Killed in Iraq

February 22, 2005

As of yesterday, 1,483 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, 1,345 U.S. soldiers have died.

Latest identifications

Army Sgt. Frank B. Hernandez, 21, Phoenix; died Thursday in Tal Afar when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team; Fort Lewis, Wash.

Army Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, 20, Elmsford, N.Y.; died Tuesday in Ramadi from small-arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; Camp Casey, Korea.

Army Staff Sgt. Jason R. Hendrix, 28, Claremore, Okla.; died Wednesday in Ramadi while conducting combat operations; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; Camp Hovey, Korea.

Army Sgt. Christopher M. Pusateri, 21, Corning, N.Y.; died Wednesday in Mosul from small-arms fire; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Fort Bragg, N.C.

Died Wednesday in Iskandariyah after their vehicle rolled when a road collapsed; assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment; McComb, Miss.:

Army Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey, 34, Magnolia, Miss.

Army Spc. Joseph A. Rahaim, 22, Magnolia, Miss.

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