U.S. Military Deaths September to December 2005

The following are the U.S. military personnel who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005. All dates reflect when the incidents occurred local time. For deaths before September 2005, see the links at the left of the page. The lists are compiled from information reported by the Defense Department after notification of family.

December 31, 2005

Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel, 23, of La Puente, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an enemy mortar attack occurred in the vicinity of his observation post.

December 30, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie, 32, of Granite City, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

Staff Sgt. Ayman A. Taha, 31, of Vienna, Va., died in Balad, Iraq when he was preparing a munitions cache for demolition and the cache exploded.

Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender, 22, of Evansville, Ind., died in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

December 29, 2005

Spc. Prince K. Teewia, 27, of Durham, N.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Pfc. George A. Lutz, II, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., died in Fallujah, Iraq when his dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

December 28, 2005

Spc. Aaron M. Forbes, 24, of Oak Island, N.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter, 44, of Cypress, Texas and

Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos, 28, of Ancon, Panama died in Baghdad, Iraq when their Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed.

December 27, 2005

Spc. Lance S. Sage, 26, of Hempstead , N.Y. and

Pvt. Joshua M. Morberg, 20, of Sparks, Nev. died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.

December 26, 2005

Spc. Dane O. Carver, 20, of Freeport, Mich., died in Khalidiyah, Iraq when his vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

Sgt. Dominic R. Coles, 25, of Jesup, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq when his vehicle came under attack during combat operations by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.

December 25, 2005

Spc. Anthony O. Cardinal, 20, of Muskegon, Mich., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his tank during combat operations.

December 24, 2005

Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa, 24, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Kirkuk, Iraq of injuries sustained earlier that day in Al Hawijah, Iraq, when her vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades.

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34, of Seven Hills, Ohio, died in Balad, Iraq of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baqubah, Iraq, when he was attacked by enemy forces during combat operations.

December 23, 2005

Sgt. Regina C. Reali, 25, of Freso, Calif. and

Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey, 36, of Fremont, Calif.died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

December 23, 2005

1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24, of Wheeler, Texas and

Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol.

December 20, 2005

1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, 24, of Dallas, Pa. and

Spc. Richard Junior D. Naputi, 24, of Talofofo, Guam.died in Taji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

December 19, 2005

Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason, 32, of Rio Vista, Texas, died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

December 18, 2005

Lance Cpl. Samuel Tapia, 20, of San Benito, Texas, died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

December 16, 2005

Cpl. Adam R. Fales, 21, of Cullman , Ala. , died from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Fallujah, Iraq.

December 15, 2005

Sgt. Timothy R. Boyce, 29, of North Salt Lake, Utah, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of a non-combat related cause.

Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, 23, of Augusta, Ga., died in Balad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

December 14, 2005

Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Pospisil, 35, of Andover, Minn., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Cpl. Michael B. Presley, 21, of Batesville, Miss., died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained from a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah on Dec. 12.

December 13, 2005

Staff Sgt. Michael S. Zyla, 32, of Elgin, Ore. and

Sgt. Brian C. Karim, 22, of Talcott, W. Va. and

Spc. James C. Kesinger, 32, of Pharr, Texas and

Spc. Peter J. Navarro, 20, of Wildwood, Mo. died inTaji, Iraq where they were conducting combat operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

December 12, 2005

Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Mitchell, 28, of Evansville, Ind., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised expolosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations.

Spc. Jared W. Kubasak, 25, of Rocky Mount, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during patrol operations.

Spc. Lex S. Nelson, 21, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died in Tikrit, Iraq when he fell from a guard tower.

December 11, 2005

Staff Sgt. Keith A. Bennett, 32, of Holtwood, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq as the result of a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy, 37, of Newark, Del., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

December 10, 2005

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson, 41, of Anniston, Ala. and

Sgt. Kenith Casica, 32, of Virginia Beach, Va. died in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of enemy small arms fire.

Sgt. Julia V. Atkins, 22, of Bossier City, La., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during patrol operations.

Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., 28, of Newark, N.J., died in Taji, Iraq when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.

December 9, 2005

Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco, 26, of Corcoran, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations.

December 8, 2005

Sgt. Spencer C. Akers, 35, of Traverse City, Mich., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas of injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas, 55, of Boqueron, Puerto Rico, died in Kalsu, Iraq from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty.

1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith, 28, of Brandon, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

December 7, 2005

Cpl. Joseph P. Bier, 22, of Centralia, Wash. from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Sgt. Michael C. Taylor, 23, of Hockley, Texas, died in Balad, Ira when an improvised expolsive device detonated near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit was conducting combat operations.

December 6, 2005

Spc. Brian A. Wright, 19, of Keensburg, Ill., died in Ramadi, Iraq when his vehicle struck a mine during combat operations.

Pfc. Thomas C. Siekert, 20, of Lovelock, Nev., died in Bayji, Iraq from non-combat related injuries.

December 4, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild, 40, of Tabor, S.D. and

Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka, 27, of Yankton, S.D. died in Baghdad, Iraq when improvised explosive devices detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations.

December 3, 2005

Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton, 21, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died in Bayji, Iraq when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars.

December 2, 2005

Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41, of Snellville, Ga. and

Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr., 42, of Forsyth, Ga. and

Spc. Marcus S. Futrell, 20, of Macon, Ga. died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq of injuries sustained earlier that day when their truck accidentally rolled over.

December 1, 2005

Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, of Pensacola, Fla. and

Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20, of Suprise, Ariz. and

Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24, of Portland, Mich. and

Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19, of Naperville, Ill. and

Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20, of Splendora, Texas and

Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20, of Little Falls, Minn. and

Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24, of Hennepin, Minn. and

Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19, of Byron, Ill. and

Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29, of Tomah, Wis. and

Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21, of Union City, Mich. died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams, 40, of West View, Pa., died in Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military five-ton truck during combat operations.

November 30, 2005

Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder, 20, of Hampstead, Md., died of wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

November 30, 2005

• 25, of Schiller Park, Ill., died in Taji, Iraq from non-combat related injuries.

Staff Sgt. William D. Richardson, 30, of Houston, Texas, died of wounds sustained from a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

Cpl. William G. Taylor, 26, of Macon, Ga., died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

November 29, 2005

Sgt. Donald J. Hasse, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas and

Sgt. Jerry W. Mills Jr., 23, of Arkansas City, Kan. died in Taji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

November 26, 2005

Master Sgt. Brett E. Angus, 40, of St. Paul, Minn. died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Camp Taqaddum, Iraq.

November 25, 2005

Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20, of Pocahontas, Iowa, died in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

November 24, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow, 40, of Peoria, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq when his M1A2 Abrams tank accidentally rolled over into a canal.

Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen, 22, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., died at the Medical University of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. of a non-combat related illness identified in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 10.

Staff Sgt. Steven C. Reynolds, 32, of Jordan, N.Y. and

Pfc. Marc A. Delgado, 21, of Lithia, Fla. died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle causing it to flip into a canal.

Spc. Javier A. Villanueva, 25, of Temple, Texas, died in Al Asad, Iraq of injuries sustained in Hit, Iraq, on Nov. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

November 23, 2005

Spc. Allen J. Knop, 22, of Willowick, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq from non-combat related injuries.

Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo, 22, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died in Tal Afar, Iraq from a non-combat related illness.

Staff Sgt. Aram J. Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and

Sgt. William B. Meeuwsen, 24, of Kingwood, Texas died in Baghdad, Iraq when their unit came under direct fire during combat operations.

November 21, 2005

Pfc. John W. Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park, Mich., died in Habbaniyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

November 20, 2005

Sgt. Dominic J. Sacco, 32, of Albany, N.Y., died in Taji, Iraq when his M1A1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

November 19, 2005

Spc. Michael J. Idanan, 21, of Chula Vista, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Master Sgt. Anthony R. C. Yost, 39, of Flint, Mich., died in Mosul, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20, of El Paso, Texas died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq.

Pvt. Christopher M. Alcozer, 21, of DeKalb, Ill., died in Mosul, Iraq when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades.

1st Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, 23, of Freehold, N.J. and

Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, 25, of Powder Springs, N.J. and

Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair, 21, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and

Spc. Dominic J. Hinton, 24, of Jacksonville, Texas died in Bayji when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer, 21, of Tangent, Ore., died from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

November 17, 2005

Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon, 23, of Jerome, Idaho, died in Tal Afar, Iraq when his vehicle accidentally rolled over during combat operations.

Pfc. Anthony A. Gaunky, 19, of Sparta, Wis., died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of injuries sustained in Bayji, Iraq, when his vehicle was involved in a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

Spc. Vernon R. Widner, 34, of Redlands, Calif., in Tikrit died of injuries sustained in Bayji, Iraq when his vehicle was involved in a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

November 16, 2005

Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray, 27, of Atwater, Ohio, died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Hadithah, Iraq.

2nd Lt. Donald R. McGlothlin, 26, of Lebanon, Va., died from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq.

Pvt. Dylan R. Paytas, 20, of Freedom, Pa., died in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds.

Spc. Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33, of Brandon, Fla. died in Balad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds, 24, of Biloxi, Miss. and

Lance Cpl. John A. Lucente, 19, of Grass Valley, Calif. and

Cpl. Jeffry A. Rogers, 21, of Oklahoma City, Okla. and

Cpl. Joshua J. Ware, 20, of Apache, Okla. died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq.

November 15, 2005

Lance Cpl. Nickolas D. Schiavoni, 26, of Haverhill, Mass., died from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. James E. Estep, 26, of Leesburg, Fla., and

Spc. Matthew J. Holley, 21, of San Diego, Calif. and

Pfc. Travis J. Grigg, 24, of Inola, Okla. died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

November 14, 2005

Cpl. John M. Longoria, 21, of Nixon, Texas, died of wounds sustained from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

Maj. Ramon J. Mendoza Jr., 37, of Columbus, Ohio, and

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. McCrackin, 20, of Liverpool, Texas died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi, Iraq.

November 12, 2005

Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland, 33, of West Deptford, N.J., died in Al Qadisiyah when his Stryker military vehicle accidentally rolled over.

Lance Cpl. David A. Mendez Ruiz, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio, and

Lance Cpl. Scott A. Zubowski, 20, of Manchester, Ind., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

November 11, 2005

Cpl. Donald E. Fisher II, 21, of Avon, Mass. and

Pfc. Antonio Mendezsanchez, 22, of Rincon, Puerto Rico.died in Kirkut when their convoy vehicle was involved in a collision. Both soldiers were assigned to the 40th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Sgt. Tyrone L. Chisholm, 27, of Savannah, Ga., died in Tal Afar when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank.

November 10, 2005

Lance Cpl. Daniel F. Swaim, 19, of Yadkinville, N.C., died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Karabilah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Michael C. Parrott, 49, of Timnath, Colo., and

Sgt. Joshua A. Terando, 27, of Morris, Ill., died of injuries sustained in Al Khalidiyah, where their M1A1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

November 8, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe, 35, of Oviedo, Fla., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered Oct. 17 in Samarra, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy P. Tamburello, 19, of Denver, Colo., died from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations just west of Rutbah, Iraq.

November 7, 2005

1st Lt. Justin S. Smith, 28, of Lansing, Mich. and

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman, 27, of Lucedale, Miss. and

Spc. Robert C. Pope II, 22, of East Islip, N.Y. and

Pfc. Mario A. Reyes, 19, of Las Cruces, N.M. died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.

November 6, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Hayes, 48, of Barstow, Calif., died in Taji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla., died from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations during Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah, Iraq.

Capt. Joel E. Cahill, 34, of Norwood, Mass., died in Ad Dawr, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

November 5, 2005

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Wren, 44, of Lorton, Va., died in Tallil, Iraq, when a civilian vehicle pulled in front of his vehicle causing it to roll-over.

November 4, 2005

Spc. Timothy D. Brown, 23, of Cedar Springs, Mich., died in Habbaniyah when a land mine detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Gunnery Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman, 38, of Fayetteville, N.C., died at Landstuhl Reginal Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained on Nov. 2 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Habbaniyah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler, 24, of Virginia Beach, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq during combat operations.

Capt. James M. Gurbisz, 25, of Eatontown, N.J. and Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22, of Goose Creek, S.C. died in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations.

Gunnery Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman, 38, of Fayetteville, N.C., died at Landstuhl Reginal Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained on Nov. 2 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Habbaniyah, Iraq.

1st Lt. Justin S. Smith, 28, of Lansing, Mich. and

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman, 27, of Lucedale, Miss. and

Spc. Robert C. Pope II, 22, of East Islip, N.Y. and

Pfc. Mario A. Reyes, 19, of Las Cruces, N.M.died in Baghdad, Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol.

November 3, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt, 48, of Youngstown, Ohio, died in An Nasiriyah from a non-combat related cause.

Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski, 30, of Upper Moreland, Pa., died in Al Anbar Province from injuries sustained during combat operations.

Spc. Darren D. Howe, 21, of Beatrice, Neb., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

November 2, 2005

Spc. Joshua J. Munger, 22, of Maysville, Mo. and

Spc. Benjamin A. Smith, 21, of Hudson, Wis. and

Pfc. Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20, of Evans, Colo. died near Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Mich. and

Capt. Michael D. Martino, 32, of Fairfax, Va. died when their AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

2nd Lt. Mark J. Procopio, 28, of Stowe, Vt., died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr., 20, of New Salem, N.D., died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, on Nov. 2, when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his vehicle during convoy operations.

Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Mich. and

Capt. Michael D. Martino, 32, of Fairfax, Va. died when their AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

November 1, 2005

Petty Officer 2nd Class Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu, 28, of Oxnard, Calif., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue, 27, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

October 31, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kading, 32, of Madison, Wis., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, died of injuries sustained near Tikrit, Iraq on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.

1st Lt. Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski, 33, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., died in Iskandariyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.

Staff Sgt. Wilgene T. Lieto, 28, of Saipan, Marianas Islands of the Pacific and

Spc. Derence W. Jack, 31, of Saipan, Marinas Islands of the Pacific died in Balad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar, 36, of Simi Valley, Calif. and

Spc. William J. Byler, 23, of Ballinger, Texas. and

Pfc. David J. Martin, 21, of Edmond, Okla.and

Pvt. Adam R. Johnson, 22, of Clayton, Ohio died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

October 30, 2005

Staff Sgt. Joel P. Dameron, 27, of Ellabell, Ga., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire, 25, of North Adams, Mich., died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq on Oct. 29.

October 29, 2005

Capt. Raymond D. Hill II 39, of Turlock, Calif. and

Sgt. Shaker T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, Calif. died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

Spc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., died near Bayji, Iraq when his unit was conducting a combat patrol and a landmine exploded near his vehicle.

October 28, 2005

Pfc. Dillon M. Jutras, 20, of Fairfax Station, Va., died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations.

1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak, 35, of Bloomington, Ill., died at Camp Victory, Kuwait, from noncombat related injuries.

October 27, 2005

Col. William W. Wood, 44, of Panama City, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq when he was directing security operations in response to the detonation of an improvised explosive device.

Capt. Michael J. Mackinnon, 30, of Helena, Mont., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Lance Cpl. Robert F. Eckfield Jr., 23, of Cleveland, Ohio, and

Lance Cpl. Jared J. Kremm, 24, of Hauppage, N.Y., died from an indirect fire explosion in Saqlawiyah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Lightner, Jr., 28, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

October 26, 2005

Staff Sgt. Lewis J. Gentry, 48, of Detroit, Mich., died in Mosul, Iraq, from a noncombat related cause.

Sgt. James Witkowski, 32, of Surprise, Ariz., died near Ashraf, Iraq, of injuries sustained there earlier that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Master Sgt. Thomas A. Wallsmith, 38, of Carthage, Mo. and

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, 51, of Watertown, N.Y. died in Rustamiyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Sgt. Evan S. Parker, 25, of Arkansas, Kan., died at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 23, when his dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces who threw an explosive device from their moving vehicle.

October 25, 2005

Cpl. Benjamin D. Hoeffner, 21, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., died in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, of a non-combat related cause.

Spc. Christopher T. Monroe, 19, of Kendallville, Ind., died in Basra, Iraq, when his 5-ton truck was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian vehicle.

Sgt. Michael T. Robertson, 28, of Houston, Texas, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

October 23, 2005

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Spears, 21, of Molino, Fla., died from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

October 22, 2005

Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander, Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas, died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 17, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

October 21, 2005

Lance Cpl. Kenneth J. Butler, 19, of Rowan, N.C., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq.

Cpl. Seamus M. Davey, 25, of Lewis, N.Y., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the vicinity of Haqlaniyah, Iraq.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher W. Thompson, 25, of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., was killed in action from an IED explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

Cpl. Benny G. Cockerham III, 21, of Conover, N.C. and

Capt. Tyler B. Swisher, 35, of Cincinnati, Ohio died when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amariyah, Iraq.

October 20, 2005

Sgt. Jacob D. Dones, 21, of Dimmitt, Texas, died in Hit, Iraq, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck, 38, of Evans, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

Staff Sergeant Richard T. Pummill, 27, of Cincinnati, Ohio and

Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21, of Greensboro, N.C. and

Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek, 20, of Warfordsburg, Pa. died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq.

October 19, 2005

Staff Sgt. Tommy I. Folks Jr., 31, of Amarillo, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 18 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Lance Cpl. Norman W. Anderson III, 21, of Parkton, Md., died from a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq.

Spc. Daniel D. Bartels, 22, of Huron, S.D., died in Mosul, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause identified there on Oct. 18.

Spc. Kendall K. Frederick, 21, of Randallstown, Md., died near Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif. and

Spc. Russell H. Nahvi, 24, of Arlington, Texas. and

Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands died in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations.

October 18, 2005

Spc. Lucas A. Frantz, 22, of Tonganoxie, Kan., died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was hit by enemy fire while performing a combat mission.

October 17, 2005

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston, 20, of Glendale, Ariz., died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Chad R. Hildebrandt, 22, of Springer, N.M., died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Daniel Scott R. Bubb, 19, of Grottoes, Va., died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Rutbah, Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Pillen, 28, of Keystone, S.D., died in Salwa, Kuwait, of a non-combat related cause.

October 15, 2005

Sgt. Mark P. Adams, 24, of Morrisville, N.C., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Saqlawiyah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Vincent E. Summers, 38, of South Haven, Mich. and

Spc. Thomas H. Byrd, 21, of Cochise, Ariz. and

Spc. Jeffrey W. Corban, 30, of Elkhart, Ind. and

Spc. Richard A. Hardy, 24, of Newcomerstown, Ohio. and

Spc. Timothy D. Watkins, 24, of San Bernardino, Calif. died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

October 14, 2005

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36, of Baltimore, Md., and

Spc. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Elkridge, Md., and

Spc. Bernard L. Ceo, 23, of Baltimore, Md., died in Al Taji, Iraq, when they were conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of their vehicle, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate.

October 13, 2005

Spc. Robert W. Tucker, 20, of Hilham, Tenn., died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

October 12, 2005

Spc. James T. Grijalva, 26, of Burbank, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson, Ariz., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

Sgt. Donald D. Furman, 30, of Burton, S.C., and

Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26, of El Paso, Texas., died in Balad, Iraq, when their military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned.

October 11, 2005

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell, 30, of Paxton, Ind., died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

October 10, 2005

Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sep. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28, of Vacaville, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.

Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20, of Ridgeway, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33, of Norman, Okla., and

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

October 9, 2005

Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr., 29, of Virden, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces.

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

October 7, 2005

Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., and

Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21, of Monroe, Mich., died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, when their dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

October 6, 2005

Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained there Oct. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Lance Cpl. Patrick B. Kenny, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Daniel M. McVicker, 20, of Alliance, Ohio, died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Shayne M. Cabino, 19, of Canton, Mass., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

Cpl. Nicholas O. Cherava, 21, of Ontonagon, Mich., and

Pfc. Jason L. Frye, 19, of Landisburg, Pa., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Carl L. Raines II, 20, of Coffee, Ala., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq.

October 4, 2005

Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19, of Missoula, Mont., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian K. Joplin, 32, of Hugo, Okla., was killed when he fell out of a U.S. Navy MH-53 helicopter during a regularly scheduled training mission in the Central Arabian Gulf.

October 3, 2005

Cpl. John R. Stalvey, 22, of Conroe, Texas, died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Iron Fist in Karabilah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Sean B. Berry, 26, of Mansfield, Texas, died in Taqaddum, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

Sgt. Larry W. Pankey Jr., 34, of Morrison, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of non-combat related injuries sustained in Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 23.

Sgt. Bryan W. Large, 31, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and

Spc. Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21, of Vadnais Heights, Minn. and

Pfc. Roberto C. Baez, 19, of Tampa, Fla., died in Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

October 2, 2005

Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Roark, 29, of Houston, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

October 1, 2005

Sgt. Marshall A. Westbrook, 43, of Farmington, N.M., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Spc. Joshua J. Kynoch, 23, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during convoy operations.

Staff Sgt. Jens E. Schelbert, 31, of New Orleans, La., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

September 28, 2005

Sgt. Steve Morin, Jr., 34, of Arlington, Texas, died west of Umm Qasr, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated, overturning the vehicle in which he was riding.

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach, Fla., died near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle.

Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Arnold, 27, of Montrose, Pa. and

Staff Sgt. George A. Pugliese, 39, of Carbondale, Pa. and

Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, 21, of Greenfield Township, Pa. and

Spc. Lee A. Wiegand, 20, of Hallstead, Pa. and

Pfc. Oliver J. Brown, 19, of Carbondale, Pa. died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

September 27, 2005

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Benford, 30, of Toledo, Ohio, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

September 26, 2005

Pvt. Elijah M. Ortega, 19, of Oxnard, Calif., died as a result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Baharia, Iraq.

Sgt. Howard P. Allen, 31, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Master Sgt. Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33, of Watertown, N.Y. and

Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe, 32, of Philadelphia, N.Y.died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained near Ar Rustimayah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

Sgt. Andrew P. Wallace, 25, of Oshkosh, Wis. and

Spc. Michael J. Wendling, 20, of Mayville, Wis. died in Shaibah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations. They were also attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

September 25, 2005

Sgt. Shawn A. Graham, 34, of Red Oak, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baghdad, Iraq.

September 24, 2005

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile, 37, of Antioch, Calif. died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M113 armored personnel carrier.

Sgt. Brian E. Dunlap, 34, of Vista, Calif., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Taqaddum, Iraq.

September 23, 2005

Sgt. Andrew J. Derrick, 25, of Columbia, S.C., died near Baghdad, Iraq when his dismounted team came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

Sgt. Paul C. Neubauer, 40, of Oceanside, Calif., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M113 armored personnel carrier.

September 22, 2005

Spc. Kevin M. Jones, 21, of Washington, N.C., died near Al Taqaddum, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Spc. Scott P. McLaughlin, 29, of Hardwick, Vt., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq as a result of enemy small arms fire.

Spc. Mike T. Sonoda, Jr., 34, of Fallbrook, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M113 Armored Personnel Carrier on Sept. 21.

September 21, 2005

Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23, of Bozeman, Mont., died in Kirkuk, Iraq as a result of a vehicle accident during convoy operations.

September 20, 2005

Staff Sgt. William A. Allers III, 28, of Leitchfield, Ky., died in the vicinity of Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.

Sgt. Pierre A. Raymond, 28, of Lawrence, Mass., died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 15, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.

September 19, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence E. Morrison, 45, of Yakima, Wash., died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained earlier that day in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Spc. William L. Evans, 22, of Hallstead, Pa., died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

1st Lt. Mark H. Dooley, 27, of Wallkill, N.Y. and

Sgt. Michael Egan, 36, of Philadelphia, Pa. and

Spc. William V. Fernandez, 37, of Reading, Pa. died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

September 17, 2005

Staff Sgt. Regilio E. Nelom, 45, of Queens, N.Y., died near Al Asad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during an escort mission.

September 16, 2005

1st Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39, of Tallahassee, Fla. and Spc. David H. Ford IV, 20, of Ironton, Ohio died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations.

Sgt. Matthew L. Deckard, 29, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations.

September 15, 2005

Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva, 35, of Calexico, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

Lance Cpl. Shane C. Swanberg, 24, of Kirkland, Wash., died from an explosion resulting from indirect fire at Forward Operating Base, Camp Ramadi, Iraq.

September 11, 2005

Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell, 21, of Middlebury, Pa., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

Sgt. Kurtis D. K. Arcala, 22, of Palmer, Alaska, died in Tikrit, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during convoy escort operations.

September 7, 2005

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Everett, 23, of Huntsville, Texas, died in Al Taqqadum, Iraq, where an accident occurred in the motor pool.

September 6, 2005

Hospitalman Robert N. Martens, 20, of Queen Creek, Ariz., died from injuries sustained as a passenger when his vehicle rolled over in Al Qaim, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Jude R. Jonaus, 27, of Miami, Fla. and

Sgt. Franklin R. Vilorio, 26, of Miami, Fla. died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle causing it to rollover.

September 5, 2005

Spc. Luke C. Williams, 35, of Knoxville, Tenn., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when the vehicle he was riding in accidentally rolled over into a ditch.

Sgt. Matthew C. Bohling, 22, of Eagle River, Alaska, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Spc. Jeffrey A. Williams, 20, of Warrenville, Ill., died in Tal Afar, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol.

September 2, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Lonnie J. Parson, 39, of Norcross, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M3A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by an enemy explosive device.

September 1, 2005

Staff Sgt. George R. Draughn Jr., 29, of Decatur, Ga.

and

Sgt. 1st Class Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35, of Griffin, Ga. died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.