Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, 27


710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego

Died when enemy rockets exploded as they were being dismantled in Kandahar.

Staff Sgt. Justin

J. Galewski, 28

Olathe, Kan.

Sgt. Jamie O. Maugans, 27

Derby, Kan.

Sgt. Gene

Arden Vance Jr., 38

Morgantown, W.Va.

19th Special Forces Group, West Virginia National Guard

Died from wounds suffered when his unit came under heavy fire in a mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan.

Tech. Sgt. Sean

M. Corlew, 37

Thousand Oaks, Calif.

16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Died in the crash of an Air Force MC-130H in eastern Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Anissa

A. Shero, 31

Grafton, W.Va.

Sgt. 1st Class Peter

P. Tycz II, 32

Tonawanda, N.Y.

3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher James Speer, 28


Army Special Operations Command Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Died in a German hospital of wounds received during a reconnaissance mission July 27 in eastern Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wayne Jackson, 40

Glennie, Mich.

1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed in an explosion linked to the Muslim terrorist group Abu Sayyaf near Camp Enrile Malagutay in Zamboanga, Philippines.

Lance Cpl. Antonio J. Sledd, 20

Hillsborough, Fla.

Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine

Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Shot by militants while

setting up a makeshift baseball field during a break in an urban exercise in Kuwait.

Pvt. James H. Ebbers, 19

Bridgeview, Ill.

551st Military Police

Command, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Died of an apparently

self-inflicted gunshot wound in Djibouti.

Sgt. Ryan D. Foraker, 31

Logan, Ohio

342nd Military Police

Company, Army Reserve, Columbus, Ohio

Disappeared in Guantanamo, Cuba, on Sept. 24. His clothes and personal effects were found near the water at Guantanamo Bay. The Army declared him dead a month later.

Spec. Pedro

Pena-Suarez, 34


1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 3rd Infantry


Died of an accidental gunshot wound in Kuwait.

Sgt. Steven Checo, 22

New York

504th Infantry,

82nd Airborne Division,

Fort Bragg, N.C.

Shot during a firefight with al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Gregory M.

Frampton, 37

Fresno, Calif.

1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Their MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed during training in Bagram.

Chief Warrant Officer Thomas J. Gibbons, 31

Prince Frederick

Staff Sgt. Daniel

L. Kisling, 31

Neosho, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer Mark S. O'Steen, 43

Ozark, Ala.

Sgt. Michael C. Barry, 29

Overland Park, Kan.

205th Medical Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas City, Mo.

He was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle in Doha, Qatar.

Helge P. Boes, 32



A grenade detonated prematurely during a live-fire exercise in eastern Afghanistan.

Spec. Brian

M. Clemens, 19

Kokomo, Ind.

C Company, 1-293rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind.

His Humvee overturned while on he was patrol in Kuwait.

Spec. Rodrigo

Gonzalez-Garza, 26

San Antonio

158th Aviation Regiment, 5th Battalion, 12th Aviation Brigade, V Corps, Giebelstadt, Germany

Their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in night training during a sandstorm in the Kuwaiti desert.

Chief Warrant Officer

Timothy W. Moehling, 35

Panama City, Fla.

Chief Warrant Officer

John D. Smith, 32

Taylorsville, Utah

Spec. William J. Tracy, 27

Webster, N.H.

Pfc. Spence A. McNeil, 19

Bennettsville, S.C.

B Battery, 3-43rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Tex.

Died from injuries suffered on March 3 when his truck rolled over in Saudi Arabia.

Pfc. James R. Dillon Jr., 19

Grove City, Pa.

3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Kuwait.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt, 23

Charlestown, Ind.

USS Deyo, Norfolk

Died of a non-combat-related injury in the Red Sea.

1st Lt. Tamara

Archuleta, 23

Los Lunas, N.M.

41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

Killed when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in stormy weather during a rescue mission in southeast Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25

Jefferson, S.C.

Lt. Col. John Stein, 39

Bardolph, Ill.

Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29


Master Sgt.

Michael Maltz, 42

St. Petersburg, Fla.

38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

Senior Airman

Jason Plite, 21

Lansing, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Jacob

L. Frazier, 24

St. Charles, Ill.

169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Air National Guard, Peoria, Ill.

Their unit was ambushed by four gunmen on motorcycles in southern Afghanistan.

Sgt. Orlando Morales, 33

Manati, Puerto Rico

A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Pvt. Jerod R. Dennis, 19

Antlers, Okla.

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed in a firefight after being ambushed on patrol in Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class

Raymond Losano, 24

Del Rio, Tex.

14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Killed after calling in air support for his unit, which was engaged in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class John

E. Taylor, 31

Wichita Falls, Tex.

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Suffered a heart attack after completing physical training in Kabul.

Capt. Seth R. Michaud, 27

Hudson, Mass.

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-461, New River Marine Corps Air Station, N.C.

A B-52 plane participating in a training exercise dropped its bombs too close to the ground forces in an exercise in Djibouti.

Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class

Petty Officer Thomas

E. Retzer, 30

San Diego

Navy SEALs, Virginia Beach

Died in a hospital in Afghanistan of wounds received when his convoy came under fire outside Gardez.

Spec. Kelvin E. Feliciano

Gutierrez, 21

Anasco, Puerto Rico

3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Was a gunner on a vehicle that overturned while returning from patrol in southeast Afghanistan.

Sgt. Christopher

P. Geiger, 38

Allentown, Pa.

213th Area Support Group, Allentown

Died of an apparent heart attack in his tent at Bagram Air Base.

Petty Officer 1st Class

David M. Tapper, 32

Camden County, N.J.

Navy SEALs, San Diego

Died in a hospital of wounds received during an ambush in Paktika province.

Sgt. 1st Class

Mitchell A. Lane, 34

Lompoc, Calif.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Fell 25 feet as he descended by rope from a helicopter into an enemy cave complex in Afghanistan.

Spec. Chad C. Fuller, 24

Potsdam, N.Y.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Their squad was attacked by Taliban fighters while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Adam L. Thomas, 21

Palos Hills, Ill.

Pfc. Evan W. O'Neill, 19

Haverhill, Mass.

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Killed in a firefight with Taliban fighters near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.

Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23

Slidell, La.

205th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Slidell

Died of an apparent heart attack in Qatar.

Lt. Col. Paul

W. Kimbrough, 44


416th Engineer Command, Team 28, Army Reserve, Fort Benning, Ga.

Died of a heart attack in a hospital in Turkey after being evacuated from Bagram.

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Darrell Jones, 22

Wellston, Ohio

USS Higgins, San Diego

Died of non-combat-related injuries in the United Arab Emirates.

Staff Sgt. Paul

A. Sweeney, 32

Lakeville, Pa.

3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Died of wounds suffered during an ambush in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Jay A. Blessing, 23

Tacoma, Wash.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

A makeshift bomb struck his Humvee in Kunar province.

Sgt. Maj. Phillip

R. Albert, 41

Terryville, Conn.

2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

The engine of their MH-53M Pave Low helicopter stalled as it climbed in mountainous terrain and crashed east of Bagram Air Base.