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:











Sgt. Donald D. Furman, 30, of Burton, S.C.

Sgt. Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26, of El Paso.

The two soldiers were assigned to 24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, based at Fort Riley, Kan. They were killed Oct. 12 in Balad in a noncombat traffic accident.

Spec. James T. Grijalva, 26, of Burbank, Ill.; Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, based in Urbana, Ill. Died Oct. 12 in Baghdad of noncombat injury.

Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson; Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. Died Oct. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, of injuries received July 24 in Taqaddum.

Spec. Robert W. Tucker, 20, of Hilham, Tenn.; Army National Guard 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Jamestown, Tenn. Killed Oct. 13 in Dujail.

Spec. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Fulton, Md.

Spec. Bernard L. Ceo, 23, of Baltimore.

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36, of Baltimore.

The three soldiers were assigned to Army National Guard 243rd Engineer Company, based in Baltimore. They were killed Oct. 14 in Taji in a noncombat road accident.

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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