5. March 23, 2003 .......Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa.......Operations Iraq Freedom
23, of Tuba City, Ariz.; assigned to 507th Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas; killed in an ambush near Nasiriyah, Iraq.
Piestewa was a member of the Hopi Tribe and lived near the Navajo Reservation community of Tuba City in northern Arizona. She was among eight members of the Fort Bliss, Texas-based 507th Maintenance Company ambushed in Iraq whose status was changed April 4 from missing in action to killed.

       7. June 18, 2003 ......... Army Staff Sgt. William T. Latham......Operations Iraq Freedom
29, of Kingman, Ariz.; assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; died June 18, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Latham was participating in a raid at a suspected arms market in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on May 19 when he was hit by shrapnel. Latham was evacuated back to the United States where he died of his wounds.

    8. May 21, 2003.............Nate Caldwell, Spc., U.S. Army ................ Operations Iraq Freedom
Nate Caldwell,27, died in Baghdad when the Humvee in which he was riding rolled over. He was crushed after being thrown from the vehicle. Caldwell had graduated from Phoenix's Maryvale High School in 1994. He was a tank mechanic for the Bravo Company, 404th Air Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.

        11. August 30, 2003 ........Army Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella ........ Operations Iraq Freedom
28, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 30 when the military vehicle he was driving hit an embankment and rolled into a canal in Ba’qubah, Iraq.
He was stationed at Fort Hood and was serving as a scout in Iraq, going ahead of other troops to scope out enemy terrain.

 

     12. September 15, 2003 .............Army Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson ........... Operations Iraq Freedom
27, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; assigned C Company, 311th Military intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); died Sept. 15 near Tel Afar, Iraq, from a non-combat weapons discharge. Martha Rudd, an Army spokeswomanand other Army officials said that a number of possible scenarios were being considered, including Peterson’s own weapon discharging, the weapon of another soldier discharging or the accidental shooting of Peterson by an Iraqi civilian.

     13. October 06, 2003 .......Army Spc. Spencer T. Karol ........ Operations Iraq Freedom
20, of Woodruff, Ariz.; assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany; killed while on a mission to observe enemy activity Oct. 6 when a command-detonated device exploded, overturning his vehicle, in Ramadi, Iraq.

     14. October 28, 2003 .........Army Spec. Isaac Campoy.......Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Oct. 28 when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device in Baqubah, Iraq. The explosive device apparently exploded under the men’s tank and caused it roll down a 30-foot embankment, according to military press releases

  15. November 23, 2003.....Christopher G. Nason, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army .. Operations Iraq Freedom
Christopher Nason, 39, was killed in a traffic accident in northern Iraq. Nason was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck head on by a civilian tanker truck between Mosul and Dihok. Nason had been assigned to the 306th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Huachuca

16. December 24, 2003..................Benjamin Biskie, Sgt., U.S. Army ...................Operations Iraq Freedom
Benjamin Biskie, 27, died along with two other soldiers when their convoy vehicle was struck by an explosive while traveling on a highway near Samarra, Iraq. Biskie was a combat engineer for the 5th Engineer Battalion. He had attended the Tucson Junior Academy until his junior year, when he moved with his mother to Ohio.

  17. December 24, 2003 ..........Army Command Sgt. Maj. Eric F. Cooke............. Operations Iraq Freedom
43, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany; killed while in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device Dec. 24 in Baghdad. Cooke also served in the 1991 Gulf War, where he earned a Bronze Star.

 

    14. February 16, 2004 .........Army Spc. Michael M. Merila ........... Operations Iraq Freedom
23, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Feb. 16 when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Talifar, Iraq. Merila’s convoy was returning to base after leaving Mosul Airfield, where it had dropped off the first batch of soldiers on their way home for 20 days of leave

15. February 25, 2004 ......Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew C. Laskowski ...... Operations Iraq Freedom
32, of Phoenix, Ariz.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed Feb. 25 when the OH-58 helicopter in which he was flying crashed in Habbinayah, Iraq.

17. April 22, 2004 .........Army Cpl. Patrick D. Tillman ..........Operations Iraq Freedom
27, of Chandler, Ariz.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed April 22 when his patrol vehicle came under attack near Spera, Afghanistan. Tillman, 27, died April 22 in Afghanistan in a firefight near the Pakistan border as he was leading his team to help comrades caught in an ambush. The Army gave few details of how Tillman was killed, but said he was fatally shot while fighting “without regard for his personal safety. the military posthumously promoted Tillman, a member of the Army’s elite Ranger unit since 2002, from specialist to corporal. He also was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star.”

20. August 02, 2004 ...............Army Spc. Justin B. Onwordi........... .Operations Iraq Freedom
28, of Chandler, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while on patrol Aug. 2 when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle in Baghdad.

  21. August 03, 2004 .............Army Pfc. Harry N. Shondee, Jr................ Operations Iraq Freedom
19, of Ganado, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 3 of injuries sustained while on patrol Aug. 2 when an improvised explosive device detonated near the in Baghdad.

26. September 13, 2004 ..........Army Sgt. Carl Thomas .......... Operations Iraq Freedom
29, of Phoenix.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Sept. 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post in Baghdad.

27 27. September 25, 2004 ........Army Spc. Robert Oliver Unruh ...... Operations Iraq Freedom
25, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, Korea; killed Sept. 25 by small-arms fire when enemy forces attacked his unit in Anbar province, Iraq. As a combat engineer, Unruh’s job involved supporting front-line troops and helping them move safely across foreign territory. Duties of a combat engineer include locating land mines, placing and detonating explosives plus building roads, trails, bridges, bunkers and gun emplacements.

28. September 28, 2004........Army Sgt. Tyler D. Prewitt .............. Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Phoenix; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany; died Sept. 28 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained Sept. 24 when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Baqubah, Iraq. Sgt. Tyler Prewitt, a field medic had his organs donated to other patients in Germany.

  29. October 10, 2004 ..........Army Pvt. Carson J. Ramsey........... Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Winkelman, Ariz.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Oct. 10 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad. He had been awarded a Silver Star for a rescue and two Purple Hearts for combat wounds suffered in separate incidents and had survived a roadside bombing in Iraq just two months before he was killed in combat

30. October 14, 2004 .............Army Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs.........Operations Iraq Freedom
28, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed Oct. 14th when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Miam Do, Afghanistan.

  31. October 15, 2004 ..............Army Sgt. Michael G. Owen............. Operations Iraq Freedom
31, of Phoenix; assigned to the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; killed Oct. 15 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Karabilah, Iraq.Their vehicle was attacked “while conducting vehicle-mounted loudspeaker operations with the 1st Marine Division,” During his tenure in the Army, Michael Owen served in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Haiti before he was sent to Iraq six weeks ago.

32. October 18, 2004 ........... Army Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich..........Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany; died Oct. 18 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat-related injuries.
Ehrlich died Monday in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, from a noncombat injury that is under investigation, the Department of Defense said.

  36. December 13, 2004.............Army Reserve Sgt. Tina S. Time...........Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 208th Transportation Company, Army Reserve, Tucson, Ariz.; killed Dec. 13 in a vehicle accident near Cedar, Iraq. Time was a mechanic and worked on medium trucks for the unit, which has more than 100 members. She was promoted to sergeant in January.

38. January 13, 2005........Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian A. Mack.......... Operations Iraq Freedom
36, of Phoenix; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Jan. 13 when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle in Mosul, Iraq.

  39. February 17, 2005.........Army Sgt. Frank B. Hernandez............Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Phoenix; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed Feb. 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Tal Afar, Iraq.

  40. March 11, 2005...........Army Spc. Nicholas E. Wilson............... Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Glendale, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; killed while conducting a roving patrol March 11 when the shoulder of the road he was on collapsed and his military vehicle rolled into a water-filled ditch in Ramadi, Iraq. His Humvee rolled into a water-filled ditch after the shoulder of the road he was on collapsed

  41. April 17, 2005 ............Army Pvt. Joseph L. Knott..............Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Yuma, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed April 17 when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

  42. April 18, 2005...........Army Pfc. Sam W. Huff............Operations Iraq Freedom
18, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 18 in Baghdad of injuries sustained April 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Baghdad.

  44. May 22, 2005...........Army Sgt. Kenneth J. Schall..............Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Peoria, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed May 22 when the Humvee in which he was riding was involved in an accident in Yusafiyah, Iraq.
Schall, 22, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan.

    45. May 23, 2005............Army Staff Sgt. Russell J. Verdugo .......... Operations Iraq Freedom
34, of Phoenix; assigned to the 767th Ordnance Company, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.; killed May 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated as he was responding to a report of an improvised explosive device in Baghdad

  48. August 07, 2005.............Army Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna..............Operations Iraq Freedom
20, of Phoenix; assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed Aug. 7 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Taji, Iraq.

  50. September 25, 2005..............Army Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross.............Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Peoria, Ariz.; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany, killed Sept. 25 when his CH-47Chinook helicopter crashed southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan.
At the time of his death, he was a helicopter mechanic — acting as a door gunner on his last mission

54. October 14, 2005..............Army Spc. Scott J. Mullen................Operation Enduring Freedom
22, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 14 in Makati City, The Republic of the Philippines, of injuries sustained there from a non-combat related accident on Oct. 13.

55. October 15, 2005...........Army Spc. Thomas H. Byrd ............ Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Cochise, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; killed Oct. 15 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

    57. October 26, 2005...................Army Sgt. James Witkowski ..............Operations Iraq Freedom
32, of Surprise, Ariz.; assigned to the 729th Transportation Company, Army Reserve, Fresno, Calif.; died Oct. 26 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations near Ashraf, Iraq.

 

    61. March 30, 2006...............Army Pfc. Joseph J. Duenas................Operations Iraq Freedom
23, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died March 30 from non-combat-related injuries while returning from combat operations in Kirkuk Province, Iraq.

 

      62. April 19, 2006................Army Pfc. Patrick A. Tinnell .................. Operations Iraq Freedom
25, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed April 19 by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while he was on a dismounted combat patrol in Siniyah, Iraq.

 

  63. May 3, 2006...................Army Pfc. Christopher M. Eckhardt ......... Operations Iraq Freedom
19, of Phoenix, Ariz.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died May 3 from a non-combat related cause in Taji, Iraq.

73. July 6, 2006...................Army Spc. Damien M. Montoya................. Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Holbrook, Ariz.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 9 from a non-combat related cause in Baghdad.

  74. July 18, 2006........ Army Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione.....................Operations Iraq Freedom
25, of Tucson Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; died on July 18 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank.


     ... September 3, 2006................Sgt. Jason L. Merrill..........................Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; died Sep. 3 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.

80. Septmber 25, 2005.........................Cpl. Casey L. Mellon......................Operations Iraq Freedom
21, of Huachuca City, Ariz., died on Sept. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq. Mellen was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

   81. October 2, 2006...............Army Spc. Raymond S. Armijo............. Operations Iraq Freedom
22, of Phoenix, Ariz.; assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 2 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Taji, Iraq.

  82. October 11, 2006.............Sgt. Nicholas R. Sowinski............. Operations Iraq Freedom
25, of Tempe, Ariz., died on Oct. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sowinski was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  83. October 17, 2006..........Ryan E. Haupt, Staff Sgt.... Operations Iraq Freedom
Ryan E. Haupt, 24, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 17 in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Two other soldiers in the vehicle were also killed in the blast. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

  85. November 5, 2006 .........Douglas C. Desjardins, Spc., ......... Operations Iraq Freedom
Douglas Desjardins, 24, of Mesa, Ariz., died Nov. 5 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations. Desjardins was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Giessen, Germany.

86. November 24, 2006...........Army Pvt. Reece D. Moreno, ..........Operations Iraq Freedom
19, of Prescott, Ariz., died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 24. Moreno was assigned to the 92 Engineer Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 


88. December 2, 2006 ............ Army Cpl. Billy B. Farris................ .Operations Iraq Freedom
20, of Bapchule, Ariz.; assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Dec. 3 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while conducting escort operations in Taji, Iraq.

90.  December 16, 2006...................Army Staff Sgt. David R. Staats................Operations Iraq Freedom
David R. Staats, 30, of Glendale, Ariz., died Dec. 16 in Taji, Iraq. He was one of three soldiers who died of injuries suffered when their Humvee struck an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol in Taji. Staats joined the Army after graduating from Cactus High School in Glendale where he played football. As an adult, Staats considered Pueblo, Colo. to be his home. Staats was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


92. January 07, 2007 .............. Cpl. Stephen J. Raderstorf............Operations Iraq Freedom
Stephen Raderstorf, 21, of Peoria, Ariz., died Jan. 7 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

93. January 16, 2007 ..................Army Spc. Collin R Schockmel .................... Operations Iraq Freedom
Collin Schockmel, 19, of Richwood, Texas, died Jan. 16 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using grenades during security and observation operations. He and his family moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz. in 1996 where he attended high school. Schockmel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.


94. January 19, 2007 ..............Army Sgt. 1st class Russell P Borea ................. Operations Iraq Freedom
Russell Borea, 38, of El Paso, Texas, died of injuries suffered in Mosul on Jan. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations. Borea moved to Tucson, Ariz. with his family when he was a child. He is a 1986 graduate of Catalina High School in Tucson. Borea was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas

95. January 20, 2007................ Victor M. Langarica, Cpl., U.S. Army ................ Operations Iraq Freedom
Victor M. Langarica, 29, of Decatur, Ga., was one of a dozen soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Baghdad on Jan. 20. Langarica, a single father, was assigned to the 86th Signal Battalion at Fort Huachuca near Sierra Vista, Ariz. He is the second Fort Huachuca soldier claimed by the Iraq war.

96. February 2, 2007................Army Spc. Alan E. McPeek .....................Operations Iraq Freedom
Alan E. McPeek, 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died Feb. 2 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained from small arms fire when he and another soldier engaged with enemy forces. He is the fifth former student at Marana Mountain View High School in Tucson to die in Iraq or Afghanistan. McPeek was assigned to the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

97. February 18, 2007.............. Hershel D. McCants, CWO, U.S. Army...................Operation Enduring Freedom
Hershel McCants, 33, of Medford, Ore., was one of seven soldiers who died Feb. 18 when the Chinook helicopter they were flying in crashed in Zabul Province, southeastern Afghanistan. McCants was the co-pilot. He enlisted in the Army from Phoenix where he reportedly attended high school. McCants was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (known as the "Night Stalkers"), Fort Campbell, Ky.

98. February 18, 2007..............Army Pvt. Kelly D. Youngblood.......................... Operation Iraq Freedom
Kelly Youngblood, 19, of Mesa, Ariz., was killed in action Feb. 18 after being hit by enemy sniper fire near Ramadi, Iraq. He was killed less than three weeks into his deployment to Iraq. Youngblood attended McClintock High School in Tempe and Rhodes Junior High in Mesa. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

102. March 16, 2007..............Christopher R. Brevard, Sgt. First Class, U.S. Army.............. Operation Iraq Freedom
Christopher Brevard, 31, of Phoenix, died Mar. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Brevard was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

103. April 6, 2007................ Damian Lopez Rodriguez, Pvt., U.S. Army................. Operation Iraq Freedom
Damian Lopez Rodriguez, 19, of Tucson, died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

104.April 9, 2007.................Ismael G. Solorio, Spc., U.S. Army................... Operation Iraq Freedom
Ismael Solorio, 21, of San Luis, died Apr. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Two other soldiers also died in the blast. Solorio was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

105. April 23, 2007 ........................Brice A. Pearson, Sgt., U.S. Army............ Operation Iraq Freedom
Brice Pearson, 32, of Phoenix, died Apr. 23 in As Sadah, Iraq, of wounds suffered during a suicide truck bombing in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad. Nine other soldiers in Pearson's unit were also killed in the blast. Another 11 soldiers were wounded. The action was the single dealiest attack for the storied 82nd Airborne Division in nearly 40 years. All were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

106. May 10, 2007 ..................Anthony J. Sausto, Pvt., U.S. Army ................Operation Iraq Freedom
Anthony Sausto, 22, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died May 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.


107. May 14, 2007...............Christopher N. Gonzalez, Sgt., U.S. Army................... Operation Iraq Freedom
Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25, of Winslow, Ariz., in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.


109. May 17, 2007.............Coty J. Phelp, Spc. U.S. Army ........................
Operation Iraq Freedom
Coty Phelps, 20, of Kingman, Ariz., died in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Two other soldiers were also killed in the blast. Phelps was assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

 

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