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

Spc. Jose L. Ruiz, 28, of Brentwood, N.Y., died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was conducting security operations and enemy forces using small arms fire drove by his position in a civilian vehicle.

Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland, 27, of Douglasville, Ga. and

Spc. Joshua P. Dingler, 19, of Hiram, Ga. and

Sgt. Paul A. Saylor, 21, of Norcross, Ga. died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when their vehicle accidentally rolled over into a canal.

August 14, 2005

Spc. Toccara R. Green, 23, of Rosedale, Md., died in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near her unit during convoy operations.

August 12, 2005

Spc. Brian K. Derks, 21, of White Cloud, Michigan, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on mounted patrol.

August 12, 2005

Spc. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, Ark., died in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

August 10, 2005

Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera, 22, of Gypsum, Colo., died from wounds received from the detonation of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

August 9, 2005

Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, 19, of Morrisville, Pa. and

Spc. John Kulick, 35, of Harleysville, Pa. and

Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31, of Philadelphia, Pa. and

Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24, of Philadelphia, Pa. died in Bayji, Iraq, where a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25, of Liberty, Pa., died in Taqaddum, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire earlier in Habbaniya, Iraq.

August 8, 2005

Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30, of Davie, Fla., died as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y. and

Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y. They died in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when their vehicle was struck by two improvised explosive devices and they received small arms fire.

August 7, 2005

Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., died in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

August 6, 2005

Sgt. Brahim J. Jeffcoat, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa. and

Spc. Kurt E. Krout, 43, of Spinnerstown, Pa.died near Balad, Iraq, where they were conducting convoy operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky., died as a result of an explosion from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

August 5, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, of Ledbetter, Ky. and

Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. died in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with their vehicle while performing a convoy mission.

August 4, 2005

Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson, 19, of Confluence, Pa., died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station.

Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon, 32, of Madison, Wis., died while under hospice care in Madison, Wis., from wounds he received on Nov. 8, 2004 from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Babil Province, Iraq.

August 3, 2005

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