Military


U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
October 2008

Monthly Summaries References
13 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Pfc. Tavarus D. Setzler 23 02 Oct 2008 2d Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-Center Killed when an IED exploded near his vehicle south of Amarah Oct. 2 / DoD Release: Died Oct. 2 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an IED in Majar al Kabir, Iraq
2 Sgt. William P. Rudd 27 05 Oct 2008 3rd Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment DoD Release: Died Oct. 5 of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq
3 dod-release_12273.htm 45 05 Oct 2008 Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif DoD Release: Died Oct. 5 from injuries sustained in a July 31 non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq
4 Sgt. Michael K. Clark 24 07 Oct 2008 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-North Died of wounds sustained from a small-arms fire attack in Mosul, Oct. 7 / DoD Release: Died Oct. 7 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol
5 Sgt. Reuben M. Fernandez III 22 11 Oct 2008 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division,MND-Center Died Oct. 11 when an IED detonated near his vehicle south of Amara in Maysan province / DoD Release: Died Oct. 11 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an IED in Majar Al Kabir, Iraq
6 Spc. Geoffrey G. Johnson 28 12 Oct 2008 Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Bn, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of non-battle related causes at approximately 5:50 a.m. Oct 12 in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died on Oct. 12 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq
7 Pfc. Christopher A. McCraw 23 14 Oct 2008 1st Bn, 21st Infantry, 2nd BDe, 25th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of wounds at approximately 5 p.m. at a Coalition force's Combat Support Hospital Oct. 14. The Soldier was wounded when enemy attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in western Baghdad at approximately 4 p.m. The Soldier was quickly transported to the medical facility by air medevac; however, the Soldier later succumbed to the wounds / DoD Release: Died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nasar Wa Salam
8 Spc. Justin A. Saint 22 15 Oct 2008 Special Troops Bn, XVIII Airborne Corps, MNC-Iraq Died of non-battle related causes at approximately 10 p.m. Oct 15 in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Oct. 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident
9 Spc. Heath K. Pickard 21 16 Oct 2008 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, 1st BCT, 25th Infantry Division Killed in an indirect fire attack Oct. 16 in Diyala / DoD Release: Died Oct. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received indirect fire in Baquaba, Iraq
10 Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden 22 19 Oct 2008 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, MNF-West Died as the result of a non-combat related incident at Al Asad, Iraq, Oct. 19 / DoD Release: Died Oct. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq
11 Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause 29 19 Oct 2008 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. DoD Release: Died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq
12 Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf 36 29 Oct 2008 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division DoD Release: Died Oct. 29, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident
13 Pfc. Bradley S. Coleman 24 29 Oct 2008 51st Transportation Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command DoD Release: Died Oct. 29 at Qayyarah Airfield, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident




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