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US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 1,670

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 02:58 PM

 

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As of Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at least 1,670 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 six less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,400 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 died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 10 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is two more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 14,239 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Spc. Francisco J. Briseno-Alvarez Jr., 27, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; died Sept. 25 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Brigade Combat Team, Stillwater, Okla.

—Sgt. Tyler N. Holtz, 22, of Dana Point, Calif.; died Sept. 24 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

—Two soldiers died Sept. 23 in Wardak, province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; killed were: Sgt. Rafael E. Bigai Baez, 28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Pfc. Carlos A. Aparicio, 19, of San Bernardino, Calif.

—Lance Cpl. Terry C. Wright, 21, of Scio, Ohio; died Sept. 21 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

—Two soldiers died Sep. 21, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with small arms fire; they were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; killed were: Spc. Jakob J. Roelli, 24, of Darlington, Wis.; and Spc. Robert E. Dyas, 21, of Nampa, Idaho.

—Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, 31, of Reno, Nev.; died Sept. 18 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

—Spc. Ryan J. Cook, 29, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; died Sept. 18 in Takhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

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