Military



U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom
September 2008

Monthly Summaries References
25 Total Casualties
# Service Member Age Date Unit Details
1 Pfc. Patrick W. May 22 02 Sep 2008 Division Special Troops Bn, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Center Died in a non-combat related death in Baghdad Sept. 2 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sufferedfrom a non-combat related incident
2 Sgt. Kenneth W. Mayne 29 04 Sep 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed while on patrol as a result of a terrorist attack using an IED in eastern Baghdad at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sept. 4 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED
3 Pfc. Bryan R. Thomas 22 04 Sep 2008 1st Bn, 66th Armor, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Killed while on patrol as a result of a terrorist attack using an IED in eastern Baghdad at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sept. 4 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when vehicle encountered an IED
4 Pvt. Jordan P. P. Thibeault 22 05 Sep 2008 1st Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Center Died of non-combat related injuries in Baghdad Sept. 5 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 5 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident
5 Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton 53 13 Sep 2008 164th Military Police Company DoD Release: Died Sept. 10 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident
6 Staff Sgt. Darris J. Dawson 24 14 Sep 2008 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Died of non-combat related causes / DoD Release: Died Sept. 14 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident / MNF-I Release: Victim of an early morning shooting incident at their patrol base near Iskandariyah, Iraq
7 Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin 26 14 Sep 2008 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Died of non-combat related causes. The Soldier died of wounds Sept. 14 at a Coalition forces Combat Army Support Hospital / DoD Release: Died Sept. 14 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident / MNF-I Release: Victim of an early morning shooting incident at their patrol base near Iskandariyah, Iraq
8 Lt. Col. Ralph J. Marino 46 14 Sep 2008 U.S. Army Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait DoD Release: Died Sept 14 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related illness
9 Chaplain (Col.) Sidney J. Marceaux Jr. 69 14 Sep 2008 Following evacuation from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center DoD Release: Died Sept 14 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related illness
10 Pfc. Leonard J. Gulczynski I 19 17 Sep 2008 610th Engineer Support Co., 14th Engineer Bn, 555th Engineer BDE, MND-Baghdad Died of a non-battle related cause Sept. 17 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was involved in an accident
11 Capt. Darrick D. Wright 37 17 Sep 2008 926th Engineer Brigade, MND-Baghdad Died of a non-battle related causes Sept. 17 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness
12 Chief Warrant Officer Corry A. Edwards 38 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Texas Army National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
13 Sgt. Daniel M. Eshbaugh 43 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Oklahoma National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
14 Ssg. Anthony L. Mason 37 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Texas Army National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
15 1st Sgt. Julio C. Ordonez 54 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Texas Army National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
16 Chief Warrant Officer Brady J. Rudolf 37 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Oklahoma National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
17 Cpl. Michael E. Thompson 23 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Oklahoma National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
18 Cpt Robert Vallejo II 28 18 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation BDE, Texas Army National Guard Killed when a CH-47 Chinook crashed about 100 km west of Basra / DoD Release: Died died Sept. 18 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.
19 Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor 25 21 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 30th Infantry, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), MND-Baghdad Died as a result of a small-arms fire attack on his patrol at approximately 11 a.m. in Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Sept. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received small arms fire during dismounted operations
20 1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown 26 23 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Center Killed as a result of a small-arms fire attack west of Salman Pak Sept. 23 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 23 in Salman Park, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under small arms fire during dismounted operations
21 Capt. Michael J. Medders 25 24 Sep 2008 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, MND-North Killed by a suicide bomber while conducting operations in Diyala, Iraq Sept. 24 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 24 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated a vest during operations
22 Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr. 33 25 Sep 2008 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry, 4th BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, MND-Center Killed Sep. 25 when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle that was part of a combat patrol near Iskandariyah / DoD Release: Died Sept. 25 in Bahbahani, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an IED
23 Pfc. Jamel A. Bryant 22 27 Sep 2008 40th Engineer Bn, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Center Died of wounds at approximately 1 p.m. as a result of a vehicle rollover accident southeast of Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Sept. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while on patrol in Wahida, Iraq
24 Spc. Christopher T. Fox 21 29 Sep 2008 1st Bn, 68th Armor, 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, MND-Baghdad Died of wounds at approximately 6:30 p.m. at a Coalition force Combat Support Hospital Sept. 29 suffered when his patrol came under small-arms fire at approximately 5:30 p.m. in northern Baghdad / DoD Release: Died Sept. 29 in Adhamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on patrol
25 Pfc. Christopher A. Bartkiewicz 25 30 Sep 2008 2nd Bn, 6th Infantry, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division, MND-Baghdad Died of wounds at approximately 12:45 p.m. at a Coalition force's Combat Support Hospital Sept. 30 suffered when his patrol came under small-arms fire in northern Baghdad at approximately 12:15 / DoD Release: Died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol using small arms fire




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