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Other Deaths

Source: Department of Defense

The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:

Elden D. Arcand, 22, of White Bear Lake, Minn.; private first class, Army. Arcand was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 21 in Mosul, Iraq, when their tractor rolled over as they towed a 7,500-gallon tanker. He was assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group at Ft. Carson, Colo.

James J. Cathey, 24, of Reno; second lieutenant, Marine Corps. Cathey died Aug. 21 of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Chris S. Chapin, 39, of Proctor, Vt.; master sergeant, Army National Guard. Chapin died Tuesday in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during combat operations when he was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (General Studies), 124th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) in Colchester, Vt.

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Carlos J. Diaz, 27, of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico; first lieutenant, Army. Diaz died Tuesday in Baqubah, Iraq, when enemy forces detonated an explosion near his position. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Trevor J. Diesing, 30, of Plum City, Wis.; sergeant first class, Army. Diesing was one of three soldiers who died Thursday in Husaybah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position. He was assigned to the Army Special Operations Command at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Jeremy W. Doyle, 24, of Chesterton, Md.; staff sergeant, Army. Doyle was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 18 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee after a mine assessment mission. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Ray M. Fuhrmann II, 28, of Novato, Calif.; specialist, Army. Fuhrmann was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 18 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee after a mine assessment mission. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

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Phillip C. George, 22, of Houston; lance corporal, Marine Corps. George died Aug. 18 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations near Taleban, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Blake W. Hall, 20, of East Prairie, Mo.; specialist, Army. Hall was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 21 near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.

Joseph D. Hunt, 27, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Hunt was one of two guardsmen killed Monday in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Sparta, Tenn.

Joshua M. Hyland, 31, of Missoula, Mont.; first lieutenant, Army. Hyland was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 21 near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.

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Ivica Jerak, 42, of Houston; master sergeant, Army. Jerak was one of three soldiers who died Thursday in Husaybah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position. Jerak was assigned to the Army Special Operations Command at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Hatim S. Kathiria, 23, of Fort Worth, Texas; specialist, Army. Kathiria died Monday in Baghdad, when an enemy rocket landed near his position. He was assigned to the 703rd Forward Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Michael R. Lehmiller, 23, of Anderson, S.C.; sergeant, Army. Lehmiller was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 21 near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.

Victoir P. Lieurance, 34, of Seymour, Tenn.; staff sergeant, Army National Guard. Lieurance was one of two guardsmen killed Monday in Samarra, Iraq, during patrol operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Sparta, Tenn.

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Brian L. Morris, 38, of Centreville, Mich.; staff sergeant, Army. Morris was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 21 in Mosul, Iraq, when their tractor rolled over as they towed a 7,500-gallon tanker. He was assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Willard T. Partridge, 35, of Ferriday, La.; sergeant, Army. Partridge died Aug. 20 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Ramon Romero, 19, of Huntington Park; private first class, Marine Corps. Romero died Monday when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Romero’s unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Timothy J. Seamans, 20, of Jacksonville, Fla.; private first class, Army. Seamans was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 18 in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee after a mine assessment mission. He was signed to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

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Timothy M. Shea, 22, of Sonoma, Calif.; corporal, Army. Shea was one of three soldiers who died Thursday in Husaybah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Ga.

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Source: Department of Defense


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