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Listing of Recent Non-combat Deaths

Surnames A — B

Pfc. Christopher Justin Abston 26, received smallpox and influenza  vaccines in November 2005, at Fort Bragg, N.C., 16  days before suffering sudden death in his barracks room.

Sgt. Mark Daniel Ackerman, 28, of Menominee, NY,  died on June 16, 2011, at Fort Drum in New York.  Ackerman  was a unit supply specialist with the 10th Sustainment Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division.  The incident is under investigation by the US Army CID.  Ackerman’s remains  were recovered from a room in a barracks on the post.

Pfc. Steven Acosta 19, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 67th  Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division Calexico, California. Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baquba, Iraq, on October 26,  2003.

Spc. Christian M. Adams, 26, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died June 11,  2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 20th  Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Leonard W. Adams, 42, of Mooresville, N.C., died Jan.  24 in Camp Bucca, Iraq, of a heart attack. Adams was  assigned to the Army National Guard’s 105th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Asheville, N.C.

First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams, 24, of Seattle, Washington, died  March 16, 2004 in Al Asad, Iraq, when the barrel of the .50  caliber weapon mounted on his tank struck him. Lt. Adams was a member of  the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Michael Scott Adams, 20, Spartanburg SC August 21, 2003.  A private  first class dies of smoke inhalation after a bullet ricochets during a training exercise and ignites a fire at an indoor shooting  range.

Staff Sgt. Randy S. Agno, 29, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died May 8, 2009  at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, of a fatal  gunshot wound sustained Apr. 27th at Forward Operating Base Olsen in  Samarra, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd  Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Cpl. Francisco X. Aguila, 35, of Bayamon,  Puerto Rico, died April 14, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained  from a non-combat related incident.    He  was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg,  N.C.   The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Marine Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas.  Alaniz  died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed  near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361,
Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station  Miramar, California. Died on January 26, 2005.

Staff Sgt. Ivan V. Alarcon, 23, of Jerome, Idaho, died in Tal Afar,  Iraq, on Nov. 17, 2005 when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during combat operations. Alarcon was assigned to the Army’s 473rd  Quartermaster Company, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Sgt. Major Phillip R. Albert, 41, of Terryville, Connecticut died on  Nov. 23, 2003; helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Spc. Omar M. Albrak, 21, of Chicago, Ill., died May 9, 2009 in  Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident.  He was an Individual Ready Reserve soldier assigned to the  Headquarters, Multi-National Forces Iraq.

Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of Williamston, S.C., died as a  result of the March 2, 2011 shooting at Frankfurt Airport, Germany. He was assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21, of Austin, Texas died August 27,  2004 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Aldrich was assigned  to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine  Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Sgt. 1st Class Jose J. Algarin-Colon, 38, of Fort Huachuca, AZ, died  on August 1, 2011 of an apparent gunshot wound.  The incident is under investigation.  Algarin-Colon was a  satellite communication systems operator-maintainer at Fort Huachuca with more  than twelve years of Army service.

Cpl. Seth M. Algrim 22, died Oct. 30, 2006 while undergoing urban-combat training with dozens of other Marines. He was assigned to the 1st  Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.   Algrim, a combat veteran from Garden City, Kan., was apparently killed by a live round. Only blanks were supposed to be used during the training.

Sgt. Rafael Alicearivera, 30, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died Feb. 5,  2008 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 307th Brigade Support  Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.   The incident is under investigation.

1st Lt. Louis E. Allen, 34, of Milford, Pennsylvania.  Two NY Guard  Members Die in an Alleged Premeditated Attack by a Fellow Officer. Two  members of the Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Infantry Division, Troy, New York, died on June 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained on June 7, 2005 in Tikrit, Iraq.  The American Forces Press Service reported June 16, 2005 that U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez, 37, a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder in connection with the June 7 deaths of  two other soldiers in his unit – Capt. Phillip T. Esposito and 1st Lt. Louis E.  Allen. Both officers were assigned to the accused soldier’s New York Army  National Guard unit. Esposito was the company commander; Allen served as a  company operations officer. The soldiers died at Forward Operating Base Danger, near Tikrit, in what was first reported to be an enemy mortar attack. But on  June 10, officials announced a criminal investigation was under way in  connection with the soldiers’ deaths. The accused soldier is in pretrial confinement at a military facility in Kuwait. Homicide.

Cpl. Terrence P. Allen, 21, of Pennsauken, N.J., died Sept. 15, 2007  from a gunshot wound to the head in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Pfc. Sean Edward Allison, 20, died on July 14, 1993 at a German hospital in Ansbach, Germany of an apparent suicide due to an overdose of Elavil and alcohol.  The family contests the finding of cause of death.

Spc. Thomas F. Allison, 22, of Roy, Washington, died on Feb. 21, 2002 in the Philippines. helicopter crash.

Spc. Aaron Lynn Allmandinger, 22, of Mulberry, IN, September 15, 2008.  The burned remains of Spc. Allmandinger were found by Fort Hood, TX firefighters.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph D. Alomar 22, Navy Provisional Detention Battalion Brooklyn, New York.   Died of a bullet wound to the head at Camp Bucca, Iraq, on January 17, 2007. Alomar’s death was not the result of hostile action, but occurred in a hostile fire zone.

Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, 30, of Edcouch, Texas, died Sep. 18, 2011 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Seaman Mason Alvey, who was serving aboard the frigate Carr at Naval  Station Norfolk, had been listed as missing since March 25, 2011.  His body was found in the water on April 14, 2011.  The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.

Pfc. Steve J. Amato, died on August 7, 1993 while stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  Cause of death:  vehicle accident.

Spc. Jason E. Ames 21 Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), 25th Infantry Division Cerulean, Kentucky.  Died of non-combat related injuries in Mosul, Iraq, on August 31, 2005.

Cpl. William M. Amundson, Jr., 21, of The Woodlands, Texas, died October 19, 2004 in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding rolled over. Amundson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.

Spc. Brushaun X. Anderson, 20, of Columbus, Ga., died Jan. 1, 2010 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
A1C  Kelsey Anderson. 19, died on June 18, 2011.  She was assigned to the 36th Security Forces Squadron, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.  In a statement, Andersen’s Public Affairs Office says that the 19 year old woman died of an apparent suicide.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson, 21, of Sauk City, Wis., died March 13, 2006, in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Maj. Stuart M. Anderson, 44, of Peosta, Iowa. Anderson was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 3rd Corps Support Command, Des Moines, Iowa. died near Tal Afar, Iraq, on Jan. 7, 2006 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed.

Master Sgt. Evander E. Andrews  36, of Solon Maine. 366th Civil Engineer Squadron Air Force.  Evander died as a result of a non-hostile accident in the Northern Arabian Peninsula on October 10, 2001.

Spc. Lisa M. Andrews, 24, of Lenexa, Kansas, died on Sept. 26, 2003, in a traffic accident in the United States.

Petty Officer 1st Class Theophilus K. Ansong, 34, of Bristow, Va., was lost at sea Feb.  4, 2009.  Ansong was assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden.

Pfc. Charlie C. Antonio, 28, of Kahului, Hawaii, died April 18, 2010 in Annassar, Iraq, of a gunshot wound to the head. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Elden D. Arcand, 22, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  Two members of the Army’s 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado died on August 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, when their M915A1 tractor, which was pulling a 7,500-gallon tanker, accidentally rolled over.

1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, co-pilot Pave Hawk helicopter, crashed while picking up two injured Afghan children, Mar. 23, 2003.

Capt. Derek Argel, 28, of Lompoc, California.  Argel died in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in eastern Diyala province. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Died on May 30, 2005.

Cpl. Reynold Armand, 21, of Rochester, N.Y., died Aug. 7, 2007  in Balad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion,  2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  The death is currently under investigation.

Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead 44, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 61st Ordnance Brigade Rochester, New York Died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of a non-combat related illness identified on October 5, 2005, as he was returning from leave status and preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan.

Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23, of Bozeman, Montana, died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on September 21, 2005 as a result of a vehicle accident during convoy operations. Arndt was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 163rd Cavalry Troop, 116th Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Missoula, Montana.

Spc. Jared Arnn, 21, of Boonville, IN died from internal bleeding said to be due to an existing condition on September 27, 2008.

Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave, 30, of Woodland, California, died April 15, 2004 due to non-combat related vehicle accident northeast of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Arroygave was assigned to the Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Staff Sgt. Vincent W. Ashlock, 45, of Seaside, Calif., died Dec. 4, 2010 in Khost province, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 890th Engineer Battalion, 168th Engineer Brigade, Lucedale, Miss.

Marine Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston  After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Trevor Aston enlisted in the Marine Reserves at the relatively advanced age of 29. “He was terribly shaken after 9/11,” said his grandmother, Lenore Aston. Aston, 32, of Austin, Texas, was killed Feb. 22, 2005, in Al Anbar Province. The incident was described as a vehicle accident.

Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins 20, Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division Parker, Colorado Died as a result of a non-combat injury in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 14, 2004.

Maj. David L. Audo, 35, of Saint Joseph, Ill., died Oct. 27, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.  The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Pvt. Alan J. Austin, 21, of Houston, died Aug. 12, 2007 near Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.  He died from wounds received when his vehicle overturned while traveling in a convoy near Forward Operating Base Sharana.

Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, of Opelika, Ala., died Oct. 29, 2009 at Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related accident.  He was assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama Army National Guard, in Fort Payne, Ala. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under
investigation
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Staff Sgt. Alejandro Ayala, 26, of Riverside, Calif., died Nov. 18, 2007 of injuries sustained as a result of a vehicle accident in Kuwait.   He was assigned to the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

CWO David Ayala, 24, of New York, New York.  Ayala died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Aviation Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany.

LCpl. Cameron Babcock, 20, of Plymouth, IN.  Died on January 20, 2008 at Twentynine Palms, CA.  He is reported to have been accidentally shot, lethally, while handling a friend’s privately owned weapon in the barracks.

Petty Officer 1st Class Howard E. Babcock IV, 33, of Houston, Texas.  Babcock died in a motorcycle accident in Bahrain. He was assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Bahrain.  Died on October 13, 2005.

Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, 45, of Wagram, North Carolina, died February 20 2004 in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when he was struck by a recovery vehicle. He was assisting a disabled vehicle when the accident occurred. Bacon was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Lakeshia M. Bailey, of Columbus, GA died March 8, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related vehicle rollover.  She was serving in Iraq just snorth of AL, Kut at the time of the accident.  SPC Bailey was a transport operator and was assigned to the 203rd Brigade Support battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA.

Pvt. Michael V. Bailey 20 Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Waldorf, Maryland Died of non-combat related injuries in Salerno, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2006.

Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey 46 1175th Transportation Company, Tennessee Army National Guard Nashville, Tennessee.  Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on November 12, 2003.

1st Lt. Kenneth Michael Ballard, 26, of Mountain View, California, died on May 30, 2004 in an accident when a branch fell on a tank in which he was riding and set off an unmanned gun.

1st Lt. Debra A. Banaszak 35, 1035th Maintenance Company, Missouri Army National Guard Bloomington, Illinois “Died from non-combat related injuries at Camp Victory, Kuwait, on October 28, 2005.  The military official cause of death was listed as suicide.

Cpt. Matthew W. Bancroft, 29; of Shasta, Calif., died on Jan. 9, 2002; plane crash in Pakistan.

Army Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks, 41, of Harvey, Louisiana.  Banks died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the CH-47 helicopter she was on crashed. She was assigned to the Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Army Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona 42, of Ohio. Killed in Iraq. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with Baragona’s HMMWV causing his death. Baragona was assigned to 19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Died on May 19, 2003.  His story.

Staff Sgt. Paul N. Barclay died on April 14, 1994 over Iraq when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by friendly fire.

Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow 42 50th Engineer Company Greensboro, North Carolina Died from a non-combat-related medical condition in San Antonio, Texas, on October 18, 2006.

Pvt. Charles Y. Barnett, 19, of Bel Air, Maryland, died on Nov. 20, 2008 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,  12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.   The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Doug Barber Suicide.   Jan. 17, 2006.

Cpl. Felipe C. Barbosa, 21, of High Point, N.C., died Jan. 28, 2006, from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.   The accident is currently under investigation.

Maj. Rocco M. Barnes, 50, of Los Angeles, died June 4, 2009 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.  He was a member of the Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, assigned as an individual augmentee to the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under
investigation
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Spc. Franklin D. Barnett Jr.  His body was found in his barracks with no obvious likely cause of the death. His case is under investigation.  The 29-year-old Covington, Ky., native served as a combat engineer and was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard.

Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill 50, 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, Army Reserve Shreveport, Louisiana.  Died of an apparent heart attack after he was found unconscious in a hallway at the Coalition Provincial Authority headquarters building in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 14, 2004.

Sgt. Michael C. Barkey, 22, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, died July 7, 2004 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when a tire on his military vehicle blew out, the driver lost control and the vehicle turned over. Barkey was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1484th Transportation Company, Akron, Ohio.

Pfc. Ashley C. Barnes-Lambert, 18, from Mobile, AL, was murdered by her husband on March 7, 2009 while she was home on leave from duty in Afghanistan.  She had enlisted in September 2007, trained as an automated logistical specialist, was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and deployed to Afghanistan in December 2008.

Staff Sgt. Chad A. Barrett, 35, of Saltville, Va., died Feb. 2, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  The incident is under investigation.

Sgt. Michael C. Barry, 29, of Bradon, Florida died on Feb. 1, 2003; vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar.

Spc. Daniel D. Bartels 22, Army 10/019/05 weapon discharge Spc. Daniel D. Bartels, 22, of Huron, S.D., died in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 19, of a non-combat related cause identified there on Oct. 18th.  Bartels was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Spc. Jacob D. Barton, 20, of Lenox, Mo. He was assigned to the 277th Engineer Company, 420th Engineer Brigade, Waco, Texas.  He died on May 11, 2009 at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq.  Shot by a fellow soldier.

Staff Sergeant Robert J. Basham, 22, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died on April 14, 2007 at Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar, as a result of injuries from a non-combat incident. His death is under investigation.  Basham was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 1st Battalion, 126th Field Artillery Regiment, Kenosha, Wis.

Staff Sgt. Aram Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. Deaths investigated as friendly fire It may be months before the families of two soldiers killed in Iraq know for certain how they died, as investigators look into whether friendly fire was to blame. Staff Sgt. Aram Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Sgt. William Meeuwsen, 24, of Kingwood, Texas, died Nov. 23 2005 in Baghdad. Officials at Fort Campbell, Ky., where both soldiers were based… Their families were told that the men died trying to rescue wounded troops. That still appears to be the case, Fort Campbell spokeswoman Kelly Tyler said. Troops were injured. Sergeants Bass and Meeuwsen were attempting to recover the wounded soldiers when they came under fire, she said.  Both infantrymen were assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Spc. Cornelius A. Bass died on April 14, 1994 over Iraq when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by friendly fire.

Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Tane T. Baum, 30, of Pendleton, Oregon. Baum was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Oregon. All five personnel aboard a CH-47 transport helicopter were killed when it crashed southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, on September 25, 2005. Officials reported that the aircraft was returning from a mission in support of an ongoing operation at the time of the crash. There were no reports of enemy involvement in the crash.

AET2 Monica L. Beacham, 29, from Decaturville, TN died along with eight other military personnel when the C-130 plane she was riding in was in a collision with a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter on October 29, 2009.  The accident occurred over the Pacific Ocean off Southern California near San Clemente Island.  She was an Aviation Electronics Technician qualified C-130 Radioman, Navigator Trainee.

Cpl. Jason J. Beadles, 22, of La Porte, Ind., died April 12, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of accidental electrocution.  He was assigned to the 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

Sgt. Daniel J. Beard, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 3, 2009 in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, when he collapsed after running.  He was assigned to the 147th Postal Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker 19, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division Forestburg, South Dakoka.  Died of non-combat related injuries in Mosul, Iraq, on January 13, 2005.  Baumholder, Germany — A 1st Infantry Division soldier based in Vilseck was convicted Thursday in connection with a January accidental discharge death in Iraq. Staff Sgt. James Leon Parker, a tank commander from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor, was convicted of negligent homicide and dereliction of duty. Parker, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced to six months’ confinement at Mannheim Confinement Facility and a reduction in rank to E-1, or private.  Parker’s defense attorney, Maj. Thomas Roughneen, asserted that Parker was a victim of circumstances on Jan. 13. Roughneen wrote in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes that he would appeal the decision. The e-mail contained court-martial results and a description of events leading up to the accidental discharge of an M-2, .50-caliber machine gun, which killed Pfc. Gunnar D. Becker, 19, of Forestburg, S.D. Until Roughneen’s
e-mail, the Army had not made public the details of Becker’s death, or that Parker was being tried. Becker was killed when a round discharged while crewmembers were dismantling and moving a machine gun, according to a 1st ID news release issued Monday. A panel found that Parker was negligent in his responsibility to clear the weapon, the release stated.

Cpl. Joseph O. Behnke, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, died December 4, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was in a vehicle accident. Behnke was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment, Brooklyn, New York.

HM3 Scott Michael Beimdiek, USN, 21, died on January 25, 1993 in Okinawa, Japan.  He was found hanged in a closet in a presumed suicide.  The family contests the finding of cause of death.

Spc. Rickey L. Bell, 21, 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment Caruthersville, Missouri One of 14 soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter accidentally crashed while returning from a combat mission in Multaka, Iraq, on August 22, 2007.

Spc. Rusty W. Bell 21, Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Pocahontas, Arkansas. Died of non-combat related injuries in Taji, Iraq, on August 12, 2005. Similarly, Army Spec. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, Ark., showed signs of combat stress after his first deployment to the Middle East in 2003 as a member of the Army National Guard, said his mother, Darlene Gee. When he came home in April 2004, he enlisted in the Army and was sent back to Iraq in early 2005.”He saw tons of combat that first time, and I think it affected him,” Gee said. “I never asked him about it straight-out, but he said a few things that stick with me. He said, `Mom, I wish they’d just nuke the entire place. I know I would die, but at least I would die for a reason.’ I said, `Bub, don’t talk like that.’ “I thought they shouldn’t have sent him back so soon,” she said. “Let him have a normal life for a while, after what he’d been through.” An autopsy report on Bell’s death concludes that he shot himself last August, with witnesses saying he was “distraught over family problems.” Gee said she was not aware that her son, who was married, was having any significant personal problems.

Spc. Katrina L. Bell-Johnson, 32, of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Bell-Johnson died in Ba’qubah, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident. She was assigned to the 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on February 16, 2005.

Pfc. Ayonti B. Bennett, 20, a native of New Orleans, was pronounced dead by German medical personnel, according to Nathan Van Schaik, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt spokesman. He was found dead in his barracks room on January 19, 2011, according to the Schweinfurt garrison public affairs office.  The cause of death was unknown, and the incident is under investigation. Bennett was assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He had returned from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan in November.

Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Bennett, 23, of Clifton, Va., died Jan. 11, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is currently under investigation.

Marine Cpl. Richard A. Bennett, 25, of Girard, Kan assigned to Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif., died May 30, 2006 following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Taqaddum on May 27, 2006.

Airman 1st Class Austin H. Gates Benson, 19, of Hellertown, Pa., died May 3, 2010 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident near Khyber, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 54th Combat Communications Squadron at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sgt. Darry Benson, 46, of Winterville, N.C., died on Aug 27, 2006, in Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from a non-combat related cause. Benson was assigned the Army National Guard’s 730th Quartermaster Battalion, Ahoskie, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Robert T. Benson 20 Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Spokane, Washington Died from a non-hostile gunshot wound to the head in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 4, 2003.

Pfc. Joseph R. Berlin Jr., 21, of Chelsea, Ala., died Dec. 30, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.   He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Herberth A. Berrios-Campos, 21, of Bealeton, Va., died July 24, 2009 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion 505th  Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Staff Sgt. Sean B. Berry 26 Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor, 56th Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard Mansfield, Texas Died of non-combat related injuries in Taqqadum, Iraq, on October 3, 2005. Killed by the accidental discharge of a weapon.

Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, 20, of Hampstead, N.H., died Feb. 9, 2006, when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a rollover while operating as part of a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  The accident is currently under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos Bay, Ore. died on Jan. 9, 2002; plane crash in Pakistan .

Cpt. Felicity A. Binnier, 40, of Stroudsburg, PA, died on July 9, 2011 while training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  She was assigned to the 78th Training Division, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, Lakehurst, NJ.

Staff Sgt. Alicia A. Birchett, 29, of Mashpee, Mass., died Aug. 9, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related accident Aug. 8 in Baghdad.  She was assigned to the 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.  The incident is under investigationSgt. Alicia Birchett was on her fifth tour of duty, when a truck accidentally pulled over the Bobcat she was working on, crushing her.

Lance Cpl. Joshua H. Birchfield, 24, of Westville IN, died February 19, 2010.  He was shot and killed by a civilian contractor.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Dvision, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine palms, California.

Sgt. Tracy Renee Birkman, 41, of New Castle, Va., died Jan. 25, 2008 in Owesat, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries.  She was assigned to the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. John T. Bishop, 22, of Gaylord, Mich. died April 23, 2008 in Golden Hills, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a vehicle incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.  The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Steven Jesse Bishop of Christiansburg was assigned to the Army Reserve as a civil affairs soldier.  The defense department announced Wednesday that the 29-year-old soldier died on March 13, 2010 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq of a non-combat related illness.  Bishop is a 1999 graduate of Floyd County High School and joined the Army Reserve in April 2008.

Sgt Joseph Bitet died on January 7, 2012 as a result of a fall from a hotel balcony while on vacation in Mexico.  Details of his death are unclear.

Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, California, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq by friendly fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq, possibly of friendly fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Ari Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, NC.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyoming.  Bland died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

Pfc. Christopher T. Blaney 19 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Winter Park, Florida.  Died from a non-combat related incident in Taji, Iraq, on September 29, 2006.

Spc. Kamisha J. Block, 20, of Vidor, Texas, died in Balad, Iraq on August 16, 2007.  She was assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.  The Army informed the family of Spc. Block that she was murdered by SSgt. Paul Norris.

Marine Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Bloomfield died when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was with the Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During
Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II MEF (Forward). Died on November 2, 2005.

Airman 1st Class Todd Blue, 20, was a response force member assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron at Minot Air Force Base. He died while on leave, visiting with family in Wytheville, Va., Sept. 10, 2007. The incident is under investigation.

Sgt. Aron C. Blum 22 Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Tucson, Arizona.  Died on December 28, 2006, of a non-hostile cause after being evacuated from Anbar province, Iraq, on December 8. Sgt. Aron Cody Blum, 22, died two weeks ago of aplastic anemia — the failure of the bone marrow to make new blood cells — a condition that strikes only two in 1 million Americans. Although some veterans of both Iraq wars have blamed their development of this disease on toxic battlefield exposures — including depleted uranium and burning oil fields — or even the anthrax vaccine, a link has never been proved.

Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C., died June 18, 2011 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, 46, of Homosassa, Florida, died October 24, 2004 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, when he was participating in a 10-mile road march and collapsed. Boles was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 171st Aviation Battalion, Brooksville, Florida.

Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling 38 Company C, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard Elkhart, Indiana Died of a heart attack at Camp Wolf, Kuwait on July 8, 2003.

Capt. Orlando A. Bonilla, 27, of Killeen, Texas.  Bonilla died in Baghdad, Iraq, in a helicopter accident. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 28, 2005.

Spc. Christopher K. Boone 34 121st Infantry (Long Range Surveillance), Georgia Army National Guard Augusta, Georgia Died of a non-combat related injury in Balad, Iraq, on February 17, 2007

CWO Clarence E. Boone, 50, of Fort Worth TX,  died of a heart attack in Kuwait on December 2, 2003.

Capt. John J. Boria, 29, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died September 6, 2004 from injuries he received in an all terrain vehicle accident in Doha, Qatar. Boria was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and was assigned to the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

Sgt. Roberto E. Diaz Borio, 47, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Army National Guard. Diaz Borio died April 8, 2010 in Mombassa, Kenya, where he was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The circumstances were not disclosed. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Cayay, Puerto Rico.

Spc. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Elkridge, Maryland.  Boswell died in Al Taji, Iraq while conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of his HMWWV, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Died on October 14, 2005.

Cpl. Jeremy P. Bouffard, 21, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Middlefield, Massachusetts One of 14 soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter accidentally crashed while returning from a combat mission in Multaka, Iraq, on August 22, 2007.

Zachary Bowen, 28, Oct. 20, 2006 — New Orleans is still reeling from news this week that a bartender reportedly strangled his girlfriend, dismembered her body, and cooked some of the body parts on his stove before jumping to his death. Now, it turns out, he was an Iraq war hero. That’s just one of the tragic ironies and mysteries of the suspected murder-suicide that has shaken residents of Crescent City. Police said the mystery began on Tuesday when the body of Zachary Bowen, 28, was found on top of a parking garage.

Master Sgt. Jamal H. Bowers, 41, of Raleigh, N.C., died March 18, 2011 at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, as a result of a non-combat related incident.. He was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 4th Military Information Support Group, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc.Timothy Bowman, 23, FORRESTON, Ill. — A year ago on Thanksgiving morning, in the corrugated metal pole barn that housed his family’s electrical business, Timothy Bowman put a handgun to his head and pulled the trigger. He had been home from the Iraq war for eight months. Once a fun-loving, life-of-the-party type, Bowman had slipped into an abyss, tormented by things he’d been ordered to do in war. “I’m OK. I can deal with it,” he would say whenever his father, Mike, urged him to get counseling.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing a wave of returning veterans such as Bowman who are struggling with memories of a war where it’s hard to distinguish innocent civilians from enemy fighters and where the threat of suicide attacks and roadside bombs haunts the most routine mission. Since 2001, about 1.4 million Americans have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or other locations in the war on terror.

Sgt. Timothy R. Boyce 29 Maintenance Troop, Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment North Salt Lake, Utah. Died of an aneurysm at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on December 15, 2005.

Spc. Edward W. Brabazon 20 Company A, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Died of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 9, 2004 Parents suspect it was murder.  Brabazon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, 39, Utica MS A staff sergeant dies of a heart attack. 5/28/03

Michael Bramer 23, North Carolina, Gunshot 1/17/2007. The first time that Michael J. Bramer died, he was serving in Iraq, his sister said, and he felt a tranquility that was elusive in the months after he was brought back to life. “What he talked about in the beginning was the feeling he felt when his
heart stopped,” said Barbara Bramer of Boston. “He said it was just very peaceful for him, and that was his expectation of what he would have had if they didn’t revive him.” Then a sergeant first class in special forces with the Army’s 82d Airborne Division, Mr. Bramer suffered severe head injuries in
October 2003, when part of an unstable structure collapsed as he was helping string barbed wire outside Baghdad, his sister said. The impact blinded him in one eye. During surgery, plates were placed in his head. Soon, a series of migraines, each more acute, disturbed his days and nights. Discharged from the Army in June, Mr. Bramer had been living in a Fayetteville, N.C., apartment. At
23, he had set aside his hopes of attending MIT, where he had taken summer courses during high school in Boston. On Jan. 17, while his roommate and a friend were downstairs, he turned up the surround sound on his television and took his life in his bedroom, his sister said.

 Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew David Brandt, 22 of Nashville, Tennessee, January 19, 2005.  A sailor was found dead in his barracks …at Guam Naval Base.  The cause of death is still under investigation by the hospital medical examiner. His story.

Pfc. Gregory N. Braun 26, Wisconsin, Gunshot, 3/6/2006. A private first class is killed by a “non-hostile” gunshot wound. One day before the roster of officers who made the squad came out – a list he would have made – Greg typed a suicide note on his computer and left two copies in his home in the 3400 block of N. 92nd St. He apologized for not being strong enough to go on living. The final line states:  “Well just leave it as war being one hell of a bitch no matter how big or small its found.” Greg died March 6, two days before he would have turned 27. He shot himself in the head with his police gun in the basement of his home.

Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun 19, Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Stafford, Connecticut “Died of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 12, 2003. The only confirmed Connecticut suicide is that of Army Pfc. Jeffrey Braun, 19, of Stafford, who died in December 2003. His father, William Braun, told The Courant he still did not have a full explanation of what happened to Jeffrey, but said, “I’ve chosen not to pursue it or question it. It’s over and done with.”

Spc. Joshua T. Brazee 25, of Sand Creek, Michigan, Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Sand Creek, Michigan.  “Died from non-combat related injuries in Qaim, Iraq, on May 23, 2005.  Army Spec. Joshua T. Brazee, 25, of Sand Creek, Mich., had been in Iraq for less than three months when the military says he shot himself with his rifle in May 2005. According to his autopsy report, he had “”talked with other soldiers about death and killing, and also  about the idea of suicide.”

Darren D. Braswell 36 of Riverdale GA. Defense Department civilian employee working for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service died near Tal Afar, Iraq, on Jan. 7, 2006 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed.

Pvt. Lucas M. Bregg, 19, of Wright City, Mo., died July 8, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Pvt. Michael P. Bridges 23, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Placentia, California Died in Taji, Iraq, on November 2, 2006.  Suspected friendly fire incident.

Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr.   Navy, 22, 12/28/04. weapon discharge.  Seaman Pablito Pena Briones Jr. 22 1st Marine Division Detachment Anaheim, California.  Died of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Falluja, Iraq, on December 28, 2004

Cpl. Phillip J. Brodnick 25 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division New Lenox, Illinois One of 14 soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter accidentally crashed while returning from a combat mission in Multaka, Iraq, on August 22, 2007

Dan Bronkowski, assigned to Ft. Riley, Kansas, found hanged off base in September 1993.  The army characterized the death as an apparent suicide.  The family contests the finding of cause of death.

Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks 32 Company A, 153rd Engineer Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard Philip, South Dakota “Died of non-combat related injuries in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 24, 2004. Army Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks, 32, of Philip, S.D., who shot himself in the head on April 24, 2004. In sworn statements, a major and first lieutenant acknowledged they had conducted “”counseling”” with Brooks, and a first sergeant “”detailed his knowledge of SSG Brooks’ suicidal ideations.”” Brooks was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion, from Wagner, South Dakota.

Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks, 23, of Abingdon, Md. The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 10, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related vehicle rollover.  They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown 19, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Austin, Texas Died due to a non-combat related incident in Anbar Province, Iraq, on September 13, 2004.

Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown, 25, of Trinity Center, Calif. Declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on Aug. 8, 2006, when a UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. His remains were recovered on Aug. 10, 2006. Assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown, 26, of Mabscott, West Virginia, died July 3, 2005 in Mosul Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Tal Afar, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. Brown was assigned to the Army’s 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Spc. Lerando J. Brown, 27, of Gulfport, Miss., died March 15, 2008 in Balad, Iraq, from a gunshot wound to the chest.  He was assigned to the 288th Sapper Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, Houston, Miss.

Pfc. Luke J. Brown, July 20, 2008.  Homicide. Brown’s body was found in a car in a parking lot near a building off Bastogne Drive at Ft. Bragg. Brown, who was 27 and from Fredericksburg, Va., was an intelligence analyst with the division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

Pvt. Matthew W. Brown, 20, of Zelienople, Pa., died May 11, 2008 in Asadabad, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.   Army Pfc. Matthew W. Brown of Zelienople, whose family has a long history of military
service to the country, died of a gunshot wound while guarding prisoners in Afghanistan, his father said Monday.  

Petty Officer Second Class Melelek M. Brown, 24, of Roswell, N.M., was declared dead Jan. 4, 2008 after apparently going overboard from USS Hopper in the Arabian Sea Jan. 3.  Navy aircraft and ships conducted an extensive search but did not locate him.  USS Hopper is home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Spc. Micheal D. Brown, 20, of Williamsburg, Kan. died Oct.16, 2007 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, of a non-combat related illness after being transported from Tikrit, raq on Oct.15.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown, 28, of Dallas, Texas, died Aug. 4, from a non-combat related incident in Rota, Spain. He was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, Lemoore, Calif.

Spc. Seteria L. Brown, 22, of Orlando, Fla., died July 25, 2008 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound to the chest.   She was assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade,  Fort Hood Texas.

Master Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner, 50, of Owensboro, Ky., died Oct. 28, 2007 in Kabul, Afghanistan from a non-combat related illness.   He was assigned to the Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, U.S. Army Reserve, Owensboro, Ky.

Pfc. Jamel A. Bryant, 22, of Belleville, Ill., died Sept. 27, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while on patrol in Wahida, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 35, of Montgomery, Ala., died on Jan. 9, 2002; plane crash in Pakistan.

Senior Airman Andrew S. Bubacz, 23, of Dalzell, S. C., died Nov. 12, 2010 in Nuristan, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Bubacz, who was deployed as a member of a provincial reconstruction team, suffered head injuries
while maintaining a communications tower at a forward operating base, according to a news release from Altus Air Force Base.

Spc. Brock L. Bucklin, 28, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died May 31, 2006, in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause. Bucklin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  The San Jose Mercury News reported that the accident occurred when soldiers were lifting equipment and a chain hoist broke, striking Bucklin in the neck and fatally injuring him. Bucklin joined the Army in August 2004, about a year after his twin brother, Brad.

Spc. Paul J. Bueche, of the 131st Aviation Regiment of the Alabama Army National Guard, died in October when a Black Hawk helicopter tire he was inflating exploded. On Monday, his family received two letters from the military an autopsy review and the medical care survey. July 16, 2004.

Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25, of Paterson, N.J. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany;  Died on May 11, 2009 at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq.  Shot by a fellow soldier.

Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Florida, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq, of friendly fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

S Sgt Thomas I. Bullington was found hanging in the garage of his living quarters at Holloman Air Force Base on May 22, 1988, an apparent suicide  The family contests the finding of cause of death.

Spc. Phillip S. Bullins, 23, of Carthage, N.C., died at the scene of a vehicle accident at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on November 26, 2011.  Bullins joined the Army in September 2009 and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division.

Tech. Sgt. Larry D. Bunn, 43, of Bossier City, La., died March 7, 2013 as a result of a non-combat incident at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia.  He was assigned to the 307th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington State, died January 25. Bunda was originally listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) when his patrol boat capsized on the Tigris River. His remains were recovered on February 10. Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, Washington. On January 25, 2004 a US patrol boat capsized during a patrol on the Tigris River with local police. Four soldiers fell into the river in Mosul, Iraq. Two OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters conducted a search, and one of the search helicopters crashed into the river.

CWO Frank A. Buoniconti, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colorado was killed in a helicopter crash at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, on December 13, 2011.   The incident is under investigation

Pfc. Brandon L. Burdette, 22, of Ashland, Ohio, was found in his barracks room in Schweinfurt, Germany and died at the scene. He was assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, New York, died on March 23, 2003 of possible friendly fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Sgt. John F. Burner III, 32, of Baltimore, Md., died Sept. 16, 2010 in Iskandariya, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.  Burner died of an apparent illness.

Lance Cpl. Jason K. Burnett, 20, of St. Cloud, Fla.  Died May 11, 2006, as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar  province, Iraq. All four Marines were assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

Cpl. Johnathon T. Burnette, 24, was stabbed several times all over his body and eyes and found in a pool of blood on Jan. 7, 2009 at Camp LeJeune, N.C.  Initial cause of death, according to the military autopsy was suicide.   Burnette was a landing support specialist assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He joined the Marine Corps June 7, 2005.   Burnette’s awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Global War on  Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Spc. Jesse Buryj, The parents of Spc. Jesse Buryj were initially told their son died in an accident. After relentless pressure on the Army for a copy of the autopsy, his mother read that Buryj had died of a gunshot wound. She had to request through the Freedom of Information Act a copy of the incident report, which states he was killed by friendly fire from coalition Polish troops. And later a soldier from Buryj’s unit came to her home and told her he had been killed by “one of our own troops”.
Pvt. Matthew D. Bush 20, of East Alton, Illinois,  F Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.  Died in his sleep on August 8, 2003, in Camp Caldwell in Kirkush, Iraq. A fellow soldier tried to wake Bush and noticed he was not breathing. A private dies from the heat.
CPO JoseJoewey Madrigal Butor, an aviation boatswain’s mate-fuels, was found floating in the water near Berth 2 by the Japanese Coast Guard about 6:30 a.m. on May 8, 2012, base officials said. He was 50.  Butor was attached to Navy Supply Fleet Logistics Center at Yokosuka. The cause of death is under investigation.
PFC Brandon L. Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Nov. 5, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.   Buttry was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
SPC Justin L. Buxbaum, 23, of South Portland, Maine, died May 26, 2008 in Kushamond, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood Texas.  The incident is under investigation.
Pfc. Henry G. Byrd III, 20, of Veguita, N.M., died June 24 in Landstuhl Germany, from a non-combat related illness sustained June 18, 2007 while in Iraq.  His death is under investigation.  Byrd was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.