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Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 27, of Rockford, IL died July 13, 2012 of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, of Redding, Calif., died July 26 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15485

Navy SCPO Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, VIRGINIA. Died November 24, 2016, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated close to his position near Ayn Issa, Syria, while supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces. .

from the Guardian

The cunning and cruel bombs used by Isis to stall the Mosul offensive

Improvised explosive device on show at a training centre for bomb dispoasal engineers in Iraq

Army SPC Donald R. McCune, 20, of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Died August 5, 2004, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard, Moses Lake, Washington. Died at Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained August 4, 2004, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol during combat operations in Balad, Salah ad Din Province, Iraq.

Army Spc. Douglas C. Desjardins Died November 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Giessen, Germany; died Nov. 5 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq.

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Marine LCpl. Bunny Long, 22, of Modesto, California. Died March 10, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations near Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq.