U.S. Military Deaths September to December 2005

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

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