Hispanic deaths from U.S. Fatalities From:03/07/07 To:03/07/08

Hispanic deaths from U.S. Fatalities
From: 03/07/07 To: 03/07/08

Compiled from http://icasualties.org/oif/BY_DOD.aspx
Total to date: 77
Total Hispanic or Latino deaths as of 2 /2 / 2008: 422
Hispanic or Latino make up 10.72% of registered IRAQ: U.S. deaths as of 2 /2 / 2008
Further information may be obtained by going to http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/index.aspx

Soldiers from Puerto Rico are identified in red.


1. 03/07/08 Paniagua-Morales, Jose A . DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – explosion Samarra (died in Balad) Cpl. Jose A. Paniagua-Morales, 22, of Bell Gardens, Calif.

2. 02/24/08 Perez, Orlando A . DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad Spc. Orlando A. Perez, 23, of Houston

3. 02/20/08 Alvarez, Conrad DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad
Sgt. Conrad Alvarez, 22, of Big Spring, Texas.

4. 02/05/08 Baez, Miguel A . DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Muqdadiyah (died in Balad) Cpl. Miguel A. Baez, 32, of Bonaire, Ga

5. 02/05/08 Alicea Rivera, Rafael DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – drowning Tallil
Staff Sgt. Rafael Alicea Rivera, 30, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico

6. 12/04/07 Hernandez, Eric J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Bayji
Sgt. Eric J. Hernandez, 26, of Waldwick, N.J.

8. 11/27/07 Cortes, Isaac T. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Amerli
Pvt. Isaac T. Cortes, 26, of Bronx, N.Y.

9. 11/20/07 Paredez Jr., Alfred G. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (eastern part) Sgt. Alfred G. Paredez Jr., 32, of Las Vegas, Nev.

11.11/19/07 Ayala, Alejandro DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – vehicle accident Kuwait
Staff Sgt. Alejandro Ayala, 26, of Riverside, Calif.

12. 11/18/07 Ferrero, Marius L. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – suicide bomber Ba’qubah Pfc. Marius L. Ferrero, 23, of Miami, Fla

13. 10/22/07 Camacho, Anamarie Sannicolas DoD Confirmation Non-hostile Bahrain
Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, of Panama City, Fla.

14. 10/17/07 Madero, Vincent A. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Balad Spc. Vincent A. Madero, 22, of Port Hueneme, Calif.

15. 10/06/07 Meza, Gilberto A. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (southern part) Cpl. Gilberto A. Meza, 21, of Oxnard, Calif.

16. 10/05/07 Marchand, Jason N. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (southeast part)

17. 10/04/07 Rodriguez, Ricardo X. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Bayji Sgt. Ricardo X. Rodriguez, 23, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico

18. 09/29/07 Ayres III, Robert T. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Sgt. Robert T. Ayres III, 23, of Los Angeles

19. 09/18/07 Valentine III, Donald E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Muqdadiyah Spc. Donald E. Valentine III, 21, of Orange Park, Fla.

20. 09/14/07 Rivadeneira, Jonathan DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Diyala Province Cpl. Jonathan Rivadeneira, 22, of Jackson Heights, N.Y.

21. 09/10/07 Gil Orozco, Carlos E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Al Anbar Province Cpl. Carlos E. Gilorozco, 23, of San Jose, Calif.

22. 09/10/07 Rivera-Santiago, Gregory DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – vehicle rollover Baghdad (western part) Staff Sgt. Gregory Rivera-Santiago, 26, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

23. 09/10/07 Mora, Omar L. DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – vehicle rollover Baghdad (western part) Sgt. Omar L. Mora, 28, of Texas City, Texas.

24. 09/07/07 Heredia, Marisol DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – injury Brooke Army Med Center, TX Spc. Marisol Heredia, 19, of El Monte, Calif.

25. 09/07/07 Hernandez, Jason J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Mosul Spc. Jason J. Hernandez, 21, of Streetsboro, Ohio.

26. 09/05/07 Paredes, Javier G. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – RPG attack Baghdad (eastern part) Cpl. Javier G. Paredes, 24, of San Antonio,

27. 08/22/07 Cardenas, Edgar E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (Abu Ghurayb) Pfc. Edgar E. Cardenas, 34, of Lilburn, Ga.,

28. 08/22/07 Torres, Omar E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (west of) Pfc. Omar E. Torres, 20, of Chicago,

29. 08/02/07 Vasquez, Cristian DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire Al Qaim
Lance Cpl. Cristian Vasquez, 20, of Coalinga, Calif.

30. 08/02/07 Santos, Fernando DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (eastern part) Staff Sgt. Fernando Santos, 29, of San Antonio, Texas

31. 08/02/07 Rojas-Gallego, Cristian DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (eastern part) Spc. Cristian Rojas-Gallego, 24, of Loganville, Ga.

32. 08/02/07 Salinas, Eric D. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (eastern part) Spc. Eric D. Salinas, 25, of Houston, Texas.

33. 08/02/07 Rios, Julian Ingles DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – RPG attack Baghdad (western part) Master Sgt. Julian Ingles Rios, 52, of Anasco, Puerto Rico

34. 07/31/07 Reyes, Daniel F. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – indirect fire Tunis
Spc. Daniel F. Reyes, 24, of San Diego.

35. 07/31/07 Gonzalez, Zachariah J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad Spc. Zachariah J. Gonzalez, 23, of Indiana.

36. 07/29/07 Suliveras, Wilberto DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Taji Staff Sgt. Wilberto Suliveras, 38, of Humacao, P.R.

37. 07/26/07 Rodriguez Jr., Jaime DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Saqlawiyah Spc. Jaime Rodriguez, Jr., 19, of Oxnard, Calif.

38. 07/24/07 Mattero, Joshua P. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Ba’qubah Staff Sgt. Joshua P. Mattero, 29, of San Diego

39. 07/18/07 Gutierrez-Rosales, Luis E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fire Adhamiyah Sgt. 1st Class Luis E. Gutierrez-Rosales, 38, of Bakersfield, Calif.

40. 07/18/07 Gomez, Daniel E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fire Adhamiyah Spc. Daniel E. Gomez, 21, of Warner Robbins, Ga.

41. 07/10/07 Ortiz, Maria I. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – mortar attack Baghdad (Green Zone) Capt. Maria I. Ortiz, 40, of Bayamon, P.R.

42. 06/28/07 Martinez, Michael J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Sgt. Michael J. Martinez, 24, of Chula Vista, Calif.,

43. 06/28/07 Mendoza, Giann C. Joya DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Sgt. Giann C. Joya Mendoza, 27, of North Hollywood, Calif.

44. 06/18/07 Sandoval, Frank M. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Tikrit (died in Palo Alto, CA) Sgt. Frank M. Sandoval, 27, of Yuma, Ariz.

45. 06/16/07 Soto, Danny R. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Rashidiyah Sgt. Danny R. Soto, 24, of Houston, Texas.

46. 06/05/07 Verdeja, Justin A. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Pfc. Justin A. Verdeja, 20, of La Puente, Calif.

47. 06/01/07 Campos, Juan F. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, rpg Brooke Army Med Center, TX Staff Sgt. Juan F. Campos, 27, of McAllen, Texas

48. 05/29/07 Correa, Richard V. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad Sgt. Richard V. Correa, 25, of Honolulu.

49. 05/28/07 Sanchez, Junior Cedeno DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (southern part) Pfc. Junior Cedeno Sanchez, 20, of Miami, Fla.

50. 05/27/07 Villarreal, Emmanuel DoD Confirmation Non-hostile – vehicle accident Kuwait Naval Base Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Villarreal, 21, of Eagle Pass, Texas

51. 05/26/07 Jaurigue, Michael J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Salah Ad Din Province Cpl. Michael J. Jaurigue, 20, of Texas City, Texas

52. 05/23/07 Pulido, Victor H. Toledo DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Al Nahrawan Cpl. Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22, of Hanford, Calif.

53. 05/22/07 Sauceda Jr., Oscar DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad Pvt. Oscar Sauceda Jr., 21, of Del Rio, Texas

54. 05/19/07 Varela, Alexander R. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (western part) Pfc. Alexander R. Varela, 19, of Fernley, Nev.

55. 05/18/07 Romero, Joshua G. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Tahrir. No further information

56. 05/18/07 Martinez, III, Anselmo DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Tahrir. No further information

57. 05/17/07 Gautier, Aaron D. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fireBaghdad Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier, 19, of Hampton, Va.

58. 05/17/07 Fontanilla, Victor M. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Iskandariyah Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla, 23, of Stockton, Calif.

59. 05/14/07 Gonzalez, Christopher N. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED, small arms fire Salman Pak Sgt. Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25, of Winslow, Ariz.

60. 05/06/07 Martinez, Virgil C. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (Kadhimiya District) Staff Sgt. Virgil C. Martinez, 33, of West Valley, Utah

61. 05/03/07 Gonzalez-Iraheta, Felix G. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Sgt. Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta, 25, of Sun Valley, Calif.

62. 05/03/07 Flores, John D. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (southern part) Pfc. John D. Flores, 21, of Barrigada, Guam.

63. 04/23/07 Rodriguez, Michael J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Sadah Spc. Michael J. Rodriguez, 20, of Sanford, N.C.

64. 04/18/07 Morales, Jason M. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (northwest part) Pfc. Jason M. Morales, 20, of La Puente, Calif.,

65. 04/18/07 Rojas, Michael M. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attackTaji
Cpl. Michael M. Rojas, 21, of Fresno, Calif.

66. 04/16/07 De Leon, Mario K. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad (southwest part) Sgt. Mario K. De Leon, 26, of San Francisco, Calif.

67. 04/09/07 Solorio, Ismael DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (southeast part) Spc. Ismael G. Solorio, 21, of San Luis, Ariz.

68. 04/06/07 Rodriguez, Damian Lopez DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad Pvt. Damian Lopez Rodriguez, Tucson, Ariz.

69. 04/03/07 Figueroa, Gabriel J. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire Baghdad Pfc. Gabriel J. Figueroa, 20, of Baldwin Park, Calif.

70. 03/25/07 Nunez, Jason DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire, IED Ba’qubah Cpl. Jason Nunez, 22, of Naranjito, Puerto Rico.

71. 03/25/07 Gonzalez, Orlando E. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – small arms fire, IED Ba’qubah Pfc. Orlando E. Gonzalez, 21, of New Freedom, Pa.

72. 03/17/07 Guerrero, Marieo DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad Spc. Marieo Guerrero, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas

73. 03/17/07 Santini, Ed DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (western part) Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

74. 03/14/07 Chavez, Steven M. DoD Confirmation Non-hostile Ramadi Lance Cpl. Steven M. Chavez, 20, of Hondo, N.M.

75. 03/13/07 Rosa, Angel DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire Al Taqaddum
Lance Cpl.Angel Rosa, 21, of South Portland, Maine

76. 03/13/07 Garcia Jr., Alberto DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (southern part) Pfc. Alberto Garcia Jr., 23, of Bakersfield, Calif.

77. 03/07/07 Rivera, Michael D. DoD Confirmation Hostile – hostile fire – IED attack Baghdad (northwest of) Spc. Michael D. Rivera, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

May They Rest In Peace

Note: Should a name not appear here for the dates mentioned please leave a comment with the name and some information and I will gladly include it.

Please inform me should there be any errors.

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2 Responses to “Hispanic deaths from U.S. Fatalities From:03/07/07 To:03/07/08”

  1. Will Says:

    Marciante Jr., Luigi from Elizabeth, NJ was Italian

    El Bohemio: Thanks a million for the correction. We have Puerto Ricans that have the same last names.

  2. Nancy Lenis-Fuentes Says:

    Hello I am a Gold Star Mother, my Son Spc. Daniel A. Fuentes age 19, KIA Baghdad, Iraq..He was Proud to be half Colombian by mother’s side & Guatemalan by dad’s side, born 07-27-87 in New York, his hometown Levittown…Please add his information,

    Thank you very much

    Proud Army Mom

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