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:
Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon, 23, of Jerome, Idaho; 473rd Quartermaster Company, based at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Killed Nov. 17 in Tall Afar.
Spec. Vernon R. Widner, 34, of Redlands, Calif.; 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Died Nov. 17 in Tikrit of injuries received that day in Baiji in a noncombat vehicle accident.
Pfc. Anthony A. Gaunky, 19, of Sparta, Wis.; 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. Died Nov. 18 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds received the previous day in Baiji in a noncombat vehicle accident.
Sgt. Luis R. Reyes, 26, of Aurora, Colo.; Army National Guard 947th Engineer Company, based in Durango, Colo. Died Nov. 18 en route to Ali Salem, Kuwait, in a traffic accident.
Pvt. Christopher M. Alcozer, 21, of DeKalb, Ill.; 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Killed Nov. 19 in Mosul.
Master Sgt. Anthony R.C. Yost, 39, of Flint, Mich.; 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed Nov. 19 in Mosul.
Sgt. Dominic J. Sacco, 32, of Albany, N.Y.; 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan. Killed Nov. 20 in Taji.
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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