U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq -- 2006

Cpl. Albert P. Gettings, 27, of New Castle, Pa., and

Lance Cpl. Ryan S. McCurdy, 20, of Baton Rouge, La., died from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin, >44, of Mercer, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was conducting a dismounted patrol at an Iraqi police recruiting station and an individual-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

Maj. William F. Hecker, III, 37, of St. Louis, and

Capt. Christopher P. Petty, 33, of Vienna, Va., and

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen J. White, 39, of Talladega, Ala., and

Sgt. Johnny J. Peralez, Jr., 25, of Kingsville, Texas, and

Pvt. Robbie M. Mariano, 21, of Stockton, Calif., died in An Najaf, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations.

Sgt. Jason Lopezreyes, 29, of Hatillo, Puerto Rico, and

Spc. Ryan D. Walker, 25, of Stayton, Ore., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations.

Cpl. Albert P. Gettings, 27, of New Castle, Pa., and

Lance Cpl. Ryan S. McCurdy, 20, of Baton Rouge, La., died from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Adam L. Cann, 23, of Davie, Fla., died from a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin, 44, of Mercer, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was conducting a dismounted patrol at an Iraqi police recruiting station and an individual-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

January 1, 2006

Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Vanderhorn, 37, of Pierce, Wash., died in As Sinia, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

Sgt. 1st Class Jason L. Bishop, 31, of Williamstown, Ky., died in As Siniyah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during patrol operations.

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