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Date of Announcement

Names                               

Cause of Casualty

Dec 31, 2007 Petty Officer 1st Class Victor W. Jeffries, 52, of Honolulu, Hawaii, IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1445-07
December 31, 2007
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 1st Class Victor W. Jeffries, 52, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Dec. 31, 2007 as a result of injuries suffered Dec. 24 in a vehicular accident in Kuwait. He was permanently assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Kuwait. 
Dec 26, 2007 Senior Airmen Nicholas D. Eischen, 24, of Sanger, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1435-07
December 26, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Senior Airmen Nicholas D. Eischen, 24, of Sanger, Calif., died Dec. 24 in Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation. 
Dec 14, 2007 Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel, 30, of Crowley, La.

Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney, 25, of Matthews, N.C.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1409-07
December 14, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died in Afghanistan from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel, 30, of Crowley, La., who died Dec. 12 at Forward Operating Base Curry, Afghanistan.

Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney, 25, of Matthews, N.C., who died Dec. 12 at Forward Operating Base Curry, Afghanistan.

Dec 13, 2007 Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam, 39, of Columbus, Ga. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1403-07
December 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam, 39, of Columbus, Ga., died Dec. 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the 54th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), located at Fort Lee, Va. This death is under investigation.
Dec 12, 2007 Cpl. Tanner J. O'Leary, 23, of Eagle Butte, S.D. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1400-07
December 12, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Tanner J. O'Leary, 23, of Eagle Butte, S.D., died Dec. 9 in Musa Qal'eh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Nov 19, 2007 Staff Sgt. Alejandro Ayala, 26, of Riverside, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1332-07
November 19, 2007
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
Staff Sgt. Alejandro Ayala, 26, of Riverside, Calif., died Nov. 18 of injuries sustained as a result of a vehicle accident in Kuwait. He was assigned to the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Nov 15, 2007 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles, 26, of Hot Springs, Ark. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1326-07
November 15, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles, 26, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Nov. 13 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.
Nov 16, 2007 Spc. Ashley Sietsema, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1324-07
November 16, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Ashley Sietsema, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. She was assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill.  The incident is under investigation.
Nov 15, 2007 Capt. David A. Boris, 30, of Pennsylvania.

Spc. Adrian E. Hike, 26, of Callender, Iowa.

 

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1320-07
November 15, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle they were in was struck by an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were:

Capt. David A. Boris, 30, of Pennsylvania.

Spc. Adrian E. Hike, 26, of Callender, Iowa.

Nov 13, 2007 Sgt. Phillip A. Bocks, 28, of Troy, Mich. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1308-07
November 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Phillip A. Bocks, 28, of Troy, Mich., died Nov. 9 while conducting combat operations in Aranus, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif.
Nov 13, 2007 Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1307-07
November 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa., died Nov. 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered in Tagab, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany.
Nov 12, 2007 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara, 24, of Torrance, Calif., who died Nov. 9 in Aranus.

Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman, 23, of Parker, Kan., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin, 23, of Walnut Creek, Calif., who died Nov. 9 in Aranus.

Spc. Lester G. Roque, 23, of Torrance, Calif., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour, 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1304-07
November 12, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct fire from enemy forces in Aranus, Afghanistan, on Nov 9. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were:

1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara, 24, of Torrance, Calif., who died Nov. 9 in Aranus.

Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman, 23, of Parker, Kan., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin, 23, of Walnut Creek, Calif., who died Nov. 9 in Aranus.

Spc. Lester G. Roque, 23, of Torrance, Calif., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour, 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich., who died Nov. 10 in Aranus.

Nov 6, 2007 Spc. Christine M. Ndururi, 21, of Dracut, Mass. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1286-07
November 06, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Christine M. Ndururi, 21, of Dracut, Mass., died Nov. 6 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a non-combat related illness. Her  death is under investigation. She was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas
NOV 5, 2007 Sgt.1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, of Bremerton, Wash. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1281-07
November 05, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt.1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, of Bremerton, Wash., died Nov. 2 in Uruzgan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Oct 31, 2007 Staff Sgt. James D. Bullard, 28, of Marion, S.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1267-07
October 31, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. James D. Bullard, 28, of Marion, S.C., died Oct. 30 in Spearwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using RPG rounds, machine gun fire, mortars and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the South Carolina National Guard's 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Battalion, in Marion, S.C.
Oct 30, 2007 Maj. Jeffrey R. Calero, 34, of Queens Village, N.Y. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1262-07
October 30, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Maj. Jeffrey R. Calero, 34, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Oct. 29 in Kajaki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Massachusetts National Guard, Springfield, Mass.
Oct 29, 2007 Master Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner, 50, of Owensboro, Ky. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1259-07
October 29, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner, 50, of Owensboro, Ky., died Oct. 28, in Kabul, Afghanistan from a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, U.S. Army Reserve, Owensboro, Ky.The incident is under investigation.
Oct 29, 2 007 Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Curreri, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1258-07
October 29, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Curreri, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Oct. 27 in Siet, Lake Jolo Island, Philippines from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Wash. The incident is under investigation.
Oct 27, 2007 Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan, 22, of Ontario, Ore., who died Oct 26 in Asadabad, Afghanistan..

Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza, 29, of Glendale, Ariz., who died Oct 25.

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1255-07
October 27, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds sustained when they came in contact with enemy forces using RPG, machine gun and small arms fire during combat operations on Oct 25, in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were: 

Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan, 22, of Ontario, Ore., who died Oct 26 in Asadabad, Afghanistan.

Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza, 29, of Glendale, Ariz., who died Oct 25.

Oct 2, 2007 Sgt. Edward O. Philpot, 38, of Latta, S.C.,

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1250-07
October 25, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Edward O. Philpot, 38, of Latta, S.C., died Oct 23 in Afghanistan, from a non-combat related Humvee rollover accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Dillon, S.C. This incident is under investigation. 
Oct 24, 2007 Staff Sgt. Larry I. Rougle, 25, of West Jordan, Utah IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1247-07
October 24, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Larry I. Rougle, 25, of West Jordan, Utah, died Oct. 23 in Sawtalo Sar Mountain, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds when he was engaged by enemy small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. 
Oct 19, 2007 Storekeeper Seaman Freddie N. Porter Jr.

Garfield SEAL trainee dies in boating accident
by The Star-Ledger

Friday October 19, 2007, 12:43 PM

A 19-year-old Garfield resident who was training to become a Navy SEAL was killed in Virginia when his boat capsized during a special warfare exercise on the James River, according to a report in The Record of Bergen County.
Storekeeper Seaman Freddie N. Porter Jr. and two other sailors were taking part in a nighttime training exercise on Oct. 11 when their inflatable boat collided with a tugboat just before midnight, family members said.
The other two men aboard escaped with minor injuries, but search crews pulled Porter's body out of the river the next morning.
A military funeral service for Porter, who graduated from Garfield High School in 2005 and was homecoming king in 2001, will be held Saturday at Kamienski Funeral Home in Garfield, City Manager Tom Duch told The Record.

Oct 8, 2007 Spc. Adam D. Quinn, 22, of Orange City, Fla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1196-07
October 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Adam D. Quinn, 22, of Orange City, Fla., died Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Phoenix, near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 
Oct 1, 2007 Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, N.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1174-07
October 01, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 29 at Firebase Wilderness, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 
Oct 1, 2007 Spc. Ciara M. Durkin, 30, of Quincy, Mass. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1171-07
October 01, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Ciara M. Durkin, 30, of Quincy, Mass., died Sept. 28 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 726th Finance Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, West Newton, Mass. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
Sept 27, 2007 Pfc. Mathew D. Taylor, 21, of Cameron Park, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1163-07
September 27, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Mathew D. Taylor, 21, of Cameron Park, Calif., died Sept. 26 in San Antonio of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. 
Sept 27, 2007 Pfc. Christopher F. Pfeifer, 21, of Spalding, Neb IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1161-07
September 27, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Christopher F. Pfeifer, 21, of Spalding, Neb., died Sept. 25 in San Antonio, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire Aug. 17 near Kamu, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. 
Sept 26, 2007 Petty Officer Second Class Charles Luke Milam, 26, of Littleton, Colo. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1157-07
September 26, 2007
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer Second Class Charles Luke Milam, 26, of Littleton, Colo., died September 25, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Milam was a hospital corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
Sept 25, 2007 Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Blaskowski, 27, of Levering, Mich. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1149-07
September 25, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Blaskowski, 27, of Levering, Mich., died Sept. 23 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. 
Sept 12, 2007 Cpl. Travis M. Woods, 21, of Redding, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1109-08
September 12, 2007
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Travis M. Woods, 21, of Redding, Calif., died Sept. 9 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Northern Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to3rd Battalion, 1stMarine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 
August 30, 2007 Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar, 37, of Agana, Guam.

Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball, 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Penn.

Sgt. Jan M. Argonish, 26, of Peckville, Penn.

 

No. 1062-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Killed were:

Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar, 37, of Agana, Guam.

Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball, 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Penn.

Sgt. Jan M. Argonish, 26, of Peckville, Penn.

Ofeciar was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.Ball and Argonish were assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Penn.

August 29, 2007 Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera, 43, of Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Cory L. Clark, 25, of Plant City, Fla.

Sgt. Bryce D. Howard, 24, of Vancouver, Wash.

 

No. 1060-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera, 43, of Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Cory L. Clark, 25, of Plant City, Fla.

Sgt. Bryce D. Howard, 24, of Vancouver, Wash.

Herrera and Clark were assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade.Howard was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade.The unit is based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

August 29, 2007 Pfc. Thomas R. Wilson, 21, of Maurertown, Va. No. 1055-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Thomas R. Wilson, 21, of Maurertown, Va., died Aug. 27 in Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rdInfantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
August 25, 2007 Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller, 43, of Rossford, Ohio.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney, 37, of Ankeny, Iowa. 

No. 1046-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident in Herat, Afghanistan. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller, 43, of Rossford, Ohio. He was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney, 37, of Ankeny, Iowa. He was assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division of the Iowa Army National Guard.

August 22, 2007 Spc. George V. Libby, 23, of Aberdeen, N.C. No. 1033-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. George V. Libby, 23, of Aberdeen, N.C., died Aug. 20 near Khowst, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
August 13, 20077 Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle, 31, of Madill, Okla.

Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr., 27, of Herndon, Va

Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III, 31, of Farmers Branch, Texas

No. 999-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle, 31, of Madill, Okla. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr., 27, of Herndon, Va. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III, 31, of Farmers Branch, Texas. He was assigned to the 345th Psychological Operations Company, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

August 13, 2007 Pvt. Alan J. Austin, 21, of Houston No. 997-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pvt. Alan J. Austin, 21, of Houston, died Aug. 12 near Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related accident. He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.
August 13, 2007 Pfc. Jordan E. Goode, 21, of Kalamazoo, Mich. No. 996-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Jordan E. Goode, 21, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Aug. 11 in Zormont, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
August 6, 2007 Tech. Sgt. Joey D. Link, 29, of Portland, Tenn NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 969-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 06, 2007
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tech. Sgt. Joey D. Link, 29, of Portland, Tenn., died of natural causes at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Aug. 5. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
August 4, 2007 Sgt. Taurean T. Harris, 22, of Liberty, Miss NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 962-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 04, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Taurean T. Harris, 22, of Liberty, Miss., died Aug. 2 in Kala Gush, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga. 
August 1, 2007 1st Lt. Benjamin J. Hall, 24, of Virginia NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 953-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 01, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.1st Lt. Benjamin J. Hall, 24, of Virginia, died July 31 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
July 31, 2007 Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr., 37, of Llano, Texas, and

Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche, 23, of Martinsville, Ind.

 

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 942-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were:

Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr., 37, of Llano, Texas, and

Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche, 23, of Martinsville, Ind.

July 26, 2007 Pfc. Juan S. Restrepo, 20, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. No. 932-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Juan S. Restrepo, 20, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., died July 22 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. 
July 25, 2007 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Jr., 37, of Dania Beach, Fla.

Sgt. Travon T. Johnson, 29, of Palmdale, Calif.

Pfc. Adam J. Davis, 19, of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Pfc. Jessy S. Rogers, 20, of Copper Center, Alaska.

 

No. 925-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were:

1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Jr., 37, of Dania Beach, Fla.

Sgt. Travon T. Johnson, 29, of Palmdale, Calif.

Pfc. Adam J. Davis, 19, of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Pfc. Jessy S. Rogers, 20, of Copper Center, Alaska.

July 24, 2007 Pfc. Zachary R. Endsley, 21, of Spring, Texas No. 920-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Zachary R. Endsley, 21, of Spring, Texas, died July 23 in Arghendab District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
July 11, 2007 Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie, 44, of Coaldale, Colo. No. 865-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2007
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie, 44, of Coaldale, Colo., died July 9, in Herat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during small arms fire outside of Camp Stone. He was assigned to the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
July 10, 2007 Sgt. 1st Class Sean K. Mitchell, 35, of Monterey, Calif. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 853-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Sean K. Mitchell, 35, of Monterey, Calif., died July 7 in Kidal, Mali, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. His death is under investigation. Mitchell was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany.
July 8, 2007 Sgt. Thomas P. McGee, 23, of Hawthorne, Calif. No. 842-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Thomas P. McGee, 23, of Hawthorne, Calif., died July 6 of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Wazi Khwa, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 546th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.
July 8, 2005 Spc. Christopher S. Honaker, 23, of Cleveland, N.C. No. 844-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Christopher S. Honaker, 23, of Cleveland, N.C., died July 5 of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173d Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.
July 8, 2007 Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle, 22, of Ortonville, Mich. No. 843-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle, 22, of Ortonville, Mich., died July 5 of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173d Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.
June 27, 2007 Capt. Darrell C. Lewis, 31, of Washington, D.C. No. 808-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Capt. Darrell C. Lewis, 31, of Washington, D.C., died June 23 in Vashir City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using rocket propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
June 22, 2007 Sgt. Dustin J. Perrott, 23, of Fredericksburg, Va.
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 781-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Dustin J. Perrott, 23, of Fredericksburg, Va., died June 21, in Miri, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 
June 19, 2007 Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26, of North Henderson, Ill.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35, of Hillsboro, Ore. 

Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, of Vinton, La.

 

No. 767-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Killed were:

Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26, of North Henderson, Ill. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35, of Hillsboro, Ore. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.

Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, of Vinton, La. He was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles, La.

June 18, 2007 Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader, Jr., 36, of Belleville, Ill. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 761-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader, Jr., 36, of Belleville, Ill., died June 16, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his  vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. He was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
June 16, 2007 Master Sgt. Arthur L. Lilley, 35, of Smithfield, Pa. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 753-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Arthur L. Lilley, 35, of Smithfield, Pa., died June 15, in Shkin, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
June 11, 2007 Sgt. Charles E. Wyckoff Jr., 28, of Chula Vista, Calif. No. 729-07 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Charles E. Wyckoff Jr., 28, of Chula Vista, Calif., died June 6 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
June 8, 2007 Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto, 19, of Fort Campbell, Ky. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 722-07
 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto, 19, of Fort Campbell, Ky., died June 5 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire.He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.
June 7, 2007 Spc. Jacob M. Lowell, 22, of New Lenox, Ill. No. 713-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 07, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Jacob M. Lowell, 22, of New Lenox, Ill., died June 2 near Gowardesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.
June 5, 2007 Sgt. Charles R. Browning, 31, of Tucson, Ariz. No. 698-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 05, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Charles R. Browning, 31, of Tucson, Ariz., died June 1 in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, Gilbert, Ariz.
June 4, 2007 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher M. Allgaier, 33, of Middleton, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua R. Rodgers, 29, of Carson City, Nev.

Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell, 28, of Lake Toxaway, N.C.

Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires, 25, of West Jordan, Utah.

Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Ala.

 

No. 696-07
 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 04, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when their helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire. They were assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Christopher M. Allgaier, 33, of Middleton, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua R. Rodgers, 29, of Carson City, Nev.

Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell, 28, of Lake Toxaway, N.C.

Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires, 25, of West Jordan, Utah.

Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway, 25, of Valley, Ala.

June 4, 2007 Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson, 42, of Sylacauga, Ala. No. 693-07 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 04, 2007
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson, 42, of Sylacauga, Ala., died June 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation. Robinson was assigned to Mobilization Command, Deployment Processing Command, Marine Corps Installations East, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
May 29, 2007 Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Villarreal, 21, of Eagle Pass, Texas No. 665-07 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2007
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Villarreal, 21, of Eagle Pass, Texas, died May 27 from a non-hostile vehicle accident at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 
May 18, 2007 Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Whitaker, 23, of Long Beach, Calif. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 609-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Whitaker, 23, of Long Beach, Calif., died May 15 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire.Whitaker was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
May 8, 2007 .
American Forces Press Service
AUSTIN, Nev., May 8, 2007 - All five crew members of a Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter died yesterday in a crash about 10 miles west of here.
 
Officials are investigating the cause of the accident. Press reports indicate the helicopter may have hit power lines in the area.
Military aircraft initially located the crash site at 9:40 p.m. local time, 15 minutes after the helicopter crashed. A Navy UH-1N Huey search-and-rescue helicopter dispatched from Naval Air Station Fallon arrived at the scene at about 10:15 p.m.
 
The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 7 based in Jacksonville, Fla., was conducting a routine training mission from NAS Fallon. The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 3, which deploys on USS Harry S. Truman, began a month-long training detachment at NAS Fallon on April 30.
 
The names of the aircrew are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.
May 8, 2007 Col. James W. Harrison Jr., 47, of Missouri. 

Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr., 36, of Chicago.

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 551-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 08, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire.Their deaths are under investigation. Killed were:

Col. James W. Harrison Jr., 47, of Missouri. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr., 36, of Chicago. He was assigned to the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

April 30, 2007 Spc. Daniel F. Mehringer, 20, of Morgantown, W.Va. No. 502-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Daniel F. Mehringer, 20, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Apr. 27 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. His death is under investigation. Mehringer was assigned to Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
April 30, 2007 Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas, 34, of Seffner, Fla. No. 501-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas, 34, of Seffner, Fla., died Apr. 27 in Hirat Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Thomas was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. 
May 4, 2007 Pfc. Joseph G. Harris, 19, of Sugar Land, Texas NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 532-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 04, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Joseph G. Harris, 19, of Sugar Land, Texas, died May 3 at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation. Harris was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
April 21, 2007 Sgt. Alexander Van Aalten, 21, of Monterey, Tenn. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 465-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Alexander Van Aalten, 21, of Monterey, Tenn., died Apr. 20 in Sangin, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a land mine detonatednear his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 
April 14, 2007 Staff Sgt. Casey D. Combs, 28, of Auburn, Wash.

Sgt. David A. Stephens, 28, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

 

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 434-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualities
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 12 in Miri, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Casey D. Combs, 28, of Auburn, Wash.

Sgt. David A. Stephens, 28, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

April 14, 2007 Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez, 23, of Hyattsville, Md. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 432-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez, 23, of Hyattsville, Md., died April 11 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, while on combat patrol. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
March 28, 2007 Sgt. Curtis J. Forshey, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 349-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Curtis J. Forshey, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Mar. 27 in Homburg, Germany, of a non-combat related illness. Forshey was assigned to the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
April 2, 2007 Sgt. Edmund W. McDonald, 25, of Casco, Maine.

Spc. Agustin Gutierrez, 19, of San Jacinto, Calif.

 

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 367-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 02, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.They died March 29 in North Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle accident on March 28 in North Kabul.Their deaths are under investigation. Killed were:

Sgt. Edmund W. McDonald, 25, of Casco, Maine.

Spc. Agustin Gutierrez, 19, of San Jacinto, Calif.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

March 5, 2007 Lt. Cmdr. Morgan C. Tulang, 36, of Hilo, Hawaii

Hospitalman Lucas W.A. Emch, 21, of Kent, Ohio

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 247-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 05, 2007
DoD Identifies Navy Casualties

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lt. Cmdr. Morgan C. Tulang, 36, of Hilo, Hawaii, died from apparent natural causes March 2, 2007, in Kuwait.Tulang was assigned to U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Hospitalman Lucas W.A. Emch, 21, of Kent, Ohio, died March 2, 2007, when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated in his vicinity while conducting combat operations in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Emch was a hospital corpsman assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

March 1, 2007 Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago, Ill.

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 236-07
March 01, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago, Ill., died Feb. 27 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Zizumbo was assigned to 1st Transportation Movement Control Agency, 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Feb 23, 2007 Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Okla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 218-07
February 23, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Okla., died Feb. 19 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Hughie was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry, Oaklahoma Army National Guard, Ada, Okla.
Feb 22, 2007 Pfc. Jason D. Johns, 19, of Frankton, Ind. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
No. 209-07
February 22, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Jason D. Johns, 19, of Frankton, Ind., died Feb. 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related injury. His death is under investigation. Johns was assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Feb 22, 2007 Cpl. Timothy D. Lewis, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Ky NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
No. 206-07
February 22, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Timothy D. Lewis, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died Feb. 15 as a result of non-hostile action in Jolo, Republic of the Philippines. His death is under investigation. Lewis was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

Feb 20, 2007 Chief Warrant Officer Hershel D. McCants Jr., 33, of Ariz.

Chief Warrant Officer John A. Quinlan, 36, of New Jersey

Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson, 23, of Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Travis R. Vaughn, 26, of Reinbeck, Iowa

Spc. Brandon D. Gordon, 21, of Naples, Fla

Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs, 20, of Edwardsville, Ill. 

Pfc. Kristofer D. S. Thomas, 18, of Roseville, Calif.

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 199-07
February 20, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 18 in southeastern Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter they were in crashed. The incident is under investigation. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Hershel D. McCants Jr., 33, of Ariz. McCants was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer John A. Quinlan, 36, of New Jersey. Quinlan was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Adam A. Wilkinson, 23, of Fort Carson, Colo.  Wilkinson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Travis R. Vaughn, 26, of Reinbeck, Iowa.  Vaughn was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Brandon D. Gordon, 21, of Naples, Fla.  Gordon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs, 20, of Edwardsville, Ill.  Garbs was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Pfc. Kristofer D. S. Thomas, 18, of Roseville, Calif.  Thomas was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Feb 19, 2007 Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 191-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2007

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who died Feb. 18 when the coalition CH-47 helicopter he was riding in crashed in eastern Afghanistan.

Tech. Sgt. Scott E. Duffman, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

An investigation will be conducted to verify the cause of the crash.

Feb 18, 2007 .

Eight U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan Chopper Crash

Pilot Reported Engine Failure

 February 18, 2007
Eight U.S. servicemembers have been killed and 14 others injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The pilot had reported engine failure shortly before the chopper went down today in southeastern Afghanistan along the main road between Kabul and Kandahar. .....

Feb 16, 2007 Lt. Adam A. Dyer, 28, Lafayette, La.

Petty Officer 1st Class Cory J. Helman, 27, New Richmond, Wis.

Lt. j.g. Laura J. Mankey, West Hills, Calif.

NNS070216-24. Recovery Effort Underway for Sunken MH-60S Helicopter
 
By Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs
 
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Navy salvage and recovery operation to bring up the wreckage of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter that crashed off the coast of California last month got underway Feb. 15.
 
The oceangoing fleet tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171), of the Military Sealift Command, departed Naval Base San Diego for the crash site, approximately 50 miles off the California coast in the vicinity of San Clemente Island.
 
A special undersea remotely operated vehicle, the Deep Drone 8000, which is specially configured to support salvage operations, will be launched from the Sioux and will aid Navy salvage crews in locating the wreckage.
 
The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, crashed Jan. 26 with four crew members aboard. It was conducting routine training operations with Expeditionary Strike Group 5, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).
 
The body of one Sailor was recovered near the scene of the mishap; the other three crew members were lost at sea.
 
The cause of the mishap is under investigation.
 
"It is important for the Navy to recover this aircraft to attempt to determine the mishap causal factors," said Capt. John Hardison,
Commodore, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific. "We are also hopeful that in the course of recovering this aircraft that we can locate our three lost shipmates and provide some closure for their families."
Feb 14, 2007 Petty Officer 2nd Class Laquita Pate James, 23, of Orange Park, Fla. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 178-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2007
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer 2nd Class Laquita Pate James, 23, of Orange Park, Fla., died Feb. 12 of apparent natural causes while deployed aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship the USS Bataan.The cause of death is under investigation. James was a Navy master-at-arms supporting operations off the Horn of Africa aboard the USS Bataan.
Feb 12, 2007 Sgt. Long N. Nguyen, 27, of Portland, Ore. NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 166-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Long N. Nguyen, 27, of Portland, Ore., died Feb. 10 in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related wound.Nguyen was assigned to the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, Portland, Ore. The incident is under investigation.
Jan 29, 2007 Lt. Adam A. Dyer, 28, Lafayette, La.

Petty Officer 1st Class Cory J. Helman, 27, New Richmond, Wis.

Lt. j.g. Laura J. Mankey, West Hills, Calif.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Will, 29, Warren, Mich.
NNS070129-04. 
Names of Helicopter Crash Sailors Released
By Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Meydenbauer, Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- The names of the four Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 Sailors who died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash have been released.

The dead are: Lt. Adam A. Dyer, 28, Lafayette, La.;
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory J. Helman, 27, New Richmond, Wis.; Lt. j.g. Laura J. Mankey, West Hills, Calif.; and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Will, 29, Warren, Mich.

Their Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean while conducting a routine training mission off USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) near San Clemente Island.

Will was recovered Friday and transported by helicopter to Bonhomme Richard where he was pronounced dead.
The search and rescue (SAR) effort for the remaining three crewmembers continued, but by 3 p.m. on Jan. 27 the mission shifted to a recovery effort.

The cold water temperature and the time that elapsed since the crash occurred led Navy officials to conclude that aircrew survivability was extremely unlikely.
The Navy is evaluating the feasibility of salvaging the aircraft.

The Navy is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Last modified Saturday, January 27, 2007 8:27 AM PST

 

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/01/27/military/1_08_041_26_07.txt

One dead, three missing after helicopter crash near Pendleton


CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Navy sailor died and three others are missing after a Navy Seahawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Camp Pendleton on Friday afternoon during search and rescue training. Military search teams were looking for more survivors through the night, a Navy commander said.

The MH-60S Seahawk chopper crashed about 2:30 p.m. 50 miles offshore near San Clemente Island while training near the USS Bonhomme Richard, Navy Cmdr. Jack Hanzlik said. MH-60S helicopters are designed to carry at least 20 troops.....


Contact staff writer Yvette Urrea at (760) 901-4076 or yurrea@nctimes.com.

Jan 27, 2007 National Alliance of Families http://www.nationalalliance.org
Jan 27, 2007

Unconfirmed At This Point.... Soldiers Missing in Somalia
Normally, we would wait for additional information before passing along this unconfirmed report. However, since the Department of Defense has confirmed, once again, the ease in which they lie about the loss of American Service members, we decided to pass this along.

The web site for Kenya London News reports a posting by Scott A. Morgan stating: "Reports are emerging that the US Air Strikes in Southern Somalia have a new wrinkle. According to an Arab Language Newspaper published in the Gulf State of Qatar they have received reports from both Arab and Western Diplomats that US troops are currently missing in the southern part of Somalia."

* Status  is ASSUMED to be Killed in Action, body not recovered.

 

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