30 Oct 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish, 23, of Billings, Montana, died Oct. 27, 2019, of a non-combat related incident at Camp
Taji, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.
Irish was assigned to 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
For more information regarding Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish, media may contact Mr. John Pennell, U.S. Army Alaska Public
Affairs Office, at 907-384-2072 or john.m.pennell2.civ@mail.mil.


17 Sept 2019
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 Jeremy W. Griffin, 40, from Greenbrier, Tennessee, was killed in action Sept. 16, 2019, by small
arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under
investigation.
Griffin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army
Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

06 Sept 2019
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 Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed in action Sept. 5, 2019, when a
vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. The incident is under
investigation.
Ortiz was assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort
Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Barreto Ortiz, media may contact Lt. Col. Mike Burns, public affairs
officer, 82nd Airborne Division, at 931-472-4770 or michael.j.burns34.mil@mail.mil.

31 Aug 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard, 31, from Hyde Park, Utah, died Aug. 29, 2019, as a result of wounds sustained while
engaged in combat operations in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Ard was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Ard, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, Public Affairs Chief, U.S.
Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

22 Aug 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Both soldiers died August 21, 2019 in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms
fire while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
Master Sgt.* Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Master Sgt.*
Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, of La Puente, California.
Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
For more information regarding Master Sgt. DeLeon-Figueroa and Master Sgt. Gonzalez, media may contact Lt. Col.
Loren Bymer, Public Affairs Chief, US Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.
mil.
* indicates posthumous promotion

19 Aug 2019
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Specialist Clayton James Horne, 23, of Atlanta, Louisiana died August 17, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a
result of wounds sustained by a noncombat related incident. The incident is currently under investigation.
Horne was assigned to the 351st Military Police Company, 160th Military Police Battalion, Ocala, Florida.
For more information regarding Spc. Clayton Horne, media may contact MAJ Valerie Palacios, valerie.m.palacios.
mil@mail.mil, 210-273-6114 or MSG Andy Yoshimura, andy.n.yoshimura.mil@mail.mil, 630-738-4170.

11 Aug 2019
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado, died August 10, 2019, in Iraq, after suffering
fatal wounds while supporting Iraqi Security Forces. This incident is under investigation.
Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp
Lejeune, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, media may contact Maj. Kristin Tortorici,
MARSOC Communication Strategy and Operations Officer, at kristin.tortorici@socom.mil.

30 Jul 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Both soldiers died July 29, 2019, in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained in a
combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio.
Spc.
Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, of Chicago, Illinois.
Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd
Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer and Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, media may contact Lt. Col.
Mike Burns, Public Affairs Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, at (910) 432-6189 or michael.j.burns34.mil@mail.mil.

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, 24, had been listed Duty Status Whereabouts
Unknown (DUSTWUN) following a July 17 non-combat, man overboard incident while underway onboard USS Abraham
Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Arabian Sea. The incident is under investigation.
Saldana was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, part of Carrier Air Wing 7, assigned to the
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.
For more information, media may contact the LT Christina Gibson, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Naval Central Command,
at 011-973-1785-4562 or christina.gibson@me.navy.mil.

20 Jul 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. William Edward Friese, 30, from Rockport, West Virginia, died July 18, 2019 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from
a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Friese was assigned to 821st Engineer Company, 1092nd, Engineer Battalion, 111th Engineer Brigade, Summersville,
West Virginia.  
For more information regarding Sgt. William Edward Friese, members of the media may contact Maj. Holli Nelson,
State Public Affairs Officer, West Virginia National Guard at 304-389-8184 or by email at holli.r.nelson.mil@mail.mil.

14 Jul 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, died July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result
of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations. This incident is under investigation.
Sartor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special
Operations Command Public Affairs at (910) 432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

01 Jul 2019
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. Elliott J. Robbins, 31, from Ogden, Utah, died June 30, 2019, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan,
from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Robbins was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army
Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

27 Jun 2019
Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Both soldiers died June 25, 2019, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained from small arms
fire while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, 32, of Heilbronn, Germany. Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special
Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
Sgt. James G. Johnston, 24, of Trumansburg, New York. Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion
(Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group, Fort Hood, Texas.
For more information regarding Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, public affairs
chief, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.
For more information regarding Sgt. James G. Johnston, media may contact Mr. Christopher Haug at 254-287-9993 or
www.forthoodpresscenter.com.

07 May 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, 22, from Hinesville, Georgia, died May 6, 2019, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of
wounds sustained from a non-combat incident. The incident is under investigation.
Holmes was assigned to 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Savannah,
Georgia.
For more information regarding Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, media may contact Lt. Col. Jeffrey T. Freeman, Georgia Army
National Guard Public Affairs Office, at 404-323-9045 or at jeffrey.t.freeman.mil@mail.mil.

29 Apr 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, died April 29, 2019, in Kobani, Syria, of wounds
sustained from a non-combat incident.
Thomason was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne
Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information regarding Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, media may contact Lt. Col. Martin L. O'Donnell, public
affairs officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at 931-217-5074 or martin.l.odonnell.mil@mail.mil.

24 Apr 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, died April 23, 2019, in Taji, Iraq, in a non combat
related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Osorio was assigned to 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Spc. Michael T. Osorio, members of the media may contact the Fort Carson Public
Affairs Office at 719-526-7525.  After hours, contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 719-526-5500 and
ask for the on-call public affairs officer.

21 Apr 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spc.
Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, from Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20, 2019 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, from a non-
combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
(Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information regarding Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Martin L.
O'Donnell, Public Affairs Officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at 931-217-5074 or by email at martin.l.odonnell.
mil@mail.mil

20 Apr 2019
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt.
Albert J. Miller, 24, of Richmond, New Hampshire, died April 19 at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a non-combat-
related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. For more
information, media may contact the 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 302-363-9006.

09 Apr 2019
DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Resolute
Support.
The following Marines died April 8 while conducting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.
Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York.
Sgt.
Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania.
Staff Sgt.
Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware.
These Marines were assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.
For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces
Reserve Communication Strategy office at (504) 697-9312 or roger.hollenbeck@usmc.mil.

23 Mar 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Both soldiers died March 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged
in combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Lindsay was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special
Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Spc. Joseph P. Collette media may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at
719-526-7525.  After hours, contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 719-526-5500 and ask for the on-
call public affairs officer.
For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, public affairs
chief, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

07 Mar 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent
Resolve.
Both soldiers died March 5, 2019, as a result of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
The soldiers are:
Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, 37, of Pinckneyville, Illinois.
Spc.
Jackson D. Johnson, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri.
Both soldiers were assigned to 657th Transportation Company, 419th Transportation Battalion, 103d Sustainment
Command, Mount Vernon, Illinois.
For more information regarding Sgt. Holli Bolinksi and Spc. Jackson Johnson, media may contact Maj. Andy Thaggard,
184th Sustainment Command, Kuwait; cell: 011-965-9899-6508, andy.thaggard.mil@mail.mil, or Facebook Messenger.

23 Jan 2019
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia, died Jan. 22, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained from
enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special
Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

18 Jan 2019
DOD Identifies Three Operation Inherent Resolve Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of one soldier, one sailor and one DOD civilian who were
supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

The deceased are:

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida. Farmer was assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York. Kent was
assigned to Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66, based at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri. Wirtz was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an
operations support specialist.

Farmer, Kent and Wirtz died Jan. 16, 2019, in Manbij, Syria, as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised
explosive device.
The incident is under investigation.
For more information regarding Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer,
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.
For more information regarding Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, media may contact U.S.
Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 443-634-7763.
For more information regarding DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz, media may contact the Defense Intelligence Agency Public
Affairs Office at Dia-pao@dodiis.mil.

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2019, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of
injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations on Jan. 13, 2019, in Jawand District, Badghis
Province, Afghanistan.
Meddock was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
For more information regarding Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army
Special Operations Command Public Affairs at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

14 Dec 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Bagram Airfield, Bagram
District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Pfc. Mikeasky was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division, Fort Drum, New York.
For more information regarding Pfc. Mikeasky, media may contact Maj. Harold Huff, deputy public affairs officer, 10th
Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, at 315-772-5924 or by email at harold.huff16.mil@mail.mil.

03 Dec 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, 24, from Export, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 2, 2018, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a
result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device on Nov. 27, 2018, in Andar District, Ghazni Province,
Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
McClary was assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
For more information regarding Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, members of the media may contact the 4th Infantry
Division public affairs office, Fort Carson, Colorado at 719-526-5500.

28 Nov 2018
DOD Identifies Three Operation Freedom's Sentinel Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers and one airman who were supporting
Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
The service members died Nov. 27, 2018, from injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised
explosive device in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The
airman was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Virginia.
Army Sgt. 1st Class
Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington.
Air Force Staff Sgt.
Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania.
For more information regarding Capt. Andrew P. Ross and Sgt. 1st Class Eric M. Emond, media may contact Lt. Col.
Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, at 910-432-3383 or by email at
loren.bymer@socom.mil.
For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, media may contact the 24th Special Operations Wing public
affairs office at 850-884-3902 or 413-237-4466.

25 Nov 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's
Sentinel.
Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, 25, from Leavenworth, Washington, died Nov. 24, 2018, in Garmsir District, Helmand
Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaging enemy forces in Khash Rod District, Nimruz
Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Jasso was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
For more information regarding Sgt. Leandro A. Jasso, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S.
Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC at 910-432-3383 or by email at loren.bymer@socom.mil.

04 Nov 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s
Sentinel.
Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, from Ogden, Utah, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, as a result of
wounds sustained from small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.
Taylor was assigned to Utah Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters, Draper, Utah.
For more information regarding Maj. Brent R. Taylor, members of the media may contact Maj. David J. Gibb, Utah
Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters at 801-716-9063 or by email at david.j.gibb2.mil@mail.mil

05 Oct 2018
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operations Resolute Support
and Freedom's Sentinel
.
Spc.
James A. Slape, 23, from Morehead City, North Carolina, died Oct. 4, 2018, in Helmand Province,
Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. The incident is under investigation.
Slape was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Washington, North Carolina.
For more information regarding Spc. James A. Slape, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Matt Devivo, state
public affairs officer, North Carolina National Guard, at 919-612-9712 or by email at matthew.r.devivo.mil@mail.mil.

05 Sept 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 Sept 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.
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