Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
August 2004

Monthly Summaries References
71 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Anthony J. Dixon 20 01 Aug 2004 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division Killed when his patrol was struck by a remotely detonated improvised explosive device near Samarra around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1. / DoD Release: Died when an improvised explosive device exploded near his guard post
2 Spc. Armando Hernandez 22 01 Aug 2004 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his guard post
3 Sgt. Juan Calderon Jr. 26 02 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
4 Spc. Justin B. Onwordi 28 02 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated around 11 p.m. / DoD Release: The IED detonated near the vehicle he was traveling in while on patrol
5 Pfc. Harry N. Shondee 19 03 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Killed when an improvised explosive device detonated around 11 p.m. / DoD Release: Died from injuries suffered when an IED detonated near the vehicle he was traveling in while on patrol
6 Cpl. Dean P. Pratt 22 02 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
7 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 03 Aug 2004 I MEF Died of wounds received in action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations
8 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 03 Aug 2004 I MEF Died of wounds received in action Aug. 2 in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations
9 Capt. Gregory A Ratzlaff 36 03 Aug 2004 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, MAG-16, 3rd MAW 11th MEU Died as a result of a non-hostile gunshot wound
10 Sgt. Tommy L. Gray 34 03 Aug 2004 215th Forward Support Bn, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Died in a vehicle accident / DoD Release: He was caught between two motor pool vehicles
11 Gunnery Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio 30 04 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
12 Lance Cpl. Joseph L. Nice 19 04 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
13 Pfc. Raymond J. Faulstich Jr. 24 05 Aug 2004 89th Transportation Co, 6th Transportation Bn, 7th Transportation Group assigned to 13th COSCOM Killed when their convoy was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire near Najaf
14 Sgt. Moses D. Rocha 33 05 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU Killed as a result of enemy action in the An Najaf province
15 Sgt. Yadir G. Reynoso 27 05 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU Killed as a result of enemy action in the An Najaf province
16 Spc. Donald R. McCune 20 05 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 161st Infantry, 81st Brigade Combat Team DoD Release: Died August 5, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol on August 4 in Balad, Iraq
17 Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells 22 06 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU Killed as a result of enemy action in the An Najaf province
18 Cpl. Roberto Abad 22 06 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU Killed as a result of enemy action in the An Najaf province
19 Spc. Joshua I. Bunch 23 06 Aug 2004 91st Engineer Bn, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his vehicle
20 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 Aug 2004 TF Baghdad Killed at approximately 3:45 p.m. when his unit came under attack from anti-Iraqi forces in a western portion of the city. An insurgent rocket-propelled grenade attack killed the trooper during a mounted patrol
21 Pfc. David L. Potter 22 07 Aug 2004 115th Forward Support Bn, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Died in a non-combat related incident
22 Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins 19 08 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action Sunday in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations
23 Rick A. Ulbright 49 08 Aug 2004 33rd Field Investigative Squadron, USAF DoD Release: Died at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, from wounds received during a mortar attack
24 Capt. Andrew R. Houghton 25 09 Aug 2004 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on July 10 in Ad Dhuha, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle
25 Staff Sgt. John R. Howard 26 11 Aug 2004 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, I MEF Killed when a CH-53 helicopter crashed in the Al Anbar Province about 10:15 p.m. while flying in support of security and stabilization operations
26 Lance Cpl. Tavon L. Hubbard 24 11 Aug 2004 Command Element, 11th MEU, I MEF Killed when a CH-53 helicopter crashed in the Al Anbar Province about 10:15 p.m. while flying in support of security and stabilization operations
27 Capt. Michael Yury Tarlavsky 30 12 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 5th Special Forces Group DoD Release: Died in Najaf, Iraq, when his unit came under small arms fire and grenade attack
28 Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke 20 13 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations.
29 1st Lt. Neil Anthony Santoriello 24 13 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division assigned to I MEF Died of wounds received in action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations / DoD Release: Died in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his mounted reconnaissance patrol vehicle. [Khalidiyah is in the Al Anbar Province]
30 Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Morrison 23 13 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
31 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 15 Aug 2004 TF Baghdad Killed in an improvised explosive attack in the northern part of the city around 1:30 a.m / CENTCOM release
32 Spc. Mark Anthony Zapata 27 15 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division attached to 11th MEU Initial Release / DoD Release: Died as a result of hostile fire in Najaf, Iraq
33 2nd Lt. James Michael Goins 23 15 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division attached to 11th MEU Initial Release / DoD Release: Died as a result of hostile fire in Najaf, Iraq
34 Pfc. Brandon R. Sapp 21 15 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division attached to 11th MEU Initial Release / DoD release: Died in Najaf, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device
35 Sgt. Daniel Michael Shepherd 23 15 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 16th Infantry DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramabi, Iraq, when his M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit an improvised explosive device
36 Pfc. Fernando B. Hannon 19 15 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
37 Pfc. Geoffrey Perez 24 15 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died ifrom injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
38 Sgt. David M. Heath 30 16 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division TF Baghdad Killed by a series of anti-Iraqi force attacks in eastern Baghdad / DoD Release: His patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack.
39 Lance Cpl. Caleb J. Powers 21 17 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations
40 Spc. Brandon T. Titus 20 17 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 14th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint
41 Spc. Jacob D. Martir 21 18 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division TF Baghdad Killed when a patrolling unit came under attack around 3 p.m. in eastern Baghdad. The Soldier suffered a gunshot wound and was evacuated to a military hospital. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the hospital / DoD Release: Incident took place in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy small arms fire
42 Pfc. Henry C. Risner 26 18 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 14th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) TF Baghdad Killed by small arms fire Aug. 18 around 6 p.m. in eastern Baghdad
43 Lance Cpl. Dustin R. Fitzgerald 22 18 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/2, 24th MEU DoD Release: Killed in a non-combat related vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
44 Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III 27 18 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I MEF Killed in action in Al Najaf while conducting security and stability operations and another died after a vehicle accident in the Al Anbar Province
45 Sgt. Richard M. Lord 24 18 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died from injuries received due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
19 Aug 2004 MNF Soldier, Polish soldier Killed when a MNF patrol was attacked with small arms fire in Al Hillah around 7:15 a.m.
19 Aug 2004 MNF Soldier, Polish soldier Killed when a MNF patrol was attacked with small arms fire in Al Hillah around 7:15 a.m.
46 Cpl. Brad P. McCormick 23 19 Aug 2004 Marine Corps Reserve's 3rd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV Killed in action August 19 while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
47 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 20 Aug 2004 I MEF Died of wounds received in action August 18
48 1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III 38 20 Aug 2004 216th Engineer Bn assigned to TF Danger Killed when patrol was attacked Aug. 20 by an improvised explosive device near Samarra around 6 p.m.
49 Pfc. Ryan A. Martin 22 20 Aug 2004 216th Engineer Bn assigned to TF Danger Killed when patrol was attacked Aug. 20 by an improvised explosive device near Samarra around 6 p.m.
50 Pfc. Kevin A. Cuming 22 21 Aug 2004 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Killed when vehicle was struck by an rocket-propelled grenade today in southern Baghdad around 12:30 a.m.
51 Lance Cpl. Seth Huston 19 21 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
52 Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez 22 21 Aug 2004 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died of wounds received in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
53 Sgt. Jason Cook 25 21 Aug 2004 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died of wounds received in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
54 Pfc. Nachez Washalanta 21 21 Aug 2004 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died of wounds received in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
55 Gunnery Sgt. Edward T. Reeder 32 21 Aug 2004 Headquarters and Service Bn, 1st Force Service Support Group, I MEF Killed in a vehicle accident when the humvee he was in hit an M1A1 tank, causing the vehicle to flip Saturday in the Al Anbar Province
56 Cpl. Christopher Belchik 30 22 Aug 2004 2nd B, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
57 2nd Lt. Matthew R. Stovall 25 22 Aug 2004 367th Maintenance Co, 298th Corps Support Bn TF Olympia Killed around 4:45 p.m. when their convoy was attacked by a roadside bomb in west Mosul / MNF-I/MNC-I Relase (dated 08/22/04)
58 Staff Sgt. Robert C. Thornton Jr. 35 23 Aug 2004 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Died of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade hit a patrol around 6:45 p.m.
59 Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis 42 24 Aug 2004 13th COSCOM Died as the result of a vehicle accident near Fallujah at approximately 2 a.m / DoD Release: Died when an M915A tractor and an M106A2 tanker trailer rolled over an embankment
60 Lance Cpl. Jacob R. Lugo 21 24 Aug 2004 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
61 Spc. Charles L. Neeley 19 25 Aug 2004 Army Reserve's 454th Transportation Company, TF Danger Killed in a vehicle accident near Tikrit at about 6:30 a.m. The Soldier died when his vehicle overturned / DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq, when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge
62 Spc. Marco D. Ross 20 25 Aug 2004 115th Forward Support Bn, 1st Cavalry Division TF Baghdad Killed in a mortar attack in Baghdad, at approximately 9:40 p.m.
63 Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo 20 25 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU (Special Operations Capable), I MEF DoD Release: Died as result of enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq
64 Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz 23 26 Aug 2004 Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24, 24th MEU DoD Release: Died from injuries received due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq
65 Pfc. Nicholas M. Skinner 20 26 Aug 2004 Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th MEU (SOC), I MEF DoD Release: Died from injuries received due to enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq
66 Pfc. Luis A. Perez 19 27 Aug 2004 Army Reserve's 223rd Transportation Company Killed after the truck he was driving in rolled off an embankment about 4:45 a.m. near Fallujah
67 Spc. Omead H. Razani 19 27 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd ID DoD Release: Died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries
68 Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich 21 27 Aug 2004 2nd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
69 Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez 27 28 Aug 2004 1st Bn, 2nd Marine, 24th MEU, II MEF DoD Release: Died due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq
70 Airman 1st Class Carl L. Anderson Jr. 21 29 Aug 2004 USAF 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, assigned to TF Olympia Killed after convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device south of Mosul / DoD Release: Died as result of enemy action near Mosul, Iraq
71 Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman 26 30 Aug 2004 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group Died in Khutayiah, Iraq, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device




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