S.M.B. - Logic and Rhetoric
Saturday, August 02, 2003
 
A FEW FRIENDLY POST ARGUMENTS FROM DWIGHT MEREDITH'S BLOG; STUFF I'M HONORED TO HAVE WRITTEN UNDER PSEUDONYM "PREPPY LIB"

MARK:

Well, just so you're not living in a complete echo chamber, I thought I'd make a comment or two.

I agree that a good decision-maker should carefully assess all of the facts and make a rational decision based on these facts. It is common sense. It is also true that you can take another person's decision, look at it from a perspective other than the one being used by the decision maker, and call him an idiot for not following the course that you think is obvious given your perspective.

For example, you criticize Bush for pursuing anti-missile defense "despite the views of many experts that the system will not work." Well, yes, if you start from the assumption that only the experts that disagree with Mr. Bush have anything valid to say (and the rest are just shilling for "fat contracts to the military-industrial complex") then of course Mr. Bush isn't "evaluating the evidence." Just like the Wright Brothers didn't "evaluate the evidence" on the stupidity of trying to build a plane (which "many experts" said could not possibly work). There are, needless to say, many experts who *do* believe it can work. Is Bush a "bad manager" because he chooses to fund a technology that could save millions of lives? Would he be a "good manager" if he listened to you and Kelly and passively accepted the prospect of these deaths? Personally, I don't think so. But, rather than accepting this as a difference of opinion on policy or technology, you smear him.

WRT Iraq, it seems to me that you're purposely missing the forest for the trees. The President did *not* go to war because Saddam and his WMD posed an immediate threat to the American homeland or because he knew Saddam was secretly funnelling WMD to terrorists. I see this claim on the left all the time: that Bush "deceived us" about the reasons for war. This claim is always followed by claims that the case for war was built entirely on Saddam's immediate threat and/or a link to 9/11. If you read outside the leftish echo-chamber, this is simply not true. To be as brief as possible: 9/11 showed us convincingly that the violence and hatred endemic to the Middle East can and will spill over onto America. It came from Al Quaeda on 9/11 but A.Q. is not the only source or repository of this fanatical hatred of the West. The source of this nihilistic rage is a political landscape dominated by thugs and religious fanatics. To prevent a replay or worse of 9/11, Bush - and many others - want to eliminate the conditions that have permitted the thugs and fanatics a free pass (a free pass given to them, by the way, by Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton).

Most of America *doesn't care* about whether one clause in one sentence of one speech was technically true but possibly meant to mislead. I don't care. I want bin Laden gone. I want Saddam gone. I want the mad mullah's of Iran gone. I want all of the fedayeen and the jihadists gone. Not only for our sake but for the
Mark Brittingham


ME:

Hold on Mark:

As you surely know, the President said that he "analyzed a thorough body of intelligence, good, solid, sound intelligence that led me to come to the conclusion that it was necessary to remove Saddam Hussein from power." (Washington Post)

This just isn't true.

If the Bushies were truly concerned with analysing evidence and THEN coming to a decision, they would have FIRST analysed evidence and THEN made the case that Saddam had WMDs. This is not what happened.

The Bushies and the War Party made the claims about the Iraq threat. They went to the U.N. under pressure of Tony Blair and Colin Powell. They gave the inspectors about 15 weeks to find and destroy the weapons.
The inspectors were told to leave.

We invaded.We kicked ass on the field. We established control of the country, we started hunting down Saddam loyalists and terrorists.

Our soldiers started policing. They became sitting ducks, they're sustaining deadly attacks almost daily. No weapons have been found. No links to Al-Qaeda have been revealed. No nuclear weapons have surfaced, no nuclear facilities have been revealed.

All of these conditions remain true despite our total control of the entire country of Iraq.

So did Bush really analaze a body of "good, sound intelligence"? Of course not. He analyzed a solid body of HIS intelligence.
Preppy lib

On to preppy's comments. Prep, I worked in Naval Intelligence in the 1980's and early 90's and I guarantee you that the big man doesn't read the complete report. This works at every level. However, I can also guarantee you that the people that prepared that report had more than one "dog and pony show" summarizing the results for the President and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the intel. Simply put, Bush didn't need to know chapter and verse; he needed to know that Saddam could replicate 9/11 three times over. Given the left's charges that the Bush administration was asleep at the wheel before 9/11 for not putting together all the clues, I find it absolutely amazing that you now want complete, incontrovertible evidence of a specific means by which Saddam was going to threaten the U.S.

Your point about our soldiers being "sitting ducks" is laughably ignorant of the true situation on the ground. They are hunting and killing the Baathist remnants, prep, killing 10 to 1 for the casualties they are taking. Furthermore, I will look forward to your retraction and apologies when the full evidence of Iraqi WMD's comes forward. After all, we found several dozen FIGHTER JETS hidden in the desert JUST TODAY. Given that these are far larger and easier to find than a few barrels of Anthrax, I am not at all surprised that things are taking awhile.

Best regards...


, not finding any weapa
Mark Brittingham


Now Mark,

I never said that no weapons would be found, I am not a prophet, and don't specialize in the future; I said that none have been found. My central points were two fold (I probably did not distinguish them enough):

a) the Bush Administration was never interested in a peaceful solution to the Iraq problem. They started beating the war drum before they considered the utilization of the U.N Security Council.

b) this deadly bias of theirs caused slanted intelligence, misrepresentations, lies, exaggerations and a preventative war that has no precedent or justification.

The only "missing" (or at least unaccounted for) weapons aren't limited to "a few barrels of Anthrax."

Bush also said that Iraq had:
25,000 liters of anthrax,
38,000 liters of botulinum toxin,
500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent,
30,000 chemical munitions,
several mobile biological weapons labs,
advanced nuclear weapons development program,
a design for a nuclear weapon,
five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb,
high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production.

All of these numbers are online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030128-19.html

taken from Bush's State of the Union speech from this year.

If the Bush Administration really really beleives deep down in their heart of hearts that these weapons WERE in fact in Iraq, then

why are they not desperate to find them?

If these weapons were there and they're now missing, Lord knows who has them, (Osama perhaps?) Has the U.S. put out a reward as hefty as Saddam's $25,000,000 bounty for the location of the WMDs?

SHOULDN'T FINDING THE WEAPONS THAT ACTUALLY THREATEN AMERICANS HAVE PRIORITY OVER "hunting and killing the Baathist remnants," Mark?

I don't know why the Bushies lack my desperation to locate these weapons that could wipe both of us out Mark, but I suspect you have given this proposition little thought in your faithful acceptance of Bush's word.

Honestly, I can only skeptically suspect that if the Bushies are desperate to locate these weapons it's within the privacy of their own bedrooms, because we've seen no leaks or stories pertaining to the Administration's urgency on this matter.

So if these weapons were so deadly in the wrong hands, why do so many on your side say that it doesn't really matter whether or not we find the weapons? Everytime Bush is pressed on the weapons he flips his teleprompter to the spiel about how the world is so much better without Saddam.

Except it's not if al qaeda has the "missing weapons."

The point is simply that one of two scenarios is actually likely given Bush's public indifference about Iraq's "WMDs;"

I) The President doesn't give a shit because the weapons were never there and Iraq was never a threat, or

II) The President doesn't give a shit because he knows he'll be up in the sky or in some undisclosed location when the attacks (with "Saddam's WMDs") occur.

I know you can do better than this Mark, just rely on evidence and logic for once, rather than the hollow bullshit of a politician trying to save his ass.

Great stuff, isn't it?

Friday, August 01, 2003
 
WHY REPUBLICANS AND "FAMILY VALUES" DON'T MIX



An aide to Orange County Executive Edward Diana is under fire after he and his friends invited some of the nation's brightest Young Republicans to what was advertised as a booze-soaked sex bash in Boston.

The controversy surrounding Diana's 24-year-old staff assistant, Karl Brabenec, started at the Young Republicans national convention July 11, when his friends distributed fliers "for lots of beer, liquor and sex" at a party dubbed, "Karlpalooza '03."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Republicans...

You don't think this is how the Republican men privately interact with eachother a little later in life while going out and brown nosing the Radical Christian Right-wing in public?

Just think, these are the people who, in 30 years, are going to be telling our kids to "just say no," "abstain from sex until marriage," and to "live according to Christian rules and morality." And some people will actually take these people seriously.

I wonder, if one of the Republican dudes at this party, with a Republican girl, got really drunk, had unprotected sex that resulted in pregnancy, would the unwed youngsters "kill" the fetus, or "bring sanctified, Republican life" to us all?

Does anybody know if the Republican National Committee or aWol have commented on this?

Monday, July 28, 2003
 
CONDOLEEZA RICE: ANOTHER CHICKEN HAWK, CAGED BY THE TRUTH.



I hardly understood why this woman had such a good reputation, she's a Bushie, a wingnut, and, like a typical member of W's administration, a liar. I have a hard time believing that she DID NOT read the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq when the cabal SHE"S PART OF was building the case for war. So if Condi and her peeps are telling the truth and she didn't read it she's incompetent at best and this would demonstrate that she

a) did not give a shit what the real intelligence on Iraq was

b) did not have a clue about the nature of her job

c) already knew what she thought (or was going to say) about Iraq's weapons capabilities.

The Republicans constantly talk about government incompetence, how we the people cannot trust the government to do anything right, well Condoleeza Rice seems like the typical DMV paper pusher right now.

In the White House briefing room on July 18, a senior administration official, speaking to reporters on the condition of anonymity, said Rice did not read October's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, the definitive prewar assessment of Iraq's weapons programs by U.S. intelligence agencies.

"We have experts who work for the national security adviser who would know this information," the official said when asked if Rice had read the NIE. Referring to an annex raising doubts about Iraq's nuclear program, the official said Bush and Rice "did not read footnotes in a 90-page document. . . . The national security adviser has people that do that." The annex was boxed and in regular type.

Hadley said he did not mention the objections [to the use of forged Uranium 'documents'] to Rice because "there was no need." Hadley said he does not recall ever discussing the matter with Rice, suggesting she was not aware that the sentence had been removed.
Bullshit is bullshit is bullshit. This is bullshit. How does Condoleeza Rice go from being seen as a very competent, super smart Stanford Academic Provost to being less reliable to do her job than a crack-head?!?! This is the spin that the rightwingers and the White House are going to put on this!

The picture is from whitehouse.org


 
WHAT MAKES A WINGNUT? UC BERKELEY RELEASES A STUDY

So some research psychologists at Berkeley are on to something, but the campus republicans want an apology.

Nonetheless they really get into the heads and seek out the stated justifications for right-wing nut thought. The researchers are not posing as mind readers, they come to their conclusions overwhelmingly based on the words of CONSERVATIVES.

Four researchers who culled through 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include:

Fear and aggression

Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity

Uncertainty avoidance

Need for cognitive closure

Terror management
Wow, some heavy stuff. Nothing like placing the right wingnuts into a box...

Sunday, July 27, 2003
 
BUSY TIMES, REGULAR POSTS SHALL RETURN SOON

I have been extremely busy, working for Greenpeace, rehearsing and practicing for a show I have today at Columbia University and playing Halo and Dead or Alive 3 on my X-Box. I swear, I will devote more time to blogging, because Bush's transgressions and our fight against them cannot go unremembered...

 
THE U.S. FATALITY LIST FROM IRAQ...

All of these men and women died to seal Bush's business deal.

Captain James F. Adamouski, 29, Springfield, Virginia; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Navy Lieutenant Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, California; exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron. Killed March 22.

Specialist Jamaal R. Addison, 22, of Roswell, Georgia. U.S. Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company. Died March 23.

Captain Tristan N. Aitken, 31, State College, Pennsylvania; 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 4.

Lance Corporal Brian E. Anderson, 26, Durham, North Carolina; 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 2.

Sergeant Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas; 3rd Combat Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Remains recovered April 24.

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, 30, Spring, Texas; 1st Battalion 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 22.

Major Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine; Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Yuma, Arizona. Killed March 20.

Lance Corporal Andrew Julian Aviles, 18, of Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Tampa, Florida. Killed April 7.

Private First Class Chad E. Bales, 20, Coahoma, Texas; 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 3.

Lieutenant Colonel Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Niles, Ohio; 19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed May 19.

Captain Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Illinois; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron of the 268th Brigade, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Pendleton. California. Killed March 20.

Private First Class Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 4.

Specialist Joel L. Bertoldie, 20, of Independence, Missouri; Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4-64 Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed July 18.

Corporal Mark A. Bibby, 25, of Watha, North Carolina; Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, North Carolina. Killed July 21.

Sergeant Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, California; 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Lance Corporal Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina. Killed March 24.

Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey E. Bohr Jr., 39, Ossian, Iowa; 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 10.

Sergeant First Class Craig A. Boling, 38, of Elkhart, Indiana; Company C, 1-152nd Infantry, Tell City, Indiana. Died on July 8.

Petty Officer Third Class Doyle W. Bollinger Jr., 21, of Poteau, Oklahoma; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Mississippi. Killed June 6.

Staff Sergeant Stevon A. Booker, 34, of Apollo, Pennsylvania; A Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia, was killed April 5 during a raid in Baghdad.

Specialist Mathew G. Boule, 22, Dracut, Massachusetts; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Corporal Travis J. Bradachnall, 21, of Multnomah County, Oregon; Combat Service Support Group 11, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed July 2.

Staff Sergeant Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, of Utica, Mississippi; 588th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed May 28.

Sergeant Thomas F. Broomhead, 34, of Canon City, Colorado; 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 27.

Corporal Henry L. Brown, 22, Natchez, Mississippi; Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died April 8.

Private First Class John E. Brown, 21, Troy, Alabama; 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed April 14.

Specialist Larry K. Brown, 22, Jackson, Mississippi, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Killed April 5.

Lance Corporal Cedric E. Bruns, 22, Vancouver, Washington; 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marines, Eugene, Oregon. Killed May 9.

Specialist Roy Russell Buckley, 24, Portage, Indiana; 685th Transportation Company, Hobart, Indiana. Killed April 22.

Lance Corporal Brian Rory Buesing, 20, Cedar Key, Florida; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Sergeant George Edward Buggs, 31, Barnwell, South Carolina, assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 23.

Private First Class Tamario D. Burkett, 21, Erie, New York; assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Sergeant Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, of Edina, Missouri; 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Washington. Killed June 6.

Sergeant Jacob L. Butler, 24, Wellsville, Kansas; assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Killed April 1.

Specialist Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska; 404th Air Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed May 21.

Corporal Richard P. Carl, 26, King Hill, Idaho; 57th Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 9.

Captain Paul J. Cassidy, 36, of Laingsburg, Michigan; 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Wisconsin. Died July 13.

Staff Sergeant James W. Cawley, 41, Roy, Utah; F Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Salt Lake City. Killed March 29.

Corporal Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, Waterford, Connecticut; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr., 36, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 22.

Second Lieutenant Therrel S. Childers, 30, Harrison, Mississippi, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Division. Killed March 21.

Specialist Andrew F. Chris, 25, of California; Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed June 25.

Lance Corporal Donald J. Cline Jr., 21, Washoe, Nevada, assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Sergeant Christoper D. Coffin, 51, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; 352nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Riverdale, Maryland. Killed July 1.

Sergeant Timothy Conneway, 22, of Enterprise, Louisiana; 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed June 26.

Captain Aaron J. Contreras, 31, Sherwood, Oregon; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-169, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed March 30.

Private First Class Ryan R. Cox, 19, of Derby, Kansas; First Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Died June 15.

Sergeant Michael T. Crockett, 27, of Soperton, Georgia; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed July 14.

Specialist Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, Lewiston, Maine; 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 4.

Specialist Michael Edward Curtin, 23, South Plains, New Jersey; 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 29.

Captain Eric B. Das, 30, Amarillo, Texas; 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Killed April 7.

Staff Sergeant Wilbert Davis, 40, of Alaska; 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Killed April 3.

Private Jason L. Deibler, 20, Coeburn, Virginia; 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany. Killed May 4.

Private First Class Michael R. Deuel, 21, of Nemo, South Dakota; assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed June 18.

Sergeant Michael E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Virginia; 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed June 8.

Master Sergeant Robert J. Dowdy, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Killed March 23.

Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Dusen, 39, Columbus, Ohio; 57th Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 9.

Private Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18, of El Paso, Texas; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Ambushed March 23.

Private David Evans Jr., 18, of Buffalo, New York; 977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kansas. Killed May 25.

Corporal Mark A. Evnin, 21, Burlington, Vermont; 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed April 3.

Master Sergeant George A. Fernandez, 36, of El Paso, Texas; U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed April 2.

Specialist Jon P. Fettig, 30, of Dickinson, North Dakota; 957th Engineer Company (V Corps), Bismarck, North Dakota. Killed July 22.

Specialist Thomas A. Foley III, 23, Dresden, Tennessee; 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed April 14.

Captain Travis A. Ford, 30, Ogallala, Nebraska, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California, was killed April 4.

Private Robert L. Frantz, 19, of San Antonio, Texas, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany, was killed in a grenade attack while he was on guard duty June 17 in Baghdad.

Lance Corporal David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Florida; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Sergeant First Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, of Spooner, Wisconsin; 652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Killed July 9.

Corporal Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, California; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Sergeant Justin W. Garvey, 23, of Townsend, Massachusetts; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed July 20.

1st Sergeant Joe J. Garza, 43, Robstown, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 28.

Lance Corporal Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, of Santee, California; 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed July 15.

Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, of Springfield, Missouri, assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed on May 1.

Private First Class Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr., 20, of Temperance, Michigan; 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 8.

Private Jonathan L. Gifford, 20, Macon, Illinois; assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Specialist Michael T. Gleason, 25, of Warren, Pennsylvania; 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed May 30.

Corporal Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, Hialeah, Florida; Marine Wing Support Squadron-273, Marine Wing Support Group-27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina. Killed April 14.

Corporal Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, Indio, California, assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed April 12.

Corporal Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, Los Angeles; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Corporal Bernard G. Gooden, 22, Mount Vernon, New York; 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 4.

Specialist Richard A. Goward, 32, Midland, Michigan; 1460th Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Midland, Michigan. Killed April 14.

Specialist Kyle A. Griffin, 20, of Emerson, New Jersey; 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed May 30.

Staff Sergeant Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31, Elgin, South Carolina; 728th Air Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Killed May 13.

Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, 31, Lead, South Dakota; 57th Air Medical Company, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 9.

Private First Class Christian D. Gurtner, 19, Ohio City, Ohio; 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed April 2.

Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez, 22, Los Angeles, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Killed March 21.

Private Jesse M. Halling, 19, of Indianapolis, Indiana; 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed June 7.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, Bennington, Vermont; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Sergeant Atanacio Haromarin, 27, of Baldwin Park, California; Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed June 3.

Staff Sergeant Terry W. Hemingway, 39, Willingboro, New Jersey; assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 10.

Private First Class Edward J. Herrgott, 20, of Shakopee, Minnesota; 1-36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died July 3.

Sergeant Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Missouri; 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Staff Sergeant Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, 27, of Malden, Illinois, assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 7.

Specialist Corey A. Hubbell, 20, or Urbana, Illinois; Company B, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Died June 26.

Private Nolen R. Hutchings, 19, Boiling Springs, South Carolina, assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Private First Class Gregory P. Huxley Jr., 19, of Forestport, New York, assigned to B Company, 17th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 6.

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, Granbury, Texas; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Reserve Corporal Evan James, 20, La Harpe, Illinois, Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps, based in Peoria, Illinois. Died March 24.

Specialist William A. Jeffries, 39; assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Illinois National Guard. Died March 26.

Sergeant Troy David Jenkins, 25, Ridgecrest, California; assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died April 24.

Private First Class Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Alabama assigned to U.S. Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company. Killed March 23.

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Michael Vann Johnson Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Naval Medical Center, Third Marine Division Detachment, San Diego. Killed March 25.

Private Devon D. Jones, 19, San Diego; 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 4.

Staff Sergeant Phillip A. Jordan, 42, Brazoria, Texas; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J. Kaylor, 24, of Clifton, Virginia, assigned to C Battery, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 7.

Sergeant Jason D. Jordan, 24, of Elba, Alabama; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed July 20.

Corporal Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron of the 268th Brigade, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Pendleton. California. Killed March 20.

Specialist James M. Kiehl, 22, of Des Moines, Iowa; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Killed March 23.

Specialist Chad L. Keith, 21, of Batesville, Indiana; 2-325th Infantry, Company D, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed July 7.

Lance Corporal Brian Kleiboeker, 19, Irvington, Illinois; 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed May 13.

Specialist John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25, of Stockbridge, Georgia; Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died June 12.

Captain Edward J. Korn, 31, of Savannah, Georgia; 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 3.

Sergeant Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa; Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Illinois. Died March 24.

Lance Corporal Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21, Schaumberg, Illinois; 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 12.

Sergeant Michael V. Lalush, 23, Troutville, Virginia; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed March 30.

Lance Corporal Alan Dinh Lam, 19, Snow Camp, North Carolina; 8th Communication Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 22.

Sergeant Jonathan W. Lambert, 28, of Newsite, Mississippi; Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died June 1.

Captain Andrew David Lamont, 31, of Eureka, California; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 19.

Staff Sergeant William T. Latham, 29, of Kingman, Arizona; assigned to Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died June 18.

Specialist Cedric L. Lennon, 32, of West Blocton, Alabama; Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died June 24.

Staff Sergeant Nino D. Livaudais, 23 of Utah; 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 3.

Specialist Ryan P. Long, 21, of Seaford, Delaware; 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 3.

Specialist Zachariah W. Long, 20, of Milton, Pennsylvania; 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed May 30.

Lance Corporal Gregory E. MacDonald, 29, of the District of Columbia; Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Frederick, Maryland. Killed June 25.

Lance Corporal Joseph B. Maglione, 22, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; assigned to Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marines, Folsom, Pennsylvania. Killed April 1.

Corporal Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28, of Chino, California; Light Armored Vehicle-Air Defense Battery, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 18.

Sergeant First Class John W. Marshall, 50, Los Angeles; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 8.

Private First Class Francisco A. MartinezFlores, 21, Los Angeles, California. 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed March 25.

Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, 35, of El Paso, Texas; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Killed March 23.

Staff Sergeant Donald C. May Jr., 31, Richmond, Virginia; 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed March 25.

Private First Class Joseph P. Mayek, 20, Rock Springs, Wyoming; C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany. Killed April 14.

Sergeant Brian McGinnis, 31, St. Georges, Delaware; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed March 30.

Private Robert L. McKinley, 23, of Kokomo, Indiana; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-101st Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 8.

First Lieutenant Brian M. McPhillips, 25, Pembroke, Massachusetts; 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed April 4.

Corporal Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 7.

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Menusa, 33, San Jose, California; 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed March 27.

Specialist Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, New Jersey; 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed April 13.

Private First Class Jason M. Meyer, 23, Swartz Creek, Michigan; assigned to B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 8.

Corporal Jason David Mileo, 20, of Centreville, Maryland; 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed April 14.

Private First Class Anthony S. Miller, 19, of San Antonio, assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 7.

Specialist George Mitchell, 35, Rawlings, Maryland, Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 7.

Sergeant Keman L. Mitchell, 24, of Hilliard, Florida; Company C, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 26.

Lance Corporal Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, California; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 19.

Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26, of Gering, Nebraska; Naval Medical Center San Diego, Fourth Marine Division Detachment. Died July 17.

Specialist Paul T. Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs, California; assigned to the 437th Medical Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Killed June 19.

Private Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, of Hamburg, Iowa; 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Killed May 26.

Major Kevin G. Nave, 36, Union Lake, Michigan; 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died March 26.

Private First Class Gavin L. Neighbor, 20, of Somerset, Ohio; Company C, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Killed June 10.

Specialist Joshua M. Neusche, 20, of Montreal, Missouri; 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri. Died July 12.

Lance Corporal Patrick R. Nixon, 21, Gallatin, Tennessee, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Specialist David T. Nutt, 22, Blackshear, Georgia; 494th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed May 14.

Specialist Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20, Erie, Pennsylvania; C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed April 3.

Private First Class Branden F. Oberleitner, 20, of Worthington, Ohio; Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed June 5.

Lance Corporal Patrick T. O'Day, 20, Sonoma, California; 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed March 25.

Specialist Richard P. Orengo, 32, of Puerto Rico; 755th Military Police Company, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Died June 26.

Marine Lance Corporal Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, New York; 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

First Lieutenant Osbaldo Orozco, 26, Delano, California; assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed April 25.

Private First Class Kevin C. Ott, 27, of Columbus, Ohio; Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Body recovered June 28.

Lance Corporal David Edward Owens Jr., 20, Winchester, Virginia; 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died April 12.

Sergeant Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26, Yuma, Arizona; assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. Remains identified April 10.

Private Shawn D. Pahnke, 25, of Shelbyville, Indiana; Company C, 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Killed June 16.

Sergeant David B. Parson, 30, of Kannapolis, North Carolina; 1-37th Armored Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Friedburg, Germany. Killed July 6.

Master Sergeant Williams L. Payne, 46, of Michigan; 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas. Killed May 16.

Sergeant Michael P. Pedersen, Flint, Michigan; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Specialist Jose A. Perez III, 22, of San Diego, California; 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed May 28.

Staff Sergeant Brett J. Petriken, 30, of Flint, Michigan; 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. Killed May 26.

Sergeant First Class Gladimir Philippe, 37, of Linden, New Jersey; Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Body recovered June 28.

Private First Class Lori Ann Piestewa, 23, of Tuba City, Arizona; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Killed March 23.

Second Lieutenant Frederick Pokorney, 31, Nye, Nevada; Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Staff Sergeant Andrew R. Pokorny, 30, of Naperville, Illinois; 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed June 13.

Private Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, of Alabama; Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 6.

Sergeant Jaror C. Puello-Coronado, 36, Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 310th Military Police Battalion in Uniondale, New York. Died July 13.

Staff Sergeant Michael B. Quinn, 37, of Tampa, Florida; 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 27.

Sergeant First Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, Longmont, Colorado; C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed April 3.

Sergeant Brendon Reiss, 23, Casper, Wyoming; assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Remains identified April 11.

Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, 25, East Lansing, Michigan; 74th Long- Range Surveillance Detachment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Killed May 3.

Private First Class Fernando Rincon, 19, Conyers, Georgia; 2- 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 29.

Sergeant Duane R. Rios, 25, Hammond, Indiana; 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 4.

Captain Russell B. Rippetoe, 27, of Colorado; 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Killed April 3.

Corporal John T. Rivero, 23, of Gainesville, Florida; C Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Division, Eustis, Florida. Killed April 17.

Sergeant Todd J. Robbins, 33, of Pentwater, Michigan. C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed April 3.

Private First Class Marlin T. Rockhold, 23, Hamilton, Ohio; 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). Killed May 8.

Private First Class Jose Franci Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19, Norwalk California; 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 12.

Corporal Robert M. Rodriquez, 21, Queens, New York; 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed March 27.

Corporal Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, California; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Specialist Brandon J. Rowe, 20, Roscoe, Illinois; C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Killed March 31.

Sergeant Roger D. Rowe, 54, of Bon Aqua, Tennessee; 117th Troop Command in Columbia, Tennessee. Killed July 9.

Second Lieutenant Jonathan D. Rozier, 25, of Katy, Texas; Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Killed July 19.

First Lieutenant Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Illinois; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 19.

Specialist Rasheed Sahib, 22, Brooklyn, New York; 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed May 18.

Captain Benjamin W. Sammis, 29, Rehoboth, Massachusetts; HMLA- 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 4.

Army Specialist Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Indiana; 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 24.

Staff Sergeant Barry Sanford Sr., 46, of Aurora, Colorado; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died July 7.

Staff Sergeant Scott D. Sather, 29, Clio, Michigan; 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. Killed April 8.

Major Mathew E. Schram, 36, of Brookfield, Wisconsin; HHT Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Killed May 26.

Specialist Christian C. Schulz, 20, of Colleyville, Texas; 3rd Troop, 67th Armor Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Died July 11.

Captain Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Easton, Pennsylvania; U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division 1st Brigade. Killed March 23.

Corporal Erik H. Silva, 22, Chula Vista, California; 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 3.

Private Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19, of Bedford, Ohio; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Killed March 23.

Lance Corporal Thomas J. Slocum, Adams, Colorado; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 23.

Private First Class Corey L. Small, 20, or East Berlin, Pennsylvania; 502nd Military Intelligence Company, 2 ACR, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died July 3.

First Sergeant Edward Smith, 38, of Chicago, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died April 5.

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 41 of California; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Killed April 2.

Private First Class Jeremiah D. Smith, 25, of Odessa, Missouri, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed May 26 in Baghdad when his vehicle struck unexploded ordnance.

Lance Corporal Matthew R. Smith, 20, Anderson, Indiana; Detachment 1, Communications Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Group, U.S. Marines, Peru, Indiana. Killed May 10.

Specialist Orenthial J. Smith, 21, of Allendale, South Carolina; Company A, 123rd Main Support Battalion, Dexheim, Germany. Killed June 22.

Sergeant 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Florida; 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 4.

Sergeant Roderic A. Solomon, 32, Fayetteville, North Carolina; 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died March 28.

Corporal Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20, of Houston, Texas; Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Killed June 27.

Sergeant Robert A. Stever, 36, of Pendleton, Oregon; Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed April 8.

Air National Guard Major Gregory Stone, 40, Boise, Idaho, 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho National Guard. Died March 25.

Sergeant Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23, of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. Died May 19.

Lance Corporal Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, Escondido, California; 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed March 27.

Specialist Joseph D. Suell, 24, of Lufkin, Texas; Headquarters and Service Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Killed June 16.

Specialist Narson B. Sullivan, 21, North Brunswick, New Jersey; assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed April 25.

Staff Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, New York City; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed April 11.

Lance Corporal Jason Andrew Tetrault, 20, of Moreno Valley, California; 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Killed July 9.

Army Reserve Specialist Brandon S. Tobler, 19, 671st Engineer Brigade, Portland, Oregon. Killed March 22.

Sergeant Michael L. Tosto, 24, of Apex, North Carolina; assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany. Died June 17.

Sergeant Melissa Valles, 26, of Eagle Pass, Texas; B Company, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on July 9.

Sergeant Donald Ralph Walters, 33, Salem, Oregon; Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co., 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Ambushed March 23.

Staff Sergeant Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron of the 268th Brigade, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Pendleton. California. Killed March 20.

Major William R. Watkins III, 37, of Danville, Virginia; 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Killed April 7.

Private First Class Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, Conyers, Georgia; 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 29.

Specialist Jeffrey M. Wershow, 22, of Gainesville, Florida; 2- 124th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Orlando, Florida. Killed July 6.

Sergeant Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, of Utah; 3rd Battalion, 58th Aviation (Forward), Hanau, Germany. Died July 17.

Staff Sergeant Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California. Killed May 19.

Lieutenant Nathan D. White, 30, Mesa, Arizona; assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195, Atsugi, Japan, and serving aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Killed April 2.

Lance Corporal William W. White, 24, Brooklyn, New York; 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Died March 29.

Sergeant Eugene Williams, 24, Highland, New York; 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Killed March 29.

Lance Corporal Michael J. Williams, 31, of Yuma, Arizona; 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Killed March 24.

Sergeant First Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, of Phenix City, Alabama; Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Georgia. Killed July 20.


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