Casualties

 

3d Armored Division casualties during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Killed or Died in Southwest Asia

Wounded in Southwest Asia

 

SPC Peter Swano's Posthumous Bronze Star Medal

Above – The Bronze Star Medal being posthumously awarded to SPC Peter L. Swano, Jr.  The soldier accepting the award is SPC Ray Riojas, Peter Swano's squad leader for Gun 6, 3-5 Cavalry Mortar Platoon.


Last known photo of SSG Roy Summerall

Above – SSG Roy J. Summerall, killed by a landmine in the vicinity of Safwan, Iraq.  This photo, provided by Tom Meara of 4-32 Armor, is thought to be the last picture taken of SSG Summerall.


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Killed or Died

Bishop, Michael SPC HHC/5-18 IN (maintenance) Killed by a cluster bomb
Dillon, Young M. SGT HHB/4-82 FA (TF 4-8 CAV FSE) Killed, possibly by fratricide, when artillery fire burst over his M113.  Survived by wife who was expecting 2d child; awarded Silver Star and purple heart posthumously;
Aurora, CO
Gentry, Kenneth B. SSG 2/A/4-7 CAV Killed along with Edwin Kutz on 26 FEB 91 during direct fire engagement with an Iraqi armored unit in a battle later named Battle of 73 Easting. He is survived by his wife and two children;
Ringgold, VA
Hampton, Tracy SGT A/2-3 FA Killed January 1991 in Cement City, Dahran, Saudi Arabia when the water-logged sandbags of his bunker collapsed on him.
Jones, Ronald S. SGT C/4-8 CAV Killed when fragments of an RPG hit his vehicle and were deflected into the vehicle hatch.
Kime, Joseph G. CPT HHC, 1st BDE (Assist. S4) Killed March 1991 when his HMMWV hit a mine on a Main Supply Route (MSR).
Kutz, Edwin B. SGT 2/A/4-7 CAV Killed along with Kenneth Gentry on 26 FEB 91 during direct fire engagement with Iraqi armored unit in a battle later named Battle of 73 Easting;
Sunnymeade, CA
Lindsey, Scott CPL HHC/4-18 IN Killed when vehicle hit mine, survived by wife and 3 children
Springdale, AR
Maham, Gary PFC B/143d Signal BN Killed 30 DEC 90 in vehicle accident in Saudi Arabia
Mobley, Phillip D. SPC B/122d MSB Killed by a bomblet on 27 FEB 91
Blue Springs, MO
Sanders, Henry J. 1SG SVC/4-82 FA Killed when run over by truck at night
Stephens, Christopher H. SSG HHC, 4-32 AR (Scout Platoon – HQ26 BC) (HQ26 was an M3 CFV) Killed in Action  when his vehicle was allegedly hit by a Tawakalna Division ("Republican Guard") T-72 tank; ; possibly fratricide death; survived by his wife and four children; probably fratricide; Houston, TX
Stokes, Adrian L. PFC HHC, 4-32 AR (Scout Platoon – HQ26 Loader) Killed in Action when his vehicle was allegedly hit by a Tawakalna Division ("Republican Guard") T-72 tank; possibly fratricide death; probably fratricide; Riverside, CA
Summerall, Roy J. SSG 2/C/4-32 AR (M1A1 Tank Commander) Killed 2 April 1991 during a patrol when he stepped on a mine or cluster bomb vicinity of the Safwan, Iraq refugee camp.  He died during aerial medevac.
Swano, Peter L. "Pete" SPC HHC/3-5 CAV (Mortars) Died of illness around 20 FEB 1991.  He suffered from pneumonia-like symptoms in the Forward Assembly Area (FAA).  Circumstances of his diagnosis and treatment are not factually known.  He became critically ill, and had to be taken to the battalion aid station.  He collapsed and died there just days before the ground attack started.  TF 3-5 CAV named the "Black Knight" (chess piece) emblem painted on all combat vehicles "SWANO" in his honor.
Walker, Charles S. PFC B/4-7 CAV Died from wounds received while conducting a reconnaissance of the Iraqi border on 1 FEB 1991

Wounded in Action

Agenstein, Steven S. SPC A/143 Signal circumstances unknown
Bower, Charles SPC HHC/4-32 AR circumstances unknown
Braddish, Frank G. PFC HHC, 4-32 AR (Scout Platoon – HQ26 Scout Driver) Wounded in Action when his track was allegedly hit by a Tawakalna Division (Republican Guard) T-72 tank; probably fratricide
Douglas, James PV2 A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Daniels, Cor PVT 4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Egan, Raymond E. SFC 2/A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Evans, Efrem Z. SPC 3/A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown; probably same incident as SGT's Gentry/Kutz
Fisher, David PFC HHC/4-8 CAV Blisters appeared on Fishers arm shortly after a recon in an Iraqi bunker, it was later confirmed as mustard Gas.
Gilbert, Edward SGT 122 MSB circumstances unknown
Gooch, Robert B. PFC B/5-18 IN hit by shrapnel from a cluster bomb while inside his Bradley Fighting Vehicle."    
Goodwin, Donald F. SGT HHC, 4-32 AR (Scout Platoon – HQ26 Gunner) Wounded in Action when his track was allegedly hit by a Tawakalna Division (Republican Guard) T-72 tank; probably fratricide; St. Peters, MO
Jones, Ronald S. SGT C/4-8 CAV TC Hatch was open as the .50 cal was struck by an RPG sending shrapnel into the turret wounding him.
Jones, Robin L. SSG C/4-8 CAV TC Hatch was open as the .50 cal was struck by an RPG sending shrapnel into the turret wounding him.
Martyn, Eugene C. PFC 5-3 ADA PFC Martyn states that he was injured when he stepped on a land mine during a rest stop on 27 Feb 91, just four hours before the cease fire.
McLane, Darren SPC 4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Myers, Wimpy L. SSG 4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Nelson, David SSG   Unit & circumstances unknown
Nystrom, Erickson S. 2LT 5-18 IN circumstances unknown
Peters, Stevens SPC A/5-18 IN circumstances unknown
Smalls, James SSG 4-34 AR circumstances unknown
Stilen, Troy W. SPC A/23 EN circumstances unknown
Stout, Aaron SPC 4-82 FA circumstances unknown
Strong, James W. SGT 3/A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown; probably same incident as SGT's Gentry/Kutz
Torres, Dan SPC HHC/3-5 CAV circumstances unknown
Vassalotti, Michael 2LT 3/A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown; probably same incident as SGT's Gentry/Kutz
Vaughn, John F. PFC 4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
West, Gary SPC  A/4-7 CAV circumstances unknown
Wheat, Jerry L. SPC 4-7 CAV circumstances unknown