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MILITARY DEATHS

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

Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23, of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; lance corporal, Marine Corps Reserve. Cosgrove was killed Oct. 1 when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Fallouja, Iraq, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve in Dover, N.J.

Edward M. Garvin, 19, of Malden, Mass.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Garvin was one of two Marines killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near them in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Satieon V. Greenlee, 24, of Pendleton, S.C.; private first class, Army. Greenlee was killed by a sniper Monday in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Chase A. Haag, 22, of Portland, Ore.; corporal, Army. Haag was killed Oct. 1 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Daniel Isshak, 25, of Alta Loma, Calif.; staff sergeant, Army. Isshak died Tuesday in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his vehicle was attacked with small-arms fire in Hawija, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Denise A. Lannaman, 46, of Bayside, N.Y.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Lannaman died Oct. 1 in a noncombat-related incident at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, where she was serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, Army National Guard in Newburgh, N.Y.

Joe A. Narvaez, 25, of San Antonio; staff sergeant, Army. Narvaez was killed by a sniper Monday in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Mario Nelson, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sergeant, Army. Nelson was killed Oct. 1 when a rocket-propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle in Hit, Iraq, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany.

Scott E. Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, Iowa; staff sergeant, Army National Guard. Nisely was one of two soldiers killed Sept. 30 when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Al Asad, Iraq, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Army National Guard in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Michael K. Oremus, 21, of Highland, N.Y.; private first class, Army. Oremus was killed by a sniper Monday in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade in Seoul, South Korea.

Joseph W. Perry, 23, of Alpine, Calif.; sergeant, Army. Perry was killed Monday when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire while on vehicle patrol in Muhallah, Iraq, south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 21st Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Justin D. Peterson, 32, of Davisburg, Mich.; captain, Marine Corps. Peterson was killed Oct. 1 in a nonhostile vehicle accident in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Jonathan Rojas, 27, of Hammond, Ind.; staff sergeant, Army. Rojas was killed by a sniper Tuesday in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Benjamin S. Rosales, 20, of Houston; corporal, Marine Corps. Rosales was one of two Marines killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near them in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Aaron L. Seal, 23, of Elkhart, Ind.; corporal, Marine Corps Reserve. Seal was killed by a sniper Oct. 1 in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Reserve in South Bend, Ind.

Kampha B. Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City, Iowa; specialist, Army National Guard. Sourivong was one of two soldiers killed Sept. 30 when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Al Asad, Iraq, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Army National Guard in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Angelo J. Vaccaro, 23, of Deltona, Fla.; specialist, Army. Vaccaro was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade Tuesday while trying to rescue fellow soldiers wounded in an ambush near Korengal in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Robert F. Weber, 22, of Cincinnati; specialist, Army. Weber was killed Sept. 30 when his Humvee hit an embankment and overturned south of Mosul, Iraq, northwest of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Source: Department of Defense, Times staff reports and the Associated Press


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