SEPTEMBER 2006


Cliff Golla - 21
 
Lance Corporal
3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 
Charlotte, North Carolina
 09-01-2006
 Habbaniyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Angel D. Mercado-Velazquez - 24
 
Staff Sergeant
1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne
 
Sabana Grande,  Puerto Rico
 09-01-2006
Yusufiyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Mortar Attack


Eugene Alex - 32
 
Staff Sergeant
4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
 Bay City, Michigan
 09-02-2006
 Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Ralph N. Porras - 36

Sergeant
1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
 Merrill, Michigan
 09-03-2006
 Yusufiyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Justin W. Dreese - 21

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
 Northumberland, Pennsylvania
 09-03-2006
 Habbaniyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Shane P. Harris - 23

Lance Corporal
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
 Las Vegas, New Mexico
 09-03-2006
 Ar Rutbah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero




Philip A. Johnson - 19

Lance Corporal
3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 Hartford, Connecticut
 09-03-2006
 Habbaniyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero




Ryan Edwin Miller - 21

Private
3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 Gahanna, Ohio
 09-03-2006
 Habbaniyah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Richard J. Henkes II - 32
 
Sergeant First Class
2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
 Portland, Oregon
 09-03-2006
 Mosul, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Nicholas A. Madaras - 19

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
 Wilton, Connecticut
 
09-03-2006
 Ba'qubah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Edwin Anthony Andino Jr - 23

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team
 Culpeper, Virginia
 09-03-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Jason L. Merrill - 22

Sergeant
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
 Mesa, Arizona
09-03-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Jared M. Shoemaker - 29

Reserve Corporal
1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
 Tulsa, Oklahoma
 09-04-2006
 Fallujah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Hannah L. Gunterman - 20

Private First Class
542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
 Redlands, California
 09-04-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - Passed Away From Injuries
suffered when she was struck by a vehicle.



Eric P. Valdepenas - 21

Reserve Lance Corporal
1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
 Seekonk, Massachusetts
 09-04-2006
 Fallujah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Christopher Walsh - 30

Reserve Petty Officer Second Class
3rd Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division
 St. Louis, Missouri
09-04-2006
 Fallujah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Germaine L. Debro - 33

National Guard Sergeant
1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment
 Omaha, Nebraska
 09-04-2006
 Balad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Marshall A. Gutierrez - 41

Lieutenant Colonel
Area Support Group
 Las Vegas, New Mexico
09-04-2006
 Camp Virginia, Kuwait
 
Non-Hostile - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


John A. Carroll - 26

Sergeant
1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division
 Ponca City, Oklahoma
 09-06-2006
 Ramadi, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Jeremy R. Shank - 18

Private First Class
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Jackson, Missouri
 
09-06-2006
 Hawijah (Died In Balad), Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Vincent M. Frassetto - 21

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 Toms River, New Jersey
 09-07-2006
 Al Anbar Province, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Luis A. Montes - 22

Sergeant
1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
 El Centro, California
  09-07-2006
 Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


David J. Ramsey - 27

Specialist
47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
 Tacoma, Washington
 09-07-2006
 Spanaway, Washington
Non-Hostile - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero
Specialist Ramsey was medically evacuated from Iraq and passed
away in Spanaway Washington.


David W. Gordon - 23

Sergeant
3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
 Williamsfield, Ohio
 09-08-2006
 South Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Anthony P. Seig - 19

Private First Class
118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police
 Sunman, Indiana
 09-09-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Johnathan Benson - 21

Corporal
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
 North Branch, Minnesota
 09-09-2006
 Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Alexander Jordan - 31

Specialist
4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
 Miami, Florida
 
09-10-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Harley D. Andrews - 22

Specialist
54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade
 Weimar, California
 09-11-2006
 Ramadi, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Emily J. T. Perez - 23

Second Lieutenant
204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Fort Washington, Maryland
 09-12-2006
 Al Kifl, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Matthew C. Mattingly - 30

Captain
1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
 Reynoldsburg, Ohio
 09-13-2006
 Near Mosul, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Jeffrey Shaffer - 21

Private First Class
2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division
 Harrison, Arkansas
 09-13-2006
 Ramadi, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


David Thomas Weir - 23

Sergeant
1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
 Cleveland, Tennessee
 09-14-2006
Southeast Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire - Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG)


Russell M. Makowski - 23

Specialist
4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Union, Missouri
 
09-14-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Clint E. Williams - 24

Sergeant
1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Kingston, Oklahoma
 09-14-2006
Northwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Ryan A. Miller - 19

Lance Corporal
3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Div, III Marine Expeditionary Force
 Pearland, Texas
 09-14-2006
 Barwanah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Aaron A. Smith - 31

Sergeant
4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
 Killeen, Texas
 09-14-2006
 Western Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Suicide Car Bomb


Jennifer M. Hartman - 21

Sergeant
4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 New Ringgold, Pennsylvania
 09-14-2006
 Western Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Suicide Car Bomb


Marcus A. Cain - 20

Corporal
4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Crowley, Louisiana
 09-14-2006
 Western Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Suicide Car Bomb


Cesar A. Granados - 21

Corporal
2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Le Grand, California
 09-15-2006
 South Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


David Sean Roddy - 32

Petty Officer Second Class
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two
 Aberdeen, Maryland
 09-16-2006
 Hadithah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


David J. Davis - 32

Sergeant
4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
 Mount Airy, Maryland
 
09-17-2006
 Baghdad (Sadr City), Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Adam L. Knox - 21

Sergeant
346th Psychological Operations Company
 Columbus, Ohio
 09-17-2006
 North Central Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


James R. Worster - 24

Sergeant
10th Combat Support Hospital, 43rd Area Support Group
 Broadview Heights, Ohio
 09-18-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Ashley L. Henderson Huff - 23

First Lieutenant
549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion
 Belle Mead, New Jersey
 09-19-2006
 Mosul, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Suicide Car Bomb


Jared J. Raymond - 20

Specialist
1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Swampscott, Massachusetts
 09-19-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Robert Thomas Callahan - 22

Specialist
4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
 Jamestown, North Carolina
 09-19-2006
Southwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident


Charles Jason Jones - 29

National Guard Sergeant First Class
149th Brigade Combat Team
 Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
 09-20-2006
 Baghdad, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Robb Gordon Needham - 51

Master Sergeant
1st Battalion, 356th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 91st Division
 Vancouver, Washington
 09-20-2006
 Northwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Sniper Fire


Eric Kavanagh - 20

Private
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
 Glen Burnie, Maryland
 09-20-2006
 Northwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Christopher Michael Zimmerman - 28

Sergeant
2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Div, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Stephenville, Texas
 09-20-2006
 Zaidon, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Yull Estrada Rodriguez - 21

Corporal
3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
 Alegre Lajas, Puerto Rico
 09-20-2006
 Barwanah, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Allan R. Bevington - 22

Sergeant
40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
 Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
 09-21-2006
 Ramadi, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Disarming Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Windell J. Simmons - 20

Specialist
3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Hopkinsville, Kentucky
 09-23-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Carlos Dominguez - 57

Staff Sergeant
414th Civil Affairs Battalion
 Savannah, Georgia
 09-23-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Velton Locklear, III - 29

Sergeant
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Lacey, Washington
 09-23-2006
  (Near Hawijah) Riyadh, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Kenneth E Kincaid, IV - 25

Private First Class
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Lilburn, Georgia
 09-23-2006
 (Near Hawijah) Riyadh, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


Rene Martinez - 20

Lance Corporal
3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 Miami, Florida
 09-24-2006
 Al Anbar Province, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Howard S. March Jr - 20
 
Lance Corporal
2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
 Buffalo, New York
 
09-24-2006
 Al Anbar Province, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Casey L. Mellen - 21

Corporal
5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team)
 Huachuca City, Arizona
 09-25-2006
 Mosul (Died In Balad), Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Henry Paul - 24

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Kolonia Pohnpei, The Federated States of Micronesia
 09-26-2006
Southwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident


Edward C. Reynolds Jr - 27

Staff Sergeant
1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Groves, Texas
 09-26-2006
 Southwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident


Christopher T. Riviere - 21

Private First Class
2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
 Cooper City, Florida
 09-26-2006
 Al Anbar Province, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Jose A. Lanzarin - 28

Staff Sergeant
2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division
 Lubbock, Texas
 09-26-2006
 Ramadi, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack


James N. Lyons - 28

First Lieutenant
1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Rochester, New York
 09-27-2006
 Southwest Part Of Baghdad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


James Chamroeun - 20

Lance Corporal
2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
 Union City, Georgia
 09-28-2006
 Al Anbar Province, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero


Christopher T. Blaney - 19

Private First Class
1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Winter Park, Florida
 
09-29-2006
 Taji, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - No Explanation Given For The Death Of This Hero

 

Posthumous Award Of The Congressional Medal Of Honor

 

 

Michael Anthony Monsoor - 25
 
April 5, 1981 – September 29, 2006
 


Petty Officer Second Class
SEAL Assigned To A West-Coast Based Command

 

Garden Grove, California
 

 


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as automatic weapons gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006. As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army Sniper Overwatch Element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element’s position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy’s initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor’s chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 
 
 











Robert Weber - 22

Specialist
3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
 Western Hills, Ohio
 
09-30-2006
 Mosul, Iraq
 
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident


Scott E. Nisely - 48

National Guard Staff Sergeant
1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry
 Marshalltown, Iowa
 09-30-2006
 Al Asad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Kampha B. Sourivong - 20

National Guard Specialist
1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry
 Iowa Falls, Iowa
 09-30-2006
 Al Asad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Small Arms Fire


Luis E. Tejeda - 20

Corporal
2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
 Huntington Park, California
 09-30-2006
 Al Asad, Iraq
 
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack

FINAL
U
NITED STATES OF AMERICA
CASUALTY COUNT FOR SEPTEMBER 2006
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TOTAL SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER  2006
1 - American 18 Year Old Deaths
5 - American 19 Year Old Deaths
10 - American 20 Year Old Deaths
13 - American 21 Year Old Deaths
71 - American Deaths In IRAQ (2)
61 - Hostile Fire Death In IRAQ
10 - Non-Hostile Death In IRAQ
20 - No Explanation Given For Hostile or Non Hostile Cause Of Death This Month
29 - Total American IED Deaths
11 - Total American Small Arms Fire Deaths
1 - Total American RPG Deaths
4 - Total American Vehicle Deaths
0 - Total American Air Craft Deaths
1 - Total American Bomb Deaths
791 - Wounded In Action In IRAQ (3)
0 - California Deaths In IRAQ
   

TOTAL SUMMARY TO DATE (4)

0 - American 18 Year Old Deaths
0 - American 19 Year Old Deaths
0 - American 20 Year Old Deaths
0 - American 21 Year Old Deaths
0 - American Deaths In IRAQ (2)
0 - Hostile Fire Death In IRAQ
0 - Non-Hostile Death In IRAQ
0 - No Explanation Given For Hostile or Non Hostile Cause Of Death Total (1)
0 - Total American IED Deaths
0 - Total American Small Arms Fire Deaths
0 - Total American RPG Deaths
0 - Total American Vehicle Deaths
0 - Total American Air Craft Deaths
0 - Total American Bomb Deaths
0 - Wounded In Action In IRAQ (3)
0 - California Deaths In IRAQ
  (1) = Started Tracking This In 2007 - Will Take Some Time To Get To All Pages.
  (2) = Include 18 - 21 Years Of Age 
  (3)= Includes Soldiers Who May Have Returned To Combat 
  (4) = All Conflict Totals To End Of This Month
DOD Began Counting IED Deaths July 2003