Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
August 2006

Monthly Summaries References
70 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Hai Ming Hsia 37 01 August 2006 6th Infantry, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Aug. 1 during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
2 Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci 21 02 August 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
3 Sgt. Dustin D. Laird 23 02 August 2006 Army National Guard 913th Engineer Co., 46th Engineer Bn, assigned to 9th Naval Construction Regiment Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 2 during combat operations in Rawah, Iraq
4 Sgt. Ryan D. Jopek 20 02 August 2006 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq on Aug. 2 of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his convoy
5 Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee 28 02 August 2006 Ordnanceman and a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team DoD Release: Killed on Aug. 2 during combat operations while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq
6 Sgt. George M. Ulloa Jr. 23 03 August 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Aug. 3 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
7 Lance Cpl. Kurt E. Dechen 24 03 August 2006 1st Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, while attached to RCT-5, I MEF Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Aug. 3 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
8 Staff Sgt. Clint J. Storey 30 04 August 2006 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 4, when an IED detonated near HMMWV while conducting combat operations
9 Sgt. Bradley H. Beste 22 04 August 2006 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 4, when an IED detonated near HMMWV while conducting combat operations
10 Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. 23 04 August 2006 362nd Engineer Co., 54th Engineer Bn, assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Died due to non-hostile action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died on Aug 4, in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a HMMWV accident
11 Pfc. Brian J. Kubik 20 05 August 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on Aug 5 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered on Aug 2 when his unit encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq
12 Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale 25 06 August 2006 2nd Brigade Troop Bn, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday SW of Baghdad / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while conducting a combat operations
13 Sgt. Carlton A. Clark 22 06 August 2006 2nd Brigade Troop Bn, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday SW of Baghdad / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while conducting a combat operations
14 Spc. Jose Zamora 24 06 August 2006 2nd Brigade Troop Bn, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday SW of Baghdad / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while conducting a combat operations
15 Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin 31 06 August 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained on Aug. 6, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
16 Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer 26 08 August 2006 82nd Medical Co. (Air Ambulance), in direct support of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Died as a result of a UH - 60 Blackhawk helicopter mishap in Al Anbar Province August 8 during an area familiarization flight / DoD Release: UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq
17 Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown 25 08 August 2006 82nd Medical Co. (Air Ambulance), in direct support of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Died as a result of a UH - 60 Blackhawk helicopter mishap in Al Anbar Province August 8 during an area familiarization flight / DoD Release: UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq
18 1st. Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger 43 09 August 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations
19 Spc. Ignacio Ramirez 22 09 August 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations
20 Spc. Shane W. Woods 23 09 August 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Aug 9, when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations
21 Lance Cpl. Jeremy Z. Long 18 10 August 2006 1st Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 10, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
22 Staff Sgt. Michael C. Lloyd 24 12 August 2006 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when dismounted patrol was struck by an IED south of Baghdad at approximately 10:10 a.m
23 Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler 31 12 August 2006 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when dismounted patrol was struck by an IED south of Baghdad at approximately 10:10 a.m
24 Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins 25 12 August 2006 3rd Bn, 67th Armor, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq of injuries sustained on Aug. 12, when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
25 Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Loa 32 16 August 2006 1st Bn, 35th Armor, 2nd BDE, 1st Armored Division Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province Aug. 16 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his dismounted patrol
26 Sgt. John P. Phillips 29 16 August 2006 9th Engineer Support Bn, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 16 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on March 7
27 Capt. John J. McKenna IV 30 16 August 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died Aug. 16 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
28 Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover 28 16 August 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died Aug. 16 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
29 Pfc. James J. Arellano 19 17 August 2006 1st Bn, 67th Armor, 2nd BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 7 a.m. when he was hit by an IED south of Baghdad while conducting a dismounted patrol / DoD Release: Died on Aug 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using IEDs and small arms fire
30 Sgt 1st Class Ruben J. Villa Jr. 18 August 2006 Army's Area Support Group (CFLCC) , Camp Arifjan, Kuwait DoD Release: Died on Aug 18, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from a non-combat related cause.
31 Sgt. Marquees A. Quick 28 19 August 2006 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died on Aug 19, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered while conducting security and observation operations, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using multiple grenades
32 Cpl. Adam A. Galvez 21 20 August 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, RCT-7, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 20
33 Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman 21 20 August 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, RCT-7, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 20
34 Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon 20 20 August 2006 Sailor assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, RCT-7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 20 / DoD Release: Vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq
35 Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo 25 21 August 2006 2nd Bn, 3rd Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died on Aug. 20 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations
36 Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons 37 21 August 2006 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 1:30 p.m. when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Aug. 21 when an IED device struck his vehicle. The vehicle was part of a transportation convoy enroute to Taji, Iraq
37 Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Darga 34 22 August 2006 EODM Two, serving with the 1st Marine Logistics Group DoD Release: Died Aug. 22 when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was struck by an IED device while responding to a previous strike. His unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq
38 Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri 24 23 August 2006 1st Bn, 325th Airborne Infantry, 2nd BDE, 82nd Airborne Division Killed while conducting combat operations south of Baghdad when his unit came in contact with enemy forces. The unit was conducting operations to rid Iraq of foreign terrorists known to be operating in the area
39 Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston 21 23 August 2006 2nd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 23 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
40 Pfc. William E. Thorne 26 24 August 2006 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 8 a.m. when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED south of Baghdad DoD Release: Died on Aug 24, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
41 Sgt. Jeremy E. King 23 24 August 2006 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of wounds after his patrol was attacked by terrorists using small-arms fire at approximately 12:15 p.m. in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations
42 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 24 August 2006 MND-Baghdad Died of wounds after his patrol was attacked by terrorists using small-arms fire at approximately 12:15 p.m. in Baghdad
43 Staff Sgt. Dwayne E. Williams 28 24 August 2006 9th Engineer Support Bn, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 24 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
44 Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon 35 24 August 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 24 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
45 Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson 21 22 August 2006 1st Bn, 25th Marine, 4th Marine Division DoD Release: Died Aug. 25 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
46 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 26 August 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 10:50 p.m. when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED southeast of Baghdad
47 Spc. Edgardo Zayas 29 26 August 2006 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on Aug. 26, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations
48 Cpl. David G. Weimortz 28 26 August 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV DoD Release: Died Aug. 26 from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
49 Spc. Joshua D. Jones 24 27 August 2006 3rd Bn, 67th Armor, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 2 p.m. by small-arms fire in eastern Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when his HMMWV came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations
50 Spc. Seth A. Hildreth 26 27 August 2006 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED in western Baghdad / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 27, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
51 Sgt. Moises Jazmin 25 27 August 2006 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Aug 27, when IED detonated near M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations
52 Spc. Qixing Lee 20 27 August 2006 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Aug 27, when IED detonated near M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations
53 Spc. Shaun A. Novak 21 27 August 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Aug 27, when IED detonated near M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations
54 Spc. Tristan C. Smith 23 27 August 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Aug 27, when IED detonated near M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations
55 Spc. Kenneth M. Cross 21 27 August 2006 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died during combat operations Aug 27, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an IED and small arms fire
56 Pfc. Daniel G. Dolan 19 27 August 2006 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3 p.m. when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died during combat operations Aug 27, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their M1126 Stryker Vehicle came in contact with enemy forces using an IED and small arms fire
57 Sgt. Darry Benson 46 27 August 2006 Army National Guard 730th Quartermaster Battalion DoD Release: Died on Aug 27, in Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from a non-combat related cause
58 Staff Sgt. Jeffrey J. Hansen 31 27 August 2006 Nebraska National Guard Soldier with the 1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry, 1st Bn, 34th BCT, under 3rd COSCOM Died on Aug. 28, from injuries he sustained when his vehicle rolled over into a canal near Camp Anaconda near the city of Balad, Iraq, on Aug. 21 / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 27
59 Sgt. David J. Almazan 27 27 August 2006 1st Bn, 36th Infantry, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on Aug 27, in Hit, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
60 Lance Cpl. Donald E. Champlin 28 28 August 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Aug. 27
61 Spc. Matthew E. Schneider 23 28 August 2006 141st Signal Bn, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on Aug. 28, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause
62 Cpl. Shannon L. Squires 25 28 August 2006 3rd Bn, 321 FA, 18th FA BDE, XVIIIth Airborne Corps Artillery DoD Release: Died in Brooke Army Medial Center, San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 28, of injuries sustained along Main Supply Route Tampa, Iraq on Apr. 21, when an IED detonated near his convoy vehicle during combat operations
63 Cpl. Christopher T. Warndorf 21 29 August 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 29
64 Sgt. Matthew J. Vosbein 30 29 August 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died on Aug. 29, in Sadr Al Yusifiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations
65 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 30 August 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 4:20 p.m. when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an IED southwest of Baghdad
66 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 30 August 2006 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division Killed by an IED while conducting a route security mission at approximately 12:05 p.m., August 30
67 Pfc. Colin J. Wolfe 18 30 August 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 30 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
68 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 30 August 2006 Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 30
69 Sgt. Joshua R. Hanson 27 30 August 2006 National Guard 2nd Bn, 136th Infantry assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province August 30 / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 30, in Khaldea, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
70 Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason 28 31 August 2006 National Guard 3rd Bn, 320th FA, 3rd BDE, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on Aug 31, in Ad War, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations




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