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. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky.; 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Aug. 6 near Amiriyah.
Pfc. Seferino J. Reyna, 20, of Phoenix; 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan. Killed Aug. 7 in Taji.
Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, of Ledbetter, Ky.; Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division, based in Rochester, N.Y.
Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Both soldiers died Aug. 5 in Rubiah in a vehicle accident.
Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr., 36, of East Peoria, Ill.; 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Died Aug. 5 of wounds received June 12 in Karmah.
All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include five 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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