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

Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala., killed in an Iraqi ambush in the vicinity of Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Fla., killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego, killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Fla., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, of Costa Mesa, Calif., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, of Los Angeles, killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Conn., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, of Tonopah, Nev., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colo., killed in action near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23.

Army Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas, disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Army Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, Texas, disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Army Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of El Paso, Texas, disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Body found April 1.

Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, 22, of Tuba City, Ariz., disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Army Pvt. Brandon U. Sloan, 19, of Bedford Heights, Ohio, disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Army Sgt. Donald Walters, 33, of Portland Ore., disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. His remains were recovered April 1. Investigators learned he was killed by his captors.

Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, S.C., disappeared near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 23. Remains recovered April 1.

Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyo., killed in action on outskirts of Nasiriyah, Iraq on March 23. Remains identified April 11.

March 22, 2003

Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y., accidental discharge of machine gun, March 22.

Army Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, of Portland, Ore., nonhostile vehicle accident in Iraq, March 22.

Navy Lt. Thomas Mullin Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif., collision of two British helicopters over the Persian Gulf, March 22.

Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Easton, Pa., grenade attack, March 22. U.S. soldier suspected in attack.

March 21, 2003

Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, of Los Angeles, ground combat in Iraq, March 21.

Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, of Harrison County, Miss., ground combat in Iraq, March 21. The first American to die in combat.

March 20, 2003

Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Ill., helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21.

Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine, helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21, helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21.

Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21.

Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore, helicopter crash in Kuwait, March 21.

Date Unknown

Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo., vehicle accident in Iraq, date uncertain.

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