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The Harring Report: The National Young Men’s Meat Grinder

Posted in the database on Monday, August 15th, 2005 @ 11:57:57 MST (4868 views)
by Brian Harring    TBRNews  

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The Bush Butcher’s Bill: Officially, 46 US Military Deaths in Iraq from 1 through 10 August, 2005 – Official Total of 1,953 US Dead to date (and rising)

U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have very rarely been counted. They total about 6,210 as of 1 January, 2005. The ongoing, underreporting of the dead in Iraq, is not accurate. The DoD is deliberately reducing the figures. A review of many foreign news sites show that actual deaths are far higher than the newly reduced ones. Iraqi civilian casualties are never reported but International Red Cross, Red Crescent and UN figures indicate that as of 1 January 2005, the numbers are just under 100,000.

by Brian Harring, Domestic Intelligence Reporter brianharring@yahoo.com

Note: There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. The educated rumor is that the actual death toll is in excess of 7,000. Given the officially acknowledged number of over 15,000 seriously wounded (and a published total of 25,000 wounded overall,), this elevated death toll is far more realistic than the current 1,800+ now being officially published. When our research is complete, and watertight, we will publish the results along with the sources In addition to the evident falsification of the death rolls, at least 5,500 American military personnel have deserted, most in Ireland but more have escaped to Canada and other European countries, none of whom are inclined to cooperate with vengeful American authorities. (See TBR News of 18 February for full coverage on the mass desertions) This means that of the 158,000 U.S. military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 deserted, were killed or seriously wounded. The DoD lists currently being very quietly circulated indicate almost 9,000 dead, over 16,000 seriously wounded (This figure is now over 24,000 Ed) and a large number of suicides, forced hospitalization for ongoing drug usage and sales, murder of Iraqi civilians and fellow soldiers, rapes, courts martial and so on –

I have a copy of the official DoD Army/Iraq casualty list. I am alphabetizing it with the reported date of death following. TBR will post this list and when this is circulated widely by veteran groups and other concerned sites, if people who do not see their loved one’s names, are requested to inform their Congressman, their local paper, us and other concerned people as soon as possible.

The government gets away with these huge lies because they claim, falsely, that only soldiers actually killed on the ground in Iraq are reported. The dying and critically wounded are listed as en route to military hospitals outside of the country and not reported on the daily postings. Anyone who dies just as the transport takes off from the Baghdad airport is not listed and neither are those who die in the US military hospitals. Their families are certainly notified that their son, husband, brother or lover was dead and the bodies, or what is left of them (refrigeration is very bad in Iraq what with constant power outages) are shipped home, to Dover AFB. This, we note, was the overall policy until very recently. Since it became well known that many had died at Landstuhl, in Germany, the DoD began to list a very few soldiers who had died at other non-theater locations. These numbers are only for show and are pathetically small in relationship to the actual figures (which we are now publishing.) You ought to realize that President Bush personally ordered that no pictures be taken of the coffined and flag-draped dead under any circumstances. He claims that this is to comfort the bereaved relatives but is designed to keep the huge number of arriving bodies secret. Any civilian, or military personnel, taking pictures will be jailed at once and prosecuted. Bush has never attended any kind of a memorial service for his dead soldiers and never will. He is terrified some parent might curse him in front of the press or, worse, attack him. As Bush is a coward and in denial, this is not a surprise.

Haven’t we had enough of this? (According to our email, 95% of our viewers’ responses to Mr. Harring’s explosive investigations have commented that they have certainly had enough. We have also been flooded with additions to the casualty lists that have to be carefully checked before a future posting. Ed) Brian Harring

Official Casualty List for August, 2005

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. James D. Carroll, 23, of McKenzie, Tenn., died July 31 near Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Carroll was assigned to the Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Battalion, McKenzie, Tenn.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jason D. Scheuerman, 20, of Lynchburg, Va., died July 30 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Scheuerman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Robert A. Swaney, 21, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol HMMWV. Swaney was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering, 27, of Parkston, S.D. Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21, of Denton, Texas. Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21, of Los Angeles, Calif. Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19, of Bakersfield, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Adrian J. Butler, 28, of East Lansing, Mich., and Spc. John O. Tollefson, 22, of Fond du Lac, Wis., died July 27 in Ashraf, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during a patrol. Both Butler and Tollefson were assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. James R. Graham III, 25, of Coweta, Okla., died August 1 as result of a suicide, vehicle-born, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Hit, Iraq. Graham was assigned to Marine Reserve’s 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Broken Arrow, Okla. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Graham’s unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom ;Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of Seven Hills, Ohio, Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26, of Austin, Texas, Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, of Glastonbury, Conn., Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio,Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26, of Willoughby, Ohio, Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio. All died Aug. 1 as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. Castleberry was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. The other five Marines were 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). The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton, 27, of Middle Village, N.Y., died August 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was struck by sniper fire while he was in a guard tower. McNaughton was assigned to the Army Reserve's 306th Military Police Battalion, 800th Military Police Brigade, Uniondale, N.Y.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25, of Fairfield, Ohio, Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska, Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio, Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio,Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, of Tampa, Fla. Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman, 22, of Sabina, Ohio.All died Aug. 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Fraser was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Waruinge was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull, 41, of Princeton, Ill., died Aug. 2 on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident. Hull was an operations specialist assigned to the USS Princeton, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., 22, of West Chesterfield, Ohio,Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23, of Grove City, Ohio,Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20, of Belgrade, Mont., Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, 25, of Dresden, Ohio, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, 27, of Delaware, Ohio,Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio,Cpl. David S. Stewart, 24, of Bogalusa, La.All died August 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Bloem was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Billings, Mont. Harper was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Norfolk, Va. Stewart was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, 20, of Smartsville, Calif., died Aug 3 as result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Strain was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed were: Spc. Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29, of Folkston, Ga., Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, 21, of Ambrose, Ga.,Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36, of Duluth, Ga., They died on Aug. 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their armored personnel carrier. Gibbs was in the vehicle at the time; Warren and Ganey were conducting a dismounted security patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Killed were:Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39, of Ellaville, Ga.,Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45, of Augusta, Ga.,Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34, of Valdosta, Ga. Final identification of a fourth soldier who was killed in the same incident is forthcoming.They died on July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Gunnery Sgt. Theodore Clark Jr., 31, of Emporia, Va., died Aug 4 when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Gardez, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson, 19, of Confluence, Pa., died Aug. 4, in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station. Thompson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died on Aug. 4, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when their vehicle left the road and went into a river. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Killed were: Pvt. 1st Class Damian J. Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas. Pvt. John M. Henderson Jr., 21, of Columbus, Ga.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr., 36, of East Peoria, Ill., died Aug. 5 from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq, on June 12. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both died on August 5, 2005, in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with their HMMWV while performing a convoy mission. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, of Ledbetter, Ky. Derenda was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y.,Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Walden was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky., died Aug. 6 as a result of an explosion from a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amiriyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30, of Davie, Fla., died Aug. 8 as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine ExpeditionaryForce, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

The mass graves for unreported dead GIs in Iraq finally uncovered

AFP- There has been a total news blackout on the exhumation of mass graves of unreported U.S. military dead in areas of western Iraq.

US military aircraft flew over these areas and tossed out large numbers of black and white composition bags over that area which contains several mass graves for American dead soldiers.. These bodies were buried after fierce fighting in the area and not, as often stated, listed in the DoD daily casualty lists or considered for shipment back to the United States. Mortuary facilities in occupied Iraq are very poor, or non-existent, and far more of the dead are simply buried where they fell rather than attempting to ship the remains back to Baghdad for proper burial procedures. Under the prevailing conditions, embalming is impossible and refrigerated storage non-existent.

U.S. forces used heavy earth-moving equipment to prepare mass graves where dead soldiers were quickly buried because the high temperatures caused rapid decay. These mass grave areas had subsequently attracted stray dogs and they quickly dug up and ate some of the bodies, which were only partly, or lightly buried. Hence, body parts and bones were spread all over the desert.

The bodies, or what was left of them, were later all exhumed by U.S. units and put into the official body bags for eventual shipment to the Dover AFB. There exist a number of photographs of this gruesome activity, taken by foreign journalists, but the majority of them have been seized and redacted by Military Police acting on specific orders from the Department of Defense.

Note: Readers wishing to see dozens of such pictures in addition to many official papers concerning the faked death lists are requested to contact: Jack Steinhilper at jsteinhilper@mindspring.com

Comment: There is additional information that would indicate that local Iraqis, outraged by their perceptions that American troops slaughtered civilians and desecrated mosques, have dug up and brutally mutilated many bodies, displaying body parts as trophies of their grisly hunts. There are color pictures of such things but sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof and we decline to publish these. Ed.

The Full, Official U.S. Army Iraqi Casualty list, Alphabetized

This is a fully alphabetized list of the official number of U.S. Army dead in Iraq from the beginning of the Iraqi war through June 6, 2005.

There are many more deaths that have not appeared on the official lists because the DoD has taken the tricky tack of loading dying and probable fatalities onto aircraft and flying them out of Iraq to bases and hospitals outside of that country. So, if a GI is dying or has every expectation of dying, he or she is loaded on an aircraft and their subsequent deaths are not publicly reported as “Combat Deaths.” Of course the families or survivors are certainly notified of the death but the public is not.

The purpose of publishing this alphabetical name list (which I will update monthly) is to encourage the families and friends of survivors to contact us with the names of these unreported casualties.

We suggest supplying the name, rank and unit of the individual as well as contact information for verification.

We have encountered serious objections to our publishing the original DoD pdf file that lists the actual dead, injured, deserters and so on so we are getting around this by publishing the original cover page and then reformatting the information contained inside the cover.

Because there are over a hundred pages of the dead alone, this project will take some time because I am doing it myself, without any assistance and please do not volunteer to assist me.

And to those who keep writing to me in care of TBR News wanting to know my name and address “so they can help me” or “because if you don’t give me your name, SS number and address, I just can’t believe a word you say.” I can tell you that I have been around the academic world long enough to have learned not to give away my lengthy research to someone eager to get the credit, and the money, for my work.

They say that for an academic (or any writer for that matter) to steal from one person is plagiarism while stealing from many (like the late Steven Ambrose) is really research. And yes, I am working on a book and yes, I have a publisher so be good enough to bug off and do your own work.

As far as the demanders of my name and address are concerned, go spy on your neighbors and then run, panting, to the FBI to get your plastic G-Man pin and tin toy badge. Or better still, stick your head in a chipper and turn it on.

And to the hysterical bloggers who claim I don’t exist or are made out of paper, I wish you would stop babbling because I laugh so hard I get a stricture. A word of advice to same: Take your Midol like good little girls and kiss the rabbit goodnight. Since I put up my email address, I have received an amazing amount of hate mail from deluded, dimbulb Bush supporters and jealous, illiterate bloggers. I am sure the writers feel that they have really put me in my place but all of these pathetic emails are filled with obscene phrases, learned from their mothers, and terrible spelling. Always remember that it is the kicked dog that yelps. One of my co-workers said, in reading over the daily garbage, that the writers were brainless …holes but I corrected him. While they do not have actual brains, they do have knots on the top of their spinal columns to prevent their flabby asses from falling onto the sidewalk..

To date (26 July, 2005) we have received, and verified, 52 names of dead GIs that somehow never made it onto any Pentagon casualty list. We have received another 47 names which either cannot be verified to our satisfaction or are obvious plants intended to deceive. The DoD and its friends are neither particularly subtle or intelligent.

Brian Harring

For list: Click here

The U.S. Department of Defense Casualty Statistics-

I have put together a comprehensive analysis of the Iraqi War casualties from the beginning of the war in March of 2003 and continuing through the occupation and resistance to date.. I show a chronology supported with documents of the official death lists, and the then the official Supplemental List of the actual deaths and injuries from the DoD The actual death tolls are far in excess of the official ones posted by the DoD. They have initially not publicly reported any deaths outside the theater of operations, i.e., hospital deaths at Walter Reed, Landstuhl in Germany and so on., however, with increasing negative publicity, the DoD is now including a very few names of military personnel who have died in hospital out of theater. Not good enough, dudes!

Official and Actual Casualties of the Iraqi/Afghanistan War:

July, 2004 Part 15

U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

News Releases

Official DoD Casualty list, July 2004

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle, 21, of Baltimore, Md. Sgt. Alan D. Sherman, 36, of Brick, N.J. Cpl. John H. Todd III, 24, of Bridgeport, Pa. All three died June 29 southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of hostile action. They were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pa

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Kenneth Conde Jr., 23, of Orlando, Fla., died July 1 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, 24, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died July 1, in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit a land mine. Wagener was assigned to the Army’s 10th Aviation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert L. DuSang, 24, of Mandeville, La., died June 30 in Navstar, Iraq, when a tire on the 5-ton vehicle in which he was riding blew out and the vehicle overturned. DuSang was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Creager, 21, of Millington, Tenn., died July 1 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lance Cpl. James B. Huston Jr., 22, of Umatilla, Ore., died July 2 in a vehicle accident while his unit was responding to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Julie R. Hickey, 20, of Galloway, Ohio, was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, on July 4 of complications from a non-combat related illness. Hickey was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd Lt. Brian D. Smith, 30, of McKinney, Texas, died July 2 in Habbaniyah, Iraq when he was shot while conducting combat operations. Smith was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, 21, of El Paso, Texas. Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, of Bristol, Mass. Both Marines died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin, 39, of Rhinelander, Wis., died July 1 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Mosul, Iraq, on June 24 when a car bomb exploded near his guard post. Martin was assigned to the Army Reserve's 330th Military Police Detachment, Sheboygan, Wis.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Dallas L. Kerns, 21, of Mountain Grove, Mo., died July 5 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, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Justin T. Hunt, 22, of Riverside, Calif., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jeffrey D. Lawrence, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Michael C. Barkey, 22, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died July 7 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a tire on his military vehicle blew out, the driver lost control and the vehicle turned over. Barkey was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1484th Transportation Company, Akron, Ohio.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 1st Class Samuel R. Bowen, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, died July 7 in Samarra, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near his vehicle. Bowen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 216th Engineer Battalion, Akron, Ohio.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty, 20, of Bradenton Fla. Pfc. Rodricka A. Youmans, 22, of Allendale, S.C. Both Marines died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 21, of Richland, Wash., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. Schmunk was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 1st Calvalry, Washington National Guard, Moses Lake, Wash.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Peters, 25, of El Dorado, Kan., died July 11 as result of enemy action near the Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq. He was assigned to the 314th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Shawn M. Davies, 22, of Aliquippa, Pa., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related illness. Davies was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Terry Holmes, 22, of Hollywood, Fla. Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak, 27, of Burke, Va. Pfc. Christopher J. Reed, 20, of Craigmont, Idaho. Staff Sgt. Trevor Spink, 36, of Farmington, Mo. All four Marines died July 10 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq. All were in the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters when it came under a mortar attack. Each of the soldiers was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were: Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Jr., 31, of Anderson, Ind. Spc. William R. Emanuel, IV, 19, of Stockton, Calif. Spc. Joseph M. Garmback, Jr., 24, of Cleveland, Ohio. Spc. Sonny G. Sampler, 23, of Oklahoma City, Okla. Pfc. Collier E. Barcus, 21, of McHenry, Ill.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 11 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 267th Ordnance Company, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb. Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer, 26, of Lincoln, Neb.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Juan M. Torres, 25, of Houston, Texas, died July 12 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of non-combat related injuries. Torres was assigned to the 453rd Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Houston, Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Torry D. Harris, 21, of Chicago, Ill., died July 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Harris was assigned to the 12th Chemical Company, Kitzingen, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 11 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the vehicle they were riding in was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Brigade, Baumholder, Germany. Killed were: Sgt. James G. West, 34, of Watertown, N.Y. Spc. Dana N. Wilson, 26, of Fountain, Colo.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Paul C. Mardis, Jr., 25, of Palmetto, Fla., died July 15 in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained on May 20 in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Mardis was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, from Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 14 in Talafar, Iraq, when their vehicle rolled over as the driver tried to avoid another vehicle. The two Soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: Cpl. Demetrius L. Rice, 24, of Ortonville, N.M. Pfc. Jesse J. Martinez, 20, of Tracy, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Kelly, 21, of Klamath, Ore., died July 16 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman, 41, of Akron, Mich., died July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hartman was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 401st Transportation Company from Battle Creek, Mich. Spc. Craig S. Frank, 24, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died July 17 near Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Frank was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1775th Military Police Company from Pontiac, Mich.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Todd J. Godwin, 21, of Muskingum County, Ohio, died July 20 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, La., and Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, 22, of Watsontown, Penn., died July 19 in Scandaria, Iraq, when multiple mortars rounds hit their forward operating base. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael J. Clark, 29, of Leesburg Lake, Fla., died July 20 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel, 21, of Grand Junction, Calif., died July 21 at Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he received as result of enemy action on July 6 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Danny B. Daniels, II, 23, of Varney, W.V., died July 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle came under attack by small arms fire and hit an improvised explosive device. Daniels was assigned to the Army’s 630th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett, 21, of Wyoming, Mich., died July 21, in Abdalluyah, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Blodgett was assigned to the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pvt. 1st Class Torey J. Dantzler, 22, of Columbia, La., died July 22, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated on the side of the road near his convoy vehicle. Dantzler was assigned to the Army's 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting

Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Tatjana Reed, 34, of Fort Campbell, K.Y., died July 22 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. Reed was assigned to the 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany. Spc. Nicholas J. Zangara, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died July 24 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Zangara was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division from Schweinfurt, Germany.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan, 23, of Chatham, N.J., died July 23 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, 24, of Charleston, W.Va., died July 27 in Baladruc, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Talbert was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 150th Armor Regiment from Beckley, W.Va.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lt. Col. David S. Greene, 39, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 28 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was a reservist assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3D Marine Air Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Ken W. Leisten, 20, of Cornelius, Ore., died July 28, in Taji, Iraq, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Leisten was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Joseph F. Herndon, II, 21, of Derby, Kan., died July 29, in Hawijah, Iraq, when he was shot while on guard duty. Herndon was assigned to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gunnery Sgt. Shawn A. Lane, 33, of Corning, N.Y., died July 28 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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