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Sunday, October 12, 2003



Headline: Sinclair Broadcasting refuses to air Nightline reading of the list of our fallen




This blog, out of love and respect for our citizens who serve in the armed forces, supports the brave men and women who do their duty for this nation.
This blog does not support the current policies of GW Bush.
May Providence grant us all the wisdom to know the difference

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I begin with a list of names through October, 2003:



Army Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, Kentucky

Army Spc. Genaro Acosta, California

Pfc. Steven Acosta, California

Capt. James F. Adamouski, Virginia

Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, California

Pvt. Algernon Adams, South Carolina

Pfc. Michael S. Adams, South Carolina

Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, Georgia

Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, Pennsylvania

Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr., Indiana

Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, North Carolina

Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano,Texas

Spc. Michael Andrade, Rhode Island

CWO Andrew Todd Arnold, Texas

Spc. Richard Arriaga, Texas

Cpl. Evan Asa Ashcraft, California

Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, Maine

Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, Florida

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, Pennsylvania

Pfc. Chad E. Bales, Texas

Lt. Col Dominic R. Baragona, Ohio

Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes, Missouri

Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, Texas

Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, Illinois

Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger, Rhode Island

Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, Alabama

Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, Louisiana

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, Massachssetts

Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett, Tennessee

Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, Missouri

1st Lt. David R. Bernstein, Pennsylvania

Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, Maryland

Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, North Carolina

Sgt Michael E. Bitz, California

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, Oklahoma

Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, Virginia

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, California

Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, Indiana

*NOTE: The cause of Craig's death was never made clear. Read his story.

PO 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger, Oklahoma

Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, California

Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, Pennsylvania

Spc. Mathew G. Boule, Massachusetts

Cpl Travis J. Bradach-Nall, Oregon

Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, Mississippi

Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, Colorado

Cpl. Henry L. Brown, Mississippi

Pfc. John E. Brown, Alabama

Spc. Larry K. Brown, Mississippi

Pfc. Timmy R. Brown Jr.,Pennsylvania

Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, Washington

Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, Florida

Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, Pennsylvania

Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, Indiana

Sgt. George Edward Buggs, South Carolina

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, New York

Sgt. Travis Lee Burkhardt, Missouri

Pvt. Matthew D. Bush, Illinois

Army Pfc. Damian S. Bushart, Michigan

Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, Kansas

Capt. Joshua T. Byers, Nevada

Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, Nebraska

Sgt.Charles Todd Caldwell, Massachussetts

Cpl. Richard P. Carl, Idaho

Capt. Paul J. Cassidy, Michigan

Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, Utah

Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, Connecticut

CWO Robert William Channell, Alabama

Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, Arkansas

2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, Mississippi

Spc. Andrew F, Chris, California

Spc. Brett T. Christian, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Nevada

1st Sgt. Cristopher D. Coffin, Pennsylvania

Army Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, Kentucky

Spc. Zeferino E. Colunga, Texas

Timoty M. Conneway, Alabama

Sgt. Steven D. Conover, Ohio

Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, Oregon

Army Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, Tennessee

Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, Kansas

Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, Georgia

Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, Maine

Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, New Jersey

Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, Connecticut

Army Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, Utah

Capt. Eric B. Das, Texas

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, Georgia

Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, Virginia

Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, South Dakota

Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, Iowa

Army Spc. Jeremiah J. Digiovanni, Mississippi

Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, Virginia

1st Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, Ohio

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr, Connecticut

Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, Texas

Pvt. David Evans, New York

Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, Vermont

Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, Texas

Spc. Jon P. Fettig, North Dakota

Army Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, New York

Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, Tennessee

Capt. Travis A. Ford, Nebraska

Staff Sgt. Bobby C. Franklin, Georgia

Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, Texas

Capt. Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, Florida,

Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, Wisconsin

Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, California

Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, Massachusetts

Pfc. Juan Guadelupe Garza, Michigan

Pfc. Joe J. Garza, Texas

Lancee Cpl Cory Ryan Geurin, California

Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, Illinois

Pvt. Kyle C. Gilbert, Vermont

Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, Missouri

Spc. Michael T. Gleason, Pennsylvania

Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, Florida

Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, California

Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, California

Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, New York

Spc. Richard A. Goward, Michigan

Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, New Jersey

Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin, South Carolina

CWO Hans N. Gukeisen, South Dakota

Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, California

Army Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, West Virginia

Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, Indiana

CWO Erik A. Halvorsen, Vermont

Sgt. Nathaniel Hart, Georgia

Spc. Kenneth W. Harris Jr.,Tennessee

Army Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, North Dakota

Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, Pennsylvania

Spc. Justin W. Hebert, Washington

Army Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, Mississippi

Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, New York

Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellermann, Minnesota

Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, New Jersey

Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, Minnesota

Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, Missouri

Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, Illinois

Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, Illinois

Spc. Eric R. Hull,Pennsylvania

Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, South Carolina

Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, New York

CWO Scott Jamar, Texas

Cpl. Evan T. James, Illinois

Spc. William A. Jeffries, Indiana

Sgt. Troy Jenkins, California

Spc. Darius T. Jennings, South Carolina

Pfc. Howard Johnson , Alabama

Hospital Corpsman Michael Johnson, Arkansas

Pvt. Devon D. Jones, California

Sgt. Jason D. Jordan, Alabama

Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, Connecticut

2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, Virginia

Spc. Chad L. Keith, Indiana

Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, Texas

Army Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, Oregon

Spc. James Kiehl, Texas

Spc. Levi B. Kinchen, Louisianna

Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff, Iowa

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, Illinois

Spc. John K. Klinesmith, Georgia

Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten Jr,Louisianna

Capt. Edward J. Korn, Georgia

Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, Iowa

Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, Illinois

Capt. Andrew David La Mont, California

Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, Virginia

Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, North Carolina

Spc. James I. Lambert, North Carolina

Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, Mississippi

Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, Arizona

Pfc. Karina S. Lau, California

Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, Alabama

Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, Utah

Spc. Farao K. Letufuga, Pago Pago

Army Spc. Josph L. Lister, Kansas

Spc. Ryan P. Long, Delaware

Spc. Zachariah W. Long, Pennsylvania

Pfc. Duane E. Longstreth, Washington

Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd,Tennessee

Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, Washington, D.C.

Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, Pennsylvania

Spc. William J. Maher, Pennsylvania

Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, California

Sgt. Atanacio Haro Marin, California

Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, California

Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, California

CWO Johnny Villareal Mata, Texas

Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Richmond, Va.

Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, Wyoming

Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, Delaware

Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, Indiana

Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, New York

1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, Massachusetts

Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, Texas

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, California

Army Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather, California

Spc. Gil Mercado, New Jersey

Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, Texas

Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, Michigan

Cpl. Jason David Mileo, Maryland

Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, Texas

Spc. George A. Mitchell, Maryland

Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, Florida

Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, California

PO 3rd Class David J. Moreno, Nebraska

Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, Texas

Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, Cailfornia

Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, Iowa

Army CW2 Christopher G. Nason, California

Maj. Kevin G. Nave, Michigan

Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, Ohio

Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, Missouri

Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, Tennessee

1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, Wyoming

Spc. David T. Nutt, Georgia

Spc. Donald S. Oaks, Pennsylvania

Pfc. Brandon F. Oberleitner, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, California

Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, Massachussetts

Spc. Richard P. Orengo, Puerto Rico

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, New York

1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, California

Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, Ohio

Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens, Virginia

Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, Arizona

Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, Indiana

Army Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, Minnesota

Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, California

Sgt. David B. Parson, North Carolina

Master Sgt. William L. Payne, Michigan

Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, Michigan

Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, Oklahoma

Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, Texas

Spc. Jose A. Perez, Texas

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez, Connecticut

Staff Sgt. David S. Perry, California

Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, Michigan

Sgt 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, New Jersey

Army Capt. Pierre E. Piche, Vermont

Pfc. Lori Piestewa, Arizona

2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney, Nevada

Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, Illinois

Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, Alabama

Sgt. Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, Pennsylvania

Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, Florida

Pfc. Brandon Ramsey, Illinois

Army Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, California

Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, Colorado

Sgt. Brendon Reiss, Wyoming

Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, Michigan

Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, Georgia

Sgt. Duane R. Rios, Indiana

Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, Colorado

Cpl. John T. Rivero, Florida

Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, Michigan

Army Spc. Robert D. Roberts, Florida

Pfc. Martin T. Rockhold, Ohio

Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, California

Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, New York

Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, California

Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, Illinois

Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, Tennessee

2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, Texas

Army Sgt. John W. Russell, Texas

1st lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, Illinois

Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe, South Dakota

Spc. Rasheed Sahib, New York

Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, Massachusetts

Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, Indiana

Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Colorado

Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, Michigan

Maj. Matthew E. Schram, Wisconsin

Spc. Christian C. Schulz, Texas

Pvt 1st Class Kerry Scott, Washington

Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, Pennsylvania

Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, Puerto Rico

Army Capt. James A. Shull, California

Cpl. Erik H. Silva, California

Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons, North Carolina

First Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, Illinois

Pvt. Brandon Sloan, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, Colorado

Pfc. Corey L. Small, Pennnsylvania

Army Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, Ind.

1st Sgt. Edward Smith, California

CWO Eric A. Smith, New York

Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, Missouri

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, Indiana

Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, South Carolina

Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, Florida

Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, North Carolina

Cpl. Tomas Sotelo, Texas

Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, Oregon

Maj. Gregory Stone, Idaho

Sgt. Kirk Allan Straseskie, Wisconsin

Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez del Solar, California

Spc. Joseph D. Suell, Texas

Army Spc. John R. Sullivan, Illinois

Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, New Jersey

Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, New York

Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, California

Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, Oregon
*Thanks to Chad Alexander of dogtuosba.com*

Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres, Puerto Rico

Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, North Carolina

Army Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, Illinois

Sgt. Melissa Valles, Texas

Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, Ohio

Spc. Frances M. Vega, Puerto Rico

Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, California

Sgt. Donald R. Walters, Missouri

Maj. William R. Watkins, Virginia

Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton-Weldon, Georgia

Pfc. Jeffrey Wershow, Florida

Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, Utah

Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, Oklahoma

Lt. Nathan D. White, Arizona

Sgt. Steven W. White, Oklahoma

Lance Cpl. William W. White, New York

Army Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, North Carolina

Sgt. Eugene Williams, New York

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, Arizona

Sgt. Taft V. Williams, Louisianna

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, Alabama

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, Georgia

Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, Mississippi

Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, Wisconsin

Army Capt. George A. Wood, New York



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NOVEMBER 2003



Army 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; killed Nov. 1 when he responded to a rocket-propelled grenade attack and was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


Army 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Clifton Forge, Va.; assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 1 when his Humvee was hit with an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. Maurice J. Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Pa.; assigned to C Company, 501st Signal Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 1 when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.



November 2
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Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Bader, 28, of York, Neb.; assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tiger Squadron, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, 33, of Enon Valley, Pa.; assigned to Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Steven D. Conover, 21, of Wilmington, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Anthony D. D’Agostino, 20, of Waterbury, Conn.; assigned to the 16th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Darius T. Jennings, 22, of Cordova, S.C.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Karina S. Lau, 20, of Livingston, Calif.; assigned to the 16th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23, of Houston; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Brian H. Penisten, 28, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; assigned to Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, 36, of Shawnee, Okla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Joel Perez, 25, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army 1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, 30, of Genoa, Ill.; assigned to F Company, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, Peoria, Ill.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41, of West Liberty, Iowa; assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Frances M. Vega, 20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of San Diego; assigned to III Corps Artillery at Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, 30, of Crystal Springs, Miss.; assigned to Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.



November 3
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Army Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 3 when his vehicle hit a landmine while he was on patrol in Tikrit, Iraq.



November 4
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Army Spc. Robert T. Benson, 20, of Spokane, Wash.; assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany; died Nov. 4 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad.


Army Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico; assigned to B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Nov. 4 when an improvised explosive device exploded next to his convoy in Baghdad.



November 5
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Nov. 5 when his unit came under attack by rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire in Mumuhdyah, Iraq.



November 6
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Army Spc. James A. Chance III, 25, of Kokomo, Miss.; assigned to C Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Columbia, Miss.; killed Nov. 6 when his vehicle struck a landmine in Husaybah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa; died Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany. Fisher was very seriously injured Nov. 2 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 6 when an improvised explosive device was detonated as his convoy passed by in Mosul, Iraq.



November 7
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cornell W. Gilmore I, 45, of Baltimore, Md.; assigned to the Judge Advocate General Office, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon; killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down on Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, of Boston, Mass.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis, Tenn.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 7 in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while he was guarding a bank in downtown Mosul, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30, of Fort Mill, S.C.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30, of Fayetteville, N.C.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 7 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Capt. Benedict J. Smith, 29, of Monroe City, Mo.; assigned to 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed in action Nov. 7 when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down on Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth, 43, of Warwick, R.I.; assigned to the Judge Advocate General Office, based at Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon; killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down Nov. 7 in Tikrit, Iraq.



November 8
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Army Staff Sgt. Gary L. Collins, 32, of Hardin, Texas; assigned to 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Nov. 8 while riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that hit an improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq,


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


Army Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Jimenez fell Oct. 31 and was injured. She was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital and later evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany. She was later moved to Walter Reed.


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



November 9
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Army Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; assigned to the 307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, New Kensington, Pa.; killed while riding as the door gunner in a convoy vehicle Nov. 9 when his team came under small-arms attack in Baghdad.



November 11
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Army Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26, of Fair Oaks, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed while on patrol Nov. 11 when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices in Taji, Iraq.


Army Spc. Marlon P. Jackson, 25, of Jersey City, N.J.; assigned to A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany; died Nov. 11 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device exploded on a road in Tampa, Iraq.



November 12
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Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, 46, Nashville, Tenn., 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Tullahoma, Tenn.; died Nov. 12 of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.


Army Spc. Robert A. Wise, 21, of Tallahassee, Fla.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Florida National Guard, Tallahassee, Fla.; killed while on mounted patrol Nov. 12 when an improvised explosive device exploded in Baghdad.



November 13
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Army Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28, of Bay Shore, N.Y.; assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy; killed Nov. 13 when an improvised explosive device exploded next to the bus on which he was riding in Samara, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23, of Richeyville, Pa.; assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy; killed Nov. 13 when an improvised explosive device exploded next to the bus on which he was riding in Samara, Iraq.



November 14
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Army Spc. Irving Medina, 22, of Middletown, N.Y.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Nov. 14 while traveling in a convoy when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.



November 15
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Army Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, of Louisville, Ky.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24, of Brown Mills, N.J.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, 37, of Whittier, Calif.; assigned to the 137th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in South El Monte, Calif.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters went down in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni, 21, of Tylertown, Miss.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. William Dave Dusenbery, 30, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, 21, of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36, of Clintonville, Wis.; assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, 26, of Newville, Pa.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, Germany; killed while on patrol Nov. 15 when his Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


Army Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, 21, of Batesville, Miss.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer 1 Erik C. Kesterson, 29, of Independence, Ore.; assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Capt. Pierre E. Piche, 29, of Starksboro, Vt.; assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Sgt. John W. Russell, 26, of Portland, Texas; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters went down in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe, 33, of Willow Lake, S.D.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters went down in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. John R. Sullivan, 26, of Countryside, Ill.; assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Joey D. Whitener, 19, of Nebo, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.


Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, 27, of Wisconsin; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.



November 17
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexander S. Coulter, 35, of Tennessee; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 124th Signal Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 17 when his vehicle, traveling in a convoy to Tikrit, ran over an improvised explosive device in Baqubah, Iraq.


Army Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27, of Kaysville, Utah; assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Nov. 17 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad.


Army Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26, of Northome, Minn.; assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Nov. 17 by enemy fire while on patrol south of Balad, Iraq.


Army Capt. James A. Shull, 32, of California; assigned to Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 17 of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad.



November 20
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Army Spc. Joseph L. Lister, 22, of Pleasanton, Kan.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.; killed while riding in a convoy Nov. 20 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.


Army Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21, of Sterling, Ill.; assigned to C Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas; died Nov. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas, of wounds received Nov. 14 when an ammunition point caught fire in Tikrit, Iraq.


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



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



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


Army Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21, of Winter Park, Fla.; assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany; killed Nov. 22 when a tank collided with his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq.



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


Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher G. Nason, 39, of Los Angeles; assigned to A Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; killed Nov. 23 in a vehicular accident between Mosul and Dihok, Iraq.


Army Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, 21, of Glendale, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 23 when hostile forces attacked the vehicle in which he was riding in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 28, of Otwell, Ind.; assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Ind.; drowned Nov. 23 when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river in Baghdad.


Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 23 when hostile forces attacked the vehicle in which he was riding in Mosul, Iraq.



November 26
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Army Spc. David J. Goldberg, 20, of Layton, Utah; assigned to C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group, based in Fort Carson, Colo.; died Nov. 26 of a non-combat related injury in Qayyarah, Iraq.



November 27
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Army Spc. Thomas J. Sweet II, 23, of Bismarck, North Dakota; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.; died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 27 in Junction City, Iraq.



November 28
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Army Sgt. Ariel Rico, 25, of El Paso, Texas; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 28 during an enemy mortar attack in Mosul, Iraq.



November 29
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Army Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino, 40, of Orange, Calif.; assigned to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed while traveling in a convoy Nov. 29 when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire in Haditha, Iraq.


Army Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, 22, of Tipton, Iowa; assigned to the 2133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, based in Centerville, Iowa; killed while traveling in a convoy Nov. 29 when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire in Haditha, Iraq.

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DECEMBER 2003


Army Spc. Uday Singh, 21, of Lake Forest, Ill.; assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Dec. 1 when enemy forces attacked his patrol in Habbaniyah, Iraq.



December 2
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clarence E. Boone, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas; died Dec. 2 from a non-combat related injury in Kuwait City, Kuwait.


Army Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss.; assigned to B Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Calhoun City, Miss.; killed Dec. 2 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Tampa, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Ryan C. Young, 21, of Corona, Calif.; assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.; died Dec. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds he sustained Nov. 8, 2003, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.



December 5
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Army Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20, of Chico, Calif.; assigned to the 440th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany; killed Dec. 5 when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.



December 7
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Army Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20, of League City, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Dec. 7 when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle as he was returning from patrol in Mosul, Iraq.



December 8
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Army Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff , 23, of Corvallis, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Dec. 8 when his vehicle flipped into a canal in Duluiyah, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, of Tracy, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Dec. 8 when his vehicle flipped into a canal in Duluiyah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Dec. 8 when his Stryker armored vehicle flipped into a canal in Duluiyah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19, of Luzerne, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed while on security duty Dec. 8 when his vehicle came under fire from a passing vehicle in Mosul, Iraq.



December 10
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Army Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio; assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio; placed on duty status whereabouts unknown. Bates was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad Dec. 10 when his squad leader fell overboard. He dove into the water after his squad leader, Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, but did not surface. Reese did not survive.


Army Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif.; assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed while riding in a convoy Dec. 10 when his vehicle was hit by an improvise explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed while guarding a gas station Dec. 10 when his position was attacked by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; assigned to the 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard based in Brookpark, Ohio; killed while on patrol Dec. 10 when he fell into the Tigris River south of Baghdad.



December 11
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Army Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27, of Rocky Face, Ga.; assigned to Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Dec. 11 when his camp was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.



December 12
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Army Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Dec. 12 when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, of Stafford, Conn.; assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.; died from a non-hostile gunshot wound Dec. 12 in Baghdad.



December 14
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Army Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C.; assigned to the Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Dec. 14 when he fell from the light medium tactical vehicle in which he was riding outside forward operating base Quinn, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pa.; assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Ky.; killed while responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call Dec. 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated in Iskandariyah, Iraq.



December 15
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Army Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio; assigned to the 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany; died of non-combat related injuries Dec. 15 at Baghdad International Airport.



December 16
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Army Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19, of Corvallis, Ore.; assigned to Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy), Army National Guard, based in Albany, Ore.; died Dec. 16 when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area as his convoy was returning to Mosul, Iraq.



December 17
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Army Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26, of Brunswick, Ga.; assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Smith Barracks, Germany; killed while part of a dismounted patrol when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire Dec. 17 in Baghdad.



December 18
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Army Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Dec. 18 during physical training in Baghdad.



December 19
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Army Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43, of Buffalo, N.Y., assigned to 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Army Reserve, based in Riverdale Park, Md.; killed while riding in a convoy Dec. 19 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Balad, Iraq.



December 22
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Army Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21, of Livingston, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany; killed Dec. 22 by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


Army 1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, of Bigfork, Mont.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Giessen, Germany; killed in action Dec. 22 by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.



December 24
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Army Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27, of Vermilion, Ohio; assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., killed in action while in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device, on Dec. 24 near Samarra, Iraq.


Army Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany; killed while in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device Dec. 24 in Baghdad.


Army Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26, of South Dakota, assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., killed in action while in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device, on Dec. 24 near Samarra, Iraq.


Army Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43, of Platteville, Wis., assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., killed while in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device, on Dec. 24 near Samarra, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24, of Monument, Colo.; assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy; killed Dec. 24 while running a communication wire in Kirkuk, Iraq.



December 25
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Army Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42, of Atlantic Mine, Mich.; assigned to the 652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Ellsworth, Wis.; killed during a mortar attack on Dec. 25 in Baquba, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43, of Gwinn, Mich.; assigned to the 652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Ellsworth, Wis.; killed during a mortar attack on Dec. 25 in Baquba, Iraq.



December 26
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Army Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23, of Jacksonville, Ala.; assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed in action by an improvised explosive device, on Dec. 26, 2003, in Iraq.


Army Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18, of San Jose, Calif.; assigned to the 270th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Battalion, 100th Troop Command, California Combat Support Command, Army National Guard, based in Fairfield, Calif.; died of injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport, on Dec. 26, 2003, in Baghdad.


Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter, 28, of Tinley Park, Ill.; assigned to the 745th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Grayling, Mich.; killed Dec. 26 by an improvised explosive device that detonated while he was trying to disarm it in Baqoubah, Iraq.



December 28
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Army Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28, of San Antonio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed while conducting a support mission Dec. 28 when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle in Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq.


Army Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas; assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Polk, La.; killed in action while on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle, on Dec. 28 in Baghdad.


Army Sgt. Curt E. Jordan, Jr., 25, of Greenacres, Wash.; assigned to the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled), 555th Combat Engineer Group, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.; died of non-combat injuries on Dec. 28 near Bayji, Iraq.



December 30
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Army Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.; died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident, on Dec. 30 in Baghdad.


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JANUARY 2004


Army Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, 33, of Kearney, Neb.; assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed while riding in a convoy going to Baghdad International Airport Jan. 1, when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over in Baghdad.



January 2
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Army Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan, 24, of Jay, Vt.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed in action when his convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade, on Jan. 2 in Baghdad.


Army Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, 27, of Easley, S.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 2 when her OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 28, of Texas; assigned to 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed in action when his command post when it came under mortar attack, on Jan. 2 in Balad, Iraq.


Army Spc. Marc S. Seiden, 26, of Brigantine, N.J.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed in action when his convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade, on Jan. 2 in Baghdad.



January 5
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Army Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Ind.; assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind.; died Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he sustained while part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.



January 7
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Army Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, 24, of Auburn, Calif.; assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Jan. 7 when a mortar round hit the Logistics Base in Baghdad.



January 8
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Army Spc. Michael A. Diraimondo, 22, of Simi Valley, Calif.; assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Christopher A. Golby, 26, of Johnstown, Pa.; was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson, 22, of Augusta, Ga.; assigned to Company D (Aviation), 82nd Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed in action when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Jan. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Philip A. Johnson Jr., 31, of Alabama; assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Ian D. Manuel, 23, of Florida; was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Jeffrey C. Walker, 33, of Havre de Grace, Md.; assigned to Company C, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, 32, of Florida; assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 8 while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission in Fallujah, Iraq.



January 9
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Army Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, 37, of Opelousas, La.; assigned to the 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Fort Polk, La.; killed in action while on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed during a Medevac mission, on Jan. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks, 35, of Duff, Tenn.; assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 8 when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Fallujah, Iraq.



January 12
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Army Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett, 37, of Broxton, Ga.; assigned to Company D, 51st Signal Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. killed in action when he was struck by an improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol, on Jan. 12 in Baghdad.



January 14
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Army Sgt. Keicia M. Hines, 27, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C. died Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq.



January 16
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Army Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro, 26, of San Antonio, Texas; assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, based at Fort Sill, Okla.; died from a non-hostile gunshot wound, Jan. 16, in Camp Cedar II, Iraq.



January 17
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Army Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for improvised explosive devices Jan. 17 when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck such a device and overturned north of Taji, Iraq.


Army Spc. Larry E. Polley, Jr., 20, of Center, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for improvised explosive devices Jan. 17, when when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck such a device and overturned north of Taji, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, 26, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for improvised explosive devices Jan. 17, when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck such a device and overturned north of Taji, Iraq.



January 21
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Army Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, 22, of Lynn, Mass.; assigned to the 588th Engineer Battalion (Heavy), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 21 in a mortar attack on his forward operating base in Ba’qubah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. James David Parker, 20, of Bryan, Texas; assigned to the 588th Engineer Battalion (Heavy), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 21 in a mortar attack on his forward operating base in Baqubah, Iraq.



January 22
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Army Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Carson, Colo.; died of combat wounds Jan. 18 at 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Iraq. Hornbeck sustained his injuries Jan. 16 when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle south of Samarra, Iraq. He was initially evacuated to the 21st CSH, and then moved to the 28th CSH for further treatment.



January 23
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael T. Blaise, 29, of Tennessee; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Jan. 23 when his OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed on its way back from a combat mission near Mosul in northern Iraq.


Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, of Fort Rucker, Ala.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Jan. 23 when his OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed on its way back from a combat mission near Mosul in northern Iraq.



January 24
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Army Spc. Jason K. Chappell, 22, of Hemet, Calif.; assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas; attached to Task Force All American; killed Jan. 24 when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, 21, Fort Worth, Texas; assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 24 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was traveling on combat patrol in Baji, Iraq. He was evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital where he later died.


Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, 41, of Bismarck, N.D.; assigned to the 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Army National Guard, Bismarck, N.D.; attached to Task Force All American; died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, of Berlin, N.H.; assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas; attached to Task Force All American; killed Jan. 24 when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Keith L. Smette, 25, of Fargo, N.D.; assigned to the 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Army National Guard, Bismarck, N.D.; attached to Task Force All American; died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., 24, of Spring Church, Pa.; assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas; attached to Task Force All American; killed Jan. 24 when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah, Iraq.



January 25
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Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Bremer, Wash; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Jan. 25 when his boat capsized during a patrol on the Tigris River. Bunda was originally listed as duty status whereabouts unknown. His remains were recovered Feb. 10.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, of Minnesota; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Fort Drum); attached to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y; killed Jan. 25 when his Kiowa Warrior helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search for four soldiers whose watercraft had capsized. Dorff was listed as duty status whereabouts unknown after the crash. His remains were recovered Jan. 29.


Army 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation, Fort Drum, N.Y.; attached to 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum; killed Jan. 25 when his helicopter went down in the Tigris River during a search for a missing soldier in Mosul, Iraq. Mooney was listed as duty status whereabouts unknown after the crash. His remains were recovered Feb. 14.



January 27
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Army Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island; assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army 2nd Lt. Luke S. James, 24, of Hooker, Okla.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack near Iskandariyah, Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, of Zanesville, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack near Iskandariyah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore.; assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, 26, of Hay Springs, Neb.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack near Iskandariyah, Iraq.



January 29
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Army Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio; assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kan.; died Jan. 29 at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq of injuries sustained two days earlier when a roadside improvised explosive device exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, 19, of the Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, based at Fort Riley, Kan.; died Jan. 29 at the Lakenheath Medical Treatment Facility, United Kingdom, after he was shot on Jan. 23 while he was guarding a gas station in Baghdad.



January 31
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Army Cpl. Juan C. Cabral Banuelos, 25, of Emporia, Kan.; assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 31 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh, 19, of Taylor, Mich.; assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 31 when her vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Eliu A. Miersandoval, 27, of San Clemente, Calif.; assigned to Company A, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 31 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk, Iraq.


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FEBRUARY 2004


Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed in his sleeping quarters Feb. 1 when the logistical support area came under mortar attack in Anaconda, Iraq.



February 2
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Army Pfc. Armando Soriano, 20, of Houston; assigned to the howitzer battery, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed while traveling in a two-vehicle convoy on a supply route Feb. 1 when weather conditions caused his vehicle to slide off the road and roll over in Haditha, Iraq.



February 3
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Army 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, 24, of New Jersey; assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Feb. 3 when an improvised explosive device exploded while he was conducting counter-IED operations along a supply route in Iskandariyah, Iraq.



February 5
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Army Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, Iowa; assigned to the 1133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Mason City, Iowa; killed Feb. 5 when he was hit by a mortar round at a Baghdad International Airport checkpoint.



February 8
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Army Staff Sgt. Richard P. Ramey, 27, of Canton, Ohio; assigned to the 703rd Ordinance Company, Fort Knox, Ky., supporting the 82nd Airborne Division; killed Feb. 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated in Mahmudiyah, Iraq.



February 9
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Army Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins, 27, Schenectady, N.Y.; assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Feb. 9 when a collection of unexploded ordinance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point in Sinjar, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong, 42, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 363rd Explosive Ordnance Company, Army National Guard, Casa Grande, Ariz.; killed Feb. 9 when a collection of unexploded ordinance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point in Sinjar, Iraq.



February 10
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Air Force Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano, 39, of Vallejo, Calif.; assigned to the 615th Air Mobility Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar.



February 11
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Army Pfc. William C. Ramirez, 19, of Portland, Ore.; assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; killed Feb. 11 by an improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol in Baghdad.


Army Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh, 33, of Oceanside, Calif.; assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; killed Feb. 11 by an improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol in Baghdad.



February 12
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Army Spc. Eric U. Ramirez, 31, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to the 670th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, National City, Calif.; killed Feb. 12 when he was attacked by small-arms fire, a rocket-propelled grenade and an improvised explosive device in Abu Ghraib, Iraq.



February 13
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Army Pvt. Bryan Nicholas Spry, 19, of Chestertown, Md.; assigned to D Comany, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Feb. 13 when his vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch in Baghdad.



February 16
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Army Pfc. Nichole M. Frye, 19, of Lena, Wis.; assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Kalamazoo, Mich.; killed Feb. 16 when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy in Baqubah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Michael M. Merila, 23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Feb. 16 when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Talifar, Iraq.


Army Spc. Christopher M. Taylor, 25, of Daphne, Ala.; assigned to the 1165th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Fairhope, Ala.; attached to the 18th Military Police Brigade; killed Feb. 16 when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy in Baghdad.



February 19
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Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Feb. 19 of injuries sustained from small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y.; assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Feb. 19 of injuries sustained from small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq.



February 20
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, 45, of Wagram, N.C.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Feb. 20 when he was struck by a recovery vehicle while he was assisting a disabled vehicle in Dujayl, Iraq.



February 25
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew C. Laskowski, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Feb. 25 when the OH-58 helicopter in which he was flying crashed in Habbinayah, Iraq.


Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen M. Wells, 29, of North Egremont, Mass.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Feb. 25 when the OH-58 helicopter in which he was flying crashed in Habbinayah, Iraq.

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MARCH 2004


Army Spc. Michael R. Woodliff, 22, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed March 2 when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy in Baghdad.



March 5
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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray, 32, of Richmond, Va.; assigned to Navy Detachment Kuwait Navy Base; killed March 5 while traveling to Kuwait Navy Base when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a civilian vehicle in Kuwait.



March 7
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Army Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Raleigh, Ark.; assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas; died of a non-combat realted cause on March 7 in Baghdad.



March 8
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Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark, 18, of Kettle River, Minn.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died March 8 in a non-combat related incident at Camp Victory, Kuwait.



March 9
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Army Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, 20, of Philadelphia; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 9 of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, 42, of Lake Ozark, Mo.; assigned to the 1st Division Support Command, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzengen, Germany; killed March 9 when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device in Tampa, Iraq.



March 10
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Army Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer, 23, of Ellsworth, Wis.; assigned to the 625th Engineer Company, Army Reserve, Ellsworth, Wis.; killed March 10 when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy in Baqubah, Iraq.



March 11
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Army Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr., 37, of Belton, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 11 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Christopher K. Hill, 26, of Ventura, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 11 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq.



March 13
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Army Pfc. Joel K. Brattain, 21, of Santa Anna, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 13 when an improvised explosive device struck his military vehicle in Baghdad. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin and Sgt. Daniel J. Londono.


Army Spc. Jocelyn L. Carrasquillo, 28, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; killed March 13 when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle on the main supply route in Iraq.


Army Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin, 31, of Picayune, Miss.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 13 when an improvised explosive device struck his military vehicle in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. Daniel J. Londono and Pfc. Joel K. Brattain.


Army Spc. Jason C. Ford, 21, of Bowie, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany; killed March 13 when his patrol hit an improvised explosive device in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Capt. John F. Kurth, 31, of Wisconsin; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany; killed March 13 when his patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device in Tikrit, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Daniel J. Londono, 22, of Boston; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 13 when an improvised explosive device struck his military vehicle in Baghdad. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin and Pfc. Joel K. Brattain.



March 15
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Army Sgt. William J. Normandy, 42, of Augusta, Ga.; assigned to the Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, from Montpelier, Vt.; died of non-combat related injuries, on March 15 in Camp Virginia, Iraq.



March 16
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Army First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams, 24, of Seattle, Wash.; of the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; died when the barrel of the .50 caliber weapon mounted on his tank struck him; on March 16 in Al Asad, Iraq.


Army Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen, Sr., 52, of Augusta, Ga.; assigned to the Army National Guard, 151st Signal Battalion, from Greenville, S.C.; died of non-combat related injuries, on March 16 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait.



March 17
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Army Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, 30, of Okaloosa, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany; died March 17 of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over into a river in Baji, Iraq.


Army Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps, 44, of Chicago; assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.; died March 17 of injuries sustained from a mortar attack in Baghdad.



March 18
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Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield, 24, of Summit, Ohio; assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died March 18 from wounds received during an enemy mortar attack at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.


Army Spec. Doron Chan, 20, of Highland, N.Y.; assigned to the 411th Engineer Brigade, Army Reserve, New Windsor, N.Y.; killed March 18 when his convoy vehicle was cut off by a civilian vehicle near Balad, Iraq. Chan’s vehicle swerved, crossed into oncoming traffic and flipped over.


Marine Corps Pfc. Rick A. Morris Jr., 20, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed March 18 by mortar fire in Qaim, Iraq.


Marine Corps Pfc. Brandon C. Smith, 20, of Washington, Ark.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed in action March 18 in Qaim, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Ernest Harold Sutphin, 21, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died March 18 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained March 11 in a vehicle incident in Kirkuk, Iraq.



March 19
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Army Pfc. Jason C. Ludlam, 22, of Arlington, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Vilseck, Germany; died March 19 when he was electrocuted while laying telephone wires in Baqoubah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Clint Richard Matthews, 31, of Bedford, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, from Schweinfurt, Germany; died March 19 from injuries sustained two days before when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over in Baji, Iraq.


Marine Corps Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, of Methuen, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed in action March 19 near Hit, Iraq.



March 20
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Army Spc. Matthew J. Sandri, 24, of Shamokin, Pa.; assigned to the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 20 when his living area came under a rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army Maj. Mark D. Taylor, 41, of Stockton, Calif.; assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 20 when his living area came under a rocket attack in Fallujah, Iraq.


Army 1st Lt. Michael W. Vega, 41, of Lathrop, Calif.; assigned to the 223rd Military Intelligence Company, 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Sacramento, Calif.; died March 20 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained March 11 when his military vehicle rolled over in Diwaniyah, Iraq.



March 21
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Army Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson, 21, of Carmel, Ind.; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 21 when his military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


Army Pvt. Dustin L. Kreider, 19, of Riverton, Kan.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Schweinfurt, Germany; died March 21 during a unit weapon test-firing incident near Samarra, Iraq.



March 22
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Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Dang, 20, of Foster City, Calif.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed March 22 by hostile fire near Ramadi, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Bruce Miller Jr., 23, of Orange, N.J.; assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash.; died March 22 of non-combat related injuries in Mosul, Iraq.



March 24
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Army Staff Sgt. Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III, 33, of Naples, Fla.; assigned to 21st Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIIIth Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed March 24 when he came under attack by individuals using small arms and an improvised explosive device as he was investigating a suspicious vehicle in Iraq.



March 25
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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess, 20, of Plymouth, Mass.; assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.; killed in action March 25 near Fallujah, Iraq.


Marine Lance Cpl. James A. Casper, 20, of Coolidge, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died March 25 as a result of a non-combat related incident at al Asad, Iraq.


Army Spc. Adam D. Froehlich, 21, of Pine Hill, N. J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, based at Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; died March 25 from injuries sustained when his patrol came under attack by an improvised explosive device in Baqoubah, Iraq.



March 26
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Marine Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr., 21, of Houston; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed March 26 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.



March 27
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Marine Master Sgt. Timothy Toney, 37, of Manhattan in New York City; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died March 27 as a result of a non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait.



March 29
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Army Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, 27, of North Berwick, Maine; assigned to the 744th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Hillsboro, N.H.; died March 29 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and fell from a bridge near Balad, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Sean M. Schneider, 22, of Janesville, Wis.; assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 29 as the result of a vehicle accident near Baghdad.



March 30
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Army Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson, 45, of Conway, N.H.; assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed March 30 when the military vehicle he was riding in rolled over in Somara, Iraq.


Marine Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, 20, of Victorville, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. died March 30 due to enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.



March 31
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Army Pvt. Brandon L. Davis, 20, of Cumberland, Md.; assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.


Army 1st Lt. Doyle M. Hufstedler, 25, of Abilene, Texas; assigned to the Army’s 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr., 23, of San Antonio; assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.


Army Spc. Sean R. Mitchell, 24, of Youngsville, Pa.; assigned to the Army’s 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.


Army Pfc. Cleston C. Raney, 20, of Rupert, Idaho; assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed March 31 when an improvised explosive device hit his armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Iraq.

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APRIL 2004


Note: More US troops killed in April than in 'major combat' in Iraq

Some of the names of the fallen in April are here










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