U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq -- 2006

1st Sgt. Bobby Mendez 38, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

Sgt. Matthew A. Webber 23, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died in the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wall 27, of Alden, Iowa, died in Mosul, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause.

April 26, 2006

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford, 19, of New Bedford, Mass., died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

April 25, 2006

Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Herrema, 27, of Jackson, Tenn., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when he came under enemy fire during combat operations.

Pfc. Raymond L. Henry, 21, of Anaheim, Calif., died in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

April 24, 2006

Lance Cpl. Aaron W. Simons, 20, of Modesto, Calif., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province.

Staff Sgt. Metodio A. Bandonill, 29, of Honolulu, died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

April 23, 2006

Sgt. Robert W. Ehney, 26, of Lexington, Ky.; Cpl. Jason B. Daniel, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas; and Cpl. Shawn T. Lasswell Jr., 21, of Reno, Nev.; died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

April 22, 2006

Cpl. Eric R. Lueken, 23, of Dubois, Ind., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province.

Pvt. Travis C. Zimmerman, 19, of New Berlinville, Pa., died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post.

Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot, 23, of Arcadia, Calif.; Spc. Eric D. King, 29, of Vancouver, Wash.; Pfc. Jacob H. Allcott, 21, of Caldwell, Idaho; andPvt. Michael E. Bouthot, 19, of Fall River, Mass.; died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq, on April 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV causing a fire.

April 20, 2006

Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ramseyer, 28, of Lenoir, N.C., died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province.

April 19, 2006

Pfc. Patrick A. Tinnell, 25, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died in As Siniyah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated during a dismounted combat patrol.

Pfc. Robert J. Settle, 25, of Owensboro, Ky., died in Taji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

April 18, 2006

Capt. Ian P. Weikel, 31, of Colorado, died in Balad, Iraq from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

April 16, 2006

Master Sgt. Clinton W. Cubert, 38, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died in the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Ky., of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Samarra, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2005.

April 15, 2006

Spc. Mark W. Melcher, 34, of Pittsburgh, died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, when his M1A1 Abrams tank came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Derrick J. Cothran, 21, of Avondale, La., and

Cpl. Pablo V. Mayorga, 33, of Margate, Fla. and

Lance Cpl. Justin D. Sims, 22, of Covington, Ky. and

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