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Military Deaths

February 22, 2009

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq:

Timothy P. Davis, 28, of Aberdeen, Wash.; staff sergeant, Air Force. Davis died Friday near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Sean D. Diamond, 41, of Dublin, Calif.; staff sergeant, Army. Diamond died Feb. 15 in As Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Daniel L. Hansen, 24, of Tracy, Calif.; staff sergeant, Marine Corps. Hansen died Feb. 14 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Air Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Iwakuni, Japan.

Raymond J. Munden, 35, of Mesquite, Texas; sergeant first class, Army. Munden died Monday at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Stephen S. Thompson, 23, of Tulsa, Okla.; corporal, Army. Thompson died Feb. 14 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Cwislyn K. Walter, 19, of Honolulu; private first class, Army National Guard. Walter died Thursday in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident. She was assigned to the 29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard.


Sources: Department of Defense, Times staff reports and the Associated Press



War casualties


In and around Iraq: 4,247

In and around Afghanistan: 582

Other locations: 67

* Includes military and Department of Defense- employed civilian personnel killed in action and in nonhostile circumstances as of Thursday

Source: Department of Defense

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