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black women who died in the war army, Iraq war, Afghanistan war. Black women who died suspicious deaths in the military

 

Afghanistan ~ Iraq

 

 

 

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With much respect to all the brave men and women presently fighting and those who have lost their lives. This is a small but special tribute to all the black women, and black women of color fallen soldiers.  My prayers are with all the fallen soldiers and the loved ones they left behind. They will never be forgotten. I also pray for this war to end and for the safe return of those still abroad. 

My apologies if I left anyone out, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters


January 09, 2002


25, of Gary, Ind.; assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Re-fueler

Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.;

killed in a refueling tanker crash, in Pakistan.

 

 

 

Army Pfc. Karina S. Lau

 

November  02, 2003

20, of Livingston, Calif.; assigned to the 16th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Frances M. Vega

 

November 02, 2003

20, of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 151st Adjutant General Postal Detachment 3, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 in an attack on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq.

 

 

Spc. Rachel Lacy

 

2003

 

22, died after receiving a series of shots in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. She became ill right after the inoculations,

 

 

 

 

 

Army Sgt. Keicia M. Hines


January 14, 2004


27, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; assigned to the 108th Military Police, Combat Support Co., Fort Bragg, N.C. died Jan. 14 when she was struck by a vehicle on Mosul Airfield in Mosul, Iraq.

 

 

 

 

Army Capt. Gussie M. Jones

 

March 07, 2004

41, of Raleigh, Ark.; assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas; died of a non-combat related cause on March 7 in Baghdad.

Suffered a heart attack and died in the Baghdad hospital where she worked as a surgical nurse.

 

 

 

Army Spc. Tyanna S. Avery-Felder

 

April 07, 2004

22, of Bridgeport, Conn.; assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 4 when her convoy vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device in Balad, Iraq.

 

 

Army Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson

 

May 20, 2004

18, of Richmond, Va.; assigned to A Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas; killed May 20 when her military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device as she was returning to Camp Eagle in Baghdad.

 

 

 

Army Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne


October 11, 2004


38, of Hollywood, Fla.; assigned to Division

Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood,

Texas; killed Oct. 11 when two rockets hit

her camp in Baghdad.

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Katrina L. Bell - Johnson
 

February 16, 2005


32, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to the 418th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Feb. 16 in a vehicle accident in Baqubah, Iraq.

 

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Lizbeth Robles

 

March 01, 2005

31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.; died March 1 at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, from injuries sustained Feb. 28 in a military vehicle accident in Bayji, Iraq.

 

 

Army Sgt. Maj. Barbaralien Banks


April 06, 2005


41, of Harvey, La.; assigned to Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed April 6 when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Fifteen service members were killed or are unaccounted for in the crash.

 

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Aleina Ramirez Gonzalez


April 15, 2005


33, of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico; assigned to

the 3rd Brigade Troop Battalion, 3rd Infantry

Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed April 15

when a mortar struck her forward operating

base in Tikrit, Iraq.

 

 

 

 

Marine Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez

 

June 23, 2005

20, of The Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to

Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division,

II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp

Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 23 when a

vehicle-borne improvised explosive

device detonated near her convoy

vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq

 

 

 

Army Spc. Toccara R. Green
 

August 14, 2005


23, of Rosedale, Md.; assigned to the 57th Transportation Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 14

when multiple improvised explosive devices detonated near her unit during convoy

operations in Asad, Iraq

 

 

 

 

Pvt. Lavena L. Johnson

 

July 19, 2005

19, of Florissant, Mo.; assigned to the 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 19 of non-combat-related injuries in Balad, Iraq.
Under investigation

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Army Sgt. Julia V. Atkins


December 10, 2005


22, of Bossier City, La.; assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Dec. 10 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad

 

 

 

Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson

 

August 19, 2006

21, of Jacksonville, Fla.; assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle in Kunar, Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez

 

September 12, 2006

23, of Texas; assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Sept. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq

 

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Maj. Gloria D. Davis

 

December 12, 2006

 

47, of St. Louis, Missouri, died in Baghdad, Iraq,

from a non-combat related incident. She was

assigned to the Defense Security Assistance

Agency, Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class

Laquita Pate James

 

Feb. 12, 2007

33, of Orange Park, Fla.; assigned as master-at-arms supporting operations off the Horn of

Africa aboard the multipurpose amphibious

assault ship Bataan; died Feb. 12 of

apparent natural causes aboard Bataan.

Under investigation.

 

 

 

 

Army Staff Sgt. Alicia A. Birchett

 

Aug. 9 , 2007

29, of Mashpee, Mass.; assigned to the 887th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related accident in Baghdad. Mother of 3 Children.

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Zandra T. Walker
 

Aug. 15, 2007


28, of Greenville, S.C.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas;

died in Taji, Iraq, when the enemy attacked

using indirect fire. Also killed was

Sgt. Princess C. Samuels.

 

 

 

Army Sgt. Princess C. Samuels


Aug. 15, 2007


22, of Mitchellville, Md.; assigned to Headquarters

and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team,  1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas;

died in Taji, Iraq,  when the enemy attacked

using indirect fire. Also killed was

Spc. Zandra T. Walker.

 

 

Army Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens

 

Oct 10, 2007

35, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company, Miami; died in Baghdad of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with rockets.

 

 

 

Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman

Genesia Mattril Gresham
 

 Oct. 22, 2007


19, of Lithonia, Ga.; assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; diedin Bahrain in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho.

Under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

Army Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis
 

Nov. 5, 2007


34, of Anchorage, Alaska; assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry),  Fort Drum, N.Y.; died in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations.

 

 

 

Army Spc. Christine M. Ndururi

 

Nov. 6, 2007


21, of Dracut, Mass.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a non-combat-related illness.

 

 

Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan

 

Feb. 22, 2008

 

25, of Washington, D.C.; assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat-related cause.

 

 

 

Navy Counselor 1st Class Cherie L. Morton


April 20, 2008


40, of Bakersfield, Calif.; assigned to Naval

Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died  in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain.
Under Investigation.

 

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Army Spc. Seteria L. Brown
 

July 25, 2008

 

22, of Orlando, Fla.; assigned to the 62nd

Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; died in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident. Under investigation.
 

 

 

 

Army Pvt. Janelle F. King

 

 August 14, 2008

23, of Merced, Calif.; assigned to the 115th

Combat Support Hospital, Fort Polk, La.; died in

Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a

non-combat-related incident.

 

 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Simone A. Robinson
 

March 1, 2009


21, of Dixmoor, Ill.; assigned to the 634th

Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard, Crestwood, Ill.; died at Brooke

Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of

wounds sustained when an improvised

explosive device detonated near her security

post on Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 

 

Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe


March 27, 2009


35, of El Cajon, Calif.; died when an

Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security

Transition Command Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. Also

killed was Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L.

Toner IV, 26, of Narragansett, R.I.

 

 

 

 

Army Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith

 

August 04, 2009

 

33, of Nashville, N.C.; assigned to the 50th

Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII

Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died

in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a

non-combat-related incident that

occurred Aug. 4 at Camp Phoenix, 

 

 

 

Army Spc. Lakeshia M. Bailey

 

March 08, 2010
 

23, of Columbus, Ga.; assigned to

the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, attached

to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery

Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,

3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died

north of Al Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained

during a vehicle rollover. Also killed was

Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur.

 

 

Army Spc. Morganne McBeth

 

July 02, 2010

 

19, of Fredericksburg, Va.; assigned to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat

Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg,

N.C.; died in Asad, Iraq, of wounds sustained

July 1 in a non-combat-related incident in

Khan Al Baghdadi, Iraq.

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class

(SW) Dominique D. Cruz

 

Jan. 19 , 2011

 

26, of Panama City, Fla., assigned to the destroyer Halsey, homeported in San Diego but currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations; was found during search and  rescue operations in the Gulf of Oman after being reported missing Jan. 18.

An investigation is underway.

 

 

 
 

 

Army Pfc. Amy R. Sinkler

 

Jan. 20, 2011


23, of Chadbourn, N.C., assigned to the 17th

Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd

Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died in Baghlan province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked

her unit with a rocket propelled grenade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army Sgt. Linda L. Pierre

 

April. 16 , 2011

 

28, of Immokalee, Fla.; assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell,

Ky.; died at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an

Afghan National Army soldier attacked

her with multiple grenades. .

 

 
 

 

Air Force Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown

 

April. 27, 2011
 

33, of Deltona, Fla., assigned to Air Force

Office of Special Investigations, Joint

Base Andrews, Md.; died in

Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds

sustained from gunfire from an

Afghan military trainee.

 

 

 

 

 

Army Pfc. Patricia L. Horne


August 24, 2012

Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

 

20, of Greenwood, Miss.; assigned to 96th

Aviation Support Battalion, 101st

Combat Aviation Brigade,

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),

Fort Campbell, Ky.; died

in Bagram, Afghanistan, of

unspecified causes.

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Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon

October 13, 2012

Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

 

24, of St. Petersburg, Fla.;assigned to 572 Military

Intelligence Company, 2ndStryker Brigade

Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base

Lewis McChord, Wash.; died  in Kandahar,

Afghanistan, of wounds caused

by an improvised explosive device.

 

 

Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley

October 3, 2012

 

.31, of San Diego, Calif.; assigned to

Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine

Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary

Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died

while supporting combat operations

in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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