U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq -- 2004

Pfc. Daniel P. Unger, 19, of Exeter, Calif., died in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq) during a rocket attack.

May 24, 2004

Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu, 20, of Lisbon, Maine, died in Taji, Iraq, during a mortar attack on Camp Cooke.

Pfc. Owen D. Witt, 20, of Sand Springs, Mont., died in Ad Dawr, Iraq, when his armored high-mobility-multipurpose-wheeled vehicle rolled over.

May 23, 2004

Staff Sgt. Jorge A. MolinaBautista, 37, of Rialto, Calif., died as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Spc. Jeremy L. Ridlen, 23, of Maroa, Ill., died in East Fallujah, Iraq, from small arms fire after a dump truck on the side of the road was detonated while his military convoy passed by.

May 21, 2004

Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton, 24, of Carneys Point, Pa., died near Al Iskandariyah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded.

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, 25, of Chelmsford, Mass., died due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

May 20, 2004

Cpl. Rudy Salas, 20, of Baldwin Park, Calif., died due to non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson, 18, of Richmond, Va., in Baghdad, Iraq, when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as it was returning to Camp Eagle.

Sgt. 1st. Class Troy L. Miranda, 44, of DeQueen, Ark., died on Hipha Street in Baghdad, Iraq, when a grenade was thrown near his foot patrol.

May 19, 2004

Spc. Michael C. Campbell, 34, of Marshfield, Mo., died in Samarra, Iraq, when his convoy hit an improvised explosive device.

May 18, 2004

Pfc. Michael M. Carey, 20, of Prince George, Va., died in Iraq. He apparently fell into a canal and did not resurface. His remains were recovered on May 18.

Staff Sgt. William D. Chaney, 59, of Schaumburg, Ill., died in Landstuhl, Germany, due to a non-combat related injury. Initial reports indicate that Chaney was medically evacuated from Iraq to Germany for surgery due to a sudden medical condition. He died from complications after surgery.

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Garyantes, 34, of Rehoboth, Del., died by sniper fire in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, while on a combat patrol.

Spc. Marcos O. Nolasco, 34, of Chino, Calif., died in Baji, Iraq, as a result of an electrocution accident.

May 17, 2004

Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, 30, of Newport, Ore., died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

May 16, 2004

Spc. Mark J. Kasecky, 20, of McKees Rocks, Pa., died in Al Karmah, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Carl F. Curran, 22, of Union City, Pa., died in Al Karmah, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd, 22, of Culpeper, Va., died in Karbala, Iraq, when he received sniper and rocket-propelled grenade fire while securing a building near the Mukhayam Mosque.

May 15, 2004

Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr., 20, of Columbia, Tenn., died as a result of non-hostile injuries in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Rene Ledesma, 34, of Abilene, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

May 14, 2004

Sgt. James W. Harlan, 44, of Owensboro, Ky., died at Camp Anaconda, Iraq, when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb next to his vehicle.

Pfc. Michael A. Mora, 19, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., died in An Najaf, Iraq, when his military vehicle slid off the road and turned over.

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