U.S. Military Deaths September to December 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

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