Today the Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine supporting the war in Iraq. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, died of wounds recieved in July “when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.” This death bring the total American combat deaths from ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ to 1574 and total deaths to 1967. Over just the last week, 22 US troops have been killed in operations in Iraq. Below are just a few reports of these deaths:
Spc. Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20, of Mesa, Ariz., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 6, of injuries sustained there on Oct. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during convoy operations. Robinson was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Ariz.
Cpl. Nicholas O. Cherava, 21, of Ontonagon, Mich., and Lance Cpl. Jason L. Frye, 19, of Landisburg, Pa., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Pfc. Shayne M. Cabino, 19, of Canton, Mass., died Oct. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Two died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 7, when their dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn. Fifer died in Al Asad, Iraq.
Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21, of Monroe, Mich. Greer died in Haqlaniyah, Iraq.
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