Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
May 2008

Monthly Summaries References
20 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Jeffrey F. Nichols 21 01 May 2008 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) DoD Release: Died May 1 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
2 Pvt. Corey L. Hicks 22 02 May 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed from wounds sustained when an IED struck the soldier's vehicle during a combat patrol in eastern Baghdad at approximately 6:15 p.m. May 2
3 Lance Cpl. Casey L. Casanova 22 02 May 2008 Combat Logistics Bn 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF, MNF-West Killed in action May 2 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
4 Cpl. Miguel A. Guzman 21 02 May 2008 Combat Logistics Bn 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF, MNF-West Killed in action May 2 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
5 Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple 21 02 May 2008 Combat Logistics Bn 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF, MNF-West Killed in action May 2 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
6 Sgt. Glen E. Martinez 31 02 May 2008 Combat Logistics Bn 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I MEF, MNF-West Killed in action May 2 when vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an IED in al Anbar Province
7 Spc. Alex D. Gonzalez 21 06 May 2008 43rd Combat Engineer Co., 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Killed ifrom wounds sustained in an insurgent attack against the soldier's patrol in Ninewah Province May 6 / DoD Release: Died May 6 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade attack
8 Pfc. Aaron J. Ward 19 06 May 2008 170th MP Company, 504th MP Bn, 42nd MP BDE DoD Release: Died May 6 in Al Anbar, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came under small arms fire while conducting cordon and search operations
9 Spc. Mary J. Jaenichen 20 09 May 2008 Brigade Troops Bn, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Died of non-combat related injuries May 9 / DoD Release: Died May 9 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury
10 Spc. Joseph A. Ford 23 11 May 2008 1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry, 76th BCT, Indiana National Guard DoD Release: Died May 10 in Al Asad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident
11 Cpl. Jessica A. Ellis 24 11 May 2008 2nd Brigade Special Troops Ban, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-Baghdad Killed after being struck by an IED during a route clearance patrol at approximately 9:20 p.m. May 11 in northwestern Baghdad
12 Sgt. Victor M. Cota 33 13 May 2008 Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed when his vehicle was struck by an IED in northwestern Baghdad at approximately 7 p.m. May 13 / DoD Release: Died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED in Kadamiyah, Iraq, May 13
13 Sgt. John K. Daggett 21 15 May 2008 1st Bn, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 25th Infantry Divisionn DoD Release: Died May 15 in Halifax, Canada, of wounds suffered May 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle
14 Pvt. Branden P. Haunert 21 18 May 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), MND-North Killed in an IED attack in the Salah ad-Din Province when the Soldiers' vehicle was struck by an IED, May 18 / DoD Release: Died May 18 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
15 Pfc. Howard A. Jones, Jr. 35 18 May 2008 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 1st Infantry Division DoD Release: Died May 18 in Chicago from injuries sustained when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while on leave from the Iraq theater of operations
16 Pfc. Kyle P. Norris 22 22 May 2008 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed in an IED attack 12 miles southwest of Baghdad, May 22 / DoD Release: Died May 23 in Balad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED during a patrol May 22 in Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq
17 Sgt. Blake W. Evans 24 25 May 2008 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DoD Release: Died May 25 in Al Jazeera Desert, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
18 Sgt. Frank J. Gasper 25 25 May 2008 3rd Bn, 10th Special Forces Group DoD Release: Died May 25 in Najaf, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
19 Sgt. 1st Class Jason F. Dene 37 25 May 2008 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division DoD Release: Died May 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident on May 24
20 Cpl. Christian S. Cotner 20 30 May 2008 Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st MAW, III MEF, MNF-West Died as the result of a non-combat related incident May 30 / DoD Release: Died May 30 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq




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