The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at a U.S. military hospital of an illness contracted in Iraq:
Christopher D. Loza, 24, of Abilene, Texas; sergeant, Army. Loza died of a non-combat-related illness April 10 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after becoming ill March 17 while serving in the Radwaniya district of western Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division in Waco, Texas.
James R. McIlvaine, 26, of Olney, Md.; sergeant, Marine Corps. McIlvaine was one of two Marines killed in combat Thursday in Iraq’s Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Tyler J. Trahan, 22, of East Freetown, Mass.; petty officer second class, Navy. Trahan was killed in combat Thursday in Fallouja, Iraq, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 12 in Norfolk, Va., and was deployed with an East Coast-based Navy SEAL team.
Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sergeant, Army. Webster was shot and killed April 25 while on foot patrol near Kirkuk, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, of Cincinnati; staff sergeant, Marine Corps. Wojciechowski was one of two Marines killed in combat Thursday in Iraq’s Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.
Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press