As of Tuesday, May 17, at least 1,468 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.
At least 1,213 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 11,411 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
— Sgt. Amaru Aguilar, 26, of Miami, Fla.; died May 13 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit encountered small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
— Two Marines died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; killed where Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.; assigned to 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer, 43, of Modesto, Calif., assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.
— 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa.; died May 10 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
— Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino, 30, of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; died May 9 in Herat province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related vehicle accident; assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.