August 3
2005



Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, USMC

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, 20, of Smartsville, Calif., assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, USMC

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer , 19, of Cincinnati, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when the amphibious assault vehicle in which he was a passenger was hit by an improvised explosive device south of Haditha, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. William Brett Wightman, USMC

Lance Cpl. William Brett Wightman, 22, of Sabina, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Grant B. Fraser, Aaron H. Reed, Edward A. Schroeder II and Kevin G. Waruinge.

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, USMC

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, of Tampa, Fla., assigned to the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Gulfport, Miss.; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Grant B. Fraser, Aaron H. Reed, Edward A. Schroeder II and William B. Wightman.

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, USMC

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Grant B. Fraser, Aaron H. Reed, Kevin G. Waruinge and William B. Wightman.

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, USMC

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Grant B. Fraser, Edward A. Schroeder II, Kevin G. Waruinge and William B. Wightman.

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, USMC

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska, assigned to the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Michael J. Cifuentes, Aaron H. Reed, Edward A. Schroeder II, Kevin G. Waruinge and William B. Wightman.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, USMC

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25, of Fairfield, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpls. Grant B. Fraser, Aaron H. Reed, Edward A. Schroeder II, Kevin G. Waruinge and William B. Wightman.

Cpl. David S. "Bear" Stewart, USMC

Cpl. David S. "Bear" Stewart, 24, of Bogalusa, La., assigned to the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Gulfport, Miss.; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman and Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter.

Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, USMC

Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26, of Cincinnati, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman and Cpl. David S. Stewart.

Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, USMC

Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, 27, of Delaware, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter and Cpl. David S. Stewart.

Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, USMC

Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, 25, of Dresden, Ohio, assigned to the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Norfolk, Va.; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter and Cpl. David S. Stewart.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, USMC

Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20, of Belgrade, Mont., assigned to the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Billings, Mont.; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter and Cpl. David S. Stewart.

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, USMC

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23, of Grove City, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter and Cpl. David S. Stewart.

Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., USMC

Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., 22, of West Chesterfield, Ohio, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 3 when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter and Cpl. David S. Stewart.


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