Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
July 2006

Monthly Summaries References
51 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr. 22 06 July 2006 Air Force 15th Security Forces Squadron, assigned to 43rd Military Police BDE Died of a non-combat related injury on July 1 / DoD Release: Died July 1, from a non-combat related cause at Camp Bucca, Iraq
2 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 02 July 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at ~7:20 p.m. on July 2 when his vehicle was hit by an explosion during a combat patrol north of Baghdad
3 Pfc. Collin T. Mason 20 02 July 2006 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, on July 2 when he encountered indirect fire while manning a checkpoint in his vehicle
4 Sgt. Justin L. Noyes 23 02 July 2006 9th Engineer Support Bn, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF DoD Release: Died July 2 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
5 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 03 July 2006 RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
6 Staff Sgt. Paul S. Pabla 23 03 July 2006 Army National Guard's 139th Field Artillery DoD Release: Died on July 3 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations
7 Staff Sgt. Omar D. Flores 27 08 July 2006 54th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer BDE assigned to I MEF (FWD) Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on July 8, when an IED detonated near Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations
8 Spc. Troy C. Linden 22 08 July 2006 54th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer BDE assigned to I MEF (FWD) Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on July 8, when an IED detonated near Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations
9 Spc. Joseph P. Micks 22 08 July 2006 54th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer BDE assigned to I MEF (FWD) Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on July 8, when an IED detonated near Mine Protected Vehicle (RG-31) during combat operations
10 Spc. Damien M. Montoya 21 09 July 2006 3rd Bn, 67th Armor, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died in a non-combat related incident at approximately 2:15 a.m.
11 Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky 31 10 July 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 119th Field Artillery DoD Release: Died on July 10, in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMWV in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21
12 Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry A. Tharp 44 12 July 2006 NMCB 25, 9th Naval Construction Regiment Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province on July 12 / DoD Release: Died July 12 as a result of enemy action when his dismounted patrol was struck by an IED while operating in the Al Anbar province of Iraq
13 Sgt. Irving Hernandez Jr. 28 12 July 2006 1st Bn, 17th Infantry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on July 12 when he encountered enemy small arms fire during combat operations
14 Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd 23 13 July 2006 54th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer Brigade DoD Release: Died on July 13 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 8 when an IED detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
15 Sgt. Thomas B. Turner Jr. 31 14 July 2006 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on July 14 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 13 when an IED detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Al Muqdadiyah, Iraq
16 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 15 July 2006 Multinational Corps - Iraq Died at approximately 11:25 a.m. when the vehicle he was riding in struck a roadside bomb near Sadr City, an area in northeast Baghdad
17 Sgt. Andres J. Contreras 23 15 July 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 3:55 p.m. when he was hit by an IED in southern Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained when his HMMWV encountered an IED in Baghdad, Iraq during combat operations
18 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 15 July 2006 49th Military Police BDE Died at approximately 11:25 a.m. when the vehicle he was riding in struck a roadside bomb near Sadr City, an area in northeast Baghdad
19 Spc. Manuel J. Holguin 21 15 July 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BDE, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on July 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire and an IED
20 Staff Sgt. Jason M. Evey 29 16 July 2006 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary, 2nd BCT, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 4:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad / DoD Release: Bradley Fighting Vehicle encountered an IED during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
21 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 17 July 2006 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
22 Cpl. Kenneth I. Pugh 39 17 July 2006 3rd Bn, 67th Armor, 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died from wounds at approximately 12:55 p.m. after being hit by small-arms fire in western Baghdad earlier in the day / DoD Release: Died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his M1A2 Abrams tank encountered enemy forces small arms fire
23 Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman 23 17 July 2006 1st Bn, 187th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died of injuries on July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when his HMMWV encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations
24 Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson II 26 17 July 2006 9th Psychological Operations Bn, 4th Psychological Operations Group, USARSOC DoD Release: Died on July 17 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire
25 Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith 34 17 July 2006 737th Explosive Ordnance Det., 52nd Ordnance Group DoD Release: Died on July 17 in Al Iskandariyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated during a controlled ordnance clearing mission
26 Lance Cpl. Geofrey R. Cayer 20 18 July 2006 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 18 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq
27 Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione 25 18 July 2006 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on July 18 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank
28 Cpl. Julian A. Ramon 22 20 July 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
29 Pfc. Derek J. Plowman 20 20 July 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 142nd Fires Brigade assigned to 43rd Military Police BDE Died of a non-combat related injury on July 20 / DoD Release: Died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a gun shot wound
30 Capt. Christopher T. Pate 29 21 July 2006 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Co., Command Element, II MEF Died to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
31 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 22 July 2006 MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 9:17 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by an IED in eastern Baghdad
32 Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swanson 25 22 July 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, MNf-W Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province July 22 / DoD Release: Died on July 22 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire
33 Capt. Blake H. Russell 35 22 July 2006 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died on July 22 of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
34 Cpl. Adam J. Fargo 22 22 July 2006 4th Brigade Troop Bon, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on July 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his convoy encountered enemy forces small arms fire
35 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 24 July 2006 MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 7:45 p.m. when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire south of Baghdad
36 Capt. Jason M. West 28 24 July 2006 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died on July 24 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire
37 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 24 July 2006 1st BDE, 1st Armored Division Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
38 Spc. Dennis K. Samson Jr. 24 24 July 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died on July 24 in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained by enemy small arms fire
39 Spc. Stephen W. Castner 27 24 July 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 121st Field Artillery DoD Release: Died on July 24, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his HMMMV during combat operations in Tallil, Iraq
40 Spc. Joseph A. Graves 21 25 July 2006 110th MP Co., 720th MP Bn, 89th MP BDE assigned to the 43rd MP BDE Killed in action while conducting combat operations north of Baghdad, July 25 / DoD Release: Killed on July 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered enemy fire
41 Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth 30 26 July 2006 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, serving with MNC-Iraq in Baghdad Died at approximately 2:15 p.m in Baghdad. The incident did not appear to be the result of enemy action and was under investigation / DoD Release: Died July 26 at Camp Victory, Iraq, after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation
42 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 27 July 2006 Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 Died to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province
43 Lance Cpl. James W. Higgins 22 27 July 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
44 Lance Cpl. Adam R. Murray 21 27 July 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died July 27 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
45 Cpl. Timothy D. Roos 21 27 July 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died July 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
46 Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez 21 27 July 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died July 27 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
47 Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus 28 29 July 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
48 Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield 19 29 July 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
49 Sgt. Christian B. Williams 27 29 July 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
50 Pfc. Jason Hanson 21 29 July 2006 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq
51 Sgt. Joshua A. Ford 20 31 July 2006 Army National Guard 189th Transportation Company, 485th Corps Support Bn assigned to the 16th Corps Support Group Killed in action by an IED while conducting a convoy south of Baghdad, Iraq July 31 / DoD Release: Died on July 31 during combat operations in Al Numaniyah, Iraq




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