U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio; Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minn.; Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Ind.; Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tenn.; Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Conn.; Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Va.; and Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Navy Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans; Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, N.H.; Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego; Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Ore.; Lt. Michael M. McGreevy Jr., 30, of Portville, N.Y.; Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nev.; and Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, W.Va.; died June 28 when the MH-47 helicopter that they were aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif, died June 28 while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz, 25, of Littleton, Colo.; and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y.; died June 28 while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Kevin B. Joyce, 19, of Ganado, Ariz., died June 25 after falling into the Pech River while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Maj. Duane W. Dively, 43, of Rancho California, Calif., died June 22 in Southwest Asia, in the crash of a U-2 aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, 43, of Marblehead, Mass., died on June 16 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries sustained on June 3 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan.

Sgt. First Class Victor H. Cervantes, 27, of Stockton, Calif., died June 10 in Orgun-e, Afghanistan, when he came under small arms fire while on patrol.

Pfc. Emmanuel Hernandez, 22, of Yauco, Puerto Rico, died June 8 in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter-landing zone came under enemy fire.

Sgt. Michael J. Kelley, 26, of Scituate, Mass., died June 8 in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter landing zone came under enemy fire.

Staff Sgt. Leroy E. Alexander, 27, of Dale City, Va.; and Capt. Charles D. Robinson, 29, of Haddon Heights, N.J.; died June 3 at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Afghanistan when their convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Kyle M. Hemauer, 21, of Manassas, Va., died May 23 in Zabul, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries.

Pfc. Steven C. Tucker, 19, of Grapevine, Texas, died May 21, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained near Shinkay, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Cpl. Richard P. Schoener, 22, of Hayes, La., died May 8 in Alishang, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas C. Kirven, 21, of Richmond, Va., was killed May 8 as a result of enemy action in Alishang, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Sgt.1st Class Allen C. Johnson, 31, of Los Molinos, Calif., died April 26 in Khanaqin, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his patrol.

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