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:











Total fatalities adjusted downward by Pentagon.

Sgt. Willard T. Partridge, 35, of Ferriday, La.; 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, based at Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed Aug. 20 in Baghdad.

Pfc. Elden D. Arcand, 22, of White Bear Lake, Minn.;

Staff Sgt. Brian L. Morris, 38, of Centreville, Mich.;

The two soldiers were assigned to the Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, based at Fort Carson, Colo. They were killed Aug. 21 in Mosul.

2nd Lt. James J. Cathey, 24, of Reno, Nev.; 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Aug. 21 in Karmah.

Spec. Joseph C. Nurre, 22, of Wilton, Calif.; Army Reserve 463rd Engineer Battalion, based in Weirton, W. Va. Killed Aug. 21 in Samarra.

Pfc. Ramon Romero, 19, of Huntington Park, Calif.; 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed Aug. 22 in Fallujah.

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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