Source:OIF-OEF Casualties (2002)

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Source OIF-OEF Casualties (2002)
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Year range 2002 - 2002
Surname Allison, Anderson, Bancroft, Bertrand, Blaschum, Bourgeois, Bryson, Chapman, Checo, Cohee, Commons, Corlew, Craig, Crose, Cunningham, Disney, Dorrity, Ebbers, Egnor, Feistner, Foshee, Frith, Galewski, Germosen, Harriman, Hays, Jackson, Maugans, McCollum, McDaniel, Morgan, Owens, Ridout, Roberts, Romero, Rushforth, Shero, Sledd, Speer, Svitak, Tycz, Vance, Winters
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OIF-OEF Casualties (2002).
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OIF-OEF Casualties (2002)

The following list identifies American military deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom during 2002. Names are listed chronologically by date of death; identifying their age, rank, service component, unit of assignment, hometown, and circumstances of death.

Nathan R. Chapman (31), Sgt.1st Class, Army; Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. (Hometown: San Antonio, Texas)

Died 1/4/2002. Killed in action while fighting against Taliban and al Qaida forces in Khost, Afghanistan.


Bryan P. Bertrand (23), Lance Cpl., Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Coos Bay, Ore.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Daniel G. McCollum (29), Capt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Irmo, S.C.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Jeannette L. Winters (25), Sgt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Gary, Ind.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Matthew W. Bancroft (29), Capt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Redding, Calif.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Nathan P. Hays (21), Sgt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Wilbur, Wash.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Scott N. Germosen (37), Staff Sgt, Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: New York City)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Stephen L. Bryson (36), Gunnery Sgt, Marine Corps; Assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.)

Died 1/9/2002. Killed in a refueling tanker crash in Pakistan.


Dwight J. Morgan (24), Sgt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Mendocino, Calif.)

Died 1/20/2002. Killed in a CH-53E crash in Afghanistan.


Walter F. Cohee III (26), Staff Sgt., Marine Corps; Assigned to Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif. (Hometown: Wicomico, Md.)

Died 1/20/2002. Killed in a CH-53E crash in Afghanistan.


Jason A. Disney (21), Spc., Army; Assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, bsed at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Hometown: Fallon, Nev.)

Died 2/13/2002. Killed in a heavy equipment accident at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.


Juan M. Ridout (36), Staff Sgt., Air Force; Assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, based at Kadena Air Base, Japan (Hometown: Maple Tree, Wash.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


William L. McDaniel II (29), Master Sgt., Air Force; Assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan (Hometown: Greeneville, Ohio)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Bartt D. Owens (31), Capt., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Middletown, Ohio)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Bruce A. Rushforth Jr. (35), Staff Sgt., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Middleboro, Mass.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Curtis D. Feistner (34), Maj., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minn.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


James P. Dorrity (37), Staff Sgt., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Goldsboro N.C.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Jeremy D. Foshee (25), Sgt., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Pisgah, Ala.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Jody L. Egnor (32), Chief Warrant Officer 2, Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Middletown, Ohio)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Kerry W. Frith (37), Staff Sgt., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Jamesville, Nev.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Thomas F. Allison (22), Spc., Army; Assigned to E Co, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Tacoma Wash.)

Died 2/22/2002. Killed in an MH-47E crash during a training exercise in the Philippines.


Stanley L. Harriman (34), Chief Warrant Officer 2, Army; Assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. (Hometown: Wade, N.C.)

Died 3/2/2002. Killed in Afghanistan.


Christopher M. Blaschum (33), Lt. Cmdr., Navy; Assigned to Fighter Squadron 143, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Hometown: Port St. Joe, Fla.)

Died 3/2/2002. Killed when he ejected from an F-14 on a training exercise over the Mediterranean Sea.


John A. Chapman (36), Tech. Sgt., Air Force; Assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (Hometown: Waco Texas)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Jason D. Cunningham (26), Senior Airman, Air Force; Assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga (Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Bradley S. Crose (22), Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. (Hometown: Orange Park, Fla.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Marc A. Anderson (30), Spc., Army; Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. (Hometown: Brandon, Fla.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Matthew A. Commons (21), Pfc., Army; Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. (Hometown: Boulder City, N.V.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Philip J. Svitak (31), Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Joplin, Mo.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Neil C. Roberts (32), Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1, Navy; Assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, Va. (Hometown: Woodland, Calif.)

Died 3/4/2002. Killed during a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.


Matthew J. Bourgeois (35), Chief Hospital Corpsman/SEAL, Navy; Assigned to Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va. (Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.)

Died 3/27/2002. Killed by a land mine during small-unit training in Afghanistan.


Daniel A. Romero (30), Sgt.1st Class, Army; Assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group, Pueblo, Colo. (Hometown: Lafayette, Colo.)

Died 4/15/2002. Killed in an accidental explosion of ordnance in Afghanistan.


Brian T. Craig (27), Staff Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif. (Hometown: Houston)

Died 4/15/2002. Killed in an accidental explosion of ordnance in Afghanistan.


Jamie O. Maugans (27), Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif. (Hometown: Derby, Kan.)

Died 4/15/2002. Killed in an accidental explosion of ordnance in Afghanistan.


Justin J. Galewski (28), Staff Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif. (Hometown: Olathe, Kan.)

Died 4/15/2002. Killed in an accidental explosion of ordnance in Afghanistan.


Gene Arden Vance Jr. (38), Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 19th Special Forces Unit, West Virginia National Guard, Morgantown, W.V. (Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.)

Died 5/19/2002. Killed in Afghanistan.


Anissa A. Shero (31), Staff Sgt., Air Force; Assigned to the 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (Hometown: Grafton, W.V.)

Died 6/12/2002. Killed in an MC-130H Combat Talon crash in Afghanistan.


Sean M. Corlew (37), Tech. Sgt., Air Force; Assigned to the 16th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

Died 6/12/2002. Killed in a MC-130H Combat Talon crash in Afghanistan.


Peter P. Tycz II (32), Sgt.1st Class, Army; Assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. (Hometown: Tonawanda, N.Y.)

Died 6/12/2002. Killed in a MC-130H Combat Talon crash in Afghanistan.


Christopher J. Speer (28), Sgt 1st Class, Army; Assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. (Hometown: Albuquerque N.M.)

Died 8/7/2002. Died in Germany wounds sustained in action in Afghanistan.


Mark Jackson (40), Sgt 1st Class, Army; Assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. (Hometown: Glennie, Mich.)

Died 10/2/2002. Killed in a terrorist bombing in the Philippines.


Antonio J. Sledd (20), Lance Cpl., Marine Corps; Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Hometown: Hillsborough, Fla.)

Died 10/8/2002. Killed in a terrorist attack in Kuwait.


James Henry Ebbers (19), Pvt.;2, Army; Assigned to the 551st Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Hometown: Bridgeview, Ill.)

Died 10/14/2002. Died in Djibuoti, Africa.


Steven Checo (22), Sgt., Army; Assigned to the 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. (Hometown: New York, N.Y.)

Died 12/20/2002. Killed in Afghanistan.
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