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

Spc. Frances M. Vega, 20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, 30, of Mississippi, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of California, was killed while on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that went down in Fallujah, Iraq.

November 1, 2003

Spc. Maurice J. Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Pa., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Johnson was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when it was hit by an improvised explosive device. Johnson died as a result of his injuries.

1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Virginia, was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Hurley was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when he was hit with an improvised explosive device.

2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Colgan was responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device.

October 31, 2003

2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, Calif., was killed on Oct. 31 in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Bryant was on patrol when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bryant died of his injuries.

October 28, 2003

Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26, of Von Ormy, Texas, was killed in Baqubah, Iraq. Barrera was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

Spec. Isaac Campoy, 21, of Douglas, Ariz., was killed in Baqubah, Iraq. Campoy was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.

Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36, of Aiken, S.C., died of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq.

October 27, 2003

Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, 20, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq. Falaniko was near the Al Khadra Police Station in downtown Baghdad when a vehicle containing an improvised explosive device detonated.

Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, 33, of Tuskegee, Ala., was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq. Bell was at the Al Bayra Police Station when his unit came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location.

October 26, 2003

Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld, 19, of Waupun, Wis., was killed in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Bosveld was fatally injured during a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib Police Station.

Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, Calif., died in Baqubah, Iraq. Acosta died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, 40, of Fayetteville, N.C., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Buehring was fatally injured during a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Al-Rasheed Hotel.

Pvt. Joseph R. Guerrera, 20, of Dunn, N.C., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Guerrera was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.

Staff Sgt. Jamie L. Huggins, 26, of Hume, Mo., was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq. Huggins was on patrol when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.

October 24, 2003

Sgt. Michael S. Hancock, 29, of Yreka, Calif., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Hancock was on guard duty when he was shot. He died of his injuries.

Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, 22, of Flint, Mich. was killed in Brassfield Samaria, Iraq. He died of wounds received from an enemy mortar attack.

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