U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom

Cpl. Billy Gomez, 25, of Perris, Calif., died Oct.27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Oct. 20 in Naka, Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class Jesse M. Samek, 21, of Rogers, Ark., died Oct. 21 from injuries he received when an Air Force HH-60 helicopter aircraft crashed during a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan.

Cpl. William M. Amundson Jr., 21, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Oct. 19 in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over.

Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs, 28, of Mesa, Ariz.; and Spc. Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, 26, of Waipahu, Hawaii; died on Oct. 14, in Miam Do, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.

Staff Sgt. Alan L. Rogers, 49, of Kearns, Utah, died Sept. 29 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries.

Spc. Wesley R. Wells, 21, of Libertyville, Ill., died Sept.20, in Naka, Afghanistan, when his observation post was fired on by anti-coalition militia forces.

Staff Sgt. Robert S. Goodwin, 35, of Albany, Ga.; and Staff Sgt. Tony B. Olaes, 30, of Walhalla, S.C.; died Sept. 20, in Shkin, Afghanistan, when their patrol vehicle was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, 19, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker, 21, of Bluefield, W.Va.; died June 24 from hostile fire near Bari Khout, Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Russell P. White, 19, of Dagsboro, Del., died June 20 due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Bulldog, Afghanistan.

Cpl. David M. Fraise, 24, of New Orleans, died June 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol.

Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, 28, of Cape Coral, Fla.; Sgt. 1st Class Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen, 26, of Leesville, La.; and Pfc. Joseph A. Jeffries, 21, of Beaverton, Ore.; died May 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their vehicle hit a land mine.

Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette, 37, of Needham, Mass., died on May 29.

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price, 37, of Maryland, died May 15, in Kajaki, Afghanistan, when individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire ambushed his unit.

Cpl. Ronald R. Payne Jr, 23, of Lakeland, Fla., died May 8 due to hostile action in the vicinity of Tawara, Afghanistan.

Pfc. Brandon J. Wadman, 19, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died May 5 in Afghanistan when his vehicle rolled over.

Spc. Phillip L. Witkowski, 24, of Fredonia, N.Y., died May 1, in Homburg, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained on April 30, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Spc. Patrick D. Tillman, 27, of Chandler, Ariz., died April 22, in Afghanistan when his patrol vehicle came under attack.

Master Sgt. Herbert R. Claunch, 58, of Wetumpka, Ala., died April 18 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after collapsing on the floor in his quarters.

Cmdr. Adrian B. Szwec, 43, of Chicago, died April 12 of a non-combat related incident.

Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Jallah Jr., 49, of Fayetteville, N.C., died due to a non-combat cause on March 28, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Staff Sgt. Anthony S. Lagman, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y.; and Sgt. Michael J. Esposito Jr., 22, of Brentwood, N.Y.; died on March 18, in Dehrawood, Afghanistan, when their team came under small arms fire while clearing a village.

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