Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
February 2005

Monthly Summaries References
62 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Robert T. Hendrickson 24 01 Feb 2005 2d Bn, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died Feb. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his military vehicle overturned
2 Capt. Sean L. Brock 29 02 Feb 2005 Headquarters Bn, USMC Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan, assigned to I MEF Killed in action Feb. 2 while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
3 Lance Cpl. Sean P. Maher 19 02 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF Killed in action Feb. 2 while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
4 Sgt. 1st Class Sean M. Cooley 35 03 Feb 2005 150th Engineer Bn, 155th Armor Brigade, assigned to I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the Northern Babil Province / DoD Release: Died February 3 in Northern Babil Province, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device
5 Sgt. Stephen R. Sherman 27 03 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), TF Freedom Killed when convoy was hit with a roadside bomb while on patrol south of Mosul on Feb. 3. The attack occurred at about 2:00 a.m. / DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an IED detonated near his vehicle
6 Lance Cpl. Richard C. Clifton 19 03 Feb 2005 2nd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died Feb. 3 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
7 Staff Sgt. Steven G. Bayow
Second DoD Release
42 04 Feb 2005 2d Bn, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Danger Killed in an IED attack on a Multi-National Forces combat patrol near Bayji at 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 4. / DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq, when an IED hit his vehicle
8 Sgt. Daniel Torres
Second DoD Release
23 04 Feb 2005 2d Bn, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Danger Killed in an IED attack on a Multi-National Forces combat patrol near Bayji at 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 4. / DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq, when an IED hit his vehicle
9 Lance Cpl. Travis M. Wichlacz 22 05 Feb 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to I MEF Killed in action while conducting security and stability operations in the north Babil Province.
10 Spc. Jeremy O. Allmon 22 06 Feb 2005 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, TF Baghdad Killed by an IED north of the Iraqi capital at approximately 4:20 p.m. Feb. 6. / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
11 Staff Sgt. Zachary R. Wobler 24 06 Feb 2005 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, TF Freedom Killed by small arms fire while on patrol in Mosul about 11 a.m., Feb.6. / DoD Release: His dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces using small arms fire
12 Spc. Jeffrey S. Henthorn 25 08 Feb 2005 24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Bn, 937th Engineer Group, 1st COSCOM Died as the result of a gunshot wound around 1 p.m., Feb. 8. / DoD Release: Died Feb. 8 in Balad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
13 Sgt. Jessica M. Housby 23 09 Feb 2005 Army National Guard's 1644th Transportation Company Killed when anti-Iraqi forces attacked a convoy near Balad at about 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 9 in Route Golden, Iraq, when an IED detonated near her convoy
14 Staff Sgt. William T. Robbins 31 10 Feb 2005 39th Infantry Brigade, TF Baghdad Died about 10 p.m., Feb. 10. The Soldier's death was not battle related. / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq
15 Lance Cpl. Richard A. Perez Jr. 19 10 Feb 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 6th Motor Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group DoD Release: Died Feb. 10 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
16 Staff Sgt. Kristopher L. Shepherd 26 11 Feb 2005 767th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Bn, 52nd Ordnance Group, TF Baghdad Killed by an IED in western Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated during clearing operations
17 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 11 Feb 2005 Marine assigned to I MEF Killed in a non-hostile motor vehicle accident Feb. 11., while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
18 Spc. Robert A. McNail 30 11 Feb 2005 150th Combat Engineer Bn, 155th Brigade Combat Team DoD Release: Died Feb. 11 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his HMMVW struck another military vehicle
19 Sgt. Chad W. Lake 26 13 Feb 2005 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, TF Danger Died in a vehicle rollover Feb. 13 at about 5:10 a.m. near Balad. The armored humvee rolled into a canal during a combat patrol.
20 Sgt. Rene Knox, Jr. 22 13 Feb 2005 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, TF Danger Died in a vehicle rollover Feb. 13 at about 5:10 a.m. near Balad. The armored humvee rolled into a canal during a combat patrol.
21 Spc. Dakotah L. Gooding 21 13 Feb 2005 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, TF Danger Died in a vehicle rollover Feb. 13 at about 5:10 a.m. near Balad. The armored humvee rolled into a canal during a combat patrol.
22 Staff Sgt. Ray Rangel 29 13 Feb 2005 USAF 7th Civil Engineering Squadron DoD Release: Died Feb. 13 while performing a canal rescue mission in Balad, Iraq
23 Pfc. David J.Brangman 20 13 Feb 2005 3d Bn, 69th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, TF Danger Killed by indirect fire on a Coalition Forces base near Samarra at about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 13. / DoD Release: Died February 13 in Uvanni, Iraq, when a mortar round struck his vehicle
24 Sgt. 1st Class David J.Salie 34 14 Feb 2005 2d Bn, 69th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed when an IED struck a Coalition combat patrol near Baqubah at about 4:50 p.m. Feb. 14 / DoD Release: Died in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an IED
25 Pfc. Michael A. Arciola 20 15 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 503d Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, assigned I MEF Killed in action yesterday, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province. / DoD Release: Died Feb. 15 in Al Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire
26 Spc. Justin B. Carter 21 16 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 15th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), TF Liberty Died of a non-combat injury on a Multi-National Forces base at about 9:15 a.m. Feb 16. / Died Feb. 16 in Forward Operating Base McKenzie, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
27 Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson 32 16 Feb 2005 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, TF Liberty Died in a vehicle accident near As Sadiyah in Diyala Province at about 7:30 a.m. Feb. 16. / DoD Release: Died Feb. 16 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident
28 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 16 Feb 2005 1st COSCOM Died as the result of a vehicular accident about 7 miles southeast of LSA ANACONDA, BALAD, Iraq at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 16. / Second Release
29 Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey 34 16 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 155th Infantry, assigned to I MEF Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident Feb. 16, while conducting security and stability operations in the northern Babil Province. / DoD Release: Died Feb.16 in FOB Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing their vehicle to roll over
30 Spc. Joseph A.Rahaim 22 16 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 155th Infantry, assigned to I MEF Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident Feb. 16, while conducting security and stability operations in the northern Babil Province. / DoD Release: Died Feb.16 in FOB Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing their vehicle to roll over
31 Sgt. Adam J. Plumondore 22 16 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division, TF Freedom Killed by a car bomb while on patrol in Mosul on Feb. 16 at approximately 11:45 a.m. / DoD Release: Died February 16 in Mosul, Iraq, when a VBIED detonated near his vehicle
32 Staff Sgt. Jason R. Hendrix 28 16 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Feb.16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when an explosion occurred while he was conducting combat operations
33 Sgt. Christopher M. Pusateri 21 16 Feb 2005 2nd Bn, 325th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division DoD Release: Died Feb.16 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy forces using small arms fire
34 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 17 Feb 2005 TF Freedom Killed by small-arms fire in Mosul about 5 p.m., Feb. 17.
35 Sgt. Frank B. Hernandez 21 17 Feb 2005 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, TF Freedom Killed by an IED at while on patrol in Tal Afar on Feb. 17 at approximately 2 p.m.
36 Sgt. Carlos J. Gil 30 18 Feb 2005 377th Transportation Company, 181st Transportation Bn, 1st COSCOM Killed on Feb. 18 when an IED detonated near their vehicle during a combat logistics patrol southeast of Camp Scania at approximately 1:30 p.m. / DoD Release: Died Feb. 18, in Humaniyuh, Iraq from injuries sustained from an IED detonation
37 1st Lt. Adam Malson 23 19 Feb 2005 4th Bn, 31st Infantry TF Baghdad Killed Feb. 19 when a suicide bomber detonated nearby / DoD Release: Died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an IED detonated
38 Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke 21 19 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in action February 19, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
39 Spc. Clinton R. Gertson 26 19 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, TF Freedom killed by small arms fire in Mosul Feb. 19 / DoD Release: Died 19 Feb. in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy forces small arms fire
40 Spc. Seth R. Trahan 20 19 Feb 2005 3d Battalion, 156th Infantry DoD Release: Died Feb. 19, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an IED detonated
41 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman 24 21 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division Killed at approximately 8 a.m. on Feb. 21, when an IED detonated during a medical evacuation of a soldier / DoD Release: Died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated as he was responding to an accidental vehicle rollover.
42 Staff Sgt. David F. Day 25 21 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division Killed at approximately 8 a.m. on Feb. 21, when an IED detonated during a medical evacuation of a soldier / DoD Release: Died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated as he was responding to an accidental vehicle rollover. Died from an IED explosion while carrying a soldier on a stretcher that had been injured in a vehicle accident
43 Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka 24 21 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division Killed at approximately 8 a.m. on Feb. 21, when an IED detonated during a medical evacuation of a soldier / DoD Release: Died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated as he was responding to an accidental vehicle rollover.
44 Cpl. John T. Olson 21 21 Feb 2005 Headquarters Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to I MEF Killed in action Feb. 21 while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
45 Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston 32 22 Feb 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Bn, 23rd Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died Feb. 22 as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
46 Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney 28 23 Feb 2005 184th Ordnance Bn, 52nd Ordnance Group, TF Liberty Killed by an IED about 9 a.m. Feb. 23 near Tuz.
47 Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier 26 23 Feb 2005 3rd Bn, 156th Infantry DoD Release: Died Feb. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated while he was on foot patrol
48 Spc. Jacob C. Palmatier 29 24 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 30th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed by an IED about 7:30 a.m., Feb. 24, near Qaryat in Diyala Province / DoD Release: Died Feb. 24 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
49 Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham 23 24 Feb 2005 797th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 79th Ordnance Bn, 52nd Ordnance, TF Liberty Killed by IEDs north of Samarra about 9 a.m., Feb. 24 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 24 in Camp Wilson, Iraq, when a second IED detonated while he was responding to a first device
50 Staff Sgt. Alexander B. Crackel 31 24 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, assigned to I MEF Killed in action February 24 while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died Feb. 24 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire
51 Spc. Michael S. Deem 35 24 Feb 2005 Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
52 Spc. Adam N. Brewer 22 25 Feb 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry, TF Baghdad Killed in northern Baghdad on the morning of Feb. 25 when an IED detonated while the unit was conducting a patrol / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, while on dismounted patrol.
53 Spc. Jason L. Moski 24 25 Feb 2005 4th Bn, 1st Field Artillery, TF Baghdad Killed in northern Baghdad on the morning of Feb. 25 when an IED detonated while the unit was conducting a patrol / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, while on dismounted patrol.
54 Pfc. Colby M. Farnan 22 25 Feb 2005 4th Bn, 1st Field Artillery, TF Baghdad Killed in northern Baghdad on the morning of Feb. 25 when an IED detonated while the unit was conducting a patrol / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, while on dismounted patrol.
55 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 25 Feb 2005 TF Baghdad Died of non-battle injuries
56 Pfc. Chassan S. Henry 20 25 Feb 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Feb. 25 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained from an explosion while he was conducting combat operations
57 Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Nowacki 24 26 Feb 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to I MEF Killed in action Feb. 26 while conducting security and stability operations in Babil Province
58 Pfc. Min S. Choi 21 26 Feb 2005 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Killed after a combined IED and small arms attack in south east Baghdad Feb. 26 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 26 in Abertha, Iraq, when an IED detonated while they were on patrol
59 Pvt. Landon S. Giles 19 26 Feb 2005 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Killed after a combined IED and small arms attack in south east Baghdad Feb. 26 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 26 in Abertha, Iraq, when an IED detonated while they were on patrol
60 Pfc. Danny L. Andersons 29 27 Feb 2005 26th Forward Support Bn, 2nd BDE, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died at a level two care facility just after 9 p.m., Feb. 27, 40 minutes after being shot while manning a traffic control point in south Baghdad
61 2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau 29 27 Feb 2005 224th Engineer Bn DoD Release: Died Feb. 27 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an IED hit his military vehicle
62 Sgt. Julio E. Negron 28 28 Feb 2005 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, 1st COSCOM Died as a result of a vehicular accident about 20 miles northwest of Tikrit near the town of Bayji Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.




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