Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
May 2003

Monthly Summaries
37 Total Casualties
Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Pfc. Jesse A. Givens 34 May 1, 2003 2nd Sqd, 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, Colo. Killed in action-tank fell into river

2 Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds 25 May 3, 2003 74th LR Surveillance, 173rd ABN Non-hostile weapon discharge
3 Pvt. Jason L. Deibler 20 May 4, 2003 1st Bn, 6th Infantry Regiment, based at Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany. Non-combat weapon discharge

4 Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold 23 May 8, 2003 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd ID (Mechanized), Ft. Stewart, Ga. Directing traffic-struck by sniper's bullet

5 Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns 22 May 9, 2003 6th Engineer Support Bn, 4th FSSG, Eugene, Ore. Non-hostile vehicle accident

6 Cpl. Richard P. Carl 26 May 9, 2003 571st Air Medical Co, Ft. Carson, Colo. UH-60 air medical helicopter crash

7 Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen 31 May 9, 2003 571st Air Medical Co, Ft. Carson, Colo. UH-60 air medical helicopter crash

8 Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen 39 May 9, 2003 571st Air Medical Co, Ft. Carson, Colo. UH-60 air medical helicopter crash

9 Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith 20 May 10, 2003 Detachment 1, Communications Co, HS Bn, 4th FSSGGroup, Peru, Ind. Non-hostile vehicle accident

10 Lance Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik 21 May 12, 2003 1st Maintenance Bn, 1st FSSG, based at Camp Pendleton, CA. Unexploded ordnance detonation

11 Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez 19 May 12, 2003 1st Supply Bn, 1st FSSG, based at Camp Pendleton, CA. Unexploded ordnance detonation

12 Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr. 31 May 13, 2003 728th Air Control Sqd, Eglin AFB, Fla. Convoy ambush

13 Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker 19 May 13, 2003 2nd Combat Engineer Bn, 2nd MAR DIV, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Munitions bunker fire/explosion

14 Spc. David T. Nutt 32 May 14, 2003 494th Transportation Co, based at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Vehicle accident

15 Master Sgt. William L. Payne 46 May 16, 2003 2nd Bn, 70th Armor Regiment, Ft. Riley, Kan. Ordnance explosionp>
16 Spc. Rasheed Sahib 22 May 18, 2003 20th FA Rgt, 4th ID, Ft. Hood, Texas. Accidental weapon discharge

17 Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes 28 May 18, 2003 LAV -ADB, 4th LARBn, 4th MAR DIV, Camp Pendleton, CA. Vehicle accident

18 Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona 42 May 19, 2003 19th Maintenance Bn, Ft. Sill, Okla. Vehicle accident

19 Capt. Andrew David LaMont 31 May 19, 2003 364, MAG 39, 3rd MAW, Camp Pendleton, CA. CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter accident

20 Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore 21 May 19, 2003 364, MAG 39, 3rd MAW, Camp Pendleton, CA. CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter accident

21 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan 30 May 19, 2003 364, MAG 39, 3rd MAW, Camp Pendleton, CA. CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter accident

22 Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie 23 May 19, 2003 1st Bn, 4th MAR Rgt, Camp Pendleton, CA. drowned in attempted rescue of crewmember's of Marhine CH-46 helicopeter that went down in canal

23 Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White 27 May 19, 2003 364, MAG 39, 3rd MAW, Camp Pendleton, CA. CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter accident

24 Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell 27 May 21, 2003 404th Air Support Bn, 4th ID, Ft. Hood, Texas. Vehicle accident

25 Pvt. David Evans Jr. 18 May 25, 2003 977th MP Co, Ft. Riley, Kan. Iraqi ammunition explosion while performing security at the site

26 Maj. Mathew E. Schram 36 May 26, 2003 HHT Support Sqd 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, Colo. Military convoy encoutered enemy fire

27 Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith 25 May 26, 2003 1st Bn, 34th Armor Regiment, Ft. Riley, Kan. Vehicle hit exploded ordnance

28 Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken 30 May 26, 2003 501st MP Co, Wiesbaden, Germany. Vehicle accident

29 Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley 19 May 26, 2003 501st MP Co, Wiesbaden, Germany. Vehicle accident

30 Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell 24 May 26, 2003 Company C, 4th Engineer Btn drowning
31 Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead 34 May 27, 2003 2nd Sqd, 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, Colo. Fired upon by assailants at checkpoint

32 Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn 37 May 27, 2003 2nd Sqd, 3rd ACR, Ft. Carson, Colo. Fired upon by assailants at checkpoint
33 Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley 39 May 28, 2003 588th Engineer Bn heart attack
34 Spc. Jose A. Perez III 22 May 28, 2003 6th Bn, 27th FA Rgt, Ft. Sill, Okla. Convoy was ambushed

35 Spc. Michael T. Gleason 25 May 30, 2003 519th Military Intelligence Bn, Fort Bragg, NC Non-hostile vehicle accident
36 Spc. Kyle. A. Griffin 20 May 30, 2003 519th Military Intelligence Bn, Fort Bragg, NC Non-hostile vehicle accident
37 Spc. Zachariah W. Long 20 May 30, 2003 519th Military Intelligence Bn, Fort Bragg, NC Non-hostile vehicle accident




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