Sunday, December 18, 2011

In Memoriam

I got your letter today
And I miss you all so much, here
I can't wait to see you all
And I'm counting the days, dear
I still believe that there's gold
At the end of the world
And I'll come home
To Illinois
On the day after tomorrow
~Tom Waits~

Capt. Ryan A. Beaupre
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
Branch: Marines

March 20, 2003: CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Decatur/Macon, Ill.
Branch: Marines

March 23, 2003: Killed during operations on outskirts of Nasiriyah.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Evan T. James
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: LaHarpe, Ill.
Branch: Marine Reserves

March 24, 2003: Drowned while swimming across canal in southeastern Iraq to set up armed cover for a water purification team.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Brandon J. Rowe
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Roscoe, Ill.
Branch: Army

March 31, 2003: Shot under his arm by enemy artillery near Najaf.
Location: Najaf, Iraq
1st Sgt. Edward Smith
Age: 38
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 05, 2003: Died in Doha, Qatar from wounds suffered from Iraqi mortar fire in central Iraq
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Malden, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 07, 2003: A crane he was driving over a berm in Iraq was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Schaumburg, Ill.
Branch: Marines

May 12, 2003: Unexploded ordnance detonated while being handled.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Kleiboeker
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Irvington, Ill.
Branch: Marines

May 13, 2003: The munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded.
Location: Iraq
1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Branch: Marines

May 19, 2003: CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that went down shortly after takeoff in the Shatt Hillah Canal.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 13, 2003: On the way back from patrol, Pokorny's M113 armored personnel carrier, threw a track causing the vehicle to roll over.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Cory A. Hubbell
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Urbana, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 26, 2003:
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Brandon Ramsey
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Calumet City, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

August 08, 2003: Pfc. Ramsey was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled over while chasing a suspicious vehicle. Ramsey was taking part in a convoy escort mission.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Matthew D. Bush
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: East Alton, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 08, 2003: A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 02, 2003: Pfc. Sisson died when the UH-60 helicopter he was in flipped and crashed on take off.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Ryan G. Carlock
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Macomb, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 09, 2003: Killed when the fuel truck he was riding in was attacked northwest of Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Genoa, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

November 02, 2003: Killed when insurgents shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Spec. John R. Sullivan
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Countryside, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 15, 2003: Killed when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul.
Location: Iraq
Spec. William D. Dusenbery
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Fairview Heights, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 15, 2003: Killed when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Sterling, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 20, 2003: Died at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio after being wounded in a Tikrit fire on Nov. 14, 2003. His unit was destroying an ammunition cache when a fire started.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Uday Singh
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
Branch: Army

December 01, 2003: Killed while on patrol in Habbaniyah.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Tinley Parl, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

December 26, 2003: Killed in Baqubah when a makeshift bomb he was trying to disarm exploded.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps
Age: 44
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

March 17, 2004: Killed in a mortar attack in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Pfc. Geoffery S. Morris
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Gurnee, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 04, 2004: Killed when his Humvee was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Cpl. Forest J. Jostes
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Albion, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 04, 2004: Killed when their units were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Phillip E. Frank
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Elk Grove, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 08, 2004: Killed by small-arms fire in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Pfc. Gregory R. Goodrich
Age: 37
Sex: M
Hometown: Bartonville, Ill.
Branch: Army Reserves

April 09, 2004: Killed when his convoy came under attack on a highway between Abu Ghraib and Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Patoka, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 11, 2004: Killed by hostile fire in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Pfc. Shawn C. Edwards
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Bensenville, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 23, 2004: Killed when his convoy was hit by a makeshift bomb in Samarra.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina
Age: 32
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 01, 2004: Killed when their convoy was attacked in Amarah.
Location: Iraq
Capt. John E. Tipton
Age: 32
Sex: M
Hometown: Granite City, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 02, 2004: Killed in an explosion in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Staff Sgt. William D. Chaney
Age: 59
Sex: M
Hometown: Schaumburg, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

May 18, 2004: Died from surgery complications in Landstuhl, Germany after he was evacuated for a medical condition.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Jeremy L. Ridlen
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Paris, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

May 23, 2004: Killed by small-arms fire during an ambush on his convoy in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Maj. Paul R. Syverson III
Age: 32
Sex: M
Hometown: Lake Zurich, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 16, 2004: Killed by a mortar attack when mortar rounds hit his camp in Balad.
Location: Iraq
1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt
Age: 38
Sex: M
Hometown: Hammond, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 27, 2004: Killed during a rocket attack in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Fairview Heights, Ill.
Branch: Army

July 01, 2004: Killed when his convoy hit a landmine in Mosul.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Collier E. Barcus
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: McHenry, Ill.
Branch: Army

July 08, 2004: Killed during a mortar attack on the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Pfc. Torry D. Harris
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

July 13, 2004: Died of non-combat related injuries in Tikrit.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
Branch: Marines

August 08, 2004: Killed during an attack in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Cpl. Christopher Belchik
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Alton, Ill.
Branch: Marines

August 22, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Spec. Charles L. Neeley
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Mattoon, Ill.
Branch: Army Reserves

August 25, 2004: Killed when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge in Tikrit.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison
Age: 26
Sex: F
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

September 05, 2004: Killed during a mortar attack in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Charles R. Lamb
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Casey, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

September 05, 2004: Killed during a mortar attack in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: DuQuoin, Ill.
Branch: Marines

September 15, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Carterville, Ill.
Branch: Marines

September 22, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
2nd Lt. Ryan Leduc
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Pana, Ill.
Branch: Marines

September 24, 2004:
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Jack T. Hennessy
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 01, 2004: Killed at his checkpoint in Baghdad by small-arms fire.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Jessica L. Cawvey
Age: 21
Sex: F
Hometown: Normal, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

October 06, 2004: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Jaime Moreno
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Round Lake Beach, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 13, 2004: Died of injuries sustained on Oct. 12 when a makeshift bomb exploded near their patrol vehicle in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Belvidere, Ill.
Branch: Marine Reserves

November 08, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Babil province.
Location: Babil, Iraq
Cpl. Joshua D. Palmer
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Blandinsville, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 08, 2004: Killed in a vehicle accident in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Nicholas D. Larson
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 09, 2004: Killed during the U.S. assault on Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. David M. Caruso
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 09, 2004: Killed during the U.S. assault on Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Pickering
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Marion, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 10, 2004: Killed during the U.S. assault on Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Peter J. Giannopoulos
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Inverness, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 11, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Babil Province.
Location: Babil, Iraq
Cpl. Matthew A. Wyatt
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Millstadt, Ill.
Branch: Marines

December 03, 2004: Killed by enemy action in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Donald B. Farmer
Age: 33
Sex: M
Hometown: Zion, Ill.
Branch: Army

December 19, 2004: Killed when a vehicle struck them in Shuaybah, Kuwait.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Lena, Ill.
Branch: Marines

December 21, 2004: Died due to injuries received in a vehicle accident in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Branch: Marines

January 26, 2005: Killed when a Marine Corps transport helicopter crashed during a sandstorm near Rutbah.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Branch: Marines

January 26, 2005: Killed when a Marine Corps transport helicopter crashed during a sandstorm near Rutbah.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Jonathan S. Beatty
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Streator, Ill.
Branch: Marines

January 27, 2005: Killed by hostile action in Babil province.
Location: Babil, Iraq
Cpl. Christopher E. Zimny
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
Branch: Marines

January 31, 2005: Kill during a security operation in Babil province.
Location: Babil, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Maher
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Grays Lake, Ill.
Branch: Marines

February 02, 2005: Killed by hostile action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Jessica M. Housby
Age: 23
Sex: F
Hometown: Rock Island, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

February 09, 2005: Killed when a roadside bomb exploded near her convoy in Route Golden, Iraq.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Tinley Park, Ill.
Branch: Marines

February 19, 2005: Killed by hostile action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Cpl. John T. Olson
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Branch: Marines

February 21, 2005: Killed by hostile action in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Spec. Jacob C. Palmatier
Age: 29
Sex: M
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 24, 2005: Killed by a roadside blast in Muqdadiyah.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Lincoln, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 24, 2005: Killed by a makeshift bomb while responding to an earlier detonation in Camp Wilson.
Location: Iraq
2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau
Age: 29
Sex: M
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

February 27, 2005: Killed in a roadside bomb blast in Ramadi.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Adriana N. Salem
Age: 21
Sex: F
Hometown: Elk Grove, Ill.
Branch: Army

March 04, 2005: Killed when her vehicle rolled over in Remagen.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Kenneth L. Ridgley
Age: 30
Sex: M
Hometown: Olney, Ill.
Branch: Army

March 30, 2005: Killed during an attack in Mosul.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Pinckneyville, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 19, 2005: Killed during an escort mission when a makeshift bomb exploded on a bridge in Mahmudiyah.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Jeffrey R. Wallace
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Hoopeston, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 24, 2005: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near their Humvee.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Brian M. Romines
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Simpson, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

June 06, 2005: Killed by a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull
Age: 41
Sex: M
Hometown: Princeton, Ill.
Branch: Navy

August 02, 2005: Died on board the USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident.
Location: Iraq
Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr.
Age: 36
Sex: M
Hometown: East Peoria, Ill.
Branch: Marines

August 05, 2005: Died from wounds received June 12 while conduting combat operations against enemy forces at Karmah.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Miguel Carrasquillo
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: River Grove, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 09, 2005: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his military vehicle.
Location: Iraq
1st Lt. David L. Giaimo
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Waukegan, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 12, 2005: Killed when his Humvee hit a land mine in Tikrit.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Jeffrey A. Williams
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Warrenville, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 05, 2005: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his combat patrol in Tal Afar.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Gary R. Harper Jr.
Age: 29
Sex: M
Hometown: Virden, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 09, 2005: Killed when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. James T. Grijalva
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Burbank, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

October 12, 2005: Died of a non-combat related injury in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak
Age: 35
Sex: F
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

October 28, 2005: Died at Camp Victory, Kuwait from non-combat related injuries.
Location: Iraq
Staff Sgt. Kyle B. Wehrly
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Galesburg, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

November 03, 2005: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during patrol operations in Ashraf.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Joshua A. Terando
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Morris, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

November 10, 2005: Killed when his M1 Abrams tank was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire in Khalidiyah.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Christopher M. Alcozer
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: DeKalb, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 19, 2005: Killed when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades in Mosul.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Eric P. Pearrow
Age: 40
Sex: M
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 24, 2005: Died when his Abrams tank accidentally rolled over into a canal in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Grzegorz Jakoniuk
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Schiller Park, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 30, 2005: Died from non-combat related injuries in Taji.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Byron, Ill.
Branch: Marines

December 01, 2005: Killed by a makeshift bomb while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Marines

December 01, 2005: Killed by a makeshift bomb while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Brian A. Wright
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Keensburg, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

December 06, 2005: Killed when his Humvee struck a mine during combat operations in Ramadi.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie
Age: 32
Sex: M
Hometown: Granite City, Ill.
Branch: Army

December 30, 2005: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jonathan K. Price
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Woodlawn, Ill.
Branch: Marines

January 13, 2006: Died from wounds received as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Sean T. Cardelli
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Downers Grove, Ill.
Branch: Marines

February 01, 2006: Killed by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations near Fallujah.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Lansing, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 08, 2006: Died of a gunshot wound while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Edward G. Davis III
Age: 31
Sex: M
Hometown: Antioch, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 28, 2006: Died while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Spec. Ronald W. Gebur
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Delavan, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 13, 2006: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Capt. Shane R. Mahaffee
Age: 36
Sex: M
Hometown: Gurnee, Ill.
Branch: Army Reserves

May 15, 2006: Died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained on May 5, when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during combat patrol operations in Al Hillah.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Knoxville, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 25, 2006: Died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained on May 4, when a makeshift bomb exploded near his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Cpl. Ryan J. Cummings
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Streamwood, Ill.
Branch: Marines

June 03, 2006: Died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski
Age: 44
Sex: M
Hometown: Roseville, Ill.
Branch: Navy

June 05, 2006: Killed as a result of enemy action when his Humvee was struck by a makeshift bomb in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Sirlou C. Cuaresma
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 21, 2006: Died of a non-combat related cause in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Cpl. Ryan J. Buckley
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Nokomis, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 23, 2006: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Mario J. Bievre
Age: 34
Sex: M
Hometown: Glendale Heights, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 23, 2006: Killed when an makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Sgt. Bradley H. Beste
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 04, 2006: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Ramadi.
Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Granite City, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 08, 2006: Died when his UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in Rutbah.
Location: Iraq


Spec. Kristofer C. Walker
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Creve Coeur, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 02, 2006: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his vehicle in Taji.
Location: Iraq
Spec. George R. Obourn Jr.
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Creve Coeur, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 04, 2006: Killed after being attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and other weapons in Taji.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Hines
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Olney, Ill.
Branch: Marine Reserves

October 15, 2006: Killed while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Pvt. Edwardo J. Lopez
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Branch: Marines

October 19, 2006: Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Downer's Grove, Ill.
Branch: Marine Reserves

October 25, 2006: Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Kraig D. Foyteck
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Skokie, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 30, 2006: Killed when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Pfc. William R. Newgard
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
Branch: Army

December 29, 2006: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Location: Iraq
Sr. Airman Daniel B. Miller Jr.
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Galesburg, Ill.
Branch: Air Force

January 07, 2007: Killed by a vehicle-borne makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A. Valdivia
Age: 27
Sex: F
Hometown: Cambridge, Ill.
Branch: Navy

January 16, 2007: Died from a non-combat related incident in Bahrain.
Location: Iraq
Capt. Kevin C. Landeck
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 02, 2007: Killed when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Pedro J. Colon
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Cicero, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 19, 2007: Killed when his unit came under attack by enemy forces using multiple weapons in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Paul M. Latourney
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Roselle, Ill.
Branch: Army

March 02, 2007: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his vehicle while on combat patrol in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Raymond J. Holzhauer
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Dwight, Ill.
Branch: Marines

March 15, 2007: Died from a non-hostile incident in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Pfc. Lucas V. Starcevich
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Canton, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 16, 2007: Killed when the vehicle he was in struck a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Lance Cpl. Jesse D. Delatorre
Age: 29
Sex: M
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Branch: Marines

April 16, 2007: Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Pvt. Cole E. Spencer
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Gays, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 28, 2007: Killed when his vehicle was struck with a makeshift bomb and small arms fire during combat operations in Salman Pak.
Location: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Benjamin D. Desilets
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Elmwood, Ill.
Branch: Marines

May 22, 2007: Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Sgt. Nicholas R. Walsh
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Millstadt, Ill.
Branch: Marines

May 26, 2007: Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Spec. Francis M. Trussel Jr.
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Lincoln, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 26, 2007: Killed in Tahrir when a makeshift bomb exploded near his position.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Robert A. Liggett
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Urbana, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 29, 2007: Died in a non-combat related incident in Rustamiyah.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Jeremiah D. Costello
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Carlinville, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 02, 2007: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near their vehicle.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Jacob T. Tracy
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Palestine, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 18, 2007: Died June 18 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a makeshift bomb exploded near his vehicle June 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Eric A. Lill
Age: 28
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

July 06, 2007: Killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Justin O. Penrod
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Mahomet, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 11, 2007: Killed by a makeshift bomb in Arab Jabour.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Andrew W. Lancaster
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Stockton, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 11, 2007: Killed by a makeshift bomb in Arab Jabour.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Omar E. Torres
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 22, 2007: Killed by a makeshift bomb detonated near his unit during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Cpl. Phillip J. Brodnick
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: New Lenox, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 22, 2007: Died in a helicopter crash in Multaka.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Randol S. Shelton
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Schiller Park, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 04, 2007: Killed by a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Keith A. Nurnberg
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: McHenry, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 05, 2007: Killed when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. Nickolas Lee Hopper
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Montrose, Ill.
Branch: Marines

September 08, 2007: Killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell
Age: 36
Sex: M
Hometown: O'Fallon, Ill.
Branch: Air Force

November 01, 2007: Killed by a makeshift bomb in Balad Air Base.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Joseph M. Vanek
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Elmhurst, Ill.
Branch: Army

November 12, 2007: Killed when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Ashley Sietsema
Age: 20
Sex: F
Hometown: Melrose Park, Ill.
Branch: Army National Guard

November 12, 2007: Killed in a vehicle accident in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Allen C. Roberts
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Arcola, Ill.
Branch: Marines

November 28, 2007: Died in a vehicle accident near Al Asad.
Location: Iraq
Pvt. Dewayne L. White
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Country Club Hills, Ill.
Branch: Army

December 04, 2007: Killed when his vehicle encountered a makeshift bomb in Baiji.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Phillip J. Pannier
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Washburn, Ill.
Branch: Army

January 08, 2008: Killed during combat operations in Samarra.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Danny L. Kimme
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Fisher, Ill.
Branch: Army

January 16, 2008: Killed in Balad when attacked by grenade and small arms fire during combat operations.
Location: Iraq
1st Lt. David E. Schultz
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Blue Island, Ill.
Branch: Army

January 31, 2008: Killed when the Convoy Support Center at Scania was attacked by indirect enemy fire.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Albert Bitton
Age: 20
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 20, 2008: Died Feb. 20 in Baghdad, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered a makeshift bomb on Feb. 19.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Pfc. Shane D. Penley
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Sauk Village, Ill.
Branch: Army

April 06, 2008: Died from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post at Patrol Base Copper.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Blake W. Evans
Age: 24
Sex: M
Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 25, 2008: Killed when his vehicle encountered an a makeshift bomb in the Al Jazeera Desert.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Adam T. McKiski
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Cherry Valley, Ill.
Branch: Marines

August 07, 2008: Killed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
Location: Anbar, Iraq
Cpl. James M. Hale
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Branch: Army

August 13, 2008: Killed when his vehicle encountered a makeshift bomb in Baghdad.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Pfc. Leonard J. Gulczynski I
Age: 19
Sex: M
Hometown: Carol Stream, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 17, 2008: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was involved in an accident.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Jamel A. Bryant
Age: 22
Sex: M
Hometown: Belleville, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 27, 2008: Died Sept. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while on patrol.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. Christopher A. Bartkiewicz
Age: 25
Sex: M
Hometown: Dunfermline, Ill.
Branch: Army

September 30, 2008: Died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol using small arms fire.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Staff Sgt. Roberto Andrade Jr.
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

January 18, 2009: Died in Baghdad of wounds suffered when a makeshift bomb struck his vehicle.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. James M. Dorsey
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Beardstown, Ill.
Branch: Army

February 08, 2009: Died in Kamaliyah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.
Location: Iraq
Spec. Omar M. Albrak
Age: 21
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 09, 2009: Died in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Spec. David A. Schaefer Jr.
Age: 27
Sex: M
Hometown: Belleville, Ill.
Branch: Army

May 16, 2009: Killed when a makeshift bomb denoted near his unit.
Location: Iraq
Cpl. Casey L. Hills
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Salem, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 24, 2009: Killed during a vehicle roll-over.
Location: Iraq
Maj. David L. Audo
Age: 35
Sex: M
Hometown: Saint Joseph, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 27, 2009: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian M. Patton
Age: 37
Sex: M
Hometown: Freeport, Ill.
Branch: Navy

November 19, 2009: Died in Kuwait in a non-combat accident.
Location: Iraq
Sgt. Michael P. Bartley
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Barnhill, Ill.
Branch: Army

January 15, 2011: Died in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an Iraqi soldier from the unit with which they were training shot them with small arms fire.
Location: Iraq
Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri
Age: 26
Sex: M
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Branch: Army

June 06, 2011: Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson
Age: 23
Sex: M
Hometown: Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
Branch: Army

October 25, 2011: Died Oct. 25 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Location: Iraq



8 comments:

MichaelRyerson said...

There's nothing good about it.

Schmutzie said...

If thew word clusterfuck didn't already exist, we'd need to invent it Michael. A catastrophe of epic proportions.

Anonymous said...

Fuckin' A...!

Sucks on a grand and monumentous scale.

I am humbled here Schmutz. Thanks for making this more than just numbers. Survivor's guilt. Do you ever get that? We just missed Viet Nam. And now this shit.

- - Robert

Schmutzie said...

Hi Robert.

It takes on a different significance when the names become faces, ya know?

It was just cutting and pasting, while reading each thumbnail obit, and that took me almost 2 hours to compile this. And that's the 162 from my beloved Illinois. There's 4700+ of them, from every state in the union. And every one of these faces, every one of these young people, were husbands, wives,sons,daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers,aunts, uncles, grandchildren,...the number of families impacted, the number of extended family members whose lives have been shattered by the Iraq War is mind-boggling. We're lucky indeed my friend. Too young for Vietnam, and too old for Iraq.

Good to hear from you buddy. Hope the Holidays find you in good health. Let's hope for a better 2012, eh?

Schmutz

Anonymous said...

People don't like to see it, Schmutz, or be reminded of the real losses here...

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/20808

Best of the Holiday Season to you as well my friend. On to 2012 - Holy smokes!

- - Robert

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