R.I.P. Petty Officer 1st Class Luis A. Souffront

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 111-08
February 09, 2008


DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Petty Officer 1st class Luis A. Souffront, 25,of Miami, Fla., died Feb. 7, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device while serving in combat operations in Iraq.
He was assigned to an East Coast based SEAL team.

R.I.P. SGT Bradley J. Skelton

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 106-08
February 07, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Bradley J. Skelton, 40, of Gordonville, Mo., died Feb. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1138th Engineer Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri Army National Guard, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

R.I.P. SPC Baez, SGT Osmolski, SGT Van Orman

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 105-08
February 07, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 5 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Al Muqdadiyah when they encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations.
Killed were:
Spc. Miguel A. Baez, 32, of Bonaire, Ga., who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. John C. Osmolski, 23, of Eustis, Fla., who was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman, 24, of Port Matilda, Pa., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

R.I.P. SSG Donald T. Tabb

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 103-08
February 06, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
            Staff Sgt. Donald T. Tabb, 29, of Norcross, Ga., died Feb. 5 in Sangin, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala.

R.I.P. SGT Rafael Alicearivera

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 102-08
February 06, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Rafael Alicearivera, 30, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, died Feb. 5 in Tallil, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
The incident is under investigation.

R.I.P. SPC Christopher J. West

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 0098-08
February 05, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
            Spc. Christopher J. West, 26, of Arlington, Texas, died Feb. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered on Feb. 3 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

R.I.P. Chief Petty Officer Koch and Hardy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 097-08
February 05, 2008


DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Chief Petty Officer Michael E. Koch, 29,of State College, Pa., and Chief Petty Officer Nathan H. Hardy, 29, of Durham, N.H., died Feb. 4, from wounds suffered from small arms fire during combat operations in Iraq. 
Both were assigned to East Coast-based SEAL teams.
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