06 May 2017
DoD Announces Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was in support of a Somali National
Army-led operation with U.S. Africa Command.
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation
against al-Shabaab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu.
He was assigned to an East Coast based special warfare unit.
For more information, contact U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs at 619-537-2826 or jason.
salata@socom.mil.

30 Apr 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries while conducting security
as part of advise and assist support to partnered forces. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division,
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 915-245-7888.

28 Apr 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel. They died April 27 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in
dismounted operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.
The incident is under investigation.
Killed were:
Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois.
Sgt.
Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio.
For more information regarding Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, media may contact the U.S.
Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, 910-432-3383.

10 Apr 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt.
Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, died April 8 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries
sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.
De Alencar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations
Command Public Affairs Office, 910-432-3383.

30 Mar 2017
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, 25, of Umatilla, Oregon, died March 28 in northern Syria in a non-combat-related incident
while deployed in support of combat operations.
He was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
For more information, media may contact the 21st Space Wing public affairs office at 719-556-5185 or email 21sw.
pa@us.af.mil.

23 Mar 2017
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, NY, died March 22, in Southwest Asia, while performing
maintenance duties in support of combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
She was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
For more information, media may contact the 366th Fighter Wing public affairs office at 208-828-6800 or email
366wgpa@mountainhome.af.mil.

20 Mar 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, California, died March 19, in Logar Province,
Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Robert Boniface, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations
Command Public Affairs Office, 910-432-3383.

21 Feb 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Pfc. Brian. P. Odiorne, 21, of Ware, Massachusetts died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat
related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,
Fort Hood,Texas.
For more information, contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993 or 254-449-4023 after 5 p.m. CST.
Media queries can also be submitted at www.forthoodpresscenter.com.

30 Jan 2017
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting U.S. Central
Command Operations.
Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 29 in the Arabian
Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida.
He was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare unit.
For more information, contact U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs at 619-537-2826 or jason.
salata@socom.mil.
Note: This press release was updated on Feb. 1 to correct the casualty date.

14 Jan 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting U.S. Army Central.
Spc. John P. Rodriguez, of Hemet, Calif., died Jan.12, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in a non-
combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Rodriguez was assigned to 2nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort
Bliss,Texas.
For more information regarding Spc. Rodriguez, media may contact the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office at 915-491-
7063.‎

08 Jan 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, died Jan. 7, in Jordan, in a non-combat related incident. The incident is
under investigation.
Booker was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at 910-432-
3383.

07 Dec 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Dec. 6 at Walter Reed National Medical
Center, Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan, that
occurred on Nov. 12.
He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment
Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Also killed in the incident were:
Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, who died Nov. 12.
Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois, who died Nov. 12.
For more information regarding Sgt. First Class Brown, media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-
287-9993.

25 Nov 2016
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died Nov. 24 in northern Syria, of
wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast.
He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, which is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
For more information, media may contact the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command public affairs office at 757-374-
0995 or jennifer.cragg@navy.mil.

14 Nov 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.  They died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.  The
soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment
Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Killed were:
Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California
Pfc.
Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois
For more information regarding Sgt. Perry and Pfc. Iubelt, media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-
287-9993.

11 Nov 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr., of Bowie, Maryland, died Nov. 10, in Kuwait in a non-combat related incident.
Murray was assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored
Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
For more information regarding Spc. Murray, media may contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at 915-491-7063.

06 Nov 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
They died Nov. 4 in Jafr, Jordan, of wounds sustained when their convoy came under fire entering a Jordanian military
base. The incident is under investigation. The soldiers were assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort
Campbell, Kentucky.
Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kan.;
Staff Sgt.
Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, of Tucson, Ariz.; and
Staff Sgt.
James F. Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas.
For more information pertaining to the soldiers, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public
affairs office at 910-432-6005.

04 Nov 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Capt. Andrew D. Byers, 30, of Rolesville, North Carolina, and
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer, 34, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, died Nov. 3 in Kunduz, Afghanistan, of wounds
sustained while engaging enemy forces.
Byers and Gloyer were assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson,
Colorado.
For more information regarding Byers and Gloyer, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-526-
4143 or 719-526-7525.

21 Oct 2016
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, California, died Oct. 20 in northern Iraq, of wounds sustained
in an improvised explosive device blast.
He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three.
For more information, contact Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs at 757-462-4316 x252, or 757-374-
0995 or jennifer.cragg@navy.mil.

20 Oct 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier and one Department of Army civilian employee
who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois, and Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Oct.
19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces.
Riney was assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Sauro
was assigned to the Defense Ammunition Center, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma.
For more information regarding Riney, media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993 or 254-
449-4023; after 5 p.m. CST, media queries may also be submitted at www.forthoodpresscenter.com. For more
information regarding Sauro, media may contact the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs Officer, 918-420-
6591, 918-916-0667 or kevin.b.jackson1.civ@mail.mil.
This release was updated to reflect the correct date of death, which was originally listed as Oct. 20th.

05 Oct 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Oct. 4 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from
injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations. The incident is under
investigation.
Thomas was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Thomas, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-526-
4143.

22 Sept 2016
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Odyssey Lightning.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Devon M. Faulkner, 24, of North Carolina, died Sept. 20 of a non-
combat-related injury while underway. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to USS Wasp (LHD 1), forward deployed in the central Mediterranean Sea.
For more information the media may contact Lt. Michael Hatfield at 757-903-1972 or michael.hatfield1@navy.mil.

18 Sept 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Warrant Officer Travis R. Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas, died Sept. 16 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Tamayo was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
For more information regarding this release, media may contact the Fort Gordon public affairs office at 706-791-6001.

11 Sept 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, 25, of Mill Creek, Washington, died Sept. 10 in Kuwait, from a non-combat-related
injury. The incident is under investigation.
Cooper was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, KY.
For more information regarding 1st Lt. Cooper, media may contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs office at 270-798-
9963.

24 Aug 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California, died Aug. 23 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of
injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted
operations. The incident is under investigation.
Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
Washington.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at 910-432-6005, or pao@soc.
mil.

14 Aug 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel. Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, 36, of Granite City, Illinois, died Aug. 12 in Kandahar, Afghanistan,
from a non-combat-related injury. The incident is under investigation.
Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort
Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Wilbur, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-526-
4143.

06 Aug 2016
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, 45, of Lansing, Michigan, died Aug. 4 in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related
injury. The incident is under investigation.
Jackson was assigned to the 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Washington National Guard, Washington.  
For more information related to this release, media may contact the Washington National Guard public affairs office at
253-512-8989.

19 Jul 2016
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, of Miami, Florida, died July 18 in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury.
She was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
For more information media may contact the 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 919-722-0027.

22 Jun 2016
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty*
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Peabody, Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat
related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.
Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned to the Navy Reserve Unit Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, Navy
Operational Support Center (NOSC), Quincy, Massachusetts, forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
For more information, the media may contact Lt. Desiree Woodman at desiree.v.woodman.mil@mail.mil.
*This release has been corrected. The operation name was changed from “Operation Enduring Freedom”
to “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”

04 Jun 2016
Statement from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Tragedy at Fort Hood
During my trip to Asia, I have been constantly updated on the situation at Fort Hood. I am deeply saddened by the loss
of nine brave soldiers in this training accident. This tragedy has touched the 1st Cavalry Division, the Fort Hood
community, and the entire Department of Defense. It painfully demonstrates, along with the loss of a Blue Angels ‎pilot
this week, the risks our men and women in uniform take on behalf of the American people everyday.
I am immensely grateful for the efforts of the military and civilian personnel who responded to the Fort Hood incident,
and for the safe recovery of three soldiers.  We will learn from this incident  and do what we can to prevent something
like this from happening again.
To the families, friends and team mates of those lost, an entire nation extends its thoughts and prayers. Though no
words can compensate‎ for such a painful and sudden loss, please know that our hearts are joined with yours in grief.

28 May 2016
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah, died May 26 of a non-combat related injury while
underway in the Red Sea. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), forward deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
For more information the media may contact Lt. Dawn Stankus at 619-556-5478 or dawn.stankus@navy.mil.

08 May 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
1st Lt. David A. Bauders, of Seattle, Wash., died May 6, on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.
Bauders was assigned to 176th Engineer Company, Snohomish, Wash.
For more information regarding 1st Lt. Bauders, media may contact the Washington National Guard Public Affairs
Office at 253-512-8989.

04 May 2016
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, California, died May 3 in Tall
Usquf, Iraq, of combat related causes.
He was assigned to a West Coast-based Navy SEAL Team.
For more information, contact U.S. Naval Special Warfare Group ONE Public Affairs at 619-537-3184 or beth.
teach@navsoc.socom.mil.

02 May 2016
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Civilian Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
Michael M. Baptiste, 60, of Brooklyn, New York, died April 28 in Juffir, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes.
He was assigned to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity
Bahrain.
For more information, contact Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs at 202-781-4123.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
Marcus D. Prince, 22, of Norfolk, Virginia died April 26 in Juffir, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes.
He was assigned to USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).
For more information, contact U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-4562 or
navcentpao@me.navy.mil.

16 Apr 2016
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Airman First Class Nathaniel H. McDavitt, 22, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, died April 15 in Southwest Asia as a
result of injuries sustained after extreme winds caused structural damage to the building in which the airman was
working.
He was assigned to the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.  
For more information, media may contact the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 011-49-6565-61-6012.

20 Mar 2016
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California, died Mar. 19 in northern Iraq, from wounds suffered when the
enemy attacked his unit with rocket fire. The incident is under investigation.
Cardin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North
Carolina.
For more information related to this release, media may contact the CJTF-OIR public affairs office at (803) 885-8265
or centcom.global.cjtf-oir.mbx.cjtf-oir-media-ops@mail.mil.

29 Jan 2016
DoD Identifies Navy Civilian Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
Blane D. Bussell, 60, of Virginia, died Jan. 26 in Manama, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes.
He was assigned to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity
Bahrain.
For more information, contact Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs at (202) 781-4123, or U.S. Naval Forces
Central Command Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-4562 or navcentpao@me.navy.mil.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announce today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, 30, of Glendale, California, died Jan. 28, at Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from
wounds suffered when his armored HMMWV was involved in a roll-over accident. The incident is under investigation.
Stifter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,
Fort Riley, Kansas.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-
307-6744.

17 Jan 2016
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Maj. John D. Gerrie, 42, of Nickerson, Kansas, died Jan. 16,  in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from a non-combat
related incident.
He was assigned to 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
For more information, media may contact the JBSA-Lackland Public Affairs office during normal hours at (210) 671-
2908.

06 Jan 2016
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Jan. 5, 2016, in Marjah District,
Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire. The incident is under
investigation.
McClintock was assigned to the1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Buckley, Washington.
For more information related to this release, media may contact the Washington National Guard public affairs office at
253-512-8989.

22 Dec 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.  They died Dec. 21 of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle
near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
Killed were:
Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth, Minnesota.  She was assigned to the Air Force Office of
Special Investigations, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 28, of Mercedes, Texas.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations, Detachment 816, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
Staff Sgt.  Chester J. McBride, 30, of Statesboro, Georgia.  He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, of Bronx, New York.  He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces
Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.
Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, of Coram, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron
at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.
For more information on service members assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, media may
contact the AFOSI Public Affairs Office at 240-460-1633.
For more information on service members assigned to the New York Air National Guard, media may contact the New
York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs Public Affairs Office at 518-786-4581.

20 Nov 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announce today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Pvt. Christopher J. Castaneda, of Fripp Island, South Carolina, died Nov. 19, on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in a non-
combat related incident.
Castaneda was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,
Fort Drum, New York.
For more information regarding Pvt. Castaneda, media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-
8286.

23 Oct 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, of Roland, Oklahoma, died Oct. 22, in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, from wounds
received by enemy small-arms fire during an operation.
He was assigned Headquarters U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-
6005.

13 Oct 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel. They died Oct. 11 in the crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan. The cause of the
accident is currently under investigation.
Killed were:
Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
Springs, Colorado. For more information, media may contact the U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Office at 719-
333-7731.
Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was assigned to the 3rd Manpower Requirements
Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. For more information, media may contact the 375th Air Mobility Wing Public
Affairs Office at 618-256-4241.

03 Oct 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel. They died Oct. 2 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The
cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
Killed were:
Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California.
Capt.
Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas.
Staff Sgt.
Ryan D. Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia.
Senior Airman
Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
All four were assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. For more information, media may
contact the 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at 325-696-2863.
Also killed were:
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida.
Airman 1st Class
Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia.
Both were assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. For more
information, media may contact the 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Office at 781-225-1686.

29 Sep 2015
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Sept. 27, in Manama, Bahrain, of a non-combat
related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to USS Gladiator (MCM 11), forward deployed to Bahrain.
For more information the media may contact Cmdr. Kevin Stephens at 011-973-1785-4561.

22 Sep 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel.
Spc. Kyle E. Gilbert, 24, of Buford, Georgia, died Sept. 21, in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related
incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort
Drum, New York.
For more information, media may contact Fort Drum Garrison public affairs office at 315-772-8286.

27 Aug 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel. They died of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp
Antonik, Afghanistan.
Killed were:
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron,
Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida. He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron,
Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact the Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at 850-884-
5515.

09 Aug 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Master Sgt. Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Aug. 8, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds
when he was attacked by enemy small arms fire.
McKenna was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.‎
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command
(Airborne) during work hours at 910-908-3383 or after work hours at 910-494-1589.

01 Jul 2015
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May, 38, of Chesterfield, Michigan, died June 29, on board USS Essex (LHD
2), of non-combat related causes while the ship was at sea.
For more information the media may contact the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-
4562 or navcentpao@me.navy.mil.

14 Jun 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, 19, of Griffin, Georgia, died June 12 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in a non-combat
related incident.
He was assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort
Carson, Colorado.
For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office during duty hours at 719-526-4143 or
after duty hours at 719-526-5500 and ask for the on-duty public affairs officer.

09 Jun 2015
DoD Identifies DoD Civilian Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a DoD civilian who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel in Afghanistan.
Krissie K. Davis, 54, of Talladega, Alabama, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Anniston,
Alabama, and deployed to DLA Disposition Services Bagram as part of the civilian expeditionary workforce, was killed
June 8, during an indirect fire attack on Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.
For more information, contact DLA Disposition Services Public Affairs Office in Battle Creek, Michigan, at 269-961-
7015Call: 269-961-7015.

25 May 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne, Florida, died May 24, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat
related incident.
He was assigned to Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) public affairs office
during normal hours at 910-908-3974 or after normal work hours at 910-689-6187.

22 May 2015
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, Illinois, died May 21, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, of a non-combat
related incident at Zayed Military City. The incident is under investigation.
He was temporarily assigned to the Crisis Response Element of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian
Peninsula, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command.
For more information the media may contact Maj. Tiffany Bowens, U.S. Special Operations Command Central, at 813-
957-2576.

18 May 2015
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon J. Doyle, 21, of Alamosa, Colorado, died May 16, in Manama, Bahrain, of a non-
combat related incident while on liberty. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99), homeported in Mayport, Florida.
For more information the media may contact Cmdr. Kevin Stephens at 011-973-1785-4561.

14 Apr 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, at an air base in southwest Asia
in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil
Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.
For more information, media may contact the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 951-655-4138.

09 Apr 2015
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds
suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.
He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort
Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at 270-798-9963 or 270-985-
5476.
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