Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
January 2004

Monthly Summaries References
47Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Sgt. Dennis A. Corral 33 01 Jan 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID convoy going to the Baghdad International Airport when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over
2 Captain Kimberley Hampton 27 02 Jan 2004 1-82nd Aviation, 82nd Airborne Division OH-58 Kiowa helicopter shot down near Fallujah
3 Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan 24 02 Jan 2004 2-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) in Baghdad's al-Rashid district
4 Spc. Marc S. Seiden 26 02 Jan 2004 2-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division convoy was ambushed by the enemy who used an improvised explosive device (IED), small arms fire, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) in Baghdad's al-Rashid district
5 Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda 28 02 Jan 2004 4th Engineer Bn, 3rd BCT, 4th ID (Mechanized) Paliwoda was in his command post when it came under mortar attack. He died of injuries sustained in the attack.
6 Specialist Luke Frist 22 05 Jan 2004 209th Quartermaster Company died Monday in Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio from burns suffered after a truck he was riding in struck a land mine in Iraq
7 Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener 24 07 Jan 2004 542nd Maintenance Co., 44th Corps Support Bn, 593rd Corps Support Group six mortar rounds exploded at Logistical Base Seitz
8 Spc. Michael A. Diraimondo 22 08 Jan 2004 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
9 Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks 35 08 Jan 2004 Company B, 1st Bn, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
10 Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson 22 08 Jan 2004 Company D (Aviation), 82nd Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
11 Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, 32 08 Jan 2004 C Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
12 Chief Warrant Officer Ian D. Manuel 23 08 Jan 2004 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
13 Chief Warrant Officer Philip A. Johnson, Jr. 31 08 Jan 2004 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
14 Sgt. Jeffrey C. Walker 33 08 Jan 2004 Company C, 782nd Main Support Bn, 82nd Airborne Division UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
15 Staff Sgt. Craig Davis 37 08 Jan 2004 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
16 Spc. Christopher A. Golby 26 08 Jan 2004 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) UH-60 crashed while on a MEDEVAC mission near Al-Fallujah
17 Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett 37 12 Jan 2004 Company D, 51st Signal Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps improvised explosive device while on a mounted patrol in Baghdad
18 Sgt. Keicia M. Hines 27 14 Jan 2004 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co. struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield while walking from an airfield dining hall to her quarters
19 Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro 26 16 Jan 2004 Battery A, 1-12th Field Artillery non-hostile gunshot wound in Camp Cedar II, Iraq
20 Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck 36 17 Jan 2004 Company C, 3rd Bn, 10th Special Forces Group died 18 Jan in a military hospital in Baghdad from combat-related injuries he received on 16 Jan when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle, south of Samarra, Iraq
21 Pfc. Cody J. Orr 21 17 Jan 2004 2-20th Field Artillery, 4th ID roadside bomb wrecked Bradley armored vehicle north of Taji while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs
22 Spc. Larry E. Polley, Jr. 20 17 Jan 2004 Bravo Battery, 1-44th Air Defense Artillery, 4th ID roadside bomb wrecked Bradley armored vehicle north of Taji while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs
23 Sgt. Edmond Lee Randle Jr. 26 17 Jan 2004 2-20th Field Artillery, 4th ID roadside bomb wrecked Bradley armored vehicle north of Taji while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs
24 Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios 22 21 Jan 2004 588th Engineer Bn (Heavy), 4th ID rocket or mortar attack near Baqubah, northeast of Baghdad
25 Pfc. James David Parker 20 21 Jan 2004 588th Engineer Bn (Heavy), 4th ID rocket or mortar attack near Baqubah, northeast of Baghdad
26 Pfc. Ervin Dervishi 21 24 Jan 2004 4th Infantry Division riding in a Bradley fighting vehicle a combat patrol in Bayji when a rocket-propelled grenade struck it.
27 Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Michael T. Blaise 29 24 Jan 2004 2-17th Cavalry, 101st Aviation BDE, 101st Airborne Division Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed near Qaiyara, about 30 miles south of Mosul
28 Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Brian D. Hazelgrove 29 24 Jan 2004 3-17th Cavalry, 10th Aviation BDE, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed near Qaiyara, about 30 miles south of Mosul
29 Spc. Jason K. Chappell 22 24 Jan 2004 Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah
30 Spc. William R. Sturges Jr. 24 24 Jan 2004 Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah
31 Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg 23 24 Jan 2004 Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated in Khalidiyah
32 Staff Sgt. Kenneth Hendrickson 41 25 Jan 2004 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company, North Dakota Army National Guard killed when their convoy hit an explosive device north of Fallujah
33 Sgt. Keith Smette 25 25 Jan 2004 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company, North Dakota Army National Guard killed when their convoy hit an explosive device north of Fallujah
34 Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda 29 25 Jan 2004 2nd Bn, 3rd Infantry conducting a patrol on the Tigris River when patrol boat rolled over
35 Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff 32 25 Jan 2004 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed near Mosul
36 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney 28 25 Jan 2004 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed near Mosul
37 Capt. Matthew J. August 28 27 Jan 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BCT, 1st ID (Mech) roadside bomb exploded next to a passing US military convoy near Khaldiyah, followed by a second bomb when reinforcements arrived
38 Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman 41 27 Jan 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BCT, 1st ID (Mech) roadside bomb exploded next to a passing US military convoy near Khaldiyah, followed by a second bomb when reinforcements arrived
39 Sgt. Travis A. Moothart 23 27 Jan 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BCT, 1st ID (Mech) roadside bomb exploded next to a passing US military convoy near Khaldiyah, followed by a second bomb when reinforcements arrived
40 2nd Lt. Luke S. James 24 27 Jan 2004 2nd Bn, 505th Infantry bomb exploded near Iskandariyah, some 25 miles south of Baghdad
41 Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II 27 27 Jan 2004 2nd Bn, 505th Infantry bomb exploded near Iskandariyah, some 25 miles south of Baghdad
42 Sgt. Cory R. Mracek 26 27 Jan 2004 3rd Bn, 319th Field Artillery bomb exploded near Iskandariyah, some 25 miles south of Baghdad
43 Pfc. Luis Moreno 19 29 Jan 2004 Battery A, 4th Bn, 1st Field Artillery shot 23 Jan. while guarding a gas station in Baghdad, died 29 Jan. at the Lakenheath Medical Treatment Facility
44 Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus 31 29 Jan 2004 Company B, 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BCT 1st ID (Mech) wounded when roadside bomb exploded next to a passing US military convoy near Khaldiyah, followed by a second bomb when reinforcements arrived , died 29 Jan. at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq
45 Sgt. Eliu A. Miersandoval 27 31 Jan 2004 Company A, 4th Forward Support Bn, 4th ID (Mech) roadside bomb attack against military convoy southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk
46 Cpl. Juan C. Cabralbanuelos 25 31 Jan 2004 Company A, 4th Forward Support Bn, 4th ID (Mech) roadside bomb attack against military convoy southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk
47 Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh 19 31 Jan 2004 Company A, 4th Forward Support Bn, 4th ID (Mech) roadside bomb attack against military convoy southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk




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