FALLEN  BRAVES
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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November 4, 2009

                                      Army Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador

29, of Albany, N.Y.; assigned to the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Nov. 4 in FOB Caldwell, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Staff Sgt. Amy C Seyboth Tirador was born in July 18, 1980 in Albany, New York and lived in Washington state for the last few years, but called Colonie her home. She is a 1998 graduate of Colonie High School where she played lacrosse and softball. She also played the trumpet in the school band. She enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1999 and reported to Fort Lewis in January 2008. Along the way, she was trained and served as a medic, a tracked-vehicle driver and mechanic, and finally as a military intelligence collector with Arabic-language training. Amy met her husband, Mickey, while serving in Germany. They had been married for two years. Mickey was also serving in Iraq on his third tour. Amy had seen action and saved at least one American life during her first tour, when she served as medic. In 2004, she was credited with saving an American soldier who had been shot during a convoy mission. She was working as an Arabic-speaking interrogator on her second tour of Iraq at the time of her death. Amy was shot in the back of the head in a "secure area" inside a military base in what seems to be more like an execution style death, however the DOD final investigation report concluded that Amy committed suicide.


November 02, 2009

                                               Army Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre
21, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Nov. 2 in FOB Delta, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.


October 30, 2009
          
                                                     Army Spc. Lukas C. Hopper
20, of Merced, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 30, southeast of Jisr Diyala, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.


                                                Army Sgt. Christopher M. Cooper
28, of Oceanside, Calif., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Oct. 30 in CSC Scania, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


                                                             Army Spc. Adrian L. Avila
19, of Opelika, Ala.; assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama National Guard, Fort Payne, Ala.; died Oct. 29 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related accident.


October 28, 2009

                                                  Army Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos
39, of Questa, N.M.; assigned to the 720th Transportation Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, in Las Vegas, N.M.; died after a heart attack  in Tallil, Iraq.


October 27, 2009

                                                       Army Maj. David L. Audo
35, of St. Joseph, Ill.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Oct. 27 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.


October19, 2009

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Bradley Espinoza

26, of Mission, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct. 19 in Qwest, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.


October 18, 2009

                                                  Army Pfc. Daniel J. Rivera
22, of Rochester, N.Y.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 18 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.


October 06, 2009


                                                     Army Maj. Tad T. Hervas    
48, of Coon Rapids, Minn.; assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard, Rosemont, Minn.; died Oct. 6 at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.


October 1, 2009

                                                     Army Spc. Paul E. Andersen
49, of Dowagiac, Mich.; assigned to the 855th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, South Bend, Ind.; died Oct. 1 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his camp using indirect fire.



September 29, 2009


                                                     Army Spc. Ross E. Vogel III    
27, of Red Lion, Pa.; assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.; died Sept. 29 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident.


September 19, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Michael S. Cote Jr.
20, of Denham Springs, La.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Sept. 19 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was in crashed.


September 08, 2009

                                               Army Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith
31, of Marion, Ohio; assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device Sept. 8 in Baji, Iraq. Also killed were Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons and Pfc. Zachary T. Myers.


                                                    Army Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons
20, of Fernley, Nev.; assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device Sept. 8 in Baji, Iraq. Also killed were Pfc. Zachary T. Myers and Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith.


                                                    Army Pfc. Zachary T. Myers
21, of Delaware, Ohio; assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device Sept. 8 in Baji, Iraq. Also killed were Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons and Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith.


September 03, 2009

                                                              Army Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge
25, of Burnsville, Minn.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 3 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover. Also killed was Army Spc. Jordan M. Shay.


                                                  Army Spc. Jordan M. Shay
22, of Salisbury, Mass.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 3 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover..


August 28, 2009

                                                      Army Sgt. Earl D. Werner  
38, of Mondovi, Wis.; assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Ore.; died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Also killed was Army Spc. Taylor D. Marks.


                                                   Army Spc. Taylor D. Marks
19, of Monmouth, Ore.; assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Ore.; died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Also killed was Army Sgt. Earl D. Werner.


August 23, 2009

                                                 Army 2nd Lt. Joseph D. Fortin   
22, of St. Johnsbury, Vt..; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 23 in Hussaniyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.


August 19, 2009

                                                      Army Pfc. William Z. Vanosdol  
23, of Pinson, Ala.; assigned to the 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Aug. 19 at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters.


August 04, 2009

                                                    Army Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm
19, of Plymouth, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died Aug. 4 in Maysan province, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


July 25, 2009

                                                 Army Staff Sgt. Johnny R. Polk  
39, of Gulfport, Miss.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade on July 23 in Kirkuk, Iraq.


July 24, 2009

                                           Army Spc. Herbeth A. Berrios-Campos
21, of Bealton, Va., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 24 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


July 19, 2009

                                                          Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon T. Lara
20, of New Braunfels, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died July 19 in Anbar province, Iraq, while supporting combat operations.


July 16, 2009

                                                    Army Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick 
22, of Woodbury, Minn., assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.; died July 16 in Basra, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. Also killed were Spc. James D. Wertish and Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV.


                                                   Army Spc. James D. Wertish
20, of Olivia, Minn., assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.; died July 16 in Basra, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. Also killed were Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick and Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV.


                                                  Army Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV  
27, of Cottage Grove, Minn., assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.; died July 16 in Basra, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. Also killed were Spc. James D. Wertish and Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick.


July 8, 2009

                                                     Army Pvt. Lucas M. Bregg  
19, of Wright City, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

June 29, 2009

                                                   Army Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr.
36, of Jacksonville, N.C.; assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker.


                                                    Army Spc. Robert L. Bittiker     
39, of Jacksonville, N.C.; assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh and Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr.


                                           Army Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer
39, of Wilmington, N.C.; assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr., Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker.


                                                  Army Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh
30, of Newport, N.C.; assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr. and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker.


June 28, 2009

                                                    Army Sgt. Timothy A. David     
28, of Gladwin, Mich.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 28 in Sadr City, Iraq, of wounds sustained earlier in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


June 25, 2009

                                               Army Spc. Joshua L. Hazlewood
22, of Manvel, Texas; assigned to the 614th Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment; died June 25 in Arifjan, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


June 24, 2009

                                                    Army Spc. Casey L. Hills 
23, of Salem, Illinois; assigned to the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Pago Pago, American Samoa; died June 24 in Iraq of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.


June 20, 2009

                       Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey J. Garber     
43, of Hemingford, Neb.; assigned to the Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea; died June 20 of non-hostile causes.


June 19, 2009

                                               Army Spc. Chancellor A. Keesling 
25, of Indianapolis; assigned to the 961st Engineer Company, Sharonville, Ohio; died June 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat-related incident.


June 16, 2009

                                                      Army Sgt. Joshua W. Soto
25, of San Angelo, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died June 16 in Iraq of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


                                                                   Army Capt. Kafele H. Sims
32, of Los Angeles; assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade, Schwetzingen, Germany; died June 16 in Mosul, Iraq, of a non-combat-related incident.


June 13, 2009

                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Edmond L. Lo  
23, of Salem, N.H.; assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; died  in Samarra City, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device that his explosive ordnance disposal team was acting to neutralize detonated.


June 05, 2009

                                                      Marine Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer
22, of Landisville, Pa.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune N.C.; died June 5 as a result of a nonhostile incident in Taqaddum, Iraq.


June 04, 2009

                                                 Army Sgt. Christopher M. Kurth
23, of Alamogordo, N.M.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 4 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade.


                                             Army Spc. Charles ‘Dusty’ Parrish  
23, of Jasper, Ala.; assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; died June 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade.

June 02, 2009

                                                                    Army Sgt. Justin J. Duffy       
31, of Cozad, Neb.; assigned the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 2 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


May 31, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Marko M. Samson
30, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died May 31 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat related incident.


May 30, 2009

                                                                 Army Spc. Samuel D. Stone
20, of Port Orchard, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, Bremerton, Wash.; died May 30 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a noncombat related vehicle rollover.


May 29, 2009

                                                    Army Pvt. Thomas E. Lee III        
20, of Dalton, Ga.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 29 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle.


                                                     Army Pvt. Bradley W. Iorio
19, of Galloway, N.J.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died May 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained from a noncombat related incident May 27 in Tallil, Iraq.


May 27, 2009
                                               Army Spc. Chad A. Edmundson
20, of Williamsburg, Pa.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; died May 27 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near unit while on a dismounted patrol.

May 25, 2009

                                                      Navy Cmdr. Duane G. Wolfe         
54, of Port Hueneme, Calif.; assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, Baghdad; died May 25 southeast of Fallujah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


May 22, 2009

                                               Army Master Sgt. Brian Naseman
36, of New Bremen, Ohio; assigned to the 108th Forward Support Company, attached to 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Sussex, Wis.; died May 22 in Taji, Iraq of a noncombat-related incident.


May 21, 2009

                                                     Army Maj. Jason E. George    
38, of Tehachapi, Calif.; assigned to 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fayetteville, N.C.; died May 21 near Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard and Sgt. Paul F. Brooks.


                                                             Army 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard    
28, of Mount Airy, N.C.; assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fayetteville, N.C.; died May 21 near Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Maj. Jason E. George and Sgt. Paul F. Brooks.


                                                  Army Staff Sgt. Paul F. Brooks
34, of Joplin, Mo.; assigned to the 935th Aviation Support Battalion, Springfield, Mo.; died May 21 near Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Maj. Jason E. George and 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard.


May 16, 2009

                                                  Army Spc. David A. Schaefer Jr.
27, of Belleville, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany; died May 16 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.


May 13, 2009

                                                   Army Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee    
21, of Fredericksburg, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died May 13 from wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Balad.


May 11, 2009

                                                 Army Spc. Michael E. Yates Jr.
19, of Federalsburg, Md.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Also killed were Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal and Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle.


                                                  Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton
20, of Lenox, Mo.; assigned to the 277th Engineer Company, 420th Engineer Brigade, Waco, Texas; died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Also killed were Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr.


                                            Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos 
25, of Paterson, N.J.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Also killed were Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr.


                                                Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal   
54, of Amarillo, Texas; assigned to the 55th Medical Company, based in Indianapolis; died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Also killed were Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr.


                                                          Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle
52, of Wilmington, N.C.; assigned as an Individual Augmentee to the Army's 55th Medical Company; died May 11 from injuries sustained in a shooting by a U.S. soldier at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Also killed were Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr.


May 10, 2009

                                                              Army Maj. Steven Hutchison
60, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 10 in Basra, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


May 09, 2009

                                                   Army Spc. Omar M. Albrak
21, of Chicago; was an Individual Ready Reserve soldier assigned to the Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq; died May 9 in Baghdad of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident.


May 08, 2009

                                                              Army Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno
29, of Pearl City, Hawaii; assigned to the 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died May 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds sustained April 27 from a noncombat-related incident at Forward Operating Base Olsen, Samarra, Iraq.


                                                    Army Pvt. Justin P. Hartford   
21, of Elmira, N.Y.; assigned to the 699th Maintenance Company, Corps Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, Fort Irwin, Calif.; died May 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.


May 07, 2009

                                                                  Army Spc. Shawn D. Sykes
28, of Portsmouth, Va.; assigned to 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained from an accident that occurred May 5 at Combat Outpost Crazy Horse, Iraq


May 02, 2009


                                                     Army Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery  
24, of Portola, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 2 on Mosul, Iraq, after being shot by enemy forces. Also killed was Spc. Jake R. Velloza.


                                                                   Army Spc. Jake R. Velloza
22, of Inverness, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 2 in Mosul, Iraq, after being shot by enemy forces. Also killed was Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery.


April 30, 2009

                                                  Marine Sgt. James R. McIlvaine
26, of Olney, Md.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died April 30 in Camp Baharia, Iraq, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski.


                                                    Marine Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski    
25, of Cincinnati; assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died April 30 in Camp Baharia, Iraq, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Sgt. James R. McIlvaine.


                    Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Tyler J. Trahan             
22, of East Freetown, Mass.; assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 12 in Norfolk, Va., and was deployed with an East Coast based SEAL team; died April 30 while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.


April 25, 2009

                                                           Army Staff Sgt. LeRoy O. Webster
28, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died April 25 near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol.


April 24, 2009

                                      Army Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Moore Jr.  
43, of Waycross, Ga.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident.


April 22, 2009

                                                  Marine Cpl. William C. Comstock
21, of Van Buren, Ark.; assigned to 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 22 in Anbar province, Iraq, in a nonhostile incident.


                                                        Army Cpl. Brad A. Davis    
21, of Garfield Heights, Ohio; assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


April 16, 2009

                                              Marine Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer II        
20, of Ridgecrest, Calif.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; died April 16 in Anbar province, Iraq, as a result of a non-hostile incident.


April 13, 2009

                                                      Army Sgt. Raul Moncada   
29, of Madera, Calif.; assigned to the 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died April 13 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


April 12, 2009

                                                     Army Cpl. Michael J. Anaya
23, of Crestview, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


April 10, 2009

                                                  Army Sgt. Christopher D. Loza
24, of Abilene, Texas; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Waco, Texas; died April 10 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of a noncombat related illness after becoming ill March 17 in Radwaniyah, Iraq.


                                               Army Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr.
24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.  He died April 10th when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Also killed were:


                                                   Army Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Hall 
32, of Elk Grove, Calif. He died April 10th when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado


                                                Army Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr.
25, of St. Louis, Mo. He died April 10th when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado


                                                    Army Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch
20, of Davenport, Iowa. He died April 10th when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado


                                                      Army PV2 Bryce E. Gautier  
22, of Cypress, California. He died April 10th when his military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado


April 05, 2009

                                               Army Spc. Israel Candelaria Mejias  
28, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died near Baghdad, of wounds sustained when a mine detonated near him during combat operations.


April 03, 2009

                                                                   Army Sgt. Daniel J. Beard
24, of Buffalo, N.Y.; assigned to the 147th Postal Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Wiesbaden, Germany; died April 3 in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


                                           Marine Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Dearmon
21, of Crossville, Tenn.; assigned to 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 3 in Anbar province, Iraq, as a result of a non-hostile incident.


March 31, 2009

                                                      Army Sgt. Devin C. Poche
25, of Jacksonville, N.C.; assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died March 31 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


                                           Marine Lance Cpl. Nelson M. Lantigua
20, of Miami; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 31 in Anbar province, Iraq, as the result of a non-hostile incident.


March 25, 2009

                                                Army Staff Sgt. Raphael A. Futrell     
26, of Anderson, S.C.; assigned to the 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; died March 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


March 20, 2009

                                                Army Sgt. Jose R. Escobedo
32, of Albuquerque, N.M.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment in Schweinfurt, Germany; died March 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident, which happened the previous night at Forward Operating Base Kalsu in Iskandariyah, Iraq.


March 16, 2009

                                                      Army Cpl. Gary L. Moore
25, of Del City, Okla.; assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; died March 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle.


March 15, 2009


                                            Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles
24, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; died March 15 of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


March 10, 2009

                                             Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick A. Malone
21, of Ocala, Fla.; assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 10 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Saqlawiyah, Iraq.


March 07, 2009

                                                     Army 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde
24, of Modesto, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died March 7 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his unit vehicle.


March 03, 2009


                                                 Army Cpl. Jessica Y. Sarandrea
22, of Miami, Fla.; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 3 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked her forward operating base with mortar fire


March 02, 2009

                                                      Army Sgt. Jeffrey A. Reed   
23, of Chesterfield, Va.; assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a grenade in Taji, Iraq.


February 28, 2009


                                                 Marine Cpl. Donte J. Whitworth
21, of Noblesville, Ind.; assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.; died Feb. 28 in Taqaddum, Iraq, in a non-hostile vehicle accident.


February 26, 2009


                                                    Army Cpl. Brian M. Connelly  
26, of Union Beach, N.J.; assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, Task Force 1-6, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Feb. 26 in Baghdad, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device.


February 24, 2009


                                                 Army 1st Lt. William E. Emmert
36, of Fayetteville, Tenn.; assigned to the 269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion, Tennessee National Guard, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; died Feb. 24 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when he was shot while participating in a local Iraqi Police function.


February 23, 2009


                                                  Army Cpl. Micheal B. Alleman
31, of Logan, Utah; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. Also killed were Cpl. Michael L. Mayne and Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer.


                                                     Army Cpl. Michael L. Mayne
21, of Burlington Flats, N.Y.; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. Also killed were Cpl. Micheal B. Alleman and Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer.


                                                 Army Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer
21, of Indianapolis; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. Also killed were Cpl. Michael L. Mayne and Cpl. Micheal B.


February 21, 2009

                                                               Army Staff Sgt. Mark C. Baum
32, of Telford, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard; died Feb. 21 in Baghdad of wounds sustained earlier that day when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire in Mushada, Iraq.


February 19, 2009

                                                    Army Spc. Cwislyn K. Walter
19, of Honolulu; assigned to the 29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard; died Feb. 19 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


February 15, 2009

                                               Army Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond
41, of Dublin, Calif.; assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Feb. 15 in Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


February 14, 2009

                                                   Army Cpl. Stephen S. Thompson
23, of Tulsa, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 14 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.


February 09, 2009

                                                  Army Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby
44, of Missoula, Mont.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, Pfc. Albert R. Jex and Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge.


                                                     Army Spc. Albert R. Jex
23, of Phoenix, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, Sgt. Joshua A. Ward and Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge.


                                                     Army Sgt. Joshua A. Ward
30, of Scottsville, Ky.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, Pfc. Albert R. Jex and Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge.


                                                   Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge
22, of Leominster, Mass.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds s sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, Sgt. Joshua A. Ward and Pfc. Albert R. Jex.


February 08, 2009

                                                     Army Sgt. James M. Dorsey
23, of Beardstown, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 8 in Kamaliyah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.



February 06, 2009
 
                                               Army Spc. Christopher P. Sweet  
28, of Kahului, Hawaii; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172d Separate Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; died Feb. 6 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


February 04, 2009

                                 Navy Engineman 1st Class Theophilus K. Ansong
34, of Bristow, Va.; assigned to the amphibious transport dock San Antonio as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Africa; was lost at sea Feb. 4.


January 31, 2009

                                           Army Sgt. Darrell L. Fernandez
25, of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Jan. 31 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle accident.


January 30, 2009

                                      Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Milton E. Suggs 
51, of Lockport, La.; assigned to the 38th Operational Support Airlift Detachment, Hammond, La.; died Jan. 30 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.


January 26, 2009

                                   Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew G. Kelley 
30, of Cameron, Mo.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from wounds sustained when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua M. Tillery, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin H. Todd and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip E. Windorski.


                                    Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua M. Tillery
31, of Beaverton, Ore.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from wounds sustained when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew G. Kelley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin H. Todd and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip E. Windorski.


                                   Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip E. Windorski 
35, of Bovey, Minn.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from wounds sustained when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed.


                                             Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin H. Todd 
29, of Colville, Wash.; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from wounds sustained when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed.


January 24, 2009

                                                     Army Pfc. Grant A. Cotting
19, of Corona, Calif.; assigned to the 515th Sapper Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; died Jan. 24 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


                                                    Army Sgt. Kyle J. Harrington
24, of Swansea, Mass.; was assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Jan. 24 in Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-hostile accident in his unit motor pool.


January 18, 2009

                                             Army Staff Sgt. Roberto Andrade Jr.
26, of Chicago; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 18 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.


January 22, 2009

                                                 Army Spc. Matthew M. Pollini
21, of Rockland Mass.; was assigned to the 772nd Military Police Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard, Taunton, Mass.; died Jan. 22 at Forward Operating Base Delta, near al-Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.


January 17, 2009

                                        Air Force Senior Airman Omar J. McKnight
22, of Marrero, La.; assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; died Jan 17 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Balad, Iraq.

January 16, 2009

                                                      Army Pfc. Ricky L. Turner
20, of Athens, Ala.; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 16 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.


January 11, 2009

                                                      Army Pvt. Sean P. McCune
20, of Euless, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Jan. 11 in Samarra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.


                                                               Marine Sgt. Marquis R. Porter
28, of Boston; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 11 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.


January 10, 2009

                                                 Army Staff Sgt. Justin L. Bauer
24, of Loveland, Colo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.


January 06, 2009

                                               Army Staff Sgt. Anthony D. Davis
29, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; died Jan. 6 in Northern Iraq, of wounds sustained when he was shot by enemy forces.


January 03, 2009

                                           Marine Lance Cpl. Chadwick A. Gilliam
29, of Mayking, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 3 at a U.S. military base in Kuwait.

Amy C. Tirador