In Memoriam

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

Micheal B. Alleman, 31, of Logan, Utah; corporal, Army. Alleman was among three soldiers killed Monday when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Mark C. Baum, 32, of Telford, Pa.; staff sergeant, Army National Guard. Baum died Feb. 21 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Mushada, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Pennsylvania.

Jeremy E. Bessa, 26, of Woodridge, Ill.; staff sergeant, Army. Bessa was one of two soldiers killed Feb. 20 when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb and their unit was then attacked with small-arms fire near the village of Khordi in southern Afghanistan's Oruzgan province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Brian M. Bunting, 29, of Potomac, Md.; captain, Army National Guard. Bunting was among four soldiers killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Syracuse, N.Y.

Brian M. Connelly, 26, of Union Beach, N.J.; specialist, Army. Connelly was killed Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Adhamiya, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, Task Force 1-6, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany.

William E. Emmert, 36, of Lincoln, Tenn.; first lieutenant, Army National Guard. Emmert was killed Tuesday when two men wearing Iraqi police uniforms opened fire during a U.S. military inspection visit to a police outpost in Mosul, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

David L. Hurt, 36, of Tucson; master sergeant, Army. Hurt was one of two soldiers killed Feb. 20 when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb and their unit was then attacked with small-arms fire near the village of Khordi in southern Afghanistan's Oruzgan province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Michael L. Mayne, 21, of Burlington Flats, N.Y.; corporal, Army. Mayne was among three soldiers killed Monday when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Zachary R. Nordmeyer, 21, of Indianapolis; corporal, Army. Nordmeyer was among three soldiers killed Monday when their unit was attacked with small-arms fire in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Schuyler B. Patch, 25, of Owasso, Okla.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Patch was among four soldiers killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Kewanee, Ill.

Scott B. Stream, 39, of Mattoon, Ill.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Stream was among four soldiers killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Effingham, Ill.

Daniel J. Thompson, 24, of Madison, Wis.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Thompson was among four soldiers killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 715th Military Police Company in Melbourne, Fla.

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