US military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

By The Associated Press, The Associated Press
Posted April 26, 2011, at 10:16 p.m.

As of Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at least 1,431 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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

At least 1,174 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 111 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 22 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is 15 fewer than the department’s tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 11,032 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

As of Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at least 4,450 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 two fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,074 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:

• Two soldiers died of wounds suffered April 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J., and Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

• Petty Officer 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill, 27, of Ralston, Neb.; died April 19 in a noncombat incident; he was assigned to the USS Enterprise as a machinist’s mate. Enterprise is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting operations in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

• Three soldiers died April 16, in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed were: Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wis.; Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas; and Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.

• Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, of St. Paul, Minn.; died April 15, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

• Spc. Donald L. Nichols, 21, of Shell Rock, Iowa; died April 13, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, Waterloo, Iowa.

• Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas, Ky.; died April 10 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on April 8; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

• Sgt. Brent M. Maher, 31, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; died April 11 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard, Shenandoah, Iowa. Spc. Maher was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

 

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