Chad Drake


Age: 23

U.S. Army Specialist soldier who became the 1,000th American soldier killed in combat in Iraq since the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, according to the Associated Press media coverage, who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

Cause of Death: Killed in a small-arms fire attack

Born: March 13, 1981

Died: September 7, 2004

Baghdad, Iraq