Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2003

Monthly Summaries References
40Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Uday Singh 21 Dec 1, 2003 C Company, 1st Bn, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st ID, Fort Riley, KS Died of injuries sustained in patrol attack in Habbaniyah
2 CWO Clarence E. Boone 50 Dec 2, 2003 H & H Company, 4th ID, Fort Hood, TX Non-combat related injury
3 Spc. Raphael S. Davis 24 Dec 2, 2003 B Company, 1st Bn, 223rd Engineer Bn, ANG, Calhoun City, MS Died of injuries when vehicle hit by IED in Tampa, Iraq
4 Sgt. Ryan C. Young 21 Dec 2, 2003 A Company, 1st Bn, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st ID, Fort Riley, KS Died on Dec. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds received Nov. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an IED hit his vehicle.
5 Spc. Arron R. Clark 20 Dec 5, 2003 440th Signal Bn, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany Vehicle struck IED in Baghdad
6 Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson 20 Dec 7, 2003 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY Vehicle struck IED in Mosul
7 Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff 23 Dec 8, 2003 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd ID, Fort Lewis, WA Stryker vehicle flipped into a canal in Ad Duluiyah
8 Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges 33 Dec 8, 2003 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd ID, Fort Lewis, WA Stryker vehicle flipped into a canal in Ad Duluiyah
9 Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley 26 Dec 8, 2003 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd ID, Fort Lewis, WA Stryker vehicle flipped into a canal in Ad Duluiyah
10 Pfc. Jason G. Wright 19 Dec 8, 2003 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY drive-by shooting attack while guarding a gas station in Mosul
11 Spc. Todd M. Bates
status changed to deceased on Dec. 23.
20 Dec 10, 2003 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Brookpark, OH patrol boat accident on Tigris River - dove into water but did not surface
12 Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick 24 Dec 10, 2003 Company C, 3rd Bn, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY convoy hit IED and encountered small arms fire in Mosul
13 Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese 31 Dec 10, 2003 135th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Brookpark, OH fell overboard in patrol boat accident on Tigris river
14 Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty 25 Dec 10, 2003 Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) attacked by enemy forces while guarding a gas station in Mosul
15 Spec. Marshall L. Edgerton 27 Dec 11, 2003 Company A, 82nd Signal Bn, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC IED hit camp in Ar Ramadi
16 Sgt. Jarrod W. Black 26 Dec 12, 2003 1st Bn, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, KS convoy hit by IED in Ar Ramadi
17 Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun 19 Dec 12, 2003 Battery B, 2nd Bn, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC non-hostile gunshot wound
18 Spc. Rian C. Ferguson 22 Dec 14, 2003 Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, CO died from injuries due to fall from light medium tactical vehicle outside Quinn, Iraq
19 Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz 27 Dec 14, 2003 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Fort Knox, KY IED detonation in Iskandariyah
20 Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin 21 Dec 15, 2003 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany non-combat related injury at Baghdad International Airport
21 Spc. Nathan W. Nakis 19 Dec 16, 2003 Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy), Army National Guard lost control of his vehicle after driving through an oil-soaked area in Mosul
22 Spc. Christopher J. Holland 26 Dec 17, 2003 Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division dismounted patrol was ambushed with small arms fire in Baghdad
23 Sgt. Glenn R. Allison 24 Dec 18, 2003 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division died during physical training in Baghdad
24 Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr. 43 Dec 19, 2003 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Reserve convoy vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Balad
25 Pfc. Stuart W. Moore 21 Dec 22, 2003 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division improvised explosive device struck convoy in Baghdad
26 1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz 27 Dec 22, 2003 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division improvised explosive device struck convoy in Baghdad
27 Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer 26 Dec 24, 2003 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division roadside bomb hit US military convoy near Samarra
28 Maj. Christopher Splinter 43 Dec 24, 2003 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division roadside bomb hit US military convoy near Samarra
29 Sgt. Benjamin Biskie 27 Dec 24, 2003 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division roadside bomb hit US military convoy near Samarra
30 Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski 24 Dec 24, 2003 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade electrocuted while running a communication wire in Kirkuk
31 Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen 42 Dec 25, 2003 652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve Iraqi insurgents shelled US base in Baqouba, killing two US soldiers and injuring four
32 Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer 43 Dec 25, 2003 652nd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve Iraqi insurgents shelled US base in Baqouba, killing two US soldiers and injuring four
33 Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter 28 Dec 26, 2003 745th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, Army National Guard killed in Baqubah attempting to render safe an improved explosive device when it detonated
34 Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke 43 Dec 26, 2003 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division roadside bomb hit US military convoy near Balad, north of Baghdad
35 Spc. Charles G. Haight 23 Dec 26, 2003 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device southwest of Ad Duluiyah
36 Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis 18 Dec 26, 2003 270th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Battalion, 100th Troop Command, California Combat Support Command died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport
37 Sgt. Curt E. Jordan 25 Dec 28, 2003 14th Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Wheeled), 555th Combat Engineer Group non-combat injuries near Bayji, Iraq
38 Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo 24 Dec 28, 2003 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment on mounted patrol in the Karrada district in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle
39 Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco 28 Dec 28, 2003 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division killed when a roadside bomb was detonated as convoy drove in Qaryat Ash Shababi near Fallujah west of Baghdad
40 Spc. Justin W. Pollard 21 Dec 30, 2003 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment non-combat related incident in Baghdad




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