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Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR)

Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson
2006
Fargo, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 164th Engineer Battalion, Minot, N.D.
Date of Loss: May 23, 2006 / Age: 21

Died May 23 of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under attack from an improvised explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and enemy small-arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations in Abayachi,

Army Spc. Dennis J. Ferderer Jr.
2005
New Salem, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:  1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
Date of Loss: November 2, 2005 / Age: 20

Killed Nov. 2 when enemy forces threw a hand grenade at his Humvee during convoy operations in Duluiyah, Iraq.

Army Spc. Cody L. Wentz
2004
Williston, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion, Williston, N.D.
Date of Loss: November 4, 2004 / Age: 21

Killed Nov. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was on patrol in Iraq.

Army Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe
2004
Bismarck, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Date of Loss: October 11, 2004 / Age: 20

Killed Oct. 11 when two rockets impacted his camp in Baghdad.

Army Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig
2004
Fargo, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Loss: September 22, 2004 / Age: 33

Killed Sept. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Tikrit, Iraq.

2004
East Grand Forks , MN
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion Hettinger ND
Conflicts Served: 
  • Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR)
Date of Loss: May 8, 2004 / Age: 28

Holmes died in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in Iraq on May 3, 2004 when an improvised explosive device detonated near the driver side of his military vehicle.

Spc. Philip D. Brown
2004
Jamestown, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Loss: May 8, 2004 / Age: 21

Died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device went off west of Samarra, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson
2004
Bismarck, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Loss: January 24, 2004 / Age: 41

Died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Keith L. Smette
2004
Fargo, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 957th Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Loss: January 24, 2004 / Age: 25

Died Jan. 24 when his convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive device north of Fallujah, Iraq.

Sgt. Thomas J. Sweet II
2003
Bismarck, ND
Iraq (OIF/OND/OIR) - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.
Date of Loss: November 27, 2003 / Age: 23

Died of non-combat related injuries Nov. 27 in Junction City, Iraq.

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