U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq -- 2006

Cpl. Walter B. Howard, II, 35, of Rochester, Mich., died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ashraf, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1 Abrams tank.

February 1, 2006

Spc. Anthony C. Owens, 21, of Conway, S.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using grenades and small arms fire.

Pfc. Sean T. Cardelli, 20, of Downers Grove, Ill., died from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.

1st Lt. Garrison C. Avery, 23, of Lincoln, Neb., and

Spc. Marlon A. Bustamante, 25, of Corona, N.Y., and

Pfc. Caesar S. Viglienzone, 21, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

January 28, 2006

Sgt. David L. Herrera, 26, of Oceanside, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Pfc. Brian J. Schoff, 22, of Manchester, Tenn., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Cpl. Felipe C. Barbosa, 21, of High Point, N.C., died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Fallujah, Iraq.

January 27, 2006

Lance Cpl. Hugo R. Lopez, 20, of La Habra, Calif., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Rawah, Iraq, on Nov. 20, 2005.

January 25, 2006

Staff Sgt. Jerry M. Durbin Jr., 26, of Spring, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

Sgt. Joshua A. Johnson, 24, of Richford, Vt., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle during combat operations.

January 24, 2006

Sgt. Sean H. Miles, 28, of Midlothian, Va., was killed in action from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq.

January 23, 2006

Staff Sgt. Lance M. Chase, 32, of Oklahoma City, and

Pfc. Peter D. Wagler, 18, of Partridge, Kan., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1A2 Abrams tank during patrol operations.

Pvt. Lewis T. D. Calapini, 21, of Waipahu, Hawaii, and

Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Scott, 24, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., died from a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

Sgt. Matthew D. Hunter, 31, of Valley Grove, W.Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

January 20, 2006

Cpl. Carlos Arrelanopandura, 22, of Los Angeles, and

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dewey, 20, of San Joaquin, Calif., died from a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Haqlaniyah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Rickey Scott, 30, of Columbus, Ga., and

Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan, 22, of Inverness, Fla,. and

Spc. Clifton J. Yazzie, 23, of Fruitland, N.M., and

Spc. Matthew C. Frantz, 23, of Lafayette, Ind., died in Al Huwijah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during patrol operations.

January 17, 2006

Pfc. Adam R. Shepherd, 21, of Somerville, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat-related illness.

January 16, 2006

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex C. Kenyon, 34, of El Segundo, Calif., and

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