Iraq Casualties

Number of total U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:











Pfc. Mark A. Barbret, 22, of Shelby Township, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins II, 31, of Cherry Fork, Ohio.

Both soldiers of the 44th Engineer Battalion, based at Camp Howze, South Korea.

Spec. Bradley S. Beard, 22, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.

All three were killed Oct. 14 in Ramadi.

Cpl. William I. Salazar, 26, of Las Vegas; Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Died Oct. 15 of wounds received in Anbar province.

Capt. Dennis L. Pintor, 30, of Lima, Ohio. Killed Oct. 12.

Spec. Michael S. Weger, 30, of Rochester, N.Y. Killed Oct. 12.

Spec. Jaime Moreno, 28, of Round Lake Beach, Ill. Died Oct. 13 of injuries received Oct. 12.

All three of the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Tex. The three died in Baghdad.

Pvt. David L. Waters, 19, of Auburn, Calif.; 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed Oct. 14 in Baghdad.

Lt. Col. Mark P. Phelan, 44, of Green Lane, Pa.; Army Reserve 416th Civil Affairs Battalion, based in Morristown, Pa.

Maj. Charles R. Soltes Jr., 36, of Irvine, Calif.; Army Reserve 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, based in Upland, Calif.

Both killed Oct. 13 in Mosul.

Spec. Josiah H. Vandertulip, 21, of Irving, Tex.; 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Tex. Killed Oct. 14 in Baghdad.

Spec. Alan J. Burgess, 24, of Landaff, N.H.; Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Brigade, based in Woodsville, N.H. Killed Oct. 15 in Mosul.

Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm, 22, of Rochester, N.Y.; 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Oct. 15 in Babil province.

Spec. Jeremy F. Regnier, 22, of Littleton, N.H.; 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Tex. Killed Oct. 13 in Baghdad.

Spec. Ronald W. Baker, 34, of Cabot, Ark.; 39th Support Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, based at Lonoke, Ark. Died Oct. 13 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries received Oct. 7 in Taji.

All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.

Total fatalities include three civilian employees of the Defense Department.

A full list of casualties is available online at

SOURCE: Defense Department's

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