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Iraq

Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson
2006
Fargo, ND
Iraq - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division:  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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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.

Spc. Philip D. Brown
2004
Jamestown, ND
Iraq - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 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 - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 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.

Army Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle
2003
Grand Forks, ND
Iraq - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Date of Loss: November 15, 2003 / Age: 21

Killed Nov. 15 when two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.

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