Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
February 2004

Monthly Summaries References
19Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr. 37 01 Feb 2004 Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th ID rocket attack on LSA Anaconda at Balad
2 Pfc. Armando Soriano 20 01 Feb 2004 Howitzer battery, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment traveling in a two-vehicle convoy on a supply route in Haditha when weather conditions caused his vehicle to slide off the road and roll over
3 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin 24 03 Feb 2004 Battery B, 3rd Bn, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment improvised explosive device (IED) exploded while he was conducting counter-IED operations along a supply route in Iskandariyah, Iraq
4 Spec. Joshua Knowles 21 05 Feb 2004 1133rd Transportation Co, Iowa National Guard truck convoy passing through a checkpoint at the Baghdad International Airport hit by mortar fire
5 Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins 27 09 Feb 2004 Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) two U.S. soldiers were killed in action and six wounded, vicinity Sinjar, when a collection of unexploded ordnance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point
6 Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong 42 09 Feb 2004 363rd Explosive Ordnance Co, Arizona Army National Guard two U.S. soldiers were killed in action and six wounded, vicinity Sinjar, when a collection of unexploded ordnance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point
7 Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano 39 10 Feb 2004 615th Air Mobility Operations Squadron died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar
8 Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh 33 11 Feb 2004 Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment roadside bomb attack against a mounted patrol in western Baghdad
9 Pfc. William C. Ramirez 19 11 Feb 2004 Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment roadside bomb attack against a mounted patrol in western Baghdad
10 Spc. Eric U. Ramirez 31 12 Feb 2004 670th MP Co, California Army National Guard [16th MP Brigade] attacked by small arms fire, a rocket propelled grenade and an improvised explosive device in Abu Gireb
11 Pvt. Bryan N. Spry 13 Feb 2004 Company A, 2-504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch in Baghdad / CENTCOM Release dates time of death at Feb. 14 / DoD release identifies date at Feb 13
12 Spc. Michael M. Merila 23 16 Feb 2004 Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device near Tall Afar
13 Spc. Christopher M. Taylor 25 16 Feb 2004 1165th MP Co, Alabama Army National Guard, attached to the 18th Military Police Brigade, 1st Armored Division soldiers were riding in a three-vehicle convoy conducting a patrol when an IED detonated
14 Pfc. Nichole M. Frye 19 16 Feb 2004 Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Bn, U.S. Army Reserve, Task Force Ironhorse One soldier was killed and four others were wounded when their convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device in Ba'qubah. A quick reaction force responded to the attack and detained two individuals suspected of involvement. One of the individuals had a cell phone suspected of being used to detonate the IED.
15 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham 24 19 Feb 2004 Company C, 1-34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st ID unit was conducting a dismounted patrol northwest of the city of Khaldiyah when it was attacked with a roadside improvised explosive device and small arms fire
16 Spc. Roger G. Ling 20 19 Feb 2004 Company C, 1-34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st ID unit was conducting a dismounted patrol northwest of the city of Khaldiyah when it was attacked with a roadside improvised explosive device and small arms fire
17 Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon 45 21 Feb 2004 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Aviation BDE, 4th ID struck by a recovery vehicle while he was assisting a disabled vehicle in Ad Dujayl
18 Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells 29 25 Feb 2004 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Two Kiowa helicopters were flying together near the Euphrates river town of Haditha when one helicopter crashed in the river, may have been caused by mechanical failure.
19 Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski 32 25 Feb 2004 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Two Kiowa helicopters were flying together near the Euphrates river town of Haditha when one helicopter crashed in the river, may have been caused by mechanical failure.




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