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

December 16, 2003

Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, 19, of Corvallis, Ore., died in Mosul, Iraq. Nakis was in a convoy returning to Mosul when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area.

December 15, 2003

Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio, died at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. Souslin died of non-combat related injuries.

December 14, 2003

Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, 22, of Taylors, S.C., died outside forward operating base Quinn, Iraq. Ferguson fell from the light medium tactical vehicle in which he was a passenger. Ferguson died of his injuries.

Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pa., was killed in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Voelz was responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call when an improvised explosive device detonated.

December 12, 2003

Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, of Stafford, Conn., died in Baghdad, Iraq. Braun died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind., was killed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Black's convoy was hit by an IED. Black died of his injuries.

December 11, 2003

Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton, 27, of Rocky Face, Ga., was in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Edgerton was killed when his camp was attacked with an improvised explosive device. He died of his injuries.

December 10, 2003

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Burdick was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvise explosive device. He died as a result of his wounds.

Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, 25, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was killed in Mosul, Iraq. While guarding a gas station, Petty was attacked by enemy forces. He died of his injuries.

Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, 31, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died south of Baghdad, Iraq. Reese was on a river patrol on the Tigris River when he fell overboard.

Spc. Todd M. Bates, 20, of Bellaire, Ohio, was on a river patrol on the Tigris River south of Baghdad, Iraq, when his squad leader fell overboard. Bates dived into the water and did not surface. Bates' body was subsequently recovered on Dec. 23.

December 8, 2003

Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 19, of Luzerne, Mich., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Wright was on security duty when his vehicle came under fire from a passing vehicle. Wright died as a result of his injuries.

Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, 33, of Tracy, Calif., was killed in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when his vehicle flipped into a canal.

Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, 23, of Corvallis, Ore., was killed in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, when his vehicle flipped into a canal.

Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore., died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq. Wesley was in a Stryker vehicle when it flipped into a canal. He died as a result of his injuries.

December 7, 2003

Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, 20, of League City, Texas, was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Hutchinson was returning from a patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. He died as a result of his injuries.

December 5, 2003

Spc. Arron R. Clark, 20, of Chico, Calif., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Clark was on a convoy mission when an improvised explosive device detonated. He died as a result of his injuries.

December 2, 2003

Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss., was killed in Tampa, Iraq. Davis died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

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