Sunday, June 19, 2005

People who died

This is gruesome, but due to a persistent urban legend that the military is undercounting Iraq casualties by failing to list people who died in hospitals after being medevaced, I am listing some of those people. Possibly this will put the rumor to rest, but I doubt it.

Sgt. Brandon E. Adams

Died on September 19, 2004, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house in Falluja, Iraq, on February 16, 2004.


1st Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon


Died on May 10, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when a car bomb detonated near his Stryker military vehicle in Mosul, Iraq, on April 23, 2005

Staff Sgt. William D. Chaney

Died on May 18, 2004, in Landstuhl, Germany after he was medically evacuated from Iraq to Germany for surgery due to a sudden medical condition

Sgt. 1st Class Randy D. Collins

Died May 24, 2005, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries sustained during a mortar attack in Mosul, Iraq, on May 4, 2005

Master Sgt. James C. Coons

Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, Coons' body was found at an outpatient hotel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on July 4, 2003. In December 2005, a military casualty board ruled that his suicide should be considered a casualty of war.

Cpl. Tyler J. Dickens

Died on April 12, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when his guard tower caught fire on April 6 in Mahmudiya, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey

Downey died on November 19, 2004 at at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on November 11 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Sgt. Benjamin C. Edinger

Died on November 23, 2004, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on November 14

Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel

Died on July 21, 2004, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on July 6, 2004

Spc. Luke P. Frist

Died on January 5, 2004, at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds received when his convoy was attacked with a roadside bomb near Ramadi, Iraq, on January 2

Sgt. Seth K. Garceau


Died on March 4, 2005, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when his up-armored Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb while traveling between Karbala and Ramadi, Iraq, on February 27

Cpl. Joseph J. Heredia

Heredia died on November 20, 2004 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of enemy action on November 10 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Capt. Andrew R. Houghton

Died on August 9, 2004, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries he received when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle on July 10, 2004, in Ad Dhuha, Iraq

Spc. Craig S. Ivory


Ivory was medically evacuated due to a non-combat related cause from Kuwait on August 12, 2003 and died on August 17 at Homberg University Hospital, Germany

Sgt. Troy David Jenkins

Died on April 24, 2003, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries received in an April 19 explosion while on dismounted patrol in Iraq

Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez

Jimenez fell and was injured on Oct. 31, 2003 in Iraq and was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital. Evacuated to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany, she later moved to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she died on November 8, 2003.

Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff

Suffered heat stroke on August 8, 2003, and was evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died on August 14

Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert

Died June 1, 2003, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of injuries he suffered when his Humvee rolled over on May 26, 2003, in Iraq

1 comment:

Karon Houghton Mathews said...

Thank you for listing my nephew, CPT Houghton. From the time of his injury in Iraq on 07/10/04, until his death 30 days later, the Department of Defense and the Army worked with the Houghton family to provide information to local and national news media. At no time was his injury and subsequent death "hidden" by the military. The DOD issued a press release upon his death and globalsecurity.org also listed him.