Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 2005

Monthly Summaries References
36 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Lizbeth Robles 31 01 Mar 2005 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, 1st COSCOM Died March 1 from injuries sustained during a vehicle accident that occurred about 20 miles northwest of Tikrit near the town of Bayji Feb 28 / DoD Release: Died at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt
2 Spc. Azhar Ali 27 02 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 69th Infantry, TF Baghdad Died late March 2 at a combat support hospital after being injured in an IED attack
3 Spc. Wai P. Lwin 27 02 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 69th Infantry, TF Baghdad Died late March 2 at a combat support hospital after being injured in an IED attack
4 Spc. Robert S. Pugh 25 02 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 155th Infantry DoD Release: Died Mar. 2 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
5 Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones 43 03 Mar 2005 133rd Engineer Bn DoD Release: Died March 3 in Syracuse, N.Y., of a non-combat related illness. He had just returned from duty in Iraq
6 Capt. Sean Grimes 31 04 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 4, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an IED detonated near their patrol
7 Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho 38 04 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 4, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an IED detonated near their patrol
8 Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan 26 04 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 4, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an IED detonated near their patrol
9 Spc. Wade Michael Twyman 27 04 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 4, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an IED detonated near their patrol
10 Spc. Adriana N. Salem 21 04 Mar 2005 3rd Forward Support Bn, Division Support Command, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Liberty Killed in a vehicle accident near Tikrit at about 10:00 p.m. March 4 / DoD Release: Died Mar. 4 in Remagen, Iraq when her military vehicle rolled over
11 Staff Sgt. Juan M. Solorio 32 04 Mar 2005 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died March 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle as his unit was being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
12 Sgt. Seth K. Garceau 27 04 Mar 2005 224th Engineer Bn, 155th Brigade Combat Team DoD Release: Died March 4 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 27 when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
13 Sgt. Andrew L. Bossert 24 07 Mar 2005 44th Engineer Bn, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died March 7, in Ramadi, Iraq, when a VBIED detonated near their screening area
14 Pfc. Michael W. Franklin 22 07 Mar 2005 44th Engineer Bn, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died March 7, in Ramadi, Iraq, when a VBIED detonated near their screening area
15 Spc. Matthew A. Koch 09 Mar 2005 70th Engineer Bn, TF Baghdad Died March 9 when his patrol was hit by an IED around 3:30 p.m / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an IED detonated near his vehicle
16 Spc. Nicholas E. Wilson 21 11 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 2nd Infantry Division, assigned to I MEF Killed in a non-hostile accident March 11, 2005, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting a roving patrol when his military vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch after the shoulder of the road he was on collapsed
17 Staff Sgt. Donald D. Griffith, Jr. 29 11 Mar 2005 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry, TF Freedom Killed by small-arms fire in Mosul March 11 / DoD Release: Died Mar.11 as a result of hostile action in, Tal Afar, Iraq
18 Lance Cpl. Joshua L. Torrence 20 14 Mar 2005 2nd Assault Amphibian Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF / Initial release stated I MEF Killed in action March 14, 2005, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province
19 Spc. Paul M. Heltzel 39 15 Mar 2005 2nd Bn, 156th Infantry, 256th Brigade Combat Team, TF Baghdad Died March 15 around 10 a.m. when a vehicle-carried improvised explosive device detonated while the Soldier was on patrol
20 Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Kieffer 36 15 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 182nd Field Artillery DoD Release: Died Mar. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit
21 Spc. Rocky D. Payne 26 16 Mar 2005 497th Transportation Company, 44th Corps Support Bn, 1st COSCOM Died March 16 of injuries sustained from an IED explosion. The explosion occurred on a road south of Baghdad
22 Pfc. Lee A. Lewis, Jr. 28 18 Mar 2005 3rd Bn, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died from a gunshot wound when his patrol in northeast Baghdad came under small-arms attack at around 3:30 p.m. on March 18 / DoD Release: Died Mar. 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy small arms fire
23 Spc. Jonathan A. Hughes 21 19 Mar 2005 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery DOD Release: Died March 19 in Iraq when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
24 Sgt. Paul W. Thomason, III 37 20 Mar 2005 2nd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, TF Liberty Killed by an IED detonation about 10:30 a.m., March 20. / DoD Release: Died Mar. 20 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his vehicle
25 Spc. Francisco G. Martinez 20 20 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 20, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province. / DoD Release: Died March 20 in Tamin, Iraq, as a result of enemy small arms fire
26 Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith 20 21 Mar 2005 3rd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Killed in action March 21, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar province
27 Spc. Travis R. Bruce 22 23 Mar 2005 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion DoD Release: Died March 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an enemy mortar round detonated near his guard position
28 Cpl. Bryan J. Richardson 23 25 Mar 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, assigned to I MEF Killed in action March 25, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al-Anbar Province
29 Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt 23 26 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 141st Field Artillery, TF Baghdad Killed around 8:30 a.m., March 26, when their patrol in southwest Baghdad was struck by a VBIED
30 Sgt. Isiah J. Sinclair 31 26 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 156th Armored Regiment, TF Baghdad Killed around 8:30 a.m., March 26, when their patrol in southwest Baghdad was struck by a VBIED
31 Pfc. Samuel S. Lee 19 28 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, assigned to the 2nd BCT, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Died March 28 in a non-hostile incident / DoD Release: Died March 28 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
32 Warrant Officer Charles G. Wells Jr. 32 30 Mar 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 6th Motor Transport Bn, 4th Force Service Support Group, assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group Killed in action while conducting a combat logistics patrol enroute to Al Qaim. The Marine was killed when the vehicle he was in struck a land mine
33 Sgt. Kelly S. Morris 24 30 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, TF Baghdad Died March 30 around 4:30 p.m. when his patrol in east Baghdad came under small arms attack
34 Sgt. Kenneth L. Ridgley 30 30 Mar 2005 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), TF Freedom Killed after insurgents opened fire on Coalition Forces at a check point in Mosul March 30.
35 Spc. Eric L. Toth 21 30 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 623rd Field Artillery DoD Release: Died March 30 on a supply route when an IED detonated near his HMMWV
36 Sgt. 1st Class Robbie D. McNary 42 31 Mar 2005 1st Bn, 163rd Mechanized Infantry, TF Liberty Killed in action near Hawijah at about 1:50 p.m. March 31 / Dod Release: Died March 31, in Hawijah, Iraq, from injuries sustained while performing combat operations




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