Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
April 2005

Monthly Summaries References
52 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
01 Cpl. Garrywesley T. Rimes 30 01 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Killed by enemy small-arms fire while conducting security operations in Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
02 Lance Cpl. Tenzin Dengkhim 19 02 Apr 2005 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, II MEF Killed April 2, by an explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
03 Staff Sgt. Ioasa F. Tavae, Jr. 29 02 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Freedom Killed by terrorist small arms fire in Tal Afar / DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq
04 Sgt. James A. Sherrill 27 03 Apr 2005 Army National Guard's 2113th Transportation Company, assigned to 1st COSCOM Killed when an IED detonated around 6:45 p.m. on April 3. The attack occurred near Bayji.
05 Cpl. William D. Richardson 23 03 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 41st Infantry, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died April 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, when he came under enemy fire and fell into a canal
06 Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Kennedy 35 04 Apr 2005 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died April 4, 2005, in Balad Ruz, Iraq, when patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
07 Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Dill 32 04 Apr 2005 2nd Battalion, 390th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Division DoD Release: Died April 4, 2005, in Balad Ruz, Iraq, when patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
08 Lance Cpl. Jeremiah C. Kinchen 22 04 Apr 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Bn, 4th MARDIV attached for OIF to 3rd Reconnaissance Bn, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Killed on April 4 from an explosion which occurred during combat operations in the Al-Anbar province while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
09 Sgt. Javier J. Garcia 25 05 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died April 5 around 9:30 a.m. when his patrol in south Baghdad hit an IED / DoD Release: Died when IEDs detonated near his patrol
10 Spc. Glenn J. Watkins 42 05 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 161st Infantry, TF Baghdad Killed when his patrol hit an IED and took small arms fire from anti-Iraqi forces April 5. / DoD Release: A VBIED detonated near his military vehicle
11 Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas 21 07 Apr 2005 3rd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, attached to attached to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Killed April 6 as the result of a motor vehicle accident which occurred during combat operations / DoD Release: Died April 7 as a result of a vehicle accident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
12 Staff Sgt. Kevin D. Davis 41 08 Apr 2005 National Guard's G Troop, 82nd Cavalry, attached to TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated around 12:00 p.m. on April 8. The attack occurred near Hawijah in the Province of Kirkuk / DoD Release: Died April 8 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV in Hawijah, Iraq
13 Pfc. Casey M. LaWare 19 09 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, attached to 155th BCT, II MEF Died April 9 from wounds received in a non-hostile incident that occurred April 6 near FOB Kalsu / DOD Release: Died April 9 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from non-combat related injuries sustained April 6 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq
14 Spc. John W. Miller 21 12 Apr 2005 Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Bn serving with the 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 12 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi / DOD Release: Died April 12 in Camp Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries received from enemy small arms fire while on route clearance operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
15 Spc. Manuel Lopez III 20 12 Apr 2005 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division DOD Release: Died April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade
16 Cpl. Tyler J. Dickens 20 12 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment DOD Release: Died April 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained April 6 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when his guard tower caught fire
17 Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth 27 13 Apr 2005 Inspector/Instructor Staff, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th Marine Division, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 13 by enemy mortar fire at Camp Hit
18 Capt. James C. Edge 31 14 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, assigned for OIF to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 14 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.
19 Spc. Aleina Ramirezgonzalez 33 15 Apr 2005 3rd Brigade Troop Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed when a Coalition Force base was attacked by indirect fire at about 8:00 p.m. on April 15. The Soldier, who was evacuated to a Coalition medical facility, died of wounds sustained in the attack / DoD Release: Died April 15 in Tikrit, Iraq, when a mortar struck her FOB
20 Pvt. Aaron M. Hudson 20 16 Apr 2005 401st MP Company, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE, attached to 42nd MP BDE Died of wounds received at about 11 a.m. April 16 when an IED exploded on a convoy of uparmored vehicles / DoD Release: Died April 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 15 in Camp Taji, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his patrol
21 Sgt. Angelo L. Lozada Jr. 36 16 Apr 2005 2nd Bn, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division Killed in an indirect fire attack on Camp Ramadi / DoD Release: Died April 16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations
22 Sgt. Tromaine K. Toy Sr. 24 16 Apr 2005 2nd Bn, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division Killed in an indirect fire attack on Camp Ramadi / DoD Release: Died April 16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations
23 Spc. Randy L. Stevens 21 16 Apr 2005 2nd Bn, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division Killed in an indirect fire attack on Camp Ramadi / DoD Release: Died April 16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations
24 Pvt. Joseph L. Knott 21 17 Apr 2005 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Died from wounds received at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday from an IED explosion south of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died April 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and an IED
25 Pfc. Steven F. Sirko 20 17 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 30th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died April 17 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries
26 Maj. Steven W. Thornton 46 18 Apr 2005 U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command DoD Release: Died April 18 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he collapsed during physical training
27 Pfc. Sam W. Huff 18 18 Apr 2005 170th Military Police Company, 504th MP Bn, 42nd MP Brigade DoD Release: Died April 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on April 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her HMMWV
28 Spc. Jacob M. Pfister 27 19 Apr 2005 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died April 19 after a VBIED detonated near their patrol around 7 p.m. in southern Baghdad / Dod Release: VBIED detonated near their dismounted patrol
29 Pfc. Kevin S. K. Wessel 20 19 Apr 2005 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died April 19 after a VBIED detonated near their patrol around 7 p.m. in southern Baghdad / Dod Release: VBIED detonated near their dismounted patrol
30 Cpl. Kelly M. Cannan 21 20 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 20 when an IED detonated while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
31 Lance Cpl. Marty G. Mortenson 22 20 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 20 when an IED detonated while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
32 Pfc. Robert A. Guy 26 21 Apr 2005 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died in a non-hostile incident April 21 at Camp Delta, near Al Karmah, Iraq.
33 Pfc. Gavin J. Colburn 20 22 Apr 2005 Army Reserve's 542nd Transportation Company Died April 22 along a supply route in Iraq when an IED detonated near his convoy vehicle
34 Cpl. Kevin W. Prince 22 23 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment attached to 155th BCT, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 23 when an IED detonated near the convoy in which he was traveling / DoD Release: Died April 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
35 Seaman Aaron A. Kent 28 23 Apr 2005 Sailor assigned to the 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed by an IED device while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq
36 Sgt. Anthony J. Davis Jr. 22 23 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT) DoD Release: Died April 23 in Mosul, Iraq, when a VBIED detonated near his Stryker military vehicle
37 Spc. Gary W. Walters Jr. 31 24 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 9th FA, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died April 24 at 7 a.m. when the unit on patrol struck an IED in east Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV
38 1st Sgt. Timmy J. Millsap 39 25 Apr 2005 70th Engineer Bn, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died April 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
39 Spc. David L. Rice 22 26 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, TF Liberty Died of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Muqdadiyah at about 6:30 a.m. April 26 / DoD Release: His HMMWV rolled over
40 Cpl. Joseph S. Tremblay 23 27 Apr 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, but for OIF attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF(Forward)st Bn, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, TF Liberty DoD Release: died April 27 from injuries received from a mine explosion while conducting combat operations in vicinity of Hit, Iraq
41 Sgt. Timothy C. Kiser 37 28 Apr 2005 340th Forward Support Bn, 40th Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated near Hawija at about 7:30 p.m. on April 28. / DoD Release: Died in Riyhad, Iraq (near Kirkuk)
42 1st Lt. William A. Edens 29 28 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Freedom Killed by an IED attack in Tal Afar Thursday, April 28 / DoD Release: IED detonated near Stryker military vehicle
43 Sgt. Eric W. Morris 31 28 Apr 2005 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Freedom Killed by an IED attack in Tal Afar Thursday, April 28 / DoD Release: IED detonated near Stryker military vehicle
44 Spc. Ricky W. Rockholt Jr. 28 28 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, TF Freedom Killed by an IED attack in Tal Afar Thursday, April 28 / DoD Release: IED detonated near Stryker military vehicle
45 Pfc. Robert W. Murray Jr. 21 28 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, TF Freedom Killed by an IED attack in Tal Afar Thursday, April 28 / DoD Release: IED detonated near Stryker military vehicle
46 2nd Lt. Clifford V. Gadsden 25 29 Apr 2005 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Bn, Warrior Brigade, assigned to 1st COSCOM Died as the result of a VBIED attack 5 miles north of Taji April 29 at approximately 12:30 p.m. DoD Release: Died April 29 in Balad, Iraq
47 Capt. Stephen W. Frank 29 29 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, assigned to 155th BCT, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 29 by a VBIED near Diyarah, Iraq / DoD Release: VBIED detonated as they were conducting a traffic control point inspection
48 Capt. Ralph J. Harting III 28 29 Apr 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, assigned to 155th BCT, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 29 by a VBIED near Diyarah, Iraq / DoD Release: VBIED detonated as they were conducting a traffic control point inspection
49 Pfc. Darren A. Deblanc 20 29 Apr 2005 2nd Bn, 14th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Relase: Died April 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol
50 Pvt. Charles S. Cooper, Jr. 19 29 Apr 2005 2nd Bn, 14th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Relase: Died April 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol
51 Staff Sgt. Juan De Dios Garcia-Arana 27 30 Apr 2005 5th Bn, 5th ADA, 2nd Infantry Division, assigned to 2nd BCT, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed April 30 by enemy small-arms fire in Khaladiyah, Iraq / DoD Release: His Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
52 Sgt. Kenya A. Parker 26 30 Apr 2005 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died April 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related medical condition




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