US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,418 Wednesday, according to Associated Press count

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,418

As of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at least 4,418 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 3,494 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is five fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,951 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

— No new deaths reported.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Two soldiers died Sept. 7 at Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a shooting incident in Salah ad-Din province; killed were Sgt. Philip C. Jenkins, 26, of Decatur, Ind., and Pvt. James F. McClamrock, 22, of Huntersville, N.C.; both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


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