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. The unofficial death toll has reached 2,000.











Spec. Kendall K. Frederick, 21, of Randallstown, Md.; Army Reserve 983rd Engineer Battalion, based in Monclova, Ohio. Killed Oct. 19 near Tikrit.

Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif.

Spec. Russell H. Nahvi, 24, of Arlington, Tex.

Spec. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

The three soldiers were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga. They were killed Oct. 19 in Balad.

Staff Sgt. Dennis P. Merck, 38, of Evans, Ga.; Army National Guard 878th Engineer Battalion, based in Augusta, Ga. Died Oct. 20 in Baghdad of a noncombat injury.

Staff Sgt. Richard T. Pummill, 27, of Cincinnati.

Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli, 21, of Greensboro, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek, 20, of Warfordsburg, Pa.

The three Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. They were killed Oct. 20 near Nasser Wa Salaam.

Sgt. Jacob D. Dones, 21, of Dimmitt, Tex.; 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Irwin, Calif. Killed Oct. 20 in Hit.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher W. Thompson, 25, of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 8th Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Oct. 21 in Anbar province.

Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, of Killeen, Tex.; 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Benning, Ga. Died Oct. 22 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio of injuries suffered Oct. 17 in Samarra.

Lance Cpl. Kenneth J. Butler, 19, of Rowan, N.C.; 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Oct. 21 near Amariyah.

Cpl. Seamus M. Davey, 25, of Lewis, N.Y.; Marine Forces Reserve 4th Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, based in Reno, Nev. Killed Oct. 21 near Haqlaniyah.

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Spears, 21, of Molino, Fla.; 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed Oct. 23 in Ramadi.

* This number includes only those who have been officially identified and whose families have been notified.

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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