Killed in Iraq

October 27, 2004

As of yesterday, 1,107 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations. Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 969 U.S. soldiers have died.

Latest identifications

Marine Cpl. William I. Salazar, 26, Las Vegas; killed Friday in hostile action in Anbar province; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Two soldiers were killed Saturday in Baghdad when their helicopter crashed:

Army Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Army Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, Bethlehem, Conn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Army Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich, 21, Mesa, Ariz., died Monday in Muqdadiyah of noncombat injuries; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

Marine Sgt. Douglas E. Bascom, 25, Colorado Springs, Colo.; killed Wednesday in Anbar province; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21, Charleston, S.C.; died Friday of injuries received in Anbar Province on Aug. 21; assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Slocum, 19, Saugus, Calif.; died Sunday in a vehicle accident near Abu Ghraib; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.

Two soldiers were killed Friday when an explosive detonated near their vehicle:

Army Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, Phoenix; assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Army Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, Bellingham, Wash.; assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Three soldiers were killed Thursday in Ramadi when an explosive detonated near their convoy:

Army Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins II, 31, Cherry Fork, Ohio; assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, South Korea.

Army Pfc. Mark A. Barbret, 22, Shelby Township, Mich.; assigned to the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Howze, South Korea.

Army Spc. Bradley S. Beard, 22, Chapel Hill, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

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