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10 Years After Start of Iraq War, Maryland Still Feels Effects of Casualties

Takoma Park resident among 77 military personnel from Maryland to die in Iraq since 2003.

Since the invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, 77 members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserves from the state of Maryland have died, according to a database managed by the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.

Just two days following the invasion, Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, of Baltimore, became the first casualty from Maryland, dying in a helicopter crash on March 21, 2003. According to the database, Sgt. John F. Burner III, also of Baltimore, perished from a pulmonary embolis on Sept. 16, 2012, marking the 77th entry in the chart.

Army Spec. Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, of Takoma Park, died Feb. 27, 2007, when an improvised explosive device detonated near a vehicle he was traveling in, The Washington Post reported. Cadavero, and two other soldiers who died in the blast were part of a unit that hunted for the roadside bombs known as IEDs, The Post reported.

Cadavero was remembered as a popular student at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, The Post reported. He graduated in 2004 from the private liberal arts college now known as Washington Adventist University.

Click here to read Cadavero's obituary from The Post.

The website lists a total of 4,804 fatalities, with California (476), Texas (420), Florida (196), Pennsylvania (196) and Ohio (188) the five states with the highest counts.

Date

Name

Rank

Age

Cause

Branch

City

9/16

2006

Roddy, David Sean

Petty Officer 2nd Class

32

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Navy

Aberdeen

9/10

2007

Brown-Weeks, Ari D.

Specialist

23

Non-hostile - vehicle rollover

U.S. Army

Abingdon

9/16

2010

Burner III, John F.

Sergeant

32

Non-hostile - illness - pulmonary embolis

U.S. Army

Baltimore

5/24

2007

Dunham, Robert E.

Sergeant 1st Class

36

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Baltimore

5/18

2007

Nash, Casey W.

Specialist

22

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Baltimore

5/17

2007

Hamm, Jonathan V.

Private 1st Class

20

Hostile - hostile fire - indirect fire

U.S. Army

Baltimore

4/29

2007

Martin, Jay Edward

Staff Sergeant

29

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Baltimore

4/21

2007

Harper, Marlon B.

Staff Sergeant

34

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, RPG

U.S. Army

Baltimore

10/04

2006

Moudry, Christopher O.

Staff Sergeant

31

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Baltimore

8/24

2006

Williams, Dwayne E.

Staff Sergeant

28

Hostile - hostile fire - disarming IED

U.S. Marine

Baltimore

6/26

2006

Potocki, Michael J.

Private 1st Class

21

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Baltimore

5/15

2006

Flint Jr., Marion

Staff Sergeant

29

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Baltimore

10/14

2005

Ceo, Bernard L.

Corporal

23

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Army National Guard

Baltimore

10/14

2005

Conner, Brian R.

Sergeant

36

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Army National Guard

Baltimore

6/11

2005

Prince, Neil A.

Sergeant 1st Class

35

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Baltimore

1/26

2005

Starr Jr., Michael L.

Lance Corporal

21

Non-hostile - helicopter crash

U.S. Marine

Baltimore

10/03

2004

Pettaway Jr., James L.

Staff Sergeant

37

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Army Reserve

Baltimore

11/07

2003

Gilmore I, Cornell W.

Command Sergeant Major

45

Hostile - helicopter crash (missile attack)

U.S. Army

Baltimore

10/25

2003

Cannon, Jakia Sheree

Seaman

20

Non-hostile

U.S. Navy

Baltimore

3/21

2003

Waters-Bey, Kendall Damon

Staff Sergeant

29

Hostile - helicopter crash

U.S. Marine

Baltimore

11/20

2008

Barnett, Charles Yi

Private

19

Non-hostile

U.S. Army

Bel Air

2/07

2007

Parcell, Jennifer M.

Corporal

20

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Bel Air

6/29

2004

Adle, Patrick R.

Lance Corporal

21

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Marine Reserve

Belair (nr. Baltimore)

5/10

2006

Carbonaro, Alessandro

Sergeant

28

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Bethesda

3/13

2004

Ford, Jason C.

Specialist

21

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Bowie

1/25

2004

Mooney, Adam G.

1st Lieutenant

28

Non-hostile - helicopter crash

U.S. Army

Cambridge

4/14

2003

Mileo, Jason David

Corporal

20

Hostile - friendly fire

U.S. Marine

Centreville

8/18

2005

Doyle, Jeremy W.

Staff Sergeant

24

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Chesterton

2/14

2004

Spry, Bryan N.

Private

19

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Army

Chestertown

10/05

2008

Stahlman, Michael R.

Colonel

45

Non-hostile

U.S. Marine

Chevy Chase

11/12

2004

Branning, David M.

Lance Corporal

21

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Cockeysville

1/14

2006

Watts, Justin J.

Corporal

20

Non-hostile - weapon discharge

U.S. Marine

Crownsville

3/31

2004

Davis, Brandon L.

Private

20

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Cumberland

1/20

2007

Haller, Roger W.

Command Sergeant Major

49

Hostile - helicopter crash

U.S. Army National Guard

Davidsonville

3/11

2007

Latham, Thomas L.

Sergeant

23

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Delmar

7/19

2007

Craig, Brandon M.

Corporal

25

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Earleville

10/14

2005

Boswell, Samuel M.

Corporal

20

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Army National Guard

Elkridge

6/27

2005

Mariotti, Keith R.

Chief Warrant Officer

39

Hostile - helicopter crash (missile attack)

U.S. Army

Elkton

5/18

2006

Seidel III, Robert

1st Lieutenant

23

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Emmitsburg

5/11

2009

Yates Jr., Michael Edward

Private 1st Class

19

Non-hostile - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Federalsburg

2/07

2007

Ruiz, Manuel A.

Petty Officer 3rd Class

21

Hostile - helicopter crash

U.S. Navy

Federalsburg

3/03

2006

Snyder, Matthew A.

Lance Corporal

20

Non-hostile - vehicle accident

U.S. Marine

Finksburg

10/29

2004

Fortune, Maurice Keith

Sergeant

25

Hostile - hostile fire - suicide car bomb

U.S. Army

Forestville

9/12

2006

Perez, Emily J.T.

2nd Lieutenant

23

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Fort Washington

7/27

2006

Higgins, James W.

Lance Corporal

22

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Marine

Frederick

8/23

2006

Barbieri, Thomas J.

Specialist

24

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Gaithersburg

2/20

2008

Matlock, Jr., Micheal B.

Specialist

21

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Glen Burnie

9/20

2006

Kavanagh, Eric

Private

20

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Glen Burnie

11/30

2005

Snyder, Joshua D.

Corporal

20

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Marine

Hampstead

11/29

2004

Hayes, Erik W.

Specialist

24

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Harney/Cascade

1/08

2004

Walker, Jeffrey C.

Sergeant

33

Hostile - helicopter shot down

U.S. Army

Havre de Grace

11/15

2006

Dennison, John R.

Captain

24

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Ijamsville

8/05

2004

Faulstich Jr., Raymond J.

Private 1st Class

24

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, rpg

U.S. Army

Leonardtown

7/21

2006

Wallace, Matthew P.

Corporal

22

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Lexington Park

8/15

2007

Samuels, Princess C.

Sergeant

22

Hostile - hostile fire - indirect fire

U.S. Army

Mitchellville

9/17

2006

Davis, David J.

Sergeant

32

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Mount Airy

4/08

2007

Neel, Phillip I.

1st Lieutenant

27

Hostile - hostile fire - grenade

U.S. Army

Not reported yet

4/30

2009

McIlvaine, James R.

Sergeant

26

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Olney

10/19

2005

Anderson III, Norman W.

Lance Corporal

21

Hostile - hostile fire - suicide car bomb

U.S. Marine

Parkton

11/14

2004

Burger Jr., Dale A.

Corporal

21

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Port Deposit

10/19

2005

Frederick, Kendall K.

Sergeant

21

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army Reserve

Randallstown

4/07

2003

Mitchell Jr., George Arthur

Specialist

35

Hostile - hostile fire - mortar attack

U.S. Army

Rawlings

5/11

2006

Burkart, Armer N.

Specialist

26

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Rockville

7/22

2006

Swanson, Christopher

Staff Sergeant

25

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Rose Haven

8/14

2005

Green, Toccara R.

Specialist

23

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Rosedale

1/07

2007

Caldwell, Eric T.

Corporal

22

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Salisbury

1/10

2006

McMullen, Michael Joseph

Staff Sergeant

25

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army National Guard

Salisbury

10/21

2006

Herzberg, Eric W.

Lance Corporal

20

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Severna Park

3/28

2006

Hernandez, Robert

Staff Sergeant

47

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army Reserve

Silver Spring

11/11

2004

Doerflinger, Thomas K.

Specialist

20

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Silver Spring

2/27

2007

Cadavero, Jonathan D.

Specialist

24

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army

Takoma Park

7/26

2006

Koth, Edward A

Petty Officer 2nd Class

30

Non-hostile - ordnance accident

U.S. Navy

Towson

11/14

2004

Ziolkowski, Nicholas L.

Corporal

22

Hostile - hostile fire

U.S. Marine

Towson

10/24

2007

Towns Sr., Robin L.

Staff Sergeant

52

Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

U.S. Army National Guard

Upper Marlboro

4/12

2007

Newman, Gwilym J.

1st Lieutenant

24

Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

U.S. Army

Waldorf

8/08

2004

Ulbright, Rick A.

Civilian

49

Hostile - hostile fire - mortar attack

U.S. Dept. of the Air Force

Waldorf

4/21

2005

Guy, Robert A. "Bobby"

Private 1st Class

26

Non-hostile - weapon discharge (suicide)

U.S. Marine

Willards

 

In the database, Montgomery County saw eight casualties, including personnel from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

The website also shows that 403 military personnel from Maryland were wounded during the Iraq War.

CNN’s website has an interactive map which shows slightly lower figures, with 4,802 national fatalities and 75 in Maryland.

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