Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2006

Monthly Summaries References
117 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
01 Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love Jr. 28 01 December 2006 16th Engineer Bn, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, MNC-West Died Dec. 1 from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 1 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
02 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 02 December 2006 Multi-National Corps - Iraq Died from injuries sustained when the convoy he was traveling in struck an IED near Taji, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
03 Spc. Bryan T. McDonough 22 02 December 2006 2nd Combined Arms Bn, 136th Infantry, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), assigned to 1st MEF Headquarters Group Killed by an IED while conducting a security patrol in the Al Anbar province of Iraq Dec 2 / Duplicate Release [Clarification] / DoD Release: Died Dec. 2 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near HMMWV during security operations
04 Spc. Corey J. Rystad 20 02 December 2006 2nd Combined Arms Bn, 136th Infantry, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), assigned to 1st MEF Headquarters Group Killed by an IED while conducting a security patrol in the Al Anbar province of Iraq Dec 2 / Duplicate Release [Clarification] / DoD Release: Died Dec. 2 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near HMMWV during security operations
05 Lance Cpl. Jesse D. Tillery 19 02 December 2006 2nd Assault Amphibian Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
06 Sgt. Keith E. Fiscus 26 02 December 2006 1st Bn, 27th Infantry, 3rd BDE, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
07 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 03 December 2006 MND-Baghdad Killed during combat operations in the Iraqi capital Dec. 3
08 Pvt. Troy D. Cooper 21 03 December 2006 2nd Bn, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd BDE, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning Killed from an explosion near their vehicle that occurred while conducting operations in Multi-National Division - North, Dec. 3 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle in Balad, Iraq
09 Spc. Kenneth W. Haines 25 03 December 2006 2nd Bn, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd BDE, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning, MND-North Killed from an explosion near their vehicle that occurred while conducting operations in MND-North, Dec. 3 / DoD Release: died Dec. 3 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Abu Hishma, Iraq
10 Spc. Dustin M. Adkins 22 03 December 2006 Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group Unaccounted for since Dec. 3 in Haditha, Iraq, when the Chinook helicopter he was in made an emergency landing / Previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
11 Capt. Shawn L. English 35 03 December 2006 577th Engineer Bn, 1st Engineer BDE, MND-Baghdad Killed during combat operations in the Iraqi capital Dec. 3 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
12 Capt. Kermit O. Evans 31 03 December 2006 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, and deployed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing DoD Release: Died when the U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter he was riding in made an emergency water landing in western Al Anbar Province, Dec. 3
13 Maj. Joseph T. McCloud 39 03 December 2006 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 when the CH-46 helicopter he was in crashed in Al Anbar province, Iraq
14 Cpl. Joshua C. Sticklen 24 03 December 2006 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 when the CH-46 helicopter he was in crashed in Al Anbar province, Iraq
15 Cpl. Billy B. Farris 20 03 December 2006 5th Bn, 20th Infantry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle while conducting escort operations
16 Pfc. Nicholas D. Turcotte 23 04 December 2006 2nd Bn, 135th Infantry, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Killed in an accident when his M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle rolled over North of Logistics Support Area Adder Dec. 4 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in An Nasiriyah, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident
17 Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis 19 Unknown Date 1st Bn, 26th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when a grenade was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq
18 Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols 20 04 December 2006 1st Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
19 Hospitalman Christopher A. Anderson 24 04 December 2006 Navy Corpsman assigned to 1st Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
20 Sgt. Jay R. Gauthreaux 26 04 December 2006 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Baqubah, Iraq, when in IED detonated near his vehicle while on patrol
21 Pfc. Albert M. Nelson 31 04 December 2006 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered from small arms fire while conducting security and observation operations
22 Pfc. Roger A. Suarez-Gonzalez 21 04 December 2006 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered from small arms fire while conducting security and observation operations
23 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 December 2006 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Lightning Killed as a result of an explosion near vehicle while conducting combat operations in Kirkuk Province
24 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 December 2006 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Lightning Killed as a result of an explosion near vehicle while conducting combat operations in Kirkuk Province
25 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 December 2006 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Lightning Killed as a result of an explosion near vehicle while conducting combat operations in Kirkuk Province
26 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 December 2006 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Lightning Killed as a result of an explosion near vehicle while conducting combat operations in Kirkuk Province
27 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 December 2006 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, TF Lightning Killed as a result of an explosion near vehicle while conducting combat operations in Kirkuk Province
28 Spc. Marco L. Miller 36 05 December 2006 3rd Battalion Support Co., 20th Special Forces Group DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 at Landstuhl Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered Dec. 3 in Taji, Iraq, from enemy indirect fire while conducting an escort mission
29 Spc. Jordan W. Hess 26 05 December 2006 1st Bn, 77th Armor, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries suffered on Nov. 11 in Ta'Meem, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol
30 Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych 24 06 December 2006 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol
31 Spc. Nicholas R. Gibbs 25 06 December 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire while conducting observation and security operations
32 Cpl. Dustin J. Libby 22 06 December 2006 2nd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 6 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
33 Maj. Megan M. McClung 34 06 December 2006 I MEF Headquarters Group, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 6 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
34 Lance Cpl. Cody G. Watson 21 06 December 2006 2nd Bn, 10th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 6 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq
35 Staff Sgt. Kristofer R. Ciraso 26 07 December 2006 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed wheb IED detonated near MND-Baghdad patrol in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 7
36 Lance Cpl. Brent E. Beeler 22 07 December 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 7 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
37 Staff Sgt. Henry W. Linck 23 07 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th BCT, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near their unit while on patrol during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 7
38 Spc. Micah S. Gifford 27 07 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th BCT, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near their unit while on patrol during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 7
39 1st Lt. Nathan M. Krissoff 25 09 December 2006 Headquarters and Service Bn, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
40 Sgt. Brennan C. Gibson 26 10 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th BCT, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a Soldiers conducting a late night combat patrol / Dod Release: Died Dec. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their HMMWV
41 Spc. Philip C. Ford 21 10 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th BCT, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a Soldiers conducting a late night combat patrol / Dod Release: Died Dec. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their HMMWV
42 Pfc. Shawn M. Murphy 24 10 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th BCT, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a Soldiers conducting a late night combat patrol / Dod Release: Died Dec. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their HMMWV
43 Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Clemons 37 10 December 2006 2nd Bn, 123rd Armor DoD Release: Died Dec. 10 in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, from a non-combat health-related incident
44 Spc. Nicholas P. Steinbacher 22 10 December 2006 2nd Bn, 5th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his HMMWV in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10
45 Lance Cpl. Budd M. Cote 21 11 December 2006 MWSS 373, MWSG 37, 3rd MAW, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 11 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
46 Cpl. Matthew V. Dillon 25 11 December 2006 MWSS 373, MWSG 37, 3rd MAW, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 11 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
47 Lance Cpl. Clinton J. Miller 23 11 December 2006 MWSS 373, MWSG 37, 3rd MAW, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 11 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
48 Master Sgt. Brian P. McAnulty 39 11 December 2006 3rd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 11 when the CH-53 helicopter he was riding in crashed just after takeoff in Al Anbar province, Iraq
49 Sgt. Brent W. Dunkleberger 29 12 December 2006 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle during a convoy security mission in Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 12
50 Maj. Gloria D. Davis 47 12 December 2006 Defense Security Assistance Agency DoD Release: Died Dec. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident
51 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 12 December 2006 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning Died as a result of enemy fire while conducting operations in Ninewa Province
52 Lance Cpl. Luke C. Yepsen 20 14 December 2006 1st Tank Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
53 Lance Cpl. Matthew W. Clark 22 14 December 2006 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, assigned to RCT-7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
54 Staff Sgt. Theodore A. Spatol 59 14 December 2006 1041st Engineer Company DoD Release: Died of a non-combat related illness in Thermopolis on Dec. 14
55 Pfc. Paul Balint Jr. 22 15 December 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division Died Dec. 15 from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 15 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with the enemy using small arms fire during combat operations
56 Staff Sgt. Henry K. Kahalewai 43 15 December 2006 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 3rd BDE, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker BCT) DoD Release: Died Dec. 15 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, of wounds suffered Nov. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker vehicle
57 Lance Cpl. Nicklas J. Palmer 19 16 December 2006 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, RCT-5 Died Dec. 16 from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
58 Staff Sgt. David R. Staats 30 16 December 2006 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when HMMWV struck an IED while on mounted patrol Dec. 16 in Taji, Iraq
59 Spc. Matthew J. Stanley 22 16 December 2006 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when HMMWV struck an IED while on mounted patrol Dec. 16 in Taji, Iraq
60 Pfc. Seth M. Stanton 19 16 December 2006 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died of injuries suffered when HMMWV struck an IED while on mounted patrol Dec. 16 in Taji, Iraq
61 Pfc. Joe L. Baines 19 16 December 2006 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 16 at Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
62 Capt. Kevin M. Kryst 27 18 December 2006 Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, MAG-39, 3rd MAW, I MEF, assigned to 15th MEU (SOC) Dec. 18 from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
63 Staff Sgt. Brian L. Mintzlaff 34 18 December 2006 2nd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 1st BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 18 in Taji, Iraq, from injuries suffered when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over
64 Spc. Andrew P. Daul 21 18 December 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 19 in Hit, Iraq, of injuries suffered then an IED detonated near his Abrams tank during combat operations
65 Cpl. Joshua D. Pickard 20 18 December 2006 2nd Assault Amphibian Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 19 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
66 Spc. Robert J. Volker 21 20 December 2006 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry, 2nd BDE, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-Baghdad Died from IED detonation south of the Iraqi capital Dec. 20 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
67 Spc. Scott D. Dykman 27 20 December 2006 1st Bn, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died died Dec. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from an IED
68 Lance Cpl. Myles C. Sebastien 21 20 December 2006 1st Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province [Correction: Killed Dec. 20]
69 Staff Sgt. Jacob G. McMillan 25 20 December 2006 1st Bn, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle and was followed by enemy small arms fire
70 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 21 December 2006 Soldier assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
71 Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Burgess 21 21 December 2006 3rd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, assigned to RCT-7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
72 Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Mayhan 25 21 December 2006 3rd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, assigned to RCT-7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
73 Lance Cpl. Fernando S. Tamayo 19 21 December 2006 3rd Bn, 4th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
74 Hospitalman Kyle A. Nolen 21 21 December 2006 Sailor assigned to H Co., 3rd Bn, 4th MARDIV, RCT-7, I MEF (Fwd) Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
75 Spc. Joshua D. Sheppard 22 22 December 2006 642nd Engineer Support Co., 7th Engineer Bn, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed during an attack against a Multi-National Division - Baghdad patrol west of the Iraqi capital Dec. 22. The Soldiers came under sporadic small arms and indirect fire during a patrol
76 Spc. Elias Elias 27 23 December 2006 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when an IED detonated near a MND-Baghdad patrol southeast of the Iraqi capital Dec. 23. The patrol was conducting combat operations in order to search for suspected terrorists in the area and reestablish security for the local populace. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles
77 Sgt. Curtis L. Norris 28 23 December 2006 210th Brigade Support Bn, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed when an IED detonated near a MND-Baghdad patrol, killing one Soldier southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 23. The combat patrol was conducting a combat re-supply mission in order to deliver necessary supplies to units in the area. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles
78 Spc. Chad J. Vollmer 24 23 December 2006 1st Bn, 125th Infantry, attached to 89th MP BDE Killed when vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device at approximately 12:20 p.m. in east Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Dec. 23 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near their vehicle during combat operations
79 Pfc. Wilson A. Algrim 21 23 December 2006 1st Bn, 125th Infantry, attached to 89th MP BDE Killed when vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device at approximately 12:20 p.m. in east Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Dec. 23 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near their vehicle during combat operations
80 Pvt. Bobby Mejia II 23 December 2006 1st Bn, 125th Infantry, attached to 89th MP BDE Killed when vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device at approximately 12:20 p.m. in east Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Dec. 23 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near their vehicle during combat operations
81 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 23 December 2006 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning Died as a result of an explosion while conducting operations in Diyala Province
82 Spc. Michael J. Crutchfield 21 23 December 2006 3rd Bn, 4th Air Defense Artillery, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Died as a result of non-combat related injuries on Logistics Support Area Anaconda Dec 23 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury
83 Spc. John Barta 25 23 December 2006 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, 3rd BDE, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 23 in Buhritz, Iraq, of wounds suffered from indirect enemy fire during combat operations
84 Lance Cpl. Stephen L. Morris 21 24 December 2006 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
85 Pvt. Evan A. Bixler 21 24 December 2006 1st Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: died Dec. 24 in Hit, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire during security operations
86 Sgt. 1st Class Dexter E. Wheelous 37 25 December 2006 842nd Military Training and Transition team, 1st BCT, 1st Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED detonated near a MND-Baghdad patrol in a southern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Dec. 25 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
87 Sgt. Jason C. Denfrund 24 25 December 2006 2nd Bn, 14th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 25. The unit was conducting a dismounted security patrol in the area when a roadside bomb exploded
88 Spc. Aaron L. Preston 29 25 December 2006 9th Engineer Bn, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 25. The joint patrol was conducting security operations in order to stop terrorists from emplacing roadside bombs in the area. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles
89 Pfc. Andrew H. Nelson 19 25 December 2006 9th Engineer Bn, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 25. The joint patrol was conducting security operations in order to stop terrorists from emplacing roadside bombs in the area. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles
90 Pfc. Eric R. Wilkus 20 25 December 2006 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of a non-combat related injury Dec. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq
91 Sgt. Jae S. Moon 21 25 December 2006 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle while on patrol Dec. 14 in Baghdad
92 Capt. Hayes Clayton 29 25 December 2006 842nd Military Training and Transition team, 1st BCT, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated while he was conducting combat operations
93 Sgt. John T. Bubeck 25 26 December 2006 9th Engineer Bn, 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by an IED southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 25. The joint patrol was conducting security operations in order to stop terrorists from emplacing roadside bombs in the area. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles / DoD Release: Died Dec. 26
94 Spc. Joseph A. Strong 21 26 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle rolled over along a dirt canal trail during a combat reconnaissance mission south of the Iraqi capital Dec. 26
95 Spc. Douglas L. Tinsley 21 26 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of injuries received when a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle rolled over along a dirt canal trail during a combat reconnaissance mission south of the Iraqi capital Dec. 26
96 Cpl. Joshua M. Schmitz 21 26 December 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
97 Lance Cpl. William C. Koprince Jr. 24 27 December 2006 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
98 Pvt. Clinton T. McCormick 20 27 December 2006 2nd Brigade Support Bn, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by IED which detonated near a dismounted patrol, southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 27. The unit was conducting a dismounted security patrol on a well-traveled route when a roadside bomb exploded
99 Sgt. Christopher P. Messer 28 27 December 2006 4th Bn, 31st Infantry, 2d BCT, MND-Baghdad Killed by IED which detonated near a dismounted patrol, southwest of the Iraqi capital Dec. 27. The unit was conducting a dismounted security patrol on a well-traveled route when a roadside bomb exploded
100 Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given 21 27 December 2006 4th Bn, 31st Infantry, 2d BCT, MND-Baghdad Killed by IED which detonated near a dismounted patrol, an eastern section of the Iraqi capital Dec. 27. The unit was conducting a route clearance mission when a roadside bomb exploded
101 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 27 December 2006 Marine assigned to RCT-5 Killed in action while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province December 27
102 Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer 23 27 December 2006 1st Bn, 36th Infantry, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: died Dec. 27 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained on Nov. 13 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an IED detonated nearby
103 Spc. Luis G. Ayala 21 28 December 2006 2nd Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 1st BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a dismounted patrol, north of the Iraqi capital Dec. 28. The unit was conducting a dismounted security patrol on a well-traveled route when a roadside bomb exploded / DoD Release: Died Dec. 28 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol
104 Spc. Dustin R. Donica 22 28 December 2006 3rd Bn, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne BCT, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds received from small arms fire while conducting combat operations
105 Cpl. Christopher E. Esckelson 22 28 December 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
106 Lance Cpl. Nicholas A. Miller 20 28 December 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
107 Lance Cpl. William D. Spencer 20 28 December 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to RCT-5 Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
108 Sgt. Aron C. Blum 22 28 December 2006 Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, MAG 11, 3rd MAW, I MEF DoD Release: Died Dec. 28 at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., of a non-hostile cause after being evacuated from Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Dec. 8
109 Sgt. Lawrence J. Carter 25 29 December 2006 1st Bn, 18th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a patrol, killing one Soldier in a northwestern section of the Iraqi capital Dec. 29. The unit was conducting a combat security patrol when a roadside bomb exploded near them
110 Pfc. William R. Newgard 20 29 December 2006 1st Bn, 26th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a patrol, killing one Soldier in a southwestern section of the Iraqi capital Dec. 29. The unit was conducting battlefield circulation when a roadside bomb exploded near them
111 Pvt. David E. Dietrich 21 29 December 2006 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 29 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire while on combat patrol [Possibly incident same as below]
112 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 30 December 2006 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division Killed as a result of enemy action Saturday while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province [Possibly incident same as above]
113 Sgt. John M. Sullivan 22 30 December 2006 2nd Bn, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near a patrol in a southeastern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Dec. 30. The unit was conducting a security patrol in their assigned area of operations when a roadside bomb exploded near them
114 Cpl. Jonathan E. Schiller 20 31 December 2006 215th Brigade Support Bn, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning Killed Dec. 31 as a result of an explosion while conducting operations in Diyala Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 31 in Baqubah, Iraq
115 Spc. Richard A. Smith 20 31 December 2006 215th Brigade Support Bn, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Lightning Killed Dec. 31 as a result of an explosion while conducting operations in Diyala Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 31 in Baqubah, Iraq
116 Pfc. Alan R. Blohm 21 31 December 2006 425th Brigade Special Troops Bn, 4th Airborne BCT, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad IED detonated near patrol, south of the Iraqi capital Dec. 31. The unit was conducting a security patrol for an explosive ordnance team returning from picking up unexploded ordnance from an Iraqi Army compound when they were struck by a roadside bomb / DoD Release: Died Dec. 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit while on combat patrol
117 Seaman Sandra S. Grant 23 31 December 2006 USS Eisenhower DoD Release: Died from natural causes Dec. 31, 2006, in the Arabian Sea




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