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:
Petty Officer 2nd Class Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu, 28, of Oxnard, Calif.; 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed Nov. 1 near Ramadi.
Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Capt. Michael D. Martino, 32, of Fairfax.
Both Marines were assigned to Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. They died Nov. 2 in a helicopter crash near Ramadi.
Pfc. Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20, of Evans, Colo.
Spec. Joshua J. Munger, 22, of Maysville, Mo.
Spec. Benjamin A. Smith, 21, of Hudson, Wis.
The three soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. They were killed Nov. 2 near Baghdad.
2nd Lt. Mark J. Procopio, 28, of Stowe, Vt.; Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, based in Jericho, Vt. Killed Nov. 2 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 www.washingtonpost.com/nation
SOURCE: Defense Department's
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