August: U.S. Department of Defense Casualties Report (2007)

Department of Defense

08/31/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Jason Butkus, 34, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/30/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Edward Brooks, 25, Iraq, Schweinfurt, Germany

08/30/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: John Tanner, 21, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/30/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Erick Foster, 29, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/30/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Henry Ofeciar, 37, Afghanistan, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/30/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Scott Ball, 38, and Jan Argonish, 26, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania Army National Guard

08/29/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Rocky Herrera, 43, Cory Clark, 25, and Bryce Howard, 24, Afghanistan, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/29/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: James Collins Jr., 35, Iraq, U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Michigan

08/29/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Thomas Wilson, 21, Afghanistan, Vicenza, Italy

08/28/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Rogelio Ramirez, 21, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/27/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Nicholas Carnes, 25, Afghanistan, Kentucky Army National Guard

08/27/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Joshua Morley, 22, and Tracy Willis, 21, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/27/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Matthew Medlicott, 21, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/25/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Daniel Miller, 43, NCD, Afghanistan, Fort Riley, Kansas 

08/25/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Scott Carney, 37, NCD, Afghanistan, Iowa Army National Guard

08/25/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: David Heringes, 36, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/25/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Edgar Cardenas, 34, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/25/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Adrian Elizalde, 30, and Michael Tully, 33, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Sandy Britt, 30, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Corry Tyler, 29, Paul Flynn, 28, Matthew Tallman, 30, Rickey Bell, 21, NCD, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Derek Dobogal, 26, Jason Paton, 25, Garrett McLead, 23, Jeremy Boufard, 21, Phillip Brodnick, 25, Joshua Harmon, 20, Nathan Hubbard, 21, Michael Hook, 25, Jessy Pollard, 22, and Tyler Seideman, 20, NCD, Iraq, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Omar Torres, 20, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Donovan Witham, 20, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/23/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Willard Powell, 21, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/22/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: George Libby, 23, NCD, Afghanistan, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/20/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Paul Norris, 30, and Kamisha Block, 20, NCD, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/20/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Michael Fielder, 35, NCD, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/20/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Jonathan Edds, 24, Iraq, Fort Benning, Georgia

08/19/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Princess Samuels, 22, and Zandra Walker, 28, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/16/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Robert Pirelli, 29, Iraq, Fort Carson, Colorado

08/16/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Alun Howells, 20, Iraq, Fort Stewart, Georgia

08/16/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Eric Cottrell, 39, Juan Lopez Jr., 23, and Paulomarko Pacificador, 24, Iraq, Fort Bliss, Texas

08/16/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Christopher Johnson, 31, Jackie McFarlane Jr, 30, Sean Fisher, 29, Stanley Reynolds, 37, and Steven Jewell, 26, NCD, Iraq, Fort Wainwright, Alaska

08/15/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Alicia Birchett, 29, NCD, Iraq, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

08/15/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Shawn Hensel, 20, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/15/2007:  Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Is Identified: Alton C. Rockett, Jr.

08/14/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: William Scates, 31, Scott Kirkpatrick, 26, Andrew Lancaster, 23, and Justin Penrod, 24, Iraq, Fort Stewart, Georgia

08/14/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Michael Tayaotao, 27, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/13/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Jeffrey Kettle, 31, Jesse Clowers, 27, and Charles Kitowski, 31, Afghanistan, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/13/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: William Edwards, 23, Iraq, Fort Stewart, Georgia

08/13/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Alan Austin, 21, NCD, Afghanistan, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/13/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Jordan Goode, 21, Afghanistan, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/13/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Joan Duran, 24, NCD, Iraq, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

08/10/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Reynold Armand, 21, NCD, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/09/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Donald Young, 19, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/09/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Jacob Thompson, 26, Nicholas Gummersall, 23, Juan Alcantra, 22, and Kareem Khan, 20, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/08/2007:  Soldier Missing In Action From The Korean War Is Identified: Frank Bunchuk, U.S. Army

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Justin Blackwell, 27, and Jeremy Bohannon, 18, Iraq, Fort Carson, Colorado

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Jon Bonnell Jr., 22, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Christopher Neiberger, 2, Iraq, Schweinfurt, Germany

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Travis Bachman, 30, Iraq, Kansas Army National Guard

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Bradley Marshall, 37, and Daniel Reyes, 24, Iraq, Fort Richardson, Alaska

08/07/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Charles Leonard Jr., 29, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/06/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Matthew Murchison, 21, Iraq, Hanau, Germany

08/06/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Dustin Wakeman, 25, Jason Lafleur, 28, and Jaron Holliday, 21, Iraq, Fort Richardson, Alaska

08/06/2007:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Cristian Vasquez, 20, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/06/2007:  Soldiers Mia From Vietnam War Are Accounted For: Dennis C. Hamilton, of Barnes City, Iowa; Chief Warrant Officer Sheldon D. Schultz, of Altoona, Pa.; Sgt. 1st Class Ernest F. Briggs Jr., of San Antonio, Texas; Sgt. 1st Class John T. Gallagher, of Hamden, Conn.; and Sgt. 1st Class James D. Williamson, of Olympia, Wash

08/06/2007:  DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty: Joey Link, 29, NCD, Germany, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

08/05/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Braden Long, 19, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/05/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Julian Rios, 52, Iraq, Puerto Rico Army National Guard

08/05/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Fernando Santos, 29, Christian Rojas-Gallego, 24, and Eric Salinas, 25, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/04/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Taurean Harris, 22, Afghanistan, Fort Gordon, Georgia

08/03/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Zachariah Gonzalez, 23, Charles Heinlein, 23, and Alfred Jairala, 29, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/03/2007:  Airmen Missing in Action from Vietnam War are Identified: James H. Ayres, of Pampa, Texas, US Air Force and Lt. Col. Charles W. Stratton, Dallas, Texas, U.S.Air Force

08/02/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Jason Kessler, 29, Iraq, Fort Lewis, Washington

08/02/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Stephen Maddies, 41, Iraq, Tennessee Army National Guard

08/01/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Benjamin Hall, 24, Afghanistan, Vicenza, Italy

08/01/2007:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Camy Florexil, 20, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

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Army Staff Sgt Paul Norris Shot Spc Kamisha Block Five Times in Iraq, Then Killed Self (2007)

Kamisha Block

Spc. Kamisha Block, US Army

Spc. Kamisha Block, 20, US Army, died of a non combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq on August 16, 2007. Spc. Block was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas. The Department of Defense announced at the time of the press release that the circumstances surrounding the incident were under investigation. Media reports indicate that Kamisha died of gunshot wounds after she was shot in the shoulder, chest, and head area five times by a fellow Army soldier, Staff Sg. Paul Norris. Norris then turned the gun on himself putting a single bullet into the right side of his head. Medics found Norris dead at the scene and Kamisha with a sucking chest wound. Kamisha Block was pronounced dead a few minutes later at Camp Liberty Troop Medical Clinic. The family claims there was no serious relationship with Norris yet he became possessive and began abusing her. They believe she was not protected by the Army.

“She spent a year in Korea, and then returned for a few months to Fort Hood before she left for Iraq in 2007. While in Texas she began a relationship with Staff Sgt. Brandon Norris, her parents said, a man in the same battalion. Although the Blocks never believed Norris and Kamisha Block had a serious relationship, Norris became attached and possessive of her, Army investigators told the family. Before they left Fort Hood for Iraq, Norris physically assaulted Kamisha Block, her family learned through later Army reports. He was disciplined and received counseling, but he did not lose his jealous nature.” ~Home of the Brave

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Army SSG Alicia Birchett Died of Injuries Suffered From a Non-Combat Related Vehicle Accident in Baghdad, Iraq (2007)

Alicia Birchett

SSG Alicia Birchett, US Army

Army SSG Alicia Birchett, 29, died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related vehicle accident in Baghdad, Iraq on August 9, 2007. SSG Birchett was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. At the time of the Department of Defense August 15th press release, the incident was under investigation. According to media reports, her family said Alicia was fatally injured when the brakes of a military truck failed while she changed a tire.

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Camp Lejeune Marine Cpl. Reynold Armand Died of Unspecified Causes in Balad, Iraq (2007)

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Cpl. Reynold Armand, US Marine Corps

Marine Cpl. Reynold Armand, 21, died of unspecified causes on August 7, 2007 in Balad, Iraq. Cpl. Armand was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At the time of the Department of Defense press release, the death was under investigation.

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