Fallen Coalition Heroes

Coalition Forces Who Have Died In Operation Iraqi Freedom


Information for each soldier was obtained from the Department of Defense (DoD) website.


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Army Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Roark, 29, of Houston, Texas

Roark died in Balad, Iraq, on October 2, 2005 of a non-combat related injury.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 123rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Army Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins, 27, Schenectady, New York

Robbins died February 9, 2004 in Sinjar, Iraq when a collection of unexploded ordinance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point.

He was assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, Hart, Michigan

Robbins was killed in combat on April 3, 2003.

He was assigned to the C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


Army Staff Sgt. William T. Robbins, 31, of North Little Rock, Arkansas

Robbins died February 10, 2005 in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge, 22, of Leominster, Massachusetts

Roberge died February 9, 2009 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Cpl. Allen C. Roberts, 21, of Arcola, Illinois

Roberts died November 28, 2007 from a vehicle accident near Al Asad, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.


Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts, 18, of Bear, Delaware

Roberts died April 6, 2004 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.


Marine Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, 30, of Newport, Oregon

Roberts died May 17, 2004 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Sgt. Derek T. Roberts, 24, of Gold River, California

Roberts died June 14, 2007 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Infantry Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21, of Winter Park, Florida

Roberts died November 22, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle.

He was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Armstrong Barracks, Germany.


Marine Lance Cpl. Trevor A. Roberts, 21, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Roberts died March 24, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Army Sgt. Michael T. Robertson, 28, of Houston, Texas

Robertson died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, on October 25, 2005 of injuries sustained in Samarra, Iraq, on October 17, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia.


Army Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20, of Mesa, Arizona

Robinson died in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 6, 2005 of injuries sustained on October 5, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Arizona.


Army Spc. Lizbeth Robles, 31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Robles died March 1, 2005 at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident that occurred February 28 in Bayji, Iraq.

She was assigned to 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Robsky, Jr., 31, of Elizaville, New York

Robsky died September 10, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. Robsky was on call to neutralize an improvised explosive device (IED) after the initial attempt failed, he returned to the site to render it safe, and the IED detonated.

He was assigned to the 759th Ordnance Company, Fort Irwin, California.


Marine Sgt. Moses D. Rocha, 33, of Roswell, New Mexico

Rocha died August 5, 2004 due to injuries received from enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq.

He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.


Marine Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio

Rock died August 1, 2005 as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, of Hamilton, Ohio

Rockhold died May 8, 2003, while he was directing traffic he was struck and killed by a sniper's bullet.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Spc. Ricky W. Rockholt, Jr., 28, of Winston, Oregon

Rockholt died April 28, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle.

He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David S. Roddy, 32, of Aberdeen, Maryland

Roddy died September 16, 2006 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two in Norfolk, Virginia., and was serving with Multi-National Corps - Iraq.


Army Sgt. John D. Rode, 24, of Pineville, North Carolina

Rode died February 14, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Pvt. Damian Lopez Rodriguez, Tucson, Arizona

Rodriguez died April 6, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Spc. Dominic N. Rodriguez, 23, of Klamath Falls, Oregon

Rodriguez died June 22, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Spc. Jaime Rodriguez, Jr., 19, of Oxnard, California

Rodriguez died July 26, 2007 in Saqlawiyah, Iraq of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Marine Pfc. Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, of Norwalk, California

Rodriguez died May 12, 2003 in Iraq when unexploded ordnance he was handling detonated.

He was assigned to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Rodriguez, 25 of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Rodriguez died January 28, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his armored vehicle.

He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Lance Cpl. Juan R. Rodriguez Velasco, 23, of El Cenizo, Texas

Rodriguez died January 13, 2005 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Army Spc. Michael J. Rodriguez, 20, of Sanford, North Carolina

Rodriguez died April 23, 2007 in As Sadah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his location.

He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez, 23, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Rodriguez died October 4, 2007 near Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Marine Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, 21, of New York

Rodriguez died March 27, 2003, when the tank he was riding in fell into the Euphrates River during combat operations northwest of An Nasiriyah.

He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.


Army Spc. Luis O. Rodriguez-Contrera, 22, of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Rodriguez-Contrera died March 2, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on combat patrol.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Pfc. George R. Roehl, Jr., 21, of Manchester, New Hampshire

Roehl died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq on April 11, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle and subsequently came under small arms fire during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Maj. Alan G. Rogers, 40, of Hampton, Florida

Rogers died January 27, 2008 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory S. Rogers, 42, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Rogers died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on April 9, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Marine Cpl. Jeffry A. Rogers, 21, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rogers died November 16, 2005 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq as a result of enemy small arms fire.

He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Rogers died November 27, 2009 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, east of Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.


Army Spc. Nicholas K. Rogers, 27, of Deltona, Florida

Rogers died October 22, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.


Army Spc. Philip G. Rogers, 23, of Gresham, Oregon

Rogers died April 4, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas, 27, of Hammond, Indiana

Rojas died on October 3, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered from enemy small arms fire while performing security operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alabama.


Army Pfc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21, of Pembroke Pines, Florida

Rojas died near Bayji, Iraq, on October 29, 2005 when his unit was conducting a combat patrol and a landmine exploded near his HMMWV.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Cpl. Michael M. Rojas, 21, of Fresno, California

Rojas died April 18, 2007 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operation.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Spc. Cristian Rojas-Gallego, 24, of Loganville, Georgia

Rojas-Gallego died August 2, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Staff Sgt. Robb L. Rolfing, 29, of Milton, Massachusetts

Rolfing died June 30, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Spc. Justin Allan Rollins, 22, of Newport, New Hampshire

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Rollins died March 5, 2007 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Spc. Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33, of Brandon, Florida

Roman-Cruz died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on November 16, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Romeo, 23, of Lodi, New Jersey

Romeo died May 6, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

He assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Spc. Joshua G. Romero, 19, of Crowley, Texas

Romero died May 18, 2007 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Pfc. Ramon Romero, 19, of Huntington Park, California

Romero died August 22, 2005 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Spc. Brian M. Romines, 20, of Simpson, Illinois

Romines died June 6, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, Milan, Illinois.


Army Spc. Edwin W. Roodhouse, 36, of San Jose, California

Roodhouse died December 5, 2004 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, 43, of Nashua, New Hampshire

Rooney died September 25, 2003 at Shuabai Port, in Kuwait, after being struck by a forklift.

He was assigned to to the 379th Engineer Company, U.S. Army National Guard, based in Bourne, Massachusetts.


Marine Cpl. Timothy D. Roos, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Roos died July 27, 2006 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Army Spc. Alexander Rosa, Jr., 22, of Orlando, Florida

Rosa died May 25, 2007 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Pfc. Angel Rosa, 21, of South Portland, Maine

Rosa died March 13, 2007 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego, California

Rosacker died March 23, 2003 near An Nasiriyah, when one Iraqi unit indicated it was giving up, then opened fire when the Marines approached.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Marine Cpl. Benjamin S. Rosales, 20, of Houston, Texas

Rosales died October 4, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Army Staff Sgt. Victor A. Rosaleslomeli, 29, of Westminster, California

Rosaleslomeli died April 13, 2004 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded near his escort vehicle.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.


Army Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Rosario died in Balad, Iraq, on October 19, 2005 when his HMMWV was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations.

He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Pfc. Richard H. Rosas, 21, of Saint Louis, Michigan

Rosas died May 25, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.


Army Spc. Christopher D. Rose, 21, of San Francisco, California

Rose died on June 29, 2006 of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30, of Fayetteville, North Carolina

Rose died November 7, 2003 in Tikrit, Iraq, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was riding in was shot down by unknown enemy ordnance.

He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Spc. Adam J. Rosema, 27, of Pasadena, California

Rosema died March 14, 2007 south of Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during recovery operations.

He was assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Thomas C. Rosenbaum, 25, of Hope, Arkansas

Rosenbaum died September 18, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy vehicle.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg, 32, of Miami Lakes, Florida

Rosenberg died April 8, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, of Berlin, New Hampshire

Rosenberg died January 24, 2004 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when a vehicle-based improvised explosive device detonated.

He was assigned to Company B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Fort Hood Texas.


Army Staff Sgt. Eric Ross, 26, of Kenduskeag, Maine

Ross died February 9, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an explosion during breaching operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Spc. Marco D. Ross, 20, of Memphis, Tennessee

Ross died August 25, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy mortars attacked his camp.

He was assigned to the 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Pfc. Jonathan M. Rossi, 20, of Safety Harbor, Florida

Rossi died July 1, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Army Sgt. Lawrence A. Roukey, 33, of Westbrook, Maine

Roukey died April 26, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, by a large explosion while performing site security.

He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s Detachment 1, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment, 98th Division, Lewiston, Maine.


Army Spc. David L. Roustum, 22, of West Seneca, New York

Roustum died November 20, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his up-armored HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Tonawanda, New York.


Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski, 44, of Roseville, Illinois

Rovinski died June 5, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action when his HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.


Marine Capt. Alan Rowe, 35, of Hagerman, Idaho

Rowe died September 3, 2004 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.


Army Spc. Brandon Rowe, 20, of Roscoe, Illinois

Rowe died March 31, 2003 when his unit was ambused by the enemy in Al Hillah, Iraq.

He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Sgt. Michael D. Rowe, 23, New Port Richey, Florida

Rowe died in Rutbah, Iraq on March 28, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana.


Army Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 54, Bon Aqua, Tennessee

Rowe died July 9, 2003 in Iraq, as a result of an enemy sniper attack.

He was assigned to the 1174th Troop Command, in Columbia, Tennessee.


Army 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, 25, of Katy, Texas

Rozier died July 19, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while providing security at a municipal building.

He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, of the 1st Armored Division, deployed from Fort Riley, Kansas.


Army 2nd Lt. Charles R. Rubado, 23, of Clearwater, Florida

Rubado died on August 29, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Spc. Isela Rubalcava, 25, of El Paso, Texas

Rubalcava died May 8, 2004 in Mosul Iraq, when a mortar round hit near her.

She was assigned to the 296th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Spc. Jose "Joe" A. Rubio Hernandez, 24, of Mission, Texas

Rubio died March 24, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive on March 23, 2008.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Sgt. William P. Rudd, 27, of Madisonville, Kentucky

Rudd died October 5, 2008 of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Brady J. Rudolf, 37, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rudolf died September 18, 2008 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard, Lexington, Oklahoma.


Army Spc. David A. Ruhren, 20, of Stafford, Virginia

Ruhren died December 21, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, when his dining facility was attacked.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, Virginia.


Army Spc. Jose L. Ruiz, 28, of Brentwood, New York

Ruiz died on August 15, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was conducting security operations and enemy forces using small arms fire drove by his position in a civilian vehicle.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26, of El Paso, Texas

Ruiz died in Balad, Iraq, on October 12, 2005 when his military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned.

He was assigned to the 24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas.


Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Manuel A. Ruiz, 21, of Federalsburg, Maryland

Ruiz died February 7, 2007 in a helicopter crash in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

He was assigned to 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory P. Rund, 21, of Littleton, Colorado

Rund died December 11, 2004 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Spc. Gregory B. Rundell, 21, of Ramsey, Minnesota

Rundell died March 26, 2008 in Taji Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Cpl. Luke S. Runyan, 21, of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Runyan died February 17, 2008 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his dismounted patrol using small arms fire.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army 1st Lt. Michael L. Runyan, 24, of Newark, Ohio

Runyan died July 21, 2010 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his convoy vehicle with an improvised explosive device in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 52nd Infantry, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


Army Staff Sgt. Michael Lee Ruoff, Jr., 31, of Yosemite, California

Ruoff died July 1, 2007 in Ta’meem, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Pfc. Aaron J. Rusin, 19, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Rusin died October 11, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on October 10, 2004 when his military vehicle came under fire from enemy forces.

He was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.


Army Capt. Blake H. Russell, 35, of Forth Worth, Texas

Russell died on July 22, 2006 of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Sgt. John W. Russell, 26, of Portland, Texas

Russell died November 15, 2003 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters went down in Mosul, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Spc. Ryan D. Russell, 20, of Elm City, North Carolina

Russell died March 5, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21, of Greensboro, North Carolina

Russoli died October 20, 2005 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Army Sgt. Monta S. Ruth, 26, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ruth died on August 31, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle during security patrol operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia.


Army 1st Lt. Christopher N. Rutherford, 25, of Newport, Ohio

Rutherford died July 2, 2007 near Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the Forward Support Group, 19th Engineer Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky.


Marine Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, 25, of Gloucester, New Jersey

Ryan died November 15, 2004 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.


Marine 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Illinois

Ryan died May 19, 2003 in a CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter that went down shortly after take-off in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal, in Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Spc. Lyle W. Rymer II, 24, of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Rymer died January 28, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was shot by enemy forces.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 239th Engineer Company, 39th Infantry Brigade, Booneville, Arkansas.


Army Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych, 24, of Brooklyn, New York

Ryndych died December 6, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Spc. Corey J. Rystad, 20, of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota

Rystad died December 2, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during security operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, Crookston, Minnesota.


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