Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
February 2006

Monthly Summaries References
56 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 1st Lt. Garrison C. Avery 23 01 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, MND-Baghdad Killed Feb. 1 while on a combat patrol when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad / DoD release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 1, when an IED detonated near HMMWV
2 Spc. Marlon A. Bustamante 25 01 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, MND-Baghdad Killed Feb. 1 while on a combat patrol when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad / DoD release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 1, when an IED detonated near HMMWV
3 Pfc. Caesar S. Viglienzone 21 01 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, MND-Baghdad Killed Feb. 1 while on a combat patrol when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad / DoD release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 1, when an IED detonated near HMMWV
4 Spc. Anthony C. Owens 21 01 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, MND-Baghdad Died Feb. 1 from wounds incurred when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in south-western Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 1, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using grenades and small arms fire
5 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 01 Feb 2006 Marine assigned to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died Feb. 1 from wounds from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Feb. 1
6 Spc. Walter B. Howard, II 35 02 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division MND-Baghdad Died Feb. 2 after the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb at approximately 6:30 p.m. north of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, on Feb. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Ashraf, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his M1 Abrams tank
7 Pfc. Scott A. Messer 26 02 Feb 2006 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: HMMWV accidentally rolled over during convoy operations
8 1st. Lt. Simon T. Cox, Jr. 30 02 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Feb. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A3 Bradley
9 Sgt. 1st Class Lance S. Cornett 33 03 Feb 2006 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 3, of injuries sustained earlier that day while engaging enemy forces
10 Spc. Jesse M. Zamora 22 03 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Bayji, Iraq, on Feb. 3, when an IED detonated near HMMWV
11 Spc. William S. Hayes III 25 03 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 5, of a non-combat related injury
12 Spc. Roberto L. Martinez Salazar 21 04 Feb 2006 Company A, 14th Engineer Bn, 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq on Feb. 4, when an IED detonated near his up-armored HMMWV during patrol operations
13 Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Morningstar 27 05 Feb 2006 562nd Engineer Co, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Al Husayniyah, Iraq on Feb. 5, when an IED detonated near Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle
14 Sgt. Jeremiah J. Boehmer 22 05 Feb 2006 562nd Engineer Co, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Al Husayniyah, Iraq on Feb. 5, when an IED detonated near Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle
15 Spc. Sergio A. Mercedes Saez 23 05 Feb 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 5, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over into a canal
16 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 Feb 2006 Marine assigned to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died as a result of wounds received by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province Feb. 5
17 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 05 Feb 2006 Soldier assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry, attached to Regimental Combat Team 2 Died as a result of wounds received when the vehicle he was riding in was attacked by an IED while conducting combat operations in al Anbar province, Feb. 5
18 Cpl. Orville Gerena 21 06 Feb 2006 Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine, 22nd MEU (SOC), II MEF Killed by an IED attack in Hit / DoD Release: Died Feb. 6 from an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Hit, Iraq
19 Lance Cpl. David S. Parr 22 06 Feb 2006 Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine, 22nd MEU (SOC), II MEF Killed by an IED attack in Hit / DoD Release: Died Feb. 6 from an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Hit, Iraq
20 Pfc. Jacob D. Spann 21 06 Feb 2006 Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine, 22nd MEU (SOC), II MEF Killed by an IED attack in Hit / DoD Release: Died Feb. 6 from wounds sustained as a result of an IED
21 Cpl. Brandon S. Schuck 21 06 Feb 2006 8th Engineer Support Bn, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF (Forward) Died when the vehicle he was riding in was attacked by an IED while conducting combat operations near Baghdadi, Feb. 6
22 Lance Cpl. Steven L. Phillips 27 07 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 6th Marine, 2d MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died in a non-hostile vehicle accident while conducting combat operations near al Qaim, Feb. 7
23 Spc. Allen D. Kokesh Jr. 21 07 Feb 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 147th Field Artillery DoD Release: Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 7 of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4 when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
24 Pfc. Javier Chavez Jr. 19 09 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died as a result of wounds received when patrol was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Feb. 9 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 9 from wounds received as a result of an IED while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq
25 Cpl. Ross A. Smith 21 09 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died as a result of wounds received when patrol was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Feb. 9 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 9 from an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Fallujah, Iraq
26 Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Wilson 25 12 Feb 2006 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three DoD Release: Died Feb. 12 as a result of an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
27 Spc. Felipe J. Garcia Villareal 26 12 Feb 2006 54th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer BDE DoD Release: Died at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq on Feb. 9, when his tent caught fire
28 Cpl. Andrew J. Kemple 23 12 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq on Feb. 12, when HMMWV came under small arms fire during combat operations
29 Lance Cpl. Michael S. Probst 26 14 Feb 2006 1st Tank Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 14 from an IED while conducting combat operations near Abu Ghraib, Iraq
30 Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Barnes 20 14 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 14, when a suicide car bomber attacked their vehicle near Al Qa'im, Iraq
31 Cpl. Rusty L. Washam 21 14 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 14, when a suicide car bomber attacked their vehicle near Al Qa'im, Iraq
32 Cpt. Anthony R. Garcia 48 17 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 101st Aviation, 101st Aviation BDE, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq, on Feb. 17, from a gun shot wound
33 Sgt. 1st Class Amos C. Edwards, Jr. 41 17 Feb 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 118th Field Artillery, 48th BCT DoD Release: Died in Ar Rutbah, Iraq, on Feb. 17, from a non-combat related cause
34 Sgt. Charles E. Matheny, IV 23 18 Feb 2006 704th Support Bn, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed Feb. 18 at approximately 8 a.m. when hs vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV.
35 Cpl. Matthew D. Conley 21 18 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 18, when his vehicle was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
36 Staff Sgt. Jay T. Collado 31 20 Feb 2006 Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron-267, MAG-39, 3rd MAW, I MEF, but During OIF, he was attached to the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division Killed when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb while conducting a combat patrol southeast of Karbala, Iraq Feb. 20 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 20 from an IED near Baghdad, Iraq
37 Daniel J. Kuhlmeier 30 20 Feb 2006 Department of the Air Force civilian DoD Release: Died Feb. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq when the convoy he was traveling in was struck by an IED
38 Sgt. Jessie Davila 29 20 Feb 2006 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 137th Infantry DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 20, when an IED detonated near his vehicle
39 2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald 23 21 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany from wounds received Feb. 18 as a result of an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
40 Staff Sgt. Gregson G. Gourley 38 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division Killed near Hawijah Feb. 22 when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations
41 Sgt. Rickey E. Jones 21 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division Killed near Hawijah Feb. 22 when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations
42 Pfc. Christopher L. Marion 20 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division Killed near Hawijah Feb. 22 when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations
43 Pfc. Allan A. Morr 21 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division Killed near Hawijah Feb. 22 when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations
44 Staff Sgt. Curtis T. Howard II 32 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th ID, TF Band of Brothers Killed when vehicle struck an IED NE of Balad Feb. 22
45 Sgt. Gordon F. Misner II 23 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th ID, TF Band of Brothers Killed when vehicle struck an IED NE of Balad Feb. 22
46 Spc. Thomas J. Wilwerth 21 22 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th ID, TF Band of Brothers Killed when vehicle struck an IED NE of Balad Feb. 22
47 Sgt. Dimitri Muscat 21 24 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th ID, TF Band of Brothers Died from non-combat related injuries Feb. 24 at FOB McKenzie / DoD Release: Died in Balad, Iraq, on Feb. 24, of non-combat related injuries sustained earlier that day in Samarra, Iraq
48 Pvt. Joshua F. Powers 21 24 Feb 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 24, from a non-combat related injury
49 Lance Cpl. Adam J. Vanalstine 21 25 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 25, from an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
50 Pfc. Benjamin C. Schuster 21 25 Feb 2006 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 101st Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Feb. 25, from a gunshot wound
51 Lance Cpl. John J. Thornton 22 25 Feb 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Feb. 25 of wounds received as a result of an enemy mortar attack in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
52 Spc. Clay P. Farr 21 26 Feb 2006 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb at approximately 2:50 a.m. Feb. 26 in western Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations
53 Spc. Joshua U. Humble 21 26 Feb 2006 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb at approximately 2:50 a.m. Feb. 26 in western Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations
54 Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Schornak 28 26 Feb 2006 1st Bn, 12th Infantry, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire at approximately 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in central Baghdad / DoD Relase: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 26, when his dismounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire
55 Spc. Joshua M. Pearce 21 26 Feb 2006 2nd Bn, 1st Infantry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Feb. 26, when an IED detonated near Stryker military vehicle during patrol operations
56 Staff Sgt. Dwayne P. R. Lewis 26 27 Feb 2006 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire west of Baghdad Feb. 27 / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 27, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during a dismounted patrol




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