Confirmed Dead: Bush’s War

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 301 | January 1 – 7, 2004

WHAT BUSH WROUGHT

CONFIRMED DEAD Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2003

The following members of the United States Armed Forces died this past week in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the inception of hostilities, 478 service members have died, 340 of them since Pres. George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003.

BENJAMIN W. BISKIE, 27

Sergeant, Army

5th Engineer Battalion

1st Engineer Brigade

Vermilion, Ohio

ERNESTO M. BLANCO, 28

Captain, Army

504th Regiment

82nd Airborne Division

Texas

THOMAS W. CHRISTENSEN, 42

Staff Sergeant

Army Reserve

652nd Engineer Battalion

Atlantic Mine, Michigan

ERIC F. COOKE, 43

Sgt. Major, Army

1st Brigade

1st Armored Division

Scottsdale, Arizona

CHARLES G. HAIGHT, 23

Specialist, Army

14th Engineer Battalion

555th Engineer Group

Jacksonville, Alabama

STEPHEN C. HATTAMER, 43

Staff Sergeant

Army Reserve

652nd Engineer Battalion

Gwinn, Michigan

CURT E. JORDAN, JR., 25

Sergeant, Army

14th Engineer Battalion

555th Combat Engineer Group

Green Acres, Washington

MICHAEL G. MIHALAKIS, 18

Specialist, National Guard

49th Military Police Battalion

100th Troop Command

San Jose, California

THEODORE L. PERREAULT, 33

Sergeant, National Guard

1st Battalion

181st Infantry Regiment

Webster, Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER F. SOELZER, 26

Captain, Army

5th Engineer Battalion

1st Engineer Brigade

South Dakota

CHRISTOPHER J. SPLINTER, 43

Major, Army

5th Engineer Battalion

1st Engineer Brigade

Platteville, Wisconsin

MICHAEL E. YASHINSKI, 24

Sergeant, Army

501st Forward Support

173rd Airborne Brigade

Monument, Colorado

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