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Killed Supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Navy Names of Honor
Last Updated: Sept. 8, 2006



December 4th, 2006
71. Navy Hospitalman
Christopher A. Anderson 24, of Colo.;
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines,
2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force,
Atlantic, Died Dec. 4 as a result of enemy
action in Anbar Province, Iraq.



Sept. 4, 2006
70. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Christopher G. Walsh 30, of St. Louis, Mo.;
assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 24th Regiment,
4th Marine Division, Navy Reserve, Mo.;
Died Sept. 4 while his unit was conducting
combat operations against enemy forces in
Al Anbar province, Iraq. Walsh was serving
as a corpsman with Multi National Corps Iraq.




69. Navy Chief Petty Officer Paul J. Darga 34, of Mich.;
assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two,
serving with the 1st Marine Logistics Group;
Killed Aug. 22 when his Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was
struck by an improvised explosive device while responding to
a previous strike. His unit was conducting combat operations
against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.




68. Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon 20, Ariz.
assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,
1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force,
Died Aug. 20 of injuries suffered when his vehicle was
struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting
combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. .




67. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee 28, of Ore.;
a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team;
Killed Aug. 2 during combat operations while
on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.



July 26, 2006
Navy Electrician's Mate
66. Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth, 30, of Md.;
assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Mobile Unit Eight, serving with Multinational Corps
died July 26 after ordnance exploded during a
disposal operation at Camp Victory, Iraq Baghdad.



July 12, 2006.
65. Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry A. Tharp 44, of Iowa;
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25,
Killed July 12 as a result of enemy action when his
dismounted patrol was struck by an improvised explosive
device while operating in the Anbar province of Iraq.



June 09, 2006.
64. Navy Hospitalman (Seaman/E-3)
Zachary M. Alday 22, of Donalsonville, Ga.;
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines,
7th Regimental Combat Team, 1st Marine
Expeditionary Force (Forward),
Died June 9 of injuries sustained earlier in
the day when the vehicle in which he was riding
struck a land mine during combat operations
against enemy forces in the Anbar Province of Iraq.




63. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Jaime S. Jaenke 29, of Bay City, Wis.;
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25,
Killed June 05, 2006 as a result of enemy action when her
Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device
in Anbar province, Iraq.




62. Navy Equipment Operator
Gary T. Rovinski 44, of Roseville, Ill.;
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25,
Killed June 05, 2006, as a result of enemy action
when his Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive
device in Anbar Province, Iraq.



April 02, 2006.
61. Navy Hospitalman
Geovani Padillaaleman 20, of Calif.;
permanently assigned to Bethesda Naval Hospital,
USNS Comfort Detachment; operationally assigned to
3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2/28 Brigade Combat Team;
Killed April 2 as a result of enemy action in Anbar Province, Iraq.



February 15, 2006.
60. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class
Nicholas Wilson 25, of Newark Valley, N.Y.;
assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile
Unit 3, based in San Diego;
Killed Feb. 12 by an improvised explosive device
in Anbar province, Iraq.




59. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
John T. Fralish 30, of New Kingstown Pa.;
assigned to the 3rd Marine Division Detachment,
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii;
Killed Feb. 6 when enemy forces opened fire on
a U.S. patrol northwest of Methar Lam in Laghman
province, Afghanistan.



November 20, 2005
58. Navy Steelworker 3rd Class
Emory J. Turpin 23, of Dahlonega, Ga.;
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74
currently deployed to the Seychelles;
Died Nov. 20 when he drowned in the Seychelles.



November 1, 2005
57. Petty Officer 2nd Class
Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu of Oxnard, Calif.;
assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward),
II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward);
Killed Nov. 1 by an improvised explosive device while
conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Ramadi, Iraq.



October 21, 2005
56. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
Christopher W. Thompson 25, of N. Wilkesboro, N.C.;
assigned to the Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines,
8th Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet
Marine Forces Atlantic, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.;
Killed Oct. 21 by an IED explosion while conducting
combat operations against enemy forces
in the Anbar Province of Iraq.



Oct. 14
55. Petty Officer 3rd Class
Fabricio Moreno, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y.;
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3,
attached to Combined Joint Task Force -
Horn of Africa construction team;
Killed Oct. 14 in a single-vehicle accident in Manda Bay, Kenya.



Oct. 4, 2005
54. Aviation MM Brian K. Joplin, 32, of Hugo, Okla.;
assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15,
Corpus Christi, Texas;
Killed Oct. 4, when he fell out of a U.S. Navy MH-53
helicopter during a regularly scheduled training mission
in the Central Arabian Gulf.



Sept. 6 , 2005
53. Navy Hospitalman Robert N. Martens 20, of Ariz.; ;
assigned to II Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.,
during Operation Iraqi Freedom,
Killed Sept. 6 when the Humvee he was riding
in rolled over in Qaim, Iraq.



August 2, 2005
53. Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull 41, Ill.;
an operations specialist assigned to the guided missile
cruiser Princeton, homeported in San Diego;
Died Aug. 2 aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Arabian
Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for
a non-combat-related incident.



July 25th, 2005
52. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood
26, of Surrency, Ga.; assigned to Naval Hospital Great Lakes,
Great Lakes, Ill., and deployed with the II Marine
Expeditionary Force, Died July 21 of wounds received July 15 from
an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Hit, Iraq..



July 12th, 2005
51. Navy (SEAL) 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson 29, of Calif.;
assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii;
Killed while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province,
Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting
a combat search-and-rescue operation July 10 in Kunar province.
His whereabouts had been unknown since June 28.



July 4th, 2005
50. Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy
29, of Patchogue, N.Y.; assigned to SEAL Delivery
Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii;
Killed while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province,
Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting
a combat search-and-rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province.
His whereabouts had been unknown since June 28.



July 4th, 2005
49. Navy Gunner?s Mate 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz
25, of Littleton, Colo.; was assigned to SEAL Delivery
Vehicle Team 2, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Killed while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province,
Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting
a combat search-and-rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province.
His whereabouts had been unknown since June 28.



June 28, 2005
48. Navy Machinist?s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Eric S. Patton
22, of Boulder City, Nev.;
assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
47. Navy Chief Fire Control Technician (SEAL) Jacques J. Fontan
36, of New Orleans; assigned to SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
46. Navy ET 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffery A. Lucas
33, of Corbett, Ore.;
assigned to SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
45. Navy Corpsman 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffrey S. Taylor
30, of Midway, W.Va.;
assigned to SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
44. Navy Quartermaster 2nd Class (SEAL) James Suh
28, of Florida.; assigned to SEAL Delivery
Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
43. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen
33, of San Diego;
assigned to SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 28, 2005
42. Navy Lt. Michael M. McGreevy Jr.
30, of Portville, N.Y.;
assigned to SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Died June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed
while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants
in eastern Afghanistan.



June 23, 2005
41. Navy Culinary Specialist 1st Class Regina R. Clark
43, of Centralia, Wash.; deployed with Naval Construction
Region Detachment 30, Naval Reserve, temporarily assigned
to II Marine Expeditionary Force,
Killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive
device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.



June 15, 2005
40. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Cesar O. Baez
37, of Pomona, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Marine Division,
II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward);
Killed June 15 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting
combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.



Died May 7
39. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jeffery L. Wiener
32, of Louisville, Ky.; assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force;
Died May 7 in combat incident in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Killed April 23
38. Navy Hospitalman Aaron A. Kent
28, of Portland, Ore.;
assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force
Killed April 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated
while he was conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.


Died Nov. 18, 2001
37. Navy Engineman 1st Class Vincent Parker
38, of Preston, Mich.;
Died Nov. 18, 2001, Based at Norfolk Naval Station, Va.; drowned
aboard an Iraqi freighter that sank on in the Persian Gulf.



Died Nov. 18, 2001
36. Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson
21, of Rochester, N.Y.;
Died Nov. 18, 2001, Based at Norfolk Naval Station, Va.; drowned
aboard an Iraqi freighter that sank on in the Persian Gulf.



Killed March 4th 2002
35. Navy Aviation Boatswain?s Mate 1 Neil C. Roberts,
32, of Woodland Calif.;
Killed March 4, 2002, assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, Va.; killed
during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.



March 27, 2002
34. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman/SEAL Matthew J. Bourgeois,
35, of Tallahassee, Fla.;
Killed March 27, 2002, assigned to Little Creek Naval Amphibious
Base, Va.; Killed by a land mine during small-unit training on
in Afghanistan.



Killed March 22, 2003
33. Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams,
Age 27, of La Mesa, Calif.
Killed March 22, 2003 in a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter crash
over the Persian Gulf. He was assigned as an exchange officer with
the British Royal Navy?s 849 Squadron.
Lt. Adams, graduated from the Naval Academy 1997.
? USA Today, Associated Press



Killed April 02, 2003
32. Navy Lt. Nathan D. White
Age 30, of Mesa, Ariz.
Killed: April 02, 2003 when his F/A-18C Hornet was lost over Iraq.
He was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195, based in Atsugi,
Japan, and deployed with Carrier Air Wing 5 aboard the carrier
Kitty Hawk. The incident remains under investigation.
?Whatever Lt. Nathan did, he gave it 300 percent.?
?Aviation was his passion,? his family said in a statement.
?He was a man who lived his dream. He died defending this country.?
? USA Today, Associated Press



Killed Aug. 21, 2003
31. Navy Lt. Kylan A. Jones-Huffman,
Age 31, of Aptos, Calif.
Killed Aug. 21, 2003 in Hillah, Iraq, by an unidentified gunman.
He was on temporary duty with the I Marine Expeditionary Force;
A gifted officer?s life ends with a bullet in Iraq.
? USA Today, Associated Press



Killed July 17, 2003
30. Navy Corpsman 3rd Class, David J. Moreno,
Age 26, of Gering, Neb.
Killed: July 17, 2003 a non-hostile gunshot wound in Hamishiyah, Iraq.
He was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, 4th Marine
Division Detachment. Moreno, who was assigned to the Naval Medical
Center in San Diego, lived in Gering for a brief time after graduating
from Lincoln Southeast High School before enlisting in the Navy.
? USA Today, Associated Press



Killed June 6th, 2003
29. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, Doyle W. Bollinger Jr.
Age 21, of Poteau, Okla.
Killed: June 06, 2003

In Iraq when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area he was working. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, Miss. Doyle W. Bollinger joined the U.S. Navy shortly after high school. He was a Seabee. His unit has been in the Middle East since January, providing construction support to the Navy, Marines and other armed forces during military operations.
? Associated Press



Killed March 25th, 2003
28. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, Michael Vann Johnson Jr.,
Age 25, of Little Rock, Ark.
Killed: March 25, 2003,

Killed in action in Iraq. Johnson, was killed when he was struck by shrapnel from a grenade while helping a wounded Marine. The Little Rock native was the first Arkansan killed in the conflict. He was assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, 3rd Marine Division Detachment, Fleet Marine Force, San Diego. Shortly before his death, his mother received a letter from him. ?Mom,? he wrote, ?I love you, and don?t be afraid if I don?t return, realize I?m in heaven with God.?
? Associated Press



Killed june 26th, 2003
27. Navy Seaman Joshua McIntosh,
Age 22, of Kingman, Arizona,
Killed: June 26, 2003,

In Karbala, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound. He was assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, 29 Palms, Calif.






Killed March 5th,
26. Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray,
Age 32, of Richmond, Va.,
Killed: March 5 in Kuwait,

In an automobile accident. Gray was traveling to Kuwait Navy Base when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a civilian vehicle. Gray was assigned to Navy Detachment Kuwait Navy Base.



Killed October 8th, 2003
25. Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell Jones,
Age 22, of Wellston, Ohio,
Killed: Oct. 8, 2003

assigned to the guided missile destroyer Higgins, San Diego, Calif.; killed in a non-combat-related, in the United Arab Emirates.



Killed March 4th, 2002
24. Aviation Boatswain?s Mate 1 Neil C. Roberts,
Age 32, of Woodland, Calif.,
Killed: March 4, 2002

assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, Va.; killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.



March 27, 2002
23. Chief Hospital Corpsman/SEAL Matthew J. Bourgeois
Age 35, of Tallahassee, Fla.,
Killed: March 27, 2002

assigned to Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va.; killed by a land mine during small-unit training on March 27, 2002, in Afghanistan.



22. Communications Electrician 1 Thomas E. Retzer
Age 30, of San Diego, Calif.,
Killed: June 25, 2003

assigned to SEAL Team 2, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va.; killed in Afghanistan.



21. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher M. Blaschum
Age 33, of Port St. Joe, Fla.,
Killed: March 02, 2002

assigned to Fighter Squadron 143, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.; killed when he ejected from an F-14 on a training exercise on March 2, 2002, over the Mediterranean Sea.



20. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Profitt
Age 23, of Charlestown, Md.,
Killed: March 17, 2003

assigned to the destroyer Deyo, Norfolk, Va.; killed in a non-combat-related incident, in the Red Sea.



19. Photographer?s Mate 1 David M. Tapper
Age 32, of Atco, N.J.,
Killed: Aug. 20, 2003

assigned to SEAL Team 6, San Diego, Calif.; killed in Afghanistan.



18. Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando A. Mendezaceves
Age 27, of Ponce, Puerto Rico,
Killed: April 06, 2004

assigned to to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, First Marine Division Detachment, San Diego. He was killed in Iraq, the Al Anbar Province.



17. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli
Age 27, of Monroe, N.Y.
Died April 24, 2004 in the Northern Persian Gulf.
As a result of a waterborne attack. He was assigned to USS Firebolt (PC 10), forward-deployed to Manama, Bahrain.



16. Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts
Age 28, of Knoxville, Tenn.
Died April 24, 2004 in the Northern Persian Gulf.
As a result of a waterborne attack. He was assigned to USS Firebolt (PC 10), forward-deployed to Manama, Bahrain.



15. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal
Age 24, of Smithtown, N.Y.
Died April 24, 2004 in the Northern Persian Gulf.
He was assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, Detachment 403.



14. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael C. Anderson,
36, of Daytona, Fla.
Killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.



13. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins,
35, of Stuart, Florida.
Killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.



12. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. McHugh,
33, of Boca Raton, Florida.
Killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.



11. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett,
37, of Orlando, Florida.
Killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.



10. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther,
37, of Auburndale, Florida.
Killed May 2 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Jacksonville, Fla.



9. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class (SW3) Eric L. Knott
21, of Grand Island, Neb.;
Killed Sept. 4, 2004 he was struck by enemy fire in Fallujah, Iraq.
He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Calif.;


8. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Julian Woods
22, of Jacksonville, Fla.;
Killed Nov. 10, 2004 by hostile fire in Fallujah, Iraq.


7. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joel Egan Baldwin
37, of Arlington, Va.;
Killed Dec. 21 when his base dining facility was attacked in Mosul, Iraq.
He was assigned to Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 7, Gulfport, Miss.;


6. Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones Jr.
22, of Anaheim, Calif.;
assigned to 1st Marine Division Detachment,
Naval Medical Center San Diego;
Died Dec. 28 of a gunshot wound in Fallujah, Iraq.


5. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class John D. House
28, of Ventura, Calif.;
Assigned to Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii, Marine Corps Units Detachment,
Pearl Harbor; Killed Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash near Rutbah, Iraq.
Thirty Marines were also killed.


4. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward E. Jack,
51, of Detroit;
Died Jan. 29 of a incident aboard the amphibious ship Bonhomme Richard.


3. Navy Lt. Cmdr Keith E. Taylor, 47, of Irvine, Calif.;
Killed Jan. 29 in a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, Iraq Detachment;

2. Navy Builder 1st Class Alec Mazur
35, of Vernon, N.Y.;
Killed March 9, 2005 assigned to Underwater Construction Team One,
under operational control of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central
Command; in a automobile accident in Mombassa, Kenya.


May 29th, 2004
1. Navy Seal BM 1st Class (SEAL) Brian J. Ouellette
37, of Needham, Mass.;
assigned to Navy Special Warfare Group Two, Little Creek, Va.;
Killed May 29, 2004 while on mounted patrol near Jahak and
Seleh, Afghanistan.