Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
April 2003

Monthly Summaries
Total Casualties 73
Service Member Age Date Unit Details
Sgt. Jacob L. Butler 24 Apr. 1, 2003 Headquarters Company, 1st Bn, 41st IR, Ft. Riley, KS KIA by RGP that hit his vehicle

Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione 22 Apr. 1, 2003 Bridge Co B, 6th ESBn, 4th FSSG, Folsom, PA Non-combat weapon discharge

Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson 26 Apr. 2, 2003 2nd LARB, 2nd MAR DIV, Camp Lejeune, NC Non-hostile accident

Sgt. George E. Buggs 31 Apr. 2, 2003 3rd LARB, 1st MAR DIV, USMCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, CA Died as a result of severe injuries

Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez 36 Apr. 2, 2003 Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC KIA

Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner 19 Apr. 2, 2003 3rd LARB, 1st MAR DIV, USMCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, CA Non-combat weapons discharge

Lt. Nathan D. White 30 Apr. 2, 2003 Strike Fighter Sqdn One Nine Five (VFA 195), based in Atsugi, Japan, and deployed with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) KIA

Capt. James F. Adamouski 29 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Pfc. Chad E. Bales 20 Apr. 3, 2003 1st Transportation Support Bn, 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton, CA Non-hostile vehicle accident during convoy operations

Spc. Mathew G. Boule 22 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Cpl. Mark A. Evnin 21 Apr. 3, 2003 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Rgt, 1st MAR DIV, Twentynine Palms, CA KIA

Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen 40 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar 32 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais 23 Apr. 3, 2003 3rd Bn, 75th Ranger Rgt, Ft. Benning, GA Died as a result of severe injuries. KIA at a Haditha Dam checkpoint when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle being searched.
Spc. Ryan P. Long 21 Apr. 3, 2003 A Co, 3rd Bn, 75th Ranger Rgt, Ft. Benning, GA Died as a result of severe injuries. KIA at a Haditha Dam checkpoint when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle being searched.
Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr 20 Apr. 3, 2003 C Battery, 3rd Bn, 13th Field Artillery Rgt (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Ft. Sill, OK KIA

Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen 26 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith 41 Apr. 3, 2003 2nd Bn, 3rd AVN Rgt, Hunter Army Airfield, GA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn 33 Apr. 3, 2003 3 Battery, 3rd Bn, 13th Field Artillery Rgt (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Ft. Sill, OK KIA

Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe 27 Apr. 3, 2003 A Co, 3rd Bn, 75th Ranger Rgt, Ft. Benning, GA Died as a result of severe injuries. KIA at a Haditha Dam checkpoint when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle being searched. Capt. Rippetoe received the Bronze Star with"v" for this incident
Sgt. Todd J. Robbins 33 Apr. 3, 2003 C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS), Fort Sill, OK combat

Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard 20 Apr. 4, 2003 41st Field Artillery Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Vehicle fell into ravine

Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham 33 Apr. 4, 2003 41st Field Artillery Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Vehicle fell into ravine

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis 40 Apr. 4, 2003 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA Non-hostile Army casualty

Capt. Travis A. Ford 30 Apr. 4, 2003 HMLA- 267, MAG 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, CA AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crash

Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden 22 Apr. 4, 2003 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MAR DIV, based at Camp Lejeune, NC KIA

Pvt. Devon D. Jones 19 Apr. 4, 2003 41st Field Artillery Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Vehicle fell into ravine

Capt. Edward J. Korn 31 Apr. 4, 2003 64th Armor, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed as investigating Iraqi T-72 tank wreckage

1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips 25 Apr. 4, 2003 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MAR DIV, based at Camp Lejeune, NC KIA

Sgt. Duane R. Rios 25 Apr. 4, 2003 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MAR DIV, based at Camp Pendleton, CA KIA

Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis 29 Apr. 4, 2003 MLAH - 267, MAG 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, CA AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations

Cpl. Erik H. Silva 22 Apr. 4, 2003 3rd Bn, 5th Marines, 1st MAR DIV, based at Camp Pendleton, CA KIA

Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith
Medal of Honor Recipient
33 Apr. 4, 2003 11th Engineer Bn, Ft. Stewart, GA KIA

Capt. Tristan N. Aitken 31 Apr. 5, 2003 1st Bn, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA KIA

Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker 34 Apr. 5, 2003 A Co, 1st Bn, 64th Armor Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed by Enemy fire

Spc. Larry K. Brown 22 Apr. 5, 2003 C Co, 1st Bn, 41st IR, Ft. Riley, KS KIA

Pfc. Anthony S. Miller 19 Apr. 5, 2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Co, 3rd ID, 2nd Brigade, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed by enemy indirect fire

1st Sgt. Edward Smith 38 Apr. 5, 2003 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Rgt, 1st MAR DIV, Camp Pendleton, CA Died as a result of wounds received in action

Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr 19 Apr. 6, 2003 B Co, 3rd Bn, 17th Engineer Bn, Ft. Benning, GA Killed by enemy fire

Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt 24 Apr. 6, 2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Co, 2nd Bn, 69th Armor Rgt, Ft. Benning, GA KIA by Enemy fire

Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles 18 Apr. 7, 2003 USMC Reserve assigned to the 4th AA Bn, 4th MAR DIV, Tampa, FL Enemy artillery round struck the Amphibious Assault Vehicle

Capt. Eric B. Das 30 Apr. 7, 2003 333rd Fighter Sqdn, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC KIA

Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid 27 Apr. 7, 2003 B Co, 11th Engineer Bn, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed by enemy fire

2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylorr 24 Apr. 7, 2003 Battery, 39th Field Artillery Bn, Ft. Stewart, GA KIA

Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin 21 Apr. 7, 2003 3rd AA Bn, 1st MAR DIV, Camp Pendleton, CA Enemy artillery round struck the AAV

Spc. George A. Mitchell 35 Apr. 7, 2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Co, 3rd ID, 2nd Bgd Combat Team, Ft. Stewart, GA Died of wounds received by an enemy rocket

Maj. William R. Watkins III 37 Apr. 7, 2003 333rd Fighter Sqdn, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC KIA

Cpl. Henry L. Brown 22 Apr. 8, 2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Co, 1st Bn, 64th Field Artillery Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Died of wounds received by an enemy rocket

Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr. 20 Apr. 8, 2003 1st Bn, 4th Marine Rgt, 1st MAR DIV, Camp Pendleton, CA KIA

Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall 50 Apr. 8, 2003 3rd Bn, 15th IR, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA KIA

Pfc. Jason M. Meyer 23 Apr. 8, 2003 A Co, 1st Bn, 64th Armor Rgt, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed by Enemy fir

Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather 29 Apr. 8, 2003 24th Special Tactics Sqdn, Pope Air Force Base, NC KIA

Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever 36 Apr. 8, 2003 Headquarters and Headquarters Co, 3rd Bn, 15th IR, 3rd ID, Ft. Stewart, GA Killed by Enemy fire

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr. 39 Apr. 10, 2003 1st Bn, 5th Marine Rgt, Camp Pendleton, CA KIA, engaging enemy forces

Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway 39 Apr. 10, 2003 C Co, 1st Bn, 15th IR, Ft. Benning, GA KIA

Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda 26 Apr. 11, 2003 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Rgt, Camp Pendleton, CA KIA

Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez 22 Apr. 12, 2003 1st Tank Bn, 1st MAR DIV, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA KIA, manning a checkpoint

Marine Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr. 20 Apr. 12, 2003 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Rgt, 1st MAR DIV, Camp Pendleton, CA Died of wounds received in action

Spc. Gil Mercado 25 Apr. 13, 2003 3rd Bn, 187th IR, Ft. Campbell, KY Killed by Enemy fir

Spc. Thomas A. Foley III 23 Apr. 14, 2003 2nd Bn, 44th Air Defense Artillery Rgt, Ft. Campbell, KY KIA, grenade explosion inside their HMMWV

Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez 25 Apr. 14, 2003 Marine Wing Support Sqdn (MWSS)-273, Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG)-27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, USMC Air Station BeauFt., SC Killed in non-hostile accident when a commercial refueler collapsed at Logistics Supply Area Viper

Spc. Richard A. Goward 32 Apr. 14, 2003 1460th Transportation Co, Midland, MI Killed in non-hostile vehicle accident

Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek 20 Apr. 14, 2003 C Co, 2nd Bn, 6th IR, Smith Barracks, Germany. KIA

Cpl. Jason David Mileo 20 Apr. 14, 2003 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Rgt, 1st MAR DIV, Twentynine Palms, CA KIA

Cpl. John T. Rivero 23 Apr. 17, 2003 C Co, 2nd Bn, 124th ID, Eustis, FL HMMWV turned over

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold 30 Apr. 22, 2003 1st Bn, 10th Marine Rgt, 2nd MEB, Camp Lejeune, NC Killed by RPG malfuction

Spc. Roy Russell Buckley 24 Apr. 22, 2003 685th Transportation Co, based in Hobart, IN KIA

Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr. 36 Apr. 22, 2003 1st Bn, 10th Marine Rgt, 2nd MEB, Camp Lejeune, NC Killed by RPG malfunction

Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam 19 Apr. 22, 2003 8th Communication Bn, 2nd MEB, Camp Lejeune, NC Killed by RPG malfunction

Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins 25 Apr. 24, 2003 B Co, 3rd Bn, 187th IR, Ft. Campbell, KY Died April 24, 2003 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries suffered on April 19, 2003, When injured as result of an explosion during a dismounted patrol
Spc. Narson B. Sullivan 21 Apr. 25, 2003 411th Military Police Co, Ft. Hood, Texas, of North Brunswick, NJ Non-combat weapon discharge

1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco 26 Apr. 25, 2003 C Co, 1st Bn, 22nd IR, Ft. Hood, TX Killed when vehicle rolled over due to response to enemy fire

1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza 43 Apr. 28, 2003 1st Bn, 30th IR, Ft. Benning, GA HMMWV accident




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