South Dakota
6 Killed - Afghanistan    20 Killed - Iraq    Total: 26
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05/19/10 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Shane S. Barnard
38, Desmet, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Zabul Province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds sustained when he stepped on a secondary improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Detachment), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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12/09/07 (A)
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Cpl. Tanner J. O’Leary
23, Eagle Butte, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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12/24/03 (I)
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Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer
26, Finksburg, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
Killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb on Highway 1 near Samarra, Iraq, on December 24, 2003
He was assigned to the 5th Engineer BN, 1st Engineer Brigade
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01/13/05 (I)
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Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker
19, Forestburg, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Non-combat
Died of non-combat related injuries in Mosul, Iraq, on January 13, 2005
He was assigned to the 2nd BN, 63rd Armor REG, 1st Infantry Division
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10/19/05 (I)
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Spec. Daniel D. Bartels
22, Huron, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Non-combat
Died of a non-combat related cause in Mosul, Iraq, on October 19, 2005
He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry REG, 172nd Stryker BCT
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09/25/07 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Zachary B. Tomczak
24, Huron, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Baghdad
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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10/17/05 (I)
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Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Pillen
28, Keystone, South Dakota
U.S. Army National Guard
Non-combat
Died of a non-combat related cause in Salwa, Kuwait, on October 17, 2005
He was assigned to the Detachment 3, Company A, 249th Aviation Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard
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05/09/03 (I)
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Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen
31, Lead, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Non-hostile - Helicopter crash
Killed when the UH-60 Black Hawk medical helicopter he was aboard crashed inthe Tigris River near Samarra, Iraq, on May 9, 2003
He was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
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05/08/06 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Gregory A. Wagner
35, Mitchell, South Dakota
U.S. Army National Guard
Hostile - hostile fire
Died of injuries sustained when a homemade missile struck his Humvee during combat operation in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 8, 2006
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, South Dakota Army National Guard
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06/18/03 (I)
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Pfc. Michael R. Deuel
21, Nemo, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - Small arms fire
Killed in a drive-by attack while on guard duty at a propane distribution center in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 18, 2003
He was assigned to the 2nd BN, 325th INF REG, 82nd Airborne
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07/24/05 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering
27, Parkston, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
Died when a roadside bomb detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, on July 24, 2005
He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry REG
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02/05/06 (I)
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Sgt. Jeremiah J. Boehmer
22, Parkston, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near theirStryker Engineer Squad Vehicle in Husayniya, Iraq, on February 5, 2006
He was assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Tm.
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04/24/04 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks
32, Philip, South Dakota
U.S. Army National Guard
Non-combat
Died of non-combat related injuries in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 24, 2004
He was assigned to Company A, 153rd Engineer Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard
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11/20/04 (I)
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Lance Cpl. Joseph T. Welke
20, Rapid City, South Dakota
U.S. Marine Corps
Hostile - hostile fire
WelkeDied on November 20, 2004 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center,Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on November19 in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 3rd BN, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
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07/15/11 (A)
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Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis
40, Rapid City, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Farah province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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06/07/04 (I)
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Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman
21, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
U.S. Marine Corps
Hostile - hostile fire
Died from hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on June 7, 2004
He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored RECON BN, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
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02/06/06 (I)
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Spec. Patrick W. Herried
29, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his Stryker military vehicle duringpatrol operations on Rawah, Iraq, on February 6, 2006
He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry REG, 172nd Stryker BCT
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07/02/08 (A)
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Spc. Estell L. Turner
43, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Malikheyl, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered on June 28 in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
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07/15/08 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Vrooman
28, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Diyala Province
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was conducting combat operations in Kn'an, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany.
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04/25/09 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster
28, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Kirkuk - At-Ta'mim
Hostile - hostile fire
Died after being shot while on a dismounted patrol.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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12/04/05 (I)
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Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild
40, Tabor, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 4, 2005
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery Regiment, South Dakota Army National Guard
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08/16/11 (A)
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Spc. Dennis G. Jensen
21, Vermillion, South Dakota
U.S. Army National Guard
Helmand province, Afghanistan,
Non-combat
Died from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to the 153rd Engineer Battalion, 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Sioux Falls, S.D.
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08/30/10 (A)
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Capt. Dale A Goetz
43, White, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Arghandab River Valley
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
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11/15/03 (I)
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Chief Warrant Officer Scott A. Saboe
33, Willow Lake, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Non-hostile - Helicopter crash
Killed when two 101st Airborne Division UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters collided in mid-air over Mosul, Iraq, on November 15, 2003
He was assigned to the 4th BN, 101st Aviation REG, 101st Airborne Division
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12/04/05 (I)
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Spec. Allen D. Kokesh Jr.
21, Yankton, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
Died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on February 7,2006, of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near hisHumvee on December 4, 2005
He was assigned to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery Regiment, South Dakota Army National Guard
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12/04/05 (I)
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Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka
27, Yankton, South Dakota
U.S. Army
Hostile - IED attack
One of two soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 4, 2005
He was assigned to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery Regiment, South Dakota Army National Guard
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Index:
Barnard, Shane S. Bartels, Daniel D. Becker, Gunnar D. Boehmer, Jeremiah J. Bohlman, Jeremy L. Brooks, Cory W. Cuka, Daniel M.
Deuel, Michael R. Goetz, Dale A Gukeisen, Hans N. Herried, Patrick W. Jensen, Dennis G. Kokesh, Allen D. Jr. Lewis, Lex L.
Montefering, Jason W. O’Leary, Tanner J. Pillen, Paul J. Saboe, Scott A. Schild, Richard L. Soelzer, Christopher F. Tomczak, Zachary B.
Turner, Estell L. Vrooman, Jeremy D. Wagner, Gregory A. Webster, Leroy O. Welke, Joseph T.