In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:

Jeremy W. Burris, 22, of Tacoma, Wash.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Burris was killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq’s Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Lillian Clamens, 35, of Lawton, Okla.; staff sergeant, Army Reserve. She was one of two reservists killed Wednesday in a mortar attack on Camp Victory in Baghdad, the main U.S. base in Iraq. She was assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company in Miami.

Benjamin C. Dillon, 22, of Rootstown, Ohio; corporal, Army. Dillon was killed Oct. 7 when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in northern Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Eric T. Duckworth, 26, of Plano, Texas; staff sergeant, Army. Duckworth was killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Vincent G. Kamka, 23, of Everett, Wash.; specialist, Army. Kamka was killed Oct. 4 in Baiji, Iraq, north of Baghdad. No details were released on his death, which is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Jason M. Lantieri, 25, of Killingworth, Conn.; sergeant, Army. Lantieri died Wednesday of injuries suffered a day earlier when he got pinned between two vehicles in Iskandariya, Iraq, south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.

Jason N. Marchand, 26, of Greenwood, W. Va.; specialist, Army. Marchand was one of two soldiers killed Oct. 5 when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.

Gilberto A. Meza, 21, of Oxnard; corporal, Army. Meza was killed Oct. 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.

Joseph B. Milledge, 23, of Pointblank, Texas; sergeant, Army. Milledge was one of two soldiers killed Oct. 5 when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.

Donald L. Munn II, 25, of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; staff sergeant, Army. Munn was killed Thursday when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit in Baghdad. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Samuel F. Pearson, 28, of Westerville, Ohio; specialist, Army Reserve. Pearson was one of two reservists killed Wednesday in a mortar attack on Camp Victory in Baghdad, the main U.S. base in Iraq. He was assigned to the 376th Finance Company, 88th Regional Readiness Command in Wausau, Wis.

Adam D. Quinn, 22, of Orange City, Fla.; specialist, Army. Quinn was killed Oct. 6 when a car bomb exploded near his vehicle at Forward Operating Base Phoenix, near Bagram, Afghanistan, south of the capital. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, of Greenbrier, Ark.; private, Army. Thacker was killed Friday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Kirkuk, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

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