U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq from May to October 2004

The following are the U.S. military personnel who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom from May to October 2004. All dates reflect when the incidents occurred local time. For deaths before May 2004 and after October 2004, see the links at the left of the page. The lists are compiled from information reported by the Defense Department after notification of family.

October 31, 2004

1st Lt. Matthew D. Lynch, 25, of Jericho, N.Y., died from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

October 30, 2004

Lance Cpl. Travis A. Fox, 25, of Cowpens, S.C., died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Cpl. Christopher J. Lapka, 22, of Peoria, Ariz., died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd II, 23, of Fairview, W.Va., died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Sgt. Kelley L. Courtney, 28, of Macon, Ga., died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Pfc. Andrew G. Riedel, 19, of Northglenn, Colo., died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Pfc. John Lukac, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 30, due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow, 20, of Lemoore, Calif., died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Michael P. Scarborough, 28, of Washington, Ga., died due enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Pfc. John Lukac, 19, of Las Vegas, Nev., died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

October 29, 2004

Sgt. Maurice Keith Fortune, 25, of Forestville, Md., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

October 28, 2004

Spc. Segun Frederick Akintade, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died in Abd Allah, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

Pfc. Stephen P. Downing II, 30, of Burkesville, Ky., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from small arms fire while conducting combat operations.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Battles Sr., 38, of San Antonio, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint.

October 27, 2004

Staff Sgt. Jerome Lemon, 42, of North Charleston, S.C., died in Balad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

October 25, 2004

Cpl. Brian Oliveira, 22, of Raynham, Mass., died from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

October 24, 2004

Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, 46, of Homosassa, Fla., died in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he was participating in a 10-mile road march and collapsed.

Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, of Saugus, Calif., died due a non-combat related vehicle accident near Abu Gharib, Iraq.

October 22, 2004

Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21, of Charleston, S.C. died at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Fla., from injuries as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Aug. 21.

October 20, 2004

Sgt. Douglas E. Bascom, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

October 18, 2004

Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich, 21, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

October 16, 2004

Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his OH-58D helicopter apparently collided with another OH-58D helicopter and crashed.

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