Military



U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
May 2009

Monthly Summaries References
25 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery 24 02 May 2009 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-North Killed during a small arms fire attack at a combat outpost south of Mosul / DoD Release: Died from wounds sustained after being shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq on May 2
2 Spc. Jake R. Velloza 22 02 May 2009 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-North Killed during a small arms fire attack at a combat outpost south of Mosul / DoD Release: Died from wounds sustained after being shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq on May 2
3 Spc. Shawn D. Sykes 28 07 May 2009 215th Brigade Support Bn, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division DoD Release: Died May 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered from an accident that occurred May 5 at Combat Outpost Crazy Horse, Iraq
4 Pvt. Justin P. Hartford 21 08 May 2009 699th Maintenance Co., Corps Support Bn, 916th Support BDE, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Died as a result of non-combat related causes May 8 / DoD Release: Died May 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident
5 Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno 29 08 May 2009 325th Brigade Support Bn, 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division DoD Release: Died May 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, of wounds sustained Apr. 27 from a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Olsen in Samarra, Iraq
6 Spc. Omar M. Albrak 21 09 May 2009 Individual Ready Reserve soldier assigned to the Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq Killed in a non-combat related vehicle accident May 9 / DoD Release: Died May 9, in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident
7 Maj. Steven Hutchison 60 10 May 2009 2nd Bn, 34th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Infantry Division, MND-South Died when an IED struck his vehicle in the Basra Province at approximately 2 p.m. May 10 / DoD Release: Died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq
8 Maj. Matthew P. Houseal 54 11 May 2009 55th Medical Company Killed in a shooting at Camp Liberty in Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m
9 Staff Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos 25 11 May 2009 3rd Bn, 66th Armor, 172nd Infantry Brigade Killed in a shooting at Camp Liberty in Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m
10 Spc. Jacob D. Barton 20 11 May 2009 277th Engineer Company, 420th Engineer Brigade Killed in a shooting at Camp Liberty in Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m
11 Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr. 19 11 May 2009 3rd Bn, 66th Armor, 172nd Infantry Brigade Killed in a shooting at Camp Liberty in Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m
12 Commander Charles K. Springle 52 11 May 2009 US Navy Killed in a shooting at Camp Liberty in Baghdad at approximately 2 p.m / DoD Release: Died May 11 from injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at Camp Liberty, Iraq
13 Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee 21 13 May 2009 3rd Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment Killed while conducting combat operations in Duluiyah, approximately 80 km northwest of Baghdad, when unit came in contact with enemy forces / DoD Release: Died May 13 from wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Central Iraq
14 Spc. David A. Schaefer Jr. 27 16 May 2009 1st Bn, 2nd Infantry, 172nd Infantry Brigade, MND-South Killed in action in southern Iraq / DoD Release: Died May 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit
15 Maj. Jason E. George 38 21 May 2009 Army Reservist assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Bn, MND-Baghdad Died when an IED detonated near their patrol in Baghdad at approximately 10:40 a.m. May 21 / DoD Release: Died May 21 near Baghdad, Iraq of wound sustained when unit was attacked by enemy forces using IEDs while on dismounted patrol
16 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard 28 21 May 2009 National Guardsman assigned to the 252nd Combined Arms Bn, MND-Baghdad Died when an IED detonated near their patrol in Baghdad at approximately 10:40 a.m. May 21 / DoD Release: Died May 21 near Baghdad, Iraq of wound sustained when unit was attacked by enemy forces using IEDs while on dismounted patrol
17 Sgt. Paul F. Brooks 34 21 May 2009 National Guardsman assigned to the 935th Aviation Support Bn, MND-Baghdad Died when an IED detonated near their patrol in Baghdad at approximately 10:40 a.m. May 21 / DoD Release: Died May 21 near Baghdad, Iraq of wound sustained when unit was attacked by enemy forces using IEDs while on dismounted patrol
18 Sgt. 1st Class Brian Naseman 36 22 May 2009 108th Forward Support Co., attached to 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry BCT, MNC-Iraq Died in a non-combat related incident in Baghdad Province, May 22 / DoD Release: Died May 22 in Taji, Iraq of a non-combat related incident
19 Navy Cmdr. Duane G. Wolfe 54 25 May 2009 Activated Navy Reserve assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Region Division in Iraq DoD Release: Died May 25 from injuries suffered as a result of an IED attack on his convoy southeast of Fallujah / MNF-Iraq Release
20 Maged M. Hussein 43 25 May 2009 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District DoD Release: Died May 25 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq
21 Spc. Chad A. Edmundson 20 27 May 2009 MND-Baghdad Died of combat-related injuries after an IED detonated near a patrol in western Baghdad May 27 / DoD Release: Died May 27 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an IED detonated near his unit while on a dismounted patrol
22 Pvt. Thomas E. Lee, III 20 29 May 2009 3rd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 3rd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, MND-North Died after a grenade detonated near a patrol in Ninewa province, May 29 / DoD Release: Died May 29 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an explosive device struck his vehicle
23 Pvt. Bradley W. Iorio 29 29 May 2009 Special Troops Bn, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, MND-North DoD Release: Died May 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident May 27 in Tallil, Iraq
24 Spc. Marko M. Samsone 30 31 May 2009 277th Aviation Support Bn, 10th Combat Aviation BDE, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Died as a result of a non-combat related injury in Tikrit, Iraq, May 31 / DoD Release: Died May 31 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident
25 Spc. Samuel D. Stone 20 31 May 2009 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment DoD Release: Died May 31 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle roll-over




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