FORT DRUM — The 10th Mountain Division publishes no official number of its deaths, but a compilation of names from the Watertown Daily Times, the Associated Press, and Fort Drum’s Fallen Warriors that 279 soldiers, who served or were attached to the unit, have died serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For most of the 10 years at war, most soldiers of the infantry unit had been killed in Iraq, but that changed on Aug. 3, when two soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, based out of Fort Polk, La., were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
The highest single death toll for an incident was May 5, 2006, when 10 soldiers belonging to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade died in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash.
The statistics of those who died show a grim reality. More than half of the casualties are between the ages of 18 and 24. Almost 200 of them were privates first class, specialists or sergeants. Five lieutenant colonels, one command sergeant major and three Chief Warrant Officers died. The deadliest year, 2006, cost the division 65 soldiers. Five female soldiers have died.
Some 30 soldiers died in non-combat incidents. Their causes include accidents, suicides and one drowning.
These are the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who have died in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
* Staff Sgt. Omar Aceves, 30, of El Paso, Texas.
* Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.
* Staff Sgt. Jesse W. Ainsworth, 24, of Dayton, Texas.
* Sgt. Maj. Phillip Robert Albert, 41, of Terryville, Conn.
* Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen, 29, of Rochester, N.Y.
* Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen, 26, of Bellevue, Neb.
* Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass.
* Spc. Brian M. Anderson, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.
* Spc. Brushaun X. Anderson, 20, of Columbus, Ga.
* Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack, 20, of Torrance, Calif.
* Staff Sgt. Jason R. Arnette, 24, of Amelia, Va.
* Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wis.
* Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins, 31, of Bozeman, Mont.
* Pfc. Brian J. Backus, 21, of Saginaw Township, Mich.
* Pvt. Michael V. Bailey, 20, of Waldorf, Md.
* Pfc. Cody G. Baker, 19, of Holton, Kan.
* Spc. Brian K. Baker, 27, of West Seneca, N.Y.
* Sgt. Nathan S. Barnes, 23, of American Fork, Utah.
* Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz, 43, of Waterloo, Wis.
* Pfc. Matthew A. Bean, 22, of Pembroke, Mass.
* Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, 44, of Perrysburg, Ohio.
* Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Benson, 40, of Winona, Minn.
* Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, N.H.
* Cpl. Ray M. Bevel, 22, of Andrews, Texas.
* Spc. Ryan A. Bishop, 32, of Euless, Texas.
* Pvt. Joseph Robert Blake, 34, of Portland, Ore.
* Sgt. Edward H. Bolen, 25, of Chittenango, N.Y.
* Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe, 19, of Coraopolis, Pa.
* Spc. William G. Bowling, 24, of Beattyville, Ky.
* Pfc. Brian Jay Bradbury, 22, of Saint Joseph, Mo.
* Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley, 28, of Greenville, N.C.
* Sgt. Bryan Allen Brewster, 24, of Fontana, Calif.
* Pfc. Brian A. Browning, 20, of Astoria, Ore.
* Spc. Armer N. Burkart, 26, of Rockville, Md.
* Spc. Keith T. Buzinski, 26, of Daytona Beach, Fla.
* Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy, 30, of Virginia Beach, Va.
* Spc. Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, of Takoma Park, Md.
* Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan, 22, of Jamestown, N.C.
* Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mitchell K. Carver, 31, of Charlotte, N.C.
* Spc. Robert K. Charlton, 22, of Malden, Mo.
* Sgt. Robert Joseph Chiomento, 34, of Fort Dix, N.J.
* Pfc. Eric D. Clark, 22, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
* Staff Sgt. Shawn Michael Clemens, 28, of Allegany, N.Y.
* Pfc. Adare W. Cleveland, 19, of Anchorage, Alaska.
* Cpl. Jeremiah Scott Cole, 26, of Hiawatha, Kan.
* Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, of Weeki Wachee, Fla.
* Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell, 40, of Lake City, Tenn.
* Spc. Koran P. Contreras, 21, of Lawndale, Calif.
* Spc. Robert James Cook, 24, of Sun Prairie, Wis.
* Pvt. Charles S. Cooper, 19, of Jamestown, N.Y.
* Sgt. Richard V. Correa, 25, of Honolulu, Hawaii.
* Pvt. Isaac T. Cortes, 26, of Bronx, N.Y.
* Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya, 19, of Nashville, Mich.
* Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer, 25, of Gilmanton, N.H.
* Spc. Daniel L. Cox, 23, of Parsons, Kan.
* Pfc. Peter K. Cross, 20, of Saginaw, Texas.
* Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis, 34, of Anchorage, Alaska.
* Pfc. Justin Ray Davis, 19, of Gaithersburg, Md.
* Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez, 25, of La Puente, Calif.
* Pfc. Darren A. Deblanc, 20, of Evansville, Ind.
* Sgt. Jason C. Denfrund, 24, of Cattaraugus, N.Y.
* Spc. Preston J. Dennis, 23, of Redding, Calif.
* Sgt. Jeremy Edward DePottey, 26, of Ironwood, Mich.
* Pfc. Jesse W. Dietrich, 20, of Venus, Texas.
* Spc. Alan N. Dikcis, 21, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Brian Donaldson, 28, of Effingham, Ill.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Patrick Dorff, 32, of Minneapolis, Minn.
* Spc. Mark J. Downer, 23, of Warner Robins, Ga.
* Spc. Robert Eugene Drawl, 21, of Alexandria, Va.
* Pfc. Kasper A. Dudkiewicz, 22, of Mangilao, Guam.
* Sgt. Shane P. Duffy, 22, of Taunton, Mass.
* Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, 25, of Columbia, S.C.
* Staff Sgt. Terrence D. Dunn, 38, of Houston, Texas.
* Sgt. Russell Meade Durgin, 23, of Henniker, N.H.
* 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, 24, of East Brunswick, N.J.
* Sgt. Donald R. Edgerton, 33, of Murphy, N.C.
* Pfc. Kevin Finch Edgin, 31, of Dyersburg, Tenn.
* Spc. Jonathan D. A. Emard, 20, of Mesquite, Texas.
* Spc. Richard C. Emmons, 22, of North Granby, Conn.
* Sgt. Michael John Esposito, 22, of Brentwood, N.Y.
* Sgt. Jerry R. Evans, 23, of Eufaula, Ala.
* 1st Lt. Forrest Pinkerton Ewens, 25, of Gig Harbor, Wash.
* Spc. Clay P. Farr, 21, of Bakersfield, Calif.
* Spc. Joshua R. Farris, 22, of La Grange, Texas.
* Lt. Col. Joseph James Fenty, 41, of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
* Spc. Wilfred Flores, 20, of Lawton, Okla.
* Pfc. Byron J. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich.
* Sgt Edward J. Frank, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y.
* Spc. Jameel T. Freeman, 26, of Baltimore, Md.
* Spc. Chad Edward Fuller, 24, of Potsdam, N.Y.
* Spc. J. Adan Garcia, 20, of Irving, Texas.
* Sgt. Mickel D. Garrigus, 24, of Elma, Wash.
* Spc. Benjamin J. Garrison, 25, of Houston, Texas.
* Cpl. Rogelio Rolando Garza, 26, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
* CWO 2 Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas.
* Sgt. Benjamin Lewis Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Conn.
* Pfc. Nathaniel Given, 21, of Dickinson, Texas.
* Sgt. Nicholes Darwin Golding, 24, of Addison, Maine.
* Spc. Toccara Green, 23, of Rosedale, Md.
* Cpl. Jeremy R. Greene, 24, of Springfield, Ohio.
* Pfc. Satieon V. Greenlee, 24, of Pendleton, S.C.
* Sgt. John Cripe Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas, Nev.
* Cpl. Aaron Matthew Griner, 24, of Tampa, Fla.
* Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall, 28, of Huntsville, Ala.
* Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Hansen, 31, of Panama City, Fla.
* Spc. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark.
* Pfc. Adam J. Hardt, 19, of Avondale, Ariz.
* Pvt. Devon J. Harris, 24, of Mesquite, Texas.
* Sgt. 1st Class Todd M. Harris, 37, of Tucson, Ariz.
* Spc. Joshua A. Harton, 23, of Bethlehem, Pa.
* CWO 2 Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, of Fort Rucker, Ala.
* Cpl. Lorne E. Henry. 21, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
* Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis.
* Sgt. Edelman L. Hernandez, 23, of Hyattsville, Md.
* Pfc. Thomas J. Hewett, 22, of Temple, Texas.
* Sgt. David Michael Hierholzer, 27, of Lewisburg, Tenn.
* Spc. Rudolph R. Hizon, 22, of Los Angeles, Calif.
* Capt. (Dr.) Roselle M. Hoffmaster, 32, of Cleveland, Ohio.
* Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe, 32, of Philadelphia, N.Y.
* Pfc. George J. Howell, 24, of Salinas, Calif.
* Staff Sgt. Christopher Thomas Howick, 34, of Hamburg, N.Y.
* Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz, 23, of Clearwater, Fla.
* Spc. Joshua U. Humble, 21, of Appleton, Maine.
* Staff Sgt. Wesley Hunter, 28, of Lockney, Texas.
* Sgt. 1st Class David R. Hurst, 31, of Fort Sill, Okla.
* Sgt. Wakkuna Almira Jackson, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle E. Jackson, 28, of Sarasota, Fla.
* CSM Dennis Jr Jallah, 49, of Fayetteville, N.C.
* Spc. Dennis James Jr., 21, of Deltona, Fla.
* Lt. Col. Leon G. James, 46, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y.
* Sgt. Lindsey T. James, 23, of Urbana, Mo.
* Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr., 20, of Springville, Calif.
* Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.
* Pfc. John C. Johnson, 27, of Phoenix, Ariz.
* Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, 29, of Las Vegas, Nev.
* 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating, 27, of Shapleigh, Maine.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew G. Kelley, 30, of Cameron, Mo.
* Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, of Philadelphia, Pa.
* Spc. Jarrid L. King, 20, of Erie, Pa.
* Sgt. Michael D. Kirspel, 23, of Hopatcong, N.J.
* Spc. John K. Klinesmith, 25, of Stockbridge, Ga.
* Staff Sgt. Anthony Santos Lagman, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y.
* Pfc. James P. Lambert, 23, of New Orleans, La.
* Capt. Kevin C. Landeck, 26, of Wheaton, Ill.
* Pfc. Ira B. Laningham, 22, of Zapata, Texas.
* Sgt. Thomas L. Latham, 23, of Delmar, Md.
* Spc. Patrick L. Lay, 21, of Fletcher, N.C.
* Spc. Jeff LeBrun, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y.
* Sgt. Carlie M. Lee, 23, of Birmingham, Ala.
* Sgt. Cody R. Legg, 23, of Escondido, Calif.
* Staff Sgt. Dwayne P. R. Lewis, 26, of New York, N.Y.
* Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20, of Riverdale, Ga.
* Staff Sgt. John D. Linde, 30, of New York, N.Y.
* Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom, 27, of Flagstaff, Ariz.
* Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, 22, of Watsontown, Pa.
* Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, 27, of Williams, Calif.
* Spc. Jason Allen Lucas, 24, of Columbus, Ohio.
* Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Lybert, 28, of Ladysmith, Wis.
* Sgt. Terry J. Lynch, 22, of Shepherd, Mont.
* 1st Lt. Adam Malson, 23, of Rochester Hills, Mich.
* Pvt. Giovanny Maria, 19, of Queens, N.Y.
* Sgt. Marcus C. Mathes, 26, of Zephyrhills, Fla.
* Pfc. Patrick W. May, 22, of Jamestown, N.Y.
* Sgt. Charles John Mcclain, 26, of Follensbee, W.Va.
* Sgt. Robert M. McDowell, 30, of Deer Park, Texas.
* Spc. Dwayne J. McFarlane, 20, of Cass Lake, Minn.
* Staff Sgt. David A. Mejias, 26, of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
* Sgt. Christopher P. Messer, 28, of Petersburg, Mich.
* Spc. Alexander J. Miller, 21, of Clermont, Fla.
* 1st Lt. Scott F. Milley, 23, of Sudbury, Mass.
* Spc. Raymond N. Mitchell, 21, of West Memphis, Ark.
* Sgt. Raul Moncada, 29, of Madera, Calif.
* Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe, 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y.
* Sgt. 1st Class Jared Christopher Monti, 30, of Raynham, Mass.
* 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, 28, of Cambridge, Md.
* Pfc. Benjamin G. Moore, 23, of Robbinsville, N.J.
* CWO 2 Dwayne L. Moore, 31, of Williamsburg, Va.
* Pfc. Keith J. Moore, 28, of San Francisco, Calif.
* Pfc. Brian Michael Moquin, 19, of Worcester, Mass.
* Pfc. Gil Morales Del Valle, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla.
* Cpl. Darby T. Morin, 25, of Victoria, Canada.
* Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, of Stillwater, Okla.
* Sgt. James S. Moudy, 37, of Newark, Del.
* Pfc. Adam J. Muller, 21, of Underhill, Vt.
* Spc. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, 27, of Germantown, Md.
* Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy, 21, of Lynchburg, Va.
* Spc. Jeffrey F. Nichols, 21, of Granite Shoals, Texas.
* Sgt. Curtis L. Norris, 28, of Dansville, Mich.
* Sgt. Jasper K. Obakrairur, 26, of Hilo, Hawaii.
* Pfc. Alex Oceguera, 19, of San Bernardino, Calif.
* Spc. Justin Lee O’Donohoe, 27, of San Diego, Calif.
* Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
* Pfc. Evan William O’neill, 19, of Haverhill, Mass.
* Sgt. Gregory Owens, 24, of Garland, Texas.
* Sgt. Steven M. Packer, 23, of Clovis, Calif.
* Sgt. Michael F. Paranzino, 22, of Middletown, R.I.
* Spc. Justin R. Pellerin, 21, of Boscawen, N.H.
* Sgt. Roger Pina Pena, 29, of San Antonio, Texas.
* Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, La.
* Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas, Ky.
* Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett, 28, of Saratoga, Wyo.
* Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, 34, of Duncan, Okla.
* Sgt. Austin D. Pratt, 22, of Cadet, Mo.
* Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.
* Sgt. Joseph A. Richard, 27, of Lafayette, La.
* Spc. Robert M. Rieckhoff, 26, of Kenosha, Wis.
* Pfc. Henry C. Risner, 26, of Golden, Colo.
* Cpl. Fernando Daniel Robinson, 21, of Hawthorne, Calif.
* Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
* Spc. Nicholas K. Rogers, 27, of Deltona, Fla.
* Pfc. Richard H. Rosas, 21, of Saint Louis, Mich.
* Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, 21, of Houston, Texas.
* Sgt. 1st Class Charles M. Sadell, 34, of Columbia, Mo.
* Spc. Marko M. Samson, 30, of Columbus, Ohio.
* Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten, 28, of Prescott, Ariz.
* Sgt. Paul T. Sanchez, 32, of Irving, Texas.
* Sgt. Ian Thomas Sanchez, 26, of Staten Island, N.Y.
* Sgt. Kurt D. Schamberg, 26, of Euclid, Ohio.
* Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev.
* Sgt. Jason A. Schumann, 23, of Hawley, Minn.
* Sgt. Justin Andrew Scott, 22, of Bellevue, Ky.
* Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, 21, of Mount Vernon, Wash.
* 1st Lt. Robert A. Seidel, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.
* 1st Lt. Neale M. Shank, 25, of Fort Wayne, Ind.
* Spc. Joshua D. Sheppard, 22, of Quinton, Okla.
* Spc. Christopher Franklin Sitton, 21, of Montrose, Colo.
* Maj. Douglas E. Sloan, 40, of Evans Mills, N.Y.
* Pfc. Andrew Richard Small, 19, of Wiscasset, Maine.
* Sgt. Aaron M. Smith, 25, of Manhattan, Kan.
* Sgt. Timothy M. Smith, 25, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
* Pvt. Daren A. Smith, 19, of Helena, Mont.
* Pfc. Stephen P. Snowberger, 18, of Lopez, Pa.
* Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund, 23, of Pineville, La.
* Spc. Omar Soltero, 28, of San Antonio, Texas.
* Sgt. Richard A. Soukenka, 30, of Oceanside, Calif.
* Pfc. Clinton E. Springer, 21, of Sanford, Maine.
* Cpl. Derek Anthony Stanley, 20, of Tulsa, Okla.
* Sgt. Derek T. Stenroos, 24, of North Pole, Alaska.
* Sgt. James D. Stewart, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
* Sgt. Mark A. Stone, 22, of Buchanan Dam, Texas.
* Spc. Matthew K.S. Swanson, 20, of Lake Forest, Calif.
* Pfc. Jack T. Sweet, 19, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
* Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C.
* Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, of Greenbrier, Ark.
* 1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, 24, of Sag Harbor, N.Y.
* Pfc. Adam Lee Thomas, 21, of Palos Hills, Ill.
* CWO 2 Joshua M. Tillery, 31, of Beaverton, Ore.
* Spc. David Nelson Timmons, 23, of Lewisville, N.C.
* Spc. Brandon T. Titus, 20, of Boise, Idaho.
* Sgt. Andrew R. Tobin, 24, of Jacksonville, Ill.
* Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin H. Todd, 29, of Colville, Wash.
* Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, of Lawton, Okla.
* 2nd Lt. Richard Torres, 25, of Clarksville, Tenn.
* CWO 2 Eric William Totten, 34, of Dallas, Texas.
* Staff Sgt. Steven R. Tudor, 36, of Dunmore, Pa.
* Master Sgt. Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33, of Watertown, N.Y.
* Cpl. Angelo Joseph Vaccaro, 23, of Deltona, Fla.
* Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman, 24, of Port Matilda, Pa.
* CWO 2 Terry L. Varnadore, 29, of Hendersonville, N.C.
* Staff Sgt. Eric R. Vick, 25, of Spring Hope, N.C.
* Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva, 19, of Jacksonville, Fla.
* Spc. Andrew P. Wade, 22, of Antioch, Ill.
* Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, 24, of Fairview Heights, Ill.
* Pfc. James A. Waters, 21, of Coverdale, Ind.
* Pvt. David L. Waters, 19, of Auburn, Calif.
* Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Weiglein, 31, of Audubon, N.J.
* Spc. Abraham S. Wheeler, 22, of Columbia, S.C.
* Spc. Blake D. Whipple, 21, of Williamsville, N.Y.
* Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo.
* Pfc. James Paul White, 19, of Huber Heights, Ohio.
* Sgt. Jeffery Scott Wiekamp, 23, of Uvalde, Texas.
* Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson, 19, of Miller, Mo.
* Spc. Christopher M. Wilson, 24, of Bangor, Maine.
* Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip E. Windorski, 35, of Bovey, Minn.
* Sgt. Justin D. Wisniewski, 22, of Standish, Mich.
* Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton, 21, of Oak Park, Calif.
* Spc. Edwin C. Wood, 18, of Omaha, Neb.
* Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas.
* Spc. John J. Young, 24, of Savannah, Ga.