Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2005

Monthly Summaries References
67 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay 27 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
2 Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason 20 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
3 Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn 24 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
4 Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser 19 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
5 Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez 20 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
6 Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen 20 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
7 Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen 24 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
8 Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten 19 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
9 Sgt. Andy A. Stevens 26 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
10 Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson 21 01 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Killed in action by an IED while conducting a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1. The patrol was attacked with an IED fashioned from several large artillery shells
11 Sgt. 1st Class Brent A. Adams 40 01 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd BCT, 28th Infantry Division assigned to the 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Forward) Died of wounds received when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked with a rocket while conducting combat operations against the enemy in ar Ramadi, Dec. 1 / DoD Release: Died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 1, when an IED detonated near his military five-ton truck during combat operations
12 Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis 41 02 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Bn, 48th BCT Killed in a vehicular accident southeast of Ali Air Base at about 3:00 p.m. on December 2 / DoD Release: Died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when truck accidentally rolled over
13 Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr. 42 02 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Bn, 48th BCT Killed in a vehicular accident southeast of Ali Air Base at about 3:00 p.m. on December 2 / DoD Release: Died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when truck accidentally rolled over
14 Spc. Marcus S. Futrell 20 02 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Bn, 48th BCT Killed in a vehicular accident southeast of Ali Air Base at about 3:00 p.m. on December 2 / DoD Release: Died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when truck accidentally rolled over
15 Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton 21 03 Dec 2005 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq on Dec. 3, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using mortars
16 Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild 40 04 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 147th Field Artillery, TF Baghdad Killed when a patrol struck an IED in east Baghdad Dec. 4 / DoD Release: IEDs detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
17 Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka 27 04 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 147th Field Artillery, TF Baghdad Killed when a patrol struck an IED in east Baghdad Dec. 4 / DoD Release: IEDs detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
18 Cpl. Joseph P. Bier 22 07 Dec 2005 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF but for OIF, unit was attached to the 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Killed in action when his vehicle was attacked with an IEd while conducting combat operations against the enemy in ar Ramadi, Dec. 7
Killed in action while conducting a combat patrol against the enemy when his vehicle hit a mine in the vicinity of Habbaniyah, Dec. 6
19 Sgt. Michael C. Taylor 23 07 Dec 2005 3rd Bn, 13th Field Artillery, 214th FA Bde, III Corps Artillery DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 7, when an IED detonated near his Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck while his unit was conducting combat operations
20 1st Lt. Kevin J. Smith 28 08 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 76th Field Artillery, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Killed when a convoy struck an IED in east Baghdad shortly after 10 a.m. Dec. 8 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV
21 Staff Sgt. Milton Rivera-Vargas 55 08 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 296th Infantry assigned to the 155th BCT, II MEF (Forward) Died of a suspected heart attack while on guard duty at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Dec. 8 / DoD Release: Died in Kalsu, Iraq, on Dec. 8, from a non-combat related cause while on guard duty
22 Sgt. Spencer C. Akers 35 08 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 125th Infantry DoD Release: Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 8, of injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
23 Sgt. Adrian N. Orosco 26 09 Dec 2005 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, TF Baghdad Killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a unit operating in the Abu Ghraib district of west Baghdad Dec. 9 / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 9, when a VBIED detonated near his dismounted position during combat operations
24 Sgt. Julia V. Atkins 22 10 Dec 2005 64th MP Co, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when a patrol struck an IED in the Adhamiyah district of north Baghdad Dec. 10 / DoD Release: IED detonated near her HMMWV during patrol operations
25 Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr. 28 10 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, TF Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire while on patrol NW of Baghdad Dec. 10 / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Dec. 10, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations
26 Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson 41 10 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT , 101st Airborne Division, TF Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire in the Yusufiyah district SW of Baghdad Dec. 10
27 Sgt. Kenith Casica 32 10 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT , 101st Airborne Division, TF Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire in the Yusufiyah district SW of Baghdad Dec. 10
28 Sgt. 1st Class James S. Moudy 11 Dec 2005 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division, TF Baghdad Killed when a patrol struck an IED in west Baghdad Dec. 11 / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 11, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
29 Staff Sgt. Keith A. Bennett 32 11 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 28th Military Police Co, 2nd BCT assigned to the 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Killed in action by a suicide VBIED attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy near Ar Ramadi, Dec. 11
30 Spc. Jared W. Kubasak 25 12 Dec 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment TF Baghdad Killed when a patrol struck an IED south of Baghdad Dec. 12 / DoD Release: IED detonated near M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during patrol operations
31 Spc. Lex S. Nelson 21 12 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 41st FA, 1st BDE, 3rd ID DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq on Dec. 12, when he fell from a guard tower
32 Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Mitchell 28 12 Dec 2005 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd BDE, 3rd ID DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 12, when an IED detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations
33 Staff Sgt. Michael S. Zyla 32 13 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 70th Armor, 3rd BCT, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED NW of Baghdad Dec. 13 / DoD Release: Died inTaji, Iraq, when IED detonated near HMMWV
34 Sgt. Brian C. Karim 22 13 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 70th Armor, 3rd BCT, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED NW of Baghdad Dec. 13 / DoD Release: Died inTaji, Iraq, when IED detonated near HMMWV
35 Spc. James C. Kesinger 32 13 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 70th Armor, 3rd BCT, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED NW of Baghdad Dec. 13 / DoD Release: Died inTaji, Iraq, when IED detonated near HMMWV
36 Spc. Peter J. Navarro 20 13 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 70th Armor, 3rd BCT, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED NW of Baghdad Dec. 13 / DoD Release: Died inTaji, Iraq, when IED detonated near HMMWV
37 Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Pospisil 35 14 Dec 2005 8th Engineer Support Bn, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action from an IED attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy in the vicinity of ar Ramadi, Dec. 14
38 Cpl. Michael B. Presley 21 14 Dec 2005 2nd Combat Engineer Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained from a suicide, VBIED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 12
39 Spc. Joseph A. Lucas 23 15 Dec 2005 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq on Dec. 15, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
40 Sgt. Timothy R. Boyce 29 15 Dec 2005 Maintenance Troop, Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Dec. 15, of a non-combat related cause
41 Cpl. Adam R. Fales 21 16 Dec 2005 Combat Service Support Detachment-21, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF (Forward) Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound Dec. 16 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 16 from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Fallujah, Iraq
Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound Dec. 16
42 Lance Cpl. Samuel Tapia 20 18 Dec 2005 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Killed in action by small arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in ar Ramadi, Dec. 18
43 Staff Sgt. Johnnie V. Mason 32 19 Dec 2005 717th Ordnance Co, 184th Ordnance Bn, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Det.), TF Baghdad Killed south of Baghdad Dec. 19 from a roadside bomb / DoD Release: Died in Al Mahmudiyah,Iraq on Dec. 19, when an IED detonated near HMMWV
44 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary 24 20 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 15th Infantry, 3rd BDE, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq on Dec. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
45 Spc. Richard Junior D. Naputi 24 20 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 15th Infantry, 3rd BDE, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq on Dec. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
46 1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt 24 22 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 22, when an IED detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol
Killed by an IED while on patrol in Baghdad Dec. 22
47 Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano 33 22 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 22, when an IED detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol
48 Sgt. Regina C. Reali 25 23 Dec 2005 Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command, TF Baghdad Killed when their vehicle struck an IED in Baghdad Dec. 23 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV
49 Spc. Cheyenne C. Willey 36 23 Dec 2005 Army Reserve's 351st Civil Affairs Command, TF Baghdad Killed when their vehicle struck an IED in Baghdad Dec. 23 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV
50 Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr. 34 24 Dec 2005 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Baqubah, Iraq, when he was attacked by enemy forces during combat operations
51 Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa 24 24 Dec 2005 Army Reserve's 203rd Military Intelligence Bn, assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence BDE Died of wounds sustained from a RPG attack on Dec. 24 while on a routine patrol near Hawijah, in northern Iraq / DoD Release: HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using RPGs
52 Spc. Sergio Gudino 22 25 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died from wounds sustained by an IED in Baghdad Dec. 25 / DOD Release: IED detonated near his M1A1 tank during combat operations
53 Spc. Anthony O. Cardinal 20 25 Dec 2005 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd BDE, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Killed when his vehicle was hit by an IED while on patrol in Baghdad Dec. 25 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
54 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 26 Dec 2005 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died of wounds received from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Khalidiyah, Dec. 26.
55 Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter 44 26 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 4th Aviation, Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division Killed Dec. 26 in a helicopter accident in western Baghdad / DoD Release: Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed
56 Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos 28 26 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 4th Aviation, Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division Killed Dec. 26 in a helicopter accident in western Baghdad / DoD Release: Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed
57 Spc. Dane O. Carver 20 26 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Died from wounds resulting from enemy fire during an operation in Khalidiyah, Iraq / DoD Release: HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire
58 Sgt. Dominic R. Coles 25 26 Dec 2005 5th Engineer Battalion, TF Baghdad Rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle while on patrol in Baghdad Dec. 26. / DoD Release: HMMWV came under attack during combat operations by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars
59 Spc. Lance S. Sage 26 27 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 8th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 27, when an IED detonated near their dismounted patrol
60 Pvt. Joshua M. Morberg 20 27 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 8th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 27, when an IED detonated near their dismounted patrol
61 Spc. Aaron M. Forbes 24 28 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 28, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
62 Spc. Prince K. Teewia 27 29 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, TF Baghdad IED struck vehicle while on patrol in eastern Baghdad Dec. 29 / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 29, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
63 Pfc. George A. Lutz, II 25 29 Dec 2005 Army 9th Psychological Operations Bn, 4th Psychologial Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, assigned to 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Died of wounds received from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah, on Dec. 29.
64 Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender 22 30 Dec 2005 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DOD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq, on Dec. 30, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations
65 Staff Sgt. Ayman A. Taha 31 30 Dec 2005 3rd Bn, 5th Special Forces Group DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, when he was preparing a munitions cache for demolition and the cache exploded
66 Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie 32 30 Dec 2005 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, TF Baghdad IED struck his vehicle while on patrol in southern Baghdad Dec. 30. / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations
67 Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel 23 31 Dec 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 184th Infantry, TF Baghdad Died from wounds caused by a mortar attack that struck his patrol in southern Baghdad Dec. 31 / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 31, when an enemy mortar attack occurred in the vicinity of his observation post




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