Military

U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2004

Monthly Summaries References
73 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. David M. Fisher 21 01 Dec 2004 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 101st Cavalry, assigned to TF Baghdad Died of injuries received from a vehicle accident on Dec. 1 in western Baghdad / DoD Release: Died when his unit was on patrol and the HMWWV in which he was riding rolled over
2 Gunnery Sgt. Javier Obleas-Prado Pena 36 01 Dec 2004 2nd Reconnaissance Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 1 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries received Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
3 Cpl Zachary A. Kolda 23 01 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 23rd Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died Dec. 1 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
4 Cpl. Bryan S. Wilson 22 01 Dec 2004 2nd Bn, 11th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 1 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
5 Pfc. George D. Harrison 22 02 Dec 2004 293rd MP Company, 3rd MP Bn (Provisional), 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 2 in Mosul, Iraq, when his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
6 Spc. David P. Mahlenbrock 20 03 Dec 2004 65th Engineer Bn, 25th Infantry Division (Light), TF Danger Killed when combat patrol was attacked by anti-Iraqi forces near Kirkuk using an improvised explosive device at about 9:50 a.m. / DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when he was clearing a route and an improvised explosive device detonated
7 Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry 38 03 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 69th Infantry, assigned to TF Baghdad Died Dec. 3 after an improvised explosive device detonated at about 4 p.m. in northern Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 in Taji, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
8 Cpl. Binh N. Le 20 03 Dec 2004 5th Bn, 10th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
9 Cpl. Matthew A. Wyatt 21 03 Dec 2004 5th Bn, 10th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
10 Sgt. Michael L. Boatright 24 04 Dec 2004 20th Engineer Bn, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Died Dec. 4 after an improvised explosive device detonated at about 8:45 a.m. in eastern Baghdad
11 Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu 23 04 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an attack on a Multi-National Force patrol in Mosul. The attack occurred at approximately 3 p.m. / DoD Release: Their Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations
12 Sgt. David A. Mitts 24 04 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an attack on a Multi-National Force patrol in Mosul. The attack occurred at approximately 3 p.m. / DoD Release: Their Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations
13 Sgt. Cari A. Gasiewicz 28 04 Dec 2004 202nd Military Intelligence Bn, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in Baqubah, Iraq, when two improvised explosive devices detonated near her convoy
14 Cpl. Joseph O. Behnke 45 04 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 258th Field Artillery DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was in a vehicle accident
15 Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III 28 05 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division assigned to I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
16 Spc. Edwin W. Roodhouse 36 05 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division assigned to I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
17 Staff Sgt. Kyle A. Eggers 27 05 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division assigned to I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an IED
18 Pfc. Andrew M. Ward 25 05 Dec 2004 44th Engineer Bn, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
19 Cpl. In C. Kim 23 07 Dec 2004 9th Communications Bn, I MEF Killed in a nonhostile motor vehicle accident while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province
20 Capt. Mark N. Stubenhofer 30 07 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 41st Infantry, 1st Armored Division, TF Baghdad Died of wounds received at about 11:30 a.m. The Soldier was on patrol when the unit came under small arms fire
21 Sgt. 1st Class Todd C. Gibbs 37 07 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 7 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was on a dismounted patrol
22 Sgt. Arthur C. Williams, IV 31 08 Dec 2004 44th Engineer Bn, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 8 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a dismounted patrol and was attacked by small arms fire
23 Pfc. Christopher S. Adlesperger 20 09 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action Thursday, while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
24 1st Lt. Andrew C. Shields 25 09 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 151st Aviation, TF Olympia Killed following an accident involving two Multi-National Forces helicopters. The accident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m.
25 Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Leach 39 09 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 151st Aviation, TF Olympia Killed following an accident involving two Multi-National Forces helicopters. The accident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m.
26 Cpl. Kyle J. Renehan 21 09 Dec 2004 Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd MAW DoD Release: Died Dec. 9 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from injuries received on Nov. 29 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq
27 Lance Cpl. Gregory P. Rund 21 11 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action on Dec. 11 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
28 Spc. Robert W. Hoyt 21 11 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 102nd Infantry, TF Baghdad Died from wounds after a patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device at approximately 10 a.m., Dec. 11 in northern Baghdad. The Soldier was evacuated to a medical facility and died at approximately 1:30 p.m.
29 Staff Sgt. Melvin L. Blazer 38 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
30 Lance Cpl. Hilario F. Lopez 22 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
31 Cpl. Jason S. Clairday 21 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
32 Cpl. Ian W. Stewart 21 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
33 Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk 24 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
34 Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Blanton 23 12 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF assigned to I MEF (?) Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
35 Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Dickinson 25 12 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
36 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 12 Dec 2004 I MEF Killed Sunday, December 12 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
37 Pfc. Joshua A. Ramsey 19 12 Dec 2004 95th Military Police Bn DoD Release: Died Dec. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
38 Sgt. Tina S. Time 22 13 Dec 2004 Army Reserve's 208th Transportation Company, assigned to 1st COSCOM Dead as the result of a vehicle accident near Convoy Support Center Cedar 2 at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 13
39 Lance Cpl. Richard D. Warner 22 12 Dec 2004 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to I MEF(?) Killed in action Dec. 13 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Baghdad Province / DoD Release: Died Dec 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq
40 Pfc. Brent T. Vroman 21 13 Dec 2004 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to I MEF(?) Killed in action Dec. 13 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Baghdad Province / DoD Release: Died Dec 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq
41 Spc. Victor A. Martinez 21 14 Dec 2004 364th Supply Company, 264th Corps Support Bn, 1st COSCOM Died as the result of a gunshot wound received during a convoy mission south of Baghdad near Forward Operation Base Kalsu at approximately 10:30 p.m. Dec. 14.
42 Cpl. Michael D. Anderson 21 14 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action on Dec. 14 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
43 Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger 24 16 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, assigned to I MEF Killed in action Dec. 16 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
44 Staff Sgt. Donald B. Farmer 33 19 Dec 2004 180th Transportation Bn, 13th COSCOM DoD Release: Died Dec. 19 in Shuaybah, Kuwait, when a vehicle struck him
45 Sgt. Berry K. Meza 23 19 Dec 2004 180th Transportation Bn, 13th COSCOM DoD Release: Died Dec. 19 in Shuaybah, Kuwait, when a vehicle struck him
46 Sgt. Maj. Robert D. O'Dell 38 21 Dec 2004 United States Army Intelligence & Security Command Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
47 Sgt. 1st Class Paul D. Karpowich 30 21 Dec 2004 Army Reserve's 2nd Bn, 390th Infantry Regiment, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
48 Staff Sgt. Julian S. Melo 47 21 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
49 Staff Sgt. Darren D. VanKomen 33 21 Dec 2004 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
50 Capt. William W. Jacobsen Jr. 31 21 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
51 Staff Sgt. Robert S. Johnson 23 21 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
52 Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr. 47 21 Dec 2004 133rd Engineer Bn, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
53 Spc. Thomas J. Dostie 20 21 Dec 2004 133rd Engineer Bn, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
54 Spc. Nicholas C. Mason 20 21 Dec 2004 276th Engineer Bn, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
55 Spc. David A. Ruhren 20 21 Dec 2004 276th Engineer Bn, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
56 Spc. Jonathan Castro 21 21 Dec 2004 73rd Engineer Co, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
57 Pfc. Lionel Ayro 22 21 Dec 2004 73rd Engineer Co, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
58 Chief Joel Egan Baldwin 37 23 Dec 2004 Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 77 Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
59 Spc. Cory M. Hewitt 26 21 Dec 2004 705th Ordnance Company, assigned to TF Olympia Killed following an explosion in a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Marez in southwest Mosul on Dec. 21 / This release incorrectly counts 13 US military casualties from the attack
60 Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche 21 21 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died of wounds received in a vehicle accident Tuesday, December 21, while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province
61 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett 32 23 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 156th Armor, 256th Brigade Combat Team, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED detonated in western Baghdad at approximately 8 a.m
62 Lance Cpl. Eric Hillenburg 21 23 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province / According to media reports, killed in fighting in Fallujah
63 Lance Cpl. James R. Phillips 21 23 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province / According to media reports, killed in fighting in Fallujah
64 Cpl. Raleigh C. Smith 21 23 Dec 2004 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province / According to media reports, killed in fighting in Fallujah
65 Staff Sgt. Todd D. Olson 36 27 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 128th Infantry, TF Danger Died of his wounds when anti-Iraqi forces in Samarra attacked his combat patrol using an improvised explosive device on Dec. 26 at about 9:20 p.m. / DoD Release: Died Dec. 27 in the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit.
66 Spc. Jose A. Rivera-Serrano 26 27 Dec 2004 2d Bn, 5th Cavalry Killed when an IED detonated at approximately 7:45 a.m.
67 Staff Sgt. Jason A. Lehto 31 28 Dec 2004 Marine Forces Reserve's Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th MAW DoD Release: Died in a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
68 Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr. 22 28 Dec 2004 Naval Medical Center San Diego, assigned to 1st MARDIV Detachment, I MEF Died in a non-hostile incident Tuesday, Dec 28 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq
69 Staff Sgt. Nathaniel J. Nyren 31 28 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 28, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle
70 Pfc. Oscar Sanchez 19 29 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Olympia Died of wounds at a military hospital on Dec. 29 after a car bomb detonated on a Multi-National Force patrol in Mosul / DoD Release: vehicle-borne IED struck his observation post
71 Spc. Craig L. Nelson 21 29 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 156th Armor DoD Release: Died Dec. 29 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained Dec. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
72 Sgt. Damien T. Ficek 26 30 Dec 2004 1st Bn, 161st Infantry DoD Release: Died Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
73 Lance Cpl. Jason E. Smith 21 31 Dec 2004 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action Friday, Dec. 31 while conducting security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar Province.



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