U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom

1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, 25, of Newburyport, Mass., died on Sept. 1, 2005, in Baylough, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting security operations and came under attack.

Staff Sgt. Damion G. Campbell, 23, of Baltimore, died Aug. 26, 2005, in Khayr Kot, Afghanistan, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Spc. Blake W. Hall, 20, of East Prairie, Mo.; 1st Lt. Joshua M. Hyland, 31, of Missoula, Mont.; Sgt. Michael R. Lehmiller, 23, of Anderson, S.C.; and Pvt. Christopher L. Palmer, 22, of Sacramento, Calif.; died on Aug. 21 near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Lance Cpl. Phillip C. George, 22, of Houston, died Aug. 18 from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Taleban, Afghanistan.

1st Lt. Laura M. Walker, 24, of Texas; and Sgt. Robert G. Davis, 23, of Jackson, Mo.; died on Aug. 18, 2005, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath their vehicle.

Capt. Jeremy A. Chandler, 30, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Aug. 11 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, while he was conducting training operations at Forward Operating Base Ripley.

Sgt. Edward R. Heselton, 23, of Easley, S.C., died on Aug. 11, in Orgun-E, Afghanistan, when ordnance exploded near his vehicle.

Spc. Christopher M. Katzenberger, 25, of St. Louis, died on Aug. 9 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ghazni, Afghanistan, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Falkel, 22, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Aug. 8 in Deh Afghan, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was engaged by enemy forces.

Pvt. 1st Class Damian J. Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas; and Pvt. John M. Henderson Jr., 21, of Columbus, Ga.; died on Aug. 4, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when their vehicle left the road and went into a river.

Gunnery Sgt. Theodore Clark Jr., 31, of Emporia, Va., died Aug. 4 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device near Gardez, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Michael W. Schafer, 25, of Spring Hill, Fla., died July 25 in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, when he was shot by enemy forces.

Sgt. Jason T. Palmerton, 25, of Auburn, Neb., died on July 23 in Qal'eh-Yegaz, Afghanistan, where he came under enemy small arms fire while conducting a dismounted patrol.

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