FALLEN  BRAVES
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OPERATION  IRAQI  FREEDOM
Every name, every life, is a loss to our military, to our nation, and to the loved ones who grieve. 
There is no homecoming for these families.  Yet we pray, in God's time, their reunion will come.
Those we lost were last seen on duty.  Their final act on this earth was to fight a great evil, and
bring liberty to others...

All of you -- all in this generation of our military -- have taken up the highest calling of history.
You are defending your country, and protecting the innocent from harm. And wherever you
go, you carry a message of hope, a message that is ancient, and evernew. In the words of the
prophet Isaiah:  "To the captives, Come out, and to those in darkness, Be free.'' Thank you for
serving our country and our cause.  God bless you all, and may God continue to bless America.
                       George W. Bush
  Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces
     May 1st, 2003
from the USS Lincoln
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September 30, 2006

                                     Army Cpl. Luis E. Tejeda
20, of Huntington Park, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 30 in Al Asad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Hit, Iraq.

                                Army Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely
48, of Marshalltown, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Army National Guard, Iowa Falls, Iowa; died Sept. 30 of injuries sustained when his vehicle received small arms fire during security operations in Asad, Iraq. Also killed was Spc. Kampha B. Sourivong.

                           Army Spc. Kampha B. Sourivong
20, of Iowa City, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Army National Guard, Iowa Falls, Iowa; died Sept. 30 of injuries sustained when his vehicle received small arms fire during security operations in Asad, Iraq. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely.

                                  Army Spc. Robert F. Weber
22, of Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 30 as a result of a vehicle roll-over near the Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, (about 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq).


September 29, 2006

                             Army Pfc. Christopher T. Blaney
19, of Winter Park, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 29 from a non-combat related incident in Taji, Iraq.

             Navy Master-at Arms  (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor
25, of Garden Grove, Calif.; assigned to a West-Coast based command; killed Sept. 29 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq.

September 28, 2006

                        Marine Lance Cpl. James Chamroeun
20, of Union City, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Sept. 28 of wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

September 26, 2006

                              Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Lanzarin
28, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; killed Sept. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

                            Marine Pfc. Christopher T. Riviere
21, of Cooper City, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Sept. 26 of wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

                       Army Staff Sgt. Edward C. Reynolds, Jr.
27, of Groves, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 26 of injuries sustained when his M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while maneuvering in Baghdad. Also killed was Pfc. Henry Paul.


                                        Army Pfc. Henry Paul
24, of Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 26 of injuries sustained when his M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while maneuvering in Baghdad.

September 25, 2006

                                    Army Cpl. Casey L. Mellen
21, of Huachuca City, Ariz.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.

September 24, 2006

                        Marine Lance Cpl. Howard S. March Jr.
20, of Buffalo, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Sept. 24 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.


                              Marine Lance Cpl. Rene Martinez
20, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Sept. 24 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

September 23, 2006

                                Army Spc. Windell J. Simmons
20, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 23 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

                            Army Staff Sgt. Carlos Dominguez
57, of Savannah, Ga.; assigned to the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, Utica, N.Y.; died Sept. 23 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

                                Army Sgt. Velton Locklear III
29, of Lacey, Wash.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Sept. 23 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Riyadh, Iraq. Also killed was Pfc. Kenneth E. Kincaid IV.

                               Army Pfc. Kenneth E. Kincaid IV
25, of Lilburn, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Sept. 23 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Riyadh, Iraq. Also killed was Sgt. Velton Locklear III.

September 21, 2006

                                 Army Sgt. Allan R. Bevington
22, of Beaver Falls, Pa.; assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 21 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near him during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

September 20, 2006

                                  Army Pvt. Eric M. Kavanagh
20, of Glen Burnie, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died of injuries sustained Sept. 20 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.

                       Marine Sgt. Christopher M. Zimmerman
28, of Stephenville, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 20 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

                           Marine Cpl. Yull Estrada Rodriguez
21, of Alegre Lajas, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; killed Sept. 20 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

                          Army Master Sgt. Robb G. Needham
51, of Vancouver, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 356th Regiment (Logistical Support), 4th Brigade, 91st Division, Army Reserve, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 20 of injuries sustained when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

                         Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles J. Jones
29, of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; assigned to the 149th Brigade Combat Team, Kentucky National Guard, Louisville, Ky.; died Sept. 20 from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad. 

September 19, 2006

                                 Army Spc. Jared J. Raymond
20, of Swampscott, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 19 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

                       Army 1st Lt. Ashley L. (Henderson) Huff
23, of Belle Mead, N.J.; assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Sept. 19 of injuries sustained when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her mounted patrol during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.

                                Army Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan
22, of Jamestown, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 19 of injuries sustained when his Humvee rolled over while maneuvering in 


September 18, 2006

                                  Army Sgt. James R. Worster
24, of Broadview Heights, Ohio; assigned to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Sept. 18 from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad.

September 17, 2006

                                     Army Sgt. David J. Davis
32, of Mount Airy, Md.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Sept.17 in Baghdad of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker Armored Vehicle during combat operations in Sadr City, Iraq.

                                    Army Sgt. Adam L. Knox
21, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 346th Psychological Operations Company, Army Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; died Sept. 17 of injuries sustained when his patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

September 16, 2006

                 Navy Electronics Technician  David S. Roddy
32, of Aberdeen, Md.; assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two in Norfolk, Va.; served with the Multi-National Corps in Iraq; killed Sept. 16 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Anbar province, Iraq.

September 15, 2006

                                 Army Cpl. Cesar A. Granados
21, of Le Grand, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 15 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.

September 14, 2006

                                     Army Sgt. Aaron A. Smith
31, of Killeen, Texas; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where he was located. Also killed was Sgt. Jennifer M. Hartman and Cpl. Marcus A. Cain.


                              Army Sgt. Jennifer M. Hartman
21, of New Ringgold, Pa.; assigned to the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where she was located.

                                     Army Cpl. Marcus A. Cain
20, of Crowley, La.; assigned to the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where he was located.

                            Army Spc. Russell M. Makowski
23, of Union, Mo.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

                                      Army Sgt. David T. Weir
23, of Cleveland, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained Sept. 13 when he encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

                                   Army Sgt. Clint E. Williams
24, of Kingston, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 14 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

                             Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller
19, of Pearland, Texas; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died Sept. 14 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

September 13, 2006

                            Army Capt. Matthew C. Mattingly
30, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Sept. 13 when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.


                                 Army Pfc. Jeffrey P. Shaffer
21, of Harrison, Ark.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Bamberg, Germany; died Sept. 13 of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

September 12, 2006

                                Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez
23, of Texas; assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq.

September 11, 2006

                                Army Spc. Harley D. Andrews
22, of Weimar, Calif.; assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; died on Sept. 11 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

September 10, 2006

                                 Army Spc. Alexander Jordan
31, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 10 of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

September 09, 2006

                             Marine Cpl. Johnathan L. Benson
21, of North Branch, Minn.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Sept. 9 from wounds sustained June 17 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                    Army Pfc. Anthony P. Seig
19, of Sunman, Ind.; assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 9 of injuries sustained when he encountered indirect fire from enemy forces while on base in Baghdad.

September 08, 2006

                                    Army Sgt. David W. Gordon
23, of Williamsfield, Ohio, died on Sept. 8, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Gordon was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood Texas.

September 07 2006

                                   Army Spc. David J. Ramsey
27, of Tacoma, Wash.; He was medically evacuated from Iraq on Aug. 24 and died from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 7 in Spanaway, Wash. He was assigned to the 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

                                     Army Sgt. Luis A. Montes
22, of El Centro, Calif., died on Sept. 7 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries suffered on Sept. 1 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Montes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                             Marine Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto
21, of Toms River, N.J., died Sept. 7 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

September 06, 2006

                                     Army Sgt. John A. Carroll
26, of Ponca City, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 6 of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.

                                  Army Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank
18, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol.  Shank was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

September 04, 2006

                            Army Lt. Col. Marshall A. Gutierrez
41, of New Mexico, died on Sep. 4 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from non-combat related injuries.  Gutierrez was assigned to the Area Support Group, Arijan, Kuwait.

                                Army Sgt. Germaine L. Debro
33, of Omaha, Neb., died on Sept. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Debro was assigned to the Army National Guard 1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment, Fremont, Neb.

                              Marine Cpl. Jared M. Shoemaker
29, of Tulsa, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Broken Arrow, Okla.; killed Sept. 4 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                          Marine Lance Cpl. Eric P. Valdepenas
21, of Seekonk, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Ayer, Mass.; killed Sept. 4 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

            Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher G. Walsh
30, of St. Louis, Mo.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Navy Reserve, Bridgetown, Mo.; died Sept. 4 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Walsh was serving as a corpsman with Multi National Corps Iraq.

                             Army Pfc. Hannah L. Gunterman
20, of Redlands, Calif.; assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash. died on Sept. 4 in Taji, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. This incident is under investigation.

September 03, 2006

                   Army Private First Class Edwin A. Andino II
23, of Culpeper, Va. died on Sep. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany        

                                    Army Sgt. Jason L. Merrill
22, of Mesa, Ariz. died on Sep. 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany

                                    Marine Pvt. Ryan E. Miller
21, of Gahanna, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                          Marine Lance Cpl. Shane P. Harris
23, of Las Vegas, N.M.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed Sep. 3 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                               Army Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras
19, of Wilton, Conn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Sept. 3 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baqubah, Iraq.

                     Marine Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson
19, of Hartford, Conn.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                      Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Henkes II
32, of Portland Ore.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died on Sept. 3 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

September 02, 2006

                              Army Staff Sgt. Eugene H.E. Alex
32, of Bay City, Mich.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Sept. 2 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained Aug 30 when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire in Baghdad.

                                   Army Sgt. Ralph N. Porras
36, of Merrill, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 2 of injuries sustained from mortar fire during dismounted combat operations in Yusifiyah, Iraq. Also killed was Pfc. Justin W. Dreese.

                                  Army Pfc. Justin W. Dreese
21, of Northumberland, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 2 of injuries sustained from mortar fire during dismounted combat operations in Yusifiyah, Iraq. Also killed was Sgt. Ralph N. Porras.

September 01, 2006

                                Marine Lance Cpl. Cliff K. Golla
21, of Charlotte, N.C.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Sept. 1 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                   Army Staff Sgt. Angel D. Mercado-Velazquez
24, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died in Yusifiyah, Iraq, on Sept. 1 of injuries suffered from mortar fire during dismounted combat operations.

August 31, 2006

                           Army Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason
28, of Farmington, Mo.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug 31 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ad War, Iraq.

August 30, 2006
                                     Marine Pfc. Colin J. Wolfe
18, of Manassas, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Aug. 30 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                 Army Sgt. Joshua R. Hanson
27, of West St. Paul, Minn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry, Minnesota National Guard, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; died Aug. 30 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations, in Khaldea, Iraq.

August 29, 2006

                          Marine Cpl. Christopher T. Warndorf
21, of Burlington, Ky.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Aug. 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                               Army Sgt. Matthew J. Vosbein
30, of Metairie, La.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 29 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Sadr Al Yusifiyah, Iraq.

August 28, 2006

                         Marine Lance Cpl. Donald E. Champlin
28, of Natchitoches, La.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained Aug. 27 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                              Army Spc. Matthew E. Schneider
23, of Gorham, N.H.; assigned to the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany; died Aug. 28 from a non-combat related cause in Ramadi, Iraq.

                                Army Cpl. Shannon L. Squires
25, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 321 Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Field Artillery Brigade, XVIIIth Airborne Corps Artillery, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 28 in Brooke Army Medial Center, San Antonio, of injuries sustained Apr. 21 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle during combat operations along Main Supply Route Tampa, Iraq.

August 27, 2006

                                   Army Spc. Seth A. Hildreth
26, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 27 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

                                   Army Sgt. David J. Almazan
27, of Van Nuys, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died Aug 27 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations, in Hit, Iraq.

                                       Army Sgt. Darry Benson
46, of Winterville, N.C.; assigned the 730th Quartermaster Battalion, North Carolina Army National Guard, Ahoskie, N.C.; died Aug 27 from a non-combat related cause in Camp Virginia, Kuwait.

                                 Army Spc. Joshua D. Jones
24, of Pomeroy, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug 27 of injuries sustained when his Humvee came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

                                Army Spc. Kenneth M. Cross
21, of Superior, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Aug 27 when his M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Pfc. Daniel G. Dolan.

                                   Army Pfc. Daniel G. Dolan
19, of Roy, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Aug 27 when his M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Spc. Kenneth M. Cross.

                             Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey J. Hansen
31, of Cairo, Neb.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment, Nebraska Army National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.; died Aug. 27 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained Aug. 21 from a vehicle accident in Balad, Iraq.

                                     Army Sgt. Moises Jazmin
25, of Providence, R.I.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Also killed were: Spc. Qixing Lee, Spc. Shaun A. Novak and Spc. Tristan C. Smith.

                                       Army Spc. Qixing Lee
20, of Minneapolis, Minn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Also killed were: Sgt. Moises Jazmin, Spc. Shaun A. Novak and Spc. Tristan C. Smith.

                                   Army Spc. Shaun A. Novak
21, of Two Rivers, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Also killed were: Spc. Tristan C. Smith, Spc. Qixing Lee and Sgt. Moises Jazmin.

                                  Army Spc. Tristan C. Smith
23, of Bryn Athyn, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Aug 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Also killed were: Spc. Shaun A. Novak, Spc. Qixing Lee and Sgt. Moises Jazmin.

August 26, 2006

                                     Army Spc. Edgardo Zayas
29, of Dorchester, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 26 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baghdad.

August 25, 2006

                                Marine Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson
21, of Milford, Conn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Plainville, Conn.; killed Aug. 25 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 24, 2006

                                    Army Sgt. Jeremy E. King
23, of Meridian, Idaho; assigned to the 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 24 of injuries sustained by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

                           Marine Staff Sgt. Dwayne E. Williams
28, of Baltimore, Md.; assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; killed Aug. 24 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                          Marine Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon
35, of Fairborn, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 24 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                  Army Pfc. William E. Thorne
26, of Hospers, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug 24 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Iraq.

August 23, 2006

                          Marine Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston
21, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Aug. 23 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                Army Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri
24, of Gaithersburg, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Aug. 23 when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations south of Baghdad.

August 22, 2006

                         Navy Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Darga
34, of Lansing, Mich.; assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, serving with the 1st Marine Logistics Group; killed Aug. 22 when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was struck by an improvised explosive device while responding to a previous strike. His unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 21, 2006

                      Air Force Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons
37, of Chillicothe, Ohio; assigned to the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; killed Aug. 21 when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle. The vehicle was part of a transportation convoy enroute to Taji, Iraq.

August 20, 2006

                       Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon
20, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Aug. 20 of injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                   Army Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo
25, of Paw Paw, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died on Aug. 20 of injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.

                                   Marine Cpl. Adam A. Galvez
21, of Salt Lake City, Utah; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed Aug. 20 while conducting combat operations in Anbar, Iraq. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman.

                         Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman
21, of Bend, Ore.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed Aug. 20 while conducting combat operations in Anbar, Iraq. Also killed was Cpl. Adam A. Galvez.

August 19, 2006

                                Army Sgt. Marquees A. Quick
28, of Hoover Ala.; assigned to the 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died Aug 19 of injuries sustained while conducting security and observation operations, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using multiple grenades in Ramadi, Iraq.

August 18, 2006

                          Army Sgt 1st Class Ruben J. Villa Jr.
36, of El Paso, Texas; assigned to the Area Support Group (CFLCC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; died Aug 18 from a non-combat related cause in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

August 17, 2006

                                 Army Pfc. James J. Arellano
19, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug 17 of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using improvised explosive devices and small arms fire in Baghdad.

August 16, 2006

                                Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa
32, of Waianae, Hawaii; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Aug 16 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.

                         Marine Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover
28, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Albany, N.Y.; killed Aug. 16 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                            Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV
30, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Albany, N.Y.; killed Aug. 16 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                   Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips
29, of St. Stephen, S.C.; assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 16 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained March 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 12, 2006

                           Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins
25, of Fouke, Ark.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 12 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

                             Army Staff Sgt. Michael C. Lloyd
24, of San Antonio; assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler.

                               Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler
31, of Overland Park, Kan.; assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Michael C. Lloyd.

August 10, 2006

                            Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Z. Long
18, of Sun Valley, Nev.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed Aug. 10 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 09, 2006

                               Army 1st. Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger
43, of Hillsdale, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed Aug 9 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were Spc. Ignacio Ramirez and Spc. Shane W. Woods.

                                   Army Spc. Ignacio Ramirez
22, of Henderson, Nev.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed Aug 9 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were 1st. Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger and Spc. Shane W. Woods.

                                  Army Spc. Shane W. Woods
23, of Palmer, Alaska; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed Aug 9 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were 1st. Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger and Spc. Ignacio Ramirez.

August 08, 2006

                                   Army Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown
25, of Trinity Center, Calif.; he was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown Aug. 8 when his UH-60 Black Hawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rutbah, Iraq; his remains were recovered Aug. 10. Also killed was Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer; his remains were recovered Aug. 9.

                           Army Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer
26, of Granite City, Ill.; assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kan.; he was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown Aug. 8 when his UH-60 Black Hawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rutbah, Iraq; his remains were recovered Aug. 9. Also killed was Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown; his remains were recovered Aug 10.

August 06, 2006

                             Army Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale
25, of Grafton, W.V.; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed  when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. Carlton A. Clark and Spc. Jose Zamora.

                                   Army Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
22, of South Royalton, Vt.; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed  when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad.

                                       Army Spc. Jose Zamora
24, of Sunland Park, N.M.; assigned to the 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed  when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad.

August 05, 2006

                                     Army Pfc. Brian J. Kubik
20, of Harker Heights, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug 5 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained Aug 2 when his unit encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghdad.

August 04, 2006

                                Army Staff Sgt. Clint J. Storey
30, of Enid, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed August 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed was Sgt. Bradley H. Beste.

                                   Army Sgt. Bradley H. Beste
22, of Naperville, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed August 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

                                    Army Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr.
23, of Clovis, N.M.; assigned to the 362nd Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Aug 4 of injuries sustained from a Humvee accident in Habbaniyah, Iraq.

August 03, 2006

                                 Army Sgt. George M. Ulloa Jr.
23, of Austin, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 3 from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                             Marine Lance Cpl. Kurt E. Dechen
24, of Springfield, Vt.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, while attached to Regimental Combat Team 5, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 3 of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 02, 2006

              Navy Aviation Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee
28, of Hood River, Ore.; a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team; killed Aug. 2 during combat operations while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.

                                     Army Sgt. Ryan D. Jopek
20, of Merrill, Wis.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Waupun, Wis.; died Aug. 2 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy in Tikrit, Iraq.

                                    Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird
23, of Martin, Tenn.; assigned to the 913th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, Tennessee Army National Guard, Union City, Tenn.; killed Aug. 2 during combat operations in Rawah, Iraq.

                                 Marine Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci
21, of Stow, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Aug. 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

August 01, 2006

                                     Army Spc. Hai Ming Hsia
37, of New York, N.Y.; assigned to the 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; killed Aug. 1 during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

July 31, 2006

                                    Army Sgt. Joshua A. Ford
20, of Wayne, Neb.; assigned to the 189th Transportation Company, 485th Corps Support Battalion, Nebraska Army National Guard, Norfolk, Neb.; killed July 31 during combat operations in Numaniyah, Iraq.

July 29, 2006

                                 Marine Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus
28, of Wolf Creek, Mont.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed July 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                      Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield
19, of Clovis, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed July 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Sgt. Christian B. Williams.

                              Marine Sgt. Christian B. Williams
27, of Winter Haven, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed July 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield.

                                   Marine Pfc. Jason Hanson
21, of Forks, Wash.; assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed July 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

July 27, 2006

                          Marine Lance Cpl. James W. Higgins
22, of Frederick, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died July 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                            Marine Lance Cpl. Adam R. Murray
21, of Cordova, Tenn.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed July 27 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                 Marine Cpl. Timothy D. Roos
21, of Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

                              Marine Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez
21, of Garner, N.C.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed July 27 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

July 26, 2006

                  Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth
30, of Towson, Md.; assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, serving with Multinational Corps Iraq in Baghdad; died July 26 after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation at Camp Victory, Iraq.

July 25, 2006

                                  Army Spc. Joseph A. Graves
21, of Discovery Bay, Calif.; assigned to the 110th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 25 when his convoy encountered enemy fire in Baghdad.

July 24, 2006

                                Army Spc. Stephen W. Castner
27, of Cedarburg, Wis.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Milwaukee, Wis.; died July 24 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Tallil, Iraq.


                                   Army Capt. Jason M. West
28, of Pittsburg, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed July 24 when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.

                               Army Spc. Dennis K. Samson Jr.
24, of Hesperia, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 24 of injuries sustained by enemy small arms fire in Taqaddum, Iraq.

July 22, 2006

                                  Army Capt. Blake H. Russell
35, of Forth Worth, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 22 of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache during combat operations in Baghdad.

                                      Army Cpl. Adam J. Fargo
22, of Ruckersville, Va.; assigned to the 4th Brigade Troop Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed July 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy in Baghdad.

                       Army Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swanson
25, of Rose Haven, Md.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died July 22 of injuries sustained when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.

July 21, 2006

                               Army Cpl. Matthew P. Wallace
22, of Lexington Park, Md.; assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 21 in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained July 16 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

                             Marine Capt. Christopher T. Pate
29, of Hampstead, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Command Element, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed July 21 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

July 20, 2006

                                Army Pfc. Derek J. Plowman
20, of Everton, Ark.; assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 142nd Fires Brigade, Rogers, Ark.; died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a gunshot wound.

                                  Marine Cpl. Julian A. Ramon
22, of Flushing, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 20 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

July 18, 2006

                          Marine Lance Cpl. Geofrey R. Cayer
20, of Fitchburg, Mass.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died July 18 from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

                                  Army Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione
25, of Tucson Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died July 18 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank.

July 17, 2006

                       Army Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson II
26, of Battle Creek, Mich.; assigned to the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed July 17 when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq.

                               Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Pugh
39, of Houston Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 17 of injuries sustained when his M1A2 Abrams tank encountered enemy forces small arms fire in Baghdad.

                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith
34, of Punxsutawney, Pa.; assigned to the 737th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Belvoir, Va.; died July 17 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a controlled ordnance clearing mission in Iskandariyah, Iraq.

                            Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman
23, of Monticello, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died of injuries sustained July 17 when his Humvee encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations in Bayji, Iraq.

July 16, 2006

                               Army Staff Sgt. Jason M. Evey
29, of Stockton, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 16 of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

July 15, 2006

                                Army Spc. Manuel J. Holguin
21, of Woodlake, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died July 15 of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire and an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

                               Army Sgt. Andres J. Contreras
23 of Huntington Park, Calif.; assigned to the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Combat Support Brigade, Fort Polk, La.; died July 15 of injuries sustained when his Humvee encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad.

July 14, 2006

                              Army Sgt. Thomas B. Turner Jr.
31, of Cottonwood, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained July 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

July 13, 2006

                                     Army Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd
23, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany; died July 13 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his mine protected vehicle in Ramadi. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Omar D. Flores, Spc. Joseph P. Micks and Spc. Troy C. Linden.

July 12, 2006
  
                     Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry A. Tharp
44, of Muscatine, Iowa; assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Rock Island, Ill; killed July 12 as a result of enemy action when his dismounted patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device while operating in the Anbar province of Iraq.

                               Army Sgt. Irving Hernandez Jr.
28, of New York, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; killed July 12 when he encountered enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq.

July 09, 2006

                                     Army Spc. Damien M. Montoya
21, of Holbrook, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 9 from a non-combat related cause in Baghdad.

July 08, 2006

                                Army Staff Sgt. Omar D. Flores
27, of Mission, Texas; assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; killed July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed were Spc. Troy C. Linden and Spc. Joseph P. Micks.

                                     Army Spc. Troy C. Linden
22, of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; killed July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

                                   Army Spc. Joseph P. Micks
22, of Rapid River, Mich.; assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany; killed July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

July 07, 2006

                                  Army Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky
31, of Novi, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, Lansing, Mich.; died July 7 in the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, of injuries sustained Nov. 21 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Habbaniyah, Iraq.

July 03, 2006

                                 Army Staff Sgt. Paul S. Pabla
23, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; assigned to the Army National Guard's 139th Field Artillery, Kempton, Ind.; died on July 3 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations.

July 02, 2006

                                     Army Pfc. Collin T. Mason
20, of Staten Island, N.Y.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed July 2 when he encountered indirect fire while manning a checkpoint in his vehicle in Taji, Iraq.

                                    Marine Sgt. Justin L. Noyes
23, of Vinita, Okla.; assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; killed July 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

July 1, 2006

                         Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr.
22, of Glassboro, N.J.,died  from a non-combat related cause at Camp Bucca, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 15th Security Forces Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, HI.

June 29, 2006

                                    Army Sgt. Bryan C. Luckey
25, of Tampa, Fla., died  in Mosul, Iraq, when he was shot by enemy forces while on mounted patrol.  Luckey was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

                                     Army Cpl. Ryan. J. Clark
19, of Lancaster, Calif., died in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX , of injuries sustained on June 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Clark was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany

                               Army Spc. Christopher D. Rose
21, of San Francisco, Calif., died on June 29 of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.  Rose was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,  4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                                      Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk
26, of Fox Lake, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died June 26 of injuries sustained when his unit received indirect fire from enemy forces during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq

June 28, 2006

                                      Marine Pfc. Rex A. Page
21, of Kirksville, Mo.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 28 wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

June 27, 2006

                                   Army Cpl. Jeremy S. Jones
25, of Omaha, Neb., died on June 27 of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device during dismounted combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Jones was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                                Marine Cpl. Jason W. Morrow
27, of Riverside, California. Morrow died from wounds received on June 26, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                        Army Sgt. 1st Class Terry O. P. Wallace
33, of Winnsboro, Louisiana. Wallace died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

June 26, 2006

                                Army Pfc. Michael J. Potocki
21, of Baltimore, Md., died on June 26, of injuries sustained in Al Asad, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy force's small arms fire during combat operations.  Potocki was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

                                       Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk
26, of Fox Lake, Illinois. Lisk died of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when his unit received indirect fire from enemy forces during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

                         Marine Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar
30, of Lake Orion, Michigan. Plouhar died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

June 25, 2006

                                      Marine Cpl. Paul N. King
23, of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. King died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Ayer, Massachusetts.

June 24, 2006

                                Army Sgt. Benjamin J. Laymon
22, of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Laymon died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces small arms fire, and an improvised explosive device which detonated during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                                    Army Sgt. Justin D. Norton
21, of Rainier, Washington. Norton died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when he encountered enemy forces small arms fire, and an improvised explosive device which detonated during a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                            Army Staff Sgt. Alberto V. Sanchez
33, of Houston, Texas. Sanchez died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 23, 2006

                                      Army Pfc. Paul A. Beyer
21, of Jamestown, North Dakota. Beyer died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                               Army Staff Sgt. Mario J. Bievre
34, of Glendale Heights, Illinois. Bievre died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                                    Army Cpl. Ryan J. Buckley
21, of Nokomis, Illinois. Buckley died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                                  Army Pfc. Devon J. Gibbons
19, of Port Orchard, Washington. Gibbons died in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained on April 11, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                             Army Spc. Channing G. Singletary
30, of Sylvester, Georgia. Singletary died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat-related cause. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 122nd Support Center, Savannah, Georgia.

June 22, 2006

                                     Marine Cpl. Riley E. Baker
22, of Pacific, Missouri. Baker died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

June 21, 2006

                                   Army Sgt. Jason J. Buzzard
31, of Ukiah, California. Buzzard died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HEMTT cargo truck during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                                Army Sgt. Sirlou C. Cuaresma
25, of Chicago, Illinois. Cuaresma died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the 68th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 13th Containment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.

                          Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Whyte
21, of Brooklyn, New York. Whyte died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

June 20, 2006

                              Marine Cpl. Christopher D. Leon
20, of Lancaster, California. Leon died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

                           Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Webb
20, of Swartz Creek, Michigan. Webb died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                             Marine Pfc. Christopher N. White
23, of Southport, North Carolina. White died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                         Marine Staff Sgt. Benjamin D. Williams
30, of Orange, Texas. Williams died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

June 17, 2006

                                     Army Spc. Robert L. Jones
22, of Milwaukie, Oregon. Jones died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, Baumholder, Germany.

                                     Army Sgt. Reyes Ramirez
23, of Willis, Texas. Ramirez died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, Baumholder, Germany.

June 16, 2006

                                Army Spc. David J. Babineau
25, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Babineau died in Baghdad, Iraq, when the checkpoint he was manning came under enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                                    Army Sgt. Brent W. Koch
22, of Morton, Minnesota. Koch died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Combined Arms Battalion, Hutchinson, Minnesota.

                                 Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca
23, of San Marcos, Texas. Menchaca died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on or about June 16, 2006. His unit came under enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations, and he was taken by enemy forces. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                                 Army Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker
25, of Madras, Oregon. Tucker died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on or about June 16, 2006. His unit came under enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations, and he was taken by enemy forces. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

June 15, 2006

                                Army Spc. Jeremiah S. Santos
21, of Minot, North Dakota. Santos died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

June 14, 2006

                                Marine Cpl. Michael A. Estrella
20, of Hemet, California. Estrella died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

June 9, 2006 

                         Navy Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday
22, of Donalsonville, Georgia. Alday died from injuries sustained earlier in the day when the vehicle in which he was riding struck a land mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 7th Regimental Combat Team, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Pendleton, California.

                           Marine Lance Cpl. Salvador Guerrero
21, of Los Angeles, California. Guerrero died of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. 

                                Army Pvt. Benjamin J. Slaven
22, of Plymouth, Nebraska. Slaven died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 308th Transportation Company, Lincoln, Nebraska.

                                     Army Sgt. Jose M. Velez
35, of Bronx, New York. Velez died in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 773rd Transportation Company, Fort Totten, New York.

                           Marine Lance Cpl. Brent B. Zoucha
19, of Merrick, Nebraska. Zoucha died of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

June 8, 2006

                         Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree
31, of Canton, Ohio. Crabtree died in Al Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Columbus, Ohio.

                     Army Sgt. 1st Class Clarence D. McSwain
31, of Meridian, Mississippi. McSwain died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                                     Army Cpl. Luis D. Santos
20, of Rialto, California. Santos died in Buritz, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 7, 2006

                                Army 2nd Lt. John S. Vaughan
23, of Edwards, Colorado. Vaughan died in Mosul, Iraq, when he encountered enemy small arms fire during dismounted combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

June 6, 2006

                                Army Cpl. Andy D. Anderson
24, of Falls Church, Virginia. Anderson died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his camp received indirect enemy fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Died on June 6, 2006.

                                   Army Sgt. Carlos E. Pernell
25, of Munford, Alabama. Pernell died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his camp received indirect enemy fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Died on June 6, 2006.

                              Marine Sgt. Mark T. Smykowski
23, of Mentor, Ohio. Smykowski died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

June 5, 2006

                 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime S. Jaenke
29, of Bay City, Wisconsin. Jaenke died as a result of enemy action when her HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar province, Iraq. She was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

                          Army Sgt. 1st Class Issac S. Lawson
35, of Sacramento, California. Lawson died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the National Guard's 49th Military Police Brigade, Fairfield, California. 

                 Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski
44, of Roseville, Illinois. Rovinski died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action when his HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

June 4, 2006

                                    Army Sgt. Daniel R. Gionet
23, of Pelham, New Hampshire. Gionet died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 tank during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                                  Army 1st Lt. Ryan T. Sanders
27, of College Station, Texas. Sanders died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 tank during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

June 3, 2006

                               Marine Cpl. Ryan J. Cummings
22, of Streamwood, Illinois. Cummings died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                              Army Staff Sgt. Darren Harmon
44, of Newark, Delaware. Harmon died in Haditha, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

                               Marine Maj. Michael D. Stover
43, of Mansfield, Ohio. Stover died from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

                                     Army Spc. Brett L. Tribble
20, of Lake Jackson, Texas. Tribble died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq of injuries sustained on June 2, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

May 31, 2006

                                    Army Spc. Brock L. Bucklin
28, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bucklin died in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

                               Army Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa
22, of White Lake, Michigan. Kolasa died in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related causes. He was assigned to the 704th Main Support Battalion, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on May 31, 2006.

                                  Army Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia
25, of Salem, Massachusetts. Mejia died in Marez, Iraq, of non-combat related causes. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Died on May 31, 2006.

May 30, 2006

                               Marine Cpl. Richard A. Bennett
25, of Girard, Kansas. Bennett died following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on May 27, 2006. He was assigned to Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                            Marine Capt. Nathanael J. Doring
31, of Apple Valley, Minnesota. Doring died following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on May 27, 2006. He was assigned to Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

                                      Army Cpl. Bobby R. West
23, of Beebe, Arkansas. West died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during dismounted patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

May 29, 2006

                            Army Capt. James A. Funkhouser
35, of Katy, Texas. Funkhouser died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during reconnaissance patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

                               Army Cpl. Jeremy M. Loveless
25, of Estacada, Oregon. Loveless died in Mosul, Iraq, when his Stryker came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

May 27, 2006

                                     Army Cpl. J. Adan Garcia
20, of Irving, Texas. Garcia died in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries sustained on May 22, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered small arms fire received while returning from an explosive ordnance mission. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

May 26, 2006

                            Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin A. Lucas
20, of Greensboro, N.C., died May 26, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

May 25, 2006

                               Army Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo
30, of Plymouth, N.H. Douglas died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Also killed was Spc. Robert E. Blair.

                                    Army Spc. Robert E. Blair
22, of Ocala, Fla. Robert died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany

                                   Army Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin
24, of Knoxville, Ill.; assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; died May 25 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained May 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his RG-31 mine protected vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

May 23, 2006

                              Marine Pfc. Steven W. Freund
20, of Pittsburgh; assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed May 23 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Lance Cpl. Robert G. Posivio III.

                        Marine Lance Cpl. Robert G. Posivio III
22, of Sherburn, Minn.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed May 23 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

                            Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson
21, of Fargo, North Dakota. Hermanson died in AL Abayachi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under improvised explosive device, rocket propel grenade and enemy small arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 164th Engineer Battalion, Minot, North Dakota.

May 22, 2006

                               Marine Sgt. David R. Christoff
25, of Rossford, Ohio. Christoff died from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

                         Marine Lance Cpl. William J. Leusink
21, of Maurice, Iowa. Leusink died from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

May 21, 2006

                         Marine Lance Cpl. Benito A. Ramirez
21, of Edinburg, Texas. Ramirez died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 21, 2006.

May 18, 2006

                               Army Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen, Jr.
26, of Bellevue, Nebraska. Allen died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

                           Army Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer
25, of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Cournoyer died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

                                 Marine Cpl. William B. Fulks
23, of Culloden, West Virginia. Fulks died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1, 2006. He was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

                              Army Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland
43, of San Antonio, Texas. Holland died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

                             Army 1st. Lt. Robert A. Seidel III
23, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Seidel died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.

May 17, 2006

               Navy Petty Officer Third Class Lee Hamilton Deal
23, of West Monroe, Louisiana. Deal died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was operationally assigned to Regimental Combat Team-5, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and permanently assigned to 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

May 16, 2006

                            Army Staff Sgt. Santiago M. Halsel
32, of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Halsel died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted clearance mission during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

May 15, 2006

                                 Army Pfc. Grant A. Dampier
25, of Merrill, Wisconsin. Dampier died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colorado.

                               Army Staff Sgt. Marion Flint, Jr.
29, of Baltimore, Maryland. Flint died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colorado.

                               Army Capt. Shane R. Mahaffee
36, of Alexandria, Virginia. Mahaffee died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on May 5, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations in Al Hillah, Iraq. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Knoxville, Tennessee.

May 14, 2006

                               Army CW4 John W. Engeman
45, of East North Port, New York. Engeman died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 312th Training Support Battalion, 4th Brigade, 78th Division (Training Support), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

               Marine Lance Cpl. Jose S. Marin-Dominguez, Jr.
22, of Liberal, Kansas. Marin-Dominguez died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

                                  Army CW5 Jamie D. Weeks
47, of Daleville, Alabama. Weeks died in Yusufiyah, Iraq, when his aircraft was shot down during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                           Army Master Sgt. Robert H. West
37, of Elyria, Ohio. West died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 312th Training Support Battalion, 4th Brigade, 78th Division (Training Support), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

                               Army Maj. Matthew W. Worrell
34, of Lewisville, Texas. Worrell died in Yusufiyah, Iraq, when his aircraft was shot down during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                Marine Lance Cpl. Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby
21, of Overbrook, Oklahoma. Yearby died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.