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inmemoriam

US fatalities in Afghanistan. Fuller details can be found at www.freedomremembered.com

Previously not listed
24th June
Staff Sgt Robert A Massarelli
Sgt Michael J Strachota
Both of 13th Sustainment Cmd - Kandahar
26th June
Staff Sgt Matthew J leach - 104th Trg Dvn
27th June
1st Lt Stephen Chase Pranicki - 173rd Airborne
Sgt James I Skalberg Jnr - 1st Armoured Divn
Both died of wounds from IED in Wardak Province

JULY - 29 to date

3rd July
Pfc Cody O Moosman - 1st Infantry Divn - shot in Gayan Alwana Mandi
4th
Staff Sgt Raul M Guerra - 201st Bn Surveilance Bgde - Spin Boldak
6th
Capt Bruce A MacFarlane - 831st Transportation Bn - Kandahar
7th
Cpl Juan P Navarro - 2nd Inf Divn - died of wounds from IED in Kandahar
8th
Spc Jonathan Batista - 82nd Airborne - shot in Kandahar Province
Spc Clarence Williams III
Pfc Cameron J Stambaugh
Spec Erica P Alecksen
Pfc Trevor B Adkins
Pfc Alejandro J Pardo
Staff Sgt Ricardo Seija
All from 93rd Mil Police Divn - died of wounds from IED in Wardak Province
11th
Spc Sterling Wyatt - 2nd Inf Divn - died of wounds from IED in Kandahar Province
13th
Sgt 2 Michael E Ristau - 2nd Inf Divn - died of wounds from IED in Zabul Province
14th
Sgt Erik N May - 1st Inf Divn - Ghanzi Province
Staff Sgt Carl E Hammar - 25th Inf Divn - died of shooting wounds
15th
Sgt 1st Class Wyatt Goldsmith died of wounds in Camp Bastion
16th
Spc Nicholas A Taylor
Spc Sergio E Perez Jr
Killed in Wali Kot District when RPG hit their vehicle
17th
Spec Krystal M Fitts - 82 Airborne (Female Engagement Team) - died of injuries from indirect fire Kandahar
18th
Sgt Jose J Reyes
Sgt Daniel J Rodriguez
10th Mountain Divn killed when vehicle hit IED in Ghanzi City
19th
Cpl Joshua R Ashley - II Marine Exp Force - Helmand Province
Spc Darrion T Hicks - killed by an IED in Ghanzi
Pfc Jeffrey L Rice - 36th Engineers Brigade - Kandahar
21st
Staff Sgt Brandon R Pepper - 3rd Special forces - Ghanzi Province
PO 2nd class Michael J Brodsley - Kandahar
22nd
Pfc Julian L Colvin
Staff Sgt Richard L Berry
Both 82nd Airborne, killed by IED in Kandahar
23rd
Sgt Eric E Williams - 82nd Airborne - Pel -E Alam
26th
1st Lt Sean R Jacobs
Sgt John E Hansen
Killed by an IED at Khakrez
27th
Pfc Theodore M Glende - killed at Kharwar, Logar Province, by small arms fire
Spc Benjamin C Pleitez - Mazar E Sharif
28th
29th
Gunnery Sgt Daniel J Price
Gunnery Sgt Jonathan W Gifford
Combat operations at Badghis

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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