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Monday, May 31, 2004 - 10:44 AM

For Memorial Day we have complied a list of soldiers from the tri-state area who have lost their lives in Iraq.

Please see our extended entry.


Connecticut

Tyanna S. Avery-Felder
Avery-Felder died April 7, 2004, in Balad of injuries from an attack on her convoy April 4 in Mosul.
Age: 22 Hometown: Bridgeport, Conn.
Died: 04/07/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Jeff Braun
Braun died by a non-hostile gunshot wound Dec. 12, 2003, in Baghdad.
Age: 19 Hometown: Stafford Springs, Conn.
Died: 12/12/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne

Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse
Chanawongse died after his Camp Lejeune-based unit came under attack while attempting to secure a bridge; he was listed as missing until April 16, 2003.
Age: 22 Hometown: Waterford, Conn.
Died: 04/16/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Anthony D. D'Agostino
D'Agostino was among the soldiers killed when a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter was shot down by a missile on Nov. 2, 2003, in Al Fallujah, Iraq.
Age: 20 Hometown: Waterbury, Conn.
Died: 11/02/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas

Felix M. Delgreco
Delgreco was killed in Baghdad on April 9, 2004, when his patrol was attacked.
Age: 22 Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
Died: 04/09/2004
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, New Haven, Conn.

Richard S. Eaton Jr.
Eaton died in his sleep Aug. 12, 2003, in Iraq from what was believed to be fluid buildup in his lungs.
Age: 37 Hometown: Guilford, Conn.
Died: 08/12/2003
Service: Army Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, based at Fort Meade, Md.

David Travis Friedrich
Friedrich was killed Sept. 20, 2003, in mortar attack in Abu Gareeb, Iraq.
Age: 26 Hometown: Naugatuck, Conn.
Died: 09/20/2003
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: B Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Waterbury, Conn.

Phillip A. Jordan
Jordan was killed March 23 , 2003, when Marines were attacked by Iraqi troops who appeared to be surrendering.
Age: 42 Hometown: Brazoria, Texas
Died: 03/23/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Wilfredo Perez Jr.
Perez was among three soldiers killed July 26 , 2003, in a grenade attack as they guarded a hospital.
Age: 24 Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.
Died: 07/26/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

New Jersey

Ryan T. Baker
Baker died Nov. 15, 2003, when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul.
Age: 24 Hometown: Brown Mills, N.J.
Died: 11/15/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Michael E. Curtin
Curtin died March 29, 2003, in a suicide bomber attack at an Army checkpoint.
Age: 23 Hometown: Howell, N.J.
Died: 03/29/2003
Service: Army Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Seth J. Dvorin
Dvorin was killed Feb. 3, 2004, in Iskandariyah, Iraq, while clearing explosive devices along a supply route
Age: 24 Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
Died: 02/03/2004
Service: Army Rank: 2nd Lt.
Unit: Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Adam D. Froehlich
Froehlich died March 25, 2004, in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol came under an homemade bomb attack.
Age: 21 Hometown: Pine Hill, N. J.
Died: 03/25/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit:

Kyle Griffin
Griffin was killed May 30 , 2003, in a truck accident.
Age: 20 Hometown: Emerson, N.J.
Died: 05/30/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Terry Hemingway
Hemingway was killed April 10 , 2003, when a car next to one of his Bradleys exploded.
Age: 39 Hometown: Willingboro, N.J.
Died: 04/10/2003
Service: Army Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: C Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning, Ga.

Simeon Hunte
Hunte was killed on Oct. 1, 2003, in Al Khadra, Iraq. Hunte was on patrol when an Iraqi citizen approached and shot him.
Age: 23 Hometown: Essex, N.J.
Died: 10/01/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas

Marlon P. Jackson
Jackson died Nov. 11, 2003, in Tampa, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a roadway explosion.
Age: 25 Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Died: 11/11/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: A Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Heavy), 130th Engineer Brigade, Vilseck, Germany

Zachariah Long
Long died May 30, 2003, in a vehicle accident that also killed two fellow soldiers.
Age: 20 Hometown: Milton, Pa.
Died: 05/30/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Gil Mercado
Mercado was killed April 13, 2003, by a non-combat weapon discharge.
Age: 25 Hometown: Paterson, N.J.
Died: 04/13/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Bruce Miller Jr.
Miller died March 22, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.
Age: 23 Hometown: Orange, N.J.
Died: 03/22/2004
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash.

Gladimir Philippe
Philippe was reported missing June 25; his body, along with that of another soldier, were discovered June 28 near Baghdad.
Age: 37 Hometown: Roselle, N.J.
Died: 06/28/2003
Service: Army Rank: Sgt. 1st Class
Unit: Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla.

Marc S. Seiden
Seiden died Jan. 3, 2004, in Baghdad when the convoy he was in was ambushed.
Age: 26 Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.
Died: 01/03/2004
Service: Army Rank: Specialist
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Fort Bragg, N.C.

Philip I. Spakosky
Spakosky died May 14, 2004, of injuries sustained when he was shot Thursday in Karbala, Iraq.
Age: 25 Hometown: Browns Mill, N.J.
Died: 05/14/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany

Narson B. Sullivan
Sullivan died April 25 , 2003, in Iraq when his gun accidentally discharged.
Age: 21 Hometown: North Brunswick, N.J.
Died: 04/25/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 411th Military Police Co., Fort Hood, Texas

John T. Wroblewski
Wroblewski was killed April 6, 2004, in fighting in Anbar province.
Age: 25 Hometown: Oak Ridge, N.J.
Died: 04/06/2004
Service: Marine Rank: 2nd Lt.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine

New York

Nathan Brown
Brown died April 11, 2004, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle in Samarra.
Age: 21 Hometown: South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Died: 04/11/2004
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Nathan B. Bruckenthal
Bruckenthal was one of three killed April 24, 2004, when a small boat they were boarding exploded near an Iraqi oil terminal.
Age: 24 Hometown: Smithtown, N.Y.
Died: 04/24/2004
Service: Coast Guard Rank: Petty Officer 3rd Class
Unit: USS Firebolt

Tamario D. Burkett
Burkett was killed in combat March 23, 2003.
Age: 21 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Died: 03/23/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Charles E. Bush Jr.
Bush was killed on Dec. 19, 2003, in Balad, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb.
Age: 43 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Died: 12/19/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit:

Doron Chan
Chan died March 18, 2004, near Balad, Iraq, in a vehicle accident.
Age: 20 Hometown: Highland, N.Y.
Died: 03/18/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spec.
Unit: Army Reserve's 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, N.Y.

Jason L. Dunham
Dunham was killed April 22, 2004, by hostile action in Iraq's Anbar province.
Age: 22 Hometown: Allegany, N.Y.
Died: 04/22/2004
Service: Marine Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force; Twentynine Palms, Calif.

David Evans Jr.
Evans was killed May 25, 2003, in an explosion at a munitions site he was guarding.
Age: 18 Hometown: Buffalo
Died: 05/25/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pvt.
Unit: 977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kansas

Jacob S. Fletcher
Fletcher was killed on Nov. 13, 2003, in Samara, Iraq, when explosives struck a bus he was on in Iraq.
Age: 28 Hometown: Bay Shore, N.Y.
Died: 11/13/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy

Bernard G. Gooden
Gooden was killed during a firefight April 4, 2003.
Age: 22 Hometown: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Died: 04/04/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Rahseen Tyson Heighter
Heighter was one of three soldiers killed July 24, 2003, when their convoy was ambushed.
Age: 22 Hometown: Bay Shore, N.Y.
Died: 07/24/2003
Service: Army Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 2/320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Gregory P. Huxley Jr.
Huxley died in combat April 6, 2003.
Age: 19 Hometown: Forestport, N.Y.
Died: 04/06/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: B Company, 3rd Battalion, 17th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.

Linda C. Jimenez
Jimenez died Nov. 8, 2003, in Washington of injuries from a fall in Baghdad.
Age: 39 Hometown: New York
Died: 11/08/2003
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Squadron Combat Support Aviation (Maintenance), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Rayshawn S. Johnson
Johnson was killed Nov. 3, 2003, by a landmine in Tikrit.
Age: 20 Hometown: New York
Died: 11/03/2003
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Kevin C. Kimmerly
Kimmerly died Sept. 15, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq, after his patrol vehicle was hit by a grenade.
Age: 31 Hometown: North Creek, N.Y.
Died: 09/15/2003
Service: Army Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: B Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Baumholder, Germany.

Kevin T. Kolm
Kolm died April 13, 2004, from hostile fire in Anbar province.
Age: 23 Hometown: Hicksville, N.Y.
Died: 04/13/2004
Service: Marine Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Roger G. Ling
Ling was killed Feb. 19, 2004, in an attack in Khaldiyah, Iraq.
Age: 20 Hometown: Douglaston, N.Y.
Died: 02/19/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

David M. McKeever
McKeever died Monday in a grenade attack in Baghdad.
Age: 25 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Died: 04/05/2004
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany

Heath A. McMillin
McMillin was killed July 27, 2003, in an attack south of Baghdad.
Age: 29 Hometown: Canandaigua, N.Y.
Died: 07/27/2003
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Buffalo, N.Y.

Irving Medina
Medina died Nov. 14, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy hit an explosive.
Age: 22 Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
Died: 11/14/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Luis A. Moreno
Moreno died Jan. 29, 2004, of wounds sustained in a shooting Jan. 23 in Baghdad.
Age: 19 Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Died: 01/29/2004
Service: Army Rank: Pfc.
Unit: Battery A, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kan.

Isaac Michael Nieves
Nieves died Thursday in an attack in Bani Saad, Iraq.
Age: 20 Hometown: Unadilla, N.Y.
Died: 04/08/2004
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany

Eric Orlowski
Orlowski was killed March 22, 2003, in an accidental discharge of a machine gun.
Age: 26 Hometown: Buffalo,
Died: 03/22/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Michael J. Pernaselli
Pernaselli was one of three killed April 24, 2004, when a small boat they were boarding exploded near an Iraqi oil terminal.
Age: 27 Hometown: Monroe, N.Y.
Died: 04/24/2004
Service: Navy Rank: Petty Officer 1st Class
Unit: USS Firebolt

Thomas D. Robbins
Robbins was killed Feb. 9, 2004, in Sinjar, Iraq, when munitions exploded.
Age: 27 Hometown: Schenectady, N.Y.
Died: 02/09/2004
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Joseph E. Robsky Jr.
Robsky died Sept. 10, 2003, in Baghdad attempting to disable a bomb.
Age: 31 Hometown: Elizaville, N.Y.
Died: 09/10/2003
Service: Army Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 759th Ordnance Company, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Robert M. Rodriguez
Rodriguez was killed March 25, 2003, when the tank he was in plunged off a bridge.
Age: 21 Hometown: New York
Died: 03/25/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Rasheed Sahib
Sahib was killed May 18, 2003, in Iraq when another soldier's gun discharged while he was cleaning it.
Age: 22 Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Died: 05/18/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 20th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas

Eric A. Smith
Smith was killed April 2, 2003, when the helicopter he was in went down.
Age: 42 Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
Died: 04/02/2003
Service: Air Force Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Riayan A. Tejeda
Tejeda was killed April 11, 2003, in combat.
Age: 26 Hometown: New York
Died: 04/11/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Timothy Toney
Toney died March 27, 2004, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait.
Age: 37 Hometown: Manhattan
Died: 03/27/2004
Service: Army Rank: Master Sgt.
Unit: Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

William W. White
White died March 29, 2003, when his military vehicle rolled into a canal.
Age: 24 Hometown: Brooklyn
Died: 03/29/2003
Service: Marines Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Eugene Williams
Williams was killed March 29, 2003, when a car exploded at a checkpoint.
Age: 24 Hometown: Highland, N.Y.
Died: 03/29/2003
Service: Army Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Michael Williams
Williams was killed Oct. 16, 2003, when his vehicle ran over an explosive while returning to a camp near Baghdad.
Age: 46 Hometown: Buffalo
Died: 10/16/2003
Service: Army Rank: Spc.
Unit: 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, based in New York.

George A. Wood
Wood was killed on Nov. 20, 2003, in Baqubah, Iraq, when his tank rolled over an improvised explosive device.
Age: 33 Hometown: New York
Died: 11/20/2003
Service: Army Rank: Capt.
Unit: B Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), based in Fort Hood, Texas

List compiled from Department of Defense

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