US military deaths in Afghanistan

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at least 1,640 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is the same as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. Monday.

At least 1,367 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 100 more members of the U.S. military 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 two fewer than the department’s tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 13,447 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

Recent identifications:

— Pfc. Brice M. Scott, 22, of Columbus, Ga., died July 31 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

—Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua, 28, of Daly City, Calif., died July 31 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

—Two soldiers died on July 29 at Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Tulsa, Okla. Killed were 2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, Okla., and Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

—Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda, 21, of Ogden, Utah, died July 16 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; he was assigned to the 416th Theater Engineer Command, Ogden, Utah.

—Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero, 19, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died July 15 of wounds suffered July 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

—Spc. Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, Fla., died July 16 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained at Khowst province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over; he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

—Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, of Rapid City, S.D., died July 15 after injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Farah province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

—Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, of Colville, Wash., died July 15 at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered July 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenade fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan; he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

—Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky., died July 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13; he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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