U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq -- 2003

Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23, of Slidell, La., died at Camp AS Sayliyah, Qatar. Parker died from non-combat related injuries.

Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall, 30, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was killed west of Baghdad, Iraq. He was traveling in a convoy when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by. He died of injuries sustained in the incident.

Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, of Louisville, Ky., was killed near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area. During the search, his vehicle left the road and went into a canal. Potter died in the vehicle.

September 25, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, 43, of Nashua, N.H. Rooney was at Shuabai Port, in Kuwait, when he was struck by a forklift and died of his injuries.

Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, 23, of Topeka, Kan., was killed in Tikrit, Iraq. Thomas was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. He died of injuries sustained in the explosion.

Capt. Robert L. Lucero, 34, of Casper, Wyo., was killed in Tikrit, Iraq. Lucero died and another soldier was injured when they were struck by an improvised explosive device.

September 24, 2003

Spc. Michael Andrade, 28, of Bristol, R.I., died in Balad, Iraq. Andrade was a passenger in a HMMWV when a 5-ton truck struck the side of his vehicle. He died of injuries sustained in the accident.

September 22, 2003

Spc. Paul J. Sturino, 21, of Rice Lake, Wis., died in Quest, Iraq. Sturino died from a non-combat weapons discharge.

September 20, 2003

Spc. Lunsford B. Brown II, 27, of Creedmore, N.C., was killed in a mortar attack in Abu Gareeb, Iraq. Brown was assigned to A Company, 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Patton Barracks, Germany.

Sgt. David T. Friedrich, 26, of Hammond, N.Y., was killed in a mortar attack in Abu Gareeb, Iraq. Friedrich was assigned to B Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Waterbury, Conn.

September 18, 2003

Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson, 26, of Orangeburg, S.C., was killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade in Tikrit, Iraq.

Spc. Richard Arriaga, 20, of Ganado, Texas, was killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade in Tikrit, Iraq.

Spc. James C. Wright, 27, of Morgan, Texas, was killed in an ambush by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenade in Tikrit, Iraq.

Capt. Brian R. Faunce, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa., died in Al Asad, Iraq. Faunce was moving in a Bradley fighting vehicle when his vehicle crossed under some low-laying power lines. The soldier reached up and grabbed the lines and was fatally injured.

September 15, 2003

Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly, 31, of North Creek, N.Y., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. While on patrol, Kimmerly's vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Kimmerly died of his injuries.

Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died in Telafar, Iraq. Peterson died from a non-combat weapons discharge.

September 14, 2003

Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, 22, of Canton, Mich., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Blumberg was on patrol when two improvised explosive devices struck his vehicle.

September 12, 2003

Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead, 33, of Little Rock, Ark., was killed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He died of wounds he received when his unit executed a raid on enemy forces.

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