Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Latest Coalition Fatalities

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, of Madera, Calif., died April 13 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion...

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Spc. Michael J. Anaya, 23, of Crestview, Fla., died April 12 in Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif.

Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Mo.

Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa.

Pfc. Bryce E. Gautier, 22, of Cypress, Calif.

Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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