U.S. Military Deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom

Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis, 19, of Oklahoma, died of wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces on April 25 in the vicinity of Ne Shkin, Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class Raymond Losano, 24, of Del Rio, Texas, died of wounds received April 25 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33, of Manati, Puerto Rico, died March 29 when his mounted reconnaissance unit took hostile fire in an ambush in Geresk, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Ill., died March 29 from wounds sustained in an ambush in Geresk, Afghanistan.

1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, of Los Lunas, N.M.; Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25, of Jefferson, S.C.; Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, 42, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Senior Airman Jason Plite, 21, of Lansing, Mich.; Lt. Col. John Stein, 39, of Bardolph, Ill.; and Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29, of Dallas; died in an HH-60 Pave Hawk accident in Afghanistan on March 23.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt, 23, of Charlestown, Ind., died March 17 of a non-combat related injury.

Marine Corps Pfc. James R. Dillon Jr., 19, of Grove City, Pa., died March 13 in Kuwait of a non-combat related injury.

2002

Sgt. Steven Checo, 22, of New York; died Dec. 20 when his unit came under attack from hostile forces.

Sgt. Ryan D. Foraker, 31, of Logan, Ohio, has been declared dead. He was reported missing from his unit in Guantanamo, Cuba, on Sept. 24.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher James Speer, 28, of Albuquerque, N.M., died on Aug. 7 as the result of wounds received in action in Afghanistan on July 27.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, 37, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, of Grafton, W.Va.; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, 32, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; died June 12 in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H in the Paktika province of Afghanistan.

Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr., 38, of Morgantown, W.Va., died May 19 when his unit came under attack from hostile forces in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, 27, of Texas; Staff Sgt. Justin. J. Galewski, 28, of Kansas; Sgt. Jamie O. Maugans, 27, of Kansas; and Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, 30, of Colorado; died April 15 in Qandahar, Afghanistan, as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations.

Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., was killed March 27 while conducting small unit training at a remote site near Qandahar, Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Bradley S. Crose, 22, of Orange Park, Fla.; Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, 31, of Joplin, Mo.; Spc. Marc A. Anderson, 30, of Brandon, Fla.; and Pfc. Matthew A. Commons, 21, of Boulder City, Nev.; Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Neil C. Roberts, 32, of Woodland, Calif.; and Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, 36, Waco, Texas; and Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham, 26, Camarillo, Calif.; were killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda on March 4.

Army Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman, 34, of Wade, N.C., was killed in action in Afghanistan on March 2.

Army Spc. Jason A. Disney, 21, of Fallon, Nev., died Feb. 13, shortly after sustaining injuries when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him.

Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Wicomico, Md.; and Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, 24, from Mendocino, Calif.; died Jan. 19 in a helicopter crash south of Bagram in northern Afghanistan.

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