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:











Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif.; 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed Oct. 9 in Ramadi.

Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr., 29, of Virden, Ill.; 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed Oct. 9 in Baghdad.

Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28, of Vacaville, Calif.; Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, based in Dublin, Calif. Killed Oct. 10 in Baghdad.

Lt. Col. Leon G. James II, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Died Oct. 10 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center of injuries received Sept. 26 in Baghdad.

Spec. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20, of Ridgeway, Ohio; Army National Guard 612th Engineer Battalion, based in Tiffin, Ohio. Killed Oct. 10 in Baghdad.

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla.

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33, of Norman, Okla.

The two soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Benning, Ga. They were killed Oct. 10 in Ramadi.

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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