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 recently:











Spec. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y.

Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y.

The two soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, based in New York. They died Aug. 8 in Baghdad of wounds received Aug. 7.

Spec. Miguel Carrasquillo, 25, of River Grove, Ill.; 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga. Killed Aug. 9 in Baghdad.

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25, of Liberty, Pa.; Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, based in Williamsport, Pa. Died Aug. 9 of wounds received in Habbaniyah.

Spec. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, Ark.; 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Died Aug. 12 in Taji of noncombat injuries.

1st Lt. David L. Giaimo, 24, of Waukegan, Ill.; 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga. Killed Aug. 12 in Tikrit.

Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn II, 35, of Lebanon, Tenn.

Spec. Gary L. Reese Jr., 22, of Ashland City, Tenn.

Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor, 30, of Smithville, Tenn.

The three soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in McMinnville, Tenn. They died Aug. 14 of injuries received Aug. 13 in Tuz.

Spec. Brian K. Derks, 21, of White Cloud, Minn.; 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Irwin, Calif. Killed Aug. 13 in Baghdad.

Spec. Toccara R. Green, 23, of Rosedale, Md.; 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed Aug. 14 in Asad.

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

SOURCE: Defense Department's

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