U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq

The following are the U.S. personnel who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to April 2004. All dates reflect when the incidents occurred local time. On May 1, 2003, President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq.

• Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Okla., died due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

• Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong, 22, of Walker, W.Va., died due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

• Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, 31, of Apopka, Fla., died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy.

• Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, 33, of Eastman, Ga., died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy.

• Staff Sgt. Esau G. Patterson Jr., 25, of Ridgeland, S.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Staff Sgt. Jeffrey F. Dayton, 27, of Caledonia, Miss., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Sgt. Ryan M. Campbell, 25, of Kirksville, Mo., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Spc. James L. Beckstrand, 27, of Escondido, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Spc. Justin B. Schmidt, 23, of Bradenton, Fla., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Pfc. Ryan E. Reed, 20, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Pfc. Norman Darling, 29, of Middleboro, Mass., died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Pfc. Jeremy Ricardo Ewing, 22, of Miami, died in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle approached his unit, and the driver detonated a bomb.

• Sgt. Adam W. Estep, 23, of Campbell, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his patrol.

• Pfc. Martin W. Kondor, 20, of York, Pa., died in Baqubah, Iraq when an apparent improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle.

• Sgt. Landis W. Garrison, 23, of Rapids City, Ill., died in Abu Gharb, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

• Staff Sgt. Kendall Thomas, 36, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, died in Baghdad, Iraq, as the result of a vehicle accident.

• Spc. Jacob R. Herring, 21, of Kirkland, Wash., died in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device in Talafar, Iraq, struck his vehicle.

• Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker, 20, of Columbus, Ga., died in Scania, Iraq, after falling from a bridge. His vehicle was hit from behind by a civilian truck and left hanging off the side of the bridge. Whitaker attempted to climb out of the vehicle but fell.

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