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U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
January 2006

Monthly Summaries References
63 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Vanderhorn 37 01 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in As Sinia, Iraq, on Jan. 1, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations
2 Sgt. 1st Class Jason L. Bishop 31 01 Jan 2006 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd BCT,101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in As Siniyah, Iraq, on Jan. 1, when a VBIED detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations
3 Maj. William F. Hecker, III 37 05 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: Died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
4 Capt. Christopher P. Petty 33 05 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: Died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
5 Sgt. 1st Class Stephen J. White 39 05 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: Died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
6 Sgt. Johnny J. Peralez, Jr. 25 05 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: Died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
7 Pvt. Robbie M. Mariano 21 05 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, TF Baghdad Killed when an IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: Died in An Najaf, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
8 Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin 44 05 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 2nd BCT, 28th Infantry Division assigned to 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Killed in action by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center near the Ramadi Glass and Ceramics Works, Jan. 5 / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when he was conducting a dismounted patrol at an Iraqi police recruiting station and an individual-borne IED detonated near his position
9 Sgt. Adam L. Cann 23 05 Jan 2006 Security Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) Killed in action by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center near the Ramadi Glass and Ceramics Works, Jan. 5 / DoD Release: Killed in action Jan. 5 by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
10 Sgt. Jason Lopezreyes 29 05 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 76th Field Artillery, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
11 Spc. Ryan D. Walker 25 05 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 76th Field Artillery, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad IED struck their vehicle while on patrol in the Multi-National-Division Baghdad area of operations / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during convoy operations
12 Cpl. Albert P. Gettings 27 05 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah Jan. 5 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 5 from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq
13 Lance Cpl. Ryan S. McCurdy 20 05 Jan 2006 Headquarters Company, 2nd MARDIV, 2nd MEF (Fwd) killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah Jan. 5 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 5 from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq
14 Maj. Stuart M. Anderson 44 07 Jan 2006 Army Reserve's 3rd COSCOM UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
15 Maj. Douglas A. Labouff 36 07 Jan 2006 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
16 Capt. Michael R. Martinez 43 07 Jan 2006 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
17 1st Lt. Jaime L. Campbell 25 07 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 207th Aviation UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
18 1st Lt. Joseph D. deMoors 36 07 Jan 2006 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
19 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chester W. Troxel 45 07 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 207th Aviation UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
20 Spc. Michael I. Edwards 26 07 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 207th Aviation UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
21 Spc. Jacob E. Melson 22 07 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 207th Aviation UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
22 Darren D. Braswell 36 07 Jan 2006 Department of Defense civilian, Army and Air Force Exchange Service UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members / DoD Release: Passenger aboard the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
23 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 Jan 2006 ?? UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
24 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 Jan 2006 ?? UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
25 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 Jan 2006 ?? UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of TF Band of Brothers crashed 12 km east of Tal Afar killing eight passengers and four crew members
26 Lance Cpl. Raul Mercado 21 07 Jan 2006 2nd Maintenance Bn, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when his vehicle was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah Jan 7
27 Lance Cpl. Jason T. Little 20 07 Jan 2006 2nd Tank Bn, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when his vehicle was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations against the enemy near Ferris, Jan 7 / DoD Release: Tank was attacked with an IED
28 Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch 31 07 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Samarra, Iraq, on Jan. 7, during patrol operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire
29 Sgt. Radhames Camilomatos 24 07 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on Jan. 7, from non-combat related injuries
30 Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown 22 07 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Marine, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah (Initial release stated he was killed on Jan. 8)
31 Lance Cpl. Jeriad P. Jacobs 19 07 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Marine, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah (Initial release stated he was killed on Jan. 8)
32 Cpl. Brett L. Lundstrom 22 07 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Marine, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah (Initial release stated he was killed on Jan. 8)
33 Sgt. Nathan R. Field 23 07 Jan 2006 Army Reserve's 4249th Port Security Company DoD Release: Died in Umm Qasr, Iraq, on Jan. 7, when HMMWV was hit by a civilian vehicle
34 Spc. Robert T. Johnson 20 07 Jan 2006 Army Reserve's 805th Military Police Company DoD Release: Died in Umm Qasr, Iraq, on Jan. 7, when HMMWV was hit by a civilian vehicle
35 Sgt. Michael J. McMullen 25 10 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company DoD Release: Died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10 of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 24, when an IED detonated near his position
36 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mitchell K. Carver, Jr. 31 13 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries Jan. 13 when OH-58D Kiowa helicopter went down in the city of Mosul just outside of FOB Courage. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol with another OH-58D in an area where hostile fire was reported shortly before it went down / DoD Release: Died near Al Sukar, Iraq, on Jan. 13, when OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire
37 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle E. Jackson 28 13 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division Died of injuries Jan. 13 when OH-58D Kiowa helicopter went down in the city of Mosul just outside of FOB Courage. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol with another OH-58D in an area where hostile fire was reported shortly before it went down / DoD Release: Died near Al Sukar, Iraq, on Jan. 13, when OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire
38 Petty Officer First Class Michael Anthony Jordan 35 13 Jan 2006 Destroyer Squadron 50, Bahrain DoD Release: Died in an automobile accident Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Manama, Bahrain
39 Lance Cpl. Jonathan K. Price 19 13 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 10th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Died Jan. 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
40 Cpl. Justin J. Watts 20 14 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but unit was attached to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Found dead from an apparent non-hostile gunshot wound aboard FOB Haditha Dam, Jan. 14 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 14 from an apparent non-hostile gunshot wound in Haditha, Iraq
41 Spc. Dustin L. Kendall 21 15 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 68th Armor, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th ID DoD Release: Died in Baqubah, Iraq on Jan. 15, when his HMMVW accidentally struck an M1A2 Abrams tank and rolled over
42 Pfc. Kasper A. Dudkiewicz 22 15 Jan 2006 511th MP Co, 91st MP Bn, 10th Mountain Division DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 15, when his HMMWV was involved in a vehicle collision
43 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex C. Kenyon 34 16 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 4th Aviation (Attack), Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division, TF Ironhorse Killed Jan. 16 when AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in a swampy area north of Taji at approximately 8:20 a.m. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol / DoD Release: AH64D (Apache) helicoptor was shot down while they were conducting aerial patrols
44 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ruel Mamaril 34 16 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 4th Aviation (Attack), Aviation BDE, 4th Infantry Division, TF Ironhorse Killed Jan. 16 when AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in a swampy area north of Taji at approximately 8:20 a.m. The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol / DoD Release: AH64D (Apache) helicoptor was shot down while they were conducting aerial patrols
45 Pfc. Adam R. Shepherd 21 17 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Died Jan. 17 from non-combat related injuries / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 17 from a non-combat-related illness
46 Cpl. Carlos Arrelanopandura 22 20 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF(Forward) Killed in action by a SVBIED while conducting combat operations in Haqlaniyah Jan. 20
47 Lance Cpl. Brandon Dewey 20 20 Jan 2006 3rd Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF(Forward) Killed in action by a SVBIED while conducting combat operations in Haqlaniyah Jan. 20
48 Staff Sgt. Rickey Scott 30 20 Jan 2006 1st Special Troops Bn, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Al Huwijah, Iraq on Jan. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations.
49 Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan 22 20 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Al Huwijah, Iraq on Jan. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations.
50 Spc. Clifton J. Yazzie 23 20 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Al Huwijah, Iraq on Jan. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations.
51 Spc. Matthew C. Frantz 23 20 Jan 2006 1st Special Troops Bn, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died in Al Huwijah, Iraq on Jan. 20, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during patrol operations.
52 Tech. Sgt. Jason L. Norton 32 22 Jan 2006 3rd Security Forces Squadron DoD Release: Killed Jan. 22, when vehicle struck an IED while conducting convoy escort duties in the vicinity of Taji, Iraq
53 Staff Sgt. Brian McElroy 28 22 Jan 2006 3rd Security Forces Squadron DoD Release: Killed Jan. 22, when vehicle struck an IED while conducting convoy escort duties in the vicinity of Taji, Iraq
54 Sgt. Matthew D. Hunter 31 23 Jan 2006 Multi-National Division - Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb in SW Baghdad while on a dismounted patrol Jan. 23 / DoD Relase: IED detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations
55 Pvt. Lewis T. D. Calapini 21 23 Jan 2006 Anti-Terrorism Bn, 4th MEB, II MEF Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Jan. 23
56 Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Scott 24 23 Jan 2006 Anti-Terrorism Bn, 4th MEB, II MEF Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident near Al Taqaddum, Jan. 23
57 Staff Sgt. Lance M. Chase 32 23 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 12th Infantry, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division MND-Baghdad Killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in SE Baghdad Jan. 23. / DoD Release: died in Baghdad, Iraq on Jan. 23, of wounds sustained that day when an IED detonated near M1A2 Abrams tank during patrol operations
58 Pfc. Peter D. Wagler 18 23 Jan 2006 1st Bn, 12th Infantry, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division MND-Baghdad Killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in SE Baghdad Jan. 23. / DoD Release: died in Baghdad, Iraq on Jan. 23, of wounds sustained that day when an IED detonated near M1A2 Abrams tank during patrol operations
59 Sgt. Sean H. Miles 28 24 Jan 2006 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in al Karmah, Jan 24
60 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 25 Jan 2006 Multi-National Division - Baghdad Killed when terrorists detonated a roadside bomb south of Baghdad Jan. 25.
61 Sgt. Joshua A. Johnson 24 25 Jan 2006 Army National Guard's 3rd Bn, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), assigned to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) died of wounds from a rocket attack on his vehicle while conducting combat operations against the enemy near Ramadi, Jan. 25 / DoD Release: Died in Ramadi, Iraq on Jan. 25, when a RPG struck his vehicle during combat operations
62 Lance Cpl. Hugo R. Lopezlopez 27 27 Jan 2006 2nd Bon, 11th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but during OIF, unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DoD Release: Died Jan. 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained from an IED while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Rawah, Iraq on Nov. 20, 2005
63 Cpl. Felipe C. Barbosa 21 28 Jan 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Jan. 28 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Fallujah, Iraq




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