US military deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq as of June 28

The Associated Press
Posted July 01, 2011, at 7:38 p.m.

As of Tuesday, June 28, at least 1,534 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 Tuesday.

At least 1,269 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 have died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

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

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 12,306 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

As of Tuesday, June 28, at least 4,466 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 3,517 military and Defense Department civilian personnel have 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 Tuesday.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,130 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

Latest identifications:

• Lance Cpl. Mark Goyet, 22, of Sinton, Texas; died June 28 in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

• Two soldiers died June 25 at Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their units with small arms fire. Killed were 1st. Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, of Menifee, Calif. ; assigned to 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

• Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 28, of Albany, Calif.; died June 26 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

• Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville, 33, of Harvey, La.; died June 26 from injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device on the border of the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

• Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., 29, of Mullins, S.C.; died June 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

• Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla.; died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

• Spc. Nicholas C. D. Hensley, 28, of Prattville, Ala.; died June 24, in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 15, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

• Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, Calif., died June 22 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

• Spc. Levi E. Nuncio, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.; died June 22 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

• Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla.; died June 20 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

• Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek, 22, of Visalia, Calif.; died June 21 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

• Four soldiers died June 18 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over; they were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany. Killed were Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.; Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.; Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28,  of Blackstone, Mass., and Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, of Beloit, Wis. Sgt. Snyder was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

• Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, N.J.; died June 20 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

• Two soldiers died June 26 in Diyala province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were Staff Sgt. Russell J. Proctor, 25, of Oroville, Calif.; and Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson, 20, of Tulsa, Okla.

• Spc. Matthew R. Gallagher, 22, of North Falmouth, Mass., died June 26 in Wasit province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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