Military



U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
November 2003

Monthly Summaries References
82 Total Killed
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan 30 Nov 1, 2003
2 BN, 3 Field Artillery (1 AD) IED in Baghdad
2 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley 24 Nov 1, 2003
326 Engineer BN (101 ABN) IED in Mosul
3 Spc. Maurice J. Johnson 21 Nov 1, 2003
C Company, 501st Signal Bn, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, KY Humvee was hit by an IED in Mosul
4 Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader 28 Nov 2, 2003 ADA Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

5 Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew 33 Nov 2, 2003 Sup Sq, 3 Armored Cavalry REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah
6 Sgt. Steven D. Conover 21 Nov 2, 2003 Army killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah
7 Pfc. Anthony D. D'Agostino 20 Nov 2, 2003 16 Signal BN killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

8 Specialist Darius T. Jennings 22 Nov 2, 2003 2 Sq, 3 Armored Cavalry REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

9 Pfc. Karina S. Lau 20 Nov 2, 2003 16 Signal BN killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

10 Sgt. Keelan L. Moss 23 Nov 2, 2003 2 BN, 5 Field Artillery REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujaht

11 Spc. Brian H. Penisten 28 Nov 2, 2003 Army killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah
12 Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen 36 Nov 2, 2003 2 BN, 5 Field Artillery REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

13 Sgt. Joel Perez 25 Nov 2, 2003 Army killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

14 1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas 30 Nov 2, 2003 F Co, 106 Aviation REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

15 Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith 41 Nov 2, 2003 Army killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

16 Spc. Frances M. Vega 20 Nov 2, 2003 151 Adj Gen Post Det killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

17 Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez 29 Nov 2, 2003 2 BN, 5 Field Artillery REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

18 Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson 30 Nov 2, 2003 2 BN, 5 Field Artillery REGT killed in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah

19 Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson 20 Nov 3, 2003 299th Engineer Bn, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Vehicle hit landmine while on patrol in Tikrit
20 Spc. Robert T. Benson 20 Nov 4, 2003 Company A, 1st Bn, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad
21 Sgt. Francisco Martinez 28 Nov 4, 2003 B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC IED exploded next to convoy in Baghdad
22 Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera 34 Nov 5, 2003 H & H Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC unit came under attack by RPG and small-arms fire in Mumuhdyah
23 Spc. James A. Chance III 25 Nov 6, 2003 C Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Columbia, Miss died of injuries when vehicle struck a landmine in Husaybah
24 Sgt. Paul F. Fisher 39 Nov 6, 2003 Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Bn, ANG, Davenport, Iowa Died on Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany, from injuries suffered on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down
25 Spc. James R. Wolf 21 Nov 6, 2003 H & H Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, CO Died of injuries when vehicle struck IED
26 Command Sgt. Maj. Cornell W. Gilmore I 45 Nov 7, 2003 Judge Advocate General Office, HQ Department of the Army, Pentagon killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

27 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kyran E. Kennedy 43 Nov 7, 2003 5th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

28 Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon 23 Nov 7, 2003 3rd Bn, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),Fort Campbell, Ky Mosul RPG

29 Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II 30 Nov 7, 2003 5th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

30 Sgt. Scott C. Rose 30 Nov 7, 2003 5th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

31 Capt. Joseph B. Smith 29 Nov 7, 2003 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

32 Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth 43 Nov 7, 2003 Judge Advocate General Office, HQ Department of the Army, Pentagon killed in action when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Tikrit

33 Staff Sgt. Gary L. Collins 32 Nov 8, 2003 1st Bn, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS IED in Fallujah
34 Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser 22 Nov 8, 2003 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany IED in Baghdad
35 Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez 35 Nov 8, 2003 1st Bn, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan Bradley struck IED in Fallujah
36 Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez 39 Nov 9,2003 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment fell and was injured Oct. 31, 2003, died Nov. 8, 2003, at WRAMC.
37 Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko 24 Nov 9,2003 307th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserve, New Kensington, PA unit came under small arms fire in Baghdad
38 Spc. Ganara Acosta 26 Nov 11,2003
1st Bn, 44th ADA Regiment, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Bradley vehicle hit IED
39 Spec. Marlon P. Jackson 25 Nov 11,2003
A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany IED in Tampa, Iraq
40 Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey 46 Nov 12,2003 1175th Transportation Company, ANG, Tullahom, TN Non-hostile gunshot wound
41 Spc. Robert A. Wise 21 Nov 12,2003 3rd Bn, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Florida NG, Tallahassee, FL IED explosion in Baghdad
42 Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher 28 Nov 13,2003 Company C, 2nd Bn (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy IED in Samara
43 Sgt. Joseph Minucci II 23 Nov 13,2003
2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade IED in Samara
44 Spc. Irving Medina 22 Nov 14,2003 4th Bn, 1st FAR, 3rd BCT, 1st Armored Div, Fort Riley, Kan convoy struck IED in Baghdad
45 Sgt. Michael D. Acklin, II 25 Nov 15,2003 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
46 Spc. Ryan T. Baker 24 Nov 15, 2003 4th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
47 Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor 37 Nov 15,2003 137th Quartermaster Company, USAR South El Monte, CA UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
48 Spc. Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni 21 Nov 15,2003 4th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
49 Spc. William D. Dusenbery 30 Nov 15,2003 4th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
50 Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle 21 Nov 15,2003 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
51 Pfc. Richard W. Hafer 21 Nov 15,2003 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
52 Sgt. Warren S. Hansen 36 Nov 15,2003 9th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
53 Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett 26 Nov 15,2003 H & H Company, 1st Bn. 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany Patrol struck IED in Baghdad
54 Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg 21 Nov 15,2003 1st Bn, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
55 CWO Erik C. Kesterson 29 Nov 15,2003 9th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
56 Capt. Pierre E. Piche 29 Nov 15, 2003 626th Forward Support Bn, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
57 Sgt. John W. Russell 26 Nov 15, 2003 4th Bn, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
58 Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe 33 Nov 15,2003 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KYDivision UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
59 Spc. John R. Sullivan 26 Nov 15, 2003 626th Forward Support Bn, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY Division UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
60 Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III 21 Nov 15, 2003 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
61 Pfc. Joey D. Whitener 19 Nov 15,2003 1st Bn, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY Division UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
62 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe 27 Nov 15,2003 4th Bn Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KYDivision UH-60 Blackhawk crash near Mosul
63 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexander S. Coulter 35 Nov 17,2003 H & H Company, 124th Signal Bn, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Convoy struck IED near Baqubah
64 Capt. Nathan S. Dalley 27 Nov 17, 2003 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany Non-hostile gunshot wound
65 Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot 26 Nov 17,2003 B Company, 1st Bn, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Carson, CO Enemy fire in near Balad
66 Capt. James A. Shull 32 Nov 17,2003 HQ BATT, 4th Bn, 1st FAR, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan Non-hostile gunshot wound
67 Spc. Josph L. Lister 22 Nov 20,2003 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Ar Ramadi, Iraq
68 Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell 21 Nov 20,2003 C Company, 299th Engineer Bn, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Died of wounds received on Nov 14 in Tikrit when an ammunition point caught on fire.
69 Capt. George A. Wood 33 Nov 20,2003 B Company, 1st Bn, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Tank rolled over IED in Baqubah
70 Cpl. Gary B. Coleman 24 Nov 21,2003 =B Company, 1st Bn, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Carson, CO Vehicle flipped over into canal, drowned
71 Pfc. Damian S. Bushart 22 Nov 22,2003 A Troop, 1st Squadtron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Armstrong Barracks, Germany Died of injuries when tank collided with vehicle
72 Spc. Robert D. Roberts 21 Nov 22, 2003 A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq
73 Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather 35 Nov 23,2003 C Company, 588th Engineer Bn, 4th ID (Mech), Fort Hood, TX Died of injuries after IED hit vehicle
74 CW2 Christopher G. Nason 39 Nov 23,2003 A Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion died of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident between Mosul and Dihok, Iraq
75 Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV 21 Nov 23,2003 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY Hostile forces attacked vehicle in Mosul
76 Cpl. Darrell L. Smith 28 Nov 23,2003 D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard drowned when his vehicle overturned and fell into a river in Baghdad, Iraq
77 Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson 45 Nov 23,2003 1st Bn, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY Hostile forces attacked vehicle in Mosul
25 November 2003 - Last Day of Ramadan - Eid-al-Fitr
78 Spc. David J. Goldberg 20 Nov 26,2003 C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), U.S. Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group died of a non-combat related injury in Qayyarah, Iraq
79 Spc. Thomas J. Sweet II 23 Nov 272003 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division died of non-combat related injuries in Junction City, Iraq
80 Sgt. Ariel Rico 25 Nov 28,2003 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) died of injuries sustained during an enemy mortar attack in Mosul
81 Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino 40 Nov 29,2003 Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment traveling in a convoy in Haditha when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire
82 Spc. Aaron J. Sissel 22 Nov 29,2003 2133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard traveling in a convoy in Haditha when his vehicle was hit by enemy fire




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