U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom

The following are the U.S. personnel who have been killed in Operation Enduring Freedom:


Staff Sgt. Christian Longsworth, 26, of Newark, N.J., died in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, on May 19, from wounds sustained when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire.

Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty, 41, of Florida; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten, 34, of Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher B. Donaldson, 28, of Illinois; Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Howick, 34, of Hamburg, N.Y.; Sgt. Bryan A. Brewster, 24, of Fontana, Calif.; Sgt. John C. Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas; Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 23, of Utopia, Texas; Spc. Justin L. O'Donohoe, 27, of San Diego; Spc. David N. Timmons Jr., 23, of Lewisville, N.C.; and Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., 19, of Worcester, Mass.; died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, on May 5, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations.

Capt. Clayton L. Adamkavicius, 43, of Fairdale, Ky., died of injuries sustained in Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan, on April 21, when he came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations.

Sgt. 1st Class John T. Stone, 52, of Norwich, Vt., died March 28 in Lashkagar, Afghanistan as a result of enemy mortar and small arms attacks during combat operations.

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Robinson, 36, Brandon, Miss., died in Sangain District, Afghanistan on March 25, when his vehicle came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations.

Staff Sgt. Joseph, R. Ray, 29, of Asheville, N.C.; Sgt. Kevin D. Akins, 29, of Burnsville, N.C.; Sgt. Anton J. Hiett, 25, of Mount Airy, N.C.; and Spc. Joshua L. Hill, 24, of Fairmount, Ind.; died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, on March 12, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson, 21, of Sauk City, Wis., died March 13 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Emigdio E. Elizarraras, 37, of Pico Rivera, Calif., died in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan on Feb. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Marine 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, 33, of Erath, La.; Sgt. James F. Fordyce, 22, of Newton Square, Pa.; Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large Jr., 21, of Villa Rica, Ga.; Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, 25, of Long Beach, Miss.; Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus, 31, of Gainesville, Fla.; Sgt. Jonathan E. McColley, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.; Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Sovie, 20, of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; and Capt. Bryan D. Willard, 33, of Hummelstown, Pa.; and airmen Sr Airman Alecia S. Good, 23, of Broadview Heights, Ohio.; and Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez, 33, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; died Feb. 17 in a helicopter crash in northern Djibouti.

Sgt. 1st Class Chad A. Gonsalves, 31, of Turlock, Calif.; Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Dazachacon, 38, of Belleville, Ill.; Staff Sgt. Clinton T. Newman, 26, of San Antonio; and Sgt. Alberto D. Montrond, 27, of Suffolk, Mass.; died north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, on Feb. 13, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, 20, of Hampstead, N.H., died Feb. 9, when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a rollover while operating as part of a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Petty Officer 3rd Class John T. Fralish, 30, of New Kingstown, Pa., died Feb. 6, when enemy forces opened fire on a U.S. patrol northwest of Methar Lam in Laghman Province, Afghanistan.

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