U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq -- 2005

Spc. Jeffrey W. Corban, 30, of Elkhart, Ind. and

Spc. Richard A. Hardy, 24, of Newcomerstown, Ohio. and

Spc. Timothy D. Watkins, 24, of San Bernardino, Calif. died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

October 14, 2005

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36, of Baltimore, Md., and

Spc. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Elkridge, Md., and

Spc. Bernard L. Ceo, 23, of Baltimore, Md., died in Al Taji, Iraq, when they were conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of their vehicle, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate.

October 13, 2005

Spc. Robert W. Tucker, 20, of Hilham, Tenn., died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

October 12, 2005

Spc. James T. Grijalva, 26, of Burbank, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.

Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson, Ariz., died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.

Sgt. Donald D. Furman, 30, of Burton, S.C., and

Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26, of El Paso, Texas., died in Balad, Iraq, when their military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned.

October 11, 2005

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell, 30, of Paxton, Ind., died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

October 10, 2005

Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sep. 26 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28, of Vacaville, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.

Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20, of Ridgeway, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33, of Norman, Okla., and

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations.

October 9, 2005

Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr., 29, of Virden, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces.

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

October 7, 2005

Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., and

Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21, of Monroe, Mich., died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, when their dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

October 6, 2005

Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained there Oct. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during convoy operations.

Lance Cpl. Patrick B. Kenny, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq

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