2019
22 Afghanistan War Operations    3 Iraq War Operations    12 ISIS Operations    Total: 37
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01/16/19 (S)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer
37, Boynton Beach, Florida
U.S. Army
Manbij, Syria
Hostile - IED attack
Died as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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01/16/19 (S)
Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent
35, Pine Plains, New York
U.S. Navy
Manbij, Syria
Hostile - IED attack
Died as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device.
She was assigned to Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66, based at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
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01/16/19 (A)
Not Available
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock
26, Spearman, Texas
U.S. Army
Landstuhl, Germany
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations on Jan. 13, 2019, in Jawand District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
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01/16/19 (S)
Civilian Ghadir Taher
27, East Point, Georgia
U.S. Army
Manbij, Syria
Hostile - IED attack
Died as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device.
She was an Arabic interpreter with with defense contractor Valiant Integrated Services
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01/16/19 (S)
Civilian Scott R. Wirtz 0
37, St. Louis, Missouri
Civilian
Manbij, Syria
Hostile - IED attack
Died as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an operations support specialist.
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01/22/19 (A)
Staff Sergeant Joshua Z. Beale
32, Carrollton, Virginia
U.S. Army
Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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03/05/19 (S)
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Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski
37, Pinckneyville, Illinois
U.S. Army
Kuwait
Non-combat
Died as a result of a non-combat related incident: vehicle collision with civilian truck.
She was assigned to 657th Transportation Company, 419th Transportation Battalion, 103d Sustainment Command, Mount Vernon, Illinois and stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait as part of Operation Spartan Shield.
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03/05/19 (S)
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Spc. Jackson D. Johnson
20, Hillsboro, Missouri
U.S. Army
Kuwait
Non-combat
Died as a result of a non-combat related incident: vehicle collision with civilian truck.
He was assigned to 657th Transportation Company, 419th Transportation Battalion, 103d Sustainment Command, Mount Vernon, Illinois and stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait as part of Operation Spartan Shield.
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03/22/19 (A)
Not Available
Spc. Joseph P. Collette
29, Lancaster, Ohio
U.S. Army
Kunduz Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Combat Operations
Died as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.
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03/22/19 (A)
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Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay
33, Cortez, Colorado
U.S. Army
Kunduz Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Combat Operations
Died as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
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04/08/19 (I)
Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks
25, Locust Valley, New York
U.S. Marine Corps
Parwan province, Afghanistan
Hostile - combat operations
Died while conducting combat operations
He was assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.
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04/08/19 (I)
Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines
31, York, Pennsylvania
U.S. Marine Corps
Parwan province, Afghanistan
Hostile - combat operations
Died while conducting combat operations
He was assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.
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04/08/19 (I)
Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman
43, Newark, Delaware
U.S. Marine Corps
Parwan province, Afghanistan
Hostile - combat operations
Died while conducting combat operations
He was assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve.
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04/19/19 (A)
Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller
24, Richmond, New Hampshire
U.S. Air Force
Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died in a non-combat-related incident.
He was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Miller was a crew-chief for a C-17 Globemaster transport plane.
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04/20/19 (A)
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley
22, Richmond, Kentucky
U.S. Army
Ninawa Province, Iraq
Non-combat
Died from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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04/23/19 (S)
Spc. Michael T. Osorio
20, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
U.S. Army
Taji, Iraq
Non-combat
Died in a non combat related incident.
He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
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04/29/19 (S)
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason
28, Lincoln Park, Michigan
U.S. Army
Kobani, Syria
Non-combat
Died of wounds sustained from a non-combat incident.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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05/07/19 (A)
Spc. Miguel L. Holmes
22, Hinesville, Georgia
U.S. Army
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Non-combat
Died of wounds sustained from a non-combat incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Savannah, Georgia.
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06/25/19 (A)
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Sgt. James G. Johnston
24, Trumansburg, New York
U.S. Army
Uruzgan province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group, Fort Hood, Texas.
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06/25/19 (A)
Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley
32, Heilbronn, Germany
U.S. Army
Uruzgan province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
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06/30/19 (A)
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Sgt. 1st Class Elliott JRobbins
31, Ogden, Utah
U.S. Army
Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Non-combat
Died from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
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07/13/19 (A)
Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor
40, Teague, Texas
U.S. Army
Faryab Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
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07/19/19 (S)
Sgt. William Edward Friese
30, Rockport, West Virginia
U.S. Army
Camp Buehring, Kuwait
Non-combat
Died from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to 821st Engineer Company, 1092nd, Engineer Battalion, 111th Engineer Brigade, Summersville, West Virginia.
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07/29/19 (A)
Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer
20, Stryker, Ohio
U.S. Army
Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan
Hostile
Died as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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07/29/19 (A)
Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance
24, Chicago, Illinois
U.S. Army
Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan
Hostile
Died as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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07/30/19 (A)
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana
24, Manassas, Virginia
U.S. Navy
Arabian Sea
Non-combat
Died following a July 17 non-combat, man overboard incident while underway onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
He was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, part of Carrier Air Wing 7, assigned to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.
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08/10/19 (S)
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Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer
35, Mancos, Colorado
U.S. Army
Iraq
Hostile
Died after suffering fatal wounds while supporting Iraqi Security Forces.
He was was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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08/17/19 (S)
Specialist Clayton James Horne
23, Atlanta, Louisiana
U.S. Army
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Non-combat
Died of wounds sustained by a noncombat related incident.

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08/21/19 (A)
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa
31, Chicopee, Massachusetts
U.S. Army
Faryab Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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08/21/19 (A)
Not Available
Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez
35, La Puente, California
U.S. Army
Faryab Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - Small arms fire
Died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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08/29/19 (A)
Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard
31, Hyde Park, Utah
U.S. Army
Zabul Province, Afghanistan
Hostile
Died as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
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09/05/19 (A)
Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz
34, Morovis, Puerto Rico
U.S. Army
Kabul, Afghanistan.
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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09/16/19 (A)
Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin
40, Greenbrier, Tennessee
U.S. Army
Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died of wounds from small arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
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10/27/19 (S)
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Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish
23, Billings, Montana
U.S. Army
Camp Taji, Iraq
Non-combat
Died of a non-combat related incident
He was assigned to 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
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11/20/19 (A)
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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr.
25, Keaau, Hawaii
U.S. Army
Logar Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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11/20/19 (A)
Not Available
Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle
33, Tarrant, Texas
U.S. Army
Logar Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Died when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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12/23/19 (A)
Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble
33, Washington Township, New Jersey
U.S. Army
Kunduz Province, Afghanistan
Hostile - hostile fire
Died s a result of injuries sustained while his unit was engaged in combat operations
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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Index:
Ard, Dustin B. Barreto Ortiz, Elis A. Beale, Joshua Z. Bolinski, Holli R. Collette, Joseph P. DeLeon-Figueroa, Luis F. Farmer, Jonathan R.
Friese, William Edward Fuchigami, Kirk T. Jr. Goble, Michael J. Gonzalez, Jose J. Griffin, Jeremy W. Hendriks, Robert A. Hines, Benjamin S.
Holmes, Miguel L. Horne, Clayton James Irish, Nathaneil G. Johnson, Jackson D. Johnston, James G. JRobbins, Elliott Kent, Shannon M.
Knadle, David C. Koppenhafer, Scott A. Kreischer, Brandon Jay Lindsay, Will D. Meddock, Cameron A. Miller, Albert J. Nance, Michael Isaiah
Osorio, Michael T. Riley, Micheal B. Riley, Ryan Dennis Orin Saldana, Slayton Sartor, James G. Slutman, Christopher K.A. Taher, Ghadir
Thomason, Michael A. Wirtz, Scott R. 0