U.S. Military Deaths September to December 2005

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

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