Louisiana's Roll of Honor - Global War on Terror

Here are the names of Louisiana military members who have died in the Global War on Terror, specifically in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 11, 2001 through the present day. Soldiers from other states who served with deployed Louisiana units at the time of their deaths also are listed. Ranks and grades may vary among sources as many soldiers were promoted posthumously. Information on the soldiers is subject to change, and may vary from source to source. Information in this list has been culled from official military, published media and Louisiana sources, as well as through research by The Times at Shreveport. Updates and corrections emailed to John Andrew Prime at jprime@gannett.com or japrime@earthlink.net will be incorporated into the listing as appropriate. Information in this site is public and may not be sold or copyrighted by any third parties. If information from this site is used in other settings credit in the form of a citation to the URL http://www.home.earthlink.net/~japrime/soldiers.htm is requested.

2007

107. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jarred S. Fontenot, 35, of Port Barre, died Oct. 18, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, after an improvised device exploded and small arms fire raked his position. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo.

106. U.S. Army Spc. Charles E. Leonard Jr., 29, of Monroe, died Aug. 5, 2007, in Baghdad when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Leonard was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

105. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, of Vinton, died June 17, 2007, when a bomb detonated near his vehicle in died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan. Assigned to the Louisiana Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, out of Lake Charles, he had deployed May 10 for a one-year tour training the Afghan National Army and police forces.

104. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy B. Cole Jr., 28, of Oakdale, died June 6, 2007, when a bomb went off near his patrol unit in As Sadah, Iraq. He was a cavalry scout with the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Official Army releases on his slaying list him as being from Missouri City, Texas. He had prior U.S. Marine Corps service and also had deployed to Afghanistan.

103. U.S. Army Spc. William J. "Jared" Crouch, 21, of Zachary, died June 2, 2007, in Al Hadid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Fort Lewis, Wash.

102. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Willie P. Celestine Jr., 21, of Lafayette, died April 26, 2007, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

101. U.S. Army Pvt. Mark W. Graham, 22, of Lafayette, died March 7, 2007, at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on combat patrol Mar. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq. Graham was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

100. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie L. Sanders, 26, of Shreveport, died Feb. 3, 2007, in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, out of Fort Bragg, N.C.

99. U.S. Army Spc. Johnathan B. Chism, 22, of Gonzales, died Jan. 20, 207, from wounds suffered while conducting a dismounted patrol in Karbala, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, Alaska.

2006

98. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Myles C. Sebastien, 21, of Opelousas, died Dec. 20, 2006, from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

97. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob G. McMillan, 25, of Lafayette, died Dec. 20, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle and was followed by enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, Alaska.

96. U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Barrett Madden, 21, of Minden, died Dec. 6 near Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby while he was on a combat patrol. He was assigned to Task Force Lightning, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

95. U.S. Army Sgt. Jay R. Gauthreaux, 26, of Thibodaux, died Dec. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Baqubah, Iraq, when in improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on patrol. Gauthreaux was assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

94. U.S. Army Pvt. Joshua Cain Burrows, 20, of Bossier City, died Nov. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

93. U.S. Army Spc. Joseph C. Dumas Jr., 25, of New Orleans, died Oct. 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

92. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jon Eric Bowman, 21, of Summerfield, died Oct. 9, 2006, in combat in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

91. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John Edward Hale, 20, of Shreveport, died Oct. 6, 2006, in combat in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Caddo Parish)

90. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ashley L. Henderson Huff, 23, of Belle Mead, N.J., but also at one time a resident of Baton Rouge, died Sept. 19, 2006, of injuries suffered in Mosul, Iraq, when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her mounted patrol during combat operations. Huff was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion out of Fort Stewart, Ga.

89. U.S. Army Cpl. Marcus A. Cain, 20, of Crowley, was killed Sept. 14, 2006 when a vehicle-borne makeshift bomb exploded in the vicinity of a West Baghdad Substation where he was located. He was with the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

88. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew J. Vosbein, 30, of Metairie, was killed Aug. 29, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a makeshift bomb exploded near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Yusufiyah. He was in the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

87. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Donald E. Champlin, 28, of Natchitoches, died Aug. 28, 2006, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received in combat operations in Anbar Province on Aug. 27. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Natchitoches Parish)

86. U.S. Army Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, of Martin, was killed July 16, 2006 in Operation Enduring Freedom when his platoon encountered enemy forces in combat at Larzab Base, Afghanistan. He was in the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Polk. (Red River Parish)

85. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Terry O. Wallace, 33, of Winnsboro, was killed June 27, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during combat operations in Taji. He was with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. (Winn Parish)

84. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lee Hamilton Deal, 23, of West Monroe, was killed May 17, 2006 while clearing an area of insurgent activity in Anbar Province in Iraq. He was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), assigned to 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Ouachita Parish)

83. U.S. Army Spc. Brandon L. Teeters, 21, of Lafayette, was killed May 12, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Bradley fighting vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad. He was with the 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas. (Lafayette Parish)

82. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Derrick J. Cothran, 21, of Avondale, was killed April 15, 2006 when his Humvee struck a makeshift bomb during combat operations in Anbar Province in Iraq. He was with the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

81. U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Chase A. Edwards, 19, of Lake Charles, died April 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province in Iraq. He was with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

80. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Lewis, 32, of Bunkie, was killed March 13, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during convoy operations north of Rustamiyah. He was in the 519th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, out of Fort Polk.

79. U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, 33, of Erath, was killed Feb. 17, 2006 in northern Djibouti, part of the Operation Enduring Freedom area, when two CH-53 helicopters crashed near Ras Siyyan,while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range. He was with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, N.C.

78. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Barnes, 20, of West Monroe, was killed Feb. 14, 2006 in Iraq when a suicide bomber attacked his vehicle near Al Qa'im. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Ouachita Parish)

77. U.S. Army Spc. William S. Hayes III, 23, of St. Tammany, died Feb. 5, 2006, of a non-combat injury in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

76. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey Jr., 21, of Ferriday, died Jan. 27, 2006 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of a makeshift bomb, while traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan. He was with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

75. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan S. McCurdy, 20, of Baton Rouge, died Jan. 5, 2006 in Operation Iraqi Freedom from wounds from enemy small-arms fire in combat against enemy forces in Fallujah. He was in Headquarters Company, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

2005

74. U.S. Army Sgt. Julia V. Atkins, 22, Bossier City, killed Dec. 10, 2005 when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad. She was with the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. (Bossier Parish)

73. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Troy S. Ezernack, 39, of Shreveport, killed Oct. 9, 2005 in Operation Enduring Freedom when his combat patrol was attacked by enemy forces in Qalat, Afghanistan. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy. (Caddo Parish)

72. U.S. Army Pfc. Benny S. Franklin, 19, of Hammond, killed Oct. 7, 2005 in Operation Enduring Freedom from injuries sustained on patrol when he stepped on a land mine in Helmand, Afghanistan. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

71. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jens E. Schelbert, 31, of New Orleans, died Oct. 1, 2005, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his forward operating base was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. Schelbert was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Benning, Ga.

70. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. George Ray Draughn Jr., 29, of Shreveport, killed Sept. 1, 2005 in Baghdad after an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 108th Cavalry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, out of Griffin, Ga.

69. U.S. Army Sgt. Willard T. Partridge, 35, of Ferriday, died Aug. 20, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Partridge was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade out of Fort Lewis, Wash.

68. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Brian Keith Derks, 21, of White Cloud, Mich., killed Aug. 13, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb while he was on mounted patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Irwin, Calif., attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

67. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y., killed Aug. 8, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his Humvee was struck by two makeshift bombs and enemy fire in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

66. U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y., killed Aug. 8, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his Humvee was struck by two makeshift bombs and enemy fire in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

65. U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Cpl. David S. Stewart, 24, of Bogalusa, killed Aug. 3, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by a makeshift bomb while conducting combat operations south of Haditha. He was in the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserves Gulfport, Miss.

64. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jorge Pena-Romero, 29, of Fallbrook, Calif., killed July 16, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Irwin, Calif., attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

63. U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, killed June 28, 2005 in Operation Enduring Freedom on a rescue mission when the MH-47 helicopter he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad. He was in SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va. (Orleans Parish)

62. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chad W. Powell, 22, of West Monroe, was killed June 23, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his convoy was attacked by a car bomb in Fallujah. He was with the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Ouachita Parish)

61. Linda J. Villar, 41, of Franklinton, a civilian employee of the U.S. Army Field Support Command out of Fort Stewart, Ga., was mortally wounded June 3, 2005, when a mortar struck her forward operating base in Iraq. She died June 10, 2005 in Baghdad.

60. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. David J. Murray, 23, of Felixville, died June 9, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 1088th Engineer Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

59. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Peter J. Hahn, 31, of Kenner, killed May 24, 2005, when terrorists attacked his observation post in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

58. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Robin V. Fell, 22, of Shreveport, killed May 19, 2005 by a sniper during combat in Baghdad. He was with the 1/156th Armor Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard. (Caddo Parish)

57. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Bernard L. Sembly, 25, of Shreveport, killed May 19, 2005 by a sniper during combat in Baghdad. He was with the 1/156th Armor Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard. (Caddo Parish)

56. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Richard P. Schoener, 22, of Hayes, killed May 8, 2005 in Operation Enduring Freedom in combat in Alishang, Afghanistan. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

55. U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, mortally wounded April 23 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a car bomb exploded near his Stryker military vehicle in Mosul. He died May 10, 2005 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

54. U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks, 41, of Harvey, killed April 6, 2005 in Operation Enduring Freedom when the CH-47 helicopter she was on crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. She was with Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

53. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jerimiah C. Kinchen, 22, of French Settlement, killed April 4, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in combat in Anbar Province, Iraq. He was attached to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force.

52. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Isiah J. Sinclair, 31, of Crowley, killed March 26, 2005 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded near his Humvee in Baghdad. He was with the 1/156th Armor Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

51. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Lee M. Godbolt, 23, of New Orleans, killed March 26, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a car bomb while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 1/141st Field Artillery Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard. (Orleans Parish/Natchitoches Parish)

50. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Paul Heltzel, 39, of Baton Rouge, killed March 15, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a car bomb while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

49. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Azhar Ali, 27, of Flushing, N.Y., killed March 2, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

48. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Wai Phyo Lwin, 27, of Queens, N.Y., killed March 2, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

47. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier, 26, of Carencro, killed Feb. 23, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom, by a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 3/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

46. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Seth Trahan, 20, of Crowley, died Feb. 19, 2005, in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 3/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

45. U.S. Army Sgt. Rene Knox Jr., 22, of New Orleans, killed Feb. 13, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a motor vehicle accident in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga. (Orleans Parish)

44. U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt Jonathan Reed, 25, of Krotz Springs, killed Jan. 28, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad. He was with the 1088th Engineer Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

43. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Ramsey, 20, of Batchelor, killed Jan. 28, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad. He was with the 1088th Engineer Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

42. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Michael Evans II, 22, of Marrero, killed Jan. 28, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad. He was with Bravo Co., 1088th Engineer Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

41. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, of Northampton, Pa., but also at one time a resident of Baton Rouge, died Jan. 26, 2005, when the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter he and 30 other service members were in crashed in a sandstorm near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

40. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Alain L. Kamolvathin, 21, of Blairstown, N.J., killed Jan. 16, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a vehicle accident in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

39. U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Francis C. Obaji, 21, of Queens Village, N.Y., killed Jan. 16, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a vehicle accident in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

38. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Sweeney III, 22, of Pineville, killed Jan. 10, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a roadside bomb blast while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 3/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, of the Louisiana Army National Guard. (Rapides Parish)

37. U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Bill Manuel, 34, of Oberlin, killed Jan. 10, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a roadside bomb blast while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 3/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

36. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Bradley Bergeron, 25, of Houma, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

35. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Babin, 27, of Houma, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

34. U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Armand Frickey, 20, of Houma, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

33. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Warren Murphy, 29, of Marrero, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

32. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Huey Fassbender, 24, of Laplace, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

31. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Comeaux, 34, of Raceland, died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

30. U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Kenneth VonRonn, 20, of Pine Bush, N.Y., died Jan. 6, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a roadside bomb exploded under his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion, New York Army National Guard, attached to the 2/156th Infantry Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

2004

29. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Craig Nelson, 21, of Bossier City, mortally wounded Dec. 16, 2004, when a makeshift bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad. He died Dec. 29, 2004 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He was with the Shreveport-based 1/156th Armor Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard. (Bossier Parish)

28. U.S. Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Christopher Barnett, 32, of Denham Springs, killed Dec. 23, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom, when a makeshift bomb detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the Shreveport-based 1/156th Armor Battalion, Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

27. U.S. Army Pfc. Lionel Ayro, 22, of Jeanerette, killed Dec. 21, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosul when his dining facility was attacked. He was in the 73rd Engineer Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

26. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeffrey L. Kirk, 24, of Baton Rouge, killed Dec. 12, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by enemy action in Anbar province. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

25. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry, 38, of Waterbury, Conn., and also listed as being of New York city, N.Y., killed Dec. 3, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a roadside blast while on patrol in Taji. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion of the New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

24. U.S. Army National Guard Spc. David Fisher, 21, of Watervliet (Green Island), N.Y., killed Dec. 1, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his vehicle rolled over while on patrol in Baghdad. He was with the 1/101 Cavalry Regiment, New York Army National Guard, attached to the Louisiana Tiger Brigade.

23. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Christian P. Engeldrum, 39, of Bronx, N.Y. killed Nov. 29, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion of the New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

22. U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29, of Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y., killed Nov. 29, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was with the 1/69th Infantry Battalion of the New York Army National Guard, attached to the Tiger Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard.

21. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin D. McLeese, 19, of Covington, killed Nov. 13, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom during the U.S. assault on Fallujah. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

20. U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. David P. Burridge, 19, of Lafayette, killed Sept. 6, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a car bomb attack near Fallujah. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Lafayette Parish)

19. U.S. Army Spc. Joseph C. Thibodeaux, 24, of Lafayette, was killed Sept. 1, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his patrol was attacked in Hawijah. He was in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Lafayette Parish)

18. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells, 22, of Mount Hermon, was killed Aug. 6, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in an attack in Najaf. He was with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

17. U.S. Army Pfc. Torey J. Dantzler, 22, of Columbia, was killed July 22, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when a makeshift bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in Samarra. He was in the 66th Transportation Company, Kaiserslautern, Germany

16. U.S. Army Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, was killed July 19, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when mortar rounds hit his base in Scandaria. He was with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

15. U.S. Army Spc. Robert L. DuSang, 24, of Mandeville, was killed June 30, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a vehicle accident in Navstar. He was with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Polk.

14. U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy M. Heines, 25, of New Orleans, was killed June 26, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his patrol came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in Baghdad. He was with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. (Orleans Parish)

13. U.S. Army Cpl. David M. Fraise, 24, of New Orleans, killed June 7, 2004 in Operation Enduring Freedom by a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Orleans Parish)

12. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen, 26, of Leesville, killed May 29, 2004 in Operation Enduring Freedom when his vehicle struck a land mine in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. (Vernon Parish)

11. U.S. Army Pfc. James P. Lambert, 23, of New Orleans, killed May 25, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom by a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Fallujah. He was with the 3rd Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. (Orleans Parish)

10. U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill, 50, of Shreveport, died May 14, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom of an apparent heart attack in Baghdad. He was with the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, out of North Little Rock, Ark. (Caddo Parish)

9. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kendall Thomas, 36, from the Caribbean but married to a fellow soldier from Frierson, in DeSoto Parish, and he is buried there. He was killed April 28, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a vehicle accident in Baghdad. He was with Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas. (DeSoto Parish)

8. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Toby W. Mallet, 26, of Kaplan, killed April 9, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom on patrol when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle in Baghdad. He was with the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, out of Schweinfurt, Germany.

7. U.S. Army nurse Capt. Gussie M. Jones, 41, of Arkansas, lived most of her life in Arkansas and Texas and spent less than a month in Shreveport, which the Army lists as her place of enlistment. She died March 7, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when she suffered a heart attack and died in the Baghdad hospital where she worked as a surgical nurse. She was with the 31st Combat Support Hospital, out of Fort Bliss, Texas.

6. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, 37, of Opelousas, killed Jan. 8, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when insurgents shot down a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Fallujah. He was in the 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, out of Fort Polk.

2003

5. U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Kristian E. Parker, 23, of Slidell, died Sept. 29, 2003 in Operation Enduring Freedom of an apparent heart attack in Qatar. He was with the 205th Engineer Battalion.

4. U.S. Army Sgt. Taft V. Williams, 29, of New Orleans, was killed Aug. 12, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a convoy when his vehicle hit a makeshift bomb. He was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Co. (Orleans Parish)

3. U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, 55, of Olla, died Aug. 9, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom in a non-combat related incident while traveling in a convoy from Camp Bilad to Camp Pennsylvania. He was with the 1087th Transportation Support Company out of Fort Polk.

2. U.S. Army Spec. Levi B. Kinchen, 21, of Tickfaw, died Aug. 9, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. A fellow soldier tried to wake Kinchen and noticed he was not breathing. He was with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Polk.

1. U.S. Army Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, of Lake Charles, was killed April 4, 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom when his vehicle fell into a ravine near Baghdad. He was with the 41st Army Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga.