Iraq War Deaths
Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon:
Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez, 26, of Manzanola, Colo.
Spec. Eric J. Poelman, 21, of Racine, Wis.
Pfc. Brian S. Ulbrich, 23, of Chapmanville, W.Va.
All three soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colo. They were killed June 5 in Baghdad.
Col. Theodore S. Westhusing, 44, of Dallas; Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and assigned to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Died June 5 in Baghdad of non-combat injuries.
Spec. Brian M. Romines, 20, of Simpson, Ill.; Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, based at Milan, Ill. Killed June 6 in Baghdad.
Lance Cpl. Jonathan L. Smith, 22, of Eva, Ala.; 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Died June 6 of wounds received in Fallujah.
Lance Cpl. Robert T. Mininger, 21, of Sellersville, Pa.; 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Died June 6 of wounds received in Fallujah.
All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include four civilian employees of the Defense Department.
A full list of casualties is available online at www.washingtonpost.com/nation
SOURCE: Defense Department's
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