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Spc. Robert F. Weber, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died near the Qayyarah
West Airfield, Iraq, (about 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq) as a result
of a vehicle roll-over on Sept. 30. Weber was assigned to 1st
Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis,
Wash.
This incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0158 or (253)
312-9737.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers
who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Al Asad, Iraq, on Sept. 30 of injuries suffered when
their vehicle received small arms fire during security operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the National
Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, Iowa
Spc. Kampha B. Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City, Iowa
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the Iowa National Guard public affairs office at (515) 252-4582.

30 September 2006
Pfc. Christopher T. Blaney, 19, of Winter Park, Fla.
, died in Taji,
Iraq, from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 29. Blaney was assigned
to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release media can contact Fort
Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

29 September 2006
Lance Cpl. James Chamroeun, 20, of Union City, Ga.
, died Sept. 28 of
wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces
in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force,
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
For further information related to this release media can contact the
Hawaii public affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of soldiers who
were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on
Sept. 26, of injuries suffered when their M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
rolled over while maneuvering. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Edward C. Reynolds, Jr., 27, of Groves, Texas.
Pfc. Henry Paul, 24, of Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of  Micronesia

The incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release contact Fort Hood
public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

28 September 2006
Staff Sgt. Jose A. Lanzarin, 28, of Lubbock, Texas, was killed in Ar
Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat
operations. Lanzarin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division,
Baumholder, Germany.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4862.

1st Lt. James N. Lyons, 28, of Rochester, N.Y., died on Sept. 27 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his mounted patrol came in
contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Lyons was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
For further information related to this release, can contact the Fort
Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

Cpl. Casey L. Mellen, 21, of Huachuca City, Ariz., died on Sept. 25 in
Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his mounted patrol came in
contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq. Mellen was assigned
to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team),
Fort Lewis, Wash.
For further information related to this release, can contact the Fort
Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152.

27 Sept. 2006
Spc. Jared J. Raymond, 20, of Swampscott, Mass., died on Sept. 19, in
Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank during combat operations in Taji,
Iraq.Raymond was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort
Hood, Texas.
For further information related to this release contact the Fort Hood
public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

Pfc. Christopher T. Riviere, 21, of Cooper City, Fla., died Sept. 26
of wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy
forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III
Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the Hawaii public
affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

26 Sept. 2006
They died in Riyadh, Iraq,
on Sept. 23, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. Both soldiers were
from the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Killed were:
Sgt. Velton Locklear, III, 29, of Lacey, Wash.
Pfc. Kenneth E Kincaid, IV, 25, of Lilburn, Ga.
For further information related to these release the media can contact
the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4221.

Staff Sgt. Carlos Dominguez, 57, of Savannah, Ga., died of injuries
suffered in Taji, Iraq, on Sept.23, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Dominguez was
assigned to the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, Utica, N.Y.
For further information related to this release can contact the Army
Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.

Spc. Windell J. Simmons, 20, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died of injuries
suffered in Taji, Iraq, on Sept.23, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Simmons was assigned
to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
For further information related to this release contact the Army
Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-600
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Sgt. Allan R. Bevington, 22, of Beaver Falls, Pa.
, died of injuries
suffered in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept.21, when an improvised explosive
device detonated near him during combat operations. Bevington was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion,
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
For further information related to this release, contact 1st Armored
Division public affairs at 011-49-611-705-4862.

Pvt. Eric M. Kavanagh, 20, of Glen Burnie, Md., died of injuries
suffered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
during combat operations. Kavanagh was
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,
Schweinfurt, Germany.
For further information related to this release, contact the 1st
Infantry Division public affairs office at (785) 339-2253.

Lance Cpl. Howard S. March Jr., 20, of Buffalo, N.Y., died Sept. 24
while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar
province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Rene Martinez, 20, of Miami, Fla., died Sept. 24 while
conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province,
Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine
Division public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.

Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan, 22, of Jamestown, N.C., died on Sept.19, in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his HMMWV rolled over while
maneuvering. Callahan was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry
Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
The incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release, contact the 10th
Mountain Division public affairs office at (315) 772-7634.

1st Lt. Ashley L. (Henderson) Huff, 23, of Belle Mead, N.J., died of
injuries suffered in Mosul, Iraq, on Sept.19, when a suicide
vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her mounted patrol during combat operations. Huff
was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.
For further information related to this release, contact the Fort
Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-5667.

Cpl. Cesar A. Granados, 21, of Le Grand, Calif., died of injuries
sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept.15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
during combat operations. Granados was
assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th
Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Yull Estrada Rodriguez, 21, of Alegre Lajas, Puerto Rico, died
Sept. 20 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al
Anbar province, Iraq.He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine
Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe
Bay, Hawaii.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the Hawaii public
affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

Died in Baghdad, Iraq,
on Sept. 14 of injuries suffered when a vehicle-borne improvised
explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where they were located.

Killed were:
Sgt. Aaron A. Smith, 31, of Killeen, Texas. Smith was assigned to the
4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored
Division, Baumholder, Germany.

Sgt. Jennifer M. Hartman, 21, of New Ringgold, Pa. Hartman was
assigned to the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Cpl. Marcus A. Cain, 20, of Crowley, La. Cain was assigned to the 4th
Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood,
Texas.
For further information related to Hartman and Cain, media can contact
the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

Sgt. Christopher M. Zimmerman, 28, of Stephenville, Texas, died Sept.
20 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar
province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the 2nd Marine Division
public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.

Spc. Russell M. Makowski, 23, of Union, Mo., died of injuries suffered
in Taji, Iraq, on Sept. 14 when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Makowski was assigned to the 4th Battalion,
42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

Sgt. James R. Worster, 24, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, died from a
non-combat related incident on Sept. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq. Worster was
assigned to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.
The incident is under investigation.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-1269

Pfc. Jeffrey P. Shaffer, 21, of Harrison, Ark., died of injuries
sustained in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept.13 when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat
operations. Shaffer was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Bamberg,
Germany.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the 1st Armored Division public affairs at 011-49-611-705-4862.

Sgt. Adam L. Knox, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died on Sept. 17 in Baghdad,
Iraq, of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces
using small arms fire during combat operations. Knox was assigned to the Army Reserve 346th Psychological
Operations Company, Columbus, Ohio.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910)
432-6005.

Sgt. David J. Davis, 32, of Mount Airy, Md., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on
Sept.17, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his Stryker Armored Vehicle during combat operations in Sadr City, Iraq. Davis was assigned to
the Army's 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright,
Alaska.
For further information related to this release, can contact the Fort
Wainwright Public Affairs Office at (907) 353-6701.

Petty Officer 2nd Class David S. Roddy, 32, of Aberdeen, Miss., died
Sept. 16 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy
forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Roddy was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two in
Norfolk, Va., and was serving with Multi-National Corps - Iraq.
For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public
Affairs at (703) 697-53

Sgt. Clint E.Williams, 24, of Kingston, Okla., died on Sept. 14 of
injuries suffered in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Williams was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
For further information related to this release the media can contact
the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

Petty Officer 2nd Class David S. Roddy, 32, of Aberdeen, Miss., died
Sept. 16 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy
forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Walsh was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two in
Norfolk, Va., and was serving with Multi-National Corps - Iraq.
For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public
Affairs at (703) 697-5342

Sgt. 1st Class Bernard L. Deghand, 42, of Mayetta, Kan., died on Sept.
15 in Spira, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his unit
encountered enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire
during combat operations. Deghand was assigned to the Army National Guard 35th Division Artillery,
Hutchinson, Kan.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Kansas
National Guard public affairs office at (785) 274-1192.

2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez, 23, of Texas, died on Sept.12 of injuries
sustained in Al Kifl, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her HMMWV during combat
operations. Perez was assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood,
Texas.
For further information related to this release, contact the 4th
Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (254) 287-0105.

Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller, 19, of Pearland, Texas, died Sept. 14 while
conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province,
Iraq.He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine
Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the Kaneohe Bay public
affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

Spc. David J. Ramsey, 27, of Tacoma, Wash., was medically evacuated
from Iraq on Aug. 24 and died from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 7 in Spanaway, Wash.Ramsey was
assigned to the 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.
This incident is under investigation.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Lewis
public affairs office at (253) 967-0152.

Spc. Harley D. Andrews, 22, of Weimar, Calif., died on Sept. 11 in Ar
Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Andrews was
assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner
Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 1st Armored
Division public affairs office at011-49-611-705-4862.

Sgt. David T. Weir, 23, of Cleveland, Tenn., died on Sept. 14 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered on Sept. 13 when he encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled
grenade and small arms fire during combat operations. Weir was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry
Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Campbell
public affairs office at (270) 798-3025.

Sgt. Jeremy E. DePottey, 26, of Ironwood, Mich., died on Sept. 11 in
Asadabad, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a single vehicle
accident. DePottey was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment,
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
The incident is under investigation.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 10th Mountain
Division public affairs office at (315) 772-5463.

Capt. Matthew C. Mattingly, 30, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died on Sept.
13 in Mosul, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms
fire during combat operations. Mattingly was assigned to the 1st Squadron,
17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 82nd Airborne
Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661

Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, of Miami, Fla., died on Sept. 10 in Baghdad,
Iraq, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small
arms fire during combat operations. Jordan was assigned to the 4th
Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort
Richardson, Alaska.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Richardson
public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

Pfc. Anthony P. Seig, 19, of Sunman, Ind., died on Sept. 9, in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when he encountered indirect fire from enemy forces while on base. Seig
was assigned to the Army's 118th
Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.
For more information related to this release, contact XVIII Airborne
Corp Public Affairs at (910) 396-5600.

Sgt. John A. Carroll, 26, of Ponca City, Okla., died on Sept. 6 in Ar
Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy
forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol.
Carroll was assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder,
Germany.
For further information related to this release, contact 1st Armored
Division Public Affairs at 011-49-611-705-4862

Sgt. 1st Class Merideth L. Howard, 52, of Alameda, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Paul, 43, of The Dalles, Ore.

They died in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, when a vehicle-borne
improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army Reserve's
405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort
Bragg, N.C.
Media with questions about these soldiers should contact the Army
Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-6005.

Sgt. Nathaniel B. Lindsey, 38, of Troutdale, Ore., died on Sept. 9 in
Shajoy, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his HMMWV came in
contact with undetermined ordnance during combat operations. Lindsey was assigned to the Army National
Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team, Portland, Ore.
Media with questions about this soldier should contact the Oregon
National Guard at (503) 584-3917.

Cpl. Johnathan L. Benson, 21, of North Branch, Minn., died Sept. 9
from wounds suffered on June 17 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was
assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Pendleton, Calif.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the 1st Marine
Division public affairs office at (760) 725-5044.

Sgt. Luis A. Montes, 22, of El Centro, Calif., died on Sept. 7 in
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries suffered on
Sept. 1 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat
operations. Montes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th
Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 4th Infantry
Division public affairs office at (254) 287-0105.

Sgt. David W. Gordon, 23, of Williamsfield, Ohio, died on Sept. 8, in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive
device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Gordon was
assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Hood Texas.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers
who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on Sep. 3 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany.
Killed were:
Sgt. Jason L. Merrill, 22, of Mesa, Ariz.
Pvt. Edwin A. Andino II, 23, of Culpeper, Va.
For further information related to this release media can contact the
Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.

Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto, 21, of Toms River, N.J., died Sept. 7 while
conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was
assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Lejeune, N.C.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the 2nd Marine
Division public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.

Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 6 in Balad,
Iraq, of injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy
forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol. Shank
was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade,
25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 25th Infantry
Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4221.

Lt. Col. Marshall A. Gutierrez, 41, of New Mexico, died on Sep. 4 in
Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from non-combat related injuries. Gutierrez was
assigned to the Area Support Group, Arijan, Kuwait.
The incident is under investigation.

Sgt. Germaine L. Debro, 33, of Omaha, Neb., died on Sept. 4 in Balad,
Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Debro was assigned to the Army National Guard 1st
Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment, Fremont, Neb.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Nebraska
National Guard public affairs office at (402) 309-7300.

Staff Sgt. Angel D. Mercado-Velazquez, 24, died in Yusifiyah, Iraq, on
Sept. 1 of injuries suffered from mortar fire during dismounted combat
operations.Mercado-Velazquez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th
Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne
Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
For further information related to this release, contact the 82nd
Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661

Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras, 19, of Wilton, Conn., died on Sept. 3, in
Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive
device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.
Madaras was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort
Carson, Colo.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Carson
public affairs office at (719) 526-4143

Staff Sgt. Eugene H.E. Alex, 32, of Bay City, Mich., died on Sept. 2
in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries
suffered on Aug 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces
using small arms fire. Alex was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th
Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort
Wainwright public affairs office at (907) 353-6701

Lance Cpl. Cliff K. Golla, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 1 from wounds received while conducting combat
operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson, 19, of Hartford, Conn., died Sept. 3
while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was
assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp
Lejeune, N.C.
Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine
Division public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.

Pvt. Ryan E. Miller, 21, of Gahanna, Ohio, died Sept. 3 while
conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine
Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Jared M. Shoemaker, 29, of Tulsa, Okla., died Sept. 4 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, Broken Arrow,
Okla.
Media with questions about Miller can call the 2nd Marine Division
public affairs office at (910) 451-9033. Media with questions about
Shoemaker can call the 1st Bn., 25th Marines public affairs office at (978) 796-2839.

Lance Cpl. Shane P. Harris, 23, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Sep. 3 while
conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was
assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force,
Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the Twentynine Palms
public affairs office at (760) 830-5476.

Lance Cpl. Eric P. Valdepenas, 21, of Seekonk, Mass., died Sept. 4
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, Mass.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the 1st Bn., 25th
Marines public affairs office at (978) 796-2839.

Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Henkes II, 32, of Portland Ore., died on
Sept. 3 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat
operations. Henkes was assigned to the
2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry
Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Lewis
public affairs office at (254) 287-0103.
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