio, died Nov. 26 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Meyer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann, 21, of Napa, Calif. Lance Cpl. Bradley M. Faircloth, 20, of Mobile, Ala. Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Holmes, 20, of White River Junction, Vt. Lance Cpl. David B. Houck, 25, of Winston Salem, N.C. Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Lucero, 19, of Tucson, Ariz. Sgt. Nicholas S. Nolte, 25, of Falls City, Neb. Nolte died Nov. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md., from injuries received Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Holmes died Nov. 25, Faircloth and Houck died Nov. 26, and Bosselmann and Lucero died Nov. 27, all as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Bosselmann, Faircloth, Holmes and Houck were assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Lucero was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Nolte was assigned to 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Nov. 28 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when their unit was conducting a dismounted patrol and they encountered enemy forces using small arms fire.  Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Michael B. Shackelford, 25, of Grand Junction, Colo. Sgt. Carl W. Lee, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jordan D. Winkler, 19, of Tulsa, Okla, died Nov 26 due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.  He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Trinidad R. Martinezluis, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Nov. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq, when his 5-ton vehicle rolled over and pinned him underwater. Martinezluis was assigned to the Army’s 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremy E. Christensen, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Nov. 27 in Ad Duilayah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle.  Christensen was assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Adam R. Brooks, 20, of Manchester, N.H. Lance Cpl. Charles A. Hanson Jr., 22, of Panacea, Fla. Both Marines died Nov. 28 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Stephen C. Benish, 20, of Clark, N.J., died Nov. 28 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he received enemy fire while on a dismounted patrol.  Benish was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Gentian Marku, 22, of Warren, Mich., died Nov. 25 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Blake A. Magaoay, 20, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died Nov. 29 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Nov. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.  Both were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y. Killed were: Sgt. Christian P. Engeldrum, 39, of Bronx, N.Y. Pfc. Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29, of Baldwin, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Nov. 27 in Bamian, Afghanistan, when their contract aircraft crashed.  All were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Killed were: Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon, 41, of Connecticut. Chief Warrant Officer Travis W. Grogan, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va. Spc. Harley D. R. Miller, 21, of Spokane, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Sergio R. Diazvarela, 21, of Lomita, Calif., died Nov. 24 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.  Diazvarela was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Nov. 30 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle.  Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Sgt. Pablo A. Calderon, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Sgt. Jose Guereca, Jr., 24, of Missouri City, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, 36, of Falls Church, Va., died Dec. 1 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries received Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl Zachary A. Kolda, 23, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Dec. 1 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserves’ 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Houston, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Daryl A. Davis, 20, of Orlando, Fla., died Nov. 29 in Iraq when his HMWWV was involved in a traffic accident.  Davis was assigned to the Army National Guard's 144th Transportation Company, Marianna, Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Erik W. Hayes, 24, of Cascade, Md., died Nov. 29 in Al Miqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Hayes was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David M. Fisher, 21, of Green Island, N.Y., died Dec. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and the HMWWV in which he was riding rolled over.  Fisher was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment, Newburgh, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Isaac E. Diaz, 26, of Rio Hondo, Texas, died Dec. 1 in Sharona, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle rolled over.  Diaz was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Bryan S. Wilson, 22, of Otterbein, Ind., died Dec. 1 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. George D. Harrison, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., died December 2 in Mosul, Iraq, when his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Harrison was assigned to the 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion (Provisional), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. David P. Mahlenbrock, 20, of Maple Shade, N.J., died Dec. 3 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when he was clearing a route and an improvised explosive device detonated.  Mahlenbrock was assigned to the 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Binh N. Le, 20, of Alexandria, Va. Cpl. Matthew A. Wyatt, 21, of Millstadt, Ill. Both Marines died Dec. 3 from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when their Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations.  Both were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, 23, of Pago Pago, American Samoa. Sgt. David A. Mitts, 24, of Hammond, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry, 38, of Bronx, New York, died Dec. 3 in Taji, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.  Irizarry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Cari A. Gasiewicz, 28, of Depew, N.Y., died Dec. 4 in Baqubah, Iraq, when two improvised explosive devices detonated near her convoy.  Gasiewicz was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael L. Boatright, 24, of Whitesboro, Texas died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was struck by an improvised explosive device. Boatright was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Kyle A. Eggers, 27, of Euless, Texas, died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Eggers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Joseph O. Behnke, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was in a vehicle accident. Behnke was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment, Brooklyn, New York.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Andrew M. Ward, 25, of Kirkland, Wash., died Dec. 5 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Ward was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. In C. Kim, 23, of Warren, Mich., died Dec. 7 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Mark N. Stubenhofer, 30, of Springfield, Va., died Dec. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting dismounted operations and was attacked by small arms fire.   Stubenhofer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Todd C. Gibbs, 37, of Angelina, Texas, died Dec. 7 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was on a dismounted patrol.   Gibbs was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Arthur C. Williams, IV, 31, of Edgewater, Fla., died Dec. 8 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a dismounted patrol and was attacked by small arms fire.  Williams was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Kyle J. Renehan, 21, of Oxford, Pa., died Dec. 9 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from injuries received on Nov. 29 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Christopher S. Adlesperger, 20, of Albuquerque, N.M. died Dec. 9 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Adlesperger was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died December 9 in Mosul, Iraq after being involved in an Apache helicopter accident.  Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Columbia, S.C. Killed were: 1st Lt. Andrew C. Shields, 25, of Campobello, S.C. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Leach, 39, of Rock Hill, S.C. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert W. Hoyt, 21, of Ashford, Conn., died Dec. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting convoy operations. Hoyt was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Bristol, Conn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.  Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III, 28, of Goshen, Ind. Spc. Edwin W. Roodhouse, 36, of San Jose, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Melvin L. Blazer, 38, of Moore, Okla. Lance Cpl. Hilario F. Lopez, 22, of Ingleside, Texas. Lance Cpl. Gregory P. Rund, 21, of Littleton, Colo. Rund died Dec. 11 and Blazer and Lopez died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  All three were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Joshua A. Ramsey, 19, from Defiance, Ohio, died Dec. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.  Ramsey was assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk, 24, of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Brent T. Vroman, 21, of Oshkosh, Wis., died Dec. 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Blanton, 23, of Fayetteville, Ga., died Dec. 12 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Dickinson, 25, of Pasco, Fla., died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Tina S. Time, 22, from Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 13 near Cedar, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident.  Time was assigned to the Army Reserve's 208th Transportation Company, Tucson, Ariz.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, 21, of Modesto, Calif., died Dec. 14 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Victor A. Martinez, 21, from Bronx, N.Y., died Dec. 14 south of Baghdad, Iraq, from a gunshot wound.  Martinez was assigned to the 364th Supply Company, 264th Corps Support Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, died Dec. 16 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Dec. 19 in Shuaybah, Kuwait, when a vehicle struck them.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 180th Transportation Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Donald B. Farmer, 33, of Zion, Ill. Sgt. Berry K. Meza, 23, of League City, Texas.

Builder Chief Petty Officer Joel E. Baldwin, 37, was among the 22 people killed in an explosion in Mosul, Iraq on Tuesday. Baldwin was from the Republic of Panama and was a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7. He was a 15-year veteran who had been with NMCB 7, homeported in Gulfport, since 2003.

[Civilian Tony Stramiello, Jr., 61, of Astoria, Ore., was among the Americans killed in the attack at a U.S. military base in Iraq, officials said Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004. Stramiello was working as a carpenter foreman for Halliburton Co.]

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, 21, of Lena, Ill., died Dec. 21 due to injuries received in a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Petsche was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of thirteen soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Dec. 21 in Mosul, Iraq, when their dining facility was attacked.  Killed were:

Capt. William W. Jacobsen Jr., 31, of Charlotte, N.C.  Jacobsen was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Maj. Robert D. O'Dell, 38, of Manassas, Va.  O'Dell was assigned to the United States Army Intelligence & Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Sgt. 1st Class Paul D. Karpowich, 30, of Bridgeport, Pa.  Karpowich was assigned to the Army Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 390th Infantry Regiment, Webster, N.Y.

Staff Sgt. Julian S. Melo, 47, of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Melo was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Darren D. VanKomen, 33, of Bluefield, W.Va.  VanKomen was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson, 23, of Castro Valley, Calif.  Johnson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr., 47, of Freedom, Maine.  Poulin was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine.

Spc. Jonathan Castro, 21, of Corona, Calif.  Castro was assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Thomas J. Dostie, 20, of Sommerville, Maine.  Dostie was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Portland, Maine.

Spc. Cory M. Hewitt, 26, of Stewart, Tenn.  Hewitt was assigned to the 705th Ordnance Company, Fort Polk, La.

Spc. Nicholas C. Mason, 20, of King George, Va.  Mason was assigned to the Army National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Va.

Spc. David A. Ruhren, 20, of Stafford, Va.  Ruhren was assigned to the Army National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Va.

Pfc. Lionel Ayro, 22, of Jeanerette, La.  Ayro was assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett, 32, of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Barnett was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th Armor Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Shreveport, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chief Joel Egan Baldwin, 37, of Arlington, Va., died in Mosul, Iraq on Dec. 21, when the dining facility was attacked. Baldwin was assigned to Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 77, Gulfport, Miss.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Eric Hillenburg, 21, of Marion, Ind. Lance Cpl. James R. Phillips, 21, of Hillsboro, Fla. Cpl. Raleigh C. Smith, 21, of Lincoln, Mont. All three Marines died Dec. 23 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Todd D. Olson, 36, from Loyal, Wis., died Dec. 27 in the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq from wounds sustained in Samarra, Iraq on Dec. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated. Olson was assigned to the National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, Neillsville, Wis.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jose A. Rivera-Serrano, 26, from Mayaquez, Puerto Rico, died Dec. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Rivera-Serrano was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jason A. Lehto, 31, of Mount Clemens, Mich., died Dec. 28 in a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Lehto was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr., 22, of Anaheim, Calf., died Dec. 28 of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq.  Briones was assigned to 1st Marine Division Detachment, Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Nathaniel J. Nyren, 31, from Reston, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 28, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle.  Nyren was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Oscar Sanchez, 19, from Modesto, Calif., died Dec. 29 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck his observation post.  Sanchez was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Craig L. Nelson, 21, from Bossier City, La., died Dec. 29 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained Dec. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Nelson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 156th Armor Regiment, Shreveport, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Brian P. Parrello, 19, of West Milford, N.J. Lance Cpl. Jason E. Smith, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz. Smith died Dec. 31, and Parrello died Jan. 1, both as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Smith was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.   Parrello was assigned to Small Craft Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeff LeBrun, 21, from Buffalo, N.Y., died Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq,

when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.  LeBrun was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Damien T. Ficek, 26, from Pullman, Wash., died Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Ficek was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Spokane, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz, 47, of Aquada, Puerto Rico, died Jan. 2 in Shindand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained Jan. 1 when his patrol encountered enemy fire.  Munoz was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jeremy R. Wright, 31, of Shelbyville, Ind., died Jan. 3 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.  Wright was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Thomas E. Houser, 22, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died Jan. 3 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  A review of records revealed the omission of news releases for these soldiers.

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Staff Sgt. Robert K. McGee, 38, of Martinsville, Va., died June 30, in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, of non-combat related injuries.  McGee was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey, 53, of Oak Hill, W.V., was medically evacuated from Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23 for treatment of a non-combat related illness.  He died Nov. 7 in Beaver, W.V.  McVey was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 706th Transportation Company, Kenton, Ohio. Sgt. Foster Pinkston, 47, of Warrenton, Ga., died Sept. 16, in Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., from a non-combat related illness. Pinkston was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. Cory R. Depew, 21, of Beech Grove, Ind., died Jan. 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when his Stryker military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Depew was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Julio C. CisnerosAlvarez, 22, of Pharr, Texas, died Jan. 6 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Bennie J. Washington, 25, of Atlanta, Ga., died Jan. 4 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained Oct. 14 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Washington was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Zachariah S. Davis, 25, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., died Jan. 6 as result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Jan. 4 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive devise detonated near their military vehicle. Killed were: Spc. Jimmy D. Buie, 44, of Floral, Ark.  Buie was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fordyce, Ark. Spc. Jeremy W. McHalffey, 28, of Mabelvale, Ark.  McHalffey was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade, Little Rock, Ark. Spc. Joshua S. Marcum, 33, of Evening Shade, Ark.  Marcum was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Camden, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Curtis L. Wooten III, 20, of Spanaway, Wash., died Jan. 4 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Wooten was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died January 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their Bradley fighting vehicle. All six were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. A seventh Soldier was also killed in the incident but the information will be released separately based upon next of kin notification policies. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux, 34, of Raceland, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. Sgt. Christopher J. Babin, 27, of Houma, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. Spc. Bradley J. Bergeron, 25, of Houma, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. Spc. Huey P. L. Fassbender, 24, of LaPlace, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. Spc. Armand L. Frickey, 20, Houma, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. Spc. Warren A. Murphy, 29, of Marrero, La., was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, La. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Kenneth G. Vonronn, 20, of Bloomingburg, N.Y., died January 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, with six of his fellow Soldiers when an improvised explosive device struck their Bradley fighting vehicle.   Vonronn was assigned to the Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, New York, N.Y.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Daniel F. Guastaferro, 27, of Las Vegas, Nev., died January 7 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle left the road and went into a canal. Guastaferro was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Casey, Korea. 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Dwayne J. McFarlane Jr., 20, of Cass Lake, Minn., died Jan. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device.  McFarlane was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), from Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Joseph E. Fite, 23, of Round Rock, Texas, died Jan. 9 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Austin, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit their military vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade, Lake Charles, La. Killed were: Staff Sgt. William F. Manuel, 34, of Kinder, La. Sgt. Robert W. Sweeney III, 22, of Pineville, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael J. Smith, 24, of Media, Penn., died Jan. 11 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.  Smith was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Brian A. Mack, 36, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Jan. 13 in Mosul, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Mack was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Matthew W. Holloway, 21, of Fulton, Texas. Lance Cpl. Juan R. Rodriguez Velasco, 23, of El Cenizo, Texas. Both Marines died Jan. 13 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Both Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker, 19, of Forestburg, S.D., died Jan. 13 in Mosul, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Becker was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Nathaniel T. Swindell, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., died Jan. 15 in Mosul, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury.  Swindell was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jayton D. Patterson, 26, of Sedley, Va., died Jan. 15 as result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Paul C. Holter III, 21, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Jan. 14, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Ramadi, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dead are: Pfc. Francis C. Obaji, 21, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Jan. 17 in the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident Jan. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Obaji was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y. Spc. Alain L. Kamolvathin, 21, of Blairstown, N.J., died Jan. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident.  Kamolvathin was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dead are: Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33, of New Haven, Conn., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.   Vitagliano was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. Pfc. George R. Geer, 27, of Cortez, Colo., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.  Geer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jesus Fonseca, 19, of Marietta, Ga., died Jan. 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.  Fonseca was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Christopher J. Sullivan, 29, of Princeton, Mass., died Jan. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his parked vehicle.  Sullivan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who as supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Kyle W. Childress, 29, of Terre Haute, Ind., died Jan. 21 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds received in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Childress was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Joe F. Lusk II, 25, of Reedley, Calif., died Jan. 21 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries.  Lusk was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, 27, of Hawaii, died Jan. 22 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds received when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Hoe was assigned to the Army’s 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jose C. Rangel, 43, of Saratoga, Calif., died Jan. 23 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Rangel was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot, Fresno, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Leonard W. Adams, 42, of Mooresville, N.C., died Jan. 24 in Camp Bucca, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Adams was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 105th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Asheville, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Brett D. Swank, of Northumberland, Pa., died Jan. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. Swank was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. William S. Kinzer Jr., 27, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Jan. 26 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a rocket propelled grenade hit his patrol. Kinzer was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jonathan W. Bowling, 23, of Patrick, Va. Lance Cpl. Karl R. Linn, 20, of Chesterfield, Va. Cpl. Christopher L. Weaver, 24, of Fredericksburg, Va. Bowling and Linn died Jan. 26 of wounds received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Weaver died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. All Marines were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, of Ventura, Calif., died Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. House was assigned to Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii, Marine Corps Units Detachment, Pearl Harbor.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jesse W. Strong, 24, of Irasburg, Vt., died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Strong was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 16 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Capt. Lyle L. Gordon, 30, of Midlothian, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper, 21, of Wynne, Ark.

Lance Cpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi Jr., 24, of Fort Worth, Texas.

Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, of Gloucester, N.J.

Staff Sgt. Dexter S. Kimble, 30, of Houston, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Allan Klein, 34, of Clinton Township, Mich.

Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, of Roseburg, Ore.

Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, of San Diego, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Rhonald D. Rairdan, 20, of San Antonio, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos, 20, of Aurora, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, of Hampton, Va.

1stLt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, of Vallejo, Calif.

Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, of West Valley, Utah.

Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Spence, 24, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Alaniz, Gordon, and Kimble were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of 11 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyo.

Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, of Huron, Ohio.

1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, of Granville, Mass.

Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, of Hillsborough, N.H.

Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, of Montgomery, Ohio.

Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, of Northampton, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Tony L. Hernandez, 22, of Canyon Lake, Texas.

Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, of Champaign, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, of Orange, Fla.

Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, Iowa.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, of Baltimore, Md.

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Hernandez was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, of Covina, Calif. Lance Cpl. Fred L. Maciel, 20, of Spring, Texas. Both died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq.  They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Kevin M. Luna, 26, of Oxnard, Calif., died Jan. 27 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. Luna was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Taylor J. Burk, 21, of Amarillo, Texas, died Jan. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. Burk was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jonathan S. Beatty, 22, of Streator, Ill., died Jan. 27 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq.  Beatty was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., 31, of Weymouth, Mass., died Jan. 28 due to a non-hostile related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, of Brooklyn, Ohio, died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Knight was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers died Jan. 24 in Mohammed Sacran, Iraq, when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned. They were assigned to the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Dead are: Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Stevens, 26, of Sacramento, Calif. Sgt. Michael C. Carlson, 22, of St. Paul, Minn. Sgt. Javier Marin Jr., 29, of Mission, Texas. Spc. Viktar V. Yolkin, 24, of Spring Branch, Texas. Pfc. Jesus A. Leon-Perez, 20, of Houston, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Cmdr Keith E. Taylor, 47, of Irvine, Calif., died Jan. 29, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Taylor was assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Iraq Detachment.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Mickey E. Zaun, 27, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained in a collision between two armored vehicles. Zaun was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The Soldiers died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, in a helicopter accident.  Both were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. They are: Capt. Orlando A. Bonilla, 27, of Killeen, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer Charles S. Jones, 34, of Lawtey, Fla.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Cmdr. Edward E. Jack, 51, of Detroit, Mich., died Jan. 29, of a non-combat related incident aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.  Jack was assigned to Commander, Destroyer Squadron Seven, home ported in San Diego, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. James H. Miller IV, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Jan. 30 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  Miller was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Stephen A. Castellano, 21, of Long Beach, Calif., died Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury.  Castellano was assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Lindsey T. James, 23, of Urbana, Mo., died Jan. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.  James was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck a nearby vehicle.  All were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New Roads, La. The soldiers are: Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Reed, 25, of Opelousa, La. Spc. Michael S. Evans II, 22, Marrero, La. Spc. Christopher J. Ramsey, 20, of Batchelor, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Jason C. Redifer, 19, of Stuarts Draft, Va. Lance Cpl. Harry R. Swain IV, 21, of Cumberland, N.J. Cpl. Christopher E. Zimny, 27, of Cook, Ill. All three Marines died Jan. 31 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq.  They were all assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Joseph E.Rodriguez, 25 of Las Cruces, N.M., died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his armored vehicle. Rodriguez was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Nazario Serrano, 20, of Irving, Texas, died Jan. 30 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  Serrano was assigned to the Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Lyle W. Rymer II, 24, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was shot by enemy forces.   Rymer was assigned to the Army National Guard's 239th Engineer Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, Booneville, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Department of the Army Civilian who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Barbara Heald, 60, of Stanford, Conn., died Jan.29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when the Republic National Palace was hit by a mortar round.  Heald worked for the Project and Contracting Office - Finance.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert T. Hendrickson, 24, from Broken Bow, Okla., died Feb. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his military vehicle overturned. Hendrickson was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Stephen R. Sherman, 27, from Neptune, N.J., died Feb. 3 in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  Sherman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the deat of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Mark C. Warren, 44, from LaGrande, Ore., died January 31 at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq from non-combat related injuries.  Warren was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 116th Armor Cavalry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team (Forward), LaGrande, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Maher, 19, of Grays Lake, Ill., died Feb. 2 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Travis M. Wichlacz, 22, of West Bend, Wis., died Feb. 5 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Richard C. Clifton, 19, of Milford, Del., died Feb. 3 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremy O. Allmon, 22, of Cleburne, Texas, died Feb. 6 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Allmon was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Steven G. Bayow, 42, from Colonia Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, died February 4 in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  Bayow was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Sgt. Daniel Torres, 23, from Fort Worth, Texas, died February 4 in Bayjii, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Torres was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Sean L. Brock, 29, of Redondo Beach, Calif., died Feb. 2 from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Richard M. Crane, 25, of Independence, Mo., died Feb. 8, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries.  Crane was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 325th Field Hospital, Independence, Mo.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Zachary R. Wobler, 24, of Ottowa, Ohio, died Feb. 6 in Mosul, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. Wobler was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Jessica M. Housby, 23, of Rock Island, Ill., died Feb. 9 in Route Golden, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy.  Housby was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1644th Transportation Company, Rock Falls, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeffrey S. Henthorn, 25, of Choctaw, Okla., died Feb. 8 in Balad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.  Henthorn was assigned to the 24th Transportation Company, Fort Riley, Kan.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. William T. Robbins, 31, of North Little Rock, Ark., died Feb. 10 in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.  Robbins was assigned to the Army National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade, Little Rock, Ark. 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert A. McNail, 30, of Meridian, Miss., died Feb. 11 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his HMMVW struck another military vehicle.  McNail was assigned to the Army National Guard's 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Quitman, Miss.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Kristopher L. Shepherd, 26, of Lynchburg, Va., died Feb. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated during clearing operations.  Shepherd was assigned to the 767th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ray Rangel, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 13 while performing a canal rescue mission in Balad, Iraq. Rangel was assigned to the 7th Civil Engineering Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Richard A. Perez Jr., 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Feb. 10 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Las Vegas, Nev.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers died Feb. 13 in Balad, Iraq, when the vehicle they were riding in overturned. All were assigned to the Army's 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The incident is under investigation. The soldiers are: Sgt. Chad W. Lake, 26, of Ocala, Fla. Sgt. Rene Knox, Jr., 22, of New Orleans, La. Spc. Dakotah L. Gooding, 21, of Des Moines, Iowa.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class David J. Salie, 34, of Columbus, Ga., died February 14 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Salie was assigned to the Army's 2d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. David J.Brangman, 20, of Lake Worth, Fla., died February 13 in Uvanni, Iraq, when a mortar round struck his vehicle.  Brangman was assigned to the Army's 3d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Adam J. Plumondore, 22, of Gresham, Ore., died February 16 in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Plumondore was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Justin B. Carter, 21, of Mansfield, Mo., died Feb. 16 in Forward Operating Base McKenzie, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.  Carter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, 20, of Elmsford, N.Y., died Feb. 15 in Al Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire.  Arciola was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson, 32, of Orangeburg, S.C., died Feb. 16 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident. Bell-Johnson was assigned to the Army's 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Frank B. Hernandez, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Feb. 17 in Tal Afar, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Hernandez was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jason R. Hendrix, 28, of Claremore, Okla., died Feb.16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an explosion occurred while he was conducting combat operations. Hendrix was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher M. Pusateri, 21, of Corning, N.Y., died Feb.16 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy forces using small arms fire. Pusateri was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb.16 in Forward Operating Base Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing their vehicle to roll over.  The Soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), McComb, Miss. The soldiers are Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey, 34, and Spc. Joseph A. Rahaim, 22, both of Magnolia, Miss.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Carlos J. Gil, 30, of Orlando, Fla., died Feb. 18, in Humaniyuh, Iraq from injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device detonation. Gil was assigned to the 377th Transportation Company, 181st Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Clinton R. Gertson, 26, of Houston, Texas, died 19 Feb. in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy forces small arms fire. Gertson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Adam Malson, 23, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. Malson was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Seth R. Trahan, 20, died Feb. 19, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. Trahan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3d Battalion,   156th Infantry Regiment, Crowley, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke, 21, of Tinley Park, Ill., died Feb. 19 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cmdr Adrian B. Szwec, 43, of Chicago, Ill., died April 12, 2004, of a non-combat related incident.  Szwec was assigned to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [Yes, April 12, 2004.]

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. John T. Olson, 21, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., died Feb. 21 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston, 32, of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 22 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Austin, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as they were exiting their military vehicle after it had rolled over.  The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division, Montevideo, Minn. The soldiers are: 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman, 24, of Tracy, Minn. Staff Sgt. David F. Day, 25, of Saint Louis Park, Minn. Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka, 24, of Alexandria, Minn.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jacob C. Palmatier, 29, of Springfield, Ill., died Feb. 24 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Palmatier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham, 23, of Lincoln, Ill., died Feb. 24 in Camp Wilson, Iraq, when a second improvised explosive device detonated while he was responding to a first device.  Gresham was assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 79th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier, 26, of Ruston, La., died Feb. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on foot patrol. Olivier was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Pineville, La.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney, 28, of Waterloo, Iowa, died February 23 in Tuz, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Steffeney was assigned to the 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 25 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were on dismounted patrol. Killed were: Spc. Adam N. Brewer, 22, of Dewey, Okla. Spc. Jason L. Moski, 24, of Blackville, S.C. Spc. Colby M. Farnan, 22, of Weston, Mo. Brewer was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Moski and Farnan were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kan.

 

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Nowacki, 24, of South Euclid, Ohio, died Feb. 26 from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Erie, Pa.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Feb. 26 in Abertha, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were on patrol.   Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The Soldiers are: Pfc. Min S. Choi, 21, of River Vale, N.J. Pvt. Landon S. Giles, 19, of Indiana, Penn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Alexander B. Crackel, 31, of Wilstead Bedford, United Kingdom, died Feb. 24 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire.  Crackel was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Chassan S. Henry, 20, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Feb. 25 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from an explosion while he was conducting combat operations.  Henry was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Michael S. Deem, 35, of Rockledge, Fla., died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.  Deem was assigned to the Army's Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau, 29, of Longview, Iowa, died Feb. 27 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle.  Gienau was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Burlington, Iowa.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 28 in Bayji, Iraq.  Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo. Sgt. Julio E. Negron, 28, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died in Bayji on Feb. 28. Spc. Lizbeth Robles, 31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, died at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, on March 1.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Danny L. Anderson, 29, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Feb. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained from small arms fire. Anderson was assigned to the Army's 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert S. Pugh, 25, of Meridian, Miss., died Mar. 2 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.  Pugh was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, McComb, Miss.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers died on Mar. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, Manhattan, New York, N. Y. The Soldiers are: Spc. Azhar Ali, 27 of Flushing, N.Y. Spc. Wai P. Lwin, 27, of Queens, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones, 43, of Unity, Maine, died March 3 in Syracuse, N.Y., of a non-combat related illness.  He had just returned from duty in Iraq.  Jones was assigned to the Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Juan M. Solorio, 32, of Dallas, Texas, died March 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle as his unit was being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Solorio was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Adriana N. Salem, 21, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., died Mar. 4 in Remagen, Iraq when her military vehicle rolled over. Salem was assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol.  The four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo. The soldiers are: Capt. Sean Grimes, 31, of Southfield, Mich. Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho, 38, of Black  Creek, Wis. Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan, 26, of Newark, Del. Spc. Wade Michael Twyman