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Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom

 

 

Army Specialist Ronald D. Allen Jr., 22, of Mitchell, Indiana

Allen was conducting convoy operations when he was involved in a vehicular accident near Balad, Iraq. Allen died of his injuries. He was assigned to the 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on August 25, 2003.

 

Army Pfc. John D. Amos II, 22, Valparaiso, Indiana

Killed in a bomb attack in Iraq after an "improvised explosive device" hit his military vehicle Sunday in the northern city of Kirkuk. Died April 4, 2004.

 

United States Marine Corps Reserves Sgt Brock Babb, 40, Evansville, Indiana

Died October 15, 2006 when his Humvee hit an improved explosive device 50 miles west of Baghdad. He was a member of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines from Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Ryan A. Balmer, 33, of Mishawaka, Indiana

Died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 5 when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Kirkuk AB, Iraq. He was assigned to Detachment 113, 1st Field Investigations Region, Hill AFB, Utah.

 

Army Corporal Nathaniel S. Baughman, 23, Monticello, Indiana

Assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., he was killed July 17, 2006 while traveling with an Army convoy in Iraq. His mother, Jill Baughman, is the Logansport Red Cross executive director.

 

U.S. Army Specialist Jason Beadles, 22, of LaPorte, Indiana

Died April 12, 2007 in Iraq. He was a heavy equipment operator with the 20th Engineer Battalion based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

Sgt Beardsley, Died Feb. 26, 2007 in Diwaniyah, Iraq.

Died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sgt Beardsley was assigned to the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Troop Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga..

 

U.S. Army Staff Sgt Michael A. Bechert, 24, Hope, Indiana

Wounded on 30 May 2007 in Baghdad when his vehicle struck an explosive device. He died on Thursday, 14 June 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, officials said. The army awarded him a Purple Heart for wounds suffered during his first tour of duty. Bechert was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

Kentucky National Guard Staff Sgt Brock A. Beery, 30, originally from Warsaw, Indiana. Died March 23, 2006

Staff Sgt. Brock A. Beery, 30, White House, Tenn., was killed when his armored vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device near Al Habbaniyah, about 80 miles west of Baghdad.

 

Army Sgt, Jarrod W. Black, 26, Peru, Indiana. Died on December 12, 2003.

Died of injuries sustained when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive devise in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas.

 

Army Cpl. Jonathan F. Blair, 21, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Died Nov. 19, 2005

Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq.

 

Indiana Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Richard A. Blakley, 34, Avon, Indiana

Assigned to Company E, 38th Main Support Battalion, Indianapolis, Indiana, but deployed with 738th Area Support Medical Company, Monticello, Indiana. Killed Tuesday, June 6, 2006 as a result of small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol near Al Khalidiyah, Iraq.

 

Army Spc. Clinton C. Blodgett, 19, Pekin, Indiana

Died May 26, 2007 in Baghdad when his vehicle was struck by an improvised bomb. He was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant Shaun M. Blue, 25, Munster, Indiana

Died April 16, 2007 during combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was a member of the I Marine Expeditionary Force based in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

 

Army Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, 38, of Elkhart, Ind.

Died of non-combat related causes in Kuwait. Assigned to Company C, 1-152nd Infantry, Tell City, Ind. Died on July 8, 2003.

 

United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal James Brown, 20, Owensville, Indiana

Died November 2, 2006 from a single gunshot wound to the neck while patrolling in the province west of Baghdad.

 

Army SPC Roy Russell Buckley, 24, Portage, Indiana.

Killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq on April 22, 2003. He was a graduate of Merrillville High School and joined the Army Reserve two years ago. He was a member of the 685th Transportation Company, based in Hobart, Indiana.

 

Army Spc. Ryan G. Carlock, 25, Macomb, Illinois - formerly of Evansville, Indiana

Killed on September 9, 2003, northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Died of injuries sustained when his fuel truck was ambushed by the enemy. Assigned to the 416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Support), based at Hunter Army Airfield, GA.

 

Army SPC Curtis A. Carter, 25, of Lafayette, Indiana

Died in Kuwait on February 27, 2002 during Operation Enduring Freedom from an accidental gunshot wound from his weapon.

 

Indiana Army National Guardsman, Sgt. Gerald J. Cassidy, 32, Westfield, Indiana

Died September 25, 2007, in Fort Knox, Ky., where he had been assigned to the Wounded Warrior Transition Program. He had been wounded during a combat operation in Iraq where he was deployed with a brigade combat team from the Minnesota National Guard. He was returned to the states in April after a year of duty.

Prior to his transfer to the medical recovery program in Kentucky, the Indiana Guardsman had served in Iraq with a combat team from the Minnesota National Guard. He had been a member of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 150th Field Artillery in Lebanon, Indiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1992 and joined the National Guard in 2003.

As a Guardsman, previously assigned to a unit of the 152nd Mechanized Infantry, he had served with fellow Hoosiers in Bosnia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004. He later volunteered for combat duty with the Minnesota unit in Iraq.

 

Army Sgt. Kyle W. Childress, 29, Terre Haute, Indiana

Died January 21, 2005 in Balad, Iraq of injuries suffered after being wounded in a firefight near Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, making him Terre Haute's first casualty of the war. He was a member of 1st Squad, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division based at Schweinfurt, Germany.

 

Army National Guard SPC Brian Clemens, 19, Peru, Indiana

Killed in a "Humvee" accident while on patrol in Kuwait during the build-up stage of the operation (Enduring Freedom) in February 2003. A graduate of Maconaquah High School, he was buried in Peru, Indiana. He was a member of 1-293d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Died on February 6, 2003.

 

Army Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Jr., 31, Anderson, Indiana

Colvill was in the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq when it came under a mortar attack. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on July 8, 2004.

 

Army Ranger Corporal Matthew A. Commons, 21, of Boulder City, Nevada, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Killed in action in eastern Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Died on March 4, 2002. A member of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, he died with two other soldiers during a nine-hour firefight trying to rescue a Navy Seal.

 

Army Spc. Jeffrey W. Corban, 30, of Elkhart, Indiana

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. Killed Oct. 15 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

 

United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal James R. Davenport, 20, Brownsburg/ Danville, Indiana

Died November 22, 2006 in Iraq's Al Anbar province when the Humvee he was driving hit a roadside bomb.

 

Army PFC Darren A. DeBlanc, 20, of Evansville, Indiana

DeBlanc died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on April 29, 2005.

 

Army Sgt. Matthew L. Deckard, 29, of Elizabethtown, Ky., His father resides in Greenville, Indiana

Assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., killed on Sept. 16, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations in Baghdad.

 

Army Private Cory R. Depew, 21, Beech Grove, Indiana

Killed Tuesday Jan 4, 2005 when a rocket propelled grenade struck the Stryker military vehicle he was riding in when it was attacked in Tal Afar, 40 miles west of Mosul.

 

Army PFC Stephen P. Downing II, 30, Burkesville, Kentucky - formerly from Nashville, Indiana

Died October 28, 2004 in Ar Ramdi, Iraq, from small arms fire while conducting combat operations.

 

Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy W. Doyle, 24, formerly from Indianapolis, Indiana, recently from Chestertown, MD

Died on August 18, 2005 in Samarra , Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to initial reports, SSG Doyle died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee following a mine-assessment mission in Samarra, Iraq.

 

Marine Corporal Christopher S. Ebert, 21, Forest City, North Carolina

Died September 27, 2004 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, CA.

 

Army Command Sgt. Major Steven W. Faulkenburg, 45, of Huntingburg, Indiana

Died in Fallujah, Iraq, when he came under small arms fire while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Died on November 9, 2004.

 

Army Sgt James D. Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville, Indiana

Died in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on September 8, 2004.

 

Army National Guard Capt. Michael "Todd" Fiscus, 36, Milford, Indiana

Died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Afghanistan, about 30 miles south of Kabul, with three other National Guard soldiers, when a land mine detonated beneath their vehicle as they were scouting a location for a shooting range.

 

Tennessee Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Timothy Flanigan, 37, of Milan, Tennessee, formerly from Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanigan, an Indianapolis, Indiana Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School graduate, was killed July 2, 2006 when an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the military said. Flanigan was a member of Company R, 4-278th Armored Calvary Regiment out of Jackson, Tennessee.

 

United States Army Sergeant Kraig Foyteck, 26, La Porte, Indiana

Died October 30, 2006 when he was hit in the neck by a bullet or mortar fragment in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Army Spc Matthew C. Frantz, 23, Lafayette, Indiana

Assigned to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed January 20, 2006 along with three other U.S. soldiers, when an improvised bomb blew up their Humvee near Al Huwijah, Iraq.

 

Marine Lance Corporal David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Florida

Killed in action in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.

 

Louisiana National Guardsmen Sgt. Armand "Luke" Frickey, originally from Noblesville, Indiana

Frickey and five other Louisiana National Guardsmen died when a roadside bomb destroyed their Bradley fighting vehicle in Iraq on January 6, 2005.

 

United States Army Pfc. Nathan J. Frigo, 23, Kokomo, Indiana

Died October 17, 2006 by a roadside bomb in , Baquobah, Iraq. He was a member of a battalion which is part of the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado.

 

Army SPC Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Indiana

Frist was part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq. He died of his wounds at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas. Frist was assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Indiana. Died on January 5, 2004.

 

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Ryan Fritsche, 23, Martinsville, Indiana

A graduate of Martinsville High School, Staff Sgt. Fritsche was killed in a battle near Kamu, Afghanistan.

Fritsche died of injuries on July 27, 2007 when his dismounted patrol received rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was the son of Morgan County Sheriff's Department Detective Sgt. Volitta Fritsche.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy.

Fritsche joined the Army in 2002, soon after graduating from high school, and was promoted to sergeant in April 2005. He was selected in 2005 to be part of President Bush's inaugural procession in Washington, D.C., as a member of the Old Guard, the Army's oldest active-duty infantry unit.

 

U.S. Army Spc. Carter A. Gamble Jr., 24, of Seymour, Indiana

Died Sunday, 24 June 2007, in Duraiya, Iraq, from wounds he suffered from enemy small arms fire, the military said.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

U.S. Army Specialist Zachariah J. Gonzalez, 23, Indianapolis, Indiana

Died August 1, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to initial reports, Specialist Gonzalez died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Specialist Gonzalez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.  

 

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal David J. GramesSanchez, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 11, 2006 in a vehicle accident in the Anbar province.

 

Marine Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray, 19. Patoka, Illinois. He is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana

Died April 11, 2004 from hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Twenty-nine Palms, CA.

 

Marine Pfc, Deryk L. Hallal, 24, Indianapolis, Indiana

Died Monday, April 5, 2004, less than two months after leaving home. Shot and killed in al-Anbar province in western Iraq.

 

Army Private Jesse M. Halling, 19, of Indianapolis, Indiana

Received a fatal gunshot wound at a military police station when his section received rifle propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Died June 7, 2003.

 

United States Army Pfc Nick Hartge, 20, of Rome City, Indiana

Died May 14, 2007 in Iraq. He was serving with the 1st Infantry Division and was deployed to Iraq in August. He was stationed in Baghdad.

 

Army Specialist Adam J. Harting, 21, of Portage, Indiana

Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. He was killed July 25, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley fighting vehicle in Samarra, Iraq.

 

Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, Natural Bridge, NY, originally from Edinburgh, Indiana

Died in the crash of his OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter outside Mosul. The helicopter was reportedly on its way back from a combat mission. Died January 23, 2004.

 

Army Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of LaPorte, Indiana

Died in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on August 16, 2004.

 

Army Sgt Paul Martin Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge , Louisiana, formerly of Franklin, Indiana

Died in Baghdad , Iraq on March 15, 2005. While conducting a mounted patrol a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Eunice , Louisiana .

 

U.S. Army Pfc Shawn D. Hensel, 20, Logansport, Indiana

Killed August 14, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom when caught in a crossfire. According to initial reports, he died of injuries sustained when he received rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. The Department of Defense has not released other information about his death.

He left for Iraq in early April after being stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

 

Army National Guard Spc. Brett M. Hershey, 23, Indianapolis, Indiana

Died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Afghanistan, about 30 miles south of Kabul, with three other National Guard soldiers, when a land mine detonated beneath their vehicle as they were scouting a location for a shooting range.

 

Army National Guard Master Sgt. Michael T. Hiester, 33, Bluffton, Indiana

Died March 26, 2005 in Afghanistan, about 30 miles south of Kabul, with three other Guardsmen when a land mine detonated under their vehicle as they were scouting a location for a shooting range.

 

Army Reservist, Spc Joshua Lee Hill, 24, Fowlerton, Indiana

Hill, a member of the 391st Engineering Battalion was clearing a route in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated Sunday, March 12, 2006, killing him and three others.

 

Marine Lance Corporal Eric Hillenburg, 21, Indianapolis, Indiana

Died December 23, 2004 when he and two other Marines came under enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

 

Army Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson, 21, Carmel, Indiana

Died when a bomb exploded near a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad, March 21, 2004.

 

Army Spc. Nick Idalski, 23, Crown Point, Indiana

Killed June 21, 2005 along with two other U.S. soldiers, during a gunfight in Iraq . The three were killed during combat operations west of Baghdad near the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.

 

Army Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, of Evansville, Indiana

Evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of a sudden illness in Rota, Spain. He was assigned to National Guard Unit D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Washington, Indiana. Died on March 31, 2003.

 

U.S. Army Private First Class Jason Johns, 19, Frankton, Indiana

Died February 21, 2007 in Afghanistan of a non-combat related injury. The Defense Department says that Private First Class Jason Johns died Wednesday in Bagram. His death is under investigation and no other details were released. Johns was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Army Sgt Rickey E. Jones, 21, Kokomo, Indiana

Died February 22, 2006 with three other soldiers when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad. Assigned to the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, KY.

 

Army Sgt. Chad Lynn Keith, 21, of Batesville, Ind

Killed while he was on mounted patrol in Baghdad when his vehicle drove past an object that exploded on the side of the road. Assigned to the 2-325th Infantry, Company D, Fort Bragg, N.C. Born Nov. 19, 1981, Chad died on July 7, 2003. He was interned at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

 

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Kimmell, 30, of Paxton, Indiana

Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed October 11, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

 

Indiana Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Bradley D. King, 28, Lafontaine, Indiana.

Died April 2, 2007 as a result of injuries received from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

 

United States Army Private David Austin Kirkpatrick, 20, of Matthews, Indiana

Died April 27, 2007 in Iraq when a bomb exploded near his Humvee in Fallujah, Iraq. He was a member of the 57th Cavalry from Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

U.S. Army Pfc Richard P. Langenbrunner, 19, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Died April 17, 2007 in Rustamiyah, Iraq of injuries he suffered in a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division based in Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Army Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41, Hayden, Colo (formerly of Elkhart, Indiana)

Lawton was in a convoy that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade north of As Suaydat, Iraq. Lawton was assigned to the 244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand Junction, Colorado. Died on August 29, 2003.

 

U.S. Marine Sgt. Jimmy Shawn Lee, 26, Mount Vernon, Indiana

Died in the Helicopter crash April 6, 2005 that killed 16 people. The CH-47 Chinook went down in a sandstorm Wednesday near Ghazni city, 80 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, as it headed for the main U.S. base at Bagram after a mission in the insurgent- plagued south.

 

Army Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader Jr., 36, Clinton, Indiana

Died Saturday, 16 June 2007, in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by enemy fire, the Department of Defense announced. He was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division based at Fort Riley, Kansas

 

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, 44, of Jackson, Tennessee (formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana)

Loyd was on a mission when he experienced severe chest pains. He was sent to the Kuwait hospital where he was pronounced dead. Loyd was assigned to the 1175th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Brownsville, Tennessee, but grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. Died on August 5, 2003. Loyd was called up for deployment to the Middle East in February 2003 but returned home when his Jackson, Tenn., home was damaged by a tornado.

 

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Eric Lueken, 23, Dubois, Indiana

The Department of Defense said Lueken died in combat operations in Iraq's Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin, 39, Rhinelander, Wisconsin - formerly of Columbia City, Indiana

Died July 1, 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Mosul, Iraq on June 24, when a car bomb exploded near his guard post.

 

Army National Guard Spc. Donald R. McCune II, 20, Ypsilanti, Michigan - formerly from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Died August 5, 2004 in Lanstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol on August 4th in Balad, Iraq.

 

U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Eric A. McIntosh, 29, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana

McIntosh was among three Marines killed in Anbar province Sunday, April 2, 2006. According to a Department of Defense news release, all three were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. They were conducting "combat operations," according to the military.

 

Army Cpl Antoine J. McKinzie, 25, Indianapolis, Indiana

Cpl. Antoine J. McKinzie, a 2000 graduate of Pike High School, was patrolling Baghdad in an armored Humvee, the apparent victim of sniper fire as he manned a machine gun on the Humvee, said his stepfather, Dwight Adams, Pike Township. He was killed Tuesday, March 21 2006.

 

Army Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, 23, of Kokomo, Ind.

Died of non-combat related causes in Homberg, Germany. Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-101st Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Ky. Died on July 8, 2003.

 

Indiana Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey A. McLochlin, 45, Rochester, Indiana

Sergeant Major McLochlin, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry, Marion, Ind., was killed Wednesday, July 5, 2006, as a result of small arms fire while conducting combat patrols in Orgun E, Afghanistan.

 

Army Pfc, Jason M. Meyer, 23, of Swartz Creek, Michigan, originally from South Bend, Indiana.

Killed in action by enemy fire in Iraq. Meyer was assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on April 8, 2003.

 

Army Staff Sgt Frederick L. Miller Jr., 27, of Hagerstown, Indiana

Killed while on patrol outside Ramadi, about 60 miles west of Baghdad. His Humvee exploded because of a land mine or a bomb detonated from afar. Assigned to 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Died September 20, 2003.

 

Army Reserve Sgt. Christopher Talor Monroe, 19, Kendallville, Indiana

Died October 25, 2005, in Basra, Iraq, when his convoy was attacked at a roadblock. The Department of Defense said in a written statement Friday that Monroe was killed when the truck he was riding in was involved in an automobile accident with a civilian vehicle.

 

U.S. Army Sergeant Robert J. Montgomery, 29, of Scottsburg, Indiana

Died on May 22, 2007, in Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Montgomery was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

Army Sgt 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana

Muralles died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.

 

Army Pfc. Robert W. Murray Jr., 21, of Westfield, Indiana

Assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed April 28 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker military vehicle in Tal Afar, Iraq.

 

Indiana Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Paul S. Pabla, 23, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 139th Field Artillery, Kempton, Indiana, but deployed with Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 150th Field Artillery, Bloomington, Indiana, Staff Sergeant Pabla was killed Monday, July 3, 2006 as a result of sniper fire while on a dismounted patrol in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Army Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, of Shelbyville, Indiana

Pahnke was on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq when he received a fatal gunshot wound. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on June 16, 2003.

 

U.S. Army Sgt Nicholas J. Patterson, 24, Rochester, Indiana

Died September 10, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  According to initial reports, Sergeant Patterson died of injuries sustained when his military vehicle rolled over.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.    

 

Army Spc Brian H. Penisten, 28, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Penisten was on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter when it went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq. The cause of the incident is unknown and an investigation is under- way. Penisten was assigned to Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died November 2, 2003.

 

Army Reserve PFC Luis A. Perez, 19, Theresa, New York - formerly from East Chicago, Indiana

Died August 27, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

 

Army Private Jonathan R. Pfender, 22, Evansville, Indiana

Killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) during a patrol in Beiji. A 2001 graduate of North Posey Hill High School, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

 

U.S. Army Cpl Willard M. Powell, 21, Evansville, Indiana

Died August 16, 2007, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Taramiyah, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Indiana Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor, 38, Indianapolis/Whiteland, IN

Assigned to the 638th Battalion (Aviation), Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Ind.; killed May 3, 2006 when a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post during dismounted combat patrol operations in Tammin, Iraq.

 

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt, 23, of Charlestown, Indiana

Profitt died of a non-combat related injury while in the Red Sea. He was assigned to the USS Deyo, home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. Died on March 17, 2003.

 

U.S. Army Specialist Cody Andrew Putman, 22, of the Lafayette, Indiana area

Died April 12, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq from combat injury. He was an Airborne Calvary Scout with the 40th Cavalry Regiment, based in Alaska.

 

Army Reserve PFC Joshua A. Ramsey, 19, Defiance, Ohio. His mother resides in Marion, Indiana

Died December 12, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Marine Sgt. Duane R. Rios, 25, Griffith, Indiana

Killed during a firefight in central Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, When Rios walked into a room, the atmosphere would change.

 

Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas, 27, Hammond, Indiana

Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Ala.; died Oct. 3, 2006 of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire while performing security operations in Baghdad.

 

Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Hobart, Indiana. Died on March 24, 2003

Killed in action in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

 

Army Staff Sgt. Michael Wayne Schafer, 25, formerly from Crown Point and Hobart, Indiana

Schafer, of Spring Hill, Fla., was fatally shot during combat in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

 

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell, 19, Tell City, Indiana

Assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates; died Oct. 1, 2007 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

 

U.S. Army Sergeant Anthony J. Schober, 23, Nevada (father from Indianapolis, Indiana)

Died in Al Taqa, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was initially reported as "Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown" on May 12, 2007, when his patrol received small arms fire and explosives. On May 17, 2007 his remains were identified.
Sergeant Schober was assigned to D Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

 

Army Private First Class Brian James "BJ" Schoff, 22, Manchester, TN, born in La Porte, Indiana. Died on January 28, 2006

Killed while in Baghdad, Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Aaron L. Seal, 23, Elkhart, Indiana

Assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Sound Bend, Ind.; killed Oct. 1, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

 

United States Army Private First Class Anthony P. Seig, 19, Sunman, Indiana

Pfc. Anthony P. Seig was killed in Iraq when a rocket hit his barracks in Baghdad. Six other soldiers were injured in the attack. He was assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, based at Fort Bragg, NC.

 

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Neale Shank, 25, Avilla, Indiana.

Died on March 31, 2007 in Baghdad from a non-combat-related incident. He was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

United States Army Private First Class David Neil Simmons, 20, Kokomo, Indiana.

Died April 8, 2007 when the Army vehicle he was driving in Baghdad was attacked and exploded. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division based in Fort Benning. He was a graduate of Kokomo's Northwestern High School. Relatives said his remains could be returned to Kokomo this weekend

 

Army PFC Steven F. Sirko, 20, of Portage , Indiana

Sirko died in Muqdadiyah , Iraq , of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia.

 

Army Cpl Darrell L. Smith, 28, of Otwell, Indiana. Died on November 23, 2003

Smith died south of Baghdad, Iraq when his humvee rolled over off the road into a canal, trapping him under and killing him instantly. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, based in Washington, Indiana.

 

Marine Lance Corporal Matthew R. Smith, 20, of Anderson, Indiana. Died on May 10, 2003

Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Kuwait when the HMMWV he was driving as part of a convoy to Camp Coyote in Kuwait struck a parked trailer. He was a reservist assigned to Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peru, Indiana.

 

Army National Guard Spc. Norman "Kyle" Snyder, 21, Carlisle, Indiana. Died Saturday, March 26, 2005

Killed while on patrol in Afghanistan, about 30 miles south of Kabul, with three other National Guard soldiers, when a land mine detonated beneath their vehicle as they were scouting a location for a shooting range.

 

Army Pfc. Nathan E. Stahl, 20, of Highland, Indiana. Died September 21, 2004

 

Marine Sgt. Morgan W. Strader, 23, formerly from Speedway, Indiana. Died November 12, 2004

Killed as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, CA.

 

U.S. Army Specialist Joseph A. L. (Joey) Strong, 21, Lebanon, Indiana. Died December 26, 2006

Killed as a result of a Humvee rollover crash in Iraq while on patrol, he and another soldier in the vehicle died of their injuries. He was a member of 3rd BN, 509th Parachute Infantry Reg, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

 

Army Corporal Sascha Struble, 20, of Philadelphia, N.Y. (family from Hanna, Indiana in LaPorte County). Died April 6, 2005

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, Camp Ederle, Italy, and was serving in Afghanistan. Killed with 17 others in a helicopter crash in Ghazni, Afghanistan

 

Marine Lance Corporal James Swain, 20, Kokomo, Indiana. Died November 15, 2004

Killed in Fallujah, Iraq as a result of hostile action, Lance Corporal Swain was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

 

Army Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, 23, Topeka, Kansas - formerly from Goshen, Indiana. Died September 25, 2003

Killed while on patrol in Tikrit, Iraq. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Caserma Ederle, Italy.

 

Marine Corporal Lance Thompson, 21, Marion, Indiana. Died November 15, 2004

Killed in Ramaldi, Iraq as a result of an explosion, Lance Corporal Thompson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

 

Army Staff Sgt Marvin Lee Trost III, 28, Elkhart. Indiana Died December 5, 2004

Killed when his vehicle was struck by a rocket- propelled grenade west of Baghdad, in an early attack near Camp Manhattan between Fallujah and Ramadi. He was with the 2nd Infantry Division in an air assault unit that flew Blackhawk helicopters

 

United States Army Specialist Andrew Robert Weiss, 28, of West Lafayette, Indiana

Died May 3, 2007 in Iraq.

 

Army Specialist Raymond L. White, 22, Elwood, Indiana. Died November 12, 2004

Killed in Baghdad, Iraq when his patrol encountered enemy forces, Specialist White was a member of the Army's 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Army Spc Michael J. Wiesemann, 20, of North Judson, Indiana. Died May 29, 2004

Killed while at Forward Operating Base Q-West (Quyarrah Air Base, Iraq) of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.

 

U.S. Army Pfc David A. Wilkey Jr., 22, family resides in Elkhart, Indiana

He was in a Humvee convoy in Iraq on Monday, June 18, 2007 when he was killed by a roadside bomb. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

 

Marine Corporal Bryan Wilson, 22, of Otterbein, Indiana. Died December 1, 2004

He was killed in Al Anbar Province, Iraq when his Humvee overturned. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

 

Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, 25, of Gary, Indiana. Died Jan. 9, 2002

Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps, Air Station Miramar Calif. Sgt. Winters was a radio operator on a refueling airplane that crashed in Pakistan.

 

U.S. Army Corporal Ryan A. Woodward, 22, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Died September 8, 2007 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations near Baghdad, Iraq.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Army Sergeant Jeremy R. Wright, 31, Shelbyville, Indiana. Died January 3, 2005

Killed in Asadabad, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED). Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group based at Fort Lewis, Washington. The unit is supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

U.S. Army Private Kelly Youngblood, 19, formerly of LaPorte, Indiana. Died February 18, 2007

Killed in Ramadi, Iraq, by a sniper while getting out of a tank he had been driving. Youngblood was deployed in January, and had just gotten off his shift when he was fatally shot.

 

Marine Lance Cpl. Scott Allen Zubowski, 20, North Manchester, Indiana. Died November 12, 2005

Killed in Iraq during combat operations near Fallujah in Iraq's Al Anbar province when a roadside bomb exploded under the military vehicle he was riding in. He was assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Divison at 29 Palms, California.