Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
January 2008

Monthly Summaries References
42 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
01 Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Maseth 24 02 January 2008 1st Bn, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 2 of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident
02 Pfc. Joshua R. Anderson 24 02 January 2008 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed when the Soldier's dismounted patrol encountered an IED south of Baghdad Jan 2 / DoD Release: Died Jan 2 in Kamasia, Iraq
03 Maj. Andrew J. Olmsted 37 03 January 2008 Military Transition Team, 1st BDE, 1st Infantry Division, MND-North Killed in a small-arms fire attack while conducting operations in Diyala province Jan. 3
04 Cpt. Thomas J. Casey 32 03 January 2008 Military Transition Team, 1st BDE, 1st Infantry Division, MND-North Killed in a small-arms fire attack while conducting operations in Diyala province Jan. 3
05 Petty Officer Second Class Menelek M. Brown 24 04 January 2008 USS Hopper DoD Release: Declared dead Jan. 4 after apparently going overboard from USS Hopper in the Arabian Sea Jan. 3.
06 Cpl. Jason F. Lemke 30 05 January 2008 2nd Bn, 23rd Infantry, 4th Stryker BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, MND-North Died from injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device detonation near his vehicle while conducting operations in Diyala Province, Jan. 5 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 5 in Ibrahim Al Adham, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an IED
07 Spc. James D. Gudridge 20 06 January 2008 4th Bn, 64th Armor, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when an IED detonated near vehicle during combat operations in southern Baghdad on Jan. 6
08 Pfc. Timothy R. Hanson 27 08 January 2008 1st Bn, 15th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Jan. 7 in Salmon Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire
09 Sgt. David J. Hart 22 08 January 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Died from injuries sustained during an attack while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 8 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 8 of wounds sustained during combat operations in Samarra, Iraq
10 Pfc. Ivan E. Merlo 19 08 January 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Died from injuries sustained during an attack while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 8 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 8 of wounds sustained during combat operations in Samarra, Iraq
11 Pfc. Phillip J. Pannier 20 08 January 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Died from injuries sustained during an attack while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 8 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 8 of wounds sustained during combat operations in Samarra, Iraq
12 Spc. Todd E. Davis 22 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
13 Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier 30 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
14 Staff Sgt. Sean M. Gaul 29 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
15 Sgt. Zachary W. McBride 20 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
16 Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Pionk 30 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
17 Sgt. Christopher A. Sanders 22 09 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, MND-North Killed by a house born improvised explosive device while conducting operations in Diyala Jan. 9 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated during combat operations
18 Lance Cpl. Curtis A. Christensen Jr. 29 11 January 2008 2nd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to MNF-West Died Jan. 11 in a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died Jan. 11 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq
19 Pfc. Keith E. Lloyd 26 12 January 2008 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Died from injuries sustained when an IED exploded near his vehicle while conducting operations in Ninewah province Jan. 12 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 12 in Tal Afar, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
19 Pfc. Keith E. Lloyd 26 12 January 2008 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Died from injuries sustained when an IED exploded near his vehicle while conducting operations in Ninewah province Jan. 12 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 12 in Tal Afar, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
20 Pfc. Danny L. Kimme 27 16 January 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed by small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 16 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 16 of wounds suffered in Balad, Iraq, when they were attacked by grenade and small arms fire during combat operations
21 Pfc. David H. Sharrett II 27 16 January 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed by small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 16 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 16 of wounds suffered in Balad, Iraq, when they were attacked by grenade and small arms fire during combat operations
22 Spc. John P. Sigsbee 21 16 January 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed by small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 16 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 16 of wounds suffered in Balad, Iraq, when they were attacked by grenade and small arms fire during combat operations
23 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 18 January 2008 MND-Baghdad Killed by small arms fire while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province Jan. 16
24 Spc. Richard B. Burress 25 19 January 2008 1st Bn, 30th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in an IED attack in Arab Jabour Jan. 19 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 19 in Al Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an IED
25 Lance Cpl. James M. Gluff 20 19 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to MNF-West Killed while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province Jan. 19 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 19 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
26 Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting 27 19 January 2008 3rd Bn, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), DoD Release: Died Jan. 19 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an IED
27 Spc. Jon M. Schoolcraft, III 26 19 January 2008 1st Bn, 27th Infantry, 2nd BDE, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Center DoD Release: Died Jan. 19 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an IED
28 Sgt. Michael R. Sturdivant 20 22 January 2008 431st Civil Affairs Bn, US Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), MND-North Died from injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover while conducting operations in Kirkuk Jan. 22 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 22 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident during convoy operations
29 Sgt. Tracy Renee Birkman 41 25 January 2008 626th Brigade Support Bn, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Center Died Jan. 25 of noncombat related causes / DoD Release: Died Jan. 25 in Owesat, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
30 Pfc. Duncan Charles Crookston 19 25 January 2008 2nd Bn, 16th Infantry, 4th BCT, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Jan. 25 in Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
31 Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson 28 26 January 2008 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed Jan. 26 while conducting a dismounted patrol near Kadamiyah when an IED detonated
32 Maj. Alan G. Rogers 40 27 January 2008 Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed Jan. 27 when his vehicle was struck by an IED in NE Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Jan. 27 of wounds suffered when an IED detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq
33 Sgt. Mikeal W. Miller 22 28 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died Jan. 27 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered in Baghdad, Iraq on July 9, 2007, when the vehicle he was in encountered an IED
34 Sgt. James E. Craig 26 28 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed when insurgents detonated an IED while conducting a mounted patrol in Ninewah Jan. 28 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when unit encountered an IED during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq
35 Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries 37 28 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed when insurgents detonated an IED while conducting a mounted patrol in Ninewah Jan. 28 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when unit encountered an IED during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq
36 Spc. Evan A. Marshall 21 28 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed when insurgents detonated an IED while conducting a mounted patrol in Ninewah Jan. 28 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when unit encountered an IED during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq
37 Pfc. Brandon A. Meyer 20 28 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed when insurgents detonated an IED while conducting a mounted patrol in Ninewah Jan. 28 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when unit encountered an IED during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq
38 Pvt. Joshua A. R. Young 21 28 January 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed when insurgents detonated an IED while conducting a mounted patrol in Ninewah Jan. 28 / DoD Release: Died from wounds suffered when unit encountered an IED during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq
39 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 31 January 2008 MND-Baghdad Killed in Baghdad Jan. 31 when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
40 1st Lt. David E. Schultz 25 31 January 2008 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, assigned to 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Killed during indirect fire at Convoy Support Center Scania Jan. 31 / DoD Release: Died Jan. 31 of wounds suffered when the Convoy Support Center at Scania, Iraq, was attacked by indirect enemy fire
41 Cpt. Michael A. Norman 36 31 January 2008 Military Transition Team, 1st BDE, Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed in Baghdad Jan. 31 when an IED detonated near his vehicle during combat operations
42 Spc. Matthew F. Straughter 27 31 January 2008 1138th Engineer Co., 35th Engineer BDE, Missouri National Guard, assigned to MND-Baghdad Killed when a RPG struck his vehicle while the Soldier was on patrol in eastern Baghdad Jan. 31




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