Military



U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
August 2005

Monthly Summaries References
85 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch 25 01 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
2 Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr. 26 01 Aug 2005 Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
3 Sgt. David J. Coullard 32 01 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
4 Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr. 22 01 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
5 Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery 26 01 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
6 Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock 26 01 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 1 near Haditha / MNF-I Update: Engaged by terrorists and killed by small-arms fire. Five Marines were killed in the initial attack; one was unaccounted for and his body later found and safely recovered a few kilometers away
7 Sgt. James R. Graham III 25 01 Aug 2005 Marine Reserve's 4th Tank Bn, 4th MARDIV, but as part of OIF, attached RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action Aug. 1 by a suicide VBIED while conducting combat operations near Hit, Iraq
8 Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton 27 02 Aug 2005 Army Reserve's 306th MP Bn, 800th MP Brigade DOD Release: died August 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was struck by sniper fire while he was in a guard tower
9 Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull 41 02 Aug 2005 Operations specialist assigned to the USS Princeton DOD Release: died Aug. 2 on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident
10 Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes 25 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
11 Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser 22 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
12 Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed 21 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
13 Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II 23 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
14 Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge 22 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
15 Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman 22 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
16 Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr. 22 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
17 Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz 23 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
18 Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem 20 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Reconnaissance Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
19 Sgt. Bradley J. Harper 25 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
20 Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman 27 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
21 Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter 26 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Bn, 25th Marine, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
22 Cpl. David S. Stewart 24 03 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 4th Assault Amphibian Bn, 4th MARDIV, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
23 U/I pending notification of next-of-kin 03 Aug 2005 RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action when amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an IED during combat operations ~2 km S. of Haditha
24 Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain 20 03 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, attached for OIF to RCT-2, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action by small-arms fire during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
25 Spc. Jerry L. Ganey Jr. 29 03 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when vehicle was attacked by a car bomb in southwest Baghdad around 8 p.m. Aug. 3. / DoD Release: VBIED detonated near their armored personnel carrier
26 Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs 21 03 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when vehicle was attacked by a car bomb in southwest Baghdad around 8 p.m. Aug. 3. / DoD Release: VBIED detonated near their armored personnel carrier
27 Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren 36 03 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry BDE, TF Baghdad Died when vehicle was attacked by a car bomb in southwest Baghdad around 8 p.m. Aug. 3. / DoD Release: VBIED detonated near their armored personnel carrier
28 Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon 32 04 Aug 2005 Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Bn, 24th Marine, 4th MARDIV DoD Release: Died Aug. 4, while under hospice care in Madison, Wis., from wounds he received on Nov. 8, 2004 from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Babil Province, Iraq
29 Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson 19 04 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 24th Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BCT), TF Freedom Killed during a terrorist attack in Mosul Aug. 4 / DoD Release: Died Aug. 4, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station
30 Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr. 36 05 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 8th Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF DoD Release: Died Aug. 5 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq, on June 12
31 Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda 42 05 Aug 2005 Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division DoD Release: Died August 5, 2005, in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with his HMMWV while performing a convoy mission
32 Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden 40 05 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) DoD Release: Died August 5, 2005, in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with his HMMWV while performing a convoy mission
33 Sgt. Brahim J. Jeffcoat 25 06 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated near a vehicle patrol near Samarra at about 6:00 p.m. on August 6 / DoD Release: Died near Balad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during conducting convoy operations
34 Spc. Kurt E. Krout 43 06 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated near a vehicle patrol near Samarra at about 6:00 p.m. on August 6 / DoD Release: Died near Balad, Iraq, when an IED detonated near HMMWV during conducting convoy operations
35 Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley 21 06 Aug 2005 2nd Assault Amphibian Bn, RCT-8, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action August 6 by a suicide VBIED during combat operations near Al Amiriyah, Iraq
36 Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna 07 Aug 2005 70th Engineer Bn, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division DoD Release: Died on Aug. 7, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, when an IED detonated near his military vehicle
37 Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova 30 08 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but as part of OIF, his unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action Aug. 8 by small-arms fire during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
38 Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen 26 08 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 69th Infantry, 256th BCT DoD Release: Died on Aug. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when HMMWV was struck by two IEDs and received small arms fire
39 Pfc. Hernando Rios 29 08 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 69th Infantry, 256th BCT DoD Release: Died on Aug. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when HMMWV was struck by two IEDs and received small arms fire
40 Spc. Miguel Carrasquillo 25 09 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 76th Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, TF Baghdad) Killed when a terrorist detonated a car bomb near a TF Baghdad convoy at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 9 in central Baghdad. The convoy was stopped at a crowded intersection waiting for traffic to clear
41 Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample 19 09 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when terrorists attacked a patrol near Bayji at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 / DoD Release: A mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating an RPG incident
42 Spc. John Kulick 35 09 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when terrorists attacked a patrol near Bayji at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 / DoD Release: A mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating an RPG incident
43 Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr. 31 09 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when terrorists attacked a patrol near Bayji at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 / DoD Release: A mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating an RPG incident
44 Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr. 24 09 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 111th Infantry (Mechanized), TF Liberty Killed when terrorists attacked a patrol near Bayji at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 / DoD Release: A mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating an RPG incident
45 Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom 25 09 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 109th Infantry assigned to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed Aug. 9 by small arms fire during combat operations near Habbaniyah, Iraq
46 Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Benson 40 10 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 314th Infantry, 2nd BDE, 78th Division DoD Release: Died on Aug. 10 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained on Aug. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where a VBIED struck his convoy
47 Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera 22 10 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 5th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but as part of OIF, his unit was attached to 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Died of wounds Aug. 10 from the detonation of an IED during combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq
48 1st Lt. David L. Giaimo 24 12 Aug 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Infantry, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed when an IED detonated during a combat patrol near Tikrit at about 4:00 a.m. August 12 / DoD Release: His HMMWV hit a land mine
49 Spc. Rusty W. Bell 21 12 Aug 2005 Army's 603rd Aviation Support Bn, Aviation BDE, 3rd ID, TF Baghdad Died Aug. 12 from a gunshot wound / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 12, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries
50 Spc. Brian K. Derks 21 13 Aug 2005 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, TF Baghdad Died when a unit struck an IED in W. Baghdad at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 13 / DoD Release: IED detonated while he was on mounted patrol
51 Spc. Toccara R. Green 23 14 Aug 2005 57th Transportation Co, 548th Corps Support Bn, attached to 1st COSCOM Killed by an IED while conducting a combat logistics patrol at about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 14, east of Ar Rutbah, Iraq / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple IEDs detonated near her unit during convoy operations
52 Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn, II 35 14 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's Troop I 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, but cross leveled to Troop E, 2nd Squadron for OIF, TF Liberty DoD Release: Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Aug. 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, where they were conducting a mounted patrol. Their HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using RPGs and small arms fire / Original release stated that they were killed by an IED during a patrol near Tuz on August 12
53 Spc. Gary L. Reese, Jr. 22 14 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's Troop I 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, but cross leveled to Troop E, 2nd Squadron for OIF, TF Liberty DoD Release: Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Aug. 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, where they were conducting a mounted patrol. Their HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using RPGs and small arms fire / Original release stated that they were killed by an IED during a patrol near Tuz on August 12
54 Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor 30 14 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's Troop I 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, but cross leveled to Troop E, 2nd Squadron for OIF, TF Liberty DoD Release: Died on Aug. 14, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Aug. 13, 2005, in Tuz, Iraq, where they were conducting a mounted patrol. Their HMMWV came under attack by enemy forces using RPGs and small arms fire / Original release stated that they were killed by an IED during a patrol near Tuz on August 12
55 Spc. Jose L. Ruiz 28 15 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th ID (Stryker BCT), TF Freedom Killed by gunfire in central Mosul Aug. 15 while conducting security operations. Terrorists employed small arms fire as they drove by his position in a civilian vehicle.
56 Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland 27 15 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor, TF Baghdad Died when his vehicle overturned into a sinkhole Aug. 15 at 3:45 a.m. in S Baghdad during combat operations / DoD Release: Died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when HMMWV accidentally rolled over into a canal
57 Spc. Joshua P. Dingler 19 15 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor, TF Baghdad Died when his vehicle overturned into a sinkhole Aug. 15 at 3:45 a.m. in S Baghdad during combat operations / DoD Release: Died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when HMMWV accidentally rolled over into a canal
58 Sgt. Paul A. Saylor 21 15 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor, TF Baghdad Died when his vehicle overturned into a sinkhole Aug. 15 at 3:45 a.m. in S Baghdad during combat operations / DoD Release: Died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when HMMWV accidentally rolled over into a canal
59 Spc. Michael J. Stokely 23 16 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Bn, 108th Armor, 48th BCT, TF Baghdad Died when his patrol struck an IED in southwest Baghdad at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 16 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his dismounted patrol
60 Sgt. Nathan K. Bouchard 24 18 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed by an IED in Samarra at about 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 18 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV following a mine assessing mission
61 Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Doyle 24 18 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed by an IED in Samarra at about 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 18 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV following a mine assessing mission
62 Spc. Ray M. Fuhrmann, II 28 18 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed by an IED in Samarra at about 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 18 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV following a mine assessing mission
63 Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans 20 18 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 69th Armor, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed by an IED in Samarra at about 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 18 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV following a mine assessing mission
64 Sgt. Willard T. Partridge 35 20 Aug 2005 170th MP Co., 504th MP Bn, 42nd MP BDE Fatally injured Aug. 20 when vehicle struck an IED in Baghdad
65 Spc. Joseph C. Nurre 22 21 Aug 2005 Army Reserve's 463rd Engineer Bn assigned to 20th Engineer BDE (Combat)(Airborne) Killed Aug. 21 in Ad Dwar when his vehicle struck an IED / Died on Aug. 21, 2005, near Samarra, Iraq, where an IED detonated near his M916 tractor during convoy operations
66 Pfc. Elden D. Arcand 22 21 Aug 2005 Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Bn, 43rd Area Support Group assigned to 1st COSCOM Killed when vehicle rolled over while conducting a combat logistics patrol near Tall Afar about 11:00 p.m. Aug. 21 / DoD Release: Died on August 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, where M915A1 tractor pulling a 7,500-gallon tanker accidentally rolled over
67 Staff Sgt. Brian L. Morris 38 21 Aug 2005 Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Bn, 43rd Area Support Group assigned to 1st COSCOM Killed when vehicle rolled over while conducting a combat logistics patrol near Tall Afar about 11:00 p.m. Aug. 21 / DoD Release: Died on August 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, where M915A1 tractor pulling a 7,500-gallon tanker accidentally rolled over
68 2nd Lt. James J. Cathey 24 21 Aug 2005 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine, 2nd MARDIV, II MEF, assigned to RCT-8 Killed in action Aug. 21st by an IED / DoD Release: Died Aug. 21 of injuries caused by an IED while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq
69 Staff Sgt. Victoir P. Lieurance 34 22 Aug 2005 National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, TF Liberty Killed by the detonation of an IED on a combat patrol SW of Samarra at about 12:40 p.m. Aug. 22 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV when conducting patrol operations
70 Sgt. Joseph D. Hunt 27 22 Aug 2005 National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, TF Liberty Died of wounds suffered by the detonation of an IED on a combat patrol SW of Samarra at about 12:40 p.m. Aug. 22 / DoD Release: IED detonated near HMMWV when conducting patrol operations
71 Spc. Hatim S. Kathiria 23 22 Aug 2005 703rd Forward Support Bn, 4th BCT, 3rd ID, TF Baghdad Died during a rocket attack by anti-Iraqi forces in S Baghdad at around 6:20 p.m. Aug 22
72 Pfc. Ramon Romero 19 22 Aug 2005 2nd Bn, 7th Marine, 1st MARDIV, I MEF, but for OIF unit was attached to the RCT-8 2nd MARDIV, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action Aug. 22 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq
73 1st Lt. Carlos J. Diaz 27 23 Aug 2005 2nd Bn, 69th Armor, 3rd BDE, 3rd ID, TF Liberty Killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the Diyala Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Baqubah at 12:50 p.m. Aug. 23 / DoD Release: Died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Baqubah, Iraq, when enemy forces detonated an explosion near his position
74 Master Sgt. Chris S. Chapin 39 23 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 2nd Bn (General Studies), 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) DoD Release: Died on Aug. 23, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq during combat operations when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire
75 Sgt. 1st Class Trevor J. Diesing 30 25 Aug 2005 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died on August 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their position
76 Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak 42 25 Aug 2005 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died on August 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their position
77 Cpl. Timothy M. Shea 22 25 Aug 2005 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment DoD Release: Died on August 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an IED detonated near their position
78 Spc. Joseph L. Martinez 21 27 Aug 2005 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Died on Aug. 27, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, where his dismounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire
79 Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath 32 28 Aug 2005 U.S. Army Special Operations Command DoD Release: Died on Aug. 28, 2005, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on Aug. 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, where an IED detonated near his position
80 Chief Warrant Officer Dennis P. Hay 32 29 Aug 2005 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Freedom Killed as a result of a helicopter making a forced landing near Tal Afar due to enemy fire Aug. 29 / DoD Release: His OH-58D Kiowa helicopter came under attack
81 2nd Lt. Charles R. Rubado 23 29 Aug 2005 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died on Aug. 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire
82 Maj. Gregory J. Fester 41 30 Aug 2005 Reservist assigned U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, attached to 155th BCT, II MEF (Forward) Killed in action Aug. 30th when he was struck by an IED during combat operations near Iskandariyah, Iraq / DoD Release: IED detonated near his dismounted patrol
83 Sgt. Monta S. Ruth 31 31 Aug 2005 1st Bn, 15th Infantry , 3rd BDE, 3rd ID, Task Force Liberty Killed when an IED detonated on combat patrol southeast of Samarra at about 12:35 p.m. Aug. 31 / DoD Release: IED detonated near his military vehicle during security patrol operations
84 Spc. Jason E. Ames 21 31 Aug 2005 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry, 1st BDE, 25th ID (Stryker BCT) DoD Release: Died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries
85 Capt. Lowell T. Miller, II 35 31 Aug 2005 Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment DoD Release: Died on Aug. 31, 2005, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when his military training team was conducting operations with the Iraqi Army and they came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire




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