Confirmed Dead and Wounded

December 23-29, 2004

In Iraq

The following members of the United States Armed Forces died during the past two weeks in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the inception of hostilities, 1,326 service members have died, 1,191 of them since Pres. George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003. Thus far, 9,981 service members have been wounded in action.

LIONEL AYRO, 22

Private First Class, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Jeanerette, Louisiana

JOEL EGAN BALDWIN, 37

Chief, Navy

Mobile Construction

Battalion 77

Arlington, Virginia

CHRISTOPHER W. BARNETT, 32

First Lieutenant,

National Guard

156th Armor Regiment

256th Brigade Combat Team

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

JONATHAN CASTRO, 21

Specialist, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Corona, California

THOMAS J. DOSTIE, 20

Specialist

National Guard

133rd Engineer Battalion

Sommerville, Maine

DONALD B. FARMER, 33

Staff Sergeant, Army

180th Transportation Battalion

13th Corps Support Command

Zion, Illinois

CORY M. HEWITT, 26

Specialist

National Guard

705th Ordnance Company

Stewart, Tennessee

ERIC HILLENBURG, 21

Lance Corporal, Marines

5th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Marion, Indiana

WILLIAM W. JACOBSEN JR., 31

Captain, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Charlotte, North Carolina

ROBERT S. JOHNSON, 23

Staff Sergeant, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Castro Valley, California

PAUL D. KARPOWICH, 30

Sergeant First Class,

Army Reserve

2nd Battalion

390th Infantry Regiment

Bridgeport, Pennsylvania

JASON A. LEHTO, 31

Staff Sergeant,

Marine Reserves

Wing Support Group 47

4th Marine Aircraft Wing

Mount Clemens, Michigan

NICHOLAS C. MASON, 20

Specialist

National Guard

276th Engineer Battalion

King George, Virginia

JULIAN S. MELO, 47

Staff Sergeant, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Brooklyn, New York

BERRY K. MEZA, 23

Sergeant, Army

180th Transportation Battalion

13th Corps Support Command

League City, Texas

ROBERT D. O’DELL, 38

Sergeant Major

Army

Army Intelligence &

Security Command

Manassas, Virginia

TODD D. OLSON, 36

Staff Sergeant, National Guard

1st Battalion1

28th Infantry Regiment

Loyal, Wisconsin

NEIL D. PETSCHE, 21

Lance Corporal, Marines

7th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Lena, Illinois

LYNN R. POULIN SR., 47

Sergeant

National Guard

133rd Engineer Battalion

Freedom, Maine

R. PHILLIPS, 21

Lance Corporal, Marines

5th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Hillsboro, Florida

JOSÉ A. RIVERA-SERRANO, 26

Specialist, Army

2d Battalion

5th Cavalry Regiment

Mayaquez, Puerto Rico

DAVID A. RUHREN, 20

Specialist

National Guard

276th Engineer Battalion

Stafford, Virginia

RALEIGH C. SMITH, 21

Corporal, Marines

5th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Lincoln, Montana

DARREN D. VANKOMEN, 33

Staff Sergeant, Army

1st Brigade

25th Infantry Division

Bluefield, West Virginia

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