Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:
Spec. Segun Frederick Akintade, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; N.Y. Army National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, based in New York City. Killed Oct. 28 in Abd Allah.
Sgt. Maurice Keith Fortune, 25, of Forestville, Md.; 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Camp Hovey, South Korea. Killed Oct. 29 in Ramadi.
Pfc. John Lukac, 19, of Las Vegas; 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Killed Oct. 30 in Anbar province.
Lance Cpl. John T. Byrd II, 23, of Fairview, W.Va.
Sgt. Kelley L. Courtney, 28, of Macon, Ga.
Lance Cpl. Travis A. Fox, 25, of Cowpens, S.C.
Cpl. Christopher J. Lapka, 22, of Peoria, Ariz.
Pfc. Andrew G. Riedel, 19, of Northglenn, Colo.
Byrd, Fox, Lapka and Riedel were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Courtney was assigned to 3rd Intelligence Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Okinawa, Japan. All five were killed Oct. 30 in Anbar province.
1st Lt. Matthew D. Lynch, 25, of Jericho, N.Y.; 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Killed Oct. 31 in Anbar province.
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 www.washingtonpost.com/nation
SOURCE: Defense Department's www.defenselink.mil/news
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