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List of 2007 Michigan casualties in Iraq
(2007-04-24)
(wgvu) - Members of the U.S. armed forces with known Michigan ties who
have died in 2007 while supporting military operations in Iraq:
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- Marine Lance Cpl. Luis J. Castillo, 20, of Lawton died Jan. 20
while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. Castillo
was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th
Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Lansing.
- Army Spc. Brandon Stout, 23, of Grand Rapids died Jan. 22
after an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad. Stout was
assigned to the 46th Military Police Company, Michigan Army
National Guard in Kingsford.
- Marine Cpl. Mark D. Kidd, 26, of Milford died Jan. 25 while
conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. Kidd was
assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine
Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Mount Clemens.
- Marine Pfc. Tarryl Hill, 19, of Macomb County's Shelby
Township died Feb. 7 when his vehicle ran over an improvised
explosive device in Al Anbar province. Hill was assigned to Marine
Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine
Division in Mount Clemens.
- Army Pfc. Justin T. Paton, 24, of Alanson died Feb. 17 in
Taramia, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces
using small arms fire. Paton was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th
Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood,
Texas.
- Marine Pfc. Brett Witteveen, 20, of Shelby died Feb. 19 during
combat operations in Anbar province. He was a member of the Marine
Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine
Division, based in Grand Rapids.
- Marine Pfc. Bufford "Kenny" VanSlyke, 22, of Bay City died
Feb. 28 after being shot during combat operations in Anbar
province. He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve's 1st
Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, based in
Saginaw.
- Army Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Stone, 49, of Taylorsville, Utah,
died March 11 in a non-combat incident in Iraq. Stone grew up in
Oakland County's Milford Township. He was assigned to the 96th
Regional Readiness Command at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City.
- Army Pfc. Jim Arnold, 21, of Mattawan died March 15 along with
three other soldiers when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his unit during combat operations in Baghdad. He was assigned
to the 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,
1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
- Army Pfc. William Davis, 26, of Grand Rapids and three others
were killed March 17 when an improvised explosive device hit their
Humvee in Baghdad. The four were assigned to the 2nd Battalion,
12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry
Division, based at Fort Bliss, Texas.
- Army Sgt. Curtis E. Glawson Jr., 24, who was born in Detroit,
died March 20 in a bomb blast in Baghdad. Glawson, of Daleville,
Ala., was assigned to the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 28th
Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry
Division, based in Fort Riley, Kan.
- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph C. Schwedler, 27, of
Crystal Falls died April 5 while conducting combat operations in Al
Anbar province. He was assigned to Navy SEAL Team Four, based in
Virginia Beach, Va.
- Army Sgt. Todd A. Singleton, 24, of Muskegon died April 8 in
Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy
forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He
was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st
Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
- Army Pfc. Levi K. Hoover, 23, of Midland died along with three
other members of his unit in a roadside bomb explosion in Zaganiyah
on April 7. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at
Fort Bragg, N.C.
- Garrett Knoll, 23, of Verona was among nine U.S. soldiers who
were killed April 23 when a truck bomb exploded next to their
patrol base northeast of Baghdad. The soldiers were paratroopers
from the 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C., the
division said. They were members of the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
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