U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq

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

• Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, 35, of Port Huron, Mich., was killed in Fallujah, Iraq. Vasquez was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device. The soldier died of his injuries.

• Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis, Tenn., was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Kennon was guarding a bank in downtown Mosul when his position came under rocket-propelled grenade attack.

• Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth, 43, of Virginia was killed when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was traveling in was shot down in Tikrit, Iraq. The Black Hawk was shot down by unknown enemy ordnance.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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