Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 2008

Monthly Summaries References
14 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Solomon T. Sam 31 04 Dec 2008 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Bn, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq
2 Sgt. John J. Savage 26 04 Dec 2008 103rd Engineer Company, 94th Engineer Company DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq
3 Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Dean 25 20 Dec 2008 561st MP Co., 716th MP Bn, 101st Sustainment Bde, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Died of non-combat related causes Dec. 20 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 20, in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Tikrit, Iraq
4 Pfc. Coleman W. Hinkefent 19 20 Dec 2008 1st Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd Bde, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 20, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany of a non-combat related illness
5 Lance Cpl. Robert L. Johnson 21 20 Dec 2008 5th Combat Logistics Battalion, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group DoD Release: Died Dec. 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq
6 Lance Cpl. Thomas Reilly Jr. 19 21 Dec 2008 1st Bn, 3rd Marines, 3rd MARDIV, MNF-West Died Dec. 21, as the result of wounds received in action when he was attacked by an enemy force in al-Anbar province / DoD Release: Died Dec. 21 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq
7 Staff Sgt. Christopher G. Smith 28 24 Dec 2008 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in a vehicle accident in southern Iraq Dec. 24 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 24 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over
8 Spc. Stephen M. Okray 21 24 Dec 2008 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in a vehicle accident in southern Iraq Dec. 24 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 24 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over
9 Spc. Stephen G. Zapasnik 19 24 Dec 2008 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in a vehicle accident in southern Iraq Dec. 24 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 24 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over
10 Maj. John P. Pryor 42 24 Dec 2008 1st Medical Detachment, Forward Surgical Team DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Mosul of wounds suffered when a mortar round impacted near his living quarters
11 Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Joshua D. Seitz 19 25 Dec 2008 Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain DoD Release: Died Dec. 25 in Manama, Bahrain
12 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 28 Dec 2008 MND-Baghdad Died of wounds from an improvised explosive device explosion in northern Baghdad Dec. 28
13 Pvt. Benjamin B. Tollefson 22 31 Dec 2008 Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy BCT, 1st Infantry Division Died Dec. 31, in Balad, Iraq from injuries sustained during combat operations, Dec. 30 / DoD Release: Died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Ghazaliya
14 Pfc. Christopher W. Lotter 20 31 Dec 2008 3rd Bn, 7th Field Artillery, 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Dec. 31, 2008, in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he was shot by enemy forces in Tikrit




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