US military deaths reported in Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted July 08, 2011, at 9:28 p.m.

As of Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at least 1,542 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 five more than the Defense Department’s tally.

At least 1,274 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, 12,306 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

As of Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at least 4,469 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 personnel have died as a result of hostile action in Iraq, according to the military’s numbers.

Latest identifications:

— Pfc. James A. Waters, 21, of Cloverdale, Ind.; died July 1 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

— Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer, 27, of Maplewood, Minn.; died June 30 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

— Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider, 23, of Phoenix, N.Y.; died June 30 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, N.H.; died June 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany of injuries suffered June 22 when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Kherwar, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

— Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, 22, of Sinton, Texas; died June 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

— Lance Cpl. John F. Farias, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas; died June 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

— Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, 23, of Avondale, Ariz.; died June 28 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

— Cpl. Michael C. Nolen, 22, of Spring Valley, Wis.; died June 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Capt. Matthew G. Nielson, 27, of Jefferson, Iowa, died June 29, in Badrah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

— Two soldiers died June 29 in Badrah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire; they were assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed were: Capt. David E. Van Camp, 29, of Wheeling, W.Va.; and Spc. Robert G. Tenney Jr., 29, Warner Robins, Ga.

 

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