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
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June 28, 2003
Army Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22, of Enterprise, Alabama.
Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle on June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. Conneway was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2003.
June 27, 2003
Army Cpl. Tomas Sotelo, Jr., 20, of Houston, Texas.
Sotelo was traveling in a convoy when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. Sotelo was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on June 27, 2003.
June 26, 2003
Army Spc. Cory A. Hubbell, 20, of Urbana, Illinois.
Hubbell died from a non-combat related cause in Camden Yards, Kuwait. Hubbell was assigned to Company B, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Died on June 26, 2003.
Navy Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh, 22, of Kingman, Arizona.
McIntosh died in Karbala, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound. He was assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on June 26, 2003.
Army Spc. Richard P. Orengo, 32, of Puerto Rico.
Orengo was shot and died of injuries he received in An Najif, Iraq. Orengo was assigned to the 755th Military Police Company, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Died on June 26, 2003.
June 25, 2003
Army Spc. Andrew F. Chris, 25, of Huntsville, Alabama.
Chris was fatally wounded in Iraq in combat operations in hostile enemy territory. Chris was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on June 25, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, 29, of Washington, D.C.
MacDonald died in Iraq when the light armored vehicle he was traveling in rolled over. MacDonald was assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Frederick, Maryland. Died on June 25, 2003.
June 24, 2003
Army Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, 32, of West Blocton, Alabama.
Lennon died from a non-combat related cause in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on June 24, 2003.
June 22, 2003
Army Sgt. Orenthial J. Smith, 21, of Allendale, South Carolina.
Smith was in a convoy that was ambushed by small arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith was assigned to Company A, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany. Died on June 22, 2003.
June 19, 2003
Army Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs, California.
Nakamura was part of an ambulance crew transporting an injured soldier when the vehicle was hit by an RPG in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq. He was assigned to 437th Medical Company, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Died on June 19, 2003.
June 18, 2003
Army Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, 21, of Nemo, South Dakota.
Deuel received fatal gun shot wounds while on guard duty at a propane distribution center in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 18, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, 29, of Kingman, Arizona.
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 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. He was assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on June 18, 2003.
June 17, 2003
Army Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, 19, of San Antonio, Texas.
Frantz was on guard duty when a local resident threw a grenade over the wall. Frantz died of his injuries in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany. Died on June 17, 2003.
Army Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, 24, of Apex, North Carolina.
Tosto died from a non-combat related cause at Camp Wolf, Kuwait. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany. Died on June 17, 2003.
June 16, 2003
Army Pfc. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, of Shelbyville, Indiana.
Pahnke was on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq when he received a fatal gunshot wound. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on June 16, 2003.
Army Spc. Joseph D. Suell, 24, of Lufkin, Texas.
Suell died from a non-combat related cause in Todjie, Iraq. Suell was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on June 16, 2003.
June 15, 2003
Marine Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, 19, of Derby, Kansas.
Died 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, California. Died on June 15, 2003.
June 13, 2003
Army Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, 30, of Naperville, Illinois.
On the way back from patrol, Pokorny's M113 armored personnel carrier threw a track causing the vehicle to roll over in Al Asad, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on June 13, 2003.
June 12, 2003
Army Spc. John K. Klinesmith, Jr., 25, of Stockbridge, Georgia.
Klinesmith was last seen wading in the lake on the palace compound in Al Fallujah, Iraq. A search was launched and Klinesmith's body was discovered at the lake. He was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 12, 2003.
June 10, 2003
Army Cpl. Gavin L. Neighbor, 20, of Somerset, Ohio.
Neighbor was off work from guard duty resting in a bus in Baghdad, Iraq when a rocket propelled grenade round was fired from men in the street. Neighbor died as a result of his wounds. He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 10, 2003.
June 8, 2003
Army Staff Sgt. Micheal E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Virginia.
Dooley was manning a traffic control point in Al Asad, Iraq 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, B Troop, 4th Platoon, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on June 8, 2003.
June 7, 2003
Army Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, 19, of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Halling received a fatal gunshot wound at a military police station when his section received rifle propelled grenade and small arms fire. Halling was assigned to 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 7, 2003.
June 6, 2003
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger, Jr., 21, of Poteau, Oklahoma.
Bollinger died in Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Mississippi. Died on June 6, 2003.
Army Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, of Edina, Missouri.
Burkhardt was part of an escort mission when the vehicle he was in hit a curb along the road and rolled over in Baghdad, Iraq. Burkhardt was assigned to 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on June 6, 2003.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sisung, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Sinsung died of a non-combat related injury while in the Persian Gulf. He was assigned to the USS Nimitz, home ported in San Diego, California. Died on June 6, 2003.
June 5, 2003
Army Spc. Branden F. Oberleitner, 20, of Worthington, Ohio.
Oberleitner was returning from a dismounted patrol when the element was fired upon by a rifle propelled grenade in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Oberleitner was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on June 5, 2003.
June 3, 2003
Army Sgt. Atanacio Haro-Marin, 27, of Baldwin Park, California.
Haro-Marin was manning a checkpoint south of Balad, Iraq when his unit came under enemy fire from rocket propelled grenades and small arms. Haro-Marin was assigned to Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 3, 2003.
June 1, 2003
Marine Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, 28, of Newsite, Mississippi.
Lambert died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of injuries he suffered when his HMMWV rolled over on May 26 in Iraq. He was assigned to the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on June 1, 2003.
May 30, 2003
Army Spc. Michael T. Gleason, 25, of Warren, Pennsylvania.
Spc. Gleason was 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 Gleason and two other soldiers. He was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 30, 2003.
Army Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, 20, of Emerson, New Jersey.
Griffin was 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 Griffin and two other soldiers. He was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 30, 2003.
Army Spc. Zachariah W. Long, 20, of Milton, Pennsylvania.
Spc. Long was 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 Long and two other soldiers. He was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 30, 2003.
May 28, 2003
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, of Utica, Mississippi.
Bradley's death in Baqubah, Iraq was non-combat related. He was assigned to 588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on May 28, 2003.
Army Spc. Jose A. Perez III, 22, of San Diego, Texas.
Perez was in a convoy that was ambushed in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on May 28, 2003.
May 27, 2003
Army Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, 34, of Cannon City, Colorado.
Broomhead was on guard at a checkpoint in Al Fallujah, Iraq when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him. Broomhead was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 27, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, 37, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Quinn was on guard duty at a checkpoint in Al-Fallujah, Iraq when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him. Quinn was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 27, 2003.
May 26, 2003  (5)
Army Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, 24, of Hilliard, Florida.
Mitchell jumped into seven-foot deep body of water in Kirkuk, Iraq. 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, Colorado. Died on May 26, 2003.
Army Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, of Hamburg, Iowa.
Nalley and Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken were escorting a convoy in a HMMWV when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle in As Samawah, Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on May 26, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, 30, of Michigan.
Petriken and Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley were escorting a convoy in a HMMWV when a heavy equipment transporter crossed the median and struck their vehicle in As Samawah, Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on May 26, 2003.
Army Maj. Mathew E. Schram, 36, of Wisconsin.
Schram was killed while traveling in a military convoy on a resupply mission when they encountered enemy fire in Hadithah, Iraq. He was assigned to the HHT Support Squadron 3rd ACR, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 26, 2003.
Army Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, 25, of Odessa, Missouri.
Smith was escorting heavy equipment transporters when his vehicle hit unexploded ordnance in Baghdad, Iraq. Smith was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on May 26, 2003.
May 25, 2003
Army Pvt. David Evans, Jr., 18, of Buffalo, New York.
Evans was killed in an explosion at a facility which contained Iraqi ammunition in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq. 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, Kansas. Died on May 25, 2003.
May 21, 2003
Army Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska.
Caldwell was responding to a civilian call when his vehicle rolled over in Baghdad, Iraq. Caldwell was assigned to the 404th Air Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on May 21, 2003.
May 19, 2003  (6)
Army Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Ohio.
Killed 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, Oklahoma. Died on May 19, 2003.
Marine Capt. Andrew David LaMont, 31, of Eureka, California.
Died when his CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter went down in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal in Iraq shortly after take-off. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 19, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, California.
Died when his CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter went down in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal in Iraq shortly after take-off. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 19, 2003.
Marine 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Illinois.
Died when his CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter went down in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal in Iraq shortly after take-off. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 19, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Drowned 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, California. Died on May 19, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Died when his CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter went down in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal in Iraq shortly after take-off. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 19, 2003.
May 18, 2003
Marine Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, of Chino, California.
Died when the large transport truck he was driving rolled over approximately 30 km southeast of Al Samawah, Iraq. Marencoreyes was a reservist assigned to the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Headquarters and Service Company, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 18, 2003.
Army Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, of Brooklyn, New York.
Sahib and another soldier in Balad, Iraq 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. Died on May 18, 2003.
May 16, 2003
Army Master Sgt. Williams L. Payne, 46, of Otsego, Michigan.
Payne was examining unexploded ordnance in Haswah, Iraq when the ordnance exploded causing his death. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on May 16, 2003.
May 14, 2003
Army Spc. David T. Nutt, 32, of Douglas, Georgia.
Nutt died in Mosul, Iraq when an Iraqi civilian vehicle cut his loaded 5-Ton Truck off on the road. Nutt swerved; hit the median and his vehicle overturned. He was assigned to the 494th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on May 14, 2003.
May 13, 2003
Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin, Jr., 31, of Dryden, New York.
Killed in action near Diwaniyah, Iraq 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, Florida. Died on May 13, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, of Irvington, Illinois.
Killed 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, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 13, 2003.
May 12, 2003
Marine Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 19, of Norwalk, California.
Killed in Iraq along with another First Marine Expeditionary Force Marine when unexploded ordnance they were handling detonated. He was assigned to the 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 12, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21, of Schaumburg, Illinois.
Killed in Iraq along with another First Marine Expeditionary Force Marine when unexploded ordnance they were handling detonated. He was assigned to the 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 12, 2003.
May 10, 2003
Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, of Anderson, Indiana.
Smith died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait when the HMMWV he was driving as part of a convoy to Camp Coyote in Kuwait struck a parked trailer. He was a reservist assigned to Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Indiana. Died on May 10, 2003.
May 9, 2003
Marine Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, of Vancouver, Washington.
Bruns died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait when the pick-up truck that he was driving was struck on the driver's side by a logistics vehicle system. He was a reservist assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Eugene, Oregon. Died on May 9, 2003.
Army Sgt. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Hill, Idaho.
Carl was onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River in a non-hostile incident near Samarrah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 9, 2003.
Army CWO Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, South Dakota.
Gukeisen was onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River in a non-hostile incident near Samarrah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 9, 2003.
Army CWO Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio.
Van Dusen was onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter which crashed in the Tigris River in a non-hostile incident near Samarrah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 9, 2003.
May 8, 2003
Army Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, of Hamilton, Ohio.
Pfc. Rockhold was directing traffic when he was struck by a sniper's bullet. Rockhold was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on May 8, 2003.
May 4, 2003
Army Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, 20, of Hampton, Virginia.
Killed by a non-combat weapon discharge in Kuwait. Deibler was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, based at Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany. Died on May 4, 2003.
May 3, 2003
Army Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, of East Lansing, Michigan.
Reynolds was climbing a ladder in Iraq when he fell causing his M4 rifle to accidentally discharge. Reynolds was assigned to the 74th Long-Range Surveillance Detachment 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Died on May 3, 2003.
May 1, 2003
Army Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, of Springfield, Missouri.
Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. The riverbank gave way resulting in the tank falling into the river. Givens was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 1, 2003.
April 28, 2003
Army 1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, of Robstown, Texas.
Garza was riding in a HMMWV that swerved to avoid a civilian vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. Graza fell out and was struck by a civilian vehicle. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 28, 2003.
April 25, 2003
Army 1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, of Delano, California.
Died when his vehicle rolled over while traveling through rough terrain. His unit was the quick reaction force and was responding to enemy fire. He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 25, 2003.
Army Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, of North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Killed by a non-combat weapon discharge. He was assigned to 411th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 25, 2003.
April 24, 2003
Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, of Ridgecrest, California.
Died of Wounds received in action. On April 19, Sgt. Jenkins was on a dismounted patrol with other soldiers when he was injured as result of an explosion. He was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 24, 2003.
April 22, 2003
Marine CWO Andrew Todd Arnold, 30, of Spring, Texas.
Killed in a non-hostile accident with two other soldiers when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 22, 2003.
Army Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, 24, of Portage, Indiana.
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. Buckley was assigned to the 685th Transportation Company, Hobart, Indiana. Died on April 22, 2003.
Marine CWO Robert William Channell, Jr., 36, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Killed in a non-hostile accident with two other soldiers when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 22, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, 19, of Snow Camp, North Carolina.
Killed in a non-hostile accident with two other soldiers when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq. He was assigned to the 8th Communication Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 22, 2003.
April 17, 2003
Army Cpl. John Travis Rivero, 23, of Gainesville, Florida.
Rivero died from injuries sustained when his HMMWV turned over in Western Iraq. He was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Division, Eustis, Florida. Died on April 17, 2003.
April 14, 2003  (7)
Army Pfc. John E. Brown, 21, of Troy, Alabama.
Killed in Iraq when a grenade exploded inside his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 14, 2003.
Army Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tennessee.
Killed in Iraq when a grenade exploded; circumstances under continuing investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 14, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hialeah, Florida.
Killed 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, South Carolina. Died on April 14, 2003.
Army Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, of Midland, Michigan.
Died in Iraq when his truck entered a dust cloud and rear-ended the truck in front of him. Goward was assigned to 1460th Transportation Company, Midland, Michigan. Died on April 14, 2003.
Army Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
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. Died on April 14, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20, of Centreville, Maryland.
Killed 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, California. Died on April 14, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens, Jr., 20, of Winchester, Virginia.
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, California. Died on April 14, 2003.
April 13, 2003
Navy Cmdr. Joseph Acevedo, 46, of New York, New York.
Acevedo died in Manama, Bahrain. He was assigned to the Naval Forces Central Command, Tampa, Florida. Died on April 13, 2003.
Army Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, New Jersey.
Killed by a non-combat weapon discharge in Iraq. Mercado was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on April 13, 2003.
April 12, 2003
Marine Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, of Indio, California.
Killed while manning a checkpoint in Baghdad. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on April 12, 2003.
April 11, 2003
Marine Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, of New York, New York.
Killed during combat operations against enemy forces in northeast Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 11, 2003.
April 10, 2003
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39, of Ossian, Iowa.
Killed in northern Baghdad while engaging enemy forces. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 10, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39, of Willingboro, New Jersey.
Killed in action 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, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 10, 2003.
April 8, 2003  (6)
Army Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, of Natchez, Mississippi.
Died of wounds received from an enemy rocket attack south of Baghdad. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Field Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.
Marine Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza, Jr., 20, of Temperance, Michigan.
Killed in action in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 8, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50, of Los Angeles, California.
Killed in action 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, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.
Army Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23, of Swartz Creek, Michigan.
Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Meyer was assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29, of Clio, Michigan.
Killed in action in Iraq. Sather was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. Died on April 8, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36, of Pendleton, Oregon.
Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Stever was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.
April 7, 2003  (8)
Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, of Tampa, Florida.
Killed 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, Florida. Died on April 7, 2003.
Air Force Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas.
Das was the pilot of an F-15E that went down during a combat mission in Iraq. He was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Died on April 7, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, 27, of Malden, Illinois.
Killed by enemy fire in Iraq. He was assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 7, 2003.
Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, of Clifton, Virginia.
Killed in Iraq. He was assigned to C Battery, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 7, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Killed 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, California. Died on April 7, 2003.
Army Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19, of San Antonio, Texas.
Killed by enemy indirect fire in Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 7, 2003.
Army Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, of Rawlings, Maryland.
Died of wounds received from an enemy rocket attack south of Baghdad. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 7, 2003.
Air Force Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, of Danville, Virginia.
Killed in action while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Watkins was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Died on April 7, 2003.
April 6, 2003
Army Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr., 19, of Forestport, New York.
Killed by enemy fire in Iraq. He was assigned to B Company, 317th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 6, 2003.
Army Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, of Alabama.
Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Prewitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 6, 2003.
April 5, 2003
Army Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, 34, of Apollo, Pennsylvania.
Killed by enemy fire in Iraq during a raid into Baghdad. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 5, 2003.
Army Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22, of Jackson, Mississippi.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on April 5, 2003.
Marine 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, of Chicago, Illinois.
Died in Doha, Qatar as a result of wounds received while engaged with enemy forces in Central Iraq on April 4. He was assigned to FOX Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 5, 2003.
April 4, 2003  (10)
Army Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, of State College, Pennsylvania.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.
Army Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine. He was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.
Army Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, of Lewiston, Maine.
Killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine. He was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.
Marine Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30, of Oceanside, California.
Killed in action when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali-Ariziyal, Iraq. Assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 4, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, 22, of Mt. Vernon, New York.
Killed during a firefight in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 4, 2003.
Army Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, of San Diego, California.
Killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine. He was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.
Marine 1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, of Pembroke, Massachusetts.
Killed during a firefight in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on April 4, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, of Griffith, Indiana.
Killed during a firefight in central Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 4, 2003.
Marine Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, 29, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
Killed in action 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, California. Died on April 4, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Florida.
Killed in combat in Iraq. He was assigned to the 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 4, 2003.
April 3, 2003  (11)
Marine Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 20, of Coahoma, Texas.
Killed 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, California. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, of Hinesville, Georgia.
Died in Iraq when his vehicle ran off the road into a canal. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 3, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21, of Burlington, Vermont.
Killed in action during a firefight in Central Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31, of Savannah, Georgia.
Killed as he investigated the wreckage of an Iraqi T-72 tank destroyed by his unit in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, of Utah.
Died as a result of severe injuries in Iraq. He was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, of Seaford, Delaware.
Died as a result of severe injuries in Iraq. He was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Sgt. Donald Samuel Oaks, Jr., 20, of Harborcreek, Pennsylvania.
Killed in action in Iraq. Assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Killed in action in Iraq. Assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, of Colorado.
Killed when a car exploded at a checkpoint in western Iraq. He was assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 3, 2003.
Army Sgt. Todd James Robbins, 33, of Pentwater, Michigan.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on April 3, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22, of Holtville, California.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 3, 2003.
April 2, 2003  (10)
Army Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, of Springfield, Virginia.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26, of Durham, North Carolina.
Killed 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, North Carolina. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, of Dracut, Massachusetts.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army Master Sgt. George Andy Fernandez, 36, of El Paso, Texas.
Killed in action in northern Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on April 2, 2003.
Marine Pfc. Christian Daniel Gurtner, 19, of Ohio City, Ohio.
Killed in southern Iraq by an accidental discharge of a personal weapon, unclear whether his own or someone else's. He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army CW4 Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, of Bennington, Vermont.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army CW2 Scott Jamar, 32, of Sweetwater, Texas.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26, of Flint, Michigan.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Army CWO Eric A. Smith, 41, of California.
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.
Navy Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Abilene, Texas.
Killed in action. White was the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet lost over Iraq. He 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). Died on April 2, 2003.
April 1, 2003
Army Sgt. Jacob Butler, 24, of Wellsville, Kansas.
Killed in action in Assamawah, Iraq, when his convoy came under attack by RPG and small arms fire. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on April 1, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Killed in non-combat weapon discharge at Camp Coyote, Kuwait. He was assigned to Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pennsylvania. Died on April 1, 2003.
March 31, 2003
Army Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, of Evansville, Indiana.
Evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of a sudden illness in Rota, Spain. He was assigned to National Guard Unit D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Washington, Indiana. Died on March 31, 2003.
Army Spc. Brandon Rowe, 20, of Roscoe, Illinois.
Killed in action when his unit was ambused by the enemy in Al Hillah, Iraq. Assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on March 31, 2003.
March 30, 2003
Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, of Sherwood, Oregon.
Killed 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, California. Died on March 30, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, Virginia.
Killed 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, California. Died on March 30, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, 23, of St. George, Delaware.
Killed 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, California. Died on March 30, 2003.
March 29, 2003  (6)
Marine Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, of Layton, Utah.
Killed during a firefight with enemy forces. He was assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of Howell, New Jersey.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Georgia.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Palm Bay, Florida.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, New York.
Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 29, 2003.
Army Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, New York.
Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 29, 2003.
March 28, 2003
Army Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Killed when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off a cliff in a non-hostile accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 28, 2003.
March 27, 2003
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of San Jose, California.
Killed in combat. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 27, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, of Queens, New York.
Killed in action when the tank he was riding in fell into the Euphrates River during combat operations northwest of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 27, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, California.
Killed in combat. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 27, 2003.
March 26, 2003
Marine Maj. Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, Michigan.
Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 26, 2003.
March 25, 2003  (5)
Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez-Flores, 21, of Los Angeles, California.
Killed during convoy operations when the bridge his tank was travelling over collapsed into the Euphrates River. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 25, 2003.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Killed in combat, when shrapnel from a grenade hit him in the head. He was assigned to Naval Medical Center, Third Marine Division Detachment, San Diego, California. Died on March 25, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Virginia.
Killed during convoy operations when his tank plunged off a cliff into the Euphrates River. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 25, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, of Santa Rosa, California.
Killed during convoy operations when his tank plunged off a cliff into the Euphrates River. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 25, 2003.
Air Force Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho.
Died from wounds received by a March 22, 2003 grenade attack in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho. Died on March 25, 2003.
March 24, 2003
Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Missouri.
Killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 24, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, of La Harpe, Illinois.
Drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq. He was assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, with the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Peoria, Illinois. Died on March 24, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa.
Drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq. He was assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peoria, Illinois. Died on March 24, 2003.
Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Hobart, Indiana.
Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on March 24, 2003.
March 23, 2003  (14)
Army Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, of Lithonia, Georgia.
Killed when ambushed by enemy forces in Iraq. He was assigned to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, California.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Florida.
Killed in combat in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Florida.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, of Orange, California.
Killed in combat in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, of Decatur, Illinois.
Killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, of Los Angeles, California.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Alabama.
Killed when ambushed by enemy forces in Iraq. He was assigned to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Connecticut.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Gallatin, Tennessee.
Killed in combat. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine 1st Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney, Jr., 31, of Nye, Nevada.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego, California.
Killed in combat in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colorado.
Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Killed in action on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.
March 22, 2003
Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, California.
Killed when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over international waters. He was assigned as an exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron since October 2002. Died on March 22, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, New York.
Killed by an accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 22, 2003.
Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Williams Township, Pennsylvania.
Killed in a grenade attack while sleeping in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on March 22, 2003.
Army Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, of Portland, Oregon.
Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 671st Engineer Company, Portland, Oregon. Died on March 22, 2003.
March 21, 2003
Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel Shane Childers, 30, of Harrison County, Mississippi.
Killed in action in southern Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 21, 2003.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, of Los Angeles, California.
Killed in action in southern Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 21, 2003.
March 20, 2003
Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine.
Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. He was assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron —1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. Died on March 20, 2003.
Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Illinois.
Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. He was assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron —268, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 20, 2003.
Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas.
Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. He was assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron —268, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 20, 2003.
Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash on in Kuwait. He was assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on March 20, 2003.
Date Unknown  (25)
Army Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas.
Spc. Anguiano was in a six-vehicle convoy on Highway 7 in Iraq when enemy forces ambushed them on March 23, 2003. His remains were recovered on April 24, 2003. Anguiano was assigned to 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Army Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio.
Bates was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad, Iraq, December 10, 2003 when his squad leader fell overboard. Bates dived into the water and did not surface. He was originally listed in a duty status whereabouts unknown status. Bates' body was subsequently recovered and his status changed to deceased on December 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, based in Brookpark, Ohio.
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Killed in action. His unit was engaged in operations on March 24, 2003 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq. His remains were recovered on March 28, 2003. He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, South Carolina.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington.
Bunda was originally listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) when his boat capsized during a river patrol on the Tigris River on January 25, 2004. His remains were recovered on February 10, 2004. Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington.
Marine Lance Cpl. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, New York.
Killed in action. Burkett was engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Connecticut.
Killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. Chanawongse was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Sparks, Nevada.
Killed in action. Cline was engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Army 1st Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Marine Cpl. Jeffrey G. Green, 20, of Dallas, Texas.
Green was found deceased on May 5, 2004 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, Camp Pendleton, California.
Marine Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina.
Killed in action. Hutchings was engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Army Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, Texas.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, 40, of High Point, North Carolina.
Krause had been unaccounted for since April 9, 2004, when his convoy came under attack in Iraq by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. His remains were recovered on April 23, 2004. Sgt. Krause was assigned to the Army Reserve's 724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Illinois.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Robert D. Macrum, 22, of Sugarland, Texas.
Macrum was lost at sea. He was last seen the evening of September 12, 2005 while the ship was underway. He was assigned to the USS Princeton, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf conducting maritime security operations as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.
Army CWO Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of Pecos, Texas.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Maryland.
Mooney was listed as duty status unknown on January 25, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, when his helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search for a missing soldier. His remains were recovered on February 14, 2003. 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, New York.
Army Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, 27, of Columbus, Ohio.
Ott and Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe failed to respond to a radio check South of Balad, Iraq on June 25, 2003. The soldiers' remains were located on June 28, 2003 in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of San Luis, Arizona.
Killed in action. Sgt. Padilla-Ramirez was last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on March 28, 2003. His remains were identified on April 10, 2003. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, 37, of Linden, New Jersey.
Philippe and Pfc. Kevin C. Ott failed to respond to a radio check South of Balad, Iraq on June 25, 2003. The soldiers' remains were located on June 28, 2003 in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, Arizona.
Killed in action after her convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. She was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyoming.
Killed in action. His unit was engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. His remains were identified on April 11, 2003. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Marine Cpl. Dustin H. Schrage, 20, of Brevard, Florida.
Schrage was found deceased on May 6, 2004 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, Camp Pendleton, California.
Army Pvt. Brandon U. Sloan, 19, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army Sgt. Donald R. Walters, 33, of Kansas City, Missouri.
Killed in action after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq on March 23, 2003. He was assigned to the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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