Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
July 2005

Monthly Summaries References
55 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Ryan J. Montgomery 22 03 July 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 623rd Field Artillery DoD Release: Died July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting convoy operations
2 Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown 26 03 July 2005 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died July 3 in Mosul Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Tal Afar, Iraq, where the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over
3 Spc. Christopher W. Dickison 26 05 Jul 2005 2nd Bn, 34th Armor, 1st Infantry Division TF Liberty Killed by an IED at about 1:05 p.m. July 5 in southern Diyala Province / DoD Release: Died July 5, in Baqubah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his patrol
4 Staff Sgt. Scottie L. Bright 36 05 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died July 5, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations
5 Cpl. Lyle J. Cambridge 23 05 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died July 5, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations
6 Pvt. Anthony M. Mazzarella 22 05 July 2005 1st Bn, 13th Armor, 1st Armor Division DoD Release: Died July 5, in Taji, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over
7 Sgt. Deyson K. Cariaga 20 08 July 2005 Army National Guard's 229th Military Intelligence Company, 29th Separate Infantry Brigade Killed when an IED detonated near their vehicle at about 1:00 p.m. July 8 near Balad, Iraq / DoD Release: Died on July 5, in Al Hammadi, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding struck a land mine
8 Spc. Hoby F. Bradfield Jr. 22 09 July 2005 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died July 9 in Tal Afar, Iraq while he was conducting a dismounted cordon search
9 Pfc. Eric P. Woods 26 09 July 2005 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on July 9 in Tal Afar, Iraq when his HMMWV struck an IED that caused the vehicle to overturn
10 Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich 32 10 July 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 10 by indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq / DoD Release: Died July 10 from enemy indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq
11 Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek 22 10 July 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 10 by indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq / DoD Release: Died July 10 from enemy indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq
12 Sgt. Timothy J. Sutton 22 11 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, TF Baghdad Died of injuries sustained July 11 around 9 a.m. when his patrol west of Baghdad hit a land mine
13 Spc. Benyahmin B. Yahudah 24 13 July 2005 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died July 13 from wounds sustained during a car-bomb attack at 10:50 a.m. in east Baghdad / DoD Release: A VBIED detonated near his dismounted patrol
14 Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce 22 14 July 2005 3rd Bn, 10th Marine, RCT 2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 14 when their vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq
15 Cpl. Christopher D. Winchester 23 14 July 2005 3rd Bn, 10th Marine, RCT 2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 14 when their vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq
16 Staff Sgt. Tricia L. Jameson 34 14 July 2005 313th Medical Company, Army National Guard, assigned to RCT 2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) DOD Release: Jameson, a health care specialist was responding to a casualty incident when a secondary IED detonated near her location
17 Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Jr. 21 14 July 2005 64th MP Company, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE DOD Release: Died on July 14 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from wounds sustained on June 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
18 Spc. Jared D. Hartley 22 15 July 2005 125th Forward Support Bn, 3rd BDE, 1st Armored Division DOD Release: Died July 15 in Taji, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
19 Sgt. 1st Class Ronald T. Wood 28 16 July 2005 Army National Guard's 148th Field Artillery , TF Liberty Killed by an IED at about 4 p.m. on July 16 in Kirkuk Province / CENTCOM release / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV
20 Sgt. Travis S. Cooper 24 16 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 114th Field Artillery attached to 155 BCT, II MEF (Forward) Died July 16 of wounds received July 15 from a VBIED during combat operations near Iskandariyah / DOD Release: Died on July 16, in Balad, Iraq, from wounds sustained the previous day in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED exploded near the vehicle he was searching
There seems to be some confusion in the DOD reports about the location of the incident.
The NorthEast Mississipi Daily Journal reported on July 18, 2005, that he died from injuries received when a bomb exploded near a vehicle he was searching in Iskandariyah, ~30 miles S. of Baghdad and that his unit was attached to the 155th BCT
21 Staff Sgt. Jorge L. Pena-Romero 29 16 July 2005 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting a mounted patrol
22 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 17 July 2005 TF Liberty Killed by an IED at about 10 a.m. July 17 near Balad in Salah Ad Din Province
23 Lance Cpl. Efrain Sanchez, Jr. 26 17 July 2005 Headquarters Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died as the result of a non-hostile incident July 17 at Camp Blue Diamond, in Ramadi, Iraq
24 Staff Sgt. Frank Tiai 45 17 July 2005 Army Reserve's 100th Bn, 442nd Infantry DOD Release: Died July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position
25 Spc. Ronnie D. Williams 26 17 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DOD Release: Died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank left the road and entered a canal during patrol operations
26 Pvt. Lavena L. Johnson 19 19 July 2005 129th Corps Support Battalion DOD Release: Died July 19 in Balad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries
27 Staff Sgt. Jefferey J. Farrow 28 19 July 2005 Army Reserve's 146th Quartermaster Company DOD Release: Died July 19 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries
28 Sgt. Arthur R. McGill 25 19 July 2005 1st Bn, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DOD Release: Died July 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated while he was on mounted patrol in a HMMWV
29 Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood 26 21 July 2005 Hospital corpsman assigned to Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, IL, and deployed with RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF(Forward) Died July 21 of wounds received July 15 from an IED during combat operations in Hit, Iraq
30 Cpl. Steven P. Gill 24 21 July 2005 Marine Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Bn, 4th MARDIV, but for OIF, his unit was attached to RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died in action July 21 by an IED while conducting combat operations near Zaidon, Iraq
31 Sgt. Bryan J. Opskar 32 23 July 2005 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 23 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an IED during combat operations near Ar Rutbah, Iraq
32 Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor 22 24 July 2005 1st Bn, 41st Field Artillery, 1st BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed during an indirect fire attack on a Coalition Forces base near Balad at about 3:30 p.m. on July 24 / DoD Release: Died when he was hit by mortar rounds while he was exiting a bunker
33 Spc. Adam J. Harting 21 25 July 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 1st BCT, 42nd Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed July 25 when an IED detonated near his vehicle during a combat patrol near Samarra in Salah Ad Din Province / DoD Release: IED detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle
34 Spc. Jacques E. Brunson 30 24 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m. July 24 in SW Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
35 Staff Sgt. Carl R. Fuller 44 24 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m. July 24 in SW Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
36 Sgt. James O. Kinlow 35 24 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m. July 24 in SW Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
37 Sgt. John F. Thomas 33 24 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m. July 24 in SW Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
38 Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering 27 24 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated near Bradley Fighting Vehicle
39 Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr. 21 24 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated near Bradley Fighting Vehicle
40 Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr. 21 24 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated near Bradley Fighting Vehicle
41 Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr. 19 24 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated near Bradley Fighting Vehicle
42 Spc. Adrian J. Butler 28 27 July 2005 411th Military Police Company, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED at 2 p.m. July 27 in north Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during a patrol
43 Spc. John O. Tollefson 22 27 July 2005 411th Military Police Company, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when their patrol struck an IED at 2 p.m. July 27 in north Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during a patrol
44 Spc. Edward L. Myers 21 27 July 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated near a combat patrol at about 11:00 a.m. July 27 in Salah Ad Din Province / DoD Release: Died July 27 in Samarra, Iraq, where his unit was conducting patrol operations and an IED detonated near his HMMWV
45 Capt. Benjamin D. Jansky 28 27 July 2005 Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Bn assigned to the 30th Naval Construction Regiment Died as the result of a non-hostile vehicle accident July 27 at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq / DoD Release: His HMMWV was accidentally struck by another military vehicle
46 Cpl. Andre L. Williams 23 28 July 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, but for OIF attached to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 28 when unit came under attack by small arms fire and RPGs during combat operations in Cykla, Iraq, ~200 kilometers west of Baghdad
47 Lance Cpl. Christopher P. Lyons 24 28 July 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, but for OIF attached to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action July 28 when unit came under attack by small arms fire and RPGs during combat operations in Cykla, Iraq, ~200 kilometers west of Baghdad
48 Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra 20 29 July 2005 Army's 4-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a single-vehicle accident off base in central Baghdad around 11:30 p.m. on July 28 / DoD Release: Died July 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV was involved in an accident
49 Pfc. Robert A. Swaney 21 30 July 2005 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment TF Baghdad Killed when patrol struck an IED around 1:40 p.m. July 30 in al-Dora south of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his patrol HMMWV
50 Pfc. Jason D. Scheuerman 20 30 July 2005 1st Bn, 30th Infantry, 3rd BDE, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died July 30 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries
51 Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson 39 30 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when patrol SW of Baghdad struck an IED around 11 p.m. July 30. / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
52 Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr. 45 30 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when patrol SW of Baghdad struck an IED around 11 p.m. July 30. / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
53 Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr. 34 30 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when patrol SW of Baghdad struck an IED around 11 p.m. July 30. / DOD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV while on patrol
54 Sgt. Jonathon C. Haggin 26 30 July 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Killed when patrol SW of Baghdad struck an IED around 11 p.m. July 30. / DoD Release: IED detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol
55 Spc. James D. Carroll 23 30 July 2005 Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Bn DoD Release: Died July 31 near Baghdad, Iraq, where an IED detonated near his HMMWV




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