Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

The list was last updated at 3:22 PM EST Thursday, November 2, 2006
Source: DefenseLINK


 

Alphabetical: Sort the list in alphabetical order

Chronological: Sort the list in chronological order

Branch: Sort the list by military branch

Rank: Sort the list by military rank

Base: Sort the list by military base

State: Sort the list by the servicemember's home state

Age: Sort the list by the servicemember's age

Sort list order: Alphabetical | Chronological | Branch | Rank | Base | State | Age

American servicemembers listed: 2624

Click on a servicemember's name for more information.

August 29, 2006
Marine Cpl. Christopher T. Warndorf, 21, of Burlington, Kentucky.
Warndorf died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 29, 2006.
August 28, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald E. Champlin, 28, of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Champlin died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Aug. 27. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 28, 2006.
Army Spc. Matthew E. Schneider, 23, of Gorham, New Hampshire.
Schneider died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. Schneider was assigned to the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on August 28, 2006.
August 27, 2006  (7)
Army Sgt. David J. Almazan, 27, of Van Nuys, California.
Almazan died in Hit, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Almazan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Sgt. Darry Benson, 46, of Winterville, North Carolina.
Benson died in Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from a non-combat related cause. Benson was assigned the Army National Guard's 730th Quartermaster Battalion, Ahoskie, North Carolina. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Spc. Kenneth M. Cross, 21, of Superior, Wisconsin.
Cross died during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Pfc. Daniel G. Dolan, 19, of Roy, Utah.
Dolan died during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey J. Hansen, 31, of Cairo, Nebraska.
Hansen died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered on Aug. 21 from a vehicle accident in Balad, Iraq. Hansen was assigned to the Army National Guard 1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment, Lincoln, Nebraska. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Spc. Seth A. Hildreth, 26, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Hildreth died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Hildreth was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 27, 2006.
Army Cpl. Joshua D. Jones, 24, of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Jones died of injuries suffered when his HMMWV came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Jones was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 27, 2006.
August 26, 2006
Marine Cpl. David G. Weimortz, 28, of Irmo, South Carolina.
Weimortz died from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 26, 2006.
Army Cpl. Edgardo Zayas, 29, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Zayas died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Zayas was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 26, 2006.
August 25, 2006
Marine Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson, 21, of Milford, Connecticut.
Pierson died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Plainville, Connecticut. Died on August 25, 2006.
August 24, 2006
Army Sgt. Jeremy E. King, 23, of Meridian, Idaho.
King died of injuries sustained by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. King was assigned to the 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 24, 2006.
Marine Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon, 35, of Fairborn, Ohio.
Solomon died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 24, 2006.
Army Pfc. William E. Thorne, 26, of Hospers, Iowa.
Thorne died of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Thorne was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 24, 2006.
Marine Staff Sgt. Dwayne E. Williams, 28, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Williams died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on August 24, 2006.
August 23, 2006
Army Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri, 24, of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Barbieri died when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations. Barbieri was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 23, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston, 21, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Hirlston died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 23, 2006.
August 22, 2006
Navy Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Darga, 34, of Alpena, Michigan.
Darga died when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was struck by an improvised explosive device while responding to a previous strike. His unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq. Darga was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, serving with the 1st Marine Logistics Group. Died on August 22, 2006.
August 21, 2006
Air Force Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons, 37, of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Clemmons died when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. The vehicle was part of a transportation convoy enroute to Taji, Iraq. Clemmons was assigned to the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Died on August 21, 2006.
August 20, 2006
Army Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo, 25, of Paw Paw, Michigan.
DeRoo died of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. DeRoo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on August 20, 2006.
Marine Cpl. Adam A. Galvez, 21, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Galvez died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on August 20, 2006.
Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon, 20, of Tucson, Arizona.
Kenyon died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq. Kenyon was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on August 20, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman, 21, of Bend, Oregon.
Newman died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on August 20, 2006.
August 19, 2006
Army Sgt. Marquees A. Quick, 28, of Hoover, Alabama.
Quick died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered while conducting security and observation operations, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using multiple grenades. Quick was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 19, 2006.
August 18, 2006
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ruben J. Villa Jr., 36, of El Paso, Texas.
Villa died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from a non-combat related cause. Villa was assigned to the Area Support Group (CFLCC) , Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Died on August 18, 2006.
August 17, 2006
Army Pfc. James J. Arellano, 19, of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Arellano died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using improvised explosive devices and small arms fire. Arellano was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 17, 2006.
August 16, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover, 28, of Brooklyn, New York.
Glover died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Albany, New York. Died on August 16, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa, 32, of Waianae, Hawaii.
Loa died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Loa was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 16, 2006.
Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV., 30, of Brooklyn, New York.
Mckenna died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Albany, New York. Died on August 16, 2006.
Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips, 29, of St. Stephen, South Carolina.
Phillips died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on March 7. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on August 16, 2006.
August 12, 2006
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins, 25, of Fouke, Arkansas.
Jenkins died in Balad, Iraq of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Jenkins was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 12, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael C. Lloyd, 24, of San Antonio, Texas.
Lloyd died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Lloyd was assigned to the Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 12, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler, 31, of Overland Park, Kansas.
Zeigler died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 12, 2006.
August 10, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Z. Long, 18, of Sun Valley, Nevada.
Long died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Long was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on August 10, 2006.
August 9, 2006
Army 1st Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger, 43, of Hillsdale, Michigan.
Jagger died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 9, 2006.
Army Spc. Ignacio Ramirez, 22, of Henderson, Nevada.
Ramirez died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 9, 2006.
Army Spc. Shane W. Woods, 23, of Palmer, Alaska.
Woods died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 9, 2006.
August 8, 2006
Army Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown, 25, of Trinity Center, California.
Brown died when his UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. Brown was assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on August 8, 2006.
Army Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26, of Granite City, Illinois.
Mennemeyer died when his UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. Mennemeyer was assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on August 8, 2006.
August 6, 2006
Army Sgt. Carlton A. Clark, 22, of South Royalton, Vermont.
Clark died in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting a combat operations. Clark was assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin, 31, of Seattle, Washington.
Melvin died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Melvin was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 6, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale, 25, of Grafton, West Virginia.
Seale died in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting a combat operations. Seale was assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2006.
Army Cpl. Jose Zamora, 24, of Sunland Park, New Mexico.
Zamora died in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting a combat operations. Zamora was assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 6, 2006.
August 5, 2006
Army Sgt. Brian J. Kubik, 20, of Harker Heights, Texas.
Kubik died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered on Aug 2 when his unit encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq. Kubik was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on August 5, 2006.
August 4, 2006
Army Sgt. Bradley H. Beste, 22, of Naperville, Illinois.
Beste died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting combat operations. Storey was assigned to the 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 4, 2006.
Army Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr., 23, of Clovis, New Mexico.
Segura died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a HMMWV accident. Segura was assigned to the 362nd Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on August 4, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Clint J. Storey, 30, of Enid, Oklahoma.
Storey died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting combat operations. Storey was assigned to the 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 4, 2006.
August 3, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Kurt E. Dechen, 24, of Springfield, Vermont.
Dechen died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, while attached to Regimental Combat Team 5, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on August 3, 2006.
Marine Sgt. George M. Ulloa Jr., 23, of Austin, Texas.
Ulloa died from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 3, 2006.
August 2, 2006
Army Sgt. Ryan D. Jopek, 20, of Merrill, Wisconsin.
Jopek died of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Jopek was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, Waupun, Wisconsin. Died on August 2, 2006.
Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird, 23, of Martin, Tennessee.
Laird died in Al Qaim, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMMV during combat operations in Rawah, Iraq, on Aug. 1. Laird was assigned to the Army National Guard 913th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, Union City, Tennessee. Died on August 2, 2006.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee, 28, of Hood River, Oregon.
Lee died during combat operations while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq. Lee was an aviation ordnanceman and a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team. Died on August 2, 2006.
Marine Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci, 21, of Stow, Ohio.
Tomci died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on August 2, 2006.
August 1, 2006
Army Spc. Hai Ming Hsia, 37, of New York, New York.
Hsia died during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Hsia was assigned to the 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on August 1, 2006.
July 31, 2006
Army Sgt. Joshua A. Ford, 20, of Wayne, Nebraska.
Ford died during combat operations in Al Numaniyah, Iraq. Ford was assigned to the Army National Guard 189th Transportation Company, 485th Corps Support Battalion, Norfolk, Nebraska. Died on July 31, 2006.
July 29, 2006
Marine Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus, 28, of Wolf Creek, Montana.
Baucus died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 29, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield, 19, of Clovis, California.
Butterfield died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Butterfield was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 29, 2006.
Marine Pfc. Jason Hanson, 21, of Forks, Washington.
Hanson died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 29, 2006.
Marine Sgt. Christian B. Williams, 27, of Winter Haven, Florida.
Williams died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Williams was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 29, 2006.
July 27, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. James W. Higgins, 22, of Frederick, Maryland.
Higgins died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 27, 2006.
Marine Lance Cpl. Adam R. Murray, 21, of Cordova, Tennessee.
Murray died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 27, 2006.
Marine Cpl. Timothy D. Roos, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Roos died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 27, 2006.
Marine Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez, 21, of Garner, North Carolina.
Sanchez died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 27, 2006.
July 26, 2006
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth, 30, of Towson, Maryland.
Koth died at Camp Victory, Iraq, after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation. Koth was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, serving with Multinational Corps Iraq in Baghdad. Died on July 26, 2006.
July 25, 2006
Army Spc. Joseph A. Graves, 21, of Discovery Bay, California.
Graves died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered enemy fire. Graves was assigned to the 110th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 25, 2006.
July 24, 2006
Army Spc. Stephen W. Castner, 27, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Castner died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMMV during combat operations in Tallil, Iraq. Castner was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Died on July 24, 2006.
Army Spc. Dennis K. Samson, Jr., 24, of Hesperia, Michigan.
Samson died in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained by enemy small arms fire. Samson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 24, 2006.
Army Capt. Jason M. West, 28, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
West died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. West was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on July 24, 2006.
July 22, 2006
Army Cpl. Adam J. Fargo, 22, of Ruckersville, Virginia.
Fargo died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Fargo was assigned to the 4th Brigade Troop Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 22, 2006.
Army Capt. Blake H. Russell, 35, of Forth Worth, Texas.
Russell died of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Russell was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 22, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swanson, 25, of Rose Haven, Maryland.
Swanson died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Swanson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on July 22, 2006.
July 21, 2006
Army Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace, 22, of Lexington Park, Maryland.
Wallace died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 16. Wallace was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 21, 2006.
July 20, 2006
Army Pfc. Derek J. Plowman, 20, of Everton, Arkansas.
Plowman died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a gun shot wound. Plowman was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 142nd Fires Brigade, Rogers, Arkansas. Died on July 20, 2006.
Marine Cpl. Julian A. Ramon, 22, of Flushing, New York.
Ramon died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 20, 2006.
July 18, 2006
Marine Lance Cpl. Geofrey R. Cayer, 20, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Cayer died from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 18, 2006.
Army Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione, 25, of Tucson Arizona.
Vecchione died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank. Vecchione was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on July 18, 2006.
July 17, 2006
Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman, 23, of Monticello, Indiana.
Baughman died in Bayji, Iraq, when his HMMWV encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations. Baughman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 17, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson II, 26, of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Dickinson died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Dickinson was assigned to the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on July 17, 2006.
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Pugh, 39, of Houston Texas.
Pugh died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his M1A2 Abrams tank encountered enemy forces small arms fire. Pugh was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 17, 2006.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith, 34, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Smith died in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a controlled ordnance clearing mission. Smith was assigned to the 737th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Died on July 17, 2006.
July 16, 2006
Army Staff Sgt. Jason M. Evey, 29, of Stockton, California.
Evey died of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Evey was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 16, 2006.
July 15, 2006
Army Sgt. Andres J. Contreras, 23, of Huntington Park, California.
Contreras died of injuries sustained when his HMMWV encountered an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq during combat operations. Contreras was assigned to the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Combat Support Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on July 15, 2006.
Army Spc. Manuel J. Holguin, 21, of Woodlake, California.
Holguin died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Holguin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on July 15, 2006.
July 14, 2006
Army Sgt. Thomas B. Turner, Jr., 31, of Cottonwood, California.
Turner died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Al Muqdadiyah, Iraq. Turner was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 14, 2006.
July 13, 2006
Army Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd, 23, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Floyd died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Floyd was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. Died on July 13, 2006.
July 12, 2006
Army Sgt. Irving Hernandez, Jr., 28, of New York, New York.
Hernandez died in Mosul, Iraq when he encountered enemy small arms fire during combat operations. Hernandez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on July 12, 2006.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry A. Tharp, 44, of Aledo, Illinois.
Tharp died as a result of enemy action when his dismounted patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device while operating in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Rock Island, Illinois. Died on July 12, 2006.
July 10, 2006
Army Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky, 31, of Novi, Michigan.
Dreasky died in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on November 21, 2005. Dreasky was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Lansing, Michigan. Died on July 10, 2006.
July 9, 2006
Army Spc. Damien M. Montoya, 21, of Holbrook, Arizona.
Montoya died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. Montoya was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 9, 2006.
July 8, 2006
Army Staff Sgt. Omar D. Flores, 27, of Mission, Texas.
Flores died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations. He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany. Died on July 8, 2006.
Army Spc. Troy C. Linden, 22, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Linden died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations. He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany. Died on July 8, 2006.
Army Spc. Joseph P. Micks, 22, of Rapid River, Michigan.
Micks died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations. He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany. Died on July 8, 2006.
July 3, 2006
Army Staff Sgt. Paul S. Pabla, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Pabla died in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations. Pabla was assigned to the Army National Guard's 139th Field Artillery, Kempton, Indiana. Died on July 3, 2006.
July 2, 2006
Army Spc. Collin T. Mason, 20, of Staten Island, New York.
Mason died in Taji, Iraq, when he encountered indirect fire while manning a checkpoint in his vehicle. Mason was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on July 2, 2006.
Marine Sgt. Justin L. Noyes, 23, of Vinita, Oklahoma.
Noyes died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Died on July 2, 2006.
July 1, 2006
Army Sgt. Kyle R. Miller, 19, of Willmar, Minnesota.
Miller died in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Miller was assigned to the Army National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery Regiment, New Ulm, Minnesota. Died on July 1, 2006.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware, Jr., 22, of Glassboro, New Jersey.
Ware died from a non-combat related cause at Camp Bucca, Iraq. He was assigned to the 15th Security Forces Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Died on July 1, 2006.

Click on a servicemember's name for more information.

But his soul goes marching on
 

It is the Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped in the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

©Copyright by Charles M. Province

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us The Best Military Sites on the Internet - BestMilitarySites.com