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

Spc. Paul M. Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge, La., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting a mounted patrol when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated.

Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Kieffer, 36, of Ovid, Mich., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit.

March 14, 2005

Lance Cpl. Joshua L. Torrence, 20, of Lexington, S.C., died of wounds received as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

March 11, 2005

Staff Sgt. Donald D. Griffith, Jr., 29, of Mechanicsville, Iowa, died as a result of hostile action in, Tal Afar, Iraq.

Spc. Nicholas E. Wilson, 21, of Glendale, Ariz., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting a roving patrol when his military vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch after the shoulder of the road he was on collapsed.

March 9, 2005

Petty Officer First Class Alec Mazur, 35, of Vernon, N.Y., died in a non-combat related incident in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

Spc. Matthew A. Koch, 23, of West Henrietta, N.Y., died in Taji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

March 7, 2005

Sgt. Andrew L. Bossert, 24, of Fountain City, Wis., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their screening area.

Pfc. Michael W. Franklin, 22, of Coudersport, Pa., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their screening area.

March 4, 2005

Sgt. Seth K. Garceau, 27, of Oelwein, Iowa, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Capt. Sean Grimes, 31, of Southfield, Mich., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol.

Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho, 38, of Black Creek, Wis., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol.

Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan, 26, of Newark, Del., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol.

Spc. Wade Michael Twyman, 27, of Vista, Calif., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol.

Spc. Adriana N. Salem, 21, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., died in Remagen, Iraq, when her military vehicle rolled over.

Staff Sgt. Juan M. Solorio, 32, of Dallas, Texas, died in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle as his unit was being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

March 3, 2005

Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones, 43, of Unity, Maine, died in Syracuse, N.Y., of a non-combat related illness. The soldier was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 2, 2005

Spc. Robert S. Pugh, 25, of Meridian, Miss., died in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Spc. Azhar Ali, 27 of Flushing, N.Y., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Spc. Wai P. Lwin, 27, of Queens, N.Y., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

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