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Montanans killed in Iraq since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America:

  • First Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, Bigfork, U.S. Army. Killed on Dec. 22, 2003, when an explosive hit his convoy in Baghdad.
  • Pfc. Owen D. Witt, 20, Sand Springs, U.S. Army. Killed on April 24, 2004, when his armored vehicle rolled over in Dawr.
  • Cpl. Dean P. Pratt, 22, Stevensville, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Aug. 2, 2004, in an explosion outside Fallujah.
  • Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, 26, Glasgow, U.S. Army. Killed on Aug. 30, 2004, when his military vehicle hit an explosive in Khutayiah.
  • Cpl. Raleigh C. Smith, 21, Troy, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Dec. 23, 2004 in a hostile attack while on patrol in Anbar Province.
  • Master Sgt. Robbie D. McNary, 42, Lewistown, U.S. Army National Guard. Killed on March 31, 2005, while investigating an explosive device in Hawijah.
  • Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20, Belgrade, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. One of 14 Marines killed on Aug. 3, 2005, when an explosive hit their amphibious assault vehicle during combat operations south of Hiditha.
  • Sgt. Travis M. Arndt, 23, Bozeman, U.S. Army National Guard. Killed on Sept. 21, 2005, in a vehicle accident in Kirkuk.
  • Pfc. Andrew D. Bedard, 19, Missoula, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Oct. 4, 2005, in an explosion in Ramadi.
  • Capt. Michael J. Mackinnon, 20, Helena, U.S. Army. Killed on Oct. 27, 2005, when an explosion detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad.
  • Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus, 28, Wolf Creek, U.S. Marine Corps. The nephew of Montana's senior United States Senator was killed July 29, 2006, during combat operations in Anbar Province.
  • Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Sandvick Monroe, 20, Chinook. Killed on Oct. 8, 2006, by an enemy sniper in Anbar Province.
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles V. Komppa, 35, Belgrade, U.S. Navy. Killed on Oct. 25, 2006, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Anbar Province.
  • Spc. Scott D. Dykman, 27, Helena, U.S. Army. Killed on Dec. 20, 2006, when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad and power lines fell on him.
  • Pvt. Matthew T. Zeimer, 18, Glendive, U.S. Army. Killed on Feb. 2, 2007, by small arms fire in Ramadi.
  • Staff Sgt. Shane R. Becker, 35, Helena, U.S. Army. Killed on April 3, 2007, when his unit encountered enemy small arms fire in Baghdad.
  • Pfc. Kyle G. Bohrnsen, 22, Philipsburg, U.S. Army. Killed on April 10, 2007, by a roadside bomb in Baghdad.
  • Spc. Michael K. Frank, 36, Great Falls, U.S. Army. Killed on May 10, 2007, by a roadside bomb in Baghdad during combat operations.
  • Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins, 31, Bozeman, U.S. Army. Killed on June 1, 2007, by an improvised explosive device in Yusufiyah.
  • Spc. Donald M. Young, 19, Helena, U.S. Army. Killed on Aug. 8, 2007, in an explosion in Baghdad that injured four others.
  • Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, 26, Ismay, U.S. Army. Killed on Sept. 10, 2007, when his truck plunged off an elevated highway in Baghdad, killing Gray, six other Multi-National Division soldiers and two detainees. Another dozen people were injured in the crash.
  • Pvt. Daren A. Smith, 22, Helena, U.S. Army. Committed suicide on Dec. 13, 2007, in Baghdad.
  • Capt. Andrew R. Pearson, 32, Billings, U.S. Army. The West Point graduate was killed April 30, 2008, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.
  • Sgt. James A. McHale, 24, Fairfield, U.S. Army. Died on July 30, 2008, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after his vehicle struck an explosive device on July 22 in Taji.
  • Pvt. Timothy J. Hutton, 21, Dillon, U.S. Army. Died on Aug. 4, 2008, of non-combat-related injuries in Baghdad.
  • Cpl. Stewart S. Trejo, 25, Whitefish, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Aug. 7, 2008, in a vehicle accident in Anbar Province while supporting combat operations.
  • Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, Missoula, 44, U.S. Army. Killed on Feb. 9, 2009, when a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device near Derby's vehicle in Mosul.
  • Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, White Sulphur Springs, 23, U.S. Army. Died on Nov. 27, 2009, of non-combat related injuries east of Baghdad.

Montanans killed in Afghanistan since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America:

  • Pfc. Kristofor T. Stonesifer, Missoula, 28, U.S. Army. Died on Oct. 20, 2001, of injuries sustained Oct. 19 in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in Pakistan - along with another soldier killed in the crash, one of the first two Americans to lose their lives in the Afghanistan war.
  • First Lt. Joshua M. Hyland, 31, Missoula, U.S. Army. Killed on Aug. 21, 2005, in a roadside bombing attack in Baylough.
  • Sgt. Trevor J. Johson, 23, Forsyth, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Jan. 27, 2009, in a bomb blast in Helmand Province.
  • Sgt. Terry J. Lynch, Shepherd, 22, U.S. Army. Killed on June 29, 2009, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Wardak Province.
  • Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Andrew S. Charpentier, 21, Great Falls, U.S. Navy. Died on July 23, 2009, in a Miami, Fla., hospital of a non-combat related illness incurred while assigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Staff Sgt. Thaddeus S. Montgomery II, 29, West Yellowstone, U.S. Army. Died on Jan. 20, 2010, at Korengal Outpost, of non-combat related injuries that remain under investigation.
  • Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman, 26, Darby, U.S. Army. Killed on Feb. 13, 2010, along with two other soldiers in Zhari Province when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.
  • Pvt. Nicholas S. Cook, 19, Hungry Horse, U.S. Army. Killed on March 7, 2010, when insurgents attacked his unit in Konar Province using small arms fire.
  • Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram, 22, Great Falls, U.S. Army. Killed on Feb. 17, 2011, in Konar Province when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

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