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 yesterday:











Lance Cpl. Marc L. Tucker, 24, of Pontotoc, Miss.; 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Okinawa, Japan. Killed June 8 near Hit in a noncombat vehicle accident.

Staff Sgt. Mark O. Edwards, 40, of Unicoi, Tenn.; Army National Guard 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Erwin, Tenn. Died June 9 near Tuz of noncombat cause.

Lance Cpl. Mario A. Castillo, 20, of Brownwood, Tex.

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Kilpela, 22, of Fowlerville, Mich.

Both Marines were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. They were killed June 10 in Saqlawiyah.

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr., 46, of Carriere, Miss.

Spec. Terrance D. Lee Sr., 25, of Moss Point, Miss.

The two soldiers were assigned to Army National Guard 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, based in Lucedale, Miss. They were killed June 11 in Owesat.

Spec. Casey Byers, 22, of Schleswig, Iowa; Army National Guard 224th Engineer Battalion, based in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince, 35, of Baltimore; 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colo.

The two soldiers were killed June 11 in Taqaddum.

Lance Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr., 24, of Stevens Point, Wis.; 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Died June 13 of wounds received June 8 in Anbar Province.

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

SOURCE: Defense Department's

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