Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
April 2006

Monthly Summaries References
82 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Darrell P. Clay 34 01 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 9 p.m. April 1 in central Baghdad. Soldier was conducting a dismounted patrol when the roadside bomb detonated
2 Sgt. Israel Devora Garcia 23 01 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 9 p.m. April 1 in central Baghdad. Soldier was conducting a dismounted patrol when the roadside bomb detonated
3 Capt. Timothy J. Moshier 25 01 Apr 2006 4th Bn, 4th Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed west of Yousifiah at approximately 5:30 p.m. April 1. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol. Military officials believed the crash was the result of hostile fire / Death was confirmed April 2
4 Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Hartwick 37 01 Apr 2006 4th Bn, 4th Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed west of Yousifiah at approximately 5:30 p.m. April 1. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol. Military officials believed the crash was the result of hostile fire / Death was confirmed April 2
5 Hospitalman Geovani Padillaaleman 20 02 Apr 2006 Permanently assigned to Bethesda Naval Hospital, USNS Comfort Det. & operationally assigned to 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2/28 BCT, serving with MNF-West Died from enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province April 2
6 Lance Cpl. Kun Y. Kim 20 02 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to 2/28 BCT, serving with MNF-West Died from enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province April 2
7 Staff Sgt. Eric A. McIntosh 29 02 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to 2/28 BCT, serving with MNF-West Died from enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province April 2
8 Cpl. Scott J. Procopio 20 02 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to 2/28 BCT, serving with MNF-West Died from enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province April 2
9 Pfc. Jeremy W. Ehle 19 02 Apr 2006 Army's 1st Bn, 36th Infantry, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on April 2 in Hit, Iraq from wounds sustained when his dismounted patrol came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations
10 Cpl. Andres Aguilar Jr. 21 02 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2. The deaths were not a result of enemy action
11 Cpl. David A. Bass 20 02 Apr 2006 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2. The deaths were not a result of enemy action
12 Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Gallagher 27 02 Apr 2006 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2. The deaths were not a result of enemy action
13 Lance Cpl. Felipe D. Sandoval-Flores 20 02 Apr 2006 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2. The deaths were not a result of enemy action
14 Cpl. Brian R. St. Germain 22 02 Apr 2006 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2. The deaths were not a result of enemy action
15 Staff Sgt. Abraham G. Twitchell 28 02 Apr 2006 Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Died when a U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2.
16 Lance Cpl. Eric A. Palmisano 27 02 Apr 2006 1st Transportation Support Bn, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF Originally listed as Duty Status - Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after the U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2 / DoD Release: Body was recovered April 11
17 Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles 22 02 Apr 2006 1st Combat Logistics Bn, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF, Force Service Regiment 1, Fleet Marine Forces Pacific Listed as Duty Status - Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after the U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2 / DoD Release: As of April 13, 2006, whereabouts were still unknown
DoD Release: Body was recovered April 16
18 Spc. Ty J. Johnson 28 04 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on April 4, when an IED near his HMMWV during combat operations
19 Pfc. Chase A. Edwards 19 06 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died April 6 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
20 Spc. Dustin J. Harris 21 06 Apr 2006 172nd Brigade Support Bn, 172nd Stryker BCT, TF Band of Brothers Killed April 6 when his combat patrol struck an IED near Bayji / DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq on April 6, when an IED detonated while he was conducting dismounted patrol operations
21 Spc. Daniel L. Sesker 22 06 Apr 2006 Army National Guard's Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq on April 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
22 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 06 Apr 2006 Marine assigned to 2/28 BCT Died from enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 6
23 Lance Cpl. Bryan N. Taylor 20 06 Apr 2006 2nd Combat Engineer Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Shot and killed by an Iraqi Army Soldier allegedly on a Coalition base near al Qaim April 6
24 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 Apr 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at 12:45 p.m. April 7, from wounds sustained while on patrol in western Baghdad following an attack by small-arms fire
25 Cpl. Richard P. Waller 22 07 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 7 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
26 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 08 Apr 2006 Soldier assigned to RCT-7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 8
27 Pvt. Jody W. Missildine 19 08 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on April 8, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations / Possibly same incident as above
28 Lance Cpl. Juana NavarroArellano 24 08 Apr 2006 9th Engineer Support Bn, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF DoD Release: Died April 8 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
29 Spc. Shawn R. Creighton 21 08 Apr 2006 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Rawah, Iraq on April 8, when an IED detonated near his Stryker vehicle during patrol operations
30 Sgt. 1st Class Gregory S. Rogers 42 09 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on April 9, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations
31 Spc. David S. Collins 24 09 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to 2/28 BCT Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 9 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on April 9, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations. Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on April 9th
32 Pfc. Joseph I. Love 22 09 Apr 2006 94th Engineer Combat Bn (Heavy), 8th Sustainment Command (Theater) assigned to 130th Engineer BDE Combat patrol struck an IED near Balad / DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, on April 9, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations
33 Sgt. 1st Class Randall L. Lamberson 36 10 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to 2/28 BCT Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 9 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on April 9, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations. Died in Balad, Iraq on April 10th
34 Spc. James W. Gardner 22 10 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 101st Aviation, 101st Combat Aviation BDE, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Died April 10 from a non-battle injury at FOB Sykes near Tall Afar
35 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 10 Apr 2006 Soldier assigned to 2/28 BCT Died April 10 from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 9
36 Cpl. Joseph A. Blanco 25 11 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died April 11 at 3:45 p.m. after the vehicle Soldier was riding in was struck by a roadside-bomb north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq on April 11, when an IED detonated near BFV and subsequently came under small arms fire during combat operations
37 Pfc. James F. Costello III, 27 11 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died April 11 at 3:45 p.m. after the vehicle Soldier was riding in was struck by a roadside-bomb north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq on April 11, when an IED detonated near BFV and subsequently came under small arms fire during combat operations
38 Pfc. George R. Roehl Jr. 21 11 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died April 11 at 3:45 p.m. after the vehicle Soldier was riding in was struck by a roadside-bomb north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq on April 11, when an IED detonated near BFV and subsequently came under small arms fire during combat operations
38 Spc. Kenneth D. Hess 26 11 Apr 2006 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Rawah, Iraq on April 11, as the result of a suicide bomber attack while conducting a dismounted patrol
40 Spc. Scott M. Bandhold 37 12 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when vehicle struck a roadside bomb S of Baghdad at approximately 9:20 a.m. April 12 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Misiab, Iraq on April 12, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
41 Pfc. Roland E. Calderonascenio 21 12 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed when vehicle struck a roadside bomb S of Baghdad at approximately 9:20 a.m. April 12 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Misiab, Iraq on April 12, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
42 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 12 Apr 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 10 a.m. April 12 when he was struck by an IED during a patrol east of Baghdad
43 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 12 Apr 2006 Marine assigned to RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating near Baghdad April 12
44 Lance Cpl. Marcus S. Glimpse 22 12 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 12 as the result of an IED while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq / Possibly same incident as above
45 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 13 Apr 2006 MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 11:30 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by an IED SW of Baghdad April 13
46 Cpl. Salem Bachar 20 13 Apr 2006 Headquarters Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died at the scene of an attack due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 13
47 Lance Cpl. Stephen J. Perez 22 13 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF assigned to RCT-5 Died at a medical facility in Taqqadum after an attack due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 13
48 Lance Cpl. Darin T. Settle 23 14 Apr 2006 Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group Died due to a motor vehicle accident in al Anbar Province April 14
49 Lance Cpl. Derrick J. Cothran 21 15 Apr 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 15 / DoD Release: Died April 15 when HMMWV struck an IED during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
50 Cpl. Pablo V. Mayorga 33 15 Apr 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 15 / DoD Release: Died April 15 when HMMWV struck an IED during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
51 Pfc. Ryan G. Winslow 19 15 Apr 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 15 / DoD Release: Died April 15 when HMMWV struck an IED during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
52 Lance Cpl. Justin D. Sims 22 15 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to 2/28 BCT Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province April 15 / DoD Release: Died April 15 when HMMWV struck an IED during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
53 Spc. Mark W. Melcher 34 15 Apr 2006 National Guard's 1st Bn, 103rd Armor DoD Release: Died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq on April 15, when his M1A1 Abrams tank came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations
54 Master Sgt. Clinton W. Cubert 38 16 Apr 2006 Army National Guard's 2113th Transportation Co. DoD Release: Died on April 16, in the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Ky., of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Samarra, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2005
55 Capt. Ian P. Weikel 31 18 Apr 2006 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died from wounds sustained when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad April 18 / DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq on April 18, from injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad
56 Pfc. Robert J. Settle 25 19 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on April 19, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
57 Pfc. Patrick A. Tinnell 25 19 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in As Siniyah, Iraq, on April 19, when a VBIED detonated during a dismounted combat patrol
58 Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ramseyer 28 20 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died April 20 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
59 Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot 23 22 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed in a roadside bomb attack while on a combat patrol south of Baghdad / Dod Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq on April 22, when an IED detonated near HMMWV causing a fire during combat operations
60 Spc. Eric D. King 29 22 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed in a roadside bomb attack while on a combat patrol south of Baghdad / Dod Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq on April 22, when an IED detonated near HMMWV causing a fire during combat operations
61 Pfc. Jacob H. Allcott 21 22 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed in a roadside bomb attack while on a combat patrol south of Baghdad / Dod Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq on April 22, when an IED detonated near HMMWV causing a fire during combat operations
62 Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot 19 22 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed in a roadside bomb attack while on a combat patrol south of Baghdad / Dod Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq on April 22, when an IED detonated near HMMWV causing a fire during combat operations
63 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 22 Apr 2006 MND-Baghdad Killed in a roadside bomb attack while on a combat patrol south of Baghdad
64 Pvt. Travis C. Zimmerman 19 22 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on April 22, when an IED detonated near his observation post during dismounted combat reconnaissance operations
65 Cpl. Eric R. Lueken 23 22 Apr 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died April 22 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
66 Sgt. Robert W. Ehney 26 23 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when vehicle was struck by a roadside-bomb, NW of Baghdad, at approximately 11:30 a.m. April 23 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on April 23, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
67 Cpl. Jason B. Daniel 21 23 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when vehicle was struck by a roadside-bomb, NW of Baghdad, at approximately 11:30 a.m. April 23 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on April 23, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
68 Cpl. Shawn T. Lasswell Jr. 21 23 Apr 2006 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when vehicle was struck by a roadside-bomb, NW of Baghdad, at approximately 11:30 a.m. April 23 / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on April 23, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
69 Lance Cpl. Aaron W. Simons 20 24 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 24 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
70 Pfc. Raymond L. Henry 21 24 Apr 2006 1st Bn, 17th Infantry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died on April 25 in Mosul, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
71 Staff Sgt. Metodio A. Bandonill 29 25 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 75th Cav, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on April 24, from injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
72 Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Herrema 27 25 Apr 2006 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on April 25, when he came under enemy fire during combat operations
73 Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford 19 26 Apr 2006 1st Tank Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 26 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
74 1st Sgt. Bobby Mendez 38 27 Apr 2006 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 7:15 p.m. April 27 when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 27, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
75 Sgt. Matthew A. Webber 23 27 Apr 2006 National Guard's 1st Bn, 125th Infantry (Mechanized) DoD Release: Died on April 27, in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov.21, 2005
76 Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wall 27 27 Apr 2006 2nd Bn, 1st Infantry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on April 27, from a non-combat related cause
77 Cpl. Brandon M. Hardy 25 28 Apr 2006 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 28 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
78 Sgt. Lea R. Mills 21 28 Apr 2006 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 28 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
79 Staff Sgt. Bryant A. Herlem 37 28 Apr 2006 10th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
80 Sgt. Jose Gomez 23 28 Apr 2006 10th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
81 Sgt. Edward G. Davis III 31 28 Apr 2006 3rd Assault Amphibian Ban, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 28 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
82 Sgt. Steve M. Sakoda 29 29 Apr 2006 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 4 p.m. April 29 when his vehicle was struck by an IED SW of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 29, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations




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