Here are brief biographies of all military personnel from Louisiana killed in the war in Afghanistan that began Oct. 7, 2001, less than a month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. To date, 1,751 U.S. military personnel and Department of Defense civilians have been killed in the war, including these 29 from Louisiana.

Photos of the those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan can be seen here:

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1. Pfc. Kristian E. Parker

AGE: 23.

HOMETOWN: Slidell.

UNIT: 205th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, Slidell.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Sept. 29, 2003.

INCIDENT: Parker died in a non-combat related incident in Qatar.

2. Cpl. David M. Fraise

AGE: 24.

HOMETOWN: New Orleans.

UNIT: Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

DATE OF CASUALTY: June 7, 2004.

INCIDENT: Fraise died when an improvised explosive device hit his patrol in Kandahar.

3. Maj. Barbaralien Banks

AGE: 41.

HOMETOWN: Harvey.

UNIT: Division Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

DATE OF CASUALTY: April 6, 2005.

INCIDENT: Banks died when the CH-47 helicopter in which she was riding crashed in Ghazni.

4. Cpl. Richard P. Schoener

AGE: 21.

HOMETOWN: Hayes.

UNIT: 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

DATE OF CASUALTY: May 8, 2005.

INCIDENT: Shoener died while conducting combat operations in Alishang.

5. Chief Fire Controlman (SEAL) Jacques J. Fontan

AGE: 36.

HOMETOWN: New Orleans.

UNIT: SEAL Team 10, Virginia Beach, Va.

DATE OF CASUALTY: June 28, 2005.

INCIDENT: Fontan died when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.

6. Pfc. Benny S. Franklin

AGE: 19.

HOMETOWN: Hammond.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Oct. 7, 2005.

INCIDENT: Franklin died in Kandahar of injuries sustained earlier that day in Helmand Province when he stepped on a landmine during patrol operations.

7. 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet

AGE: 33.

HOMETOWN: Erath.

UNIT: Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, N.C.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Feb. 17, 2006.

INCIDENT: Dronet died when two Ch-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, Djibouti.

8. Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey Jr.

AGE: 21.

HOMETOWN: Ferriday.

UNIT: 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, attached to the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Jan. 25, 2006.

INCIDENT: Brixey died Jan. 27, 2006, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated Jan. 25, 2009, while he was traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan.

9. Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen

AGE: 26.

HOMETOWN: Vinton.

UNIT: Louisiana National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles.

DATE OF CASUALTY: June 17, 2007.

INCIDENT: Hennen died in Panjway when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

10. Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gabel

AGE: 30.

HOMETOWN: Crowley.

UNIT: 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Dec. 12, 2007.

INCIDENT: Gabel died at Forward Operating Base Curry when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

11. Chief Warrant Officer Milton Eric Suggs

AGE: 51.

HOMETOWN: Lockport.

UNIT: 38th Operational Support Airlift Detachment, 204th Theater Air Operations Command, Louisiana National Guard.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Jan. 30, 2009.

INCIDENT: Suggs died in Djibouti at Camp Lemonier, a U.S. military-run installation, in a non-combat related incident.

12. Pfc. Jason Watson

AGE: 19.

HOMETOWN: Many.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Feb. 10, 2009.

INCIDENT: Watson died when an improvised explosive devise detonated near his vehicle in Salerno.

13. Sgt. First Class Severin W. Summers III

AGE: 43.

HOMETOWN: Bentonia, Miss., with ties to Louisiana.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Aug. 2, 2009.

INCIDENT: Summers died in Qole Gerdsar when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

14. Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes

AGE: 18.

HOMETOWN: Hammond.

UNIT: 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Aug. 27, 2009.

INCIDENT: Wildes died in Maywand when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

15. Pfc. Brian R. Bates Jr.

AGE: 20.

HOMETOWN: Gretna.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Oct. 27, 2009.

INCIDENT: Bates died in Loy Kariz when insurgents attacked his

vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

16. Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson

AGE: 24.

HOMETOWN: Broussard.

UNIT: 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Oct. 27, 2009.

INCIDENT: Williamson died in Arghandab Valley when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

17. Sgt. Joshua A. Tomlinson

AGE: 24.

HOMETOWN: Dubberly.

UNIT: Special Troops Battalion, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany.

DATE OF CASUALTY: May 18, 2010.

INCIDENT: Tomlinson died in Kabul in a suicide car bombing.

18. Sgt. Joe L. Wrightsman

AGE: 23.

HOMETOWN: Jonesboro.

UNIT: 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force , Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

DATE OF CASUALTY: July 18, 2010.

INCIDENT: Wrightsman died while supporting combat operations in the Helmand Province.

19. Sgt. Joseph A. Bovia

AGE: 24.

HOMETOWN: Kenner.

UNIT: 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Aug. 31, 2010.

INCIDENT: Bovia died at Camp Dwyer while supporting combat operations.

20. Spc. Matthew C. Powell

AGE: 20.

HOMETOWN: Slidell.

UNIT: 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

DATE OF CASUALTY:Oct. 12, 2010.

INCIDENT: Powell died in Ghunday Ghar when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

21. Spc. Steven L. Dupont

AGE: 20.

HOMETOWN: Lafayette.

UNIT: 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry

Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Oct. 24, 2010.

INCIDENT: Dupont died in Rangrizan when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

22. Lance Cpl. Dakota R. Huse

AGE: 19.

HOMETOWN: Greenwood.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Nov. 9, 2010.

INCIDENT: Huse died in Helmand Province while conducting combat operations.

23. Spc. Christian J. Romig

AGE: 24.

HOMETOWN: Kenner.

UNIT: 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Jan. 5, 2011.

INCIDENT: Romig died in Nangarhar Province when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

24. Cpl. Matthew T. Richard

AGE: 21.

HOMETOWN: Acadia.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

DATE OF CASUALTY: June 9, 2011.

INCIDENT: Richard died in Helmand Province while conducting combat operations.

25. Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville

AGE: 33.

HOMETOWN: Harvey.

UNIT: 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

DATE OF CASUALTY: June 26, 2011.

INCIDENT: Douville died on the border of the Nad Ali District of Helmand Province of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device.

26. Staff Sgt. Michael J. Garcia

AGE: 27.

HOMETOWN: Bossier City.

UNIT: 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Support Command, Fort Polk.

DATE OF CASUALTY: July 4, 2011.

INCIDENT: Garcia died in Logar Province when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

27. Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund

AGE: 23.

HOMETOWN: Pineville.

UNIT: 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk.

DATE OF CASUALTY: July 9, 2011.

INCIDENT: Soderlund died in Logar Province when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with rocket propelled grenade fire.

28. Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves

AGE: 32.

HOMETOWN: Shreveport.

UNIT: East Coast-based SEAL Team.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Aug. 6, 2011.

INCIDENT: Reeves died in Wardak Province when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.

29. Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall

AGE: 32.

HOMETOWN: Shreveport.

UNIT: East Coast-based SEAL team.

DATE OF CASUALTY: Aug. 6, 2011.

INCIDENT: Kelsall died in Wardak Province when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.