Pittsburgh Casualties - The War On Terror
(2001-present)

Listed below are the sons of Pittsburgh who gave their
lives to preserve our freedom and contain aggression
during the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

<Operation Iraqi Freedom>       <Operation Enduring Freedom>

(as of December 10, 2012)

United States Army         United States Navy       United States Marine Corps       United States Coast Guards       United States Air Force


Operation Enduring Freedom
War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

Soldiers From The City Of Pittsburgh

Justin E Schmalstieg

Schmalstieg, Justin E.
Neighborhood - Stanton Heights
Staff Sgt - USMC/ISAF - Age 28
Date of Death: 12/15/10
Hostile - IED Explosion
Helmand Province
1st Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company
7th Eng Support BN, 1st Mar Logistics

Freedom Remembered

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Western Pennsylvania Soldiers From The Local District
(40-Mile Radius of Pittsburgh)

Nicolas D. Checque

Checque, Nicolas D.
Monroeville (11.02 miles)
Petty Officer 1C - Navy - Age 28
Date of Death: 12/9/12
Hostile - Hostile Fire
Kabul Province - Kabul
Navy Seal Team 6

Freedom Remembered

Christopher K. Raible

Raible, Christopher K.
Irwin (17.43 miles)
Lt. Colonel - USMC - Age 40
Date of Death: 9/15/12
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Helmand Province - Camp Bastion Lashkar Gah
Marine Attack SQD 211, Marine Aircraft GP 13
3rd Mar Air Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Freedom Remembered

Eric S. Holman

Holman, Eric S.
Evans City (23.00 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 39
Date of Death: 8/15/12
Hostile - IED Attack
Ghazni Province - Ghazni
192nd Ordnance BN, 52nd Ordnance Group
20th Support Command

Freedom Remembered

Edward D Mills Jr

Mills Jr, Edward D.
New Castle (43.12 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 29
Date of Death: 5/26/11
Hostile - IED Attack
Kandahar Province - Kandahar
4th BN, 101st Aviation REG
159th Combat BDE, 101st Airborne DIV

Freedom Remembered

Joseph D Caskey

Caskey, Joseph D.
West View (6.01 miles)
Sgt - USMC - Age 24
Date of Death: 6/26/10
Hostile - IED Attack
Helmand Province
3rd BN, 1st Marine REG, 1st Mar DIV
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Freedom Remembered

Bryan A Hoover

Hoover, Bryan A.
West Elizabeth (12.74 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 29
Date of Death: 6/11/10
Hostile - IED Attack
Zabul Province - FOB Bullard
1st BN, 110th Inf REG

Freedom Remembered
 

Nathan P Kennedy

Kennedy, Nathan P.
Claysville (31.23 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 27
Date of Death: 4/27/10
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Eastern Afghanistan - Quarando Village
2nd BN, 12th Infantry REG
4th BDE Combat Team, 4th Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Glen H Stivison Jr

Stivison Jr, Glen H.
Blairsville (38.64 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 34
Date of Death: 10/15/09
Hostile - IED Attack
Kandahar Province
569th Mobility Augmentation Company
4th Engineer BN

Freedom Remembered

Ryan H Lane

Lane, Ryan H.
Castle Shannon (5.40 miles)
Sgt - USMC - Age 25
Date of Death: 7/23/09
Hostile - Hostile fire
Helmand Province
2nd Lgt Armored Recon BN, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Freedom Remembered

Joshua J Rimer

Rimer, Joshua J.
Rochester (23.74 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 24
Date of Death: 7/22/09
Hostile - IED Attack
Zabul Province
4th Engineer Battalion

Freedom Remembered
 

Michael Slebodnik

Slebodnik, Michael
Gibsonia (13.16 miles)
Chief Warrant Officer - Army - Age 39
Date of Death: 9/11/08
Hostile - Ground Fire
FOB Nagil
2nd BN, 17th Cav REG, 101st Combat Air BDE
101st Airborne DIV (Air Assault)

Freedom Remembered

Michael R Girdano

Girdano, Michael R.
Apollo (24.67 miles)
2Lt - Army - Age 23
Date of Death: 8/1/08
Hostile - IED Attack
Kandahar Province - Chowkay Valley
Special Troops BN, 3rd BDE Combat Team
1st Inf DIV

Military Times Memorial

Patrick F Kutschbach

Kutschbach, Patrick F.
McKees Rocks (4.07 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 25
Date of Death: 11/10/07
Hostile - RPG Attack
Kapisa Province - Tagab
1st BN, 10th Special Forces Group
Green Berets

Military Times Memorial

Matthew W Brown

Brown, Matthew W.
Zelienople (25.54 miles)
Pvt - Army - Age 20
Date of Death: 5/11/08
Non-Hostile
Kunar Province - Asadabad
3rd BN, 321st Field Artillery REG
18th Fires BDE (Airborne)

Military Times Memorial

Christopher C Rafferty

Rafferty, Christopher C.
Brownsville (29.44 miles)
1Sgt - Army - Age 37
Date of Death: 7/21/06
Hostile - Small Arms Fire, Mortar
Paktika Province - Sharana District
37th Engineer Battalion

Military Times Memorial
 

For a complete listing of all Pennsylvania fatalities in the War on Terror: zeitlangers.com.
Casualty information found at
icasualties.org. Additional details found from online searches.
For complete, sortable listings of Coalition fatalities in the War on Terror:

Operation Iraqi Freedom       Operation Enduring Freedom

US Army soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan
United States Army soldiers resupplying in the mountains of Afghanistan.


Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn
War in Iraq (2003-2011)

Soldiers From The City Of Pittsburgh

Joseph P Goodrich

Goodrich, Joseph P.
Neighborhood - Westwood
Staff Sgt - USMCR - Age 32
Date of Death: 7/10/05
Hostile - Mortar Attack
Anbar Province - Hit
3rd BN, 25th Marine REG
4th Mar DIV

Marine Corps Tribute

Aric J Barr

Barr, Aric J.
Neighborhood - Hazelwood
Lance Cpl - USMC - Age 22
Date of Death: 4/4/04
Hostile - Hostile fire
Anbar Province - Al Anbar
2nd BN, 7th Marines, 1st Mar DIV
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Freedom Remembered

Douglas J Weismantle

Weismantle, Douglas J.
Neighborhood - Spring Garden
Specialist - Army - Age 22
Date of Death: 10/13/03
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
H&H Company, 1st BN, 325th AB INF REG
82nd Airborne DIV

Military Times Memorial

Rafael L Navea

Navea, Rafael L.
Neighborhood - Oakland
Specialist - Army - Age 34
Date of Death: 8/27/03
Hostile - RPG Attack
Anbar Province - Fallujah
C BN, 2nd BN
5th Field Artillery REG

Freedom Remembered

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Western Pennsylvania Soldiers From The Local District
(40-Mile Radius of Pittsburgh)

Ralph J Marino

Marino, Ralph J.
Houston (17.64 miles)
Lt Col - Army - Age 46
Date of Death: 9/14/08
Non-Hostile - Illness
Camp Buehring, Kuwait
U.S. Army Central Command
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

Military Times Memorial

Joshua E Waltenbaugh

Waltenbaugh, Joshua E.
Ford City (33.63 miles)
Pfc - Army - Age 19
Date of Death: 6/3/08
Non-Hostile - Non-Combat Incident
Baghdad Province - Taji
4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cav REG

Freedom Remembered
 

Jason C Kazarick

Kazarick, Jason C.
Oakmont (9.82 miles)
Specialist - Army - Age 30
Date of Death: 4/7/08
Hostile - RPG Attack
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cav REG

Freedom Remembered
 

Ryan D Maseth

Maseth, Ryan D.
Shaler Township (5.84 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 24
Date of Death: 1/2/08
Non-Hostile - Negligent Homicide
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
467th Engineer BN
Green Berets

Freedom Remembered

David A Wieger

Wieger, David A.
North Huntingdon (13.97 miles)
Staff Sgt - Air Force - Age 28
Date of Death: 11/1/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Salah Ad Din Province - Balad
AF Office of Special Investigations
Detachment 303

Air Force Biography

Erick M Foster

Foster, Erick M.
Wexford (13.26 miles)
Cpt - Army - Age 29
Date of Death: 8/29/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Diyala Province - Muqdadiyah
1st Squadron, 73rd Cav REG
2nd BDE Combat Team, 82nd Airborne DIV

Miltary Times Memorial

Jason A Shaffer

Shaffer, Jason A.
Derry (37.53 miles)
Specialist - Army - Age 28
Date of Death: 4/5/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Diyala Province - Ba'qubah
1st BN, 12th Cavalry REG, 3rd BDE
1st Cav DIV

Military Times Memorial

Matthew C Bowe

Bowe, Matthew C.
Coraopolis (10.49 miles)
Pfc - Army - Age 19
Date of Death: 2/19/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Baghdad Province - Southwest Baghdad
1st Squadron, 89th Cav REG
2nd BDE Combat Team, 10th Mtn DIV

Freedom Remembered

Todd M Siebert

Siebert, Todd M.
Franklin Park (10.88 miles)
Cpt - USMC - Age 34
Date of Death: 2/16/07
Hostile - Hostile Fire
Anbar Province - Ramadi
3rd BN, 6th Mar RED, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Freedom Remembered

Russell A Kurtz

Kurtz, Russell A.
Bethel Park (8.12 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 22
Date of Death: 2/11/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Fallujah
3rd BN, 509th Parachute Inf RED
4th Airborne BDE Combat Team, 25t

Miltary Times Memorial

Thomas E Vandling Jr

Vandling Jr, Thomas E.
Bellevue (4.73 miles)
Sgt - Army Reserve - Age 26
Date of Death: 1/1/07
Hostile - IED Attack
Baghdad Province - South Baghdad
303rd PsyOps Company

Freedom Remembered
 

Thomas E Vandling Jr

Culbertson III, Russell G.
Amity (29.96 miles)
Cpl - Army - Age 22
Date of Death: 10/17/06
Hostile - IED Attack
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
1st BN, 22nd Inf Reg, 1st BDE
4th Inf DIV

Military Times Memorial

Shelby J Feniello

Feniello, Shelby J.
Connellsville (35.90 miles)
Pfc - USMC - Age 25
Date of Death: 10/9/06
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Ramadi
1st BN, 6th Mar REG, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Military Times Memorial

Roger A Napper Jr

Napper Jr, Roger A.
Greensburg (26.45 miles)
Petty Officer 3C - Navy - Age 30
Date of Death: 10/7/06
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident
Manama, Bahrain
Mobile Security Squadron 3
Detachment Bahrain

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Article

Allan R Bevington

Bevington, Allan R.
Beaver Falls (27.46 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 22
Date of Death: 9/21/06
Hostile - IED Explosion
Anbar Province - Ramadi
40th Engineer BN, 2nd BDE Combat Team
1st Armored DIV

Miltary Times Memorial

Jason M West

West, Jason M.
Crafton (3.72 miles)
Cpt - Army - Age 28
Date of Death: 7/24/06
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Anbar Province - Ramadi
1st BDE, 1st Armored DIV

Freedom Remembered
 

Steven W Freund

Freund, Steven W.
Pleasant Hills (7.45 miles)
Pfc - USMC - Age 20
Date of Death: 5/23/06
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Al Karmah
1st BN, 1st Mar REG, 1st Mar DIV
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Miltary Times Memorial

Mark W Melcher

Melcher, Mark W.
Ross Township (6.17 miles)
Specialist - Army National Gd - Age 34
Date of Death: 4/15/06
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Anbar Province - Al Taqaddum
1st BN
103rd Armored REG

Freedom Remembered

Eric A McIntosh

McIntosh, Eric A.
Trafford (13.14 miles)
Staff Sgt - USMC - Age 29
Date of Death: 4/2/06
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Ramadi
3rd BN, 8th Mar REG, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Military Times Memorial

Albert P Gettings

Gettings, Albert P.
New Castle (43.12 miles)
Cpl - USMC - Age 27
Date of Death: 1/25/06
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Anbar Province - Fallujah
2nd BN, 6th Mar REG, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Military Times Memorial

Brent A Adams

Adams, Brent A.
West View (6.01 miles)
Sgt 1C - Army National Gd - Age 40
Date of Death: 12/1/05
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Ramadi
2nd BDE Combat Team
28th Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Dylan R Paytas

Paytas, Dylan R.
Freedom (21.46 miles)
Pvt - Army - Age 20
Date of Death: 11/16/05
Non-Hostile - Homicide
Diyala Province - Ba'qubah
3rd BDE Troop BN
3rd Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Ryan J Kovacicek

Kovacicek, Ryan J.
Washington (22.66 miles)
Lance Cpl - USMCR - Age 22
Date of Death: 7/10/05
Hostile - Mortar Attack
Anbar Province - Hit
3rd BN, 25th Mar REG
4th Mar DIV

Military Times Memorial

Patrick B. Kenny

Kenny, Patrick B.
Emsworth (7.08 miles)
Lance Cpl - USMC - Age 20
Date of Death: 10/6/05
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Al Karmah
2nd BN, 2nd Mar REG, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Military Times Memorial

Robert E Hall Jr

Hall Jr, Robert E.
Bellevue (4.73 miles)
Specialist - Army Reserve - Age 30
Date of Death: 6/28/05
Hostile - Suicide Car Bomb
Salah ad Din - Ad Dujayl
467th Engineer BN
3rd Inf DIV

Memorial Webpage

Carl J Morgain

Morgain, Carl J.
Butler (29.68 miles)
Sgt - Army National Gd - Age 40
Date of Death: 5/22/05
Hostile - Suicide Car Bomb
Salah ad Din - Balad
1st BN, 112th INF REG

Military Times Memorial
 

Thor H Ingraham

Ingraham, Thor H.
Murrysville (15.71 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 24
Date of Death: 5/8/05
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Khaldiyah
1st BN, 506th INF REG, 2nd BDE
2nd Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Sean P. Huey

Huey, Sean P.
Fredericktown (30.31 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 28
Date of Death: 11/11/04
Hostile - Car Bomb
Anbar Province - Habbaniyah
1st BN, 506th INF REG, 2nd BDE
2nd Inf DIV

Military Times Memorial

Lonny D Wells

Wells, Lonny D.
Vandergrift (25.31 miles)
Sgt - USMC - Age 29
Date of Death: 11/9/04
Hostile - Hostile Fire
Anbar Province - Fallujah
1st BN, 8th Mar REG, 2nd Mar DIV
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Military Times Memorial

Gregory A Cox

Cox, Gregory A.
Carmichaels (37.55 miles)
Specialist - Army - Age 21
Date of Death: 9/27/04
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident
Salah ad Din Province - Balad
1st BN, 77th Armored REG
1st Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Clifford L Moxley Jr

Moxley Jr, Clifford L.
New Castle (43.12 miles)
Specialist - Army National Gd - Age 51
Date of Death: 9/25/04
Non-Hostile
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
C Company, 2nd BN
103rd Armor REG

Military Times Memorial

Neil A Santoriello

Santoriello, Neil A.
Verona (9.24 miles)
1Lt - Army - Age 24
Date of Death: 8/13/04
Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Khaldiyah
1st BN, 1st BDE, 34th Armored REG
1st Inf DIV

Military Times Memorial

Shawn M Davies

Davies, Shawn M.
Aliquippa (18.70 miles)
Specialist - Army - Age 22
Date of Death: 7/8/04
Non-Hostile - Heart Attack
Baghdad Province - Camp Black Jack
4th BN, 5th Air Defense Artillery REG
1st Cav DIV

Military Times Memorial

Bradli N Coleman

Coleman, Bradli N.
Ford City (33.63 miles)
Pvt - Army - Age 19
Date of Death: 5/30/04
Non-Hostile - Mortar Attack
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
3rd BDE, (Stryker BDE Combat Team)
2nd Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

Mark J Kasecky

Kasecky, Mark J.
McKees Rocks (4.07 miles)
Specialist - Army National Gd - Age 20
Date of Death: 5/17/04
Non-Hostile - IED Attack
Anbar Province - Al Karmah
Battery C, 1st BN
107th Field Artillery REG

Military Times Memorial

Edward W Carman

Carman, Edward W.
McKeesport (9.40 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army - Age 27
Date of Death: 4/17/04
Non-Hostile - Vehicle Accident
Baghdad Province - North Baghdad
2nd BN, 12th Armored REG
1st Cav DIV

Freedom Remembered

William R Sturges Jr

Sturges Jr, William R.
Spring Church (29.01 miles)
Specialist - Army - Age 24
Date of Death: 1/24/04
Hostile - Car Bomb
Anbar Province - Khaldiyah
B Company, 1st Squadron, 9th Cav

Post-Gazette Article
 

Joseph Minucci II

Minucci II, Joseph
Richeyville (26.80 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 23
Date of Death: 11/13/03
Hostile - IED Attack
Salah ad Din - Samarra
2nd BN, 503rd Inf REG
173rd Airborne BDE

Military Times Memorial

Nicholas A Tomko

Tomko, Nicholas A.
McKees Rocks (4.07 miles)
Sgt - Army Reserve - Age 24
Date of Death: 11/9/03
Hostile - Sniper Attack
Babil - West of Iskandariyah
307th Military Police Company

Post-Gazette Tribute
 

Ernest G Bucklew

Bucklew, Ernest G.
Enon Valley (37.57 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 33
Date of Death: 11/2/03
Hostile - Helicopter Crash - Missile
Anbar Province - Fallujah
Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cav REG

Freedom Remembered
 

Eric R Hull

Hull, Eric R.
Uniontown (40.10 miles)
Sgt - Army Reserve - Age 23
Date of Death: 8/18/03
Hostile - Hostile Fire - Bomb
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
307th Military Police Company

Freedom Remembered
 

Tim R Brown Jr

Brown Jr, Tim R.
Conway (19.75 miles)
Pfc - Army - Age 21
Date of Death: 8/12/03
Hostile - IED Attack
Salah ad Din Province - Taji
D Company, 519th Military Intelligence BN

Freedom Remembered
 

Michael E Dooley

Dooley, Michael E.
Murrysville (15.71 miles)
Sgt - Army - Age 23
Date of Death: 6/28/03
Hostile - Small Arms Fire
Anbar - Al Asad
1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cav REG
Combined Joint Task Force 7

Freedom Remembered

Stevon A Booker

Booker, Stevon A.
Apollo (24.67 miles)
Staff Sgt - Army Reserve - Age 34
Date of Death: 4/5/03
Hostile - Hostile Fire
Baghdad Province - Baghdad
A Company, 1st BN, 64th Armored REG
4th BDE, 3rd Inf DIV

Freedom Remembered

For a complete listing of all Pennsylvania fatalities in the War on Terror: zeitlangers.com.
Casualty information found at
icasualties.org. Additional details found from online searches.
For complete, sortable listings of Coalition fatalities in the War on Terror:

Operation Iraqi Freedom       Operation Enduring Freedom

Delta Force soldiers attacking the
hideout of Uday and Qusay Hussein.
United States Army soldiers battle in the streets of Mosul, Iraq - July, 2003.

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Distances from the City of Pittsburgh were determined using Google Maps Distance Calculator,
using downtown Pittsburgh as the initial reference point.

Editor's Note: These casualty lists were compiled from information obtained from icasualties.org, Freedom Remembered, Military Times and Zeitlangers, as well as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Google searches. This is not meant to be a complete listing. We have made every attempt to be as accurate as possible. If there are any mistakes, please email corrections or additional information to memorial@brooklineconnection.com.

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