Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
May 2006

Monthly Summaries References
71 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Cpl. Robbie G. Light 21 01 May 2006 1st Bn, 67th Armor, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division MND-Baghdad Killed May 1 at approximately 9:50 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad / DoD Relase: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq on May 1, when an IED detonated near his M1A2 Abrams tank during combat operations
2 Lance Cpl. Robert L. Moscillo 21 01 May 2006 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died May 1 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
3 Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor 38 03 May 2006 Army National Guard's 638th Battalion (Aviation) DoD Release: Died May 3 in Tammin, Iraq when a suicide, VBIED detonated near his observation post during dismounted combat patrol operations
4 Capt. Brian S. Letendre 27 03 May 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's Inspector and Instructor Staff, 1st Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died May 3 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
5 Pfc. Christopher M. Eckhardt 19 03 May 2006 4th Bn, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Taji, Iraq on May 3, from a non-combat related cause
6 Pfc. Benjamin T. Zieske 20 03 May 2006 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Kirkuk, Iraq on May 3, when an IED detonated during a dismounted combat patrol
7 Cpl. Stephen R. Bixler 20 04 May 2006 2nd Reconnaissance Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died May 4 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
8 Staff Sgt. Gavin B. Reinke 32 04 May 2006 5th Engineer Bn, 1st Engineer BDE, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 11:45 a.m. when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in south-central Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 4, when an IED detonated near their RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations
9 Spc. Bryan L. Quinton 24 04 May 2006 5th Engineer Bn, 1st Engineer BDE, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 11:45 a.m. when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in south-central Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 4, when an IED detonated near their RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations
10 Sgt. Elisha R. Parker 21 04 May 2006 1st Combat Engineer Bn, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died May 4, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
11 1st. Sgt. Carlos N. Saenz 46 05 May 2006 Army Reserve's 490th Civil Affairs Bn, attached to 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 11:45 a.m. when vehicle was stuck by an IED south of Baghdad in the Babil province / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
12 Spc. Teodoro Torres 29 05 May 2006 Army Reserve's 490th Civil Affairs Bn, attached to 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 11:45 a.m. when vehicle was stuck by an IED south of Baghdad in the Babil province / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
13 Sgt. Nathan J. Vacho 29 05 May 2006 Army Reserve's 489th Civil Affairs Bn, attached to 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 11:45 a.m. when vehicle was stuck by an IED south of Baghdad in the Babil province / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 5, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
14 Pvt. Alva L. Gaylord 25 05 May 2006 Army National Guard's 110th Engineer Bn Killed May 5 when his vehicle was struck by an IED / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Qasr Ar Riyy, Iraq on May 5, when an IED detonated near his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during a combat clearing operation
15 Sgt. Matthew J. Fenton 24 06 May 2006 Marine Forces Reserve's Inspector and Instructor Staff, 1st Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died May 6 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq on April 26
16 Lance Cpl. Leon B. Deraps 19 06 May 2006 7th Engineer Support Bn, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF DoD Release: Died May 6 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
17 Cpl. Cory L. Palmer 21 06 May 2006 2nd Reconnaissance Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died May 6 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1
18 Staff Sgt. Dale J. Kelly Jr. 48 06 May 2006 Army National Guard's 3rd Bn, 172nd Infantry (Mountain) DoD Release: Died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, on May 6, when an IED detonated near their M1083 cargo truck during combat operations
19 Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka 25 06 May 2006 Army National Guard's 3rd Bn, 172nd Infantry (Mountain) DoD Release: Died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, on May 6, when an IED detonated near their M1083 cargo truck during combat operations
20 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 07 May 2006 1st Marine Logistics Group Died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar province May 7
21 Staff Sgt. Emmanuel L. Legaspi 38 07 May 2006 1st Bn, 36th Infantry, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, TF Band of Brothers Killed May 7 near Tal Afar while assisting Iraqi Security Forces clear a building from which several anti-Iraqi forces were firing at civilians, ISF and Coalition Forces / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Tal Afar, Iraq, on May 7, when his unit came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations
22 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 08 May 2006 MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 11:10 a.m. when an IED struck his vehicle during a patrol southeast of Baghdad
23 Staff Sgt. Gregory A. Wagner 35 08 May 2006 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 147th Field Artillery Killed May 8 following an IED attack in east Baghdad, Iraq / DoD Relase: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 8, when an improvised fire projectile struck his HMMWV during combat operations
24 Spc. Aaron P. Latimer 26 09 May 2006 562nd Engineer Co., 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Died from non-combat related wounds May 9 near Mosul / DoD Relase: Died in Mosul, Iraq, on May 9
25 Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro 28 09 May 2006 2nd Reconnaissance Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Relase: Died May 10, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1
26 Pfc. Eric D. Clark 22 11 May 2006 3rd Bn, 6th Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 9 a.m. May 11 when vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol SW of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat patrol operations
27 Pfc. Stephen P. Snowberger III 18 11 May 2006 3rd Bn, 6th Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 9 a.m. May 11 when vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a patrol SW of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during combat patrol operations
28 Spc. Armer N. Burkart 26 11 May 2006 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 6:30 a.m. May 11 when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb during a patrol SW of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 11, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations
29 Lance Cpl. Jason K. Burnett 20 11 May 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to RCT-5 Died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province May 11. The Marines were traveling in a U.S. M1A1 Main Battle Tank when it rolled off a bridge into a canal near Karmah, Iraq. All four Marines on board drowned
30 Lance Cpl. David J. GramesSanchez 22 11 May 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to RCT-5 Died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province May 11. The Marines were traveling in a U.S. M1A1 Main Battle Tank when it rolled off a bridge into a canal near Karmah, Iraq. All four Marines on board drowned
31 2nd Lt. Michael L. Licalzi 24 11 May 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to RCT-5 Died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province May 11. The Marines were traveling in a U.S. M1A1 Main Battle Tank when it rolled off a bridge into a canal near Karmah, Iraq. All four Marines on board drowned
32 Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos 21 11 May 2006 2nd Tank Bn, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF assigned to RCT-5 Died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province May 11. The Marines were traveling in a U.S. M1A1 Main Battle Tank when it rolled off a bridge into a canal near Karmah, Iraq. All four Marines on board drowned
33 Lance Cpl. Adam C. Conboy 21 12 May 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died May 12, as a result of a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraqcombat operations
34 Spc. Brandon L. Teeters 21 12 May 2006 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th BCT DoD Release: Died on May 12, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, of injuries sustained on April 20, when an IED detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
35 Spc. Ronald W. Gebur 23 13 May 2006 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed May 13 at approximately 4 a.m. when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in south Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 13, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations
36 Lance Cpl. Richard Z. James 20 13 May 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died died May 13, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
37 Chief Warrant Officer 4, John W. Engeman 45 14 May 2006 1st Bn, 312th Regiment, 30th Enhanced Separate BDE, MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 8 p.m. May 14 in east Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
38 Master Sgt. Robert H. West 37 14 May 2006 1st Bn, 312th Regiment, 30th Enhanced Separate BDE, MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 8 p.m. May 14 in east Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
39 Lance Cpl. Jose S. MarinDominguez Jr. 22 14 May 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, assigned to RCT-7 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province May 14
40 Lance Cpl. Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby 21 14 May 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, assigned to RCT-7 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar Province May 14
41 Maj. Matthew W. Worrell 34 14 May 2006 1st Bn, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Died May 14 when helicopter was shot down during fighting in Yusifiyah
42 Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jamie D. Weeks 47 14 May 2006 1st Bn, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Died May 14 when helicopter was shot down during fighting in Yusifiyah
43 Staff Sgt. Marion Flint Jr. 29 15 May 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed May 15 near Balad when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 15, when an IED detonated near vehicle during combat patrol operations
44 Pfc. Grant A. Dampier 25 15 May 2006 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th Infantry Division Killed May 15 near Balad when vehicle struck an IED / DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 15, when an IED detonated near vehicle during combat patrol operations
45 Capt. Shane R. Mahaffee 36 16 May 2006 Army Reserve's 489th Civil Affairs Bn DoD Release: Died on May 15, in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, of injuries sustained on May 5, when an IED detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations in Al Hillah, Iraq
46 Staff Sgt. Santiago M. Halsel 32 16 May 2006 2nd Bn, 502nd Infantry, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed by a roadside bomb at ~7:30 a.m. May 16 in S Baghdad while conducting a dismounted patrol / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained when an IED detonated while conducting a dismounted clearance mission during combat operations
47 Petty Officer Third Class Lee Hamilton Deal 23 17 May 2006 Operationally assigned to RCT-5, I MEF (Forward), & permanently assigned to 2nd MARDIV, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic Died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province May 17
48 Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland 43 18 May 2006 352nd Civil Affairs Command, MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 2:30 pm May 18 when a roadside bomb struck vehicle NW of Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
49 1st. Lt. Robert A. Seidel III 23 18 May 2006 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 2:30 pm May 18 when a roadside bomb struck vehicle NW of Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
50 Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen Jr. 26 18 May 2006 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 2:30 pm May 18 when a roadside bomb struck vehicle NW of Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
51 Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer 25 18 May 2006 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Died at approximately 2:30 pm May 18 when a roadside bomb struck vehicle NW of Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
52 Cpl. William B. Fulks 23 18 May 2006 MND-Baghdad DoD Release: Died died May 18, at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1
53 Lance Cpl. Benito A. Ramirez 21 21 May 2006 3rd Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, RCT-5 Died due to enemy action while operating in al Anbar province May 21
54 Sgt. David R. Christoff 25 22 May 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died May 22, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
55 Lance Cpl. William J. Leusink 21 22 May 2006 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF DoD Release: Died May 22, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
56 Spc. Michael L. Hermanson 21 23 May 2006 Army National Guard's 164th Engineer Battalion Killed while conducting a patrol on May 23 south of Balad as part of a team conducting counter-IED operations when the patrol was attacked by small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades DoD Release: Died on May 23, in AL Abayachi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under IED, RPG and enemy small arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations
57 Pfc. Steven W. Freund 20 23 May 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died May 23, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
58 Lance Cpl. Robert G. Posivio III 22 23 May 2006 1st Bn, 1st Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF DoD Release: Died May 23, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
59 Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo 30 25 May 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BDE, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 2 p.m. May 25 when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
60 Spc. Robert E. Blair 22 25 May 2006 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BDE, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Killed at approximately 2 p.m. May 25 when vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV during combat operations
61 Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin 24 25 May 2006 5th Engineer Bn DoD Release: Died on May 25, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on May 4, when an IED detonated near his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq
62 Lance Cpl. Kevin A. Lucas 20 26 May 2006 3rd Bn, 8th Marines, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died May 26, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq
63 Spc. J. Adan Garcia 20 27 May 2006 1st Brigade Special Troops Bn, 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Release: Died on May 27 in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered small arms fire received while returning from an explosive ordnance mission
64 Cpl. Richard A. Bennett 25 27 May 2006 HMLA-169, MAG-39, 3rd MAW, I MEF Died when U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra helicopter went down May 27 with two Marines on board during a maintenance test flight in al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on May 27
65 Capt. Nathanael J. Doring 31 27 May 2006 HMLA-169, MAG-39, 3rd MAW, I MEF Died when U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra helicopter went down May 27 with two Marines on board during a maintenance test flight in al Anbar province / DoD Release: Died following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on May 27
66 Spc. Jeremy M. Loveless 25 29 May 2006 2nd Bn, 1st Infantry, 172nd Stryker BCT, TF Band of Brothers Killed May 29 in Mosul by small arms fire / DoD Release: Stryker came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations
67 Capt. James A. Funkhouser 35 29 May 2006 1st Bn, 12th Infantry, 4th BDE, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 29, of injuries sustained when a VBIED detonated near his HMMWV during reconnaissance patrol operations
68 Spc. Bobby R. West 23 30 May 2006 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed May 30 at approximately 7 p.m. when an IED detonated southeast of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died of injuries sustained when an IED detonated during dismounted patrol operations
69 Cpl. Alexander J. Kolasa 22 31 May 2006 704th Main Support Bn, 4th BDE, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of a non-combat related cause May 31 at approximately 5:30 a.m.
70 Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia 25 31 May 2006 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry, 172nd Stryker BCT DoD Release: Died in Marez, Iraq, on May 31, of non-combat related causes
71 Spc. Brock L. Bucklin 28 31 May 2006 1st Bn, 68th Armor, 3rd Heavy BCT, 4th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died May 31, in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause




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