September, 2009
40 Killed - Afghanistan    10 Killed - Iraq    Total: 50
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09/02/09 (A)
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione
21, Howell, Michigan
U.S. Navy
Helmand province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion.
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09/03/09 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge
25, Burnsville, Minnesota
U.S. Army
Baqubah, Iraq
Non-hostile - Accident - vehicular
Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.
He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/03/09 (I)
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Spc. Jordan M. Shay
22, Salisbury, Massachusetts
U.S. Army
Baqubah, Iraq
Non-hostile - Accident - vehicular
Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.
He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/03/09 (A)
Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar Jr.
19, San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Army
Helmand province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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09/04/09 (A)
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2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews
34, Dallas, Texas
U.S. Army
Paktika Province
Hostile - IED, RPG
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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09/05/09 (A)
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Sgt. Youvert Loney
28, Pohnpei, Micronesia
U.S. Army
Abad, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle using small arms and recoilless rifle fires.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/05/09 (A)
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Capt. Joshua S. Meadows
30, Bastrop, Texas
U.S. Marine Corps
Farah province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
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09/06/09 (A)
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Sgt. Randy M. Haney
27, Orlando, Florida
U.S. Army
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.
He was assigned to the 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/06/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Michael C. Murphrey
25, Snyder, Texas
U.S. Army
Paktika province
Hostile - hostile fire
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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09/08/09 (I)
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1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton
24, Monroe, Georgia
U.S. Air Force
Baghdad,
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive devise.
He was assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
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09/08/09 (I)
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Pfc. Zachary T. Myers
21, Delaware, Ohio
U.S. Army
Baji, Iraq
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device.
He was assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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09/08/09 (I)
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Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons
20, Fernley, Nevada
U.S. Army
Baji, Iraq
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device.
He was assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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09/08/09 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith
31, Marion, Ohio
U.S. Army
Baji, Iraq
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an explosive device.
He was assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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09/08/09 (A)
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Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton
22, Riverbank, California
U.S. Navy
Kunar province
Hostile - small arms fire
Ambushed by insurgents using small arms fire while conducting a training mission.
He was assigned to an embedded training team with Combined Security Tranisiton Command in Afghanistan.
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09/08/09 (A)
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Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson Jr.
31, Columbus, Georgia
U.S. Marine Corps
Kunar province
Hostile - Small arms fire
Ambushed by insurgents using small arms fire while conducting a training mission.
He was assigned to 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
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09/08/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick
30, Roswell, Georgia
U.S. Marine Corps
Kunar province
Hostile - Small arms fire
Ambushed by insurgents using small arms fire while conducting a training mission.
He was assigned to 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
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09/08/09 (A)
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1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson
25, Virginia Beach, Virginia
U.S. Marine Corps
Kunar province
Hostile - Small arms fire
Ambushed by insurgents using small arms fire while conducting a training mission.
He was was assigned to 7th Communications Battalion, 3rd Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
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09/10/09 (A)
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Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes
20, Gaffney, South Carolina
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. medical facility in Landstuhl, Germany
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died from wounds sustained Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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09/10/09 (A)
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1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten
24, Jonesboro, Arkansas
U.S. Army
Konar province
Hostile - RPG, small arms fire
Died of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/11/09 (A)
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Pfc. Matthew M. Martinek
20, DeKalb, Illinois
U.S. Army
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Hostile - IED, RPG,small arms fire
Died of wounds suffered in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 when enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device followed by a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort
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09/12/09 (A)
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Sgt. Tyler A. Juden
23, Winfield, Kansas
U.S. Army
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Hostile - RPG, small arms fire
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fires.
He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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09/12/09 (I)
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Sgt. 1st Class Duane A. Thornsbury
30, Bridgeport, West Virginia
U.S. Army
Baghdad, Iraq
Non-hostile - Vehicle rollover
Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/12/09 (A)
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TSgt. James R. Hornbarger
33, Castle Rock, Washington
U.S. Air Force
Mediterranean
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died as a result of a heart attack on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea.
He was assigned to the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.
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09/12/09 (A)
Spc. Daniel L. Cox
23, Parsons, Kansas
U.S. Army
Wardak province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device and small arms fire
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
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09/12/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen
29, Rochester, New York
U.S. Army
Wardak province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised-explosive device and small arms fire
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
  Arlington
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09/12/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Berky
25, Melrose, Florida
U.S. Air Force
Bala Baluk
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds sustained from enemy fire while conducting combat operations.
He was assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
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09/14/09 (A)
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Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell
24, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
U.S. Army
southern Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/14/09 (A)
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1st Lt. David T. Wright II
26, Moore, Oklahoma
U.S. Army
southern Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/15/09 (A)
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Spc. Demetrius L. Void
20, Orangeburg, South Carolina
U.S. Army
Kandahar Airfield
Non-hostile - Accident - vehicular
Died of injuries sustained when a military vehicle struck him while conducting physical training.
He was assigned to the 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.
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09/16/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills
24, El Paso, Texas
U.S. Army
Helmand province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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09/16/09 (A)
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Sgt. Robert D. Gordon II
22, River Falls, Alabama
U.S. Army
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Non-combat related illness
Died from a non-combat related illness, after becoming ill Sept. 11 in southern Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/16/09 (A)
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Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey
33, Peachtree City, Georgia
U.S. Army
Helmand province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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09/16/09 (A)
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Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle
29, Glen Burnie, Maryland
U.S. Army
Helmand province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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09/17/09 (A)
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Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe
31, Niskayuna, New York
U.S. Army
Kandahar
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
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09/19/09 (A)
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Sgt. David A. Davis
28, Dalhart, Texas
U.S. Army
Eastern Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked Bagram Airfield using indirect fire.
He was assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/19/09 (I)
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Spc. Michael S. Cote Jr.
20, Denham Springs, Louisiana
U.S. Army
Balad, Iraq
Non-hostile - helicopter crash
Died of wounds suffered when the Blackhawk helicopter he was in crashed
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
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09/20/09 (A)
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Spc. Damon G. Winkleman
23, Lakeville, Ohio
U.S. Army
Zabul province, Afghanistan
Non-hostile - Accident - vehicular
Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C
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09/20/09 (A)
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Spc. Corey J. Kowall
20, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
U.S. Army
Zabul province, Afghanistan
Non-hostile - Accident - vehicular
Died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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09/20/09 (I)
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Senior Airman Matthew R. Courtois
22, Lucas, Texas
U.S. Air Force
Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase
Non-hostile
Died as a result of a nonhostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait.
He was assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
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09/21/09 (A)
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Pfc. William L. Meredith
26, Virginia Beach, Virginia
U.S. Army
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 569th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.
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09/24/09 (A)
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Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds
23, Columbus, Ohio
U.S. Army
Omar Zai, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/24/09 (A)
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Sgt. Edward B. Smith
30, Homestead, Florida
U.S. Army
Omar Zai, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/24/09 (A)
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Spc. Joseph V. White
21, Bellevue, Washington
U.S. Army
Omar Zai, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/24/09 (A)
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Lance Cpl. John J. Malone
24, Yonkers, New York
U.S. Marine Corps
Nimroz province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Fatally shot while on foot patrol in southwestern Nimroz province
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.
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09/26/09 (A)
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Lance Cpl. Jordan L. Chrobot
24, Frederick, Maryland
U.S. Marine Corps
Helmand province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds sustained when an improvised-explosive device (IED) detonated in southern Afghanistan
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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09/26/09 (A)
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Spc. Kevin J. Graham
27, Benton, Kentucky
U.S. Army
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/29/09 (I)
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Spc. Ross E. Vogel III
27, Red Lion, Pennsylvania
U.S. Army
Kut, Iraq
Non-hostile
Died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.
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09/29/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III
26, Bethany, Oklahoma
U.S. Army
Jolo Island, the Philippines
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died from the detonation of an improvised-explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/29/09 (A)
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Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Shaw
37, Markham, Illinois
U.S. Army
Jolo Island, the Philippines
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died from the detonation of an improvised-explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.
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09/30/09 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Alex French IV
31, Milledgeville, Georgia
U.S. Army National Guard
Khost, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using an improvised-explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Lawrenceville, Ga.
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Index:
Allen, Nekl B. Andrews, Darryn D. Baltazar, Christopher S. Jr. Berky, Bryan D. Bohle, Bradley S. Castiglione, Benjamin P. Chrobot, Jordan L.
Cote, Michael S. Jr. Courtois, Matthew R. Cox, Daniel L. Davis, David A. Fowlkes, Christopher S. French, Alex IV Gordon, Robert D. II
Graham, Kevin J. Haney, Randy M. Helton, Joseph D. Hornbarger, James R. Johnson, Edwin W. Jr. Johnson, Michael E. Juden, Tyler A.
Kenefick, Aaron M. Kowall, Corey J. Layton, James R. Loney, Youvert Lyons, Thomas F. Malone, John J. Martin, Jack M. III
Martinek, Matthew M. McCloskey, Shawn P. McConnell, Andrew H. Meadows, Joshua S. Meredith, William L. Mills, Joshua M. Monroe, Jeremiah J.
Murphrey, Michael C. Myers, Zachary T. Parten, Tyler E. Reynolds, Titus R. Selge, Todd W. Shaw, Christopher D. Shay, Jordan M.
Smith, Edward B. Smith, Shannon M. Thornsbury, Duane A. Vogel, Ross E. III Void, Demetrius L. White, Joseph V. Winkleman, Damon G.
Wright, David T. II