US military deaths in Iraq war

Posted June 21, 2011, at 5:46 p.m.

As of Tuesday, June 21, at least 4,463 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 3,515 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is four fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated 10 a.m. Monday.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,120 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

Latest identifications:

—Spc. Marcos A. Cintron, 32, of Orlando, Fla.; died June 16 at a medical facility in Boston, Mass., of wounds suffered June 6 at Baghdad, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

—Two soldiers died June 13 in Wasit province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were Staff Sgt. Nicholas P. Bellard, 26, of El Paso, Texas; and Sgt. Glenn M. Sewell, 23, of Live Oak, Texas.

 

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