Gulf War II
Operation Iraqi Freedom

KILLED (KIA) 
CAPTURED (POW)
 MISSING (MIA)
Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN)

BIOGRAPHIES on POW's

Most current information/latest casualties FIRST

Date of Announcement
Names
Original 
Status
Status
Change/
Date of Change
Cause of Casualty
March 31, 2003
Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, of Roy, Utah
KIA
March 29, 2003
KIA
March 31, 2003 
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marines who have been killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They are: 
Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, 41, of Roy, Utah, was killed on March 29 during a firefight with enemy forces.  He was assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, Va., was killed on  March 30 in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, 23, of Troutville, Va. KIA KIA
March 31, 2003 Staff Sgt. Chris Muir, Romsey, England, killed while disposing of explosive ordnance KIA AP List
March 30, 2003
April 28, 2003
Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano, 24
DUSTWUN KIA
March 30, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER MISSING IN IRAQ
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after his convoy was ambushed March 23 in Iraq.   
Sgt. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, was assigned to the 3rd Combat Support Battalion out of Fort Stewart, Ga.  Anguiano was from Brownsville, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.

April 28, 2003
 The Department of Defense also announced today that the remains of Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas, were recovered on April 24.  On March 23, 2003, Spc. Anguiano was in a six-vehicle convoy on Highway 7 in Iraq when enemy forces ambushed them.     Anguiano was assigned to 3rd Combat Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.
March 30, 2003
Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33
WIA KIA
March 30, 2003 
DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier who died after being wounded in an ambush on Saturday in Geresk, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33, was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, out of Ft. Bragg, N.C., when his mounted reconnaissance unit took hostile fire.
Morales was from Manati, Puerto Rico.
March 30, 2003 Marine Christopher R. Maddison, combat

Lance Cpl. Shaun Andrew Brierley, road accident (Coalition Forces)
KIA AP Lists
March 30, 2003
Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Conyers, Ga.  
KIA KIA
March 30, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES
The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following four soldiers who were involved in a March 29th car-bomb incident and were killed in action.  
Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Conyers, Ga.  He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of South Plains, N.J.  He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga.  He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 
Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y.  He was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 
Spc. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of South Plains, N.J.   KIA KIA
Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga.   KIA KIA
Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y.   KIA KIA
March 30, 2003
Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon , 32,  from Fayetteville, N.C.
deceased
non-hostile
March 28, 2003
March 30, 2003 
DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier killed when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off a cliff in a non-hostile accident Friday in Iraq.  Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon , 32,  from Fayetteville, N.C., was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga. The accident is under investigation.
March 30, 2003

March 31, 2003

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of San Jose, Calif. 
KIA KIA
March 30, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE CASUALTIES
The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following Marines who have been killed in action.  They are:
Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of San Jose, Calif.  He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of the following Marine casualties from missing in action to killed in action.  They are:
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla.  He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on March 24 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  His remains were recovered on March 28.
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on March 23 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  His remains were recovered on March 28.
Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Department of Defense also announced today the identities of four Marines whose status has been listed as missing in action. They are:
Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va.  
Lance Cpl. Patrick T. ODay, 20, of Sonoma, Calif. 
Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.

These three Marines are assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.  They were last seen while conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25.  A search and rescue effort is continuing.
Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of Yuma, Ariz.  He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.  He was last seen conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March.  A search and rescue effort is continuing.
March 31, 2003
The Department of Defense also announced today it has changed the status of the following Marine casualties from missing in action to killed in action.  They are:
Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va.
Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, of Sonoma, Calif.
Pfc. Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.
These Marines were assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.  They were killed while their unit was  conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of the Euphrates River on March 25.  Their remains were recovered on March 28.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident on March 29 in Iraq.  He was assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  The accident is under investigation.

April 11, 2003
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DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS 
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the 
status of Marine Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez from Duty Status 
Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action.  Sgt. 
Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of San Luis, Ariz., was assigned to Marine 
Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 
Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.  He was last seen 
conducting convoy operations in the vicinity of Al Nasiriyah on 28 March. His remains were identified on April 10.
Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, Calif.  KIA KIA
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla.   MIA KIA
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz.  MIA KIA
Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., deceased
non-hostile
Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va. MIA KIA
Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, 20, of Sonoma, Calif. MIA KIA
Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez-Flores, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif. MIA KIA
Sgt. Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, of Yuma, Ariz.  MIA/
DUSTWUN
KIA 04/10/03
March 29, 2003
Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Ill.
WIA KIA
March 29, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES AIRMAN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN 
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Illinois Air National Guardsman who died from wounds sustained in an ambush today in Geresk, Afghanistan.   Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Ill., was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
March 28, 2003
Marine Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, Mich
KIA KIA
March 28, 2003 
(DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE KILLED IN NON-HOSTILE ACCIDENT
The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, Mich., was killed March 26 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq.  Major Nave was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  The accident is under investigation.
March 28, 2003 Lance Cpl. Matty Hull, in combat; death is being investigated possibly as result of friendly fire
( Coalition forces)
KIA AP Reports
March 27, 2003
March 31, 2003
April 1, 2003
April 13, 2003
April 14, 2003
April 16, 2003
Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Erie, N.Y.
DUSTWUN KIA
March 27, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the identities of eight Marines whose status has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  They were engaged in operations on March 23 in the vicinity of the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  All Marines listed above are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  A search and rescue effort is ongoing.

The DoD announced today it has changed the status of Marine Cpl. Evan T. James from DUSTWUN to killed in action.  Cpl James was declared DUSTWUN in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal on March 24.  His remains were recovered on March 25.

March 31, 2003
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of the following Marine casualties from missing in action to killed in action.  They are:
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla.  He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on March 24 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  His remains were recovered on March 28.
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Ariz.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on March 23 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  His remains were recovered on March 28.

April 1, 2003
The Department of Defense also announced today it has changed the status of Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown to killed in action.      He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on March 23 on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah in Iraq.  His remains were recovered on March 30


April 13, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of three Marines from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. They are: Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y. Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Sparks, Nev. Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, NC. They were engaged in operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March.

DOD CHANGES MARINE'S CASUALTY STATUS

April 14, 2003
The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 20, of Macon, Ill., was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23.  He had previously been listed as Duty Status  Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). Gifford was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 16, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS
The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn. was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23.  He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).   Chanawongse was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn. DUSTWUN KIA
Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline, Jr., 21, of Washoe, Nev. DUSTWUN KIA
Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 20, of Macon, Ill. DUSTWUN KIA
Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, of Boiling Springs, S.C. DUSTWUN KIA
Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, St. Louis, Mo. DUSTWUN KIA
04/01/03
Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, 31, Yuma, Ariz. MIA KIA
Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner Okla. 

 

MIA KIA
Marine Cpl. Evan T. James  DUSTWUN KIA
03/27/03
March  27, 2003
Hospital Corpsman Third Class (Fleet Marine Force) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25,
KIA KIA
March 27, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES SAILOR KILLED IN IRAQ
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a sailor killed in action March 25 in Iraq.  Hospital Corpsman Third Class (Fleet Marine Force) Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Ark., was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, Third Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.
March 26, 2003
Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Indiana
KIA KIA
March 26, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY SOLDIER KILLED
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier who was killed in action March 24 in Iraq.  Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Indiana, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Ga
March 26, 2003
Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho.

 

WIA
March 22, 2003
KIA
03/25/03
March 26, 2003
OFFICER DIES FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED ON MARCH 22ND
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho, who died on March 25th from wounds received by a grenade in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, on March 22nd.  Stone was assigned to the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho.
March 26, 2003
Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, of Hancock, Ill.

DUSTWUN KIA
03/29/03
March 26, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES MISSING MARINES
The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two Marines whose status has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  They were among a group of Marines in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal in Iraq on March 24.    Both Marines are assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill.  A search and rescue effort to locate the Marines is continuing.

March 29, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus from Duty Status  Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Sgt. Korthaus was declared DUSTWUN in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal on March 24.  His remains were recovered on March 25.   Sgt. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa, was assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill.
Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa. DUSTWUN KIA
03/29/03
March 25, 2003 Cpl. Stephen John Allbutt, Stoke-on-Trent, England, tank hit by friendly fire.

Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke, Littleworth, England, tank hit by friendly fire.
KIA

AP list

April 9, 2003
Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Natrona, Wyo DUSTWUN
March 23,  2003
KIA
March 23, 2003
April 9, 2003
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY
The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Brendon C.
Reiss, 23, of Natrona, Wyo., has been listed as Duty Status 
Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  He is assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary
Brigade.  He was last seen when his unit was engaged in combat
operations on March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.  A
search of the area is continuing.  This announcement was delayed until the Marine Corps completed all next-of-kin notifications.

April 12, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS 
The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Marine Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action. Reiss, 23, of Casper, Wyo., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His unit was engaged in operations on the  outskirts of An Nasiriyah on 23 March.  His remains were identified on April 11.
March 25, 2003
Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif.   
KIA KIA
March 25, 2003
(DOD IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
        The Department of Defense announced today the identities of seven Marines killed in action March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq.
Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif.   He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Fla.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, Calif.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, Calif.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Nye, Nev.  He was assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, age unknown, Adams, Colo. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Fla. KIA KIA
Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, Calif.  KIA KIA
Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, Calif.  KIA KIA
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas KIA KIA
2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Nye, Nev. KIA KIA
Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, Adams, CO KIA KIA
March 24, 2003
Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, Ventura, Ca, 19
KIA
March 22, 2003
KIA
DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY RESERVE SOLDIER KILLED
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19.  His hometown is not available.  Tobler died in a non-hostile vehicle accident Saturday in Iraq. Tobler was assigned to the 671st Engineer Brigade, Portland, Ore.
March 24, 2003

Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, Orlando, Florida 

DUSTWUN

POW

RMC
DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY PILOTS IN DOWNED APACHE AIRCRAFT
The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two Army Pilots in the March 23 downed Apache aircraft.  The status of the pilots has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).   Williams and Young are assigned to Aviation Battalion, 1/227th Company C, Fort Hood, Texas.  The incident is under investigation.

APACHE PILOTS' STATUS CHANGED TO POW
The Department of Defense announced today that it has changed the status of Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams and Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr. from Duty Status Wereabouts Unknown to Prisoner of War.

April 13, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN ARMY CASUALTY STATUS
he Department of Defense announced today the changed statusTof seven soldiers from Prisoner of War to Returned to Military Control.  Williams and Young are assigned to 1st Battalion,
227th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.  The other soldiers are assigned to 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
They are:
Spc. Edgar A. Hernandez, 21, of Mission, Texas 
Spc. Joseph N. Hudson, 23, of Alamogordo, N.M.
Spc. Shoshana N. Johnson, 30, of El Paso, Texas
Pfc. Patrick W. Miller, 23, of Walter, Kan.
Sgt. James J. Riley, 31, of Pennsauken, N.J.
Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, of Fla.
Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, of Lithia Springs, Ga.
Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young, Jr., 26, Lithia Springs, Ga DUSTWUN

POW

RMC
March 24, 2003 Sgt. Steven Mark Roberts, Bradford, England, combat

Lance Cpl. Barry Stephen, Perth, Scotland, combat
KIA KIA

AP list

March 24, 2003
Acft is from 1st Battalion 227th Atk Hel Bn, 1st Cav Ft Hood. It was one of the first units to transition from the A model to D model
 
KIA
By Jim Garamone        American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2003 -- An Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near Ghazni, Afghanistan, March 23, killing all aboard, said Combined Joint Task Force-180 officials in Bagram. 
Six Air Force personnel died in the crash, task force
spokesman Army Col. Roger King said. Names of the dead are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Enemy fire was not a factor in the crash, officials said.
The helicopter crew was on its way to evacuate two Afghan children for medical treatment in the U.S. facilities in Bagram, King said. One child has a head injury; the other, an eye injury. Both children arrived safely in Bagram today, he said.
March 24, 2003
 Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y.
deceased
non-hostile
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED BY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a Marine killed by an accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq.     Orlowski was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 23, 2003
Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27.  No home-of-record is available.

 

KIA
March 22, 2003
KIA
DoD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED AT CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, KUWAIT 
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an American officer killed by a grenade when he was sleeping in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, on March 22.  Seifert was assigned to the 1-101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 23, 2003 Flight Lt. Kevin Barry Main, jet shot down by friendly fire (Coalition Casualty)

Flight Lt. David Rhys Williams, jet shot down by friendly fire (Coalition Casualty)
KIA KIA

AP List

March 23, 2003 Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Fla., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA

AP list for 03/25/03

Killed in Action near Nasiriyah, Iraq on March 23

Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Fort Myers, Fla., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Costa Mesa, Calif., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles, combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, Mobile, Ala., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Enfield, Conn., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, Tonopah, Nev., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
March 23, 2003
Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo.
KIA KIA Kuwait, vehicle overturns, one American dead.
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE  KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT 
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a
Marine killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq.    Hodson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 23, 2003
April 13, 2003
- U.S. Army Spec. Joseph Hudson, 24, of the 507th Maintenance Company.  POW RMC The seven known U.S. prisoners of war are:
- U.S. Army Spec. Joseph Hudson, 24, of the 507th Maintenance Company. He and four others were taken prisoner Sunday after their convoy was ambushed by Iraqi forces in southern Iraq.
- U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Miller, 23, of the 507th Maintenance Company.
- U.S. Army Spec. Shoshana Johnson, 30, of the 507th Maintenance Company.
- U.S. Army Spec. Edgar Hernandez, 21, of the 507th Maintenance Company.
- U.S. Sgt. James Riley, 31, of the 507th Maintenance Company.

April 1, 2003
MISSING SOLDIER RESCUED
The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch, 19, of Palestine, W.Va., was recovered and returned to U.S. control as the result of a successful rescue mission.
Lynch had been listed as listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown following an ambush of her convoy by enemy forces on March 23.
Lynch is assigned to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.

April 5, 2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE  IN ARMY CASUALTY STATUS
The Department of Defense announced today the changed status of eight soldiers from Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) to killed in action.  The eight soldiers were in a convoy that was ambushed March 23 in Iraq.  They are:
Sgt. George E. Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, S.C.
Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas.
Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, Texas.
Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of Amarillo, Texas.
Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, Ariz. 
Pvt. Brandon U. Sloan, 19, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Sgt. Donald R. Walters, 33, of Kansas City, Mo.
Buggs was with the 3rd Division Support Battalion, Fort Stewart,
Ga.  The remainder were with the 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
The incident remains under investigation.

On March 23,2003 the family of Spc. Jamaal R. Addison was notified that he was MIA.  He belonged to the 507th maintenance crew that was ambushed and was 1 of the 12 listed as missing in this crew.  On March 25th the family was notified that Jamal's remains were identified.
Published reports show him KIA.  NETWORK Note:  Should be DIC.

PFC Pamela Moran, USA, Northglenn, CO age 23 --- MIA, 48 hours, found alive and uninjured. Returned to duty with the 32nd Army Air and Missile Command, which is attached to the 507th Maintenance Company.  

April 13, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN ARMY CASUALTY STATUS
he Department of Defense announced today the changed statusTof seven soldiers from Prisoner of War to Returned to Military Control.  Williams and Young are assigned to 1st Battalion,
227th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.  The other soldiers are assigned to 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.
They are:
Spc. Edgar A. Hernandez, 21, of Mission, Texas 
Spc. Joseph N. Hudson, 23, of Alamogordo, N.M.
Spc. Shoshana N. Johnson, 30, of El Paso, Texas
Pfc. Patrick W. Miller, 23, of Walter, Kan.
Sgt. James J. Riley, 31, of Pennsauken, N.J.
Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, of Fla.
Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, of Lithia Springs, Ga.
- U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Miller, 23, of the 507th Maintenance Company. POW RMC
  U.S. Army Spec. Shoshana Johnson, 30, of the 507th Maintenance Company. POW RMC
  U.S. Army Spec. Edgar Hernandez, 21, of the 507th Maintenance Company. POW RMC
U.S.Army Sgt. James Riley, 31, of the 507th Maintenance Company, New Jersey. POW RMC
U.S. Army PFC Jessica Lynch, 19, of Palestine,  West Virginia worked as a supply clerk with the Army's 507th Maintenance Co. DUSTWUN RESCUED
04/01/03
Spc. James M. Kiehl, 22, of Comfort, Texas.  DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03

Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, Ariz.

DUSTWUN KIA, RR
then
Changed to CAPTURED, Died in captivity
Pvt. Brandon Sloan, USA, Bedford Heights, OH - 19 DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03
Sgt. Donald Walters, USA, Salem, OR - 33

SEE YELLOW CELL FOR STORY BELOW.
DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03

POW/ DIC
04/2004

PFC Pamela Moran, USA, Northglenn, CO -  23 DUSTWUN
March 23, 2003
FOUND
Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio. DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03
Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas. DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03
Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of Amarillo, Texas. DUSTWUN KIA
04/05/03
Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22 (born October 7th, 1980) Covington, Georgia MIA KIA
Military Says Oregon Guardsman Was Executed

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By Shannon L. Cheesman

Salem, Ore. - After a long fight to get recognition for their son's actions
in Iraq, the family of Sgt. Donald Walters has now learned some shocking news from the military - that their son was taken as a prisoner of war and later shot in the back......
Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, Thornton, Colo., combat KIA
March 23, 2003
KIA
March 22, 2003
Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif.
KIA KIA
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES AMERICAN OFFICER KILLED IN ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER COLLISION
The Department of Defense announced today the identity of the American officer killed when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over international waters March 22.    Adams had been assigned as an exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron since October 2002.  The squadron's detachment is currently embarked on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

AP list

Lt. Philip Green, helicopter collision

Lt. Marc Lawrence, helicopter collision

Lt. Antony King, Helston, England, helicopter collision

Lt. Philip West, Budock Water, England, helicopter collision

Lt. James Williams, Falmouth, England, helicopter collision

Lt. Andrew Wilson, helicopter collision
March 21, 2003 Color Sgt. John Cecil, Plymouth, England, helicopter crash

Lance Bombardier Llewelyn Karl Evans, Llandudno, Wales, helicopter crash

Capt. Philip Stuart Guy, helicopter crash

Marine Sholto Hedenskog, helicopter crash

Sgt. Les Hehir, Poole, England, helicopter crash

Operator Mechanic Second Class Ian Seymour, helicopter crash

Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford, helicopter crash

Maj. Jason Ward, helicopter crash
KIA

AP List

March 21, 2003
2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison, Miss.
KIA KIA
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION  The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two U.S. Marines killed in  action on March 21 in Southern Iraq...    Childers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Gutierrez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 
Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, Los Angeles, Calif. KIA KIA
March 21, 2003
Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine
KIA KIA
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN CH-46 CRASH
The Department of Defense announced today the identities of four U.S. Marines killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash on March 20 in Kuwait.  
Aubin was assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron - 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.  Beaupre, Kennedy and Watersbey were assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 268, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill. KIA KIA
Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas KIA KIA
Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore, Md. KIA KIA

 

CASUALTIES in Iraq by date of Loss

March 21, 2003 - March 31, 2003 March 31, 2003 - April 13, 2003 April 13, 2003 - May 30 , 2003

May 30, 2003 - July 30, 2003

Aug 1, 2003 - Oct 15, 2003         Oct 15, 2003 - Nov 14, 2003
Nov 15, 2003 - Dec 31, 2003 Jan 1, 2004  - Feb 15, 2004 Feb 15, 2004 - March 31, 2004
April 1, 2004 - May 10, 2004 May 10, 2004 - June 30, 2004 July 1, 2004 -- Aug 15, 2004
Aug 16, 2004 -Sept 30, 2004 Oct 1, 2004 - Nov 1, 2004 Nov 1, 2004 - Nov 30, 2004
Dec 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2004 Jan 1, 2005 - Jan 31, 2005 Feb 1, 2005 -Feb 28, 2005
March 1, 2005 - April 15, 2005 April 16, 2005  - May 15, 2005 May 16, 2005 - May 31, 2005
June 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005 July 1, 2005-July 31, 2005 August 1, 2005 -August 31, 2005
September 1, 2005 -September 30, 2005 Oct 1, 2005 - Oct 31, 2005- Nov 1, 2005 - Nov 30, 2005
December 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005 January 1, 2006 - Jan 31, 2006 February 1, 2006 -March 31, 2006
April 1, 2006 - April 30, 2006 May 1, 2006 - May 31, 2006 June 1, 2006  - June 30, 2006
July 1, 2006  - August 31, 2006 September 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006 October 1, 2006 - October 31, 2006
November 1, 2006 -  November 30, 2006 December 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006 January 1, 2007 - January 31, 2007
February 1, 2007 - February 28, 2007 March 1, 2007 - March 31, 2007 April 1, 2007 - April 30, 2007
May 1, 2007 - May 31, 2007 June 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007 July 1, 2007  - July 31, 2007
August 1, 2007  - August 31, 2007 September 1, 2007 - October 31, 2007 November 1, 2007 - February 4, 2008
February 5, 2008 - March 30, 2008 April 1, 2008 - May 31, 2008 June 1, 2008  - October 31, 2008
November 1, 2008 April 30, 2009 May 1, 2009 - current

 

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