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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,447

The Associated Press

As of Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at least 4,447 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,503 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday .

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,062 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Sgt. Vorasack T. Xaysana, 30, of Westminster, Colo.; died April 10 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries suffered April 9 in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas.

• Spc. Gary L. Nelson III, 20, of Woodstock, Ga.; died April 5 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

• Two soldiers died April 2 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their position with indirect fire in Babil, Iraq. They both were assigned to the Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were Staff Sgt. Quadi S. Hudgins, 26, of New Orleans, La.; Sgt. Christian A.S. Garcia, 30, of Goodyear, Ariz.

• Maj. Wesley J. Hinkley, 36, of Carlisle, Pa.; died April 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of a noncombat-related incident; assigned to 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Online: http://www.defense.gov/news/


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