CONFIRMED DEAD

The following members of the United States Armed Forces died this past week in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the inception of hostilities, 457 service members have died, 320 of them since Pres. George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003.

TODD M. BATES, 20

Specialist

Army National Guard

135th Military Police Company

Bellaire, Ohio

JARROD W. BLACK, 26

Sergeant, Army

1st Battalion

34th Armor Regiment

Peru, Indiana

JEFFREY F. BRAUN, 19

Private First Class, Army

319th Field Artillery Regiment

82nd Airborne Division

Stafford, Connecticut

RICHARD A. BURDICK, 24

Staff Sergeant, Army

502nd Infantry Regiment

101st Airborne Division

National City, California

MARSHALL L. EDGERTON, 27

Specialist, Army

82nd Signal Battalion

82nd Airborne Division

Rocky Face, Georgia

RIAN C. FERGUSON, 22

Specialist, Army

Regimental Support Squadron

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Taylors, South Carolina

NATHAN W. NAKIS, 19

Specialist, Army

Company B

52nd Engineer Battalion

Corvallis, Oregon

JERRICK M. PETTY, 25

Private First Class, Army

502nd Infantry Regiment

101st Airborne Division

Idaho Falls, Idaho

AARON T. REESE, 31

Staff Sergeant,

Army National Guard

135th Military Police Company

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

KENNETH C. SOUSLIN, 21

Private First Class, Army

440th Signal Company

22nd Signal Brigade

Mansfield, Ohio

KIMBERLY A. VOELZ, 27

Staff Sergeant, Army

703rd Explosive

Ordnance Detachment

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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