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 Pfc. Jacob T. Tracy, 20, of Palestine, Illinois

Tracy died June 18, 2007 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 17, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Spc. Seth R. Trahan, 20, of Crowley, Louisiana

Trahan died February 19, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3d Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Crowley, Louisiana.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler J. Trahan, 22, of East Freetown, Massachusetts

Trahan died on April 30, 2009 while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.

He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Twelve in Norfolk, Va., and was deployed with an East Coast based Navy SEAL team.


Army Staff Sgt. Du Hai Tran, 30, of Reseda, California

Tran died June 20, 2008 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.


Army Spc. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, of Mission Viejo, California

Tran died November 7, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained that same day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was conducting convoy operations.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 181st Support Battalion, San Bernardino, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41, of Snellville, Georgia

Travis died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on December 2, 2005 of injuries sustained earlier that day when his truck accidentally rolled over.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Georgia.


Marine Cpl. Stewart S. Trejo, 25, of Whitefish, Montana

Trejo died August 7, 2008 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.


Marine Cpl. Joseph S. Tremblay, 23, of New Windsor, New York

Tremblay died April 27, 2005 from injuries received from a mine explosion while conducting combat operations in vicinity of Hit, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, West Virginia. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Spc. Richard K. Trevithick, 20, of Gaines, Michigan

Trevithick died April 14, 2004 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle.

He was assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Pfc. Brett L. Tribble, 20, of Lake Jackson, Texas

Tribble died in Ar Ramadi on June 3, 2006 of injuries sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on June 2, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.


Army Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III, 28, of Goshen, Indiana

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

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


Army Sgt. John B. Trotter, 25, of Marble Falls, Texas

Trotter died November 9, 2004 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he was on patrol and his unit came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea.


Marine Cpl. Tyler S. Trovillion, 23, of Richardson, Texas

Trovillion died June 15, 2005 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chester W. Troxel, 45, of Anchorage, Alaska

Troxel died near Tal Afar, Iraq, on January 7, 2006 when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Anchorage, Alaska.


Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Troyer, 21, of Tangent, Oregon

Troyer died November 19, 2005 from wounds received as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq.

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


Army Spc. Francis "Frank" M. Trussel, Jr., 21, of Lincoln, Illinois

Trussel died May 26, 2007 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

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


Marine Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue, 27, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Tsue died November 1, 2005 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Force Service Support Group, II MEF (Forward).


Army Pfc. Andrew L. Tuazon, 21, of Chesapeake, Virginia

Tuazon died May 10, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq from hostile fire while on guard duty.

He was assigned to the 293rd Military Police Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Marine Lance Cpl. Marc L. Tucker, 24, of Pontotoc, Mississippi

Tucker died June 8, 2005 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Asr Uranium, Iraq.

He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd FSSG, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Spc. Robert W. Tucker, 20, of Hilham, Tennessee

Tucker died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, on October 13, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jamestown, Tennessee.


Army Spc. Ronald "Ronnie" James Tucker, 21, of Fountain, Colorado

Tucker died April 30, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker, 25, of Madras, Oregon

Tucker died in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on or about June 16, 2006. He was previously listed as Duty Status – Whereabouts Unknown. His unit came under enemy small-arms fire while manning a checkpoint during combat operations, and he was taken by enemy forces.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Steven R. Tudor, 36, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Tudor died April 21, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using indirect fire during combat operations.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, 23, of Pago Pago, American Samoa

Tuialuuluu died December 4, 2004 in Mosul, Iraq, when his Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations.

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


Navy Lt. Cmdr. Morgan C. Tulang, 36, of Hilo, Hawaii

Tulang died from apparent natural causes March 2, 2007, in Kuwait.

He was assigned to U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait.


Army Master Sgt. Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33, of Watertown, New York

Tuliau died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained near Ar Rustimayah, Iraq, on September 26, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, New York.


Army Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20, of Pocahontas, Iowa

Tull died in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq on November 25, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, Storm Lake, Iowa.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Joseph Tully, 33, of Falls Creek, Pennsylvania

Tully died August 23, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Sgt. Lui Tumanuvao, 29, of Fagaalu, American Samoa

Tumanuvao died November 7, 2007 in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Pfc. Nicholas D. Turcotte, 23, of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Turcotte died December 4, 2006 in An Nasiriyah, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, West St. Paul, Minnesota.


Army Pfc. Ricky L. Turner, 20, of Athens, Alabama

Turner died January 16, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner, Jr., 37, of Parkersburg, West Virginia

Turner died February 1, 2004 in Anaconda, Iraq, while in his sleeping quarters the logistical support area came under mortar attack.

He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Thomas B. Turner, Jr., 31, of Cottonwood, California

Turner died on July 14, 2006 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 13, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Al Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Sgt. Bryan J. Tutten, 33, of St. Augustine, Florida

Tutten died December 25, 2007 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Sgt. Jordan E. Tuttle, 22, of West Monroe, Louisiana

Tuttle died July 2, 2010 at Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.

He was a member of the 156th Army Band in Bossier City, Louisiana, and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Marine Staff Sgt. Abraham G. Twitchell, 28, of Yelm, Washington

Twitchell died April 2, 2006 when the seven-ton truck he was riding in rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.


Marine Lance Cpl. Bobby L. Twitty, 20, of Bedias, Texas

Twitty died July 22, 2007 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Army Spc. Wade Michael Twyman, 27, of Vista, California

Twyman died on March 4, 2005 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol.

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


Army Capt. Corry Paul Tyler, 29, of Georgia

Tyler died August 22, 2007 in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his helicopter crashed.

He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 21, of Sterling, Illinois

Tyrrell died November 20, 2003 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds received on November 14, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq. Tyrrell was at an ammunition point when it caught on fire

He was assigned to C Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas.


Army 2nd Lt. Andre D. Tyson, 33, of Riverside, California

Tyson died June 22, 2004 in Balad, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed his ground patrol.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, California.


Army Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wisconsin

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

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


Marine Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles, 20, of DuQuoin, Illinois

Uhles died September 15, 2004 from injuries received 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 Pfc. Brian S. Ulbrich, 23, of Chapmanville, West Virginia

Ulbrich died on June 5, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

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


Air Force Special Agent Rick A. Ulbright, 49, of Waldorf, Maryland

Ulbright died August 8, 2004 at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, from wounds received during a mortar attack.

He was assigned to the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.


Marine Sgt. George M. Ulloa, Jr., 23, of Austin, Texas

Ulloa died August 3, 2006 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

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


Army Sgt. Jose "Ricky" E. Ulloa, 23, of New York, New York

Ulloa died August 9, 2008 in Sadr City, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device August 8, 2008 in Sadr City.

He was assigned to the 515th Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.


Marine Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer, 22, of Landisville, Pennsylvania

Ulmer died June 5, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune North Carolina.


Army 1st Lt. Colby J. Umbrell, 26, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Umbrell died May 3, 2007 in Musayyib, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.


Army Spc. Daniel P. Unger, 19, of Exeter, California

Unger died May 25, 2004 during a mortar attack on Forward Operating Base, Kalsu, Iraq. Daniel gave his life for freedom while protecting two Iraqi Civilians.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 81st Separate Armor Brigade, Visalia, California.

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Army Cpl. David M. Unger, 21, of Leavenworth, Kansas

Unger died October 18, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Gregory Daniel Unruh, 28, of Dickinson, Texas

Unruh died March 19, 2008 in Mandali, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Spc. Robert Oliver Unruh, 25, of Tucson, Arizona

Unruh was killed September 25, 2004 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when enemy forces using small arms fire attacked his unit.

He was assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea.


Army Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch, 31, of Garden City, Kansas

Upchurch died in Samarra, Iraq, on Janu 7, 2005 during patrol operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Pfc. Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29, of Baldwin, New York

Urbina died November 29, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, New York.


Army Sgt. Iosiwo Uruo, 27, of Agana Heights, Guam

Uruo died May 24, 2007 in Buhriz, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army 1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt, 38, of Hammond, Illinois

Utt died June 27, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, after two 122mm rockets were fired into his forward operating base.

He was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, 27, of Rome, New York

Uvanni died October 1, 2004 in Samarra, Iraq, he was conducting combat operations and was shot by a sniper.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Morrisonville, New York.


Army Sgt. Nathan J. Vacho, 29, of Janesville, Wisconsin

Vacho died in Baghdad, Iraq on May 5, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Knoxville, Tennessee. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Vacho was attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.


Marine Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos, 21, of Airmont, New York

Vahaviolos died May 11, 2006 as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Vaillant, 41, of Trujillo, Puerto Rico

Vaillant died September 5, 2004 in Khalidiya, Iraq, when his tank ran over an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, Camp Casey, Korea.


Marine Lance Cpl. Eric P. Valdepenas, 21, of Seekonk, Massachusetts

Valdepenas died September 4, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Ayer, Massachusetts.


Marine Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez, 20, of Bronx, New York

Valdez died June 23, 2005 while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq.

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


Marine Lance Cpl. Ruben Valdez, Jr., 21, of San Diego, Texas

Valdez died April 17,2004 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, California.


Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A. Valdivia, 27, of Cambridge, Illinois

Valdivia died January 16, 2007, in Bahrain from a non-combat related incident.

She was assigned to the naval security force for Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.


Army Spc. Donald E. Valentine III, 21, of Orange Park, Florida

Valentine died September 18, 2007 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations.

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


Army 1st Lt. Robert Vallejo II, 28, of Richland Hills, Texas

Vallejo 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, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas.


Army Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26, Eagle Pass, Texas

Valles died July 9, 2003 in Balad, Iraq as a result of non-combat injuries.

She was assigned to Company B, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Marine Lance Cpl. Adam J. Van Alstine, 21, of Superior, Wisconsin

Van Alstine died February 25, 2006 from an improvised explosive device in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, 39, of Columbus, Ohio

Van Dusen died May 9, 2003 when his UH-60 air medical helicopter crashed in the Tigris River.

He was assigned to 571st Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Marine Lance Cpl. Gary F. Van Leuven, 20, of Klamath Falls, Oregon

Van Leuven died April 17,2004 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, California.


Army Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman, 24, of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

Van Orman died February 5, 2008 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Al Muqdadiyah when he encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York.


Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Van Parys, 20, of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Van Parys died February 5, 2007 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.


Army Spc. Allen J. Vandayburg, 20, of Mansfield, Ohio

Vandayburg died April 9, 2004 in Barez, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

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


Army Spc. Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

Vanderbosch died in Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on October 3, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Marine 1st Lt. Matthew Ryan Vandergrift, 28 of Littleton, Colorado

Vandergrift died April 21, 2008 from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Army Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Vanderhorn, 37, of Pierce, Washington

Vanderhorn died in As Sinia, Iraq, on January 1, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Spc. Josiah H. Vandertulip, 21, of Irving, Texas

Vandertulip died October 14, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his dismounted patrol came under enemy fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Thomas E. Vandling, Jr., 26, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vandling died January 1, 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 303rd Psychological Operations Company, Oakdale, Pennsylvania, a subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Army Sgt. Joseph M. Vanek, 22, of Elmhurst, Illinois

Vanek died November 12, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.

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


Marine Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, of Bristol, Massachusetts

Vangyzen died July 5, 2004 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Darren D. VanKomen, 33, of Bluefield, West Virginia

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

He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.


Army Pfc. William Z. Vanosdol, 23, of Pinson, Alabama

Vanosdol died August 19, 2009 at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters.

He was assigned to the 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke, 22, of Bay City, Michigan

Van Slyke died February 28, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Saginaw, Michigan.


Army Pfc. Alejandro "Alex" R. Varela, 19, of Fernley, Nevada

Varela died May 19, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

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


Army Spc. Robert D. Varga, 24, of Monroe City, Missouri

Varga died July 15, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, 32, of Chicago, Illinois

Vargas-Medina died May 1, 2004 in Al Amarah, Iraq when his convoy was attacked.

He was assigned to the 84th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Army Sgt. Daniel Ryan Varnado, 23, of Saucier, Mississippi

Varnado died May 23, 2005 in Haswa, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, Biloxi, Mississippi.


Marine Lance Cpl. Cristian Vasquez, 20, of Coalinga, California

Vasquez died August 2, 2007 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez, 26, of Manzanola, Colorado

Vasquez died on June 5, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, 35, of Port Huron, Michigan

Vasquez died November 8, 2003 in Fallujah, Iraq when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kansas.


Army 2nd Lt. John S. Vaughan, 23, of Edwards, Colorado

Vaughan died in Mosul, Iraq on June 7, 2006 when he encountered enemy small arms fire during dismounted combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Army Sgt. Michael L. Vaughan, 20, of Otis, Oregon

Vaughan 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 Spc. Brian A. Vaughn, 23, of Pell City, Alabama

Vaughn died on June 21, 2005 in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

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


Army Sgt. Jason Walter Vaughn, 29, of Iuka, Mississippi

Vaughn died May 10, 2007 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

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


Army Sgt. Richard A. Vaughn, 22, of San Diego, California

Vaughn died April 7, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using a rocket propelled grenade, improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Veater, 20, of Jessup, Pennsylvania

Veater died March 9, 2007 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.


Army Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione, 25, of Tucson Arizona

Vecchione died on July 18, 2006 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.


Army Spc. Frances M. Vega, 20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Vega died November 2, 2003 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter she was riding in made a crash landing.

She was assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army 1st Lt. Michael W. Vega, 41, of Lathrop, California

Vega died March 20, 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained when his military vehicle rolled over in Diwaniyah, Iraq, on March 11, 2004.

He was assigned to the 223rd Military Intelligence Company, 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Sacramento, California.


Army Pfc. Jerimiah J. Veitch, 21, of Dibble, Oklahoma

Veitch died June 21, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck with a rocket propelled grenade.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Marine Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40, of Miami, Florida

Velasco died November 19, 2008 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, 29, of California

Velazquez died November 2, 2003 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was riding in made a crash landing.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


Army Spc. Jose A. Velez, 23, of Lubbock, Texas

Velez died November 13, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, while clearing an enemy strong point when his unit came under fire.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Army Sgt. Jose M. Velez, 35, of Bronx, New York

Velez died in Kirkuk, Iraq on June 9, 2006 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Army Reserve 773rd Transportation Company, Fort Totten, New York.


Army Spc. Jake Robert Velloza, 22, of Inverness, California

Velloza died from wounds sustained after he was shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq on May 2, 2009.

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


Marine Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas, 21, of Simi Valley, California

Venegas died April 7, 2005 as a result of a vehicle accident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Venegas was attached to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


Navy Aviation Boatswain Mate Third Class Petty officer Daniel R. Verbeke, 25, of Exton, Pennsylvania

Verbeke died July 14, 2008 in Paoli, Pennsylvania of complications from injuries he suffered in a flight deck accident in December 2005 while serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, CVN-71.


Army Pfc. Justin A. Verdeja, 20, of La Puente, California

Verdeja died June 5, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Army Staff Sgt. Russell J. Verdugo, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona

Verdugo died May 23, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as he was responding to a report of an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 767th Ordnance Company, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.


Army Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka, 25, of Jamestown, Pennsylvania

Veverka died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, on May 6, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1083 cargo truck during combat operations.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain), Brewer, Maine.


Marine Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, of Methuen, Massachusetts

Vicente died March 19, 2004 due to enemy action near Hit, Iraq.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.


Army Staff Sgt. Eric R. Vick, 25, of Spring Hope, North Carolina

Vick died April 1, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.


Army Spc. Chirasak Vidhyarkorn, 32, of Queens, New York

Vidhyarkorn died September 29, 2007 in Diwanihay, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Shelby, Mississippi.


Army Pfc. Caesar S. Viglienzone, 21, of Santa Rosa, California

Viglienzone died in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 1, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

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


Army Sgt 1st Class Ruben J. Villa, Jr., of El Paso, Texas

Villa died on August 18, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from a non-combat related cause.

He was assigned to the Army's Area Support Group (CFLCC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.


Army Spc. Javier A. Villanueva, 25, of Temple, Texas

Villanueva died in Al Asad, Iraq, on November 24, 2005 of injuries sustained in Hit, Iraq, on November 23, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California.


Army Sgt. 1st Class Joselito O. Villanueva, 36, of Los Angeles, California

Villanueva died September 27, 2004 in Balad, Iraq, while he was at an observation post he was shot by a sniper.

He was assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.


Army Civilian Linda J. Villar, 41, of Franklinton, Louisiana

Villar died June 3, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a mortar struck her forward operating base.

She worked for the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Marine Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Villarreal, 21, of Eagle Pass, Texas

Villarreal died May 27, 2007 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, California.


Army Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro, Jr., 19, of Bakersfield, California

Villatoro died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

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


Army Sgt. Franklin R. Vilorio, 26, of Miami, Florida

Vilorio died on September 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV causing it to rollover.

He was assigned to the Brigade Troops Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Marine Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Oklahoma

Vincent died April 30, 2004 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

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


Army Spc. Anthony M.K. Vinnedge, 24, of Okeana, Ohio

Vinnedge died July 5, 2007 at the Radwaniyah Palace Complex, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 107th Armor Cavalry Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, Greenville, Ohio.


Army Spc. Travis M. Virgadamo, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada

Virgadamo died August 30, 2007 in Taji, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.


Army Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33, of New Haven, Connecticut

Vitagliano died January 17, 2005 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea.


Army Spc. Eric Vizcaino, 21, of New Mexico

Vizcaino died November 21, 2006 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered November 20, 2006 in Samarra, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, 27, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Voelz died December 14, 2003 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, while responding to an explosive ordnance disposal call an improvised explosive device detonated.

She was assigned to the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in Fort Knox, Kentucky.


Army Spc. Ross Eugene Vogel, III, 27, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania

Vogel died September 29, 2009 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia.


Army Spc. Robert J. Volker, 21, of Big Spring, Texas

Volker died December 20, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

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


Army Spc. Chad J. Vollmer, 24, of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vollmer died December 23, 2006 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, Big Rapids, Michigan.


Army Pfc. Kenneth G. VonRonn, 20, of Bloomingburg, New York

VonRonn died January 6, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his Bradley fighting vehicle.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, New York, New York.


Army Sgt. Matthew J. Vosbein, 30, of Metairie, Louisiana

Vosbein died on August 29, 2006 in Sadr Al Yusifiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

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


Army Staff Sgt. Michael S. Voss, 35, of Aberdeen, North Carolina

Voss died October 8, 2004 near Tikrit, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, Wilmington, North Carolina.


Marine Pfc. Brent T. Vroman, 21, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Vroman died December 13, 2004 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.

He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Vrooman, 28, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Vrooman died July 15, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was conducting combat operations in Kn'an, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany.


Army Spc. Thai Vue, 22, of Willows, California

Vue died June 18, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a mortar round hit the motor pool where he was working.

He was assigned to the 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany.


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