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DES MOINES, Iowa – One Iowa National Guard member was killed and four others injured when their convoy was attacked in Iraq over the weekend, Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood said.

Hapgood said 2nd Lt. Richard B. “Brian” Gienau, 29, of Peoria, Ill., was a passenger in a Humvee struck by a homemade bomb as it traveled between Karbala and Ramadi on Sunday. He died at the scene.

Gienau’s girlfriend, Katie Allen, 23, of Peoria, Ill., said Monday she spoke to the man she planned to marry hours before he was killed.

‘We just chatted about food and Army life, and he said he would be busy for about five days,’ Allen said. ‘I said ‘I don’t care. Call anytime.’ And then I said ‘I love you,’ and that’s the last thing I said to him.

Injured in the attack were Sgt. Timothy Shay, 22, of Muscatine; Spc. Justin Edgington, 23, of West Burlington; Spc. Seth Garceau, 22, of Oelwein; and Spc. Dennis Smutzer, 32, of Moline, Ill. All were with Company A, 224th Engineer Battalion, based in Burlington, Hapgood said.

Gienau was the commander of the mission and was sitting in the right front seat at the time of the explosion.

The Army was continuing its investigation, he said.

Gienau, a 1994 graduate of Tripoli High School, was being remembered as a man who loved the outdoors and children and who taught Sunday school.

‘Children loved him, everyone loved him,’ said Gienau’s father, Richard. ‘He wasn’t prejudiced. He didn’t give a hoot what you looked like or how you were dressed. He loved everyone.’

The last time Richard saw his son was when he was home for five days over Christmas.

Allen said Gienau was hard working and goal oriented.

‘Whatever he was doing, he set his heart to it and he always accomplished it,’ Allen said.

Gienau enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1994, serving as an avionics mechanic. He enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1999. He went on to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003.

The 224th was mobilized for duty in Iraq in November, Hapgood said.

Gienau, who played with Army toys as a young boy, joined the military to pay for school, Richard Gienau said.

‘It (serving in the military) was important to Brian,’ his father said. ‘He enjoyed the military. He was continuously figuring out ways to make it easier for his men.’

Hapgood said the Humvee the soldiers were in was part of a convoy.

‘There was absolutely no indication … any other insurgent activity was going on that day on that particular route, so there was no forewarning,’ Hapgood said.

Garceau and Smutzer were being transferred to Lanstuhl Medical Center in Germany. Shay was undergoing treatment at the 86th Combat Support Hospital near Baghdad and Edgington was undergoing treatment and was expected to return to duty, Hapgood said.

Gienau also is survived by his mother, Debbee Way, of Dunkerton, and his son, Keenan, 9.

Gienau’s sister, and Richard Gienau’s only other child, Amanda, died 12 years ago at the age of 14 in a car crash near Tripoli, the father said.

Michelle Spitzer. “Army 2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau,” Military Times, last modified February 27, 2005, http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/army-2nd-lt-richard-b-gienau/695082.

Illinois man, part of 224th Engineer Battalion, killed in Iraq

The Iowa National Guard has announced the death of 2nd Lt. Richard B. ‘Brian’ Gienau, 29, of Peoria, Ill. Gienau was killed when the up-armored Humvee in which he was traveling was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) between Karbala and Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

The attack occurred at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Iraq time. Gienau was pronounced dead at the scene. He was assigned to the Iowa Army National Guard’s Company A, 224th Engineer Battalion, based in Burlington.

Also injured in the attack were Sgt. Timothy Shay, 22, of Muscatine; Spc. Justin Edgington, 23, of West Burlington; Spc. Seth Garceau, 22, of Oelwein; and Spc. Dennis Smutzer, 32, of Moline, Ill. These soldiers are also assigned to Company A, 224th Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Burlington.

The injured soldiers are currently undergoing medical care in Iraq and Germany as follows: Garceau continues to receive medical treatment at the 86th Combat Support Hospital near Baghdad and is expected to be evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany; Smutzer was evacuated to Landstuhl and continues to receive medical treatment; Shay is receiving treatment at the 86th Combat Support Hospital; and Edgington continues to receive treatment at the 86th Combat Support Hospital and will be returned to duty later today or sometime tomorrow.

Gienau graduated from Tripoli High School in 1994. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1994 and served as an Avionic Mechanic until 1998. Gienau enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in November 1999. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. through their Reserve Officers Training Corps in 2004. Gienau mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 224th Engineer Battalion in October 2004.

He is survived by his son; mother, Debbee Way, of Dunkerton; father, Richard, of Waterloo; and girlfriend, Katie Allen. Gienau was preceded in death by his sister, Amanda.

The family of Lt. Brian Gienau issued the following statement:

‘Brian was very proud to serve his country and believed deeply in what he was doing — we are very proud of him for his service. Though separation from his family while deployed was difficult, he felt a strong bond with his fellow soldiers and demonstrated profound compassion and concern for their well-being. Brian was well-liked and easygoing. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school, loved children, and he was a wonderful father. Brian loved spending time in the outdoors, especially with his family. We will always remember him for his strong but gentle spirit.’

The families ask that their privacy be respected at this time. Any queries are to be handled through the Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Office.

Approximately 500 soldiers were mobilized from the 224th Engineer Battalion in October 2004. This mobilization and activation is part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

The 224th Engineer Battalion is comprised of units located in Fairfield (Headquarters and Headquarters Company), Burlington (Company A), Ottumwa (Company B), Mount Pleasant (Company C), and Keokuk (Detachment 1, Company C). Additionally, the 834th Engineer Company from Davenport, which falls under the command and control of the 224th Engineer Battalion, also mobilized selected soldiers in support of this operation.

The mission of the 224th Engineer Battalion is to increase the combat effectiveness of United States and coalition forces by removing physical obstacles, identifying and reducing minefields, emplacing barriers, constructing protective positions, repairing bridges and roadways, and performing infantry missions as required. Additionally, while in Iraq, the 224th Engineers have conducted route clearing missions, convoy escorts, and detainee operations. This unit was last deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Debbie Nash, “Illinois man, part of 224th Engineer Battalion, killed in Iraq,” Iowa GenWeb (blog), February 28, 2005 (9:05 p.m.), www.iagenweb.org/boards/jefferson/obituaries/index.cgi?read=68847.

Iowa National Guard soldier dies in separate bomb attack

Richard Gienau was ‘good-hearted man’

Second Lt. Richard “Brian” Gienau, an Iowa native remembered for his strong but gentle spirit, was killed Sunday in Iraq when his armored Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb that injured four other soldiers, military officials said Monday.

All five soldiers were members of an Iowa Army National Guard unit based in Burlington.

Sunday’s attack occurred as a military convoy traveled in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle between Karbala and Ramadi. It was one of the most serious incidents involving Iowa National Guard troops since the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003.

The wounded were Sgt. Timothy Shay, 22, of Muscatine; Spc. Justin Edgington, 23, of West Burlington; Spc. Seth Garceau, 22, of Oelwein; and Spc. Dennis Smutzer, 32, of Moline, Ill. They were serving with Company A of the 224th Engineer Battalion.

The man who was killed, Gienau, 29, grew up in Tripoli in northeast Iowa’s Bremer County. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1994, spending four years as an avionics technician. He enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1999 and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant last year in UNI’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, and he had been working in civilian life at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill.

“He was a very good-hearted young man. I remember him as a hard worker, just a very conscientious, goal-driven person,” said Randall Stanek of Eagle Grove, who was principal at Tripoli High School when Gienau graduated in 1994.

Among the wounded, Smutzer was flown to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and Garceau was expected to be evacuated to Germany for additional medical treatment, said Lt. Col. Gregory Hapgood, the Iowa National Guard’s public affairs officer. Shay was being treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital near Baghdad, while Edgington was expected to return to duty late Monday or sometime today.

Gienau is the 22nd Iowan to die in Iraq since March 2003. One Iowa soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The roadside bomb exploded as the Iowa Guard soldiers were moving from one duty location to another, Hapgood said. All five soldiers were in the same Humvee, and Gienau was seated in the right front passenger seat. The fact that only one death occurred was a testimony to the strength of the armor that protected the Humvee, he said.

Craig Milius, a science teacher at Tripoli High School, taught Gienau in grades 7, 10, 11 and 12. He remembered him Monday as a quiet, reserved young man, but as very studious.

“I addressed the students today, because just because you leave here doesn’t mean you’re forgotten,” Milius said. “It’s been 10 years since he’s been away, but there’s been flashbacks of seeing him in class, just a tall, gangly blond-haired boy.

“It was a tough day, it was surreal,” Milius said. “You know it’s happening everywhere, but as it gets to a personal level it’s just very emotional.”

Mike Campbell, a Burlington city councilman, learned Monday night of Gienau’s death and he said he expects the city will plan a way to honor Gienau and the four wounded soldiers.

“We’re proud of our soldiers in the 224th – those who have served and returned home safely and those who haven’t. We’re thankful to them for protecting our freedoms,” Campbell said.

William Petroski and Abby Simons. “Iowa National Guard soldier dies in separate bomb attack,” Des Moines Register, last modified March 1, 2005, http://www.sitemason.com/newspub/dtWzug?id=19936&mode.

Freedom Remembered

Born: August 21, 1975 in Iowa
Died: February 27, 2005

2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau of Peoria, Illinois was a 1994 graduate of Tripoli High School. Growing up, he loved to play with Army toys. Known best by his middle name, Brian, he enjoyed working with children and he taught Sunday school at church. He was hard working and goal oriented. Whatever he was doing, he set his heart to it and he always accomplished it. Brian enlisted in the United States Navy in 1994, serving as an avionics mechanic. after that enlisted was up, he signed on with the Iowa Army National Guard in 1999. He went on to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. He enjoyed the military and was continuously figuring out ways to make it easier for his men. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He leaves, his son, Keenan, his mother, Debbee Way, his father Richard and his girlfriend, Katie Allen. His sister Amanda died at the age of 14 in a car crash near Tripoli. Brian was killed at age 29 when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle in Ramadi, Iraq. In August on 2009, a sculpture was created by Will Overstreet, in honor of the fallen soldier and was dedicated to 2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau, the 2003 University of Northern Iowa graduate. The 4-by-4 foot structure which stands outside West Gymnasium also recognizes other UNI men and women serving their country.
Army
National Guard
224th Engineer Battalion
Burlington, Iowa

Burial is at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Tripoli, Iowa

“2nd Lt Richard Brian Gienau.” FreedomRemembered.com. Last modified August 21, 2010. http://freedomremembered.com/?s=gienau.

List of Iowans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to Date

(AP) – Iowa soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as reported by the Defense Department, Iowa National Guard and family members:

– Army Spc. David W. Behrle, 20, of Tipton, was killed May 19, 2007, in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. He was among six soldiers who died in the explosion. All six were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas.

– Army Pfc. Katie Soenksen, 19, of Davenport, was killed in an explosion May 2, 2007, in Baghdad while conducting a security mission. She was part of the 410 Military Police based in Fort Hood, Texas.

– Army Pfc. Brian A. Botello, 19, of Alta, was killed during combat operations April 29, 2007, in Baghdad. He was one of three soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, of Fort Carson, Colo., who were killed in the explosion.

– Army Spc. Travis Vaugn, of Cedar Falls, died Feb. 18, 2007, in the crash of a CH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan, according to his stepmother, Kandi Vaughn, of Reinbeck. The military said the Chinook was carrying 22 U.S. service members. Eight American troops were killed. Fourteen people on board survived.

– Army Reserve Spc. Stephen D. Shannon, 21, of Guttenberg, died Jan. 31, 2007, as a result of hostile action in Iraq. He was a combat engineer with the C Company, 397th Engineer Battalion, in Wausau, Wis.

– Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L. Gabbard, 46, of Polk City, died Jan. 20, 2007, in the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that killed 11 other soldiers northeast of Baghdad. Gabbard, a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, served as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the National Guard Affairs Team in Baghdad.

– Army Cpl. Jonathan E. Schiller, 20, of Ottumwa, was killed Dec. 31, 2006, when a bomb detonated near his Humvee while on combat patrol in Baqubah, Iraq. Schiller was assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

– Marine Lance Cpl. Clinton J. ‘C.J.’ Miller, 23, of Greenfield, died Dec. 11, 2006, while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar province in Iraq. Two other Marines were killed. They were assigned to the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

– Army Sgt. James Paul Musack, 23, of Riverside, was killed Nov. 21, 2006, in what the military called a non-combat related incident in Samarra, Iraq. He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

– Lt. Col. Paul Finken, 40, of Earling, died Nov. 2, 2006, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq. He was among three soldiers killed in an attack in Baghdad. Finken was based with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was an infantry officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 506th Infantry Regiment.

– Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, died Sept. 30, 2006, when his unit came under small arms fire from insurgents near Al Asad, Iraq. He was a member of Iowa National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, in Iowa Falls.

– Spc. Kampha B. Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City, died Sept. 30, 2006, when his came came [sic] under small arms fire from insurgents near Al Asad, Iraq. He was a member of Iowa National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry, in Iowa Falls.

– Army Pfc. William E. Thorne, 26, of Hospers, died Aug. 24, 2006, when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was a member of the 4th Infantry Division based in Fort Hood, Texas.

– Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamie S. Jaenke, a native of Iowa Falls, died June 5, 2006, in Al Anbar province, when the Humvee she was in was struck by a roadside bomb. She was assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, based in Fort McCoy, Wis.

– Marine Lance Cpl. William Leusink, 21, of Maurice, was killed May 22, 2006, in a roadside bombing in Al Anbar province northwest of Baghdad. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Kaneohe, Hawaii.

– Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wall, 27, of Alden, died April 27, 2006, in Iraq from a non combat-related illness. Wall suffered a cardiac arrest in the dining facility of hit’s base in Mosul. He was assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and was stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

– Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Sesker, 22, of Ogden, was killed April 6, 2006, when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb outside Tikrit in Iraq. Sesker was assigned to the Le Mars-based Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, which performs reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

– Army Cpl. Antoine McKinzie, 25, of Indianpolis, died March 21, 2006, on a combat security patrol in Baghdad. McKinzie, a native of Des Moines, was a member of the 4th Infantry Division.

– Maj. Stuart Anderson, 44, of Peosta, died Jan. 7, 2006, in a helicopter crash that killed seven other U.S. soldiers and four civilians in Iraq. Anderson was a member of the Army Reserve’s 3rd Corps Support Command in Des Moines.

– Sgt. Nathan Field, 23, of Lehigh, died Jan. 7, 2006, when his Humvee was hit by a civilian vehicle in southern Iraq. He was a member of the Army Reserve’s 4249th Port Security Company in Pocahontas.

– Army Reserve 1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister, 30, of Jenks, Okla., died Dec. 28, 2005, by a roadside bomb while on patrol south of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Meister, a native of Remsen, was part of the Sand Springs-based 486th Civil Affairs Battalion and was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 321st Civil Affairs Brigade based in San Antonio, Texas.

– Iowa National Guard Spc. Gregory L. Tull, 20, of Pocahontas, died Nov. 25, 2005, when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb near Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, based in Storm Lake.

– Army Spc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22, or Cedar Rapids, was killed Nov. 4, 2005, in Baghdad when a bomb exploded near the Humvee he was driving. He served in the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.

– Army Pvc. Eric Woods, 26, of Urbandale, died July 9, 2005, in an explosion when he stopped to help a wounded soldier on the side of the road in Iraq. Wood, a medic who moved to Omaha, Neb., was a member of a member [sic] of G Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson.

– Spc. Casey Byers, 22, of Schleswig, died June 11, 2005, south of Ramadi. He was on foot patrol near a Humvee that was part of a convoy of 25 vehicles searching for roadside bombs and insurgents when a bomb exploded directly underneath the Humvee. He was a member of Company B 224th Engineering Battalion, based in Ottumwa.

– Army Spc. David Lee Rice, 22, of Sioux City, died April 26, 2005, when the Humvee he was in rolled over after being hit a rocket-propelled grenade Muqdadiyah, Iraq. Rice, who was on his second tour of duty in Iraq, was a fire support specialist with the U.S. Army, based at Fort Riley, Kan.

– Robert J. “Jason” Gore, 23, of Nevada, was among 11 people killed their helicopter was down as it flew from Baghdad to Tikrit on April 21, 2005, Gore was a member of the Iowa National Guard’s 186th Military Police Company, based at Camp Dodge, but was on inactive status as he performed a six-month tour of duty as a security officer for Blackwater USA, a civilian security company.

– Spc. John W. Miller, 21, of West Burlington, died April 12, 2005, in Ramadi, Iraq, when he was shot by a sniper while providing security for route clearing operations. He was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard Company A 224th Engineer Battalion, based in Burlington.

– Army Staff Sgt. Shane Koele, 25, of Hartley, died March 16, 2005, from injuries when a land mine exploded near his Humvee in Shindand, Afghanistan. Koele served with the 212th Military Police Company, Kitzingen, Germany.

– Army Sgt. Donald Griffith Jr., 29, died March 11, 2005, in Telefar, Iraq, during a suicide bombing incident. He was stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash., and was a member of secret operations. His family is from Mechanicsville.

– Sgt. Seth K. Garceau, 27, from Oelwein, Iowa, was killed on March 4, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unit: Army National Guard, 224th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Fairfield, Iowa. Garceau died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of injuries sustained on Feb. 27 in a Ramadi roadside bomb blast.

– 2nd Lt. Richard B. ‘Brian’ Gienau, 29, of Peoria, Ill., killed Feb. 27, 2005, when the Humvee he was riding in was struck by a homemade bomb as it traveled between Karbala and Ramadi. He was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard Company A 224th Engineer Battalion, based in Burlington.

– Army Sgt. Eric Steffeney, 28, of Waterloo, killed Feb. 23, 2005, when an undetected roadside mine north of Baghdad exploded. He was a member of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.

– Army Spc. Dakotah L. Gooding, 21, of Des Moines, died Feb. 13, 2005, when his Humvee accident near Balad, Iraq, during a combat patrol. He was assigned to the Army’s 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

– Marine Cpl. Nathan Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, died Jan. 26, 2005, in a helicopter crash during a sandstorm in western Iraq. Schubert was with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

– Sgt. Thomas Houser, 22, of Council Bluffs, killed Jan. 3, 2005, in fighting near Fallujah. Thomas was a member of the 2nd Force Reconnaissance, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

– Spc. Daryl Davis, 20, of Spencer, killed Nov. 29, 2004, in a motor vehicle accident in Iraq. A former member of the 2168th Transportation Company of the Iowa National Guard based in Sheldon, he transferred to the Florida National Guard’s 144th Transportation Company and was mobilized in February.

– Cpl. Jarrod L. Maher, 21, of Imogene, killed Nov. 12, 2004, as a result of a non-hostile gunshot wound in Abu Ghraid, a western suburb of Baghdad; assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

– Spc. James C Kearney, III, 22, of Emerson, killed Nov. 1, 2004, when his Humvee was hit by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in Afghanistan; assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, based in Shenandoah.

– Marine Pfc. Nick Skinner, 20, of Davenport, killed Aug. 26, 2004, by gunfire in the southern city of Najaf; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Unit, Platoon 1023 out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

– Marine Pfc. Brandon Sturdy, 19, of Urbandale, killed May 13, 2004, when a homemade bomb blew up near Fallujah, west of Baghdad; assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment.

– Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett, 37, of Orlando, Fla., a Wapello native, killed in a mortar attack May 2, 2004, at Camp Fallujah in Al Anbar province west of Baghdad; assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 out of Jacksonville, Fla.

– Cpl. Michael R. Speer, 24, a Kansas native who joined the Marine Corps in Davenport, killed April 9, 2004, in hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, west of Baghdad; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

– Lance Cpl. Benjamin Carman, 20, of Jefferson, killed April 6, 2004, in hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, west of Baghdad; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

– Army Spc. Josh Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, killed Feb. 5, 2004, when his truck was hit by mortar round attack in Baghdad; assigned to the Iowa Army National Guard’s 1133rd Transportation Co. in Mason City.

– Army Sgt. Aaron Sissel, 22, of Tipton, killed Nov. 29, 2003, in an ambush near Husaybah; assigned to the 2133rd Transportation Company of the Iowa National Guard, based in Centerville, Muscatine and Cedar Rapids.

– Army Pvt. Kurt Frosheiser, 22, Des Moines, killed Nov. 8, 2003, when a Humvee he was riding in ran over a homemade bomb west of Baghdad; assigned to the 1st Armored Division; Baumholder, Germany.

– Army Sgt. Paul Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, died Nov. 6, 2003, at a hospital in Hamburg, Germany, following a Nov. 2 missile attack on a Chinook helicopter near Fallujah; assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport.

– Army Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, 41, West Liberty, killed in the Nov. 2, 2003, attack on a Chinook helicopter near Fallujah; assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion.

– Army Pfc. David Kirchhoff, 31, Anamosa, died Aug. 14 after suffering heat stroke Aug. 9, 2003, in Iraq; assigned to the Army National Guard’s 2168th Transportation Company, Cedar Rapids.

– Army Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, 21, of Dubuque, died July 31, 2003, in Baghdad when the armored personnel carrier he was riding in was hit by an explosive round; assigned to Troop C, 1-1 Cavalry.

– Army Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, 19, Hamburg, died May 26, 2003, when his Humvee was struck by a heavy truck while escorting a convoy in As Samawah; assigned to the 501st Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany.

– Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, 39, Ossian, killed April 10, 2003, in a seven-hour battle outside a mosque in downtown Baghdad; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, Alpha Company of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

– Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 29, Davenport, drowned March 24, 2003, while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq; assigned to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion.

Becky Ogann. “List of Iowans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to Date,” KCRG.com, last modified June 29, 2013, http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/7629166.html?m=y.

 

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