Confirmed Dead and Wounded

December 23-29, 2004

In Iraq

The following members of the United States Armed Forces died this past week in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the inception of hostilities, 1,339 service members have died, 1,197 of them since Pres. George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003. Thus far, more than 10,252 service members have been wounded in action.

DAMIEN T. FICEK, 26

Sergeant, National Guard

1st Battalion

161st Infantry Regiment

Pullman, Washington

THOMAS E. HOUSER, 22

Sergeant, Marines

2nd Force Reconnaissance Company

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Council Bluffs, Iowa

JEFF LEBRUN, 21

Specialist, Army

15th Field Artillery Regiment

10th Mountain Division

Buffalo, New York

PEDRO A. MUNOZ, 47

Sergeant First Class, Army

1st Battalion

7th Special Forces Group

Aquada, Puerto Rico

CRAIG L. NELSON, 21

Specialist, National Guard

1st Battalion

156th Armor Regiment

Bossier City, Louisiana

NATHANIEL J. NYREN, 31

Staff Sergeant, Army

8th Cavalry Regiment

1st Cavalry Division

Reston, Virginia

BRIAN P. PARRELLO, 19

Lance Corporal, Marines

Headquarters Battalion

2nd Marine Division

West Milford, New Jersey

PABLITO PENA BRIONES, JR., 22

Seaman, Navy

1st Marine Division Detachment

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Anaheim, California

OSCAR SANCHEZ, 19

Private First Class, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Modesto, California

JASON E. SMITH, 21

Lance Corporal, Marines

1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

1st Marine Division

Phoenix, Arizona

JEREMY R. WRIGHT, 31

Sergeant, Army

2nd Battalion

1st Special Forces Group

Shelbyville, Indiana

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