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

Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, of Boston, Mass., was killed when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was traveling in was shot down in Tikrit, Iraq. The Black Hawk was shot down by unknown enemy ordnance.

Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30, of Fort Mill, S.C., was killed when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was traveling in was shot down in Tikrit, Iraq. The Black Hawk was shot down by unknown enemy ordnance.

November 6, 2003

Spc. James A. Chance III, 25, of Kokomo, Miss., was killed in Husaybah, Iraq. Chance died of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a landmine.

Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Wolf was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device was detonated. He died of his injuries.

Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany. Fisher was very seriously injured on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down.

November 5, 2003

Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, 34, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was killed in Mumuhdyah, Iraq, when his unit came under rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire.

November 4, 2003

Spc. Robert T. Benson, 20, of Spokane, Wash., died from a nonhostile gunshot wound in Baghdad, Iraq.

Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Martinez was in a convoy when an improvised explosive exploded. Martinez died of his injuries.

November 3, 2003

Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed in Tikrit, Iraq. Johnson was on patrol when his vehicle hit a landmine. The soldier died as a result of his injuries.

November 2, 2003

Spc. Darius T. Jennings, 22 of Cordova, S.C., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Spc. Steven D. Conover, 21, of Wilmington, Ohio, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq.

Spc. Brian H. Penisten, 28, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Joel Perez, 25, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41, of West Liberty, Iowa, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, 33, of Enon Valley, Pa. was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, 20, of Waterbury, Conn., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Pfc. Karina S. Lau, 20, of Livingston, Calif., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, 23, of Houston, Texas, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, 36, of Oklahoma, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, 30, of Genoa, Ill., was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

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