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162 Americans killed in Iraq war

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003

As the United States prepares to observe Memorial Day, it is fitting Americans remember those who died recently in Iraq. The Associated Press reported the following names of 162 U.S. casualties, which were provided by relatives or military officials as of May 21. The British government said 36 of its soldiers had died.

DEATHS:

May 19: Army Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, Niles, Ohio, vehicle accident; Marine Capt. Andrew David La Mont, 31, of Eureka, Calif., helicopter crash; Marine Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, Calif., helicopter crash; Marine 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Ill., helicopter crash; Marine Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, Beaver Dam, Wis., drowning; Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Okla., helicopter crash.

May 18: Army Spc. Rasheed Sahib, 22, New York City, accidental weapon discharge; Marine Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, Chino, Calif., vehicle accident.

May 16: Master Sgt. William L. Payne, 46, Otsego, Mich., ordnance explosion.

May 14: Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, Irvington, Ill., explosion; Army Spec. David T. Nutt, 32, Blackshear, Ga., vehicle accident.

May 13: Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick L. Griffin Jr., 31, Elgin, S.C., convoy was ambushed.

May 12: Marine Lance Cpl. Jakub H. Kowalik, 21, Schaumburg, Ill., handling unexploded ordnance that detonated; Marine Pfc. Jose Francis Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, Norwalk, Calif., handling unexploded ordnance that detonated.

May 10: Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 20, Anderson, Ind., vehicle accident in Kuwait.

May 9: Marine Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 22, Vancouver, Wash., vehicle accident in Kuwait; Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, King Hill, Idaho, helicopter crash; Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, of Lead, S.D., helicopter crash; Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus Ohio, helicopter crash.

May 8: Army Pfc. Marlin Rockhold, 23, Hamilton, Ohio, sniper.

May 4: Army Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, 20, Coeburn, Va., non-combat weapon discharge.

May 3: Army Sgt. Sean Reynolds, 25, East Lansing, Mich., weapon accident.

May 1: Army Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, Springfield, Mo., tank accident.

April 28: Army 1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, 43, Robstown, Texas, vehicle accident.

April 25: Army Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, 21, North Brunswick, N.J., non-combat weapon discharge; Army 1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, 26, Delano, Calif., vehicle accident.

April 23: Army Sgt. Troy D. Jenkins, 25, of Repton, Ala., cluster bomb explosion.

April 22: Marine Chief Warrant Officer Andrew T. Arnold, 30, of Spring, Texas., grenade launcher accident; Army Spc. Roy R. Buckley, 24, of Portage, Ind.; Marine Chief Warrant Officer Robert W. Channell Jr., 36, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., grenade launcher accident; Marine Lance Cpl. Alan D. Lam, 19, of Snow Camp, N.C., grenade launcher accident.

April 17: Army Cpl. John T. Rivero, 23, Gainesville, Fla., vehicle accident.

April 14: Army Pvt. Johnny Brown, 21, Troy, Ala., vehicle accident; Army Spc. Thomas Arthur Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tenn., accidental grenade explosion; Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hialeah, Fla., vehicle accident; Army Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, of Midland, Mich., vehicle accident; Army Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo., accidental weapons discharge; Marine Cpl. Jason David Mileo, 20, Centreville, Md., friendly fire.

April 13: Army Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, N.J., non-combat weapon discharge.

April 12: Marine Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, Indio, Calif., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr., 20, of Winchester, Va., combat.

April 11: Marine Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, New York, N.Y., combat,

April 10: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeff Bohr, 39, of San Clemente, Calif., combat; Army Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, 39, Willingboro, N.J., combat.

April 8: Army Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, Natchez, Miss. combat; Marine Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza, 20, Temperance, Mich., combat; Army Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, 50, Los Angeles, combat; Army Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, 23, Howell, Mich., combat; Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, 29, Clio, Mich., combat; Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, 36, Pendleton, Ore., combat.

April 7: Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, Tampa, Fla., combat; Air Force Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas, combat; Army Staff Sgt. Lincoln Hollinsaid, 27, Malden, Ill., combat; Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, Clifton, Va., combat; Marine Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, Fort Worth, Texas, combat; Army Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, 19, San Antonio, combat; Army Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, Rawlings, Md., combat; Air Force Maj. William R. Watkins III, 37, Danville, Va., combat.

April 6: Army Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley Jr., 19, Forestport, N.Y., combat; Army Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, Alabama, combat.

April 5: Army Sgt. Stevon Booker, 34, Apollo, Pa., combat; Army Spc. Larry K. Brown, 22, of Jackson, Miss., combat; Marine 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, 38, Vista., Calif., combat.

April 4: Army Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, 31, State College, Pa., combat; Army Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, Lake Charles, La., vehicle fell into ravine; Army Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, Lewiston, Maine, vehicle fell into ravine; Marine Capt. Travis Ford, 30, Oceanside, Calif., helicopter crash; Marine Cp. Bernard G. Gooden, 22, Mount Vernon, N.Y., combat; Army Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, San Diego, vehicle fell into ravine; Marine 1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, 25, Pembroke, Mass., combat; Marine Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, Griffith, Ind., combat; Marine Capt. Benjamin Sammis, 29, Rehoboth, Mass., helicopter crash; Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Fla., combat.

April 3: Marine Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 20, Coahoma, Texas, non-hostile accident; Army Sgt. Wilbert Davis, 40, Hinesville, Ga., vehicle accident; Marine Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, 21, South Burlington, Vt., combat; Army Capt. Edward J. Korn, 31, Savannah, Ga., combat; Army Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, Ogden, Utah, combat; Army Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, Seaford, Del., combat; Army Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20, Harborcreek, Pa., combat; Army Sgt. 1st Class Randy Rehn, 36, Longmont, Colo., combat; Army Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, Arvada, Colo., combat; Army Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, Hart, Mich., combat; Marine Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 23, Holtville, Calif., combat.

April 2: Army Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, Springfield, Va., helicopter crash; Marine Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, 26, Durham, N.C., non-hostile accident; Army Spc. Mathew Boule, 22, Dracut, Mass., helicopter crash; Army Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36, El Paso, Texas; Marine Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, 19, Ohio City, Ohio, non-combat weapons discharge; Army Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, Bennington, Vt., helicopter crash; Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, Granbury, Texas, helicopter crash; Army Sgt. Michael Pedersen, 26, Flint, Mich., helicopter crash; Army Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 42, Rochester, N.Y., helicopter crash; Navy Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, Mesa, Ariz., F/A-18C Hornet lost over Iraq.

April 1: Army Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, 24, Wellsville, Kan., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, Lansdale, Pa., non-combat weapon discharge.

March 31: Army Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, Evansville, Ind., illness; Army Spc. Brandon Rowe, 20, Roscoe, Ill., combat.

March 30: Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, Sherwood, Ore., helicopter crash; Marine Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, Troutville, Va., helicopter crash; Marine Sgt. Brian McGinnis, 23, St. Georges, Del., helicopter crash.

March 29: Marine Staff Sgt. James Cawley, 41, Layton, Utah, combat; Army Cpl. Michael Curtin, 23, Howell, N.J., suicide attack; Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, Conyers, Ga., suicide attack; Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton-Weldon, 20, Palm Bay, Fla., suicide attack; Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, New York, vehicle accident; Army Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, Highland, N.Y, suicide attack.

March 28: Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, San Luis, Ariz., combat; Army Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, Fayette-ville, N.C., vehicle accident.

March 27: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, Tracy, Calif., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, Escondido, Calif., combat.

March 26: Marine Maj. Kevin G. Nave, 36, White Lake Township, Mich., vehicle accident.

March 25: Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, 21, Los Angeles, combat; Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson Jr., 25, Little Rock, Ark., combat; Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, Richmond, Va., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, Santa Rosa, Calif., combat; Marine Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, New York, combat; Air Force Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, Boise, Idaho, grenade attack.

March 24: Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, Broken Arrow, Okla., combat; Marine Cpl. Evan James, 20, La Harpe, Ill., drowned in canal; Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 29, Davenport, Iowa, drowned in canal; Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, Hobart, Ind., combat.

March 23: Army Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, Roswell, Ga., combat; Army Sgt. Edward John Anguiano, 24, Los Fresnos, Texas; Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Fla., combat; Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, Barnwell, S.C., combat; Marine Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, Buffalo, N.Y., combat; Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, Waterford, Conn.; Marine Lance Cpl. Donald John Cline, 21, Sparks, Nev., combat; Army 1st Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, Cleveland, combat; Army Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, El Paso, Texas, combat; Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Fort Myers, Fla., combat; Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Costa Mesa, Calif., combat; Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, Decatur, Ill., combat; Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, combat; Marine Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, Boiling Springs, S.C.; Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, Mobile, Ala., combat; Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Enfield, Conn., combat; Army Spc. James Kiehl, 22, Comfort, Texas, combat; Army Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, Pecos, Texas, combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, Gallatin, Tenn., combat; Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, 23, Tuba City, Ariz., combat; Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Tonopah, Nev., combat; Marine Sgt. Brendon Reiss, 23, Casper, Wyo., combat; Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, combat; Army Pvt. Brandon Sloan, 19, Bedford Heights, Ohio, combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, Thornton, Colo., combat; Army Sgt. Donald Walters, 33, Kansas City, Mo., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, Phoenix, Ariz.

March 22: Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, La Mesa, Calif., helicopter collision; Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, Smithville, Mo., vehicle accident; Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, Buffalo, N.Y., machine gun accident; Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, Easton, Pa., grenade attack; Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, Portland, Ore., vehicle accident.

March 21: Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, Waterville, Maine, helicopter crash; Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, St. Anne, Ill., helicopter crash; Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison County, Miss., combat; Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 28, Los Angeles, combat; Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, Houston, helicopter crash and Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, Baltimore, helicopter crash.

OTHER COALITION CASUALTIES:

British: Pvt. Andrew Joseph Kelly, 18, Tavistock; Lance Cpl. James McCue, 27, Paisley; Lt. Alexander Tweedie, 25; Fusilier Kelan J. Turrington, 18; Lance Cpl. Ian Malone, Dublin, Ireland; Piper Christopher Muzvuru; Lance Cpl. Karl Shearer; Staff Sgt. Chris Muir, Romsey, England; Marine Christopher R. Maddison,; Lance Cpl. Shaun Andrew Brierley; Major Stephen A. Ballard; Lance Cpl. Matty Hull; Cpl. Stephen John Allbutt, Stoke-on-Trent, England; Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke, Littleworth, England; Sgt. Steven Mark Roberts, Bradford, England; Lance Cpl. Barry Stephen, Perth, Scotland; Sapper Luke Allsopp, London; Staff Sgt. Simon Cullingworth, Essex, England; Flight Lt. Kevin Barry Main; Flight Lt. David Rhys Williams; Lt. Philip Green; Lt. Marc Lawrence; Lt. Antony King, Helston, England; Lt. Philip West, Budock Water, England; Lt. James Williams, Falmouth, England; Lt. Andrew Wilson; Color Sgt. John Cecil, Plymouth, England; Lance Bombardier Llewelyn Karl Evans, Llandudno, Wales; Capt. Philip Stuart Guy; Marine Sholto Hedenskog; Sgt. Les Hehir, Poole, England; Operator Mechanic Second Class Ian Seymour; Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford and Maj. Jason Ward.



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