US military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq

By The Associated Press, The Associated Press
Posted May 10, 2011, at 7:33 p.m.

As of Tuesday, May 10, at least 1,463 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 two more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

At least 1,208 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 99 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 11,314 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

As of Tuesday, at least 4,452 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 3,504 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,085 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

Latest identifications:

—Spc. Riley S. Spaulding, 21, of Sheridan, Texas; died May 4 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a noncombat incident; assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

—Sgt. Kevin W. White, 22, of Westfield, N.Y.; died May 2 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Cpl. White was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

—Sgt. Adam D. Craig, 23, of Cherokee, Iowa; died March 4 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of a noncombat related illness; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Sioux City, Iowa.

 

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