Killed in Iraq

December 08, 2006

As of yesterday, at least 2,922 members of the U.S. military have died since March 2003.

Identifications

Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych, 24, Brooklyn, N.Y., died Wednesday in Ar Ramadi from an explosive; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Marco L. Miller, 36, Longwood, Fla., died Tuesday at Landstuhl Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered Sunday from indirect enemy fire during an escort mission in Taji; assigned to the 3rd Battalion Support Company, 20th Special Forces Group, Camp Blanding, Fla.

Spc. Jordan W. Hess, 26, Marysville, Wash., died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries suffered Nov. 11 in Ta'Meem when an explosive detonated near his patrol; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Spc. Kenneth W. Haines, 25, Fulton, N.Y., died Sunday in Balad of injuries suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Abu Hishma; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Navy Hospitalman Christopher A. Anderson, 24, Longmont, Colo.; killed Monday in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic; Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols, 20, Shepherdsville, Ky.; killed Monday in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Dustin M. Adkins, 22, Finger, Tenn.; died Monday of injuries suffered when his helicopter made an emergency landing a day earlier near Haditha; assigned to the Army's Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group; Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Nicholas D. Turcotte, 23, Maple Grove, Minn.; died Monday in Nasiriyah of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident; assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry; West St. Paul, Minn.

Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis, 19, Knox, Pa.; died Monday when a grenade was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad; assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division; Schweinfurt, Germany.

Maj. Joseph T. McCloud, 39, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.; and Cpl. Joshua C. Sticklen, 24, Virginia Beach, Va.; killed Sunday when their helicopter crashed in Anbar province; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Capt. Shawn L. English, 35, Westerville, Ohio; killed Sunday when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad; assigned to the Army's 577th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, Hollandale, Miss.; killed Sunday when his helicopter made an emergency water landing in western Anbar province; assigned to the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron; Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Pvt. Troy D. Cooper, 21, Amarillo, Texas; killed Sunday when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Balad; assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade; 1st Cavalry Division; Fort Hood, Texas.

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