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DOD Identified Casualties for the July 11 Through July 22 Period

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 23, 2012.

On July 11 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died July 8, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

Killed were: 

Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, of Tampa, Fla.,

Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, 21, of Eatonton, Ga.,

Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Fla.,

Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, of Spring Lake, N.C.,

Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, of Porterville, Calif., and

Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, of Spring Grove, Pa. 

 

On July 12, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Sterling W. Wyatt, 21, of Columbia, Mo., died July 11, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

Wyatt was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 

On July 15, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 25, of Rockford, Ill., died July 13 in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.  

He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

 

On July 17, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 24, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died July 14, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. 

Hammar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

 

On July 17, 2012, the Department of Defense also announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Sgt. Erik N. May, 26, of Independence, Kan., died July 14, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. 

May was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. 

 

On July 17, 2012, the Department of Defense also announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died July 16, in Wali Kot District, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when their vehicle was struck by enemy rocket propelled grenades.  The soldiers were assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Killed were: 

Spc. Sergio E. Perez Jr., 21, of Crown Point, Ind., and 

Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor, 20, of Berne, Ind. 

 

On July 19, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died July 18, in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device.  The soldiers were assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

Killed were: 

Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, of Baltimore, Md., and 

Sgt. Jose J. Reyes, 24, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. 

 

On July 20, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Cpl. Joshua R. Ashley, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., died July 19 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

 

On July 20, 2012, the Department of Defense also announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Spc. Krystal M. Fitts, 26, of Houston, Texas, died July 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered from indirect fire.  She was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

 

On July 21, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the deaths of two sailors who died in a helicopter crash July 19 in Oman. 

Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, of St. Louis, Mo., and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Second Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, La., were declared deceased following an extensive search of the wreckage and the surrounding areas of the crash. 

 

On July 22, 2012, the Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice, 24, of Troy, Ohio, died July 19, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. 

 

On July 22, 2012, the Department of Defense also announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 19 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained from an enemy improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany. 

Source: defense.gov

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