Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
April 2008

Monthly Summaries References
54 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Travis L. Griffin 28 03 April 2008 377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately noon in an IED attack in central Baghdad April 3 while on a patrol / DoD Release: Died April 3 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
2 Capt. Ulises Burgos-Cruz 29 06 April 2008 1st BDE, 1st Infantry DivisionMND-North Killed as a result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Diyala Province, April 6 / DoD Release: Died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an IED
3 Spc. Matthew T. Morris 23 06 April 2008 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Died from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device attack in Diyala Province during convoy operations April 6 / DoD Release: Died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an IED
4 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 06 April 2008 MND-Center Died from non-combat-related injuries April 6
5 Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett 34 06 April 2008 1132nd Military Police Co., North Carolina Army National Guard, MND-Baghdad Killed from injuries sustained in an indirect fire attack at approximately 3:00 p.m. in eastern Baghdad April 6 / DoD Release: Died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire
6 Pfc. Shane D. Penley 19 06 April 2008 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died April 6 at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post
7 Pfc. Shane D. Penley 19 06 April 2008 356th Quartermaster Battalion DoD Release: Died died April 6 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire
8 Maj. Stuart A. Wolfer 36 06 April 2008 11th Battalion, 104th Division DoD Release: Died died April 6 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire
9 Staff Sgt. Jeremiah E. McNeal 23 06 April 2008 237th Engineer Co., 276th Engineer Bn, 91st Troop Command, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED during a route-clearing patrol in eastern Baghdad April 6 / DoD Release: Died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
10 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 April 2008 MND-Baghdad Killed as the result of small-arms fire after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an IED while on patrol in eastern Baghdad April 7
11 Spc. Jason C. Kazarick 30 07 April 2008 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, MND-Baghdad Killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack at approximately 6 p.m. April 7 / DoD Release: Died April 7 in Sadr City, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked using a rocket propelled grenade
12 Sgt. Michael T. Lilly 23 07 April 2008 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, MND-Baghdad Killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack at approximately 6 p.m. April 7 / DoD Release: Died April 7 in Sadr City, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked using a rocket propelled grenade
13 Sgt. Timothy M. Smith 25 07 April 2008 4th Brigade Special Troops Bn, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle at approximately 9:30 p.m. April 7 / DoD Release: Died April 7 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
14 Sgt. Richard A. Vaughn 22 07 April 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad DoD Release: Died April 7 in Baghdad, Iraq from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using an RPG, IED and small arms fire
15 Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg 32 08 April 2008 3rd Bn, 29th Field Artillery, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed as the result of an IED attack at approximately 12:30 p.m. in northeast Baghdad April 8. The IED struck the vehicle he was riding in / DoD Release: Died April 8 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
16 Staff Sgt. Jeffery L. Hartley 25 08 April 2008 1st Bn, 10th Field Artillery, 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in an IED attack while conducting operations east of Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom April 8 / DoD Release: Died April 8 in Kharguliah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
17 Spc. Jeremiah C. Hughes 26 09 April 2008 1st Bn, 21st Infantry, 2nd BCT (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, MND-Center Died from non-combat related injuries at approximately 5:30 a.m. April 9 / DoD Release: Died April 9 in Balad Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Abu Gharab, Iraq
18 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 09 April 2008 MND-North Killed in an IED attack in Salah ad Din Province, April 9
19 Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha 30 09 April 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED attack at approximately 2 p.m. in northeastern Baghdad / DoD Release: Died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
20 Spc. Jacob J. Fairbanks 22 09 April 2008 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Died from non-combat related injuries at approximately 6:30 a.m. April 9
21 Tech. Sgt Anthony L. Capra 31 09 April 2008 Detachment 63, 688 Armament Systems Squadron Killed when an IED struck his vehicle during convoy operations in central Baghdad April 9 / DoD Release: Died April 9 near Golden Hills, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered an IED
22 Sgt. Jesse A. Ault 28 09 April 2008 429th Brigade Support Bn, Virginia Army National Guard DoD Release: Died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered in Tunnis, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an IED
23 Sgt. Merlin German 22 11 April 2008 5th Bn, 11th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF while deployed in support of OIF. His parent unit was the 2nd Bn, 11th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died April 11 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Feb. 22, 2005. He was medically retired Sept. 28, 2007, as a result of his injuries
24 Spc. William E. Allmon 25 12 April 2008 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED in an attack at approximately 10:30 a.m. April 12 in northwest Baghdad / DoD Release: Died April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
25 Sgt. Joseph A. Richard III 27 14 April 2008 4th Brigade Special Troops Bn, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed from wounds sustained when an IED struck the vehicle the Soldier was riding in while conducting a combat patrol in northeastern Baghdad at approximately 4:45 p.m. April 14
26 Cpl. Richard J. Nelson 23 14 April 2008 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, MNF-West Killed in action April 14 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
27 Lance Cpl. Dean D. Opicka 29 14 April 2008 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, MNF-West Killed in action April 14 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
28 Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz 23 14 April 2008 10th Brigade Support Bn, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad DoD Release: Died April 14 in Tuz, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an IED
29 Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown 29 17 April 2008 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group DoD Release: Died April 17 in Sama Village, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using small arms fire and grenades
30 Spc. Lance O. Eakes 25 18 April 2008 1132nd Military Police Co., North Carolina Army National Guard, MND-Baghdad Killed in an IED attack at approximately 1:45 p.m. April 18. in an improvised-explosive device attack at approximately 1:45 p.m. April 18
31 Spc. Benjamin K. Brosh 18 18 April 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed when a VEBIED detonated while Soldiers were conducting a patrol in the Salah ad-Din Province April 18 / DoD Release: Died April 18 at FOB Anaconda in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Paliwoda, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an IED
32 Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie L. Morton 40 20 April 2008 Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain DoD Release: Died April 20 in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain
33 Spc. Steven J. Christofferson 20 21 April 2008 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed when an IED detonated during operations in the Salah ad Din Province April 21 / DoD Release: Died April 21 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED
34 Sgt. Adam J. Kohlhaas 26 21 April 2008 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed when an IED detonated during operations in the Salah ad Din Province April 21 / DoD Release: Died April 21 in Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED
35 1st Lt. Matthew R. Vandergrift 28 21 April 2008 2nd Bn, 10th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, MND-West Killed by an IED in Basra, Iraq, April 21 / DoD Release: Died April 21 from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq
36 Airman Apprentice Adrian M. Campos 22 21 April 2008 Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 22, which was attached to the USNS Arctic DoD Release: Found dead in Dubai on April 21 due to a non-combat related incident
37 Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter 19 22 April 2008 1st Bn, 9th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, MND-West Killed when a suicide VEBIEDdetonated at an entry control point in the vicinity of Ramadi, Iraq, at approximately 7:30 a.m. April 22
38 Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale 21 22 April 2008 1st Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, MND-West Killed when a suicide VEBIEDdetonated at an entry control point in the vicinity of Ramadi, Iraq, at approximately 7:30 a.m. April 22
39 Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison 25 22 April 2008 703rd Brigade Support Bn, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury
40 Staff Sgt. Ronald C. Blystone 34 23 April 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when was attacked by small-arms fire while his patrol was conducting operations in eastern Baghdad at approximately 2:20 p.m. April 23 / DoD Release: Died April 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire during a dismounted patrol
41 Pfc. John T. Bishop 22 23 April 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed when vehicle rolled onto its side during movement to a combat outpost in Salah ad Din Province, April 23 / DoD Release: Died April 23 in Golden Hills, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident
42 1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham 26 23 April 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed when vehicle rolled onto its side during movement to a combat outpost in Salah ad Din Province, April 23 / DoD Release: Died April 23 in Golden Hills, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident
43 Staff Sgt. Shaun J. Whitehead 24 24 April 2008 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Center Killed an IED attack south of Baghdad, April 24 / DoD Release: Died April 24 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered an IED while on a dismounted patrol
44 Pfc. William T. Dix 32 27 April 2008 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps DoD Release: Died April 27 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident
45 Spc. David P. McCormick 26 28 April 2008 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 4:15 p.m. April 28 after an indirect fire attack in western Baghdad / DoD Release: Died April 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his forward operating base came under rocket attack
46 Pfc. Adam L. Marion 26 28 April 2008 171st Engineer Co., North Carolina Army National Guard, MND-Baghdad Killed as the result of an indirect-fire attack in eastern Baghdad at approximately 1:05 p.m. April 28
47 Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes 26 28 April 2008 94th Brigade Support Bn, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed as the result of an indirect-fire attack in eastern Baghdad at approximately 1:05 p.m. April 28
48 Sgt. Mark A. Stone 22 28 April 2008 94th Brigade Support Bn, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed as the result of an indirect-fire attack in eastern Baghdad at approximately 1:05 p.m. April 28
49 Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander 26 29 April 2008 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed after the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED at approximately 10:15 p.m. in northwestern Baghdad April 29
50 Staff Sgt. Clay A. Craig 25 29 April 2008 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed from wounds sustained when he was attacked with small-arms fire by insurgents at approximately 8:50 p.m. April 29 in northwestern Baghdad
51 Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence D. Ezell 30 30 April 2008 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, MND-Baghdad Killed from wounds sustained by an IED during a dismounted patrol in northern Baghdad at approximately 1 a.m. April 30 / DoD Reelase: Died April 30 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit during combat operations
52 Staff Sgt. Chad A. Caldwell 24 30 April 2008 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Killed as a result of an explosion occurring near the Soldier's patrol in Ninewah Province, April 30 / DoD Release: Died April 30 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained while conducting dismounted combat operations
53 Cpt. Andrew. R. Pearson 32 30 April 2008 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died April 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED
54 Spc. Ronald J. Tucker 21 30 April 2008 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died April 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED




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