Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2007

Monthly Summaries References
23 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
01 Spc. Matthew K. Reece 24 01 December 2007 1st Bn, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when an IED detonated near a combat patrol in eastern Baghdad
02 Sgt. Kyle Dayton 22 03 December 2007 2nd Bn, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st BCTam, 82nd Airborne Division Killed as a result of injuries sustained from a vehicle explosion during a vehicle recovery operation in Al Anbar province Dec. 3 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 3 in Ashwah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident
03 Sgt. Eric J. Hernandez 26 04 December 2007 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed as a result of injuries sustained from a complex attack involving an improvised explosive device and small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province, Dec. 4 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an IED in Bayji, Iraq
04 Pvt. Dewayne L. White 27 04 December 2007 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed as a result of injuries sustained from a complex attack involving an improvised explosive device and small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province, Dec. 4 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an IED in Bayji, Iraq
05 Capt. Adam P. Snyder 26 05 December 2007 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Died Dec. 5 as a result of wounds sustained from an attack involving an IED and small-arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Dec. 4 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 5 from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an IED in Bayji, Iraq
06 Spc. Randy W. Pickering 26 09 December 2007 Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died Dec. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident
07 Spc. Johnathan A. Lahmann 21 10 December 2007 59th Engineer Co., 20th Engineer Bn, 36th Engineer BDE, TF Iron Killed from injuries sustained as a result of a suicide vehicle IED explosion in Salah ad Din Province Dec. 10 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 10 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Bayji, Iraq, when a IED struck his vehicle
08 Chief Petty Officer Mark T. Carter 27 11 December 2007 East Coast-based Navy SEAL DoD Release: Died Dec. 11, as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Iraq
09 Spc. Brynn J. Naylor 21 13 December 2007 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed Dec. 13 in a small-arms fire attack in southern Baghdad
10 Sgt. Samuel E. Kelsey 24 13 December 2007 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed of wounds suffered when the Soldier's dismounted patrol encountered an IED south of Baghdad Dec. 13 / DoD Release: Died Dec 13 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated
11 Pvt. Daren A. Smith 19 13 December 2007 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Release: Died 13 Dec., in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident
12 Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan A. Lowery 38 14 December 2007 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, MND-North Killed Dec. 14 in a small-arms fire attack in Ninewa Province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 14, in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire
13 Sgt. Austin D. Pratt 22 15 December 2007 2nd Bn, 30th Infantry, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Release: Died Dec. 15 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, in an incident
14 Pfc. Juctin R. P. McDaniel 19 17 December 2007 524th Combat Service Support Bn, 45th Sustainment BDE, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Died as a result of a non-combat related injury in the vicinity of Camp Taji, Iraq / DoD Release: Died Dec. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Taji, Iraq
15 1st Lt. Jeremy E. Ray 26 20 December 2007 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Killed from a suicide vest attack while conducting combat operations in the Diyala province Dec. 20 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 20 in Kanaan, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an enemy attacked using an explosive device
16 Pfc. George J. Howell 24 21 December 2007 1st Bn, 87th Infantry, 1st BCT, 10th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), MND-North Killed during two IED explosions near vehicles while conducting operations in Kirkuk province Dec. 21 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 21 in Riyadh, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked by an IED
17 Sgt. Peter C. Neesley 28 25 December 2007 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of an undetermined cause in a non-combat environment
18 Sgt. Bryan J. Tutten 33 25 December 2007 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his position during combat operations
19 Capt. Rowdy J. Inman 38 26 December 2007 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, MND-North Died from wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting operations in Ninewa Province Dec. 26 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 26 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations / MNF-I Update: Allegedly shot by an Iraqi Soldier during a combined Iraqi Army and CF operation in Ninewah province on Dec. 26
20 Sgt. Benjamin B. Portell 27 26 December 2007 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, MND-North Died from wounds sustained from small-arms fire while conducting operations in Ninewa Province Dec. 26 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 26 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations / MNF-I Update: Allegedly shot by an Iraqi Soldier during a combined Iraqi Army and CF operation in Ninewah province on Dec. 26
21 Pfc. Joseph R. Berlin Jr. 21 30 December 2007 Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of non-combat related injuries Dec. 30 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident
22 Sgt. Reno S. Lacerna 44 31 December 2007 87th Corps Support Bn, 3rd Sustainment BDE, 3rd Infantry Division Died as a result of a non-combat related injury in the vicinity of Qayyarah Airfield West Dec. 31 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 31, 2007 in Al Qayyarah, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness
23 Petty Officer 1st Class Victor W. Jeffries 52 31 December 2007 Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Kuwait DoD Release: Died Dec. 31, 2007 as a result of injuries suffered Dec. 24 in a vehicular accident in Kuwait




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