USMC NonCombatDeath
Marine Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Alaniz died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361,
Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Died on January 26, 2005.

Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21, of Austin, Texas died August 27, 2004 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Aldrich was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Cpl. Seth M. Algrim 22, died Oct. 30, 2006 while undergoing urban-combat training with dozens of other Marines. He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Algrim, a combat veteran from Garden City, Kan., was apparently killed by a live round. Only blanks were supposed to be used during the training.

Cpl. Terrence P. Allen, 21, of Pennsauken, N.J., died Sept. 15, 2007 from a gunshot wound to the head in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson, 21, of Sauk City, Wis., died March 13, 2006, in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Cpl. Reynold Armand, 21, of Rochester, N.Y., died Aug. 7, 2007 in Balad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The death is currently under investigation.

Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave, 30, of Woodland, California, died April 15, 2004 due to non-combat related vehicle accident northeast of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Arroygave was assigned to the Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Marine Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Trevor Aston enlisted in the Marine Reserves at the relatively advanced age of 29. “He was terribly shaken after 9/11,” said his grandmother, Lenore Aston. Aston, 32, of Austin, Texas, was killed Feb. 22, 2005, in Al Anbar Province. The incident was described as a vehicle accident.

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LCpl. Cameron Babcock, 20, of Plymouth, IN. Died on January 20, 2008 at Twentynine Palms, CA. He is reported to have been accidentally shot, lethally, while handling a friend’s privately owned weapon in the barracks.

Cpl. Felipe C. Barbosa, 21, of High Point, N.C., died Jan. 28, 2006, from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The accident is currently under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Bennett, 23, of Clifton, Va., died Jan. 11, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is currently under investigation

Marine Cpl. Richard A. Bennett, 25, of Girard, Kan assigned to Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif., died May 30, 2006 following a non-hostile helicopter accident near Taqaddum on May 27, 2006.

Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, 20, of Hampstead, N.H., died Feb. 9, 2006, when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a rollover while operating as part of a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The accident is currently under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos Bay, Ore. died on Jan. 9, 2002; plane crash in Pakistan .

Lance Cpl. Joshua H. Birchfield, 24, of Westville IN, died February 19, 2010. He was shot and killed by a civilian contractor. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Dvision, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine palms, Californ

Sgt Joseph Bitet died on January 7, 2012 as a result of a fall from a hotel balcony while on vacation in Mexico. Details of his death are unclear.

Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, California, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq by friendly fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq, possibly of friendly fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Ari Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, NC.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyoming. Bland died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

Marine Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Bloomfield died when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed while flying in support of security and stabilization operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was with the Marine Light-Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During
Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II MEF (Forward). Died on November 2, 2005.

Sgt. Aron C. Blum 22 Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Tucson, Arizona. Died on December 28, 2006, of a non-hostile cause after being evacuated from Anbar province, Iraq, on December 8. Sgt. Aron Cody Blum, 22, died two weeks ago of aplastic anemia — the failure of the bone marrow to make new blood cells — a condition that strikes only two in 1 million Americans. Although some veterans of both Iraq wars have blamed their development of this disease on toxic battlefield exposures — including depleted uranium and burning oil fields — or even the anthrax vaccine, a link has never been proved.

Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown 19, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Austin, Texas Died due to a non-combat related incident in Anbar Province, Iraq, on September 13, 2004.

Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 35, of Montgomery, Ala., died on Jan. 9, 2002; plane crash in Pakistan.

Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Florida, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq, of friendly fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, 21, of Buffalo, New York, died on March 23, 2003 of possible friendly fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

Lance Cpl. Jason K. Burnett, 20, of St. Cloud, Fla. Died May 11, 2006, as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. All four Marines were assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

Cpl. Johnathon T. Burnette, 24, was stabbed several times all over his body and eyes and found in a pool of blood on Jan. 7, 2009 at Camp LeJeune, N.C. Initial cause of death, according to the military autopsy was suicide. Burnette was a landing support specialist assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He joined the Marine Corps June 7, 2005. Burnette’s awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.



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