Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 2006

Monthly Summaries References
33 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Pfc. Tina M. Priest 20 01 Mar 2006 4th Support Bn, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Divison, MND-Baghdad Died in a non-combat incident at 11:45 a.m. March 1 / DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq on March 1, from non-combat related injury
2 Spc. Christopher S. Merchant 32 01 Mar 2006 Army National Guard's 3rd Bn, 172nd Infantry, assigned to 2nd BCT, MNF-West Died March 1 due to enemy action while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on March 1, when his HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using a VBIED and RPG
3 Sgt. Joshua V. Youmans 26 01 Mar 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn,125th Infantry DoD Release: Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 1, from injuries sustained in Habbaniyah, Iraq on Nov. 21, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
4 Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder 03 Mar 2006 Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF DoD Release: Died March 3 from a non combat-related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq
5 Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Jessen 28 05 Mar 2006 22nd Chemical Bn (Technical Escort), assigned to RCT-7 Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province March 5 / DoD Release: Died in Rawah, Iraq, on March 5, when an IED detonated during combat operations
6 Cpl. Adam O. Zanutto 26 06 Mar 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died March 6 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received as a result of an IED in Al Anbar province, Iraq on Feb. 25
7 Pfc. Ricky Salas, Jr. 22 07 Mar 2006 2nd Bn, 37th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, TF Band of Brothers Killed in an IED attack on patrol near Tall Afar early morning March 7 / DoD Relase: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle while conducting mounted operations
8 Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone 31 07 Mar 2006 9th Engineer Support Bn, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF DoD Release: Died March 7 from IED in Al Anbar province, Iraq
9 Gunnery Sgt. John D. Fry 28 08 Mar 2006 8th Engineer Support Bn, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province March 8
10 Lance Cpl. Bunny Long 22 10 Mar 2006 Headquarters Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF Killed when VBIED detonated near the city of Fallujah March 10.
11 Pfc. Amy A. Duerksen 19 11 Mar 2006 4th Combat Support Bn, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 11, from a non-combat related injury
12 Lance Cpl. Kristen K. Figueroa 20 12 Mar 2006 3rd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF assigned to 2-28 BCT Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province March 12
13 Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Lewis 32 13 Mar 2006 519th MP Bn, 49th MP Brigade, MND-Baghdad Died of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack that occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. in Eastern Baghdad March 13 / DoD Release: Died N of Rustamiyah, Iraq, on March 13, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during a convoy operations
14 Staff Sgt. Marco, A. Silva 27 13 Mar 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 2-28 Brigade Combat Team Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province March 13 / DoD Release: Died near Ar Ramadi, Iraq on March 13, when he came under small arms fire and an IED detonated during combat operations
15 Sgt. Corey A. Dan 22 13 Mar 2006 1st Bn, 506th Infantry, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 2-28 Brigade Combat Team Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province March 13 / DoD Release: Died near Ar Ramadi, Iraq on March 13, when he came under small arms fire and an IED detonated during combat operations
16 Pfc. Angelo A. Zawaydeh 19 15 Mar 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BDE, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed southwest of Baghdad at approximately 6:30 p.m. March 15 by indirect fire / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on March 15, when his traffic control point came under mortar attack during combat operations
17 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 16 Mar 2006 TF Band of Brothers Soldier from the 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Shot and killed while manning an observation post in Samarra March 16
18 Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson 21 16 Mar 2006 101st Military Intelligence Det., 501st Special Troops Bn, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq, on Mar. 16, when a mortar round detonated
19 Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez 22 16 Mar 2006 101st Military Intelligence Det., 501st Special Troops Bn, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died in Tikrit, Iraq, on Mar. 16, when a mortar round detonated
20 Staff Sgt. Ricardo Barraza 24 18 Mar 2006 2nd Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on March 18, when he came under small arms fire by enemy forces during combat operations
21 Sgt. Dale G. Brehm 23 18 Mar 2006 2nd Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment DoD Release: Died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on March 18, when he came under small arms fire by enemy forces during combat operations
22 Spc. Antoine J. McKinzie 25 21 Mar 2006 4th Bn, 27th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division MND-Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire March 21 at 1:10 p.m. while patrolling in western Baghdad / DoD Release: HMMWV came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations
23 Staff Sgt. Brock A. Beery 30 23 Mar 2006 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn, 123rd Armor DoD Release: Died in Habbaniyah, Iraq on March 23, when an IED detonated near his LMTV followed by enemy small arms fire during combat operations
24 Sgt 1st Class Randy D. McCaulley 44 23 Mar 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 110th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 28th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Habbaniyah, Iraq on March 23, when his dismounted patrol came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations
25 Spc. Frederick A. Carlson 25 25 Mar 2006 Army National Guard's 228th Forward Support Bn, 2nd BDE, 28th Infantry Division Died due to cardiac arrest in Al Anbar Province / DoD Release: Died in Taqqadum, Iraq on March 25, from a non-combat related cause
26 Pfc. Sean D. Tharp 21 28 Mar 2006 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed by small-arms fire at approximately 4 p.m. March 28 south of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on March 28, when his element came under enemy small arms fire while conducting dismounted patrol operations
27 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 28 Mar 2006 U.S. Soldier Died of wounds sustained when Humvee was struck by an IED outside Habbaniyah March 28. Soldiers were returning to Baghdad when their convoy was hit by the IED / Possibly same incident as below
28 Sgt. Michael D. Rowe 23 28 Mar 2006 46th Engineer Battalion, Warrior Brigade Died in Rutbah, Iraq on March 28, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. / Possibly same incident as above
29 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 28 Mar 2006 Soldier assigned to 9th Naval Construction Regiment Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province March 28
30 Staff Sgt. Robert Hernandez 47 28 Mar 2006 Army Reserve's 3rd Bn, 318th Regiment, 1st BDE, 80th Division (Institutional Training) DoD Release: Died in Al Taquaddum, Iraq on March 28, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
31 Tech. Sgt. Walter M. Moss Jr. 37 29 Mar 2006 Airman assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group Killed by an IED while conducting safing operations in the vicinity of Baghdad / DoD Release: Killed in the explosion of an IED while conducting safing operations in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq on March 29
32 Pfc. Joseph J. Duenas 23 30 Mar 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault), TF Band of Brothers Died from non-battle related injuries sustained while taking part in an operation in the Kirkuk province March 30 / DoD Release:Died in Kirkuk Province, Iraq on March 30 from non-combat related injuries while returning from combat operations
33 Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel 21 31 Mar 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to 2/28 Brigade Combat Team Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province March 31




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