U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq -- 2006

The following are the U.S. military personnel who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom since January 1, 2006. All dates reflect when the incidents occurred local time. For deaths before January 2006, see the links at the left of the page. The lists are compiled from information reported by the Defense Department after notification of family.

August 26, 2006

Cpl. David G. Weimortz, 28, of Irmo, S.C., died from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Spc. Edgardo Zayas, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.

August 25, 2006

Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson, 21, of Milford, Conn., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

August 24, 2006

Sgt. Dwayne E. Williams, 28, of Baltimore, Md., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Pfc. William E. Thorne, 26, of Hospers, Iowa., died of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

Sgt. Jeremy E. King, 23, of Meridian, Idaho, died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.

Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon, 35, of Fairborn, Oh., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

August 23, 2006

Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston, 21, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri, 24, of Gaithersburg, Md., died south of Baghdad, Iraq when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations.

August 22, 2006

Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Darga, 34, of Alpena, Mich., died when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was struck by an explosive device in the Al Anbar province, Iraq.

August 21, 2006

Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons, 37, of Chillicothe, Oh., died when an improvised explosive device struck his plane en route to Taji, Iraq.

August 20, 2006

Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo, 25, of Paw Paw, Mich., died in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a battle with enemy forces.

• Two Marines, Cpl. Adam A. Galvez, 21, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Cpl. Randy L. Newman, of Bend, Ore., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

• Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon, 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

August 19, 2006

Sgt. Marquees A. Quick, 28, of Hoover Ala., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered while conducting security and observation operations against enemy forces.

August 18, 2006

Sgt Ruben J. Villa Jr., 36, of El Paso, Tex., died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from a non-combat related cause.

August 17, 2006Pfc. James J. Arellano, 19, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from small fire arms.

August 16, 2006

Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa, 32, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol.

Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Capt. John J. McKenna IV, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

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