U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq -- 2006

Spc. Brett L. Tribble, 20, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died in Ar Ramadi of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on June 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

May 31, 2006

Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa, 22, of White Lake, Mich., died in Baghdad, Iraq of non-combat related causes.

Spc. Brock L. Bucklin, 28, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause.

Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia, 25, of Salem, Mass., died in Marez, Iraq, of non-combat related causes.

May 30, 2006

Cpl. Bobby R. West, 23, of Beebe, Ark., died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during dismounted patrol operations.

Cpl. Richard A. Bennett, 25, of Girard, Kan. and Capt. Nathanael J. Doring, 31, of Apple Valley, Minn. died following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on May 27.

May 29, 2006

Capt. James A. Funkhouser, 35, of Katy, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during reconnaissance patrol operations.

Cpl. Jeremy M. Loveless, 25, of Estacada, Ore., died in Mosul, Iraq when his Stryker came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations.

May 27, 2006

Cpl. J. Adan Garcia, 20, of Irving, Texas, died in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered small arms fire received while returning from an explosive ordnance mission.

May 26, 2006

Lance Cpl. Kevin A. Lucas, 20, of Greensboro, N.C., died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

May 25, 2006

Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin, 24, of Knoxville, Ill., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on May 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo, 30, of Plymouth, N.H. and Spc. Robert E. Blair, 22, of Ocala, Fla. died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

May 24, 2006

Spc. Michael L. Hermanson, 21, of Fargo, N.D., died in Al Abayachi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under attack from an improvised explosive device, rocket-propelled grenade, and enemy small arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations.

May 22, 2006

Sgt. David R. Christoff, 25, of Rossford, Ohio, and Lance Cpl. William J. Leusink, 21, of Maurice, Iowa, died from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

May 21, 2006

Lance Cpl. Benito A. Ramirez, 22, of Edinburgh, Texas, died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

May 18, 2006

Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, 43, of San Antonio, Texas;1st. Lt. Robert A. Seidel III, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.;Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.; andPfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer, 25, of Gilmanton, N.H., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

Cpl. William B. Fulks, 23, of Culloden, W.Va., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1.

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