Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 2004

Monthly Summaries References
52Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Michael R. Woodliff 22 02 Mar 2004 HHC, 1st Bn, 37th Armor, 1st Armor Division An improvised-explosive-device attack killed one soldier and seriously wounded another. The soldiers were part of a five-vehicle convoy traveling through Adhamiyah when the IED exploded. The first US soldier killed by hostile action in ten days. / DoD Release
2 Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray 32 05 Mar 2004 Navy Detachment Kuwait Navy Base service members were traveling in a mini van near the Kuwait Naval Base when they were rear-ended by a second vehicle occupied by two Third Country Nationals causing the minivan to roll over.
3 Capt. Gussie M. Jones 41 07 Mar 2004 31st Combat Support Hospital, 2nd Medical Brigade non-combat-related medical condition
4 Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark 18 08 Mar 2004 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st MARDIV found dead from a gunshot wound at Camp Victory, Kuwait
5 Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried 42 09 Mar 2004 1st Division Support Command, 1st ID vechicle struck by improvised explosive device in Tampa, Iraq
6 Spc. Edward W. Brabazon 20 09 Mar 2004 2-505th PIR, 82nd ABN Division non-hostile gunshot wound
7 Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer 23 10 Mar 2004 652nd Engineer Company, U.S. Army Reserve improvised explosive device hit his convoy in Baqubah, Iraq
8 Fern L. Holland 33 10 Mar 2004 DOD Civilian roadside ambush near the town of Hillah, about 60 kilometers south of Baghdad
9 Robert J. Zangas 44 10 Mar 2004 DOD Civilian roadside ambush near the town of Hillah, about 60 kilometers south of Baghdad
10 Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr. 37 11 Mar 2004 1st Bn, 16th Infantry Bde, 1st ID improvised explosive device during convoy escort northeast of Habbiniyah
11 Spc. Christopher K. Hill 26 11 Mar 2004 1st Bn, 16th Infantry Bde, 1st ID improvised explosive device during convoy escort northeast of Habbiniyah
12 Spc. Jocelyn L. Carrasquillo 28 13 Mar 2004 1-120th Infantry Regiment improvised explosive device attack on their convoy southeast of Baghdad
13 Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin 31 13 Mar 2004 1-504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division improvised explosive device struck vehicle in Baghdad
14 Sgt. Daniel J. Londono 22 13 Mar 2004 1-504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division improvised explosive device struck vehicle in Baghdad
15 Pfc. Joel K. Brattain 21 13 Mar 2004 1-504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division improvised explosive device struck vehicle in Baghdad
16 Capt. John F. Kurth 31 13 Mar 2004 1-18th Infantry, 1st ID patrol encountered an improvised explosive device in Tikrit
17 Spc. Jason C. Ford 21 13 Mar 2004 1-18th Infantry, 1st ID patrol encountered an improvised explosive device in Tikrit
18 Sgt. William J. Normandy 42 15 Mar 2004 1-86th Field Artillery Died at Camp Virginia, Iraq (north of Kuwait City), of non-combat related injuries
19 Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen 52 16 Mar 2004 151st Signal Bn Died at Camp Virginia, Kuwait (north of Kuwait City), of non-combat related injuries
20 First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams 24 16 Mar 2004 1st Squadron, 3rd ACR Struck by the barrel of the .50 caliber weapon mounted on his tank in Al Asad
21 Spc. Tracy L. Laramore 30 17 Mar 2004 1-18th Infantry Regiment Died of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over in the river in Baji, Iraq
22 Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps 44 17 Mar 2004 13th Corps Support Command
1544th Transportation Co., Illinois ARNG
Died of injuries sustained in mortar attack on Logistics Base Seitz in Baghdad
23 Pfc. Brandon C. Smith 20 18 Mar 2004 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed as a result of enemy action in Al Qaim, Al Anbar province, while conducting security and stability operations
24 Pfc. Ricky A. Morris Jr. 20 18 Mar 2004 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed as a result of enemy action in Al Qaim, Al Anbar province, while conducting security and stability operations
25 Pfc. Ernest Harold Sutphin 21 18 Mar 2004 2-11th FA, 25th ID (Light) Died from injuries sustained in a vehicle incident in Kirkuk, Iraq, on March 11
26 Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield 24 18 Mar 2004 Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd MAW, I MEF Died from wounds received from an enemy mortar attack at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
27 Spec. Doron Chan 20 18 Mar 2004 411th Engineer Brigade Died near Balad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle was cut off by a civilian vehicle, swerved, crossed into oncoming traffic, and flipped over
28 Cpl. David M. Vicente 25 19 Mar 2004 2-7th Marines, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Killed in an attack during security operations near Hit in the Al Anbar province
29 Pfc. Jason C. Ludlam 22 19 Mar 2004 2-2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division Electrocuted in Ba'qubah, Iraq, while laying telephone wires
30 Spc. Clint Richard Matthews 31 19 Mar 2004 1-18th Infantry Regiment Died in Baji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over on March 17
31 Spc. Matthew J. Sandri 24 20 Mar 2004 82nd Forward Support Bn, 82nd Airborne Division Killed during rocket attack on amilitary base near Fallujah
32 Maj. Mark D. Taylor 41 20 Mar 2004 782nd Main Support Bn, 82nd Airborne Division Killed during rocket attack on amilitary base near Fallujah
33 1st Lt. Michael W. Vega 41 20 Mar 2004 223rd MI Co, 223rd MI Bn Died from injuries sustained when his military vehicle rolled over in Diwaniyah, Iraq, on March 11
34 Pvt. Dustin L. Kreider 19 21 Mar 2004 1-26th Infantry Regiment, 1st ID Killed by friendly fire during a unit weapon test-firing incident
35 Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson 21 21 Mar 2004 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry Regiment His military vehicle was hit with an Improvised Explosive Device while on a patrol in Abu Ghraib district on the western outskirts of Baghdad
36 Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Dang 20 22 Mar 2004 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died as a result of hostile fire near Ar Ramady, Iraq
37 Pfc. Bruce Miller, Jr. 23 22 Mar 2004 2-3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Non-combat related injuries
38 SSgt. Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III 33 24 Mar 2004 21st MP Co, 16th MP Brigade, XVIIIth Airborne Corps Killed after investigating a suspicious vehicle and coming under attack by individuals using small arms and an improvised explosive device (IED).
39 Spc. Adam D. Froehlich 21 25 Mar 2004 1-6th Field Artillery Died from injuries sustained when his patrol came under an IED at Baqubah
40 LCpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess 20 25 Mar 2004 Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd MAW, I MEF Died in ambush west of Fallujah
41 LCpl. James A. Casper 20 25 Mar 2004 2nd Bn, 11th Marines, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Non-combat related incident at Al Asad, Iraq
42 Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr. 21 26 Mar 2004 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died from hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq
43 Master Sgt. Timothy Toney 27 27 Mar 2004 Headquarters Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait
44 Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes 27 29 Mar 2004 744th Transportation Co vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and fell from a bridge near Balad, Iraq
45 Pfc. Sean M. Schneider 22 29 Mar 2004 115th Forward Support Bn Died as the result of a vehicle accident near Baghdad
46 Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche 20 30 Mar 2004 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF Died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
47 Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson 45 30 Mar 2004 10th Special Forces Group Died in Somara, Iraq, when the military vehicle he was riding in rolled over
48 1st Lt. Doyle M. Hufstedler 25 31 Mar 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID Killed in a roadside bomb explosion near their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Al-Anbar province, west of the capital, Baghdad.
49 Spc. Sean R. Mitchell 24 31 Mar 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID Killed in a roadside bomb explosion near their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Al-Anbar province, west of the capital, Baghdad.
50 Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr. 23 31 Mar 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID Killed in a roadside bomb explosion near their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Al-Anbar province, west of the capital, Baghdad.
51 Pfc. Cleston C. Raney 20 31 Mar 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID Killed in a roadside bomb explosion near their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Al-Anbar province, west of the capital, Baghdad.
52 Pvt. Brandon L. Davis 20 31 Mar 2004 1st Engineer Bn, 1st BDE, 1st ID Killed in a roadside bomb explosion near their armored personnel carrier in Habbaniyah, Al-Anbar province, west of the capital, Baghdad.




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