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

May 19, 2003

Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Ohio, killed in Iraq when a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with Baragona's vehicle, May 19.

Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, of Beaver Dam, Wis., drowned in a canal near Al Hillah, Iraq, when he attempted to rescue the crewmembers of a Marine CH-46 helicopter that went down, May 19.

May 18, 2003

Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., killed in Balad, Iraq, when a fellow soldier's weapon discharged while they were cleaning their weapons, striking Sahib in the chest, May 18.

Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, of Chino, Calif., killed in Iraq when the transport truck he was riding in rolled over, May 18.

May 16, 2003

Master Sgt. William L. Payne, 46, of Michigan, killed in Haswah, Iraq, when an unexploded ordnance he was examining exploded, May 16.

May 14, 2003

Spc. David T. Nutt, 22, of Blackshear, Ga., killed in Mosul, Iraq, when an Iraqi civilian vehicle cut his loaded 5-ton truck off on the road, causing Nutt to swerve and overturn his vehicle, May 14.

May 13, 2003

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, of Irvington, Ill., killed near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded, May 13.

Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31, of Elgin, S.C., killed in action near Diwaniyah, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed enroute to Baghdad, May 13.

May 12, 2003

Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21, of Schaumburg, Ill., killed in action near Diwaniyah, Iraq, when his convoy was ambushed enroute to Baghdad, May 13.

Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, of Norwalk, Calif., killed in Iraq when an unexploded ordnance detonated, May 12.

May 10, 2003

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, of Anderson, Ind., killed in a vehicle accident in Kuwait when the vehicle he was driving struck a parked trailer.

May 9, 2003

Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, of Vancouver, Wash., killed when the truck he was driving was struck by a logistics vehicle system, May 9.

Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio, killed near Samarrah, Iraq, while onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter that crashed in the Tigris River, May 9.

Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, S.D., killed near Samarrah, Iraq, while onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter that crashed in the Tigris River, May 9.

Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of King Hill, Idaho, killed near Samarrah, Iraq, while onboard an UH-60 air medical helicopter that crashed in the Tigris River, May 9.

May 8, 2003

Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, of Hamilton, Ohio, killed in Iraq while directing traffic when he was struck by a sniper's bullet, May 8.

May 4, 2003

Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, 20, of Coeburn, Va., killed in Kuwait by a noncombat weapon discharge, May 4.

May 3, 2003

Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, of East Lansing, Mich., killed in Iraq. He was climbing a ladder when he fell, causing his M4 rifle to accidentally discharge, May 3.

May 1, 2003

Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, of Ridgecrest, Calif., died at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received in action in Iraq, April 24.

April 28, 2003

Army Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, of Robstown, Texas, killed in a vehicle accident in Baghdad, Iraq, April 28.

April 25, 2003

Army Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, of North Brunswick, N.J., killed by a noncombat weapon discharge in Iraq, April 25.

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