05 Sep 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, 32, from National City, California, died Sept. 4, 2018, from a non-combat
related injury at Bagram Airfield, in Bagram district, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Sanagustin was assigned to 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.  
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, media may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs
Office at (719) 526-4143/7525
.

04 Sep 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, 42, from Thornton, West Virginia, died Sept. 3, 2018, of wounds
sustained from small arms fire in Logar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Bolyard was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia.
For more information regarding Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, contact 1st Security Force Assistance
Command Public Affairs at (910) 570-7200.


21 Aug 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Washington, died Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq,
as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under
investigation.
Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Fort Campbell,
Kentucky.
For more information regarding Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, contact Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, U.S. Army
Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, at (910) 432-3383 or matthew.bockholt@socom.mil.

13 Aug 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt.
Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Aug. 12, 2018, of wounds sustained
when an improvised explosive device detonated near him while he was conducting combat patrol operations in
Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Transfiguracion was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
Washington.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Transfiguracion, contact Maj. Beth Riordan, 1st Special Forces Command
Public Affairs, at (910) 908-3947 or beth.riordan@socom.mil.

13 Jul 2018
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, of Waterford, Connecticut, died July 12 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center, Germany, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident July 8 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab
Emirates.
He was assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact the 4th Fighter Wing public affairs office at (919) 722-0027.

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 Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, from Summerville, South Carolina, died, July 12, in Afghanistan,
of wounds sustained as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting operations in support of a medical
evacuation landing zone in Zurmat district, Paktiya province. The incident is under investigation.
Celiz was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz, media may contact Lt. Col. Robert M. Bockholt, US
Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at (910) 494-1589 or Matthew.bockholt@socom.mil.

08 Jul 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California, died July 7, 2018, in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province,
Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent insider attack. The incident is under investigation.
Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Task Force
1-28 Infantry is currently deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.  
For more information regarding Cpl. Maciel, media may contact Maj. Anthony Hoefler, 3rd Infantry Division public
affairs at anthony.t.hoefler.mil@mail.mil, 912-432-0519 or Ben Garrett, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Ft. Benning,
Georgia public affairs at benjamin.l.garrett4.civ@mail.mil, 706-545-9229.
For more information about 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, media may email Maj. Matt Fontaine, 1st SFAB
public affairs at matthew.e.fontaine.mil@mail.mil.

19 Jun 2018
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was deployed in support of Special
Operations Command Forward - East Africa for U.S. Africa Command.
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer, of Tennessee, died June 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, as a
result of a non-combat related incident.
The incident is under investigation.
For more information, contact Navy Office of Information (CHINFO) at 703-697-5342 and Christina.h.sears@navy.mil.

09 Jun 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Octave Shield.
Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died June 8, in Somalia of injuries sustained from
enemy indirect fire. The incident is under investigation.
Conrad was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Conrad, media may contact U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs
Office, Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt at 910-494-1589, or via email at matthew.bockholt@socom.mil.
Additional queries may also be directed to U.S. Africa Command (Stuttgart, Germany) Public Affairs Office at +49-(0)
151-4217-6009 or+49-(0)9641-70-591-0229 or via email to africom-pao-media@mail.mil.
Admin note: date of incident/death given is local time for Somalia.

25 May 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Joint Guardian.
Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Robinson, 36, of Los Angeles, California, died May 24 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, from a
non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Robinson was assigned to the 155th Medical Detachment, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg,
North Carolina.
For more information, media may contact Capt. Jason Sweeney at jason.b.sweeney2.mil@mail.mil, or Maj. Ellis Gales,
at 314-922-0191 or ellis.gales.mil@mail.mil.

01 May 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Spc. Gabriel D. Conde, 22, of Loveland, Colorado, was killed in action April 30 as a result of enemy small arms fire
in Tagab District, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Conde was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th
Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
For more information, media may contact Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton at martyn.y.crighton.mil@mail.mil or 907-384-1542
or Mr. John Pennell at john.m.pennell2.civ@mail.mil or 907-384-2072, U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs.

31 Mar 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, died March 30 in Manbij, Syria as a result of injuries when
an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his patrol. The incident is under investigation.
Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Dunbar, media may contact Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, U.S. Army Special Operations
Command Public Affairs Office at matthew.bockholt@socom.mil or 910-432-3383.

17 Mar 2018
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of seven airmen who were supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve. They died March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash is
under investigation.
Killed was:
Captain Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron at
Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. For more information, media may contact the 23rd Wing public affairs office at 229-
257-4146.
Also killed were:
Captain Andreas B. O'Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, New York.
Captain
Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, New York.
Master Sergeant C
hristopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, New York.
Staff Sergeant
Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York.
All four were assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing at the Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York. For
more information, media may contact the New York National Guard public affairs office at 518-786-4581.
Also killed were:
Master Sergeant William R. Posch, 36, of Indialantic, Florida.
Staff Sergeant
Carl P. Enis, 31, of Tallahassee, Florida.
Both were assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron, Air Force Reserve, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. For more
information, media may contact the 920th Rescue Wing public affairs office at 321-615-0329.

09 Mar 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. 1st Class Maitland Deweever Wilson, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, died March 7 in Landstuhl, Germany from
a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Wilson was assigned to the 831st Transportation Battalion, 595th Transportation Brigade, Manama, Bahrain.
For more information, media may contact U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Public
Affairs at 618-220-5167.

20 Feb 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26, of Arlington, Kansas, died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, from a non-combat
related incident. Schoenecker was assigned to the 89th Sustainment Brigade, Wichita, Kansas. The incident is under
investigation.
For more information, media may contact 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command Public Affairs at (316) 681-1759.

09 Jan 2018
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan, 24, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, died Jan. 8 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a
non-combat related incident. Sullivan was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade,
Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact Fort Hood Public Affairs at 254-287-9993 or 254-287-0106.

03 Jan 2018
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 Mihail Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, died Jan. 1 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, after
being engaged by enemy small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol. Golin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th
Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact LTC Robert Bockholt, USASOC Public Affairs, at 910 432-3383 or Matthew.
Bockholt@socom.mil.

22 Dec 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, 20, of Turlock, Calif., died Dec. 20 at Al Asad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat
related incident. Chaves was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort
Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.
For more information regarding Chaves, media may contact 1st Armored Division Public Affairs, at 915-744-8403 or
919-594-3391.

12 Dec 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. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 11 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan,
as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry
Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
The incident is under investigation.        
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs Office
at (907) 384-1542.  

27 Nov 2017
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat
related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-
7002 or (915) 472-0287.

15 Nov 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 Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result
of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade,
Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact U.S. Army Reserve Command Public Affairs Office at (910) 622-3687 or
(910) 622-4059.

12 Nov 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. ‎11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries
sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne
Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The incident is under investigation.
For more information regarding CW2 Smith, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office at
(931) 217-5074 and martin.l.odonnell.mil@mail.mil.

05 Nov 2017
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 Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, California, died Nov. 4 in Logar Province, Afghanistan as
a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special
Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.
For more information regarding Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, media may contact the U.S. Army Special
Operations Command Public Affairs Office, 910-494-1589 and at Matthew.Bockholt@socom.mil.

29 Oct 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a
result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th
Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, 910-494-
1589.

07 Oct 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train,
advise and assist mission.
Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died Oct. 4 in southwest Niger as a result of enemy fire.
His body was recovered by U.S. personnel Oct. 6. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort
Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact the United States Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at
910-494-1589.‎

06 Oct 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien
train, advise and assist mission. They died Oct. 4 in southwest Niger, as a result of hostile fire while on a
reconnaissance patrol. All soldiers were assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The incident is under investigation.
Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington
Staff Sgt.
Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio
Staff Sgt.
Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia
For more information, media may contact the United States Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at
910-494-1589.

03 Oct 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Alexander W. Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas, died Oct. 1 in Salah ad-Din Province, Iraq, as a result of injuries
sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. The incident is under investigation.
Missildine was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
(Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.
For more information, media may contact Ms. Julie Halpin, Fort Drum Public Affairs, at 315-772-8286.

25 Aug 2017
DoD Identifies Army Civilian Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
GS-12 Daniel Hoadley, 54, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Aug. 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from a non-
combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Hoadley was assigned to the Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For more information, media may contact Kim Gillespie, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) Public
Affairs, at 256-450-5727.

17 Aug 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. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah, died Aug. 16 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries
suffered from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
Butler was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Camp Williams, Utah.
For more information, media may contact Ileen Kennedy, Utah National Guard, at 801-432-4229 or ileen.h.kennedy.
nfg@mail.mil.

14 Aug 2017
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve. They died Aug. 13 of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Iraq. Both soldiers were
assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne
Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.
Killed were:
Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York
Spc.
Allen Levi Stigler Jr., 22, of Arlington, Texas
For more information related to this release, media may contact LTC Joe Buccino, 82nd Airborne Division Public
Affairs, at (910) 432-6189.

03 Aug 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 Aug. 2 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improved
explosive device detonated near their convoy. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment,
1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. The incident is under investigation.
Killed were:
Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana.
Spc.
Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina.
For more information related to this release, media may contact Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, 82nd Airborne Division Public
Affairs Office at 910-432-6189.

03 Aug 2017
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Tech. Sgt. David Board, 49, of Barboursville, West Virginia, died August 2 in Kuwait in a non-combat-related
incident while deployed in support of combat operations.
He was assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia. For more information,
media may contact the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety at 304-957-2515 or Lawrence.C.
Messina@wv.gov.

05 Jul 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel.
Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, died July 3, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from wounds
received during an indirect fire attack. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort
Bliss, Texas.
For more information, contact the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office at (919) 594-3391.

12 Jun 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
They died June 10 in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained in Peka Valley,
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
The Soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment,
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat
Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.
Killed were:
Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland;
Sgt.
William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and
Corporal
Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina
For more information regarding Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, media may
contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office, 270-798-3468 or 270-798-3025.

27 May 2017
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Loganville, Georgia, died May 26, in Al-Hasakah, Syria, of injuries sustained
during a vehicle rollover related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Murphy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.
For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-
3383.

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.
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