Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
February 2009

Monthly Summaries References
17 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Petty Officer 1st Class Theophilus K. Ansong 34 04 Feb 2009 LPD 17 DoD Release: Lost at sea Feb 4. Ansong was assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden
2 Spc. Christopher P. Sweet 28 06 Feb 2009 3rd Bn, 66th Armor, 172d Separate Infantry BDE Died as a result of a non-combat related injury near Balad Ruz, Iraq, Feb. 6 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 6 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident
3 Sgt. James M. Dorsey 23 08 Feb 2009 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died from a non-combat related incident Feb. 8 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 8 in Kamaliyah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident
4 Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby 44 09 Feb 2009 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division Killed when a suicide VBIED detonated near vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Feb. 9
5 Sgt. Joshua A. Ward 30 09 Feb 2009 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division Killed when a suicide VBIED detonated near vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Feb. 9
6 Pfc. Albert R. Jex 23 09 Feb 2009 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division Killed when a suicide VBIED detonated near vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Feb. 9
7 Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge 09 Feb 2009 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division Died from wounds when a suicide VBIED detonated near vehicle in Mosul, Iraq Feb. 9
8 Cpl. Stephen S. Thompson 23 14 Feb 2009 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died from a non-combat related incident Feb. 14 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 14 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound
9 Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond 41 15 Feb 2009 610th Engineer Support Co., 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, MND-Center Killed killed by an IED in southern Iraq / DoD Release: Died Feb. 15 in As Salam, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his vehicle
10 PFC Cwislyn K. Walter 19 19 Feb 2009 29th Special Troops Bn, 29th Infantry BCT DoD Release: Died Feb. 19 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident
11 Staff Sgt. Mark C. Baum 32 21 Feb 2009 1st Bn, 111th Infantry, 56th Stryker BCT, MND-Baghdad Died Feb. 21 while conducting a combat patrol near Baghdad / DoD Release: Died died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire in Mushada, Iraq
12 Cpl. Michael L. Mayne 21 23 Feb 2009 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Stryker BCT, 25th Infantry Division Died as a result of combat operations in Diyala Province, Iraq, Feb. 23 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire
13 Cpl. Micheal B. Alleman 31 23 Feb 2009 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Stryker BCT, 25th Infantry Division Died as a result of combat operations in Diyala Province, Iraq, Feb. 23 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire
14 Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer 21 23 Feb 2009 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Stryker BCT, 25th Infantry Division Died as a result of combat operations in Diyala Province, Iraq, Feb. 23 / DoD Release: Died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire
15 1st Lt. William E. Emmert 36 26 Feb 2009 269th MP Co, 117th Military Police Bn DoD Release: Died Feb. 24 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he was shot while participating in a local Iraqi Police function
16 Spc. Brian M. Connelly 26 26 Feb 2009 40th Engineer Bn, Task Force 1-6, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Died Feb. 26 from combat related injuries while conducting a patrol in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Feb. 26 in Adhamiya, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device
17 Cpl. Donte J. Whitworth 21 28 Feb 2009 Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group DoD Release: Died Feb. 28 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq




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